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Events and happenings at Spartanburg Regional in April 2018

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s April events. This month, join us for National Healthcare Decisions Day, learn how to fight back against prediabetes and stay active and independent for life at our SAIL classes.

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. 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, consuming a nutrient-rich diet, and engaging in regular physical activity 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.

Mobile Mammography

Monday, April 2, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Immediate Care Center – Eastside

Tuesday, April 3, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Immediate Care Center – Gaffney

Thursday, April 5, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Family Medicine – Duncan

Friday, April 6, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Family Medicine – Landrum

Monday, April 9, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Family Medicine – Peachview

Tuesday, April 17, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Immediate Care Center – Gaffney

Thursday, April 19, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Center for Family Medicine – Chesnee

Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Encounter Church, Gaffney, SC

Wednesday, April 25, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Family Medicine – Inman

Friday, April 27, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Family Medicine – Woodruff

Schedule your mammogram where you live. Visit the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health Mobile Mammography unit at a location near you. Early detection saves lives. Experts at the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health encourage all women over 40 to receive an annual mammogram – or earlier if recommended by your doctor because of your health history. Click the location above to learn more or call 864-560-7777 to schedule your screening mammogram.

Pre-Diabetes Workshop

Monday, April 2, 10 – 11 a.m.
Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education, Regional Outpatient Center

Did you know that 1 in 3 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.

Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)

Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 9 – 10 a.m.
Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 9 – 10 a.m.

Cleveland Park Events Center

Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Fridays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Elite Senior Day Center

Join us for a one-hour strength, balance and 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 dates and times to learn more.

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, April 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 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.

Prepared Breastfeeding

Thursday, April 5, 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 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. This class is taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Please feel free to bring your spouse or support person. Click the dates and times for the event to register or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information. 

Prepared Parents: Infant CPR

Saturday, April 7, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 7, 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 links above or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information.

Prepared: A Maternity Tour

Monday, April 9, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Monday, April 23, 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 and Delivery unit, as well as the Mother/Baby units at Spartanburg Medical Center. All questions are welcomed. If you are attending a Childbirth class or Birth Basics class with us, you do not need to register for a separate tour. These classes include a tour of maternity areas. Click on the dates of the event to register or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, April 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 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.

Table for Two

Wednesdays, April 11, 18 and 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10, 6 – 8 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 each other, discuss concerns, learn tips on breastfeeding and life with a new baby. Attendance is encouraged after your baby is two weeks old.  The gathering is designed to be supportive, welcoming and casual, so come as you are and attend when you can! To register for this free event, click the date of the event or call 864-560-2297 for more information.

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18, 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 on the link above to register or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

Prepared Parents: Infant Care

Thursday, April 12, 6 – 7:30 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, medial and safety information, as well as many other tips. There is even a time for hands-on practice to help you feel more comfortable in your exciting new role as mom and dad. This class is co-taught by one of our local pediatricians and a perinatal educator. Click the date of the event to register or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information. 

Prepared Childbirth

Saturday, April 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 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. Click the date above to register or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information.

National Healthcare Decisions Day

Tuesday, April 17, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thomas E. Hannah YMCA

Wednesday, April 18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Immediate Care Center Gaffney

Thursday, April 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Middle Tyger River YMCA

Friday, April 20, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Midway BBQ, Buffalo, SC

What is advanced care planning? Why is it important? Join us for free education to make informed choices about your health care. Registration is not required for this free event.

Grief Support Group

Tuesday, April 17, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Spartanburg Regional Hospice House

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 on the link above to register or call 864-560-3856 for more information.

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, April 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. Registration is not required. Click the link above for more information or call 864-849-9339.

Prepared Childbirth – Two Week Series

Tuesday, April 17 and 24, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

Join us for this two-week series that helps women understand the process of labor and delivery, signs of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, cesarean birth, skin-to-skin contact, and newborn and postpartum care. The class includes a film of actual deliveries and a tour of the Labor and Delivery area and Mother/Baby rooms. It is suggested that you attend this class six to 12 weeks prior to your due date. Click the date above to register or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, April 18, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building community room

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. Click the link above to learn more, or call 864-560-6465 for more information.

Heart Matters Support Group

Wednesday, April 18, 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 on the link above or call 864-560-8185 for more information.

Prostate Cancer Screening

Wednesday, April 18, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute – Gaffney

The five-year survival rate for prostate cancer is nearly 100 percent. Get screened. Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute is offering free prostate cancer screenings for men age 40 to 64 who are uninsured or do not have a primary care physician. Call 864-560-1966 to schedule your screening today.

What You Need to Know About Prediabetes: And How to Fight Back

Thursday, April 19, 12 – 1 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center Medical Office Building Community Room

Do you have prediabetes? How would you know? What can you do about it? Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to fight back. Join diabetes educator Erica Moore, MHS, RD, CDE, BC-ADMd, at this free event. Advance registration is required and a healthy lunch will be provided. Click the link above or call 864-849-9130 to register.

Prepared Siblings

Thursday, April 19, 3 – 4 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

This fun and interactive class introduces brothers and sisters to the change 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 and Delivery unit will help ease their apprehension about the big day. Children may bring their favorite doll or toy for a diaper demo. To register click the link above or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information.