DiscoverHealth

events graphic

Don't miss events this April

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s April events. Learn about advance care planning during one of our Healthcare Decisions Day events. Get your mammogram at a location near you thanks to our Mobile Mammography unit. Prepare for your impending arrival with our prenatal classes.

 

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Ongoing event

Diabetes affects every organ in the body and Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education can help you learn to manage it. Participants in this program receive a free blood glucose meter and diabetes reference book. You must have a physician’s referral to participate, and insurance will be filed for the program’s cost. Call 864-849-9705 to attend a class near you.

 

Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors

Tuesdays in April, 5:30 p.m.
Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health education room

Cancer patients and survivors learn how to improve balance, breathing and relaxation through practicing tai chi. Registration is not required for this free event. Please call 864-560-6747 for more information.

 

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Thursdays in April, 5:30 p.m.
Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health education room

Our registered yoga instructor teaches cancer patients and survivors to relax mind and body with gentle yoga. Beginners and those with yoga experience are welcome. Registration is not required for this free event. Please call 864-560-6747 for more information.

 

Healthy and Balanced

Mondays in April, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, Spartanburg

Maintaining a healthy weight, eating a nutrient-rich diet and exercising after the completion of cancer treatment can be challenging. With the proper tools and support, you can find your healthy balance while achieving your weight loss and physical activity goals. Join us weekly and work toward being healthy and balanced. To register for this event, call 864-560-7618.

 

Prediabetes Workshop

Monday, April 1, 10 – 11 a.m.
Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education, Regional Outpatient Center

Did you know that one in three American adults has prediabetes? Good news is we can help! Attend this one-hour group to learn more about prediabetes, how it can be managed and the community resources available to help you prevent diabetes. Click the link above to learn more, or call 864-849-9705 to schedule your appointment.

 

Mobile Mammography

Monday, April 1, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MGC – Internal Medicine – Eastside

Tuesday, April 2, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Immediate Care Center – Gaffney 

Thursday, April 18, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MGC – Center for Family Medicine – Chesnee

Friday, April 19, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MGC – Family Medicine – Landrum

Wednesday, April 24, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MGC – Family Medicine – Inman

Friday, April 26, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MGC – Family Medicine – Woodruff

Join us as our Mobile Mammography Unit visits your community. One call could save your life. All women 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every 12 months. Click the date above to learn more or call 864-560-7777 to schedule an appointment. Need help? The Mammography Assistance Program provides free mammograms to women in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties who are uninsured and would otherwise be unable to afford this lifesaving screening. To learn more about the Mammography Assistance Program, call 864-560-6144.

 

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, April 2, 1 – 2 p.m.
Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education, Regional Outpatient Center

Interested in learning more about diabetes? Carolina Carb Counters is a free diabetes support group that meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Certified diabetes educators lead the discussion and answer questions. Everyone is welcome; no registration is necessary. Click the link above for more information.

 

Prepared Breastfeeding

Thursday, April 4, 6 – 8 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

This two-hour class will help you get a healthy start to breastfeeding your newborn. You will learn about milk production, feeding cues, latching techniques, milk storage and problem-solving tips for successful breastfeeding. This class is taught by a certified lactation consultant. Please feel free to bring your spouse or support person. Click on the date of the class to register or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

 

Prepared: A Maternity Tour

Monday, April 8, 12:15 – 1 :15 p.m.
Monday, April 8, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Monday, April 22, 12:15 – 1 :15 p.m.
Monday, April 22, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower lobby

This guided tour provides expectant parents an opportunity to become familiar with the Labor & Delivery unit, as well as the Mother/Baby units at Spartanburg Medical Center. All questions are welcome. If you are attending a Childbirth or Birth Basics class with us, you do not need to register for a separate tour. These classes include a tour of maternity areas. To register, click on the date of the tour or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

 

Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)

Tuesdays, April 9, 16, 23 and 30, 9 – 10 a.m.
Thursdays, April 11, 18 and 25, 9 – 10 a.m.

Cleveland Park Events Center

Tuesdays, April 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Fridays, April 12, 19 and 26, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Elite Senior Day Center

Join us for a one-hour fitness class for older adults designed to increase strength and balance, keeping you active and independent. Registration is not required for this free class, which includes exercises and a workbook. Click one of the links above to learn more.

 

Family Birthing Center Tour: Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus

Tuesday, April 9, 5 – 6 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus

Bring your support person and meet our Family Birthing Center staff. The tour will include a look at the labor and delivery suite and nurseries, and information about preregistration. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for childbirth, breastfeeding and infant care classes. Click the date above to register. Additional tours are available by appointment. Call 864-573-3005 for more information.

 

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, April 9, 6 – 7 p.m.
Regional Outpatient Center fifth floor, Family Medicine conference room

This free support group, led by a clinical therapist, is offered to all pre- and post-surgical weight loss patients in the Upstate. The goal is to build a strong support system for patients prior to surgery that promotes healthy lifestyle changes and behavior modifications that patients can build upon after surgery. No registration is necessary. Click the link above or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

 

Seniors: Ukulele Play and Sing Along

Wednesday, April 10, 11a.m. – 12 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus, Conference Center

Music helps keep your brain in tune! The Shepherd's Center ukulele players will strum while we sing along with this great group of musicians. Listen to ukulele music, sing-along to some familiar tunes, enjoy a light lunch and learn more about the variety of classes offered each week at The Shepherd's Center. Advanced registration is required for this free event; click the link above to register.

 

Table for Two

Wednesdays, April 10 and 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

Table for Two is a free casual gathering for breastfeeding mothers and their babies to meet other new moms, discuss concerns and learn tips on breastfeeding and life with a new baby. Attendance is encouraged after your baby is 2 weeks old. The gathering is designed to be supportive, welcoming and casual, so come as you are and attend when you can! Click on the date of the event to register or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

 

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Regional Outpatient Center fifth floor, Family Medicine conference room

This free class covers detailed information about gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and lap-band weight loss surgery. Since the beginning of our program in 2003, we have performed more than 2,300 weight loss surgeries. Click the link above to register, or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

 

Men’s Health 2.0: Optimize Your Health

Thursday, April 11, 12 - 1 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building community room

Have questions you were afraid to ask? Uncomfortable talking about your health? Join Chris Smith, MD, to get the 411 on optimizing your health. This class is for men only. Advance registration is required and a healthy lunch will be provided. Click the link above or call 864-849-9130 to register.

 

National Healthcare Decisions Day 2019 – Gaffney

Monday, April 15, 12 – 1:15 p.m.
Cherokee County Library – Main Library

National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and provides about the importance of advance care planning. Join us in Gaffney to learn more about advance care planning – including healthcare power of attorney and Five Wishes. Spartanburg Regional Hospice will be available to answer questions, offer guidance on having conversations with your loved ones, and assist with completing these important documents. Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration is required for this free event, click the date above to register.

 

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, April 16, 5 – 6 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building community room

This free support group is intended for people currently living with diabetes or who are at high risk of developing the disease. Certified diabetes educators lead the discussion and answer questions. Registration is not required, for more information call 864-849-9339.

 

Prepared Siblings

Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

This fun and interactive class introduces brothers and sisters to the changes they can expect when their sibling is born. Soon-to-be big brothers and sisters between 3 and 12 years old will learn about new babies, their new role as a big brother or sister and how they can help at home. A tour of the Labor & Delivery unit will help ease their apprehension about the big day. Children may bring their favorite doll or toy for a diaper demo. Click on the date of the class to register or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

 

Heart Matters Support Group

Wednesday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church – Spartanburg

Held in the William L. Arthur Center at First Presbyterian Church, Heart Matters is a support group for women living with or at risk of heart disease. Lunch and monthly programs are provided. To register for this free event, click the link above or call 864-560-8185 for more information.

 

Seniors: Zentangle Art Method

Wednesday, April 17, 2 – 4 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus, Conference Center

Zentangle is a self-help art therapy to enhance relaxation and focus. It's simple and you do not have to have art ability to participate. You don't need a lot of supplies and you can do it just about anywhere. Advance registration is required. A payment of $10 is due at the door. At this event, you will receive guided instruction and a kit with the materials necessary to create a beautiful art tile. Click the date above to register online.

 

National Healthcare Decisions Day 2019 – Greer

Thursday, April 18, 12 – 1:15 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and provides about the importance of advance care planning. Join us in Greer to learn more about advance care planning – including healthcare power of attorney and Five Wishes. Spartanburg Regional Hospice will be available to answer questions, offer guidance on having conversations with your loved ones, and can assist with completing these important documents. A healthy lunch will be provided. Advance registration is required for this free event, click the date above to register.

 

National Healthcare Decisions Day 2019 – Union

Friday, April 19, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Midway BBQ, Union

National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and provides about the importance of advance care planning. Stop by to see the Spartanburg Regional Hospice team for information about advance care planning, including healthcare power of attorney and Five Wishes. Registration is not required for this drop-in event. For more information, click the link above.

 

Prepared Parents: Infant CPR

Saturday, April 20, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 20, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

This non-certification Infant CPR class is designed specifically for expectant parents. Our essential hands-on class provides the skills and confidence to turn a life-threatening situation into a lifesaving one. Gain the confidence, skills and knowledge essential to saving an infant's life. To register, click on the date of the class or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

 

Grocery Store Tour – Union

Thursday, April 25, 7 – 9 p.m.
BI-LO – Union

Do you have trouble sorting through the many products at the grocery store? Is it hard to eat healthy on a budget? Join dietitian Kerri Stewart, RD, LD, for an interactive tour of your local grocery store. Learn what to look for on a food label, healthy cooking tips and recipes, and general advice for navigating any grocery store. Space is limited to six per tour so advance registration is required. Click the date of the event to register or call the Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center with questions at 864-560-4472.

 

Sharing: Bereavement Support Group

Tuesday, April 30, 6 – 7 p.m.
Little River Coffee

Sharing is a support group made up of parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of an infant under one-year-old. Our desire is to provide an atmosphere for the newly bereaved parents to receive comfort and reassurance from parents who have had a similar experience. Registration is not required for this free support group. Call 864-560-6845 for more information.