1 0 DignityHealth.org/central-california | Summer 2019 Tai Chi Tai chi exercises the muscles, and it twists and stretches all parts of the body – like a massage for the internal organs. Research has shown benefits include: ● ● Increased blood flow which helps lubricate the joints while increasing range of motion ● ● Improved balance and coordination ● ● Stress reduction and improved mental clarity For more information and to register, please call Brenda Norris, instructor, at 209.368.1701 or e-mail SJCancerInfo@dignityhealth.org . Cancer Exercise Program Join the Lynn W. Cook Cancer Exercise Program at St. Joseph’s! St. Joseph’s offers cancer patients a free exercise program, monitored closely by qualified cancer exercise trainers, to help lessen treatment side effects, increase energy and mood levels, and restore physical strength. Each participant is evaluated prior to the program to ensure a safe and personalized fitness program. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. Joseph’s and are free and open to all. For more information or to register, please contact St. Joseph’s Physical Therapy Department at 209.467.6365 or e-mail SJCancerInfo@dignityhealth.org . Embracing wellness, every day Gentle, relaxed, and mindful, this 90-minute yoga session led by instructor Chinu Mehdi will help you reach your goals of healthier living. Mehdi pays attention to each participant’s ability and offers individual instruction and encouragement in a loving environment. Try it. You might like it! Call 209.939.4526 or email SJCancerInfo@dignityhealth .org to learn more and register for this free class. Weekly Yoga Diabetes Workshops & Support Groups Learn how to take control of your disease through self-management skills that will help you stay well and prevent further complications. St. Joseph’s offers several classes and support groups, at various times, to help those with diabetes take control. To see a full schedule of classes, please visit StJosephsCares.org/Diabetes or call our Diabetes Navigator at 209.944.8355 . St. Joseph’s is dedicated to caring for our community – mind, body, and spirit. We provide a wealth of classes, workshops, and special events to foster wellness and promote healing. We invite you to participate in our regular classes and special events. Learn more at StJosephsCares.org/Wellness .