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Head into spring with these healthy events

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s March events. This month, learn how to stay healthy and balanced after cancer, how stop type 2 diabetes before it starts, and prepare for your impending arrival with our prenatal classes.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Ongoing event

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 attend a class near you.

Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors

Tuesdays in March, 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 March, 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 March, 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, call 864-560-7618.

Prediabetes Workshop

Monday, March 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

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

Monday, March 7, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MGC – Family Medicine – Duncan

Friday, March 29, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MGC – Family Medicine – Landrum

Wednesday, March 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 lifesaving screening. To learn more about the Mammography Assistance Program, call 864-560-6144.

Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)

Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 9 – 10 a.m.
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9 – 10 a.m.

Cleveland Park Events Center

Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Fridays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29, 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 one of the links above to learn more.

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, March 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 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.

Seniors: Add a Little Spice

Tuesday, March 5, 3 – 4 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus, Conference Center

Seniors, expand your knowledge on the health benefits of spices, learn proper storage and how to buy them on a budget. Advanced registration is required for this free event, click the link above to register.

Food For Life: Cancer Project (Nutrition & Cooking Classes)

Tuesdays, March 5 - 26, 5:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

Are you a cancer survivor interested in learning more about nutrition, preparing healthy meals, and trying delicious recipes? If so, we have the perfect class for you! Join “Food For Life” instructor Terri Edwards and learn how to add more plant-based foods to your diet. This four-week class will cover an introduction to how foods fight cancer, dairy alternatives, cancer-fighting compounds and more. As the class tuition of $100 is being paid by our generous community donors, a commitment to all four classes and advanced registration is required. To register contact the survivorship program at 864-560-7618 or survivorshipprogram@gibbscc.org.

Table for Two

Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 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 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.

Gallbladder Disease: What you need to know

Thursday, March 7, 12 - 1 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building community room

Join general surgeon Mackenzie Bartz, MD, and learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment of gallbladder disease. Advance registration is required and a healthy lunch will be provided. Click the link above or call 864-849-9130 to register.

Prepared Childbirth: Spartanburg Medical Center - Mary Black Campus

Thursday, March 14, 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, March 11, 12:15 – 1 :15 p.m.
Monday, March 11, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Monday, March 25, 12:15 – 1 :15 p.m.
Monday, March 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.

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

Tuesday, March 12, 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, and information about preregistration. 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 available by appointment. Call 864-573-3005 for more information.

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, March 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, March 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 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.

Expecting You: Maternity Fair

Saturday, March 16, 9 – 11 a.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus

Are you pregnant or thinking of becoming a parent soon? Then we’re expecting you at the Spartanburg Medical Center - Mary Black Campus Maternity Fair. Tour our family birthing center, visit with vendors, and take the edge off your urges at our cravings bar. We’ll shower you with information. New and expectant parents and family are welcome to attend this free event, but advanced registration is required. Click the link above to register.

Prostate Cancer Screening

Monday, March 18, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute – Union

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute is offering free Prostate Cancer Screening for men age 40-70. Advanced registration is required. Click the link above to register or call 864-560-1966 for more information.

Monthly Grief Support Group

Tuesday, March 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. 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, March. 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, March 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 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 of the class to register or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Heart Matters Support Group

Wednesday, March 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.

Prepared Breastfeeding

Thursday, March 21, 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.

Prepared Parents: Infant CPR

Saturday, March 23, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 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. 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.

Senior Adult: Kidney Health Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, March 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus, Conference Center

March is National Kidney Month. Join urologist, Barry Bodie, MD, to learn more about your kidneys and what you can do to preserve kidney health. Complimentary blood pressure checks and a healthy lunch are provided at this free event but advance registration is required. Click the date above to register online.

AARP Driver Safety Course

Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus, Conference Center

Take the AARP Smart Driver ™ classroom course and refresh your driving skills and knowledge of the road. Learn techniques for handling left turns, right-of-way and roundabouts. Discover proven driving methods to help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. The class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Advance registration is required, pay by cash or check at check-in. The Mary Black Conference Center is located in the Hugh R. Black building at 1650 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg.