Emanuel Offers May Support Classes


In the month of May, Emanuel Medical Center will offer numerous classes and support programs for childbirth education, cancer education and basic life support classes.

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 is starting 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 209-250-5395 or email or info@jessicashouse.org.

Breastfeeding and Beyond
Breastfeeding and Beyond is a breastfeeding support group for new moms. The group meets from 1 to 2 p.m.each Tuesday in the Mother Baby waiting room, adjacent to the Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center. Nursing moms and babies are welcome. No pre-registration is needed and the program 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
All cancer support groups are free of charge. Contact Emanuel Cancer Center at 209-664-2434 to register and for any questions. All programs are conducted at Emanuel Cancer Center, 880 E. Tuolumne Road, Turlock.

Cancer in Your Life
This support group for current and former adult cancer patients meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 20 at the Emanuel Cancer Center. Call 209-664-5044.

Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better 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 from noon to 2 p.m. May 19 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
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 209-664-2434 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.

Basic Life Support Renewal: American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Renewal Course. Two options in May: May 28 and May 29 from 8 a.m. to noon. Participants must have a current BLS card. Registration and preparation are required. Call 209-664-2580 for more information or to register. $55 plus a $15 materials fee.

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