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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.

Health and Wellness News: Feb.28-Apr. 6

Spotlight image: Health and Wellness News: Feb.28-Apr. 6

Check out this springs Health and Wellness highlights and opportunities. Events are held at the Senior Center unless noted otherwise. 

Paradigm Shift-Hypertension
Tuesday, Feb. 28(6:30-8 p.m.)
Learn about the food-disease connection and how a whole foods plan based diet can help. By Dr. Cory Carroll; No fee. Register online here.

Parkinson's Wellness Recovery
Wednesday, Mar. 1-Apr. 19 (1-2 p.m.)
Designed to improve balance/walking and slow the progression of the disease. By UCHealth Outpatient Therapy; $40. Register online here.

Aging Mastery Program
Date: Monday & Wendesday, Mar. 6-Apr. 5 (10:30-11:30 a.m.)
Explore the realities of aging to improve health and quality of life; $50. Register online here.

Balance and Fall Prevention
Tuesday, Mar. 7 (2-3 p.m.)
Discuss basic fall prevention strategies including how medication, vision, and environment impact balance. By UCHealth Rehabilitation Services; no fee. Register online here.

Meal Planning Made Easy
Thursday, Apr. 6 (10:30 a.m.- Noon)
Discuss tips for meal planning along with easy recipes when cooking for one or more. By Jenifer Bowman, MS, RD, UCHealth; $5. Register online here.

Making it Stick

Spotlight image: Making it Stick

Date: Wednesday, Mar. 15 (10-11 a.m.)
Age: 18 years & up
Location: Senior Center

Behavior changes rarely stick the first time around. Yet, knowledge of the behavior change process can alter the dynamic of our efforts. Explore the stages of change and how to assess and address the impediments that get us stuck. Learn practical strategies to enhance confidence and motivation.

Register online 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

Spotlight image: Manicure/Pedicure Services

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==