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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.
Locations: Walnut Creek Medical Center
Cost: $80.00
This 8-week, facilitated series is designed to support you and your baby after delivery. We'll discuss topics such as sleep, feeding, developmental milestones, as well as how to manage the stress of becoming a new parent. This course is intended for parents of babies 0-3 months of age. Please enroll for the series that begins approximately 2-4 weeks after your baby’s anticipated birth. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
Locations: Virtual

Next Available Session

Tuesday September, 29, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Tuesday October, 06, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Tuesday October, 13, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Tuesday October, 20, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Tuesday October, 27, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Tuesday November, 03, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Tuesday November, 10, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Tuesday November, 17, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Cost: $15.00
Discount Available
Learn how to set up a positive home environment. We'll also discuss positive discipline techniques. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
Locations: Virtual
Cost: $15.00
Discount Available
Discover methods to help your infant communicate their wants and needs before they have spoken language. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
Cost: $15.00
Discount Available
Learn how to make your home a safe environment for your budding explorer. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
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Cost: $15.00
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. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
Locations: Virtual

Next Available Session

Thursday December, 17, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Cost: $15.00
Discount Available
Learn all about your infant's brain, social, emotional, cognitive, large motor, fine motor, and language development. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
Locations: Virtual

Next Available Session

Thursday October, 22, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Cost: $15.00
Discount Available
Learn the loving art of massaging your baby and its many benefits. We suggest having your preferred oil or baby safe massage lotion available during class to use to massage your baby. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
Locations: Virtual

Next Available Session

Thursday November, 12, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Cost: $15.00
Discount Available
Find out about all of the fun and exciting places to go with babies in the Bay Area. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
Locations: Virtual

Next Available Session

Thursday November, 19, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Cost: $15.00
Discount Available
Come join the discussion about all of the different sleep theories and decide which will work best for your family. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
Cost: $15.00
Discount Available
Join us to learn all about teething and how to care for your baby's new teeth. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
Cost: $15.00
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. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
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Cost: $15.00
Discount Available
Learn how to make the transition from breast or bottle feeding as easy and comfortable as possible for you and your baby. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
Cost: $15.00
Discount Available
Learn about the different traits that make children the unique individuals that they are. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
Locations: Virtual

Next Available Session

Thursday December, 10, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Cost: $15.00
Discover methods to help your infant communicate their wants and needs before they have spoken language. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
Cost: $15.00
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. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
Cost: $15.00
Learn all about your infant's brain, social, emotional, cognitive, large motor, fine motor, and language development. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
Locations: Virtual

Next Available Session

Wednesday November, 11, 2020 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Cost: $15.00
Learn the loving art of massaging your baby and its many benefits. We suggest having your preferred oil or baby safe massage lotion available during class to use to massage your baby. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
Locations: Virtual

Next Available Session

Wednesday December, 09, 2020 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Cost: $15.00
Come join the discussion about all of the different sleep theories and decide which will work best for your family. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
Locations: Virtual

Next Available Session

Wednesday October, 14, 2020 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Cost: $15.00
Join us to learn all about teething and how to care for your baby's new teeth. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
Cost: $15.00
Discount Available
Learn how to make the transition from breast or bottle feeding as easy and comfortable as possible for you and your baby. Due to COVID-19 classes will be offered virtually, via the Zoom platform, until further notice.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
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: $60.00
Discount Available
Taught by one of our lactation experts, this virtual class teaches expectant couples about the basic skills for successful breastfeeding. Topics include positioning, latching on and how to overcome common problems. This class is ideal for pregnant moms in their third trimester.
Locations: Virtual

Next Available Session

Wednesday October, 07, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Virtual, N/A, CA
Cost: FREE
Designed for moms with newborns (0-3 months) who are latching and breastfeeding fairly well, this virtual support group (via Zoom) is facilitated by one of our lactation consultants who will answer your basic breastfeeding questions and concerns.
Locations: Virtual

Next Available Session

Tuesday September, 29, 2020 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Virtual, N/A, 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.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
Cost: $75.00
Discount Available
This 2-hour class has been designed for parents hoping to minimize the use of pain medication and other interventions during childbirth. Expectant moms and their partners will learn and practice a variety of natural coping techniques for managing pain during labor and delivery. We recommend first-time moms (or those desiring a refresher) take one of our childbirth classes prior to taking this low intervention class.
Locations: Virtual

Next Available Session

Thursday November, 19, 2020 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Virtual, 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
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
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.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
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.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
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
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.
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
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.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
Cost: FREE
Join a John Muir Health Dietician and learn how managing diet helps with control of congestive heart failure and managing blood pressure.
No sessions currently available. Please check back later.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: 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: 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
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: $85.00
Discount Available
This interactive online course covers essential information about labor, delivery and more, including how partners can help throughout the birth process. You’ll learn what labor is really like, as you watch several birth stories—including what to expect with a Cesarean birth. You’ll even have the opportunity to create your own birth plan. Allow 4-6 hours to complete. [Please disregard class date. You'll have 9 months unlimited access after your first log-in]
Locations: Online

Next Available Session

Sunday November, 01, 2020 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Online, N/A, CA
Cost: $50.00
Discount Available
This interactive online course covers essential information for the first six weeks and beyond. It provides clear video examples of bathing, feeding, diapering, dressing, comforting a crying newborn, and more. It also offers a variety of essential tools, such as breastfeeding / diaper logs and milestone / appointment checklists, to help you stay organized. Allow 2-3 hours to complete. [Please disregard class date. You'll have 9 months unlimited access after your first log-in]
Locations: Online

Next Available Session

Sunday November, 01, 2020 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Online, N/A, CA
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. For questions, call 925-674-2416.
Locations: Virtual

Next Available Session

Wednesday September, 30, 2020 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Virtual, N/A, CA
925-674-2416
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 925-674-2416 for information.
Locations: Concord Medical Center

Next Available Session

Saturday October, 10, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Concord Medical Center, Concord, CA
925-674-2416
Cost: FREE
This course is for those new to Medicare, or soon to enroll, who want to understand the many benefits available. Attend one of our ONLINE, free, no-obligation seminars to understand your Medicare options, protect your health, and minimize your costs.
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