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Read Our Articles in the Fort Collins Coloradoan

Long-Term Caring is all About the Relationships, from Jackie King "I see nurses having conversations sitting on the side of the bed with residents, kneeling down to talk one-on-one if they're in a wheelchair. Hugs. I see hugs all the time between residents and staff members."

Not all Fun & Games, activity directors create programming which helps enrich the lives of the residents.

Horticulture At Columbine, first impressions are everything. Carefully cultivated landscapes greet visitors and enrich residents' everyday excursions.

"What is Assisted Living at Columbine Commons?"

At Columbine Health Systems CNAs provide the sometimes invisible but always essential one-on-one care. Read the entire article here.

Read our story on Transportation "Time to turn in the keys", with remarks from Brent Unrau, driver & dispatcher with Columbine's transportation services.

Lauren Shimp Social Services Director at Centre Avenue discusses senior care in the article "Senior resources help make caregivers just family again".

Anna VonDreele, Care Manager for Columbine, talks about the "importance of care management for successful senior care".

"Senior care is next step on life journey", Stefanie Merrell, Manager at The Winslow, shares her thoughts on making decisions about residential facilities.

"Summertime is perfect time to prepare seniors for winter." Yvonne Myers, Director at Columbine Health Systems, comments "Summertime is the best time to plan a move for loved ones into assisted living."

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Welcome to the Columbine Health Systems
Center for Healthy Aging

The Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging is a catalyst for interdisciplinary research and evidence-based outreach and education about healthy aging. As a community-engaged center, we aim to be a premier local, regional, and nationally-recognized resource for discovery and application of research on biological, cognitive, psychological, social, and behavioral factors that lead to healthy and successful aging.

Columbine Health Systems is Growing!

Columbine Health Systems is expanding its housing options for seniors by adding patio homes in Fort Collins, Colorado and an independent apartment building and skilled nursing facility in Windsor, Colorado. Watch for more details coming soon!

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Health & Wellness Programs are a partnership between the City of Fort Collins, UCHealth, and Columbine Health Systems. These programs offer many tips on improving the life of seniors. Watch this VIDEO for more information.

Come to the Fort Collins Senior Center

Tame Stress Learn techniques to undo negative habits associated with cycles of stress. By CSU/Larimer County Extension. Senior Center, Thursday, Jan 25th, 10:00‑11:00am, no fee.
Upside of Downsizing Seasoned experts share tips on decluttering and moving. Senior Center, Thursday, Jan 25th, 2:00‑3:30pm, no fee.
Brain and Balance Fun brain games and functional balance exercises are brought together to offer support, laughter, and results. By Diane Horak Columbine Health Systems. Senior Center, Thursdays, Jan 4th - 25th, 1:30am‑2:00pm, $15 fee.
Osteoporosis Education, exercise, and prevention.  By Front Range Therapy. Senior Center, Tuesday, Jan 30th, 1:00‑2:00pm, $5 fee.
Essential Oils 101 Learn the basic health and wellness benefits of essential oils.  Experiment and even taste! Senior Center, Wednesday, Feb 7th, 10:00‑11:30am, no fee.
Living Well with Diabetes Receive support and practical way to deal with diabetes. By UCHealth Aspen Club. Senior Center, Wednesdays, Jan 31st - March 7th, 1:30‑4:00pm, no fee.

Call: 970-221-6644 to schedule appointment for these programs.