Health and Wellness Classes

ADHD/ADD Parent Support Group

Each parent support group will have a designated topic, speaker, and time for group members to ask questions and offer resources to one another.  Topics will include parent self-care, nutrition for ADHD/ADD, navigating the school system, calming techniques, discipline strategies, importance of structure and routine, and more!  For more information or questions, call Chelsey McManus, MS, LPC, at 970-352-9444 extension 8.

  • 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month, February to May 2019 (Exception: group will meet on Feb 25th instead of Feb 18 due to President’s Day)
  • Location: Family Physicians of Johnstown Office, 473 Castle Pines Avenue, Johnstown, CO 80534
  • Cost: FREE to all Family Physicians of Greeley patients
  • Drop in whenever you can make it.  No child care is available, and you are invited to bring a sack lunch to enjoy during group

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 18, 3 – 5 pm (Monday) – West Office
    • May 17, 3 – 5 pm (Friday) – West Office
    • July 9, 8:30 – 10:30 am (Tuesday) – Annex Building
  • Cost: $20 per patient
  • Sign-Up required (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, a Registered Dietitian 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 is led by a Behavioral Health Specialist and 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.

  • 2019 Classes (only the first class of each series is listed below):
    • Thursdays 9 – 11 am, starting March 28 – Annex Building
    • Wednesdays 3 – 5 pm, starting May 1 – West Office
    • Fridays 10 am – 12 pm, starting June 7 – Annex Building
    • Tuesdays 9 – 11 am, starting July 16 – West Office
    • Thursdays 3 – 5 pm, starting August 15 – West Office
    • Wednesdays 9 – 11 am, starting September 18 – Annex Building
    • Fridays 1 – 3 pm, starting October 18 – West Office
    • Tuesdays 2 – 4 pm, starting November 26 – Annex Building
  • Cost: $30 per patient for the series, collected at the first class
  • Sign-up required (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.

  • 2019 Class Dates
    • March 22, 2 – 3 pm – Annex building, 1601 25th Ave, Greeley
    • May 3, 2 – 3 pm – West Office, 6801 W. 20th Street, Ste 101, Greeley
    • July 12, 2 – 3 pm – Annex building, 1601 25th Ave, Greeley
    • September 13, 2 – 3 pm – West Office, 6801 W. 20th Street, Ste 101, Greeley
  • Cost: FREE to all Family Physicians of Greeley patients
  • Sign-Up required

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 Classes:
    • Thursdays, April 25 – May 30, 9 – 11:30 am
    • Tuesdays, October 1 – November 5, 2 – 4:30 pm
  • Location: Family Physicians of Greeley, West Office
  • Cost: FREE to Family Physicians of Greeley patients
  • Sign-up required

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 classes:
    • Wednesdays, February 6 – March 13,  2 – 4:30 pm
    • Mondays, July 22 – August 26, 10 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: Family Physicians of Greeley, West Office
  • Cost: FREE to Family Physicians of Greeley patients
  • Sign-up required
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