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Health and Wellness

The Health & Wellness program brings a new era in community health and wellness. In 2014, City of Fort Collins Recreation Department, Columbine Health Systems (Columbine), and University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) combines their resources and talents. From this partnership stemmed the Health & Wellness program, a unique and comprehensive public health and wellness program housed at the Fort Collins Senior Center and offered at City of Fort Collins Recreation facilities.


Register for Programs Online

To register for the programs below, visit our online database and search for the class to register. You can also call 970-221-6655 to register over the phone.

Brain & Balance

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Date: Thursdays, August 17-31  l  1:30-2 p.m.
Location: Senior Center
Age: 18+ years
Cost: $11.25

Fun brain games and functional balance exercises are brought together in a way that offers support, laughter, and results. For more information click here

Upside of Downsizing

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Date: Thursday, August 17  l  10-11 a.m.
Location: Senior Center
Age: 18+ years
Cost: No fee

Seasoned experts share tips and ideas to help save time, energy, money, and space as well as transitioning into a new home and phase of life. Register here.

Happy Hands Dancing & Brain Walking

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Date: Friday, August 18  l  2-3:30 p.m.
Location: Senior Center
Age: 18+ years
Cost: $5

Learn the importance of movement, laughing, and making the brain work. Participate in engaging activities to stimulate the mind while moving. Register here.

Drumming Circle Experience

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Date: Saturday, August 19  l  9:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Senior Center
Age: 18+ years
Cost: $15

Join in the personal, social, and spiritual shamanic gathering to celebrate a connection to Earth and one another. Register here

Aging Mastery Program

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Date: Tuesdays, September 12-November 4  l  9:30-11 a.m.
Location: Senior Center
Age: 50+ years
Cost: $35

Developed by the National Council on Aging, this series encourages each participant to make and maintain meaningful changes in health behaviors, financial well-being, and enrichment in later life. Experts in each topic area will provide key steps to improve all aspects of aging. Register here


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Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that involves inserting thin needles into the outer surface of the body. Acupuncture has been known to alleviate stress, hot flashes, pain, ailments and much more. 

We offer acupuncture services on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The cost for a 45-minute appointment is $35. Services are provided by Love Co. Acupuncture. 

For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 970.221.6644. 

Manicure/Pedicure Services

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Wednesdays & Thursdays (10 A.M.- 4 P.M.)
Look and feel good with spa manicure and pedicure services. Nail clipping also available. Provided by Neitha Schneider, Sweetheart nails.

Basic Manicure or Pedicure: $36
Spa Manicure or Pedicure: $56
Combo Spa: $72
Toe Nail Clip: $18

Meet Diane Horak, Health & Wellness Program Manager

Spotlight image: Meet Diane Horak, Health & Wellness Program Manager

Diane has ten years of experience in the Health and Wellness business. Beginning her career as a Personal Trainer at Miramont Lifestyle Fitness, she quickly became certified in nutrition and weight loss counseling. After working as a Wellness Manager and Director at Miramont, Diane began her career with Columbine Health Systems in 2007 as a Wellness Coordinator. While at that position, in addition to corporate and workplace wellness, Diane earned her Fitness Therapy Certification and began to help those (particularly 50+) who required specific wellness strategies to regain or attain their health. 

Have a question for Diane?  Email her at RGlhbmUuSG9yYWtAY29sdW1iaW5laGVhbHRoLmNvbQ==