Tri-County Health Network offers a wide range of events and classes to support the health of our community.
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Free Yoga in May
When: Wednesdays in May from 4pm-5pm
Where: Oak Street Lawn (next to the Gondola)
Mental health, mindfulness and movement go hand in hand. Join TCHNetwork staff member and certified yoga instructor Julia Johnson for a FREE community yoga class every Wednesday in May from 4pm-5pm.
Class will be held at the Gondola Plaza at Oak Park Lawn. If inclement weather is an issue, yoga will take place at Telluride Yoga Center. No registration is necessary and extra mats will be available on a first come-first serve basis.
Behavioral Health Resource Fair
When: 2:00 – 5:00pm, May 24, 2021
Where: Elk’s Park, Telluride
This past year presented many different challenges and obstacles that tested our individual and collective strength and resiliency. The global pandemic forced us to cope with situations we never even imagined, and a lot of us struggled with our mental health as a result. The good news is that there are tools and resources available that can support the well-being of individuals within our communities.
Join us for a community resource fair on May 24 in Elk’s Park to learn about the #Tools2Thrive that are available in our community! The following organizations will be present to highlight the resources and programming available to community members: San Miguel Resource Center, Wilkinson Public Library, Bright Futures, Telluride Arts, Telluride Medical Center, Addicts to Athletes, Touch of Care Hospice, Telluride Aids Benefit, Pinhead, One to One, CORE, Center for Mental Health, and True North.
Community Support Group
Day – Every Monday
Time – 6-7 pm
Zoom link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87515436174
Living in a mountain town provides the rare opportunity to experience nature, participate in a plethora of outdoor activities, and work alongside like-minded people. A lot of times, it’s smiles, rainbows, sunshine, costume-wearing, and powder days. And sometimes, it’s challenging. Affordable housing, healthcare, small-town dynamics, low salaries, high food cost, and more can dampen the spirit and cause anxiety.
Many people find hope and feel better by discussing struggles and problems with others. If the opportunity to talk with others sounds appealing, we encourage you to participate in this free weekly Community Support Group led by Jennie Thomas, a local licensed social worker and counselor. Create greater connections with others facing similar issues!
Youth Mental Health First Aid
When: 8:00am – 5:00pm, May 20, 2021
Where: Wilkinson Public Library
Youth Mental Health First Aid is appropriate for any adults 18 years and older who want to learn how to help young people who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or the onset of a mental health disorder. Topics covered in the virtual training include anxiety, depression, and addictions. Participants will learn the skills to help recognize these conditions as well as how to offer help and support to young people who are experiencing them.
Help our youth thrive by signing up to become Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified today!
NAMI Family Support Group
When: 5:45-7pm, 3rd Wednesday of every month
The NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult family member, partner, or friend of someone who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Attendees create connections with fellow community members and gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.
By sharing your experiences in a safe setting, you can gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion, and a sense of community. You will benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength, and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space.
NAMI Family to Family
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions.
Begins: February 8th
When: Mondays 5:30pm-8pm.
Where: Taught by Paul and Julia via Zoom.
In this evidence-based program you will learn:
- How to solve problems and communicate effectively
- Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
- Supporting your loved one with compassion
- Finding and using local supports and services
- Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
- How to handle a crisis
- Current treatments and therapies
- The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family
TCHNetwork Caregiver Series
The TCHNetwork Caregiver Series is a 5 part educational series led by TCHNetwork and the Alzheimer’s Association. Learn how you can support older adults and people living with Alzheimer’s in this online education series.
See below for dates and educational topics:
Wednesday, May 19
- Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Alzheimer’s Association
- Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado – Tri-County Health Network
Wednesday, June 16
- Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s – Alzheimer’s Association
- What are the differences between Home Health, Hospice, and Home Care?
Who pays for what?- Tri-County Health Network
Wednesday, July 21
- Effective Communication Strategies – Alzheimer’s Association
- Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors – Alzheimer’s Association
Behavioral and Mental Health Resources – Tri-County Health Network
Wednesday, August 18
- Dementia Conversations – Alzheimer’s Association
- Care Coordination Programs – Tri-County Health Network
Wednesday, September 15
- Legal and Financial Planning – Alzheimer’s Association
- Applying for Public Benefits & Long Term Care Medicaid Programs – Tri-County Health Network
Upcoming Virtual Classes:
Desplácese hacia abajo para ver las clases que se imparten en español.
- Mealtime Madness: Wednesday, April 21st, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
- Feeding the 1st year: Tuesday, April 27th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Family Kitchen: Tuesday, May 4th, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
- Cooking with Diabetes: Tuesday, May 11th, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
- Kids Say Yes to Vegetables: Tuesday, May 18th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
- Money Saver Alert lesson: Tuesday, May 25th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cooking Matters is a free evidence-based course that teaches participants how to grocery shop, cook, and eat healthy meals while on a budget.
Each class covers a new and exciting topic, including nutrition lessons, meal preparation, and food budgeting. You do not have to sign up for all of the classes- since each class covers a different topic, you can pick and choose the ones that interest you most and fit best within your schedule!
Our interactive online classroom encourages participants to share and discuss their knowledge and barriers to adopting healthier nutrition. Classes are held via Zoom and last between 30 and 60 minutes.
Clase virtual en español: Cada miércoles a las 2:30PM
• 2 de junio — Seguridad y almacenamiento de alimentos
• 9 de junio — Recetas
• 16 de junio — Tour de la tienda
• 23 de junio — Comidas hecha en casa
• 30 de junio — Snacking
• 7 de julio — Niños en la cocina
Bono adicional: ¡reciba una tarjeta de regalo de $10 para comida después de cada clase!
La cocina importa es un curso gratuito basado en evidencia que enseña a los participantes cómo comprar alimentos, cocinar y comer comidas saludables mientras tienen un presupuesto.
El plan de estudios expone a los participantes a las lecciones de nutrición, la preparación de comidas y el presupuesto de alimentos. La clase interactiva en línea también anima a los participantes a compartir y discutir sus conocimientos y las barreras para adoptar una nutrición más saludable. Las clases se imparten a través de Zoom una vez cada semana por 60 minutos.
Be empowered and make 2021 the year you take charge of your health. Forget the trendy diets and start fresh with a FREE wellness screening.
What should you expect at a wellness screen?
First, a Community Health Worker will check your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, BMI and more to determine your baseline numbers. Then, you will jointly develop SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based) and and action plan. Rounding out the meeting is nutrition guidance and health coaching.
Telluride – 220 E Colorado
Norwood – Lone Cone Library – 1455 S Pinon Street
Naturita – WEEDC – 217 W Main Street
Montrose – Our Town Matters – 1245 E Main Street
Delta – Chamber of Commerce – 301 E Main Street
safeTalk is for Everyone
Make a connection. Help save a life.
safeTALK is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live. Participants do not need any formal preparation to attend the training—anyone age 15 or older who wants to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps.
Stay tuned for more classes coming soon!
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Stay tuned for more Diversity, Equity & Inclusion coming soon!