Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock will offer the following classes and support groups in November. For more information, visit www.emanuelmedicalcenter.org.
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 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.
Coping with the Holidays is a special evening program put on by Hospice of Emanuel to help people who have lost a loved one get through the holidays. It takes place on November 1 at 7 p.m. at the Monte Vista Chapel at 1619 East Monte Vista Ave. in Turlock. The event is free and open to the community. There will be a memory table and people are invited to bring a picture of their loved one to place on the table.
A one-hour tour of the Mary Stuart Rogers Family Birthing Center at Emanuel Medical Center. November 3 from 5 to 6 p.m. The tour meets in the front lobby of the hospital. The tour is free, but pre-registration is required. Call 664-2580.
Basic Life Support
BLS Renewal: American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Renewal Course at Emanuel Medical Center. November 19 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., or November 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 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.
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 (November 2 and 16) from 1 to 2 p.m. in Emanuel Cancer Center.
Look Good Feel Better is a 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. This class meets November 19 from noon to 2 p.m. in Emanuel Cancer Center Conference Room. To register, call the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345.
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 at Emanuel Medical Center. Nursing moms and babies welcome. No pre-registration needed and there is no fee. Baby weight checks available. Bring your questions and concerns, and network with other new moms in our area.
For more information, to search for a doctor by specialty or location, or for an online symptom-checker, visit www.emanuelmedicalcenter.org.