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Emanuel Medical Center offers classes and support groups throughout March
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2010
Emanuel Medical Center offers classes and support groups throughout March

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

Educational Classes

Living with Diabetes
March 2, 9 a.m. to noon. By physician referral only, preregistration required.
Are you newly diagnosed with diabetes? Need a refresher on how to manage your diabetes? This class will cover eating well with diabetes, diabetes medications, exercise, blood sugar targets for good health and other beneficial lifestyle changes. Call Emanuel’s education department at (209) 664-2580 for more information or to register. Conference Room C at Emanuel Medical Center.

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (renewal course)
March 17, 8:30 a.m. to noon. American Heart Association certified instructors. Pre-Registration is required. Call Emanuel’s education department at (209) 664-2580 for more information or to register. Conference Rooms D and E at Emanuel Medical Center.

Childbirth Preparation
Two-day weekend course. March 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 14 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Preregistration and $40 fee required. Prepare for the birth of your child by attending this two-day class focused on relaxation and coping skills needed for labor and birth, the birth process, infant care, breastfeeding, Cesarean birth and post-partum care. A tour of the Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center is included. Call Emanuel’s education department at (209) 664-2580 for more information or to register. Conference Room C at Emanuel Medical Center. Class is limited to 12 couples.

Childbirth Preparation (in Spanish)
March 20, noon to 5:30 p.m. Preregistration and $25 fee required. This childbirth preparation class will be conducted in Spanish. Call Emanuel’s education department at (209) 664-2580 for more information or to register. Conference Room C at Emanuel Medical Center. Class is limited to 12 couples.

Health Screenings

Free Blood Pressure Checks
March 23, 10 to 11 a.m. No reservations required. Emanuel Medical Center’s Education Training Room.

Hospice Support Groups

Journey Through Grief Support Group
Begins March 4, 7 to 9 p.m. No fee, but a $15 suggested donation. Pre-registration required. Call Hospice of Emanuel at (209) 664-2550 to register.

Bereaved Parents Support Group
Begins March 3, 6 to 8 p.m. No fee, but a $15 suggested donation. Pre-registration required. Call Hospice of Emanuel at (209) 664-2550 to register.

Children’s Support Group
For children ages 5 to 10.
March 18, 4 to 5:30 p.m. No fee, but a $15 suggested donation. Pre-registration required. Call Hospice of Emanuel at (209) 664-2550 to register.

Adolescent’s Support Group
For children ages 11 to 16.
March 18, 6 -7:30 p.m. No fee, but a $15 suggested donation. Pre-registration required. Call Hospice of Emanuel at (209) 664-2550 to register.

One-on-One Grief Support
Call Hospice of Emanuel at (209) 664-2550 for an appointment.

Hospice of Emanuel Volunteer Training
March 13 and 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hospice of Emanuel is currently seeking individuals desiring to assist terminally ill patients and their families by providing emotional support, respite care, translating and many other support opportunities. Must attend both classes to complete your volunteer training. Pre-registration required. Call Hospice of Emanuel at (209) 664-2550 for more information or to register.

Cancer Support Groups

Look Good...Feel Better®
March 15, 1 to 3 p.m.
Free program that teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment, to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Emanuel Medical Plaza, Conference Room. Call (800) 227-2345 for more information or to register.

Cancer in Your Life
March 5 and 19, 1 to 2 p.m.
Patient support group open to current and former adult cancer patients. Stanford-Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center, Conference Room. Call Emanuel Regional Cancer Services at (209) 664-2434 for more information or to register.

Healing Paths, Journaling through Cancer
Beginning March 16, 10 a.m. to noon, for eight consecutive Tuesdays.
Open to all who are affected by cancer regardless of writing ability. Bring yourself, your favorite pen and allow the process of writing to be part of your healing path. Call Emanuel Regional Cancer Services at (209) 664-2434 for more information or to register.

Massage Therapy
Mondays, 1 to 4 p.m.
Free half-hour massage therapy appointments for cancer patients. Emanuel Medical Plaza. Call Emanuel Regional Cancer Services at (209) 664-2434 for an appointment.

Nutrition Class
March 31, 3 to 4 p.m.
The goal of the class is to help people learn how they can modify their current eating habits in a way that will improve their overall health. Whether you are a cancer survivor or someone who just wants to learn to eat better, this is a class that will benefit you. Call Emanuel Regional Cancer Services at (209) 664-2434 for more information or to register.

Emanuel Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-based Christian hospital. Its 415-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, medical and surgical services, cardiology, cancer diagnosis and treatment services, women’s health services, and hospice services.
For more information, to search for a doctor by specialty or location, or for an online symptom-checker, visit www.emanuelmedicalcenter.org.
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