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Registration is required. All classes are free unless noted. Follow links on the right for additional community education classes and support groups. Check out our free health tips at the Northridge Fashion Center. And don't forget to check in at Foursquare when you take a class here.

Chronic Disease Self Management Program
Class is intended for adults with a chronic condition or caregivers of someone with a chronic condition.
All classes are held on
Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
September 11 or 25, Patio Conference Room 
Presented by the Center for Healthier Communities, Martha Zuniga, MPH, MPA, and Barbara Gonzalez, MPH(c ).
A six-week workshop, 2 ½ hours class that teaches self-management and coping skills of chronic conditions. Topics include designing a fitness program; cognitive symptom management; fatigue management; coping with anger, fear and frustration; communication with healthcare professionals, family, and friends; use of medications; relaxation techniques; healthy eating; and evaluating treatments. Participants receive the “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” book and a relaxation for the mind CD.
Please RSVP by calling 818-718-5903

Smoking Cessation Program: Want to quit smoking? We can help! 
Begins Tuesday, September 9
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Leavey Cancer Center Conference Room
Presented by the Leavey Cancer Center’s Navigator Program
Join our four-week Smoking Cessation Program. To register, please call our Navigator Program at 818-885-5471.

Hip Pain Slowing You Down?
Tuesday, September 16
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
5th Floor Hale Penthouse Auditorium
Presented by Jonathan Botts, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
Hip arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that allows an orthopaedic surgeon to examine a patient’s hip using a small camera attached to an instrument called an arthroscope. It can be a great solution to many hip conditions and problems that plague the hip joints.
Light refreshments will be served
Free parking
Register by calling 866-581-KNEE (5633)

Parkinson’s Disease 101
Saturday, September 13
2 to 4 p.m.
(check-in from 1:30 to 2 p.m., no seating prior to 1:30 p.m. )
Education Auditorium 
Presented by The NeuroCommunity Foundation; Ronald B. Ziman, MD, FACP, FAAN, Medical Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center at Center for Aging Research & Education.
Newly diagnosed patients and their families can learn about motor and non-motor symptoms, potential causes, medication management, rehabilitation therapies, fall prevention, wellness, nutrition and current research. The class includes an extended physician Q &A session and is a great refresher course for anyone affected by the disease.
Registration required to or 818-885-8623

FREE Smoking Cessation Program
Begins Tuesday, September 9
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Leavey Cancer Center Conference Room
Presented by the Leavey Cancer Center's Navigator Program
Want to quit smoking? We can help! Join our 4-week Smoking Cessation Program.
To register, please call our Navigator Program: 818-885-5471

Joint Replacement Program, Coordination of Care
Los Robles Homecare Services presents a pre-operative community seminar on knee and hip replacement surgery. This seminar is conducted by a Physical Therapist. Learn more about Orthopedic Services and the Three-Step Joint Replacement Program at Northridge Hospital. 
All classes are from 3 to 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 11 Sept. 25
For more information or to reserve a seat, please call the Los Robles Marketing Office at 805-777-7234


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Spinal Cord Injury Education
A series of 15 classes for spinal cord injury patients and their families. Schedule varies, call (818) 885-8500, ext. 3656.

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