General

Smoking Cessation Classes

Cost is $50 and includes:

  • 7 class sessions
  • Workbook
  • Relaxation CD
  • First two weeks of nicotine replacement therapy products

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Date & Time

Ongoing 7 week sessions held on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Please contact the HealthAware Office for ongoing class dates.

Location HealthAware Office; 2580 East Main Street, Suite 103, Ventura

Carb Smart

Cost: No charge – Open to community members

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Date 2nd Wednesday of each month
Time 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location Wellness & Fitness Center, 2723 East Main Street, Ventura
Facilitator Melissa Davidson, RD
Contact Melissa Davidson, RD

Dietary Consults

Dietary consults by a CMH registered dietician for patients with cancer.

Date & Time By Appointment Only
Location Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
Facilitator Laura Fuld, RD
Contact Patty Robles

Bariatric Surgery Seminar

Date 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month
Time 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Contact Julienne Mitchell, RN, BSN, CBN

Bariatric Support Group – General

Date 4th Thursday of each month
Time 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Contact Nancy Barber

Bariatric Support Group – Lap Band

Date 1st Tuesday of each month
Time 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Contact Nancy Barber

Better Breathers

The American Lung Association Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for patients and caregivers affected by chronic lung diseases including COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer. Learn better ways to better cope with lung disease while getting the support of others in similar situations.

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Date 2nd Wednesdays of each month (no meetings in July and August)
Time 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location Community Memorial Hospital
Contact Juanita Trine, RRT-NPS

Caregivers Support Group

This group is co-sponsored by Community Memorial Hospital and Coast Caregiver Resource Center and open to all caregivers. The purpose of the group is to enable persons who are facing the difficult task of continuing caregiving to benefit from the interaction and support of others in a similar situation.

Date 2nd Friday of each month
Time 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location Community Memorial Hospital – 8th Floor Auditorium
Facilitator Carolyn Kopp, MA, CRC
Contact Carolyn Kopp, MA, CRC

Mindful Meditation

Come and de-stress with Guided Meditation.
No charge for community members.

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Date Tuesdays
Time 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location HealthAware Office, 2580 E. Main St., Suite 103, Ventura
Facilitator Kate Carney-Linthicum, RN
Contact HealthAware

Ostomy Support Group

For Patients with Colostomies, Ileostomies, Urostomies or Continent Diversions.

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Date 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
Facilitator Daphne Weiland, BScN, RN, CWOCN; Denise Elston BSN, RN, CWOCN; Sue Hantke, BSN, RN, CWON
Contact Daphne Weiland, BScN, RN, CWOCN

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Breathing Easy is a six week program, two days per week, for approximately 2 hours per day. Subjects covered are anatomy and physiology, bronchial hygiene, medications, breathing retraining, nutritional counseling, stress reduction, relaxation, panic control techniques, oxygen therapy, signs and symptoms of lung disorders, and various other topics. In conjunction with the lecture, patients will be monitored in an exercise and pacing program individually designed for each patient on specialized equipment.

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Date Class meets twice a week for 6 weeks - Please call for specific dates.
Time 10:00 a.m. OR 1:30 p.m
Location Community Memorial Hospital
Contact Juanita Trine, RRT-NPS

Weight Management Check-In & Support Group

No charge for all community members.

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Date 4th Wednesday of each month
Time 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location Wellness & Fitness Center, 2723 East Main Street, Back Entrance
Facilitator Melissa Davidson, RD, CDE
Contact Melissa Davidson, RD, CDE