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About Us

Fairview Hospital Wellness Center Resuming In Person Educational Programs

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 program that interests you. You will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to join the program. 

Please continue to check our website and calendar of events for current information on programs being offered at the Wellness Center.

The Wellness Center is also home to:

Location

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

2024 Date/Time:

Noon | June 12, or October 9
5 p.m. | August 14, or December 11

Cost: Free

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

2024 Date/Time:

Noon | July 10, or November 13
5 p.m. | September 11

Cost: Free

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 to learn more 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.

2024 Dates

  • 0 to 6 months: July 10
  • 7 to 12 months: September 4
  • 1 and 2 years: 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: 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 ext. 301 or email pedsvirtualeducation@ccf.org.

Using Sign Language to Enhance Language Development

Date: 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

Date: 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

Date: 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


Early Heart Attack Care, AED and Hands-Only CPR Instruction

Date:
Tuesday, June 11
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Type: In person

Join Cleveland Clinic Cardiology and Rocky River EMS for an informative session on how to recognize and respond to a heart attack. They will guide you through the process of performing hands-only CPR, using an AED, and what to expect when calling 911.  

While this program does not provide certification, it will equip you with essential lifesaving skills. Space is limited, so we encourage you to register today and encourage your friends and family to join you, too. You never know when you might save a life.

According to the American Heart Association, about 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. Be the difference for someone you love. Learn Hands-Only CPR!

Registration required. Register today and learn hands only CPR.


Menopause and Heart Health

Date: Wednesday, June 12
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.
Type: In person

As women age and approach menopause, the risk of heart disease increases. This risk is further elevated in women who have undergone early or surgical menopause. To help you better understand this link between menopause and heart health, we are pleased to invite you to an evening with a Cleveland Clinic cardiologist, Surovi Hazarika, MD, PhD. 

In this session, Dr. Hazarika will provide valuable insights into how menopause affects a woman’s heart health and what precautions to take to keep your heart healthy and strong. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the best precautions you can take to keep your heart healthy during and after menopause.

Registration required. Register today and learn more about menopause and your heart health.

Living with Heart Failure: the do's and don'ts to help you change "failure" to success

Date: Tuesday, June 18
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.
Type: In-person

Heart failure is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Join cardiologist, Yaquta Kaka, MD, for a comprehensive discussion to learn about the different stages of heart failure, the people most at risk, and why seeing a cardiologist is so important. Dr. Kaka will also share valuable insights on medications, lifestyle changes, and other effective strategies to manage heart failure and improve your quality of life. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain the knowledge and tools you need to stay healthy and thrive!

Registration required. Register today to join us in person to learn about living well with heart failure.


The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Date: Wednesday, July 17
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.
Type: In person

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join a representative from the Alzheimer’s Association to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process; and free Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Registration required. Register today to join us in person to learn about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease.


Advance Directives: Think, Decide, Talk, Document

Date: Monday, August 19
Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Type: In person

Advance care planning refers to when you think ahead about what your healthcare wishes would be if you were unable to speak for yourself at any time in the future and communicate those wishes to your loved ones and your medical team.

Advance care planning is important for people of all ages because any-thing can happen to anyone at any time like an accident or a stroke, and having a plan in place can help ensure that your healthcare wishes can be known and honored in any situation.

Join Cleveland Clinic caregivers, Randa Hamdouneh and Kafilat Kelani in person to learn more about these documents. 

  • You will have an opportunity to complete an advance directive document, have it witnessed and scanned into your Cleveland Clinic medical record.

Registration required. Register today to join us in person to learn about Advance Directives.


Managing Money: for Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Patients

Date: Tuesday, September 10
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.
Type: In person

How much do you know about managing money? Join a representative from the Alzheimer's Association who will help you:

  • learn about the costs of caregiving.
  • the benefits of early planning.
  • teach you how to avoid financial abuse and fraud.
  • how to start a conversation about finances.
  • how to assess financial and legal needs.
  • and how to find support.

Registration required. Register today to join us in person to learn about managing money when caring for an Alzheimer’s patient.


Enhancing Cognitive Skills for Aging Well

Date: Tuesday, September 17
Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Type: In person

Join us for an informative session on understanding the intricacies of cognition and the aging brain.

As we progress through life, it is natural for our cognitive abilities to undergo changes. However, it is crucial to recognize when to take proactive measures to maintain cognitive health.

Our presenters, Emily Bales, MA, CCC-SLP and Kirsten Wagner, MS, CCC-SLP, both Cleveland Clinic Speech Therapists, will discuss evidence-based strategies and exercises to enhance and preserve cognitive functions. This will enable you to approach the aging process with vitality and resilience.

Registration required. Register today to join us in person to learn about aging well.


Dizziness, Vertigo, and Balance Problems? We've Got Answers!

Date: Thursday, October 10
Time: 5 to 6 p.m.
Type: In-person

Join us in person to learn more about the causes and effects of vestibular disorders, and how vestibular rehabilitation can help you manage your symptoms and improve your outcomes.

Our experienced vestibular therapists will share their insights and tips on how to get the most out of vestibular rehabilitation. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and about your vestibular challenges. 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about vestibular rehabilitation and how it can help you get back to doing the things you love. 

Presenters: Emily Bobek, PT, DPT, Kat Lowry, PT, DPT and Andrew Lioi, PT, DPT. 

Registration required. Register today and discover the power of vestibular rehabilitation. 
Exercise

Exercise

Fitpaths Exercise Class* 

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 10 to 10:50 a.m.
Type: In person

If you are aged 55 or older and want to take your fitness to the next level, this is the perfect class for you. This 50-minute class led by Gina Moore, Cleveland Clinic caregiver and ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, will help you reap the benefits of both aerobic and strength training. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or just starting out, this class can be tailored to meet your needs with plenty of modifications available. Join us to take the first step towards a healthier and happier you!

Please do not attend if you are experiencing signs or symptoms of Covid-19 or other illnesses.

This class is held at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital Wellness Center Gym, 3035 Wooster Rd, Rocky River, 44116

Buy your $35 10-class pass online.

*Please note: No refunds will be issued after purchase of a class card.




Welcome to Jazzercise!

Jazzercise is 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! 

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.

View upcoming programs that have been scheduled to help you along your journey. Most Cancer Survivorship programs are also listed below. We will continue to offer additional programming so be sure to check back often. Please note, at this time all of the Cancer Survivorship programs are virtual via Microsoft Teams.


Coping with Cancer: Finding Strength Through Faith

Wednesday, May 15 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can be a challenging experience, but having the right outlets to process the trauma of surviving cancer can make all the difference.

Join Rev. Brent Raitz, DMin, BCC, Director of Spiritual Care at Fairview Hospital, as he shares his insights on using faith and spiritual care to cope with cancer diagnosis. In this informative session, you will learn how to find solace and support from your faith community, how to use prayer and meditation to stay positive, and how to draw strength from your beliefs to face the challenges ahead.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable tools for coping with cancer diagnosis and finding hope in the face of adversity.


Sexual Health for Cancer Survivors

Wednesday, June 12 | Noon to 1 p.m.

Cancer can have a profound impact on your life, including your sexual health. However, there is hope.

Join Cleveland Clinic Specialized Women's Health Fellows, Madeline Cohn, DO and Rachel Novik, DO, for a virtual program designed to help you and your partner reestablish a fulfilling and satisfying sexual relationship as you recover from cancer. They will provide practical tips and resources to help you navigate this challenging time and reignite the spark in your relationship.

Whether you are just starting your recovery journey or are further along, this program is designed to help you move forward with confidence.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn, connect, and get the support you need to reclaim your sexual health and intimacy.

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.
Note: The July group will be held July 9 due to the 4th of July holiday.
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-19 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

Note: The July group will be held July 11 due to the 4th of July holiday.


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.