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Every month, Community Memorial Health System offers a variety of support and informational meetings. Please verify meeting date and location with the contact person listed. Sometimes meetings may be cancelled or rescheduled.


  Bariatric Surgery Seminar
15 Date: 1st & 3rd Thursday of the Month
  Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  Contact: Julienne Mitchell, RN, BSN, CBN
  Phone: 805/658-5839
  Email:

Bariatric Support Group - Lap Band
  Date: 1st Tuesday of the month
  Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  Contact: Nancy Barber
  Phone: 805/676-9100
Bariatric Support Group - General
  Date: 4th Thursday of the month
  Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  Contact: Nancy Barber
  Phone: 805/676-9100

Better Breathers - American Lung Association
  Date: 2nd Wednesdays (dark the months of July and August)
  Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  Location: CMH
  Contact: Juanita Trine, RRT-NPS
  Phone: 805/652-5346
  Email:

Caregivers Support Group
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  Date: 2nd Friday of the month
  Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  Location: Community Memorial Hospital
  Facilitator: Carolyn Kopp
  Contact: Carolyn Kopp
  Phone: 805/492-0601
  Email:

Dietary Consults
Dietary consults by a CMH registered dietician for patients with cancer
  Date: By appoinment only
  Time: Call for dates and times
  Location: Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
  Facilitator: Laura Fuld, RD
  Phone: 805/652-5459
  Contact: Patty Robles
  Email:

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Joint Replacement Education Class
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  Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month
  Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  Contact: This class is FREE. Please call to register.
  Phone: 805/652-5063

Mindful Meditation - Learn the basics of a meditation Practice The class is free with a one time $10 cancellation deposit.
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  Date: Tuesdays
  Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  Location: HealthAware, 2580 East Main Street, Suite 103, Ventura
  Facilitator: Kate Carney-Linthicum RN, BSN, PHN, MS-I-BC
  Contact: HealthAware
  Phone: 805/667-2818
  Email:

Ostomy Support Group - For Patients with Colostomies, Ileostomies, Urostomies or Continent Diversions
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  Date: Second Tuesday of every month
  Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  Location: CMH Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
  Facilitators: Daphne Weiland, BScN, RN, CWOCN; Denise Elston BSN, RN, CWOCN; Sue Hantke, BSN, RN, CWON
  Contact: Daphne Weiland, BScN, RN, CWOCN
  Phone: 805/652-5636
  Email:

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Classes
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  Date: 6 weeks, twice a week - Please call for specific dates
  Time: 10:00 a.m. OR 1:30 p.m
  Location: Community Memorial Hospital
  Contact: Juanita Trine, RRT-NPS
  Phone: 805/652-5346

Smoking Cessation Classes - Cost is $50 and includes: 8 class sessions, workbook, relaxation CD, and first two weeks of nicotine replacement therapy products.
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Date: Mondays for 7 consecutive weeks
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: HealthAware, 2580 East Main Street, Suite 103, Ventura
Contact: HealthAware
Phone: 805/667-2818
Email:

Weight Management Class - Identify obstacles to long-term weight management and learn strategies to handle them.
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  Date: Every fourth Thursday of each month
  Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on even months and 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. on odd months (see flyer)
  Location: HealthAware, 2580 East Main Street, Suite 103, Ventura
  Facilitator: Heather Gilliam, CMHS Registered Dietitian
  Contact: HealthAware Staff
  Phone: 805/667-2818
  Email:

Tai Chi - Mazen Tai Chi focuses on breathing with gentle movements to open up energy channels in our bodies, while relaxing the joints and muscles at the same time.
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  Date: Every Wednesday
  Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. promptly
  Location: The Pierpont Racquet Club, 500 Sanjon Rd., Ventura
  Facilitator: Maki Fujisaki-Guelcher
  Contact: HealthAware Staff
  Phone: 805/667-2818
  Email:

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