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Click on a class name for more information. You may register online and pay any charges with a credit card. This is handled by a secure site credit card processor. Willis-Knighton does not collect or keep your credit card information. You may also register by calling (318) 212-8225 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (except holidays). Charges due must be paid in advance.

Note: For classes eligible for a refund, the refund policy requires you to call at least one week in advance to cancel. Refunds will be issued, less a $10 administrative fee.

WK Prenatal Classes
Education is critical as you take this new step in your life. The Willis-Knighton Prenatal Education Program is designed to help guide expectant parents through this exciting phase of their lives. If you are a mother, father or grandparent anticipating the arrival of a new baby, please take a few minutes to review the Frequently Asked Questions before selecting classes. This section includes guidelines about when the classes should be taken, who should attend and other helpful information. Please contact the Prenatal Education office at (318) 212-2556 if you have any questions or need additional information.
 
AHA Family & Friends CPR
American Heart Association Family & Friends CPR is ideal for new or expectant parents, grandparents, babysitters and anyone interested in learning how to save a life. This course includes instructions for life-saving CPR and relief from choking for adults, children and infants.

**EVERY PERSON ATTENDING THE CLASS MUST REGISTER.

PLEASE CALL 212-8225 FOR QUESTIONS.

Fee: $25.00

Breastfeeding Class
An in-depth review of breastfeeding for new or experienced mothers. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants demonstrate the proper techniques to hold and latch your baby when breastfeeding to ensure the most effective results. Questions and concerns will be addressed such as: Do I have enough milk? What should I look for? What do I need to breastfeed: What if I need to pump? A companion or the labor support person is invited to accompany mothers and learn their role in the feeding process.

Registration Information: The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. This class is "per couple", so one enrollment covers the mother and companion.
PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Fee: $20.00

Build a Better Body for Your Baby
The experts teach moms-to-be about proper nutrition and exercise routines to follow during each trimester of pregnancy. This class prepares you for the lifestyle and physical changes during pregnancy. It's best to take this class during the first trimester of your pregnancy, but any time is acceptable to enroll. After this class, a free trial of Prenatal Yoga is offered to moms who wish to participate. Prenatal Yoga is optional. If you love Prenatal Yoga, the six-week session officially begins the following week.




Childbirth Preparation
A three part series designed to prepare expectant parents for the birth of their child in a hospital setting. Parents will learn basic breathing and relaxation techniques, what to expect during labor and delivery, options for managing pain, and preparation for the postpartum period. Register to take this class at 24 weeks or later. For mothers expecting multiples, register to take this class at weeks 20 to 24.

Includes: Book, "The Gift of Motherhood: Your Personal Journey through Prepared Childbirth" and a healthy meal. Participants should bring two bed pillows to the first class.

Registration Information:
The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. This class is "per couple", so one enrollment covers the mother and companion. PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Fee: $60.00

Childbirth Preparation Express
An abbreviated version of "Childbirth Preparation", with information condensed into a one-day class. The class reviews the anatomy of the changing body, labor and birth information, use of breathing and relaxation techniques, comfort measures and postpartum adjustments. Register to take this class at week 24 or later. If expecting multiples, take class at weeks 20 to 24.

Includes:Book, "The Gift of Motherhood: Your Personal Journey Through Prepared Childbirth." Breakfast and lunch are provided. Participants should bring two bed pillows to the class.

Registration Information: The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. This class is "per couple", so one enrollment covers the mother and companion. PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Fee: $45.00




Childbirth Preparation for Teens
A tailored childbirth preparation class offered for expectant teen mothers. This class will prepare the mother for childbirth in a hospital setting, discuss all option for pain control, and prepare her for the postpartum period. This class is offered free of charge for those under twenty years of age.

Registration Information: This class is "per couple" so one enrollment covers the mother and companion. The mother should register under her name and complete the areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. If the mother is attending alone, just type ALONE in the field for the companion. If a companion is attending with the mother, type that person's name in the companion blank. Please enroll ONLY the mother.

Grandparents Class
New and expectant grandparents will learn the latest information about newborn care, safety in the home, and how to respond in case of an emergency. We will discuss your role in your new grandchild's life and the importance of this special relationship. Extended family members who wish to learn more about caring for the new addition to the family are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments are provided.

Registration Information: A separate registration is required for each grandparent attending.

How to Strengthen the Prenatal Core
How to strengthen the core during pregnancy: A strong core during pregnancy helps
minimize back pain, helps mom push during labor,reduces incontinence and helps mom rehab more quickly after her baby is born. In this 60-minute class, you'll learn through demonstration and discussion:

* Why prenatal core training is important

* Five safe and effective core and pelvic floor exercises that you can do while pregnant

* Abdominal exercises to avoid while pregnant

*The neutral spine and why it's important

Fee: $10

Mother/Baby Yoga
Bring your infant with you for a gentle yoga class that focuses on the needs of a new mother including gentle core work, overall body toning, and rejuvenating yoga postures. The class involves your infant as weights, as well as some shared mama/baby poses and infant massage. This is a place where your baby can be free to nurse, nap, play and bond with you.

Fee: $60.00

Newborn Care
This class will prepare new parents for what to expect immediately after the birth of the baby and help them to transition into caring for the baby at home. Attendees will learn the basics of care such as diapering and bathing. We will also discuss how to create a safe environment for baby, recognize indicators of baby's health, and respond to emergencies. It is recommended to attend the Breast-feeding Class for additional information regarding feeding your baby.

Fee: $20.00

Postnatal Abs: Core Restore
A common concern for many new moms is getting rid of the "postpartum belly." Resuming intense exercise too quickly is detrimental to restoring the body to its pre-pregnancy state. Correct exercise technique and body alignment will help your body heal and get those muscles working properly again. Learn through demonstration and discussion:

* How your abdominals change during pregnancy

* What is "Diastasis recti," that "separation" or "gap" between your abdominal muscles that you may experience and how to check for it

* How posture can affect your core restoration

* Five safe and effective exercises to help "flatten the belly" and restore the core (Guess what? No crunches involved!)

Fitness Center membership is not required.

Fee: $10.00

Prenatal Tour (Bossier)
REQUIRED for patients delivering at WK Bossier Health Center

This class includes anesthesia education and information regarding the epidural process. Couples get a first-hand look at the patient rooms and areas where care is provided to mother and newborn. It includes a walking tour and the opportunity to pre-register. To ease the process of pre-registration, please bring the completed patient preadmission form (located in the Prenatal Education Book), a copy of your driver's license and a front and back copy of your insurance card. Register to take this class at week 26 or later.

Registration information: This class is "per couple" so one enrollment covers the mother and companion. The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Prenatal Tour (Pierremont)
This class gives couples a first-hand look at the patient rooms and areas of the hospital where care is delivered to mother and newborn. Information covers admission procedures and what to expect as a patient. A walking tour is included and mothers can pre-register at this time. To ease the process of pre-registration, please bring the completed patient preadmission form (located in the Prenatal Education Book), a copy of your driver's license and a front and back copy of your insurance card. The Prenatal Tour must be taken at the location where you are delivering. Register to take this class week 26 or later.
Registration information: This class is "per couple" so one enrollment covers the mother and companion. The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Prenatal Tour (South)
This class gives couples a first-hand look at the patient rooms and areas of the hospital where care is delivered to mother and newborn. Information covers admission procedures and what to expect as a patient. A walking tour is included and mothers can pre-register at this time. To ease the process of pre-registration, please bring the completed patient preadmission form (located in the Prenatal Education Book), a copy of your driver's license and a front and back copy of your insurance card. The Prenatal Tour must be taken at the location where you are delivering. Register to take this class week 26 or later.
Registration information: This class is "per couple" so one enrollment covers the mother and companion. The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Prenatal Yoga
This class is designed to take pregnant women through a safe yet
challenging practice modified for specific needs through each
trimester. Learn to stretch and strengthen your body, focus and relax
your mind, control breathing and develop awareness. The relaxed and
nurturing environment is a wonderful way to connect to your growing
baby and honor your changing body during this special time.

Fitness Center membership is not required.

Fee: $60.00

Siblings Class
This class is for soon-to-be brothers and sisters ages 3 and up. Topics discussed include what the baby will look like, preparation for taking the baby home, what to expect from a new baby and how to help mom and dad. Children will receive "Our New Baby...and ME!" coloring book and tour the nursery and postpartum unit. Each child should bring a stuffed animal or doll to participate in diapering and swaddling. This is recommended for children whose mothers are at week 26 or later. A parent must attend with the child. Light refreshments are provided.

Registration Information: A separate enrollment is required for each child. This class covers both the child and the parent. It is not necessary to enroll the parent. PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE CHILD.




WK Pregnancy Fit: Training for the Main Event
This 60-minute total body conditioning class for expectant
moms is the ultimate "head-to-baby-to-toe" workout
to help you prepare for the "sport of motherhood."
Interval programming includes cardio, strength training,
core and pelvic floor conditioning, yoga based cool
down and an active relaxation segment.
Physician clearance is required to participate.

Fitness Center membership is not required.

Fee: $60.00




WK Kids & Teens
These programs are developed for children, adolescents and teens. Please refer to the class to determine the appropriate age range for each class. Note: Siblings Classes are listed as a part of the Prenatal Classes.
 






Growing Up for Boys
This educational seminar is designed to help parents prepare their preteen boys (ages 9-12) for the physical and emotional changes of adolescence. A medical professional will help bridge the conversation between child and caregiver.

Two registrations are required, one for the child and one for an adult male chaperone (18 years or older) the same gender.

NO REGISTRATIONS AT THE DOOR.

Fee: $5.00 for the child, FREE for the accompanying parent or guardian.

Growing Up for Girls
This educational seminar is designed to help parents prepare their preteen girls (ages 9-12) for the physical and emotional changes of adolescence. A medical professional will help bridge the conversation between child and caregiver.

Two registrations are required, one for the child and one for an adult female chaperone (18 years or older) the same gender.

NO REGISTRATIONS AT THE DOOR

Fee: $5.00 for the child, FREE for the accompanying parent or guardian.

Super Smart Sitters
An informative seminar for boys and girls 11 years old and older who want to learn the basics of babysitting. The course includes CPR instruction, first-aid and babysitting do's and don'ts. Fire and personal safety will also be covered by the Shreveport Fire Department and Caddo Parish Sheriff's office. Fee includes lunch, and materials. Reservations required, space is limited.

Fee: $40

$20 for WK employees children and grandchildren

WK Support Groups
Support groups are designed for people dealing with specific health concerns. A facilitator is available for each class.
 



Bereavement Support Group - Adult
This group is designed to offer encouragement to caregivers as they discuss the emotional challenges and other concerns often faced by the loss of a loved one. Space limited.

Bereavement Support Group - Child
This group is designed to help children and adolescents struggling with the death of a loved one.

Please call (318) 212-8225 for appointment as classes are held ONLY as needed.







Coping With...Cancer:
This workshop is designed to assist patients and families find resources on symptom control through medications, nutritious eating tips and lifestyle changes that will be of value during and after treatment. Each month we will focus on a new symptom.

Fibromyalgia Support Group
This support group is designed for those with fibromyalgia, family members and caregivers.

General Cancer Support Group
This Support group is designed to assist patients and their loved ones as they discuss the emotional challenges and other concerns often faced by patients with cancer. Lunch provided.

LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS THURSDAY A WEEK PRIOR TO GROUP MEETING. Space limited.




Heart to Heart Women's Cardiovascular Support Group
This is designed especially for women with heart-related illness. A monthly group discussion of topics related to heart disease in women.







Look Good, Feel Better
This two hour, hands-on workshop includes a 12-step skin care/make-up application lesson, demonstration of options for dealing with hair loss and nail techniques. Patients also use and take home complimentary cosmetic kits in their appropriate skin tones with helpful instruction booklets.
FREE. Reservations required, lunch included.

PLEASE CALL 1-800-227-2345 TO MAKE RESERVATIONS.

Lymphedema Support Group
This is a monthly support group for lymphedema patients, their friends and family.

Men to Men: Support Group for Men with Cancer
This educational workshop gives cancer patients and their loved ones information on prostate related issues that will be of value before, during and after cancer treatment. Patients and caretakers will also have the opportunity to discuss their concerns with knowledgeable healthcare professionals.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
This monthly support group is for individuals who with Multiple Sclerosis. Friends and family are also welcome.

Painting for a Cure
This workshop is designed to provide patients with free painting instruction by Painting with a Twist. Friends and family pay $25 to paint and can pay online at www.paintingwithatwist.com/shreveport or by calling (318) 524-9928.

Parkinson's Support Group
A monthly support group for people with Parkinson's disease. Friends and family are also welcome to attend.

Post Polio Support Group
This group is provided for patients who have experienced polio. Friends and family are also welcome.

Stroke Support Group
Monthly support group for people who have suffered a stroke. Caregivers are also welcome to attend.

Woman to Woman: Caring For The Mind Body & Spirit
An educational program to give female cancer patient's information on issues unique to their treatments and side effects. Patients will also have the opportunity to discuss their concern with different healthcare providers.Free, Lunch provided. Reservations Required, Space limited.

WK Fitness & Wellness Centers
These camps take place at WK Fitness & Wellness Centers and are open to members and non-members. More information on each class is available by calling the fitness & wellness centers. Our regular class schedule for members is available by visiting the Fitness & Wellness Center Web site.
 



Baby Boomer FitCamp
This camp is focused on you -your balance, bones, strength, and flexibility. "Let the sunshine in" and start "Groovin" with the tunes of your era. You'll get some "RESPECT" for a healthier you.

Fee: $60 (Member) / $250 (Non-Member)

Extreme FitCamp
Extreme FitCamp offers an intense mix of cardio, strength training and circuits to ensure you get amazing results.
Meets for 6 weeks.

Fee: $60 (Member) / $250 (Non-Member)










HEAT FitCamp
HEAT stands for High Energy Athletic Training. Instructors take participants through an intense workout including athletic drills and a variety of cardiovascular exercises. Group personal training at its best.
Meets 6 Weeks.

Fee: $60 (Member) / $250 (Non-Member)



















Swimming Lessons - Children and Grandchildren (Fitness Center Members Only)
Only children and grandchildren of fitness center members have the option to take swimming lessons during the spring and summer. Swimming lessons at WK are for children ages 5 to 12 (No exceptions) The sessions are divided into two types of swimmers, sharks and minnows.

Sharks are children ages 5 to 12 that can swim 1/4 to 1/2 the length of the pool independently. In this class swimmers will work on strokes and endurance.

Minnows are children ages 5 to 12 that are just learning how to swim. The class will concentrate on floating, kicking, putting their face in the water, gliding and using their arms.


Fee: $60.00










TRX FitCamp
Created by U.S. Navy Seals, the TRX uses a system of straps and webbing to create a total body workout using your own body weight. These exercises are shown in progressions so that anyone can join and work his or her own way up to the more advanced moves.

Camp meets for six Weeks.

Fee: $60 (Member) / $250 (Non-Member)




The Oaks of Louisiana
The Oaks of Louisiana offers a variety of classes tailored to the needs and interests of the senior community.
 









































































































Entertainment Events
The Oaks of Louisiana hosts cultural programs and entertainment events that are open to the public. Reservations required for nonresidents.

Fee: $5.00










Health & Wellness Education
Physicians and other health experts provide enlightenment on health and wellness topics of interest to senior adults. Reservations required for nonresidents.

Fee: $5.00



















Lectures
Join us as we attain personal growth and self-discovery of various topics. The public is invited. Reservations required for nonresidents.

Fee: $5.00






















Religious Services
The Oaks of Louisiana offers a variety of spiritual services each week conducted by our chaplain and clergy from throughout the community. The services listed here are open to the public. Reservations are not required unless otherwise noted in the description.































Spiritual Programs
Local Bible scholars offer insight into the Scriptures through a variety of Bible studies and discipleship classes. Reservations required for nonresidents.






















University at The Oaks
University at The Oaks has a grand tradition of featuring professors lecturing about fascinating topics. The public is welcome, but reservations are required for nonresidents. Four-week seminars are $25 for nonresidents.

Fee: $25 Nonresidents
















WK Community Education Classes
These classes feature physicians and other healthcare professionals presenting programs about health and wellness topics for adults.
 




































































































































Diabetes Prevention Class: You've Got Questions! We've Got Answers!
Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes? What is Pre-Diabetes? What can you do to prevent diabetes? Join us for an informational session led by our diabetes experts to help you take control of your health to prevent Type 2 Diabetes.

Registration required

Fee: $30
















































































































































































































Shaking the Sodium from Your Diet and Living With CHF
An informative seminar that addresses the needs of those with chronic heart failure. All sessions are free.

Please register in advance.

































































































WK Joint Replacement Camp
Are you considering joint replacement surgery? Get all the answers to your questions by attending this informative seminar. From an overview of procedures, to preparing for surgery, to hospital stay and what to expect when you awake as well as your after care, this seminar will give you the necessary information about joint replacement surgery. Participants will learn about the entire joint replacement process from pre-admission planning, surgery and follow up outpatient therapy.

Free

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Please call (318) 212-8225

WK Tobacco Treatment Clinic Seminar
A tobacco cessation program designed to help individuals stop tobacco use and dependence. Make 2016 the year you quit for good.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. PLEASE CALL (318)212-8225

Fee: $0.00 WK employees

Fee: $30 Non-WK employee

Fee: $0.00 Smoking Cessation Trust members

Fees are covered for members of the Smoking Cessation Trust
(for more info on the Trust, go to www.SmokingCessationTrust.org)













WK Screenings, Special Events & Health Fairs
 






























Melanoma Skin Cancer Screening
This free skin cancer screening will be conducted by Willis-Knighton Physician Network dermatologists: Dr. Josephine Futrell (1-5 p.m. Bossier) and Dr. Sarah Baker (8 a.m. to noon Bossier)of Ark-La-Tex Dermatology at WK Bossier Health Center; Dr. Sarah Glorioso of Ark-La-Tex Dermatology at WK Pierremont Health Center, (7:40 - 12:30) Appointments are required. (This is a screening only). Register online or call 318-212-8225 to register.






















WK Career Institute
 




































WK WOW! Women of Wellness
WK WOW is a group within Willis-Knighton that is geared towards women’s health and wellness. Our educational programs, wellness events and seminars address health topics such as menopause, cancer, incontinence, diabetes, heart disease and women's health to name a few. From nutrition to exercise, skin care to stress management, preventive medicine to disease treatments, WK WOW will bring health topics to you in a fun and easy way. For more information, visit WK WOW.
Not a member of WOW? Click here to join for FREE
 




































Life's A Beach
Come out and enjoy food and fun while learning about summertime safety. Josephine Futrell, MD, of Ark-La-Tex Dermatology will share the latest information on sunscreen use, the dangers of too much sun, and much more. You will also have the chance to gather information on the risk of heat stroke, hyperthermia, water and fire safety, and more! Learn about light summer food options from one of our very own dietitians, Julie Hartley, exercise tips from Holly Winterrowd, and the best summertime make-up choices for you.
Registration required. WOW members free, nonmembers $5.

Fee: $0.00 (WOW!members) / $5.00(non-members)




























WK Provider Training