Events

Until further notice, there will be NO Parent HelpDesk, WE CAN! Mesa County, or Mood Spa throughout the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Event registration information is in the description of each event below.

Event Descriptions

Food For Life -NUTRITION AND COOKING CLASSES – Dinner Included!

CURRENTLY DOING IN-PERSON CLASSES

Open to anyone – Register and learn more here.

Seats are limited. This class series will be offered again. Check back on this website for updates on future classes. If 2 person tickets get sold out there may be some 1 person tickets left.

What: These classes teach you how to improve your health with a plant-based diet. 

PROMOTES WEIGHT LOSS, DISEASE PREVENTION, AND A HEALTHY DIET

This 7 week series of cooking classes is based on PCRM’s successful 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program.  This program has helped thousands of people adopt a plant-based diet to reach their health goals.  It is about losing weight, maintaining a healthy weight, or simply embracing an overall healthful diet.  For some people, it’s the first time the idea of not restricting amounts of foods but rather choosing the right foods has been the guiding principle for losing weight and staying healthy.  Lower cholesterol, better diabetes control, lower blood pressure as well as improvements in energy and mood are some of the many benefits people experience.  

Discover which foods are optimal for weight management, learn about various health topics including blood pressure and digestion, and get empowered with the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health.  In our classes, attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration and a full delicious, healthful meal in a supportive group setting. more…

How much: Regular Price: $70 for 1 person for all 7-classes, dinner included!

Discounted Price: $100 for 2 people for all 7-classes, dinner included!

What is offered:

  • nutrition information
  • cooking demos
  • delicious recipes
  • supportive group setting

Where: Orchard Mesa Research Station
3168 B 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81503

When: 6:00-8:00 PM on Tuesdays

Breakthroughs 

CURRENTLY DOING IN-PERSON SESSIONS

Enroll anytime!  Call 970-255-1576 to get scheduled or ask your provider for a referral!

What: An 8-week weight management class for adults with a BMI of 30 or greater that incorporates healthy eating and behavioral components led by a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Therapist.
How much: $10 for all 8 sessions.   
What is offered: Optional Pre (first week of class or prior) and Post (around week 8 or later) Lipid Panel offered through Grand Junction Diagnostics.  Cost is $25 for each, tell them it is for the “BreakThroughs” Program.
When: Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Primary Care Partners Building, 3150 N. 12th St. Garden Level Conference Room A. Arrive early and check-in at the Medical Nutrition Therapy & Diabetes Education/DOCS ON CALL front desk to have your weight checked (if desired).  

Diabetes Group Visits

CURRENTLY DOING ZOOM SESSIONS AT FAMILY PHYSICIANS OF WESTERN COLORADO ONLY

Group Education: Trained group facilitators lead discussions with patients in groups of 8-10 people for 2 hours over 6 sessions.
Individual Visits: Patients step out for one on one visits with the care provider to discuss medications, referrals, and other medical concerns.
Who: Provider referred adults over the age of 18 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
Where:
Western Colorado Physicians Group
1120 Wellington Ave., Grand Junction CO
or
Primary Care Partners Bldg.
3150 N. 12th St., Grand Junction CO
When: Sessions are scheduled throughout the year, at each location.
To sign up speak with your provider or call:
Western Colorado Physicians Group at 970-241-6011
or
Family Physicians of Western Colorado at 970-245-1220
for more information.

Cooking Matters

NOT CURRENTLY DOING ANY SESSIONS

Teaching you how to prepare healthy meals on a limited budget

“Cooking Matters” is a national hands-on curriculum teaching about healthy eating and cooking. Families learn about nutrition, cook a healthy meal and eat in class. Then go home with a free bag of food.

Every fall Hilltop and Primary Care Partners have a “Cooking Matters” class in the Primary Care Partners Building at 3150 N. 12th St. in Grand Junction. It takes place once a week for 6 weeks. Families must be committed to attending all 6 weeks.

It is for a parent to attend with 1-2 children.  Primary Care Partners patients and staff are eligible. It is not necessarily a class for overweight people, it is for all families wanting to eat healthier.

For information contact Keely at 970-243-5437.

Flu Clinics

You can call for an appointment at your doctor’s office any time during the flu season to get a flu shot. However, flu clinics are offered periodically throughout the flu season and will be posted on the Primary Care Partners website, pcpgj.com.

Mood Spa

NOT CURRENTLY DOING ANY SESSIONS

For women with prenatal and postpartum mood concerns

Resources for women with prenatal and postpartum mood concerns. When Motherhood Doesn’t Feel Like You Thought It Would.

Nearly one in five women struggle with mood or anxiety issues during pregnancy and after delivery. Mood Spa offers a wide range of therapeutic resources to support women during the early stages of motherhood. We offer support groups and education on coping skills and therapies. Most importantly, we are here to let you know that what you’re experiencing is normal and that you’re not alone. Mood Spa is a joint program from Western Colorado Pediatric Associates.

For more information call (970) 243-0190.

Parent Helpdesk

NOT CURRENTLY DOING ANY SESSIONS

The Parent Resource Program

When: Every Tuesday, 6:00 –7:30 PM
Where: Garden Level of Primary Care Partners Building
3150 N. 12th Street
Who: All Parents. There is no charge for the programs.
Seating is limited
RSVP: 254-2549

We Can! Mesa County

CURRENTLY DOING IN-PERSON OUTDOOR SESSIONS

Weekly Sessions:  An active, fun class to help children achieve a healthy weight through activity and a  diet changes
When: Weekly sessions from 5–7:00 PM on Wednesdays.
Where: Primary Care Partners Building,
3150 N. 12th Street
Contact Western Colorado Pediatric Associates at 243-5437.

Back to School Family 5k: The yearly event to raise funds to support We Can! Mesa County, the primary childhood obesity program for families in Mesa County. Our program provides parents with tools, fun activities, and ideas to help encourage healthy eating, increased physical activity, and reduced screen time for the entire family.