Be Well Programs

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Be Well University

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. 

ACTIVE LIVING

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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 theStoryWalk Logo forms or call 788-3781.

StoryWalk 

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!

May, June, July 2019                             Star Stuff – Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos, Stephanie Roth Sisson

August, September 2019                        Library Mouse, Daniel Kirk

October, November, December 2019           How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? Jane Yolen

HEALTHY START

CRIB CLINIC 

SIDS is the sudden, unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year of age that doesn’t have a known cause even after a complete investigation. Each year in the United States, thousands of babies die suddenly and unexpectedly. These deaths are called SUID (pronounced SOO-idd), which stands for “Sudden Unexpected Infant Death.” The Derby Health Collaborative will host a seminar to inform parents, grandparents and friends about the newest research and the best practices to keep your infants safe and healthy. New moms (within 1 year) and expectant moms will received a portable baby crib upon completion of the requirements.  

Day:   Tuesday
Date:   August 6
Time:  6:00  to 7:00 pm
Fee:     FREE but you must pre-register
Location:  Derby Recreation Center, Greteman Room
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COMING THIS FALL

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Run. Walk. Dance. Play. What's your move? The Derby Health Collaborative is challenging every resident in Derby and the USD 260 community to a month-long activity program. Everyone can find safe, fun, ways to get moving. Download the tracking calendar to record "your moves" in order to be entered into a drawing for prizes.

To be eligible for prizes download a challenge tracking card at the DRC website. Complete the card and turn your tracking card in to the DRC by October 15. For more information contact Debbie at 788-3781 or debbie@derbyrec.com.

EXPANDED FOOD AND NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM (EFNEP)

EFNEP offers 5 weeks of interactive, practical lessons in basic nutrition, food preparation, food budget management, and food safety in settings convenient for you. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is sponsored by the USDA and taught by K-State Research & Extension.
Participants will learn how to:
Buy healthy food on a budget.
Plan nutritious and quick meals.
Prepare and taste recipes your family will love.

We serve parents with young children and pregnant women that are eligible for:
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), WIC, Head Start, Families whose children receive free and reduced lunch.

Free, but you must register.
Day:   Thursdays
Session dates: October 3 – October 31
Time:  10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Fee:     FREE but you must pre-register.
Location:  Oaklawn Activity Center

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.

Day:   Mondays
Dates: September 9 – October 28
Time:  5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Fee:     $25.00 for entire series
Location:  DRC, Greteman Room

Crib Clinic

SIDS is the sudden, unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year of age that doesn’t have a known cause even after a complete investigation. Each year in the United States, thousands of babies die suddenly and unexpectedly. These deaths are called SUID (pronounced SOO-idd), which stands for “Sudden Unexpected Infant Death.” The Derby Health Collaborative will host a seminar to inform parents, grandparents and friends about the newest research and the best practices to keep your infants safe and healthy. New moms (within 1 year) and expectant moms will received a portable baby crib upon completion of the requirements.  Free, but you must register.

Day:    Tuesday
Date:   October 1
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Fee:     FREE but you must pre-register
Location:  Oaklawn Activity Center

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Day:    Tuesday
Date:   December 3
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Fee:     FREE but you must pre-register
Location:  Derby Recreation Center

Baby TAlk 

Baby Talk is a free prenatal education series taught by medical professionals that gives women and their family a chance to learn and get ready for the new baby. You will get informative materials and baby items simply by coming to class each week. The Baby Talk series offers an introductory class and sign up plus 6 free classes. Baby Talk gives you a place to go where you can get your questions answered in a safe and fun community.  Go to http://www.babytalkict.com for a schedule of classes and locations.

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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.kids

This 8-week program is available to Derby youth ages 15 to 18. Class meets 2 hours each week. Interested youth must fill out an application and be accepted into the program. Once accepted into the program, 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.

Next Session: January 2020

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.