Methodist Hospital offers several free classes and seminars to the community each month. These are free and are held on the Methodist Hospital campus at 300 W. Huntington Drive in Arcadia unless otherwise noted.
- 50+ Senior Services informational lecture Tuesday, June 23
Dr. Benjamin Tam, orthopedic surgeon, will discuss the indications for hip replacement surgery, how the procedure is performed, the post-op rehabilitation and long-term results. He also will cover some of the new exciting developments in hip replacement surgery.
Program will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive. Reservations are necessary: 626-574-5130.
- Next Look Good, Feel Better class will be Monday, July 20
The next Look Good, Feel Better class for women undergoing cancer treatment will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 20, in Classroom 3. The class offers free instruction on coping with appearance-related side effects of treatment, and a licensed beauty professional will teach makeup, skin care tips and suggestions for using wigs and headwear. A complimentary make-up kit is provided, and lunch is served. The class is free, but reservations are required: 626-574-3674.
- Cancer Survivors Program: Next session starts July 27
Stepping Forward is a free body-and-mind strengthening program for survivors of any type of cancer. Classes are held twice a week, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., for five weeks.
The next five-week session of classes will be July 27 through August 26 in the cardiac rehabilitation center. Led by therapists, this new program for cancer survivors will include exercise/fitness classes, educational talks on nutrition, meditation, current cancer research, community support services/resources and more.
If you or someone you know might benefit from this program, please call the physical medicine department at 626-574-3630 for more information and registration materials. Class size is limited to 12 people, so call early!
- Blood Pressure Screenings
These free screenings are offered the second Tuesday of every month at the following locations. The registered nurses also provide one-on-one health counseling and help with medications.
Second Tuesday: Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive, Arcadia. 10-11 a.m. (626-574-5113)
Sierra Madre Hart Park House, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (626-355-7394)
Monrovia Community Center, 119 W. Palm Ave., Monrovia. 9:15-10:15 a.m. (626-821-2344)
Fourth Wednesday: Monrovia Community Center, 119 W. Palm Ave., Monrovia. 9-10 a.m. (626-821-2344)
- Diabetes Education Series
A four-week series of diabetes education classes is offered the first four Tuesdays of every month 4:30-6:30 p.m., in Classroom 3. For more information or to register, please call 626-821-2344.
- Maternity Orientation and Tour
The maternity orientation and tour will acquaint expectant parents who plan to deliver at Methodist Hospital with services and staff. It will provide information needed to prepare for delivery at Methodist Hospital. Moms and dads should plan to attend early in the pregnancy and should not bring other children to the session.
Tours are given 7-8:30 p.m. on second, third and fourth Wednesdays, except November and December, when there will be tours only on second and third Wednesdays. Participants meet in Methodist Hospital’s Vance Auditorium. Tours will also be given in Mandarin on second Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Registration is not necessary, but for more information, call 1-800-950-BABY.
- Mended Heart Support Group
This group meets 2 – 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of every other month in Classroom 4. (January, March, May, July, September and November). For more information and to subscribe to the Mended Heart newsletter, please call Colleen Wilber, 626-574-3422.
- Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group
The Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group meets 2-4 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in classroom 2. The group offers peer support for stroke or brain injury survivors and their families and friends. Brain injuries happen everywhere every day.
This group provides survivors and caregivers a forum for sharing their successes and needs related to stroke or brain injury. It is also a valuable source of sharing information and resources. For more information, call 626-462-2726.
About Methodist Hospital
Founded in 1903, Methodist Hospital of Southern California is a not-for-profit hospital serving the greater San Gabriel Valley. Licensed for 400 beds, the hospital offers services that include a 24/7 emergency department, outpatient surgery, labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care, neurosurgery, acute physical rehab and complete cardiovascular services. Methodist Hospital is a Los Angeles County-certified stroke center, as well as an approved STEMI receiving center for heart attack patients.
A recognized center of excellence for heart care, knee and hip replacement and cancer care, Methodist Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission with advanced certification in heart failure and stroke and is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. For more information, visit www.methodisthospital.org.