• Tai Chi – Moving For Better Balance

    FREE classes to work on balance, strengthen muscles, improve posture and core strength and reduce stress–great class for beginners, seniors or those with impaired mobility! Program can be modified for all abilities. *Advanced class = able to perform the 8 basic movements and would like a place to practice. 12 week sessions. Class closed to new participants after week 3.

    Dates/Times: Basic/Beginner’s class: Mon & Wed: 9:00 – 10:00, starting Jan 16

    *Advanced class: Mon & Wed:
    10:00-11:00 a.m., starting Jan 16
    Place: GSMC Wellness Center
    (behind the hospital)

    Info: Call the Education Dept at 541-667-3509

  • Gentle Yoga

    You don’t have to be flexible or familiar with yoga to enjoy this FREE class. You will learn easy yoga postures; working on better breathing techniques and muscle groups.

    Dates: Monday and Wednesday, Starting January 4

    Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Place: GSMC Wellness Center (behind the
    hospital)

    Info: To register call Gina Williams at 541-567-2185

  • Alzheimer’s Support Group

    Date: Meets on the 4th Monday of each month
    Time: 5:30–7:00 p.m.
    Location: GS Medical Office Plaza (620 NW 11th), meeting room MO1
    Info: Call 541.667.3509

  • Hope For Healing Support Group

    Free, ongoing bereavement support group dealing with loss and grief issues.

    Dates: 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month

    Times: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

    Place: GSMC conference rooms 5 & 6 (by the cafeteria)

    Info: Call at Hospice: 541-667-3543 or Ter at 509-301-2520

  • Beginner Bands Class

    Strengthen and improve flexibility using resistance bands for a workout that increases overall health and balance. Class is FREE, bands are $5 each.

    Dates/Times: Beginner’s class:

    Place: GSMC Wellness Center (behind the hospital)

    Info: Call Kathy Thomas, Wellness Coordinator, 541-667-3400, x3050

  • Intermediate Bands Class

    Strengthen and improve flexibility using resistance bands for a workout that increases overall health and balance. Class is FREE, bands are $5 each.

    Place: GSMC Wellness Center (behind the hospital)

    Info: Call Kathy Thomas, Wellness Coordinator, 541-667-3400, x3050

  • Body and Balance

    A fun and interactive class for the mind-body system that improves balance, movement, and strengthens body control. We use the Bal-A-Vis-X approach for an enjoyable and safe exercise routine proven to help all ages and fitness levels. Class is FREE. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

    Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Jan 3

    Times: 9:35-10:05 a.m.

    Place: GSMC Wellness Center (behind the hospital)

    Info: Call Debbie Machado, 541-289-8101

  • Advanced Karate

    Learn self-defense skills and get in shape.

    Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, starting Jan 3

    Times: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Place: GSMC Wellness Center (behind the hospital)

    Instructor: Chanty Pin, Second Degree Black Belt (541-720-9178)

  • Grief Share

    A FREE Faith-Based grief program coordinated between Vange John Memorial Hospice, New Hope Church, and Sun Terrace. Meetings are 1pm every Thursday at Sun Terrace (1550 NW 11th Street).

    Evening classes also available at New Hope Church. Call Ter: 541-667-3543 or 509-301-2520

  • Belly Dancing Basics

    Work on balance, joint mobility, flexibility, and strength. No prior dance experience necessary. Fun class for all sizes, shapes, and ages! Can pay per class, or monthly payment with discount available (pay instructor directly).

    Days/Times: Friday, 6:30-8:00 p.m., starting Jan 6

    Place: GSMC Wellness Center

    Instructor: Sahara Christine Sabri (541-571-7532)

  • Babysitting Basics 101

    For babysitters ages 10-15. Learn childcare techniques, children’s developmental stages and what to expect, basic first aid and infant and child CPR. Choose any one of the following classes:

    Dates: Saturdays: Call for specific dates

    Times: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Place: GSMC Conference Center 1

    Fees: $35, includes lunch & all class materials

    Pre-register: Call 541-667-3509. Must pre-register & pre-pay.

  • Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

    New support group available for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones! Peer-led group will help you learn about the disease, exchange information, give and receive mutual support, and talk about coping skills.

    Date: Meets the 1st Monday of each month

    Time: 1:00 p.m.

    Location: Hermiston Bowling Alley

    Facilitators: Carol & Charles: 541.720.4256 or 541.567.9420

  • LIVING WELL: BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH

    Have you been diagnosed with high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis or another long-term health condition? Find practical ways to living well by making a step-by-step plan to improve your health…and your life. Six weekly FREE classes, open to patients, caregivers/support person or both. Pre-registration required.

    Dates/Times: Six weekly sessions:Starting Jan 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m. OR starting Apr 6, 2:30-5:00 p.m.

    Place: GSMC Conference Center 7 (by the Education department)

    Fees: FREE, includes take-home book

    Pre-register: Call 541-667-3509

  • HEALTHY FRIDAYS

    FREE health screenings including cholesterol, blood sugar (glucose), Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure checks, health information and wellness coaching! Open to all community members. *For best cholesterol and glucose test results, please fast 8-10 hours prior to blood draw. FREE flu shots while available!

    Dates: First Fridays of every month

    Times: 8:00—11:00 a.m.

    Location: GSMC Conference Center 7 (by the Education Dept)

    Info: Call 541-667-3509

  • SENIOR HEALTH COMMITTEE

    The Senior Health Committee of the Healthy Communities Coalition works on health, safety and resources for seniors in our area. If you have a special interest in working on senior health concerns, please join us!

    Dates: Second Monday of each month

    Times: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Place: GSMC Conference room 2

    Info: Call 541-667-3507

  • SAFE COMMUNITIES

    FREE monthly meetings to work on safety strategies for our communities. If you have an interest in working on strategies to help stop child abuse, domestic violence, bullying, traffic related or other safety related concerns, please join us! We discuss how to make safety a priority in our communities and put planning into action!

    Dates: Second Wednesday of every month

    Times: 12:00-1:00 p.m. (lunch provided)

    Location: GSMC Conference Center 2

    Info/RSVP: Call 541-667-3509 to RSVP or for additional information

  • Breast Cancer Support Group

    For all breast cancer patients, from newly diagnosed to long time survivors. Join us as we support each other on our journey and help us share in the hope found in our sisterhood.

    Dates: Meets on the 3rd Monday of each month

    Times: 6:30–8:00 p.m.

    Location: GS Medical Office Plaza (620 NW 11th), meeting room MO2

    Info: Call Karen 541.561.6522, Shari 541.561.7407 or Esmeralda 541.720.7595 for Spanish speaking participants

  • Diabetes Support Group

    Support group for people dealing with a new or long-term diagnosis of diabetes. Meetings will have an educational presentation as well as group discussion.

    Dates: Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month

    Times: 1:00–2:30 p.m.

    Location: GS Medical Office Plaza (620 NW 11th), meeting room MO2

    Info: Call Marian (541.377.9761) 

  • Know Your Numbers – Stanfield

    FREE blood pressure checks and health information at the Hermiston and Stanfield Senior Centers to encourage everyone to know their blood pressure numbers and lower your risk of stroke and heart attack. Open to everyone!

    Dates/Place: Stanfield Senior Center

    Times: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Info: Call 541-667-3509

  • Know Your Numbers – Hermiston

    FREE blood pressure checks and health information at the Hermiston and Stanfield Senior Centers to encourage everyone to know their blood pressure numbers and lower your risk of stroke and heart attack. Open to everyone!

    Dates/Place: Fourth Thursday of every month: Hermiston Senior Center

    Times: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Info: Call 541-667-3509