January online classes and support groups

Presented by Dignity Health St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center

1. What to Know About Stroke (FREE Zoom Class)
Saturday, January 23, 2021, 11 a.m. to noon
Presenters: Sr. Suzanne Soppe
Class Description: In this class, you will learn what a stroke is, signs and symptoms, what to do, treatments, and how to prevent a stroke.
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 suzanne.soppe@dignityhealth.org.

2. Healthier Living: Chronic Disease Self-Management (FREE Zoom Class)
Co-Sponsored by the Camarillo Health Care District
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 (Six consecutive Tuesdays), 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 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 suzanne.soppe@dignityhealth.org.

3. FREE 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.

4. FREE 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.

5. FREE 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.

6. FREE 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.

7. FREE 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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