Classes & Support Groups : 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.

2018 Sessions:

  • January 8 – February 19
  • April 2 – May 14
  • July 2 – August 13
  • October 1 – November 12
Location HealthAware Office; 2580 East Main Street, Suite 103, Ventura

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

Joint Replacement Education Class

A FREE class presented by surgeons, physical therapists, occupational therapists, registered nurses, and nutritionists for patients who are planning to have hip or knee replacement, and their family and/or caregivers.

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Date 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location Community Memorial Hospital, 8th Floor Auditorium

Mindful Meditation

Learn the basics of a meditation Practice The class is free with a one time $10 cancellation deposit.

Date Tuesdays
Time 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location CMHS Wellness & Fitness Center, 2723 E. Main St., Ventura
Facilitator Kate Carney-Linthicum, RN, BSN, PHN, MS-I-BC
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

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 Wednesdays
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

Weight Management Class

Identify obstacles to long-term weight management and learn strategies to handle them.

Date 1st Wednesday of each month
Time 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location HealthAware, 2580 East Main Street, Suite 103, Ventura
Facilitator CMHS Dietitian
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