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Emanuel Medical Center Offers Classes and Support Groups in February

Turlock, CA—Emanuel Medical Center will offer the following classes and support groups in February. For more information, visit

Jessica’s House (Grief Support for Children and Families)
When a family member dies, children often feel alone. But grieving children and their families can come together and share their experiences at new service from Emanuel Medical Center called Jessica’s House. 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. The program is free but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register for a group, call (209) 250-5395.

Grief Keys – Supporting Families after the Death of a Grandparent
This new support group at Jessica’s House helps families after the death of a grandparent. The group will meet Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. from Feb. 12 to March 19. The group is free, but pre-registration is required. Call (209) 250-5395 or email for more information.

Stork Tour
A one-hour tour of the Mary Stuart Rogers Family Birthing Center. February 2 from 5 to 6 p.m. The tour meets in the front lobby.  The tour is free, but pre-registration is required. Call (209) 664-2580.

Basic Life Support
BLS Renewal: American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Renewal Course. February 13 and 14 from 8 a.m. to noon, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Student must have a current BLS card. Registration and preparation are required. Call (209) 664-2580 for more information or to register. $55 plus a $15 materials fee.

Hospice Support Groups
Hospice support groups require pre-registration and request a $15 donation. For more information or to register, call (209) 664-2550. 

Young Adult Grief Support for people Ages 18 to 30. The group meets Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. from February 25 to March 25.

Daytime Loss of Spouse Support Group meets Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. from February 26 through April 16.

Circle of Comfort - a Grief Support Group for Bereaved Parents meets Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. from February 20 through April 10.

Journey Through Grief Support Group meets Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. from February 28 through May 2.
One-on-One Grief Support is also available by calling Hospice of Emanuel at (209) 664-2550.

Cancer Support Groups
Cancer support groups are free of charge.  Please contact Emanuel Cancer Center at (209) 664-5044 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.
The support group begins Monday, February 25 and will continue every Monday from 4 - 5 p.m.
Call for more details and to register for the next session at (209) 664-5044.

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 (February 1 and 15) from 1 to 2 p.m. at Emanuel Cancer Center.

Other Support Groups
Breastfeeding 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 is needed and is free of charge.  Baby weight checks available.  Bring your questions and concerns, and network with other new moms in our area.

Emanuel Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-based Christian hospital. Its 403-bed multi-level medical campus includes a 209-bed acute care hospital, a 145-bed skilled nursing facility and a 49-bed assisted living facility. It provides emergency, critical care, pediatric, cardiovascular services, cancer diagnosis and treatment, women’s health services, surgery, and hospice services.

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