Health Classes at Swedish

FEATURED CLASSES

Sip Away the Chill: Bone Broths and Soup Stocks to Make the Best Soup Ever!


Swedish/Issaquah
Wed., Nov. 28
6-7:30 p.m.


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Heartsaver First Aid, CPR & AED


Swedish/Issaquah
Sun., Oct. 14
9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


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Pelvic Pain Simplified


Swedish/First Hill
Mon., Nov. 5
6:30-7:30 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).

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 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

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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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

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

Online Registration - Please note, some classes require a phone call or email to register (see descriptions below). All classes are free unless otherwise noted. 

Active Women, Healthy Women

Women of all fitness levels are encouraged to join this certified instructor led class. Co-sponsored by Team Survivor Northwest.

To register, call (206) 732-8350. 

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

Art, Music, and Mindfulness

Join us for an evening of art, music & mindfulness where we explore a variety of topics, with a focus on relaxation and stress-reduction. No experience in art, music, or mindfulness are required; supplies and encouragement provided. Facilitated by Art Therapist, Bonnie Walchuk. Available September – December 2018. 

To register, click here or call 1-800-SWEDISH. 
For more info, call 206-215-6178
 
1st Tuesday/Month, 5:00-7:00pm
SCI Edmonds – Radiation Oncology 
 
2nd Tuesday/Month, 5:00-7:00pm
Swedish Issaquah – 1st Floor Flex Space
 
3rd Tuesday/Month, 5:00-7:00pm
SCI First Hill – A-Floor West, TESH A/B

#BloodFacts Webinar

The Swedish Cancer Institute and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have partnered to provide live webinars for hematology patients, caregivers and providers. Facilitated by Dr. Shamim Nejad. 

To register, send an email to Erin Paschall or call 206-957-4585
 
Wednesday, Sept. 26, Noon-12:30pm
Topic: Anxiety & Fear of Relapse 

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. For more info, call 206-386-6508
 
Thursdays, Sept. 20-Oct. 18, 5:30-7:30pm
SCI First Hill – Arnold Pavilion 

Gentle Yoga and Wellness Skills 

 This 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, call 206-991-2099 

Tuesdays, 2:30-3:45pm
Swedish Cherry Hill – MS Center 

Get Fit! Staying Active During and After Cancer Treatment

 Exercise class and fitness consults for patients who have finished their cancer  treatment. 

To register, send us an email.   
 
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am
Swedish Cherry Hill 

Gynecological Cancers Support Group

Drop-in's welcome. 
For more info, call 206-386-3228
 
Last Tuesday/Month, 10:30am-Noon
SCI First Hill – A-Floor West, TESH C

Head & Neck Cancer Support Group

Drop-in's welcome. 
For more info, call 206-386-3228
 
4th Wednesday/Month, 11:30am-1:00pm
SCI First Hill – A-Floor West, TESH C

Harmony Hill Cancer Wellness Program

Join us to explore and heal from the emotional distress of cancer. Open to anyone with a cancer diagnosis, companions, caregivers and those in survivorship. Topics;  Sept: Grief, Loss, and Disappointment; Oct: Closing Circle—Honoring and Celebrating our Journeys 

To register, click here or call 1-800-SWEDISH. 
For more info, call Patti at 206-215-6558

Thursday, Sept. 6, 6:00-8:30pm
Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:00-8:30pm
Swedish Ballard – Conference Room 3N
 
Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:00-8:30pm 
Thursday, Oct. 11, 6:00-8:30pm 
Swedish Edmonds – 3rd Floor 
 
Thursday, Sept. 20, 5:00-7:30pm
Thursday, Oct. 18, 5:00-7:30pm
Swedish Issaquah – 1st Floor Flex Space

Hawaiian Hula

Learn the basics of Hula dancing and story 
telling (standing or seated) while working your core, arms, and legs. No prior dance experience required. 

To register, click here or call 1-800-SWEDISH  
 
Thursdays, Noon-1:00pm
SCI Edmonds – Radiation Oncology 

Living With Cancer 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 A/B
 
2nd & 4th Tuesday/Month, 10:00-11:30am
Swedish Issaquah – 1st Floor Flex Space 

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. Registration is required. 

To register, call 1-800-277-2345. 

Monday, Sept. 17, 6:00-8:00pm
Monday, Nov. 19, 6:00-8:00pm
Swedish Edmonds – 3rd Floor 
 
Monday, Sept 17, 1:00-3:00pm 
Monday, Oct 15, 1:00-3:00pm
Monday, Nov 19, 1:00-3:00pm
SCI First Hill – A-Floor West, TESH A/B
 
Monday, Sept. 24, 1:00-3:00pm 
Monday, Nov. 26, 1:00-3:00pm
Swedish Issaquah – 1st Floor Flex Space

Mindfulness Meditation  

Weekly drop-in sessions open to all. 

Registration not required. 
 
Select Wednesdays, 12:30-1:00pm
Visit: http://fryemuseum.org/program/meditation
Frye Art Museum – Auditorium 

Modified Mat & Chair Pilates

Participate in gentle exercises that stretch, tone, and lengthen your muscles and improve your posture, flexibility, balance, and core strength. 

To register, 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.  No prior music experience or confidence required.  

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

Prostate Cancer Educational Group

Drop-in's welcome. 
For more info, call 425-957-7440 
 
3rd Thursday/Month, 8:30-9:30am
SCI First Hill – A-Floor West, TESH C 

Sound Generations Community Dining Program

Join us for a nutritious meal prepared by a Sound Generations chef. This monthly lunch & educational series focuses on cancer prevention. 

Please RSVP: call 206-386-3200 or send us an email 
 
Friday, Sept. 7, Noon-1:00pm
Ballard NW Senior Center
Topic: Common Cancer Myths and Misconceptions
 
Friday, Oct. 12, 11:30am-Noon
Kawabe Memorial House
Topic: Liver Cancer Awareness 
 
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 11:30am-12:30pm
South Park Senior Center
Topic: Lung Cancer Awareness 
 
Friday, Dec. 7, 11:30am-Noon
Renton Senior Activity Center 
Topic: Self-Care, Stress Reduction and Caregiver Resources

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 1-800-SWEDISH. 
For more info, call Patti at 206-215-6558
 
Saturday, Oct. 20, 9:30-11:30am
SCI First Hill – A-Floor West, TESH A/B

Saturday, Nov. 10, 9:30-11:30am
Online Webinar

Saturday, Jan. 19, 9:30-11:30am
Swedish Issaquah – Room TBD

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

Thyroid Cancer Support Group

This group is offered by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. 

Drop-in's welcome. 
For more info call 206-708-7198 
 
3rd Saturday/Month, 10:00-11:30am
Swedish Ballard – Conference Room B/C 
No meeting in October.

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 and Wednesdays 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 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

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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Pelvic Pain Simplified

Are you among the millions of men and women who suffer from pelvic pain, but don't know where to turn for help? Join our Pelvic Health Physical Therapist, Priyanka Vora, to learn about symptoms and treatment options, as we break the silence about pelvic pain.

Fee: Free

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Heart Health

Nutrition classes

10 weeks – $250*

Hosted by a registered dietitian, classes are designed to promote plant-based eating patterns focusing on the Mediterranean diet. Participants will learn to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, beans, nuts and seeds into their meals. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, sample new foods and take home delicious and nutritious recipe ideas.

The class meets for 10 weeks on Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon. 

For more information and to register, call 206-320-3300.

An introduction to mindfulness for stress reduction

10 weeks – $150* 

Mindfulness meditation and the application of mindfulness to daily life can help reduce stress. Hosted by Carolyn McManus, MPT, this 10-week series of classes covers mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga and a range of self-care strategies to manage stress, difficult emotions and physical symptoms.

The class meets for 10 weeks on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. 


 *Register for both nutrition and mindfulness classes for a discounted rate of $375.

For more information and to register, call 206-320-3300.

Get Moving exercise consultation

$200 
The purpose of the exercise consultation is to evaluate an individual’s cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and general strength with the intention of building an exercise prescription to address deficiencies found during the assessment and/or update an existing exercise program. This visit includes medically supervised exercise with EKG monitoring and blood pressure checks. Results will be written up and reviewed with the participant. 

For more information and to register, call 206-320-3300.

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

No Recipe? No Problem! Prep Your Pantry to Make Meals from Foods Found in your Own Kitchen

Learn how to use a basic recipe template and adapt it based on what you have available in your pantry and fridge. Plus, gain tips on essential ingredients to keep handy in your pantry, fridge or freezer for quick, stress-free cooking.

Fee: $15

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Sip Away the Chill: Bone Broths and Soup Stocks to Make the Best Soups Ever!

Learn to prepare bone broths and vegetable stocks from a variety of simple ingredients. Then learn to transform each stock into a hearty soup to nourish both body and spirit.

Fee: $15

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The Magic of Batch Cooking

Cook once to save time, money, and reduce food waste! Learn how to get healthy and delicious meals on the table faster with batch cooking.

Fee: $15

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The Wonderful World of Beans

Legumes are economical, nutritious and delicious! Learn tips on how to prepare them to enhance their digestion and discover how to incorporate beans into everything from appetizers to sweet treats and snacks!

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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