Health and Wellness Classes

Preventing Diabetes Through Lifestyle Balance

This class is open to any Family Physicians of Greeley patient with diagnosed prediabetes or other risk factors that increases one’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  If you’re unsure, ask your health care provider if this class will benefit you.  Together, we will review various factors that put a person at higher risk for developing diabetes, discuss lifestyle changes that can significantly reduce personal risk, and identify practical tips to help implement changes.  Diabetes doesn’t go away once it’s diagnosed, but it is preventable.  Now is the time to take action!

  • Next Classes:
    • March 24 (Tuesday), 5:30 – 7:30 pm – postponed
    • May 11 (Monday), 5:30 – 7:30 pm
    • July 10 (Friday),  3 – 5 pm
    • September 22 (Tuesday), 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Cost: $20 per patient
  • Location: Family Physicians of Greeley, West Office
  • Sign-up by calling 970-378-8056 (participants are invited to bring one support person with them to class, free of charge)

Live Life Well with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

This three-week course covers the basics of everything you need to know to live life well with either diabetes or high blood pressure.  Open to any Family Physicians of Greeley patient, we will meet once per week for three weeks to talk about ways to prevent or delay complications of these conditions.  Class 1 will be taught by a Registered Nurse and includes information related to health risks, use of medicine, regular medical visits, and more.  In class 2, we will cover basics of healthy eating, realistic dietary changes to reduce blood sugar and blood pressure, and practical ideas to increase physical activity.  The final class offers advice and strategies for stress management and self-care.  We encourage all patients with a new diagnosis of diabetes or high blood pressure to attend this class series at least once.

  • 2020 Classes (only the first class of each series is listed below):
    • Thursdays 2 – 4 pm, starting March 12
    • Saturdays 9 – 11:30 am, starting May 9
    • Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm, starting July 7
    • Fridays 2 – 4 pm, starting September 11
    • Thursdays 3 – 5 pm, starting November 5
  • Cost: $30 per patient for the series, collected at the first class
  • Location: Family Physicians of Greeley, West Office
  • Sign-up by calling 970-378-8056 (participants are invited to bring one support person with them to class, free of charge)

Advance Directives

Advance directives are documents that describe a person’s preferences for end-of-life care.  These documents speak for you when you are not able to speak for yourself because of illness or incapacity.  In this class, Maria Sanchez, RN, PhD, will explain three different types of advance directives and guide you through the process needed to record your wishes ahead of time.

  • 2020 Class Dates
    • March 20 (Friday), 2 – 3 pm – postponed
    • June 19 (Friday), 2 – 3 pm
  • Cost: FREE to all Family Physicians of Greeley patients; expense is billed to your insurance
  • Location: Family Physicians of Greeley, Central Office
  • Sign-up by calling 970-475-1461

Living Healthier

This six-week course, sponsored by the Greeley Area Agency on Aging, is available to any Family Physicians of Greeley patient with a chronic condition who wants to learn more about how they can take control of their health and wellness through better self-management.  Diet, physical activity, adequate sleep, social and mental wellness, coping methods, regular doctor visits, and tips and tools for self-care are just some of the things we’ll talk about.  Come share with and learn from others as we discuss the challenges of managing a chronic condition and find ways to live a healthier, more full life.  Class time is approximately 2.5 hours each week, and materials and snacks will be provided.

  • Next Class Series:
    • Thursdays from 9 – 11:30 am, April 2 – May 7 – postponed
  • Cost: FREE to Family Physicians of Greeley patients
  • Location: Family Physicians of Greeley, West Office
  • Sign-up by calling 970-378-8056

Be Well with Diabetes

This class is a spin-off of the Healthier Living class, also sponsored by the Greeley Area Agency on Aging.  Class meets once per week for six weeks, and participants will explore and discuss strategies, tools, and coping methods that can be used by anyone living with diabetes to better manage the condition.  Topics will include healthy eating, physical activity, medication use, blood sugar monitoring, stress management, and more.  Class time is approximately 2.5 hours each week, and materials and snacks will be provided.

  • Next class Series:
    • Tuesdays from 2 – 4:30 pm, August 4 – September 8
  • Cost: FREE to Family Physicians of Greeley patients
  • Location: Family Physicians of Greeley, West Office
  • Sign-up by calling 970-378-8056

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Caring for a loved one or a friend can be emotionally exhausting and a stressful time with few resources at your fingertips.  This six-week course, sponsored by the Greeley Area Agency on Aging, is available to any Family Physicians of Greeley patient who is a caregiver to someone with a chronic health condition; and it is designed to help caregivers learn to care for themselves while caring for their loved one or friend.  You will learn tools to help reduce stress and relax; take care of yourself without feeling guilt or anger; handle difficult emotions or depression; make tough decisions; and communicate effectively with other family members, physicians, or paid help.  You will also practice setting short term goals and problem solving.  Class time is approximately 1.5 hours each week, and materials will be provided.  Please note, this class will not focus on specific disease states or hands-on care-giving.

  • Next Class Series:
    • Wednesdays from 2 – 3:30 pm, October 7 – November 11
  • Cost: FREE to Family Physicians of Greeley patients
  • Location: Family Physicians of Greeley, West Office
  • Sign-up by calling 970-378-8054

Aging in Place

The Care Management Team is excited to offer this 2-part class which provides relevant and important information on community resources for seniors (and their care partners) who want to remain in their homes or plan for transition to an alternative community outside the home.  Presenters will give attendees valuable information to make an informed decision about how they want to live their senior years and help them develop an action plan to accomplish their goal.  Information covers such topics as elder law, medical and financial decision making, understanding the differences in Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans, applying for Medicaid, universal design for safety in the home, long-term care options, transportation services, and more!  It is an interactive class and you can expect to leave with the tools and knowledge to begin this journey.

  • Next classes:
    • Thursdays from 2  – 4 pm, April 23 and May 14 of 2020 – postponed
  • Cost: FREE to Family Physicians of Greeley patients
  • Location: Family Physicians of Greeley, West Office
  • Sign-up by calling 970-475-1461 (participants are invited to bring 1 family member, care giver, or support person with them to class).
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