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Emanuel Medical Center Offers Classes and Support Groups in March

Turlock, CA—Emanuel Medical Center will offer the following classes and support groups in March. 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 a 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 concludes 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 preregistration is required.  For more information, or to register for a group, call 250-5395.

Basic Life Support
BLS Initial: American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course for healthcare providers who need to obtain initial certification in BLS will be offered on March 19 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Registration and preparation are required, $70 plus a $15 materials fee.
Call 664-2580 for more information.

BLS Renewal: American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Renewal Course will be offered on March 13 from 8 a.m. to noon or 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., and offered again March 14 during the same hours. Student must have a current BLS card. Registration and preparation are required, $55 plus a $15 materials fee. Call 664-2580 for more information or to register.

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.

Cancer in Your Life: This support group is for current and former adult cancer patients and meets on the first and third Friday of every month (March 1 and March 15) from 1 - 2 p.m. in Emanuel Cancer Center.

Expressive Writing Group – This group uses the healing process of writing and journaling through cancer and is open to all who are affected by cancer regardless of writing ability. Just bring a favorite pen on Thursdays beginning March 21 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. for a total of ten sessions. For more information or to register for this group, call the Emanuel Cancer Center Social Worker at 664-5044.

Look Good Feel Better – This program teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment, to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. This class will be held March 18 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Emanuel Cancer Center Conference Room. To register, call the American Cancer Society at (800) 277-2345. This is a free program sponsored by Emanuel Cancer Center, American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council Foundation, and Professional Beauty Association.

Other Support Groups
Breastfeeding and Beyond:  Breastfeeding support group for new moms that meets weekly on Tuesdays from 1- 2 p.m. in the Mother Baby waiting room adjacent to the Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center at Emanuel Medical Center. Nursing moms and babies welcome. Baby weight checks available.  No pre-registration needed and is free of charge. Bring your questions and concerns, and network with other new moms in our area.

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