Programs and Services
As the center develops we will be listing program offerings here. At the current time, the center offers the following:
Counseling services and neuropsychological testing
The Aging Clinic of the Rockies is a local non-profit mental health agency that offers professional counseling services to address psychological needs of older adults and their loved ones. The clinic is part of a network of mental health services in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University.
Moving Through Parkinson’s
Classes are designed for people living with Parkinson’s Disease who want to improve balance, combat stiffness and rigidity, and improve coordination, spatial awareness and well being. Classes are free and held on Mondays 11:00-12:15 & Wednesdays 2:00-3:15pm at the CSU Health and Medical Center.
The Moving Through Parkinson’s program offers classes at the CSU Center on Healthy Aging (CHA). Led by CSU Dance faculty member, Lisa Morgan, the program has grown to be a hub for collaboration, bringing an integrated and diverse offering to people living with Parkinson’s (PWP). Participants come from Fort Collins, Greeley, Windsor, Loveland, and as far away as Leadville and Laramie! Classes are also supported by the Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies. MTP classes work to improve balance, combat stiffness and rigidity, and improve coordination and spatial awareness. Our goals are to build confidence to move with freedom and ease, acquire tools to use on a daily basis, build strength and endurance and, overall, to improve our well being as we interact, share and move together. In addition to CSU Dance, the CSU Music Therapy program partners with MTP to place practicum and service learning students. This is absolutely key in supporting the intention/focus of the movement, and inspiring the participants to explore, express and add to fun and productive sessions. Students from the Occupational Therapy program also attend and support the classes for practicum experience. In addition, we have recently collaborated with the Kendall Regan Nutrition Center to develop handouts focused on specific nutritional and dietary challenges for PWP.
Healthy Aging Speaker Series
Thanks for those who could join us for Dr. Ehrhart’s talk on April 23rd. You can watch the video here.
Next month, we will feature Tom LaRocca with his talk titled “Ideas on How to Increase Healthspan” on May 21st at noon. Stay tuned for more info!