Living Well Community Classes

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.

All classes are held from  6:30 to 8 p.m.
Medical Office Building (MOB) Auditorium
2101 Forest Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128

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Pregnancy and Parenting Resources

For specific dates, times and meeting room locations, please call 1-800-220-0182 or search upcoming classes.family_crop

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.

Breastfeeding Class
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.

Support Groups

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 or visit

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.SupportGroupweb

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 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

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 visit

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 and total shoulder replacement. 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.

  • Total Hip Replacement: Classes are typically held on the second and fourth Mondays throughout the year.
  • Total Knee Replacement: Classes are held typically on the first and third Mondays throughout the year.
  • Total Shoulder Replacement: Call for scheduling.

Health Services, Screenings and Resources

Blood Pressure
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.

Community Resources

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 24 hours/7 days a week.