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Wellness Wednesdays

Timely tips from our Wizards of Wellness are delivered once a week on Wednesdays. Looking for more information? Miss a website address? Just want to talk to a real person? Find more on each episode below.

Slow Down Dementia with CST - New classes start soon (August 24, 2022)

Dignity Health Wellness Centers are offering a new program that can help slow the progression of dementia using a multi-sensory approach that incorporates conversation, socialization, and physical activity. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy or CST is an evidence-based group intervention for individuals with mild to moderate dementia. Research shows that CST leads to significant benefits in people's cognitive functioning and social relationships. Studies also suggest CST can be equally as effective as dementia medications at slowing the progression of the disease.  Learn more here

If you know someone who could benefit from this class, contact us at (702) 616-4971 to register.

Weight Loss Journey (April 6, 2022)

We all have our own wellness journeys, and for some of us, that includes weight loss. But trying to lose weight these days can be like a roller coaster, making it feel like success is only short term, but if you’re ready to make some changes for the long-term, our Bariatric surgery experts are here to help. Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is a safe and effective way to lose weight and keep it off long-term. It can help you reclaim your health, feel more confident, and start living a more active life.

For more information on the program, visit our website ( or call us at (702) 727-6349.

Farmers Market Tips (March 23, 2022)

Warmer weather means Farmer’s Markets are coming soon. Take some tips from our experts on how the farmer’s market can be a great source of flavor and nutrients for your family’s table. 

If you’d like to learn more about nutrition, healthy cooking and eating, smart shopping and more, join us for one of our free or low-cost classes led by our Dignity Health Registered Dietitians. Click here for the full schedule.

Diabetes Day (March 9, 2022)

Diabetes Alert Day is March 22. Diabetes impacts more than 34 million Americans. That’s 10 percent of the U.S. population. Another 88 million adults have pre-diabetes, a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Eight out of ten people living with prediabetes don’t know they have it.

Take time to find out if you - or someone you love - is at risk for type 2 diabetes.

Click here to take the test

If you are diabetic, pre-diabetic, or want to learn how you can prevent diabetes, check out our schedule of free and low-cost classes at our Dignity Health Wellness Centers.

Add Some Spice to Your Life (March 2, 2022)

We all have a spice cabinet in our kitchen. But are you using yours to its full potential? The right combination of spices is key to making your favorite healthy recipes taste great. Cooking with the right spices, you can provide dense sources of antioxidants and phytochemicals that have been linked to better health and prevention of disease. Come learn the secret to flavoring foods in a healthy way.  Join the Dignity Health registered Dietitians at a hands-on workshop where you’ll create and take home your own healthy spice blend. You'll also get a free copy of our “Guide to Creating Healthy Flavors.”

Free Classes March 17 and 22. Click here for more information and to register

Baby Baby (February 9, 2022)

Experiencing the miracle of birth and becoming a new parent is one of life’s truly amazing experiences. Until they hand you that little miracle and it’s time to go home… Only first-time parents can truly appreciate the terror and anxiety that comes with a new baby. Dignity Health Wellness Centers are here to help and support you. 

We offer a full suite of classes for expecting mothers and new parents that will help you approach this wondrous experience with knowledge and confidence. It doesn’t matter if you welcomed your baby in our hospital or across town, these free or low-cost resources are available to everyone.

  • Learn the basics about how to care for your new baby in our Baby Basics class. 
  • New Dads can get advice from veteran dads in our Daddy Boot Camp.
  • Baby Car Seat got you frustrated? Make an appointment for a free car seat safety check.
  • And many more. Including information on WIC Nutrition Services and support for post-partum anxiety and depression. 

All this and more. Everything you need, all in one place.  

Visit our website for information on classes and support groups.  

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Infants, Children, and Parenting

Mommy Support Squad

Enhance Fitness (February 2, 2022)

Fitness is important throughout our lives, but it is especially important as we begin to age. It’s critical we keep things moving. So why not have some fun while we do it…

Our Dignity Health Wellness Centers offer free and low-cost fitness classes, including Enhance Fitness. Our Enhance Fitness classes are led by certified instructors who lead older adults through evidence-based group exercise and fall prevention programs. No matter what your fitness level, we can help you become more active and energized. Enhance Fitness is a full hour of fun, focusing on dynamic cardio exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility — everything older adults need to maintain health and function as they age.

Studies show classes can improve physical function, decrease depression, protect against falls and fall injury, reduce medical care utilization costs, and provide a social benefit.

Classes are free and available throughout the week at our Wellness Center locations across the Las Vegas Valley. For a complete list of Wellness Center Fitness classes, including Enhance Fitness, click here

Mastering the Art of Smoothie Making (January 26, 2022)

Enjoying a delicious home-made smoothie is a great way to introduce many heart-healthy foods into your daily routine. But if you aren’t careful, smoothies can turn into calorie and fat laden diet busters. Done properly, smoothies can give you heart-protecting nutrients that your body will love. 

The Registered Dieticians at Dignity Health Wellness Centers have crafted a new class called “Mastering the Art of Smoothie Making.” Let us teach you how to take your smoothie game to the next level! It's easy - with the right recipe and technique - anyone can create a smoothie they will LOVE.

"Mastering the Art of Smoothie Making" classes February 8, 9, 10, and 22. Join us in person or via ZOOM. Select from one of four sessions: 

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 10 to 11 a.m.
Location: BLUE DIAMOND Wellness Center and ZOOM
Cost: FREE
Join ZOOM Meeting: ID: 97332269611, Passcode: 996125

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to noon
Location: GREEN VALLEY Wellness Center 
Cost: FREE

Thursday, Feb. 10, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: HENDERSON Wellness Center
Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: NORTH LAS VEGAS Wellness Center and ZOOM
Cost: FREE
Join ZOOM Meeting: ID: 94735609901, Passcode: 013787

Slow Down Dementia with CST (January 19, 2022)

With nearly 10 million new cases diagnosed each year, dementia is a major cause of disability and dependency. It impacts not only affecting the people living with dementia, but also their families and caregivers. 

Dignity Health Wellness Centers are offering a new program that can help slow the progression of dementia using a multi-sensory approach that incorporates conversation, socialization, and physical activity. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy or CST is an evidence-based group intervention for individuals with mild to moderate dementia. Research shows that CST leads to significant benefits in people's cognitive functioning and social relationships. Studies also suggest CST can be equally as effective as dementia medications at slowing the progression of the disease. Learn more here. 

If you know someone who could benefit from this class, contact us at (702) 616-4971 to register. 

Let’s Slow Down Dementia with CST
Tuesdays, Thursdays 
February 1 - March 17
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Green Valley Wellness Center
2651 Paseo Verde Pkwy (near 215 & Pecos)

Safe Sitter (January 12, 2022)

Do you know a teenager who feels they are ready to stay home alone, watch their brothers and sisters, or even babysit? Then it’s time for Safe Sitter.

Safe Sitter has been providing life skills, safety skills, and child care training for teens for more than 40 years. Classes provide young teens, grades six through eight, with the skills they need to be safe while home alone or babysitting.

Dignity Health Wellness Center is an authorized Safe Sitter training site. Our classes are taught by a certified instructor and a Registered Nurse. After completing this six-hour course, young people will feel more confident in their ability to care for younger children and manage emergencies. 

Our next class: 

Monday, Feb 21
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$20 fee includes lunch
Space is limited. Call (702) 616-4902 to register
Where: Dignity Health Wellness Center – Green Valley
2651 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Suite 180, Henderson, NV 89074 (near Pecos & 215)

Healthy Eating Resolutions (December 29, 2021)

Thinking about resolutions as we prepare to turn the calendar to 2022? If eating healthier in the New Year is on your list, the Registered Dietitians at the Dignity Health Wellness Centers have some tips to help you set and achieve your goals. 

Learn more about nutrition and healthy eating at one of our many free and low-cost classes offered at our Dignity Health Wellness Centers. Find the schedule on our website.

Fitness Resolutions (December 22, 2021)

Thinking ahead about New Year’s Resolutions? If you are planning to get fit in 2022, let our experts guide you to success with some helpful tips and advice. 

Find our full schedule of free and low-cost fitness classes available at our Dignity Health Wellness Centers across the valley. 

Holiday Blues - Part 2 (December 15, 2021)

Holiday Blues got you down? Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude. By showing our appreciation for others we can reduce our stress and anxiety and boost our own mood.

For information on free and low-cost classes offered at our Dignity Health Wellness Centers, visit our website -

Holiday Blues - Part 1 (December 8, 2021)

As we navigate the holidays we can be confronted by stress, emotions, and anxiety and fighting the Holiday Blues. It’s completely normal to be experiencing lots of emotions. Accepting your feelings is an important first step to building resilience through tough times. Today we share a few tips for lowering your stress and allowing you to enjoy this special time of year. 

Ask yourself:

  • How am I feeling right now?
  • Can I name the emotions I am feeling? 
  • What do I think is causing these emotions? 

Remember - it’s okay not to be okay. By thinking through what you are feeling, you can better understand and manage what you’re feeling. 

For information on classes, education, and support groups that might help you through the season, visit our website -

Advent Kindness Calendar (December 1, 2021)

It’s Wellness Wednesday! Today, Sister Katie helps us launch our Advent Kindness Calendar. Join us and share a little kindness with others each day until Christmas. You’ll be surprised to discover some of the amazing health benefits it can bring.

Holiday Food! (November 24, 2021)

With the holidays approaching we all begin to think about… Food! If you’d like to enjoy your holiday dinner without feeling as stuffed as the turkey you just devoured, we’ve got a few tips that will help.

Vegan Holiday Dinner Tips (November 17, 2021)

With holiday celebrations just around the corner, you may find yourself hosting a big family dinner. If you are expecting a holiday dinner guest who has chosen to follow a Vegan lifestyle, don’t panic.  With a few adjustments, you all can all enjoy a great traditional meal together while respecting everyone’s dietary choices.

Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorder (November 10, 2021)

The birth of a child is universally anticipated as one of the most joyous events of a lifetime. But each year, tens of thousands of new parents – women and men – suffer from postpartum depression. One in five moms experience major or minor depression following childbirth while one in ten new dads experience it as well. Postpartum depression is treatable. The first step to seeking treatment is to speak with a health care provider. Find helpful information and resources on the Postpartum Support International website or talk with one of our Dignity Health experts at (702) 616-4377.

Nevada Health Link (November 3, 2021)

If you don’t have employee-sponsored health insurance, or if you have recently become uninsured, now is the time to get insured. The Open Enrollment Period for Nevada Health Link runs through January 15. Nevada Health Link is an online exchange where Nevada residents can shop for and enroll in qualified health plans that are affordable-care-act compliant. Find plans that fit your medical and family needs, as well as your budget. All in one convenient location. Visit or call us at (702) 616-4904 to get started.

Get a Flu Shot! (October 27, 2021)

Flu is a contagious respiratory disease that can lead to serious illness, hospitalization, or even death. The protection from your last flu vaccine declines over time, so yearly vaccination is needed for the best protection. Hundreds of millions of Americans have safely received flu vaccines over the past 50 years and extensive research supports their safety. For more information on flu and the flu vaccine, visit can help you locate where you can get a flu shot near you. 

Responsible Early Detection (October 20, 2021)

Early detection is the best weapon to fight any disease. In today’s Wellness Wednesday segment, we explain that, through the Engelstad R.E.D. Rose Program, our Dignity Health Wellness Centers can provide free clinical breast exams and other services for women and men who don’t have adequate health care resources. Bilingual services are available. For more information visit R.E.D. Rose or call us at (702) 620-7858.

MAP - Medicare Assistance Program (October 13, 2021)

Having trouble making sense out of your Medicare benefit options? Medicare Open Enrollment season is upon us. You can make changes to your Medicare coverage anytime between October 15 and December 7. If you or someone you know is confused about Medicare coverage, let our Medicare Assistance Program specialists help you make Medicare work for you. Our service is free. We won’t try to sell you anything. We just want to help you make the most of your health care coverage. Learn more here.

Prediabetes (October 6, 2021)

1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes and close to 90% of them don’t know they have it. Are you one of them? Prediabetes is when someone’s blood sugar level is too high but not quite high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Left untreated, it can easily become type 2 diabetes. So take the prediabetes risk test now to see where you stand. It’s just seven easy questions. Click here to take the test

Detected early, prediabetes can often be reversed with small changes to your diet, an increase in physical activity, and lower stress. Changing your lifestyle can be hard to do on your own, but Dignity Health Wellness Centers can help support you. We have a class starting soon. Learn more here or call us for more information. Don’t just do it for yourself. Do it for all the people in your life.  

Healthy Hearts (September 29, 2021)

Today’s world is full of numbers, most of which we can’t control. But there are some important numbers we can help you gain control of. If your doctor has asked you to manage your blood pressure or cholesterol levels, we are ready to help you help yourself. Our four-week Healthy Heart Program series is designed to help boost your confidence in managing heart disease. You’ll have access to customized classes and consultations with a Registered Dietitian and Pharmacist. Complete the program, and we’ll help you stay on track with three months of free fresh fruits and vegetables delivered right to your door! Click here for information or to register. Or call (702) 620-7863.

Sore, Weak & Wobbly (September 22, 2021)

Sore, weak, and wobbly is no way to enjoy your golden years. One in three people over age 65 will suffer a serious fall this year. Rather than a visit to the ER, make plans to join us at our Dignity Health Wellness Centers where we offer evidence-based classes designed to help you keep independent, upright and active. The Stepping On: Fall Prevention Program is a seven-week class designed to build strength, awareness, and confidence. Click here to register or call (702) 616-4922 for more information.

Love & Logic (September 15, 2021)

Would you like to put the fun back in parenting? Would you like your kids to listen the first time you ask them to do something? Maybe fewer temper tantrums and a little bit more cooperation. To view our full schedule of free and low-cost Infants, Children & Parenting classes and to sign up for: Parenting the Love & Logic Way, click here or call (702) 616-4377 for further assistance.

Yoga! Yoga! Yoga! (September 8, 2021)

Balance and flexibility are key elements of a healthy lifestyle. No matter your age, yoga is a great way to stay in shape and maintain these essential skills. Here at our centers we’ve got a wide selection of yoga classes - from beginners yoga to vinyasa flow chair yoga and many levels in between. Check out our full schedule of free and low-cost fitness classes

Questions? Call us at (702) 616-4901.

Shop with a List (September 1, 2021)

Want to feel better? Eat better! Eat better by shopping smarter! Make a list and stick to it. Bring home lots of fruits and veggies - three to five servings per day. And never shop hungry. 

Click here to learn more about the Nutrition classes and resources we offer.

Call us at (702) 616-4975 for more information.