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Join us for health events in October

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s October events. Expectant parents can prepare for their childbirth experience at one of our prenatal classes. Ladies, gather information about breast health at our Pink Party. Learn more about the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet.

Healthy and Balanced

Mondays in October, 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. Call 864-560-7618 for more information. Click on the date above to register.

Tai Chi for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Tuesdays in October, 5:30 - 6:30 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. Please call 864-560-6747 for more information. Click on the link above to register for this free class.

Table for Two

Wednesdays in October, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 5 and 17, 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. Click on the date of the event above to register. Call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Thursdays in October, 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. Click on the link above to register. Call 864-560-6747 for more information.

Prepared Breastfeeding

Thursday, Oct. 17, 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 one of the dates above to register. Call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Prediabetes Workshop

Monday, Oct. 7, 10 – 11 a.m.

Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education, Regional Outpatient Center

Learn more about prediabetes and how to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. Call 864-560-6419 ext. 5 for more information. Click on the date above to register.

Stay Active & Independent for Life (S.A.I.L.)

Tuesday, Oct. 8 and 15, 9 – 10 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 10 and 17, 9 – 10 a.m.

Cleveland Park Events Center

This one-hour fitness class for older adults is designed to increase strength and balance, keeping you active and independent. This class includes exercises and a workbook. Click on the link above to register.

Table for Two – Union

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 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. Click on the date of the event above to register. Call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6 – 7 p.m.

Medical Group of the Carolinas — Weight Loss Services lobby

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 that promotes healthy lifestyle changes and behavior modifications that patients can build upon after surgery. Call 864-560-7070 for more information. Click on the date above to register.

Focus After 50: EMS 101

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2 – 3 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus, Conference Center

When you or a loved one find yourself in the emergency room, it will help reduce anxiety by knowing what to expect. This seminar will help answer any questions you may have about emergency care. Call 864-573-3921 for more information about Focus After 50. Click on the date above to register.

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 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 on the date above to register. Call 864-560-7070 for more information.

The Veg Edge Potluck Dinner

Thursday, Oct. 10, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, auditorium

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 that includes no oil and minimally added sugar and salt and a copy of the recipe to share. Click on the date above to register. Call 864-560-8185 for more details.

Grocery Store Tour – Gaffney

Monday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. - 12 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. Call 864-560-4472 for more information.

Prepared: A Maternity Tour

Monday, Oct. 14, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 14, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 28, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 28, 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. 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.

Monthly Grief Support Group

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17, 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, Oct. 15, 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. Call 864-849-9339 for more information.

Prepared Siblings

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 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.

Heart Matters Support Group

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

William L. Arthur Center, Spartanburg

Heart Matters is open to women with or at risk for heart disease. Join us monthly for lunch, support and education. A lunch reservation is required. Click on the date above to register. Call 864-560-8185 for more information.

Table for Two – Mary Black Campus

Thursday, Oct. 17, 9 – 10 a.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus, Family Birthing 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.

Ladies Night Out Pink Party

Thursday, Oct. 17, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Cherokee Medical Center, Outpatient Entrance

Get important information about breast health while you shop with local vendors, enjoy refreshments and delight in a little pampering. Time for your mammogram? Call 864-560-7777 to schedule to have it done during this event or at a time that is most convenient for you. Click on the date above to register.

Breast Cancer Survivor’s Game Night

Thursday, Oct. 17, 6 – 8 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, Spartanburg

Women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis are invited to join us for a night filled with games, fun and prizes. For more information, call 864-560-6747. Click on the date above to register.

Prepared Parents: Infant CPR

Saturday, Oct. 19, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 19, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

This non-certification infant CPR class is designed specifically to give expectant parents the skill and confidence to turn a life-threatening situation into a lifesaving one. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the date above to register.

Grocery Store Tour – Inman

Monday, Oct. 21, 7 – 9 p.m.

BI-LO, Inman

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. Call 864-560-4472 for more information.

Prepared: A Maternity Tour – Mary Black Campus

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 5 – 6 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center - Mary Black Campus, Family Birthing Center

This guided tour provides expectant parents an opportunity to become familiar with the Labor & Delivery unit and we as the mother/baby units at Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus. A support person or spouse is welcome. To register, click on the date above. Call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Sharing: A Bereavement Support Group

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 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 1 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.

Survivor Engagement Night

Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, Spartanburg

Relay For Life of Spartanburg invites cancer survivors and caregivers to join us for a night of popcorn, bingo and door prizes. Click on the date above to register for this free event.

Prepared Parents: Infant Care – Mary Black Campus

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 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, medical and safety information and much more. Click the link above to register or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Stone Cold Facts about Kidney Stones

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

Urologist Barry Bodie, MD with Medical Group of the Carolinas – Urology – Pelham, will share information about causes, prevention and treatment options for kidney stones. Lunch is provided by reservation only, please. Click on the date above to register.