Improve your health by joining Aspen Club

If you’re over 50 and looking to improve your health, Aspen Club is for you. Below you’ll find dozens of opportunities to get healthier, happier and improve your overall well-being.

Fitness and social opportunities, including walking club schedules

Get social with Aspen Club!

2019 Walking Clubs

Fitness classes

  • Strong Women, Healthy Bones
  • PWR – Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery
  • Yoga (chair yoga, gentle yoga and focused yoga)
  • Core Strength
  • Tai Chi for Healthy Living (beginning, intermediate and advanced)
  • Tai Chi for Balance
  • Strength, Agility and Stability
  • Men – loosen up

Amazing in Aging event

Enjoy the Aspen Club’s annual “signature” event featuring UCHealth and community booths, music and keynote presentations. Stay tuned for this year’s date!

More information

For more information, please call the Senior Services/Aspen Club staff:

  • 970.495.8560 / Fort Collins
  • 970.652.2796 / Greeley
  • 720.718.1690 / Longmont
  • 970.624.1860 / Loveland

. You can also e-mail us at aspenclub@uchealth.org.

Health screenings

Get checked with Aspen Club!

Screenings are free unless otherwise noted. Call 970-495-8560 for more information.

Blood-pressure clinics

Drop-in blood pressure checks are available the following times and locations (excluding holidays):

  • The 3rd Wednesday of every month, 10 to 11 a.m., Birchwood Apartments, 2830 27th St. Lane
  • The 3rd Thursday of every month, 11 a.m. to noon, DMA Plaza in Fort Collins.
  • The 4th Monday of every month, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Chilson Senior Center in Loveland.
  • The 4th Tuesday of every month, 9 to 11 a.m., 1025 Garfield, Suite A
  • The last Friday of every month, 10 to 11 a.m., Rodarte Center in Greeley.

This is an opportunity to ask questions about basic health-related concerns and medications, get tips on healthy lifestyles and find community resources.

Low cost laboratory tests

>> View/download our list of direct laboratory services

Call to get UCHealth lab locations: 970.495.8560.

No appointments are necessary. You must present your membership card and pay at time of service.

Bone density screening

Bone density is measured in the heel using a special ultrasound test. Information is useful for identifying the risk of developing osteoporosis. There is a $12 fee.

Flu shots

Immunization clinics scheduled every fall for those on Medicare.

Healthy Heart screening

The UCHealth Healthy Hearts club provides a cardiovascular screening and stroke risk assessment that includes a blood pressure check, cholesterol screening and healthy lifestyle counseling. Suggested donation is $25.

Hearing screenings

Certified audiologists check for hearing loss and are available to answer questions about hearing aids. Offered in Loveland, Fort Collins, and Greeley.

Lung function tests

UCHealth respiratory care practices offer the pulmonary function test, which measures airflow in and out of your lungs. Offered in the fall at no cost.

Medication and supplement review

Meet with a knowledgeable pharmacist to review your medications for duplications, safety and possible adverse reactions.

Skin cancer screening

Each spring, local dermatologists provide this free screening as a community service. The purpose is to detect any unusual skin conditions, marks, moles, discoloration, and other skin abnormalities. Watch your newsletter for the date and registration information.

Glaucoma screenings

Tests the pressure in your eyes for glaucoma.

Aspen Club programs and benefits

Newsletter

Our informative bi-monthly newsletter features detailed listings on our programs, events, health screenings, ongoing services, health system and community news, and pertinent health and wellness information.

Pre-registration for events and classes is required by calling:

  • 970.495.8560 / Fort Collins
  • 970.624.1860 / Loveland
  • 970.652.2796 / Greeley
  • 720.718.1691 / Longmont

Evidence-based programs

  • Chronic disease
    • Enhance Wellness
    • Live Well classes
    • Strong Women, Healthy Bones
    • Strong Women, Healthy Hearts
    • PWR (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery)
    • Are You Hungry? Mindful Eating
    • Fitness and nutrition
  • Fall prevention classes
    • Stepping On
    • Tai Chi for Balance
  • Caregiving programs
    • Powerful Tools for Caregivers
    • Stress Busters for Family Caregivers

Foot health services

  • Foot reflexology: 20-minute sessions that promote relaxation, stress reduction and pain relief.
  • Toenail clipping service

Medicare counseling and assistance

As the Larimer & Weld Counties Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP), the Aspen Club provides trained counselors to answer your questions about:

  • Medicare choices
  • Supplemental insurance
  • Prescription drug plans
  • Medicare Advantage Plans, and
  • Coordination with employer plans.

Please call to schedule a personal appointment.

Caregiver education

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week class offered several times each year with helpful strategies for current and future caregivers. The Aspen Club also has resources that provide helpful caregiver tips and information about community resources.

Nutrition education and consultations

We offer classes on healthy eating to help various disease conditions, food safety, super foods, meal planning for one or two, and other nutrition-related topics. Watch your newsletter for these classes.

Learn more about any special dietary concerns you may have, plus information about healthy eating and meal planning with a “one-on-one” consultation. Fee is $30.

Advance Care Planning

Education classes on end of life planning, and assistance completing forms such as an advance directive/living will, Durable Power of Attorney for health care, and CPR directives.

Cafeteria discounts 

Aspen Club members enjoy a 10 percent discount in the PVH and MCR cafeterias.

Information & referral

The Senior Services / Aspen Club program has information about hospital and community services and resources.

Legal and financial education classes

Financial, legal and estate planning workshops offered in partnership with the PVH and MCR Foundations.

Sidewalk Safety

Complimentary bags of “ice-melt” are available for members to use on slippery sidewalks around their homes. The goal of this program is to prevent falls. Salt is available November through February, or while supplies last.

Therapeutic Mini-Massage

This drop-in service is available at PVH, MCR and Greeley Medical Clinic with certified massage therapists. Ten-minute chair massages cost $10; a 20-minute chair massage costs $20. No appointments necessary.

AARP Driver Safety Program

Aspen Club is a co-sponsor of AARP Driver Safety classes. Participants may receive a discount on their automobile insurance premiums upon completing this class. Sessions are offered throughout the region. Cost for AARP members is $15, Non-AARP members is $20.