Wellness Programs

On May 4, 2016, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law HB 16-1408, a statute that provides full funding for Nurse-Family Partnership sites for the next 11 years. Prior to the passage of this bill, only one year of full funding remained for this program. The state funding now provides Nurse-Family Partnership in all 64 Colorado counties.

Wellness Programs

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Mt. Carmel is pioneering a holistic approach to wellness, setting a precedent and raising the bar of healthcare in Colorado.  By utilizing a cutting-edge approach, Mt. Carmel stands as a beacon for a new standard of healthcare. Under the management of Danielle Kolakowski, MA, LPC, CACIII, Mt. Carmel is fostering a healthy community through a variety of wellness programs.

These programs focus on the following five key areas of wellness: NUTRITION & EXERCISE, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH; COMMUNITY WELLNESS; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; AND SPIRITUALITY

  • Body Wellness 

Body Wellness, led by Scott Uhalt,  is an individually-based course that will focus on nutrition, physical activity and overall health.  Topics such as stress, sleep hygiene and personal wellness are covered. Program content includes metabolism, nutrition, food labels, avoiding starvation, basics of physical activity and food records review, fitness band workouts, living life to the fullest, supplements, consumer advertising and health products.

  •  A Matter of Balance         

A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based, award winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. You will learn to view falls as controllable; set goals for increasing activity; make changes to reduce fall risks at home; exercise to increase strength and balance. Led by Certified Matter of Balance Instructors, this wellness program is aimed at our active aging community to focus on balance concerns. This class is specifically designed for  those who have desire to prevent the falling cycle or may be living with a fear of falling.

  •  Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ancient practice proven to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical well-being. This Arthritis Foundation Program uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn and suitable for every fitness level. Led by a instructor, this evidence based class is currently being taught on campus as well as  at the Sayre Senior Center to enhance self-management skills for arthritis, osteoporosis and pain.

  • Grief Support

If you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future. Grief Support is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside of you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

  • Love & Logic

Becoming a Love & Logic Parent , led by Certified Instructor Shirley Hammond, is America’s most practical and entertaining parent training.  This program designed by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc will help you become more confident as a parent; show you how to have more fun parenting and help you feel more relaxed at the end of the day.  Learn how to discipline without losing their love and respect.  Designed to give parents and educators practical skills for ALL AGES of children that can be used immediately!

  • Becoming a Mom

This is a March of Dimes program is designed for all pregnant women offering FREE prenatal education designed to improve participants chances of having a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby.

Registration is open – on going and $35 for most classes. Participants 60 years old and older may be eligible for free registration to some programs through Area Agency on Aging funds. Please see Upcoming Events on our main page for dates and times. Please call 719-845-4884 to register.

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