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July Classes and Support Groups

Emanuel Medical Center Offers Classes and Support Groups in July

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

Jessica’s House (Grief Support for Children, Teens and Families)
When a family member dies, kids often feel alone. But grieving children, teens and their families can come together and share their experiences. 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 playroom. There is no set number of sessions; families are welcome to participate for as long as they feel support is needed. A new group has started especially for children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling by suicide. The program is free but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register for a group, call 250-5395 or email

Childbirth Education
One-day Childbirth Class
A one-day childbirth education class will be held July 12 from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. After the class, participants will tour the Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center. The class and tour are free, but pre-registration is required. Call 664-2580.

Stork Tour
A one-hour tour of the Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center. July 12 from 5 to 6 p.m.  Meet in the front lobby.  The tour is free, but pre-registration is required. Call 664-2580.

One-day Childbirth Class – In Spanish
A one-day childbirth education in Spanish will be held July 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include a tour of the Mary Stuart Rogers Family Birthing Center. The class and tour are free, but pre-registration is required. Call 664-2580.

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 are 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.

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 Tuesday of every month (July 1 and 15) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Emanuel Cancer Center.  Call 664-5044.

Look Good Feel Better is a 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. This class will be held July 21 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 the Professional Beauty Association.

Monkey Business Children’s Support Group is an ongoing support group for kids, ages 5 to 17 years, whose loved one has cancer. This support group is free and open to the community.  Call 664-2434 for registration information and session dates.

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.

Chair Yoga - Emanuel Cancer Center offers Chair Yoga classes for cancer patients and caregivers. Registration fees have been waived thanks to the generosity of the Bill & Elsie Ahlem Cancer Endowment.  Yoga can lower blood pressure and stress levels, reduce pain, increase lung capacity, enhance mental awareness and increase feelings of relaxation and well-being. The 75-minute classes, taught by I am Yoga, will be held every Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Emanuel Cancer Center conference room. For more information, call 209-664-5044.
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 and surgical services.

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