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Support Groups and Classes

Community Health Education Programs and Support Groups
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center serves the surrounding communities with a number of free health education programs and support groups.

Please note: All support groups and class dates/times are not confirmed due to coronavirus restrictions regarding in-person gatherings. Please contact the appropriate individual (listed below) if you have any questions.

Maternal and Child Programs

Preparation for Childbirth/Lamaze Classes
This five-week class will prepare you for the most positive and rewarding birth experience possible. Learn about breathing and relaxation techniques, physical and emotional changes to expect, and types of medications sometimes used in labor. It is recommended that classes be started 10-12 weeks before your due date. Please plan to attend both classes in a session, and bring a pillow and blanket to all sessions.

For more information or to register for Preparation for Childbirth/Lamaze Classes, call 909-580-3343.

Maternity Tour
Come and learn about delivering your baby at ARMC. You will receive a guided tour of our Labor and Delivery and Mother-Baby units, as well as learn about the many services available. Refreshments and raffles prizes will be provided. You may choose to stay for a breastfeeding introduction class following the tour. Tours are open to the Community.

For more information or to register, call 909-580-3174.

Health Education

ARMC Diabetes FIT Program: Become FIT with your Diabetes Self-Management
ARMC offers a Diabetes Self-Management Education Program that is accredited by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialist (ADCES), a Nationally Accredited Organization and is certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The program, called, Diabetes FIT, stands for F-Food High in Nutrition, I-Increase activity, and T-Take medications correctly. This program follows the ADCES-7 guidelines of Self-Care Behaviors: Healthy eating, being active, monitoring, taking medication, problem-solving, healthy coping, and reducing risks. Diabetes is 95% manage by the patient. This program can assist in helping you become FIT with your diabetes self-managed care.

The class is held the first, second and third Thursday of the month.
The English class is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the Spanish class is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The classes are held in the Nutrition Conference Room in the main building of the hospital.

For more information about ARMC’s Diabetes FIT Program, call 909-501-0929 or for Spanish call 909-501-0928.

Fall Prevention Class for Seniors
Falls are a significant public health problem that affects one in three older adults. Falls may result in decreased function, fear of falling, limited activities, increasing health care costs, and even death. The program’s goal is to reduce the fall risk for older adults, people aged 58 and older, through education, intervention and community resources. ARMC has partnered with the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence and the Fall Prevention Coalition.

For more information, call 909-580-1376.

Stop the Bleed
Stop the Bleed is a program designed to teach individuals how to recognize and respond to life-threatening bleeding. This course is free to attend and is offered to groups and individuals on-site at ARMC or off-site at an organization's location.

For more information, call 909-580-1376.

Healthy Living Class
Adults with an on-going health condition (arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or lung disease) and smokers should attend this class along with caregivers, family members, and/or friends of someone with an ongoing health condition. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Better manage their health
  • Set goals and overcome challenges
  • Communicate better with doctors, family, and friends
  • Manage medications
  • Eat healthy and be active
  • Better manage your health
  • Set goals and solve problems
  • Manage medications
  • Communicate better with your doctors, family and friends

For more information, call 909-580-1200.

Support Groups

Quit Clinic: A Smoking Cessation Program
Quitting successfully is not just a matter of willpower, but also your willingness to try new ways of managing life without smoking. In this series of three (3) two-hour sessions, individuals will learn how to be more aware of their own “triggers” as well as various tools that can help them be in better control. Physicians, nurses and pharmacists are part of this group counseling. Medication treatment is available depending on eligibility and by arrangement.

For more information or to register, call 909-580-6167.

Stroke Support Group
This group is for stroke survivors and their caregivers. It provides valuable information, speakers, a supportive environment and a chance to meet others experiencing similar life changes post-stroke. Through discussions, participants will learn ways to help problem solve, cope and understand more about stroke. Meets in person or on Zoom.

Zoom Meeting Information:

  • Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/94514405922
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 945 1440 5922
  • Call in number: 1-669-900-9128 or 1-253-215-8728
  • +16699009128,,94514405922# US (San Jose)
  • +12532158782,,94514405922# US (Tacoma)

    Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month
    3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    6North Conference Room (Main Hospital) or on Zoom (see details above)
    View flyer for more information, or call 909-580-6252.

    Postpartum Support Group
    This is a discussion group about the challenges of being a mom. This is a place where you can come to ask questions, as well as receive helpful resources and referrals, support and educational counseling. Fathers and babies are welcome to attend.

    Meets the third Tuesday each month.
    11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Postpartum Conference Room, 3rd Floor
    View flyer for more information, or call 909-580-3530.

    Burn Support Group
    This group meets to support and educate outpatients and relatives of burn inpatients. The group is designed to assist patients and families in understanding the process of recovering from a burn injury. The group provides a forum for questions, information and a chance to meet and share experiences with other individuals who’ve been affected by burns.

    Adult Burn Support Group 2020 Meeting Dates:
    12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Burn Conference Room - 2nd Floor

    • June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30, October 28, November 25, December 30

    Children and Teens Burn Support Group 2020 Meeting Dates:
    11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Burn Conference Room - 2nd Floor

    • July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18, September 1, 15 & 29, October 13 & 27, November 3 & 17, December 1, 15 & 29

    For more information, call 909-580-2100.

    Cancer Support Group
    The Cancer Support Group is for individuals with cancer and their families. It’s a place to sort out fears and questions with other individuals who have had the same or similar experiences. Experts will be on hand at each meeting to speak about helpful topics.

    Meets the third Monday of each month.
    12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
    Radiation Oncology Waiting Room
    View flyer for more information, or call 909-580-3546.

    Look Good – Feel Better
    This program, offered through the American Cancer Society, is a free program that teaches beauty techniques to women with a cancer diagnosis who are in active treatment. Beauty professionals teach women how to cope with the appearance-related side effects of treatment.

    Call 800-395-5665 to register or visit their site to view available classes.

    Additional Support Groups
    Two ecumenical prayer services and support groups are available at ARMC.

    • Those living with cancer (and survivors) meet the second Saturday of each month at 1 p.m.
    • Parents and families who’ve experienced fetal demise meet the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.

    Both groups meet in the ARMC chapel.
    If you wish to join, please call Father Miguel Urrea at 909-580-1019.