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.

More in Life

Best of the Peninsula 2020 winners announced

Special section, online ballots showcase champions

Hoop houses consist of a PVC pipe frame covered by 6 mil thick clear polyethylene plastic. Photo courtesy of Muriel Nesbitt
Get It Growing: Is a hoop house for you?

A hoop house is a way to provide more control of your growing environment.

Get It Growing: Winning winter gardens

Winter gardens pop out of the gray landscape and triumph over dreary days

Green Thumbs series to spotlight pumpkins, squash

Dr. Muriel Nesbitt discusses the different species of typically grown squashes and pumpkins

Parenting In Focus: Ways to discipline

It isn’t easy to know if you should be disciplining a young person or what behavior you should ignore

Milestone: WAG gets boost from Harper Ridgeview

Representatives from Welfare For Animals Guild accept funds from Harper Ridgeview

Milestone: Olympic Peninsula Humane Society gets donation

Peninsula Pet Cremation makes donation to Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

Make a leaf keychain with library kits

NOLS hosts session to show how to make a leaf keychain

Milestone: Sequim couple celebrates 66th wedding anniversary

John and Bert (Albertha) McArthur celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary Sept. 11, 2020.

Most Read