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Grupo Esperanza

Cancer Classes and Events Un grupo de apoyo emocional GRATUITO para pacientes con cáncer y sus familiares Ofrecemos información sobre recursos en la comunidad, así como la experiencia de otras personas que han sido diagnosticadas con cáncer. Las reuniones se llevan a cabo el segundo miércoles del mes, de 10 a 12. El grupo es en español y facilitado por la Doctora Sara Fainstein, sobreviviente de cáncer de mama. Para mayores informes llame al (619) 890-9730 o mande un correo electrónico a sfainstein@yahoo.com. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration and signed waivers are required. Email sfainstein@yahoo.com or call 619-890-9730 if you are interested in participating. Contact Name: Sara Fainstein. Contact Email: sfainstein@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 619-890-9730. Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Joint Replacement Pre-Surgery Class-Online

Learn more about hip or knee replacement surgery. Classes are taught by our multidisciplinary joint team including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and case managers. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with every aspect of the joint replacement process. Patient Handbooks: Total Joint Replacement (English), Folleto instructivo del paciente sobre reemplazo total de articulaciones (Espanol). Event Type: Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This is an online class and requires registration to attend. You will be provided email instructions for how to join the online class 12 hours prior to the class start time. Classes are provided using Zoom. Contact Name: Jessica Corley. Contact Email: jscorley@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

Cancer Classes and Events This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tips from a Doula

Maternity Classes and Tours The Tips from a Doula class discusses how to get through labor. A video will be shown as well as imagery during the presentation to guide partners on comfort techniques. Grab your partner or support person to practice during the class! Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: Childbirtheducator@ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-543-6585. Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Meditation Techniques Instructional Course

Cancer Classes and Events Two hour training course resulting in a 20 minute meditation practice. ​This meditation practice is a powerful way to reconnect with our inner self and experience the universal love and peace that is our true nature. When practiced with dedication, it brings about a natural integration of mind, body, and spirit.  This training course is a prerequisite for the "Meditation Techniques: Refresher and Practice" sessions (held weekly on Thursdays). Please attend this training before participating in the Refresher and Practice sessions.  ​www.integratedmeditation.org. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Please register to receive Zoom details. Disclosure Statement:  By registering for this course, you confirm that you have read and understood the following statements:  I have read and understood the Disclosure Statement for the Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique (IAM) virtual course. I agree to keep the contents of the course and the handouts in confidence. This means that I WILL NOT share any materials or handouts with others, teach others the… Contact Name: Christina Jones, HHP, CMT, RYT and Ravi Halker. Contact Email: meditate.iam@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 619-246-6339. Thursday, February 9, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Yoga for Cancer Recovery

Cancer Classes and Events Be Well Therapy specializes in yoga and mindfulness practices specifically tailored to meet the needs of cancer patients in all stages of treatment and beyond. Classes focus on using the breath to create peace and harmony in the body while safely and mindfully improving strength, balance, and flexibility. Classes are led by certified teachers who are prepared to offer multiple options and modifications based on your personal needs. This yoga class is sponsored by UC San Diego Health, so it is free to all participants. Be Well Therapy offers an additional 8 weekly Yoga Classes for Cancer Recovery via Zoom, available by donation to all community members. For more information about Be Well Therapy, please visit www.bewelltherapy.net.  Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing. Please use the following information to access the class:  Link to Zoom Meeting: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceipqTgsH9EzcR7h46ak4CXifmm3TUvh Meeting ID: 916 6117 3655 Password: BEWELL2020 Recommended Supplies:  - comfortable clothes - yoga mat - yoga blocks (substitute: two large books) - blanket (substitute: large towel) - bolster (substitute: firm, rectangular pillow). Contact Name: Mary Baker, Be Well Therapy. Contact Email: info@bewelltherapy.net. Friday, February 10, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Expressive Arts Workshop: Hope Made Visible

Cancer Classes and Events Expressive Arts Workshop: Hope Made Visible 8-week session: Fridays, January 6th thru February 24th, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm   Join our live online community from wherever you are and let images and colors support your voice, goals, and your story unfold. We’ll be playing and creating together, adding an artful dimension to our self-exploration and self-expression. You will use hands-on mixed-media art processes to create artful and symbolic flags. Flags have been used in Nepal and Tibet as a symbolic means to promote peace, compassion, strength and wisdom. Traditionally they are hung outdoors where the wind passes through the flags carrying messages and blessings to all people...words and symbols dissolving into the wind and being spread to all whom the wind touches. All over the world, people affected by cancer have been answering our call to join in making and sharing mixed-media art flags as living messages of hope, sharing dreams, victories, losses and concerns. This is a special series co-created… Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. 8-week session: Fridays, January 6th thru February 24th, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, Suggested Materials Survey - cotton or similar fabric, cut into several 6" x 9" sections, as basic surface to make flags (old kitchen towel, sheet, or mismatched napkins, etc.)  - white copy paper - assorted magazines - glue sticks - white or clear school glue - pencil - scissors - assorted… Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-735-5708. Friday, February 10, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Ostomy 101

Cancer Classes and Events Ostomy 101 Patient Lifestyle Class - Non-medical lifestyle classes facilitated at no cost by Ostomate volunteers, in collaboration with UCSD  wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nurse. These classes will equip patients and families with information & resources they need to live a vibrant confident life after ostomy surgery. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Online registration at ostomy101.com  Class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Waivers must be signed prior to registering. Please contact Estrella (Star) Harrison, RN, BSN, CWOCN at eharrison@ucsd.edu or Dawnette Meredith @ terrabusy@yahoo.com for more information. Contact Name: Estrella (Star) Harrison, RN, BSN, CWOCN. Contact Email: eharrison@ucsd.edu. Saturday, February 11, 2023, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Better Together: Support Group for Children Affected by a Parent or Caregiver's Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Cancer Classes and Events Virtual support group for kids ages 5-12 who are affected by a parent/caregiver’s cancer diagnosis. Participants are given the opportunity to meet and connect with other kids through meaningful discussions as well as art activities designed to promote coping and self-expression. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is held via Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom information to join the group meeting.  First Contact Facilitator:  Sabrina Suarez, CCLS ssuarez@health.ucsd.edu Secondary Contact Program Manager: Kathryn Hamelin, LMFT, RPT, CCLS khamelin@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Name: Sabrina Suarez, CCLS and Kathryn Hamelin, LMFT, RPT, CCLS. Contact Email: ssuarez@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-471-9458. Saturday, February 11, 2023, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Maternity Classes and Tours Come join us for an hour of guided breastfeeding support.  Our support group is lead by experienced lactation consultants that will present different topics and foster an environment where breastfeeding parents can share their experiences and ask questions. Event Type: Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration is required to receive zoom link. Contact Name: Childbirth Educator. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, February 13, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Expressive Arts Workshop: Hope Made Visible

Cancer Classes and Events Expressive Arts Workshop: Hope Made Visible, 7-week session: Mondays, January 2nd thru February 27th (no mtg. Jan 16, MLK, & Feb 20th, President's Day), 4 pm to 6 pm. Join our live online community from wherever you are and let images and colors support your voice, goals, and your story unfold. We’ll be playing and creating together, adding an artful dimension to our self-exploration and self-expression. We'll begin the New Year with intentions grounded in joy, self-compassion, courage, and wisdom. You will use hands-on mixed-media art processes to create artful and symbolic flags. Flags have been used in Nepal and Tibet as a symbolic means to promote peace, compassion, strength and wisdom. Traditionally they are hung outdoors where the wind passes through the flags carrying messages and blessings to all people...words and symbols dissolving into the wind and being spread to all whom the wind touches. All over the world, people affected by cancer have been answering our call to join in making and sharing… Online Location: Online. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu.  Expressive Arts Workshop: Hope Made Visible Suggested Materials Survey The following materials are suggested for the 8-week session. Prior to the class, please check which if the following items that you have available or can acquire to use for the program and send your list to Alessandra Colfi (acolfi@health.ucsd.edu, 858-735-5708). This material list is not intended to… Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-735-5708. Monday, February 13, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Childbirth Basics Class

Maternity Classes and Tours A virtual 2.5 hour class that provides a basic overview of the birth process, including signs of labor, when to go to the hospital, stages of labor, options for pain relief, hospital procedures, and helpful tips for labor & birth. Can be a great re-fresher course for second time parents! *Please take either this class OR the 2-Part series, no need to take both*. Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, February 13, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Gentle Zumba

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle Zumba - Gentle dance Fitness class for cancer recovery and prevention. ​Playful, easy, good-for-body-mind-spirit class for patients, caregivers, adapted to each participant's abilities and limitations. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu if you have any questions. Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858 735 5708. Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Brain Tumor Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events The San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation (SDBTF) is a local grassroots non-profit 501C3 dedicated to patients and families by providing essential resources and support. Established in 2002 by Connie Reeves Campbell, who lost her husband Dennis to a brain tumor in 2000. The Foundation is proud to be a source of comfort and hope to the local community. SDBTF welcomes brain tumor patients, caregivers and their families to reach out to us for assistance.  We are here to help you understand the process and the diagnosis of a brain tumor.  You are not alone in this journey. An important part of our services, include monthly support groups, lending a helping hand when you are overwhelmed, and providing financial assistance for monthly expenses. We strive to be available to anyone in San Diego who needs our support. As the patient or the caregiver, you will find you need to become an expert in managing the details and communication with doctors, pharmacists, insurance companies, employers and others. Each patien… Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing only by the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation. It remains open to patients, family members and caregivers. To sign-up please contact: Connie Reeves Campbell San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation Supporting the Needs of Patients & Their Families 852 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor San Diego, Ca 92101 P: 619-515-9908 W: www.sdbtf.org. Contact Name: Connie Reeves Campbell. Contact Email: connie@sdbtf.org. Contact Phone: 619-515-9908. Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Tai Chi

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle, moving mediation, calms the mind, strengthens the body and energizes the spirit. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: THIS CLASS IS VIA ZOOM ONLY. Please register to receive Zoom information for the class in your email inbox. The Zoom details are also pasted below for your reference:  Link to Zoom: https://pacificcollege.zoom.us/j/93143442831Meeting ID:  931 4344 2831 Dial in (if not connected to computer audio):  Topic: Tai Chi with Dan Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime Join Zoom Meeting: https://pacificcollege.zoom.us/j/93143442831, Meeting ID: 931 4344 2831 One tap mobile… Contact Name: Dan Halpain, Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Asian Bodywork Therapist. Contact Email: dan@holistichealthworks.com. Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Pre-Operative Spine Class-Online

Learn more about what to expect before and after your spine surgery. Classes are taught by our multidisciplinary inpatient Spine team including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and care managers. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with your upcoming Spine Surgery. Click here for educational resources (Zoom download instructions, How to use Zoom features, Pre-operative Spine Education Book in English or Spanish). Event Type: Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This is an online class and registration is required to attend. You will be provided email instructions for how to join the online class 12 hours prior to the class start time. Classes are provided using Zoom. Reminders are sent 3 days before class and 12 hours before class. Contact Name: Jessica Corley. Contact Email: jscorley@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-657-7157. Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

Cancer Classes and Events This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Stage 4 Breast Cancer Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events Online support group for people with Stage IV Breast Cancer diagnosis, for support, coping skills, and problem solving. You may think you are not a “support group person.” Try it once and decide. “See” you there! Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom information for the meeting. Contact Name: Laurie Knight, BS, MSW, LCSW. Contact Email: lknight@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-3116. Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Young Adult Neuro-Oncology (YANO) Patient Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events Young Adult Neuro-Oncology (YANO) Patient Support Group Join us for a virtual support group with patients, age 18-40, with primary brain and spinal cord tumors. This group offers advocacy, community, and resource sharing between peers that share the challenges of thriving as a young adult with brain or spinal cord cancer. Meets on Zoom every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM.   Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required. Once you finish registration, you will receive the Zoom link. Registration: https://ucsd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b0WKtn85bgdg4HI Questions: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom information for the meeting.We would like to invite you to our new virtual Patient Support Group for Young Adults with brain and spinal cord tumors. Please see flyer below. If you are interested, please register at: https://ucsd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b0WKtn85bgdg4HI. You will receive a Zoom meeting link at the end of registration. If you have any questions, please email: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Name: Renee Price, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-822-1811. Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Adult Cancer Survivorship Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events "You may have mixed emotions now that active treatment is over. You may have questions about the next steps or feel unprepared and less supported at this time. We are here to support you through this new phase of your life. Along with managing short- and long-term side effects, we believe it is vital to address the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis. If you are 18 years of age or older and have completed active treatment for any cancer diagnosis and would like extra support during this transition, please join this cancer survivorship support group hosted by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from UC San Diego Health Cancer Services Dept.". Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom information for the meeting.Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uchealth.zoom.us/j/86050582491?pwd=K2hvVEtmbC9nak53SDJuRVIyaHRwdz09, Password: 467866 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699006833,86050582491# or +16694449171,86050582491#, Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 669 444 9171 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 719 359… Contact Name: Jamie Schjolberg, LCSW. Contact Email: jschjolberg@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 760-479-5369. Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Yoga for Cancer Recovery

Cancer Classes and Events Be Well Therapy specializes in yoga and mindfulness practices specifically tailored to meet the needs of cancer patients in all stages of treatment and beyond. Classes focus on using the breath to create peace and harmony in the body while safely and mindfully improving strength, balance, and flexibility. Classes are led by certified teachers who are prepared to offer multiple options and modifications based on your personal needs. This yoga class is sponsored by UC San Diego Health, so it is free to all participants. Be Well Therapy offers an additional 8 weekly Yoga Classes for Cancer Recovery via Zoom, available by donation to all community members. For more information about Be Well Therapy, please visit www.bewelltherapy.net.  Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing. Please use the following information to access the class:  Link to Zoom Meeting: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceipqTgsH9EzcR7h46ak4CXifmm3TUvh Meeting ID: 916 6117 3655 Password: BEWELL2020 Recommended Supplies:  - comfortable clothes - yoga mat - yoga blocks (substitute: two large books) - blanket (substitute: large towel) - bolster (substitute: firm, rectangular pillow). Contact Name: Mary Baker, Be Well Therapy. Contact Email: info@bewelltherapy.net. Friday, February 17, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Expressive Arts Workshop: Hope Made Visible

Cancer Classes and Events Expressive Arts Workshop: Hope Made Visible 8-week session: Fridays, January 6th thru February 24th, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm   Join our live online community from wherever you are and let images and colors support your voice, goals, and your story unfold. We’ll be playing and creating together, adding an artful dimension to our self-exploration and self-expression. You will use hands-on mixed-media art processes to create artful and symbolic flags. Flags have been used in Nepal and Tibet as a symbolic means to promote peace, compassion, strength and wisdom. Traditionally they are hung outdoors where the wind passes through the flags carrying messages and blessings to all people...words and symbols dissolving into the wind and being spread to all whom the wind touches. All over the world, people affected by cancer have been answering our call to join in making and sharing mixed-media art flags as living messages of hope, sharing dreams, victories, losses and concerns. This is a special series co-created… Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. 8-week session: Fridays, January 6th thru February 24th, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, Suggested Materials Survey - cotton or similar fabric, cut into several 6" x 9" sections, as basic surface to make flags (old kitchen towel, sheet, or mismatched napkins, etc.)  - white copy paper - assorted magazines - glue sticks - white or clear school glue - pencil - scissors - assorted… Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-735-5708. Friday, February 17, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Gentle Zumba

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle Zumba - Gentle dance Fitness class for cancer recovery and prevention. ​Playful, easy, good-for-body-mind-spirit class for patients, caregivers, adapted to each participant's abilities and limitations. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu if you have any questions. Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858 735 5708. Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Cancer Caregiver Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events Meet other caregivers, receive emotional support, and learn information relevant to the needs of caregivers. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration and signed waiver are required. Please contact  Helen Tighe-Snyder at htighesnyder@gmail.com for more details. Contact Name: Helen Tighe-Snyder. Contact Email: htighesnyder@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (858) 245 9055. Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Virtual Childbirth Preparation Part 1: How your body works in labor

Maternity Classes and Tours Part 1 of the Virtual Childbirth Program discusses: How your body works in labor. Topics covered include: contractions, when to go to the hospital, and  stages and phases of labor. *Please take either the 2-Part series OR Childbirth Basics, no need to take both*. Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: Childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Head and Neck Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events This support groups is recommended for patients and families preparing for treatment.  For more information about head & neck cancers, our head & neck cancer team, and research and clinical trials, please visit our Head & Neck Cancer Center website. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is currently being held via Zoom conferencing. Please use the information below to join the group meeting:  Link to Meeting: https://uchealth.zoom.us/j/94113693767 Meeting ID: 890 9707 6417 Dial in: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592. Contact Name: Liza Blumenfeld, SLP. Contact Email: lblumenfeld@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

Cancer Classes and Events This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Yoga for Cancer Recovery

Cancer Classes and Events Be Well Therapy specializes in yoga and mindfulness practices specifically tailored to meet the needs of cancer patients in all stages of treatment and beyond. Classes focus on using the breath to create peace and harmony in the body while safely and mindfully improving strength, balance, and flexibility. Classes are led by certified teachers who are prepared to offer multiple options and modifications based on your personal needs. This yoga class is sponsored by UC San Diego Health, so it is free to all participants. Be Well Therapy offers an additional 8 weekly Yoga Classes for Cancer Recovery via Zoom, available by donation to all community members. For more information about Be Well Therapy, please visit www.bewelltherapy.net.  Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing. Please use the following information to access the class:  Link to Zoom Meeting: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceipqTgsH9EzcR7h46ak4CXifmm3TUvh Meeting ID: 916 6117 3655 Password: BEWELL2020 Recommended Supplies:  - comfortable clothes - yoga mat - yoga blocks (substitute: two large books) - blanket (substitute: large towel) - bolster (substitute: firm, rectangular pillow). Contact Name: Mary Baker, Be Well Therapy. Contact Email: info@bewelltherapy.net. Friday, February 24, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Expressive Arts Workshop: Hope Made Visible

Cancer Classes and Events Expressive Arts Workshop: Hope Made Visible 8-week session: Fridays, January 6th thru February 24th, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm   Join our live online community from wherever you are and let images and colors support your voice, goals, and your story unfold. We’ll be playing and creating together, adding an artful dimension to our self-exploration and self-expression. You will use hands-on mixed-media art processes to create artful and symbolic flags. Flags have been used in Nepal and Tibet as a symbolic means to promote peace, compassion, strength and wisdom. Traditionally they are hung outdoors where the wind passes through the flags carrying messages and blessings to all people...words and symbols dissolving into the wind and being spread to all whom the wind touches. All over the world, people affected by cancer have been answering our call to join in making and sharing mixed-media art flags as living messages of hope, sharing dreams, victories, losses and concerns. This is a special series co-created… Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. 8-week session: Fridays, January 6th thru February 24th, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, Suggested Materials Survey - cotton or similar fabric, cut into several 6" x 9" sections, as basic surface to make flags (old kitchen towel, sheet, or mismatched napkins, etc.)  - white copy paper - assorted magazines - glue sticks - white or clear school glue - pencil - scissors - assorted… Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-735-5708. Friday, February 24, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Maternity Classes and Tours Come join us for an hour of guided breastfeeding support.  Our support group is lead by experienced lactation consultants that will present different topics and foster an environment where breastfeeding parents can share their experiences and ask questions. Event Type: Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration is required to receive zoom link. Contact Name: Childbirth Educator. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, February 27, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Expressive Arts Workshop: Hope Made Visible

Cancer Classes and Events Expressive Arts Workshop: Hope Made Visible, 7-week session: Mondays, January 2nd thru February 27th (no mtg. Jan 16, MLK, & Feb 20th, President's Day), 4 pm to 6 pm. Join our live online community from wherever you are and let images and colors support your voice, goals, and your story unfold. We’ll be playing and creating together, adding an artful dimension to our self-exploration and self-expression. We'll begin the New Year with intentions grounded in joy, self-compassion, courage, and wisdom. You will use hands-on mixed-media art processes to create artful and symbolic flags. Flags have been used in Nepal and Tibet as a symbolic means to promote peace, compassion, strength and wisdom. Traditionally they are hung outdoors where the wind passes through the flags carrying messages and blessings to all people...words and symbols dissolving into the wind and being spread to all whom the wind touches. All over the world, people affected by cancer have been answering our call to join in making and sharing… Online Location: Online. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu.  Expressive Arts Workshop: Hope Made Visible Suggested Materials Survey The following materials are suggested for the 8-week session. Prior to the class, please check which if the following items that you have available or can acquire to use for the program and send your list to Alessandra Colfi (acolfi@health.ucsd.edu, 858-735-5708). This material list is not intended to… Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-735-5708. Monday, February 27, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Meet The Maternity Team

Maternity Classes and Tours Virtual Meet the Maternity Team is a free monthly event for expecting parents who are interested in learning about our childbirth facilities, amenities and services designed to enhance your birthing experience. Meet physicians, midwives, doulas, nurses and ask questions about prenatal care and delivery options at UC San Diego Health. Event Type: Event. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Pre-registration is required for this free event. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, February 27, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Gentle Zumba

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle Zumba - Gentle dance Fitness class for cancer recovery and prevention. ​Playful, easy, good-for-body-mind-spirit class for patients, caregivers, adapted to each participant's abilities and limitations. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu if you have any questions. Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858 735 5708. Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Joint Replacement Pre-Surgery Class-Online

Learn more about hip or knee replacement surgery. Classes are taught by our multidisciplinary inpatient joint replacement team including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and care managers. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with every aspect of the joint replacement process Patient Handbooks: Total Joint Replacement (English), Folleto instructivo del paciente sobre reemplazo total de articulaciones (espanol). Event Type: Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This is an online class and requires registration to attend. You will be provided email instructions for how to join the online class 24 hours prior to the class start time. Classes are provided using Zoom. Contact Name: Jessica Corley. Contact Email: jscorley@health.ucsd.edu. Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Early Stage Young Breast Cancer Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events This group supports women, under age 50, who have been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Connect with empathetic peers who understand your interests and concerns. Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This series is currently available via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom details to join the session. Contact Name: Cecilia Kasperick, RN. Contact Email: ckasperick@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-3114. Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual Childbirth Preparation Part 2: Hospital Procedures & Interventions

Maternity Classes and Tours Part 2 of the Virtual Childbirth Program discusses: Hospital procedures and Interventions. Topics covered include: epidurals, cesareans, inductions, and postpartum procedures/days after birth. *Please take either the 2-Part series OR Childbirth Basics, no need to take both*. Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tai Chi

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle, moving mediation, calms the mind, strengthens the body and energizes the spirit. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: THIS CLASS IS VIA ZOOM ONLY. Please register to receive Zoom information for the class in your email inbox. The Zoom details are also pasted below for your reference:  Link to Zoom: https://pacificcollege.zoom.us/j/93143442831Meeting ID:  931 4344 2831 Dial in (if not connected to computer audio):  Topic: Tai Chi with Dan Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime Join Zoom Meeting: https://pacificcollege.zoom.us/j/93143442831, Meeting ID: 931 4344 2831 One tap mobile… Contact Name: Dan Halpain, Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Asian Bodywork Therapist. Contact Email: dan@holistichealthworks.com. Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

Cancer Classes and Events This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Breastfeeding Class

Maternity Classes and Tours A one time virtual breastfeeding class. Topics covered include benefits of breastfeeding, latching techniques, trouble shooting and much more! Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: Childbirtheducator@ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-543-6585. Thursday, March 2, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Yoga for Cancer Recovery

Cancer Classes and Events Be Well Therapy specializes in yoga and mindfulness practices specifically tailored to meet the needs of cancer patients in all stages of treatment and beyond. Classes focus on using the breath to create peace and harmony in the body while safely and mindfully improving strength, balance, and flexibility. Classes are led by certified teachers who are prepared to offer multiple options and modifications based on your personal needs. This yoga class is sponsored by UC San Diego Health, so it is free to all participants. Be Well Therapy offers an additional 8 weekly Yoga Classes for Cancer Recovery via Zoom, available by donation to all community members. For more information about Be Well Therapy, please visit www.bewelltherapy.net.  Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing. Please use the following information to access the class:  Link to Zoom Meeting: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceipqTgsH9EzcR7h46ak4CXifmm3TUvh Meeting ID: 916 6117 3655 Password: BEWELL2020 Recommended Supplies:  - comfortable clothes - yoga mat - yoga blocks (substitute: two large books) - blanket (substitute: large towel) - bolster (substitute: firm, rectangular pillow). Contact Name: Mary Baker, Be Well Therapy. Contact Email: info@bewelltherapy.net. Friday, March 3, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Joint Replacement Pre-Surgery Class-Online

Learn more about hip or knee replacement surgery. Classes are taught by our multidisciplinary joint team including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and case managers. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with every aspect of the joint replacement process.  Patient Handbooks:   Total Joint Replacement (English), Folleto instructivo del paciente sobre reemplazo total de articulaciones (Espanol). Event Type: Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This is an online class and registration is required to attend. You will be provided email instructions for how to join the online class 24 hours prior to the class start time. Classes are provided using Zoom. Contact Name: Jessica Corley. Contact Email: jscorley@health.ucsd.edu. Friday, March 3, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Maternity Classes and Tours Come join us for an hour of guided breastfeeding support.  Our support group is lead by experienced lactation consultants that will present different topics and foster an environment where breastfeeding parents can share their experiences and ask questions. Event Type: Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration is required to receive zoom link. Contact Name: Childbirth Educator. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, March 6, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gentle Zumba

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle Zumba - Gentle dance Fitness class for cancer recovery and prevention. ​Playful, easy, good-for-body-mind-spirit class for patients, caregivers, adapted to each participant's abilities and limitations. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu if you have any questions. Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858 735 5708. Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Pre-Operative Spine Class-Online

Learn more about what to expect before and after your spine surgery. Classes are taught by our multidisciplinary inpatient Spine team including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and care managers. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with your upcoming Spine Surgery. Click here for educational resources (Zoom download instructions, How to use Zoom features, Pre-operative Spine Education Book in English or Spanish). Online Location: ZOOM. Event Type: Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This is an online class and registration is required to attend. You will be provided email instructions for how to join the online class 12 hours prior to the class start time. Classes are provided using Zoom. Reminders are sent 3 days before class and again 12 hours before class. Contact Name: Jessica Corley. Contact Email: jscorley@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-657-7157. Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cancer Caregiver Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events Meet other caregivers, receive emotional support, and learn information relevant to the needs of caregivers. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration and signed waiver are required. Please contact  Helen Tighe-Snyder at htighesnyder@gmail.com for more details. Contact Name: Helen Tighe-Snyder. Contact Email: htighesnyder@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (858) 245 9055. Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Brain Tumor Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events The San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation (SDBTF) is a local grassroots non-profit 501C3 dedicated to patients and families by providing essential resources and support. Established in 2002 by Connie Reeves Campbell, who lost her husband Dennis to a brain tumor in 2000. The Foundation is proud to be a source of comfort and hope to the local community. SDBTF welcomes brain tumor patients, caregivers and their families to reach out to us for assistance.  We are here to help you understand the process and the diagnosis of a brain tumor.  You are not alone in this journey. An important part of our services, include monthly support groups, lending a helping hand when you are overwhelmed, and providing financial assistance for monthly expenses. We strive to be available to anyone in San Diego who needs our support. As the patient or the caregiver, you will find you need to become an expert in managing the details and communication with doctors, pharmacists, insurance companies, employers and others. Each patien… Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing only by the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation. It remains open to patients, family members and caregivers. To sign-up please contact: Connie Reeves Campbell San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation Supporting the Needs of Patients & Their Families 852 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor San Diego, Ca 92101 P: 619-515-9908 W: www.sdbtf.org. Contact Name: Connie Reeves Campbell. Contact Email: connie@sdbtf.org. Contact Phone: 619-515-9908. Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Grupo Esperanza

Cancer Classes and Events Un grupo de apoyo emocional GRATUITO para pacientes con cáncer y sus familiares Ofrecemos información sobre recursos en la comunidad, así como la experiencia de otras personas que han sido diagnosticadas con cáncer. Las reuniones se llevan a cabo el segundo miércoles del mes, de 10 a 12. El grupo es en español y facilitado por la Doctora Sara Fainstein, sobreviviente de cáncer de mama. Para mayores informes llame al (619) 890-9730 o mande un correo electrónico a sfainstein@yahoo.com. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration and signed waivers are required. Email sfainstein@yahoo.com or call 619-890-9730 if you are interested in participating. Contact Name: Sara Fainstein. Contact Email: sfainstein@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 619-890-9730. Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Joint Replacement Pre-Surgery Class-Online

Learn more about hip or knee replacement surgery. Classes are taught by our multidisciplinary joint team including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and case managers. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with every aspect of the joint replacement process. Patient Handbooks: Total Joint Replacement (English), Folleto instructivo del paciente sobre reemplazo total de articulaciones (Espanol). Event Type: Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This is an online class and requires registration to attend. You will be provided email instructions for how to join the online class 12 hours prior to the class start time. Classes are provided using Zoom. Contact Name: Jessica Corley. Contact Email: jscorley@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

Cancer Classes and Events This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Meditation Techniques Instructional Course

Cancer Classes and Events Two hour training course resulting in a 20 minute meditation practice. ​This meditation practice is a powerful way to reconnect with our inner self and experience the universal love and peace that is our true nature. When practiced with dedication, it brings about a natural integration of mind, body, and spirit.  This training course is a prerequisite for the "Meditation Techniques: Refresher and Practice" sessions (held weekly on Thursdays). Please attend this training before participating in the Refresher and Practice sessions.  ​www.integratedmeditation.org. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Please register to receive Zoom details. Disclosure Statement:  By registering for this course, you confirm that you have read and understood the following statements:  I have read and understood the Disclosure Statement for the Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique (IAM) virtual course. I agree to keep the contents of the course and the handouts in confidence. This means that I WILL NOT share any materials or handouts with others, teach others the… Contact Name: Christina Jones, HHP, CMT, RYT and Ravi Halker. Contact Email: meditate.iam@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 619-246-6339. Thursday, March 9, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Yoga for Cancer Recovery

Cancer Classes and Events Be Well Therapy specializes in yoga and mindfulness practices specifically tailored to meet the needs of cancer patients in all stages of treatment and beyond. Classes focus on using the breath to create peace and harmony in the body while safely and mindfully improving strength, balance, and flexibility. Classes are led by certified teachers who are prepared to offer multiple options and modifications based on your personal needs. This yoga class is sponsored by UC San Diego Health, so it is free to all participants. Be Well Therapy offers an additional 8 weekly Yoga Classes for Cancer Recovery via Zoom, available by donation to all community members. For more information about Be Well Therapy, please visit www.bewelltherapy.net.  Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing. Please use the following information to access the class:  Link to Zoom Meeting: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceipqTgsH9EzcR7h46ak4CXifmm3TUvh Meeting ID: 916 6117 3655 Password: BEWELL2020 Recommended Supplies:  - comfortable clothes - yoga mat - yoga blocks (substitute: two large books) - blanket (substitute: large towel) - bolster (substitute: firm, rectangular pillow). Contact Name: Mary Baker, Be Well Therapy. Contact Email: info@bewelltherapy.net. Friday, March 10, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Ostomy 101

Cancer Classes and Events Ostomy 101 Patient Lifestyle Class - Non-medical lifestyle classes facilitated at no cost by Ostomate volunteers, in collaboration with UCSD  wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nurse. These classes will equip patients and families with information & resources they need to live a vibrant confident life after ostomy surgery. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Online registration at ostomy101.com  Class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Waivers must be signed prior to registering. Please contact Estrella (Star) Harrison, RN, BSN, CWOCN at eharrison@ucsd.edu or Dawnette Meredith @ terrabusy@yahoo.com for more information. Contact Name: Estrella (Star) Harrison, RN, BSN, CWOCN. Contact Email: eharrison@ucsd.edu. Saturday, March 11, 2023, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Better Together: Support Group for Children Affected by a Parent or Caregiver's Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Cancer Classes and Events Virtual support group for kids ages 5-12 who are affected by a parent/caregiver’s cancer diagnosis. Participants are given the opportunity to meet and connect with other kids through meaningful discussions as well as art activities designed to promote coping and self-expression. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is held via Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom information to join the group meeting.  First Contact Facilitator:  Sabrina Suarez, CCLS ssuarez@health.ucsd.edu Secondary Contact Program Manager: Kathryn Hamelin, LMFT, RPT, CCLS khamelin@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Name: Sabrina Suarez, CCLS and Kathryn Hamelin, LMFT, RPT, CCLS. Contact Email: ssuarez@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-471-9458. Saturday, March 11, 2023, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Maternity Classes and Tours Come join us for an hour of guided breastfeeding support.  Our support group is lead by experienced lactation consultants that will present different topics and foster an environment where breastfeeding parents can share their experiences and ask questions. Event Type: Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration is required to receive zoom link. Contact Name: Childbirth Educator. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, March 13, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Childbirth Basics Class

Maternity Classes and Tours A virtual 2.5 hour class that provides a basic overview of the birth process, including signs of labor, when to go to the hospital, stages of labor, options for pain relief, hospital procedures, and helpful tips for labor & birth. Can be a great re-fresher course for second time parents! *Please take either this class OR the 2-Part series, no need to take both*. Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, March 13, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Gentle Zumba

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle Zumba - Gentle dance Fitness class for cancer recovery and prevention. ​Playful, easy, good-for-body-mind-spirit class for patients, caregivers, adapted to each participant's abilities and limitations. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu if you have any questions. Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858 735 5708. Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Virtual Newborn Care

Maternity Classes and Tours In this class, we'll cover baby basics of diapering, feeding, soothing, swaddling and bathing. You will learn how to identify and understand newborn cues for hunger, sleep and discomfort. Participants will learn about reasonable expectations around baby’s sleep behavior. Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-543-6585. Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:45 PM.

Brain Tumor Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events The San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation (SDBTF) is a local grassroots non-profit 501C3 dedicated to patients and families by providing essential resources and support. Established in 2002 by Connie Reeves Campbell, who lost her husband Dennis to a brain tumor in 2000. The Foundation is proud to be a source of comfort and hope to the local community. SDBTF welcomes brain tumor patients, caregivers and their families to reach out to us for assistance.  We are here to help you understand the process and the diagnosis of a brain tumor.  You are not alone in this journey. An important part of our services, include monthly support groups, lending a helping hand when you are overwhelmed, and providing financial assistance for monthly expenses. We strive to be available to anyone in San Diego who needs our support. As the patient or the caregiver, you will find you need to become an expert in managing the details and communication with doctors, pharmacists, insurance companies, employers and others. Each patien… Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing only by the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation. It remains open to patients, family members and caregivers. To sign-up please contact: Connie Reeves Campbell San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation Supporting the Needs of Patients & Their Families 852 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor San Diego, Ca 92101 P: 619-515-9908 W: www.sdbtf.org. Contact Name: Connie Reeves Campbell. Contact Email: connie@sdbtf.org. Contact Phone: 619-515-9908. Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Tai Chi

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle, moving mediation, calms the mind, strengthens the body and energizes the spirit. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: THIS CLASS IS VIA ZOOM ONLY. Please register to receive Zoom information for the class in your email inbox. The Zoom details are also pasted below for your reference:  Link to Zoom: https://pacificcollege.zoom.us/j/93143442831Meeting ID:  931 4344 2831 Dial in (if not connected to computer audio):  Topic: Tai Chi with Dan Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime Join Zoom Meeting: https://pacificcollege.zoom.us/j/93143442831, Meeting ID: 931 4344 2831 One tap mobile… Contact Name: Dan Halpain, Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Asian Bodywork Therapist. Contact Email: dan@holistichealthworks.com. Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Pre-Operative Spine Class-Online

Learn more about what to expect before and after your spine surgery. Classes are taught by our multidisciplinary inpatient Spine team including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and care managers. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with your upcoming Spine Surgery. Click here for educational resources (Zoom download instructions, How to use Zoom features, Pre-operative Spine Education Book in English or Spanish). Event Type: Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This is an online class and registration is required to attend. You will be provided email instructions for how to join the online class 12 hours prior to the class start time. Classes are provided using Zoom. Reminders are sent 3 days before class and 12 hours before class. Contact Name: Jessica Corley. Contact Email: jscorley@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-657-7157. Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

Cancer Classes and Events This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Young Adult Neuro-Oncology (YANO) Patient Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events Young Adult Neuro-Oncology (YANO) Patient Support Group Join us for a virtual support group with patients, age 18-40, with primary brain and spinal cord tumors. This group offers advocacy, community, and resource sharing between peers that share the challenges of thriving as a young adult with brain or spinal cord cancer. Meets on Zoom every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM.   Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required. Once you finish registration, you will receive the Zoom link. Registration: https://ucsd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b0WKtn85bgdg4HI Questions: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom information for the meeting.We would like to invite you to our new virtual Patient Support Group for Young Adults with brain and spinal cord tumors. Please see flyer below. If you are interested, please register at: https://ucsd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b0WKtn85bgdg4HI. You will receive a Zoom meeting link at the end of registration. If you have any questions, please email: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Name: Renee Price, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-822-1811. Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Adult Cancer Survivorship Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events "You may have mixed emotions now that active treatment is over. You may have questions about the next steps or feel unprepared and less supported at this time. We are here to support you through this new phase of your life. Along with managing short- and long-term side effects, we believe it is vital to address the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis. If you are 18 years of age or older and have completed active treatment for any cancer diagnosis and would like extra support during this transition, please join this cancer survivorship support group hosted by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from UC San Diego Health Cancer Services Dept.". Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom information for the meeting.Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uchealth.zoom.us/j/86050582491?pwd=K2hvVEtmbC9nak53SDJuRVIyaHRwdz09, Password: 467866 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699006833,86050582491# or +16694449171,86050582491#, Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 669 444 9171 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 719 359… Contact Name: Jamie Schjolberg, LCSW. Contact Email: jschjolberg@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 760-479-5369. Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tips from a Doula

Maternity Classes and Tours The Tips from a Doula class discusses how to get through labor. A video will be shown as well as imagery during the presentation to guide partners on comfort techniques. Grab your partner or support person to practice during the class! Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: Childbirtheducator@ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-543-6585. Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Yoga for Cancer Recovery

Cancer Classes and Events Be Well Therapy specializes in yoga and mindfulness practices specifically tailored to meet the needs of cancer patients in all stages of treatment and beyond. Classes focus on using the breath to create peace and harmony in the body while safely and mindfully improving strength, balance, and flexibility. Classes are led by certified teachers who are prepared to offer multiple options and modifications based on your personal needs. This yoga class is sponsored by UC San Diego Health, so it is free to all participants. Be Well Therapy offers an additional 8 weekly Yoga Classes for Cancer Recovery via Zoom, available by donation to all community members. For more information about Be Well Therapy, please visit www.bewelltherapy.net.  Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing. Please use the following information to access the class:  Link to Zoom Meeting: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceipqTgsH9EzcR7h46ak4CXifmm3TUvh Meeting ID: 916 6117 3655 Password: BEWELL2020 Recommended Supplies:  - comfortable clothes - yoga mat - yoga blocks (substitute: two large books) - blanket (substitute: large towel) - bolster (substitute: firm, rectangular pillow). Contact Name: Mary Baker, Be Well Therapy. Contact Email: info@bewelltherapy.net. Friday, March 17, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Maternity Classes and Tours Come join us for an hour of guided breastfeeding support.  Our support group is lead by experienced lactation consultants that will present different topics and foster an environment where breastfeeding parents can share their experiences and ask questions. Event Type: Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration is required to receive zoom link. Contact Name: Childbirth Educator. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, March 20, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gentle Zumba

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle Zumba - Gentle dance Fitness class for cancer recovery and prevention. ​Playful, easy, good-for-body-mind-spirit class for patients, caregivers, adapted to each participant's abilities and limitations. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu if you have any questions. Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858 735 5708. Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Cancer Caregiver Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events Meet other caregivers, receive emotional support, and learn information relevant to the needs of caregivers. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration and signed waiver are required. Please contact  Helen Tighe-Snyder at htighesnyder@gmail.com for more details. Contact Name: Helen Tighe-Snyder. Contact Email: htighesnyder@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (858) 245 9055. Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Virtual Childbirth Preparation Part 1: How your body works in labor

Maternity Classes and Tours Part 1 of the Virtual Childbirth Program discusses: How your body works in labor. Topics covered include: contractions, when to go to the hospital, and  stages and phases of labor. *Please take either the 2-Part series OR Childbirth Basics, no need to take both*. Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: Childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Head and Neck Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events This support groups is recommended for patients and families preparing for treatment.  For more information about head & neck cancers, our head & neck cancer team, and research and clinical trials, please visit our Head & Neck Cancer Center website. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is currently being held via Zoom conferencing. Please use the information below to join the group meeting:  Link to Meeting: https://uchealth.zoom.us/j/94113693767 Meeting ID: 890 9707 6417 Dial in: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592. Contact Name: Liza Blumenfeld, SLP. Contact Email: lblumenfeld@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

Cancer Classes and Events This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Yoga for Cancer Recovery

Cancer Classes and Events Be Well Therapy specializes in yoga and mindfulness practices specifically tailored to meet the needs of cancer patients in all stages of treatment and beyond. Classes focus on using the breath to create peace and harmony in the body while safely and mindfully improving strength, balance, and flexibility. Classes are led by certified teachers who are prepared to offer multiple options and modifications based on your personal needs. This yoga class is sponsored by UC San Diego Health, so it is free to all participants. Be Well Therapy offers an additional 8 weekly Yoga Classes for Cancer Recovery via Zoom, available by donation to all community members. For more information about Be Well Therapy, please visit www.bewelltherapy.net.  Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing. Please use the following information to access the class:  Link to Zoom Meeting: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceipqTgsH9EzcR7h46ak4CXifmm3TUvh Meeting ID: 916 6117 3655 Password: BEWELL2020 Recommended Supplies:  - comfortable clothes - yoga mat - yoga blocks (substitute: two large books) - blanket (substitute: large towel) - bolster (substitute: firm, rectangular pillow). Contact Name: Mary Baker, Be Well Therapy. Contact Email: info@bewelltherapy.net. Friday, March 24, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Maternity Classes and Tours Come join us for an hour of guided breastfeeding support.  Our support group is lead by experienced lactation consultants that will present different topics and foster an environment where breastfeeding parents can share their experiences and ask questions. Event Type: Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration is required to receive zoom link. Contact Name: Childbirth Educator. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, March 27, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Meet The Maternity Team

Maternity Classes and Tours Virtual Meet the Maternity Team is a free monthly event for expecting parents who are interested in learning about our childbirth facilities, amenities and services designed to enhance your birthing experience. Meet physicians, midwives, doulas, nurses and ask questions about prenatal care and delivery options at UC San Diego Health. Event Type: Event. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Pre-registration is required for this free event. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, March 27, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Gentle Zumba

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle Zumba - Gentle dance Fitness class for cancer recovery and prevention. ​Playful, easy, good-for-body-mind-spirit class for patients, caregivers, adapted to each participant's abilities and limitations. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu if you have any questions. Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858 735 5708. Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Joint Replacement Pre-Surgery Class-Online

Learn more about hip or knee replacement surgery. Classes are taught by our multidisciplinary inpatient joint replacement team including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and care managers. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with every aspect of the joint replacement process Patient Handbooks: Total Joint Replacement (English), Folleto instructivo del paciente sobre reemplazo total de articulaciones (espanol). Event Type: Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This is an online class and requires registration to attend. You will be provided email instructions for how to join the online class 24 hours prior to the class start time. Classes are provided using Zoom. Contact Name: Jessica Corley. Contact Email: jscorley@health.ucsd.edu. Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Early Stage Young Breast Cancer Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events This group supports women, under age 50, who have been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Connect with empathetic peers who understand your interests and concerns. Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This series is currently available via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom details to join the session. Contact Name: Cecilia Kasperick, RN. Contact Email: ckasperick@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-3114. Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual Childbirth Preparation Part 2: Hospital Procedures & Interventions

Maternity Classes and Tours Part 2 of the Virtual Childbirth Program discusses: Hospital procedures and Interventions. Topics covered include: epidurals, cesareans, inductions, and postpartum procedures/days after birth. *Please take either the 2-Part series OR Childbirth Basics, no need to take both*. Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tai Chi

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle, moving mediation, calms the mind, strengthens the body and energizes the spirit. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: THIS CLASS IS VIA ZOOM ONLY. Please register to receive Zoom information for the class in your email inbox. The Zoom details are also pasted below for your reference:  Link to Zoom: https://pacificcollege.zoom.us/j/93143442831Meeting ID:  931 4344 2831 Dial in (if not connected to computer audio):  Topic: Tai Chi with Dan Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime Join Zoom Meeting: https://pacificcollege.zoom.us/j/93143442831, Meeting ID: 931 4344 2831 One tap mobile… Contact Name: Dan Halpain, Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Asian Bodywork Therapist. Contact Email: dan@holistichealthworks.com. Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

Cancer Classes and Events This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Maternity Classes and Tours An instructor and video led 60 minute virtual class designed to teach parents and care providers how to perform CPR and choking rescue on infants up to 1 year old. This is not a certification program. Please have a baby doll or stuffed animal on hand to practice along with video guidance. Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Thursday, March 30, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Yoga for Cancer Recovery

Cancer Classes and Events Be Well Therapy specializes in yoga and mindfulness practices specifically tailored to meet the needs of cancer patients in all stages of treatment and beyond. Classes focus on using the breath to create peace and harmony in the body while safely and mindfully improving strength, balance, and flexibility. Classes are led by certified teachers who are prepared to offer multiple options and modifications based on your personal needs. This yoga class is sponsored by UC San Diego Health, so it is free to all participants. Be Well Therapy offers an additional 8 weekly Yoga Classes for Cancer Recovery via Zoom, available by donation to all community members. For more information about Be Well Therapy, please visit www.bewelltherapy.net.  Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing. Please use the following information to access the class:  Link to Zoom Meeting: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceipqTgsH9EzcR7h46ak4CXifmm3TUvh Meeting ID: 916 6117 3655 Password: BEWELL2020 Recommended Supplies:  - comfortable clothes - yoga mat - yoga blocks (substitute: two large books) - blanket (substitute: large towel) - bolster (substitute: firm, rectangular pillow). Contact Name: Mary Baker, Be Well Therapy. Contact Email: info@bewelltherapy.net. Friday, March 31, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Maternity Classes and Tours Come join us for an hour of guided breastfeeding support.  Our support group is lead by experienced lactation consultants that will present different topics and foster an environment where breastfeeding parents can share their experiences and ask questions. Event Type: Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration is required to receive zoom link. Contact Name: Childbirth Educator. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, April 3, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Grandparenting 101

Maternity Classes and Tours Congratulations on becoming a grandparent! Lots of things have changed since your children were newborns . Come and join other new grandparents to learn about: Safe Sleep, Attachment Parenting, Paced Bottle Feeding and how to support a new family. Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, April 3, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Baby Massage

Maternity Classes and Tours This class discusses general soothing massage techniques for gas, relaxation and sleep for baby. Can be taken prenatally or postpartum. Grandparents and all caretakers welcome! Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-543-6585. Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Gentle Zumba

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle Zumba - Gentle dance Fitness class for cancer recovery and prevention. ​Playful, easy, good-for-body-mind-spirit class for patients, caregivers, adapted to each participant's abilities and limitations. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu if you have any questions. Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858 735 5708. Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Pre-Operative Spine Class-Online

Learn more about what to expect before and after your spine surgery. Classes are taught by our multidisciplinary inpatient Spine team including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and care managers. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with your upcoming Spine Surgery. Click here for educational resources (Zoom download instructions, How to use Zoom features, Pre-operative Spine Education Book in English or Spanish). Online Location: ZOOM. Event Type: Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This is an online class and registration is required to attend. You will be provided email instructions for how to join the online class 12 hours prior to the class start time. Classes are provided using Zoom. Reminders are sent 3 days before class and again 12 hours before class. Contact Name: Jessica Corley. Contact Email: jscorley@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-657-7157. Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cancer Caregiver Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events Meet other caregivers, receive emotional support, and learn information relevant to the needs of caregivers. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration and signed waiver are required. Please contact  Helen Tighe-Snyder at htighesnyder@gmail.com for more details. Contact Name: Helen Tighe-Snyder. Contact Email: htighesnyder@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (858) 245 9055. Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Brain Tumor Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events The San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation (SDBTF) is a local grassroots non-profit 501C3 dedicated to patients and families by providing essential resources and support. Established in 2002 by Connie Reeves Campbell, who lost her husband Dennis to a brain tumor in 2000. The Foundation is proud to be a source of comfort and hope to the local community. SDBTF welcomes brain tumor patients, caregivers and their families to reach out to us for assistance.  We are here to help you understand the process and the diagnosis of a brain tumor.  You are not alone in this journey. An important part of our services, include monthly support groups, lending a helping hand when you are overwhelmed, and providing financial assistance for monthly expenses. We strive to be available to anyone in San Diego who needs our support. As the patient or the caregiver, you will find you need to become an expert in managing the details and communication with doctors, pharmacists, insurance companies, employers and others. Each patien… Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing only by the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation. It remains open to patients, family members and caregivers. To sign-up please contact: Connie Reeves Campbell San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation Supporting the Needs of Patients & Their Families 852 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor San Diego, Ca 92101 P: 619-515-9908 W: www.sdbtf.org. Contact Name: Connie Reeves Campbell. Contact Email: connie@sdbtf.org. Contact Phone: 619-515-9908. Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

Cancer Classes and Events This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Breastfeeding Class

Maternity Classes and Tours A one time virtual breastfeeding class. Topics covered include benefits of breastfeeding, latching techniques, trouble shooting and much more! Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: Childbirtheducator@ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-543-6585. Thursday, April 6, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Yoga for Cancer Recovery

Cancer Classes and Events Be Well Therapy specializes in yoga and mindfulness practices specifically tailored to meet the needs of cancer patients in all stages of treatment and beyond. Classes focus on using the breath to create peace and harmony in the body while safely and mindfully improving strength, balance, and flexibility. Classes are led by certified teachers who are prepared to offer multiple options and modifications based on your personal needs. This yoga class is sponsored by UC San Diego Health, so it is free to all participants. Be Well Therapy offers an additional 8 weekly Yoga Classes for Cancer Recovery via Zoom, available by donation to all community members. For more information about Be Well Therapy, please visit www.bewelltherapy.net.  Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing. Please use the following information to access the class:  Link to Zoom Meeting: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceipqTgsH9EzcR7h46ak4CXifmm3TUvh Meeting ID: 916 6117 3655 Password: BEWELL2020 Recommended Supplies:  - comfortable clothes - yoga mat - yoga blocks (substitute: two large books) - blanket (substitute: large towel) - bolster (substitute: firm, rectangular pillow). Contact Name: Mary Baker, Be Well Therapy. Contact Email: info@bewelltherapy.net. Friday, April 7, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Joint Replacement Pre-Surgery Class-Online

Learn more about hip or knee replacement surgery. Classes are taught by our multidisciplinary joint team including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and case managers. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with every aspect of the joint replacement process.  Patient Handbooks:   Total Joint Replacement (English), Folleto instructivo del paciente sobre reemplazo total de articulaciones (Espanol). Event Type: Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This is an online class and registration is required to attend. You will be provided email instructions for how to join the online class 24 hours prior to the class start time. Classes are provided using Zoom. Contact Name: Jessica Corley. Contact Email: jscorley@health.ucsd.edu. Friday, April 7, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Ostomy 101

Cancer Classes and Events Ostomy 101 Patient Lifestyle Class - Non-medical lifestyle classes facilitated at no cost by Ostomate volunteers, in collaboration with UCSD  wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nurse. These classes will equip patients and families with information & resources they need to live a vibrant confident life after ostomy surgery. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Online registration at ostomy101.com  Class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Waivers must be signed prior to registering. Please contact Estrella (Star) Harrison, RN, BSN, CWOCN at eharrison@ucsd.edu or Dawnette Meredith @ terrabusy@yahoo.com for more information. Contact Name: Estrella (Star) Harrison, RN, BSN, CWOCN. Contact Email: eharrison@ucsd.edu. Saturday, April 8, 2023, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Better Together: Support Group for Children Affected by a Parent or Caregiver's Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Cancer Classes and Events Virtual support group for kids ages 5-12 who are affected by a parent/caregiver’s cancer diagnosis. Participants are given the opportunity to meet and connect with other kids through meaningful discussions as well as art activities designed to promote coping and self-expression. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is held via Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom information to join the group meeting.  First Contact Facilitator:  Sabrina Suarez, CCLS ssuarez@health.ucsd.edu Secondary Contact Program Manager: Kathryn Hamelin, LMFT, RPT, CCLS khamelin@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Name: Sabrina Suarez, CCLS and Kathryn Hamelin, LMFT, RPT, CCLS. Contact Email: ssuarez@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-471-9458. Saturday, April 8, 2023, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Maternity Classes and Tours Come join us for an hour of guided breastfeeding support.  Our support group is lead by experienced lactation consultants that will present different topics and foster an environment where breastfeeding parents can share their experiences and ask questions. Event Type: Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration is required to receive zoom link. Contact Name: Childbirth Educator. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, April 10, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Childbirth Basics Class

Maternity Classes and Tours A virtual 2.5 hour class that provides a basic overview of the birth process, including signs of labor, when to go to the hospital, stages of labor, options for pain relief, hospital procedures, and helpful tips for labor & birth. Can be a great re-fresher course for second time parents! *Please take either this class OR the 2-Part series, no need to take both*. Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, April 10, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Gentle Zumba

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle Zumba - Gentle dance Fitness class for cancer recovery and prevention. ​Playful, easy, good-for-body-mind-spirit class for patients, caregivers, adapted to each participant's abilities and limitations. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu if you have any questions. Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858 735 5708. Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Virtual Newborn Care

Maternity Classes and Tours In this class, we'll cover baby basics of diapering, feeding, soothing, swaddling and bathing. You will learn how to identify and understand newborn cues for hunger, sleep and discomfort. Participants will learn about reasonable expectations around baby’s sleep behavior. Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-543-6585. Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:45 PM.

Brain Tumor Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events The San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation (SDBTF) is a local grassroots non-profit 501C3 dedicated to patients and families by providing essential resources and support. Established in 2002 by Connie Reeves Campbell, who lost her husband Dennis to a brain tumor in 2000. The Foundation is proud to be a source of comfort and hope to the local community. SDBTF welcomes brain tumor patients, caregivers and their families to reach out to us for assistance.  We are here to help you understand the process and the diagnosis of a brain tumor.  You are not alone in this journey. An important part of our services, include monthly support groups, lending a helping hand when you are overwhelmed, and providing financial assistance for monthly expenses. We strive to be available to anyone in San Diego who needs our support. As the patient or the caregiver, you will find you need to become an expert in managing the details and communication with doctors, pharmacists, insurance companies, employers and others. Each patien… Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing only by the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation. It remains open to patients, family members and caregivers. To sign-up please contact: Connie Reeves Campbell San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation Supporting the Needs of Patients & Their Families 852 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor San Diego, Ca 92101 P: 619-515-9908 W: www.sdbtf.org. Contact Name: Connie Reeves Campbell. Contact Email: connie@sdbtf.org. Contact Phone: 619-515-9908. Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Tai Chi

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle, moving mediation, calms the mind, strengthens the body and energizes the spirit. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: THIS CLASS IS VIA ZOOM ONLY. Please register to receive Zoom information for the class in your email inbox. The Zoom details are also pasted below for your reference:  Link to Zoom: https://pacificcollege.zoom.us/j/93143442831Meeting ID:  931 4344 2831 Dial in (if not connected to computer audio):  Topic: Tai Chi with Dan Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime Join Zoom Meeting: https://pacificcollege.zoom.us/j/93143442831, Meeting ID: 931 4344 2831 One tap mobile… Contact Name: Dan Halpain, Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Asian Bodywork Therapist. Contact Email: dan@holistichealthworks.com. Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Grupo Esperanza

Cancer Classes and Events Un grupo de apoyo emocional GRATUITO para pacientes con cáncer y sus familiares Ofrecemos información sobre recursos en la comunidad, así como la experiencia de otras personas que han sido diagnosticadas con cáncer. Las reuniones se llevan a cabo el segundo miércoles del mes, de 10 a 12. El grupo es en español y facilitado por la Doctora Sara Fainstein, sobreviviente de cáncer de mama. Para mayores informes llame al (619) 890-9730 o mande un correo electrónico a sfainstein@yahoo.com. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration and signed waivers are required. Email sfainstein@yahoo.com or call 619-890-9730 if you are interested in participating. Contact Name: Sara Fainstein. Contact Email: sfainstein@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 619-890-9730. Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Joint Replacement Pre-Surgery Class-Online

Learn more about hip or knee replacement surgery. Classes are taught by our multidisciplinary joint team including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and case managers. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with every aspect of the joint replacement process. Patient Handbooks: Total Joint Replacement (English), Folleto instructivo del paciente sobre reemplazo total de articulaciones (Espanol). Event Type: Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This is an online class and requires registration to attend. You will be provided email instructions for how to join the online class 12 hours prior to the class start time. Classes are provided using Zoom. Contact Name: Jessica Corley. Contact Email: jscorley@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

Cancer Classes and Events This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Meditation Techniques Instructional Course

Cancer Classes and Events Two hour training course resulting in a 20 minute meditation practice. ​This meditation practice is a powerful way to reconnect with our inner self and experience the universal love and peace that is our true nature. When practiced with dedication, it brings about a natural integration of mind, body, and spirit.  This training course is a prerequisite for the "Meditation Techniques: Refresher and Practice" sessions (held weekly on Thursdays). Please attend this training before participating in the Refresher and Practice sessions.  ​www.integratedmeditation.org. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Please register to receive Zoom details. Disclosure Statement:  By registering for this course, you confirm that you have read and understood the following statements:  I have read and understood the Disclosure Statement for the Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique (IAM) virtual course. I agree to keep the contents of the course and the handouts in confidence. This means that I WILL NOT share any materials or handouts with others, teach others the… Contact Name: Christina Jones, HHP, CMT, RYT and Ravi Halker. Contact Email: meditate.iam@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 619-246-6339. Thursday, April 13, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Yoga for Cancer Recovery

Cancer Classes and Events Be Well Therapy specializes in yoga and mindfulness practices specifically tailored to meet the needs of cancer patients in all stages of treatment and beyond. Classes focus on using the breath to create peace and harmony in the body while safely and mindfully improving strength, balance, and flexibility. Classes are led by certified teachers who are prepared to offer multiple options and modifications based on your personal needs. This yoga class is sponsored by UC San Diego Health, so it is free to all participants. Be Well Therapy offers an additional 8 weekly Yoga Classes for Cancer Recovery via Zoom, available by donation to all community members. For more information about Be Well Therapy, please visit www.bewelltherapy.net.  Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing. Please use the following information to access the class:  Link to Zoom Meeting: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceipqTgsH9EzcR7h46ak4CXifmm3TUvh Meeting ID: 916 6117 3655 Password: BEWELL2020 Recommended Supplies:  - comfortable clothes - yoga mat - yoga blocks (substitute: two large books) - blanket (substitute: large towel) - bolster (substitute: firm, rectangular pillow). Contact Name: Mary Baker, Be Well Therapy. Contact Email: info@bewelltherapy.net. Friday, April 14, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Maternity Classes and Tours Come join us for an hour of guided breastfeeding support.  Our support group is lead by experienced lactation consultants that will present different topics and foster an environment where breastfeeding parents can share their experiences and ask questions. Event Type: Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration is required to receive zoom link. Contact Name: Childbirth Educator. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, April 17, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gentle Zumba

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle Zumba - Gentle dance Fitness class for cancer recovery and prevention. ​Playful, easy, good-for-body-mind-spirit class for patients, caregivers, adapted to each participant's abilities and limitations. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu if you have any questions. Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858 735 5708. Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Cancer Caregiver Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events Meet other caregivers, receive emotional support, and learn information relevant to the needs of caregivers. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration and signed waiver are required. Please contact  Helen Tighe-Snyder at htighesnyder@gmail.com for more details. Contact Name: Helen Tighe-Snyder. Contact Email: htighesnyder@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (858) 245 9055. Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Virtual Childbirth Preparation Part 1: How your body works in labor

Maternity Classes and Tours Part 1 of the Virtual Childbirth Program discusses: How your body works in labor. Topics covered include: contractions, when to go to the hospital, and  stages and phases of labor. *Please take either the 2-Part series OR Childbirth Basics, no need to take both*. Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: Childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Pre-Operative Spine Class-Online

Learn more about what to expect before and after your spine surgery. Classes are taught by our multidisciplinary inpatient Spine team including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and care managers. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with your upcoming Spine Surgery. Click here for educational resources (Zoom download instructions, How to use Zoom features, Pre-operative Spine Education Book in English or Spanish). Event Type: Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This is an online class and registration is required to attend. You will be provided email instructions for how to join the online class 12 hours prior to the class start time. Classes are provided using Zoom. Reminders are sent 3 days before class and 12 hours before class. Contact Name: Jessica Corley. Contact Email: jscorley@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-657-7157. Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

Cancer Classes and Events This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Young Adult Neuro-Oncology (YANO) Patient Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events Young Adult Neuro-Oncology (YANO) Patient Support Group Join us for a virtual support group with patients, age 18-40, with primary brain and spinal cord tumors. This group offers advocacy, community, and resource sharing between peers that share the challenges of thriving as a young adult with brain or spinal cord cancer. Meets on Zoom every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM.   Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required. Once you finish registration, you will receive the Zoom link. Registration: https://ucsd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b0WKtn85bgdg4HI Questions: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom information for the meeting.We would like to invite you to our new virtual Patient Support Group for Young Adults with brain and spinal cord tumors. Please see flyer below. If you are interested, please register at: https://ucsd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b0WKtn85bgdg4HI. You will receive a Zoom meeting link at the end of registration. If you have any questions, please email: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Name: Renee Price, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-822-1811. Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Adult Cancer Survivorship Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events "You may have mixed emotions now that active treatment is over. You may have questions about the next steps or feel unprepared and less supported at this time. We are here to support you through this new phase of your life. Along with managing short- and long-term side effects, we believe it is vital to address the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis. If you are 18 years of age or older and have completed active treatment for any cancer diagnosis and would like extra support during this transition, please join this cancer survivorship support group hosted by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from UC San Diego Health Cancer Services Dept.". Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom information for the meeting.Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uchealth.zoom.us/j/86050582491?pwd=K2hvVEtmbC9nak53SDJuRVIyaHRwdz09, Password: 467866 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699006833,86050582491# or +16694449171,86050582491#, Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 669 444 9171 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 719 359… Contact Name: Jamie Schjolberg, LCSW. Contact Email: jschjolberg@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 760-479-5369. Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tips from a Doula

Maternity Classes and Tours The Tips from a Doula class discusses how to get through labor. A video will be shown as well as imagery during the presentation to guide partners on comfort techniques. Grab your partner or support person to practice during the class! Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: Childbirtheducator@ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-543-6585. Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Virtual Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Maternity Classes and Tours An instructor and video led 60 minute virtual class designed to teach parents and care providers how to perform CPR and choking rescue on infants up to 1 year old. This is not a certification program. Please have a baby doll or stuffed animal on hand to practice along with video guidance. Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Thursday, April 20, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Yoga for Cancer Recovery

Cancer Classes and Events Be Well Therapy specializes in yoga and mindfulness practices specifically tailored to meet the needs of cancer patients in all stages of treatment and beyond. Classes focus on using the breath to create peace and harmony in the body while safely and mindfully improving strength, balance, and flexibility. Classes are led by certified teachers who are prepared to offer multiple options and modifications based on your personal needs. This yoga class is sponsored by UC San Diego Health, so it is free to all participants. Be Well Therapy offers an additional 8 weekly Yoga Classes for Cancer Recovery via Zoom, available by donation to all community members. For more information about Be Well Therapy, please visit www.bewelltherapy.net.  Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing. Please use the following information to access the class:  Link to Zoom Meeting: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceipqTgsH9EzcR7h46ak4CXifmm3TUvh Meeting ID: 916 6117 3655 Password: BEWELL2020 Recommended Supplies:  - comfortable clothes - yoga mat - yoga blocks (substitute: two large books) - blanket (substitute: large towel) - bolster (substitute: firm, rectangular pillow). Contact Name: Mary Baker, Be Well Therapy. Contact Email: info@bewelltherapy.net. Friday, April 21, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Maternity Classes and Tours Come join us for an hour of guided breastfeeding support.  Our support group is lead by experienced lactation consultants that will present different topics and foster an environment where breastfeeding parents can share their experiences and ask questions. Event Type: Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration is required to receive zoom link. Contact Name: Childbirth Educator. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, April 24, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Meet The Maternity Team

Maternity Classes and Tours Virtual Meet the Maternity Team is a free monthly event for expecting parents who are interested in learning about our childbirth facilities, amenities and services designed to enhance your birthing experience. Meet physicians, midwives, doulas, nurses and ask questions about prenatal care and delivery options at UC San Diego Health. Event Type: Event. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Pre-registration is required for this free event. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, April 24, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Gentle Zumba

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle Zumba - Gentle dance Fitness class for cancer recovery and prevention. ​Playful, easy, good-for-body-mind-spirit class for patients, caregivers, adapted to each participant's abilities and limitations. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu if you have any questions. Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858 735 5708. Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Joint Replacement Pre-Surgery Class-Online

Learn more about hip or knee replacement surgery. Classes are taught by our multidisciplinary inpatient joint replacement team including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and care managers. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with every aspect of the joint replacement process Patient Handbooks: Total Joint Replacement (English), Folleto instructivo del paciente sobre reemplazo total de articulaciones (espanol). Event Type: Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This is an online class and requires registration to attend. You will be provided email instructions for how to join the online class 24 hours prior to the class start time. Classes are provided using Zoom. Contact Name: Jessica Corley. Contact Email: jscorley@health.ucsd.edu. Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Early Stage Young Breast Cancer Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events This group supports women, under age 50, who have been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Connect with empathetic peers who understand your interests and concerns. Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This series is currently available via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom details to join the session. Contact Name: Cecilia Kasperick, RN. Contact Email: ckasperick@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-3114. Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual Childbirth Preparation Part 2: Hospital Procedures & Interventions

Maternity Classes and Tours Part 2 of the Virtual Childbirth Program discusses: Hospital procedures and Interventions. Topics covered include: epidurals, cesareans, inductions, and postpartum procedures/days after birth. *Please take either the 2-Part series OR Childbirth Basics, no need to take both*. Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tai Chi

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle, moving mediation, calms the mind, strengthens the body and energizes the spirit. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: THIS CLASS IS VIA ZOOM ONLY. Please register to receive Zoom information for the class in your email inbox. The Zoom details are also pasted below for your reference:  Link to Zoom: https://pacificcollege.zoom.us/j/93143442831Meeting ID:  931 4344 2831 Dial in (if not connected to computer audio):  Topic: Tai Chi with Dan Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime Join Zoom Meeting: https://pacificcollege.zoom.us/j/93143442831, Meeting ID: 931 4344 2831 One tap mobile… Contact Name: Dan Halpain, Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Asian Bodywork Therapist. Contact Email: dan@holistichealthworks.com. Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Head and Neck Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events This support groups is recommended for patients and families preparing for treatment.  For more information about head & neck cancers, our head & neck cancer team, and research and clinical trials, please visit our Head & Neck Cancer Center website. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is currently being held via Zoom conferencing. Please use the information below to join the group meeting:  Link to Meeting: https://uchealth.zoom.us/j/94113693767 Meeting ID: 890 9707 6417 Dial in: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592. Contact Name: Liza Blumenfeld, SLP. Contact Email: lblumenfeld@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

Cancer Classes and Events This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Pumping Strategies

Maternity Classes and Tours Whether you are returning to work after baby or just want to learn about all things pumping, join us as we take a deep dive into maximizing your pumping output, milk storage and preparation, and best practices for bottle feeding baby. Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-543-6585. Thursday, April 27, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Yoga for Cancer Recovery

Cancer Classes and Events Be Well Therapy specializes in yoga and mindfulness practices specifically tailored to meet the needs of cancer patients in all stages of treatment and beyond. Classes focus on using the breath to create peace and harmony in the body while safely and mindfully improving strength, balance, and flexibility. Classes are led by certified teachers who are prepared to offer multiple options and modifications based on your personal needs. This yoga class is sponsored by UC San Diego Health, so it is free to all participants. Be Well Therapy offers an additional 8 weekly Yoga Classes for Cancer Recovery via Zoom, available by donation to all community members. For more information about Be Well Therapy, please visit www.bewelltherapy.net.  Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing. Please use the following information to access the class:  Link to Zoom Meeting: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceipqTgsH9EzcR7h46ak4CXifmm3TUvh Meeting ID: 916 6117 3655 Password: BEWELL2020 Recommended Supplies:  - comfortable clothes - yoga mat - yoga blocks (substitute: two large books) - blanket (substitute: large towel) - bolster (substitute: firm, rectangular pillow). Contact Name: Mary Baker, Be Well Therapy. Contact Email: info@bewelltherapy.net. Friday, April 28, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Maternity Classes and Tours Come join us for an hour of guided breastfeeding support.  Our support group is lead by experienced lactation consultants that will present different topics and foster an environment where breastfeeding parents can share their experiences and ask questions. Event Type: Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration is required to receive zoom link. Contact Name: Childbirth Educator. Contact Email: childbirtheducator@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-437-4588. Monday, May 1, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gentle Zumba

Cancer Classes and Events Gentle Zumba - Gentle dance Fitness class for cancer recovery and prevention. ​Playful, easy, good-for-body-mind-spirit class for patients, caregivers, adapted to each participant's abilities and limitations. Please wear socks, sneakers and bring your water. Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration is required. Please call 858-735-5708 or email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu if you have any questions. Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858 735 5708. Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Pre-Operative Spine Class-Online

Learn more about what to expect before and after your spine surgery. Classes are taught by our multidisciplinary inpatient Spine team including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and care managers. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with your upcoming Spine Surgery. Click here for educational resources (Zoom download instructions, How to use Zoom features, Pre-operative Spine Education Book in English or Spanish). Online Location: ZOOM. Event Type: Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This is an online class and registration is required to attend. You will be provided email instructions for how to join the online class 12 hours prior to the class start time. Classes are provided using Zoom. Reminders are sent 3 days before class and again 12 hours before class. Contact Name: Jessica Corley. Contact Email: jscorley@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-657-7157. Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cancer Caregiver Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events Meet other caregivers, receive emotional support, and learn information relevant to the needs of caregivers. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration and signed waiver are required. Please contact  Helen Tighe-Snyder at htighesnyder@gmail.com for more details. Contact Name: Helen Tighe-Snyder. Contact Email: htighesnyder@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (858) 245 9055. Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Brain Tumor Support Group

Cancer Classes and Events The San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation (SDBTF) is a local grassroots non-profit 501C3 dedicated to patients and families by providing essential resources and support. Established in 2002 by Connie Reeves Campbell, who lost her husband Dennis to a brain tumor in 2000. The Foundation is proud to be a source of comfort and hope to the local community. SDBTF welcomes brain tumor patients, caregivers and their families to reach out to us for assistance.  We are here to help you understand the process and the diagnosis of a brain tumor.  You are not alone in this journey. An important part of our services, include monthly support groups, lending a helping hand when you are overwhelmed, and providing financial assistance for monthly expenses. We strive to be available to anyone in San Diego who needs our support. As the patient or the caregiver, you will find you need to become an expert in managing the details and communication with doctors, pharmacists, insurance companies, employers and others. Each patien… Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing only by the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation. It remains open to patients, family members and caregivers. To sign-up please contact: Connie Reeves Campbell San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation Supporting the Needs of Patients & Their Families 852 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor San Diego, Ca 92101 P: 619-515-9908 W: www.sdbtf.org. Contact Name: Connie Reeves Campbell. Contact Email: connie@sdbtf.org. Contact Phone: 619-515-9908. Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

Cancer Classes and Events This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Breastfeeding Class

Maternity Classes and Tours A one time virtual breastfeeding class. Topics covered include benefits of breastfeeding, latching techniques, trouble shooting and much more! Event Type: Class. Cost: Paid. Registration Details: Registration required. Password needed to access live zoom class. Contact Email: Childbirtheducator@ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-543-6585. Thursday, May 4, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Yoga for Cancer Recovery

Cancer Classes and Events Be Well Therapy specializes in yoga and mindfulness practices specifically tailored to meet the needs of cancer patients in all stages of treatment and beyond. Classes focus on using the breath to create peace and harmony in the body while safely and mindfully improving strength, balance, and flexibility. Classes are led by certified teachers who are prepared to offer multiple options and modifications based on your personal needs. This yoga class is sponsored by UC San Diego Health, so it is free to all participants. Be Well Therapy offers an additional 8 weekly Yoga Classes for Cancer Recovery via Zoom, available by donation to all community members. For more information about Be Well Therapy, please visit www.bewelltherapy.net.  Please speak with your care team before starting any new physical activity. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is currently being held via Zoom Conferencing. Please use the following information to access the class:  Link to Zoom Meeting: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceipqTgsH9EzcR7h46ak4CXifmm3TUvh Meeting ID: 916 6117 3655 Password: BEWELL2020 Recommended Supplies:  - comfortable clothes - yoga mat - yoga blocks (substitute: two large books) - blanket (substitute: large towel) - bolster (substitute: firm, rectangular pillow). Contact Name: Mary Baker, Be Well Therapy. Contact Email: info@bewelltherapy.net. Friday, May 5, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Joint Replacement Pre-Surgery Class-Online

Learn more about hip or knee replacement surgery. Classes are taught by our multidisciplinary joint team including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and case managers. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with every aspect of the joint replacement process.  Patient Handbooks:   Total Joint Replacement (English), Folleto instructivo del paciente sobre reemplazo total de articulaciones (Espanol). Event Type: Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This is an online class and registration is required to attend. You will be provided email instructions for how to join the online class 24 hours prior to the class start time. Classes are provided using Zoom. Contact Name: Jessica Corley. Contact Email: jscorley@health.ucsd.edu. Friday, May 5, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.