Classes and Events
In alignment with the CDC’s recommendation to avoid large gatherings, we are offering Zoom virtual classes. Register for events and classes online by clicking here or call 800-MEMORIAL (636-6742), unless otherwise noted in class description.
Silent Reflux: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options (Zoom Session)
Thursday, Aug 13, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
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 Atif Iqbal, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S., medical director of the Digestive Care Center at Orange Coast Medical Center, to learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment options for this condition. Registration is required.
Sepsis 911: A Survival Guide to Save Lives
Wednesday, Sept 16, 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.
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.
Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation
Physical therapists incorporate specialized training to identify and treat problems specific to the vestibular and balance systems. Dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and falls will be assessed and treated accordingly with vestibular and balance exercises and activities. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (714) 378-5095. Mitchell Tsurudome, P.T., discusses balance and vestibular disorders, advances in physical therapy, and program offerings at Orange Coast in his podcast “Vestibular Disorders.”
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.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
The Orange Coast Medical Center Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program will help people with chronic lung disease gain better control of their breathing and improve their overall quality of life. Our staff will work in partnership with you to evaluate your abilities and develop an individualized treatment and exercise plan. Orange Coast Medical Center has a team specializing in pulmonary rehabilitation. The team provides intensive exercise, education, self-management training and psychosocial support under the medical direction of a board-certified pulmonologist (lung specialist). For more information, please call (714) 378-7055.
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
Wednesday, Aug 26, Noon – 1 p.m.
This virtual 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 welcomed to attend. Registration is required.
Women’s Cancer Care Support Group
This group is a special group for women at any stage of their cancer care or treatment, and provides educational information, supportive discussion and addresses vital cancer issues and concerns. Please call (714) 378-7146 for more information.
Cancer Care Support Group
This group is a special group for individuals at any stage of their cancer care or treatment, and provides educational information, supportive discussion and addresses vital cancer issues and concerns. Please call (714) 378-7146 for more information.
Look Good Feel Better (Zoom Session)
Select Mondays, 9:45 a.m. – Noon
If you’re currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy treatments, then 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.
Online Maternity Tour
Expectant parents have the opportunity to view the Childbirth Center and receive information about parking, visiting hours and security.
Childbirth Series (Zoom Course)
Mondays, July 6-27, Aug 10-31, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
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.
Baby Care Basics (Zoom Session)
July 28, Aug 6, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
This class includes newborn characteristics, newborn behavior and caring for your newborn.
Breastfeeding Basics (Zoom Session)
Thursdays, July 9, 30, Aug 13, 27,
6:30 – 9 p.m.
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. Registration is required.
Online Vietnamese Breastfeeding Class
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.
Virtual Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) and LOUD Crowd® (Zoom Session)
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.
Young Onset Parkinson’s Support Group
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 Caregiver Support Group
Second and fourth Wednesdays of every month, 11 a.m. – Noon
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.
Steps Forward – A Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Class (Zoom Session)
Tuesdays and Fridays
Session 1: 9 – 9:30 a.m.
Session 2: 10 – 10:30 a.m.
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.
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
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.
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 three):
Age between 55-77 years old
Have smoked one pack per day for 30 years or longer
Currently smoking or have quit within the last 15 years
Medicare Online Seminars
Are you turning 65 or losing your employer health insurance? Not sure which Medicare plans and options are the best fit for you or a loved one? We are here to help you make decisions about what is right for you. These free educational sessions will provide an overview of the different parts of Medicare (A, B, C and D), important timeframes to consider when applying for Medicare, how to apply, who is eligible, coverage options available and more. Instructions to joining a webinar most convenient for you will be provided upon registration.
Is Low Back Pain Keeping You Down?
Tuesday, July 21, 3 – 4 p.m.
Don’t let low back pain keep you from living an active lifestyle. Join Stephen Huo, M.D., an orthopedic spine specialist with Orange Coast Medical Center, as he discusses treatment options and care for low back pain sufferers. Registration is required.
Fall Prevention and Balance Improvement
Tuesday, Aug 18, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
As we age, we can lose our balance over the slightest things. Mitchell Tsurudome, P.T., and Casey Jackson, P.T., physical therapists with Outpatient Rehabilitation at Orange Coast Medical Center, will discuss practical ways to improve balance and help prevent falls. Registration is required.
Five Wishes® Advance Directive (Zoom Session)
Thursday, Aug 20, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
You have the right to make decisions regarding the medical care you prefer if you are unable to speak for yourself. An Orange Coast Medical Center representative will join us to discuss the importance of having an advance care plan and explain what an advance directive is (and isn’t). Complimentary Five Wishes® advance directives will be mailed to registered participants. Registration is required.
The MemorialCare Surgical Weight Loss Center at Orange Coast Medical Center is an Accredited Comprehensive Center, designated by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). For more information about the program or to speak with one of our coordinators, please call 877-HEALTHY (432-5849).
Surgical Weight Loss Support Group
Select Tuesdays, 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. Meetings will not be held on holidays.