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Community Wellness Education

From Wellness Lectures to Support Groups to Parents/ Family Educational Classes, Barton Health offers an array of ongoing health and wellness education for the Lake Tahoe community and public on a variety of topics.


Wellness Lectures Support Groups Parents & Family Education Total Joint Replacement Freedom From Smoking Group Fitness Classes Online Health Library


Wellness Lectures

Barton Health is proud to present FREE monthly wellness lectures addressing an array of health topics led by physicians and Barton Health experts.
Upcoming Wellness Lecture Topics & Dates >>


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Support Groups

  • Reflections of Life and Loss - Grief Support Group
    Barton Hospice encourages people who have experienced the loss of a loved one or have endured a significant, life-altering event to attend. This group helps teach attendees how to cope with certain situations and encourages emotional connections with others. Support and bereavement groups allow people to release emotions they may otherwise keep to themselves. It can improve a participant's mood and decrease psychological distress.

    For more information contact Tina Bruess at 530.543.5592.
  • Mommy & Me Support Group
    We invite new parents and their babies or toddlers to attend our FREE weekly groups to share experiences and discuss the joys and challenges of parenting. Get support from other mothers, as well as professional support from a childbirth instructor, nurse, and guest presenters.

    Held at our Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness (2170B South Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA.) For more information or to register, click here.
  • Parkinson's Disease Support Group
    The Parkinson's Disease Support Group offers support for those diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, as well as family members and caretakers of those affected.

    Held the second Wednesday of the month from 3-4pm at our Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness (2170B South Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA). For questions, location and registration, contact Emily Barkley at 530.543.5712.
  • Women's Cancer Support Group
    The Women's Cancer Support Group offers a safe, confidential environment where women with cancer, or a history of cancer, can meet others and address their challenges.

    Held the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30pm at our Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness (2170B South Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA). For questions and registration please call 530.539.6620.
  • Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group
    Suicide Prevention Network hosts a monthly Survivors of Suicide support group, providing healing support for people coping with the shock, excruciating grief and complex emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one to suicide.

    Held monthly on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 3:30-5pm at the South Lake Tahoe Library: 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe. For more information you can reach the Suicide Prevention Network at 775.783.1510 or email
  • NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, South Lake Tahoe Support Group
    NAMI South Lake Tahoe hosts a monthly support group, providing empathetic support for those dealing with crisis or who have a loved one in crisis.

    Held the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6-7:30pm at the South Lake Tahoe Library located at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. For more information you can reach NAMI South Lake Tahoe at 650.740.5776 or email


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Parents & Family Education

When you are expecting, you can expect the best at Barton Health. We offer prenatal education and fitness classes, a comprehensive third trimester childbirth education program, and classes and support groups for families with newborns to children age three.
  • Childbirth
    We invite parents to attend classes at approximately 28 to 30 weeks. In 'Childbirth & Beyond: Preparing for the Journey' students learn about preparing for the hospital, when to check for admission, pre-term indicators, relaxation/breathing techniques, birthing process, labor positions, and pain management.

    For more information or to register, click here.
  • Infant CPR
    Infant CPR is for new parents, grandparents, babysitters, nannies, and anyone who wants to learn lifesaving infant CPR and choking relief skills but does not need a course completion card to meet a job requirement.

    For more information or to register, click here.


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Total Joint Replacement

Thinking about Joint Replacement? Learn more about Total Joint Replacements at Barton Health during this class.

View available classes or contact Madonna Doyle, Nurse Navigator, at 530.307.3495.


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Freedom From Smoking

Get the support you or your loved one needs to quit smoking. "Freedom from Smoking" is the American Lung Association's program that provides support and techniques to help people quit the habit for good!
Learn more about Freedom From Smoking. >>


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Barton Performance Group Fitness Classes

Barton Performance by ALTIS' Group Fitness Classes integrate a variety of workouts designed for all fitness levels. Improve strength and fitness with classes designed to enhance your healthy and active lifestyle.
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Online Health Library

Through our health libraries and resource centers, Barton Health serves the community as a reliable resource for information on illnesses, conditions, drugs, medical tests, healthy recipes and more. Whether you're looking for a quick answer to a simple health question or doing in-depth research on a condition, the following services can help.
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