Roots of Wellness is our new program designed to help you manage your health by learning about simple lifestyle changes you can make for better health. Participants in this free 8-week wellness program will learn about food as medicine, how to choose and afford healthy foods, gardening, physical activity and how to manage or prevent chronic diseases including diabetes and emotional health.
Roots of Wellness 2021 8-week course begins on Oct. 7th and is held every Thursday through Dec. 2nd. The first class on Oct. 7th is from 5-6:30 pm and the remaining classes will be held from 6-7:30 pm. Some classes will be in-person, and some will be virtual. Roots of Wellness Colorado/Food is Medicine/Partners in Health is an ongoing program designed to teach you about simple lifestyle changes that can improve your health. This collaborative community partnership was created in 2018 by Siouxanne Mease, a nurse at Mountain Family Health Centers, as a capstone project for Health Care Advocacy and has grown to serve the community in a unique and beneficial way.
Registration is open. Click here to register.
Food Is Medicine
Did you know what you eat can make a huge difference in your health? Food is our most basic medicine. What we eat fuels our body and allows it to function. Food helps us maintain our health. It can help prevent disease and can also be the best medicine to manage chronic diseases such as diabetes. (Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the body has high sugar levels for prolonged periods of time. This disease can be deadly if not treated or managed.) Even your emotional well-being is affected by your diet.
Join us for this free 8-week wellness program. Learn how you can achieve and maintain optimal health with nutritious foods and physical activity.
Topics to be covered include:
NOTE: Spanish Interpretation will be available for all classes
|1||10/7/21||Garden -1||MFHC Rifle Garden*||CSU Ext/Drew Walters and Siouxanne Mease, RN||5-6:30 pm|
|2||10/14/21||Cooking Matters||Virtual**||Garfield County PHa/Stephanie Nick||6-7:30 pm|
|3||10/21/21||Disease Prev/Mgmt||Event Hall***/virtual**||“The Peoples Clinic” Dr. Greg Feinsinger||6-7:30 pm|
|4||10/28/21||Yoga||Event Hall*** Virtual**||Kaitlyn McGovern||6-7:30 pm|
|5||11/4/21||Behavioral Health||Event Hall*** Virtual**||Oyen Hoffman||6-7:30 pm|
|6||11/11/21||Garden-2||MFHC Garden* Virtual**||Siouxanne Mease, RN||
|7||11/18/21||Cooking Matters||Event Hall***||Garfield County PHa/Stephanie Nick||6-7:30 pm|
|This week off for Thanksgiving|
|8||12/02/21||Cooking Mattes||Virtual**||Garfield County PHa/Stephanie Nick||6-7:30 pm|
** Virtual link invite will be sent via email to participants email before the course begins
*** Garfield County Fair Grounds/Event Hall: Rifle
a Garfield County Public Health/Cooking Matters Registered Dietician
As indicated above, there will be a virtual option for all but the Garden components of the course, for those individuals that feel safer joining from home. We want you to know that you are welcome to join and be a part of a lifestyle change that will benefit you for the rest of your life if maintained.
We hope you will register to participate and join us for this amazing course.
Click here to fill out a online registration form.
Contact Siouxanne Mease for any questions or concerns.
Siouxanne Mease RN BSN: call or text to 970-945-2840 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org