Classes and Support Groups at McKee Medical Center  

The Seasons Club Events

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UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL CLASSES

A Matter of Balance
Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.

  • Tuesdays from 2- 4 p.m.
  • Next session: TBA
  • Chilson Recreation Center
  • Reservations required, please call (970) 635-4097
  • Free, donations for materials appreciated

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.

  • Next class: TBA
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Registrations accepted anytime, call (970) 635-4097
  • AARP members $15.00; non-AARP members $20
  • Only checks will be accepted for course fee.

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 class: TBA
  • 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 July, learn about diabetes and foot health with Dr. Hecker, a podiatrist with Orthopedic Center of the Rockies. 

  • McKee Conference Center
  • No need to RSVP
  • Call (970) 378-4676  for more information

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone at home, in a nursing home or across the county. Class meets once a week for six weeks.

  • Stepping Stones at 302 3rd St SE
  • Call (970) 669-7069 to register.
  • Free, donation of $25 for materials suggested.

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) 635-4138 for next session date or more
    information.
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Free

Living Well with Diabetes Program
Education offered for patients with diabetes and their caregivers or families, to provide knowledge, skills and tools to successfully manage their diabetes. Individual Appointments & Group Classes

  • For appointment or more information, call (970) 392-2344
  • McKee Medical Center
  • Cost varies. Insurance billing available.

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.

Nutrition and Metabolism Information
Learn more about good nutrition and metabolism. Visit with a dietician about how your body can use food as fuel.

  • For appointment or more information, call (970) 392-2344.
  • Discount for Seasons Club members.

Type II Diabetes Prevention Class
This class is designed for those wanting to learn more about preventing diabetes. This class is held in a three part series. It is offered 5 times a year in January, April, June, September, and November. Please call for dates/times.

  • To register or for more information, call (970) 203-6814
  • McKee Conference Center
  • $30, one support person can attend for free with registered individual.
  • One to one education session are available for those with diabetes. Please call (970) 392-2344 for more information.


RECREATION

Recommended Reading
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Book Overview: Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family.

In time, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the master’s opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. She attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and big house, but her skin color will forever set her apart from Belle and the other slaves.

  • For questions, please call (970) 635-4097
  • Books can often be found at local bookstores, or the Loveland or Poudre Library Districts

Balloon Fiesta
Royalty Coach is hosting a trip to the Balloon Fiesta. You just can’t do this too many times...so fun! Enjoy Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension, Night glow, fireworks, tour Old Town Santa Fe, and time in Taos. As always you will travel on a luxury motor coach.

  • October 3-6, 2014
  • Please call Royalty Coach at (970) 493-7778 for more information.
  • Double $495/ per person, Single $639 per person
    (Includes motor coach, 8+meals, hotels, and all admissions)
  • All rates and locations subject to change, verify details with Royalty Coach.


HEALTH SCREENINGS

Direct-Access Testing
Several lab tests are available through direct-access testing — a cost-effective way to manage your health care dollars. Appointments and doctor’s orders are not required. No insurance billing available.

Locations:

  • Aspen Medical Center,  2923 Ginnala
  • Banner Health Center, 1230 14th St. SW
  • Skyline Center,  2555 E. 13th St., Suite 115
  • For information, call (970) 203-6791
  • Cost varies by test

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.

Balance Screenings
Falls are the leaded 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.

  • Seasons Club office
  • Please call (970) 635-4097 for appointment.
  • Free

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.- 1 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

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance
The Seasons Club is proud to offer a new class designed to enhance wellness and prevent falls in 2014. Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance ™ is an evidence-based program that has proved to help improve balance with regular practice. Even better, Tai Chi is an activity one can participate in at any skill level. The approach transforms martial arts movements into therapeutic training aimed at improving both static and dynamic postural stability, awareness, and mindful control of body positioning in space, functional walking, movement symmetry, and coordination, range of motion around the ankle joints, and lower-extremity strength, all of which are essential for balance, mobility and daily functioning of older adults and individuals with balance disorders.

  • Mondays & Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Next Session: TBA
  • Cost: $60 per 3 month session
  • RSVP required, call (970) 635-4097 to register.
  • Min 8 Max 12
  • Participants must visit office to complete agreement and balance pre-screening. Please call for appointment.

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.

Body * Mind * Spirit Walks with Peggy
Don’t miss the beauty of the season! Enjoy the benefits of exercise on a gentle nature walk around the McKee Wellness Walk with our dedicated volunteer, Peggy. Involve your body, mind, and spirit in this refreshing hour outside. This group does not meet on inclement weather days although you are welcome to walk the halls of the hospital.

  • Wednesdays at  9 a.m. (June-September)
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Free. Reservations not required.

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: July 7 - August 11
  • 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 or $9 per session 
  • Call (970) 350-6633 to register.  

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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