Classes and Support Groups at McKee Medical Center  

The Seasons Club Events

three women in educational setting  


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.

  • Next class: Thursday, Oct. 9 
  • Time: 12:30 - 5 p.m.
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Registrations accepted anytime, call (970) 635-4097
  • AARP members $15; non-AARP members $20
  • Only checks will be accepted for course fee

Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance
It is again that time of year; Medicare open enrollment runs Oct. 15-Dec. 7. Open enrollment time offers you the opportunity to review your drug or Medicare replacement plan before it takes effect January 2015. It is imperative you read the mail you receive from your plan in the fall to learn of the 2015 changes you can expect. The Seasons Club will offer individual sessions for insurance plan review this year. If you have questions or wish to review your choices, please call for an appointment. We regret we are unable to assist walk-ins.

  • Select days beginning Oct.15 - Dec. 7 in the Seasons Club office
    (Oct 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 & Nov 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 25)
  • Beginning Oct. 1, calls for appointments only at (800) 230-2273 (CARE).

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, Oct. 27
  • 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.

  • Thursday, No. 20 at 7 p.m.
  • 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

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

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.

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

  • Monday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m.
  • Registrations accepted anytime. Call (970) 635-4097.
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Free, RSVP required.

Medicare Review Computer Class
Join trained State Health Insurance Counselors as they guide you learn how to use the Medicare plan finder tool and help you learn how to select the best possible prescription drug plan based upon routine medication you take and cost. A must for every Medicare consumer.

  • Monday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.
  • Meets at Loveland Library - Computer Lab
  • Reservations required, please call (970) 635-4097.
  • Free, RSVP required.

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
Joy for Beginners
By Erica Bauermeister
Book Overview: At an intimate, festive dinner party in Seattle, six women gather to celebrate their friend Kate's recovery from cancer. Wineglass in hand, Kate strikes a bargain with them. To celebrate her new lease on life, she'll do the one thing that's always terrified her: white-water rafting. But if she goes, all of them will also do something they always swore they'd never do-and Kate is going to choose their adventures. Shimmering with warmth, wit, and insight, Joy for Beginners is a celebration of life: unexpected, lyrical, and deeply satisfying.

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

Chihuly Exhibit at the Denver Botanic Garden
Denver Botanic Gardens presents the Rocky Mountain Region's first major outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American artist, Dale Chihuly. Chihuly's sculptures – ranging in size and form – add bold colors and dramatic beauty to the Gardens' 24-acre urban oasis. We’ll start early and enjoy time roaming the gardens. Bring a picnic lunch or stop in the Offshoots café for a bite to eat, cost on your own.

  • Friday, Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m.
  • Departs McKee Conference Center
  • Reservations required. Call (970) 635-4097 anytime.
  • $15 (includes admission and transportation)
  • Min 8, Max 15

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.

Spirit Girls’ Night Out: In Health, Beauty & Life….It’s the Little Things!
Put on your black attire, invite your girlfriends, and we’ll show you how it’s the little things that make health your best accessory.

  • Thursday - Oct. 9, 6 - 9 p.m.
  • The Ranch ~ First National Bank South Hall
  • Purchase tickets at the McKee Gift Shop or call (970) 203-6631.
  • $25/person

Travel Presentation
Join Jill LaCroix from Premiere World Discovery for a presentation about two fabulous trips coming in 2015. Jill will share highlights about the Cape Cod & the Islands trip featuring Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Newport as well as Southern California & Queen Mary Getaway trip boasting tours in and around Los Angeles. These trips have great inclusions and rates. Travel summaries available at the presentation or by mail.

  • Thursday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Reservations required. Call (970) 635-4097 anytime.
  • Free, snacks provided.

McKee Presents: Broadway Musical
Celebrate the many genres of Broadway with captivating performances, enjoy a gourmet dinner, dance to live music, place bets at just-for-fun gaming tables and bid on unique silent auction items!

  • Saturday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m.
  • Embassy Suites, Loveland
  • Ticket and sponsor information available by calling Amy at
    (970) 350-6776
  • Funds raised will support the Heart Safe City Initiative, providing AEDs and CPR training in Loveland

McKee Turkey Trot
Funds reaised will support the Heart Safe City Initiative, providing AEDs and CPR training in Loveland.

  • Thursday, Nov. 27
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • McKee Medical Cetner
  • Fees and information available by calling Darci at (970) 631-7440

BRILLIANT at the Denver Art Museum
Take a day away to enjoy the baubles! The DAM will host the world-exclusive exhibition of Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, featuring striking jewelry, timepieces, and decorative objects produced between 1900 and 1975. This exhibition highlights Cartier’s rise to preeminence—and the historical events pushing the brand’s evolution—as it transformed itself into one of the world’s most prestigious names in jewelry and luxurious accessories. Enjoy lunch in one of the eateries onsite or nearby, cost on your own.

  • Tuesday, Dec.16, 9:30 a.m.
  • Departs McKee Conference Center
  • Reservations required. Call (970) 635-4097 anytime.
  • $25 (includes admission and transportation); due Dec. 8.
  • Min 15; Max 21


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

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.

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.

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 10 a.m. (October-May)
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Free. Reservations not required.

Seasoned 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: Nov. 3-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24, 27) 
  • 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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