Community Health Classes Offered in February

COAW, the Consortium for Older Adult Wellness, is offering free community health classes that begin in February. Register at the contacts listed. For more information, contact COAW at 303-984-1845 or visit

Evergreen Healthier Living Colorado Free class on Thursdays, Feb. 2-March 9, 5-7:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Buchanan Park Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439. This class is designed for people living with diabetes and their caregivers and teaches making healthy choices and self-management skills. It is highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their diabetes and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. To register and for more information, contact Maripat Gallas at 303-984-1845 or email

Firestone National Diabetes Prevention Program Free class on Tuesdays, Feb. 21, 2017-Feb. 21, 2018. The class meets for 16 weekly sessions followed by six monthly sessions from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Centura Firestone Neighborhood Health Center, 6600 Firestone Blvd., Firestone, CO 80503. If you have pre-diabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, it’s time to take charge of your health. The National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), utilizes lifestyle change intervention to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. Classes are provided through a donation from Kaiser Permanente Colorado. To register and for more information, contact Brennan Paige at COAW, 303-984-1845, or email

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