Brain Care Support Groups
Brain Aneurysm Support Group
The Colorado Brain Aneurysm Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Littleton Adventist Hospital. The Support Group is for survivors and caregivers who have experienced or have been diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. The meetings provide information and education on a variety of topics relating to the recovery process for both the survivor and the caregiver.
A topic is presented to the group, followed by an open forum for discussion. The meetings also provide an opportunity for reassurance and personal exchange between survivors and caregivers.
For more information or to register contact our coordinator.
Aphasia Support Group
Littleton Adventist Hospital offers an Aphasia Support Group that meets every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the hospital. The group is facilitated by a licensed speech and language pathologist and may be helpful if:
- you or a family member have difficulty communicating, following a stroke, head injury, or other neurological problem;
- you have finished formal speech therapy but feel that you have ongoing deficits; or
- you are concerned that your difficulty in speaking is continuing to affect your lifestyle.
For more information or to RSVP contact us.
Cancer Support Groups & Counseling
Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
If you have been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer and would like to connect with other women, share support and gain valuable information, join us. There is no charge. Caregivers are welcome.
For more information or have questions contact group facilitator, Susan Hess, LPC at 720-519-3122.
- When: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
- Where: Littleton Adventist Hospital, Conference Room 1
7700 S. Broadway, Littleton, Colorado 80122
- Cost: FREE
Yoga for Cancer Recovery Support
The Yoga for Cancer Recovery classes are designed to provide additional support for living through your cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
The classes will incorporate breath-mediated movement and repetition in yoga postures followed by a brief stay or hold of each posture. The postures are safely done while seated in chairs and while standing. After engaging in a planned series of yoga postures, we will practice specific breathing techniques which serve to reduce stress and bring the class participants into a relaxed, calm and restful state. Your class leader will be Gary Schroeder, MA, RRT, and Certified Yoga Therapist.
For more information or have questions, call 303-738-7787.
- When: Every Wednesday from 5:00 - 6:15 pm
- Where: Littleton Adventist Hospital Radiation Oncology
7750 S. Broadway, Ground Floor Conference Room
Littleton, Colorado 80122
- Cost: FREE (Courtesy of Rocky Mountain Adventist Health Foundation)
Look Good, Feel Better
This program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, is for women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments for cancer. This two-hour class is led by a beauty care professional and includes skin care and makeup, hair loss options like wigs scarves etc and nail care tips. Each participant receives a complementary kit of cosmetics and skin care products to use in class and take home with them. The class will include no more than 10 participants.
This is offered at Littleton Adventist Hospital 4 times a year. For dates and other locations in the Denver area call toll-free 1-800-227-2345. There is no cost for the class, but registration is required.
Littleton Cancer Support Group
No one should have to walk this journey alone, which is why we encourage you to connect with our Littleton Cancer Support Group. The group’s goal is to provide helpful, practical information for anyone struggling with any type of cancer, from diagnosis, treatment, and beyond.
Sometimes your family and friends struggle as much as you do, so this group is for you, as well as your support network. We hope that you will join us during this special gathering, as stress can be diminished through a community of support and thoughtful presentations of helpful information.
- When: Meets the 4th Tuesday of Every Month from 5:00 - 6:15 pm
- Where: Littleton Adventist Hospital Radiation Oncology
7750 S Broadway, Ground Floor Conference Room
Littleton, CO 80122
- Cost: Free
Mental Health First Aid
FREE eight-hour classes
Participants learn to recognize symptoms and develop strategies to support someone experiencing mental illness or emotional crisis. A separate youth class is offered for teachers, social workers, coaches, and others who work with children and teens.
Youth and adult classes offer a five-step action plan to:
- Assess risk of suicide or harm
- Listen nonjudgmentally
- Give reassurance and information
- Encourage appropriate professional help
- Encourage self-help and other support
Mental Health First Aid
- Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - Mental Health First Aid Class (LAH Conference Room 1)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - Youth Mental Health First Aid Class (LAH Conference Rooms 3 & 4)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pathways to Health & Wellness
Many health and weight-loss programs provide information in the hope that you change your habits. Pathways is different. Pathways will help you make long-lasting lifestyle changes by addressing the causes of chronic disease and teaching you to use your own lifestyle as your best medicine. Pathways is one of the most scientifically validate lifestyle medicine programs in the world with PROVEN RESULTS in improving: Blood pressure. Cholesterol. Triglycerides. Fasting blood sugar. BMI. Sleep. Resilience. Depression.
What does it mean to be healthy? Find out by attending a Pathways to Health & Wellness seminar in your area. Inspired by CREATION Health, this is a holistic, lifestyle modification program designed to help you live life to the fullest.Pathways to Health & Wellness
What does it mean to be healthy? Find out by attending a Pathways to Health & Wellness seminar in your area. Inspired by CREATION Health, this is a holistic, lifestyle modification program designed to help you live life to the fullest.
Create MagazineFall 2018
Read about fighting off the flu, men's health issues including breast cancer and bone density concerns, how interventional radiology allows for minimally invasive treatment for a variety of issues, direct-to-implant breast reconstruction, cancer and related heart damage, and be sure to look for upcoming classes and events.
Create Magazine Archive
Looking for past issues, visit the Create Magazine archive publication page.
As part of our commitment to care for the mind, body and spirit, Littleton Adventist Hospital has introduced the half-acre Hewit Foundation Healing Garden to be enjoyed by the community, our patients and staff and their families.
Featured in the Hewit Foundation Healing Garden at Littleton Adventist Hospital are a host of smaller more intimate gardens, each designed with a specific purpose:
The Fountain Garden is a small, enclosed space designated for personal reflection. Large rocks and a variety of plants inhabit this peaceful space that includes a tiered waterfall. Stone benches allow for a place to rest and relax, removing yourself from the bustle of the surrounding activities.
The Sanctuary is designed as a small space for patients and visitors to gather and share thoughts. Stone benches are scattered throughout the designated area as a place for rest. Closely grouped trees create a shaded comfortable environment, encouraging interaction between visitors.
The Whisper Garden is a place to persuade children to talk about their feelings, experiences, hopes and fears. This garden has a special interactive feature: a glowing whisper wall. As children speak onto one side of the wall their voice reverberates to the other side of the wall, stimulating panels that display words of encouragement. Whisper flowers mirroring the same concept are also scattered throughout the area for children to speak into.
The Raking Garden is a place for adults and children to interact. An enclosed area of beach sand sprinkled with large rocks creates a place for play and creation.
Perspective Point is a large knoll with dramatic rock outcroppings. As the most prominent piece of the garden, Perspective Point is a place to view the entirety of the Healing Garden, as well as gain perspective of life's offerings. Large tufts of grass surround two benches giving visitors a place to rest and take pleasure in the fresh air and sunshine.
Opportunities are available to purchase dedicated garden features such as a stone bench, brick or whispering wall flower. For more information contact Marble Jones at 303-715-7608.
At Littleton Adventist Hospital, we will continue to practice quality in the treatment we provide our patients whileworking to create a sustainable future for our community. The Littleton Adventist Hospital Green Team,developed in 2008, works to strengthen the hospital's foundation by creating an environmentally responsible culture that educates and inspires our associates, physicians and local community. Our culture of caring for the health of our environment and our efforts to minimize the negative environmental impacts from our operations align with our mission and the expectations of our patients and community. As we continue to move upstream, we will promote environmental awareness and develop innovative opportunities for engagement that uphold sustainable efforts.
Littleton Adventist Hospital is the proud recipient of Practice Greenhealth’s Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award two years in a row (2014 and 2015) and one of the Becker’s 50 Greenest Hospitals in the US in 2015. We are the only hospital in Colorado to have received this level of recognition. These national awards recognize our hospital as one of the leaders in healthcare environmental sustainability. Littleton Adventist Hospital is also a member of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Environmental Leadership Program at the Silver level. In addition, ColoradoBiz listed Littleton Adventist Hospital among the 50 Colorado Green Businesses in 2014.
Littleton Adventist Hospital has implemented several sustainable initiatives to-date, including:
- 36 % waste diversion (over 1,000 tons annually) through recycling, composting, reprocessing, reusing, repurposing and donations, preventing 2,800 Metric Tons of CO2e from entering the earth’s atmosphere
- Multiple energy reduction initiatives earning our hospital Energy Star Awards from EPA four years in a row
- 46% Biohazard waste reduction since 2006
- Diverting toxins from the environment through our comprehensive pharmaceutical waste, hazardous waste, mercury minimization, and green cleaning programs.
- Successful linen use reduction through ongoing staff education, conserving electricity, natural gas, chemicals and plastic waste
At Littleton Adventist Hospital we will continue to develop and enhance our environmental sustainability programs by implementing a comprehensive water use reduction program this spring, in collaboration with Denver Water, and exploring renewable energy opportunities on our campus.
As part of the Adventist Health Care mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and nurturing the health of the people in our communities, Littleton Adventist Hospital's associates participate in global medical missions each year. These missions offer short-term medical mission trips for volunteer doctors, medical professionals and non-medical volunteers. We provide no-cost surgical, medical and community health programs, education, training and relief in areas where health care is often limited or difficult to obtain.
In the lobby of our main hospital building, we have crafted an Adventist Health Care Around the World wall. This wall highlights, through video and images, the four areas around the globe that our associates visit on our annual missions. Additionally, the wall pinpoints all of the Adventist Health Care facilities across the globe.
Some of the communities we've served:
- Removing barriers to health care in the Peruvian Amazon
- Addressing women’s health in Nepal
- Orthopedic care in Rwanda: a step in a new direction
- Construction Project Haiti
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses
What is The DAISY Award?
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. It was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of complications from an auto-immune disease. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. One of Pat’s family’s goals in creating a Foundation in his memory was to establish an award program that would recognize extraordinary nursing care, like the kind Pat had received throughout his hospitalization.
Littleton Adventist Hospital is Proud to be a DAISY Award Partner
Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls — a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness.
How to Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse
Anyone — patients, visitors, physicians, co-workers — may nominate a deserving Littleton Adventist Hospital nurse.
Honorees will be recognized monthly. Nominations received by the 15th of the month will be considered for the following month’s DAISY Award.