Classes and Support Groups at McKee Medical Center  

Classes at McKee Medical Center

 

 

 

 

Community Wellness Programs - Summer 2015 - printable flier


Breastfeeding Classes
Recommended for women who want to breastfeed their babies. Mothers will receive information on positioning and latch-on, pumping, storage and more. Significant others are encouraged to attend. Registration and payment required prior to class. 

  • Call: (970) 669-9355
  • Where: McKee Medical Center
  • Time: Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $20/couple
  • 2015 Dates:
    • Aug. 8
    • Sept. 12
    • Oct. 17
    • Dec. 5 

Cooking Classes
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Thursday, Aug. 6: “Sizzling Summer Fruit Dishes”
Taught by Deanna O’Connell, RD

  • Cost:  $10
  • Time:  6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Location:  McKee Education Building, 1825 E. 18th St., Ste B

Thursday, Sept. 17:  “Abundant Autumn Apples and In-Season Veggies”
Taught by Deanna O’Connell, RD

  • Cost:  $10
  • Time:  6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Location:  Pathways Hospice, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins

Thursday, Oct. 8:  “Soup-er Savory Soups”
Taught by Deanna O’Connell, RD

  • Cost:  $10
  • Time:  6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Location:  McKee Education Building, 1825 E. 18th St., Ste B

Thursday, Nov. 5:  “Crockpot Recipes”
Taught by Deanna O’Connell, RD

  • Cost:  $10
  • Time:  6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Location:  Pathways Hospice, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins

Thursday, Dec. 10:  “Healthy Holiday Desserts”
Taught by Deanna O’Connell, RD

  • Cost:  $10
  • Time:  6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Location:  McKee Education Building, 1825 E. 18th St., Ste B

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
This seven-session multidisciplinary education series helps with the management of COPD. The team reviews the respiratory system, how it works, what has gone wrong and how you can conserve energy and decrease shortness of breath. Anyone who has COPD, emphysema or bronchitis is encouraged to attend along with family and/or significant others.

  • Cost: No charge
  • Call: (970) 635-4138
  • Location: McKee Conference and Wellness Center
  • Dates: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.

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CPR Certification Classes
Classes listed below offer two-year certification through the American Heart Association. Registration closes one week prior to class date. We reserve the right to cancel a class when less than five people are enrolled.

CPR with AED
This class covers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR with the use of an Automated External Defibrillator AED) and choking aid for adults, children and infants. This class is designed for community members and organizations in the community that may have access to an AED.

  • When: Aug. 26, 5:30-8 p.m.; Dec. 9, 5:30-8 p.m. 
  • Where: McKee Conference & Wellness Center
  • Cost: $45, includes required book. Registration and payment REQUIRED prior to class.
  • Call:  (970) 350-6633
  • When: Nov. 11, 5:30-8 p.m. 
  • Where: Banner Health Center,  702-A @. Drake Rd., Fort Collins
  • Cost: $45, includes required book. Registration and payment REQUIRED prior to class.
  • Call:  (970) 350-6633

CPR for Health Care Providers (Initial)
This class is designed for licensed and non-licensed health care providers. Topics covered include: cardiopulmonary resuscitation, airway obstruction and rescue breathing for adults, children and infants.

  • When: Nov. 18, 5:30-8 p.m. 
  • Where: McKee Education Building,1825 E. 19th St., Suite B
  • Cost: $55, includes required book. Registration and payment REQUIRED prior to class.
  • Call:  (970) 350-6633 .

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Gentle Yoga
In Gentle Yoga, the postures are presented in an easy-to-follow, accessible manner with plenty of time for modifications and focus on breath work. An excellent class for seniors, those with chronic illness or injuries, those newer to yoga, or students wanting a gentle practice.

2015 Dates: 

Monday classes, 9-10 a.m.
McKee Conference & Wellness Center

  • July 13 – Aug. 17
  • Sept. 14 – Oct. 19
  • Nov. 2 – Dec. 14 (No class (11/23)

Thursday classes, 7-8 a.m.
McKee Employee Gym 

  • July 16 – Aug. 20
  • Sept. 17 – Oct. 21
  •  Nov. 5 – Dec. 15 (No class 11/24)

Yoga Basics Yoga
Basics is an introduction to the foundational poses in a beginning yoga practice. This class will focus on careful physical alignment for the creation of a safe practice. This class is best suited for those with no physical limitations.

  • Call: (970) 350-6633
  • Where: McKee Employee Gym
  • When: Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $48 for six weeks

 2015 Dates

  • July 14 – Aug. 18
  • Sept. 15 – Oct. 20
  • Nov. 3 – Dec. 15 (No class 11/24)

About our instructors:

Wendy Pryor, BS, RYT, joined Banner Health as a Wellness Specialist in 2005.  She received her 500 hour yoga certification from Old Town Yoga in Fort Collins and is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. The Yoga Alliance recognizes schools with the highest standards, assuring graduates are well qualified to teach the practicing public. Wendy is experienced in teaching Viniyoga style classes where the emphasis is not to achieve the finest form but to have the best effect on the body. She enjoys sharing Yoga with students to help improve physical function, boost mental well-being and find balance in both body and mind.

Bethany Wiley, MPH, RYT, joined Banner Health in 2006 and is the Health & Wellness Coordinator for ECHO Prevention & Wellness. She is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance, which only recognizes schools who address the highest standards, assuring graduates are well qualified to teach the practicing public. Bethany encourages students from all walks of life to achieve their best health and well-being. She enjoys the practice of physical flow and the grounding and relaxing experience of yoga.

Nicole Alessi, BS, RYT, received her 200 hour certification from Mindstream Yoga in Fort Collins. Mindstream Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance, which provides vigorous training standards to create highly qualified instructors. She is currently working on her Kid’s Yoga certification and will complete it at the end of summer. She teaches Vinyasa style classes, which link breath with movement. Nicole has worked as a Wellness Specialist for six years and is enjoying the benefits that yoga can bring to every individual. She enjoys offering modifications and variations so every student can practice to their ability, as well as sharing the benefits of yoga to reduce stress, increase flexibility, balance and strength.

Deanna O’Connell, RD, CWC, CCHt, joined ECHO Wellness and Prevention in 2013. As a Registered Dietitian, Certified Wellness Coach and Certified Hypnotherapist, she enjoys guiding and supporting clients as they transform challenges related to stress and nutrition to healthy self care. Deanna is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and is trained in the Shambhava Yoga tradition. She loves yoga as another tool to release tensions and to be in the experience of peacefulness in mind and body.

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Childbirth with Confidence 
This class answers commonly asked questions about childbirth, discusses labor techniques, and helps prepare first-time parents for the childbirth experience. Registration and payment required prior to class.  

2015 Parent Education Class Schedule

  • Cost: $65 per couple
  • Call: (970) 669-9355
  • 2014 Class Schedule

Monday Night Classes, 7 - 9 p.m. 

    • Aug. 17 –  Sept. 14
    • Oct. 19 – Nov. 9

Wednesday Night Classes, 6- 9 p.m.

    • Aug. 5 – Aug. 19
    • Oct. 7 – Oct. 21*
    • Dec. 2 – Dec. 16
      *limited space available

Saturday All Day Classes, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    • Aug. 22
    • Sept. 19
    • Oct. 24
    • Nov. 21
    • Dec. 5

Spanish Class, 1 - 3 p.m.
Call Marian or Myrna at (970) 667-6241 for cost and information

    • Dec. 18

eLearning Childbirth Education program

Banner Health is happy to offer the eLearning Childbirth Education Program to our expectant families. For many, nothing can take away the warmth and personal connection you and your partner would feel in an in-person classroom environment. However, there are many parents who are not able to attend a class in person, prefer home-based education or just want a “refresher.” This online program allows you to learn at your own pace and convenience. Being well-informed and having confidence in the facility where you will deliver your baby is essential for a positive birth experience.

The eLearning Childbirth Education Program is an interactive, web-based program that includes animated illustrations, videos and voice-overs and can be viewed on a PC, Mac or mobile devices. High-speed internet is advised, but dial-up will work; it will take longer to download.

Learn more about the eLearning Program eLearning
Use ACCESS CODE: BANNER to get started.

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Infant Care
Are you nervous and unsure of how to care for your new delivery? This class is taught by obstetrical staff who are also parents. In this class, you will learn about what to expect throughout the baby’s first year, and how to offer basic baby care.

Topics covered include infant development, safety precautions, infant feeding including introducing solids, how to know when to call the doctor and information about immunizations. Ideally, this class can be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.

  • Cost: $25/couple
  • Call: (970) 669-9355
  • Time:  Tuesdays, 5 - 9 p.m.
  • 2015 Dates
    • Sept. 8
    • Nov. 10
       

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Total Joint Education
Physical therapists and occupational therapists prepare patients for surgery. This program is coordinated through your physician's office as part of the surgery scheduling process.
  • Call: (970) 635-4172
  • Location: McKee Conference & Wellness Center
  • When: Thursdays at 3 p.m.

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McKee Medical Center
2000 Boise Ave.
Loveland, CO 80538
(970) 669-4640
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