Classes & Community Events

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Enloe is following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and Butte County Public Health (BCPH). If events are canceled or postponed due to this situation or any other, events will be updated accordingly below.

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Classes

Community Events: February

Thursday, Feb. 3 | Facebook Live: The Weight Is Over

Noon | Watch on Facebook

Obesity is a serious chronic disease that affects millions of Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 3 adults struggle with the condition, putting them at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. While eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help some people achieve — and maintain — a healthy weight, others need medical help.

Learn more from surgeon Erik Simchuk, M.D. He’ll go over obesity, why dieting and exercise don’t always work, the benefits of bariatric surgery, who is a good candidate, and more. Follow Enloe on Facebook to view the discussion and be sure to ask your questions.

Community Events: April

Thursday, April 21 | Pre-Diabetes Class

Take charge of your health! An estimated 43% of Butte County adults have pre-diabetes. If you're among them, attend this 90-minute class to learn about this condition and how to manage it with exercise and healthy eating. This free class is beneficial - and designed for all adults - whether you’ve been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, Type 2 diabetes or just want to live a healthier lifestyle. Register today to save your spot.

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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 health care, and aid you in a speedy recovery. We will discuss the surgical process and how to participate in your recovery. Members of your care team will be available to answer your questions. You can also meet other patients who are preparing for the same type of surgery.

Family members or friends are encouraged to attend class with you. These sessions are held the first and third Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Enloe Rehabilitation Center Conference Room, 340 W. East Ave., Chico. See the 2020 class schedule. Registration is 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 2-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.

Bleeding Control Basics 

This class teaches attendees how to stop bleeding after an injury—something that could prove life-saving. Uncontrolled bleeding is the No. 1 cause of preventable death from trauma. Community organizations and groups can request to host a free class. Classes last about 2 hours and require no medical training. Please note that class sizes are limited to 20 people.

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♥ 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

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

  • 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
  • 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: An estimated 43% of Butte County adults are living with pre-diabetes. Are you? This 90-minute class is designed for all adults, whether you've been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, Type 2 diabetes or just want to live a healthier life. During the class, you will learn from health care professionals how to take charge of your health to lower your 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. | (530) 332-7329

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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 can be done sitting or standing — and it’s fun! For more details, call  (530) 332-3856.

A Joint Effort

This one-hour class helps patients prepare for total joint replacement surgery. It provides a better idea of what to expect during the hospital visit and how to participate in the recovery process. You'll get 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. These gatherings are 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. Please contact your orthopedic surgeon's office for registration.

Pregnancy & Parenting Classes: Growing Healthy 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. 

Pulmonary Services & Education

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Education and exercise classes for people with lung problems. Learn more about Pulmonary Rehabilitation. | (530) 332-6898
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Education Program: This free six-week program is designed for those diagnosed or at risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and their loved ones. Learn how to recognize the condition, manage medications, identify triggers that cause flare-ups and more. For more information, call Sherry Blansfield at (530) 332-4967.

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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, M.D., and Erik Simchuk, M.D., with an intro by Enloe bariatric nurses. These sessions cover topics related to weight-loss surgery, the disease of morbid obesity, health issues associated with obesity and surgical options.

Seminars are held weekly on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Meetings take place at the Fountain Medical Conference Room, 251 Cohasset Road in Chico. For more information, call (530) 332-5122.

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