Olympic Medical Center offers a several free groups for those seeking for information and support.
Advance Care Planning Sessions
Be prepared for unexpected medical emergencies with these sessions. Though end-of-life conversations can be difficult to begin, OMC officials say, it is important to discuss healthcare wishes with loved ones before a crisis occurs.
Sessions are free and available weekly in Sequim and Port Angeles.
Learn more at www.olympic medical.org/advance- care-planning.
Diabetes Support Group
OMC hosts a free diabetes support group at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in Seasons Café at Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles.
Scheduled topics are:
• Jan. 28 — “Back to the Basics” with Michael Lessor, registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator
Feb. 25 — “All about Insulin” with Terese Wallace, registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator
March 24 — “Anesthesia and Diabetes/Obesity” with Dan Slack, certified registered nurse anesthetist
April 28 — “Our Community” with Dan Montana, paramedic
For more information about the diabetes support group, call 360-417-7125.
You and Your New Baby Support Group
This support group meets on a drop-in basis every Monday and Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. in the third floor sunroom at Olympic Memorial Hospital,939 Caroline St., Port Angeles.
This free group is for parents and babies experiencing the first few days, weeks and year of becoming a family.
Each group focuses on the needs of the parents present, including newborn behavior, care and feeding. The transition into parenting, along with the physical and emotional postpartum issues, are discussed.