About Us

About Us

Fairview Hospital Wellness Center offers group exercise classes, yoga and Tai Chi; cooking classes for adults and kids; meditation and holistic classes and educational classes that focus on your health and well-being. For more information, please call us at 440.356.0670, option 4.

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Location

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

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Infants & Kids

Infants & Kids

Aug. 1 – 7 is World Breastfeeding Week
Why Breastfeeding Matters – LET’S TALK ABOUT IT!

Date/Time:
Thursday, Aug. 2 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost:
Free

Planning to get pregnant? Already pregnant? Here’s your chance to interact in a relaxed setting with the experts from Fairview Hospital Birthing Center and Childbirth Education. We’ll explore infant feeding options and dispel myths. You will learn the many benefits breastfeeding provides for you AND your baby, and health risks that can be reduced by breastfeeding. Our lactation experts and a panel of first-time moms who breastfed their babies, and in some instances overcame obstacles, will be on-hand this evening. All attendees will have a chance to win some fun giveaways. Handouts on breastfeeding your baby will be available. Light refreshments will be provided. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Infant Massage Class – Learn How to Massage Your Baby!
Dates/Time for Tuesday mornings |
Aug. 21, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, or Dec 11 | 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Dates/Time for Wednesday evenings | Sept. 19, Oct. 17 or Dec. 19 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 (2 caregivers + baby/multiples) | $4 (booklet fee due at class, exact change)

Bring your baby to this fun and educational class led by Lisa Falkenstein, CPD, CNMI. She will teach you hands-on infant massage techniques to enhance your baby’s digestion; improve circulation; promote a deeper and more restful sleep; promote bonding; and many other benefits! This class is open to new parents and caregivers with newborns to pre-crawlers. Pregnant end expectant parents are also encouraged to attend, a doll will be used for practice in class. All attendees will leave with a detailed booklet for reference to continue to massage at home with confidence. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Family Yoga (Ages 5+)
Days/Time: Every Tuesday | 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 for 10 classes

This FUN class, led by Bianca Hoye, E-RYT 200, provides an opportunity for families to cultivate bonding, wellness, and mindfulness! Practice yoga together in an engaging, developmentally appropriate manner to help your child build confidence and self-esteem, as well as a strong and healthy body. Family yoga includes posture variations to accommodate all of the students in the class. $50 for a 10-class card (good for one year from date of purchase) will admit two (2) adults and one (1) child or one (1) adult and two (2) children to attend the class. Please complete a release form for each participant (See PDF link on the registration page) and give to your instructor at your first class (This is required for all new participants) Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR
Dates/Times: Saturday, Sept. 29 or Friday, Dec. 28
Cost: $60 per student (This class is for young teens in grades 6 – 8 only)

The course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens in grades 6 - 8 who are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting so they are equipped with the skills and confidence to act in an emergency. They learn basic first aid and infant, child choking rescue and CPR. Students also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, and how to run their own babysitting business. Advance registration is required. Please register in the parent’s name and be sure to download the required paperwork for your child to attend this class. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Chef Amee’s Cooking Classes for kids ages 7 to 14

“Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.” — Guy Fieri

Young Chefs, ditch the chicken nuggets, expand your palate and join Chef Amee this fall for some fun-filled cooking classes. At every class Chef Amee will teach you important cooking skills such as measuring, understanding and following a recipe, using knives safely and most importantly, cleaning the kitchen to ensure a safe cooking environment.

Summer Backyard Eats
Date/Time: July 24, July 25, July 26 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $99 + $25 supply fee paid to Chef Amee the first day of class
Chef Amee Hoge-Dunfee is excited to share her favorite backyard summer favorites while teaching young chefs to how measure, read recipes and work together as a team to accomplish it all, including clean up! The menu will include a yummy variety of hot sandwiches, homemade ice cream recipes and from scratch pound cakes.

Breakfast of Champions
Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 29 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $20 registration fee + $10 supply fee paid to Chef Amee the first day of class
The menu for Breakfast of Champions will include Apple Fritter Waffle Cakes, Cheesy Scrambled Eggs and Peach Oatmeal Smoothie.

Sunday Dinner
Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 17 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $20 registration fee + $10 supply fee paid to Chef Amee the first day of class
The menu for Sunday Dinner will include chicken and stuffing casserole, baked asparagus with parmesan cheese and whole wheat pumpkin muffins.


Chef Amee is a Graduate of the French Culinary Institute, New York City and professional teacher, graduate of Northern Arizona University.

  • Advance registration is required for Chef Amee’s classes.
  • Register or online by clicking on a class above, or call 440.356.0670, option 4.
  • If registering online, please register in the parent’s name.
  • Also, download the consent forms and return to the Wellness Center main office at least three (3) business days prior to class.

Learn From the Experts on What’s Best to Feed Your Child

WHAT'S FOR DINNER, MOM?

Toddler and Early School Age Nutrition – Overcome the Picky Eater
Date/Time: Thursday, July 12 | 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Your child is now learning to eat more solid foods and is much more active than he/she was as an infant. Good nutrition is important for growth, health and increased energy levels. Join us for a class led by two certified Pediatric Registered Dietitians from Cleveland Clinic Children’s. They will discuss proper transition to solid foods from breastfeeding, formula and baby foods all while maintaining adequate nutrition for toddlers through early school age children. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4. If registering online, please register in the parent’s name.

Baby’s First Foods
Date/Time: Thursday, Sept. 13 | 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Nutrition during the first year of your baby’s life is important for proper growth and development. Babies are also developing oral and motor skills. Join us for a class led by two certified Pediatric Registered Dietitians from Cleveland Clinic Children’s. They will discuss proper introduction of solids, how to prepare fresh and nutritious homemade baby foods and touch on common food allergies. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4. If registering online, please register in the parent’s name.

Toddler and Early School Age Nutrition – Overcome the Picky Eater
Date/Time: Thursday, Nov. 8 | 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Your child is now learning to eat more solid foods and is much more active than he/she was as an infant. Good nutrition is important for growth, health and increased energy levels. Join us for a class led by two certified Pediatric Registered Dietitians from Cleveland Clinic Children’s. They will discuss proper transition to solid foods from breastfeeding, formula and baby foods all while maintaining adequate nutrition for toddlers through early school age children. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4. If registering online, please register in the parent’s name.


Childbirth & Parenting Education

Cooking

Cooking

The following Cooking Classes are presented by Judi Strauss of the Charmed Kitchen

Register online by clicking on the class(es) listed below or call the Wellness Center Main Office at 440.356.0670, option 4 to register over the phone.

Looking for Kid's Cooking Classes? Click here to read more!

Please note: Advance registration by the Thursday prior to the class is required for all of The Charmed Kitchen cooking classes.

  • The food fee is due at class
  • These classes are demonstration only (unless noted)
  • You will receive a handout filled with recipes
  • Come hungry – there’s always a lot of food to taste – and bring a container for leftovers
  • Advance registration by the Thursday prior to the class is required to avoid cancellation due to low enrollment
  • Register online by clicking on the class(es) listed below or call the Wellness Center Main Office at 440.356.0670, option 4 to register over the phone.

Canning 101
Monday, Aug. 6 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee payable to the instructor the evening of class
Canning, when done correctly, is a safe and relatively easy way to preserve food for later use. This class is all about learning the newest rules of canning. You will learn when to use a water bath and when a pressure canner is needed. We'll discuss what foods are the easiest to can and even the foods that no one should can at home. We'll also do some tasting in class of home canned foods.

Totally Terrific Tomatoes
Monday, Aug. 13 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee payable to the instructor the evening of class
They are powerhouses of nutrition and very versatile. Fresh, cooked or dried they can be used in salads, sauces, soups and more. In class we will learn how to make the most of this tasty food. You will also learn how to preserve fresh tomatoes by dehydrating, freezing and canning.

Pickle Barrel
Monday, Aug. 20 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee payable to the instructor the evening of class
From old-fashioned crock pickles to pickled peaches this class will teach all you need to know to make tasty pickled products for home and gifts. You’ll get to taste several pickled products and learn how to use them in cooking. You’ll get recipes for cucumbers and other pickles. You also learn how to make tasty relishes including one that uses up all those green tomatoes.

Food Dehydrating
Monday, Aug. 27 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee payable to the instructor the evening of class
The oldest known method of food preservation is dehydrating. If you have a garden, a dehydrator or both come to class and learn how to get the most out summer’s harvest. We’ll discuss methods, safety and storage. From sun-dried tomatoes to vegetable soup mix and jerkies (including tofu jerky!) you’ll get a lot of ideas on how to dry food and how to use dried foods.

Tea Time
Monday, Sept. 10 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
With the royal wedding still fresh in your memory, why not join us to learn how to make proper tea and all the tasty treats that are part of a proper tea party. From scones to lemon cake, cucumber sandwiches and crumpets you will get a chance to taste and learn how to make these delightfully English treats for the next royal celebration.

Go Green! Cook Leafy Green Vegetables
Monday, Sept. 17 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due that evening
We know we should eat them but many of us just aren’t sure what to do with leafy green vegetables. This class will give plenty of tasty recipes using all sorts of greens. From delicate salad greens to the hearty winter greens you will learn how to prepare them all. Collards, beet greens, kale, broccoli rabe, spinach, chard, dandelion greens and many more.

Cooking with Maple Syrup
Monday, Sept. 24 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
This natural sweetener provides both sweetness and unique flavor to everything. From desserts to salads to main dishes. Learn how to cook with maple syrup in ways you never thought of before. It’s more than just a topping for pancakes.

Apples and Pears
Monday, Oct. 1 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due that evening
While available all year, these tasty fruits are at their best in autumn. They are very versatile and can be used in desserts, baked goods and even in main dishes. In class you’ll learn about many of the varieties on the market and about many ways to use them. There will also be a section on freezing for later use.

Soup’s On
Monday, Oct. 8 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
What could be nicer than a simmering pot of homemade soup? In this class you’ll learn how to make wonderful soups starting with how to make stock from scratch. You’ll have a chance to taste Tomato Bisque, Cabbage Soup and Bean and Barley soup. Come hungry!

Wontons
Monday, Oct. 15 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due that evening
These little squares and circles of dough are for more than just soup. Easy to work with and versatile they can be transformed in minutes into appetizers, main dishes, sides dishes and desserts. No time to cook? Wontons may be the answer. In class you will learn how to roll and fold them to make many dishes including Crab Rolls, Chicken Chowder Bites, Pumpkin Ravioli, Cheddar Bacon Rolls, Pot Stickers, Chocolate Fried Pies and so many more.

Skillet Dinners
Monday, Oct. 22 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
Simple and fast is a good way to describe skillet dinners. In class you’ll get plenty of recipes and tasty samples of meals made on top of the stove. Many are made in 30 minutes or less, perfect for weekday dinners or any time you want a home-cooked meal in less time. Some take more time, but are well worth the wait.

Wok This Way
Monday, Nov. 5 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $8 food fee due that evening
Stir-frying can be a fun and fast way to prep dinner. With wok cooking vegetables are still crisp and colorful and you haven't spent the whole evening in the kitchen. It also does not need to be only Asian-style dishes. In class you'll learn to cook dishes from all over the world using a wok.

Turkey Dinner, Turkey Dinner, Gather Round!
Monday, Nov. 12 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
Who will eat the drumstick? If this will be your first time hosting Thanksgiving dinner, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! From making a timeline and cooking the perfect turkey, to making mouth-watering side dishes and desserts, your dinner would make grandma proud. There will be plenty to taste and take home, so come hungry and bring a container for leftovers.

Appetizers, Fast and Easy
Monday, Nov. 19 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
Entertaining can be fun, but can also be time consuming and wear you out. Come to this fun class to learn about recipes and ideas for simple, tasty appetizers. Many can be prepared ahead and frozen until you need them. Some of the recipes include Brie Truffles, Artichoke Dip, Empanadas and many more. So if you have more friends and family than you have time, learn how to make your next party fun for you, too.

Gifts from the Kitchen
Monday, Dec. 3 | 7 to 9 p.m. (Hands-On!)
Cost: $15 + $9 material fee due that evening
Homemade gifts are always appreciated because they are more personal than store bought gifts. In class you’ll get lots and lots of ideas on easy homemade gifts from food. There will be a hands-on project, samples to taste in class, and lots of recipes to take home.

Holiday Baking
Monday, Dec 10 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
Create that home for the holiday feeling by learning how to bake some traditional favorites. You’ll also learn how to bake some less-traditional foods, too. There will be several treats to sample in class including tree-shaped sweet rolls and cheese puffs. Use of these goodies as gifts will also be discussed.

Make Brunch and have a Sunday Funday!
Monday, Dec 17 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 + $9 food fee due that evening
Whether it’s for a few friends or the whole neighborhood, brunch can be a fun way to entertain. Brunch enchiladas, easy Danish and stuffed French toast are just a few of the recipes you will receive in class.

Educational & Holistic

Educational & Holistic

  • Registration is required for every class – no drop-ins allowed.
  • Please make an effort to register at least five (5) days prior to the class date.
  • Call the Wellness Center Main Office at 440.356.0670, option 4 to register by phone.

JULY


Fact vs. Fiction: Healthy Eating with Type 2 Diabetes
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 18 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Join Mira Ilic, MS, RD, LD, a registered dietitian nutritionist from Cleveland Clinic as she presents evidence based information on healthy eating and type 2 diabetes. For people with diabetes, it is important to eat healthfully to achieve good blood sugar control and reduce the risk of diabetes associated conditions. With so much information on what to eat available in the media, it can be challenging to separate factual information from misinformation. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


AUGUST


Learn the Risks and Benefits of a Paleo Diet (NEW DATE!)
Date/Time: Wednesday, Aug. 22 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Many fad diets come and go. One diet that has gained popularity is the Paleolithic Diet otherwise known as the “Paleo”, “Caveman”, and “Stone Age or Ancestral” diet. The media has touted it as a way to lose weight and cure and prevent diseases. Cleveland Clinic Registered Dietitian, Maxine Smith will examine what the Paleolithic diet consists of and what the clinical research says about the benefits or harms of this eating pattern. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


CLEVELAND CLINIC FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE HEALTH TALKS

Functional medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease. We’re delighted to host two experts from Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine for an informative series of free talks the first Friday of each month.

  • Kevin Heine, ACSM EP-C, Health Coach and Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • Lindsay Malone, MS, RD, CSO, LD, Manager of Nutrition and Health Coaching

The Mind Body Connection
Date/Time:
Friday, Sept. 7 | 2 - 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

The mind and body share an intimate but often overlooked connection that can profoundly impact human health. Thoughts, feelings and attitude can influence physiologic health – from the gut to the immune system. Join health coach Kevin Heine to learn about this fascinating relationship and how to use the power of your mind to transform your health. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Nourish your Gut
Date/Time:
Friday, Oct. 5 | 2 - 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

The human digestive tract (“the gut”) is responsible for so many important functions – from immunity to digestion and absorption. Nourishing the gut is essential to optimal physical and mental health. Join registered dietitian Lindsay Malone to learn what diet and lifestyle factors are essential for maintaining this vital organ system. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Get Well Together
Date/Time:
Friday, Nov. 2 | 2 - 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

When it comes to your health there is truth in the African proverb that states “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go farther, go together”. Join health coach Kevin Heine as he discusses the power of community, support and environment in achieving and maintaining good health. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

The Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle Prescription
Date/Time: Friday, Dec. 7 | 2 - 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Inflammation is an integral part of a healthy immune system in times of trauma but constant, chronic inflammation is harmful to human health. Join registered dietitian Lindsay Malone as she reviews the role of diet and lifestyle in reducing and preventing chronic inflammation. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


SEPTEMBER


STRESSED? We’ve got solutions!
Date/Time:
Wednesday, Sept. 19 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Cost: $25

Cleveland Clinic experts suggests that stress can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases. Managing stress is essential to reduce strain on the mind and body. Come to this talk to learn simple techniques to help manage stress so you can lead a happier, healthier life. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, a Licensed Nurse Practitioner with a dedication to holistic health supported by a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Nursing and extensive practice as a therapist with teens and adults. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
Date/Time:
Thursday, Sept. 20 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Join us to hear directly from a staff member from the Alzheimer’s Association about the basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss, issues and what they mean for all of us. The event will include video interviews with professionals, patients with dementia, and caregivers discussing real-life issues. A discussion and Q&A will follow. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Early Heart Attack Care
Date/Time:
Tuesday, Sept. 25 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

According to the American College of Cardiology Foundation, 85% of heart damage occurs within the first two hours of a heart attack. Come to this important educational talk to learn about Early Heart Attack Care. Jennifer Neil, CNP, will discuss the subtle danger signs of a heart attack, how symptoms can be very different for men and women and why you should act upon them before heart damage occurs. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


OCTOBER


Understanding Essential Tremors
Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 3 | 6 - 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

According to Cleveland Clinic experts, essential tremors (ET) affects about 4 percent of adults 40 years of age and older. Living with ET can be stressful and challenging. Come to this informative talk presented by Michal Gostkowski, DO a neurologist with Cleveland Clinic Center for Neuro-Restoration. He will discuss practical tips for someone living with ET to make their day-to-day life easier and maintain an active social life and when physician-prescribed treatments are recommended. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

How Psychic Are You? Boost the Power of Your Intuition
Date/Time:
Wednesday, Oct. 10 | 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Cost: $25

Merriam-Webster defines intuition as, “the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.” Everyone has an innate sense of knowing – your “gut feeling” or “flashing sense”. Come to this fun introductory class and experience how to be in tune with yourself. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, a Licensed Nurse Practitioner with a dedication to holistic health supported by a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Nursing and extensive practice as a therapist with teens and adults. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

You Can Win the Battle Over Pain
Date/Time:
Thursday, Oct. 11 | 6 - 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

If you live with chronic pain, you understand how it can control your life. Come to this talk presented by Ian Stephens, DPT, who will share evidence-based strategies that help ‘retrain your brain’ and understand how to better manage your pain and reduce your fear of movement. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Your Brain and Aging: The (Almost) Fountain of Youth
Date/Time:
Thursday, Oct. 18 | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free

Do you feel like your brain is getting slower or less precise with age? If you're over 45 (or even 35, according to some very recent studies), your brain is in decline! Come discover how to take advantage of your brain's capacity to change and improve itself through the science of brain plasticity. You'll learn techniques to help slow down—and even reverse—this process of brain aging. This class is directed by psychologist Dr. Jean Alvarez. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

For Women Only | Managing Bowel and Bladder Function
Date/Time:
Thursday, Oct. 18 | 6 - 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

What is normal bowel and bladder function and how do you get there? We have answers! Come to this important talk, for women only, presented by Jill Marie Dubbs, PT, DPT, a Cleveland Clinic Physical Therapist specializing in pelvic health. She will discuss how improving the function of your pelvic floor muscles can assist in reducing stress and urge incontinence. Dr. Dubbs will also touch on strategies to improve bowel health. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Mental Health First Aid
Date/Time:
Saturday, Oct. 27 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $150 (If 5 or more people register together, the cost is $125/person)

This 8-hour course, presented by Recovery Resources, will teach you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. By attending this course you will be certified as a Mental Health First Aider, which is nationally-recognized certification and lasts three years. An application has been submitted to provide continuing education for nurses.

Register online at http://bit.ly/MHFA1027 or call Carol Metlicka, from Recovery Resources, at 216.431.4131 for multiple registrations or register by phone.


NOVEMBER


Memory and the Aging Brain
Date/Time:
Tuesday, Nov. 6 | 6 - 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Are you or a family member having trouble with your memory? Do you want to learn ways to keep your mind sharp? Join Cleveland Clinic Speech Therapists, Emily Bales, MA, CCC-SLP and Kirsten Wagner, MS, CCC-SLP, to learn about memory, cognitive exercises, strategies, and when to be concerned about your memory. Free cognitive screenings will be available for all attendees! Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

The Healing Power of Color
Date/Time:
Wednesday, Nov. 7 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Cost: $25

Color has an amazing effect on emotions and mood. Colors interact with chakra human energy in unique ways. Learn how to combine color power with meditation to achieve balance and healing. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, a Licensed Nurse Practitioner with a dedication to holistic health supported by a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Nursing and extensive practice as a therapist with teens and adults. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Boost Brain Function with Neurofeedback
Date/Time:
Thursday, Nov. 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: Free

Are you bothered by insomnia, ADD, anxiety, depression, memory problems or any other issue rooted in the brain? Neurofeedback is not a treatment for any specific emotional or physical condition, but is a way of helping the brain learn to self-regulate. Nothing is done TO the brain—it simply receives feedback about its own activity—and very often, symptoms like these simply go away. Come to this program to learn more, ask your questions, or experience a brief session. This class is directed by psychologist Dr. Jean Alvarez. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Living with Low Vision
Date/Time:
Friday, Nov. 9 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: Free

Low vision is defined as the loss of sight that is not correctable with prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. According to Cleveland Clinic experts, one in six adults over age 45 has low vision; one in four adults over age 75 has low vision. If you or a loved one has low vision, you won’t want to miss this talk presented by Cleveland Clinic Occupational Therapist, Virginia Birkhimer. She will discuss the anatomy of the eyeball, common eye conditions, review adaptive equipment and offer rehabilitation goals to help you gain or maintain as much independence as possible using remaining vision. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Lymphedema Awareness
Date/Time:
Tuesday, Nov. 13 | 7 - 8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Lymphedema is an abnormal buildup of fluid that causes swelling, most often in the arms or legs. The condition develops when lymph vessels or lymph nodes are missing, impaired, damaged or removed. Lymphedema can sometimes be a result or side-effect of cancer or cancer treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment are important when managing lymphedema. Come to this informational talk presented by Cleveland Clinic Occupational Therapist, Annette Lipaj, OT/L, CLT, to understand the signs and symptoms of lymphedema; how you can lower your risk or prevent getting lymphedema; and learn the best ways to manage upper and lower extremity lymphedema. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

All About Your Brain (Includes Stroke Risk Assessment)
Date/Time: Thursday, Nov. 15 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Please join Peter Bambakidis, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute at Fairview Hospital as he shares timely information about your brain including healthy aging of your brain, risk behaviors that can be modified and understand and recognize stroke signs and symptoms, so you will know what to do if you or someone around you may be having a stroke. This event includes a free blood pressure screening and stroke risk assessment. The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m., the talk will begin at 7 p.m. Space is very limited. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


DECEMBER


Just Chill! Meditation IS for You!
Date/Time:
Saturday, Dec. 1 and 8 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $60, includes workbook

Holiday Stress? Learn to just chill! The number one reason to meditate is to relieve stress and anxiety. It is one of the best things you can do for your body. Come to this two-part class to learn how you can deepen your awareness of the present and learn to retrain your mind so that worry subsides and is replaced with a balanced mood. This class is directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, a Licensed Nurse Practitioner with a dedication to holistic health supported by a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Nursing and extensive practice as a therapist with teens and adults. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.
Exercise

Exercise

Ab Attack!

Days & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Advance registration is required. Click to register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4 to register over the phone.
Description: Strengthening the muscles of your abdomen is key to overall core strength, stability and performance in your daily life. Come to this 30-minute class to develop a stronger, firmer core with abdominal, oblique, and lower back exercises.


Barre Flow and Flex Classes

Days & Time: See below
Cost: $35 for 10-class card
Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4 to register over the phone.
Description: Our barre classes, led by Charlotte Petrie, IFTA, will tone, lengthen, and sculpt your whole body and improve your balance, all while having fun working out! Both classes are designed to complement each other and can accommodate all levels. Wear long pants and socks and bring a mat to class.

Barre Flow | Tuesdays (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s Barre Flow class will focus on balance and flexibility that includes a 15-20 minute stretch with lighter intensity and no cardio. Participants use small and large balls, resistance bands and yoga straps.

Barre Flex | Thursdays (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday’s Barre Flex class will focus on strength and movement goals with a slightly more intense, low-impact cardio that includes a 5-10 minute stretch, use of small and large balls and weights.


Fitpaths (Ages 50+)

Days & Time: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays | 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4, to register over the phone.
Description: This multilevel class is for adults 50 and older who want to reap the benefits of aerobic and strength training. Dress in comfortable, loose clothing, and leave class feeling energetic.

Fitpaths Too (Ages 60+)

Days & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays (ongoing class) | 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4, to register over the phone.
Description: This multilevel exercise class is for the active senior who wants to reap the benefits of regular physical activity. Work at your own pace, enjoy the music and feel refreshed.

Fit for All (ages 18+)

Days & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or Fridays | 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card
Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4, to register over the phone.
Description: A full body workout to include warm up, low impact aerobics, strength training and stretching. Suitable for all ages. Work at your own pace and leave feeling refreshed. Please bring a mat or towel and a water bottle.


Jazzercise®

Morning Schedule
Monday – Thursday | 8 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 9:30 a.m. (childcare available*)
Saturday, Sunday | 10 a.m.

Evening schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday | 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday | 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $169**
Registration: Call 440.356.0337 or email at kkjazrcize@yahoo.com with questions or to preregister
Description: Take your workout up to the next level with our new class formats: Strength 60, Interval, Fusion, Core and Strike! Join us for these new formats as well and our original Dance Mixx workout. Jazzercise combines dance, strength training, yoga, Pilates, and kickboxing movements into one fun and effective total body workout.

*Childcare available M-W-F (9:30 a.m. class only). Reservations requested by the evening prior to class you’ll attend. Cost: $20 for 10 classes or $3 a class. Call or text 440.554.4213 for to reserve childcare.

**New customers only or those not attending in six months or more.

Meditation & Reiki

Meditation & Reiki

Cleveland Clinic experts agree that meditation is good for your brain health because it will:

  • Help you to feel more in control of your stressful emotions
  • Allow you to enjoy the present — and worry less about the future
  • Enable you to feel better about yourself and your life
  • Reduce your risk of developing stress-related diseases

Your Monthly Meditation Experience
Day & Time: Mondays | 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Cost: $15 per session

Description: These open sessions, directed by Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, CNS, FAAN, offer guided meditation and focused topical discussions. Join us to experience calm and relaxation. Those new to or practiced in meditation are welcome!

Advance registration is required. Register online by clicking on the date or call the Wellness Center Main Office at 440.356.0670, option 4 to register over the phone.


AUGUST


The Language of Crystals: The Energy and Spiritual Power of Gemstones
Day/Time:
Saturday, Aug. 18 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $30

Description: This class will introduce you to past and present gem and crystal energies for meditation and healing. Everything from telecommunication to watches makes use of them. Come and explore your personal preference for crystal energy and properties. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Total Joint

Total Joint

Total Joint Pre-Operative Education Class

Dates/Time: Wednesday | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | September 12; December 12

Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. | July 11; August 15; October 17; November 14

Cost: Free

During this informative class, you will learn about:

  • Preparing for surgery
  • What to expect immediately after surgery
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Care options after your hospital stay

You will receive additional printed materials specific to your type of joint replacement. You will also have an opportunity to speak with the orthopaedic nurse specialist, a physical therapist and a skilled nursing representative.

Advance registration is required. Register online or call 216.476.9005.

Tai Chi & Yoga

Tai Chi & Yoga

Wellness Center Yoga Classes

Family Yoga (Ages 5+)
Days/Time: Every Tuesday | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 for 10 classes

This FUN class, led by Bianca Hoye, E-RYT 200, provides an opportunity for families to cultivate bonding, wellness, and mindfulness! Practice yoga together in an engaging, developmentally appropriate manner to help your child build confidence and self-esteem, as well as a strong and healthy body. Family yoga includes posture variations to accommodate all of the students in the class. Children ages 5+. $50 for a 10-class card (good for one year from date of purchase) will admit two (2) adults and one (1) child or one (1) adult and two (2) children to attend the class. Please complete a release form for each participant (See PDF link on the registration page) and give to your instructor at your first class (This is required for all new participants). Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Chair Yoga
Day/Time: Every Monday | 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Cost: $35 for a 10-class card

Chair yoga can improve your flexibility, strength, balance, and posture. Courtney Berg, RYT 200, will lead you through a series of stretches and yoga postures that can be modified to accommodate limited mobility or difficulty balancing. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Advance purchase of a 10-class card is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Gentle Yoga
Day/Time: Every Tuesday and Thursday | 11 a.m. to Noon
Cost: $50 for a 10-class card or pay a $10 drop-in fee (exact cash only)

An accessible, beginner-friendly class led by Lauren Fraley, RYT 200, will introduce you to the foundations of yoga within a supportive environment. Emphasis is placed on developing clear and safe alignment, establishing mindful awareness of the body and breath, and adapting practices to suit your needs. This class is perfect for people who are interested in trying yoga, but unsure of where to start. Advance purchase of a 10-class card is recommended. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Yoga with Lyndsey Needham

Space is limited for Lyndsey’s classes, so call soon to reserve your spot!

NEW! Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy | 6-week session: Thursdays, Sept. 20 – Oct. 25 | 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.
$60 a session
All Levels welcome for this therapeutic and healing class.

Join Lyndsey Needham, RYT-200 and Certified Yoga Therapist, for a 6-week yoga session where you will explore movement and stillness through traditional yoga postures, as well as other shapes that feel good in the body. The intention of the class is to use yogic techniques to invite greater presence and awareness of what is, and greater the ability to embrace challenges as an opportunity for growth and change. Connect with yourself on a deeper level. Occasional journaling will be included. Please bring your yoga mat to class. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

NEW! Yoga for Crawlers to Toddlers (up to 3 years old) | 6-week session: Thursdays, Sept. 20 – Oct. 25 | 5 to 5:45 p.m.
$60 a session (1 parent/1 baby)

Join Lyndsey Needham, RYT-200 and Certified Yoga Therapist, for a 6-week yoga session to bond with your toddler while they play on your mat, sing songs, play games and explore yoga postures. The goal of the class is to strengthen, tone and promote better sleep for your toddler and you! Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Baby & Me Yoga (Infants 6 weeks to crawlers) | 6-week session: Wednesdays, Nov. 7 – Dec. 12 | 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
$60 a session (1 parent/1 baby)

Join Lyndsey Needham, RYT-200 and Certified Yoga Therapist, for a 6-week yoga session that will help you regain strength, relieve stress and bond with your baby. You will learn techniques to soothe and support your baby’s growing body, as well as fun, playful ways to incorporate your baby into yoga poses. No previous yoga experience necessary. Dads and caregivers are welcome to register. Bring a small blanket and toy for your baby and a yoga mat for yourself. Advance registration is required. Register online or call 440.356.0670, option 4.

Wellness Center Tai Chi Classes with Michael Stadul

Please Note: You do not need prior experience to start a session.

Tai Chi Balance
Day/Time:
Tuesdays | 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Cost: $40 for a six-week session

Tai Chi Balance is designed to reduce the fear and likelihood of falling, increase range of motion, stop the fear of falling cycle and improve activity levels of older adults. The program combines techniques from Tai Chi movement that focus on strengthening muscles of the ankles, knees, hips and legs. This class is suitable for all ages and abilities. Please wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes. Advance registration is required. Register online (click on the session) or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Tai Chi Arthritis and Fall Prevention
Day/Time: Fridays | 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $40 for a six-week session

According to the Arthritis Foundation, 53 million people in the U.S. suffer from to more than 100 types of joint diseases. This class will give you valuable techniques to better cope with this potentially disabling illness. Tai Chi for Arthritis is easy to learn, enjoyable and provides many health benefits in a relatively short period of time. Please wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes. Advance registration is required. Register online (click on the session) or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Tai Chi Ch’uan Wu Style
Day/Time: Mondays | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost:
$50 for an 8-week session

Tai Chi Ch’uan Wu style is a classical form of Chinese exercise characterized by slow, gentle rhythmic movements of ancient martial arts origin. Graceful movements promote physical fitness, flexibility and general health. Advance registration is required. Register online (click on the dates above) or call 440.356.0670, option 4.


Cleveland Clinic Yoga Class

Cleveland Clinic Wellness Yoga | Traditional
Day/Time:
Mondays (ongoing) | 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $12 per class (General Public); $5 per class (Cleveland Clinic Caregivers)
This class will incorporate postures that are practiced on a mat, on the floor, and may be done from standing, seated, or lying down on the abdomen or back. While the instructor will be able to guide participants of all ability levels, this is primarily an intermediate level class. Advance registration is required. Register by phone at 216.448.4325, option 4 or online:


Yoga for You Classes with Carole Lesko

Circle Yoga
Day/Time:
Monday (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 per class
If you have high blood pressure, this is the yoga class for you. No inverted postures will be done in class, only gentle but strengthening moves. Guaranteed to relax you and increase your energy levels. Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270 to register.

Yoga for You
Day/Time: Mondays (ongoing) | 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $72 for every six classes. If more than one class is taken in a week, the fee is $6 per class.
WELCOME beginners and experienced yoga practitioners! Yoga will be practiced slowly with attention to the alignment of the poses, viniyoga (step by step). This class is for all ages and beneficial for many medical conditions including people with back challenges. There is no competition in yoga, everyone listens to their body. We will learn stretching, breathing techniques, mediation and everyone enjoys the relaxation/meditations. Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270 to register.

Yoga as Therapy
Day/Time:
Fridays (ongoing) | 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Cost: $72 for every six classes. If more than one class is taken in a week, the fee is $6 per class.
This class is open to everyone. A gentle but strengthening class utilizing breathing techniques, meditation and asanas (poses) along with stretching and warm-ups. This class is guaranteed to empower you with techniques to feel more confident in your everyday movements. Everything about yoga reduces stress. Yoga is anti-aging! Some healing techniques will be shared. Chairs may be used if desired. Call Carole Lesko at 440.477.0270 to register.


Qigong and Yoga Classes with Mary-Martha Corrigan

Qigong for Everyone
Day/Time:
Tuesdays (ongoing) | 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Cost: $10 per class or $8 per class for two or more classes
Qigong (chee-gung) uses slow graceful movement, coordinated with breathing to improve circulation and energy throughout the body, creating vitality with relaxation. This class includes breath practice, meditation, and a changing weekly Qigong routine. Register at class (Room 201) for each month. If you have a question, call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.703.0777.

Qigong Plus
Day/Time: Tuesdays (ongoing) | 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (no class July 3, 10)
Cost: $15 per class or $10 per class for two or more classes
Zhineng Practitioners extend Qigong class with an extra 45 minutes of revitalizing Zhineng Qigong and a discussion of Zen Philosophy. The Zhineng Qigong course is a prerequisite for Qigong Plus (see Zhineng Qigong listing for details). Register at class (Room 201) for each month. If you have a question, call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.703.0777.

Gentle Yoga & Qigong
Day/Time:
Wednesdays (ongoing) | 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (no class July 4, 11)
Cost: $15 per class or $10 per class for two or more classes
Make your years truly golden with this reviving morning class, which includes breath practice, meditation, Hatha Yoga and Qigong. Experience well-being, clarity and self-awareness. Bring mat and blanket. Register at class (Room 201) for each month. If you have a question, call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.703.0777.

Zhineng Qigong
Day/Time:
Four Thursdays | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $195 (plus $30 material fee payable to instructor at first class)
Restore your vigor. Discover the secret of longevity, vitality, calmness, and balance through this very special Qigong technique. You will learn to work with your body’s energy system to profoundly improve your health and well-being. This holistic healing system is known worldwide for ease of learning and practice. Course includes 3 CDs and instructional handouts. Call Mary-Martha Corrigan at 216.703.0777 for information on the next offering.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Alzheimer's Support Group
Last Thursday of the Month | 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Call 1.800.272.3900 for more information.

Fairview Hospital Breastfeeding Support Group
Mondays and Fridays | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Call 440.356.0347 for more information.

New Beginnings: Cleveland Clinic Bereavement Drop-In Support Group
Second Tuesday of the Month | 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Call Rev. Mark Oster, MDiv, BCC at 216.209.0856 for more information.

Parkinson’s Support Group 
Third Tuesday of the Month | 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Call 440.356.0670, option 4 for more information.
(Note: this group DOES NOT meet in January or February)

Postpartum Depression Support Group (POEM for Moms) 
Every Tuesday in Room 100 | 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Call 216.282.4569 for more information.

Stroke (Re-Set) Support Group
Last Thursday of the Month | 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Some meetings are held off-site. Call 216.505.0558 for more information.

*Note: If a support group falls on a major holiday, it will be canceled.