Classes and Events
City of San Diego Wellness Workshops
Sharp HealthCare, the official health and wellness partner of the City of San Diego, is offering the community monthly prerecorded workshops for the remainder of the calendar year. Workshops were previously held at libraries and recreation centers in each of the nine City of San Diego council districts and were moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and related prevention measures. Each video offers closed captions in English and Spanish.
Current and upcoming topics include:
July 2020: Advanced Care Planning
In times of uncertainty, who will make health care choices for you if you aren't able to make them for yourself? Don’t wait until it’s too late to make important decisions about your medical care. View this free seminar online to learn the importance of completing an advance health care directive at any age.
August 2020: Prediabetes
More than 80 million Americans have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and many don’t even know it. Watch this free online workshop to learn about prediabetes risk factors and how to prevent or delay the progression to Type 2 diabetes through nutrition and lifestyle tools.
September 2020: Back Pain Management
Back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss days at work or see a doctor. Watch this free health workshop to learn about the body mechanics that cause lower back pain, how to prevent it from occurring and how it can be managed through physical therapy when needed.
October 2020: Building Resilience and Adapting to Change
Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress – such as family and relationship problems, serious health issues, financial stressors and even the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to build resilience, adapt to change and cope with life’s many challenges at this free online workshop.
November 2020: How to Curb Loneliness and Isolation During Challenging Times
Loneliness is a universal human emotion that is both complex and unique to each individual – and it can have a serious effect on your health. But there are ways to overcome loneliness, even if you live alone and have limited social support. This talk will discuss the current findings on loneliness, including relevant research, as well as provide tips to help you and your loved ones navigate situations that may increase the likelihood for isolation and feeling lonely.
December 2020: Choosing Wellness in the New Year
Part 1: Educational
This presentation will outline the five pillars of wellness that help optimize health at all times, especially in times of crisis, including ways to reduce stress and optimize health.
Part 2: Food Demonstration (now available)
A cooking demonstration using simple ingredients to create meals that are delicious and incredibly nutritious at the same time is also included.
Please check back each month to see when upcoming workshops are available online. Note that workshop topics and schedules are subject to change.