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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.

Recreator Corrections

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The Fall Recreator's Health and Wellness section has a variety of programs missing their registeration numbers. Those classes along with their correct registeration numbers can be found below. More information about these programs can be found in the Fall Recreator.

Treating Neuropathy: Advances
Stay active with Neu
9/29     Th     Noon-1 P.M.     No Fee     425438-01
Treating Neuropathy:
10/24     M     Noon-1 P.M.     No Fee     425438-02
Stay active with Neu
11/17     Th     Noon-1 P.M.     No Fee     425438-03

Palliative Care & Hospice
10/13     Th     10-11 A.M.     No Fee     425429-01

Medicare Updates 2017
10/17     M     10-11:30 A.M.     No Fee     425408-01

Tame Stress: A Mindful Map
10/21     Th     Noon-1 P.M.     No Fee     425710-01

Navigating Health Care
10/25     Tu     10-11 A.M.     No Fee     425415-01

Go Wish Game & Discussion
11/2     W     1:30-3 P.M.     No Fee     425405-01

Achieve Your Health Goals
11/2     W     6-7 P.M.     No Fee     425447-01

Dementia: A Loss Like No Other
11/9     W     10-11 A.M.     No Fee     425432-01

Arthritis Support Group
11/14     M     11 A.M.-12:30 P.M.     No Fee     425423-01

Positive Brain Change
11/17    Th     Noon-1 P.M.     No Fee     425427-01

ABC's of Home Care
11/29     Tu     10-11 A.M.     No Fee     425416-01

Rules of the Road
9/13     Tu     10-11 A.M.     No Fee     425456-01

Estate Planning Toolbox
9/14     W     10-11:30 A.M.     No Fee     425479-01

Time to Downsize
9/20     Tu     11 A.M.-Noon     No Fee     425450-01 
10/17     M     1-2 P.M.            No Fee     425450-02
11/16     W     10-11 A.M.       No Fee      425450-03

Stretching Your Dollars
Location: Senior Center
9/28     W     9:30-11 A.M.     No Fee     425454-01
Location: Foothill Activity Center
10/5     W     9:30-11 A.M.     No Fee     425454-02

Financial Fitness Triathlon
10/4     Tu     6:30-7:30 P.M.     No Fee     425732-01

Avoid Property Transfer Mistakes
10/13     Th     9:30-10:30 A.M.     No Fee     425478-01

Outsmart the Scammers
10/11     Tu     10-11 A.M.     No Fee     425455-01

Estate Planning for Grandchildren
11/15     Tu     10-11 A.M.     No Fee     425477-01

Aromatherapy & Emotions
9/7     W     5:30-7:30 P.M.     No Fee     425467-01

Staying Healthy in Autumn
9/12     M     11 A.M.-Noon     No Fee     425712-01

DIY with Essential Oils
10/5     W     5:30-7:30 P.M.     No Fee     425468-01

Show Your Health on Your Face
10/10     M     10-11 A.M.     No Fee     425463-01

Hands-on Energy Medicine
10/24     M     9:30-10:30 A.M.     No Fee    425567-01

5 Elements of Conscious Aging
10/24     M     10-11 A.M.     No Fee     425464-01

Cleaning & Essential Oils
11/2     W     5:30-7:30 P.M.     No Fee     425469-01

Is Acupuncture Right for Me?
11/7     M     11A.M.-Noon     No Fee     425712-01

Staying Healthy in the Winter
11/14     M     10-11 A.M.     No Fee     425465-01

Aging Mastery Program

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Thursdays, July 14-September 15 (9:30-11 A.M.)
Cost: $50
Location: Senior Center

Expert speakers each week on topics that encourage taking small steps to improve quality of life. Facilitated by: Diane Horak, Health & Wellness program Manager


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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 10 a.m. - 1 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

Wednesdays & Thursdays (10 A.M.- 4 P.M.)
Basic Service: $36
Spa Service: $56
Combo Spa: $72

Quarterly Balance Assessments

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Date: Tuesday, Sept. 27 (1-3 P.M.)
Location: Senior Center
Cost: $10

UCHealth rehabiliation staff assess balance using the STEADI system from CDC. Participants are rated in regards to fall risks and staff make suggestions based on information obtained. 30-minute appointment.

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==

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