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. 

Click below to register and see times and days for the classes listed.

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FALL 2020

COVID-19 Precautions
We value the safety of our staff and participants. Social distancing will be practiced in all programs and participants are asked to wear a mask. Classrooms will be disinfected before, during and after class. Instructors will wear facemasks in the common areas of the facility and have the option to wear facemasks while teaching. If you have any concern about your safety, we recommend you wait to take the class until the current environment changes. 


Move Your Way Community Challenge

move-your-way-iconRun. 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 

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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 the forms or call 788-3781.

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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!

                          August, September 2020                                  
Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed, Eileen Christelow

             October, November, December 2020                
Skippyjon Jones in the Dog House, Judy Schachner

Joint Replacement Seminars

Your 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.

Session Dates:  Tuesday, Sep 22nd 6:00 pm or Thursday, Nov 5th 6:00 pm
Time: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Location:  DRC, Greteman Room 


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.

Day:   Thursday          
Session Dates: Sept. 17
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: FREE but you must pre-register
Location:  Hubbard Arts Center, Innovation East & West

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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 anReal Skinny on Fatd 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:     Tuesdays
Dates: September 15 – November 3
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fee: $25.00 for entire series
Location:  Hubbard Arts Center, Innovation East & West


Join us for the new Keto Metabolic Makeover Masterclass. This 9-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.

Day:     Mondays
Dates: October 5 –November 23
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.

Day: Thursdays
Dates: September 24 – October 15
Time: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Fee: $25.00 due to grant funding (an $85.00 value). You must pre-register.
Location:  Hubbard Arts Center, Innovation East & West

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: September 17 – October 15
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Fee: FREE but you must pre-register.
Location:  Oaklawn Activity Center

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Prevent T2 

The CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps you take control of your health by adopting habits to reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health and well-being. 

The Prevent T2 program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. Participants are charged an enrollment fee but upon completion of requirements get reimbursed plus receive a one year free DRC membership. 

In order to qualify for the Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI ≥ 25) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes by their physician. Call Debbie at (316) 529-2677 for complete details. 

Day:     Mondays
Session dates: Begins October 5 (this is a one year program)
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Fee: $125.00 (reimbursed upon completion of program) You must register.
Location:  Hubbard Arts Center, Innovation East & West



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:    Wednesday
Date: August 12
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: FREE but you must pre-register
Location:  Hubbard Arts Center


Day:    Thursday
Date: November 19
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: FREE but you must pre-register
Location:  Oaklawn Activity Center 

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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. 

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.