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Events for your health and wellness in September

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s September events. Prepare for your childbirth experience at one of our prenatal classes. Join a SAIL class and stay active and independent for life. Take a tour at a local grocery store and learn ways to eat healthy on a budget.

Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors

Tuesdays in September, 5:30 p.m.
Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health education room

Cancer patients and survivors learn how to improve balance, breathing and relaxation through practicing tai chi. Registration is not required for this free event. Please call 864-560-6747 for more information.

Food For Life: Cancer Project (four-week course)

Tuesdays in September, 5:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, Spartanburg

The Food For Life is a plant-based nutrition and cooking class which includes nutrition information, cooking demonstrations, and delicious recipes in a supportive group setting. To participate in this class, you must be able to commit to all four classes. The $100 tuition will be waived for Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute patients only. Click on the link above to register. Contact the survivor program coordinator for more information 864-560-7618.

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Thursdays in September, 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)

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 9 – 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 9 – 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 9 – 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 9 – 10 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 5, 9 – 10 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 12, 9 – 10 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19, 9 – 10 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 26, 9 – 10 a.m.
Cleveland Park Events Center

Join us for a one-hour fitness class for older adults designed to increase strength and balance, keeping you active and independent. Click the date above to register for this free class, which includes exercises and a workbook.

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, Sept. 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 that meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Certified diabetes educators lead the discussion and answer questions. Everyone is welcome; click the link above to register.

Table for Two

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 21, 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 other new moms, 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! Click on the date of the event to register or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Prepared Breastfeeding

Thursday, Sept. 5, 6 – 8 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 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. Please feel free to bring your spouse or support person. Click on the date of the class to register or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Grocery Store Tour – Spartanburg County

Friday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Publix – Hillcrest

Do you have trouble sorting through the many products at the grocery store? Is it hard to eat healthy on a budget? Join dietitian Kerri Stewart, RD, LD, for an interactive tour of your local grocery store. Learn what to look for on a food label, healthy cooking tips and recipes, and general advice for navigating any grocery store. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. Click the date of the event to register or call the Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center with questions at 864-560-4472.

Prepared: Lamaze Childbirth (four-week class series)

Sunday, Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 3 – 6:15 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower lobby

All classes within the Lamaze Childbirth series present evidence-based information for normal and safe birth, influenced by the Six Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices. Classes provide in-depth information for expectant families, reducing their fear and anxiety while building confidence and preparing them for birth. To register, click on the link above. Call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Prepared: A Maternity Tour

Monday, Sept. 9, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 9, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 23, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 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 & 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. To register, click on the date of the tour or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Healthy and Balanced

Monday, Sept. 9, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 16, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 23, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 30, 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 toward being healthy and balanced. To register for this event, click the link above or call 864-560-7618.

Table for Two — Union

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Union Medical Center

Table for Two is a free casual gathering for breastfeeding mothers and their babies to meet other new moms, 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. Click on the date of the event to register or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Free Prostate Cancer Screening

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, Spartanburg

When detected early, the five-year survival rate for prostate cancer is nearly 100 percent. Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute is offering free prostate cancer screenings for men age 40 to 64 who are uninsured/underinsured or do not have a primary care physician. To register, click on the date above. Call 864-560-6747 for more information.

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6 – 7 p.m.
Medical Group of the Carolinas — Weight Loss Services

This is a free support group to all pre- and post-surgical weight loss patients in the Upstate and is led by our Bariatric Counselor. Our goal is to build a strong core support system for patients prior to and after surgery to promote healthy lifestyle changes and behavior modification that can be built upon after surgery. To register, click on the date above or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

Focus After 50: Reducing Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2 – 3 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center — Mary Black Campus, Conference Center

Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. Of those with prediabetes, 90 percent don't know they have it. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Learn about reducing your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes through a healthy diet and lifestyle modifications. Click the link above to register, or call 864-560-3921 for more information.

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Regional Outpatient Center fifth floor, Family Medicine conference room

This free class covers detailed information about gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. Since the beginning of our program in 2003, we have performed more than 2,300 weight loss surgeries. Click the link above to register, or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

The Veg-Edge

Thursday, Sept. 12, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, Spartanburg

This monthly gathering is open to anyone interested in learning more about the benefits of whole food, plant-based nutrition to improve health. It is intended to support, encourage and educate. Bring a dish to share. Click on the date above to register. Call 864-560-8185 for more details.

Prepared Parents: Infant Care

Thursday, Sept. 12, 6 – 8 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower lobby

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. To register, click on the date above. Call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Prepared Childbirth

Saturday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower lobby

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. Childbirth classes include a tour of the Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby units. To register, click on the date above. Call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Focus After 50: Do You Have What It Takes?

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2 – 3 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus, Conference Center

Do you have what you need to get through a natural disaster? When disaster strikes, clean drinking water is often in high demand. A representative from the Watershed Ecology Center at USC-Upstate will help us make a plan for crisis readiness and put together an emergency kit of essentials. Click on the event date above to register or call 864-573-3921 for more information.

Monthly Grief Support Group

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19, 6 – 7 p.m.
Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home

A safe and supportive environment for adults suffering the loss of a loved one. This group is open to all members of the community and is hosted by Spartanburg Regional Hospice Bereavement Services. Click on the date above to register or call 864-560-3856 for more information.

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Sept. 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. Click the link above to register; for more information, call 864-849-9339.

Grocery Store Tour – Gaffney

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7 – 9 p.m.
BI-LO – Gaffney

Do you have trouble sorting through the many products at the grocery store? Is it hard to eat healthy on a budget? Join dietitian Kerri Stewart, RD, LD, for an interactive tour of your local grocery store. Learn what to look for on a food label, healthy cooking tips and recipes, and general advice for navigating any grocery store. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. Click the date of the event to register or call the Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center with questions at 864-560-4472.

Heart Matters Support Group

Wednesday, Sept. 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 the link above or call 864-560-8185 for more information.

Why Does My Shoulder Hurt?

Thursday, Sept. 19, 12-1 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

The shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body, and given the number of everyday activities it's involved in — from brushing your hair to reaching up into the cupboard — shoulder pain is pretty common. Thomas Leong, MD, orthopaedic surgery specialist with MGC – Orthopaedic Surgery – Pelham, will share information about the symptoms and causes of shoulder pain and the treatment options that are available. Lunch is included and registration is required. Click on the date above to register.

Prepared Childbirth — Spartanburg Medical Center — Mary Black Campus

Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center - Mary Black Campus, Family Birthing Center

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. A tour of the labor and delivery unit is included. Click the link above to register or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Prepared Siblings

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

This fun and interactive class introduces brothers and sisters to the changes 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. Click on the date above to register or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Sharing: Bereavement Support Group

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6 – 7 p.m.
Bella Latte Drayton

Sharing is a support group made up of parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of an infant under one-year-old. Our desire is to provide an atmosphere for newly bereaved parents to receive comfort and reassurance from parents who have had a similar experience. Click the link above to register for this free support group. Call 864-560-6845 for more information.

Breastfeeding Class — Spartanburg Medical Center — Mary Black Campus

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6 – 8 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center - Mary Black Campus, Family Birthing Center

Let us help you get off to the best start with this two-hour class that 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 any support person. Click the link above to register or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Focus After 50: What’s Keeping You Up at Night?

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 3 – 4 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus, Conference Center

Just like exercising and eating right, sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle. Insufficient sleep has been linked to a number of chronic diseases and conditions, including obesity, depression, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. At this seminar, you will learn the signs and symptoms, ways to diagnose and treatment options for sleep disorders. Click on the event date above to register or call 864-573-3921 for more information.

Prepared Parents: Infant Care — Spartanburg Medical Center — Mary Black Campus

Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 – 8 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center - Mary Black Campus, Family Birthing Center

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. Click the link above to register or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Grocery Store Tour – Greer

Monday, Sept. 30, 7 – 9 p.m.
Publix – Thornblade

Do you have trouble sorting through the many products at the grocery store? Is it hard to eat healthy on a budget? Join dietitian Kerri Stewart, RD, LD, for an interactive tour of your local grocery store. Learn what to look for on a food label, healthy cooking tips and recipes, and general advice for navigating any grocery store. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. Click the date above to register or call the Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center with questions at 864-560-4472.