Turlock, CA-Emanuel Medical Center will offer the following classes and support groups in March. For more information, visit emanuelmedicalcenter.org.
A one-day childbirth education class will be held March 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After the class, participants will tour the Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center. The class is held at Emanuel Medical Center in Conference Room C; the tour meets in the front lobby. The class and tour are free, but pre-registration is required. Call 664-2580.
A Spanish-language version of the class will be held March 10 beginning at 10 a.m. and will also include a tour of the Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center. The class is free but pre-registration is required. Call 664-2580.
Living with Diabetes
This two-day class is for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or those looking for a refresher in diabetes management. There is no charge for the class but physician referral required. Call Diabetes Services at 664-2583 for information and to register. March 6 and March 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Emanuel Medical Center in Conference Room D.
Free Blood Pressure Check
March 13 and 27 from 10 to 11a.m. in the Education Training Room in the East Wing of Emanuel Medical Center.
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 is a support group for current and former adult cancer patients. It meets on the first and third Friday of every month (March 2 and 16) from 1 to 2 p.m. at Emanuel Medical Center in the Cancer Center.
Look Good Feel Better is a one-day class offered by the American Cancer Society to teach beauty techniques to women actively undergoing cancer treatment. This class will be held on March 19. Call (800) 227-2345 for information and to register.
Hospice Support Groups
Journey through Grief - This 10-week support group begins March 8 and meets Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Pre-registration required. Cost is $15 for a journal used in the group. Call Hospice of Emanuel at 664-2550 to register.
One-on-one grief support is also available by calling Hospice of Emanuel at 664-2550.
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 preregistration 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.
For more information, to search for a doctor by specialty or location, or for an online symptom-checker, visit www.emanuelmedicalcenter.org.