Classes & Community Events

We welcome you to join us at these upcoming community health events and classes. Check back throughout the year for updated listings.

Community Events 
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Classes

2020 Community Events: January

Thursday, Jan. 16 | Pre-Diabetes Class

6-7:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

An estimated 43% of Butte County adults have pre-diabetes. Do 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 lifestyle. Learn how to take charge of your health with exercise and healthy eating. We’ll also discuss goal setting, available resources and more. Register today to save your spot; $10 per person.

Thursday, Jan. 23 | Facebook Live: Clearing the Smoke on Vaping

noon | Watch it on Facebook

More than 70% of Butte County students recently polled know someone in high school or younger who uses e-cigarettes, also known as vaping, according to a 2019 Community Assessment Survey. Yet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that vaping is unsafe for children, teens, and young adults. Learn more on Facebook from Andy Miller, M.D., the health officer of Butte County Public Health. He’ll share valuable insight about vaping, its risks and more. Follow Enloe on Facebook to view the broadcast and be sure to ask your questions.

Friday, Jan. 24 | Celebration of Healing Arts

4:30-6 p.m. | Enloe Regional Cancer Center, 265 Cohasset Road, Chico

Celebrate the many ways art can heal. Join us for an evening filled with artwork, music and more at the annual Celebration of Healing Arts. This year’s theme is Art for Recovery. Paintings, sculptures and other works will be on exhibit, and the artists who showed their creations in 2019 will be in attendance. Light food and refreshments will be on hand at this free event. For more information, call (530) 332-3856.

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2020 Community Events: February

Thursday, Feb. 20 | Facebook Live: Caring for Your Heart

noon | Watch it on Facebook

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, every year, more than 600,000 people die from the condition and more than 700,000 Americans suffer heart attacks. Luckily, you can take action to improve your heart health. Learn more on Facebook from Joanne Alonzo, D.O., a cardiovascular disease specialist with Enloe Cardiology Services. She’ll go over the risk factors of heart disease, the signs of a heart attack, how you can improve your heart health and more. Follow Enloe on Facebook to view the broadcast and be sure to ask your questions.

2020 Community Events: March

Tuesday, March 3 | Healthier You, OLLI Lecture Series, part 1

3-4:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

Speech therapist Amber Vistart will discuss speech therapy with members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). For more information about OLLI, visit rce.csuchico.edu/osher.

Tuesday, March 10 | Healthier You, OLLI Lecture Series, part 2

3-4:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

Jolene Burgess, supervisor of Enloe Respiratory Therapy, will discuss chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). For more information about OLLI, visit rce.csuchico.edu/osher.

Wednesday, March 11 | Enloe Blood Drive

noon to 2:30 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

Give blood and help save lives. Drop by our blood drive. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Make yours now. Please note that donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. When you attend be sure to:

  • Eat within 2 hours of your donation
  • Drink plenty of water that day and 24-48 hours beforehand
  • And bring your ID

For more information, call Margie at (530) 332-6444.

Tuesday, March 24 | Healthier You, OLLI Lecture Series, part 3

3-4:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

Dina Zaphiris, the founder and CEO of In Situ Foundation, will discuss "Enloe" the cancer-sniffing dog with members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). For more information about OLLI, visit rce.csuchico.edu/osher.

Saturday, March 28 | Enloe’s Heart & Sole: Run for Wellness

7-11 a.m. | Bidwell Park, One Mile Recreation Area, Chico

Ready for lots of family fun? Lace up your shoes and join Enloe Medical Center for the sixth annual Heart & Sole: Run for Wellness. Help us ensure valuable resources are available at your local, independent, nonprofit hospital by running your “Heart & Sole” out! Sign up for a 5K run or 1-mile walk and get a great start to your morning in beautiful Bidwell Park. Then enjoy nutritious snacks, face painting and visit Enloe’s FlightCare. Register at www.enloe.org/enloerun by March 1 to ensure you get this year’s T-shirt!

Tuesday, March 31 | Healthier You, OLLI Lecture Series, part 4

3-4:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

Registered dietitian Buck August will discuss diabetes and nutrition with members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). For more information about OLLI, visit rce.csuchico.edu/osher.

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2020 Community Events: April

Tuesday, April 7 | Healthier You, OLLI Lecture Series, part 5

3-4:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

Physical therapists Jenni Eller and Rachael Thomason will discuss pelvic health with members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). For more information about OLLI, visit rce.csuchico.edu/osher.

Tuesday, April 14 | Healthier You, OLLI Lecture Series, part 6

3-4:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

Physical therapist Karma Boyer will discuss Parkinson’s disease with members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). For more information about OLLI, visit rce.csuchico.edu/osher.

Thursday, April 16 | Pre-Diabetes Class

6-7:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

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 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; $10 per person.

Tuesday, April 21 | Healthier You, OLLI Lecture Series, part 7

3-4:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

Shawn Furst, D.O., will discuss pain management with members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). For more information about OLLI, visit rce.csuchico.edu/osher.

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2020 Community Events: May

Saturday, May 2 | 14th Annual Growing Healthy Children Walk & Run

7:30 a.m. Check-In & Same-Day Registration | 8:30 a.m. Race Starts | Bidwell Park, One Mile Recreation Area, Chico

Start them young! Good nutrition and exercise are keys to good health. Start these habits at an early age at this year’s Growing Healthy Children Walk & Run. Bring the little ones and participate in the free Family-K (1-mile loop) or 5K option. Then stick around for refreshments, prizes, music, dancing and more, including the giveaway of four new bicycles! The first 300 pre-registered children to pick up their packets will receive a free T-shirt. Learn more and register at growinghealthychildrenchico.com.

Tuesday, May 12 | Enloe Blood Drive

noon to 2:30 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

Give blood and help save lives. Drop by our blood drive. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Make yours now. Please note that donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. When you attend be sure to:

  • Eat within 2 hours of your donation
  • Drink plenty of water that day and 24-48 hours beforehand
  • And bring your ID

For more information, call Margie at (530) 332-6444.

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2020 Community Events: July

Wednesday, July 8 | Enloe Blood Drive

noon to 2:30 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

Give blood and help save lives. Drop by our blood drive. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Make yours now. Please note that donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. When you attend be sure to:

  • Eat within 2 hours of your donation
  • Drink plenty of water that day and 24-48 hours beforehand
  • And bring your ID

For more information, call Margie at (530) 332-6444.

Thursday, July 16 | Pre-Diabetes Class

6-7:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

An estimated 43% of Butte County adults have pre-diabetes. Do 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 lifestyle. Learn how to take charge of your health with exercise and healthy eating. We’ll also discuss goal setting, available resources and more. Register today to save your spot; $10 per person.

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2020 Community Events: September

Wednesday, Sept. 2 | Enloe Blood Drive

noon to 2:30 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

Give blood and help save lives. Drop by our blood drive. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Make yours now. Please note that donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. When you attend be sure to:

  • Eat within 2 hours of your donation
  • Drink plenty of water that day and 24-48 hours beforehand
  • And bring your ID

For more information, call Margie at (530) 332-6444.

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2020 Community Events: October

Thursday, Oct. 15 | Pre-Diabetes Class

6-7:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

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 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; $10 per person.

2020 Community Events: November

Wednesday, Nov. 11 | Enloe Blood Drive

noon to 2:30 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

Give blood and help save lives. Drop by our blood drive. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Make yours now. Please note that donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. When you attend be sure to:

  • Eat within 2 hours of your donation
  • Drink plenty of water that day and 24-48 hours beforehand
  • And bring your ID

For more information, call Margie at (530) 332-6444.

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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 2018 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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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 (530) 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

  • 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

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: An estimated 43 percent 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 or Type 2 diabetes, or not. 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. $10 per person. | (530) 332-6745
  • See our Support Group listing for information about our free diabetes support groups.

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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! It's held Mondays from 6-7 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

This class takes place at the Fountain Medical Conference Room at the Fountain Medical Plaza, 251 Cohasset Road in Chico. This class is free with a $10 materials fee. Pre-registration is required. For more details, call  (530) 332-3856.

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 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. 

Pulmonary Services & Education

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

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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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