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Events and Happenings for October 2017

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s October events. This month, join us for demystifying health eating, honoring breast cancer survivors, and a 5k to raise awareness about lung cancer.

 

Healthy and Balanced

Mondays in Oct., 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center &d 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 toward 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 Oct., 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.

 

Table for Two

Wednesdays in Oct., 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.

 

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Thursdays in Oct., 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.

 

Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)*

Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 17 and 31, 9 – 10 a.m.

Thursdays, Oct. 5, 12 and 26, 9 – 10 a.m.

Cleveland Park Events Center

 

Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 17 and 31, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Fridays, Oct. 6, 13 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 above to learn more.

 

The Good, the Bad and the Yummy

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 12 - 1 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building community room

Beth Peters, NP, and Jessica Griffin, RD, of Medical Group of the Carolinas – Medical Weight Loss will demystify healthy eating and how making the right choices can help with obesity. This is a free event but registration is required. Click on the date above to register or call 864-849-9130 for more information.  

 

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, Oct. 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 date above for more information.

 

Prepared: a Maternity Tour

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 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 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.

 

Prepared Breastfeeding

Thursday, Oct. 5, 6 – 8 p.m.

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

 

Mobile Mammography

Saturday, Oct. 7, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Una Fire Department, Spartanburg, SC 

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. Appointments must be made in advance call 864-560-7777 to schedule an appointment. For information about the mammography assistance program, call 864-560-6144.

 

Prepared Childbirth – Two Week Series

Tuesday, Oct. 10 and 17, 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 & 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, Oct. 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 date above or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

 

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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

 

Paint the Night Pink

Thursday, Oct. 12, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Heart Center Auditorium

Join us for a fun evening of fellowship honoring our breast cancer survivors. We will have an instructor lead art class and you will leave with your very own piece of artwork. Come and paint the night pink. This free event and is open to women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis. A light meal will be provided. Registration is required as seating is limited. Call 864-560-6747 to register by October 4. Click the date above to learn more.

 

Prepared Parents: Infant Care

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

 

Grief Support Group

Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church – Spartanburg 

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 dates above to register or call 864-560-3856 for more information.

 

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Oct. 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 date above for more information or call 864-849-9339.

 

Diabetes Self-Management Education

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

 

Heart Matters Support Group

Wednesday, Oct. 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 date above or call 864-560-8185 for more information.

 

Prepared Siblings

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

 

Walk with Us

Friday, Oct. 20, 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 SRHS once a month for a 5 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.

 

Your Next Step is the Cure 5K Walk / Run

Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 a.m.

University of South Carolina Upstate

800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Lung cancer causes more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined including colon, breast and prostate. Join Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute as we partner with the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation to raise awareness in the community. This fun, family-friendly event will raise funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Whether you want to walk, jog or run as an individual or as part of a team, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure! Register online at Spartanburg2017.YourNextStepIsTheCure.org.

 

Prepared Infant CPR

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 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.

 

Sports Related Injuries

Thursday, Oct. 26, 6 – 7 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building community room

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or run marathons you’re just as likely to end up on the sidelines due to a sports related injury. Join James D. McDermott, MD, orthopaedic surgeon at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s Sports Medicine Institute, to learn how to prevent injury and stay in the game. Registration is required for this free event. A healthy dinner will be provided. Click on the date above to register or call 864-849-9130 for more information.

 

Prepared Childbirth

Saturday, Oct. 28, 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.