Collage of family and events in November

Events and happenings for November 2017

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s November events. This month, join us for the Diabetes Nutrition Expo or a veterans memorial service, and learn how to cope with grief during the holidays.

Healthy and Balanced

Mondays in Nov., 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 on the date above for more information.

 

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.

 

Diabetes Nutrition Expo

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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 click the date above.

 

Table for Two

Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29, 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 date above or call 864-560-2297 for more information.

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The Invisible Illness

Thursday, Nov. 2, 12 – 1 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building community room

Is your whole day dominated by mapping the route to the nearest bathroom? You might have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Join us to learn how IBS is diagnosed and what you can do to get your gut back on track. To register click the date above, or call 864-849-9130 for more information.

 

Prepared Breastfeeding

Thursday, Nov. 2, 6 – 8 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 16, 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 above to register or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information. 

 

Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)*

Tuesdays, Nov. 21 and 28, 9 – 10 a.m.

Thursdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23, 9 – 10 a.m.

Cleveland Park Events Center

 

Tuesdays, Nov. 21 and 28, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Fridays, Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24, 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 above to learn more.

 

Veterans Memorial Service

Sunday, Nov. 5, 2 – 3 p.m.

Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home

Join us as we salute veterans and honor those who gave their lives in service to our country. Registration is not required for this free event. To learn more, call 864-560-3900.

 

Prepared: a Maternity Tour

Monday, Nov. 6, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 27, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 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 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 dates above to register for this event or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

 

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class – Union

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 16, 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, Nov. 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 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 date above for more information.

 

Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 7 – 9 p.m.

BI-LO, Union

 

Thursday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  

Publix Thornblade

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 date above to register or call 864-560-4472 for more information.

 

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 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 dates above to register or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

 

Prepared Parents: Infant Care

Thursday, Nov. 9, 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 above to register or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information. 

 

Prepared Childbirth

Saturday, Nov. 11, 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. To register online click the date above or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information.

 

Prepared Childbirth – Two Week Series

Tuesday, Nov. 14 and 21, 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 twelve weeks prior to your due date.  Click the date above to register or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information.

 

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, Nov. 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 date above or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

 

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 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 date above to learn more, or call 864-560-6465 for more information.

 

Coping with the Holidays

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Spartanburg Regional Hospice

1530 Drayton Avenue, 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 date above to register for this free event. To learn more, call 864-560-3856.

 

Heart Matters Support Group

Wednesday, Nov. 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 on the date above or call 864-560-8185 for more information.

 

Prepared Siblings

Thursday, Nov. 16, 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 on the date above or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information.

 

Walk with Us

Friday, Nov. 17, 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 date above more information.

 

Prepared Infant CPR

Saturday, Nov. 18, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 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 above or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information.

 

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Nov. 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. Click the date above for more information or call 864-849-9339.

 

Car Seat Inspection

Thursday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., by appointment only

Spartanburg Medical Center

Four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly. It is very important to have your child safety seat inspected by a certified child passenger safety technician. To learn more click the date above. To make an appointment call Safe Kids Spartanburg at 864-560-6845.

 

NICU Family Connections: Parents Break

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2 – 4 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

Join us for this monthly gathering where parents of NICU babies both current and graduated can network and bond, sharing experiences and information. Registration is not required for this free event.