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Events and Happenings at Spartanburg Regional in May

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This information is provided and sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare.

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s May events. This month get a free skin cancer screening, learn how to stay active and independent, and meet other breastfeeding moms.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Mondays in May, 5:30 – 7p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

Maintaining a healthy weight after the completion of cancer treatment can be challenging. With the proper tools and support, you can achieve your weight-loss goals. TOPS is a weight-loss support group for cancer survivors. For more information on becoming a member, visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events.

Wealth (Walking, Eating And Learning Towards Health)

Mondays in May, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

If you are a cancer survivor looking for a fun way to engage in regular physical activity, we encourage you and your caregiver to join WEALTH! Participants meet twice weekly for a 30-minute walking session, which concludes with a brief nutrition education class. For more information, visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-7618.

Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)

Tuesdays and Thursdays in May, 9 – 10 a.m.

Cleveland Park Event Center

Join us for a one-hour strength, balance and fitness class for older adults designed to increase physical ability to keep you active and independent. Registration is not required for this free class, which includes exercises and a workbook. Visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events to learn more.

Table for Two

Wednesdays in May, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower, second floor classroom

Table for Two is a weekly support group for breastfeeding moms. Mothers with babies between 2 weeks and 6 months old are invited to attend. This group gives breastfeeding mothers an opportunity to meet other new moms, ask questions and share concerns. Register for this free support group at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-2297.

Maternity Tour, Center for Women

Monday, May 1, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Monday, May 15, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center  

A guided tour of our labor, delivery and postpartum areas eases stress on the day of the delivery by allowing you to become familiar with what to expect during your hospital stay. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or for more information, call 864-560-BABY (2294).

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, May 2, 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.

Breastfeeding Class

Thursday, May 4, 6 – 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 18, 6 – 8 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

This two-hour class is an in-depth introduction to breastfeeding that includes the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby and problem-solving tips. Learn practical solutions for everyday challenges, how to overcome occasional obstacles and how to continue at breastfeeding after you return to work. The class is taught by a certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). Spouses and support people are encouraged to attend with you. For more information or to register, visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-BABY (2294).

Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest

Friday, May 5, 6 – 10 p.m.

Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Downtown Greer

The Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest features the best of the old and adds exciting new activities with the goal of being the Upstate's favorite family festival. This two-day event features live music on the Main Stage, Creation Station, KidsZone, Food Court, and over 150 vendors throughout the festival. Join Pelham Medical Center for free screenings, giveaways and much more. Cancer screenings will be conducted on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Healing at Hatcher

Saturday, May 6, 1 – 3 p.m.

Hatcher Garden, Spartanburg, SC

A community event that provides a special time for families to celebrate loved ones who have passed away. Join us for music, refreshments, art and nature activities, followed by a ceremony of remembrance. Registration is not required for this event. For more information, call 864-560-3900.

Skin Cancer Screenings

Tuesday, May 9, 5 – 7 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

Approximately 3 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year making it the most common form of cancer in the United States. It is also the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute celebrates Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May with free skin cancer screenings to help you, protect your skin. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-6747 for more information.

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, May 9, 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 modification that patients can build upon after surgery. No registration is necessary.

Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour

Tuesday, May 9, 7 p.m.

BILO, Union

Thursday, May 18, 10 a.m.

BILO, Inman

Join dietitian Kerri Stewart, RD, LD, for a tour of your local grocery store. She’ll share what to look for on a food label, healthy cooking tips, recipes and general advice for navigating any grocery store. Reservations should be made in advance, as space is limited to six participants per tour. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-4472 for more information.

Grief Support Group

Wednesdays, May 10, 17, 24 and 31, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 18, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Hospice House

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. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-3856 for more information.

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17, 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 2,250 weight loss surgeries. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

Brain Cancer Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony

Thursday, May 11, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month and Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute would like to take time to celebrate and remember our brain cancer survivors and families. Join us for a special ceremony to honor our survivors and remember those who have lost their fight. Light refreshments will be served. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-6747 for more information.  

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, May 16, 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. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month. For more information, visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Pelham-Events or call 864-849-9339.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, May 17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building community room

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. Visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Pelham-Events or call 864-560-6465 for more information.

Sibling Class

Thursday, May 18, 3 – 4 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. They will learn how to feed, rock, change diapers and hold their new brother or sister. Children may bring their favorite doll or toy to use in the diapering demonstration. We recommend the class for children from 2-12 years old. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Your child/children will watch a video, have a discussion and take a tour. For more information or to register, visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-BABY (2294).

Walk with Us

Friday, May 19, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Liberty Park, Spartanburg

There are so many health benefits to walking, but what could be better than getting your physical activity while you get your healthcare questions answered? Join various healthcare professionals from SRHS once a month for a 5 minute health talk. Then join us as we walk at our own pace around the Liberty Park loop for 25 minutes. All fitness levels and ages welcome. Grab your sneakers and let’s walk.

Skin Cancer Screenings at Immediate Care Center – Pelham

Saturday, May 20, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Immediate Care Center – Pelham, 3611 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC

Approximately 3 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, making it the most common form of cancer in the United States. It is also the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. Immediate Care Center – Pelham marks Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May with free skin cancer screenings to help you, protect your skin. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-530-3500 for more information.

Veterans’ Memorial Day Service

Sunday, May 21, 2 – 3 p.m.

Hospice House

Join us as we remember and honor our veterans for Memorial Day. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-3900 for more information.

Heart Matters Support Group

Wednesday, May 24, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church Spartanburg

Heart Matters is a support group for women living with or at risk of heart disease. Lunch and monthly programs are provided. There is no fee, but registration is required. Visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events to register. For more information, please call 864-560-8185.

Combined Support Group

Thursday, May 25, 6 – 7 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

This bi-monthly support group meeting is open to all cancer survivors. In May, we will host a variety of vendors from the cancer community who will share the different resources available to cancer survivors. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more and share fellowship with other survivors. For more information, or to register please call 864-560-6747.

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