Improve Your Health and Quality of Life
Health education programs are designed to empower Derby residence to improve their health and quality of life. Programs are managed by the Derby Health Collaborative. All classes require registration. Call the DRC at 788-3781 or click here.
Derby Walks Initiative
Join the Derby Walks Initiative by pledging to walk 30 minutes most days to improve and maintain your health. Walking is great for your health and only requires a good pair of shoes. Walking reduces the risk of many chronic diseases too. By signing up and tracking your time, you will become eligible to use the indoor track at the DRC free of charge on inclement weather days. Download the forms or call 788-3781.
Imagine you are taking a walk through High Park and you come upon a page from a children’s picture book. As you walk along the path, you discover another page, and then another and you realize you’re reading a story! StoryWalk combines the pleasures of reading wonderful children’s books aloud with all the joys and benefits of walking together outdoors. Conceived as a way to inspire parents, teachers, and other adults to take young children outdoors to enjoy reading stories together, StoryWalk helps build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy outdoor activity for both children and their families. Join the fun at Derby’s High Park!
October, November, December 2020 Skippyjon Jones in the Dog House, Judy Schachner
January, February 2021 Giraffes Can’t Dance, Giles Andreae
March, April 2021 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Mo Willems
Lets Diabeat This
The real skinny on fat
If you have tried and failed to lose weight in the past, then you NEED The Real Skinny On Fat. Because pretty much everything you’ve ever been told about weight loss in the past is a big fat lie… Low fat is NOT the way to lose body fat. And The Real Skinny On Fat shows you exactly why this is. This new documentary video series The REAL SKINNY ON FAT brings together over 50 top experts in the world to finally uncover why we keep getting fatter and unhealthier…and what we need to do to take back our health and future. The reality is… we've been so overloaded with mis-information and blatantly false science about our health. Come take a deep dive to finally answer all your questions about diet, weight, fat, health and your longevity with amazing new science and research that's changing the way we look at our human bodies all the way down to the cellular level.
Dates: January 5 to February 23
Time: 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Fee: $25.00 for entire series
Location: Hubbard Arts Center
Keto Metabolic Makeover Masterclass
Join us for the new Keto Metabolic Makeover Masterclass. This 8-week support group will help you learn the advanced ketogenic diet techniques to burn fat & eliminate symptoms of chronic disease. This nutrition plan has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation. It also improves cellular healing and supports stronger and healthier cells. All of this leads to reduced risk of chronic disease as well as improved muscle development and fat metabolism. Participants will view a video and be provided with step-by-step instructions to help you navigate the ketogenic diet so you can get and stay in ketosis for as long as you like, so you can burn fat and say goodbye to your worse chronic diseases.
Dates: January 4 – February 22
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00pm
Fee: $40.00 for entire series
Location: Hubbard Arts Center, Innovation East & West
Get Real, Get Healthy - Becoming Your Ideal Me
Find out how to reshape your body, restore your energy and reboot your life by healing the root cause of overeating. Join Patty Stuever for this unique 4 week program on how to release that extra weight by learning to eliminate sugar and become your Ideal Me. It is recommended to purchase the following book to enhance your class experience; 8 to Your Ideal Weight by MK Mueller. Free, but you must register.
Dates: Jan. 14 – Feb 4
Time: 6:00 to 7:15 pm
Location: Hubbard Arts Center
8 to GREAT
8 to Great is THE powerful process for positive change. If you want to be inspired and empowered to be the best version of yourself you can possibly be, take charge of your life, and make positive changes then join Patty Stuever to learn an easy-to-implement, 8 step success process. It will be the most encouraging, uplifting and quickest 3 hours of your life. Free, but you must register.
Session Dates: January 7
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Hubbard Art Center
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)
If you are living with depression, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc., then this 6-week program is for you. This CDSMP workshop is interactive and helps you learn techniques to manage your chronic condition. Workshops are free and led by trained leaders. Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Condition, and an audio relaxation tape. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling live.
Session Dates: January 5 to February 9
Time: 9:30 am- 11:30 am
Fee: FREE but you must pre-register
Location: Senior Center
Joint Replacement Seminar
You are invited to a free joint replacement seminar with Dr. Ben Young, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hop and knee replacement procedures with Rock Regional Hospital.
Dates: Tuesday, February 2
Time: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Location: DRC, Greteman Room
Wellness Your Way
The Derby Health Collaborative is happy to provide these health programs at a time that is convenient for your group. Contact Debbie at 788-3781 to schedule
YOUTH JOB CONNECTIONS
Many times young people lack skills when starting their first job. Youth Job Connections is a program to teach young people skills in communication, teamwork, enthusiasm, networking, problem-solving and critical thinking. Many youth struggle filling out applications, building their resume and interviewing. The Youth Job Connections program will teach young people responsibility, organization, time management and helping to establish good work habits, experience, and financial stability.
This 8-week program is available to Derby youth ages 15 to 18. Class meets 2 hours each week. An enrollment fee of $30.00 is required. Upon completion of requirements, graduates of the program will be interviewed for various spring and summer jobs at the Derby Recreation Commission.