Emanuel Medical Center will offer the following classes and support groups in April. For information, visit emanuelmedicalcenter.org.
Jessica’s House (Grief Support for Children and Families)
The bi-monthly, hour-and-a-half sessions begin with a talking circle for the children and teens and conclude with activities offered in the art studio and/or play room. There is no set number of sessions; families are welcome to participate for as long as they feel support is needed. Groups are forming now and begin the last week in April. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register for a group, call 250-5395.
Childbirth EducationA one-day childbirth education class will be held April 7 from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. After the class, participants will tour the Mary Stuart Rogers Family Birthing Center. The class is held at Emanuel Medical Center in Conference Room C; the tour meets in the front lobby. The class and tour are free, but pre-registration is required. Call 664-2580.
Living with DiabetesThis two-day class is for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or those looking for a refresher in diabetes management. There is no charge for the class but physician referral required. Call Diabetes Services at 664-2583 for information and to register. April 24 and April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Emanuel Medical Center in Conference Room C.
Free Blood Pressure CheckApril 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Education Training Room in the East Wing of Emanuel Medical Center.
Basic Life Support
Provider Course - American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare for Providers. Registration is required. Call (209) 664-2580 for more information or to register. April 19, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $55 plus a $15 book fee.
Cancer Support Groups
Cancer support groups are free of charge. Please contact Emanuel Cancer Center at 664-2434 to register and for any questions. All programs are conducted at Emanuel Cancer Center, 880 E. Tuolumne Ave., Turlock.
Monkey Business is a children's support group for kids age 5 to 13, whose loved one has cancer. This group meets for eight consecutive weeks and is held at Emanuel Cancer Center. Call for more details and to register for the next session at 664-2434.
Cancer in Your Life is a support group for current and former adult cancer patients. It meets on the first and third Friday of every month (April 6 and 20) from 1 to 2 p.m. in Emanuel Cancer Center.
Look Good Feel Better is a one-day class offered by the American Cancer Society to teach beauty techniques to women actively undergoing cancer treatment. This class will be held on April 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is required. Call (800) 227-2345 for information and to register.
Hospice Support GroupsLoss of Spouse is a support group for people who have lost a wife or husband to cancer. This evening group begins April 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call Hospice of Emanuel 664-2550 to register.
Hospice Volunteer Training is available for people wishing to become volunteers with Hospice of Emanuel. The two-day training is April 20 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and April 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must attend both classes to complete the training. Pre-registration is required and there is a $25 fee for the class. Call 664-2550 for more information or to register.
One-on-One Grief Support is also available by calling Hospice of Emanuel at 664-2550.
Other Support GroupsBreastfeeding and Beyond is a breastfeeding support group for new moms that meets weekly on Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Mother Baby waiting room adjacent to the Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center. Nursing moms and babies welcome. No pre-registration needed and is free of charge. Baby weight checks available. Bring your questions and concerns, and network with other new moms in the area.