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Community screenings and wellness opportunities

There are many resources in the region designed to keep the hearts healthy for a lifetime. From ongoing support, education, assessments, activity and much more, here are just a few of the programs available to residents in the area.

General heart health resource opportunities

Stong Women, Healthy Hearts - Sponsored by PVHS' Aspen Club, this 12-week program is designed for women aged 40+ to actively participate in activities and education that lead to a healthy lifestyle and reduced risk for heart disease. For one hour, twice per week, participants learn about and participated in moderate intensity exercise, stress management, weight loss and maintenance, blood pressure checks, healthy cooking and proper nutrition. To learn more, contact mww1@pvhs.org.

Enhance Wellness - This Aspen Club sponsored national, award-winning health and fitness program is designed especially for people 50+ dealing with one or more chronic conditions. The six-month, individualized program helps you identify your strengths and health risks and choose realistic goals to improve your health and well being. The program addresses overall wellness, fitness classes and consultations and disease self-management classes. The program features one-on-one support and guidance from a community health nurse, fitness professional, nutrition specialist and peer-coach. Participants must commit to the six-month program and the cost is only $20 per month. To learn more, contact mww1@pvhs.org or call 970.495.8560.

Healthy Hearts ClubTM  - This outreach heart health screening and preventive education program is offered to many adults and elementary and high school students in Northern Colorado.

Screening opportunities(cholesterol, lipid panel, fasting glucose, etc.) 

  • Screenings Low cost blood screenings are available to Aspen Club members at any PVHS express lab. To learn more, contact call 970.495.8560.
  • The Health District of Northern Larimer County offers adult blood screenings low-cost or no-cost many times throughout the year.

Fitness and weight management opportunities

Aspen Club fitness programs - For people aged 50+, the Aspen Club offers a variety of exercise classes, including yoga, core strength, beginning exercise, strong women/strong bones and Zumba Gold. Walking groups meet in Loveland and Fort Collins May through October. One-on-one exercise / fitness consultations with an exercise physiologist will help you start or continue safe and effective exercising, share tips for cardiovascular, strength and flexibility improvement (member's fee: $25).

A comprehensive fitness assessment measures flexibility, upper and lower body strength, cardiovascular fitness, body circumference and body composition. Assessments, results and counseling are provided by PVHS cardiac rehabilitation specialists (member's fee: $25).To learn more, contact mww1@pvhs.org or call 970.495.8560.

PVHS conditioning classes - Offered in the cardiac rehabilitation areas of Harmony campus in Fort Collins, Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, conditioning classes are open to adults seeking to improve or maintain their health through excercise in this safe, modern and friendly environment. Excercise therapist helps guide your exercise program to meet your fitness goals in a group atmosphere. To register, call 970.624.1710.

Poudre Valley Medical Fitness -  Through clinical integration, this Windsor-based wellness center focuses on the prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related disease, illness, and injury through regular participation in physical activity, disease management and health education.

Aspen Club weight minders group - This group meets twice a month to discuss different
aspects of attaining and maintaining a healthy weight. Call the Aspen Club to register at 970.495.8560.

Blood pressure resource opportunities

Blood pressure management course - Sponsored by the Aspen Club, this three-session class focuses on lifestyle changes that people can make to reduce blood pressure medication. To learn more, contact mww1@pvhs.org or call 970.495.8560.

The Nurse Is In - This Aspen Club sponsored program is offered to members in Loveland, Windsor and Fort Collins for people who wish to get their blood pressure checked at no cost and talk to a licensed nurse.

Smoking cessation opportunities

Nutrition and healthy eating opportunities

Aspen Club nutritional consultations - For a small fee, a nutrition specialist answers your questions about healthy eating strategies to enhance your overall wellness goals. Call the Aspen Club, 970.495.8560, to schedule an hour-long appointment.

Diabetes management opportunities

Ethnic-based heart health education opportunities

Ama Tu Vida! is a education program targeting the Latino population of Weld County, Colo.  The goal of the program is to decrease the incidence of  cardiovascular disease (CVD) among the target population by reducing the risk factors associated with CVD, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity.

General heart health education

American Heart Association
Women's Heart Foundation
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