Classes & Community Events

Below is listing of upcoming community health events and ongoing classes offered by Enloe Medical Center. We also offer a number of support groups to help individuals and families living with a variety of health conditions. Check back throughout the year for updated listings.

Community Events & Classes: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Class descriptions: Classes A-Z

Drop the Drugs/Medication Drop Off

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office does not have a drop the drugs event planned at this time, however there are several drop off locations throughout the county year-round. Visit our webpage, Disposal of Home-Generated Waste, for drug drop-off locations and more information

Healing Art Gallery at the Enloe Regional Cancer Center | July 18-Oct. 14, 2016

Poet Patricia Wellingham-Jones and photographic artist Barbara Luzzadder of Tehama County join Joan Goodreau, Reta Rickmers and Caroline Burkett of Chico as featured artists in the new exhibit at the Healing Art Gallery in the Enloe Regional Cancer Center, 265 Cohasset Road in Chico. The Healing Art Gallery uses the power of art to inspire healing and wellness, featuring local artists touched by cancer themselves, their family members, or as caregivers.  This exhibit is unique in combining art and poetry in a display of one art form responding to another.  Learn more at www.enloe.org/art.

2016 Community Events: July

Wednesday, July 13 | Stroke Support Group (Topic: Catching Some Zzzzs)

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

Sleep and its impact on health is the topic of discussion at this monthly support group. Jessee Naylor, Enloe exercise physiologist and certified health, fitness and wellness coach, will provide the importance of catching enough snooze time as well tips for a restful night’s sleep. The Stroke Support Group provides social and educational opportunities for stroke survivors and their caregivers, friends and family. Led by a stroke nurse, it includes guest speakers and meets on the second Wednesday of the month, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico. For more information, call the Enloe Stroke Program at (530) 332-7258.

Tuesday, July 19 | Blood Drive at Enloe Medical Center

11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

To make an appointment, please go to www.bloodsource.org/drives and use Location Code H004. Contact Margie Rackley for more info at 332-6444. Donate and get a limited edition “Heart of a Giant” T-Shirt! Redeemable at my.bloodsource.org. Please eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating. Please bring Donor Card or photo ID. Donors must be a minimum of 110 pounds and generally healthy and at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent).

Thursday, July 21 Cancer Discussion Group (Topic: Relax into Healing)

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

Certified yoga teacher, Marisa Smiley, will discuss the balance between strength and softness through yoga and will share simple exercises to release stress and promote healing. The Cancer Discussion Group is for patients and their caregivers at any stage of the cancer journey. Gain helpful information on a cancer wellness topic, then talk in small groups with other survivors in an atmosphere of encouragement and hope. This group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, across from the main hospital. Call (530) 332-3856 for more information.

Thursday, July 21 | Pre-Diabetes Class
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Check-in at 5:30 p.m. | Enloe Outpatient Center, 888 Lakeside Village Commons, Building C, Classroom A, Chico

This two-hour class is designed for ALL adults, whether you have pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes risk factors or are simply interested in healthier living. Nearly a third of adults living with diabetes don’t even know they have it. During the class, participants will learn from health care professionals how to take charge of their health and lower their risk for diabetes with exercise and healthy eating. We’ll also discuss goal setting and available resources, as well as what your numbers really mean. $10 per person. Register and pay online today to reserve your space.

Wednesday, July 27 | Second Wind Pulmonary Support Group 
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Enloe Outpatient Center, 888 Lakeside Village Commons, Building C, Classroom A, Chico

Please join this meeting of your local chapter of Better Breathers, for a talk about strategies for daily living. Please bring a suggestion about something you use or do that helps in housekeeping, cooking or traveling. Let's learn from one another. For additional information, call Marti at (530) 533-5369 or Pat at (530) 538-9196. 

2016 Community Events: August

Tuesday, August 2 | Celebration of World Breastfeeding Week  

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico
Join Enloe Medical Center and Mothers' Milk Bank for a special program supporting breast milk donation and the benefits of that gift for high risk babies right here in our community. In addition, this year we're partnering with Butte Diaper Bank to collect much needed diapers for local families in need. Learn about milk banking and sign-up to become a donor; bring excess frozen breast milk to donate on the spot; hear personal accounts from local breast milk recipients and some of Enloe's Special Care Nursery caregivers; donate gently used cloth diapers your baby outgrew, or full or partial boxes of disposable diapers; learn about local resources. Download the event flyer for more information.

Saturday, August 6 | Walk With a Doc

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. | DeGarmo Park
Join dermatologist Kafele Hodari, MD, for the August Walk with a Doc at DeGarmo Park. We'll start out with a brief inspirational talk about exercise and skin care, then walk some laps around the park before it gets too hot. All ages and abilities are welcome! (Remaining dates for 2016 are August 6, October 1, and December 3.) Walk regularly throughout the month and track your time on a walking log, then bring it with you to the next “Walk with a Doc” for a chance to win a fun prize!

Thursday, August 11 | “It’s Your Move”… FREE Knee, Hip & Shoulder Joint Pain Event 

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico
Join us for this free seminar to learn about joint health and treatment options, understand quality initiatives at Enloe, explore educational exhibits, ask questions of the physicians and physical therapist. You can include your questions with your online registration. RSVP online today to save your space at this popular event.

Thursday, August 18 | Cancer Discussion Group Celebration 
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

The Cancer Discussion Group celebrates another year! Join us for light, healthy food and drink, survivor stories, and special surprises. The Cancer Discussion Group is for patients and their caregivers at any stage of the cancer journey. Gain helpful information on a cancer wellness topic, then talk in small groups with other survivors in an atmosphere of encouragement and hope. This group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, across from the main hospital. Call (530) 332-3856 for more information.

2016 Community Events: September

Thursday, September 15 | Cancer Discussion Group (Sweet Dreams—Ways to Improve Your Sleep When Dealing with Cancer)

Understand factors that can cause sleep difficulties and learn new strategies for those times when you just can’t get to sleep. The Cancer Discussion Group is for patients and their caregivers at any stage of the cancer journey. Gain helpful information on a cancer wellness topic, then talk in small groups with other survivors in an atmosphere of encouragement and hope. This group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, across from the main hospital. Call (530) 332-3856 for more information.

2016 Community Events: October

Saturday, October 1 | Walk With a Doc

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Baroni Park

Join emergency medicine physician Monty Leavitt, MD, for the October Walk with a Doc at Baroni Park. We'll start out with a brief inspirational talk about safe exercise habits, then walk some laps around this nice little neighborhood park. All ages and abilities are welcome! (Remaining dates for 2016 are October 1 and December 3.) Walk regularly throughout the month and track your time on a walking log, then bring it with you to the next “Walk with a Doc” for a chance to win a fun prize!

Thursday, October 20 | Pre-Diabetes Class

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Check-in at 5:30 p.m. | Enloe Outpatient Center, 888 Lakeside Village Commons, Building C, Classroom A, Chico
This two-hour class is designed for ALL adults, whether you have pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes risk factors or are simply interested in healthier living. Nearly a third of adults living with diabetes don’t even know they have it. During the class, participants will learn from health care professionals how to take charge of their health and lower their risk for diabetes with exercise and healthy eating. We’ll also discuss goal setting and available resources, as well as what your numbers really mean. $10 per person. Register and pay online today to reserve your space.

Thursday, October 27 | “It’s Your Move”… FREE Knee, Hip & Shoulder Joint Pain Event 

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico
Join us for this free seminar to learn about joint health and treatment options, understand quality initiatives at Enloe, explore educational exhibits, ask questions of the physicians and physical therapist. You can include your questions with your online registration. RSVP online today to save your space at this popular event.

2016 Community Events: November

Saturday, November 5 | Walk With a Doc - CANCELED

Instead, please join us at our annual Community Wellness Expo (see below), then plan to come walk with us in December.

Saturday, November 5 | Enloe's Community Wellness Expo

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  |  Enloe Medical Center, corner of W. 5th and Magnolia avenues.

Free flu shots, health screenings, interactive activities for the whole family and more. Watch for details coming soon.

2016 Community Events: December

Saturday, December 3 | Walk With a Doc

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Chico Mall

Join Psychiatrist Dr. Asad Amir, for the December Walk with a Doc at the Chico Mall. We'll start out with a brief inspirational talk and then walk some laps around the mall. Walks will take place the first Saturday of each month, except January and September. Each walk begins with a brief inspirational talk. All ages and abilities are welcome! Walk regularly throughout the month and track your time on a walking log, then bring it with you to the next “Walk with a Doc” for a chance to win a fun prize!

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Classes

Asthma Education

One-on-one education through Enloe Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Cost: $25. For more information or to set up an appointment, please call (530) 332-6898

Back in Action

This free class provides education before your spine surgery and is an opportunity to enhance your hospital experience. Our goal is to help you and your caregiver become active participants in your own health care, and aid you in a speedy recovery. We will discuss the surgical process and how to participate in your own recovery. Members of your care team will be available to answer your questions. Meet other patients who are preparing for the same type of surgery. Family members or friends are encouraged to attend class with you. Held monthly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Enloe Rehabilitation Center Conference Room, 340 W. East Ave., Chico. See the 2015 Class Schedule. See the 2016 Class Schedule. Registration recommended. Please contact your surgeon's office for registration.

Bariatric Pre-Surgical Education

This class is designed to help patients prepare for their bariatric surgery at Enloe Medical Center. It provides a better idea of what to expect during the hospital visit and how to participate in the recovery process. Spouses, relatives and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, please call the Enloe Bariatric Program at (530) 332-5122.

Bariatric Post-Surgical Education

This two-hour class is offered starting at about one month after surgery. Participants get an opportunity to review important information and follow-up on special guidelines as their diet and other needs change. The class is held on two Thursdays each month. For more information, please call the Enloe Bariatric Program at (530) 332-5122.

Cancer Center - New Patient Orientation

All newly diagnosed cancer patients and their caregivers are encouraged to attend. Hematology patients are also invited. Find out more about how to get the most out of your doctor’s visits, communicating with others about your diagnosis, managing financial and legal issues, dealing with stress related to diagnosis, and resources available to support you during and after treatment. Takes place Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon.Register at the reception area of your doctor’s office at the Cancer Center or by calling 332-3900. Location: Cancer Center Library, 265 Cohasset Road, Suite 120, Chico.

Chemotherapy Education

Being informed can help reduce stress and improve your experience! A brief introduction to chemotherapy and an opportunity to ask questions of an oncology nurse will be offered to those patients scheduled to begin chemotherapy. Caregivers also encouraged to attend.Takes place Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Register at the reception area of your doctor’s office at the Cancer Center or by calling 332-3900. Location: Cancer Center Library, 265 Cohasset Road, Suite 120, Chico.

♥ Cardiac Rehabilitation

Educational and exercise-conditioning classes for people with heart problems. The program is tailored to help each person improve their health, increase their strength and endurance, and to feel better. Sessions are directed by a Registered Nurse and an Exercise Physiologist. (530) 332-6898  See Healthy Heart for related classes.

CPR Classes

Please visit Enloe's Continuing Education webpage for the schedule of the Healthcare Provider CPR course. We do not offer CPR classes for the layperson.

Diabetes Services & Education

  • Diabetes Education Services: Through self-management training, participants gain knowledge and self-care skills necessary to manage their condition effectively. Physician-referral required. (530) 332-6840
  • Sweet Success Program: Education and guidelines for women with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes who are pregnant and those with gestational diabetes. (530) 332-6840
  • Pre-Diabetes Class: This two-hour class is designed for ALL adults, whether you think you have diabetes or not. In fact, nearly a third of adults living with diabetes don’t even know they have it! During the class, participants will learn from health care professionals how to take charge of their health and lower their risk for diabetes with exercise and healthy eating. We’ll also discuss goal setting and available resources, as well as what your numbers really mean. $10 per person. This class takes place quarterly at the Enloe Outpatient Center, 888 Lakeside Village Commons, Building C, Classroom A, Chico. (530) 332-6840.
  • See our Support Group listing for information about our free diabetes support groups.

♥ Healthy Heart

  • Enloe Cardiac Rehabilitation: Education and exercise-conditioning classes for people with heart problems. The program is tailored to help each participant improve their health, increase their strength and endurance, and to feel better. Sessions are directed by a Registered Nurse and an Exercise Physiologist. (530) 332-6898
  • Stress Management for Cardiac Patients and Families: Stress is a major cause of illness and heart disease. This eight-week class helps participants and their families learn to manage the stresses of everyday life. Meets on Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. No charge for class; $10 materials fee. Offered through Enloe Cardiac Rehabilitation. (530) 332-6898

Healthy Steps: The Lebed Method

Gentle therapeutic exercise to help regain range of motion, increase flexibility, reduce swelling from lymphedema, decrease depression, and promote positive self-image and joy! This class is gentle with easy movement, can be done sitting or standing - and it’s fun! Mondays, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Fountain Medical Conference Room at the Fountain Medical Plaza, 251 Cohasset Road, Chico. Free with $10 materials fee. Pre-registration required. Call Mary Jo at (530) 228-4753 or David at (530) 332-3877. There will not be a Monday classes on Feb. 15 or March 14, but there will be a class on Jan. 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).

Infertility Support Group

If you are in need of comfort, understanding, and support regarding infertility, we welcome you to come discover you are not alone in the journey. This support group is designed to help create a safe sense of community. It meets on the first Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, and often includes a guest speaker. For more information, contact Andrea, (530) 517-1447 or Sarah, (530) 519-2268.

Joint Effort

One-hour class helps patients prepare for total joint replacement surgery. Provides a better idea of what to expect during the hospital visit and how to participate in the recovery process. Gives an opportunity to ask questions of medical professionals and meet others who will be having the same surgery. Spouse, relatives or friends are welcome and encouraged to attend class. Held weekly on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Fountain Medical Conference Room at the Fountain Medical Conference Room at the Fountain Medical Plaza, 251 Cohasset Road, Chico. See the 2015 class schedule. See the 2016 class schedule. Please contact your orthopedic surgeon's office for registration.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Clinic

An eight-week series, offered four times a year, and designed to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and the symptoms of many other stress-related disorders. MBSR is meant to complement not substitute medical treatments you may be receiving. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits and health insurance coverage may apply. See the class schedule on the MBSR website. The cost is $395, which includes registration, textbook, workbook, audio recordings and a follow-up program. Classes are led by Steve Flowers, M.S., MFT. Physicians, nurses, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers may report 24 hours of Continuing Education for participating in this program (Category 1 Credit toward the California Medical Association in Continuing Medical Education). For more info, call Steve Flowers at (530) 898-1495 or visit www.mindfullivingprograms.com.

Pregnancy & Parenting Classes: Growing Healthy Babies and Families

Getting ready for a new baby and parenting are exciting and important times. Enloe Medical Center wants to help you and your family prepare. We offer a range of classes for before and after the baby is born. Visit our Mother & Baby Education Center page for details on these classes. We also offer tours!

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Education and exercise classes for people with lung problems. Learn more about Pulmonary Rehabilitation. (530) 332-6898

Stress Management

Stress is a major cause of illness and heart disease. This eight-week class helps participants and their families learn to manage the stresses of everyday life. Meets on Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. No charge for class; $10 materials fee. Offered through Enloe Cardiac Rehabilitation. (530) 332-6898

Weekly Weight-Loss Surgery Informational Seminars

Free seminars led by bariatric surgeons Deron Ludwig, MD, and Erik Simchuk, MD, with intro by Enloe bariatric nurses. Covers topics related to weight-loss surgery, the disease of morbid obesity, health issues associated with obesity and information about surgical options. Seminars are held weekly on Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. except for the following dates in 2015 when it will be held from 10:30 to 12 p.m.: April 17, June 19, Aug. 21, Oct. 16 and Dec. 18. Meetings take place at the Fountain Medical Conference Room, 251 Cohasset Road, Chico. More info: (530) 332-5122.

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