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Methodist Hospital offers several free classes and seminars to the community each month. These are all free and are held on the Methodist Hospital campus unless otherwise noted.
Maternity Orientation and Tour
The maternity orientation and tour will acquaint expectant parents who plan to deliver at Methodist Hospital with services and staff. It will provide information needed to prepare for delivery at Methodist Hospital. Moms and dads should plan to attend early in the pregnancy and should not bring other children to the session.
Tours are given 3 – 4:45 p.m. and 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. on second Wednesdays at Methodist Hospital’s Lewis Hall. Tours will also be given on fourth Wednesdays 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. Registration is not necessary, but for more information, call 1-800-950-BABY.
Diabetes Education Series
A four-week series of diabetes education classes is offered the first four Tuesdays of every month 4:30-6:30 p.m., in Classroom 3. For more information or to register, please call 626-821-2344.
Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group
The Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group meets 2-4 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in classroom 2. The group offers peer support for stroke or brain injury survivors and their families and friends.
Brain injuries happen everywhere every day. This group provides survivors and caregivers a forum for sharing their successes and needs related to stroke or brain injury. It is also a valuable source of sharing information and resources. For more information, call 626-462-2726.
Weight-Loss Surgery Education Symposiums and Support Groups
Free Weight-Loss Symposiums are presented in Lewis Hall each month on Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Upcoming Wednesday dates are July 7, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5. Saturday dates are July 28, August 25, September 22 and October 27.
Bariatric support groups meet in Lewis Hall every first, third and fourth Monday, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. These groups were formed to help patients address problems as they lose weight, such as dietary, cosmetic or social issues.
The first Monday of every month facilitators meet with patients who are 0-12 months out from surgery. The third Monday is for people who are more than 12 months out from surgery. The fourth Monday is dedicated to lap-band patients. Meetings are designed to promote discussion among members. Lectures about nutrition, exercise and plastic surgery will be incorporated several times per year.
For more information, call 888-388-2838.
Chronic Illness Support Group
This group meets every Thursday 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Classroom 3. To register, call Hugh at Santa Anita Family Services, 626-359-9358, ext. 38.
Mended Heart Support Group
This group meets 2 – 4 p.m. the third Wednesday of every other month in Classroom 4. (January, March, May, July, September and November). For more information and to subscribe to the Mended Heart newsletter, please call Colleen Wilber, 626-898-8000.
Blood Pressure Screenings
These free screenings are offered the second Tuesday of every month at the following locations. The registered nurses also provide one-on-one health counseling and help with medications.
Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive, Arcadia. 10 – 11:15 a.m. (574-5113)
Sierra Madre Hart Park House, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (355-7394)
Monrovia Community Center, 119 W. Palm Ave., Monrovia. 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. (821-2344)