Community members are invited to attend our free, Living Well series of classes presented by experts in their field. Learn about hip pain, foot pain, getting healthy and staying healthy through exercise and more. These diverse Living Well classes share a common goal: to improve and maintain the health of our community.
- Managing Hip Pain
Thursday, September 27 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm
It is easy to take the hips for granted until you start to have pain. Learn about the causes of hip pain and what you can do about it. You will learn about “hip friendly” exercises that will help with your range of motion and hip function.
- Gaining on Weight Loss
Thursday, October 25 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Learn how to effectively manage weight loss and stay healthy.
- Managing Back Pain
Thursday, November 8 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Learn about causes of back pain and how you can manage pain. You will learn simple exercises that strengthen your back, improve flexibility—and only takes 10 minutes to do!
Free to attend! Please register to reserve your seat by calling 800.220.0182.
All classes are held from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the O’Connor Hospital Medical Office Building (MOB) Auditorium located at 2101 Forest Ave., San Jose, CA 95128.
Medical Office Building (MOB) Auditorium
2101 Forest Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
Pregnancy and Parenting Resources
For specific dates, times and meeting room locations, please call 800.220.0182
Childbirth Preparation Class (Weekday or Weekend)
This three-part weekday or weekend series is designed to provide the woman and her support person with information on pregnancy changes, as well as signs, symptoms and stages of labor. Lamaze breathing and relaxation techniques are included. Classes meet on three Tuesday evenings or one Saturday and Sunday. Cost: $100/couple.
Saturday Childbirth Preparation (One-Day Express Class)
This eight-hour class is designed for the woman and her support person who want to receive the childbirth information in one day. The class content is the same as the three-week series(see above). A $10 meal voucher is included. Cost: $100/couple.
This three-hour prenatal class provides the essential information couples need to get off to a successful start with breastfeeding. Topics include strategies for dealing with common issues that new moms face. Cost: $40/couple.
Infant Care Class
This class is designed for expectant parents and other caregivers. Basic infant care is discussed as well as SIDS precautions. Weeknight and Saturday classes offered. Cost: $45/couple.
Infant & Child CPR Class
This class provides instruction of infant and child CPR with a two-year certification option. Relief of foreign body airway obstruction (choking) and safety measures are discussed. Weeknight classes offered. Cost: $40/person or $75/couple.
New Mom’s Support Group
This drop-in support group provides hands-on help and answers questions about newborn care and breastfeeding. Group is open to all new moms. The group meets every Monday, except public holidays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: Free.
Family Center Tours
Tours of the Maternity Unit are given once each week during the evening and one weekday afternoon a month. Reservations required. FREE. Call 408.947.2699.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Learning Circles
Learning circles are monthly workshops for caregivers that offer useful techniques and information that can be used in various situations. Topics covered include managing difficult behaviors, legal and financial issues, medication management, caregiver self-care. Group meets the second Saturday of the month in the Medical Staff Conference Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Heather Gray, Alzheimer’s Association, at 800.272.3900.
Diabetes Support Group
Meets the first Saturday of the month (except January and July) from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the De Paul Conference Room. Topics vary each month. For more information contact Connie Krashoc, MS, RD, CDE at 408.947.2960.
ICD Support group
Education and support for patients who have an Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillator device. Meets the third Wednesday of the odd month from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Rosalie Rendu Room (Cafeteria). Contact Sonia Blazensky, RN at email@example.com or 408.947.2994.
Silicon Valley Ostomy Support group
If you have had, or are preparing for ostomy surgery, join us to learn more. Those who support ostomates are encouraged to attend. Meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Rosalie Rendu Room (Cafeteria). For more information, visit www.svosg.org.
South Bay Neuropathy Support Group
Meets on the third Saturday, January – October, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the De Paul Conference Room. Open to the public. Contact Stan Pashote at 510.490.4456, or visitwww.pnhelp.org.
Stroke Support Group
Our Stroke Support Group is facilitated by staff therapists at O’Connor Hospital, and meets the second Wednesday of every month from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Rosalie Rendu Room (Cafeteria). This group is open to stroke survivors and caregivers. For more information, call Laleh Ebadat at 408.947.2522.
Joint Replacement Preoperative Classes
We offer preoperative educational classes on total knee, total hip, total shoulder replacement and spine surgery. These classes allow you to meet the rehabilitation team, become familiar with current surgical procedures and technologies, and provide you with empowering information to lead you to a speedy recovery.
Classes take place on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. on the 5th Floor, Ortho/Neuro/Spine Unit. For scheduling and more information please visit our Joint Replacement page or call 800.220.0182.
Health Services, Screenings and Resources
FREE weekly blood pressure screenings, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cardiac Rehabilitation Department (first floor). Drop-ins welcome.
O’Connor Hospital Health Science Online Library: Visit the MedlinePlus selection for access to a public portal offering a myriad of health-related information.
O’Connor Hospital Cancer Care Library and Resource Center: Located on the 5th floor. Materials in English and Spanish.
Consultation Services/Lifestyle Management
O’Connor Hospital Center for Sports Medicine
Fitness assessments, personal training, performance enhancement training, Pilates instruction, and free BMI /body fat analysis. 408.947.2522.
For more information on classes at O’Connor Hospital, call 800.220.0182.
- 2-1-1. Get Connected. Get Answers: provides free and confidential information and referrals.
- CalQuality Care– Long Term Care Options
- Californians for Patient Care: dedicated to promoting access to safe, quality and appropriate healthcare for all Californians.
- MEDLINEPlus® Go Local
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- California Department of Public Health
- Santa Clara County Department of Public Health
To speak with an advisor, please call 800.220.0182.
Advisors are available from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you are calling afterhours or on the weekend, please leave a message and an advisor will return your call on the next business day.