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 at least two 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 Event

Join MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute experts for a virtual panel discussion on the latest developments in cardiovascular health as well as innovative treatment options offered at Orange Coast Medical Center.

Zoom Session
Thursday, Feb 10, 6 – 7 p.m.

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Adults of All Ages

Freedom from Smoking Program 
Tuesdays and Thursday, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Session 1: March 1, 8, 15, 22 (quit day), 24, 29; April 5, 12
Session 2: May 3, 10, 17, 24 (quit day), 26, 31; June 7, 14

Join us for a free 90-minute virtual orientation to learn more about our classes that can help you quit nicotine. Get the tools and support you need to be successful from certified American Lung Association® instructors. Please contact oncology nurse navigator Robin Philips, RN, M.S.N., B.S.N., P.H.N., at (714) 378-7650.

Spine Surgery Pre-Operative Education Class
Zoom Session 
Thursdays, Feb 24, March 31, April 7, May 12, June 9, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Thursdays, Feb 10, March 10, April 21, May 26, June 23, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Learn what to expect before, during and after spine surgery. Those considering spine surgery may also attend to learn more. Please call (714) 378-7264 to register.

Total Joint Pre-Operative Education Class
Zoom Session 
Mondays, Feb 14, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, 2 – 4 p.m.
Fridays, Feb 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, 10 a.m. – Noon

Learn what to expect before, during and after your joint replacement surgery. Those considering joint replacement surgery may also attend to learn more. Please call (714) 378-7264 to register.

 

Rehabilitation Services

Please call (714) 378-5095, for more information about the services below.

Physical and Speech Therapy Services 

Specialized, individualized care for patients with neurologic and orthopedic problems and lymphedema.

Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer rehabilitation consists of physical therapy, speech therapy and swallow (dysphagia) therapy.

Cognitive Therapy Services

Cognitive therapy addresses difficulties with thinking and memory.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

This program helps people with chronic lung disease gain better control of their breathing and improve their overall quality of life.

Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation

Dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and falls will be assessed and treated accordingly with vestibular and balance exercises and activities. Click here to listen to an informational podcast by Mitchell Tsurudome, D.P.T.

 

Group Support

Virtual Better Breathers Club 
Select Wednesdays

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

Bereavement Virtual Support Group

First and third Wednesdays of the month, 
3 – 4 p.m.

This support group provides a safe environment to help individuals who are grieving due to the loss of a loved one. For additional information and assistance, please contact Sarah Wuu, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., at (714) 378-7146.

 

Cancer Care and Support

Radiology Imaging Exams and Procedures for Cancer Patients
Zoom Session
Wednesday, March 2, 4 – 5 p.m. 

Join us for a virtual, educational presentation with Richard Wasley, M.D., medical director of radiology at the MemorialCare Imaging Center at Orange Coast Medical Center and Saddleback Medical Center, who will discuss the common diagnostic imaging procedures and exams that may be ordered for cancer patients. At the end of the presentation there will be time for questions.

Look Good Feel Better Virtual Workshop 

Chemotherapy or radiation therapy patients are invited to spend a morning with us learning creative makeup tips and stylish ways of wearing turbans, scarves and hats. Visit here, scroll down to the bottom of the page where it states, “Other Virtual Workshop Topics” and select “Sign Up.” When you register, please note OR92708 under the “Site Referral Code” field. For more information, please call (714) 378-7900.

This special group provides educational information, supportive discussions and more for individuals at any stage of their cancer care, or treatment. For more information, please call (714) 378-7146

Cancer Care Virtual Support Group

Fourth Thursday of the month, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

This special group provides educational information, supportive discussions and more for women at any stage of their cancer care, or treatment. For more information, please call (714) 378-7146.

Women’s Cancer Care Virtual Support Group

Second Thursday of the month, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

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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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.

Online Childbirth Series 

This five-part series prepares the expectant mother and her partner for the laboring process, pain management options, hospital procedures, breathing and relaxation, cesarean birth and postpartum. Click here to view the online series.

Childbirth Series 
Zoom Course 
Mondays, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23; June 6, 13, 20, 27, 6 – 9 p.m. 

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

Baby Care Basics 
Zoom Session
Thursdays, Feb 10, March 10, April 14, May 19, June 9, 6 – 9 p.m.

This class includes newborn characteristics, behavior and caretaking.

Breastfeeding Consultation: 
In-Person Private Session
Monday – Friday, sessions by appointment only

This complimentary 90-minute private breastfeeding consultation helps prepare a new mom during the postpartum period. The baby should not eat within two hours before the private breastfeeding clinic appointment. For more information and to register, please call (714) 378-7612.

Vietnamese Breastfeeding Online Class

This class helps prepare new moms for breastfeeding in the days following birth. To access the online class, please visit click here.

Infant CPR Safety
Zoom Session 
Thursdays, Feb 3, March 3, April 7, May 12, 
June 2, 6 – 9 p.m.

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

Breastfeeding 
Zoom Session 
Thursdays, Feb 17, March 24, April 21, May 26, June 16, 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.

Vietnamese Breastfeeding Consultation: In-Person Session
Monday – Friday, sessions by appointment only

This complimentary 90-minute private breastfeeding consultation helps prepare a new mom for breastfeeding during the postpartum period. The baby should not eat within two hours before the private breastfeeding clinic appointment. For more information and to register, please call (714) 378-7833

NEW!
Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC)
Zoom Session

The last Wednesday of the month
(every three months), April 27, July 27, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This class includes benefits and risks of a trial of labor after a cesarean (TOLAC) delivery or repeat cesarean birth, reasons for cesarean birth, VBAC prediction models, a childbirth refresher.

NEW!
Mother Baby Café Virtual Support Group 

Zoom Session

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – Noon

This virtual community breastfeeding group will have the chance to ask lactation consultants questions and gain support about a variety of topics, from pregnancy to weaning.

 

Parkinson's Support

For more information about the following classes and support groups, please call (714) 378-5022.

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.

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.

Young Onset Parkinson’s Virtual 
Support Group
First Thursday of the 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.

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

This group is designed to help caregivers come to a better understanding of  Parkinson’s disease. 

Parkinson’s Disease Virtual Support Group
Third Thursday of the 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.

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This program is made possible by the generosity of supporters to the Orange Coast Medical Center Foundation and a community grant from the Parkinson's Foundation. 

 

Screenings and Prevention

CT Lung Cancer Screening

Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung screening may detect disease early, when treatment may be more successful. 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

 

For Seniors

Heart Attack Signs and Symptoms 

Zoom Session 

Tuesday, Feb 8, 2 – 3 p.m. 

Join Susan Ortiz, B.S.N., RN-C, cardiovascular care coordinator at Orange Coast Medical Center, to learn more about the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, as well as when to seek emergency medical care. Registration is required for this virtual presentation and registered guests will receive the Zoom information at least two hours prior to start of class at 2 p.m. 

Joint Pain: Arthritis in the Knee and Hip 

Zoom Session 

Thursday, Feb 17, 3 – 4 p.m. 

Join Winnie Elias, RN, nurse navigator at Orange Coast Medical Center, to learn about treatment options for joint pain in the knees and hips caused by arthritis. This is a Zoom presentation. Registered guests will be emailed the Zoom instructions at least two hours before start of class at 3 p.m. 

Advance Directive: You Call the Shots! 

Zoom Session 

Thursday, March 17, 3 – 4:30 p.m. 

Join Beth Hambelton, senior program and community outreach liaison with MemorialCare, to learn what an advance directive is and why it's important to have one. This is a Zoom presentation. Registered guests will be emailed the Zoom instructions at least two hours before start of class at 3 p.m. Participants will be mailed a complimentary Five Wishes advance directive after the class. 

Superfoods to the Rescue! 

Zoom Session
Thursday, April 21, 3 – 4 p.m.  

The term “superfoods” refers to nutrient-rich foods considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. Join a MemorialCare clinician to learn about common superfoods and how they can help your body ward off disease, improve health and more. This will be a Zoom presentation. Reservations are required. 

Mental Health Awareness 

Zoom Session
Thursday, May 19, 3 – 4 p.m. 

In recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month, join a MemorialCare clinician to learn about how to support your own emotional well-being, as well those in your life. This will be a Zoom presentation. Reservations are required. 

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.

The MemorialCare Surgical Weight Loss Center at Orange Coast Medical Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) for medical expertise and a history of successful outcomes. To learn more about surgical weight loss services at Orange Coast Medical Center, visit memorialcare.org/WeightLoss.

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. For more information, please call (714) 378-7622.

 
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