Classes and Support Groups at McKee Medical Center  

The Seasons Club Events

three women in educational setting  


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, Heimlich maneuver, and the use of a barrier device.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 26, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Registration required, call (970) 810-6633
  • Cost: $45

The BIG Question - Advance Directives
It is the elephant in the room. How do I decide what I want and who do I tell? The Advance Directive conversation is a hard one to start, but so very important. Learn more about these challenging decisions about your future care and why they need to be made.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m.
  • Registrations accepted anytime. Call (970) 820-4097
  • McKee Conference Center
  • 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.

  • Monday, Aug. 31, 5 p.m.
    Monday, Sept. 8, 5 pm. 
  • 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.  

  • Thursday, Sept. 17, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
    Thursday, Oct. 22, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Registrations accepted anytime. Call (970) 820-4097 
  • McKee Conference Center
  • $15 AARP members, $20 non-AARP members. Only checks will be accpeted for course fee.

Cooking Class - Abundant Autumn Apples and In-Season Veggies
Get some fresh ideas for fall meals. Refresh your menu!

  • Thursday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m.
  • Pathways Hospice; 305 Carpenter Rd; Ft. Collins
  • Reservation required, call (970) 810-6633
  • $10 per class

Virtual Dementia Tour
Join Right at Home of Northern Colorado and the Seasons Club as we host a virtual dementia tour. After experiencing this sensory training, you will understand the overwhelming effects of the aging process when combined with a memory deficit. This is a chance to walk in the shoes of a person with dementia. It can also help you make better caregiving and health care decisions by knowing what your loved ones may be coping with on a daily basis.

  • Thursday, Oct. 1, by appointment
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Registration required, call (970) 820-4097
  • FREE, refreshments will be served.

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, Phoebe Hawley, Outreach Program Manager, will discuss Diabetes & Avoiding the Medicare Donut Hole and other tips for open enrollment..

  • Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
  • McKee Conference Center
  • No need to RSVP
  • Call (970) 820-4025  for more information
  • Free

Fall Prevention Day
Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans aged 65 and bet-ter falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based programs, and community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be reduced substantially. There are four simple tips to reduce your risk of falls including having your hearing and vision tested annually, reviewing all medications with a pharmacist or physician annually, being physically active for 30 minutes on most days of the week, maintaining  a safe home.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 23
  • 9 a.m. - FREE Tai Chi session
    10:30 - Screeing Fair - participate in screenings for hearing, vision, balance
    Noon - Lunch & Learn: Balanced Eating
  • Call (970) 820-4097 for more information or to register

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) 820-4097.
  • Free

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


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

Colorado Railroad Museum
Love trains? Longing for a picnic? Join us as we as we visit Colorado’s Railroad museum in Golden. You have time to wander the museum and grounds and come lunchtime we’ll have a box lunch to eat in the picnic area under the Cottonwood trees!

  • Friday, Aug. 28, 9 a.m.
  • Departs McKee Conference Center
  • Registrations accepted anytime. Call (970) 820-4097
  • $20, includes box lunch
  • Min 8 Max 14

Mardi Gras - Blackhawk
Enjoy a day away at the Mardi Gras cas-no 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.

  • Thursday, Sept. 17, check-in 8:30 a.m. (9 a.m. departure)
  • Registrations accepted anytime. Call (970) 820-4097
  • Departs McKee Conference Center
  • $5, due Sept. 10
  • Min 35 Max 55 -  We are unable to guarantee a second bus.

Denver Botanic Gardens - The Nature of Horses
Join us for a visit to the gardens where we will see the contemporary sculpture of Deborah Butterfield. It is a beautiful setting to explore and fun to see Deborah’s horse sculptures intermixed with plant life. Lunch is available on-site, cost on your own.

  • Friday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.
  • Departs McKee Conference Center
  • Reservations required, call (970) 820-4097
  • $15, due  Sept. 18
  • Min 8 Max 14

Recommended Reading

Go Set a Watchman, By Harper Lee
Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor and effortless precision — a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic.

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


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.

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.

  • Wednesdays, 10-noon 
  • 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) 820-6191
  • $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 currently has a wait list.

  • Call (970) 820-4435 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, Sept. 4-Oct. 19, 9 a.m.
    McKee Conference and Wellness Center
  • Thursdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 21, 7 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.

  • Monday, Aug. 31,  9 a.m.
  • McKee Labyrinth; call (970) 820-4097 for directions 
  • 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.
    Next sssion Sept. 14-Dec. 3
  • McKee Conference Cetner 
  • Call (970) 820-4097 to register.
  • $60 per 12 week session; $30 punch card availble for past participants

*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) 820-6871 in advance for reservation.

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) 820-4025 for next session date or for more information.
  • McKee Conference Center
  • Free
McKee Medical Center
2000 Boise Ave.
Loveland, CO 80538
(970) 820-4640
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