Classes and Support Groups at McKee Medical Center  

The Seasons Club Events

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UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL CLASSES

Heartsaver CPR with AED
Taught by the American Heart Association certified health care professionals, this class covers adult and infant/child CPR, obstructed airway, Heim-lich maneuver, and the use of a barrier device.

  • Wednesday, June 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Registration requires, call 810-6633 to register.
  • $45

Medicare Coverage Presentation
Sometimes it can be difficult to tell what is a covered service in Medicare. Join a State Health Insurance Counselor for a frank talk about what is typically covered in the Medicare world.

  • Wednesday, April 22, 10 a.m.
  • Registrations accepted anytime. Call 820-4097.
  • McKee Conference Center Library
  • Free, RSVP required.

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:  Monday, June 29, 5 p.m.
  • Registrations accepted anytime, call (970) 820-4097
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Free, RSVP required. 

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.  

  • Call (970) 820-4097 for next available date. 
  • McKee Conference Center
  • $15 AARP members, $20 non-AARP members

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.

  • Meets at 7 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of January, March, May, July & September. Meets the 3rd Wednesday in November
  • McKee Conference Center
  • No need to RSVP
  • Call (970) 820-4025  for more information

ONGOING EDUCATION

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) 810-4097.
  • 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) 810-4025 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) 810-4097.
  • Free


RECREATION

Recommended Reading

The Happiness Project
By Gretchen Rubin
Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a book in the vein of Julie and Julia. The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.

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

Mardi Gras - Blackhawk
Enjoy a day away at the Mardi Gras casino in Blackhawk! Mardi Gras has kindly sponsored a bus ride up the mountain for you to play. Don’t forget to pack your players card. Using the players card will encourage future bus sponsorship. Call soon to reserve a spot!

  • Tuesday, May 12, Thursday, June 9, 8:30 a.m.
  • Registrations accepted anytime. Call 820-4097.
  • Departs McKee Conference Center
  • $5, player’s cards encouraged to continue bus sponsorship.
  • Min 35 Max 52.  We are unable to guarantee a second bus.

Cussler Museum Trip
Clive Cussler is a well-known American adventure novelist and marine archaeologist with over 20 times on The New York Times fiction best-seller list. He also has a love of automobiles. We will visit the museum’s extensive collection of over 100 significant automobiles, ranging in years from 1906 to 1965, which was started by Clive Cussler. After time at the museum we will stop for lunch, cost on your own.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 9:30 a.m.
  • Departs McKee Conference Center
  • Reservations required. Call 820-4097 anytime.
  • $15, cost of lunch on your own.

Cooking Class - New Twist on Vegetable Grilling
Get some fresh and lean ideas for satisfying summer meals. We’ll welcome tasty summer fare with vegetables for the grill, on sandwiches and as side salads. Class lead by registered dietician, Deanna O’Connell.

  • Thursday, May 21, 6 p.m.
  • Reservation required, call (970) 810-6633
  • Pathways Hospice,  305 Carpenter Rd., Fort Collins
  • $10

Debbie Boose Memorial Tennis Tournament

  • June 8 -14
  • Register early for a discount ($30 per person by April 1 for first event and $40 per person for first event after that date)
  • Contact the McKee Foundation for more information, (970) 820-4001 or mmcfoundation@bannerhealth.com

Tour the State Capital!
If you have a love of history, architecture, and beautiful views, than you must join us for the Capital Tour! We will enjoy a docent-led history tour along with a visit to Mr. Brown’s Attic, a permanent exhibit space devoted to Colorado’s early history, and the dome. It may be and additional 99 steps, but the view is spectacular. If the climb is too daunting, one could watch a video of the experi-ence. Enjoy lunch out after the tour, cost on your own.

  • Wednesday, June 24, 8:30 a.m.
  • Departs McKee Conference Center
  • Registrations accepted anytime. Call 820-4097.
  • $10, cost of lunch on your own.


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) 810-4097.
  • 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.

  • First Wednesday of every month, 7-8:45 a.m.
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Appointments preferred, call (970) 810-6633.
  • 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) 820-4097 for appointment.

Memory Screening
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) 820-4097
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Free

Free Blood Pressure Checks
Have your blood pressure checked and recorded in a log you can share with your physician.

  • Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m.  (through May 12)
  • Wednesdays, 10-noon (beginning May 20)
  • The Seasons Club Office
  • Free

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) 810-6191
  • $199, no insurance billing

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 may be expanding in the future.

  • Call 669-4435 for information or to schedule an appointment.
  • $30 per session

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) 820-4025 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.

  • Mondays, May 4-June 15, 9-10 a.m.
    McKee Conference and Wellness Center
  • Thursdays, May 7-June 18, 7-8 a.m.
    McKee Employee/Cardiac Gym
  • $48 per session
  • Call (970) 810-6633 to register.  

Monday Morning Movement - Tai Chi
Start your week off right with free and fun movement. Learn Tai chi moves designed to help with balance and improve your overall sense of peace as we practice in a natural setting.

  • Mondays, June 8, 15, 22,  at 9 a.m.
  • Benson Sculpture Park Gazebo
  • FREE

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) 820-4097 to register.
  • $60 per 12 week session

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


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) 820-2502 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.
  • Stepping Stones, 302 SE Third St., Loveland
  • 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) 820-4097 for an appointment.
  • Free

 

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