Methodist Medical Center’s June Classes: Prepare for Your Baby’s Birth, Exercise for Better Health, Find a Support Group to Meet Your Needs
Whether you want to get in shape, prepare for the birth of a baby, or find support from others going through a similar experience, Methodist has a class for you!
Classes will be held at the hospital, located at 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge, unless otherwise noted. For more information and registration, call (865) 835-4662 or 1-800-468-6767.
Mended Hearts Support Group, Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m.
Mended Hearts offers peer-to-peer support for those affected by heart disease including patients, families, and caregivers. The group meets the third Thursday of the month in the Cheyenne Ambulatory Center Conference Room, 944 Oak Ridge Turnpike. To learn more call (865) 806-3013.
Grief Support Group, Wednesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. or 3 p.m.
Covenant Hospice offers ongoing monthly grief support groups. The Oak Ridge group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. in the Legacy Room of Methodist Medical Center. The group offers a safe environment where those who have experienced the death of a loved one can find comfort, support and hope. The grief support group meetings are open to the community and are free of charge, but registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (865) 541-4500 or (877) 334-4500 or visit covenanthomecareandhospice.com/griefsupportgroups.
Stroke Support Group, Tuesday, June 28 at 4 p.m.
Stroke survivors and caregivers are welcome to attend this support group, which meets the last Tuesday of the month in the Cheyenne Ambulatory Center Conference Room, located at 944 Oak Ridge Turnpike. This program is sponsored by Methodist Therapy Services. Call Janie at (865) 494-7350 or Faye at (865) 482-4474 for more information.
Classes for New, Expectant Families
Great Expectations Three-Class Childbirth Series, Mondays, June 6, 13, and 20 from 6-9 p.m.
This three-class childbirth series takes expectant mothers and their families through topics related to childbirth, delivery, and newborn care. You will learn about the signs of impending labor, managing active labor, pain management, delivery, c-sections, and post-delivery care. All classes in this series meet in the Cheyenne Conference Room in Cheyenne Ambulatory Center, 944 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. The course fee is $35 per family, and financial assistance with the cost is available to eligible participants. To register, call (865) 835-4662 or 1-800-468-6767.
Breastfeeding Daytime Class, Tuesday, June 7 from noon-2 p.m.
If you’re thinking about breastfeeding, Methodist Medical Center encourages you to register now for this two-hour daytime class, where you will learn information that can help you succeed with breastfeeding. Bring your lunch and join us in Methodist’s Family Birthing Center, which is located on the hospital’s second floor. Registration is required, and the cost is $10. Call (865) 835-4662 for more information or to register. Financial assistance with the cost is available to eligible participants.
Mommy2Mommy Lunch, Friday, June 24 at noon
Mommy2Mommy Lunches give women with babies and young children an opportunity to get together in a relaxed setting. Share experiences with other new mothers, have fun and make friends. Bring your babies or young children to the Cheyenne Ambulatory Center conference room at 944 Oak Ridge Turnpike. A light lunch is served at no charge. For more information, call (865) 835-4662 or 1-800-468-6767.
Breastfeeding Evening Class, Monday, June 27 from 6-8 p.m.
If you’re thinking about breastfeeding, Methodist Medical Center encourages you to register now for this two-hour evening class. We meet in the West Ridge Room of Methodist Medical Center, located at 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge. You will learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding for yourself and your baby, as well as effective techniques. Handouts are provided and other suggested materials are reviewed. The fee is $10, and financial assistance with the cost is available to eligible participants. To register, call (865) 835-4662 or 1-800-468-6767.
Mommy and Me Exercise Classes
No more excuses, moms! Methodist Medical Center offers two kid-friendly exercise classes each week, and the environments are climate controlled.
Mommy and Co. Exercise, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
New moms and their babies/toddlers are invited to take part in this adventure in exercise. Classes are held at the Kern United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center, 451 East Tennessee Avenue, in Oak Ridge, and the class is free. Call (865) 835-4662 to learn more.
Mommy Walk/Baby Roll, Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
Put on a pair of good walking shoes and bring your child to First Baptist Church of Clinton’s Family Life Center, 225 North Main Street, Clinton. You’ll join other moms and their young children for walking, making friends and having fun. Call (865) 835-4662 for questions.
BodyWorks Fitness Classes
BodyWorks, a community exercise program sponsored by Covenant Health, is designed to give adults safe and effective workouts. While BodyWorks is a not-for-profit program, there is a minimum fee to help offset costs. Most classes cost $2-3 per class, and you pay as you go. For more information about BodyWorks classes, call (865) 374-0457 or go to www.covenanthealth.com/bodyworks.
CardioMix, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m.
Get a great workout! You will burn calories, increase your stamina, and tone those muscles, while going easy on your joints. We use a variety of styles to keep CardioMix interesting. We will push you moderately hard, but we don’t jump or run. This class meets at First Baptist Church of Clinton, 225 North Main Street, Clinton. Bring a mat because we go to the floor for great core work. For more information call (865) 374-0457.
This press release was submitted by Kelly Goodman of Methodist Medical Center.
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