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Classes and Support Groups

Northridge Hospital’s classes and support groups feature experts who educate the community on how to maintain optimal health and prevent injuries and illnesses. Topics include cancer, heart, diabetes, women’s health, children’s health, prenatal care and nutrition.

All classes and support groups are free. Registration is required by calling the number provided.  All classes take place at Northridge Hospital Medical Center (18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge, CA 91328) unless noted. 

Diabetes Wellness Rx Program

The Diabetes Wellness Rx is designed for individuals with Type 2 diabetes. The program consists of a 10-week series of education workshops and covers topics such as: diabetes management techniques, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional issues including depression, anger, fear and frustration. Additional topics include: appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, and working more effectively with health care professionals. Each workshop meets 2 hours per week.  Supplemental activities include: support group, fitness instruction, health experts in diabetes and a Diabetes Market Tour.     

To sign up for our upcoming session or for more information on upcoming classes, please call Andrea Garcia at 818.718.5903 or [email protected].

Activate Your Heart

Activate Your Heart is a program whose goal is to increase cardiovascular health awareness.  This exciting and engaging free eight (8)-week workshop can help participants reduce the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Classes use the American Heart Association "Empowered to Serve" curriculum, cooking demonstrations, stress management techniques, a grocery store tour, group exercise and health screenings.     

For more information on upcoming classes, please call Andrea Garcia at 818.718.5903 or [email protected].

Orthopedic Wellness Joint Replacement Class

Attend this free pre-operative education class to learn more about knee and hip replacement surgery and get your questions answered.

Every Monday from 2 – 4 p.m. in classroom 6.
Refreshments and parking validation will be provided.

To register for the class, please call the orthopedic nurse practitioner at 818.885.8500, ext. 2498. 

Safe Dates

A free program for teens on how to create healthy relationships. 

Program will:

  • Raise students' awareness of what constitutes healthy and abusive dating relationships
  • Equip students with the skills and resources to help themselves or friends in abusive dating relationships
  • Emphasize positive communication, anger management, and conflict resolution
  • Provide the chance to win weekly raffles valued at $15 and higher
  • Allow kids to partake in fun activities such as a student play, poster board contest and much more!  

For more information on upcoming classes, please contact Priscilla Lomeli at [email protected] or call 818.718.5903.