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Don't miss how to stay health in December

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s December events. Expectant parents can prepare for their childbirth experience at one of our prenatal classes. Older adults may participate in a fitness class designed to increase physical ability. Learn how to delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes. 

Prediabetes Workshop

Monday, Dec. 2, 10 – 11 a.m.

 Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education, Regional Outpatient Center

Worried you are at risk for diabetes? Learn more about prediabetes and how to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. Call 864-560-6419 ext. 5 for more information. Click on the date above to register. 

Healthy and Balanced

Monday, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, 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. Call 864-560-7618 or click on the link above to register. 

Stay Active & Independent for Life (S.A.I.L.)

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 9 – 10 a.m.

 Thursday, Dec. 5, 9 – 10 a.m.

Cleveland Park Events Center 

Join us for a one-hour fitness class for older adults designed to increase strength and balance, keeping you active and independent. This free class includes exercises and a workbook. Click on the preferred weekday above to register. 

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 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. Call 864-560- 6419 ext. 5 for more information. Click on the date above to register. 

Tai Chi for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 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. Call 864-560-6747 for more information about this free class. Click on the link above to register. 

Prepared Breastfeeding — Mary Black Campus

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6 – 8 p.m.

 Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus

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. A certified lactation consultant teaches this class. Please feel free to bring your spouse or support person. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the date above to register. 

Prepared Childbirth: Two-week series

Tuesday, Dec. 3 and 10, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

 Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

Learn everything you need to know about the childbirth process and the options available to you during pregnancy, and labor & delivery to help reduce your anxiety and have a more positive birth experience. Prepared Childbirth is a comprehensive, fact-based and fun class, covering a wide variety of topics pertaining to your baby’s birthday. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the link above to register. 

Table for Two

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 Saturday, Dec. 7 and 21, 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. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the preferred date above to register.

Focus After 50: Holiday Potluck Lunch

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 Spartanburg Medical Center — Mary Black Campus, Conference Center

If you are age 50+, come mix and jingle with us. Meet new friends and learn how to stay healthy in the new year. Bring a dish to share! Call 864-573-3921 for more information above Focus After 50. Click on the date above to register. 

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Thursday, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

 Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health education room

Our registered yoga instructor teaches cancer patients and survivors to relax the mind and body with gentle yoga. Beginners and those with yoga experience are welcome. Click the link above to register. Call 864-560-6747 for more information.

Survivor Engagement Night

Thursday, Dec. 5, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

 Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, Spartanburg

Relay For Life of Spartanburg invites cancer survivors and caregivers to wear their most tacky Christmas sweater and enjoy an evening of fun and games. Click on the date above to register.

Prepared Breastfeeding

Thursday, Dec. 5, 6 – 8 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 19, 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. Please feel free to bring your spouse or support person. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the preferred date above to register. 

Prepared: A Maternity Tour

Monday, Dec. 9, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

 Monday, Dec. 9, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2:30 – 3:30 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 unit at Spartanburg Medical Center. If you are attending a Childbirth or Birth Basics class with us, you do not need to register for a separate tour. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. To register, click on the preferred date above. 

Prevent T2

Monday, Dec. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 4 – 5 p.m.

 Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education, Regional Outpatient Center

These sessions will provide more information about our year-long program that begins in January 2020. If you have prediabetes or are at risk for Type 2 diabetes, please consider attending. Call 864-560-9005 for more information. Click on the link above to register. 

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 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 before surgery that promotes healthy lifestyle changes and behavior modifications that patients can build upon after surgery. Call 864-560-7070 for more information. Click on the link above to register. 

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 Regional Outpatient Center fifth floor, Family Medicine conference room

This free seminar covers detailed information about gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy weight loss surgery. Call 864-560-7070 for more information. Click on the date above to register. 

The Veg Edge — Monthly Plant-Based Potluck Dinner

Thursday, Dec. 12, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

 Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute auditorium, Spartanburg

This monthly gathering is open to anyone interested in learning more about the benefits of whole food plant-based nutrition to improve health. It is intended to support, encourage and educate. Bring a plant-based dish that does not include oil and minimally added sugar and salt and a copy of the recipe to share with everyone. Call 864-560-8185 for more information. To register, click on the date above. 

Prepared Parents: Infant Care

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6 – 8 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

Designed to prepare expectant parents for their baby’s impending arrival, this class teaches routine care for a newborn baby. Topics include breastfeeding, diapering, bathing, medical and safety information, as well as many other tips. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the date above to register. 

Prepared Childbirth

Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

Learn everything you need to know about the childbirth process and the options available to you during labor and delivery to help reduce anxiety and have a more positive birth experience. A tour of the Labor & Delivery and Mother/Baby units is included. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the date above to register.

Monthly Grief Support Group

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 19, 6 – 7 p.m.

Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home

The purpose of this support group is to create a safe healing grief process for people adjusting to a significant death in their lives. Our groups are supportive and educational and open to all members of the community. To register, click on the preferred date above. Call 864-560-3856 for more information. 

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 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. Call 864-849-9339 for more information. Click on the date above to register. 

Prepared Siblings

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

 Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

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. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the date above to register. 

Heart Matters Support Group

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

William L. Arthur Center, Spartanburg

Heart Matters is open to women with or at risk for heart disease. Join us monthly for lunch, support, education, and fellowship. Call 864-560-8185 for more information. Click on the date above to register. 

Table for Two — Mary Black Campus

Thursday, Dec. 19, 9 – 11 a.m.

 Spartanburg Medical Center — Mary Black Campus

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. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the date above to register.

Car Seat Inspection

Thursday, Dec. 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 Spartanburg Medical Center, Spartanburg

Safe Kids of the Piedmont and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System have teamed up to provide one-on-one instruction on the proper way to install car and booster seats. Click on the link above for more information. Call 864-560-6845 to reserve your appointment time and to get directions. 

Prepared Parents: Infant CPR

Saturday, Dec. 28, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

 Saturday, Dec. 28, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

 Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

This non-certification Infant CPR class is designed specifically to give expectant parents the skills and confidence to turn a life-threatening situation into a lifesaving one. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the preferred time above to register.