Health Classes at Swedish

FEATURED CLASSES

Steady on Your Feet/Fall Prevention


Swedish/Issaquah
Fri. Sept. 22
9-11 a.m.


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Prediabetes


Swedish/Issaquah
Wed. Oct. 4
10 a.m.-Noon

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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 1-800-SWEDISH (1-800-793-3474).

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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: Mood Boosting Foods: Eat Your Way to a Happier Healthier You.

Learn about foods that can help reduce stress and ease anxiety to benefit your health as well as elevate your mood.

Fee: $15

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Cooking Class: Phytonutrients: What are they and where are they found in food?

Learn what phytonutrients are, discover what foods contain these beneficial nutrients and experience them in a whole foods rainbow.

Fee: $15

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Cancer

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

Online Registration - Please note, some classes require a phone call to register (see descriptions below) 

#Bloodfacts

The Swedish Cancer Institute and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have partnered to provide live webinars for hematology patients and caregivers. Fall topics include side effect management and stem cell transplants. To sign-up, please visit http://www.lls.org//washingtonalaska

Fee: Free 


ABC – After Breast Cancer: What’s Next? 

This event will provide a safe and supportive space for women who have completed breast cancer treatment to: make peace with the impacts of cancer treatment, reduce stress, overcome the fear of recurrence, and renew hope! 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 important elements of end-of-life planning, including medical power-of-attorney, living wills, and hospice. Relevant handouts provided. To sign-up, please visit kcls.bibliocommons.com.

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 at the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center on a weekly basis. For more information or to RSVP, please call 206-991-2099.

Fee: Free 

Get Fit! Staying Active During and After Cancer Treatment

Toshiko Aramaki, fitness coach for Team Survivor Northwest and LIVESTRONG, and a cancer survivor herself, will be leading Saturday exercise classes and fitness consults for patients who have finished their cancer treatment. For more information or to register, please call Meridithe Mendelsohn at 206-215-1743.

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

Healing Circles

Join us for an ongoing workshop series to explore and engage in healing from the emotional distress of cancer. This program is open to anyone with a cancer diagnosis, companions, caregivers and those in survivorship. Healing Circles is offered in Ballard on a monthly basis. For more information or to register, please call Meridithe Mendelsohn at 206- 215-1743.

Fee: Free

Healthy Habits! Lifestyle Tips to Help Lower Your Cancer Risk

Dr. Tracey Thomas will share evidence based nutrition and integrative therapies that can help lower your risk before, during, and after cancer treatment. Come learn the facts, the foods to eat, and safe supplements to help improve your quality of life. To sign-up, please click the “Register Now” link above. Drop-ins are welcome at library locations.


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

SCI’s Toolbox for Quitting Tobacco 

A certified tobacco specialist will explain how nicotine affects the body, how the brain develops dependence, and why it can be so challenging to quit cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. This class will also help participants identify the signs and symptoms of nicotine withdrawal and how to avoid them, and lastly, will provide real life strategies to successfully quit tobacco long-term. To sign-up, please click the “Register Now” link above.

Fee: Free


Survivorship Classes and Events

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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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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

Cooking Class: Mood Boosting Foods: Eat Your Way to a Happier Healthier You.

Learn about foods that can help reduce stress and ease anxiety to benefit your health as well as elevate your mood.

Fee: $15

Register now

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Cooking Class: Phytonutrients: What are they and where are they found in food?

Learn what phytonutrients are, discover what foods contain these beneficial nutrients and experience them in a whole foods rainbow.

Fee: $15

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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.

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.

Fee: Free

Registration required

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Foot / Ankle

If you are having Foot or Ankle problem(s), you’ll want to attend this important class. Dr. Mark Reed will discuss the top 5 foot and ankle conditions, including Ankle Replacement and how to treat with non-surgical and surgical options.

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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