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HRHS HEALTHY LIFESTYLES CLASS BEGINS IN MILES CITY, BAKER AND EKALAKA IN AUGUST

July 12, 2011

Holy Rosary Healthcare is beginning its eighth session of Healthy Lifestyles, a 10-month weight management and healthy living wellness program. The program will begin in late August in Miles City, Baker and Ekalaka as part of a partnership between Holy Rosary Healthcare, Fallon Medical Complex, and new partnership with Dahl Memorial Clinic. HRH has previously teamed up in Baker, Forsyth, and Colstrip communities to offer the popular program. HRH will be accepting up to 60 people in Miles City, 25 in Baker, and 15 in Ekalaka. Interested parties are encouraged to enroll now as the classes fill quickly.

“We’re so happy to be taking this program back to Baker and expanding it to other markets as well,” said Liane Vadheim, RD, one of the program’s lifestyle coaches and instructors. “Our participants in Baker and Ekalaka will join the class through the telemed system which has worked really well for us so far.”

Over 500 participants have participated in the programs. So far, they have lost over 5,500 pounds, lowered their blood pressure and cholesterol, and report higher energy.

People at risk for diabetes and cardiovascular or heart disease have a unique opportunity to participate in medically guided, healthy living and weight management courses through Holy Rosary Healthcare. This project is funded, in part, through a $120,000 grant between the HRH Foundation and the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services.

The program is divided into two main sections – the 16-week core program and the six months of follow-up curriculum. The 16-week core program includes:

  • weight loss and lifestyle goal setting
  • personal lifestyles coach for 1:1 coaching
  • weekly educational sessions monitoring patient status on goal attainment
  • diet and physical activity recommendations
  • guided exercise activities available at least twice weekly (available after fifth session)
  • The six months of follow-up curriculum includes:

  • ongoing meetings with personal lifestyles coach
  • monthly educational group sessions
  • additional assistance and tracking of lifestyle goals
  • activities to keep participants on track and working toward their long-term lifestyle changes
  • Miles City participants may choose to attend 16 one-hour weekly educational classes on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm or Wednesdays at noon, beginning in September with initial individual assessments beginning at the end of August. Baker and Ekalaka participants will have a Tuesday class through the telemed system as designated at each facility at 5:30 pm. The enrollment fee for the 10-month program is $150, which is subsidized by the state grant. Scholarships are available based on income guidelines. For more information or for an enrollment packet, call (406) 233.4067 in Miles City, (406) 775-6201 or (406) 775-6777 in Ekalaka, and (406) 778.5146 in Baker.