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February 23, 2014

St. Joseph Hospital schedules support groups

St. Joseph Hospital has announced events, classes and support group information for March:

• Prenatal series for expecting parents: class 1, preparation for labor, Monday, 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 3; class 2, labor, 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 10; class 3, hospital management, 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 17; class 4, boot camp for dad and infant feeding basics for mom, 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 24; St. Joseph Education Center, 615 St. Joseph Dr., call 765-456-5000.

• Chair yoga: exercise and balance techniques for individuals with limited mobility, 10 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. March 4, 11, 18, 25, St. Joseph Education Center, 615 St. Joseph Dr., 765-452-1137.

• New mothers support group: a weekly opportunity for new mothers to hear guest speakers talk about child/family topics and to share experiences and tips with each other, 10 to 11 a.m. March 5, 12, 19, 26, St. Joseph Education Center, 615 St. Joseph Dr., 765-456-5000.

• Amputee support group: a free support group for amputees and their families, 3:30 to 5 p.m., March 5, St. Joseph Physical and Sports Therapy, 2130 W. Sycamore St., call 765-236-8500.

• Hatha yoga: exercise and balance techniques, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. March 6, 13, 20, 27, St. Joseph Education Center, 615 St. Joseph Dr., 765-452-1137.

• Sibling class: learn how siblings can be involved in preparing for a new brother or sister, 11 a.m. to noon March 8, St. Joseph Conference Center Rooms C & D, 1907 W. Sycamore St., 765-456-5000.

• Prenatal refresher: learn new trends, changes and techniques, 2 to 4 p.m. March 8, St. Joseph Education Center, 615 St. Joseph Dr., 765-456-5000.

• Breastfeeding: learn about the benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby, 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 12, St. Joseph Education Center, 615 St. Joseph Dr., 765-456-5000.

• Accelerated prenatal class: prenatal series presented in one all-day session, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 15, St. Joseph Education Center, 615 St. Joseph Dr., 765-456-5000.

• Diabetes support group: free support group for people with diabetes and their families, 5:30 p.m. March 18, St. Joseph Conference Center Rooms A & B, 1907 W. Sycamore St., 765-456-5587.

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