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Health & Wellness

Cancer Support Groups

Due to COVID-19, all of our Health and Wellness classes listed below are on hold. The only class currently available is our Yoga with Chinu Mehdi - Open to All!

Gentle, relaxed and mindful, this 90-minute yoga session led by instructor Chinu Mehdi will help you reach your goals of healthier living.

When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, starts at 10am.

Where: ZOOM

Meeting ID: 927 6529 3488

Meeting Password: 2g7fV9 (The password is case sensitive)

*For more information on this group, individual groups or how to access ZOOM, please call 209-461-5069 or email [email protected].


We offer an assortment of health & wellness classes and special events to suit your health fancy.

Mental Health First Aid

St. Joseph’s Medical Center provides Mental Health First Aid courses to the community and does not charge for the instruction. There is a nominal cost per person for materials that are provided by the National Council for Behavioral Health. Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

There are two class options available:

  • Mental Health First Aid is for adults working with other adults such as employers, police officers, hospital staff, first responders, faith leaders, active community members, and caring individuals. For more information click here.

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid is a class for adults working with youth such as teachers, school staff, coaches, camp counselors, youth group leaders, parents, and other caring adults working with youth. For more information click here.

The minimum size for this class is 5 participants up to 10 participants and are conducted either via Zoom or a blended version which contains online self-paced learning followed by an in-person 5 hour course. If you or your organization are interested in getting more information or are ready to schedule a class, please register by e-mailing [email protected] or call (209) 461-5142.  

YOLO Group (Youth Overcoming Life’s Obstacles)

Calling all 14–17 year olds to join the YOLO Group!

There is one life to live, and St. Joseph’s Medical Center wants to see youth live their best lives! The world is full of challenges and situations that are often difficult to overcome, so that’s why we’ve developed a new teen program. In just eight sessions, the YOLO Group will provide youth with tips, tools and skills to help them cope with life’s daily stressors.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify unhealthy coping methods
  • Replace unhealthy habits with more effective techniques
  • Create goals to help make the most out of life
  • Develop skills to reduce anxiety and depression
  • Know when and who to reach out to when more support is needed

For more information about this program, call Monica Gamboa at (209) 461-5142 or via e-mail at [email protected]

Yoga for All

Date/Time: Sundays | 9-10:30 a.m.
Location: St. Joseph's Medical Center, Cleveland Classroom
Cost: This class is free.
Instructor: Chinu Medhi
To Register: Call 209.939.4526 or email [email protected].

Weekly Meditation Series

Date/Time: Classes to resume soon! Email [email protected] for the latest details. 
Location: St. Joseph's Medical Center, Cleveland Classroom
Instructors: Scott Neeley, MD, Richard Goldman, MD, Hymavathi Kunamneni, PhD, Linda Potter
Cost: This class is free.
To Register: No registration required

Community Tai Chi

Date/Time: Classes will resume in Spring.
Location: St. Joseph's Medical Center, Cleveland Classroom
Cost: This free class is open to all.
Instructor: Brenda Norris, Certified in Tai Chi for Arthritis & Diabetes
To Register: Call (209) 368-1701 or email [email protected] to register.

Cancer or Diabetes Exercise Program

Date/Time: 10 - Week Series
Location: St. Joseph's Medical Center, Lower Level
Cost: This class is free.
To Register: To register for this free, medically supervised exercise program for cancer and diabetes patients, call St. Joseph's Physical Therapy Department at (209) 467-6365.

Special Events 

  • Caring for Me - Annual Women's Health & Lifestyle Event
  • A Treat-Meant for You - Annual Day of Pampering for Cancer Patients
  • Gathering of Friends - Annual Summer Picnic
  • Wellness in the Woods - Annual Retreat for Cancer Patients and their families

Learn More and Register to Attend

For more information on any of these health and wellness classes and events, please give us a call at (209) 939-4526 during regular business hours.