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St. John’s Presents Free Healthier Living Program for Those Living with a Chronic Health Condition


Join our health educators during this six-week course to learn how to improve your well-being


OXNARD, CA, July 3, 2018 – St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a Dignity Health hospital is pleased to announce Healthier Living, a self-management program that will feature tips from our dieticians and physicians, on education and resources for anyone living with heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or other illnesses. Family members and caregivers are also encouraged to attend.

This free, six-week program is designed to provide those affected by these illnesses, with tools to improve their health one step at a time. The program begins on Thursday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the South Oxnard Senior Center (200 E. Bard Rd. in Oxnard). During this first meeting, participants will receive in-depth detail about the program sessions and corresponding dates.

“We are fortunate enough to have valuable resources that we can share with our class participants, as they discover a well-being path,” said Suzanne Soppe, RSM, Health Educator at St. John’s Regional Medical Center. “Our goal with this program is to help anyone with a chronic health condition to have a more productive, healthier lifestyle.”

Enrollment in Healthier Living will cover the following:

  • Dealing with issues (frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation)
  • Exercising for strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Medication and treatments
  • Effective communication with loved ones and health professionals
  • Meal planning
  • Evaluating new treatments
Space is limited, guests are suggested to reserve their spot by calling (805) 988-2865. Class registration ends July 9, 2018 - enrollment is required to attend the class. 

If any member of the media, would like to attend this event for a feature or to take photos, please contact Arrate Zavala in the Marketing Communications Department at (805) 988-2751.

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About Dignity Health - St. John’s Regional Medical Center
St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard is a recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and rated among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care by Healthgrades. St. John’s Regional is a member of Dignity Health Central Coast, an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety and service. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.

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