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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.

Tiny Incisions, Mighty Recoveries One Small Scar…For One Big Surgery
Wednesday, April 23, 6:30 p.m.
5th Floor Hale Penthouse Auditorium
Presented by Uthaiah Kokkalera, MD, FACS, Advanced Minimally Invasive, General, Bariatric and Robotic Surgery
Has your doctor suggested that you need your gallbladder removed or a hernia repaired? Don't delay taking care of your health. Many procedures can now be performed through one small incision or a few tiny incisions, including hysterectomy, prostatectomy and other urological and gynecological procedures. The best part is that advanced minimally invasive robotic surgical options leave little to no scarring.
Refreshments will be served
Please RSVP by calling 877-417-WELL (9355)

Parkinson’s Pathways VIII – Optimizing the Treatment of PD
Saturday, April 26
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
(complimentary luncheon Noon to 1 p.m.)
Education Auditorium
Presented by the Neurocommunity Foundation and Ronald B. Ziman, MD, FACP, FAAN
Now in its 8th year, the Parkinson’s Pathways Symposium will highlight advances in research, care and treatment; introduce health and wellness practices; inspire through personal examples and testimony; and provide the opportunity to learn about essential products and services available to help manage the challenge of living with Parkinson’s.
Space is limited.
Registration is required
by calling 818-885-8623 or emailing

A Woman-to-Woman Discussion
Why Can't I Get Pregnant?
Could It Be My Hormones or Age? Should I Freeze My Eggs?
Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.
Education Auditorium
Presented by Northridge Hospital Medical Center and Leila Zafaranchi, MD, FACOG, Gynecologist
Are you having challenges conceiving? Attend this free seminar and explore your women’s health options that may enhance your odds of conception.
Refreshments will be served
Please RSVP by calling 877-417-WELL (9355)

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 4:30p.m.
August 7
, Classroom #3
August 14, Patio Conference Room
August 21, Classroom #4
August 28, Patio Conference Room
September 4, Patio Conference Room
September 11, 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

Essential Estate Planning in California
Saturday, June 21
10 a.m. to Noon
Education Auditorium
Presented by Thomas P. Christopher, Esq. Christopher Law Group, Inc.
What every person needs to know about Estate Planning in California in 2014. Make sure that your estate passes informally, without cost, time and formality.
To register, please call 818-360-9500

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.
Classroom 4, Select one date.
Thursday, April 24
Thursday, May 8 or 22
Thursday, June 12 or June 26
Thursday, July 10 or July 24
Thursday, Aug. 14 or Aug. 28
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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