Classes and Events

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

 

Resolve to Eliminate GERD in the New Year
Thursday, Jan 30, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

The start of a new year is a time to reflect on the healthy changes we want or need to make in our lives. Join Atif Iqbal, M.D.,  medical director of the Digestive Care Center at Orange Coast Medical Center, as he discusses signs and symptoms of severe GERD, how to manage these symptoms, and surgical options available to permanently resolve GERD and prevent a more serious condition from developing. Registration is required.

Smoking Cessation Classes – Sail Away From Smoking Towards Health
Mondays, Feb 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Wednesday, March 11, 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, 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.

Heart Valve Disease Awareness
and Prevention
Wednesday, Feb 19, 5 – 6:30 p.m

More than 5 million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year. With Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day around the corner, cardiologist Sanjiv Patel, M.D., will discuss common signs of heart valve disease, causes of heart valve disease, risk factors and complications, and treatment options. Registration is required.

Tips for Keeping Your Allergies
and Asthma Under Control
Wednesday, April 8, 5 – 6:30 p.m

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

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.” To listen, click the button below.

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, Feb 19, April 15, June 17,
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 welcomed to attend. Registration is required.

 

Cancer Support Groups

For information about cancer support groups offered at Orange Coast Medical Center, please call (714) 378-7900.

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 (714) 378-5095 for more information.

Look Good Feel Better
Mondays, Feb 3, March 2, April 6,
May 4, 9:45 a.m. – Noon
18111 Brookhurst St., Suite 4300
Cancer Institute Conference Room

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. Click the button below to register.

 

Maternity Walking Tour
Every Thursday, Noon
Saturdays, Feb 1, 15, March 14, 28,
April 11, 25, May 9, 23, June 6, 20,
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. Tours will not be held on holidays. Registration is required.

Condensed Childbirth Class
Saturdays, Feb 8, March 7, April 4, May 2,
June 13, 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. Please call 800-MEMORIAL (636-6742) to pay the fee.

Childbirth Series
Tuesdays, Feb 4-25,
Mondays, March 2-23, April 6-27,
May 4-25, June 1-22, 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. Please call 800-MEMORIAL (636-6742) to pay the fee.

Baby Care Basics
Thursdays, Feb 6, March 5, April 9,
May 7, June 4, 6:30 – 9 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 pay the fee. Registration is required. 

Breastfeeding

Thursdays, Feb 13, March 12,
April 9, May 14, June 11, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
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. Registration is required.

Infant CPR Safety
Thursdays, Feb 27, March 26,
April 23, May 28, June 25, 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. Registration is required.

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. Clinic will not be held on holidays.

Vietnamese Breastfeeding Online Class
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. To access the online class, please click the button below.

Breastfeeding Consultation (Private)
Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $25

This one-hour private breastfeeding consultation helps prepare a new mom 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. By appointment only. Will not be held on holidays. 

 

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.

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: 9:15 – 10 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.

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.

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

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 and You
Thursday, April 2, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
The Center at Founders Village Senior and Community Center
or
Thursday, May 21, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Senior Center in Central Park

Parkinson’s requires a robust, specialized and diverse care team to effectively manage the disease. Join a specialist with the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders program at Orange Coast Medical Center to learn more about how you can better manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. We will share information about the many services, support groups and therapies offered at Orange Coast Medical Center and teach you how to build your very best care team! Registration is required.

 

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 or longer

• Currently smoking or have quit
within the last 15 years

 

What is Dementia Friends? 
Thursday, Feb 6, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
The Center at Founders Village Senior
and Community Center

Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia. Join Patty Mouton, Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy for Alzheimer’s OC, as she explains the new “Dementia Friends” program, how it benefits those with dementia, and how you can get involved. Registration is required. Bring a friend!

The Heart of the Matter
Thursday, Feb 20, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Senior Center in Central Park

Join Laura Perez-Aoki, N.P., and Roxanne Martinez, N.P., cardiac clinicians with Orange Coast Medical Center, to learn about heart disease, and strategies and therapies to help improve heart function, as well as reduce risk of heart attack and stroke. Registration is required.

Becoming a Dementia Friends Champion
Thursday, March 5, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
The Center at Founders Village Senior
and Community Center

Led by Melissa Klaeb, Director of Education for Alzheimer’s OC, this session has activities and discussions that cover the five key messages everyone should know about dementia. Everyone who attends is asked to do a dementia-friendly action as part of becoming a Dementia Friend. This is not formal training. Registration is required.

Medicare 101

Saturday, March 7, 9 – 11 a.m.
Orange Coast Medical Center

Are you turning 65 soon or transitioning from employer health coverage to Medicare? Join Greater Newport Physicians to participate in an informative discussion about how Medicare works, what it covers, how much it costs, important deadlines and much more. These events are for educational purposes only, and no plan-specific benefits or details will be shared. Registration is required.

Living with Atrial Fibrillation 
Tuesday, Feb 11, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Left untreated, atrial fibrillation, or AFib, can cause life-threatening complications, such as stroke or heart failure. Electrophysiologist with the MemorialCare Heart & 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.

Let’s Get Physical!
Thursday, March 19, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Senior Center in Central Park

Inactivity in the winter can be a setback when considering more physical activity in the warmer months. Join Jason Koh, D.O., physician at the Spine Health Center at Orange Coast Medical Center, and Theresa Stern, director of the Neuroscience Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center, as they share important safety tips and practical activities to help build stamina and avoid injury as we enjoy increased activities. Registration is required.

Understanding Diabetes
Thursday, April 16, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Senior Center in Central Park

Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes can bring with it many unanswered questions. Join Michele Cooper, G.N.P., a board-certified geriatric nurse practitioner with MemorialCare Medical Group, to learn about the causes of Type 2 diabetes as well as treatment strategies that can aide in the management of diabetes.

 

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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