Classes, Events & Support at North Colorado Medical Center  

Community Wellness

 

walkingOur services and classes include:

Payment is due at time of service. NCMC Wellness Services will not bill insurance. Refunds will not be processed once classes have begun.


Aging Well
Weld County Area Agency on Aging offers a variety of Aging Well Self-Management classes such as:  Be Well with Diabetes (living well with diabetes), Healthier Living (living with chronic conditions), A Matter of Balance (fall prevention), and Powerful Tools for Caregivers (self-care for family caregivers). Classes are offered at North Colorado Medical Center.  For more information or to sign up please call (970) 346-6950 ext. 6117

Classes are free but donations are accepted.

  • 2015 Dates
    • Be Well with Diabetes
      Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 29-March 5
      Time: 9-11:30 a.m
    • A Matter of Balance
      Dates: Thursdays, April 9-May 28
      Time: 9-11 a.m.
    • Powerful Tools for Caregivers
      Dates: Tuesdays, Aug. 4-Sept. 8th
      Time: 9-11:30 a.m.
    • Healthier Living (Chronic Conditions)
      Dates: Wednesdays, Sept 16th – Oct 21st
      Time: 1:30-4 p.m.


Blood Tests
Wellness Services offers low-cost blood screenings open to community members; some immunizations are also available upon request and availability. Open labs are held on the second Wednesday and the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7-8:45 a.m. Please enter through NCMC Entrance #6.

Now also offered in Johnstown on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at Johnstown Family Physicians, 222 Johnstown Center Drive.

To schedule an appointment, call (970) 350-6633. Appointments preferred; please fast 12 hours prior to blood draw. Print a flier.

  • Cost: Varies
    Payment is due at time of service. 
    NCMC Wellness Services will not bill insurance.

    Learn how you can save $5 on a blood screening!

Dates

NCMC 2014 Dates Johnstown 2014 Dates
  • Dec. 17
  • Dec. 17

NCMC 2015 Dates Johnstown 2015 Dates
  • Jan. 14 
  • Jan. 28
  • Feb. 11
  • Feb. 25
  • March 11
  • March 25
  • April 8
  • April 22
  • May 13
  • May 27
  • June 10
  • June 24
  • July 8
  • July 22
  • Aug. 12
  • Aug. 26
  • Sept. 9
  • Sept. 23
  • Oct. 14
  • Oct. 28
  • Nov. 11
  • Nov. 25
  • Dec. 9
  • Dec. 23
  • Jan. 21
  • Feb. 18
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 15
  • Aug. 19
  • Sept. 16
  • Oct. 21
  • Nov. 18
  • Dec. 16

    Learn your Blood Screening Options


    Body Check... What you need to know: Head to Toe
    This head-to-toe health assessment gives you the tools to put your health first by receiving a comprehensive set of preventive health screenings. Invest in your health today! 

     This screening includes:

    • Health Fair Panel (fasting blood work-please fast 10-12 hours)
    • Sleep questionnaire
    • Lung Function Test
    • Body Composition, Weight & Body Mass Index
    • Hip & Waist Measurements
    • Health education with a Wellness Specialist
    • EKG with results read by a board-certified cardiologist
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening includes: Education about peripheral vascular disease, stroke, stroke prevention and osteoporosis prevention
    • Ankle Brachial Index
    • Ultrasound of the carotid vessels
    • Ultrasound of the aorta
      (Above four screenings are read by a board–certified radiologist)
    • Upon Request: Colorectal Take-Home Kit- $10
    • Upon Request: Prostate Specific Blood Antigen screening- $30

    Screenings are held at Summit View Medical Commons, 2001 70th Ave., on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Call (970) 350-6070 to schedule an appointment. All results are sent to your personal physician and to you.

    • Cost: $175 
      Payment is due at time of service. 
      Wellness Services is not able to bill insurance.
      Upon request:
      • Body Check w/ colorectal take-home kit- $185 
      • Body Check w/ PSA- $205
      • Body Check w/ colorectal take-home kit & PSA- $210


    CT Heart Score
    CT Heart Score provides a non-invasive test that accurately measures the amount of calcified plaque in the arteries. The procedure begins with a fast, painless computed tomography CT exam. CT, more commonly known as CAT scanning, uses x-rays and multiple detectors to create interior images of the heart. 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. Screenings are held Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. at North Colorado Medical Center.  Call (970) 350-6070 to schedule an appointment.

    • Cost: $199
      Payment is due at time of service.
      NCMC Wellness Services is not able to bill insurance.


    PAD Screening (Peripheral Vascular Disease)
    NCMC's Peripheral Vascular Disease Screening program offers the education and prevention proven to be the best tools for fighting vascular disease and stroke. 
    Patients receive:

    • Ankle brachial index: evaluation of leg circulation
    • Carotid Artery disease screening: ultrasound of the carotid vessels
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening: ultrasound of the aorta
    • Lipid Panel Voucher
    • Health Education with a Wellness Specialist
    • Health Information Packet

    Screenings are held at Summit View Medical Commons on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1-3 p.m. Call (970) 350-6070 to schedule an appointment. 

    • Cost: $100 (includes all four screenings)
      Payment is due at time of service.
      NCMC Wellness Services is not able to bill insurance.


    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 adult, children and infants. The certification is valid for two (2) years. The class is located in the Longs Room, on the 2nd Floor, unless otherwise noted.  Registration closes at noon, two days prior to class. To register, please call (970) 350-6633. Please notify us one week in advance if you are unable to attend the class. Your registration will be refunded less a $10 service charge. If you are absent from the class, you will be charged the full amount. Refunds will not be processed once classes have begun.

    • Cost:  $55
    • Time: 5-8:30 p.m.
    • Location: NCMC
    • 2015 Dates
      • Feb. 9
      • April 6
      • June 1
      • Aug. 10
      • Dec. 14

    CPR for Health Care Providers (Recertification)
    This class is designed for licensed and non-licensed health care providers who need to recertify through the American Heart Association. The certification is valid for two (2) years. The class is located in the Longs Room, on the 2nd Floor, unless otherwise noted.  To register, please call (970) 350-6633. To register, please call (970) 350-6633.  Please notify us one week in advance if you are unable to attend the class. Your registration will be refunded less a $10 service charge. If you are absent from the class, you will be charged the full amount. Refunds will not be processed once classes have begun.

    • Cost:  $50
    • Time: 3-5:30 p.m.
    • Location: NCMC
    • 2015 Dates
      • Jan. 5
      • March 2
      • May 11
      • July 6
      • Sept. 14
      • Nov. 9

    CPR for Health Care Providers Skills Check
    This class is designed for licensed and non-licensed health care providers who need to recertify through the American Heart Association.  The certification is valid for two (2) years. Renew your CPR certification by completing an online CPR module which includes watching a video, reviewing content and an exam. When the online module is complete and a Course Completion Certificate is printed, call Wellness Services to schedule a skills check. Please bring a copy of the Course Completion Certificate with you.  
     
    Fee: $50 for CPR for Healthcare Providers includes skills check with a certified American Heart Association instructor. Separate fee for online course, payable online. Payment due at the time of registration. If you are absent from the class, you will be charged the full amount.

    The class is located in the Wellness Conference Room, unless otherwise noted.  To register, please call (970) 350-6633.

    • Cost:  $50 plus separate fee for online course, payable online


    Cooking Classes
    Come and learn a variety of fun and healthy cooking options. These courses are taught by a registered dietician and are a great way to modify your cooking habits and learn about heart healthy cooking. Recipes and samples are included! All classes are held at North Colorado Medical Center in the  Cardiac Rehab Kitchen. Please call (970) 350-6633 to register. Payment due at the time of registration. If you are absent from the class, you will be charged the full amount.

    Download the Cooking Class flier Click here  

    About the dietitians About the dietitians

    • Cost: $10 per class unless otherwise noted
    • Time: 6-7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted
    • Location: Cardiac Rehab Kitchen unless otherwise noted

    2015 Dates

    Tuesday, January 13: “Lighten Up!”
    Let’s start the year off with some simple recipes that won’t weigh you down. Taught by Mary Branom, R.D.

    Thursday, February 12: “Couple’s Class: Sushi for Two”
    February is Heart Month!  Celebrate by attending this couple’s class where you can both experiment by making your own sushi and rice paper creations. Taught by Jeannie Pruett, NCMC culinary manager, and  Mary Branom, R.D.

    Thursday, March 12: “Healthy Snacking”
    Set yourself up for success when it comes to the snacks you choose.  Try some healthy, tasty snacks to help get you through the day. Taught by Mary Branom, R.D.

    Monday April 6: “Meatless Meals”
    Start with meatless Mondays and see where that will lead. Taught by Mary Branom, R.D.

    Thursday, May 7: “Tacos, Tacos, Tacos!”
    We’ll explore some fast taco fillings for quick dinners or that celebration buffet. Taught by Mary Branom, R.D.


    Friends & Family CPR
    This class is taught by American Heart Association instructors and intended as a complement to the Safe Sitter babysitting course.  Topics covered will be: Infant & Child CPR/Choking and Child AED.  This course does not provide a certification card. This is a contract class with the City of Greeley Leisure Services and is held at the Family Fun Plex. Please call 970-350-9401 for more information. Registration closes at noon, 2 days prior to class.

    • Cost: $15
    • Time: 2 - 3:15 p.m.
    • 2015 Dates:
      • April 2
      • May 28

    Heart Saver CPR with AED and Heart Saver First Aid
    The class is taught by American Heart Association certified health care professionals and covers adult and infant/child CPR, obstructed airway, the Heimlich maneuver, the use of a barrier device, and AED hands on training. Upon completion of the course participants will receive a Heart Saver course completion card. The certification is valid for two (2) years. This is a contract class with the City of Greeley Leisure Services and is held at the Family Fun Plex. Please call 970-350-9401 for more information. Registration closes at noon, 2 days prior to class.

    • Cost: CPR $48, First Aid $45, Combo $88
    • Time: First Aid 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., CPR 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • 2015 Dates:
      • Jan. 22
      • March 19
      • May 14

    Heartsaver CPR with AED - Windsor
    Taught by the American Heart Association certified health care professionals, this class covers adult and infant/child CPR, obstructed airway, Heimlich maneuver, and the use of a barrier device.  Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a Heartsaver course completion card. The certification is valid for two (2) years.  Call (970) 674-3500 to register. Classes are held at the Windsor Recreation Center, 250 11th St. in Windsor. Registration closes at noon, two days prior to class. 

    • Cost: $48
    • Time:  6 - 8 p.m.
    • 2015 Dates:
      • Feb. 5
      • April 9


    Safe Sitter- Greeley   
    Safe Sitter is a one-day, six-hour curriculum designed for 11-13 year-olds. Participants learn care of the choking infant and child, babysitting as a business, success on the job, child care essentials, safety for the sitter, preventing injuries, injury and behavior management and preventing problem behavior. This is a contract class with the City of Greeley Leisure Services and is held at the Family Fun Plex.  Please call for more information (970) 350-9400. Registration closes at noon, two days prior to class. 

    • 2015 Dates and Times:
      • Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      • April 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • May 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Safe Sitter- Windsor  
    Safe Sitter is a one-day, six-hour curriculum designed for 11-13 year- olds. Participants learn care of the choking infant and child, babysitting as a business, success on the job, child care essentials, safety for the sitter, preventing injuries, injury and behavior management and preventing problem behavior. Call (970) 674-3500 to register. Classes are held at the Windsor Recreation Center, 250 11th St. in Windsor. Registration closes at noon, two days prior to class.

    • Time: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
    • 2015 Dates: 
      • March 31 


    Yoga Classes
    NCMC offers Yoga classes with Yoga Alliance Certified Teachers.  Payment is due at time of registration. Refunds will not be processed once classes have begun.

    Printable schedule Printable schedule

    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. To register, please call 970-350-6633.

    • Cost: $48 for six weeks
    • Time: Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    • 2015 Dates: 
      • Jan. 14 - Feb. 18
      • March 11 - April 15
      • May 6 - June 17 (no class May 27th)
      • July 15 - Aug. 19
      • Sept. 16 - Oct. 21
      • Nov. 4 - Dec 16 (no class Nov 25th)


    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. To register, please call 970-350-6633.

    • Cost: $48 for six weeks
    • Time: Mondays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    • 2015 Dates:
      • Jan. 12 - Feb. 16
      • March 9 - April 13
      • May 4 - June 15 (no class May 25th)
      • July 13 - Aug. 17
      • Sept. 14 - Oct. 19
      • Nov. 2 - Dec. 14 (no class Nov 23rd)

    Kid’s Yoga/Kid’s Cooking
    Join us and have fun being healthy! The class includes movement, dancing, and reducing stress through creative movement tied to books, memory, colors, breath work, and song. Learn to make tasty and healthy treats & snacks in our hands on cooking class. To register, please call 970-350-6633.

    • Cost: $10 for the first child, $5 per child after the first if attending with the same adult 
    • Time: 9 to 11:00 a.m.
    • 2015 Dates:
      • “Kid’s Valentine Yoga and Cooking” on Feb. 6
      • “Kids Spring Yoga and Cooking” on May 22

    About the Instructors:

    Wendy Pryor RYT, received her 200-hour certification to teach yoga at Old Town Yoga in Fort Collins. Old Town Yoga is registered with the Yoga Alliance, which only recognizes schools that address the highest standards, assuring graduates are well qualified to teach the practicing public. Wendy received her 500-hour advanced certification with an emphasis on yoga therapy. She 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 yoga practitioner’s body. Wendy has worked as a Wellness Specialist at Banner Health for eight years and has been teaching yoga for three years.  She enjoys sharing yoga with students for the therapeutic and mind-calming benefits that it provides.

    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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    1801 16th St.
    Greeley, CO 80631
    (970) 352-4121
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