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Don’t miss our November events

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s November events. This month join us at the Diabetes and Nutrition Expo! Learn how to tell the difference between acid reflux and heartburn and how to cope with loss during the holiday season.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

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 schedule a class near you.

Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors

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

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

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Thursdays in Nov., 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 Nov., 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 towards being healthy and balanced. To register for this event, call 864-560-7618 or click the link above for more information.

Diabetes Nutrition Expo

Monday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church Spartanburg, William L. Arthur Center

Everyone is invited to this FREE community event featuring a comprehensive look at diabetes prevention, general wellness and nutrition. Taste new healthy snacks, talk to a registered dietitian, learn new recipes and meet community resources that can help you reach your wellness goals. Registration is not required for this event, for more information call 864-560-6485 or click the link above.

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4, 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 which 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.

Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)

Tuesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 9 – 10 a.m.
Thursdays, Nov. 1, 8, 22 and 29, 9 – 10 a.m.

Cleveland Park Events Center

Tuesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Fridays, Nov. 2, 9, 23 and 30, 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 the link above to learn more.

Prepared Childbirth 2 Week Series

Tuesday, Nov. 6 and 13, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 4 and 11, 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 and delivery. Let us give you the information you need to reduce your anxiety and help you 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. It is suggested that you attend this class six to 12 weeks prior to your due date. To register, click on the date of the class or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Mobile Mammography

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wofford College – Spartanburg

Thursday, Nov. 8, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Family Medicine – Pacolet

Monday, Nov. 12, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Internal Medicine – Eastside

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Family Medicine – Boiling Springs

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Immediate Care Center – Gaffney

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Family Medicine – Inman

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. 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.

Table for Two

Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 28, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 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 to meet, 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.

Coping with the Holidays

Thursday, Nov. 8, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Hospice Drayton Office, 1530 Drayton Road, Spartanburg

Join Spartanburg Regional Hospice for a time of remembrance and learn techniques to cope with loss at this difficult time of year. Click the link above to register for this free event. To learn more, call 864-560-3856.

Acid Reflux or Heartburn

Thursday, Nov. 8, 12 – 1 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

Is it acid reflux or heartburn? Wait, aren’t they the same thing? Join Linda Dhose, NP, of Medical Group of the Carolinas – Gastroenterology – Pelham to learn the difference, find out how to reduce your risk, and when to talk to a doctor. Click the link above to register for this free event, or call 864-849-9130 for more information.

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 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.

Prepared: A Maternity Tour

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 19, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower lobby

This guided tour provides expectant parents an opportunity to become familiar with the Labor & Delivery and 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 event or call 864-560-BABY (2297) for more information.

Table for Two and Prenatal Breastfeeding Support – Union

Thursday, Nov. 15, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Center for Pediatrics – Union

Join the Center for Pediatrics – Union to learn why breastfeeding is best and find continued support after your baby arrives. Discover the benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby. This class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and pediatric nurse practitioner. Register for this event online by clicking the date above.

Prepared Breastfeeding

Thursday, Nov. 15, 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 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.

Skin Cancer Screening: Immediate Care Center – Pelham

Saturday, Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Immediate Care Center – Pelham

Approximately 2 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, making it the most common form of cancer in the United States. It is also the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. To get your free skin cancer screening, call 864-220-9966 for an appointment.

Prepared Parents: Infant CPR

Saturday, Nov. 17, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 17, 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. Come 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.

Grief Support Group

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home

Grief support groups provide a safe and supportive environment to talk about thoughts and feelings and to find support after the loss of a loved one. There is no fee, but registration is required. Click the link above to register; or call 864-560-3856 for more information.

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 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 click the link above or call 864-849-9339.

Prepared Siblings

Thursday, Nov 27, 3 – 4 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.

Prepared Childbirth

Saturday, Dec. 1, 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 pregnancy, and labor and delivery. Let us give you the information you need to reduce your anxiety and help you 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. It is suggested that you attend this class six to 12 weeks prior to your due date. To register, click on the date above or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Pre-Diabetes Workshop

Monday, Dec. 3, 10 – 11 a.m.
Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education, Regional Outpatient Center

Did you know that one in three American adults has pre-diabetes? Good news is we can help! Attend this one-hour group to learn more about pre-diabetes, 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.

Prevent T2

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education, Regional Outpatient Center

Want to learn more about how to delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes? Prevent T2 is for you! Please attend one information session to learn more about the program which will begin in January 2019. Registration is not required for Prevent T2 information sessions. For more information, call 864-560-6419

Prevent T2 Pelham

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 9 – 9:30 a.m.
Pelham Medical Center Medical Office Building, Community Room

Want to learn more about how to delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes? Prevent T2 is for you! Please attend one information session to learn more about the program which will begin in January 2019. Registration is not required for Prevent T2 information sessions. For more information, call 864-560-6419