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Winter 2019/Spring 2020 Volume 2, Issue 2
10 14 DOMINICAN HOSPITAL FOUNDATION NEWS
MEDICAL FITNESS & WELLNESS
4 | President's Letter
23 | C old Socks And Mitts
5 | New Board Members
27 | Diabetes
6|A Place of Peace
28 | A Healthier Holiday for Your Heart
8 | E xpanding Our Healing Environment
30 | Cancer Screening
10 | A Presidential Thank You to Our Annual Healthcare Sponsors
13 | Partners in Wellness
On the cover: Action shot featuring the honorees breaking ground for the new healing spaces, Nello and Pam Santacroce Meditation Courtyard and Dr. Joseph T. Anzalone Newborn Care Courtyard.
14 | WoW Council Celebrates First Year Success 17 | G iving Back Through the Generations
34 | Pep Courses
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19 | An Afternoon of Gratitude
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BY JARED BOGAARD
Dear members of our community,
t is with excitement that I begin my term as president of the Dominican Hospital Foundation, and would like to begin by expressing my deep appreciation for your generosity. Your support for the Foundation plays a vital role in our effort to provide the most advanced technology and care to our community. The Foundation is continually working to help the hospital improve the patient experience, as well as remain up-to-date on the latest technological advances in health care, which would not be possible without the support of our community. I would like to recognize the hard work and commitment of our past president, Carol Lezin, who has graciously agreed to remain on the hospital board. We are pleased to continue to benefit from her enthusiastic and valued involvement. In this issue, you will see articles which demonstrate the impact of your gifts on patient care. From the Emergency Room, to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, to the Mary and Richard Solari Cancer Center, we trust these stories demonstrate the extent to which your gifts reach the entire hospital. This past year, we completed our fundraising goal of $2 million in support of the Comprehensive Cardiac Operating Suite. With Dignity Health providing the remainder of the total $7.7 million needed, this project is now successfully under construction. The Comprehensive Cardiac Operating Suite brings state-of-the-art technology and advanced heart care not previously available to our community. In addition, we recently broke ground on the Nello and Pam Santacroce Meditation Courtyard, and the Dr. Joseph T. Anzalone Newborn Care Courtyard, both of which will be completed in the spring. We have received much gratitude from patients and family members impacted by the efforts of the Foundation. Through this gratitude, the depth and meaning of your support is truly conveyed. Few community hospitals have tools and programs such as those found at Dominican, and it is only with community support that we can provide this advanced level of care for our patients. Thank you for trusting us with your charitable gifts. We will continue to spend 100 percent of donations to assist patients in our own community.
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Board of Directors 2019-20 Jared Bogaard, President Carol Lezin, Past President Marshall Delk, Vice President Michael Alexander, MD, Vice President Michael Hollister, Vice President Julie Peterson, CFO, Treasurer Rodney Terra Jr., Secretary Steve Allen Ann Asche Dean Austin Gary Benito Lawrence Brenner Beverly Grova Tiffany Hammer Rema Hanna, MD Ciara Harraher, MD Magdy Ismail, MD Julie Jaffe, MD Dean Kashino, MD Patty Kubo Lezin, MD Susan MacMillan Roy Martinez, MD Nanette Mickiewicz, MD Randall Nacamuli, MD Allison Niday Pam Santacroce Jim Thompson Stuart Tripp Jill Wilson Nancy Woolf
Welcome New Board Members STUART TRIPP
Regional President, 1st Capital Bank Stuart, Soquel resident, is Regional President of 1st Capital Bank, with over 25 years of experience in and around the Central Coast. He has a diverse background of financial experience including business banking, commercial lending, private banking, and wealth management. He has a long history of involvement with serving on the board of many local community organizations, such as the Homeless Services Center, Chamber of Commerce of both Aptos and Capitola, Boys and Girls Club, and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). According to Stuart, “My goal of joining the Foundation Board is to be part of the process of providing exceptional health care to the residents of Santa Cruz County.”
Chief Financial Officer, Dominican Hospital Julie is a collaborative, results-driven health care executive with more than 25 years of experience in finance, administration, operations, program implementation, and workforce development. Before coming to Dominican in October 2018, Julie served as CFO at Sutter Health for 12 of her 15 yyears. She previously held numerous roles at Kaiser Permanente for 10 years. Julie received her MBA from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA and a Biology BA from UC, Berkeley. Julie is joining the Foundation Board as the treasurer. “I am excited to live in the Community where I work and am excited about the opportunity to participate in Foundation activities which improve health care locally and promote healthy lifestyles.” In her spare time, Julie is an avid skier, golfer and loves to fly fish. Julie recently relocated her family to a new home in Santa Cruz.
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Beverly Grova, Vice President of Philanthropy
Samantha Polizzi, Development Specialist
Alexandra Van Zanen, Philanthropy Manager Alexandra.VanZanen@DignityHealth.org
Anthony Pagliaro, Philanthropy Manager
Guinevere Espinoza-Krebs, Administrative Assistant Guinevere.Espinoza-Krebs@DignityHealth.org
Cindy Custodio, Development Intern Cindy.Custodio@DignityHealth.org
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In celebration of Naomi’s first birthday, Ben and Yuki requested family and friends bring donations to the NICU in lieu of presents. These gifts included books for siblings, hard-to-find preemie clothes, coffee gift cards, and handmade hats. Pictured here are the Battersons with Dominican NICU nurses, Susan Hawley and Hollie Landry,who received the gifts on behalf of the department.
A PLACE OF PEACE Ben & Yuki Batterson donate $10,000 in honor of their daughters
ue to medical complications, Aptos resident Yuki Batterson was airlifted to Stanford Hospital promptly after she went into labor. There, she gave birth to identical twin girls, Hope and Naomi. However, during her pregnancy, doctors had tragically discovered that Hope would not survive long after she was born. The twins were transferred to Dominican Hospital’s advanced Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) six days after they were delivered at Stanford—Hope for palliative care and Naomi for intermediate care for premature birth.
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“Dominican’s NICU nurses traveled all the way to Stanford, showing up like angels, to come take us ‘home’ during the most difficult time of our lives,” says Yuki. “I don’t think most people know how lucky we are to have the combination of sophisticated medical care paired with the hearts of Santa Cruz people taking care of us. It was also such a relief that we could be in our home with our other young daughters while we made the NICU trips, instead of in Palo Alto.” During the 28 days Naomi spent in the NICU afterward, Ben and Yuki noticed signage indicating that the
Dr. Joseph T. Anzalone Newborn Care Courtyard was slated to be renovated. To honor Hope’s memory and to show appreciation for the high quality of care she received in the NICU, Ben and Yuki, donated $10,000 to the Dominican Hospital Foundation, which was matched by Ben’s employer, Apple Inc. This gift names a bench in honor of Hope and Naomi, and sits near the room where Hope received care. “We hope our donation helps bring a bit of much-needed fresh air and relief to both the families and staff of the NICU,” adds Yuki. “Nature has a way of fixing everything.”
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Groundbreaking for Courtyards
Sponsor Spotlight: Dick Peixoto
Left to Right: Dr. Keith McKenzie, Healing Courtyards Vice-Chair, Caroline Kuspa, Dr. Nanette Mickiewicz, Dominican Hospital President/CEO, Jane Burroughs, Hallie Anzalone-Wilson and Chris Wilson, Mark and Kathleen Anzalone, Kaylee Anzalone and Brook Warrell.
Expanding Our Healing Environment
n Oct. 4, we held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Nello and Pam Santacroce Meditation Courtyard and the Dr. Joseph T. Anzalone Newborn Care Courtyard. The Nello and Pam Santacroce Meditation Courtyard is designed as a quiet area for all hospital visitors, patients and staff to focus on meditation, contemplation, and mindfulness as part of their therapeutic approach. A planted green wall alongside the relaxing sound of water
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flowing from a water wall promises calming and peaceful effects. This tranquil setting is inspired by the stunning redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. This courtyard was named by Pam Santacroce, former hospital and foundation board member. The Dr. Joseph T. Anzalone Newborn Care Courtyard, is designed with the input from our nursing staff and community. This peaceful setting allows new parents and their babies to enjoy fresh air and nature
Guests gathered in the Monterey Peninsula Foundation Rehabilitation Garden for a brunch reception.
to help relieve feelings of stress and exhaustion and celebrate new births. Also inspired by our surrounding landscape, the courtyard will include a green wall, three mosaic animal sculptures, rocking chairs and a tile mural celebrating births in Santa Cruz County. Dr. Anzaloneâ€™s wife, Vonnie, named this courtyard in honor of his work and dedication to delivering babies in our community. Randy and Janet Krassow named the Green Wall area and a mosaic animal sculpture in honor of their grandson, Hunter. Jane Burroughs and Caroline Kuspa named the other two sculptures in honor of Dr. Dean Burroughs and Dr. Harriet Korakas, respectively. The two courtyards are part of Phase II of the Healing Courtyards Project, creating healing spaces at Dominican Hospital. Design and implementation is possible by Chip Bogaard, Courtyard Project Manager and President of Bogard Construction, Inc., FTG Builders, Inc., and Joni L. Janecki & Associates Landscape Architects. We look forward to the Grand Opening in 2020.
Mark and Kathleen Anzalone with Sister Judy Silva
Dr. Beth Burroughs Abidi and Jane Burroughs with Hallie Anzalone-Wilson and Chris Wilson
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Guests enjoyed delicious barbecue, engaging conversation, and a little fun competition while playing corn hole, ping-pong, and hitting baseballs in a batting cage.
A Presidential Thank You to Our Annual Healthcare Sponsors Dominican Hospital Foundationâ€™s Annual Healthcare Sponsors gathered for an appreciation event on Oct. 4 exclusively hosted by Hospital President, Dr. Nanette Mickiewicz and Dr. Michael Ellison.
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Presenting Sponsor, Bogard Construction, Inc., Cassidy Burr with Ryan Bogaard, VP of Bogard Construction, Inc., Chip Bogaard, President of Bogard Construction, Inc., with wife Suzie Bogaard, Jared Bogaard, Foundation President and Executive VP of Bogard Construction with wife Laura Bogaard.
Special thanks to Ted Burke, Owner of Shadowbrook Restaurant, Past Foundation President 2015-17, and Annual Healthcare Sponsor. He generously provided “Shadowbrook Lemonade” made by Shadowbrook employee and cocktail connoisseur McKenzie Lawson.
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Presenting Sponsor, FTG Builders, Inc., Robert Giancola, VP of FTG Builders with wife Leesa Giancola, Rodney Terra Jr., Foundation Board Member and President of FTG Builders with wife Angela Terra, Lisa Dang and Will Huang.
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Santa Cruz Post Acute team members with spouses. Pictured (from left to right): Reggie Beltran, Social Services Director, Michelle Bayuga, Social Services Assistant, Rochelle Nations, Marketing Director, Edna Keener, Director of Nursing, with James Keener, and Jenna Greiner with Rusty Greiner, Administrator.
Partners in Wellness
anta Cruz Post Acute (SCPA) is one of 26 Annual Healthcare Sponsors supporting Dominican Hospital. When patients still need the aid of a nurse but are well enough to leave the hospital, post-acute care comes to the rescue. SCPA works to ensure that patients receive the best possible outcomes as they leave the hospital to recover. “Our relationship with Dominican Hospital is evergrowing,” says Santa Cruz Post Acute Administrator Rusty Greiner. “We are proud to support Dominican as we work to better
serve our community members.” To show their commitment to the community’s well-being, SCPA chose to become a $10,000 sponsor of the Dominican Hospital Foundation in 2018 and renewed their sponsorship again in 2019. “Our patients come primarily from Dominican Hospital, which means our donations to the Foundation help directly support the needs of the patients we get to serve, while still supporting those we don’t,” says SCPA Marketing Director Rochelle Nations. In addition to the financial support that SCPA provides to the
Dominican Hospital Foundation, SCPA employees like Rochelle and Rusty also volunteer their time at the hospital in a variety of ways. Rochelle is both a member of the Foundation’s Women of Wellness Council (learn more on the following page of this issue) and sits on the Holidays d’Eleganz Gala committee. “Nearly everyone in the community relies on the services at Dominican Hospital at some point,” adds Rusty. “Supporting the hospital and the Foundation also supports the Santa Cruz community as a whole.”
The Annual Healthcare Sponsorship Program Recognizing sponsors year-round who give at levels of $10,000 or $30,000+. For sponsorship information, please contact the Foundation at 831.462.7712 or visit supportdominican.org/ways-to-give/annual-healthcare-sponsors.
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WoW members and guests at the event. Front Row: Sandra Eldridge, Marilyn Sandow, Dr. Patty Kubo Lezin, Earleen Overend, Ari Symons, Shaina Sweet, Julie Peterson, Toby Alexander, Samantha Polizzi, Alexandra Van Zanen, Guinevere Espinoza-Krebs. Middle Row: Beverly Grova, Gail Carhart-Scofield, Allison Niday, Linda Roberts, Nancy Woolf, Karen Gosling, Cathy Conway, Mary Rose Mackenzie, Sandra Kay, Rochelle Nations, Chris Maffia, Anissa Novak, Lynsey Leon, Deidre Hamilton, Janie Hanson. Back Row: Rachel Wedeen, Kathy Finnigan, Tiffany Hammer, Janet Berry, Dr. Nanette Mickiewicz, Ginny Solari Mazry, Dr. Julie Jaffe
WoW Council Celebrates First Year Success
he Women of Wellness Council (WoW) concluded its first year with a huge success. During the May meeting, members voted to fund $55,000 in hospital projects. $18,300 was allocated to Dominican Hospital’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the purchase of a Giraffe OmniBed Carestation, which features a fullservice incubator and radiant warmer. As one of the most advanced, neuro-developmentally supportive environments, the unique bed design enables complete access, visibility, and control for caregivers, and allows parents to be nearer their babies as they heal. The donation will be matched through Dominican Hospital’s partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
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Marilyn Sandow, Allison Niday, Chair of WoW and Foundation Board member, Sonya Drottar, and Chris Maffia.
Top: Members enjoyed delicious wood-fired pizza made by ‘Maestro’, Dr. Michael Alexander and his expert chef helpers. They received an exclusive update on the funded projects and toasted to a year of huge success! Bottom Left: Sandra Eldridge, Vice Chair, Toby Alexander, Cathy Conway, Ginny Solari Mazry. Bottom Right: Gail Carhart-Scofield and Shaina Sweet enjoying the afternoon at the Alexander’s.
$36,700 was allocated to support planning for a new medically integrated wellness center. The goal is to ensure that Dominican’s current rehabilitation, wellness and prevention programs (PEP) are accessible to a greater percentage of the population, with the addition of new programs for specific at-risk groups and the coordination of services with local medical providers and partnerships with community programs. One member of WoW gave $5,000 for the purchase of cold mitts and socks to be given to 20 oncology patients who may not have been able to afford them otherwise (learn more on page 23 of this issue). The mitts and socks are used by patients at Dominican Hospital’s Infusion Center (housed within the Mary and Richard Solari Cancer Center) during infusion treatment to help prevent neuropathy. Each patient receives three sets of cold mitts and one pair
of cold socks with replacement gel pads, along with other care items, in a sturdy tote bag. Even better news: Another WoW member contributed an additional $5,000, specifically directed to further supporting neuropathy prevention. The Council gathered on Sept. 19 to enjoy an afternoon social hosted at the home of Vice Chair Toby Alexander and her husband, Michael Alexander, MD, Medical Oncology Director at Dominican Hospital and Foundation board member. “As we head into our second year with more than 70 members, we will accomplish even more for women’s health in Santa Cruz County,” says Toby. “With each member’s yearly donation of $1,000, in one year we have already made a tremendous impact. I am very proud to be a part of this effort to better the health care of women and children for generations to come.”
For more information regarding the Women of Wellness Council, please contact Alexandra at the Foundation at 831-462-7712 or email Alexandra.VanZanen@DignityHealth.org.
Renee Aispuro Gonzalez Jane Alexander Toby Alexander, Vice Chair Kalena Allard Maureen Benito Valerie Benito Carol Berman Janet Berry Laura Bogaard Beth Burroughs Abidi, MD Linda Calciano, PhD Marilyn Calciano Marina Camarlinghi Gail Carhart-Scofield Ginny Clark Cathy Conway Mary Culley Elizabeth Clifton-Doolin Sonya Drottar Sandra Eldridge Michele Fahrner Kathleen Finnigan Edna Gaub Eileen Goodwin Karen Gosling Beverly Grova Deidre Hamilton Tiffany Hammer Janie Hanson Ciara Harraher, MD Carlene Hawksley, MD Chris Homan Carolyn Hyatt Anne-Marie Jackson, MD Julie Jaffe, MD Judy Johnson Mary Anne Kramer-Urner Patty Kubo Lezin, MD Alexis Lane, MD FACS Lynsey Leon Carol Lezin Mary Rose Mackenzie Susan MacMillan Chris Maffia Amy McMullen, MD Nanette Mickiewicz, MD Julie Miller Rochelle Nations Allison Niday, Chair Annisa Novak Earleen Overend Erica Padilla-Chavez Betty Patten Julie Peterson Elizabeth Rafietari Linda Roberts Barbara Rodrigues Mary Russell Marilyn Sandow Julie Scurfield Cynthia Sekkel Ginny Solari Mazry Shaina Sweet Portia Tanaka Angela Terra Sienna Titen, MD Jackie Tucker Rachel Wedeen Sharon Willoughby Sue Wilson Nancy Woolf
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Danika Marlatt with one of the many Happy Boxes she donates monthly to the Dominican Hospital Emergency Department for young patients.
Giving Back Through the Generations
ver the course of its 78 years, Dominican Hospital has seen innumerable individuals come through our doors— not only as physicians, staff, or patients, but also as volunteers. Research has found that volunteering contributes significantly to overall psychological wellbeing and increases community connection. Also, there exists a link connecting the act of volunteering across generations. If a parent actively volunteers, it increases a child’s likelihood of becoming a volunteer. In fact, it can be a legacy that is often passed down through family generations. The Marlatt family is a shining example of just such a tradition, with a long history and connection to Dominican. Monica Marlatt and her three children Madeline, William, and Danika, began a donation program for pediatric patients called “Happy
Boxes” in 2007, which includes gifts of small items such as books, stickers, pencils, and stuffed animals. Monica volunteered as a candy striper during high school and then later had her first child, Madeline, here at Dominican. Her mother also worked in the Administration offices briefly during the 1970s. As busy schedules took over and the Marlatt children relocated to pursue careers—Madeline is now an ER nurse in San Diego, and William is off to college—the Happy Boxes program was placed on hold. However, recently Danika, now a high school sophomore playing volleyball and softball, has taken over the tradition and is working to reignite the program. She is once again donating Happy Boxes to children in the Emergency Department. “I restarted the Happy Box monthly donations because I have always found joy in helping others
and I am not ashamed to say I have had many trips to the ER in my childhood,” says Danika Marlatt. “Throughout the years, I have found that little distractions such as a stuffed animal or a coloring book can help comfort children who are going through a difficult time. I hope that these boxes make a patient’s day a little brighter.” Our hospital volunteers are an incredible asset to our daily operations. They happily greet our visitors, answer phones, transport patients, pass out snacks or reading materials, and so much more. Within the Dominican Hospital Foundation, we are lucky to have an extended group of volunteers who give their time as board or committee members to support us in our fundraising efforts and events. We thank our volunteers for their giving spirit and humankindness.
If you are interested in making a donation in support of essential Dominican Hospital programs and services, please contact the Dominican Hospital Foundation at 831.462.7712. If you are interested in volunteering at Dominican Hospital, please contact Volunteer Services at 831.462.7740.
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An Afternoon of Gratitude
Thanking Our Donors
On September 12, the Dominican Hospital Foundation hosted an annual Donor Appreciation Reception at Chaminade Resort & Spa. We are deeply appreciative of the generosity and vital role our donors play in our efforts to provide the best and most compassionate care to our community.
Top: More than 100 guests, including significant supporters, sponsors, and board members, attended the event. Left: Annie Asche, Foundation Board and Holidays dâ€™Eleganz Committee member, with husband Al Smith, and Carol Lezin, Foundation Past-President 2017-19. Right: Jean Dunn and Valerie Benito, Women of Wellness Council members, with Gary Benito, Foundation Board member and Annual Healthcare Sponsor, and Bruce Dunn, MD. The Dunns are members of the Foundationâ€™s Bob Swenson Legacy Society.
Left: Watsonville Police Crew: David Honda, Chief of Police; David Rodriguez, Police Captain; and Anthony Magdayoa, Police Captain. Each October, the Watsonville Police Department participates in the innovative Pink Patch Project to increase breast cancer awareness and raise funds in support of local cancer programs. All proceeds from the Pink Patch sales are donated to the Dominican Hospital Katz Cancer Resource Center, which offers support groups for cancer patients and their loved ones, referrals to other services, and guidance through every step in the treatment and recovery journey. Center: Guests viewed a showcase demonstration of the musculoskeletal ultrasound from the Dominican Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation team. Here, Sister Mary Ellen Leciejewski receives a demonstration by clinical coordinator Adam Holbrook, OTR/L, CHT. Right: WoW Members, Gail Carhart-Scofield, Allison Niday, Chair of WoW and Foundation board member, Maureen Benito, Elizabeth Rafeitari, and Linda Roberts
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COLD SOCKS AND MITTS
Cold Socks And Mitts A simple solution to help reduce chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
ne in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. However, advances in diagnosis and treatment have resulted in 67 percent of patients surviving longer than five years. This has led to a shift in focus to finding new ways to ensure longterm quality of life. One of the most challenging side effects of chemotherapy treatment for invasive breast cancer is peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy is the general term for pain caused by damage to the nerves of the peripheral nervous system.
Damage to these nerves can cause pain, numbness, loss of sensation, and other symptoms in the hands and feet, and can lead to permanent symptoms and disability in up to 40 percent of patients. Recent research has shown that wearing frozen gloves and socks while receiving chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer may prevent neuropathy by constricting peripheral blood vessels and reducing exposure of the hands and feet to the drug. With support from the Women of Wellness Council of the Dominican Hospital Foundation,
all patients who receive taxane chemotherapy infusions for breast cancer at the Dominican Hospital Infusion Center, located at the Mary and Richard Solari Cancer Center, are now provided with cooling socks and mitts—all at no cost. Patients can take the mitts and socks home, and bring them into the Infusion Center to wear during each treatment. This service is just one example of our mission to provide our patients with comprehensive support throughout their cancer journey—from diagnosis, to treatment, to recovery.
To learn more about the Dominican Hospital Infusion Center and the services it provides—including cold socks and mitts- please call (831) 462-7770
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Whether as a host or bottle-bearing guest, Thanksgiving dinner, with its variety of dishes, poses a challenge for wine pairing. Luckily, chardonnay and pinot noir from Santa Cruz and Monterey counties Stacey SANTACRUZSENTINEL.COM are up to the taskC 1 Vreeken and are perfect for holiday meals. â€œThe Santa Cruz Mountains have some wonderful pinot noirs that go well with turChr and all the other key and ham, Symisty Lick sidesâ€? served at Thanksgivpho er brin ny Hol ing, said Sue Slater, chair of the iday gs light Culinary Arts and HospitalHom into ity Management Department e Tour. her Bro oktree at Cabrillo College. She will be Ran teaching a wine service class ch Roa and a class on wine varietals d hom e, whi during the spring semester. ch is Slater said that while the pi-
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Five Smart Ways to Successfully Manage Diabetes
ew research shows that one in three US adults have prediabetes, and more than 30 million Americans are currently living with diabetes. These alarming statistics suggest there is a very good chance that you or someone you love will be affected by this diagnosis. Carol Ann Vargas will never forget the day her doctor informed her she had Type 2 diabetes. “I was so surprised—even though my mother has diabetes, I didn’t think it would happen to me.” Diabetes is a disease that develops when your blood glucose levels are too high. This occurs because the body doesn’t make enough insulin and/or the body can’t use insulin as it should. Prolonged periods of high blood sugar are harmful to the body, and unmanaged diabetes can lead to complications including heart disease, stroke, and peripheral nerve damage. While there isn’t a cure for diabetes, the good news is lifestyle behaviors—including eating a healthy diet, losing weight, and exercising regularly—have been shown to be extremely effective in managing the disease. Regulating your stress levels, taking medicine as needed, getting education and support, and keeping health care
appointments can also reduce the impact of diabetes on your life. For Carol Ann, joining the Diabetes Management Program at Dominican Hospital was a turning point in her journey with diabetes. “The educational classes are so informative. I thought I already knew a lot, but I learned something new each time. And the individual sessions with a certified diabetes educator supported me to implement the changes in my own life. I really appreciated learning about the dynamics of stress and exercise, and enjoyed the interaction with my fellow classmates. This program gave me the resources and support to help me in the daily management of my blood sugar levels.” When faced with a serious health diagnosis, it is normal to feel overwhelmed. Dominican Hospital’s Diabetes Management Program is here to provide the tools and support you need to successfully manage this disease. The comprehensive program includes five diabetes education classes and individual sessions with a certified diabetes educator. This program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association, and is covered by Medicare and most private insurances.
“What can I eat?”
When people learn they have diabetes, this is often their first question. Dominican Hospital’s Diabetes Management Program provides answers to this popular question and many more. Our diabetes education team will help you: •M ake better decisions about your diabetes. People equipped with the knowledge and support to manage their diabetes are generally healthier than those who are not. •E at in a healthy way. Learn about what foods to eat to help manage blood sugar and improve overall wellness. •B e active. Understand how exercise affects blood sugar, how to exercise safely, and how to stick to a routine. •K now your medications. Understand the importance of taking diabetes medications and how they work. •P revent anxiety. Manage stress, solve problems, and cope with the emotional side of diabetes.
To see if this program is the right fit for you, contact the Center for Lifestyle Management at 831.457.7077.
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A Healthier Holiday for Your Heart
t may be the most wonderful time of the year, but the hustle and bustle of the holidays can bring unexpected medical concerns, including increased risk for heart attack and stroke. According to a study published in Circulation, the top three days for heart attacks are December 25, December 26, and January 1, respectively. While the exact causes of this sudden spike in cardiac events around the holidays is uncertain, experts agree that stress can play a significant role. “The stress at the holidays is different than other times of the year. The increase in extra responsibilities, like shopping and family gatherings, combined with changes in diet and alcohol consumption, can make it extra challenging on your heart,” says Mike McNulty, an exercise physiologist at the Dominican Hospital Center for Lifestyle Management. Here are five tips to minimize the risk of an unexpected visit to the emergency room during the holiday season.
relieve muscle tension. Dominican Hospital’s Personal Enrichment Program (PEP) offers several classes to help you relax and respond to life’s challenges. See a full listing of classes offered through PEP at the back of this magazine.
Exercise. Don’t allow a busier schedule this season to be
• Avoid going to a holiday meal on an empty stomach. Eat a high-protein snack before, such as an apple with peanut butter, to take the edge off your hunger.
an excuse for not exercising. Aerobic exercise like walking, swimming, dancing, or cycling helps build new connections in the brain to counteract the effects of stress. Regular exercise also reduces depression, boosts self-confidence, and helps you sleep better, too – another key to building your stress resilience.
Relax and breathe. Developing a regular relaxation
practice— through meditation, tai chi, yoga, a walk on the beach, or whatever helps to quiet your mind and make you feel more at ease — can lower your blood pressure and
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Savor and sip. While a little splurging is expected
around the holidays, overindulging can be hard on your heart. Too much drinking, for example, can trigger atrial fibrillation, which can increase the risk for heart attack and stroke. One study suggested that a single act of overeating could quadruple the chance of having a heart attack on the same day if you have or are at risk for heart disease. With so many holiday events centered on food and drinks, it is important to create a plan to enjoy yourself without overdoing it. Melissa DeVera, a dietitian at the Dominican Hospital Center for Lifestyle Management, offers these tips for controlling your holiday food and drink intake:
• Budget wisely. Don’t eat everything at parties. Be choosy, and spend calories judiciously on the foods you love. • Eat slowly. Savor your food and the experience of eating. Swallow each mouthful before taking the next and chat with a tablemate between bites. Slow eaters generally eat less food.
Fun in the Sun If you do drink at holiday gatherings, have a glass of sparkling water with a splash of cranberry juice between alcoholic drinks. It will seem festive and help you control your alcohol consumption. Enjoy our recipe for a festive non-alcoholic mocktail (see recipe below).
Pay attention to what really matters. Although food is an integral part of the holidays, put the focus on family and friends, laughter and cheer.
Get Your Flu Shot. Several studies have found getting
a flu shot reduces the risk of a heart attack, stroke, and cardiac death. For those with heart disease, the flu shot can help reduce the risk of flu-related complications including pneumonia and respiratory failure.
KNOW THE SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK A hectic schedule of traveling,, shopping, and entertaining at the holidays can mean not paying attention to the signs and symptoms and delaying treatment. If you or someone you are with is experiencing any of the following, call 9-1-1 immediately: • Chest pain or discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes. It may feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain. • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach. • Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort. • Breaking out in a cold sweat, developing nausea, or experiencing lightheadedness. By paying attention to your health and well-being, you and your heart can have a healthy holiday season! Dignity Health Dominican Hospital offers the most comprehensive, nationally recognized heart program in the Monterey Bay area. Our services include prevention, diagnostic technology, cutting-edge treatment, and rehabilitation. Healthgrades has named Dominican Hospital as one of America’s 100 best hospitals for coronary intervention and among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for cardiac surgery. Dominican Hospital has received a three-star rating, the highest possible, for the quality of its coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). To learn more about our services, please visit dignityhealth.org/dominican/hearts, or call us at 831.462.7707.
Healthy Cranberry Lime Mocktail Ingredients Sparkling water Fresh squeezed lime juice Cranberry juice Lime wedges and cranberries for garnish
Directions Fill glass with ice Add ¼ cup cranberry juice and ½ tablespoon lime juice Fill remainder of glass with sparkling water Garnish with lime wedge and cranberries Enjoy!
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Cancer Screenings through the Years Early detection of cancer is critical for the healthiest outcomes. Here is your guide to which screenings to get when.
ominican Hospital Katz Cancer Resource Center follows the American Cancer Society’s recommendations for the best screenings to help detect cancer before a person has any symptoms. It is important to talk to your health care provider about which tests might be good options for you, especially if you have a family history or special circumstances.
Some women—because of their family history, a genetic tendency, or certain other factors—should be screened with MRIs along with mammograms. (The number of women who fall into this category is very small.) Talk with a health care provider about your risk for breast cancer and the best screening plan for you.
Breast cancer screening:
Colon and rectal cancer screening:
• Women ages 40 to 44 should start receiving annual breast cancer screening with mammograms (x-rays of the breast). • Women ages 45 to 54 should continue to get mammograms annually.
• Regular screenings should start at age 45 for people at average risk for colorectal cancer. This can be done either through a stool-based test, or with a visual exam of the colon and rectum.
• Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every two years, or continue with yearly screening.
• If you’re in good health, you should continue regular screening through age 75.
• Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live at least 10 more years.
• For people ages 76 through 85, talk with your health care provider about whether continuing to get screened is right for you. • People older than 85 should no longer get colorectal cancer screenings.
• You should also know how your breasts normally look and feel, and report any changes to a health care provider right away.
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Cervical cancer screening:
Endometrial cancer screening:
• Cervical cancer testing should start no earlier than age 21.
• At the time of menopause, all women should be told about the risks and symptoms of endometrial cancer.
• Women between the ages of 21 and 29 should have a Pap test done every three years. human papillomavirus (HPV) testing should not be used in this age group unless it’s needed after an abnormal Pap test result. • Women between the ages of 30 and 65 should have a Pap test plus an HPV test (called “co-testing”) done every five years. This is the preferred approach, but it’s OK to have a Pap test alone every three years. • Women over age 65 who have had regular cervical cancer testing in the past 10 years with normal results should not be tested for cervical cancer. Once testing is stopped, it should not be started again.
• Women should report any unexpected vaginal bleeding or spotting to their doctors. • Some women—because of their history—may need to consider having a yearly endometrial biopsy.
Prostate cancer screening: • Starting at age 50, men should talk to a health care provider about the pros and cons of testing. • If you are African American or have a father or brother who had prostate cancer before age 65, you should have this talk with a health care provider starting at age 45.
• Women with a history of a serious cervical pre-cancer should continue to be tested for at least 20 years after that diagnosis, even if testing goes past age 65.
• If you decide to be tested, you should get a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test with or without a rectal exam. How often you’re tested will depend on your PSA level.
Lung cancer screening:
General guidelines to take control of your health, and help reduce your cancer risk.
For people at higher risk for lung cancer, a yearly lung cancer screening with a low-dose CT scan is recommended if the following conditions are present:
• Stay away from all forms of tobacco. • Get to and stay at a healthy weight.
• Are aged 55 to 74 years and in fairly good health and;
• Get moving with regular physical activity.
• Currently smoke or have quit smoking in the past 15 years and;
• Eat healthy with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
• Have at least a 30 pack-year smoking history. A packyear is 1 pack of cigarettes per day per year. One pack per day for 30 years or 2 packs per day for 15 years are both equivalent to 30 pack-years.
• Limit how much alcohol you drink (if you drink at all) • Protect your skin from UV damage caused by the sun.
To learn more about the Dominican Hospital Katz Cancer Resource Center, visit or call (831)462-7770.
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Registration & Program Directory
35.. Icon Index 36.. Health & Wellness 39.. Exercise & Fitness 45.. Lifestyle Management Programs 46.. Childbirth & Parenting 48.. Katz Cancer Resource Center 50.. Support Groups
How to register Online Registration:
Phone-in Registration: Call (831) 457-7099, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Thursday Mailing Address:
PEP - Community Wellness Education Dominican Hospital 1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Registration is ongoing: Please register at least two days prior to class. If possible REGISTER EARLY. Some classes fill up quickly. Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment. Advanced registration is required for all classes. Register at least two days before class starts as classes can be canceled due to low enrollment. Refund policy: Please read prior to registration: Classes canceled by PEP will be refunded in full. Classes that do not meet their minimum enrollment will be canceled 24–48 hrs before class starts. Office Hours: Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Closed for the following dates: Christmas Week, 12/23-12/27/19, New Year's Week, 12/30/19-1/1/20; Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 1/20; President's Day, 2/17; Spring Break, 4/6-4/10; Memorial Day, 5/25; Summer Break, 6/29-7/3 The PEP Office is located at Dominican Rehabiliation Services, 610 Frederick St. Santa Cruz
Program directory Class Registration: (831) 457-7099 Class Proposal Information: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
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PEP Office: (831) 457-7099 Lifestyle Management Program: (831) 457-7077 Katz Cancer Resource Center: (831) 462-7770 Total Joint Care / Back & Neck: email@example.com or (831) 462-7597
Are you looking for a class or program for a specific interest or concern? Check out the sections below to see what you may be interested in or that your doctor could recommend. Our classes are now indexed for your convenience throughout the catalog. We also invite those who are new to our catalog schedule to browse through all of our rich and diverse PEP course offerings.
Childbirth & Parenting
Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program...pg. 38 Pilates.........................................pgs. 40, 41 Tai Chi/Qi Gong...........................pgs. 42, 43 Yoga.................................................. pg. 41
Baby Care Classes......................pgs. 46, 47 Baby Sign Language.......................... pg. 47. Birth Center Tour Information............. pg. 47 Breastfeeding..................................... pg. 46 Childbirth Classes.............................. pg. 46. Latch Clinic........................................ pg. 47 Prenatal Aquatic Class....................... pg. 44 New Moms Support Group................. pg. 50
Health & Wellness Aquatic Classes.................................. pg. 39 Cholesterol Screening......................... pg. 45 Diabetes............................................ pg. 45 Freedom from Smoking...................... pg. 36 Medical Fitness Program.................... pg. 45 Medicare 101.................................... pg. 36 Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program...pg. 38 Nutrition Counseling........................... pg. 45 Pilates.........................................pgs. 40, 41
Back & Neck Program Aquatic Classes.................................. pg. 44 Exercise & Fitness.............................. pg. 39 Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program...pg. 38 Senior Strength & Conditioning........... pg. 40. Tai Chi/Qi Gong...........................pgs. 42, 43 Total Body Movement......................... pg. 40 Yoga.................................................. pg. 41
Total Joint Care Aquatic Classes.................................. pg. 44 Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program.. pg. 38 Tai Chi/Qi Gong............................. pgs. 42, 43 Senior Strength & Conditioning........... pg. 40 Steady on Your Feet: Balance Class for Seniors.............................................. pg. 39 Yoga.....................................................pg. 41
Lifestyle Management These classes are offered through Dominican Hospital’s Center for Lifestyle Management
Steady on Your Feet: Balance Classes for Seniors.............................................. pg. 39 Strides Program................................. pg. 45 Total Body Movement......................... pg. 40
Support Groups Bariatric Support Group..................... pg. 50 Better Breathers................................. pg. 50 Heart Connections............................. pg. 50 Latch Clinic........................................ pg. 47 Lymphedema..................................... pg. 50 Multiple Sclerosis............................... pg. 50 New Moms Support Group................. pg. 50
Lifestyle Management Programs......... pg. 45
Cancer Resources Improving Neurological Function Aquatic Exercise for People with Parkinson’s..................... pg. 44 Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease...........pg. 39 Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program...pg. 38 Recovering Function After Stroke....... pg. 39 Senior Strength & Conditioning........... pg. 40 Steady on Your Feet Balance Class..... pg. 39 Strength Building for Neurological Impairment........................................ pg. 39
Exercise & Fitness
Advanced Aquatic Lymphedema Decongestion...................................pg. 44 Cancer Programs....................... pgs. 48,49 Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program...pg. 38 Support Groups.............................. pgs. 50 Yoga................................................ pg. 41
Heart Health Aquatic Classes.................................. pg. 44 Cardiac Risk Reduction Program..........pg. 45 Freedom from Smoking...................... pg. 36 Heart Connections............................. pg. 50 Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program...pg. 38 Pulmonary Rehabilitation......................pg. 45
Aquatic Classes.................................. pg. 44 Body Composition Analysis..........pgs. 40, 41 Pilates................................................ pg. 41 Prenatal Aquatic Classes.................... pg. 44 Resting Metabolic Rate Testing........... pg. 45. Tai Chi/Qi Gong...........................pgs. 42, 43. Senior Strength & Conditioning........... pg. 40
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Health & Wellness Freedom from Smoking Freedom from Smoking is the American Lung Association program designed for adults who want to quit smoking. This program has helped hundreds of thousands of smokers quit for good, it emphasizes understanding the psycho-social and behavioral aspects of nicotine addiction and methods to ‘kick the habit.’ A supportive group atmosphere is led by Dominican Hospital respiratory therapists. Instructor: Cheryl Bezucha, BHSRT Class fee: $85, No fee for Medi-Cal Recipients Class code: FFS Location: Dominican Rehab Lifestyle Ed. Rm 610 Frederick St.
Wed 1/8–2/19, 3–4:30 p.m. Includes: Fri 1/31, 3–4:30 p.m.
Drumming for Wellness Get your heart pumping and your joy flowing in this fun interactive drumming class! Learn how playing simple rhythms on hand drums can invigorate your body, release stress, and create a calm meditative state. You will learn proper ergonomics and easy-to-learn, step-by-step techniques for getting the best sound out of the instruments so you can relax and have fun playing. Each session builds on the previous ones. All instruments are provided and no drumming experience is necessary. Each class will end with a period of meditative drumming where participants may choose to lie down. Bring your own pillow if you desire. Instructor: Bobi Souder, M.Div., M.A. Class fee: $125 Class code: D4W Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Fri 1/10–2/28, 10–10:50 a.m.
Start the Year Off Right with Fasting Fasting has been utilized for decades as a tool to reduce inflammation. The impact of fasting can range from improving skin, brain function, blood sugar, hormones, pain, your microbiome and much more. Come find out about the different types of fasting: from intermittent fasting, modified protein sparing, fasting mimicking diets, detoxification and whether any of these, or all, may be right for you. Instructor: Carol Shwery, DC, CCN Registration fee: $15 Class code: FAST Location: Dominican Rehab Lifestyle Ed. Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Tue 1/14, 6:30–8 p.m. 3 6 | PEP CATALOG
Strategies to Boost Your Immune Health
Emotional Eating; Stress and Your Weight
Winter can be a challenge for your immune system, but it doesn’t have to be. If you become sick often or catch every cold that goes around, it would be worthwhile to assess your habits and environment to make some changes. Come learn some holistic strategies to boost your immunity. In this class you will learn about a variety of foods, herbs and other lifestyle choices and habits that will support your overall health. Life is better when you are healthy!
Stress and emotional eating can cause the pounds to pile on and lessen your ability to lose weight. Learn some useful strategies and techniques for better managing your emotions for a healthier body.
Instructor: Marianne Benforado, L.Ac. Class fee: $15 Class code: YIH Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Sat 1/18, 10:30 a.m.–12 noon
Medicare 101 Whether you’re turning 65 or helping a family member navigate the system’s complexities, understanding Medicare can be overwhelming. At this seminar, a registered HICAP counselor will help demystify: • The A, B, C’s (and D) of Medicare • When and how to enroll • Supplementing Medicare • Choosing a drug plan • Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) counselors provide complete, accurate, unbiased information on Medicare. Counselors are highly trained and registered with the California Department of Aging. HICAP is not associated in any way with insurance companies, products, or agents. HICAP of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties is a program within Senior Network Services, a community-based nonprofit organization. Class may be repeated. Instructor: Pamela King & William Proudfoot Class fee: No charge to participate Class code: MCARE Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Instructor: Melissa DeVera, RD. Class fee: $15 Class code: SAYW Location: Dominican Rehab Lifestyle Ed. Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Wed 2/5, 6–7 p.m.
Reducing Inflammation with Diet Do you suffer from a painful inflammatory condition? Our registered dietitian will teach you what foods can help lower inflammation and what foods are considered proinflammatory. Instructor: Melissa DeVera, RD Class Fee: $ 20 Class code: RI Location: Dominican Rehab Lifestyle Ed. Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Wed 2/12, 6–7:15 p.m. Mon 3/16, 6–7:15 p.m.
Turn Your Menopause Hell into Hormone Happiness Attention women who are tired of feeling like a “victim” of menopausal hormone changes and are fed up with low energy, with emotions all over the map, your waistline is growing no matter what you do, and you’re constantly having hot flashes, then this class is for you! Come learn simple strategies that can turn your hormone imbalance into vitality and energy to bring back in your life. Instructor: Carol Shwery, DC, CCN Registration fee: $15 Class code: HH Location: Dominican Rehab Lifestyle Ed. Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Tue 2/18, 6:30–8 p.m.
Thu 1/30; 3/26; 5/28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
To register for PEP classes go to dignityhealth.org/dominican/pep or call (831) 457-7099. Please register at least two days prior to the class.
Health & Wellness Self-Massage Techniques Learning how to perform basic self-massage techniques can help an individual reduce chances of repetitive stress injury, minimize muscular imbalances and improve overall flexibility, function and athletic performance. Instructor: From Santa Cruz Core Class fee: $20 Class code: SM Location: Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Tue 11 a.m.–12 noon 2/18; 3/31; 4/21; 5/19; 6/16
Prediabetes: What You Need to Know Have you been told you have prediabetes? Did you know that most people who develop type 2 diabetes had prediabetes first? The good news is, if you have prediabetes you can prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes with proven lifestyle changes. Come meet with our diabetes educators to learn more about the steps you can take. Instructors: Sherri Harrell, RD, CDE and Stacy James-Ryan, RN, CDE Class fee: $20 Class code: PD Location: Dominican Rehab Lifestyle Ed. Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Tue 3/10, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Be Your Best Friend Self-criticism, past regrets, and anxiety about the future can really put a damper on our relationship with ourselves. In this class you’ll discover self-friendly ways to meet these challenges more effectively and cultivate a warm, understanding, compassionate, and wise part of you that’s always there for you—just like a best friend! Knowing how to harvest good feelings and create positive experiences of yourself can give you inner resources to draw on when needed. You’ll gain confidence in your ability to accept life just as it comes. This class includes evidence-based practices to enhance psychological and emotional health. Instructor: P.H. Parker Class fee: $47 Class code: BYBF Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Sat 3/21–3/28, 9:30 a.m.–12 noon
Powerful Secrets to Get Rid of Brain Fog, Belly Fat and Burnout Do any of these sound like you? •H ave a growing muffin-top that won’t go away? • Feel exhausted no matter how much sleep you get? • Your brain won’t come “online” and interferes with your work and home life? • You feel like you’re not showing up fully to your life and don’t know what to do about it? If you are ready for a change, join us in getting the answers you need! Instructor: Carol Shwery, DC, CCN Registration fee: $15 Class code: BBB Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Wed 3/25, 6:30–8 p.m.
Healthy Habits for Growing Old Gracefully Tired all the time? Don’t have the energy you used to? This class will teach you how to maintain your vitality and strength while growing older. Science is now proving that lifestyle choices can be as important as genetics when it comes to aging well. The focus will be on building healthy habits and key principles that can give you a boost as you age and improve your quality of life. Instructor: Marianne Benforado, L.Ac. Class fee: $15 Class code: GOG Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Sat 3/28, 10:30 a.m.–12 noon
Make your heart health a priority. Get free cardiovascular screening at Dominican Hospital You are eligible for a screening if you are: • Over age 60 • Over age 50 with risk factors including: smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, family history of heart disease, lack of physical activity and obesity • Over age 40 with diabetes Call 831.462.7788 to learn more or to schedule a free screening. Dare to C.A.R.E. equipment was generously funded by the Dominican Hospital Foundation.
New options for weight loss in Santa Cruz County at Dominican Hospital Including exercise classes, support groups, nutritional consults, and surgery.
To find out more about our programs and community educational seminars Call (831) 226-2879
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Health & Wellness
Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program
Healthy Bones: A Holistic Approach to Osteopenia and Osteoporosis
This program is designed for people experiencing stress and complements management of illness and chronic pain. It consists of training in mindfulness meditation, yoga, and group support. It is modeled after Jon Kabat-Zinn’s UMass program. Participants learn life-long tools to promote wellness, even in the midst of stress, pain and illness.
If you have osteopenia or osteoporosis, come learn about natural treatment options. Exercises that benefit your bones, foods and herbs that support optimum bone health, balancing the Yin and Yang of bone building, using body, mind and spirit practices to support your body’s own healing mechanism.
Instructors: Karen Zelin, BA or Jan Landry, BA Class fee: $375 Returning participant fee: $275 Materials fee: $25 for 24 CEU’s for MFT, LCSW, LPCC & LEP, Provider CAMFT #136535 $25 for 24 CEU’s for RN’s, Provider #CEP15967 Class code: SRP Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Sat 4/4, 10:30 a.m.–12 noon
Day or Evening no-cost introductory session: (no pre-registration required) Tue 3/24, 3–5 p.m. or 7–9 p.m. Regular Day or Evening Sessions: Tue 3/31–5/26, 3–5:30 p.m. or 7–9:30 p.m. All Day Session: Sat 5/16, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
To register for PEP classes go to dignityhealth.org/dominican/pep or call (831) 457-7099. Please register at least two days prior to the class.
Instructor: Marianne Benforado, L.Ac. Class fee: $15 Class code: HA2O Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Fight Fatigue Do you experience difficulty waking up? Do you want a “pick-me-up” mid-morning or afternoon? Is your low energy interfering with family, work, and enjoyable activities Discover the many potential root causes of this health challenge and learn about lifestyle and nutritional ways to fight fatigue and regain your energy. Instructor: Carol Shwery, DC, CCN Registration fee: $15 Class code: FF Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St .
Wed 4/22, 6:30–8 p.m. 3 8 | PEP CATALOG
7 Steps to Reverse the Aging Process and Turn Back Your Clock Worried about your family history of disease being your destiny? Believe that low energy, low libido, illness, wrinkles and saggy skin are inevitable? Come learn seven ways to slow and control the aging process and improve your health. You are not a victim of your biological clock! Instructor: Carol Shwery, DC, CCN Registration fee: $15 Class code: TBYC Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Wed 5/20, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Total Joint Post Rehabilitation Class I have a new joint, and my physical therapy is finished, now what? Learn about options to improve your mobility, strength and how to maximize your new joint. For more information please call (831) 457-7034.
Exercise & Fitness
Strength Building for People with Neurological Impairment Therapists will help develop individual exercise routines for those who want to work out−either standing or in a wheelchair−but who are having difficulty getting to the spa, or need extra help with set-up. Caregivers should accompany persons requiring continuous supervision, or more than just set-up assistance, since classes take place in a group setting. Some equipment may not be appropriate for all participants. Registration required; we are unable to accommodate drop-ins. Please choose, at most, 2 days of noon-time neurological PEP gym classes per session. Instructors: Dominican Physical Therapists and Staff Class fee: $60 Class code: SBNI Location: Dominican Rehab PEP Gym 610 Frederick St.
Tue 12 Noon–12:50 p.m. 1/7–3/24 3/31–6/23, No class 4/7 Wed 12 Noon–12:50 p.m. 1/8–3/25 4/1–6/24, No class 4/8 Thu 12 Noon–12:50 p.m. 1/9–3/26 4/2–6/25, No class 4/9 Thu 1–1:50 p.m. 1/9–3/26 4/2–6/25, No class 4/9
Functional Recovery & Home Program Development for People with Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury Therapists will help develop individual exercise routines for continued function and home program maintenance—either sitting and/or standing in a wheelchair, or on a mat. This class is designed for wheelchair users as well as ambulatory students. Caregivers should accompany persons requiring continuous supervision, or more than set-up assistance, since classes take place in a group setting. Registration is required, we are unable to accommodate drop-ins. Please choose, at most, 2 days of noon-time neurological PEP gym classes per session. Instructors: Dominican Occupational Therapists and Staff Class fee: $60 Class code: FRFP Location: Physical Therapy Staff 610 Frederick St.
Mon 12 noon–12:50 p.m. 1/6–3/23, No class 1/20, 2/17 3/30–6/22, No class 4/6, 5/25
Introduction to Exercise for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease
Exercise for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease III
Did you know that participation in an ongoing exercise program may slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease? This class will include education, stretching, aerobic exercise, strength training, balance, and functional mobility training designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Participants must be able to walk 100 feet independently without an assistive device. Caregivers are required to participate for any individual requiring assistance for standing balance activities. Participants must complete this class prior to enrolling in the Exercise for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease II or III.
This advanced-level class is a progression of the Intermediate class. Participants must be able to walk 100 feet independently without an assistive device. Instructor approval is required to enroll in this class.
Instructors: Dominican Physical Therapy Staff Class fee: $80 Class code: ILWPD Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Wed 11-11:50 a.m. 1/8–3/25 4/1–6/24, No class 4/8
Exercise for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease II This intermediate level class is a progression of the introduction class. Participants must have completed either the Introductory to Exercise for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease class or have had permission from the instructor to enroll in this class. Instructors: Dominican Physical Therapy Staff Class fee: $80 Class code: LWPD2 Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Tue 1–1:50 p.m. 1/7–3/24 3/31–6/23, No class 4/7
Instructors: Dominican Physical Therapy Staff Class fee: $80 Class code: LWPD3 Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Tue 10–10:50 a.m. 1/7–3/24 3/31–6/23, No class 4/7 Thu 10–10:50 a.m. 1/9–3/26 4/2–6/25, No class 4/9
Steady on Your Feet: Balance Class for Seniors Group exercise designed to improve balance and strength for individuals who may be fearful of falling or are looking to improve their level of fitness. Exercises are fun and safe but those who are at high risk for falling must bring a caregiver as a precaution. Participants must be able to walk 100 feet independently with or without an assistive device. Instructors: Dominican Physical Therapy Staff Class fee: $80 Class code: BFIT Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Tue 11–11:50 a.m. 1/7–3/24 3/31–6/23, No class 4/7 Tue 2:30–3:20 p.m. 1/7–3/24 3/31–6/23, No class 4/7 Thu 11–11:50 a.m. 1/9–3/26 4/2–6/25, No class 4/9 PEP CATALOG | 3 9
Exercise & Fitness Senior Strength and Conditioning This class is designed to improve your ability to move with purpose, react quickly to visual cues and feel confident in the course of daily life activities. It will help you get stronger and more fit. This class consists of fun exercises from standing and seated positions using resistance bands, dumbbells, other training tools and cardio equipment according to your ability; this is suited for people who are able to walk 6-10 stairs and 500 ft. without an assistive device. Instructor: Rocky’s Fitness Staff Class fee: $80 Class code: SSC Location: Dominican Rehab PEP Gym 610 Frederick St.
Mon 9–9:50 a.m. 1/6–3/23, No class 1/20, 2/17 3/30–6/22, No class 4/6, 5/25 Tue 10–10:50 a.m. 1/7–3/24 3/31–6/23, No class 4/7 Wed 9–9:50 a.m. 1/8–3/25 4/1–6/24, No class 4/8 Thu 10–10:50 a.m. 1/9–3/26 4/2–6/25, No class 4/9
Advanced Senior Strength and Conditioning This class is designed to improve your ability to move with purpose, react quickly to visual cues and feel confident in the course of daily life activities. It will help you get stronger and more fit. This class adds to the basic level with work on floor mats, stability balls and more cardio equipment. You will learn to get down on the mat safely, how not to trip and fall and how to avoid injury. Instructor: Rocky’s Fitness Staff Class fee: $80 Class code: ASSC Location: Dominican Rehab PEP Gym 610 Frederick St.
Move with Dignity
Pilates for Mobility and Strength
Science has shown that moving your body benefits your brain and using your brain benefits your body. Both benefit your health. This class combines the latest in neuroscience-based exercise techniques from Z-Health with more traditional movements from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Get your brain and body back in sync and see an enormous improvement in your “self”. This class is a complement to the Total Body Movement series, for a full body integration sign up for both!
Pilates is recognized for the development of body awareness and postural improvement, but there’s so much more! This class will focus on strengthening the muscles and bones, and developing ease and mobility in the joints, important for maintaining quality of life as we age. This class is for those with or without Pilates experience and for those looking for a dynamic class in a supportive environment. Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor. Please bring a mat.
Instructor: Rocky’s Fitness Staff Class fee: $75 for 10 sessions, $82 for 11 sessions, $90 for 12 sessions Class code: MWD Location: Dominican Rehab PEP Gym 610 Frederick St.
Mon 5:30–6:30 p.m. 1/6–3/23, No class 1/20, 2/17 3/30–6/22, No class 4/6, 5/25 Wed 5:30–6:30 p.m. 1/8–3/25 4/1–6/24, No class 4/8
Wed 10–10:50 a.m. 1/8–3/25 4/1–6/24, No class 4/8 Thu 9–9:50 a.m. 1/9–3/26 4/2–6/25, No class 4/9
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Tue 9:30–10:30 a.m. 1/7–2/25 3/3–4/28, No class 4/7 5/5–6/23
Pilates for Bone Building and Balance
Total Body Movement An intense exercise class that combines cardio, core and full body movement in a fast-paced circuit. Join these sessions to have fun and be rewarded by feeling fitter, faster and healthier. This class is a complement t the Move with Dignity series, for a full body integration sign up for both. This class is a complement to the Move with Dignity series, for a full body integration sign up for both! Instructor: Rocky’s Fitness Staff Class fee: $90 Class code: TBM Location: Dominican Rehab PEP Gym 610 Frederick St.
Tue 5:30–6:30 p.m. 1/7–3/24 3/31–6/23, No class 4/7 Thu 5:30–6:30 p.m. 1/9–3/26 4/2–6/25, No class 4/9
This Pilates-based class will focus on movement and exercises to build stronger bones, develop functional muscular strength and improve balance, all important for staying active as we age. This class is appropriate for those new to Pilates, those with bone density loss (osteopenia or osteoporosis) or any active eager ager seeking a measured, thoughtful approach to fitness. Props will be used to provide resistance as well as support for safe and challenging exercises. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor. Props provided, please bring a mat. Instructors: Susie Durant, Certified Pilates Instructor and Irina Semionova, Certified Pilates Instructor Class fee: $80 Class code: P4B Location Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Tue 4:15–5:15 p.m. 1/7–2/25 3/3–4/28, No class 4/7 5/5–6/23
Mon 10–10:50 a.m. 1/6–3/23, No class 1/20, 2/17 3/30–6/22, No class 4/6, 5/25 Tue 9–9:50 a.m. 1/7–3/24 3/31–6/23, No class 4/7
Instructor: Irina Semionova, Certified Pilates Instructor Class fee: $80 Class code: P4MS Location: Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Register for multiple exercise classes per week and receive a discount of 20% for twice a week and 30% for three times a week! (Please call the PEP office to redeem this offer.)
Thu 4:15–5:15 p.m. 1/9–2/27 3/5–4/30, No class 4/9 5/7–6/25
Exercise & Fitness Intermediate/Advanced Pilates with Props This intermediate to advanced Pilates class offers variety, intensity and fun to each workout with the use of resistance bands, weights, balls, and more. Emphasis is on proper alignment and posture, core and joint strength, flexibility and balance. Designed for those with Pilates experience, this class moves at a brisk pace. Contact the instructor if therapeutic modifications may be needed. Please bring a mat. Instructors: Susie Durant, Certified Pilates Instructor and Irina Semionova, Certified Pilates Instructor Class fee: $80 Class code: PWP Location: Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Tue 5:30–6:30 p.m. 1/7–2/25 3/3–4/28, No class 4/7 5/5–6/23 Thu 5:30–6:30 p.m. 1/9–2/27 3/5–4/30, No class 4/9 5/7–6/25
Heal and Strengthen Your Back Do you suffer from chronic back pain? Learn ten different exercises that will improve your activities of daily living, range of motion and ability to move throughout the day. Learn ways to prevent further discomfort and enhance lifestyle. Life will find joy again as each individual is empowered through movement. Please bring a mat. Instructor: From Santa Cruz Core Class fee: $60 Class code: HSYB Location: Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Wed 4-5 p.m. 3/4–3/18 4/15–4/29
To register for PEP classes go to dignityhealth.org/dominican/pep or call (831) 457-7099. Please register at least two days prior to the class.
Yoga for Low Back and Sacrum Stability If you experience low back discomfort, sit for extended periods, or do a lot asymmetrical activities, this series will be helpful. We will learn accessible ways to practice yoga postures to keep your back strong and stable and practice ways to work with your core, back, and sacrum. No experience necessary. Handouts will be provided. Bring a yoga mat and bath towel. Instructor: Michael Dini, CYT Class fee: $120 Class code: Y4LB Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Mon 12:15–1:15 p.m. 1/6–3/9, No class 1/20, 2/17 3/16–5/11, No class 4/6
Yoga for Upper Back, Neck, and Shoulders This therapeutic Viniyoga class is designed to alleviate pain and promote health in upper back, neck, and shoulders. No prior yoga experience is required. If you are dealing with acute pain, please speak with the instructor before registering. Bring a yoga mat and bath towel. Instructor: Michael Dini, CYT Class fee: $120 Class code: Y4UB Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Wed 12:15–1:15 p.m. 3/18–5/13, No class 4/8
Yoga for Stress The yoga postures, movements, breathing practices and meditations taught in this class help support mental and emotional balance by reducing stress, depression and/ or anxiety. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat and block. Instructor: Constance Kreemer, MS Class fee: $50 for 5 sessions, $60 for 6 sessions Class code: Y4S Location: Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room 610 Frederick St.
Thu 10:30–11:30 a.m. 1/9–2/27, No class 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 3/5–4/16, No class 4/9 5/14–6/18
Yoga for Posture Improvement We will explore, through yoga, why posture matters and why paying attention to improving your posture is one of the best things you can do for your long-term health and well-being. No experience necessary. Bring a yoga mat and bath towel. Instructor: Michael Dini, CYT Class fee: $120 Class code: Y4PI Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Wed 12:15–1:15 p.m. 1/8–3/11, No class 1/22, 2/19
Yoga and Mindfulness for Cancer Survivorship Whether you’re newly diagnosed, receiving treatment, in remission, or cured, we invite you to join us for a completely accessible, all level class. The goal of the class is to reduce and alleviate symptoms caused by cancer treatments while improving immune system function, and overall well-being. Students will be empowered in their healing journey through basic Yoic knowledge and techniques. This class weaves together Vinyasa practice that encourages movement, coordinated breath, accompanied with well supported restorative poses, meditation, and maximum benefits from yoga, including physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Instructor: Elena Kelly, BA, 500 RYT, Y4C Specialist Class fee: $105 for 7 sessions, $120 for 8 sessions Class code: Y4CS Location: Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room 610 Frederick St.
Tue 5:30–6:45 p.m. 1/7–3/10, No class 1/21, 2/18 Fri 3:30–4:45 p.m. 4/3–5/22, No class 4/10
Stress Relief Strategies Via Yoga and Nutrition This workshop combines two integrative health modalities, yoga and nutrition, to teach individuals better coping strategies for stress in their lives. First, participants will be led through a yoga session. During the yoga portion, poses known to modulate stress will be introduced. Following the yoga portion, there will be a discussion on current nutritional strategies for attenuating stress. The yoga portion will be tailored to the level and expertise of the individual. No experience necessary. Instructor: Carly Newbold, RN, FNP-BC, DSc Class fee: $20 Class code: YAN Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Thu 1/16, 6:30–8 p.m.
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Exercise & Fitness
TAI CHI FOR HEALTH PROGRAM Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that has been found to be beneficial for improving balance, flexibility, strength, endurance, and overall well-being. The instructor will be able to provide modifications as needed for physical ability and age. Students should be able to walk without assistive devices to participate in these classes.
Beginning Tai Chi/Qi Gong The focus of this class is on slow gentle movements designed to strengthen muscles, improve balance, flexibility, and range of motion; prevent falls and help manage stress. Tai Chi practice is considered a moving meditation. No prior experience required. This class includes the Tai Chi for Arthritis form, first 6 movements. The class is recommended for students who do not need assistive devices for mobility. Instructor: Melinda Roy, RN, Certified Tai Chi for Health Instructor Class fee: $68 Materials fee: $7 Class code: BTC Location: Dominican Rehab PEP Education Rm. or Yoga/Pilates Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Tue 12:45–2 p.m. 2/11–3/17 3/24–5/5, No class 4/7 5/12–6/23, No class 6/9 Thu 10:30–11:45 a.m. 2/13–3/19 3/26–5/7, No class 4/9 5/14–6/25, No class 6/11
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Beginning Tai Chi/Qi Gong
Intermediate Tai Chi/Qi Gong
The focus of this class is on slow gentle movements designed to strengthen muscles, improve balance, flexibility, range of motion, prevent falls and help manage stress using Qi Gong warm-ups and Concentration Practice, and the core (first 6) movements of the Tai Chi for Arthritis Form. This class is recommended for students who do not need assistive devices for mobility.
The focus of this class is on slow gentle movements designed to strengthen muscles, improve balance, flexibility, range of motion, prevent falls and help manage stress using Qi Gong warm-ups and the extension movements (7–12) of the Tai Chi for Arthritis Form. This class is recommended for students who do not need assistive devices for mobility.
Instructor: Vivian Skripek, Certified Tai Chi for Health Instructor Class fee: $60 Class code: BTCQ Location: Dominican Rehab PEP Education Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Instructor: Grace Sanchez, OT/L, Tai Chi for Health Instructor, Certified Instructor of Internal Arts Class fee: $70 Materials fee: $7 Class Code: ITCQ Location: Dominican Rehab PEP Education Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Mon 9:30–10:45 a.m. 1/6–2/10, No class 1/20
Intermediate Tai Chi/Qi Gong The focus of this class is on slow, gentle movements designed to strengthen muscles, improve balance, flexibility and range of motion, prevent falls and help manage stress. This is a continuation of the Beginning Tai Chi/Qi Gong class and includes the second 6 movements in the Tai Chi for Arthritis form. Participants should feel comfortable performing the first 6 movements before continuing this Intermediate class. This class is recommended for students who do not need assistive devices for mobility. Instructor: Melinda Roy, RN, Certified Tai Chi for Health Instructor Class fee: $62 Materials fee: $3 Class code: ITC Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St.
Thu 12–12:50 p.m. 2/13–3/19 3/26–5/7, No class 4/9 5/14–6/25, No class 6/11
Thu 9:30–10:45 a.m. 1/9–2/20, No class 1/30
Advanced Tai Chi/Qi Gong Class includes Qi Gong warm-ups, concentration practice and instruction in Tai Chi for Health–Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 Form. Students should have taken Intermediate Tai Chi/Qi Gong prior to enrolling in this class. In order to learn the form in depth this class must be taken for 6–12 months. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that improves balance, strength, endurance, and overall well-being. Modifications in practice are incorporated as needed for students. This class is recommended for students who do not need assistive devices for mobility. Instructor: Grace Sanchez, OT/L, Tai Chi for Health Instructor, Certified Instructor of Internal Arts Class fee: $60 for 5 sessions, $70 for 6 sessions, $80 for 7 sessions Material fee: $2 Class code: ATC Location: Dominican Rehab PEP Education Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Tue 9:30–10:45 a.m. 1/7–2/18, No class 1/28 3/3–4/28, No class 3/31, 4/7 5/19–6/23, No class 6/9
Exercise & Fitness
Tai Chi/Qi Gong: Yang Form
Tai Chi/Qi Gong—Sun 73 Form
This class is recommended for students who have completed Advanced Tai Chi/ Qi Gong. This class will include Tai Chi/Qi Gong warm-ups, concentration practice, an instruction in the Yang 24 Form. In order to learn the entire form students must take consecutive classes over a period of 12-18 months. This class is recommended for students who do not need assistive devices for mobility.
This class is recommended for students who have completed the Beginning through Advanced Tai Chi/Qi Gong. This class will include Qi Gong warm-ups, concentration practice, and instruction in the Sun 73 Form. In order to learn the entire form students must take consecutive classes over a period of 24-26 months. This class is recommended for students who do not need assisted devices for mobility.
Instructor: Grace Sanchez, OT/L, Tai Chi for Health Instructor, Certified Instructor of Internal Arts Class fee: $50 for 4 sessions, $75 for 6 sessions, $85 for 7 sessions Materials fee: $2 Class code: YF Location: Dominican Rehab PEP Education Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Instructor: Grace Sanchez, OT/L Tai Chi for Health Instructor, Certified Instructor of Internal Arts Class fee: $65 for 5 sessions, $75 for 6 sessions, $85 for 7 sessions Materials fee: $2 Class code: SUN73 Location: Dominican Rehab PEP Education Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Thu 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 1/9–2/20, No class 1/30 3/5–4/30, No class 4/2, 4/9 5/21–6/25, No class 6/4, 6/11
Tue 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 1/7–2/18, No class 1/28 3/3–4/28, No class 3/31, 4/7 5/19–6/23, No class 6/9
Qi Gong and Concentration Practice Students will be introduced to Qi Gong practices for health and well-being and instruction in concentration practice for relaxation and mental focus. Instructor: Grace Sanchez, OT/L Tai Chi for Health Instructor, Certified Instructor of Internal Arts Class fee: $40 for 4 sessions, $70 for 7 sessions Class code: CP Location: Dominican Rehab PEP Education Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Thu 9:45–10:45 a.m. 3/5–4/30, No class 4/2, 4/9 5/21–6/25, No class 6/4, 6/11
Register for multiple exercise classes per week and receive a discount of 20% for twice a week and 30% for three times a week! (Please call the PEP office to redeem this offer.)
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Exercise & Fitness AQUATICS REQUIREMENTS All pool participants must be able to move through the water unsupported or have a caregiver who can provide one-on-one assistance, including use of the lift to enter the pool and dress safely before and after the pool. All pool participants must be continent of bowel and bladder and may not have open wounds, leakage, infection or uncontrolled seizures.
Water Exercise I/II Water exercises are fun, low impact, and are aimed at improving general flexibility, strength, balance, gait, endurance and posture. This class is designed for people who may have recently been in rehab; who have conditions that require strengthening; and those who just want to get into shape but have difficulty with exercise on land. This class is great for people who are post-surgery, who may have Arthritis, Neuromuscular or many other diseases including Neurological conditions. If a participant is unable to be in the water on their own, they must have a caregiver present in the water with them. Bring a caregiver if you need assistance to or from the lift chair, in the pool or with changing clothes. Instructor: Dominican Physical Therapy Staff Class fee: $65 Class code: WE12 Location: Simpkins Family Swim Center 979 17th Ave. Santa Cruz
Wed 1–1:50 p.m. 1/8–3/11; 3/18–5/20, No class 4/8 Mon 11–11:50 a.m. 6/8–8/10, No class 6/29
Water Exercise II Water exercises are fun, low impact, and are aimed at improving general flexibility, strength, balance, gait, endurance and posture. This class is designed for people who have conditions that require strengthening, and those who just want to get into shape but have difficulty with exercise on land. To participate in this intermediate class, it is strongly suggested that you are independent with your mobility. Instructor: Dominican Physical Therapy Staff Class fee: $65 Class code: WE2 Location: Simpkins Family Swim Center 979 17th Ave. Santa Cruz
Mon 1–1:50 p.m. 1/6–3/9, No class 1/20, 2/17 3/16–5/18, No class 4/6 Fri 1–1:50 p.m. 1/10–3/13 3/20–5/22, No class 4/10 The following Monday class sessions will be held in the splash down pool: Mon 11–11:50 a.m. 6/8–8/10, No class 6/29 44 | PEP CATALOG
Water Exercise III This class requires good balance in the water and good core stabilization, and is designed to increase endurance, strength, and overall well-being. Post-rehab patients will be able to continue their program and increase function through modified exercises. Please attend the Beginning/ Intermediate aquatic class prior to attending this class. To participate in this class, it is important that the instructor or your PT advances you to this level. Instructor: Dominican Physical Therapy Staff Class fee: $65 Class code: WE3 Location: Simpkins Family Swim Center 979 17th Ave. Santa Cruz
Mon 12–12:50 p.m. 1/6–3/9, No class 1/20, 2/17 3/16–5/18, No class 4/6 6/8–8/10, No class 6/29 Wed 12–12:50 p.m. 1/8–3/11 3/18–5/20, No class 4/8 Fri 12–12:50 p.m. 1/10–3/13 3/20–5/22, No class 4/10
Advanced Aquatic Lymphedema Decongestion This class promotes lymphatic system health. The class provides decongestion for both upper and lower body lymphedema, with a sequential program of decongestion and exercise. Participants will follow a routine that provides truncal decongestion, node stimulation and limb decongestion to reduce fibrosis and volume. Participants will exercise to stay fit in an environment that provides both a gradient of pressure and stimulation of superficial and deep lymphatics. Participants must be able to move through water unsupported or have a caregiver who can provide 1:1 assistance, including use of the lift to enter the pool. Participants are not required to have completed an outpatient lymphedema management program. Instructor: Dominican Physical Therapy Staff Class fee: $65 Class code: AALD Location: Simpkins Family Swim Center 979 17th Ave. Santa Cruz
Mon 11–11:50 a.m. 1/6–3/9, No class 1/20, 2/17 3/16–5/18, No class 4/6 6/8–8/10, No class 6/29 Wed 10–10:50 a.m. 1/8–3/11 3/18–5/20, No class 4/8 Fri 11–11:50 a.m. 1/10–3/13 3/20–5/22, No class 4/10
Aquatic Exercise for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease Join us for a complete workout in the water designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. This class is taught by physical therapists and will include strength training, aerobic exercise, balance, stretching and functional mobility training in warm water, pool heated to 88 degrees. Please bring a caregiver with you if you need assistance changing or to participate safely in the pool. Instructor: Dominican Physical Therapy Staff Class fee: $65 Class code: A4P Location: Simpkins Family Swim Center 979 17th Ave. Santa Cruz
Wed 11–11:50 a.m. 1/8–3/11, 3/18–5/20, No class 4/8 Mon 10–10:50 a.m. 6/8–8/10, No class 6/29
Aquatic Exercise for Pregnant Women The aquatic environment helps reduce weight bearing on all joints, which helps reduce joint and back pain. Learn safe exercise techniques to strengthen core muscles: abdominals, pelvic floor, back and leg muscles along with safe flexibility exercises. There is a light cardiovascular exercise portion of this class. Posture and body mechanics will be emphasized. All exercises can be modified for individual needs. Instructors: Dominican Physical Therapy Staff Class fee: $65 $10 drop-in session fee, if there is space available in the class. Class code: AQ Location: Simpkins Family Swim Center 979 17th Ave. Santa Cruz
Mon 10–10:50 a.m. 1/6–3/9, No class 1/20, 2/17 3/16–5/18, No class 4/6 6/8-8/10, No class 6/29 Fri 10–10:50 a.m. 1/10–3/13 3/20–5/22, No class 4/10
Register for multiple exercise classes per week and receive a discount of 20% for twice a week and 30% for three times a week! (Please call the PEP office to redeem this offer.)
Lifestyle Management Programs LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS Cardiac Risk Reduction Program (Cardiac Rehabilitation) Lowering risk factors such as high cholesterol, weight, high blood pressure and stress has been shown to significantly reduce future cardiac problems. Designed for individuals who have had angina, heart attack, cardiac procedure (angioplasty, atherectomy, stent), bypass surgery, valve surgery or congestive heart failure. This nationally certified program includes cardiac education classes, nutrition assessment, risk factor counseling, lifestyle coaching, and monitored exercise therapy. The Dominican Cardiac Risk Reduction Program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Diabetes Management (Type 1 & 2) The Diabetes Management Program provides information and support to help create a personal, successful path to diabetes management. The program includes education classes and individual appointments provided by our team of health care professionals including certified diabetes educators, registered nurses, and registered dietitians. The Dominican Diabetes Management Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
Supervised Exercise Therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease (SETPAD) Are you an individual living with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD), including discomfort or cramping in the legs? This program is designed for individuals like you, offering customized therapy in a supervised setting. The goal of the program is to increase stamina, mobility, improve overall health and quality of life. To reach these goals, the individual receives supervised exercise therapy, education classes, a nutrition assessment, risk factor counseling and lifestyle coaching. Led by a multi-disciplinary team of registered nurses, exercise physiologists and dietitians.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Resting Metabolic Rate
This nationally certified program provides education, breathing retraining exercises and a monitored exercise program to increase functional ability in individuals coping with COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis and pulmonary fibrosis. Specially trained professionals will develop individualized program on initial assessment.
The Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Assessment provides an accurate method of determining personalized calorie or energy budget, based on individual metabolism. This simple 10-to-15minute assessment is performed while reclining. A clinical specialist will then review results and assist in designing an effective fitness and/or weight management program. 30 MINUTES
The Dominican Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Price: $78 Please note that pricing is subject to change.
Nutrition Counseling Meet with a Registered Dietitian to assess and plan personal and medical nutrition goals. Receive nutrition and lifestyle guidance for weight management, cholesterol, hypertension, pre-diabetes, intestinal disorders, eating disorders, and general healthy eating. Call for price. Insurance may cover based on diagnosis.
FITNESS & HEALTH SERVICES Weigh To Go Weight Management Program
Body Composition Analysis Based on results from skinfold measurements or bioelectrical impedance, participants will receive an individualized report that includes body fat percentage, lean weight, and goal weight. 30 MINUTES Price: $62 Please note that pricing is subject to change.
Maximize Your Metabolism Are you trying to lose weight but not seeing the results you desire? This comprehensive package includes an assessment of your personal Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and dietary review. Youâ€™ll meet one-on-one with a Registered Dietitian for individualized dietary recommendations, menu suggestions and tips for hunger management and portion control. 90 MINUTES Price: $218 Please note that pricing is subject to change.
Medical Fitness Program This 10-week lifestyle-focused program includes exercise classes, nutrition workshops, education and inspiration to make behavior changes that will have a lasting impact on your health. Led by a dedicated team of dietitians, exercise physiologists and nurses. Price: $225 Location: Dominican Rehab Lifestyle Ed Room & Gym 610 Frederick St.
Wednesdays, 1/22-3/25, 6:00â€“8:00 p.m.
Cholesterol Screening Blood test provides complete cholesterol panel (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides) and glucose levels. A health professional will explain the test results and provide recommendations. 30 MINUTES Price: $62 Please note that pricing is subject to change.
For more information about the classes above, call Lifestyle Management at (831) 457-7077.
Whether you are managing chronic medical issues or simply prefer a supervised exercise setting, this is the program for you. Meet individually with one of our clinical specialists for an assessment prior to starting the program. The small-group 60-minute sessions include warm-up, stretching, aerobic exercise, resistance training and cool-down. Initial Assessment: $116 Monthly Fee: $80, 2x/week (8 sessions) $110 3x/week (12 sessions) Please note that pricing is subject to change.
Strides Program A personalized walking program designed to help you get fit, improve your health and achieve and maintain a healthy weight. We will help you set personal, achievable walking goals based on your current level of fitness with the use of a pedometer. Includes: Pedometer, initial consult, pedometer setup with an Exercise Physiologist Price: $88 Please note that pricing is subject to change. PEP CATALOG | 4 5
Childbirth & Parenting
Safely Home Car Seat Fitting Station
Dignity Health Dominican Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford are offering a free car seat fitting station event for the community in the spring.
Space is limited, appointments are strongly recommended. Call (831) 462-7266 to schedule your appointment. Certified Technicians will offer the following assistance:
Childbirth Education Weekend Express Class This class is intended for expectant mothers and her support person. Focus will be on the birth process, including the stages of labor and when to go to the hospital. Non-pharmaceutical coping techniques for pain including breath work, mindfulness practices, supportive touch and positions for labor and birth, along with standard hospital procedures, pain medication options, medical interventions, cesarean birth, postpartum recovery, newborn procedures and breastfeeding basics. In this class, we will actively practice positions and coping techniques for pain, so please come dressed for movement. Please bring water bottles, a note pad, pens, two pillows and any personal snacks. Instructors: Journey Talkovic, CNM, WHNP and Sandra Wiley, BS, CPSP Class fee: $100 for mom and support person Class code: CBE Location: Dominican Hospital–Foundation Meeting Room 1555 Soquel Drive
Sat & Sun 1–5:30 p.m. 1/25 & 1/26; 2/22 & 2/23; 3/28 & 3/29; 4/25 & 4/26; 5/30 & 5/31; 6/27 & 6/28
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Newborn Care This class will give expectant parents and/ or caregivers an opportunity to learn the basics of caring for their baby in the early months after delivery. These basic skills include: bathing, diapering, dressing, swaddling, and soothing newborns. Some basic breastfeeding skills will be offered but will not replace the comprehensive class which is offered separately. You will also learn about newborn behavior and development including: sleep-wake cycles, newborn reflexes, coos, and cries, how to soothe a fussy baby and to identify a baby who is sick and needs medical attention. Important safety considerations for cribs, car seats, and other baby equipment will be taught. There will be time allotted for handson practice to learn these skills and help alleviate some of the anxieties that most new parents have regarding newborn care. Instructors: Journey Talkovic, CNM, WHNP and Sandra Wiley, BS, CPSP Class fee: $35 for mom and support person Class code: NBC Location: Dominican Hospital–Foundation Meeting Room 1555 Soquel Dr.
Sat 2–6 p.m. 1/18; 2/1; 3/7; 4/4; 5/2; 6/6
•C heck for car seat recalls. Ensure that the car seat brought by the family has not been recalled. •D emonstrate how to install and use the car seat. • Instruct how to correctly place a child in the car seat. • Offer tips on choosing the correct car seat based on a child’s age, height, and weight.
Breastfeeding Basics Learn the information you need for getting breastfeeding off to a good start. This one-session class will cover how to ensure a good milk supply, techniques for getting a good latch, how to know if your baby is getting enough, and ways you can avoid common problems. Recommended for mothers in mid-to-late pregnancy. Support person welcome. Instructor: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Class fee: $45 for woman and support person Class code: BFS Location: Dominican Hospital–Foundation Meeting Room 1555 Soquel Dr.
Wed 6:30–8:30 p.m. 1/15; 2/19; 3/18; 4/15; 5/20; 6/17
Childbirth & Parenting Aquatic Exercise for Pregnant Women
TUESDAY EVENINGS, 6-7 p.m. 1/7, 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, 3/17, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19, 6/2, 6/16, 6/30
The aquatic environment helps reduce weight bearing on all joints, which helps reduce joint and back pain. Learn safe exercise techniques to strengthen core muscles: abdominals, pelvic floor, back and leg muscles along with safe flexibility exercises. There is a light cardiovascular exercise portion of this class. Posture and body mechanics will be emphasized. All exercises can be modified for individual needs.
Registration is available at dignityhealth.org/dominican or call (831) 457-7099. Explore all the options and make an informed choice for your birth experience. Take a tour of the Dominican Hospital Family Birth Center, and discover the many ways we provide comfortable, safe, and secure care for mom and baby.
Instructors: Dominican Physical Therapy Staff Class fee: $65 $10 drop-in session fee, if there is space available in the class. Class code: AQ Location: Simpkins Family Swim Center 979 17th Ave. Santa Cruz
Mon 10–10:50 a.m. 1/6–3/9, No class 1/20, 2/17 3/16–5/18, No class 4/6 6/8-8/10, No class 6/29 Fri 10–10:50 a.m. 1/10–3/13 3/20–5/22, No class 4/10
New Moms Support Group
Baby Sign Language Introductory Workshop
An opportunity for new moms and babies to get together, meet other new moms, and discuss common concerns. Call (831) 462-7862 for more information.
Baby Sign Language gives parents the opportunity to communicate with babies long before they can verbalize their wants and needs. Signing with babies has been proven to help accelerate language development, reduce frustration, enhance a child’s self-esteem and deepen the bond between parent and child. This workshop introduces basic baby signs that are based on American Sign Language (ASL). You will learn about the latest research and how to teach your baby to sign. Fun activities and songs will show you how easy it can be to integrate more than 30 simple signs into your everyday routine. Babies from birth to 18 months of age are welcome to attend but not required.
Open to the community regardless of birthplace.
Instructor: William White, BS Class fee: $45 for couple or participant Class code: SL Location: Dominican Rehab PEP Education Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Wed 1–2:30 p.m. 1/15; 4/15
Dominican welcomes you to tour our Birth Center
Facilitator: Maternal Child Health Staff Fee: No charge to participate Funded by: Dominican Hospital Location: Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. No Group: 1/1
Visit our private birthing rooms and postpartum suites where mom, baby, and partner can stay together. Peek in to see the sweetest and smallest patients in our Level Ill Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where newborns in need receive the most advanced emergency care available. Discover our emphasis on breast feeding and skin-to-skin contact, as a certified Baby-Friendly hospital.
Visite el Hospital antes de que nazca su bebé Llame para hacer una cita (831) 465-7948.
Latch Clinic Dominican Hospital is recognized as a Baby-Friendly Hospital® and prioritizes breastfeeding, skin-to-skin contact, and provides a weekly Latch Clinic. We provide information and resources for common concerns, as well as latch and positioning assistance, from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. A Baby Weigh® Scale is also available. The Dominican Hospital Latch Clinic is FREE and open to the community, regardless of where you gave birth! Call the Lactation Warm Line at 831.462.7862 for more information. Funded by: Dominican Hospital Location: Dominican Rehab Lactation Office 610 Frederick St.
Wednesday, 9–11 a.m. No Group: 1/1
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Katz Cancer Resource Center SUPPORTIVE CARE PROGRAMS Chemo 101 / Radiation 101 English and Spanish A class to help cancer patients and families understand and manage the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Recommend taking this class before treatment begins. Physician approval required. Location: Katz Cancer Resource Center
Individual meeting with an oncology certified nurse. Call (831) 462-7770 for appointment.
Look Good Feel Better A program to help women who are undergoing cancer treatment look their best. Licensed cosmetologists teach women how to enhance their appearance. Learn how to choose a wig, tie scarves, and manage skin and nail changes. Location: Katz Cancer Resource Center
Date: Mondays, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11 and June 8 Time: 10:00 a.m. –12:00 Call (831) 462-7770 to Register or go online at: http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/workshopregistration/
Wig Bank Select a wig from our collection of many styles and colors, for women and men who are losing their hair due to cancer treatment. Hats and scarves are also available. Location: Katz Cancer Resource Center
Appointment required, call (831) 462-7770.
Eating Well Through: Cancer Guidance for Patients & Families Learn ways to eat during cancer treatment that can help in the recovery process, how to establish nutritional goals, stay hydrated and cope with changes in appetite. Location: Katz Cancer Resource Center
Call (831) 462-7770 for appointment with an Oncology Dietitian
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The Katz Cancer Resource Center Fireside Chat Guest experts present information on topics surrounding cancer. Noon–1 p.m.
Bilingual Gentle Yoga Before, During and After Cancer Treatments Location: Watsonville Yoga, Dance, and Healing Arts 375 N. Main Street Watsonville
Every Tuesday of the month. Time: 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: Katz Cancer Resource Center Refreshments served. No charge to participate. No registration required.
Creative Expression Through Art
Tuesday, January 14 Cancer Screening for Women Raina Ferzoco, MD Hematology/Oncology Dignity Health Medical Group
Making art to express one’s journey through cancer can be healing, inspiring and transforming. This class requires no art experience, just your willingness to participate. Materials and refreshments provided.
Tuesday, February 11 Sustainable Caregiving Local experts share caregiving resources & strategies Tuesday, March 10 Gastric Cancer Louis Lee, MD Surgical Associates Monterey Bay, Dominican Hospital Tuesday, April 14 Gardening for Health James Stafford Cook, Master Gardener Dominican Hospital Tuesday, May 12 Blood Cancer 101 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Tuesday, June 9 Understanding Pancreatic Cancer and How Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Can Help, PANCAN
Instructor: Heidi Brancatelli, LCSW Location: Katz Cancer Resource Center
Dates: Jan. 15, Mar. 18, May 20 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Katz Knitters A knitting group for patients during and after cancer treatment. Drop-in support group. Facilitator: Lily Rogers, RD, CNSC, CSO Location: Katz Cancer Resource Center
Wednesdays, 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/4, 3/25, 4/1, 4/15, 5/6, 5/13, 6/3, 6/17 Time: 10 a.m.–noon
Parent Child Art Class Pizza and art event for parents with cancer and their children (ages 4 yrs and up)
Gentle Yoga Before, During and After Cancer Treatments Gentle stretching, yoga and relaxation to help ease discomfort and improve overall sense of well-being. Adaptable to all physical abilities. Instructor: Michael Dini, CYI Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium 610 Frederick St. Santa Cruz
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the month. Time: 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 8th & Saturday, May 30 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Facilitators: Allison Brookes, LCSW and Heidi Brancatelli, LCSW Call to register (831) 462-7770
Nutrition Workshop Learn about the evidence-based nutrition guidelines for cancer prevention and survivorship in this 3 week course that will teach you how to put what you learn into action. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CAN COMMIT TO ALL 3 SESSIONS. NOT INTENDED FOR ACTIVE TREATMENT. To register call: 831-462-7770; Monday, March 16, *23 and 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. *Week 2’s meeting will be held at a local grocery store. To register call: 831-462-7770
Katz Cancer Resource Center CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS Ongoing professionally facilitated support groups for people with cancer and/or support persons.
Cancer Support Group Drop-in support group for cancer patients whose lives are challenged by cancer. Facilitator: Allison Brookes, LCSW Location: Katz Cancer Resource Center
First and third Tuesday evening of every month. 5:30–6:45 p.m.
Cancer Support for Young Adults For men and women 19–40 years old with a diagnosis of cancer. Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. Stupid Cancer Meet-up at a local spot. Please register @ https://stupidcancermeetup.org Call for more information (831) 462-7770
Prostate Cancer Support Group
Luzca Bien … Siéntase Mejor
Family & Friends Cancer Support Group
Drop-in support group for men and their partners dealing with the issues of prostate cancer. No registration required Location: The Katz Cancer Resource Center 1st Floor
Un programa que ayuda a las mujeres que están bajo el tratamiento del cáncer lucir mejor. Cosmetólogas ensenara a las mujeres como mejorar su apariencia, escoger una peluca, y manejar el cambio de la piel y unas durante el tratamiento del cáncer.
Last Wednesday of every month. 7–9 p.m.
Lugar: El Katz Cancer Centro de Recursos
Drop-in support group for families and friends of cancer patients. Facilitator: Nancy Samsel, LMFT Location: Katz Cancer Resource Center
Second and fourth Tuesday of every month. 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Bone Marrow Transplant Support Group Drop-in support group. Facilitator: Nancy Samsel, LMFT Location: Katz Cancer Resource Center
Second and fourth Thursday of every month. 7–8:30 p.m.
Lymphedema Education & Support Group This educational and supportive group welcomes men and women with lymphedema and their friends and families. Facilitator: Dominican Hospital Certified Lymphedema Therapists Location: The Katz Cancer Resource Center
Wednesdays, Jan. 8, Mar. 11, May 13 6–8 p.m.
LAS PROGRAMAS EN ESPAÑOL Quimoterapia 101/ Radioterapia 101 Una clase que ayuda a los pacientes y sus familias entender y manegar los effectos secundarios de la quimoterapia y radiacion. Recomendamos tomar este clase antes de comenzar su tratamiento. Lugar: El Katz Cancer Centro de Recursos 3150 Mission Drive, Santa Cruz 95065
Llame (831) 462-7870 para una junta individual con la enfermera navegadora de oncologia
All KATZ programs are offered at no cost. For more information, call The Katz Cancer Resource Center, (831) 462-7770.
Fechas: Lunes, Enero 13, Febrero 10, Marso 9, Abril 13, Mayo 11, y Junio 8 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Debe registrar por telefono: (831) 462-7870
Grupo hispano de apoyo para el cancer/Hispanic Cancer Support Group La familias son bienvenidas. Facilitators: Renee Aispuro Gonzales, RN, OCN Lugar: Katz Cancer Resource Center 3150 Mission Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Primer Jueves de cada mes. Jan. 2, Feb. 6, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, May 7, and June 4 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Bilingue Yoga Suave Antes, Durante y Despues del Tratamiento del Cancer Lugar: Watsonville Yoga, Dance, and Healing Arts 375 N Main Street Watsonville
Cada Martes 10:30–11:30 a.m. Llame (831) 462-7870 PEP CATALOG | 4 9
New Moms’ Support Group An opportunity for new moms and babies to get together, meet other new moms, and discuss common concerns. Call (831) 462-7862 for more information. Open to the community regardless of birthplace. Facilitator: Maternal Child Health Staff Fee: No charge to participate Funded by: Dominican Hospital Location: Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Rm. 610 Frederick St.
Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. No Group: 1/1
Bariatric Support Group This is a monthly peer support group for anyone considering, or has already gone through bariatric surgery. This is a place to share experiences and support each other through the weight loss journey. Call to register (831) 226-2879. Facilitator: Morgan White Fee: No Charge to Participate Location: 111 Madrone St., Santa Cruz, Ca. 95060
2nd Thursday of each month, 5–6 p.m.
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Better Breathers Pulmonary Support Group
Lymphedema Education & Support Group
This program offers education and support for adults with chronic lung disorders, their families and caregivers. The group is coordinated by Dominican’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and is open to the community. No registration required. Call (831) 457-7077 for more information.
This educational and supportive group welcomes men and women with lymphedema and their friends and families. For more information contact Katz Center at (831) 462-7770.
Facilitator: Respiratory Therapist/Registered Nurse Fee: No charge to participate Funded by: Dominican Hospital Location: Dominican Rehab Lifestyle Ed. Room, Back Pavilion Entrance; Check-in Conference Room 7 (next to waiting area) 610 Frederick St.
Thursday, 1/9, 2/13, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11 1:30–-2:30 p.m.
Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group A support group for those affected by MS in any way. The group brings people together for support, education and mutual aid, encouraging others to try new things and live each day to its full potential. Please call (415) 699-2574 for more information. Facilitator: Eva M. Clark MS Self-Help Group Facilitator Fee: No charge to participate Funded by: Dominican Hospital Location: Dominican Lifestyle Management Ed. Conference Rm.
3rd Saturday of each month, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Facilitators: Certified Lymphedema Therapists Fee: No charge to participate Funded by: Dominican Hospital Location: The Katz Cancer Resource Center
Wednesday, 1/8, 3/11, 5/13, 6–8 p.m.
Heart Connections: A Heart Health Support Group A peer support group for individuals making lifestyle changes that support heart health. A safe place to share ideas and find solutions. The group is coordinated by Dominican Hospital’s Cardiovascular Services and Center for Lifestyle Management and is open to the community. Please call (831) 457-7077 for more information. No registration required. Fee: No charge to participate Location: Dominican Rehab Lifestyle Management, Room 7, near Lifestyle Management reception desk 610 Frederick St.
Monday, 1/13, 2/10, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8 6–7 p.m. Tuesday, 1/21, 2/18, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16 2-3 p.m.
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1555 Soquel Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Dominican Hospital’s PEP Catalog Inside! Our Personal Enrichment Program (PEP) is located at 610 Frederick Street in Santa Cruz. PEP offers something for everyone in our community: • Mind/Body Training • Health and Wellness classes • Exercise and Fitness • Aquatic Rehabilitation Programs • Improving Neurological Function • Back and Neck Program • Total Joint Care • Cardiac Risk Reduction • Nutrition Counseling • Childbirth and Parenting • Support Groups • Katz Cancer Resources Center Support Groups Learn more and register for classes at dignityhealth.org/Dominican/PEP or call 831.457.7099. Visit the PEP office anytime at 610 Frederick Street in Santa Cruz Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 5 2 | FOCUS ON WELLNESS