Classes and Support Groups at McKee Medical Center  

The Seasons Club Events

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UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL CLASSES

AARP Driver Safety Course
Join the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older. Learn safe-driving techniques from experts. You may also qualify for reduced auto insurance rates. All it takes is just one afternoon in a classroom environment.

  • When: Thursday, Jan. 15; Thursday, Feb. 19
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m
  • Where: McKee Conference Center
  • Registrations: Accepted anytime. Call 635-4097.
  • Cost: $15 AARP members, $20 non-AARP members

Welcome to Medicare
Do you find the parts of Medicare more alphabet soup than anything else? Help understanding the decisions before you start here in Welcome to Medicare. Join a trained State Health Insurance Counselor for a practical overview of the available options.

  • Next classes:  Monday, Jan. 26; Monday, Feb. 25 
  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • Registrations accepted anytime, call (970) 635-4097
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Free, RSVP required. 

Diabetes Information Group
DIG meetings are designed to offer information, resources, and support to people with diabetes along with their friends and families. In September, the topic is "Getting the most from your diabetic medical appointments" with Dr. Rienets, endocrinologist at Banner Health Clinic.

  • When: Meets the 4th Thursday of Jauary, March, May, July & September. Meets the 3rd Wednesday in November
  • Time: 7 p.m. 
  • McKee Conference Center
  • No need to RSVP
  • Call (970) 378-4676  for more information

Learn more about stroke with an RN
About half of Americans (49 percent) have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or smoke. These conditions are major risk factors for stroke. Several other medical conditions and unhealthy lifestyle choices can increase your risk for stroke. Although you can’t control all of your risk factors for stroke, you can take steps to prevent stroke. Learn more about stroke, caregiving and ask a Registered Nurse questions at this presentation.

  • When: Wednesday, Feb. 11
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Where: McKee Conference Center
  • Reservations: Required, please call 635-4097.
  • Cost: Free.

ONGOING EDUCATION BY APPOINTMENT

Advance Directive Information
Ever wonder what is so important about Advance Directives? How can you ensure you get the care you want when you are unable to speak for yourself. Written information is available in the Seasons Club office. Individual sessions are available to review educational material only.

  • By appointment, please call (970) 635-4097.
  • Free

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

  • Call (970) 635-4025 for next session date or more
    information.
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Free

Foot Care
Sometimes it is just too difficult to get to our own toes, but they still need care and attention. Basic foot care, cutting and filing toe nails safely, can be arranged in your home with Banner Home Care. Please note: this service is for home-bound seniors at this time.

  • To schedule an appointment, call (970) 669-4435
  • Cost: $30 per session

Medicare Counseling
Are you just plain overwhelmed by Medicare or are you having trouble affording your medications? Call for an appointment to learn more about Medicare and how to review your options.

  • By appointment, please call (970) 635-4097.
  • Free

Hearing Screenings @ Hearing Rehab Center
Did you know 35 million adults in the United States have hearing loss? Hearing screenings are an important health screening, and should not be forgotten. Certified audiologists will screen your hearing to determine if you have hearing loss, and answer any questions you might have.

  • When: Wednesday, Feb. 4, by appointment.
  • Where: 2980 Ginnala Drive, Suite 102
  • Cost: Free, call 635-4097 for appointment.


RECREATION

Recommended Reading

The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe
By Mary Simses
Book Overview: Ellen Branford is going to fulfill her grandmother's dying wish--to find the hometown boy she once loved, and give him her last letter. What should be a one-day trip is quickly complicated when she almost drowns in the chilly bay and is saved by a local carpenter. The rescue turns Ellen into something of a local celebrity, which may or may not help her unravel the past her grandmother labored to keep hidden. As she learns about her grandmother and herself, it becomes clear that a 24-hour visit to Beacon may never be enough.

  • Books can often be found at local bookstores, discount stores,  Loveland or Poudre Library Districts.

Mystery Trip
Want to get away for the day? Then join us for a mystery trip. Sometimes it is fun to go on a little adventure. We’ll travel by minibus to a location and enjoy a spot of lunch, cost on your own, and return by 2 p.m.

  • When: Friday, January 30,
  • Time: Departs McKee Conference Center at 9:30 a.m.
  • Reservations: Required. Call 635-4097 anytime.
  • Cost: $10 (includes transportation). Due Jan. 23
  • Min 8 Max 15

Elegant Evening in Red
An evening celebrating the hearts of women. Don your red apparel...or shoes or baubles...and enjoy and evening of laughter, ladies and love! Dinner, music and a special guest will delight women of all ages.

  • When:Thursday, Feb. 10
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Where: Embassy Suites, Loveland
  • Cost: Tickets on sale for $25 Jan. 2nd—Feb. 3rd at McKee Gift Shop, NCMC Gift Shop, Accessories With A Flair (801 8th Ave, Ste 4, Greeley) or call (970) 350-6633.

Traveling the Silk Road and Whales at DMNS
Enjoy a day visiting two great exhibits at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The Silk Road comes to life for visitors as they travel 5,700 miles east to west through five cities that were flourishing at the time of this historic trade route. Then enter the underwater world of whales. Discover how their bodies work and observe their extraordinary lifestyles and incredible range, from the tiny Hector’s dolphin to the blue whale, the largest mammal on Earth. Stop for a bite to eat in the café (cost on your own) or bring a sack lunch.

  • When: Wednesday, Feb. 18
  • Time: Departs McKee Conference Center at 9 a.m.
  • Reservations: Required. Call 635-4097 anytime.
  • Cost: $20 (includes transportation, exhibit entry). Due Feb. 11
  • Min 8 Max 15


HEALTH SCREENINGS

Balance & Safety Consultation
Falls are the leading cause of visits to the Emergency Department nationwide. Have concerns about balance? Come for a balance screening and learn more. Fall prevention information will be available.

  • Available by appointment. Call (970) 635-4097.
  • Free

Blood Tests
Wellness Services offers low-cost blood screenings open to community members; some immunizations are also available upon request/availability. Please fast for 12 hours prior to blood draw.

  • Jan 21, Feb 18, March 18, April 15
  • 7-8:45 a.m.
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Appointments preferred, call (970) 350-6633.
  • Fee varies by test, no insurance billing available.

Hearing Screenings @ Hearing Rehab Center
Did you know 35 million adults in the U.S. have hearing loss? Hearing screenings are an important health screen-ing, and should not be forgotten. Certified audiologists will screen your hearing to determine if you have hearing loss, and answer any questions you might have.

  • 2980 Ginnala Drive, Suite 102
  • Free, call (970) 635-4097 for appointment.

Memory Screening
It is one thing to forget where your keys are, but to forget what a key is for is different. We offer confidential memory screenings to individuals with the objective of early detection and intervention. Leave with better knowledge of the difference between normal aging and dementia.

  • By appointment, please call (970) 635-4097
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Free

Free Blood Pressure Checks with Doni
Have your blood pressure checked and recorded in a log you can share with your physician by retired RN, Doni Hughes. When you stop by for a blood pressure check, be sure to ask Doni about meeting Judy Garland! Not only will you do something great for your health, you’ll have a great time visiting with Doni.

  • Tuesdays, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. 
  • The Seasons Club Office

CT Heart Score
A non-invasive test that accurately measures the amount of calcified plaque in the arteries. The Heart Score program includes a 10-minute consultation with a wellness specialist, focusing on cardiac risk factor education, identification of non-modifiable and modifiable risks and lifestyle behavior change options.

  • For more information and/or appointment, call (970) 593-6191
  • $199, no insurance billing

EXERCISE CLASSES

Seniors on the Go!
The Seniors on the Go! program is a supervised exercise class with ongoing heart rate and blood pressure checks. This class consists of a warm-up, aerobic conditioning on a variety of equipment and a cool-down.

  • Call (970) 635-4025 for more information.
  • Due to the popularity of this class, a waiting list may be in place.

Gentle Yoga
If you'd like to practice yoga in a nurturing environment with focus on individual needs, lots of encouragement and patience, we have the class for you! Students at all levels of physical ability are welcome. Join us to facilitate greater range-of-motion, flexibility and relaxation.

  • Next session: Jan. 16-Feb. 19
  • Mondays from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. in McKee Conference and Wellness Center
  • Thursdays from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. in McKee Employee/Cardiac Gym.
  • $48 per session
  • Call (970) 350-6633 to register.  

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance™
Level: Beginner
One of the best strategies in fall prevention is physical activity. This approach transforms martial arts movements into therapeutic training aimed at improving stabil-ity, awareness, and coordination. In addition to improved balance, participants may notice an improved sense of wellness.

  • Mondays & Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
  • Wellspring Library
  • Call (970) 635-4097 to register.
  • $60 per 12 week session

*Participants must visit office to complete agreement and balance pre-screening. Please call for appointment

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance™
Level: Experienced*
A new option is available for those who have attended Tai Chi: MFBB before...drop-in classes. Continue one of the best strategies in fall prevention with a more flexible schedule. Continue to improved balance, blood pressure, and even your sense of well-being.

  • Mondays & Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
  • McKee Wellspring Library
  • Call 635-4097 to register
  • $30 for 10 class punch card

*Participants must have previously attend Tai Chi: MFBB.


SUPPORT GROUPS

HeartWatchers
The HeartWatchers program was developed by physicians and nurses at McKee Medical Center approximately 25 years ago to assist cardiac patients by creating a support group and a venue to exercise with other cardiac rehabilitation patients. Improve your quality of life. Learn more about heart disease and enjoy a safe physical-conditioning class.

  • Call (970) 203-2502 for more information

Caregiver Support Group
Hosted by McKee’s Stepping Stones Adult Day Program, in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association, this group focuses on the caregivers of those with memory impairment.

  • 3rd Thursday of the month, 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
  • First Christian Church, 2000 N. Lincoln
  • A caregiver's loved one can attend Stepping Stones free of charge while the caregiver attends the Support Group. Please call (970) 669-7069 in advance for reservation.

Medicare Counseling
Having trouble affording your medications or just plain overwhelmed by Medicare? Call for an appointment to learn more about Medicare and review your options.

  • Call (970) 635-4097 for an appointment.
  • Free

 

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