Classes and Events
Lutheran Medical Center offers a variety of community classes, events and support groups. Free unless otherwise noted. Sample offerings are listed below.
For more information or to register, visit lutheranjournal.org/classes or call Answerline at 303-689-4595.
Bridges Health and Wellness offers a variety of therapeutic services to enrich your mind, body and spirit—integrating rich healing traditions with the latest in preventive care.
To schedule an appointment, for more information or to register for a class, contact Bridges at 303-425-2262 or visit us at wellnessatbridges.com.
Registration is required for all classes.
Prenatal and Basic Yoga
Saturdays, 8:30–9:45 a.m.
Pricing and start dates vary
Eight-week sessions for beginning or advanced levels.
Tuesday mornings; hours vary.
March 13–May 1
Cost: $80 per session
Wednesday evenings, starting April 4
Cost: $20 per class
All classes are held at the Lutheran Spine Center, 1687 Cole Blvd., Suite 103, Lakewood, CO 80401.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Free Orientation Class
Come learn about how Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction can make a difference in your life. This free class is designed for those who are planning on taking the full eight-week course as well as anyone either considering the class or just wondering what MBSR is all about. Registration required.
Monday, Feb. 26, 6–7:30 p.m.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
An eight-week course for cultivating awareness and well-being. Mindfulness is a way of intentionally paying attention to the present moment with nonjudgmental awareness, allowing for greater coping, growing and healing. Registration required. All participants are strongly encouraged to also attend a FREE MBSR orientation class (see dates and times above).
Mondays, March 5–April 23, 6–8:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cancer Support Groups
Lutheran offers several options for anyone dealing with cancer from diagnosis and beyond.
Contact Cancer Services at 303-403-3608 for information and to find a group that is right for you. Support groups include:
- General Cancer Support, for all types of cancer diagnoses in all phases of treatment and beyond.
2nd Thursdays, 6–7:30 p.m.
- Breast Cancer Peer Support Group, for women diagnosed with breast cancer at all stages of treatment and survivorship.
1st Wednesdays, 6–7:30 p.m. 3rd Tuesdays, 12:30–2 p.m.
- Metastatic Breast Cancer Peer Support Group, for those diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer..
2nd Wednesdays, 3–4:30 p.m.
Look Good, Feel Better
American Cancer Society-sponsored class. Designed for women undergoing cancer treatment. Includes makeup guide, complimentary makeup kits and use of wigs, scarves and accessories. Contact ACS at 800-227-2345 to register or for additional dates/locations.
Mondays, Feb. 5 and April 30, 1–3 p.m.
Cardiac Rehab Services
Phase II Cardiac Rehab Education
Phase II cardiac rehab education classes cover exercise principles, nutrition, chest discomfort and medications, stress management, heart anatomy and risk factors, and a Heart Recovery Support Group. All classes are held in the Lutheran Third Floor Heart Center/Cardiac Rehab.
Registration required; call 303-403-3602.
Classes meet at the Lutheran Rehabilitation Center, 9830 I-70 Frontage Road South.
Call 303-467-4122 to register.
A support group for people with lung or breathing issues. It includes snacks, a presentation and networking among attendees.
2nd Tuesdays, noon–1 p.m.
Ostomy Support Group
This nurse-led support group is a monthly meeting of a community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with ostomy, together.
Call 303-425-2510 for more information.
1st Thursdays, 9:30–11 a.m. No meetings in June, July and August.
Community Wellness & Education Series
All classes are free and will be held at the Lutheran Medical Center Learning Center unless otherwise noted.
Registration is required. To register, visit lutheranjournal.org/classes.
Oh, My Aching Back! The Latest Information on Treatment Options
This informative seminar, presented by Andrew Castro, MD, an orthopedic specialist, will arm you with the latest information on treatment options for back pain and available care plans.
Monday, April 9, noon–1 p.m.
Vaginal Health … Getting Down to Business About Issues Down There
At least half of all women experience a decline in vaginal health due to childbirth, loss of muscle tone and other medical conditions. Diane Hartman, MD, a board-certified urologist with Foothills Urology, will talk about typical problems women face and how a new treatment, diVa Laser Vaginal Therapy, can help.
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Got Shoulder Problems? We’ve Got Answers
Learn the causes of shoulder pain, from rotator cuff injuries to tendinitis and the role a total shoulder replacement, including reverse shoulder, plays in treatment. Hear from Bill Ciccone, MD, a sports medicine, arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgeon, about the various causes of pain as well as the options available to provide relief.
Tuesday, March 20, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Women’s Heart Health
The symptoms of a sick heart, or an impending heart attack, differ between women and men. Join us to learn how to “listen to your heart” and know the warning signs of heart disease with this free educational talk, hosted by Jody Kleinman, MD.
Thursday, Feb. 22, noon–1 p.m.
Newest Treatments for Hip Pain
Learn the causes of and latest treatment options for knee pain with this free educational seminar, hosted by Ian Weber, MD, a fellowship-trained primary and complex joint reconstruction surgeon.
Tuesdays, Feb. 13 and May 15, noon–1 p.m.
My Wrist and Hand Hurt! What’s the Diagnosis?
Learn about treatments that can permanently relieve thumb and wrist pain and restore function to a prearthritic level, from David Bierbrauer, MD, an orthopedic hand and microvascular surgeon.
Wednesday, May 2, noon–1 p.m.
Regenerative Treatment for Knee Pain
Efren Caballes, DO, a physical medicine and rehab physician, will discuss the types of regenerative treatments available for knee arthritis and if it is right for you or a loved one.
Tuesday, March 6, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Prostate Cancer Screening: Understand the Changing Guidelines
Jeremy Reese, MD, a fellowship-trained urologic surgeon with Foothills Urology, will address recent changes in prostate cancer screenings, specifically the PSA test, and answer your questions on prostate health.
Thursday, March 1, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Erectile Dysfunction, It’s Normal and We Have a Solution: Demystifying the Diagnosis
Did you know that up to 52 percent of men ages 40–70 will have experienced some level of erectile dysfunction, also known as ED, during their lives? Donald May, MD, a board-certified urologist, will highlight the signs and symptoms of erectile dysfunction as well as the available options for treatment.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, noon–1 p.m.
Free Nutrition Workshops
Join us at any of these free workshops to learn from a Registered Dietitian how to take control of your health through better nutrition.
Supergrains: What Are They and How Can I Use Them?
Wednesday, March 21, 6 p.m.
The Power of Plant-Based, Whole Food Eating!
Monday, March 26, noon
A free, six-week drop-in group that provides support for tobacco reduction and cessation.
Visit lutheranjournal.org/classes or call 303-403-6176 to register.
Tuesdays, noon–1 p.m. and 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Let our certified childbirth instructors teach you about the labor process, coping and breathing techniques and the latest about epidurals, medication and interventions. A Birth Center Tour is included. Choose from two- or three-week series. Registration required.
Multiple start dates each month on weekends or evenings
Cost: $70 per couple
Learn practical and evidence-based information and skills that will help you feel confident and knowledgeable, and set you up for successful breast-feeding.
Sundays, Feb. 25 and April 29, 9 a.m.–noon
Thursdays, March 1, 15 and 29, April 5 and 19, May 3, 17 and 31, 6–9 p.m.
Cost: $35 per couple
Breast-Feeding Support Group
Our Breast-Feeding Support Group provides an opportunity to get your questions answered, and for you to receive valuable information about breast-feeding or caring for your baby.
Call our lactation consultants at 303-425-2286 if you have any questions.
Wednesdays, 9–10:30 a.m.
Fridays, 2–3 p.m.
Parenting and Baby Feeding Group
At this welcoming, nonjudgmental group you will build a unique support system as you start your journey into parenthood.
For more information, please call 303-425-2229 or email email@example.com.
Mondays, 4–5:15 p.m.
Pediatric CPR and Safety
This class is recommended for anyone living with or caring for infants. Registration required.
Saturdays, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21 and May 19, 9 a.m.–noon or 1–4 p.m.
Thursdays, March 22 and May 24, 6–9 p.m.
Cost: $35 per person
Join other mothers and their infants at our weekly new moms‘ group with new, relevant topics each week.
For more information, please call 303-425-2229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Drop-In Grief Groups
Allows the bereaved time to share experiences and gain support. Registration is not required for the day group, but please call 303-403-7283 to attend the evening group.
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 10–11:30 a.m.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 6:30–8 p.m.
Grief Education Group for Bereaved Spouses and Partners
This six-week group emphasizes education and support for the bereaved partner or spouse with the goal of improved adaptation to loss. Participants must be four months or more past their loss.
Next offering in April 2018, date TBA.