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This special event is for family and friends who have been affected by the loss of a child. Whether the loss occurs from a miscarriage, stillbirth, in infancy or during childhood, we are bonded. Sharing grief with others who too have experienced the death of a child, can help begin the healing process as well as provide hope for the future. As a NICU nurse and a parent who has experienced this profound loss, I sincerely hope you will join us for this special event.
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Cost: FREE
This Smart Driver classroom course, designed for motorists over age 50, helps drivers refine existing skills and develop safe, defensive driving techniques. Offered in an eight hour or four-and-a-half hour refresher course for those who meet the criteria for renewal. THERE IS A CHARGE FOR THIS CLASS. Register online at johnmuirhealth.com.
Locations: Brentwood Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek Medical Center, Concord Medical Center

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Saturday February, 08, 2020 08:30 AM - 01:15 PM
Walnut Creek Medical Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
This support group provides education and support for those with ALS and their families and friends. Meets the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1-3:00pm at the Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, 1450 Treat Blvd, Walnut Creek, 94597. Please call 925-324-5961 for more information.
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Cost: FREE
Health care requires a team approach. Learn how to ask the right questions, when a referral is appropriate, and how to be part of the team. Dr. Hicks will discuss how to work with your primary care doctor and health care team to get optimal results.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
This evening class addresses a different hot parenting topic each month. Partners and babies are welcome to attend.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Wednesday February, 12, 2020 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Come and learn how to set up a positive home environment. There will also be a discussion on distraction and positive discipline techniques.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Thursday April, 09, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Discover methods to help your infant communicate their wants and needs before they have spoken language.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Thursday March, 12, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Learn how to make your home a safe environment for your budding explorer.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Thursday February, 13, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
There are so many fun and interesting things to do with your baby. Join us to learn creative and interactive ways to play with and stimulate your child.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Thursday June, 25, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Learn all about your infant's brain,social, emotional, cognitive, large motor, fine motor, and language development
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Thursday April, 23, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Come participate in the loving art of massaging your baby, and learn about the many benefits. Please bring your preferred oil or lotion that you'd like to use for massaging your baby.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Thursday May, 14, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Find out about all of the fun and exciting places to go with babies in the Bay Area.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Thursday May, 28, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Come join the discussion about all of the different sleep theories and decide which will work best for your family.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Thursday March, 26, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Come learn all about teething and how to care for your baby's new teeth.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Thursday February, 27, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Join us for a discussion about starting solids, finger foods, allergies, and choking hazards. We'll also cover techniques for making your own baby food.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Thursday July, 09, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Learn how to make the transition from breast or bottle feeding as easy and comfortable as possible for you and your baby.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Thursday July, 23, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Learn about the different traits that make children the unique individuals that they are.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Thursday June, 11, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Drop in at Wellness Services and get your blood pressure checked. Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at three convenient locations in Walnut Creek and Pleasanton.
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Cost: FREE
This drop-in group is for people who are experiencing bowel management issues as a result of cancer treatment. The group is a place to share information, meet with others who know what it’s like to cope with bowel issues and support each other. For more information, please call 925-933-0107
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Cost: FREE
Research is showing that you can increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain as you age by adding specific ”smart foods” to your daily diet. Find out how your nutrition and lifestyle choices can help you achieve a focused and happy brain.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center
Cost: FREE
This session provides support and guidance to patients with brain tumors and their families. This group meets at the Cancer Support Community every second Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30pm. Please call (925) 933-0107 for more information or to register.
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Cost: FREE
A support group for women coping with breast cancer. Guest oncology experts present information and group support provides tools to assist in coping and sharing experiences. Meets every second Thursday of the month from 11am-12:30pm. Please call (925) 933-0107 for more info or to register
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Cost: $60.00
Discount Available
Taught by a lactation expert, this class explores the advantages and benefits of breastfeeding including nutrition, positions that are comfortable, common problems, pumping and storage of breast milk. This class is ideal for pregnant moms in their third trimester. Your partner is encouraged to attend.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Thursday April, 23, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
This four-session class series raises awareness about falls by practicing techniques in class. Learn how to improve your strength and balance, simplify your environment, and identify fall risks. Classes will cover home safety strategies, exercise, techniques, medication management, and other ways to decrease your risk of falling.
Locations: Brentwood Outpatient Center
Cost: $185.00
Discount Available
This session is for expectant families who enjoy the interaction and experience of learning with other couples while meeting with the instructor in a classroom setting. In this program you will learn about the labor process, pain management basics, and what to expect on the big day. The day is fun and fast paced with time for questions and practice sessions.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek Medical Center

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Saturday May, 02, 2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $250.00
Discount Available
We’re revamping this class. New class description and sign ups coming soon in early 2020. Stay tuned!
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Cost: $100.00
Discount Available
Our Convenience Childbirth class is a great alternative for expecting parents who cannot attend one of our other childbirth classes due to limited time. This class is conducted by a L&D Registered Nurse who will cover all the basics of labor and delivery including the stages of labor, medication intervention, epidurals, and C-sections. You will also learn relaxation techniques.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Thursday May, 14, 2020 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
This session provides support and guidance to colorectal cancer patients and their families. Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month from 4-5:30pm. Please call (925) 933-0107 for more information or to register.
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Cost: $110.00
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This is a class you cannot afford to miss! Join us for a hands-on session that will provide you the opportunity to practice with CPR mannequins.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Tuesday February, 04, 2020 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
What is pre-diabetes/diabetes and how does it occur? Understanding the importance of diet and exercise in the prevention and treatment of diabetes will help you avoid or successfully live with this chronic disease.
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Cost: FREE
This support group provides information and support for those diagnosed with diabetes and their friends and families. This group meets the second Saturday of the month 9:30 - 11:30am at John Muir Health Walnut Creek 1601 Ygnacio Valley Road
Drop-In
Cost: FREE
Diabetes: Healthy Eating Instructed by RD Only for JMH Diabetes Center referred patients
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Cost: FREE
Diabetes: The Basics Class instructed by Health Educator or RN Only for JMH diabetes center referred patients
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Cost: FREE
Join us for a free event with a panel of John Muir Health Subject Experts who will be discussing how early detection of breast cancer can save lives. Learn about revolutionary screening technology and genetic testing advancements.
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Cost: FREE
This support group offers a comforting environment for people to share their grief with others experiencing loss. Group members gain a new support system as they progress through the healing process. Second & Fourth Mondays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek 1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94598 (925) 947- 5281 Pastoral Care Services, Walnut Creek (925) 674-2629 Spiritual Care Services, Concord
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Cost: FREE
El Cancer Support Community Grupo de apoyo es para pacientes con cancer. Para más información, llame a Cyndi Lezcano al número 1 (800) 566-0477.
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Cost: FREE
A support group for women with a diagnosis of a gynecologic malignancy. The session is facilitated by a psychologist. A gynecology oncology nurse also participates and provides information regarding treatment. Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 11am-12:30pm. Please call (925) 933-0107 for more information or to register.
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Cost: FREE
This group is for people with head and neck cancers, including long-term survivors. Family members and caregivers are welcome. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 4pm - 5:30pm. The group is a place to share information, meet with others who know what it’s like to cope with the unique issues related to living with head and neck cancer and support each other. Please call (925) 933-0107 for more information or to register.
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Cost: FREE
Open to anyone diagnosed with cardiac disease and for those who want the latest information on reducing the risk of cardiac disease through proper nutrition.
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Cost: FREE
Join Drs. Susan Eisenberg and Andreas Kamlot as they give you the facts about the advances in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. During this discussion you will learn about symptoms, causes, prevention and breakthrough options such as hybrid atrial fibrillation ablation for many types of arrhythmias.
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Cost: FREE
This support group for women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer provides emotional support and practical resources. The every-other-month meetings create a safe atmosphere to learn and bond with others who understand what you're going through. The group helps women adjust to new genetic information and learn how to move forward in positive and life-affirming ways. The support group also has a confidential email tree to provide support and information between meetings. Call 925-947-3322.
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Cost: FREE
This support group provides information and support for individuals using an insulin pump and anyone interested in learning more about pump therapy. Please call (925) 941-5076 for more information about topics, dates, and times.
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Cost: FREE
Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of large and small Survivor Day events around the world, in which suicide loss survivors come together to find connection, understanding and hope through their shared experience. While each event is unique and offers various programming, all feature an AFSP-produced documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience and connection.
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Cost: FREE
This session provides support for children, adolescents and their parents who are coping with cancer. Young children participate in a group activity while teens and parents meet in separate groups. This group meets the 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:00AM to 1:00PM. Please call (925) 933-0107 for more information or to register.
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Cost: FREE
Learn how to reduce digital distraction and connect with a calmer you. We'll explore strategies that promote physical and emotional wellbeing by applying mindfulness techniques to your daily life.
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Cost: FREE
A support and educational group for leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma patients and their caregivers. Facilitated by an experienced oncology nurse and a psychologist. You must call the facilitator at 925-947-3322 before coming to the group.
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Cost: FREE
This session provides support to patients and their families who have completed treatment and are looking to a new life after cancer. Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 6-7:30pm. Please call (925) 933-0107 for more information or to register.
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Cost: FREE
For some, the end of treatment can be filled with lingering side-effects, unanswered questions, and uncertainty. This class is designed to fill this gap and focus on recovery after cancer treatment.
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Cost: FREE
This session provides support and guidance to lung cancer patients and their families. Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month from 4-5:30pm. Please call (925) 933-0107 for more information or to register.
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Cost: FREE
Mended Hearts is a national nonprofit organization that has offered the gift of hope to heart patients, their families, and caregivers over 60 years. Mended Hearts supports in-person visiting program in the hospital. Our support group shows people that a rich, rewarding life is possible after heart disease.
Drop-In
Cost: FREE
This drop-in group is for people with metastatic prostrate cancer. It is a place to talk about fears and hopes, effects on friends and family members, and how to live well with uncertainty. It is also a place to share information and exchange support in a warm, understanding environment. Meets 4th Thursday of the month from 11a.m.-12:30p.m. Please call (925) 933-0107 for more information or to register.
Drop-In
Cost: FREE
This presentation will address just how our mind contributes to (or sabotages) our health and general wellbeing. Learn simple techniques on how to improve health and well-being by enlisting the mind as an ally rather than an adversary.
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Cost: FREE
Have you ever wished your baby came with an instruction manual? This group is designed to support you and your baby after delivery. During this facilitated group session, we'll discuss baby and parenting key issues, such as sleep, feeding, developmental milestones, as well as how to manage the stress of becoming a new parent.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center
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Cost: FREE
Research proves that learning how the brain processes pain actually helps people with pain reduce their symptoms. This class will give you a chance to understand how your body processes pain, so that you can help control the symptoms.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center
Cost: $75.00
Discount Available
Explore the essential information and skills you’ll need to feel confident and prepared for your newborn’s care. Learn basic diapering, feeding and bathing techniques.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Wednesday April, 29, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Join a John Muir Health Dietician and learn how managing diet helps with control of congestive heart failure and managing blood pressure.
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Cost: FREE
This informative discussion, presented by an Anesthesiologist of John Muir Health, will cover the benefits, risks, and options of anesthesia for labor and delivery.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Wednesday April, 22, 2020 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
A group for families who have a child with cancer. From 6:00 to 7:00 PM is a social time to eat pizza/sandwiches sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and John Muir Pediatric Oncology and 7:00 to 8:00 PM is a parent discussion group and Studio:Art! for the children sponsored by the Art for Life Foundation. Call 947-5272 for more information.
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Cost: FREE
Physician referral required. Pre-Diabetes Education
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Cost: FREE
Taught by a Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, and Occupational Therapist, this class will teach you about how to prepare for surgery, what to expect from your hospitalization, exercises for strengthening and how to prepare for discharge.
Locations: Brentwood Outpatient Center

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Wednesday February, 19, 2020 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Brentwood Outpatient Center, Brentwood, CA
Cost: FREE
Taught by a Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, and Occupational Therapist, this class will teach you about how to prepare for surgery, what to expect from your hospitalization, exercises for strengthening and how to prepare for discharge.
Locations: Walnut Creek Medical Center

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Tuesday January, 28, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Walnut Creek Medical Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Taught by Registered Nurses and a Physical Therapist, this class will teach you about how to prepare for surgery, what to expect during your hospitalization, exercises for strengthening, and how to prepare for discharge.
Locations: Concord Medical Center

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Tuesday February, 04, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Concord Medical Center, Concord, CA
Cost: FREE
Taught by a Registered Nurse and a Physical Therapist, this class will teach you about how to prepare for surgery, what to expect from your hospitalization, exercises for strengthening, and how to prepare for discharge.
Locations: Brentwood Outpatient Center

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Wednesday February, 05, 2020 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Brentwood Outpatient Center, Brentwood, CA
Cost: FREE
Taught by Registered Nurses and a Physical Therapist, this class will teach you about how to prepare for surgery, what to expect during your hospitalization, exercises for strengthening, and how to prepare for discharge.
Locations: Concord Medical Center

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Tuesday February, 11, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Concord Medical Center, Concord, CA
Cost: FREE
Taught by a Registered Nurse and a Physical Therapist, this class will teach you about how to prepare for surgery, what to expect from your hospitalization, exercises for strengthening, and how to prepare for discharge.
Locations: Walnut Creek Medical Center

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Tuesday February, 04, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Walnut Creek Medical Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
The screening will include a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test and a Digital Rectal Exam (DRE). No prior authorization from your doctor is needed. To schedule an appointment, please call (925) 941-7900, option #1 beginning September 4, 2018 and answer a few qualifying questions. Phone lines will open from 9:00am - 4:30pm. Please Note: Only qualified applicants will be able to participate.
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Cost: FREE
This group is for individuals with localized prostate cancer to learn from each other, share information, and support each other. Meets 4th Thursday of the month from 1-2:30p.m. Please call (925) 933-0107 to register or for more information.
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Cost: $40.00
Discount Available
Children, ages 2 to 6, are welcome discover the fun of becoming a big brother or sister.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center
Cost: FREE
This support group provides a supportive environment in which the stroke survivor can begin reintegration into the mainstream of life. The group also provides emotional and social support for stroke patients, their friends and family. Meets second Monday of the month from 7-9pm. Call 925-376-6218 for more information.
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Cost: $75.00
Discount Available
New parents face challenges when they bring baby home from the hospital. This class will help you deal with sleepless nights, exhaustion and communication hurdles. Get tips to prepare for the transition into parenthood and not only survive, but thrive during those crucial first weeks with your new baby.
Locations: Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

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Wednesday February, 19, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Walnut Creek Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
The John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Auxiliary provides complimentary wigs to women and girls suffering hair loss due to medical treatment. Patients are eligible for this service and assistance no matter where they are being treated. Appointments are required and are available the second and fourth Friday of every month from 9:30am-12:30pm. To schedule your appointment, please call (925) 947-5328.
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Sudden changes in vision, coordination, numbness or weakness could all be signs of stroke. Learn how to identify early symptoms, the importance of seeking medical care and local resources for support.
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Cost: FREE
Come to a free weight loss surgery informational seminar. You'll learn all about weight loss surgery options and have a chance to ask questions.
Locations: Concord Outpatient Center, Concord Medical Center

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Tuesday February, 11, 2020 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Concord Medical Center, Concord, CA
925-947-3322
Cost: FREE
This support group is designed to provide a collaborative system for all individuals considering weight loss surgery or those who have already had weight loss surgery. Topics discussed include common concerns/problems the post weight loss surgery patient might face: nutrition, exercise, vitamins and supplements, portion control, cooking healthy, and plastic surgery. Call 925-947-3322 for information.
Locations: Concord Medical Center

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Wednesday February, 26, 2020 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Concord Medical Center, Concord, CA
925-947-3322
Drop-In
Cost: FREE
This course is for those new to Medicare, or soon to enroll, who want to understand the many benefits available. Learn about health benefits, drug coverage, and how to supplement your coverage. "Medicare & You" booklet and other materials are provided. Presented by the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) of Contra Costa County. HICAP does not sell or endorse insurance products. For class dates and registration please call HICAP at (925) 602-4168.
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