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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.


Health and Wellness Highlights for February

February is Healthy Heart Month! So now is a great time to make sure you have a happy, healthy heart!

Why Weight?

Date: Tuesdays, Febraury 2nd-23rd

If those weight management resolution are getting hard to stick to, have
Nutritional Behaviorist, Cheryl Ferguson give you a hand. This 4 week class
will address food triggers, emotional eating, and change habits. Choose either
the morning option at 10:00am or afternoons at :oopm to get you on track for
long-range health and hapiness.

Times: 10:00am-11:30am or 4:00pm-5:30pm

Price: $60

City of Fort Collins, Columbine Health Systems and UCHealth Receive Aging Mastery Grant

The City of Fort Collins, Columbine Health Systems and UCHealth have received a grant from the National Council on Aging (NCOA). The three organizations formed a partnership in 2014 to enhance health and wellness related opportunities throughout the community. The NCOA will offer their “Aging Mastery Program” through the community partnership. The City of Fort Collins is one of eight cities nationwide chosen to offer this unique and educational wellness program.

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Aging Mastery Series

Explore the realities of aging, making the most out of the gift of longevity and taking small steps to improve health, financial well-being, and quality of life. The National Council on Aging designed this class so every week expert speakers share their valuable insights on 10 key topics.

Location: Senior Center

4/6–6/8          W              9:30–11:00 AM            $50       225400-01


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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

In The News

Recreation, Columbine Health Systems and UCHealth Form Community Health and Wellness Partnership
The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department has formed a community health and wellness partnership with Columbine Health Systems (Columbine) and University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).  The partnership will enable Recreation to upgrade health and wellness programs while increasing service levels. 

Read the full release here.  Media Release

Senior Center aims to strengthen wellness programming
The Fort Collins Senior Center is preparing to put some muscle into its wellness programs.

The city recreation department has joined with Columbine Health Systems and University of Colorado Health in a new partnership aimed at helping a growing and aging adult population stay healthy.

Click here to read the full article. The Coloradoan