Emanuel Medical Center will offer a number of classes and support groups this month, helping those suffering from grief or cancer, preparing to be a mother, or in search of some basic healthcare skills.
March 12, 19, 26 – Breastfeeding Support Group
Breastfeeding and Beyond, a weekly support group for new moms, offers breastfeeding tips, answers to common questions and concerns, and a chance to network with other new moms. All nursing mothers and babies are welcome.
The group meets from 1 to 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mother Baby waiting room, adjacent to the Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center at Emanuel Medical Center.
March 13, 14 – Basic Life Support Renewal
The American Heart Association Basic Life Support Providers Renewal Course will allow students to renew their BLS cards. The class teaches students to recognize emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated electric defibrillator, and relieve choking.
The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 noon March 13, and again during the same hours March 14.
Registration is $55, plus a $15 materials fee. For more information, call (209) 664-2580.
March 15 – Cancer in Your Life
A cancer support group for current and former adult cancer patients.
The group meets from 1 to 2 p.m. on the first and third Friday of each month in the Emanuel Cancer Center, 880 E. Tuolumne Ave., Turlock.
To register for the free group, call (209) 664-2434.
March 19 – Women's Cancer Patient Beauty Group
Look Good, Feel Better offers beauty techniques to women who are undergoing cancer treatment. The tips help women address appearance-related effects of radiation and chemotherapy, which many women find hard to deal with.
The class will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m. March 18 in the Emanuel Cancer Center Conference Room, 880 E. Tuolumne Ave., Turlock. The free class is sponsored by Emanuel Cancer Center, American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council Foundation, and Professional Beauty Association.
To register, call (800) 277-2345.
March 19 – Basic Life Support Initial Class
The American Heart Association Basic Life Support Providers Course will allow healthcare providers to earn their BLS certification. The class teaches students to recognize emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated electric defibrillator, and relieve choking.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 19.
Registration is $70, plus a $15 materials fee. For more information, call (209) 664-2580.
March 21 – Cancer Expressive Writing Group
A cancer support group which uses writing and journaling to help heal. All who are affected by cancer are invited; no writing experience is required.
The free, ten-session class meets from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays beginning March 21. For more information, call (209) 664-5044.
All Month – Jessica's House
Jessica's House offers support for grieving children and their families through bi-monthly, 90 minute sessions. Children talk with others suffering from grief, and participate in group art and play sessions.
Children may participate for as long as support is needed.
To register for the free group, call (209) 250-5395.