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Events and Happenings for Spartanburg Regional this October

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s October events. This month, learn about new advances in hip and knee replacement, celebrate breast cancer survivorship and bond with other nursing moms at our breastfeeding support group.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

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. Call 864-560-6465 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.

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.

Healthy and Balanced

Mondays in Oct., 5:30 – 6:30 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. 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.

Pre-Diabetes Workshop

Monday, Oct. 1, 10 – 11 a.m.
Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education, Regional Outpatient Center

Did you know that one in three 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.

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 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. Everyone is welcome; no registration is necessary. Click the link above for more information.

Prepared: A Maternity Tour

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 15, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 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 & Delivery unit, as well as the Mother/Baby units at Spartanburg Medical Center. All questions are welcome. If you are attending a Childbirth 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.

Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)

Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 9 – 10 a.m.
Thursdays, Oct. 4, 18 and 25 , 9 – 10 a.m.

Cleveland Park Events Center

Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Fridays, Oct. 5, 19 and 26, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Elite Senior Day Center

Join us for a one-hour 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.

Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
BI-LO Inman

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 – 9 p.m.
BI-LO Gaffney

Monday, Oct. 22, 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.

Table for Two

Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturdays, Oct. 13 and 27, 9:30 – 11:30 a.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 and learn tips on breastfeeding and life with a new baby. Attendance is encouraged after your baby is 2 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.

New Advances in Hip & Knee Replacement

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 12 – 1 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

From new materials that work better and last longer, to less invasive procedures that shorten recovery times, this isn’t your mother’s hip or knee replacement. Find out what’s changed with orthopaedic surgeon Frank Armocida, MD. Register by clicking the date above or call 864-849-9130 for more information.

Breast Cancer: Beating the Odds

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 12 – 1 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

Learn all you need to know to beat the odds when it comes to breast cancer. Join doctors Amanda Hathaway and Anita Patt of Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute to learn about the latest advances in prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Lunch is provided at this free event but registration is required. Click the link above to register.

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 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.

Prepared Childbirth 2 Week Series

Tuesday, Oct. 9 and 16, 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, 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.

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 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.

Pink: A Promise of Hope

Thursday, Oct. 11, 6 – 8 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

Join the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute and oncology support services for an event honoring our breast cancer survivors. The evening will include a dinner and entertainment that’s sure to put a smile on your face and encourage you to live life to the fullest. This free event is open to women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis.

Pelham Medical Center: 10 Year Anniversary

Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center

Join Pelham Medical Center as it celebrates its 10-year anniversary with walk-through medical exhibits, music, food and fun. The first 100 people get free flu vaccines. Registration is not required for this free event. For more information, call 864-849-9131.

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 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.

Heart Matters Support Group

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 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.

Prepared Breastfeeding

Thursday, Oct. 18, 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 1 , 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. Click the dates and times for the event to register or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information. 

Grief Support Group

Thursdays, Oct. 18, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home

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.

Table for Two and Prenatal Breastfeeding Support – Union

Thursday, Oct. 18, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Center for Pediatrics – Union

Join the Center for Pediatrics – Union to learn why breastfeeding is best and find continued support after your baby arrives. Discover the benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby. This class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and pediatric nurse practitioner. Register for this event online by clicking the date above.

Mobile Mammography

Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Harley Davidson – Spartanburg

Join us as our Mobile Mammography Unit visits your community. One call could save your life. All women 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every 12 months. Click the date above to learn more or call 864-560-7777 to schedule an appointment. Need help? The Mammography Assistance Program provides free mammograms to women in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties who are uninsured and would otherwise be unable to afford this life-saving screening. To learn more about the Mammography Assistance program, call 864-560-6144.

Skin Cancer Screening: Immediate Care Center – Pelham

Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Immediate Care Center – Pelham

Approximately 2 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer, each year making it the most common form of cancer in the United States. It is also the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. To get your free skin cancer screening call 864-220-9966 for an appointment.

Prepared Parents: Infant CPR

Saturday, Oct. 20, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 20, 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 Siblings

Thursday, Oct. 23, 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 & 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 Childbirth

Saturday, Nov. 3, 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 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. To register, click the link above or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information.