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					                                            Bay Area Hospital Community
                                             Health Education Calendar
                                                     April 2010
                                                        Unless otherwise noted classes are held at BAY AREA HOSPITAL or the “CHEC”
                                                                          (Community Health Education Center)
                                                                           3950 Sherman Avenue, North Bend
                                                       Classes are FREE unless otherwise noted. For more information call 269-8076.
           Moms Program… Bay Area Hospital Call 269-8258 to register.
       Breastfeeding Support Group                                       Big Brother/Big Sister Tour
     Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 1:30 – 2:30 pm                           Monday, April 5, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
                                                                                                                                      Parenting Survival Skills
    in the WIC room at the Coos County Annex -                       Brothers and sisters-to-be, ages 3 to 10, learn                     Thursday, April 1, 8, 15, 22
                1975 McPherson, NB                                    about their new sibling, practice holding and                            Noon - 1:30 pm
  Open to all women wanting support and information                diapering baby dolls, watch a short video, and tour                   1st floor conference room
  about breastfeeding. Sponsored by the Coos County                   the Nursery during this fun, fast-paced class.                         Series of four sessions
                Breastfeeding Coalition                                                                                                     exploring all aspects of
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                                                                                                                                            depression, dealing with
            Infant Safety and CPR                                     One Day Child Birth Education                                       changes and new demands,
               Monday, April 26, 6:30 pm                               Sunday, April 11, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm                                    maintaining healthy
This class covers various safety topics for infants through        Comprehensive information on stages of labor and                        relationships, planning for
  one year old, including car seats, pets, child proofing,               comfort measures. Tour included.                                 the future, and much more!
     avoiding germs & SIDS. Also covers infant CPR.                   Comfortable clothing and pillow are a must.

                                      Diabetes and Heart Health Education… CHEC
 Diabetes Self-Management Program                                  Blood Pressure & Diabetes                                     Type 1 Diabetes Coffee Group
        For dates and times, call 269-8349.                      Screening at Bay Area Hospital                                    Every 1st Saturday, 1:00 – 3:30 pm.
      New classes start each month. A doctor’s                     Every Thursday Blood Pressure Check,                            Call 297-0123 for more information
       order is required for insurance coverage.                    9:00 - 11:30 am - Spruce Room (BAH),                                   Sozo’s Tea & Coffee,
     Fee varies according to treatment plan and is                 Every 4th Thursday, Diabetes Screening                            1955 Union Avenue, North Bend
          covered by most insurance plans.                            from 9:00 - 10:00 am, 6-8 hour fasting                    A gathering for those caring for or those with
   Scholarships available from Southwestern Oregon                      required including no coffee or tea.                  type 1 diabetes. A place for sharing and support.
    Medical Society & South Coast Diabetic Assoc.
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                                                                       Heart Failure Education                                Diabetes Education Review Class
               Diabetes Talk Group                                   Every 4th Tuesday, 2:00 – 3:30 pm.                            Every 1st Tuesday, Noon – 1:30 pm.
      Every 1st & 3rd Thursday, 3:00 - 4:00 pm                             Call 269-8385 to register.                                          Call 266-7928
          The continued support you need to                      This class will help explain what heart failure is           Find out what’s new or changed in diabetes care.
           balance good diabetes self-care.                           and how to best take care of yourself.                        This month’s topic is “Medications.”

                                                          Wellness Classes… CHEC
       Surviving a Significant Loss                                One-Hour Stop Tobacco Use Clinic                              The following support groups
         Tuesday, April 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm                         Day Clinics, Every 1st & 2nd Wednesday,                        and classes are offered at the
 For those dealing with the death of a spouse, child, a             Noon – 1:00 pm. Call 269-7400 X110
wished for baby, family member, friend, or pet; divorce          Evening Clinics, Every 3rd & 4th Wednesday,
                                                                                                                                 NANCY DEVEREUX CENTER -
or separation; loss of a job or financial security; loss of                      5:30 – 6:30 pm                                       1200 Newmark Ave.
 health or body ability; or any other major loss that is           Be smoke free in 2010! Instruction and support                  Call 888-3202 for more information
            challenging your coping skills.                             can help you quit for good this time!
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                                                                        Moving Forward: Total Joint                                      Every Friday, noon – 1:00 pm
      Free Varicose Vein Screening                                        Pre-Surgery Education                               The only requirement to attend is the desire to quit.
                 Friday, April 9, 2010                                Every 2nd & 4th Monday, 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
              (Please note date change)                                        Call 269-8076 to register.                          Dual Diagnosis Anonymous
                Call 269-8558 to register.                           This class will help you better prepare for the                   Every Sunday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
            ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆                               effects of total-joint surgery and after home care.        Mental/emotional & chemical dependency support.
    Alzheimer’s Education Meetings                                                                                                    NAMI (National Alliance
        Every 3rd Thursday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm                    One Day Stress Reduction Class                                            on Mental Illness)
 Come learn and share. On-site respite care will be                Thursday, April 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
                                                                                                                                 of Coos County and North Bend VA Clinics
available for those with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s. Learn a proven “Mindfulness” approach to restore hope, well-
                                                       being and relaxation lost through illness, pain and difficult times.            Helping Vets and their families
        To request respite care, call 404-4550.
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                                                                             South Coast Striders                                        Every Monday, noon – 1:00 pm
           Epilepsy Support Group                      For more information, directions or carpool locations,
 Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Coos                                                                                            Vets Home From Deployment
                                                             call 266-8201 or go to
           Bay Library (Cedar Room)                      Saturday, April 24 ~ Rocky Peak. Leave Coos Bay                                Every Wednesday, noon – 1:00 pm
Come share and learn with others living with Epilepsy.   Visitor Center at 8 am or leave Battle Rock Visitor
        For more information call 756-7279.                                                                                                 Vets And Their Families
                                                       Center in Port Orford at 9:30 am – caravan to trailhead                            Every Friday, noon – 1:00 pm
         ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆                        Choose from a moderate 2.5 mile hike along ridge and
         Body Awareness Class                          meadows of Rocky Peak or a difficult 5 mile round trip with                       NAMI Support Group
                                                                          1280 elevation gain.
                   by Dee Hamil                                           ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
                                                                                                                                   for Family Members of the Mentally Ill
   Every Monday & Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 am                                                                                               Every 1st Wednesday,
 Cost: $1.00 or chosen donation. Call 888-4946                              Dialysis Support Group                                             12:30 – 2:00 pm
 Gentle exercises focusing on breath, balance, and posture.      Every 2nd Monday, Noon – 1:00 pm in the Spinal
            ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆                            Institute Complex at the Fresenius Dialysis Center,                        Finding Inner Peace
                                                                  1971 Thompson Rd, CB. Call Joyce Callahan at                            in the Comfort Zone
                 Train Your Brain                                           266-9204 for more information.
                                                                                                                                    Every 1st Monday, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
         Every 3rd Monday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.                     For those living with dialysis and the ones caring for them.
                                                                                                                              A group support for anxiety, panic, and depression
        Call 266-7669 for more information.
 Attend this workshop to learn proven methods to help                Parkinson’s Support Group                                 Every Wednesday the center is open for shower
your brain conquer chronic pain, anxiety, and depression.                                                                          and laundry services and a free lunch.
                                                                   Every 2nd Wednesday, 1:30 – 3:00 pm,
            ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆                                 Bay Crest meeting room (1st floor)
            Look Good…Feel Better®                            Come share and learn with others living with Parkinson’s.
Every 1st Monday. By appointment only. Call 269-8158
  Trained cosmetologists teach beauty techniques to help               Community Meal
         combat appearance-related side effects of        Weekly Community Meal at First United Methodist Church
   cancer treatment, such as skin changes and hair loss.  Every Saturday, 11:30 – 1:00 pm. 123 Ocean Blvd SE,
       Participants receive over $200 worth of upper         Coos Bay – Call 267-4410 for more information
choice cosmetics. Partnership of American Cancer Society,  In these uncertain times you may need support in
            National Cosmetology Association,              finding resources. Please feel welcome to attend.                      1775 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay, OR 97420
 Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation.               Free or chosen donation                                   Check us out at