We offer a wide variety of classes on health issues, many free of charge.
Topics include: asthma, diabetes, weight management, smoking cessation
and more. Small group education and individual programs are available
by appointment. All classes are taught by registered dietitians and registered
nurses. For information or to schedule a class, call (714) 446-5677.
This four-part program is nationally recognized by the American Diabetes
Association (ADA), and provides information on the basic skills of self-managing
diabetes. The ADA standards of care are outlined and healthy lifestyle
changes are discussed. Also included, free-of-charge, is a home glucose meter.
Diabetes in Pregnancy
This class is specially designed for the mother with diabetes during pregnancy.
Causes, risk factors, meal planning, exercise, blood sugar goals and healthy
lifestyle changes are discussed. The goal of the class is to help women
achieve normal blood sugars and meet the nutritional needs of the baby
Asthma flare-ups can often be prevented. This class provides the patient
with an understanding of the pathophysiology of asthma and basic knowledge
of environmental control, medications and self-monitoring techniques,
including use of the peak flow meter.
Heart Healthy Habits
This program discusses cholesterol, heart disease, and prevention. Diet,
exercise, medications, low-fat cooking and additional resources are discussed
to assist participants in developing "heart healthy" habits.
This class helps to increase awareness of the risk factors for high blood
pressure (hypertension) and outlines prevention of possible complications
of hypertension through living a healthy lifestyle and/or medical management
by your physician.
The goal of this class is to assist smokers who are ready to quit by providing
tools to overcome the habit.
At St. Joseph Health, we understand how overwhelming Medicare can be. We
know that you're flooded with information, which can make it difficult
to know what to do and when to do it. Whether you're just turning
65, have been on Medicare for some time, or have Medi-Cal and Medicare,
we can help.
We invite you to attend one of our no-cost meetings to learn everything
you need to know and make an informed decision.
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