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 for this spring, 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

2016 Community Events: May

Tuesday, May 3 | Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Spring Series

The 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress-Reduction (MBSR) program is offered three times per year on a Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and includes a day-long class on the Saturday of the sixth week. The program has been shown to be beneficial for people with stress-related diseases and conditions. Patients are referred to the clinic by their doctors or self-refer with conditions such as heart disease, chronic pain

Thursday, May 5 | Infertility Support Group

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

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.

Saturday, May 7 | Walk With a Doc

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. | DeGarmo Park, Chico

This Walk with a Doc will be led by Opthamologist, Issac Barthelow, M.D., who will share tips about how exercise can help improve your overall health.  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! (Remaining dates for 2016 are June 4, July 2, August 6, October 1, November 5 and December 3)

Wednesday, May 11 | Stroke Support Group

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

Please join us to celebrate Stroke Awareness Month. We will have various activities including crafts and games. In addition to the fun that is planned, come and join Mike Kohgut, Enloe Volunteer musician who will play the guitar. We look forward to seeing you. For more information, call the Enloe Stroke Nurses at (530) 332-7258. Remember to wear purple for Stroke Awareness Month.

 

Thursdsay, May 19 | Cancer Discussion Group (Topic: Understanding Cancer Risk Assessment at Enloe)

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

Guest speaker, Barbara Clifford, CNM, MPH, will share information and answer questions about cancer risk assessment, evaluation for hereditary cancer syndromes, and genetic testing. 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., Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, across the street from the hospital. Call (530) 332-3856 for more information.

Saturday, May 21 | 9RUN1 Challenge 5k Obstacle Course

8 a.m. | Chico Mall

Coinciding with National EMS week, the 9RUN1 takes a twist on the traditional 5k run/walk. The 3.1-mile race will include 10 to 14 obstacles, such as a barb-wire crawl, a rope swing, dirt tunnels and more. Each obstacle will be custom-designed and created with safety and fun as the main priorities. The event, suitable for participants of all ages and ability levels, will be timed for those who wish to compete and will have multiple start times for those who wish to participate just for fun. This event is organized by P.E.X. Productions, made up of three local paramedics who often participate in races and mud runs and wanted to bring a similar event to Chico. The event will benefit local public safety, supporting local fire, police, EMS and hospitals. Learn more and register online.

 

2016 Community Events: June

Thursday, June 2  | Infertility Support Group

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

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.

Saturday, June 4 | Walk With a Doc

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Oak Way Park

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! (Remaining dates for 2016 are June 4, July 2, August 6, October 1, November 5 and December 3)

Thursday, June 16 | Cancer Discussion Group (Topic: Why Am I Seeing A Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant?) 

Guest speaker, Elke Mowers, FNP-C, MSN, AOCNP, CBCN, will discuss the growing role of mid-level providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants) in improving the quality of cancer care. 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., Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, across the street from the hospital. Call (530) 332-3856 for more information.

2016 Community Events: July

Saturday, July 2 | Walk With a Doc

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Hooker Oak Park

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! (Remaining dates for 2016 are July 2, August 6, October 1, November 5 and December 3)

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.

2016 Community Events: August

Saturday, August 6 | Walk With a Doc

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

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! (Remaining dates for 2016 are August 6, October 1, November 5 and December 3)

2016 Community Events: October

Saturday, October 1 | Walk With a Doc

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

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! (Remaining dates for 2016 are October 1, November 5 and December 3)

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.

2016 Community Events: November

Saturday, November 5 | Walk With a Doc

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

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! (Remaining dates for 2016 are November 5 and December 3)

2016 Community Events: December

Saturday, December 3 | Walk With a Doc

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Chico 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! 

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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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