- Senior Care
- Volunteer Program
- Childbirth Classes
- Diabetic Education Classes
- TOUCH Support Group
- Grief Support Group
- Alzheimer’s Support Group
- Look Good...Feel Better Support Group
There are many advantages to being 50 or older – including the Medical West Senior Care program. Membership entitles you to many valuable lifestyle and inpatient benefits including discounted parking, cafeteria discount, free exercise classes at the Legacy YMCA and much more! Click here for a complete list of benefits and information on how to join.
Did You Know? Research shows that helping others is the best way to help yourself. Doing volunteer work provides numerous health benefits such as lowering your blood pressure, strengthening your immune system, and reducing your risk for depression. We are always seeking new volunteers at Medical West. For more information on how you can become involved click here for more.
At Medical West, we want to make your pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting experience as enjoyable as possible. That is why we offer Child-Birthing classes, a series of educational classes to prepare you for what you're about to experience. The Child-Birthing classes are available through the Women's Center at Medical West and are taught in a series of five classes by trained instructors. For more information or to register, check out our events calendar or call the Medical West Women's Center at (205) 481-7180.
Get the latest information about diabetes and learn how to take charge of your condition, rather than letting your diabetes control you. Class will be held from 6-7 pm in the Civic Room, Level C, in the Professional Building. Classes meet the fourth Thursday of each month. For specific dates, please check out our events calendar or for more information, please call 996-WEST.
Whether you have just been diagnosed with cancer, or have received treatment and are trying to prevent recurrence, the TOUCH forum can help. This groups is facilitated by the Chaplain and meets the first Friday of the month at 12pm in the Professional Office Building. Check out our events calendar for specific dates or call 481-7350 for more information.
Medical West provides a Grief Support Group to aid those who have recently lost loved ones. This group is facilitated by Alabama Grief Support Services. The meeting takes place twice a month at 5:30 pm in the Civic Room at Medical West. For more information, please call 481-7359 or check out our events calendar.
Medical West provides a Support Group for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s.The meeting takes place in the first Monday of each month in the Civic Room at 6pm.
Look Good…Feel Better is a nationwide program sponsored by the American Cancer Society offered to female cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment and experiencing appearance-related side effects. The purpose of the program is to teach cancer patients a variety of beauty techniques to enhance their appearance. Classes are typically held the second Thursday of each month at 10:30am with lunch provided. For more information or to register, please call Christi at 481-4511.
Sudden Cardiac Death
If you've ever heard of or known someone who suffers a "sudden death", it can be quite a disturbing story. Many times, what seems to be a relatively young and healthy person can just "drop dead".
Known as sudden cardiac death (SCD), it is a sudden, unexpected death caused when the heart stops functioning. The cause of approximately 325,000 adult deaths in the US each year, it is the largest cause of natural death and responsible for 50% of heart disease deaths in the US.
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