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Simi Valley Hospital

Woman 2 Woman Health Fair Luncheon & Health Fair
Join us for a noon luncheon ($5 per person) and panel presentation by female physicians on topics of interest to women, including depression, osteoporosis, breast health and other important issues. The event will be followed from 2 to 4 p.m. by a FREE Women’s Health Fair, which is open to the entire community. The fair will feature information on women’s health, free gifts and refreshments. Seating for the lunch is extremely limited and will be determined by reservation on a first come, first served basis. For more information and reservations, call Ask-A-Nurse at (805)955-8000.
October 28, 2000
Aspen Outpatient Center 2750 N. Sycamore Dr., Simi Valley

Drive-Through Flu Clinic
Free flu vaccinations for people age 60 and over, adults with chronic medical conditions, and direct caregivers of the above. Call (805)955-8000 to register.
Saturday, November 11
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Farmer’s Insurance parking lot 3041 Cochran Avenue Simi Valley

FIRST AID AND CPR

The following classes are offered through the community education department of Simi Valley Hospital & Health Care Services (SVH&HCS;). Pre-registration is required. Call (805)955-6890, or Ask-A-Nurse after 5 p.m. and on weekends at (805)955-8000. All classes are in the lower level of SVH&HCS.;

Basic First Aid
This single class includes first aid for the most common emergencies. A current American Heart Association Basic CPR card is required. A Red Cross first aid book may be purchased from the instructor for $12.
Tuesdays, October 17, November 21, December 19
6-10 p.m.
SVH&HCS; Sycamore Room/Fee: $25

Infant/Child CPR
A one-session class for parents, grandparents and child care providers. CPR instruction for use on infants and children.
Wednesdays, October 18, November 15, December 20
6-10 p.m.
SVH&HCS; Citrus Room/Fee: $25

Basic CPR: Health Care Provider
This two-part class provides CPR training approved by the American Heart Association for those in the medical field.
Wednesdays, October 4 & 11, November 1 & 8, December 6 & 13
6-10 p.m.
SVH&HCS; Citrus Room/Fee: $35

CPR Update
A one-session class that covers the latest CPR techniques. Must have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card.
Wednesdays, October 25, November 22, December 27
6-10 p.m.
SVH&HCS; Citrus Room/Fee: $25

Basic CPR: Heartsaver
A one-session class that provides CPR instruction to the general public.
Sundays, May 8, November 12, December 10
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SVH&HCS; Citrus Room/Fee: $35

MATERNITY AND CHILDBIRTH

Maternity and Childbirth classes are co-sponsored by Simi Valley Hospital & Health Care Services (SVH&HCS;) and Family Health Care Medical Group (FHCMG). Classes are held at 2650 Jones Way, Suite 10, or in the lower level of the main hospital at 2975 Sycamore Drive, unless otherwise noted. Call (805)520-2020 to register.

Maternity Tea and Tour
Expectant parents tour the labor and delivery area, learn how to pre-register at the hospital and receive free gifts, information and coupons at this single session.
Thursdays, September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 30; December 7, 14, 21
7-8:30 p.m.
SVH&HCS; Citrus Room/Free

When You’re Expecting
Whether you have just discovered you’re pregnant or are thinking about starting a family, learn about special care for the early months of your pregnancy. This one-session course covers the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy, good nutrition and exercise and potential problems.
Mondays, October 2, November 6, December 4
6-8 p.m.
Family Health Care, Suite 10/Free

Prepared Childbirth
Six-week courses, based on the Lamaze program are offered year-round. Expectant parents should begin the course during the sixth month of pregnancy.
Sundays, October 29-December 10; December 17-February 4
Mondays, October 9-November 13; November 20-January 8
6-8 p.m. or 8-10 p.m.
SVH&HCS; Citrus Room/Fee: $60 per couple

C-Section
The facts about cesarean-section childbirth. Parents attend the fourth session of the Prepared Childbirth course.
Sundays, October 8, November 19
Mondays, September 18, October 30, December 11
6-8 p.m. or 8-10 p.m.
SVH&HCS; Citrus Room/Fee: $10 per couple

Childbirth Refresher
A refresher course for second-time parents. Parents attend the second, third and fourth sessions of the Prepared Childbirth course.
Sundays, September 24, October 1, 8; November 5, 12,19
Mondays, October 16, 23, 30; November 27, December 4, 11
6-8 p.m. or 8-10 p.m.
SVH&HCS; Citrus Room/Fee: $30 per couple

Baby Care Basics
Learn all about the care of your soon-to-arrive newborn, including bathing, diapering, feeding, burping and comforting.
Wednesdays, September 20, October 18, November 22, December 20
6-8 p.m.
SVH&HCS; Citrus/Peppertree Room/Fee: $10 per couple


Breastfeeding Class

This single class provides detailed instruction, thorough preparation and up-to-date information for mothers who are planning to breastfeed.
Thursdays, September 28 (7-9 p.m.), October 19 (7-9 p.m.), November 16 (7-9 p.m.), December 14 (7:30-9:30 p.m.)
SVH&HCS; Sycamore/Palm Room/Fee: $15

Breastfeeding Support Group
This ongoing group provides support and information to mothers who are breastfeeding their infants.
Tuesdays, October 3 & 17, November 7 & 21, December 5 & 19
10-11 a.m.
SVH&HCS; Sycamore Room/Free

Sibling Relations
Your older children will learn about the changes that will take place when you bring home a new baby. A tour of the maternity unit is included. Children must be at least two years old and accompanied by a parent.
Wednesdays, October 11, November 8, December 13
6-7:30 p.m.
SVH&HCS; Sycamore/Palm Room/Free


COMMUNITY WELLNESS

Simi Valley Hospital & Health Care Services and Family Health Care Medical Group co-sponsor community wellness classes. Classes are held at 2650 Jones Way, Suite 10, unless otherwise noted. Members of Family Health Care and select other insurances may receive a discounted rate. Call (805)520-2020 to register.

Live Well With Diabetes
Learn how to make healthful food choices in any situation, how often to get your blood glucose level checked and how exercise and food affect the management of diabetes.
Wednesdays, September 27, October 25, November 15, December 13
7-8:30 p.m.
Aspen Center Education Room/Fee: $150; FHCMG members free

Manage Stress With Ease
Explore practical approaches to dealing with life’s stress in this three-session course. Topics include relaxation techniques, communication skills, assertiveness training and coping skills.
Wednesdays, October 25, November 1, 8 (must attend all three sessions)
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Family Health Care, No. 10/Fee: $20; FHCMG members: $10

Asthma Care Training for Kids (and Parents)
A three-part interactive class for kids aged four to 12 who have asthma and who want to learn more about self-care. Symptoms, causes and treatment options are discussed.
Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19; December 7, 14, 21 (must attend all three sessions)
6-8 p.m.
Family Health Care No. 10/Free

Easier Breathing for Adults
No matter how long you’ve had a respiratory problem, such as asthma, you can always learn more about controlling it. This three-part class is for adults who want up-to-date self-management skills. Learn about monitoring, medications, exercise and relaxation techniques.
Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15 (must attend all three sessions)
7-9 p.m.
Family Health Care, No. 10/Free

Manage Your Blood Pressure
This program helps patients understand the role they play in controlling their blood pressure.
Tuesdays, October 10, December 5
6-7:30 p.m.
Family Health Care, No. 10/Fee: $10; FHCMG members free

Manage Your Weight
Learn to track eating habits and cope with roadblocks to success. Begin anytime.
Tuesdays, October 17, December 12
6-7 p.m.
Family Health Care No. 10/Fee: $60; FHCMG members: $40


Manage Your Cholesterol

A one-session class to help you keep your cholesterol levels in check with a heart-smart approach. Learn the roles of exercise and nutrition in reducing heart disease risk.
Thursdays, September 28 (6-8 p.m.), October 26 (6-8 p.m.), November 30 (6-8 p.m.), December 21 (12-2 p.m.)
Family Health Care No. 10/Fee: $10; FHCMG members free

Manage Congestive Heart Failure
Call (805)520-2020 for location and dates.
Fee: $100; FHCMG members free

Decide to Quit: Stop Smoking
No matter how long you’ve smoked, quitting now will improve your health. In this six-session course, learn how to head off cravings and cope with tension and stress without taking a puff.
Mondays, October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 9 (Thursday), 13 (must attend all six sessions)
Family Health Care, Suite 10/Fee: $60; FHCMG members: $50

Back Owner’s Class
A one-session class to help you learn how your back works, proper body mechanics and lifting techniques and available treatment options.
Thursdays, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21
6-7 p.m.
Back to Work facility/Fee: $25; FHCMG members free

Senior Nutrition
Call (805)520-2020 for location and dates.
Fee: $50; FHCMG members free

SUPPORT GROUPS

All groups are free of charge and meet in the Aspen Center, 2750 N. Sycamore Dr., Simi Valley. Call (805)955-8180 for more information.

Simi Valley Cancer Support Group
First and third Mondays of every month
6-8 p.m.
Aspen Education Center

“Us Too” (Prostate Cancer Support Group)
Second Wednesday of every month
7-9 p.m.
Aspen Education Center

After Breast Cancer Support Group
First Thursday of every month
7-8:30 p.m.
Aspen Education Center