Support Groups & Education

Patient Education

Stop Smoking

Even if you have smoked for decades, the numerous benefits of quitting now can last a lifetime. Your MMH physician and these resources can help you start to quit today. The staff at Montrose Memorial Hospital, your Physician, Nurses and Respiratory Therapist want to be part of your healthy decision and help you quit smoking. Ask your care provider how we can help with replacement therapy and support. You may request assistance anytime during your stay. 


The Colorado QuitLine is a FREE, telephone coaching service designed to help you quit smoking cigarettes and using other tobacco products such as cigars or chewing tobacco. QuitLine is a confidential service available in both English and Spanish. Call 1.800.QUIT.NOW to speak with Quit Coaches who can help you be tobacco free. Be sure to ask about how you can receive 8 weeks of FREE nicotine patches.




The QuitLine Works! You are seven times more likely to quit smoking with the QuitLine than if you try to quit on your own.


The Colorado QuitNet is a FREE website that can help you quit smoking and using other tobacco products. Log on now to get access to a variety of helpful tools, including an experienced coach, a day-by-day quitting calendar, and an online forum where you can get support from other smokers who are trying to quit.

QuitNet member surveys show that members who visit the Website often and participate in the community forums are more likely to give up tobacco for good.


Nutrition and Diabetes Education

Since most of our patients only stay in the hospital for a short time, our dietitians and diabetes educators may only provide you with a brief introduction to your diet and or diabetes or may not get a chance to visit with you about your educational needs at all. Please ask your physician for a referral to our out-patient services if you would like to meet with our dietitians/diabetes educators.

We Provide Education On:

  • Diabetes
  • Cholesterol, triglycerides
  • Celiac, diverticulitis, diarrhea, other bowel issues
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Pediatric diet issues
  • Enteral nutrition (tube feedings and parenteral nutrition (IV nutrition)
  • Diets for kidney and liver disease
  • Nutrition during pregnancy
  • Nutrition in wound care
  • Other nutrition topics

Support Groups

Support Group Date Time Place Contact
Alzheimer -Dementia Support Group

Every 2nd


6:00 pm Valley Manor Care Center 970-249-9634

Bosom Buddies - Breast Cancer Support Group

Every Wednesday

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Community Connections

645 S. 5th

Francie Smiles



Depression / Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Every Monday

6:30 pm

510 S. 2nd St.



Emotion Management

2nd Friday

Each Month

7:00 pm 510 S. 2nd St. Barb


Family Support Group

Those who have loved ones with mental issues

1st / 3rd Wednesday Each Month 5:00pm - 6:00pm 605 E. Miami St 970-497-8946 - Cindy

970-497-8953 - Christine

Hand In Hand

Every Wednesday

4:00 pm

San Juan Cancer Center

600 S. 5th

Francie Smiles


Heartbeat Suicide Loss

First Thursday

 Every Month

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Montrose Christian Church


Men Against Cancer Helping Others (MACHO) Third Thursday  Every Month 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm San Juan Cancer Center 970-252-2814
Parkinson's Support Group Last Monday Every Month 2:00 pm MMH Lower Lever Conf. RM  Megan


Peer to Peer Support

Thought about or attempted suicide

2nd Friday

Every Month

7:00 pm 510 S. 2nd St. Barb


MMH Stroke & Brain Injury

Support Group

2nd & 4th Thursday

Every Month

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

MMH Conference RM B

Nicole Kalkhoff


Pet Loss Grief Support

3rd Friday

 Every Month

7:00 pm

510 S. 2nd St.