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. 

10641 San Fernando Rd.
Pacoima, CA 91331
Wednesdays, March 1 – May 17, 1-3 p.m.

Valley Community Healthcare
9119 Haskell Ave.
North Hills, CA 91343
Fridays, April 21-July 7, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Center for Family Health and Education
8727 Van Nuys Blvd.
Panorama City, CA 91402
Wednesdays, May 24- August 16, 8:30-10:30 a.m. 

To register, please contact Virna Vigil at or call 818.718.5919

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. 

Northridge Hospital Medical Center / Education Auditorium
18300 Roscoe Blvd
Northridge, CA 91328
Saturdays, April 15-June 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

To register, please contact Virna Vigil at or call 818.718.5919.