Health Classes at Swedish

Health Classes at Swedish

Swedish offers a variety of health education classes to help you manage your health conditions and to continue on your path to wellness.

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For Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Seminars Click Here

For the Cancer Education Center Click Here

 

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Quarterly Calendar

Click here to see a full list of classes and to register. For questions, call 206-386-2502.

 


Class Descriptions

Diabetes
Diabetes Cooking Classes
Prediabetes

Cancer

General Wellness
Chair-Supported Yoga
Can You Hear Me Now?
Diet and Exercise Not Working?
Essential Tremor Seminar
Hearing Loss Intervention Options: Amplification to Implants
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Pain and Beyond
Perfect Health Program
Personal Health Record – Your Personal Health Toolbox
Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

Multiple Sclerosis
Beginners Gentle Yoga
Chair Aerobics
Music Therapy

Nutrition

Orthopedic Classes

Caring for Your Back: Surgical and Nonsurgical Options
Joint Replacement: The Right Choice for You?
Preoperative Joint (Scheduled Surgery)
Relief for Your Foot and Ankle Pain
Relief for Your Hand and Wrist Pain
Relief for Your Shoulder Pain

Parenting Classes
All About Puberty
Childbirth, Parenting and Family Classes

Safety
AARP Smart Driver Course
Concussions and Youth Sports
Fall Prevention/Steady on Your Feet
Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED
Safe Sitter®

Heart Health
Exercise for a Healthy Heart

Weight Loss


Below are some of the classes we offer regularly. Click on 'Register now' to see current offerings.

Note: Classes without links either do not require registration.

 

DIABETES

Diabetes Cooking Classes

Keeping diabetes guidelines in mind, Bastyr University dietetic interns will show you how to make delicious meals that are loaded with nutrients, without a lot of fat, salt or sugar. 

Fee: $15.

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Prediabetes
This class will explain risk factors and how to lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 60% through dietary and lifestyle changes. Participants are welcome to bring a support person for no additional charge. 

Fee: $35 (includes one support person) 

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Cancer


For more information, call the Cancer Education Center at 206-386-3200

Please click Register now to see all  Cancer Education current class offerings

After Breast Cancer: What’s Next?
An eight-week group for women to learn practical life-skills to help rebuild after breast cancer treatment is completed.
 
Fee: Free

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After Cancer Treatment: What’s Next?
An eight-week group designed for men and women to learn practical life-skills to help rebuild after cancer treatment is completed. 
 
Fee: Free

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Anticancer Lifestyle
Explore recent findings on ways to increase your resistance to cancer with health educator Carol Robl. Learn how to create an anticancer lifestyle by eating beneficial foods, protecting yourself from environmental threats and enhancing your physical and emotional wellbeing.
 
Fee: Free

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Don’t Keep Putting It Off: A Class To Discuss Living Wills, Financial POA and Hospice
Oncology social worker, Sylvia Farias, teaches a class for cancer patients and their loved ones to answer questions about end-of-life issues and available resources.
 
Fee: Free

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Fighting Cancer with Naturopathic Nutrition Strategies
Join naturopathic physician Lisa Price for a class on how food and nutrition affects cancer; explore what works and what to avoid. Co-sponsored by Northwest Natural Health.
 
Fee: Free

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Food for the Fight: Battling Cancer with Nutrition
Join registered dietician Brian Higginson for a class on healthy eating and maximizing nutritional intake while undergoing cancer treatment. Learn how to use different foods to manage cancer symptoms and side effects of treatment. Recipe, cooking demonstration and sampling included.
 
Fee: Free

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Food, Mood and You
Good food, good mood! Discover how foods can affect your mood and see the connections between what you eat and how you feel. Learn how this applies to challenges faced during treatment and recovery of cancer and illness in general. Naturopathic physician Kathleen Pratt will provide practical tips on ways to maintain balance and wellness. Co-sponsored by Northwest Natural Health.

Fee: Free

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Gentle Yoga
Create balance in the body, breath and mind in this therapeutic class with registered yoga instructor, Ann Ford. Bring a mat and blanket.
 
Fee: Free

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Healing the Whole Person: Body, Mind and Spirit
Join health educator Carol Robl as she explores guidelines that can enhance the lives of those with cancer or other chronic illnesses.
 
Fee: Free

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Hot Flashes and Related Symptom Management
Natural medicine offers safe ways to manage hot flashes without the use of hormone therapy. With these simple, practical tips, you’ll sleep better and feel better all day. Diet, lifestyle, and nutritional supplementation will be covered by naturopathic physician, Kathleen Pratt. Co-sponsored by Northwest Natural Health.

Fee: Free

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Look Good, Feel Better
This American Cancer Society class focuses on skin care, cosmetics, hair care and hair loss and is designed for women undergoing cancer treatment.
 
For more information and to register, call 206-215-6557
 
Fee: Free

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Meditation for People with Cancer
Join physical therapist Carolyn McManus for a two-part class that focuses on mindfulness meditation.
 
Fee: Free

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GENERAL WELLNESS

 

Chair-Supported Yoga
Classes are offered at Swedish Edmonds on the 4th Floor, Mondays and Wednesdays 4-5:15 p.m. (excluding holidays).

This easy alternative to regular yoga utilizes a chair for help in transitioning to and from the floor, and for certain seated exercises.

Fee: $12/class, payable in class by check or cash only. First class is free.

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Can You Hear Me Now?
This interactive discussion will address frequently asked questions about hearing loss, hearing aids and strategies to communicate with hearing-impaired friends and family members. (Formerly titled “Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids.”) Free.

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Diet and Exercise Not Working? Mind Racing? Discover What to Do About It!
Why did that diet work for my friend and not me? Why does her exercise routine work better than mine? Why does is she calm and I’m stressed out? If you are asking yourself these or similar questions and wondering what you could do different, then you are ready to stop looking outside to find the answers by using your own uniqueness! Learn how to choose foods, exercises, and activities that WILL work for you and even what activities are most nourishing to your personality during this FREE class. Taught by Chopra Center Certified Instructor Tammy Steele.
This is a 1 hour free seminar at Swedish Issaquah, multiple sessions offered. 
For more information click here or call Tammy Steele at 425-681-8172. 

Fee: Free

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Essential Tremor Seminar
What’s Shaking?
If you know someone who shakes -- it could be Essential Tremor (ET).
Guest speakers Dr. Ryder Gwinn and Dr. Sindhu Srivatsal explain causes, diagnosis, research and treatment options for ET.

Registration required. Please visit www.essentialtremor.org/seminars

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Hearing Loss Intervention Options: Amplification to Implants
For some people with hearing loss hearing aids can effectively meet or exceed their needs, but for others more advanced technology is required to reconnect with their world.  Join our care team for this discussion to demystify the options available to address hearing loss, from traditional amplification to the latest in implant technology.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
If you have a chronic or stress-related medical condition, this program will help you maximize what you can do to heal yourself. Fee: $375/person.

For more information and to register, call Swedish Outpatient Rehabilitation at 206-386-2035 or click here.

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Pain and Beyond
This class teaches coping techniques for people with chronic pain. Free. For more information and to register, call 425-640-4140.

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Perfect Health Program
Doctors are increasingly citing stress as a major contributing factor to most illnesses today. Are you experiencing sleepless nights? Do you have digestion or weight problems? Emotional turbulence or physical aches & pains? If so, then The Chopra Center’s Perfect Health Program is the answer to for you! Discover how to identify these imbalances in your life and create a personal daily routine that nourishes you. Finally release emotions in a healthy way and eliminate physical stress so your mind and body begin to feel at ease and relaxed. Experience health, vitality and happiness.
Based on the bestselling book “Perfect Health”, by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Taught by Chopra Center Certified Instructor Tammy Steele.  
This is a 5-week course at Swedish Issaquah, $395-includes course materials, scholarships available. 

For more information click here or call Tammy Steele at 425-681-8172. 

Fee: $395

Register now  or Call Tammy Steele 425-681-8172

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Personal Health Record – Your Personal Health Toolbox
This class focuses on how you can use a personal health record to optimize and manage your health; track immunizations, allergies, and lab results, and empower you to be an engaged member of your health-care team.

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Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Classes are offered at Swedish Edmonds on the 4th Floor, Mondays and Wednesdays 4-5:15 p.m. (excluding holidays).

Yoga provides stress relief, exercise, stretching and strengthening, balance and peace of mind. For beginning and intermediate students.

Fee: $12/class, payable in class by check or cash only. First class is free.

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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS


Find more information about the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center Here

Beginners Gentle Yoga
Gentle yoga is a slow-paced, 6-week introductory class for people with MS and related neurological diseases who are new to yoga. Fee: Free for the first 6-week session! $12/person/class or $60/person/series ($10/class) for continuing students.

For more information and to register, call 206-320-2200.

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Chair Aerobics
Functional and fun aerobic exercises for people living with MS who prefer seated exercise. Led by MS specialist, Bobbie Severson, ARNP. 8-week series. Free.

For more information and to register, call 206-320-2200.

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Music Therapy
Practicum students from Seattle Pacific University bring music therapy to the MS Center to sing, share, play and meditate with music. Music therapy blends movement and music in activities to help increase flexibility and mobility, improve mood, decrease stress and have fun. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. 10-week series. Free.

For more information and to register, call 206-320-2200.

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NUTRITION

Various classes offered every quarter.

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ORTHOPEDIC CLASSES

Caring for Your Back: Surgical and Nonsurgical Options
Spinal stenosis, scoliosis, slipped disks and other common spine problems can affect your ability to move well. Learn about a variety of treatment options, including surgery and methods for nonsurgical relief. (Formerly titled "Spine Problems: Surgical and Nonsurgical Options.") Free.

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Joint Replacement: The Right Choice for You?
If you have arthritic joint pain and are considering joint replacement, you’ll want to attend this important class. An orthopedic surgeon will discuss hip- and knee-replacement surgery. Free.

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Preoperative Joint (Scheduled Surgery)

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Relief for Your Foot and Ankle Pain
An orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle care will discuss their anatomy, common injuries and disorders, as well as treatment options. Free.

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Relief for Your Hand and Wrist Pain
An orthopedic surgeon will discuss hand and wrist problems, including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, sprains and tendonitis, and surgical and nonsurgical options for relief.

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Relief for Your Shoulder Pain
This class will present an overview of shoulder anatomy, common injuries to the shoulder (including sports injuries), how to prevent injury and surgical/nonsurgical solutions to common injuries. Free.

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PARENTING

All About Puberty

This class provides a perfect opportunity to build a bridge with your 9- to 12-year-old to demystify the challenges of puberty. The focus of this fun, interactive class is to open and enhance communication between parents and preteens and explain the physical and emotional changes ahead. Taught in partnership with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest.

Fee: $35 per family (includes one child and up to two adults; $5 for each additional child).

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Childbirth, Parenting and Family Classes

When it comes to having a baby, you can count on Swedish for complete support. We offer a wide variety of classes and seminars to help you through your pregnancy and the first few months after your baby's birth. We recommend registering for classes that will finish 4-6 weeks before your due date.

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SAFETY

AARP Smart Driver Course
The all-new AARP Smart Driver Course is an eight-hour classroom refresher for motorists ages 50 and older.  A certificate is awarded upon completion of all eight hours, and drivers age 55 and over  may be eligible for insurance discounts. 

Fee:  $15 for AARP members (membership number required), $20 for non-members. 
Fee is payable in class by check payable to AARP.

To Register:


Edmonds: Call (877) 846-3299 or click here

Issaquah: 

July 26 -     Al Barnes             425-830-6545

Aug. 23 -     Bob LaGuardia  boblaguardia@comcast.net

Sept. 27  -   Bill Stokes           425-868-5467

Oct. 25 -      Jim Simmons     425-868-9673

Nov.  22-    Bill Stokes           425-868-5467

Seattle: 

Ballard - Call (206) 223-4780 or email jpschultz@att.net

Sept. 10 & 12 from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Cherry Hill - Call (206) 223-4780 or email jpschultz@att.net

July 15 & 17 from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 11 & 13 from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


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Concussions and Youth Sports
This class will provide concussion education and information about signs and symptoms, risk factors and prevention, baseline testing and when to seek medical attention.  All parents, coaches and volunteer coaches of youth athletes are encouraged to attend.

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Fall Prevention/Steady on Your Feet
Learn to maintain good balance and perform daily activities safely. Free.

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Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED
Learn how to save a life using proper first aid, automated external defibrillator (AED) and CPR techniques for adults, children and infants. Participant certifications are valid for two years.

Fee: $40-70/person.

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Safe Sitter®
This class covers basic lifesaving techniques, safety precautions and responsibilities of safe babysitting and is recommended for boys and girls ages 11-13. Fee: $40/person.

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HEART HEALTH

Exercise for a Healthy Heart
This is a medically supervised exercise and education program for individuals living with, or at risk of developing, heart disease. Free. For more information and to register, call 425-640-4330.

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WEIGHT LOSS

Click here for classes on healthy eating and dieting.

Click here for weight loss seminar listings.
For Swedish Edmonds weight loss seminars Register now.
 

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