Health Classes at Swedish

FEATURED CLASSES

Steady on Your Feet/Fall Prevention


Swedish/Edmonds
Tue., May 7
1:30-2:30 p.m.


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CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers


Swedish/First Hill
Sat., May 18
9 a.m.-Noon


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Heartsaver Fist Aid, CPR & AED


Swedish/Issaquah
Sun., May 12
9 a.m. - 2:30 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 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 Health

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

Taught by a nutrition educator, this class focuses on lifestyle management and risk factor modification. This class will help you understand your risk factors and learn how to lower your risk of developing diabetes later in life. Participants are welcome to bring a support person for no additional charge. 

Fee: $20 (Includes One Support Person)

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Diabetes Prevention Program

This 12-month program consists of weekly classes during the first 4 months, then meetings once or twice per month for the remainder of the year.

  • Led by Swedish Edmonds Diabetes Educators
  • All classes are Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. starting July 11 at Verdant Wellness Center
  • Need to attend one free info session prior to class
  • Intended for people who are committed to making lifestyle changes and documenting their activity

Are you Eligible?

  • 18 years of age or older
  • People at risk of developing diabetes or diagnosed with pre-diabetes (not already diagnosed with type 1 or 2 diabetes)
  • People who are overweight with a Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥ 25 (or ≥ 23 if Asian)

For more information or to register for one of the free info sessions, please call 425-640-4395.

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Cancer

Free classes and programs for cancer patients, caregivers, and the community. Topics include cancer prevention, coping, creative expression, staying active, and support groups. For any questions, please contact the Cancer Education Center at 206-386-3200 or send an email.

Active Women, Healthy Women

The Swedish Cancer Institute, in partnership with Team Survivor Northwest, invites you to join us for Active Women Healthy Women, a free fitness class specially designed to provide support and guidance for cancer survivors. The class will include: 
  • A total body workout, utilizing exercise balls and body weight resistance 
  • A focus on flexibility, strength training and core building 
  • A range of exercises that you can practice at home, on the road or even at the office 

To register, call 206-732-8350 or send an email.  

Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm
Swedish Edmonds – Auditorium A/B 
 
Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm
Swedish Issaquah – 1st Floor Flex Space 

After Breast Cancer, What’s Next?

Invigorate your life and learn practical skills. This class series is for women who have completed breast cancer treatment. Make peace with impacts of cancer treatment, reduce stress cancer places on relationships, overcome fear of recurrence, and renew hope and increase resilience. Gently explore life after cancer treatment and share plans for survivorship. 

To register, send an email or call 206-386-2895.

Thursday, January 10, 17, 24, 31, 6-8pm
Swedish Issaquah – Leadership Room

Thursday, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8pm 
Swedish Edmonds – Auditorium B

Art and Wellness

Experience the healing benefits of making art in a supportive and non-judgmental setting. These drop-in groups are open to all oncology patients, family members and caregivers. No art experience or skill is necessary to join. All material provided. Drop-in's welcome.

For more info, call 206-215-6178.
 
Fridays, 10:00-11:30am
SCI Edmonds – Medical Oncology Lobby
 
Tuesdays, 10:00am-Noon
SCI First Hill – 5th Floor Healing Forum
 
2nd & 4th Tuesday/Month, 2:00-4:00pm
SCI Issaquah – Cancer Education Center

#BloodFacts Webinar

The Swedish Cancer Institute and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have partnered to provide live webinars for hematology patients, caregivers and providers. Upcoming webinar topic is on naturopathic medicine & side effect management, facilitated by Dr. Morgan Schuster. 

To register, send an email to Erin Paschall or call 206-957-4585
 
Tuesday, January 29, Noon-12:30pm
Online Webinar

Cancer Prevention & Risk Reduction Webinar—HPV Related Head & Neck Cancer

Facilitated by SCI’s Head and Neck surgeon, J. Blake Golden, M.D., FACS. This webinar presentation includes information on how the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can lead to head and neck cancer, and how to prevent and reduce risk of HPV related head and neck cancers. 

To register, send an email or call 206-386-2895.

Thursday, April 11, Noon-12:30pm
Online Webinar

Cancer Survivorship Celebration May 18, 2019

See the flyer (PDF)

Caregiver Support Group

Drop-in's welcome. 
For more info, call 206-386-3228
 
1st & 3rd Wednesday/Month, 1:00-2:30pm
SCI Edmonds – Radiation Oncology
 
Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm
SCI First Hill – A-Floor West, TESH C

CLIMB Program

Emotional support for children with a parent or primary caregiver with cancer. A parent/caregiver group occurs at the same time. 

Registration required. Call 425-313-4224.
 
Thursdays, February 21–March 21, 5:30-7:30pm
Thursdays, September 26–October 24, 5:30-7:30pm
SCI First Hill – Arnold Pavilion 

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.

To register, send an email or call 206-991-2099.
 
Tuesdays, 2:30-3:45pm
Swedish Cherry Hill – MS Center 

Get Fit! Staying Active During and After Cancer Treatment

Join Toshiko Aramaki, fitness coach for Team Survivor Northwest and LIVESTRONG, and a cancer survivor herself, as she leads exercise classes and fitness consults for women who have finished their cancer treatment.

To register or learn more, send an email to Toshiko. 
 
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am
Swedish Cherry Hill 

Greater Seattle Ostomy Association Group 

Support and education for individuals with an ostomy, or those facing surgery. 

For more info, call 206-784-1410.

2nd Wednesday/Month, 7-8:30pm 
Swedish Cherry Hill – Casey Conference Room

Hawaiian Hula

E komo mai - Welcome! Join Kumu Hula (instructor) JoanMarie Ke’alaileiha’aha’a Leikukuiokalani 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. 

To register, send an email or call 206-386-2895.
 
Thursdays, Noon-1:00pm
SCI Edmonds – Radiation Oncology 

Knit for Life

Use knitting as a healing experience to enhance the lives of cancer patients and survivors, their family and caregivers during treatment. For beginners and experienced knitters. All materials provided. 

Registration not required. For more info, call 206-386-3200.
 
Tuesdays, 10:00am-Noon
SCI Edmonds – Medical Oncology

Wednesdays, 10:00am-Noon
SCI First Hill – 5th Floor Healing Forum
 
Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm
SCI First Hill – 1st Floor Lobby
 
Mondays, 1:00-3:00pm
Swedish Issaquah – Main Lobby

Mindfulness Meditation 

Weekly drop-in sessions open to all. 
 
Select Wednesdays, 12:30-1:00pm
Visit: http://fryemuseum.org/program/meditation 
Frye Art Museum – Auditorium

Mat & Chair 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.

To register, email Erin.Carper@swedish.org or call 206-991-2099.
 
Mondays & Fridays, Mat: 10:00-11:00am; Chair: 11:00am-Noon
Swedish Cherry Hill – MS Center 

Music and Wellness

Experience the healing benefits of music through activities such as listening to music, instrument playing, songwriting, and singing. This group is open to all patients, family members, and caregivers.  Drop-in's welcome. No prior music experience or confidence required.  

For more info, call 206-386-6711.
 
Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm
SCI First Hill – 5th Floor Healing Forum 

Prostate Cancer Educational Group

For more info, call Leo Ward at 425-957-7440.
 
3rd Thursday/Month, 8:30-9:30am
SCI First Hill – A-Floor West, TESH C 

Thoughts about Recurrence

One of the biggest obstacles in transitioning from cancer patient to survivor is overwhelming fear, anxiety and uncertainty about the future. This class will offer a holistic perspective on healing that includes body, mind and spirit.  We offer methods and tools to help reduce fear and anxiety for better well-being over a lifetime.

To register, click here or call 206-386-2895.
For more info, call Patti at 206-215-6558
 
Saturday, Jan. 19, 9:30-11:30am
Swedish Issaquah – Leadership Room

Saturday, Feb. 9, 9:30-11:30am
Online Webinar

Ukulele Club

Experience the therapeutic benefits of playing an instrument. This drop-in group is designed for all levels and open to patients, family members, and caregivers. No prior ukulele experience required. Drop-in's welcome. 

For more info, call 206-386-6711
 
Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00pm
SCI First Hill – 5th Floor Healing Forum 


Exercise

Gentle Yoga

Classes are offered at Swedish Edmonds on the 4th Floor, Mondays, 5:15-6:30 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 exercises. New patients please come to class 5 minutes early for first session.

Fee: $15/class or $130 for a 10 class card, payable in class by check or cash only.

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

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Lifestyle Management

Classes are offered at Swedish Edmonds.

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. Hours are flexible.

Fee: $90 for 16 Sessions

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

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Therapeutic Flow Yoga

Classes are offered at Swedish Edmonds on the 4th Floor, Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:45-5 p.m. (excluding holidays).

Yoga provides stress relief, exercise, stretching and strengthening, balance and peace of mind. For beginning and intermediate students. New patients please come to class 5 minutes early for first session.

Fee: $15/class or $130 for a 10 class card, payable in class by check or cash only. 

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

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General Health

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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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

Classes are offered at Swedish Edmonds by appointment only, Fridays 3-4 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.

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

Struggling with a tobacco habit? 

Help is available!

Click here to download a tobacco cessation booklet, or give us a call to request a copy 

Click here for a list of community resources available to support you 

To schedule a tobacco cessation medical consultation, please contact your primary care provider, or call 206-320-3300. 

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

Enhancing Flavor Without Salt

Discover and explore the many alternatives and substitutes for salt in cooking! Learn how to use, combine and incorporate herbs and other ingredients into dishes to enhance flavor.

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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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 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.)

* Each additional child may be registered and paid separately for $5 by calling 1-800-SWEDISH (893-3474). 

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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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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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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: $85/person.

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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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