Community Health Education Classes

Healthier Living • A six-week class offered several times during the year, taught in conjunction with Solano Public Health and the Area Agency on Aging. Classes are free but space is limited. Call (707) 646-5469.

Caregivers’ Support Group • For anyone involved in caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a dementia-related illness. Meets second Wednesday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Adult Day Center, 3777B VacaValley Parkway in Vacaville. Cost: Free. (707) 624-7971 or (707) 624-7970.

Supporting Parents After a Loss • Meets the last Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at NorthBay Medical Center, Annex Building. Cost: Free. Call (707) 646-5433.

Adult Grief Support Class, Journey Through Grief • Class meets weekly for eight sessions. Limited to 12 people per group. Participants follow a step-by-step approach using a book and journal. Cost: Free. For a schedule and to register, call (707) 646-3517.

Veterans Men’s Support Group • A grief support group for men meets on the second and fourth Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Cost: Free. Call (707) 646-3517 for dates.

Pulmonary Education Series • Three-session course meets on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield and on the third and fourth Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at the VacaValley Wellness Center in Vacaville. A new course begins each month. Cost: Free. Call (707) 646-5072.

Congestive Heart Failure Class • Class meets every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at NorthBay Medical Center and on the first and second Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at the VacaValley Wellness Center in Vacaville. Cost: Free. Call (707) 646-5072.

New Beginnings Support Group • For stroke survivors, caregivers and family members. Third Tuesday of the month, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at VacaValley Health Plaza, Suite 240, Vacaville. Cost: Free. Call Elizabeth Gladney at (707) 646-4034.

Maternal/Child Health Classes

All prenatal and maternal child health classes are free if you are delivering at NorthBay Medical Center. Sign up at or call (707) 646-4162.

Labor of Love
A two-week prepared childbirth class for moms and dads or coaches.

Labor of Love—Saturday Class
A prepared childbirth class for moms and dads or coaches. One Saturday a month.

Newborn Care/Car Seat Class
Expectant parents are instructed on daily care, nutrition, safety and development for the first few months of life. Parents are also taught how to choose and properly use infant and child car seat restraints. One-session course.

Maternity Orientation and Tour
A tour of NorthBay Medical Center’s maternity unit with information about hospital registration, birth certificates and other pertinent information.

Breastfeeding the Baby-Friendly Way
Babies are born to breastfeed. Learn normal newborn behavior and what to expect from a lactation expert. Support persons are encouraged and welcomed.

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