Classes and Events

Register for events and classes online by clicking here or call 800-MEMORIAL (636-6742), unless otherwise noted in class description.

 

Smoking Cessation Classes – Sail Away

from Smoking Towards Health

Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15,

Wednesday, June 26, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
18111 Brookhurst St., Suite 4300

Cost: $20 for eight sessions, which includes a resource book. Must be paid by cash or check at the first session only.

The MemorialCare Cancer Institute is pleased to offer the American Lung Association’s Sail Away from Smoking Towards Health class. This eight-session course is taught by a Certified Facilitator, Nurse Navigator, Robin Philips, RN, M.S.N., B.S.N., P.H.N. Classes are based on the American Lung Association’s guidelines. For more information, please call (714) 378-7650.

Taking Charge of Your Breast Health
Thursday, Oct 17, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Join Medical Director of Breast Imaging at MemorialCare Breast Center at Orange Coast Medical Center, Richard Reitherman, M.D., to better understand personalized risk assessment and opportunities for early detection of breast cancer. You will also learn about empowerment by receiving breast cancer information and how to take responsibility for your personal healthcare decisions.

Silent Reflux: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Wednesday, June 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Silent reflux, also known as laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), is a condition in which stomach acid causes throat discomfort, usually behind the breastbone in the middle of the trunk. Please join Medical Director of the Digestive Care Center at Orange Coast Medical Center, Atif Iqbal, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S., to learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment options for this condition. Registration is required.

Sepsis 9-1-1: A Survival Guide to Save Lives
Tuesday, Sep 5, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

According to Sepsis Alliance, sepsis kills 258,000 Americans every year. Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Vice Chairman of the Emergency Department, Tuan Nguyen, M.D., and Clinical Quality Analyst, Jennifer Castro, M.S.N., RN, will explain the symptoms, stages and prevention of sepsis. Registration is required. 

Maintain Bone and Joint Health – Solutions for a Stronger Spine

Tuesday, Oct 15, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

More than 50 million people in the U.S. experience neck or back pain. The good news is that the majority of people with spine pain have treatment options. To learn more about treatment options for spine pain, please join a Physiatrist Specializing in Spine Disorders, Jason Koh, D.O., and Director of the Spine Health Center at Orange Coast Medical Center, Theresa Stern, M.P.T., for this important presentation. Registration is required.

 

Physical and Speech Therapy Services

Specialized, individualized care for fatigue, impaired mobility, chronic pain and lymphedema, from our staff of caring physical and speech therapists. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (714) 378-5095.

Cognitive Therapy Services

Cognitive therapy addresses difficulties with thinking (attention, planning, organizing) and memory. Individuals with early onset dementia, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury and post- chemotherapy patients all benefit from cognitive therapy. For more information, please call (714) 378-5095.

 

Bereavement Support Group

This support group provides a safe environment to help individuals who are grieving due to the loss of a loved one. You will have the opportunity to discuss and share feelings and emotions surrounding your loss, explore healthy coping strategies and self-care, and receive support from others. For additional information and assistance, please contact Sarah Wuu, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., at (714) 378-7146.

Better Breathers Club
Wednesdays, June 19, 
Aug 21, Oct 16,

Dec 18, 4 – 5 p.m. 
Cost: Free

This support group is for people with chronic lung disease and helps people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The group brings members together to learn skills to help manage their condition and improve their quality of life, based on the American Lung Association guidelines. Loved ones are also welcome to attend. Registration is required.

 

Yoga for Patients with Cancer
Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m. and Fridays, Noon
18225 Brookhurst St., Suite 12

Cost: $5 per class

This gentle yoga class, designed for cancer patients and caregivers, is focused on breathing and meditation. Gentle yoga poses help relieve stress and relax muscles. No experience required. Wear comfortable clothing. Please contact Gaye Singleton at (714) 378-5095 for more information.

The Journey: Cancer Support Group
First and third Thursday of every month, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

18111 Brookhurst St., Suite 4300

Cancer Institute Conference Room

This is a special group for women at any stage of the cancer experience, as well as their female family members and friends. This group provides educational information, supportive discussion, and embraces vital cancer issues and concerns.

Prostate Support Group
First and third Tuesday of every month,

5 – 6:30 p.m.

18111 Brookhurst St., Suite 4300 

Cancer Institute Conference Room

This group provides supportive discussion and educational information for prostate cancer patients, family members and friends.

Transitions/Bereavement
First and third Wednesday of every month, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

18111 Brookhurst St., Suite 4300

Cancer Institute Conference Room

This group provides support for adults who have lost a loved one to cancer. Pre-registration is required. Please call the facilitator, Dani Daniels, at (714) 378-7950 before attending.

Look Good, Feel Better
18111 Brookhurst St., Suite 4300

Cancer Institute Conference Room

If you’re currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy treatments, spend a morning with us learning creative makeup tips and stylish ways of wearing turbans, scarves and hats. Registration is required. For upcoming class dates and more information, please call (714) 378-7600.

 

Baby Care Basics

English: Thursdays, May 23, June 20, July 18, Aug 15, Sept 19, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Vietnamese: Saturdays, June 15, July 13, Aug 10, Sept 21, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per couple

This class includes newborn characteristics, newborn behavior and caring for your newborn. Please call 800-MEMORIAL (636-6742) to register and pay the fee. 

Maternity Walking Tour
Every Thursday, Noon

Saturdays, June 8, 22, July 6, 20, Aug 3, 17, Sept 14, 28, 3:30 p.m. or 4:15 p.m.
Cost: Free

Expectant parents have the opportunity to view the Childbirth Center and receive information about parking, visiting hours and security. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Infant CPR Safety
Thursdays, May 30, June 27, Aug 22, Sept 26, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $20

This class includes information about car seat safety, household safety, drowning prevention, infant CPR and choking, dog bites, and safety around animals. Mothers and partners are encouraged to attend. Call 800-MEMORIAL (636-6742) to pay the fee.

Breastfeeding

English: Thursdays, June 13, July 11, Aug 8, Sept 12, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Vietnamese: Saturdays, June 15, July 13, Aug 10, Sept 21, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Cost: Free

This class helps prepare new moms for breastfeeding in the days following birth. You will learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, positioning and challenges in breastfeeding. For parents delivering at Orange Coast Medical Center.

Childbirth Series
Tuesdays, June 4-25, July 2-23, Aug 6-27, Sept 3-24, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $90 per couple

This four-week series prepares the expectant mother and her partner for the laboring process, pain management options, hospital procedures, breathing and relaxation, cesarean birth and postpartum. Call 800-MEMORIAL (636-6742) to pay the fee.

Condensed Childbirth Class
Saturdays, June 15, July 13, Aug 1, Sept 21
, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $90 per couple

This one-day class prepares the expectant mother and her partner for the laboring process, pain management options, hospital procedures, breathing and relaxation, cesarean birth, and postpartum. To register and pay the fee, please call 800-MEMORIAL (636-6742).

Breastfeeding Clinic
Mondays and Thursdays, 1 – 4 p.m.
Cost: Free

This clinic is provided for follow-up breastfeeding care for infants from newborn to 12 weeks. Mothers may come during the clinic hours and receive assistance for issues such as sore nipples, baby not latching, low milk supply, going back to work or any other breastfeeding concerns. Mothers are also welcome if their baby is breastfeeding well.

 

SPEAK OUT! Voice Therapy for Parkinson’s Patients
Thursday, Aug 1, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
The Center at Founders Village Senior and Community Center

Join Speech Pathologist with Orange Coast Medical Center Outpatient Rehabilitation, Stephanie Crail, to learn how the SPEAK OUT! voice therapy program for patients with Parkinson’s disease can strengthen speech and swallowing mechanisms while addressing cognitive changes. Bring a friend!

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group
Second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
18035 Brookhurst St.
Newport Coast Conference Room

Designed to help caregivers come to a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease, participants learn tools for providing care, communicating with loved ones, and taking better care of themselves. It also provides the opportunity to discuss questions and concerns with listeners who share their experiences. For more information, please call (714) 378-5022.

Dance for Parkinson’s
Mondays, 10 – 11 a.m.
18225 Brookhurst St., Suite 12
Orange Coast Good Life Fitness Room

Specifically designed for patients with Parkinson’s disease, this dance class empowers you to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. For more information, please call (714) 378-5022.

Steps Forward – A Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Class
Tuesdays and Fridays
Session 1: 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Session 2: 10:15 – 11 a.m.
18225 Brookhurst St., Suite 12
Orange Coast Good Life Fitness Room

This class focuses on strengthening, stretching and balance exercises specifically designed for Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Please call (714) 378-5022 to register. Participants may register for and attend one session per day.

Young Onset Parkinson’s Support Group
First Thursday of every month, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
18035 Brookhurst St.
West Coast Conference Room

This group offers those who are newly diagnosed and under the age of 60 with education and a time to share and learn with others who have this unique diagnosis. For more information, please call (714) 378-5022.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Third Thursday of every month, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
18035 Brookhurst St.
Pacific Coast Conference Room

This group is designed to provide patients and their families with education on Parkinson’s disease and a time to share and learn with our fellow Parkinson’s community. For more information, please call (714) 378-5022.

Music Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease
Fourth Saturday of every month, 10 – 11 a.m.
18225 Brookhurst St., Suite 12
Orange Coast Good Life Fitness Room

Facilitated by Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow and Board-Certified Music Therapist, Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, this fun and energetic class will use music, rhythm and breathing techniques to improve your ability to walk and speak. For more information, please call (714) 378-5022.

Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) and Loud Crowd®

Orange Coast Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Department offers evidence-based, clinically proven, physical and speech therapy by licensed therapists certified in the Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) and Parkinson’s Voice Project (Speak Out!®) techniques. Patients who have participated in our Outpatient Rehabilitation program may attend these complimentary maintenance/progression classes. For more information, please call (714) 378-5022.

 

CT Lung Cancer Screening

Orange Coast Medical Center offers a low-dose CT lung screening that may detect disease early, when treatment may be more successful. By using computed tomography (CT), physicians are able to see and detect abnormalities in the lungs as small as a grain of rice. To schedule a screening, please call (714) 378-7650.


Criteria for screening (Must meet all 3):

• Age between 55-77 years old 

• Have smoked one pack per day
for 30 years 

• Currently smoking or have quit
within the last 15 years

 

Caregiving for a Spouse or Partner
Thursday, June 20, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Senior Center in Central Park

Caregiving for a spouse or partner is a labor of love and can come with significant challenges. Licensed Social Worker at Orange Coast Medical Center, Sarah Wuu, L.S.W., will discuss the importance of self-care, provide practical information and share strategies to help you as you care for your beloved. Registration is required. 

Lumbar Stenosis Treatment Options
Tuesday, June 25, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Senior Center in Central Park

Pain, limited mobility and diminished quality of life are significant impacts of lumbar stenosis. Board-Certified Neurosurgeon with B.E.S.T. Center, Devin K. Binder, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss current treatment options, including minimally invasive procedures. Registration is required.

More Than Just a Heartbeat: The Truth About Atrial Fibrillation
Tuesday, July 23, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Orange Coast Medical Center

Left untreated, atrial fibrillation, or AFib, can cause life-threatening complications, such as stroke or heart failure. Electrophysiologist with the MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center, Nikhil Warrier, M.D., F.A.C.C., will discuss the symptoms and treatment options for AFib, along with when to seek treatment and the best course of care for this condition. Registration is required.

Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Thursday, July 18, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Senior Center in Central Park

Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner with MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center and Board Member of the Pacific Lipid Association, Michelle Taylor, RN, M.S.N., ACNP-BC, will explain what cholesterol is, where it comes from and how it impacts heart health.

Balance Improvement and Fall Prevention
Thursday, Aug 15, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Senior Center in Central Park

As we age, we can lose our balance over the slightest things. Physical therapists with MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center will join us to discuss practical ways to improve balance and help prevent falls. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Advances in Total Hip Replacement
Wednesday, Sep 25, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Orange Coast Medical Center

Join Chris Mellano, M.D., a board-certified orthopaedic specialist and surgeon with Coastline Orthopaedic Associates, as he discusses modern advances in total hip replacement, including the Anterior Approach for faster and easier recovery. You won’t want to miss this important information. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, please call (800)-MEMORIAL (636-6742).

Nutrition & Your Holiday Feast
Thursday, Oct 17, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Senior Center in Central Park

Creating delicious, nutritious holiday meals to share with loved ones can be simple and fun. A registered clinical dietitian with MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center will share healthy food tips for the holidays.

 

Surgical Weight Loss Support Group
Every Monday except the fifth Monday of the month, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Support meetings for patients who have undergone surgical intervention for treatment of clinically severe obesity. Any individual who is considering having weight-loss surgery is also welcome. Meetings are conducted by a clinical psychologist. The fourth Monday meeting every month is dedicated to post-operative patients only.

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