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Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s May events. Register for a free skin cancer screening. Bring the family to the annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest. 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.

 

Healthy and Balanced

Mondays in May, 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.

 

Table for Two

Wednesdays, May 1, 15 and 22, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturdays, May 4 and 18, 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.

 

Mobile Mammography

Thursday, May 2, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MGC – Family Medicine – Duncan

Wednesday, May 29, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MGC – 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. 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.

 

Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest

Friday, May 3, 6 – 10 p.m.

Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Greer City Park, Greer

The Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest is the Upstate's favorite family festival. This two-day event features live music on the Main Stage, Creation Station, KidsZone, Food Court, and over 150 vendors throughout the festival. Join Pelham Medical Center for free screenings, giveaways and much more. Free skin cancer screenings will be available Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

 

Prediabetes Workshop

Monday, May 6, 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.

 

Prepared: A Maternity Tour

Monday, May 6, 12:15 – 1 :15 p.m.
Monday, May 6, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Monday, May 13, 12:15 – 1 :15 p.m.
Monday, May 13, 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, May 7, 14 and 28, 9 – 10 a.m.
Thursdays, May 9, 16, 23 and 30, 9 – 10 a.m.

Cleveland Park Events Center

Tuesdays, May 7, 14 and 28, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 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.

 

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, May 7, 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.

 

Prevent T2

Mondays, May 7, 14 or 21, 4:30 – 5 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. The year-long Prevent T2 program will start June 2019. 

 

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

Tuesday, May 7, 5 – 6 p.m.

Monday, May 20, 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.

 

Breastfeeding: Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus

Tuesday, May 7, 6 – 8 p.m.

Monday, May 20, 6 – 8 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus

 

Learn breastfeeding basics and the benefits breastfeeding offers to both mom and baby in this special class. This class is taught by a board-certified lactation consultant. Advance registration is required for this free class. Call 864-573-3005 for more information.

 

Prepared Childbirth –Tuesdays, 2-week series

Tuesday, May 7-14, 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 variety of topics pertaining to your baby's birthday.

 

Seniors: Acid Reflux or Heartburn?

Wednesday, May 8, 2 – 3 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus, Conference Center

Seniors, do you know if it’s acid reflux or heartburn? Wait, aren’t they the same thing? Learn the difference, along with ways to reduce your risk and when to seek medical attention. Janine Bullman, MSN, NP-C, of MGC –Gastroenterology – Skylyn, leads the discussion. Clink the link above to register.

 

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, May 8, 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.

 

Color Out Cancer 5K

Saturday, May 11, 9 –10 a.m.
Downtown Gaffney — City Hall

Join us for our 6th annual Color Out Cancer 5K benefiting the American Cancer Society! Click the link above to download a race entry form. Then, mail your completed form and a check payable to Color Out Cancer to Cherokee Medical Center, 1530 N. Limestone Street, Gaffney, SC 29340. Adults: $25; Children 13 and under: $10.

 

Seniors: Strawberries and Cream Tour at Greyrock Farms

Tuesday, May 14, 10 a.m.
Greyrock Farms and Green Acres Produce, Moore, SC

Learn how a dairy farm operates on a daily basis. Learn about the process of planting, growing and harvesting the strawberries. Click the link above to register. The cost of $8 per person is to be paid at Greyrock Farms at the start of the tour and includes a quart of strawberries.

 

Skin Cancer Screening

Tuesday, May 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, Spartanburg

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. Click the link above to register for your free skin cancer screening.

 

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, May 14, 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.

 

Grocery Store Tour – Spartanburg County

Tuesday, May 14, 7 – 9 p.m.
BI-LO – Inman

Tuesday, May 31, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Publix – Hillcrest

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.

 

Heart Matters Support Group

Wednesday, May 15, 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.

 

Monthly Grief Support Group

Thursday, May 16, 6 – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21, 3:30 – 4:30 p.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 a loss of a loved one. Hosted by Bereavement Services of Spartanburg Regional Hospice, this group is open to all members of the community. Click the link above to register. Call 864-560-3856 or more information, or if you have questions.

 

Prepared Breastfeeding

Saturday, May 18, 1 – 3 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.

 

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, May 21, 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, May 21, 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.

 

Grocery Store Tour – Greer

Thursday, May 23, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Publix – Thornblade

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.

 

Seniors: Better Hearing

Thursday, May 23, 6 – 7 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus, Conference Center

Hearing loss impacts more than just an individual, it affects their loved ones too. H. Frederick Butehorn, III, MD, of Spartanburg & Greer ENT Hearing Center, will speak about the causes, symptoms and treatments of hearing loss, and will showcase the most current hearing aid devices. Amplify Life SC Equipment Distribution Program (SCEDP) will demonstrate phone equipment for the hearing impaired and will provide application information. Click the link above to register for this free event.

 

Prepared Parents: Infant CPR

Saturday, May 25, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 25, 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.

 

Sharing: Bereavement Support Group

Tuesday, May 28, 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 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.

 

Seniors: Stay Active and Independent Longer

Wednesday, May 29, 10 – 11 a.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus, Conference Center

In celebration of National Senior Health and Fitness Day, this one-hour introductory strength, balance and fitness class is designed to increase physical ability and help prevent falls. Weather permitting, this class will take place outside. Click the link above for more information about this free class or call 864-573-3921.