Free Community Health Classes Offered in June

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

Colorado Springs—Healthier Living Colorado™— Thursdays, June 2-July 7 from 9:30 a.m.-noon at AgeWell Medical Associates, 2350 International Circle in Colorado Springs. This program helps people deal with the challenges of living with an ongoing health condition such as heart disease, a lung condition, diabetes or arthritis. For more information, contact Joni Saunders at 303-984-1845 or email joni@coaw.org.

Broomfield—Chronic Pain Self-Management— Mondays, June 6-July 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. on at the Broomfield Community Center, 280 Spader Way in Broomfield. This free program helps people deal with the challenges of living with chronic pain. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. For more information, contact Maripat Gallas at 303-984-1845 or email maripat@coaw.org.

Greeley—Healthier Living Colorado-Diabetes™— Tuesdays, June 7-July 12 from 9-11:30 a.m. on at the North Colorado Medical Center, 1801 26th St. in Greeley. This free 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. For more information, contact Whitney Janzen-Pankratz at 970-346-6950 ext. 6117 or email wjanzen-pankratz@co.weld.co.us.

Lakewood—National Diabetes Prevention Program— Wednesdays, June 22, 2016-May 24, 2017. The class meets for 16 weekly sessions followed by six monthly sessions from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Green Mountain Recreation Center, 13198 W. Green Mountain Drive in Lakewood. 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. For more information and to register, contact Joni Saunders at COAW, 303-984-1845, or email joni@coaw.org.


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