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February events

Events for your heart and more this February

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s February events are here to help you get your heart in the right place. Join us for our Annual Red Shoe Luncheon to learn about the impact of plant-based foods. Take a tour of your local grocery store to learn how you can stick with your nutrition goals and learn the best ways to care for your heart as we celebrate Heart Month.

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 864-849-9705 to schedule a class near you.

 

Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors

Tuesdays in February, 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.

 

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Thursdays in February, 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 February, 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.

 

Prediabetes Workshop

Monday, Feb. 4, 10 – 11 a.m.
Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education, Regional Outpatient Center

Did you know that one in three American adults has prediabetes? Good news is we can help! Attend this one-hour group to learn more about prediabetes, 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.

 

Mobile Mammography

Monday, Feb. 4, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MGC – Internal Medicine – Eastside 

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Immediate Care Center – Gaffney  

Monday, Feb. 11, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MGC – Family Medicine – Peachview

Thursday Feb. 14, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MGC – Family Medicine – Pacolet

Friday, Feb. 22, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MGC – Family Medicine – Landrum

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MGC – Family Medicine – Inman

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.

 

Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)

Tuesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 9 – 10 a.m.
Thursdays, Feb.7, 14, 21 and 28, 9 – 10 a.m.
Cleveland Park Events Center

Tuesdays, Feb. 5, 12,  19 and 26, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Fridays, Feb. 8, 15 and 22, 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 link above to learn more.

 

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, Feb. 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.

 

Family Birthing Center Tour: Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 5 – 6 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus

Bring your support person and meet our Family Birthing Center staff. The tour will include a look at the labor and delivery suite and nurseries, a preview of our birthing lullaby and information about pre-registration. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for childbirth, breastfeeding and infant care classes. Click the date above to register. Additional tours are also available by appointment. Call 864-573-3005 for more information.

 

Breastfeeding Class: Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6 – 8 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black

Learn breastfeeding basics and the benefits breastfeeding offers to both mom and baby in this special class taught by a board-certified lactation consultant. For more information, call 864-573-3005 or click the date above to register.

 

Table for Two

Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2 and 16, 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.

 

Sibling Education Class: Spartanburg Medial Center - Mary Black Campus

Thursday, Feb. 7, 4 – 5 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center - Mary Black Campus, Family Birthing Center

To ease the transition when the new baby arrives, we offer a course just for big brothers and big sisters. The class includes a tour of the Family Birthing Center and practice with a baby doll brought from home. To register click the link above. For more information, call (864) 573-3005.

 

Prepared Childbirth: SMC - Mary Black Campus

Thursday, Feb. 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center - Mary Black Campus, Family Birthing Center

Learn about the last three months of pregnancy including labor and delivery. Key elements of this class include ways to reduce anxiety, pain management options, stages of labor, pushing, delivery methods and postpartum care. We will assist you in understanding the process of labor and delivery and answer questions about the birth of your child. The class includes a tour of the Family Birthing Center at Spartanburg Medical Center - Mary Black Campus. Advance registration is required for this free class. Click the link above to register or call 864-573-3005 for more information.

 

Prepared: A Maternity Tour

Monday, Feb. 11, 12:15 – 1 :15 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 25, 12:15 – 1 :15 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 25, 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.

 

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 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.

 

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 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 the link above to register, or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

 

Grocery Store Tour – Spartanburg County

Friday, Feb. 15, 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 to six per tour 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 Breastfeeding

Saturday, Feb. 16, 1 – 3 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.

 

Monthly Support Group

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10 – 11:30 a.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 a loss of a loved one. A safe and supportive environment for adults suffering the loss of a loved one hosted by Bereavement Services of Spartanburg Regional Hospice, this group is open to all members of the community. Click the link above to register. Call 864-560-3856 or more information, or if you have questions.

 

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Feb. 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, for more information call 864-849-9339.

 

Prepared Siblings

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 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 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. Click on the date of the class to register, or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

 

Heart Matters Support Group

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

 

Diagnosis: Coronary Artery Disease

Thursday, Feb. 21, 12 -1 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center Medical Office Building Community Room

What is coronary artery disease? How is it diagnosis? What can you do to prevent it? Can it be cured? Join Joseph Mobley, MD to get the answers to these questions and more. Advance registration is required and a healthy lunch will be provided. Click the link above or call 864-849-9130 to register.

 

Grocery Store Tour – Union

Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 – 9 p.m.
BI-LO – Union

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 to six per tour 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 Parents: Infant CPR

Saturday, Feb. 23, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23, 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 of the class or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

 

Annual Red Shoe Luncheon

Monday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fogartie Hall – First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg

Join us at the Annual Red Shoe Luncheon. This year, we will hear from Rebecca Portman, Food and Nutrition Coordinator of Forward Food - an innovative sector of the Humane Society of the United States. Meat and dairy-free foods are becoming more trendy by the day, but why? Rebecca will walk us through science behind the health, environmental, and ethical reasons that plant-based foods are becoming so popular and what this means for our food production systems. The event is free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Click the link above to register. Come any time between 11 a.m. -12 p.m. to attend the Spartanburg Regional health fair. The doors to the luncheon and presentation will open at 12 p.m. 

 

Heart Health Lunch & Learn: Cherokee Medical Center

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 12 – 1 p.m.
Cherokee Medical Center – Private Dining Room

February is National Heart Health Month. Join us at Cherokee Medical Center for a heart health lunch and learn. Our Chest Pain Coordinator, Nancy Terry, RN/BSN, EMT-P, will discuss overall heart health, including the risk factors of heart disease for men and women and review ways to lower your risk. Everyone is invited to this free event. Lunch will be provided; however advanced registration is required. Click the link above to register.

 

Sharing: Bereavement Support Group

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6 – 7 p.m.
Spartanburg Public Library

Sharing is a support group made up of parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of an infant under 1-year-old. Our desire is to provide an atmosphere for the newly bereaved parents to receive comfort and reassurance from parents who have had a similar experience. Registration is not required for this free support group. Call 864-560-6845 for more information.

 

Joint Care Seminar – Cherokee Medical Center

Thursday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cherokee Medical Center private dining room

Do you suffer from hip or knee pain due to arthritis, injury or overuse? If so, the Joint Care Program at Cherokee Medical Center invites you to attend one of our free seminars. Learn about treatment options, our customized approach to joint replacement and how we'll be there for you every step of the way. Click the date above to register for this free seminar.