CLASSES AND EVENTS

Register for events and classes online at memorialcare.org/orange-coast-medical-center/events

or call 1.800.MEMORIAL (1.800.636.6742).

Marti's Closet

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

Having a Baby?

Download our new App, My Pregnancy, by MemorialCare, to guide you through each week of pregnancy, as well as the weeks following birth. Find us in the App Store (iOS and Android) by searching My Pregnancy Orange Coast Medical Center.

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Considering Joint Replacement?

Join Us for Our Patient Reunion!

Friday, Oct 12, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

18035 Brookhurst Street

Orange Coast Medical Center

Recent patients of the MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center will return to Orange Coast Medical Center for lunch and a chance to share their stories and progress with each other. Those who are considering joint replacement are encouraged to attend as well. Registration required.

Learn about Exercise
and Sports-Related

Injuries: Protecting

Your Joints from

Long-Term Damage

presented by orthopedic surgeon, Trong B.

Nguyen, M.D., by simply scanning this QR

code, or by clicking here.

Orange Coast Named A Best Hospital in Orange County

Every year, the Orange County Register hosts a survey for “Best of Orange County,” and for the fifth year in a row, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center has been voted as one of the Best Hospitals in Orange County – securing the number one spot for the past two years.

 

Adults of All Ages

Smoking Cessation Classes – Sail Away from Smoking Towards Health
18111 Brookhurst Street, 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 at Orange Coast Medical Center 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, R.N., M.S.N., B.S.N., P.H.N., nurse navigator. Classes are based on the American Lung Association’s guidelines. For more information about upcoming classes, please call 714.378.7650.

Clear the Air – Lung Cancer Awareness and Prevention
Wednesday, Nov 28, 4 – 5:30 pm
Cost: Free

Healthy lungs are essential to maintaining an active lifestyle. Each year, more people die from lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Thomas Asciuto, M.D., will discuss ways to reduce your risk of getting lung cancer and how to help raise awareness in our local communities. 

How to Fall-Proof Your Home
Tuesday, Jan 22, 3 – 4 pm
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 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. 

 

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, Oct 17, Dec 19, 4 – 5 pm Cost: Free

This support group is for people with chronic lung disease and helps people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) 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 Care

Look Good, Feel Better
Mondays, Nov 5, Dec 3, 9:45 am – Noon
18111 Brookhurst Street, 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. Please call 714.378.7600.

The Journey: Cancer Support Group
First and third Thursday of every month, Noon – 1:30 pm
18111 Brookhurst Street, 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. 

Transitions/Bereavement
First and third Wednesday of
every month, 5:30 – 7 pm
18111 Brookhurst Street, 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.

Prostate Support Group
First and third Tuesday of every month,

5 – 6:30 pm

18111 Brookhurst Street, Suite 4300

Cancer Institute Conference Room 

This group provides supportive
discussion and educational information for prostate cancer patients, family members and friends. 

Yoga for Patients with Cancer
Tuesdays, 5:45 pm and Fridays, Noon
18225 Brookhurst Street, 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.

 

Parenting & Childbirth

Condensed Childbirth Class
Saturdays, Oct 13, Nov 17, Dec 8,
9:30 am – 3 pm
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 to pay the fee.

Breastfeeding
English: Thursdays, Nov 15, Dec 6, 

6:30 – 9 pm
Vietnamese: Saturdays, Oct 20, Nov 17,
Dec 1, 12:30 – 3 pm
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. 

Maternity Walking Tour
Every Thursday, Noon,
Every Monday, 11:30 am,
Saturdays, Oct 13, 27, Nov 10, 24,
Dec 8, 22, 3:30 pm or 4:15 pm
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.

Childbirth Series
Tuesdays, Nov 6-27, Dec 4-18, 6:30 – 9 pm
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 to pay the fee.

Baby Care Basics
English: Thursdays, Oct 25, Nov 8, Dec 20, 6:30 – 9 pm
Vietnamese: Saturdays, Oct 20, Nov 17,

Dec 1, 4 – 6:30 pm
Cost: $25 per couple

This one-night class includes newborn characteristics, newborn behavior and caring for your newborn. Please call 1.800.MEMORIAL to pay the fee.

Breastfeeding Clinic
Mondays and Thursdays, 1 – 4 pm
Cost: Free

This clinic is provided for follow-up breastfeeding care for infants from newborn to 12 weeks. Mothers may come between the hours of Noon – 4 pm 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

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Third Thursday of every month,
10 – 11:30 am
18035 Brookhurst Street
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.

Dance for Parkinson’s
Mondays, 10 – 11 am
18225 Brookhurst Street, 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 am
Session 2: 10:15 – 11 am
18225 Brookhurst Street, 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 am
18035 Brookhurst Street

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 Wellness Recovery (PWR!®) and Loud Crowd

MemorialCare 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!TM) 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

First Thursday of every month,

6 – 7:30 pm

18035 Brookhurst Street

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
First Saturday of every month, 10 – 11 am
18225 Brookhurst Street, 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.

 

Screenings & Prevention

CT Lung Cancer Screening

MemorialCare 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. We offer a comprehensive cardiac screening, which 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

Medicare 101 – The Essentials
Saturday, Oct 13, 9 – 11 am
Orange Coast Medical Center 

For those turning 65 or transitioning to Medicare from employer health coverage in 2018, the process and choices can be overwhelming. Join Matt McGuirk and James Laird, on behalf of Greater Newport Physicians, as they explain the essentials you need to know about enrolling in Medicare, options available to Medicare beneficiaries, important deadlines and more. Registration is required. 

Don’t Let Medicare Stress You Out!
Tuesday, Oct 16, 4 – 6 pm
Orange Coast Medical Center 

Betty Yu, M.D., a family medicine physician with Edinger Medical Group, will present tips to help avoid added stress during Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period. A Medicare question and answer opportunity will be available at the end of the session, along with a trail mix bar for you to enjoy a healthy snack. This event is for educational purposes only. Registration is required.

Aging and Benefits of Cognitive Therapy

Thursday, Oct 25, 2 – 3 pm

The Center at Founders Village Senior

and Community Center

With age, recalling things may become

challenging. Certain conditions may also lead to cognitive deficits, such as early onset dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s Disease, and post chemotherapy. Cognitive therapy may help improve attention, planning, memory, and aid in feeling more connected to the world. Join Stephanie Crail, S.L.P.speech

language pathologist at Orange Coast Medical Center, and a volunteer participant, to learn more about this important therapy. For more information or to register, please call 1.800.636.6742. Registration is required.

Making Sense of Medicare

Tuesdays, Nov 13, Dec 4,

Thursday, Dec 6,

6 – 7 pm

MemorialCare Medical Group,

Warner Ave. Health Center

Are you turning 65 this year, already over 65

and preparing to retire, or losing employer

coverage? Just moved to Orange County? If you answered “Yes” to any of those questions, join Jose Juarez, Medicare Education Specialist from MemorialCare Medical Group, as he explains how Medicare works, what it covers, when

and how to enroll, late enrollment penalties, opportunities and options for change, and more. *Sales representatives from Medicare Advantage will be present with information and applications. Registration is required. Please call

1.888.848.9355.

What's Your Plan?

Tuesdays, Nov 27

3 – 4:30 pm

Orange Coast Medical Center

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 MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center, and Victoria Maruca, Medicare specialist withGreater Newport Physicians, 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. Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call 1.800.636.6742.

 

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 1.877.HEALTHY. 

Surgical Weight Loss Support Group 

Every Monday except the fifth Monday
of the month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

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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