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Events and happenings at Spartanburg Regional in December

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s December events. This month, join us for a free hernia screening, grief support groups, and yoga for cancer survivors.

 

Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors

Tuesdays in Dec., 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 Dec., 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.

 

Prepared: a Maternity Tour

Monday, Dec. 4, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 18, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 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 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 name of the event to register or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

 

Healthy and Balanced

Mondays, Dec. 4, 11, and 18, 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.

 

Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)

Tuesdays, Dec. 5 and 19, 9 – 10 a.m.

Thursdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9 – 10 a.m.

Cleveland Park Events Center

 

Tuesdays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Fridays, Dec. 8, 15 and 29, 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 name of the event to learn more.

 

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class – Union

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Join Medical Group of the Carolinas OB/GYN Union to discover the benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby. This free class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and pediatric nurse practitioner. Registration is not required, for more information call 864-427-8380.

 

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, Dec. 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 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.

 

Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7 – 9 p.m.

Publix, Hillcrest

Join dietitian Kerri Stewart, RD, LD, for an interactive tour of your local grocery store. She will share what to look for on a food label, healthy cooking tips and recipes, and general advice for navigating any grocery store. Handouts and a giveaway will be provided. Please arrive 10 minutes before the starting time and plan to tour for an hour and a half. Space is limited to six people per tour so spots must be reserved. Click the link above to register or call 864-560-4472 for more information.

 

Prepared Childbirth – Two Week Series

Tuesday, Dec. 5 and 12, 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.

 

Table for Two

Wednesdays, Dec. 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 baby to meet other mothers, discuss concerns and 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 on the name of the event or call 864-560-2297 for more information.

 

Prepared Siblings

Thursday, Dec. 7, 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.

 

Prepared Breastfeeding

Thursday, Dec. 7, 6 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 1 – 2 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 name of the event to register or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information. 

 

Free Hernia Screening

Monday, Dec. 11, 4 – 6 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center Office Building, Community Room

Did you know the symptoms of a hernia include nausea and groin pain, in addition to a bulge in your lower abdomen? Are you experiencing any of these symptoms or concerned you have a hernia? Come for a free hernia screening with General Surgeon Derek Brenda, MD. Call 864-849-9555 to reserve your spot today.

 

Prevent T2

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 19 or 26, 2:30 – 3 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 2018. Registration is not required for Prevent T2 information sessions. For more information call 864-560-6465

 

Prepared Parents: Infant Care

Thursday, Dec. 14, 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 name of the event to register or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information. 

 

Grief Support Group

Thursday, Dec. 14, 6 – 7:30 p.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.

 

Walk with Us

Friday, Dec. 15, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Liberty Park, Spartanburg

There are so many health benefits to walking, but what could be better than getting your physical activity while you get your health care questions answered? Join various health care professionals from Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System once a month for a five minute health talk. Then join us as we walk at our own pace around the Liberty Park loop for 25 minutes. All fitness levels and ages welcome. Grab your sneakers and let’s walk. No registration is required. Click the link above more information.

 

Prepared Infant CPR

Saturday, Dec. 16, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 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 link above or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information.

 

Pelham Carb Counters

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

 

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 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, Dec. 20, 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.