Classes and Events

We are currently offering Zoom virtual classes and support groups. For offered Zoom sessions, registration is required and registered attendees will receive a class link a couple of hours prior to scheduled class time. To learn more and register for an event or class, please click here unless otherwise noted in class description.

Featured Events

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Virtual Sweetheart Series
In place of our annual Sweetheart Screening event this year, we are pleased to offer our virtual Sweetheart Series. Attend any session to learn how to keep your heart beating strong! 

Convergent Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
Zoom Session
Thursday, Feb 11, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Join Nikhil Warrier, M.D., F.A.C.C., and Tuan Lam, M.D., as they discuss how the convergent procedure is performed, as well as the benefits, risks and recovery process.

Heart Disease 101 With a Special Segment on Women’s Heart Disease
Zoom Session
Monday, Feb 15, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Join Rachel Hargrove, M.D., and Jennifer Wong, M.D., F.A.C.C., as they discuss heart disease symptoms and prevention, and treatment options.

Heart Valve Disease Awareness 
and Prevention
Zoom Session
Tuesday, Feb 16, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Join Sanjiv Patel, M.D., as he discusses the symptoms, causes, risk factors and complications of heart valve disease.

Common Congenital Heart Diseases 
Zoom Session
Tuesday, Feb 23, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Join Sarah Elsayed, M.D., as she discusses common congenital heart diseases, with
a special emphasis on PFO closure and treatment options.

Why Cholesterol Matters
Zoom Session
Thursday, Feb 25, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Join Robert Greenfield, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.N.L.A., as he discusses how to better understand cholesterol levels from tests and prevention for heart-healthy living.

Please join MemorialCare Medical Group gastroenterologist, Ashkan Farhadi, M.D., F.A.C.P., and Orange Coast Medical Center oncology nurse navigator, Robin Philips, RN, M.S.N., B.S.N., P.H.N., for an informative presentation about how colorectal screenings can detect colorectal disease during its earliest stages. After the presentation, FREE fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kits will be mailed to registered attendees who request one for at-home testing. Limited quantity available.

Zoom Session
Tuesday, March 16, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Marti's Closet

Named after cancer survivor and founder, Marti Johnson, Marti’s Closet 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.

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Adults of All Ages

Smoking Cessation Classes – 
Sail Away From Smoking Towards Health

This upcoming eight-session course will be taught by certified facilitator and oncology nurse navigator, Robin Philips, RN, M.S.N., B.S.N., P.H.N. For more information about smoking cessation, please call (714) 378-7650.

Homeless 101 
Zoom Session
Tuesday, March 23, 5 – 7 p.m.

Atty McLellan, community engagement manager with Orange County United Way’s United to End Homelessness initiative, will lead this important presentation to talk about the causes, costs and solutions to homelessness in Orange County. 

Arthritis Pain Do’s and Don’ts
Zoom Session
Thursday, May 6, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Please join physical therapist, Branden Owen, P.T., D.P.T., as he discusses what to do and what to avoid to stay ahead of your pain.

Total Joint Pre-Operative Education Class
Zoom Session
Mondays, Jan 18, Feb 15, March 15, April 12,
2 – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2 – 4 p.m. 
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2 – 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 29, 2 – 4 p.m.
Fridays, Feb 5, March 5, 26, April 2,
10 a.m. – Noon

In this pre-operative class, you’ll learn what to expect before, during and after your joint replacement surgery. Please call (714) 378-7264 to register.

Esophageal Cancer Awareness
Zoom Session
Monday, April 5, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Join Atif Iqbal, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S., medical director of the Digestive Care Center, to learn more about symptoms and causes, increased risk factors and diagnosis of esophageal cancer. 

 

Rehabilitation Services

Orange Coast provides a variety of rehabilitation services. For more information about the services below, please call (714) 378-5095.

  • Physical and Speech Therapy Services

  • Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation

  • Cancer Rehabilitation

  • Cognitive Therapy Services

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

 

Group Support

Virtual Better Breathers Club 
Select Wednesdays

This support group is for people with
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD) and other lung diseases. Click here
to register for an upcoming virtual meeting. 

Bereavement Virtual Support Group

This virtual support group provides a safe environment for grieving individuals. For additional information and assistance, please contact Sarah Wuu, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., at (714) 378-7146.

 

Cancer Care and Support

For more information about our Cancer Care Virtual Support Groups, please call (714) 378-7146.

Look Good Feel Better Virtual Workshop 

Please visit here to register for an upcoming session.

 

Parenting and Childbirth

Online Maternity Tour

Expectant parents have the opportunity to view the Childbirth Center and receive information about parking, visiting hours and security. Click here to view the tour.

Breastfeeding
Zoom Session
Thursdays, Jan 28, Feb 11, 25, March 11, 25, April 8, 29, May 13, 27, 6 – 9 p.m.

This class helps prepare new moms for breastfeeding in the days following birth. For parents delivering at Orange Coast Medical Center.

Baby Care Basics
Zoom Session
Thursdays, Jan 21, Feb 18, March 18, April 15, May 20, 6 – 9 p.m.

This class includes newborn characteristics, behavior and caretaking. 

Childbirth Series
Zoom Course
Mondays, Feb 1, March 1, April 5,
May 3, 6 – 9 p.m.

This four-week virtual series prepares the expectant mother and her partner for the laboring process, pain management options, hospital procedures, and more.

Infant CPR Safety 
Zoom Session
Thursdays, Feb 4, March 4, April 1,
May 6, 6 – 9 p.m.

This class includes information about car seat safety, drowning prevention, infant CPR and choking, and more.

Breastfeeding Consultation:
Private Zoom Session
Mondays, 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. 
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m.,
3 p.m.
Cost: $10

This one-hour private breastfeeding consultation helps prepare a new mom for breastfeeding during the postpartum period. By appointment only. For more information, please call (714) 378-7612.

Vietnamese Breastfeeding Online Class
This class helps prepare new moms for breastfeeding in the days following birth. For parents delivering at Orange Coast Medical Center. To access the online class, please click here

Vietnamese Breastfeeding Consultation: Private Zoom Session
Mondays, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m.
Cost: $10

This 90-minute private breastfeeding consultation helps prepare a new mom for breastfeeding during the postpartum period. By appointment only. For more information, please call (714) 378-7833.

 

Parkinson's Support

Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) 
and LOUD Crowd®
Zoom Session

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. Please call (714) 378-5022 for more information. 

Young Onset Parkinson’s Virtual
Support Group
First Thursday of every month,
6 – 7:30 p.m.

This group offers support to those who are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and under the age of 60. Please call (714) 378-5022 for more information.

Parkinson’s Caregiver Virtual Support Group 
Second and fourth Wednesdays of every month, 11 a.m. – Noon

This group is designed to help caregivers come to a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease. Please call (714) 378-5022 for more information.

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 motivating and supportive class focuses on strengthening, stretching and balance exercises. Please call (714) 378-5022 for more information. 

Parkinson’s Disease Virtual Support Group 
Third Thursday of every month,
10 – 11 a.m.

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. Please call (714) 378-5022 for more information.

 

Screenings and Prevention

CT Lung Cancer Screening

Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung screening may detect disease early, when treatment may be more successful. Please call (714) 378-7650 to schedule a screening. 


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

 

For Seniors

New Year to Be Healthy!
Zoom Session
Thursday, Jan 28, 3 – 4 p.m.

With the New Year in full swing, it’s time to consider what it means to be healthy. Marco Ruiz, M.D., a family medicine physician with MemorialCare Medical Group, will join us to discuss overall strategies to stay on track towards wellness goals. 

Your Heart Health
Zoom Session
Thursday, Feb 18, 3 – 4 p.m.

Join Marco Ruiz, M.D., a family medicine physician with MemorialCare Medical Group, to learn about causes of heart disease, treatment options and how to improve quality of life.

March Into Better Nutrition!
Zoom Session
Thursday, March 18, 3 – 4 p.m.

Join Angela Whitaker, D.O., an internal medicine physician with Edinger Medical Group, for this interactive discussion about nutrition for seniors. 

Advance Care Planning 
Zoom Session
Thursday, April 15, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

A licensed clinical social worker with Orange Coast Medical Center will join us to discuss advance care planning, and the differences between a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) and an advance directive. Advance directives will be mailed to registered participants following the class.

Embrace Your Age!
Zoom Session
Thursday, May 20, 3 – 4 p.m.

In honor of Older Americans Month, a clinician with MemorialCare will join us to discuss health and wellness as we age.

Fall Prevention and Balance Improvement
Senior Center in Central Park
Thursday, June 17, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Mitchell Tsurudome, P.T., and Casey Jackson, P.T., physical therapists at Orange Coast Medical Center, will discuss practical ways to improve balance and help prevent falls. Space is limited.

For Seniors

New Year to Be Healthy!
Zoom Session
Thursday, Jan 28, 3 – 4 p.m.

With the New Year in full swing, it’s time to consider what it means to be healthy. Marco Ruiz, M.D., a family medicine physician with MemorialCare Medical Group, will join us to discuss overall strategies to stay on track towards wellness goals. 

Your Heart Health
Zoom Session
Thursday, Feb 18, 3 – 4 p.m.

Join Marco Ruiz, M.D., a family medicine physician with MemorialCare Medical Group, to learn about causes of heart disease, treatment options and how to improve quality of life.

March Into Better Nutrition!
Zoom Session
Thursday, March 18, 3 – 4 p.m.

Join Angela Whitaker, D.O., an internal medicine physician with Edinger Medical Group, for this interactive discussion about nutrition for seniors. 

Advance Care Planning 
Zoom Session
Thursday, April 15, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

A licensed clinical social worker with Orange Coast Medical Center will join us to discuss advance care planning, and the differences between a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) and an advance directive. Advance directives will be mailed to registered participants following the class.

Recognizing Stroke 
Zoom Session
Wednesday, April 28, 11 a.m. – Noon

Hubert Wong, M.D., chair of emergency medicine at Orange Coast Medical Center, will discuss signs and symptoms of stroke, as well as how to recognize a possible stroke in others.

Embrace Your Age!
Zoom Session
Thursday, May 20, 3 – 4 p.m.

In honor of Older Americans Month, a clinician with MemorialCare will join us to discuss health and wellness as we age.

Fall Prevention and Balance Improvement
Senior Center in Central Park
Thursday, June 17, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Mitchell Tsurudome, P.T., and Casey Jackson, P.T., physical therapists at Orange Coast Medical Center, will discuss practical ways to improve balance and help prevent falls. Space is limited.

Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy With Diabetes Podcast

Diabetes is a multi-systemic disease that affects many organs – most commonly the eyes, nerves and kidneys. Education and early intervention is of utmost importance in preventing diabetic kidney disease and dialysis. Gaytri Gandotra, M.D., nephrologist specializing in kidney care at Orange Coast Medical Center, discusses the possible long-term effects on the kidneys due to diabetes, how to properly manage diabetes to avoid damage to the kidneys, and ways to help keep your kidneys strong and functioning well.

MemorialCare Surgical Weight Loss Center

Please call
877-HEALTHY (432-5849)
for more information about the program or to speak with one of our coordinators.

Surgical Weight Loss Virtual 
Support Group 
Select Tuesdays, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Support meetings for patients who have undergone surgical intervention for treatment of clinically severe obesity. Please call (714) 378-7622 for more information.

 
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