Classes and Events

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

Marti's Closet

Named after cancer survivor and founder, Marti Johnson, Marti’s Closet at Orange Coast Medical Center provides cancer surgery patients the opportunity to select button-down blouses, at no charge, to help aid in their comfort during the recovery process. Those interested in donating blouses or in making an appointment to choose a blouse may call (714) 378-7900.

Heart and Stroke Walk

On March 16, the Orange Coast Heart & Vascular team will join the American Heart Association in their Heart and Stroke Walk. Lynn Redwater, RN, M.S.N., NEA-BC, executive director of cardiac services, will lead the “Orange Coasters” team. 

For the eighth consecutive year, The Orange Country Register has recognized Orange Coast Medical Center as a Top Workplace. The award is based upon feedback from a survey that included employees and businesses across Orange County. Additionally, Orange Coast Medical Center has been voted as a Best Hospital in Orange County by The Orange County Register readers for the fifth year in a row, earning the number one spot for the past two years.

The Orange County Register

Radiation Oncologist, Asif R. Harsolia, M.D., discusses the benefits of CyberKnife radiosurgery for the treatment of prostate cancer. To listen, scan the QR code or visit memorialcare.org/ProstateTreatment.

CyberKnife: Leading-Edge Treatment for Prostate Cancer Patients

 

Adults of All Ages

Balance Improvement and Fall Prevention:

A Comprehensive Approach
Tuesday, Jan 22, 3 – 4 p.m.
Cost: Free

As we age, we can lose our balance over the slightest things. But there is hope! Mitchell Tsurudome, D.P.T., and Casey Jackson, M.P.T., physical therapists with Orange Coast Medical Center, will discuss practical ways to improve balance and help prevent falls. Registration is required.

Relief for Severe GERD
Thursday, Jan 31, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

Over 30 million Americans suffer from acid reflux each month. According to studies, symptoms of reflux and heartburn nearly doubled in the last decade. 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, as he discusses signs, symptoms and latest treatment options for those who suffer from GERD. You can find relief!

Smoking Cessation Classes – Sail Away from Smoking Towards Health
Mondays, Feb 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8,

Wednesday, March 20, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Cost: $20 for eight sessions, which includes a resource book. Must be paid by cash or check at 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, Robin Philips, RN, M.S.N., B.S.N., P.H.N., nurse navigator. Classes are based on the American Lung Association’s guidelines. For more information, please call (714) 378-7650.

How to Fall-Proof Your Home
Tuesday, April 16, 3 – 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

According to the National Council on Aging, every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. And every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Join us for this informative and interactive session to learn how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, and prevent falls in your home. This session will include a complimentary balance assessment for those in attendance. Registration is required and space is limited.

Tips for Keeping Your Allergies and Asthma Under Control

Wednesday, April 17, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Millions of people suffer from allergies every year. Do you feel like you can’t get relief from seasonal allergies or asthma? Internal medicine physician, Nanette Mitchell, M.D., will discuss ways to prevent, treat and minimize symptoms of allergies and asthma.

 

Rehabilitation Services

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.

 

Group Support

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, Feb 20, April 17, 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.

 

Cancer Support

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.

 

Parenting and Childbirth

Childbirth Series
Tuesdays, Jan 8-29, Feb 5-26, March 5-26, April 2-23, May 7-28, 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.

Infant CPR Safety
Thursdays, Feb 7, March 7, April 11, May 30, 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, Jan 24, Feb 28, March 28, April 25, May 9, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Vietnamese: Saturdays, Jan 26, Feb 23, March 23, April 20, May 18, 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.

Condensed Childbirth Class
Saturdays, Feb 16, March 16, April 13, 
May 18, 9:30 a.m. – 3 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).

Maternity Walking Tour
Every Monday, 11:30 a.m.

Every Thursday, Noon

Saturdays, Feb 2, 9, 16, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 13, 20, 27, May 11, 18, 25, 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.

Baby Care Basics

English: Thursdays, Feb 21, March 21, April 18, May 23, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Vietnamese: Saturdays, Jan 26, Feb 23, March 23, April 20, May 18, 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. 

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.

 

Parkinson's Support

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.

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 Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow and board-certified music therapist, 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 Caregiver Support Group
Second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
18035 Brookhurst St.
South 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.

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.

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.

 

Screenings and Prevention

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

Heart Screening
Cost: $85

To schedule your comprehensive cardiac screening, please call (714) 378-7234.

Our cardiac screening includes:

• Complete medical and family history and health risk assessment survey

• Blood pressure, weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat analysis

• Cholesterol and blood sugar testing, electrocardiogram, ankle brachial
index testing

• Personal plan and coordination of care

 

For Seniors

Kick Up Your Heels! Winter Dance
Friday, Jan 25, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Center at Founders Village

Come and celebrate the New Year with friends old and new! You’ll enjoy delicious refreshments, dancing, music and wonderful company at this festive event. Orange Coast Medical Center and Edinger Medical Group are proud to partner with the City of Fountain Valley as the sponsors of the 2019 Winter Dance. For ticket availability, date and cost information, please call the Center at Founders Village directly at (714) 593-4446.

Advance Directive - You Call the Shots!
Tuesday, Feb 26, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
18035 Brookhurst St.

Health and Wellness Pavilion

You have the right to make decisions regarding medical services you prefer in the event you are unable to speak for yourself, simply by completing an advance directive form. Join Beth Hambelton, senior program and community outreach liaison at Orange Coast Medical Center, for an interactive discussion about what an advance directive is, why it’s important to have one, how to complete it, and who to give it to before you need medical care. Adults of all ages are encouraged to attend. Advance directive forms will be provided to registered guests.

Medicare 101 - The Essentials!
Saturday, Jan 26, April 13, 9 – 11 a.m.
Orange Coast Medical Center

For those turning 65 or transitioning to Medicare from employer health coverage in 2019, the process and choices can be overwhelming. Representatives on behalf of Greater Newport Physicians will explain the essentials you need to know about enrolling in Medicare, options available to Medicare beneficiaries, important deadlines and more. This class is for educational purposes only and no health plan benefits will be discussed. Registration is required.

High Blood Pressure Prevention & Treatment
Thursday, Feb 21, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Senior Center in Central Park

Complications of uncontrolled hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, can be devastating and life-threatening. A clinician with MemorialCare Medical Group will discuss prevention strategies, risk factors and treatment of high blood pressure. Registration is required.

Dealing with Life Changes and Loss
Thursday, March 21, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Senior Center in Central Park

This complimentary class, presented by a licensed clinical social worker with Orange Coast Medical Center, will focus on coping strategies for life changes and loss as we age.

Prescriptions, Supplements and OTCs
Thursday, April 18, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Senior Center in Central Park

Have you wondered about how your prescription medications, supplements and over-the-counter medications (OTCs) interact? With easy access to OTCs and supplements, it’s important to know the answer. A pharmacist with the Outpatient Pharmacy at Orange Coast Medical Center will join us to discuss this important topic and answer your medication questions.

Diabetes Prevention & Management
Thursday, May 16, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Senior Center in Central Park

Diabetes can be a debilitating and life-threatening disease when not well controlled. A registered dietitian with Orange Coast Medical Center will present on the role nutrition plays in prevention and management of diabetes. Space is limited and reservations are required.

 

MemorialCare Surgical Weight Loss Center

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
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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