Health Classes at Swedish

FEATURED CLASSES

Fall Prevention / Steady on Your Feet


Swedish/Edmonds
Wed., Feb. 1
1:30-2:30 p.m.


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CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers


Swedish/Issaquah
Sat., Dec. 17
9 a.m.-Noon


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Growing Up: All About Puberty 


Swedish/First Hill
Sat., Dec. 10
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


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Swedish offers a variety of health education classes to help you manage your health conditions and to continue on your path to wellness. For more information please call the Health & Wellness Education Center at 1-800-SWEDISH 
(1-800-793-3474).  

Register now  and see all Health Education current class offerings

Your classroom location will be provided to you in a confirmation email. Please carefully check the directions to the campus and the classroom prior to each class.

Class Descriptions

Diabetes

Cancer

Exercise 

General Wellness

Heart Health

Multiple Sclerosis

Nutrition

Orthopedic Classes

Parenting Classes

Safety

Weight-Loss Education

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

Note: Classes without links do not require registration.

Diabetes

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: $40 (Includes One Support Person)

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Cooking Class: Beat Meat: Build a Plant Protein Repertoire That's More Sustainable for All!

Plant-centered protein-rich food sources offer a solid foundation for nutritious eating. Learn how to creatively prepare sustainable and economical recipes that support both healthy humans and a healthy planet.

Fee: $15

Register now

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Contemporary Cooking With Ancient Grains 

"Ancient grains" like freekeh, teff and farro are popping up all over grocery store shelves and restaurant menus these days. What’s all the hype about? This class will teach you modern methods to prepare these fascinating and nourishing staples to add texture, flavor and a touch of the exotic to meals!

Fee: $15

Register now

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Cooking Class: Cooking with Healthy Fats: Everything You Need to Know!

Discover tips on selecting the appropriate type of fat for your cooking and baking needs, and learn the benefits of including healthy fats on your plate.

Fee: $15

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Cooking Class: Daily Dose of Fiber!

Dietary fiber promotes healthy cholesterol levels, blood sugar control and digestion. Come learn about cooking with different fiber-rich foods and find out easy ways to increase the amount of fiber in your diet.

Fee: $15

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Cooking Class: Your Favorite Take-out Food Made Healthier

Learn how to make healthier versions of your favorite restaurant dish or go-to take out order. Discover ingredient substitutes, and alternatives to decrease fat, sugar and salt.

Fee: $15

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Cancer

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

Register now and see all Cancer Education current class offerings.

ABC – After Breast Cancer: What’s Next? 

Explore life after breast cancer treatment and share plans for survivorship in a safe and supportive environment. In this six-week series you will have the opportunity to make peace with the impacts of cancer treatment, reduce the stress cancer places on relationships, overcome the fear of recurrence, and renew hope while increasing resilience. To sign-up, please click the “Register Now” link above.

Fee: Free 

Active Women, Healthy Women

Women of all fitness levels are encouraged to join this certified instructor led class. From cancer patients to survivors, there is an exercise activity appropriate for you. Co-sponsored by Team Survivor Northwest, this class focuses on stretching, strength training and cardio-workouts. This class is offered in Edmonds and Issaquah on a weekly basis. For more information or to register, please call (206) 732-8350. 

Fee: Free 

Cancer and Finances 101

When you or a loved one receives a cancer diagnosis, money is likely the last thing that you want to think about. And yet you may find yourself worrying about how you are going to pay for treatment. Taking control of these financial concerns right from the start can help to alleviate some of that stress. This class will help you understand the direct and indirect costs of treatment, and introduce you to community resources and governmental programs that are available to assist with healthcare costs. To sign-up, please click the “Register Now” link above. 

Fee: Free

Don’t Keep Putting It Off 

An SCI oncology social worker will explain the elements of end-of-life planning, including medical power-of-attorney, living wills, and hospice. Relevant handouts provided. To sign-up, please click the “Register Now” link above. Fee: Free Gentle Yoga Create balance in the body, breath and mind in this therapeutic class with a registered yoga instructor. This class is offered on a weekly basis in Ballard. No experience necessary. Please bring a mat and blanket. To sign-up, please click the “Register Now” link above.

Fee: Free 

Gentle Yoga

Create balance in the body, breath and mind in this therapeutic class with a registered yoga instructor. This class is offered on a weekly basis in Ballard. No experience necessary. Please bring a mat and blanket. To sign-up, please click the “Register Now” link above.

Fee: Free

Gentle Yoga and Wellness Skills 

Mind-body educator, Sharon, teaches students to develop good breathing patterns, integrated with balanced, healthy posture and a peaceful state of mind. This gentle introductory class is appropriate for all mobility levels and those who are new to yoga. Transitioning to the floor is optional; wheelchairs are welcome. This class is offered weekly at the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center. No registration required. For more information or to RSVP, call 1-206-320-2200.

Fee: Free 

Hawaiian Hula 

E komo mai - Welcome! Join hula instructor, JoanMarie Ke'alaileiha'aha'a Hughes to learn the basics of Hula dancing and storytelling (standing or seated) while working your core, arms, and legs at the same time. No prior dance experience required. This class is offered on a weekly basis in Edmonds. To sign-up, please click the “Register Now” link above.

Fee: Free 

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 1-800-277-2345. 

Fee: Free

Mindfulness Meditation at the Frye Art Museum 

These weekly drop-in sessions, held Wednesdays from 12:30-1:00 pm, are open to all who are interested in learning how to live with more present moment awareness. This is an opportunity for those who are brand new to meditation, as well as for those who have previous experience.

Fee: Free 

PCC: Walk, Talk, and Taste Tour

Learn basic nutrition principles and sample delicious foods that may help prevent cancer. A PCC Nutrition Educator will share tips to incorporate more cancer-preventing-foods into your daily diet, and answer your food and nutrition questions in this fun, informal class. You will leave with new recipe ideas, tips for eating well on a budget, and a PCC coupon to help you put what you learn into practice. To register, call 1-206-545-7112 or visit www.pcccooks.com 

Fee: Free 

Pilates

Pilates is a system of gentle exercises that stretch, tone, and lengthen the muscles. This class is designed to improve posture, flexibility, balance, and core strength and is appropriate for all mobility levels and those who are new to Pilates. Transitioning to the floor is optional; wheelchairs are welcome. This class is offered weekly at the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center. No registration required. For more information or to RSVP, call 1-206-320-2200. 

Fee: Free 

Savvy Solutions for Side Effects 

Join us to discuss how to manage and minimize treatment side effects such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, chemo brain, neuropathy, and lymphedema through the use of strategies, equipment, and gadgets to maintain an optimal life style during cancer treatment. To sign-up, please click the “Register Now” link above. 

Fee: Free 

Staying Active after Treatment 

Toshiko Aramaki, fitness coach for Team Survivor Northwest and LIVESTRONG, and a cancer survivor herself, will be leading exercise classes and fitness consults for patients who have finished their cancer treatment. Classes will take place on Saturdays in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Gym at 550 17th Ave., James Tower, Center for Health and Fitness. For start date and more information, please call Meridithe Mendelsohn, Program Manager for Cancer Survivorship, at (206) 215-1743.

Fee: Free 


Exercise

Chair-Supported Yoga

Classes are offered at Swedish Edmonds on the 4th Floor, Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm. (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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Lifestyle Management

This is a medically supervised exercise and education program for individuals living with, or at risk of developing, heart disease. Individuals with heart disease, diabetes/prediabetes and high blood pressure or cholesterol will benefit from the program, which focuses on controlling risk factors and making positive lifestyle changes.

Fee: $90 for 16 Sessions

For more information to register, call 425-640-4330.

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Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

Classes are offered at Swedish Edmonds on the 4th Floor, Mondays and Wednesdays 4-5:15p.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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General Wellness

Advance Care Planning Workshop

Do you know what healthcare treatments you would and would not want if you could not speak for yourself? Join us for a free advance care planning workshop that will guide participants through understanding and completion of their advance care planning documents. All participants will leave the workshop with completed documents and the ability scan their forms into Swedish medical records at the end of the workshop.

Fee: Free

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Compassion Cultivation Training

This eight-week course helps you develop compassion, empathy and kindness for yourself and others. Learn to reduce stress, increase well-being and enhance your relationships through compassion education, discussion and listening/communication exercises.  

Fee: $325/person

For more information,  or to register, email Diane Hetrick, instructor, at Diane.Hetrick@Swedish.org.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - 8 Week Series

Mindfulness based stress reduction offers you instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga and a range of strategies to manage stress and physical symptoms.  This eight week class is designed to complement your medical care or help you manage the day to day stresses of life.  

Fee: $375/person (optional day retreat included).

For more information or to register, please  call 206-386-2035 or email Carolyn.McManus@swedish.org 

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Pain and Beyond

This class teaches coping techniques for people with pain-limiting conditions. Topics include an overview of the anatomy and physiology of pain, stress management, pacing, goal setting and logging, home therapies, nutrition and supplements, and hope, happiness and healing. Guided imagery, relaxation and gentle exercise are also covered.

Fee: $10/ per class

For more information or to register, please call 425-640-4140.

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Heart Health

Lifestyle Management 

This is a medically supervised exercise and education program for individuals living with, or at risk of developing, heart disease. Individuals with heart disease, diabetes/prediabetes and high blood pressure or cholesterol will benefit from the program, which focuses on controlling risk factors and making positive lifestyle changes.  

Fee: $90 for 16 Sessions

For more information and to register, call 425-640-4330.

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Multiple Sclerosis

Additional information about the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center

Wellness resources and educational programs offered at the Swedish MS Center


Nutrition

Beat Meat: Build a Plant Protein Repertoire That's More Sustainable for All! 

Plant-centered protein-rich food sources offer a solid foundation for nutritious eating. Learn how to creatively prepare sustainable and economical recipes that support both healthy humans and a healthy planet.

Fee: $15

Register now

Back to top


Cooking Class: Contemporary Cooking With Ancient Grains

"Ancient-grains" like freekeh, teff and farro are popping up all over grocery store shelves and restaurant menus these days. What’s all the hype about? This class will teach you modern methods to prepare these fascinating and nourishing staples to add texture, flavor and a touch of the exotic to meals!

Fee: $15

Register now

Back to top


Cooking Class: Cooking with Healthy Fats: Everything You Need to Know!

Discover tips on selecting the appropriate type of fat for your cooking and baking needs, and learn the benefits of including healthy fats on your plate.

Fee: $15

Register now

Back to top


Cooking Class: Daily Dose of Fiber! 

Dietary fiber promotes healthy cholesterol levels, blood sugar control and digestion. Come learn about cooking with different fiber-rich foods and find out easy ways to increase the amount of fiber in your diet.

Fee: $15

Register now

Back to top


Cooking Class: Your Favorite Take-out Food Made Healthier

Learn how to make healthier versions of your favorite restaurant dish or go-to take out order. Discover ingredient substitutes, and alternatives to decrease fat, sugar and salt.

Fee: $15

Register now

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The TQI Diet: To Quiet Inflammation

The TQI Diet focuses on our personal relationships with food and the important role it plays in health and weight loss issues. One of the key feature to this diet is the lack of calorie restrictions and portion control.

In this five-class series:

  • Learn how to use food to quiet inflammation and and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Discover  additional benefits of  this diet plan including: weight loss, pain relief, lowered cholesterol  and  improved sleep.

Fee: $180 for the five-class series

For more information and to register, please visit www.toquietinflammation.com.

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Orthopedic Classes

Caring for Your Back: Surgical and Nonsurgical Options

Spinal stenosis, scoliosis, slipped discs and other common spine problems can affect your ability to move well. Learn the hows and whys of back pain, as well as options for surgical and nonsurgical relief.

Seminar Dates:
November 17, 2016 | 6-8pm

Fee: Free

Registration required

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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.

Seminar Dates:
November 17, 2016 | 6-8 p.m.
November 30, 2016 | 6-8 p.m.
December 8, 2016 | 6-8 p.m.

Fee: Free

Registration required

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Preoperative Joint Seminar (scheduled surgery)

This one-hour seminar will inform you about what to expect before surgery, during your hospital stay and for the first several weeks after surgery. This class will include recommendations on how to prepare your home for a comfortable recovery. This class is strongly recommended for patients scheduled to have a joint replacement surgery at Swedish Edmonds, Swedish Issaquah or the Swedish Orthopedic Institute (Downtown Seattle). 

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Fee: Free

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Parenting

Growing Up: 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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Safety

CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers

This course is designed to provide healthcare providers working in and out of a wide variety of hospital settings the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.  Participant certifications are valid for two years.

**This class provides both INITIAL and RENEWAL BLS Certification requirements for Health Care Providers.**

Fee: $60

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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.

*This class does not provide Healthcare  Provider BLS Certification for doctors, nurses, CNAs, or other Licensed Healthcare Providers.

Fee: $70/person.

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Fall Prevention/Steady on Your Feet

This class includes recommendations for maintaining good balance and performing daily activities safely, home and community safety tips, and community resources for staying fit.

Fee: Free

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Weight-Loss Education

Nonsurgical Weight Loss Seminars

Swedish Weight-Loss Services offers treatment of obesity without surgery. Attend this free class to learn about the nutrition fundamentals of non-surgical weight loss, and to learn about our treatment options. This seminar will examine the risks of medically significant obesity, and the non-surgical treatment options available to you. To learn more, click here or call 206-215-2090.

Fee: Free

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Surgical Weight Loss Seminars

Whether you feel ready to start a weight loss program now or are unsure about what path to take, you can learn a lot - and get answers to your questions at our free informational seminar. This free seminar will examine the risks of medically significant obesity, how a partnership with our bariatric health experts can help, and the surgical treatment options available to you. You will also have the opportunity to have your questions and concerns answered by one of our Bariatric Surgeons. To learn more, click here or call 206-215-2090.

Fee: Free

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The TQI Diet: To Quiet Inflammation

The TQI Diet focuses on our personal relationships with food and the important role that plays in health and weight loss issues. One of this diets key features is the lack of calorie restrictions and portion control.

In this 5 class series you will:  

  • Learn how to use food to quiet inflammation and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Discover additional benefits of the TQI Diet including: weight loss, pain relief, lower lowered cholesterol and improved sleep.

Fee: $180 for the 5-class series

For more information and to register, please visit www.toquietinflammation.com

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