Emanuel Medical Center will offer the following classes and support groups in June.
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.
The program is free but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register for a group, call 209-250-5395.
One-Day Childbirth Class
One-day childbirth education class will be held 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. June 7. After the class, participants will tour the Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center.
The class and tour are free, but pre-registration is required. To register, call 209-664-2580.
A one-hour tour of the Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center from 5 to 6 p.m. June 7. Meet in the front lobby.
The tour is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, call 209-664-2580.
Breastfeeding and Beyond
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 are available to attendees. Bring your questions and concerns, and network with other new moms in the area.
Cancer Support Groups
Cancer support groups are free of charge. All programs are conducted at Emanuel Cancer Center, 880 E. Tuolumne Road, Turlock. Please contact Emanuel Cancer Center at 209-664-2434 to register and for more information.
Cancer in Your Life
A support group for current and former adult cancer patients. It meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month (June 3 and 17) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Emanuel Cancer Center. Call 209-664-5044 for more information or to register.
Look Good Feel Better
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 June 16 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Emanuel Cancer Center Conference Room.
This is a free program sponsored by Emanuel Cancer Center, American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council Foundation, and the Professional Beauty Association. To register, call the American Cancer Society at 800-277-2345.
Monkey Business Children’s Support Group
An ongoing support group for kids, ages 5-17 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.
For more information, to search for a doctor by specialty or location, or for an online symptom-checker, visit www.emanuelmedicalcenter.org.