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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.

What is Dry Needling?

Date: Monday, June 26  l  4:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: Senior Center
Cost: $5

Learn how dry needling works, various techniques, and who can benefit from the process. Register here

21-Day Sugar Detox

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Date: Thursdays, June 29-July 21  l  10-11 a.m.
Location: Senior Center
Cost: $50

Take control of your diet and conquer the sugar demon. Feel energized and alert with this whole-foods program. Register here

Gentle Yoga & Meditation Workshop

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Date: First Thursday of the month, June-August  l  6-7:30 p.m.
Location: City Park, East side of tennis couts
Age: 18+ years

Enjoy a soothing, mindful experience in nature. This gentle Viniyoga sequence with guided meditation can be experienced by all ages. Register here

Healing through Meditation

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Date: Fridays, June 9-30  l  10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Senior Center

Bring strength to midlife joys and challenges through breathing, meditation, and positive affirmations with Swamiji Dharmananda. Register here

The Magic of Sleep

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Date: Mondays, June 12-26  l  5:30-7 p.m.
Location: Senior Center

Discover why sleep is so important and learn how to improve your sleeping patterns. Discuss tools, self-tests, and solutions for sleep issues. Register here

Hypertension & Cardiovascular Health

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Date: Tuesday, June 27  l  2-3:30 p.m.
Location: Senior Center
Cost: No Fee

Discuss the frequency of elevated blood pressure, the impact that it has on cardiovascular disease, and common causes of high blood pressure. Register here.

T'ai Chi Chih

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Date: Tuesday's, July 11-August 29  l  1-2 p.m.
Location: Senior Center
Fee: $80

Soft, gentle movements promote health in every part of the body circulating and balancing internal energy. Movements can be done by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. Benefits include better balance, increased flexibility and strength, inner peace, improved health, and joy. Register here

Everyday Mindfulness

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Date: Thursday, July 6  l  10-11 a.m.
Location: Senior Center
Cost: No Fee

Learn practical strategies to help reconnect with the senses, calm nervous systems, befriend negative thoughts, and relax reactivity. Register here.

To Drive or Not to Drive

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Date: Wednesday, July 19  l  2-3 p.m.
: Senior Center
Cost: No fee

Learn startling statistics about older drivers and what to do to determine if someone is fit to drive or what restrictions may need to be put in place. For a variety of dates and times, register here.

Living Well with Chronic Disease

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Date: Thursdays, July 20-August 24  l  1-3:30 p.m.
Location: Senior Center

Manage your health by learning tools to communicate efficiently with doctors, get more exercise, and have less pain and more energy. The Living Healthy Life resource book included. Register here

Life Reimagined

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Date: Wednesday, July 26  l  10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Senior Center
Cost: No fee

Take a break, reflect on what's happening in your life, and consider "What's Next?" Anyone at any age is welcome to attend and learn to pursue their passion. Register here.

Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's

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Date: Friday, July 28  l  10 a.m.-Noon
Location: Senior Center
Cost: No Fee

If you, or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. Gather information on detection, possible causes, risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and more. Register here

Essential Oils 101

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Location: Northside Aztlan Center, Foothills Activity Center, and Senior Center
Age: 18+ years
Cost: No fee

Discover the health and wellness support essential oils can bring to home and family. Smell, feel, and even taste some of the oils. For a variety of dates, times, and locations click here.


Spotlight image: Acupuncture

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==