Rx For Health

The city, in partnership with the following medical providers, offers free access to Westminster Recreation Centers and health coaching in partnership with the YMCA. To get a referral to the program please check with your primary care physician and ask about the RX for Health Program. 

If you are a medical provider and want more information on how to join our referral program please contact Barbara Giedraitis, Acting Recreation Services Manager at 303-658-2958 or bgiedrai@cityofwestminster.us 

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • St. Anthony North
  • Nurse Family Partnership
  • Kid’s First Health 
  • Community Reach
  • Partners In Health
  • Westminster Medical Clinic
  • Arbor Family Medicine
  • Tri-County Public Health 
  • Jefferson County Public Health
  • Colorado Access
  • UC Health - Broomfield
  • UC Health - Westminster
  • New West Physicians
  • SCL Health Medical Group

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Evidence based Fitness Programs

Evidence based fitness program are scientifically proven to:

  • Improve quality of life
  • Increase self-efficacy in managing ones health
  • Increase or maintain independence
  • Increase positive health behaviors and mobility
  • Reduce disability (fewer falls, later onset or fewer years of disability, etc.)
  • Reduce pain
  • Improve mental health (including the delays in loss of cognitive function and positive effects on depressive tymptoms)

Fit and Strong!
Fit & Strong! is an exercise program with an emphasis on behavior change for older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis. Fit & Strong! includes 60 minutes of exercise, and 30 minutes of health education and group discussion. Fit & Strong! will help you: manage arthritis, exercise safely, decrease joint pain & stiffness, improve daily function, and reduce anxiety & depression. FREE for SilverSneakers® pass holders!

Walk With Ease
Whether you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be more active, the Arthritis Foundation’s six-week Walk With Ease program can teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life. Studies show that this program is proven to reduce arthritis pain, increase balance, strength and walking pace, build confidence and improve overall health. FREE for SilverSneakers® pass holders!

Walk with Ease and Fit & Strong program

Active Living Every Day - Coming Fall 2018
Adding regular physical activity to your week can make a huge difference in your health. Move more and you’ll have more energy, less stress, a reduced risk of chronic diseases, a healthier weight and a better sleep quality. Active Living Every Day is a step-by-step plan for building a healthier life. You’ll create your own plan based on your preferences and lifestyle and you’ll be encouraged to choose activities that you like and that fit easily into your routine. If you’ve decided that you want to lead a more active life, this program offers you all the tools you need to take the first steps toward success. 

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Diabetes Prevention Program and Journey to Wellness

Free educational classes are offered for adults at Westminster Recreation Centers to build the skills needed to lose weight, improve health, and reduce the risk of chronic disease. For detailed information on classes and eligibility please contact: YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program - Tammy Dickerson at 303-557-8662; or Journey to Wellness by Tri-County Health Department – Keri Howard at 303-783-7118.

Health Champions

Are you striving toward whole body wellness?

This weekly support group focuses on achieving and maintaining your healthy weight by incorporating healthy eating, engaging in regular physical activity and exploring stress reduction techniques.

Each week we will weigh-in, take time to share and receive advice and support, and engage in light physical activity like walking or yoga.

Group members receive one private consultation with a registered dietitian as well as the eight weeks of group classes. 

For additional information or to register for a class, please call 303-460-9691 or register online