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.


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.

  • 2014 Dates
    • Healthier Living
      • Thursdays, June 5 - July 10 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Wellness Classroom)
    • Powerful Tools for Caregivers
      • Tuesdays, Aug. 5 - Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m. - noon (Wellness Classroom)
    • Matter of Balance 
      • Thursdays, April 3 - May 22 from 9-11 a.m. (Union Colony Room)


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 a.m. - 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
  • April 23
  • May 14
  • May 28
  • June 11
  • June 25
  • July 9
  • July 23
  • Aug. 13
  • Aug. 27
  • Sept. 10
  • Sept. 24
  • Oct. 8
  • Oct. 22
  • Nov. 12
  • Nov. 26
  • Dec. 10
  • Dec. 17
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 19
  • July 16
  • Aug. 20
  • Sept. 17
  • Oct. 15
  • Nov. 19
  • Dec. 17

    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- $23

    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 to 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.

    • Cost:  $55
    • Time: 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    • Location: NCMC
    • 2014 Dates
      • Monday, June 2 (Union Colony Room)
      • Monday, Aug. 11 (Union Colony Room)
      • Monday, Dec. 1 (Union Colony Room


    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.

    • Cost:  $50
    • Time: 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    • Location: NCMC
    • 2014 Dates
      • Monday, May 12 (Union Colony Room)
      • Monday, July 7 (Union Colony Room)
      • Monday, Sept. 15 (Union Colony Room)
      • Monday, Nov. 10 (Union Colony Room)


    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. 

    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. 

    Download the Cooking Class flier Click here  

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

    Wednesday, May 7: “Meatless Meals”
    Explore new recipes to include more plant base foods into your diet. We’ll cover some gluten free recipe options as well. Taught by Mary Branom, R.D.

    Tuesday, June 24: “It’s Too Hot to Cook”
    Learn to make some healthy main dish salads for a meal in a snap for these hot summer days. Taught by Mary Branom, R.D.

    Tuesday, July 8: “Sauces, Salsas, & Marinades”
    Jazz up any meal with sauces, salsas, and marinades that will add flavor and antioxidants for health. Taught by NCMC Chef Bob Demmler

    Tuesday, Aug. 12: “Shortcuts to Healthy Eating”
    Learn some new ideas to make eating healthy a breeze. Taught by Mary Branom, R.D.

    Wednesday, Sept. 10: “Harvest Party”
    Do you have zucchini, tomatoes, and other garden produce overflowing? We’ll help you find tasty new ideas to use your garden abundance. It’s always fun in this class to share your extras. We’ll have baskets if you want to bring extra produce for those without a garden to take a little home with them. Taught by Mary Branom, R.D.

    Wednesday, Oct. 8: “Ethnic Foods Made Lighter”
    Take your taste buds on a trip with some international dishes you’ll love! Taught by Mary Branom, R.D. and Stephanie Tarry-Yoo, R.D.

    Thursday, Nov. 4: “Healthy Holiday Gifts”
    Treat your family, friends, teachers, and neighbors to healthy homemade gifts this holiday season. We’ll make both sweet & savory gifts so you’ll find something for everyone on your list. Taught by Julie Gormley, R.D.

    Tuesday, Dec. 2: “Diabetes Friendly One Pot Meals”
    We can all use a little help when it comes to saving time in the kitchen. Come learn some new diabetes friendly recipes, made in one pot to aid your busy lifestyle. Taught by Joanne Randolph, R.D.


    Heartsaver CPR with AED 
    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 Heartsaver 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 for more information (970) 350-9401. Registration closes at noon, two days prior to class.

    • Cost: CPR: $48, First Aid: $45, Combo: $88
    • Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    • 2014 Dates:
      • Thursday, May 22
      • Thursday, July 24


    Heartsaver First Aid
    Taught by the American Heart Association certified health care professionals, this First Aid class provides participants with an understanding of first aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies & environmental emergencies. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a Heartsaver First Aid course completion card. The certification is valid for two years.  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) 350-9401.

    • Time: 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    • 2014 Dates:
      • Thursday, May 22
      • Thursday, July 24


    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 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    • 2014 Dates:
      • Thursday, May 8
      • Thursday, July 17 


    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. 

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • 2014 Dates:
      • Tuesday, May 27
      • Tuesday, June 24
      • Wednesday, July 30


    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.
    • 2014 Dates: 
      • Tuesday, June 10
      • Tuesday, July 22
         

    Safe Sitter - Eaton Recreation Center
    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) 454-1070 to register. Classes are held at the Eaton Recreation Center, 224 1st Street in Eaton. Registration closes at noon, two days prior to class.

    • Time: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
    • 2014 Dates: 
      • Wednesday, June 18


    Yoga Classes
    NCMC offers Yoga classes with Yoga Alliance Certified Teachers. Printable schedule.


    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.

    • Cost: $48 for six weeks
    • Time: Mondays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    • 2014 Dates:
      • July 7 - Aug. 11
      • Sept. 8 - Oct. 13
      • Nov. 3 - Dec. 15


    Yoga Flow
    Yoga Flow teaches the student to build skills into flowing sequences with a focus on combining breath with movement. This class is challenging and dynamic, for those with no physical limitations.

    • Cost: $48 for six weeks
    • Time: Wednesdays Noon - 12:45pm
    • 2014 Dates:
      • July 9 - Aug. 13
      • Sept. 10 - Oct. 15
      • Nov. 5 - Dec. 17


    Chair Yoga
    Primarily from sitting in a chair, we focus on gentle movements coordinated with breathing exercises to facilitate greater range of motion, flexibility, and relaxation. Some standing poses may be included.

    • Cost: $48 for six weeks
    • Time: Mondays, 10 - 10:45 a.m.
    • 2014 Dates:
      • July 7 - Aug. 11
      • Sept. 8 - Oct. 13
      • Nov. 3 - Dec. 15


    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.

    • Cost: $90 for six weeks
    • Time: Wednesdays from 4:30 -5:30 p.m.
    • 2014 Dates:
      • April 28 - June 11 This class will be from 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
      • Sept. 8 - Oct. 15
      • Nov. 3 - Dec. 17

    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.

    Tandra Kirkpatrick has a 200 hour Yoga Alliance RYT with Level IV Sequencing and Hands on Adjustment completion. She also has a certification as a personal trainer through the National Council of Strength and Fitness and two Pilates certifications. She has been an instructor for eight years and a student of Prajna for seven years. Tandra has been teaching in the fitness industry since 2002. She swam with the Masters Program for four years.

    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.

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    1801 16th St.
    Greeley, CO 80631
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