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Start the new year off with health!

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s January events. Expectant parents can prepare for their childbirth experience at one of our prenatal classes. Explore the science behind a plant-based diet. Take an interactive grocery store tour and learn how to eat healthy on a budget.

Healthy and Balanced

Mondays in Jan., 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 link above to register.

Tai Chi for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Tuesdays in Jan., 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 while practicing Tai Chi. Call 864-560-6747 for more information about this class. Click on the link above to register.

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Thursdays in Jan., 5:30 – 6:30 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 about this class.

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays in Jan., 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. This class includes exercises and a workbook. Click on the link above for more information.

Table for Two — Breastfeeding Support Group

Saturday, Jan. 4 and 18, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 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. Click on the preferred day above to register. Call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Prediabetes Workshop

Monday, Jan. 6, 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. Pre-registration is required. Click on the date above to register. Call 864-849-9705 for more information.

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 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. Call 864-560-6419 ext. 5 or click on the date above to register.

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 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. Call 864-849-9339 for more information. Click on the date above to register.

Prepared Childbirth: 2-week series

Tuesday, Jan. 7 and 14, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

This class meets two consecutive Tuesdays. You will learn everything you need to know about the birth process to help reduce your anxiety during delivery. This class includes a tour of the Labor & Delivery and the mother/baby unit. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. To register, click on the date above.

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

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

This free seminar covers detailed information about gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy weight loss surgery. Call 864-560-7070 for more information. To register, click on the date above.

Prepared Breastfeeding

Thursday, Jan. 9, 6 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 18, 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. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the preferred date above to register.

The Beginner’s Guide to a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet

Thursday, Jan. 9, 6 – 7 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center, community center

Paige Meacham Gault, MD with Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes and Endocrinology – Pelham, with share principles, tell about the benefits and answer the most common questions about a whole food, plant-based diet. Dinner is provided; registration is required. Click on the date above to register.

Prepared: A Maternity Tour

Monday, Jan. 13 and 27, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 13 and 27, 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 unit 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 because they include a tour of maternity areas. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the preferred time above to register.

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 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. Call 864-560-7070 or click on the date above to register.

Heart Matters Support Group

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 11:30 – 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, education, and fellowship. The topic for January will be The Lifelong Learning Center at Wofford College. Call 864-560-8185 for more information. Lunch is provided; registration is required. Click on the date above to register.

Grocery Store Tour — Spartanburg

Thursday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Publix Super Market, Hillcrest

Join our registered dietician for an interactive tour of a local grocery store. Learn how to read food labels, get healthy cooking tips and gain general knowledge for navigating through any grocery store. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, click on the date above. Call 864-560-4472 for more information.

Monthly Grief Support Group

Thursday, Jan. 16, 6 – 7 p.m.

Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home

The purpose of this support group is to facilitate a safe and healing grief process for persons who are adjusting to a significant death in their lives. Our groups are supportive and educational in nature and open to all members of the community. Call 864-560-3856 for more information. Click on the date above to register.

Prepared Parents: Infant Care

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6 – 8 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

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. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the date above to register.

Plant Pure Nation: 2-week Health and Weight Loss Seminar

Saturday, Jan. 18 and 25, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center, auditorium

This 2-week video series will explore the science behind plant-based diets. This is not a temporary or short-term weight loss program, but a program that focuses on long-term strategies and dietary changes to improve health. Participants will receive a complimentary workbook and other support resources at the end of the second session. Call 864-560-8185 for more information. Click on the link above to register.

Lamaze Childbirth (4-week series)

Sundays, Jan. 19 – Feb. 9, 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 to help better prepare for the birthing experience. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the link above to register.

Prepared Siblings

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

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. Call 864-560-BABY for more information.

Car Seat Inspection

Thursday, Jan. 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center

Safe Kids of the Piedmont and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System have teamed up to provide one-on-one instruction on the proper way to install car and booster seats. Individual appointments provide one-on-one instruction on the proper way to install car seats and booster seats. Click on the date above for more information. Call 864-560-6845 to reserve an appointment time and to get directions.

Survivor Engagement Night

Thursday, Jan. 23, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, Spartanburg

Relay For Life of Spartanburg invites cancer survivors and caregivers to enjoy an evening of fun, Bingo and door prizes. Click on the date above to register.

Prepared Parents: Infant CPR

Saturday, Jan. 25, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25, 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 skills and confidence to turn a life-threatening situation into a lifesaving one. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the preferred time above to register.

Grocery Store Tour — Union

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7 – 9 p.m.
Bi-Lo, Union

Join our registered dietician for an interactive tour of a local grocery store. Learn how to read food labels, get healthy cooking tips and gain general knowledge for navigating through any grocery store. Space is limited and registration is required. Click on the date above to register. Call 864-560-4472 for more information.