Olympic Medical Center offers groups for advanced care, diabetes, new parents

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.

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