Better Choices, Better Health Program

Looking to make this your healthiest year ever?

Sign up for Better Choices Better Health today!


Put "life" back into your life.

Maybe you want to learn about healthier eating or you want to finally complete that project you’ve been putting off around the house. Whatever your goal, we can help you take back control of your life! Sign up for “Better Choices, Better Health” – a workshop for people with chronic health conditions (and their loved ones).

In this free six-week workshop, learn about a variety of topics, including:

  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • Difficult emotions
  • Weight management
  • And much more...

UPCOMING CLASSES (sign up form below)


Adel Public Library, 303 S 10th Street,  Adel, IA 50003

  • Tuesdays, starting on May 2nd and ending on June 6th
  • Time: 1-3:30om
  • Location: Upstairs Conference Room


Northwest Community Center, 5110 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

  • Thursdays, starting on May 11th and ending on June 15th
  • Time: 9am-11:30am
  • Location: Craft Room


Mercy Medical Center - East Tower, 1111 Sixth Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314

  • Saturdays, starting on May 20th and ending on June 24th
  • Time: 9:00am-11:30am
  • Location: East Tower Conference Rooms 


Mercy North, 800 E 1st Street, Ankeny, IA 50021

  • Mondays, starting on June 12th and ending on July 24th (July 3rd will be skipped due the holiday)
  • Time: 1:00-3:30pm
  • Location: Conference Room


Immanuel Pathways, 7700 Hickman Road, Windsor Heights, IA 50324
Restrictions apply for joining this workshop. Contact us at 515-643-8632 for more details.

  • Thursdays, starting on June 22nd and ending on July 27th
  • Time: 12 (noon)-2:30pm
  • Location: TBD


Contact us today to learn more.  Email sclough@mercydesmoines.org or call (515) 643-8632.



Select the location for classes you are interested in and fill out the form below:


"When I signed up for the class, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I thought anything to do with ‘better living’ could only help my situation. I have to say, it was MORE than I expected." -- S. Winters

"Initially, I wanted someone to just tell me what to do to be healthy, and with the leadership of Rachel and Stacey, I learned I can self-manage my way to a healthier lifestyle, overcoming my own chronic pain and chronic situations while understanding others’. Thanks to you, I am on the road to positive healthy living!!"  -- J. Roul


(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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