Colorado Mountain College in partnership with Chaffee County Public Health is pleased to announce that we will be offering a ten-week health and wellness program to residents 55 and over.

The program is called the Aging Mastery Program. It was developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA).

This is a wonderful opportunity for older adults to participate in, and reap the benefits of, this cutting-edge wellness program. Registration for either the virtual (take from anywhere!) or in-person class is now open with CMC-Salida! Classes will be held Mondays from 9:30am to 11:00am for ten weeks beginning September 12, 2022.

The goal of this program is to empower older adults to make and maintain small but impactful changes. The classes will explore navigating longer lives, physical activity, sleep, healthy eating and hydration, financial fitness, medication management, advanced planning, healthy relationships, falls prevention, and community engagement. For each of these classes, we will provide basic educational materials developed from highly trusted sources, a checklist of potential next steps, and a system for tracking behaviors. Participants will earn points for positive actions and rewards. The program will be instructed by Emily Marquis, NBHWC board certified clinical health and wellness coach.

If you are interested in learning more about the program, please visit the CMC website and search for the Aging program under Salida. Cost for 10-week program is $99. Scholarships are available through Chaffee County Public Health, please contact Molly Bischoff at or call CMC at (719) 530-7900.

You will also find Emily Marquis partnering with public health for the sold-out Motivational Interviewing for Health Care workshop, individual and group private health coaching, and teaching yoga. Join Emily’s Fall virtual program Mindful Nutrition for Less Stress where she has partnered with a Denver-based nutritionist/RD to offer individuals a personalized nutrition plan to implement in the virtual 8-week group coaching series where nutrition and stress reduction will be the focus.

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