Health Care Classes

OB/GYN

Breastfeeding Basics
Breast milk contains antibodies that help protect your newborn.  By breastfeeding, it decreases your risk for breast and cervical cancer.  When you breastfeed, not only are bonding hormones released, but you also burn and average of 500 calories a day.  Interested in learning more about breastfeeding and the benefits of breast milk?  Sign up for this free class and network with other moms.  This class is open to all pregnant and breastfeeding moms.

Classes are the 1st Wednesday of each month

  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Content for each class is the same.  Continued support is provided after classes.  Receive a free breastfeeding gift for attending.

Location:  Grace Health OB/GYN, lower level

To RSVP or ask questions, call (269) 441-3467

Behavioral Health

Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety is a feeling that something “bad might happen.  It can be a feeling or a physical problem.  Anxiety can come from nowhere without warning.  The reason for anxiety can be very hard to understand.

Common signs of anxiety include:  worrying all day long without a good reason; panic attacks that feel like a heart attack or make it so you can’t catch your breath; fears about people, places, things or crowds of people; doing things over and over that you just can’t seem to stop.

Depression can make it harder for a person to get through a normal day.  Signs of depression can range from mild to very serious.  Depression can last a lifetime.

Common signs of depression include:  low interest or no pleasure in things that use to be fun; weight loss or gain; lack of hunger; problems with sleep; feeling worthless or guilty; thoughts of death; problems with making decisions; unable to focus.

Grace Health provides group therapy to help you if you are experiencing anxiety and/or depression.  If you have question or would like to sign up for the class call 269-441-1960 .

Anxiety and Trauma
Anxiety is the most common behavioral health issue treated in America. It can affect both men and women alike.  Anxiety is much more than just feeling “nervous” or “jittery”.  With anxiety, there is a strong feeling that something very back is going to happen.  The feeling of anxiety can happen throughout your body, making it hard to catch your breath.  It can speed up your heart rate, make you feel sweaty, dizzy or light-headed.

Grace Health’s group therapy classes for anxiety, can help you.  There are two classes – one or women and one or men.  Classes meet every Wednesday.  The women’s class is 10:00 – 11:30 am and the men’s class is 2:00 – 3:30 pm.

If you have questions or would like to sign up for the class, call 269-441-1960.

Healthy Living

Healthy Foods Healthy Families

This six-week class is designed to help you to:  place the food groups and learn why our bodies need a variety of food; convert favorite meals into delicious and nutritious meals; read the food labels and use them to help choose the right foods; use a budget to be able to buy a greater variety of foods each month; learn about food safety and safe food handling.

Classes are Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:00 am

  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Cost:  Free

Location:  Grace Health Sanitas Conference Center (Entrance A, Lower Level), 181 West Emmett Street, Battle Creek, MI

RSVP to Cheryl Hinds, (269) 441-3467

Chronic Pain PATH Workshop
This workshop provides information plus teaches practical skills on how to manage chronic pain.  You will be learn skills to coordinate all of the elements needed to manage your health and keep you active.  There will be a total of six, 2-1/2 hour workshops.  Each workshop will be facilitated by two, certified leaders from Integrated Health Partners.  A light snack will be provided midway through the workshop.  Family members and caregivers are welcome to join.  You do not need to be a Grace Health patient to attend the workshop.  Since a total of 10 participants are needed for this class, a date will be determined once we have enough people registered.  Call (269) 789-7143 to register for this workshop.

Cost:  Free

Location:  Grace Health, 181 West Emmett Street, Battle Creek, MI

Please RSVP to (269) 789-7143

Safe Sitter
The Safe Sitter class teaches 11 – 13 year old boys and girls how to be safe sitters.  They will learn childcare techniques, behavior management, handling medical emergencies, hands-on basic life saving techniques, the business of babysitting, safety, security, child development and age appropriate activities.  Baby Sitter Basics is the abbreviated version of this program.  After attending one of the below listed classes (both sessions), participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Next classes will be offered in July 2017 and August 2017

Cost:  $85

Location:  Grace Health, OB/GYN Building, Lower Level

Register at bronsonhealth.com or call Bronson Health Answers at 269-341-7521 or 1-800-451-6310

Questions?  Contact Carolyn Call at 269-341-7521 or via e-mail at callca@bronsonhg.org