Memorial Hospital
Health Link | summer 2006

Upcoming Events


Call 444-CARE for location and to register. Please have your credit card number ready when you call. Payment is required at time of registration. We reserve the right to cancel your class enrollment if payment has not been received or authorized. We reserve the right to cancel any program for lack of participation or inclement weather. In such cases, a full credit will be applied toward another class. Cancellation policy requires a seven-day notice for a refund. Prices, dates and times subject to change.

Health/Wellness Classes

Breathing Techniques for All Ages

In this class, you will learn simple breathing methods to help you relax, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, ease chronic pain, lift depression and nourish body cells and brain functions. For those unable to perform yoga or who may be intimidated by the poses, this class can be especially helpful.
Mondays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
July 10 to 31
Aug. 7 to 28
Sept. 11 to Oct. 2


Nia for a New You!

This exhilarating form of movement incorporates the discipline of tai chi, the dynamics of yoga and the explosive power of martial arts all with the grace of modern dance. Wear comfortable clothes. This class meets once a week for four weeks.
Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
July 11 to Aug. 1
Sept. 5 to 26


Move on Down the Line

Line dancing offers exercise in a nonconventional way. Enjoy this great aerobic exercise while improving balance and coordination. This class meets once a week for four weeks.
Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 8 to 29


Have a Ball Exercising!

A certified personal trainer will show participants how to work with an exercise ball to increase core strength, flexibility and balance. A limited amount of exercise balls will be available, so feel free to bring your own.
Mondays, 5:30 to 6:50 p.m.
Sept. 11 to 25


Pilates Method of Conditioning

Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
July 6 to 27
Aug. 3 to 24


Lighten Up for Life Weight Loss

This is a 12-week course for people wanting a healthy weight loss. Must register and attend the free informational session.
Free informational session:
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6 to 7 p.m.
Classes, Wednesdays, Aug. 30 to Nov. 15, 6 to 7 p.m.


Heart of a Woman

Friday, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
July 7 or Aug. 4

$45 (includes screenings and class)
Must come in for health screening five days prior to the class.

Self-Defense Parent and Child

Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.
July 15 or Sept. 23

$50 for both parent and child

Aromatherapy for Colds and Flu

Thursday, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Sept. 14


Kick the Habit Smoking Cessation

Nine sessions, various nights,
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 7 to 28


NEW! Meditation

Learn to calm the mind by following the breath and relaxing the body. This class is suited for people with chronic health conditions, such as chronic pain, fatigue or stress. Meets once a week for four weeks.
Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 6 to 27


Call for more information on:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Mastering Massage for Couples
  • Sensational Sitters
  • Tai Chi Level I
  • Yoga for Beginners
  • Yoga for Mixed Levels
  • Yoga for Seniors (gentle yoga)

Childbirth/Parenting Classes

(Spouses attend childbirth and parenting classes for free.)

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Learn the basics of healthy eating during pregnancy to give your baby the best start! A registered dietitian will cover information on the following: eating from the five food groups, proper fluid intake, weight gain guidelines, food safety, specific nutritional issues (nausea, heartburn, food cravings) and nutrition during breastfeeding.
Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Aug. 10


Success with Toilet Training�Together!

This class will provide information on introducing the potty, common fears, regression, and nap and bedtime training. Keep frustrations to a minimum by developing ageappropriate expectations and taking a potty readiness quiz�is your family ready to take the plunge?
Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.
July 25 or Sept. 26


Infant Massage and Nurturing Touch

Infant massage offers lifelong benefits by deepening bonding and nurturing, relaxing and soothing the baby and relieving colic or gas. This class meets once a week for four weeks.
Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
July 6 to 27
Aug. 3 to 24
Sept. 7 to 28


Childproofing 101 for Grandparents

Keep your visiting grandchildren safe! With a focus on children ages newborn to 6 years, this class provides information on growth and development, childproofing the home and yard, basic first aid, disposing of old prescriptions and safeguarding any household medicine.
Thursday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 31


Call for more information on:

  • Basic Newborn Care
  • Birth Center Tours
  • Breastfeeding Basics
  • Car Seat Safety
  • Childbirth Preparation (various classes)
  • Infant Health & Illness
  • Infant Toddler & Safety
  • Love & Logic 0 to 11 years of age
  • My Mom�s Having a Baby
  • Yoga for Postnatal (Bring your baby with you!)
  • Yoga for Prenatal

For additional wellness classes, contact the following:

  • Prematurity Prevention, 365-5960.
  • First Aid, CPR Qualification, CPR Re- Qualification and CPR HeartSaver, 365-2095. (Sorry, but discounts do not apply to CPR classes.)
  • Nutrition or Diabetes Counseling, 365-5240.

To support your health, HealthLink offers the following screenings: cholesterol, diabetes, MedGem (resting metabolic rate), body fat and blood pressure. Call 444-CARE to register.

HealthLink is the provider of free classes through the Health Improvement Program for employees of the City of Colorado Springs and Colorado Springs Utilities. Call 444-CARE for details.

Live Wire

For more information on these classes for older adults or to become a Memorial Health System 50+ member, call 444-CARE.

Self-Defense Presentation

During this presentation you will learn personal safety strategies and basic selfdefense techniques that are easy to master.
Wednesday, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Aug. 2

Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock

Heart of a Woman Presentation

Learn the general risk factors for women and heart disease and what the risk factors mean. Create strategies to control those risk factors and learn what the signs of a heart attack in a woman are. No screenings associated with this presentation.
Wednesday, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 6

Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock

Wellness Walkers

Exercise and socialize in the comfortable environment of the Citadel Mall. As a member, you may attend our quarterly invitation-only special breakfast. Membership is just $5; sign up at the Citadel Mall information desk.

Quarterly Breakfast

Wellness Walkers: Join us on Wednesday, July 19 from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. for our quarterly breakfast featuring a presentation on Childproofing 101 for Grandparents. Must present your Wellness Walker pin or invitation.

Home Companion Monitor Personal Emergency Response System

The Home Companion monitor is an easy-to-use, electronic device designed to signal a friend, relative or emergency service whenever help is needed. By pushing the button on your pendant or wrist transmitter, your signal reaches a 24-hour monitoring center. For more information, call 365-2260.

15th Annual Run for Hope

A fun walk/run to benefit Memorial�s Circle of Hope Fund, which helps cancer patients with non-medical-related expenses.
Saturday, July 15, 7 a.m.
Memorial Park
For information or to make a donation, call 365-6800.

Colorado Springs Community Collaborative Prostate Cancer Screening

Saturday, Sept. 16, 8 a.m. to noon
Peak Vista Community Health Center
Free physician exam and $5 fee for PSA blood test (a $45 value). For information and to register, call HealthLink at 444-CARE.