Event Calendar

View our upcoming educational, fundraising and community events to get more information and become involved with National Jewish Health.

 

Patient education classes are an important part of your experience at National Jewish Health. The classes will give you and your family the information and tools to manage your disease.

Plan to attend classes during your evaluation at National Jewish Health. The patient education classes are free for patients and family members.

Patient Education classes meet in the Patient Education Room A01b. The classroom is located in the basement across the hall from the main elevator.

If you have additional questions, please call Ann Mullen, RN, MSN, AE-C, Patient Education Coordinator, at 303.398.1410.

 

Monday
Pediatric Asthma and Exercise (Pediatric class)

(1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

If your child is school age and has asthma you may find this class helpful. The class will cover the benefits of exercise, plus safe and appropriate exercise programs. Discussions will  include how asthma and asthma medications may affect sports.

Managing Your Energy Everyday (Adult class)

(3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)

This is a class to help people with lung disease be more productive and more satisfied with daily living. Everyday tasks including self-care, household chores, hobbies, and work can be made easier. Energy management, proper breathing and simplifying work can help.

Tuesday
Understanding Your Lung Disease and Testing (Adult class)

(10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Understanding your lung disease is often helpful. COPD (Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis). Bronchiectasis and Interstitial Lung Disease will be discussed. Common testing to evaluate chronic lung disease will also be discussed.

All About Sleep Apnea Class (Adult class)

(Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30–4:30 p.m.)

Sleep ApneaThe All About Sleep Apnea class is a free educational class for patients with sleep apnea and their families.

Class Topics:

  • What is sleep apnea?
  • What causes sleep apnea?
  • What are the symptoms and consequences of sleep apnea?
  • What are your treatment options?
  • What else can you do to help your sleep apnea?

RSVP is required. Seating is limited. Please call 303.270.2708 to reserve your spot.

Getting to the Meeting Room: Go in the main entrance and take the Galter elevator down to the basement. Follow the signs to the Sleep Clinic check-in desk.

See attached flyer.

See our free educational videos online.

Location: Patient Education Room A01B, National Jewish Health Main Campus
Tools for Fitness (Adult class)

(11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

This class will review the exercise prescription. The benefits of aerobic exercises and how to overcome obstacles that may affect your exercise program will also be discussed.

What Makes Asthma Worse? (Adult class)

(1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

What is happening in the lungs with asthma? What makes asthma worse? These questions will be discussed in this class. Irritants, allergens, infections, weather changes, exercise and gastroesophageal reflux will be discussed.

Living with Chronic Disease (Adult class)

(2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.)

This class will discuss common feelings and issues when diagnosed with a chronic disease including lifestyle changes, emotional effects, self identity changes, & other psychosocial changes. This class will provide resources for living with a chronic disease and help manage this stage of life.

All About Sleep Apnea (Adult class)

(3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.)

This is a class for people with sleep apnea. The class will review the pathopysiology and symptoms of sleep apnea, as well as problems if left untreated. Treatment options, emphasizing CPAP therapy and tips/tricks for CPAP success will be discussed.

What Makes Asthma Worse? (Pediatric class)

(12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

What is happening in the lungs with asthma?  What makes asthma worse?  These questions will be discussed in this class.  Irritants, allergens, infections, weather changes, exercise and gastroesophageal reflux will be discussed.

Joe Walsh Memorial Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group (Adult class)

(Second Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Molly Blank, Room J105)

Joe Walsh Memorial Pulmonary Fibrosis Support GroupThe Joe Walsh Memorial Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group at National Jewish Health provides a safe, secure environment for all patients with any type of pulmonary fibrosis and their family members, care providers and significant others.

The meetings will provide a different topic each month with open discussion at the end of the meeting.

This event is open to patients of National Jewish Health, as well as visitors and community members. All are welcome!

For more information, contact:
Carol Bair, RCP, CRC
Clinical Coordinator
303.398.1912
BairC@NJHealth.org

Location: Molly Blank Conference Center, Room J105, National Jewish Health Main Campus
Wednesday
On the Go With Oxygen (Adult class)

(10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.)

The benefits of oxygen therapy for people with chronic lung disease will be reviewed. Current oxygen equipment to enhance your quality of life, including traveling with oxygen will also be discussed.

Learning About Osteoporosis (Adult class)

(11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

What should you know if you have osteoporosis? Learn what risk factors are and how to manage osteoporosis with diet, exercise and medication.

* Please note new time.*

Respiratory Medications (Adult class)

(1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Correct medication technique is important. Techniques to inhale medication correctly will be discussed and demonstrated in this class. Respiratory medications and common side effects will be reviewed.

Learning About Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) (Pediatric class)

(3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Learn about the importance of “Soak and Seal” in this class.  Avoidance of things that make atopic dermatitis worse, daily skin care and managing worsening symptoms will be discussed.

Nutrition and the Person With Lung Disease (Adult class)

(2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (1st 3rd and 5th Wednesday))

This class discusses guidelines for optimal nutrition with chronic lung disease. Issues covered include special nutritional needs related to steroid therapy and chronic infection, weight control, bone health, and tips for using nutrition to enhance health.

Nutrition and Heart Health (Adult class)

(2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (2nd and 4th Wednesday))

This class discusses current nutrition guidelines for heart health, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure and anyone interested in heart health and their families. Topics covered include: lipid values, heart healthy foods and lowering cholesterol, triglycerides & blood pressure with diet.

Learning About Atopic Dermatitis (Adult class)

(3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Learn about the importance of “Soak and Seal” in this class. Avoidance of things that make atopic dermatitis worse, daily skin care and managing worsening symptoms will be discussed.

Thursday
Asthma Medications and Self Management (Adult class)

(9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)

Correct medication technique is important. Asthma medications, side effects and correct techniques will be discussed. Monitoring asthma by assessing symptoms and using a peak flow meter with an Asthma Action Plan will also be discussed.

Asthma Medications and Self Management (Pediatric class)

(9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)

Correct medication technique is important. Asthma medications, side effects and correct techniques will be discussed. Monitoring asthma by assessing symptoms and using a peak flow meter with an Asthma Action Plan will also be discussed.

All About Sleep Apnea Class (Adult class)

(Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30–4:30 p.m.)

Sleep ApneaThe All About Sleep Apnea class is a free educational class for patients with sleep apnea and their families.

Class Topics:

  • What is sleep apnea?
  • What causes sleep apnea?
  • What are the symptoms and consequences of sleep apnea?
  • What are your treatment options?
  • What else can you do to help your sleep apnea?

RSVP is required. Seating is limited. Please call 303.270.2708 to reserve your spot.

Getting to the Meeting Room: Go in the main entrance and take the Galter elevator down to the basement. Follow the signs to the Sleep Clinic check-in desk.

See attached flyer.

See our free educational videos online.

Location: Patient Education Room A01B, National Jewish Health Main Campus
COPD Support Group (Adult class)

(2nd Thursday of every month, 2-3pm)

COPD Support GroupThe meetings will include an educational presentation (a different topic each meeting), followed by open discussion of any topic.

This monthly event takes place the second Thursday of every month from 2-3 p.m. at:

National Jewish Health Main Campus
Room A01b
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO 80206

For information, please call Elizabeth Langhoff, LCSW, at 303.270.2743

Location: Room A01b
Managing Your Lung Disease (Adult class)

(10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Topics reviewed in class include treatment goals, a healthy lifestyle, avoiding infections, medication, oxygen therapy, breathing retraining, & technique to bring up mucus. An action plan & advanced directives are also discussed.

* This class is only held on Thursdays. It is no longer held on Mondays. *

Antibiotics for Mycobacterial and Other Lung Diseases (Adult class)

(11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

There are a variety of antibiotics that are used to treat mycobacterial disease. These medications and common side-effects will be discussed in this class.

Insomnia Overview (Adult class)

(12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

This class provides an overview of insomnia and treatment strategies.

All About Sleep Apnea (Adult class)

(3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.)

This is a class for people with sleep apnea. The class will review the pathopysiology and symptoms of sleep apnea, as well as problems if left untreated. Treatment options, emphasizing CPAP therapy and tips/tricks for CPAP success will be discussed.

Lung Cancer Support Group ( class)

(3rd Thursday of every month, 2pm-3pm.)

Lung Cancer Support GroupLung cancer patients and survivors and their caregivers and family members are invited to attend.  The meetings will include a 30-minute educational presentation (a different topic each meeting), followed by open discussion of any topic. The group is open to people who have received treatment at National Jewish Health and elsewhere.

For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Langhoff, LCSW, at 303.270.2743 or send an email at langhoffe@njhealth.org.

Location: National Jewish Health, Room A01b
Peers Accepting and Coping Together (PACT) (Pediatric class)

(2nd Thursday of each month - 11-13 years old, 4th Thursday of each month - 14-17 years old, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

Peers Accepting and Coping Together (PACT) Support GroupPeers Accepting and Coping Together (PACT) is a chronic illness support group. This is a group that allows kids and teens to:

  • Talk openly about their illness with peers
  • Feel supported by peers
  • Learn ways to help cope with demands of their illness

Contact OlandA@NJHealth.org or 303.398.1516 for initial group intake and more information.

Location: National Jewish Health for Kids
Supporting Each Other Together (Adult class)

(Last Thursday of every month, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

A monthly open discussion Support Group for individuals with all types of Cancer.

The group is open to the public and welcomes patients from outside of National Jewish Health and patients treated by National Jewish Health physicians.

Location: Patient Education Room A01B

For more information or to receive the monthly reminder email, please call Elizabeth Langhoff, LCSW at 303.270.2743

Location: A01B
Friday
Intimacy and the Person with Lung Disease (Adult class)

(10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.)

This class describes human sexuality and the normal response to a sexual stimulus. Normal changes related to aging and problems related to chronic disease and respiratory conditions will be reviewed. Strategies to improve intimacy and sexual functioning will be discussed.

Stress Management and Relaxation (Adult class)

(11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

You will learn to identify how muscle tension and mental stress disrupt the breathing process. You will learn various techniques to assist in the relaxation process. These include diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization skills, and the therapeutic use of hobbies.

Tools for Giving-Up Smoking - Trying Again (Adult class)

(12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Second Friday every month))

If you're just thinking about giving up smoking or ready to set a quit date, this class is for you. This is an informative class that follows along with the Understanding Giving Up Smoking booklet. It will provide you with helpful, practical tools as you prepare to give up smoking.

Diabetes Basics (Adult class)

(1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

This class will address how you can take control of caring for diabetes. The interactive nature of the class will leave you feeling confident to recognize and treat low blood sugar, what foods have carbohydrates, and what causes your blood sugar to increase and decrease, as well as understand how diabetes medicines work.

Mindfulness Meditation (Adult class)

(Fourth Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

While many people find it difficult to meditate, guided meditations make it easy for anyone to practice. Whether you meditate regularly or are new to the practice and wish to get started, guided meditations provide a way to effortlessly enter into a meditative state by the direction of an expert.

The session will be led by Lata Shirname-More, Manager, Div of Environmental Occupational Health Sciences, who has been a meditator for over 15 years  and teaching it as a volunteer & certified instructor, through the Art of Living Foundation, which operates in 154 countries.

No preparation or training required; the voice of the teacher will lead you.

Location: Patient Education Room A01b