Staying Healthy

OVHD strives to keep you and your family healthy.  Please select from the following options:

Educational classes, support groups, and fitness programs are just some of the community benefit programs Oak Valley provides to encourage healthy lifestyles.

The most popular programs are regularly scheduled. The Family Support Network pursues and develops classes and support groups as new needs or ideas emerge to enhance the well-being of our populations.

Living Well with Diabetes

For individuals diagnosed with diabetes and any loved ones who may want to attend. This is an opportunity to learn a positive approach to living with diabetes and to get answers to questions about diabetes. All classes are facilitated by a certified diabetes educator.
This is a set of 3 classes – 2 hours each, held weekly. Class size is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Attendance at class #1 is mandatory to attend rest of the series. The fee is $20.00 per person or $30.00 per family for the set of 3 classes. Classes very, so please contact 209-847-5121 ext. 10 for more information.

CPR Certification Classes

The Oak Valley Hospital Educator schedules CPR certification classes for healthcare providers three times a month. Classes are the first Wednesday, third Monday, and last week day of the month, using the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support program. Contact 209-848-5327 for more information and registration.

Certification classes are also available for community groups that can guarantee a minimum of six students. Schools, churches, employers and civic groups may obtain more information by contacting the Education Department at 209-848-5327.

Diabetes Support Group

The diabetes support group is facilitated by a certified diabetes educator. This is an opportunity for those diagnosed with diabetes to share what's on their mind in regards to managing your diabetes, get answers to questions about diabetes and to get help from others diagnosed with diabetes and dealing with similar health issues. The meetings are once a month, on Thursday afternoons for one hour. For more information, call the Oak Valley Hospital community certified diabetes educator at 209-848-7022.

Water Exercise Together (WET)

Conducted by a trained physical occupational aide, this popular program is designed to improve physical strength for those suffering from arthritis, knee replacements, joint inflammation and related injuries. Open to all ages and abilities.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays in a local pool.
A “swim card” costs $40 for 11 hour long sessions.
Advance registration is required; call 209-847-5121.

Safe Sitter™

Teaching 11 to 15 year olds safety precautions when babysitting infants and small children. Please call for dates.

Certified Safe Sitter Instructors. The cost is $35 (reduced fee of $25.00 for each additional family member registered for the class).
Advance registration required; call 209-847-5121.

AARP Driver Safety

Geared to drivers over 50, these two day courses are conducted every other month. A completion certificate can be used to obtain insurance discounts.

The class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Requires advance registration;
call 209-847-5121.

Spanish Language Support Groups

Support groups, including the popular Familias Unides, designed to help families with parenting, preparing children for kindergarten, and understanding diabetes are conducted weekly at:

1405 West F Street, Suite A, Oakdale, CA.
There is no charge to participate in support groups.
Call 209-847-5121 for additional information in Spanish.