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Don't miss this November's events

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s November events. Expectant parents can prepare for their childbirth experience at one of our prenatal classes. Attend a free diabetes nutrition workshop. Get tips on dealing with grief during the holiday season.

Healthy and Balanced

Mondays in November, 5:30 – 7 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 for more information. Click on the date above to register.

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

Tuesdays in November, 9 – 10 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 7, 14 and 21, 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. To register, click on the date above.

Tai Chi for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Tuesdays in November, 5:30 - 6:30 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. Click on the link above to register. Call 864-560-6747 for more information about this free class.

Focus After 50: HALTER Therapeutic Riding Center Tour

Friday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
HALTER Therapeutic Riding Center, Spartanburg

Bring your lunch to enjoy while observing a lesson. Then tour the center and learn about volunteer opportunities. This is a rain-or-shine event. Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for outdoor weather. Call 864-573-3921 for more information about Focus After 50. Click on the date above to register.

Prepared Childbirth — Mary Black Campus

Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center — Mary Black Campus

Learn everything you need to know about the childbirth process and the options available to you 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 date above to register.

Table for Two Breastfeeding Support Group

Saturday, Nov. 2 and 16, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 13 and 20, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.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. Click on the preferred date above to register. Call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Prediabetes Workshop

Monday, Nov. 4, 10 – 11 a.m.
Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education, Regional Outpatient Center

Learn more about prediabetes and how to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. 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.

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 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 link above to register.

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Thursday, Nov. 7, 14 and 21, 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 mind and body with gentle yoga. Beginners and those with yoga experience are welcome. Click on the date link above to register. Call 864-560-6747 for more information.

Survivor Engagement — Pilgrims, Pumpkins and Pies

Thursday, Nov. 7, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, Auditorium

Relay For Life of Spartanburg invites cancer survivors and caregivers to join us for an evening of games and desserts. Click on the date above to register for this event.

Prepared Breastfeeding

Thursday, Nov. 7, 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. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. To register, click on the link above.

Prepared Childbirth

Saturday, Nov. 9, 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 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 date above to register for this class.

Diabetes Nutrition Expo

Monday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
William L. Arthur Center, Spartanburg

Drop in to taste chef-inspired snacks, talk with a registered dietitian and/or a certified diabetes counselor, get new recipes and meet others in the community who can help you reach your health and wellness goals. Click on the date above to register. Call 864-560-6419 Ext. 5 to learn more about the event.

Prepared: A Maternity Tour

Monday, Nov. 11, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 11, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 25, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 25, 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 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 because they include a tour of maternity areas. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. To register, click on the preferred date and time above.

Table for Two — Union

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Union Medical Center

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. To register, click on the date above. Call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Prepared: A Maternity Tour — Mary Black Campus

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 5 – 6 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center — Mary Black Campus

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. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. To register, click on the date above.

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 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. Call 864-560-7070 for information. Click on the date above to register.

Prepared Breastfeeding — Mary Black Campus

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 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. This class is taught by a certified lactation consultant. 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, Nov. 12 and 19, 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, labor and delivery to help reduce your anxiety 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 date above to register.

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Regional Outpatient Center fifth floor, Family Medicine conference room

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

Blood Clots: Are You at Risk?

Thursday, Nov. 14, 12 – 1 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building community room

Katherine Enos, DO, with Medical Group of the Carolinas – Family Medicine – Five Forks, will share factors that increase risks and possible dangers associated with blood clots. Lunch is by reservation only, please. Click on the date above to register.

The Veg Edge — Monthly Plant-Based Potluck Dinner

Thursday, Nov. 14, 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

Thursday, Nov. 14, 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. To register, click on the date above.

Coping with the Holidays – Grief Support

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21, 6 – 7 p.m.

Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home

Hospice team members will present information on coping with grief especially during the holidays. Refreshments will be served. Click on the preferred date above to register. Call 864-560-3856 for more information.

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 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.

Table for Two — Mary Black Campus

Thursday, Nov. 21, 9 – 10 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. Click on the date above to register. Call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Survivor Engagement — Afternoon Bingo

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, Auditorium

Relay for Life of Spartanburg invites cancer survivors and caregivers to join us for an afternoon of popcorn, bingo and door prizes! To register, click on the date above.

Prepared Parents: Infant Care — Mary Black Campus

Thursday, Nov. 21, 6 – 8 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center — Mary Black Campus

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.

The Ryan White Story

Thursday, Nov. 21, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center, cafeteria conference room

Ryan White had hemophilia and contracted AIDS in 1984 following a transfusion from a “tainted blood product.” Jeanne White-Ginder, the mother of Ryan White, will tell the story of her son, the stigmas that remain with HIV/AIDS and the need for testing. Dinner is provided by reservation only, please. Click on the date above to register by Nov. 15. Call 864-560-7507 for more information.

Grocery Store Tour – Greer

Friday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Publix – Thornblade

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. Call the Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center with questions at 864-560-4472. Click on the date above to register.

Prepared Parents: Infant CPR

Saturday, Nov. 23, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23, 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.

Prepared Siblings

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 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. Click on the date above to register. Call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Sharing: Bereavement Support Group

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 6 – 7 p.m.
Bella Latte, Drayton

Sharing is a support group for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of an infant under one-year-old. Newly bereaved parents will receive support from others who have had a similar experience. To register, click on the date above. Call 864-560-6845 for more information.