Health Lectures

Our Health Lectures are an ongoing free educational series to keep the Lompoc community informed about important health topics, presented for free as a public service. For more information please call (805) 737-5762.

Refreshments and Door Prizes are provided at each lecture

All lectures are held at the Ocean's Seven Cafe, inside the Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital at 1515 East Ocean Ave.

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The current schedule for classes are November 4, 11 18.

The three-week program will educate attendees about achieving a target blood sugar level, eating healthy foods and being active. The program will run every month from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the Surf conference room in the Ocean’s Seven Café at 1515 East Ocean Ave.

Sign up by calling our Registered Dietitian, (805) 737-5788

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Thursday, April 8, 2020 6-8 pm

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.


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A 2020, On-Going Workshop for Family Caregivers of Dementia Patients

This comprehensive series provides free monthly educational opportunities for family caregivers to learn about resources and strategies in providing quality care for their loved ones.

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An Ongoing Workshop Series All Year Long

Learn about Advance Healthcare Planning and hear how you can make informed decisions and advocate for quality end-of-life care for yourself or your loved ones. Presentation topics include:

Available on the following dates:

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 2-3 pm
  • Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 10-12 pm
  • Thursday, December 03, 2020 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm


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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 6 - 8 pm

Superfoods are often touted as exotic fruits or unusual powders to be added into our diets, sometimes at a high-priced premium. But, did you know that one of the most understated, yet valuable, nutrients are right under our noses? It is grown here, in our county, all year long. It comes in many colors and varieties and has the potential to bring about deeper, more restorative sleep, help regulate blood sugar and heal digestive issues. Come join this practical talk by the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County to learn more about this true superfood, as well as the benefits of prebiotics and probiotics.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019. 6 - 8 pm

For public safety, it may be necessary for all power companies to turn off electricity when gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with heightened fire risk, are forecast. This is called a “Public Safety Power Shutoff” or “PSPS.”


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July 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Santa Barbara elder care attorney Dallas Leigh Atkins helps seniors and their families plan for long-term care, quality of life, autonomy and asset preservation. Come to this informative lecture to learn more about the differences in coverage between Medicare (for short-term rehab care) and Medi-Cal (long-term care). Learn strategies for your legal options and how to stay away from financial pitfalls; get educated about maintaining your autonomy and dignity and plan for all stages of your life.

Lecture held in the Ocean's Seven Cafe at Lompoc Valley Medical Center, 1515 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436.