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.

2019 Community Events 
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Classes

2019 Community Events: August

Thursday, August 29 | Total Joint Replacement Seminar

6-8 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

You don't have to live with daily joint pain! If arthritis or other joint conditions are impacting your quality of life, join us to learn what options for relief are available. Caregivers will discuss the causes and symptoms of joint pain, how physical therapy can help, when a total joint replacement should be considered, and more. You'll also be able to explore educational exhibits, talk with our experts and ask questions of our physician panel. Register for this free event.

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2019 Community Events: September

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

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

Kenneth D. Logan, M.D., will share information about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. For more information about OLLI, visit rce.csuchico.edu/osher.

Tuesdays, September 3, through October 8 | COPD Education Program

5:30-7 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

Many people suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). If you or a loved one is among them, attend our COPD Education Program. Learn how to recognize the condition, manage medications, identify triggers that cause flare-ups and more during this six-week course. Classes meet weekly on Tuesdays. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call Sherry Blansfield at (530) 332-4967 or register now!

Thursday, September 5 | New Volunteer Information Session

10:30 a.m. to noon | Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

Make a difference! Enloe Volunteer Services is holding a New Volunteer Information Session. Stop by to learn about the many volunteering opportunities available at the medical center. You'll be able to:

  • Meet the Enloe Volunteer staff and leadership team
  • Learn about available training options
  • Hear from current volunteers
  • And more

Register to save your space. For more information, email Sierra Rasmussen at sierra.rasmussen@enloe.org.

Note: This session is for informational purposes only and is not required to become a volunteer. If you already have enough information and would like to volunteer, please apply.

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

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

Aldebra Schroll, M.D., the medical director of Enloe’s Supportive and Palliative Care Service, will discuss voicing your wishes and the importance of advance directives. For more information about OLLI, visit rce.csuchico.edu/osher.

Tuesday, September 17 | Healthier You, OLLI Lecture Series, part 3

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

Physical Therapist Matt Thomason will discuss the benefits of physical therapy. For more information about OLLI, visit rce.csuchico.edu/osher.

Friday, September 20 | Healthier You, OLLI Lecture Series, part 4

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

Midge VanderVelden, a volunteer from the California Highway Patrol, will discuss safe driving as you age. For more information about OLLI, visit rce.csuchico.edu/osher.

Saturday, September 21 | Relay For Life

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. | DeGarmo Park, 199 Leora Court, Chico

Come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against a disease that has taken too many. Join Enloe and other community partners at this year’s Relay For Life. The funds raised make a difference! Just ask any of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year. The opening ceremony starts at 10 a.m. The Survivors Lap follows at 10:30 a.m., and the powerful Luminaria Ceremony takes place at 9 p.m. For more information, contact Debbie O’Connor at (530) 342-8365 or go to relay.acsevents.org.

Tuesday, September 24 | Healthier You, OLLI Lecture Series, part 5

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

Rebecca Senoglu, Enloe’s Cancer Support Program coordinator, will discuss colorectal cancer and screening options. For more information about OLLI, visit rce.csuchico.edu/osher.

Wednesday, September 25 | Enloe Blood Drive

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, Room 102

Give blood, save a life at an Enloe blood drive. To donate blood, you must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. For your safety and to ensure a positive donation experience, make sure you eat within two hours ahead of your donation. Drink plenty of water that day and 24 to 48 hours beforehand. Feel free to help yourself to something to eat and drink in our refreshment area. Bring your ID, something with your name and one of the following: date of birth, donor ID number or your photo. To make an appointment, go to www.bloodsource.org/drives and enter location code H004. For more information, call Margie at ext. 26444.

Thursday, September 26 | Facebook Live: Breathing New Life into Cancer Detection

noon | Watch it on Facebook

Cancer has a specific odor, and “Enloe” the dog is learning how to sniff it out. The yellow Labrador, purchased by Enloe Medical Center to support the research of the Chico nonprofit In Situ Foundation, has been training for more than two years. Learn more and see the loveable pup on Facebook. He’ll be joined by his trainer Dina Zaphiris, In Situ Foundation’s founder and CEO, as well as one of his owners, Traci Hunt, the director of the Enloe Regional Cancer Center, and Rebecca Senoglu, Enloe Medical Center’s Cancer Support Program coordinator. Hear what the training entails and how local families are helping.

Follow Enloe on Facebook to view the broadcast and be sure to ask your questions!

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2019 Community Events: October

Tuesday, October 1 | Healthier You, OLLI Lecture Series, part 6

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

Hematologist/oncologist Mandy Robertson, M.D., will discuss how to prevent cancer through exercise. For more information about OLLI, visit rce.csuchico.edu/osher.

Tuesday, October 8 | Healthier You, OLLI Lecture Series, part 7

Maya Armenta, NP, will explore concussions. For more information about OLLI, visit rce.csuchico.edu/osher.

Thursday, October 10 | CARD's Healthy Aging Senior Expo

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Ave., Chico

Enloe is pleased to sponsor the annual Healthy Aging Senior Expo hosted by the Chico Area Recreation and Park District. Join us for free health screenings, cooking demonstrations and a variety of resources to help older adults live well. For more information, call (530) 895-4015. No RSVP is necessary.

Sunday, October 13 | Dia del Campesino

noon to 5 p.m. | Nick Daddow Park, Gridley

Enloe is pleased to sponsor the 29th annual Dia del Campesino (celebration of National Farmer's Day). Join us for this free event offering lots of healthy family fun, including health screenings, community resources, child and youth services, cultural foods, and more. No RSVP is required.

Thursday, Oct. 17 | Pre-Diabetes Class

6-7:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, Room 101, 1528 Esplanade, Chico

About 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes, and 9 out of 10 don't know it. That could be because most people with pre-diabetes don't experience symptoms.

Protect your family! Learn about this condition – which can lead to diabetes - how to lower your risk through small changes to your diet and workout routine, and more. Register to save your space; $10 per person.

Tuesday, October 29 | Healthier You, OLLI Lecture Series, part 8

Registered dietitian Buck August will go over current trends in nutrition. For more information about OLLI, visit rce.csuchico.edu/osher.

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2019 Community Events: November 

Wednesday, November 20 | Enloe Blood Drive

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Enloe Conference Center, Room 102 

Give blood, save a life at an Enloe blood drive. To donate blood, you must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. For your safety and to ensure a positive donation experience, make sure you eat within two hours ahead of your donation. Drink plenty of water that day and 24 to 48 hours beforehand. Feel free to help yourself to something to eat and drink in our refreshment area. Bring your ID, something with your name and one of the following: date of birth, donor ID number or your photo. To make an appointment, go to www.bloodsource.org/drives and enter location code H004. For more information, call Margie at ext. 26444.

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2019 Community Events: December 

Tuesday, December 3 | Enloe's Tree Lighting Ceremony

5:15-6:15 p.m. | Front lawn of Enloe Medical Center, on the Esplanade between W. Fifth and W. Sixth avenues, Chico

Join us for some festive holiday cheer as we light up the night. Enjoy carolers, holiday treats and a special visit from Santa Claus! This free event is open to the public.

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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.

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.

  • 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.

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. This class takes place quarterly, on April 18, July 18 and Oct. 17, at the Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico. (530) 332-6840. Sign up for the October class.
  • See our Support Group listing for information about our free diabetes support groups.

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.

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 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. Classes meet weekly on Tuesdays starting Sept. 3 through Oct. 8 in the Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade in Chico, from 5:30-7 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call Sherry Blansfield at (530) 332-4967 or register today!

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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