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Educational Classes for April 2013

Emanuel Medical Center Offers Classes and Support Groups in April

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

Childbirth Education
A tour the Mary Stuart Rogers Family Birthing Center on April 6 at 5 p.m. Meet in the front lobby. The tour is free, but pre-register by calling 664-2580.

Basic Life Support
BLS Initial: American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course is specifically for healthcare providers who need to obtain initial certification in BLS. April 2 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration and preparation are required. Call 664-2580 for more information. $70 plus a $15 materials fee.

BLS Renewal: American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Renewal Course. Six options in April: April 4 from 8 a.m. to noon or 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; April 10 from 8 a.m. to noon or 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; or April 11 from 8 a.m. to noon or 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Student must have a current BLS card. Registration and preparation are required. Call 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. 

Evening Loss of Spouse Support Group meets Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. from April 1 to May 13.

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 Road, Turlock.

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 5 and 19) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Emanuel Cancer Center.

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 April 15 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.

Free Wig Bank – Are you in treatment?  Come visit the wig room at Emanuel Cancer Center. The wig room regularly stocks hats, scarves, and lap blankets. This room is open weekdays to the community and not limited to patients of 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 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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