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Classes & Events

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

All classes are FREE. Registration is required by calling the number provided.

Free Class: Diabetes Wellness Rx

The Diabetes Wellness Rx funded by Medtronic is designed for individuals with Type 1 or 2 diabetes. The program consists of a 12 -week diabetes education workshop 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 healthcare professionals.

Each workshop meets two hours per week.  Supplemental activities include: support group, fitness instruction, health experts in diabetes and a Diabetes Market Tour. Participants that complete the program will receive a free six-week membership for the Mid-Valley YMCA. 

Mission City Community Network
8771 Van Nuys Blvd, Panorama City, CA 91402
Tuesdays, September 12 – November 28, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Northridge Hospital Medical Center , Classroom 4
18300 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA 91328        
Saturdays, September 16 – December 2, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

To register, please contact Barbara Gonzalez at or call 818.718.5903.

Diabetes Wellness Rx: Food Demonstrations

Come and taste easy healthy recipes for people affected by Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes! Valley Care Community Consortium in partnership with Dignity Health and Mid-Valley YMCA is providing free cooking demos held at Mid-Valley YMCA. Participants who attend the cooking demos will learn the benefits of eating healthier and will be empowered to add more fruits and vegetables to their diets. Each session will focus on a different recipe. 

Mid Valley Family YMCA, Kitchen area
6901 Lennox Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91405
Saturdays, Sept 23, Oct 28, Nov 18, and Dec 16, 10 – 11 a.m. 

To register, please contact or call 818.904.5566.

Free Class: Activate Your Heart

Activate Your Heart is a partnership with and led by Mid-Valley YMCA, funded by Astra Zeneca with a goal to increase cardiovascular health awareness. This exciting and engaging free 10-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, and includes cooking demonstrations, stress management techniques, grocery store tour, group exercise and health screenings. Participants that complete the program will receive a free three-month membership for the Mid-Valley YMCA. Childcare is provided at each session. 

East Valley YMCA
5142 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Tuesdays, August 15 – October 17, 4 – 6 p.m.

10641 San Fernando Rd, Pacoima, CA 91331
Thursdays, September 7 – November 9, 9 – 11 a.m.

Rosa Parks Learning Center
8855 Noble Ave., North Hills, CA 91343
Fridays, September 8 – November 10; 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Bertrand Elementary School
7021 Bertrand Ave, Reseda, CA 91335
Wednesdays, September 13 – November 15, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 

To register, please contact Barbara Gonzalez at or call 818.718.5903.