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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 or call 941-7900 option 1.
Locations: John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Tuesday August, 02, 2016 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Muir Medical Center, Concord, Concord, CA
925-941-7900 option 1
Thursday August, 04, 2016 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Muir Medical Center, Concord, Concord, CA
925-941-7900 option 1
Cost: FREE
All adults, regardless of age, need to understand how they can have control over their own life and death decisions. This is an opportunity to clarify your own choices and make sure they will be carried out should you become unable to make your own health care decisions. Required documents will be provided.
Locations: John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek , John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood, John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek

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Thursday July, 28, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
John Muir Medical Center, Concord, Concord, CA
925-941-7900 option 1
Cost: FREE
Dr. Shea speaks from first-hand experience about all aspects of foot care including shoes, diabetes and walking. He will also provide information on the latest techniques for wound care and healing.
Locations: John Muir Medical Center, Concord
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. Please call 415-904-2572 x307 for more information.
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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: John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek

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Tuesday October, 11, 2016 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Dr. Hicks will discuss the potential disease-fighting benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet. With this class, you will become knowledgeable about the foods related to reducing inflammation and maintaining overall health.
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Cost: FREE
Is hip or knee replacement right for you? Dr. Crow will discuss what is involved when considering surgery, pain protocols and recovery.
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Cost: FREE
Learn the causes of depression and methods to help minimize or eradicate it. Hear practical and easy-to-learn techniques and suggestions to improve the lives of those who experience this malady. This class addresses reactive repression not mental illness or clinical depression.
Locations: John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Wednesday December, 07, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Join Dr. Kamrath, a John Muir Health endocrinologist, and learn about the current developments in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
Cost: FREE
Drop in the Women’s Health Center and get your blood pressure checked. Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 1656 N. California Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Drop-In
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
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: FREE
This is a comprehensive breastfeeding program offering a full range of services and support. The program is staffed by International Board Certified Breastfeeding Consultants and certified breastfeeding educators. Please call (925) 941-7900 to schedule.
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Cost: $50.00
Discount Available
This class, taught by a lactation expert, explores the advantages and benefits of breastfeeding and discusses nutrition, positions that are comfortable, common problems, pumping and storage of breast milk. Your partner is encouraged to attend.
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton , John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood

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Monday August, 08, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood, Brentwood, CA
Cost: FREE
Caregiving is a universal occupation that takes many forms and requires many responsibilities. Understand the overall caregiver experience, steps that can help and resources that are available.
Locations: John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton

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Thursday September, 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton , Pleasanton, 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. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
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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. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
Locations: Lafayette - Orinda Presbyterian Church, John Muir Health Administration Bldg.

Next Available Session

Wednesday September, 07, 2016 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
John Muir Health Administration Bldg. , Walnut Creek, CA
Friday September, 09, 2016 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
John Muir Health Administration Bldg. , Walnut Creek, CA
Monday September, 12, 2016 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
John Muir Health Administration Bldg. , Walnut Creek, CA
Wednesday September, 14, 2016 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
John Muir Health Administration Bldg. , Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $175.00
Discount Available
This Saturday 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: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton , John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood

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Saturday August, 13, 2016 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton , Pleasanton, CA
Cost: $90.00
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 one-evening childbirth session supplements an online childbirth education program.
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Thursday September, 01, 2016 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $250.00
Discount Available
Four small-group sessions that focus on coping techniques that assist with labor contraction. This class is designed for those who would like to consider labor without medications.
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

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Tuesday October, 18, 2016 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday October, 25, 2016 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday November, 01, 2016 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday November, 08, 2016 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $65.00
Discount Available
This comprehensive 7 module online class is perfect for moms that are on bed rest or who live out of the area and need a childbirth education program. This unique program covers all the basics of labor and delivery including stages of labor, medication intervention, epidurals, delivery and C-sections.
Locations: Online

Next Available Session

Sunday July, 31, 2016 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online, N/A, 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: $75.00
Discount Available
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: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton

Next Available Session

Tuesday September, 06, 2016 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton , Pleasanton, CA
Cost: $37.50
Discount Available
Join other grandparents or soon-to-be grandparents for instruction in CPR and safety skills for infants and children.
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Saturday September, 17, 2016 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), 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.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
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
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.
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Cost: FREE
Dr. Holtz is a founding member of Neurology Medical Group of Diablo Valley. He will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
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Cost: FREE
As we age, our balance skills diminish. Health conditions can also impact our balance. In addition to providing exercises that will improve your balance, this class includes a safety discussion about improving safety at home, plus ideas about footwear and assistive devices. Exercises will be done in sitting and standing positions.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
Cost: FREE
Chronic inflammation plays a role in heart disease, stroke, arthritis, autoimmune disease, obesity, dementia, and cancer. You can reduce hidden inflammation through diet and lifestyle. Consuming the right foods, and regular physical activity can support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal.
Locations: John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Tuesday September, 13, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
John Muir Health invites you to enjoy a FREE night out as we discuss the importance of sexual wellness. Join renowned sex therapist Sandra Lindholm and John Muir Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology Physicians for this unforgettable event
Locations: Macy's- Stoneridge Shopping Center

Next Available Session

Tuesday September, 27, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Macy's- Stoneridge Shopping Center, Pleasanton , CA
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 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. John Muir Medical Center, Concord - 2540 East St. Concord, CA 94520, (925) 674-2132
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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
Sexual health is important at any age. Join Dr. Christopher Welty, a urologist at John Muir Health, as he discusses how medical illness can commonly cause sexual dysfunction in aging patients and the lifestyle choices that can impact sexual health.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
Cost: FREE
New research is emerging that suggests a link between the bacteria in our gut (microbiome), and numerous health conditions, including allergies, asthma, arthritis, depression, and even obesity. Discover how you can take steps to improve your microbiome, and eventually your health.
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)
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.
Locations: John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Monday August, 01, 2016 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
John Muir Medical Center, Concord, Concord, CA
Cost: FREE
Are you BRCA1 or BRCA2-positive and in need of support? Specifically for women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, this support group will provide emotional support as well as practical resources. These quarterly group sessions create a safe atmosphere to learn and bond with others. This group assists women in adjusting to new genetic information and allows women to learn from each other about how to move forward in positive and life-affirming ways.
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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
Many people want and need to be close to others as they age. But, with aging, you may experience changes that can cause problems. Dr. Brast will talk about intimacy and understanding sexuality as you age.
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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
Some populations live longer, healthier lives and suffer a fraction of the diseases found in the rest of the world. Find out the lifestyle strategies that these cultures have in common, and that you can adopt, in order for you to enjoy more healthy years of life.
Locations: John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Friday September, 16, 2016 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
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
This session provides support and guidance for individuals and their families coping with Lymphedema.Please call (925) 674-2125 for dates and times, more information, and to register.
Drop-In
Cost: FREE
Celebrate National Volunteer Week and learn how volunteering can benefit both you and your community. John Muir Health provides a diverse range of volunteer opportunities and programs for seniors in need.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
Cost: FREE
Exhibiting inappropiate anger can be a damaging characteristic of people regardless of age. Learning how to "manage" rather than control cones feelings have enormous benefits on how a person in perceived and on overall health and well-being. This class teaches the audience of all ages easy anger and frustration management skills to cultivate a happier and more productive life. Families are encouraged to participate.
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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. Our Mended Hearts Chapter, #309, meets the second Tuesday of each month at John Muir Medical Center, Concord (Lesher Auditorium). There is a "meet and greet" starting at 5:45pm, with the meeting starting at 6:00pm. For more information, call: (925) 947-5206
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: $150.00
Discount Available
Mindfulness has been shown to positively affect the ability to cope with a variety of conditions, reduce psychological distress, and live life more fully. This 5-week series provides participants with in-depth strategies to promote greater physical and emotional wellbeing by applying mindfulness techniques to their daily lives. Participants will also learn about the physiology of stress and how to cultivate coping skills, resilience, and mobilize inner resources.
Locations: John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton

Next Available Session

Wednesday October, 05, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton , Pleasanton, CA
Wednesday October, 12, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton , Pleasanton, CA
Wednesday October, 19, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton , Pleasanton, CA
Wednesday October, 26, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton , Pleasanton, CA
Wednesday November, 02, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton , Pleasanton, CA
Cost: FREE
Mindfulness has been shown to positively affect the ability to cope with a variety of conditions, reduce psychological distress, and live life more fully. This session provides an introduction to the full 5-week series. Participants will learn basic mindfulness practices and their application to health promotion. Enrollment in this class prior to the 5-week series is highly encouraged.
Locations: John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton

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Wednesday September, 21, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton , Pleasanton, CA
Cost: $5.00
Drop in to learn exercise techniques and safeguards against falling—strategies that can be extremely beneficial in building strong bones and developing a healthy exercise routine. This drop-in class is offered every Wednesday (except for holidays) from 9:15-10:15am at JMH Wellness Services, 1656 N. California Blvd. Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Drop-In
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: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Thursday October, 13, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), 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: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Thursday September, 08, 2016 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Learn how to make your home a safe environment for your budding explorer
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Thursday August, 11, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
There are so many fun and interesting things to do with your baby. Join us and learn creative and interactive ways to play with your child
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Thursday December, 08, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Come and learn about the different traits that make your child the unique individual that they are.
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Thursday December, 22, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Learn all about your infant's social, emotional, cognitive, large motor, fine motor, and language development
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Thursday October, 27, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Come and participate in the loving art of massage. There will also be a discussion on the many benefits of massaging your infant.
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Thursday November, 10, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), 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: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Thursday November, 17, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Come and join the discussion on all of the different sleep theories and decide what will work best for your individual family
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

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Thursday September, 22, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Come and learn about teething as well as how to care for your baby's new teeth
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Thursday August, 25, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Join the discussion on starting solids, finger foods, allergies, and choking hazards
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Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
Learn how to make this transition easy and comfortable for you and your baby
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Thursday July, 28, 2016 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $5.00
Discount Available
A support group specifically designed for MuirMommies trying to adjust to your role as a new mother and going back to work. Please include babies name and partner's (if attending) as additional attendees
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Wednesday August, 10, 2016 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Have you ever wished your baby came with an instruction manual? This resource is designed to continue supporting you and your baby after delivery. During this facilitated group session, discuss baby and parenting key issues, such as sleep, feeding, developmental milestones, and managing and reducing the anxiety and stress of becoming a new MuirMommy. Meet with leading experts, pediatricians, and parents like you each week. Please call (925) 941-7900 #1 to register
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

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Tuesday October, 18, 2016 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday October, 25, 2016 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday November, 01, 2016 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday November, 08, 2016 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday November, 15, 2016 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday November, 22, 2016 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday November, 29, 2016 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday December, 06, 2016 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
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Cost: $50.00
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: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton , John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood

Next Available Session

Monday August, 15, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood, Brentwood, 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.
Locations: John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Monday August, 22, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, 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
John Muir Health Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists will prepare you for your hospitalization and recovery after discharge. You will learn about the plan of care, therapy techniques, and equipment you will use. Must be scheduled for surgery before enrolling in the class.
Locations: John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Monday August, 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
A John Muir Health Physical Therapist will prepare you for your hospitalization and recovery after discharge. You will learn about the plan of care, therapy techniques, and equipment you will use. Must be scheduled for surgery before enrolling in the class.
Locations: John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood

Next Available Session

Wednesday July, 27, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood, Brentwood, CA
Cost: FREE
John Muir Health Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists will prepare you for your hospitalization and recovery after discharge. You will learn about the plan of care, therapy techniques, and equipment you will use. Must be scheduled for surgery before enrolling in the class.
Locations: John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood

Next Available Session

Monday July, 25, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
John Muir Health Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists will prepare you for your hospitalization and recovery after discharge. You will learn about the plan of care, therapy techniques, and equipment you will use. Must be scheduled for surgery before enrolling in the class.
Locations: John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Monday August, 01, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Watch our 30-minute video to prepare for your upcoming spine surgery. This video will help you answer these common questions: How long can I expect to be in the hospital? What type of equipment will I need after discharge? How should I prepare for my recover and discharge from the hospital?
Locations: John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek
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Cost: FREE
End of life care is something we all face. Hospice and palliative care have emerged as specialized care for those with advanced illnesses. Our panel will discuss the documents you should have in place, the difference between palliative and hospice care and what Medicare pays for.
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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. Register for a Family Birth Center Tour as well and get the full experience as an expectant family.
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Saturday August, 20, 2016 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Don’t let dining out, or stopping for a quick bite derail your entire healthy eating plan. Join our nutrition specialist Kathy Napoli and discover successful strategies that help you stay on your plan as you decode the restaurant menu and avoid the diet traps that you may encounter while eating away from home.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
Cost: FREE
High stress levels frequently increase the desire for cookies, and other high-fat, high-sugar foods. Mindfulness skills and techniques will be taught in this class to help alleviate stress eating, to experience improved digestion, health, and weight loss.
Locations: John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Tuesday December, 06, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
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 925-947-3300 for more information.
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Cost: FREE
Often because of death, illness or other circumstances people find themselves alone in the later years of their lives. This presentation will discuss ways to prepare for possible changes, how to become more self-sufficient, and lead a more fulfilling life as you age, whatever your living arrangement or social situation.
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Cost: FREE
Did you know that Americans eat an average of 22 teaspoons of added sugar per person per day? Our high sugar intake is contributing to bigger waistlines, higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, and spikes/drops in energy levels. Come to this presentation and discover why sugar may be addictive for some people.
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Cost: $50.00
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: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Thursday August, 11, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), 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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Cost: FREE
We invite you and your family to take advantage of the Family Birth Center tours at John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek prior to delivery. Register for a tour, meet some of our fantastic staff and get acquainted with the facility prior to the big day. Our tours are designed to accommodate families, and siblings are always welcome, so please make reservations ahead.
Locations: John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, John Muir Medical Group, Pleasanton

Next Available Session

Saturday August, 13, 2016 09:20 AM - 10:20 AM
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Inappropriate levels of anxiety can be the bane and misery of a person's life. This anxiety can damage health as well as one's overall ability to cope with everyday living. This class will teach a variety of proven techniques to help mitigate and relieve abnormal levels of anxiety.
Locations: John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Tuesday November, 15, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
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
Suicide is a complex and often misunderstood behavior fraught with "wives' tales" and damaging misinformation. This class will give participants a basic understanding of what moves a person to this act, how to recognize signs and symptoms and how much of an epidemic of the behavior we are currently experiencing.
Locations: John Muir Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Tuesday September, 06, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
John Muir Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek , Walnut Creek, CA
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.
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Cost: FREE
Learn about sleep apnea risk factors and how it affects your body. Dr. Cohen will discuss this common medical condition and demonstrate a CPAP machine.
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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: John Muir Medical Center, Concord

Next Available Session

Wednesday August, 10, 2016 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
John Muir Medical Center, Concord, Concord, CA
925-674-2121
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.
Drop-In
Cost: $50.00
Discount Available
Weight Loss: Reset Your Metabolism will help you reset and rebalance your metabolism to achieve sustained weight loss, and as a bonus: improved energy & mood, balanced blood sugar & hormone levels, and loss of body fat
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Wednesday September, 14, 2016 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
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. Please call 925-941-7900 option 1 to register.
Locations: John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Wednesday August, 10, 2016 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
941-7900 option 1
Cost: FREE
Gain the ability to become supremely relaxed. In this class, you’ll learn simple techniques that will allow for less stressful daily living, better sleep, and an overall improvement in your quality of life.
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Cost: FREE
This unique class is a great way to start planning for your pregnancy! Learn about the discomforts and remedies in early pregnancy. Come and join in on the discussion about exercise, taking care of yourself, and discover what resources and classes are available to you at John Muir Health to support you during your pregnancy. This class is designed for women who are less than 24 weeks pregnant.
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton

Next Available Session

Wednesday September, 28, 2016 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Pleasanton , Pleasanton, CA
Cost: FREE
The mental attitude and emotional state we are in affects both physical and mental health in a big way, regardless on one's age. This presentation addresses how our mind contributes to our health, well-being and the way we feel each day. This class is designed for people of all ages and will teach simple techniques on how to improve health and overall wellness by enlisting one's mind as an ally rather than an adversary. Families are encouraged to participate.
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Cost: FREE
This workshop, lead by nutrition specialist, Kathy Napoli, can help you overcome barriers to losing excess pounds and devise strategies for maintaining a healthy weight.
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