Baylor Scott & White Community Wellness and Diabetes Center – Brenham, located at the corner of S. Day St. and Goessler St., provides services and screenings aimed at improving the health and well-being citizens in a seven-county area. The friendly and helpful staff strive to provide and assist our members in prevention and management of chronic health conditions.
Our American Diabetes Association-recognized Diabetes Center offers a variety of resources for individuals diagnosed with diabetes, including one-on-one education, group classes and a diabetes refresher class. The center is coordinated by a Dietician who is also a Certified Diabetes Educator. Most services are covered by Medicare and private health insurance.
We offer classes and trainings that provide health and wellness services with an emphasis on, health education, nutrition, physical fitness and health care screenings.
Baylor Scott & White Health accepts most insurance plans. Check with your insurance provider to verify coverage.
The best place to start: An ongoing senior exercise program that includes flexibility, cardiovascular, balance and strength exercises. This class is free and open to anyone and is a great place to learn more about the other programs offered.
This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 PM.
WELLNESS Learn Well, Live Well - Community Based
Regular Wellness Learn Well, Live Well events are held at the center and are open to the public. Each session includes educational information about preventive health care, lectures, or presentations held by physicians and staff about health related topics like understanding various conditions and diseases, when to seek treatment, and the treatment options available.
A support group for individuals with diabetes and their families. Local specialists speak on a variety of diabetes-related topics.
This group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.
A monthly support group developed by the American Lung Association for people with chronic lung disease. Family, friends and support persons are also welcome.
This class is led by Carol Gaskamp, CRT, RCP, and advocates for our center and teaches Respiratory Wellness throughout Washington County.
The club provides disease-specific education and emotional support in group discussion and lecture format. This group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 2:00--3:00 PM.
WELLNESS PROGRAMS: Stress-Busting
A program designed to provide support to family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s/dementia, cancer chronic disease, illness or disability.
This interactive group learning experience focuses on stress management and relaxation techniques, handling grief, loss and depression, and taking time for yourself.
This nine-week class meets once a week for 90 minutes.
WELLNESS PROGRAMS: A Matter of Balance
A class specifically designed to reduce the fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle and improve activity levels among community-dwelling older adults.
This eight-week class meets once a week for two hours, during the class, participants learn to:
- View falls as controllable
- Set goals for increasing activity
- Make changes to reduce fall risk at home
- Exercise to increase strength and balance
Better Choices Better Health - CHRONIC DISEASE SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
A self-management program, designed to promote practical skills for those facing chronic conditions like heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, asthma, and other health conditions.
This six-week class meets once a week for two hours subjects covered include:
- Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation,
- Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance,
- Appropriate use of medications,
- Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals,
- Decision making
- How to evaluate new treatments.
Chronic Pain Self-Management
A workshop that helps participants and their support person deal with the ongoing challenges associated with chronic pain. Participants gain the confidence and skills in self-managing chronic pain.
This Texas A&M Evidence-Based Programs, created by a Stanford patient education student from Texas A&M work hand-in-hand with the Wellness and Diabetes Team to assist patients in Washington and the surrounding counties. This six-week course meets once a week for two hours and includes:
- Strategies to overcome problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep
- About exercises for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, endurance and pacing activity with rest
- Appropriate use of medications and evaluating new treatments
- Communication skills
- The importance of good nutrition in pain management
A program that helps those living with diabetes or pre-diabetes to improve their general health.
This six-week class meets once a week for two and a half hours.
WELLNESS PROGRAMS: Fit and Strong
An award-wining, evidence-based physical activity and behavioral program developed by the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Research on Health Aging, proven to improve arthritis symptoms and promote an active lifestyle.
This eight-week program meets three times a week for 90 minutes and helps participants to improve:
- Lower extremity stiffness
- Lower extremity pain
- Lower extremity strength
- Aerobic capacity
- Participation in exercise and caloric expenditure
- Self-Efficacy for Exercise
WELLNESS PROGRAMS: Texercise
A statewide fitness program developed by the Department of Aging and Disability Services to educate Texans and their families and involve them in physical activities and proper nutrition.
This 10-week class meets two times a week for 90 minutes.