About Us

About Us

Fairview Hospital Wellness Center Resuming Virtual Education Online

Thank you for your interest in programs offered by Cleveland Clinic caregivers.

How do I sign up for educational programs?

Simply check our calendar of events and register for the class that interests you. You will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to join the educational class.

Please continue to check our website and calendar of events for current information on our class offerings.

The Wellness Center is also home to:


Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
3035 Wooster Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
440.356.0670, option 4

Events Calendar

Expectant Mothers, Infants & Kids

Expectant Mothers, Infants & Kids

Virtual Educational Programs for Expectant Mothers and Parents (Also, be sure to also check out our educational programs)

The Fourth Trimester for Women – Practical Tips from a Physical Therapist

2023 Date/Time:    5 p.m. | December 13
2024 Date/Time:  Noon | February 14, June 12, or October 9
                             5 p.m. | April 10, August 14, or December 11
Where: Virtual - on your computer

Dealing with the unexpected things that happen to your body in the months after childbirth is worth talking about. If you are experiencing incontinence, back pain or feelings of instability in your core, we invite you to join us for an informative talk with a Cleveland Clinic Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist who will discuss the best steps to recover after giving birth.

Additional topics that will be discussed include

  • Returning to an exercise regimen.
  • Addressing incontinence issues and pelvic floor muscle function.
  • C-section and perineal scar management.
  • Evaluating core muscle health.

We will be using Microsoft Teams to present this program. Once registered, further correspondence will be sent with details on how to join the virtual program. Advance registration is required. Register online.

Preparing Your Body for Pregnancy and Birth

2023 Date/Time:   5 p.m. | November 9 
2024 Date/Time: Noon | March 13, July 10, or November 13
      5 p.m. | January 10, May 8, or September 11
Where: Virtual - on your computer

Maximizing maternal health during pregnancy is very important and resources are available! If you are experiencing pregnancy related pain or have questions about exercise and ways to maximize self-care strategies and knowledge during pregnancy we invite you to join Cleveland Clinic Pelvic Health Physical Therapist for an informative virtual session to discuss how to optimize maternal health during pregnancy. Additional topics that will be discussed include:
  • Exercise guidelines.
  • Body mechanics.
  • Pelvic Floor health.
  • Birthing positions and 'how to push.'

Advance registration is required. Register online.

Virtual Educational Programs about Infants & Kids

Is This Typical? Educational Evenings: Your Child’s Development
Don't miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge and support your child's growth.

Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

2023 Dates 

  • 1 and 2 years: November 1
  • 3, 4, and 5 years: December 6

2024 Dates

  • 0 to 6 months: January 3 or July 10
  • 7 to 12 months: March 6 or September 4
  • 1 and 2 years: May 1 or November 6

Cost: Free
Where: Virtual - on your computer

Is This Typical program covers the typical gross and fine motor development, speech and language milestones, atypical behaviors for specific ages, and ways to facilitate developmental skills at home. Advance registration is required. Register online.

Is This Typical? Feeding Development: Birth thru Preschool

2024 Dates: April 10 or August 14
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Where: Virtual - on your computer

Feeding Development program covers feeding development for birth through preschool ages, breastfeeding/bottle feeding and transition to solids. You will also learn when to seek additional help with feeding. Advance registration is required. Register online. 

Cleveland Clinic Children's Therapists will also offer the following programs in 2024

  • All of the programs are virtual will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. using Zoom
  • Advance registration required
  • Once registered you will receive details on how to join the program
  • For more information, call 440.835.7400 ex. 301 or email pedsvirtualeducation@ccf.org

Technology and Kids
Date: Tuesday, February 6 

In today's digital age, it's important to be aware of the impact of technology on our children's development. With increased screen time, children's brains and bodies are being affected, and online dangers are becoming more prevalent. This class will equip you with practical steps and activities to promote safe technology use at home. You will have the opportunity to ask child-specific questions to our knowledgeable and experienced speech-language pathologist from Cleveland Clinic Children's. Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to ensure your child's healthy development in the digital world. Advance registration is required. Register online. 

Tummy Time
Thursday, April 18

Are you a new parent looking to give your little one the best start in life? Join us virtually to learn the meaning and significance of tummy time, the benefits it offers, and how to overcome any challenges you may face while implementing it with your child. We will also cover the basics of infant development and the importance of creeping. Our experienced therapist will provide you with practical tips and techniques to help your child achieve their developmental milestones. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain valuable insights into your baby's growth and development. Advance registration is required. Register online. 

Using Sign Language to Enhance Language Development
Date: Tuesday, May 14 or Thursday, December 12

Are you looking for ways to enhance your child's communication skills? Join our pediatric Speech Language Pathologists virtually to learn the benefits of using sign language, the development of imitation skills and the use of gestures. You will learn the early signs to use with your children and engaging activities to teach them sign language. Our team will also provide resources for further learning. Plus, you will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end to ensure you're on the right track to improving your child's language development! Advance registration is required. Register online.

Late Language
Thursday, June 6

Are you concerned about your child's speech and language development? Our speech-language pathologists have expertise in helping children develop their language skills from birth through pre-school. Join us virtually to learn the basics of speech language development as well as red flags and risk factors for prolonged delays. We will provide you with practical strategies to promote language across all settings, including how to use play skills to encourage speech and language development. Plus, you will have the opportunity to ask child-specific questions to our knowledgeable and experienced speech-language pathologists. Advance registration is required. Register online.

Picky Eating
Tuesday, October 8

As a parent, you understand the importance of good nutrition for your child's development. However, dealing with picky eaters and difficult mealtime behaviors can be overwhelming. That's why we're excited to offer a virtual program to equip you with clinically effective techniques to improve your child's eating habits. Our program includes strategies for structuring successful family mealtimes, creative recipes for picky eaters, and guidance on seeking additional support when needed. Plus, you will have the opportunity to ask child-specific questions to our knowledgeable and experienced Cleveland Clinic Children's pediatric therapists. Advance registration is required. Register online.

Educational Classes

Educational Classes

We will continue to add new virtual and in-person educational classes, so please check back often.

If you have any questions or a suggestion for a class, call us at 440.356.0670, option 4 or send an email to fairview.wellness@ccf.org.

All You Need to Know about a Heart Healthy Diet

Date: Wednesday, November 1
Time: 6 p.m.
Type: In-person

The road to a healthier YOU does not have to be complicated! 

Join Jennifer Neil, CNP, MSN, from Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, for a review of the foods that have been proven to be heart healthy and important for your health. In these times of fad diets, she will outline simple ideas for you to achieve success and be heart strong! 

Includes free screenings: Fairview Hospital's Cardiac team will be offering screenings for BMI and Blood Pressure and also provide a hands-on demo for hands-only CPR and using an AED.

Advance registration required. The program is in-person at the Wellness Center. 

Long Covid and Cognition 

Date: Tuesday, November 7 
Time: 11:15 a.m.
Type: Virtual

Are you suffering from brain fog, memory changes, word retrieval difficulties and concentration deficits following COVID-19 infection? You may be one of the many individuals suffering from changes in cognition due to long COVID. Join our speech therapists for a virtual program to learn the latest long COVID research, as well as strategies to help you cope with these cognitive changes.  

Presented by: Emily Bales MA CCC-SLP and Kirsten Wagner MS CCC-SLP

Advance registration required. The program is virtual presented with Microsoft Teams.

Integrative Oncology Virtual Event

Date: Thursday, November 9 
Time: Noon
Type: Virtual

Join Naoki Umeda, MD, a Cleveland Clinic Integrative Medicine Physician, for more information on holistic/integrative medicine for those who are on chemotherapy/immunotherapy and cancer survivors.

Get answers to the questions: 

  • What else can I do in addition to standard cancer treatments?
  • How can I manage side effects during and post treatment?
  • How can I improve my quality of life?
  • What does the science say about therapies such as, acupuncture, mindfulness meditation, yoga and vitamins/supplements?

Advance registration required. The program is virtual presented with Microsoft Teams.

Discover How Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Date: Tuesday, November 14 
Time: Noon
Type: In Person

Do you find yourself holding onto stable objects to move around your home? Or do you feel unbalanced while walking on uneven ground or in the dark? Have you experienced vertigo accompanied by dizziness? If so, VRT may be the solution you've been searching for. Join us for a program where you will learn valuable strategies to improve your overall stability, reduce your risk of falls, and better manage episodes of dizziness. You will also learn about the common causes of dizziness, the tests used to identify the source of your dizziness, and how VRT can help. Don't let balance issues hold you back any longer. 

Presenters: Emily Bobek, PT, DPT, Kat Lowry, PT, DPT and Andrew Lioi, PT, DPT
Cleveland Clinic Physical Therapists

Advance registration required. The program is in-person at the Wellness Center. 

Understanding how Physical Therapy can help TMJ

Date: Monday, December 4
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Type: Virtual

If you've ever experienced jaw pain, you know how it can affect your daily life. TMJ disorder affects more than 10 million people in the U.S. and can cause pain, discomfort, and restricted jaw movement. In this informative session with Ian Stephens, PT, DPT, you'll learn all about TMJ disorder, including its diagnosis and how physical therapy can help relieve the pain and discomfort associated with it. Don't let TMJ disorder stop you from enjoying your favorite foods or activities. Sign up for this session today and take the first step towards a pain-free life.

Advance registration required. The program is virtual and will be presented using Microsoft Teams.


Wellness Center Exercise Programs


Dear Wellness Center Program Participant,

Thank you for your past participation in the Cleveland Clinic exercise classes. We have made the difficult decision to not re-start the variety of exercise classes that were held at our Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital Wellness Center prior to the pandemic (requests for refunds must be received by June 16, 2023). Over the past three years, one classroom was renovated to provide patient care, another has been transitioned to a meeting room, and the double classroom on the second floor is now used by Childbirth Education to support their expanded programming. Lastly, our main fitness instructor, who led multiple classes for more than 10 years, will not be returning.

The future focus for the Wellness Center is to continue to offer outstanding care for the patients who use the services in the building, including Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Childbirth/Lactation. In addition, we will continue to offer educational programs, both virtual and in-person.

Most importantly, I want to convey how thankful I have been for your support over the many years of attending classes, forging friendships with each other and the understanding you showed when we shut down the programs in March 2020.

I wish you success in your wellness journey.

Yours in health and wellness,
Anne Kuenzel
Manager, Community Education

Welcome to Jazzercise!

We are a dance based  total body workout, set to top 40 music. We offer a variety of class formats combining dance with yoga, Pilates, kickboxing and strength training. Each class will burn up to 800 calories. The result? Long lean muscles and an undeniable mood boost!

Morning Schedule:*
Tuesday, Thursday | 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Sundays | 9 - 10 a.m.

*Dates and times are subject to change. Please check Jazzercise's website for the most accurate pricing and schedule, including their location in Lakewood. All registrations are handled through Jazzercise, not the Wellness Center. For more information or to register, please contact Karen Kilbane at 440.554.4213 or kkjazrcize@yahoo.com.

Orthopaedic Educational Classes

Orthopaedic Educational Classes

Virtual Programs currently being offered:

Moving Smarter with Osteoarthritis Virtual Program

Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee?

Moving Smarter with Osteoarthritis is an educational program designed for patients referred to Physical Therapy with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee to learn more about arthritis and what you can do to stay healthy! Physical Therapists from Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy will share information on the following topics:

  • Overview and introduction of osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Common symptoms and risk factors
  • Myths and facts about OA
  • What activities are safe with OA?
  • Treatments options available

Advance registration is required. Please check the calendar for dates and times.

Moving Smarter with Osteoarthritis Nutrition Virtual Program

Moving Smarter with Osteoarthritis Nutrition is a FREE educational program designed for anyone diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee who wants to learn more about how to follow an anti-inflammatory eating pattern to improve symptoms, including weight loss.

Registered Dietitian from Cleveland Clinic Center for Human Nutrition will share information on the following topics:

  • Overview of an anti-inflammatory diet
  • How will it help symptoms?
  • Tips to support weight loss
  • Discuss increasing nutrient dense foods into your eating pattern
  • Discuss limiting pro-inflammatory foods
  • Review beverages, herbs, and spices to choose 

Anti-inflammatory diet is associated with reduced risk of:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Cancer

Advance registration is required. Please check the calendar for dates and times.

Total Joint Pre-Operative Education Class

For more information on our Total Joint class, please call 216.476.7000, ext. 29005.

Cancer Survivorship

Cancer Survivorship

We understand that the road to recovery isn’t always easy. At Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital Cancer Center, we consider you to be a survivor from the moment of being diagnosed to your last treatment and beyond. It is our hope the Survivorship programs we offer will help you understand what to expect throughout your journey.

No matter where you are on your cancer journey, we’re here to help.

Click here to view upcoming virtual educational programs that have been scheduled to help you along your journey. We will continue to offer additional programming so be sure to bookmark this calendar page.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Alzheimer's Support Group
Call 1.800.272.3900 for more information.

Breastfeeding Support Group
Held every Tuesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

  • Toddlers and siblings are not permitted to attend
  • Only breastfeeding couplets (mom and baby) are permitted to attend
  • Please do not attend if you are experiencing signs or symptoms of Covid or other illnesses

Call 440.356.0347 for more information

Full Circle NICU Parent Support Group
Not meeting until further notice. For more information, visit Project Preemie

New Beginnings: Cleveland Clinic Bereavement Drop-In Support Group
Call 800.335.1455 ext. 84672 for more information.

Young Onset Parkinson's Support Group (59 years of age or younger)
The meeting will be held the 1st Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Room 100 at the Wellness Center, 3035 Wooster Road, Rocky River

Registration is required, as seating is limited and a light meal will be provided

Please do not attend if you are experiencing signs or symptoms of Covid or other illnesses

Perinatal Loss Support Group
Held the 1st Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
at the Wellness Center, 3035 Wooster Road, Rocky River

Postpartum Depression Support Group (POEM for Moms)
The group meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m.
at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 25200 Lorain Road, North Olmsted
Call 216.282.4569 for more information

Stroke (Re-Set) Support Group
Call 216.505.0558 for more information