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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

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Tuesday May, 12, 2015 08:30 AM - 01:15 PM
John Muir Medical Center, Concord, Concord, CA
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 Health Outpatient Center, Tice Valley/Rossmoor, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood, John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek

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Tuesday April, 28, 2015 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
941-7900 option 1
Cost: FREE
This program, led by the California Highway Patrol, will provide you with the information to help you tune up your driving skills and make a self-analysis of your driving abilities to help you be a better, safer, and more alert driver. This free, interactive class will demonstrate safety devices applicable to most cars.
Locations: John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood

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Friday June, 05, 2015 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood, Brentwood, CA
925-941-7900 option 1
Cost: FREE
It is possible to age without becoming angry or feeling increasingly less vital and important? This presentation offers a new slant on your status as a mature adult and the benefits life’s experiences may provide. To register or for more information call (925) 941-7900 option 1.
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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 June, 09, 2015 06:30 PM - 07:30 AM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Learn how to better manage stress and cope with feelings of anxiety. In a comfortable group setting, the 5-week Anxiety and Stress Reduction Group will provide you with early treatment and educational support to inspire important lifestyle changes.
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Cost: FREE
This class will inform and educate attendees on how to spot potential elder fraud and scams. Legal tools and practical suggestions on how older adults can protect themselves from becoming victims will also be discussed.
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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

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Monday November, 30, 2015 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.
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

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Wednesday May, 06, 2015 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
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
Learn about the role nutrition plays in increasing your chances of maintaining a healthy brain as you age. Discover specific foods that you can add to your daily eating regime to help you stay sharp, focused, and joyful.
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Cost: FREE
In this presentation, Dr. Freitag will identify common health conditions that effect brain health and the top 4 things that can be done to maintain brain health throughout adulthood.
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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, Brentwood

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Saturday June, 20, 2015 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Nutrition plays an important role in keeping our bones strong as we age. Learn about building healthy bones through diet and lifestyle changes. Long Description Nutrition plays an important role in keeping our bones strong as we age. Learn about building healthy bones through diet and lifestyle changes.
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

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Wednesday May, 20, 2015 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Caring for an ageing loved one can be demanding and challenging. With this class, families and caregivers will be provided with lessons on care giving that can help. Learn about methods that are effective in providing care and comfort for your loved one, the importance of self-care, and how to navigate family dynamics.
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Cost: FREE
Four-part class to raise awareness and learn how to avoid falls, increase confidence through strength and balance, simplify your environment, and identify risks. Class will include information about home safety, exercises, nutrition, and ways to decrease your risk of falling.
Locations: John Muir Medical Center
Cost: FREE
This four-class series includes information about home safety, exercises, nutrition, and ways to decrease your risk of falling.
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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.
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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.
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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, Brentwood

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Saturday June, 06, 2015 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, 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)

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Thursday June, 18, 2015 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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Thursday July, 09, 2015 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Thursday July, 23, 2015 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Thursday July, 30, 2015 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Thursday August, 06, 2015 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

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Thursday April, 30, 2015 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: FREE
End of life care is something we all face, yet too many people are dying in a way they wouldn’t choose, leaving loved ones feeling burdened, guilty, and uncertain. Join us to learn how to normalize having “the conversation” with your doctor and family. For additional information, www.eastbayacp.org.
Locations: John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek

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Thursday May, 21, 2015 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
925-941-7900 option 1
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)

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Monday May, 11, 2015 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, 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)

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Saturday May, 30, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
What does normal brain functioning look like in older adults? It is important to differentiate between normal cognitive changes and true dementia. With this class, understand the aging brain, memory loss, and dementia, and learn how to talk to your doctor or family about your concerns.
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Cost: FREE
Diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease in the United States. Join us for this informative lecture to hear from John Muir Health experts on how to manage your kidney health.
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Cost: FREE
Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes, it is important you take care of yourself now to reduce the chance of complications later. John Muir Health has designed free diabetes classes to support you in your care.
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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
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
An expert will discuss the potential disease-fighting benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet. Inflammation is related to many health conditions including diabetes, osteoarthritis, cancer and brain health. With this class, you will become knowledgeable about the foods related to reducing inflammation and maintaining overall health.
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Cost: FREE
Si usted está recién diagnosticado o ha estado viviendo con diabetes, es importante que usted toma el cuidado de sí mismo para reducir la posibilidad de complicaciones en el futuro. John Muir Health ha diseñado clases de diabetes gratis para apoyarle en su cuidado.
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Cost: FREE
Did you know there are a number of factors which increase a person's risk of developing esophageal cancer? One of those factors, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be prevented.
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Cost: FREE
Balance, flexibility, and strength training may help reduce the number of accidental falls suffered by older people. In this class, learn exercise techniques, how to improve safety at home, and about your choices for footwear and assistive devices.
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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 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
What are Super Foods and how do we benefit from them? Kathy Napoli, Nutrition Specialist explores how choosing the right Super Foods can lower blood cholesterol, fight heart disease, and provide antioxidants.
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

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Thursday June, 11, 2015 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Your medicine cabinet may be brimming with laxatives, antacids, gas relievers, and anti-diarrhea medications in an attempt to relieve the discomfort caused by digestive issues. In this class, you will discover simple but effective nutrition and lifestyle strategies that will help re-balance your body’s delicate digestive system in order to relieve your symptoms and restore your health.
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Cost: FREE
This class is intended to discuss the parent-child feeding relationship, ways to incorporate key nutrients for growth into your child’s diet, and review strategies to help your picky eater eat a balanced diet.
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Cost: FREE
Open to anyone diagnosed with heart disease and for those who want the latest information on reducing the risk of heart disease through proper nutrition.
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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
As we age, our driving skills can diminish. Dr. Hicks will discuss how families can begin the conversation about safe driving decisions. Learn how self imposed driving limitations may help keep you behind the wheel. Resources will be available.
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Cost: FREE
Neurologist Dr. Wei will explain aspects of Parkinson’s disease including the different stages, complications associated with the disease, and fall risk related to gait and movement.
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Cost: FREE
Falls can be prevented with a healthy posture and good balance. Using physical therapy techniques, this class will teach you how to improve your balance and posture to be capable of avoiding falls and reducing injury.
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

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Friday May, 15, 2015 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
925-941-7900 option 1
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
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
Hear an expert pharmacist discuss strategies on proper medication management, including how to speak with your pharmacist and how to read your RX labels. By understanding how to take your medications and ask questions, you can prevent medication errors. With this class, you will feel more confident and equipped to take charge of your medications.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
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
Join us for a discussion on how to take care of your back pain through nonsurgical interventions.
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Cost: FREE
Discover ways to successfully conquer chronic insomnia and sleep deprivation. This class is designed for those who have trouble getting to sleep or sleeping through the night and do not have a medical sleep disorder.
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Cost: FREE
Contra Costa HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program) will talk about what's new with Medicare for 2015, with a special focus on changes to Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans.
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Cost: FREE
Are you turning 65, new to Medicare or considering changing insurance in 2015? Learn about the Medicare Advantage Plan offered to John Muir Health patients in 2015. This will be an opportunity to compare plans and learn more about John Muir Health and the services available to you.
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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 alternating between John Muir Hospitals in Concord (Lesher Auditorium) and Walnut Creek (Hanson Room). We meet from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. For more information, call: (925) 947-5206
Drop-In
Cost: FREE
A candid discussion regarding the physical and emotional effects of menopause and the years surrounding it. Join Lynne Forrette, NP,with John Muir Health, for an informative evening discussion and leave with tips on how to improve your libido before, during, and after menopause.
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Cost: FREE
Learn about men's health issues and join John Muir Health physicians as they discuss topics such as erectile dysfunction, prostate health, and low testosterone.
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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: $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)

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Thursday October, 08, 2015 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)

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Thursday September, 03, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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)

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Thursday August, 13, 2015 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)

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Thursday June, 11, 2015 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)

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Thursday June, 25, 2015 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)

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Thursday October, 22, 2015 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)

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Thursday May, 14, 2015 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 May, 07, 2015 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 October, 01, 2015 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)

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Thursday August, 27, 2015 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
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

Next Available Session

Thursday July, 09, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
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, 23, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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)

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Wednesday May, 13, 2015 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.
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek)

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Tuesday June, 23, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday June, 30, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday July, 07, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday July, 14, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday July, 21, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday July, 28, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday August, 04, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday August, 11, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
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Cost: FREE
Come discover nutrition and lifestyle strategies that will help you balance the hormone changes during midlife and beyond.
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Cost: FREE
Learn ways to prepare for possible change, become more self-sufficient, and lead a more fulfilling life as you age, whatever your living arrangements or social situation.
Locations: John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Tuesday July, 14, 2015 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
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, Brentwood

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Saturday June, 20, 2015 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Come and learn how to maintain or possibly increase your bone mass. What are the risk factors for developing osteoporosis? What are some treatments? Get tips on how you can take control and keep your bones in the best shape possible.
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Cost: FREE
Osteoporosis is the most common cause of hip fractures in both men and women. Preventing falls and fractures becomes increasingly important the longer we live. Learn more about osteoporosis, bone density tests, exercise, and how to prevent fractures and falls.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
Cost: FREE
Palliative care has emerged as specialized care for those with advanced illnesses. Come learn more about Palliative Care and how it differs from Hospice Services. Presented by John Muir Health Palliative Care.
Locations: John Muir Medical Center, Concord

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Thursday June, 11, 2015 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
John Muir Medical Center, Concord, Concord, CA
925-941-7900 option 1
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

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Monday April, 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 941-7900
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 May, 06, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood, Brentwood, CA
941-7900
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

Thursday April, 30, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 941-7900
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 May, 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 941-7900
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

Thursday May, 07, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 941-7900
Cost: FREE
Can your nutrition and lifestyle help your body “bone up?” For those with a higher risk for bone loss, discover key bone-building nutrients and lifestyle changes, according to the latest research, that will help improve your bone health.
Locations: John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Tice Valley/Rossmoor

Next Available Session

Friday May, 01, 2015 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Tice Valley/Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, CA
925-941-7900 option 1
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: $35.00
Sign up to join us Saturday, April 25th, for an early run to promote health and raise awareness for esophageal cancer! Enjoy light refreshments, and much more as we gather together for this cause.
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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 April, 25, 2015 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $40.00
Discount Available
Are you a smoker or do you know a smoker that is ready to quit? We want to help you Beat the Pack. This smoking cessation course will give you the tools you need to make that important step to stop smoking and start on the path to a healthier you. Behavior modification and group support can help you reach your goal. After care support meetings will be available to all participants that complete the class.
Locations: John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Saturday May, 09, 2015 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
John Muir Medical Center, Concord, Concord, CA
Cost: FREE
Join guest speakers Dr. Noorivaziri, D.C., B.S. and Susan Lupejkis, certified massage therapist and Reiki master, for this introductory course in how to become a healthier you by learning guided relaxation techniques to relieve your stress.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
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: $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 June, 11, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Taught by a Continence Center specialist, this class is designed to help you understand incontinence and take the first steps to regaining control. You will review bladder anatomy and functions and identify your personal plan for successful treatment—a great starting point for women.
Locations: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), John Muir Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Wednesday May, 20, 2015 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Medical studies have proved that emotions and thoughts can impact physical health and the immune system. Join Dr. Alan Brast as he teaches simple techniques to relax, enlisting your mind in developing healthy lifestyle habits for self-care.
Locations: John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Tuesday November, 10, 2015 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, 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

Next Available Session

Tuesday April, 28, 2015 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Sudden changes in vision, coordination, numbness, or weakness could all be signs of stroke. It is important to identify these early symptoms and seek proper neurological treatment immediately. This class will give you the knowledge to recognize the signs and the confidence to see a doctor.
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Cost: FREE
A social worker from John Muir Home Health will discuss what to consider when hiring in-home care, the difference between skilled and custodial care, and what is involved in working with home health.
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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: Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), John Muir Medical Center, Concord

Next Available Session

Tuesday April, 28, 2015 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, 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
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 June, 10, 2015 05:00 PM - 06:30 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 May, 20, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
Learn how to put yourself into a supremely relaxed state. By so doing, you then have the power to ease tension, stress, and “mind chatter.” You will learn simple techniques which will allow for less stressful daily living, better sleep, and an overall improvement in your quality of life.
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Cost: $150.00
Are you at risk for developing diabetes? Health coaching can help! Reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes by taking healthy steps to improve your overall well-being. In a small-group, supportive environment, your lifestyle coach will teach you how to modify your eating and physical activity habits to be successful in reducing your risk.
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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)

Next Available Session

Saturday April, 25, 2015 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wellness Services (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: FREE
This class is designed to help you take your medications correctly and safely to make them as effective as possible in treating your condition. Proper disposal of medications and how your community pharmacist can help with your medications will also be discussed.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
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.
Locations: John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek

Next Available Session

Tuesday September, 15, 2015 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA