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click here to view Prediabetes: What You Need to Know (Virtual-Live) details

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Have you been told you have prediabetes? Did you know that most people who develop type 2 diabetes had prediabetes first? The good news is, if you have prediabetes you can prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes with proven lifestyle changes. Come meet virtually with our diabetes educators to learn more about the steps you can take.

click here to view Emotional Eating: Stress and Your Weight (Virtual-Live) details

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Stress and emotional eating can cause the pounds to pile on and lessen your ability to lose weight. Learn some useful strategies and techniques for better managing your emotions for a healthier body.

click here to view Reducing Inflammation with Diet (Virtual-Live) details

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Do you suffer from a painful inflammatory condition?  Our registered dietitian will virtually teach you what foods can help lower inflammation and what foods are considered pro-inflammatory.

click here to view Medicare 101 (Virtual-Live) details

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Whether you're turning 65 or helping a family member navigate the system's complexities, understanding Medicare can be overwhelming. At this virtual seminar, a registered HICAP counselor will help demystify: 

  • The A, B, C;s (and D) of Medicare
  • When and how to enroll
  • Supplementing Medicare
  • Choosing a drug plan
  • Original Medicare vs Medicare Advantage

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy (HICAP) counselors provide complete, accurate, unbiased information on Medicare. Counselors are highly trained and registered with the California Department of Aging. HICAP is not associated with insurance companies,  products or agents, in any way. HICAP of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties is a program with Senior Network Services, a community-based nonprofit organization. Class may be repeated.

click here to view Online Baby Sign Language Introductory Workshop (Virtual-Live) details

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This virtual 90-minute workshop gives parents the opportunity to learn how sign language helps babies communicate effectively long before they can verbalize their wants and needs. Signing with babies has been proven to help accelerate language development, reduce frustration, enhance a child’s self-esteem and deepen the bond between parent and child. This workshop is based on American Sign Language (ASL). You will learn about the latest research and how to teach your baby to sign. Fun activities and songs will show you how easy it can be to integrate more than 20 simple signs into everyday routine. Recommended for babies from birth to 18 months. Expectant parents are welcome. Grandparents and other family members are very welcome to join the fun as well. Guests logging in from different locations are required to register separately. After you have completed the registration, the Zoom meeting information will be provided to you via email prior to class.

click here to view Advanced Tai Chi/Qi Gong (In-Person) details

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This class continues from where the Intermediate Tai Chi for Health class leaves off and will complete the entire Tai Chi for Health form. The expectation is that the participant will be comfortable with the Tai Chi for Health Beginning and Intermediate parts of the form. All parts of the form will be reviewed in each class. This class is recommended for participants who do not need assistive devices for mobility. 

click here to view Yoga for Stress and Strength (In-Person) details

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Reduce stress, depression, and anxiety with yoga postures, movements, breath work, and meditation in this class. No previous yoga experience necessary. Feel better living in the moment.

click here to view Heart Connections: A Heart Health Support Group (Virtual-Live) details

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A peer support group for individuals and their families making lifestyle changes that support heart health, offered in a safe place to share ideas and find solutions. The group is coordinated by Dominican Hospital's Cardiovascular Services and Center for Lifestyle Management and is open to the community. All meetings are currently being held online. No registration required. Please call (831) 457-7077 for more information.

Monday, 7/12, 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13, 6-7pm
Tuesday, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 2-3pm


click here to view Better Breathers Pulmonary Support Group (Virtual-Live) details

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This virtual program offers education and support for adults with chronic lung disorders, their families and caregivers. The group is coordinated by Dominican's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and is open to the community. No registration required. For more information or to join the email list call (831) 457-7077 or email nicole.sato@commonspirit.org.

Facilitator: Respiratory Therapist/Registered Nurse
Fee: No charge to participate
Funded by: Dominican Hospital
Location: ZOOM

Thursday, 7/8, 8/12, 9/9, 10/14, 11/11, 12/9, 2:30-3:30pm

click here to view Bariatric Support Group (Virtual-Live) details

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This is a virtual monthly peer support group for anyone considering, or who has already gone through bariatric surgery. This is a place to share experiences, and support each other throughout the weight-loss journey. 

Facilitator: Melissa DeVera, RD
Fee: No charge to participate
Funded by: Dominican Hospital
Location: ZOOM

Last Thursday of each month, 12-12:30pm