Ongoing Classes and Events

Below is a listing and brief description of ongoing classes for Expecting Families; classes for adults over age 55: community classes promoting general health and wellness; plus a list of all support groups held at St. Dominic Hospital.  For specific dates and time, please click on the Well & Aware calendar link below.  In many instances, you will be able to register on-line for classes or programs.

Well and Aware Calendar


Classes For Expecting Families

Moms in Motion - St. Dominic's The Club at St. Dominic's offers a structured water fitness class that helps maintain cardio respiratory and muscular fitness throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period. Must be at least 12 weeks into pregnancy and have a signed medical release from a physician. Call (601)200-4925 for details. Cost: $64/month or free for mothers delivering at St. Dominic's.

Breastfeeding Class - This class includes the advantages of breastfeeding for mother and baby, prenatal preparation, keys to successful breastfeeding and expressing and storing breast milk.
Call (601)200-6934. Free. Thursday and Saturday classes are available.

Infant Seat Safety Check - Certified technicians from Mississippi Safe Kids will be at St. Dominic's to show parents how to properly install their child's car seat. Call (601)200-6934 for more information. Free.

Brothers and Sisters-To-Be - St. Dominic's will offer a special class for children ages 3-8 who are expecting a new baby in their family. Emphasis is given to the sibling's new role as a big brother or big sister. Call (601)200-6934 for details or to register. Free.

Fatherwise - A one-night class for expectant or new fathers which offers personal, first-hand tips from a new dad and advice on how to help mom. Call (601)200-6934 to register. Free.

Newborn Care Class - St. Dominic's teaches parents basic infant care and common parental concerns of the first few months. Call (601)200-6934. Free.

Baby & Me Singles Childbirth Class - A childbirth class for the single mom covering all aspects of labor, delivery, anesthesia and postpartum. Supper is included. Cost: $25 per person. Call (601)200-6934 to register.

Prepared Childbirth Class - St. Dominic's offers a class that covers everything you need to know before, during and after your baby's birth. Weekend and Tuesday evening classes available. Registration required. Call (601)200-6934 to register. Cost: $50 per couple.

"Grand" Parents Class - This class for expecting or new grandparents is designed as an update on childbirth and parenting practices. Call (601)200-6934 to register. Free.

Classes Just for senior adults

Ballroom Dance - Learn the Mambo, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Rhumba, Waltz, Two-Step and Swing at this class sponsored by New Directions for Over 55. Invite a partner or come alone. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., St. Dominic's Centre Building located at 3800 I-55 North Frontage Road. Call (601)200-6698. Free for New Directions for Over 55 members.

Prime Timers Enrichment Series - St. Catherine's Village in Madison hosts a series of lectures each month from 10:30 a.m. -11:15 a.m. at the Village. These lectures cover topics of interest to senior adults. Call (601)856-0100 for program details. Free.

Senior Adult Computer ClassSelf-paced weekly computer classes, with 24/7 access to the online material, are designed for those who want to improve their computer skills. Every Saturday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Call (601) 200-6698 to register. Cost:  $100 per month/per person.

AARP Mature Driving ClassClassroom refresher for motorist age 50 and older.  This course will renew your driving knowledge and may help you receive a discount on your auto insurance.  Cost:  $15 for AARP members/$20 for non-AARP members. Call New Directions for Over 55 at (601) 200-6698 to register.

Community Education, Health, Wellness & Fitness

Gentle Joints (Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program) - The Club at St. Dominic's offers a low-intensity walking water class that allows you to exercise at your own pace.  The class is designed to help you increase strength, endurance and flexibility.  Class is held Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 2 p.m.  You do not have to be a  The Club at St. Dominic's member to participate.  Call The Club at St. Dominic's to register at (601)200-4925.  Cost:  $35/12 classes or $60/24 classes.

Childcare & Babysitting Safety - Have your children take the time to learn skills needed to be responsible sitters. Basic first aid, the Heimlich Maneuver, rescue breathing, home and fire safety, infant changing and feeding tips. Held at The Club at St. Dominic's. Call (601)200-4925 to register. Cost is $40 per child.

Basic Life Support Classs - The Club at St. Dominic's offers BLS Initial and Renewal Classes for medical professionals only. Registration is required. Cost: $50. Call (601)200-4925 to register.

Private and Group Swimming Lessons - The Club at St. Dominic's offers group or private swimming lessons for children ages 3 - 12 in our indoor heated pool. Call The Club at St. Dominic's for schedule and fees at (601)200-4925.

Support Groups

Cancer Support Group - St. Dominic's Cancer Center offers a monthly support group for cancer patients and survivors. Held the second Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Cancer Center. Call (601)200-3070. Free.

Women's Heart Support Group - St. Dominic's offers a support group meeting for women diagnosed with heart disease. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at St. Dominic's. Call (601)200-3110. Free.

Women's Cancer Support Group - St. Dominic's Cancer Center offers a support group for women living with cancer or women who are cancer survivors. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. at the Cancer Center. Call (601)200-3070. Free.

Caregivers Support Group - St. Dominic's offers a monthly support group for caregivers of St. Dominic patients and caregivers in the community. This group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in St. Dominic's Conference Rooms. For more information, call Teresa Williams at (601)200-6768. Free.

Ostomy Support Group - For individuals with colostomy, ileostomy or urinary diversion. Held the third Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. in St. Dominic's Conference Rooms. For details, call (601)956-8521. Free.

Diabetic Support Group - for diabetics and their family members offering speakers on various topics. Held the first Monday of every month at 9:00 a.m. in Classroom One on the Lower Level of St. Dominic Hospital.  Call (601) 200-6641 for details.

Stroke Support Group - St. Dominic's Primary Stroke Center hosts a monthly support group for stroke survivors, families and caregivers. Meets on the second floor of the Dominican Plaza at the Club classroom from 1 - 2 p.m. Upcoming dates include Oct. 7, Nov. 4, and Dec. 9. Different speakers will be featured each month. No RSVP is required and refreshments will be served. Call 601-200-3699 for details.

Brain Injury Support Group - The Mississippi Brain Injury Association hosts a monthly support group for patients and families dealing with brain injuries. Meets the fourth Monday of each month (July 23) at 7 p.m. at St. Dominic's. For more information, call (601)981-1021. Free.

West Nile Virus Support Group - St. Dominic's hosts a support group with the Mississippi State Department of Health for patients and family members dealing with the complications from West Nile Virus. Held the last Friday of each month at 1 p.m. at St. Dominic's Behavioral Health Associates/North Campus. Call (601)200-3110. Free.