Dignity Health: FREE Online Classes and Support Groups for the Month of February

 

 

Dignity Health

The following online classes and support groups are FREE and open to the public:

FEBRUARY ONLINE CLASSES AND SUPPORT GROUPS
Presented by Dignity Health St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center

Cooking Demonstration: Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Style Meal for Valentine’s Day (FREE Zoom Class)

Saturday, February 13, 2021 |  9 a.m.-10 a.m.

Presenter: Terry Simpson, MD, Bariatric Surgeon at St. John’s Hospitals and Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist


Class Description: February is Heart Month, and this class focuses on heart-healthy living. Join Dr. Simpson, St. John’s bariatric surgeon, for an online cooking demonstration class. Learn how to prepare a delicious Mediterranean and heart-healthy meal for your loved one on Valentine’s Day. To register, please call 805.988.2693 and leave a detailed message with your full name and phone number. You can also email us at

[email protected]

 

Healthier Living: Chronic Disease Self-Management (FREE Zoom Class)

Co-Sponsored by the Camarillo Health Care District

(Six consecutive Tuesdays) January 26, February 2, 9,16, 23, and March 2, 2021  |  9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Sr. Suzanne Soppe and Blair Barker, MPH, from Camarillo Health Care District

Class Description: Learn how to manage your and/or a loved one’s ongoing health condition. Topics include exercise, medication, decision-making, emotions, healthy meal planning, and communication skills. To register, please call 805.988.2693 and leave a detailed message with your full name and phone number. You can also email us at [email protected]

 

FREE Nutrition Counseling with St. John’s Registered Dietitian via Phone (available in English and Spanish)
To make an appointment, please call 805.988.2709 or email [email protected]

 

FREE Online Mom to Mom Peer Support Group
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Support group is not available on holidays.)

This group is designed for pregnant and postpartum women who need time to explore the complex emotions that often come with motherhood. To register or for more information, please call 805.988.2784.

 

FREE Online Mommy and Me Support Group (0-6 months)
Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Support group is not available on holidays.)
This class focuses on infant care and parenting issues. You will learn about infant CPR and child safety, infant massage, and child development.  Every class includes music and games that mothers and babies can enjoy together. To register or for more information, please call 805.988.2784.

 

FREE Online Mommy and Me Support Group (6-12 months)
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Support group is not available on holidays.)
Learn how to handle the new challenges and concerns that arise as your baby gains mobility by sharing with others who are experiencing similar issues. Music and games are a part of every class. To register or for more information, please call 805.988.2784.

 

FREE Online Sibling Class
First Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Support group is not available on holidays.)
This one-time class is to prepare your child (age 2-10 years of age) for the upcoming birth of their new baby brother or sister. This class will include what babies do and how they communicate, what a big brother or sister may feel about the new baby’s arrival, and how they can help with the new baby. A special booklet and certificate will be mailed to the child after completion of the course. To register or for more information, please call 805.988.2784.

 

 

FREE Online St. John’s Baby Bistro Breastfeeding Support Group
Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m. (Support group is not available on holidays)
Nurture yourself and learn how to handle various issues that may come up after leaving the hospital by participating in a breastfeeding support group. Topics include engorgement, latch difficulties, sore nipple management, establishing and maintaining an adequate milk supply, preparing to return to work, pumping, milk collection and storage, weaning, and other shared concerns. Immediate breastfeeding questions and one-on-one consultations are also available via zoom. To register or for more information, call St. John’s lactation office at 805.988.2796.

 

 


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