Classes and Events This Week

Events for February 10 – 16
Feb 11
1:00 pm Diabetes Prevention Alumni Group
Memorial’s Education Center
2506 West Nob Hill Blvd.
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Group meets the 2nd Monday of every month to discuss a variety of health topics.

No registration necessary except for the grocery store tour.

Please call to register.

January — The benefits of…

5:00 pm Apoyo para el Cancer -Hombres y Las mujeres
Wellness House
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Apoyo para el Cancer

  • 1st Martes, Las Mujeres
  • 2nd Martes, Hombres y Mujeres
6:00 pm Pre-natal Yoga
Memorial Education Center
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Pre-natal Yoga helps decrease tension, improve flexibility and strength, prepare for the birthing process, and cultivate a connection between mother and child. No Yoga experience necessary!  If you ar…
Feb 12
10:00 am Cancelled through Winter: Memorial walking group -Fall hours
Kissel Park
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Welcome to the Memorial walking group.  Our goal is to provide a weekly opportunity for physical activity and socialization. The walking session will be supervised by a certified trainer from Memorial…
12:00 pm North Star Knitters
North Star Lodge
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Cast on to this active, fun-loving group of knitters (many survivors) and learn to knit, crochet and teach others. All the yarn is provided and the laughs are free. Ask your oncologist or nurse about…
Grief Recovery Workshop
Cottage in the Meadow
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An 8-week course centered on personal discovery and homework-style exercises to help you focus on grief recovery on Tuesdays from February 12 through April 2, 2019.
12:15 pm Gentle Chair Exercise
Henry Beauchamp Community Center
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3:00 pm Look Good-Feel Better
Wellness House
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This step-by-step makeover learning session is led by cosmetology professionals using products donated by the cosmetic industry. Each two-hour, hands-on-workshop includes a 12-step skin care, makeup l…
6:00 pm Grief Recovery Workshop
Cottage in the Meadow
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An 8-week course centered on personal discovery and homework-style exercises to help you focus on grief recovery on Tuesdays from February 12 through April 2, 2019.
6:30 pm Baby Basics
Memorial Education Center
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Baby Basics
Learn all about baby care, including diapering, swaddling, taking your baby’s temperature and bathing. You’ll gain insight into recognizing baby’s “cues” and get tips on what you can do to…
Feb 13
12:00 pm Cancer support for Men, Women and families
Wellness House
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From the first day of cancer diagnosis and for the rest of your life- you are a survivor!  Find hope, encouragement and connection with other survivors.
Breastfeeding Support
Memorial Maternal Health
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Do you ever ask?
“Will I be able to breastfeed after my baby is born”?
“Am I doing this right?”
“Is this supposed to hurt like this?”
“Is my baby getting enough to eat?”
You are not alone. All…
1:00 pm Better Breathers Club
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
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Better Breathers CLub
A support group for anyone with COPD. Families welcome.

Second Wednesday of each month 1-2:30 pm in Memorial’s Center for Rehab & Wellness (406 S. 30th Ave-Upstairs from the Heart…

5:30 pm Breast Cancer Support Group
‘Ohana Mammography Center
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Betsy Medrano,  R.N, Certified Nurse Navigator, and breast health expert will lead discussion on a variety of topics related to breast cancer. Support group is open to all women with breast cancer, fr…
Feb 14
11:00 am Family & Friends Cancer education/support
Wellness House
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Education, support and resources for men and women who are facing cancer as well as their support network.  2nd and 4th Tuesdays Monthly
12:00 pm Living with Loss
Cottage in the Meadow
1208 S. 48th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98908
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Join us for a weekly support group as you work through your loss.  Please join us anytime, this is an open group for you to come for as many or few weeks as you choose.  For additional information ple…
6:00 pm Living with Loss
Cottage in the Meadow
1208 S. 48th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98908
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Join us for a weekly support group as you work through your loss.  Please join us anytime, this is an open group for you to come for as many or few weeks as you choose.  For additional information ple…
Feb 15
9:00 am Parent to Parent Crafting Group
Children’s Village
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A time for Crafting, Coffee and Chatting with others who are raising children with special needs, in a relaxed atmosphere of support, encouragement and fun.  It is free to attend, and we have scrapboo…
2:30 pm Walk-in Clinic for Screening Mammograms
‘Ohana Mammography Center
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`Ohana, Memorials Mammography center, offers a walk-in clinic for screening mammograms, Fridays, 2:30–5:30 p.m No appointment is necessary and interpreters are available. The name of the doctor receiv…
Solo para mamografías—rayos X de senos.
‘Ohana Mammography Center
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Cuide de lo que verdaderamente es importante – su Salud.

¿No tiene cobertura médica?
‘Ohana tiene información de programas que ayudan a cubrir el costo de este importante examen.
Llame para más…

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Upcoming Events for February 17 – 23
Mon Feb 18 6:00 pm Pre-natal Yoga (Memorial Education Center)
Tue Feb 19 10:00 am Cancelled through Winter: Memorial walking group -Fall hours (Kissel Park)
12:00 pm North Star Knitters (North Star Lodge)
Grief Recovery Workshop (Cottage in the Meadow)
12:15 pm Gentle Chair Exercise (Henry Beauchamp Community Center)
6:00 pm Grief Recovery Workshop (Cottage in the Meadow)
Wed Feb 20 11:00 am Healing Hearts -Cardiac support group (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
12:00 pm Breastfeeding Support (Memorial Maternal Health)
5:30 pm Grupo de Apoyo de Padre a Padre en Español (Children’s Village)
Thu Feb 21 12:00 pm Cancer support -Women supporting women (Wellness House)
Women Supporting Women Through Cancer (Wellness House)
Living with Loss (Cottage in the Meadow
1208 S. 48th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98908
5:30 pm Autism Support Group- 5:30-7:00 pm / Autism 200 Series (televised from Seattle Childrens)- 7-8:30 pm (Children’s Village)
6:00 pm Living with Loss (Cottage in the Meadow
1208 S. 48th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98908)
6:30 pm Successful Breastfeeding (Memorial Education Center)
Fri Feb 22 2:30 pm Walk-in Clinic for Screening Mammograms (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
Solo para mamografías—rayos X de senos. (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
4:30 pm Cooking for One (Harman Center)

View the entire calendar online

Improving your relationship with food…

Are you struggling with healthy eating? Do you find that you are an emotional eater?

Virginia Mason Memorial will be offering a night with licensed expert on intuitive eating. You’ll learn ways to create a healthy relationship with food and with yourself.

Chelsea Buffum, MS, LMHC works with people who want to improve their relationship with food and their bodies.

Space is limited. Please call to register at 509-249-5317. Cost is $5.

May 22, 2018
Memorial’s Education Center, 2506 West Nob Hill Blvd.

Cooking for one

We are learning to cook good and delicious meals that are healthy and easily made for one.
In the class you will be participating with others who share similar desires of learning to cook
for one. Everyone participates with hands on cooking and demonstration of meal preparation.
Participants will receive a copy of A Meal for Me: Simple Strategies for cooking for one.

The course is taught by our Executive Chef with Virginia Mason Memorial.
2018 Classes: Thursday / January 18 / 4:00 p.m.
Friday / February 2 / 4:00 p.m.
Friday / March 16 / 4:00 p.m.
Friday / April 13 / 4:00 p.m.

Location: Cottage in the Meadow / 1208 S 48th Ave

Space is Limited.
Please register with Nick Valadez — 509-574-6746 or email:

Is your child grieving the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one?

Is your child grieving the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one?

Kids Grief Workshops
Saturday / February 24 & April 28 / 2018
11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Cottage in the Meadow / 1208 S 48th Ave—Conference Room

Lunch will be provided for every family. Parents can enjoy lunch with the children before the activities begin.

For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Nicholas Valadez at or 509-574-6746.

Virginia Mason Memorial is offering hands-on workshops to help guide children ages 5–17 and their parents or guardians through the grief associated with death.

Each workshop will provide an opportunity for children to express their feelings and thoughts through creative activities and meet others who have experienced a similar loss.

While children are participating in activities to assist their recovery, parents and guardians will be involved in their own grief recovery program geared for adults.


Child and Babysitter Safety Classes

Do you have an 11-15 year old at home that is looking to start babysitting? Are you 11-15 and want to start babysitting but aren’t sure about how to begin or if you’re ready for the responsibility? Why not learn the basics and safety all while earning a CPR and first aid certification! Come join us at Lakeview Pavilion for our new Child and Babysitter Safety (CABS) Classes. Our ASHI certified instructors will educate you in the basics of CPR and first aid, in responsible supervision, in handling emergency situations, and in building your babysitting business. Classes are just $40 and registration is just one click away. Grab a parent and go to to sign up today!

Virginia Mason Memorial offers no-cost cooking class for local chefs

Calling all Yakima Valley restaurant chefs for a no-cost, plant-based
cooking workshop at Virginia Mason Memorial hospital

YAKIMA — Virginia Mason Memorial is inviting local restaurant chefs to a no-cost, hands-on workshop that focuses on plant-based cooking. This workshop is being held in conjunction with Food Day, a day set aside each year to inspire Americans to make healthy changes to their diets and food policies.
The workshop will be held Monday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. until noon. Chefs are requested to come only with an open mind and willingness to adapt a plant-based menu item.

The typical American diet is contributing to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems that are prevalent nationally and here in the Yakima Valley. Those problems cost Americans more than $150 billion per year.
Evidence shows that eating a plant-based diet has health benefits. This impacts professional cooks as customers with special requests are now seeking establishments where they can obtain a whole-food, plant-based option on a regular basis or on a catering menu. Virginia Mason Memorial’s workshop aims to offer chefs the tools to bring these customers into their dining establishments.

The workshop will be held at Virginia Mason Memorial hospital. To register, contact Virginia Mason Memorial’s Executive Chef Jason Patel by Oct. 6 by calling 509-249-5357 or via email at Space is limited.

Virginia Mason Memorial hosts Baldrige Examiner Training Class in 2017

YAKIMA— In partnership with local leaders, Performance Excellence Northwest (PENW) offers Examiner Training in communities across the Pacific Northwest to bring information, resources, knowledge, and best practices to organizations, communities and the region. Participants in this training class will experience a one-of-a-kind professional development and networking opportunity, and the chance to make a meaningful contribution to their organization’s improvement.

When: July 25-26
Where: Virginia Mason Memorial’s 16th Avenue Campus, 1470 N 16th Ave, Yakima, WA 98902
Cost: $300

Join us and become leader in service to your organization, your community and your country.

For information on the 2017 Examiner Training Schedule and to register visit

About Performance Excellence NW
PENW educates organizations in performance excellence management and administers the only state awards and recognition program for performance excellence in the Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, ID). We partner with Pacific Northwest organizations dedicated to improving their performance. Our main areas of focus are:

• Helping organizations achieve best-in-class levels of performance,
• Identifying and recognizing role-model organizations, and,
• Identifying and sharing best management practices, principles, and strategies.

PENW recognizes and awards organizations that have demonstrated exceptional performance excellence. These organizations are seen as models for organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest and the nation who seek outstanding results.

About the Baldrige Program
The Baldrige Program is the nation’s public-private partnership dedicated to performance excellence.

The Baldrige Program
• Raises awareness about the importance of performance excellence in driving the U.S. and global economy
• Provides organizational assessment tools and criteria
• Educates leaders in businesses, schools, health care organizations, and government and nonprofit agencies about the practices of best-in-class organizations
• Recognizes national role models and honors them with the only Presidential Award for performance excellence

Learn more at


Are you struggling to cope with breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery?

Are you struggling to cope with breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery?  Do you wish you could talk to experts about your challenges and share with others who may feel the same way?  The June 14th Breast Cancer Support Group meeting will focus on options and successful strategies that may help you learn to find ways you can cope better.  You are invited to join Betsy Medrano RN-C, nurse navigator at ‘Ohana Mammography Center and guest Douglas T. Gray MSW, LICSW for discussion from 5:30-6:30pm.

This support group meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month from and is free of charge.