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June 2017 Events

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This information is provided and sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Mondays in June, 5:30 – 7 p.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. Click the date above for more information on becoming a member.

Wealth (Walking, Eating and Learning Towards Health)

Mondays in June, 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, click the date above, or call 864-560-7618.

Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)

Tuesdays and Thursdays in June, 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. Click the date above to learn more.

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Thursdays June, 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. Click the date above for more information or call 864-560-6747.

Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors

Tuesdays in June, 5:30 p.m.

Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health Education Room

Cancer patients and survivors learn how to improve balance, breathing and relaxation. Registration is not required for this free event. Click the date above for more information or call 864-560-6747.

Breastfeeding Class

Thursday, June 1, 6 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 17, 1 – 3 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. Click the dates above to register or call 864-560-BABY (2294) for more information.

Cancer Survivors Day

Sunday, June 4, 2 – 4 p.m.

Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium

Cancer Survivors Day honors the perseverance and courage of all cancer survivors. Join Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute for the afternoon as we celebrate survivorship. Don't miss the opportunity to have fun with other survivors, family and friends. We have four seats reserved for you and three guests. Admission is free and no registration is required. Click the date above for more information or call the Cancer Learning Center at 864-560-6747.

Being Mortal

Monday, June 5, 1 – 3 p.m.

Spartanburg Public Library

If you thought you were dying, what would matter most? Join a national dialogue taking place in your community concerning an inescapable reality of life: death. Gather with friends, neighbors and peers to watch the FRONTLINE documentary Being Mortal, which explores what matters most to patients and families experiencing serious illness. Click the date above to learn more or call Kensey Boyd at 443-257-8913. Light refreshments will be served.

Maternity Tour, Center for Women

Monday, June 5, 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. Click the dates above to register or call 864-560-BABY (2294) for more information.

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, June 6, 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 on the dates above for more information.

Table for Two

Wednesday, June 7, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower, second floor classroom

Table for Two is a 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. Click on the dates above to register for this free support group or call 864-560-2297.

Infant Care

Thursday, June 8, 6 – 8 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower, second-floor classroom

This class is a great introduction to baby care for moms and their support person. It covers the basics of infant care and nurturing in a 1 ½ hour class. Learn about a variety of topics including bathing, feeding, sleeping, diapering, umbilical cord care, safety and other practical concerns. Please let us know if a support person will attend with you.  Click on the dates above to register or call 864-560-BABY (2294) for more information.

Sibling Class

Thursday, June 8, 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 3-12 years old. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Your child/children will watch a video, have a discussion and take a tour. Click the link above to register or call 864-560-BABY (2294) for more information.

Hospice Volunteer Training

Thursday, June 8, 15, & 22, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home

Hospice volunteers serve in order to lighten the burdens of others and lend a helping hand to hospice patients and their families. If you would like to learn more about becoming a hospice volunteer and our upcoming training sessions, register online by clinking the link above or contact our volunteer coordinator at 864-560-5635.

Gaffney Mobile Mammography Screening Days

Thursday, June 10, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Beltline Courts, Gaffney

Saturday, June 17, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Walmart, Gaffney

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. 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. Call 864-560-6144 to schedule an appointment. Click on the dates above for more information.

Birth Basics

Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Birth Basics teaches a balance of information and skills for labor. Learn what to expect and the choices you have to help you be as comfortable as possible during your birth experience. Your support person is welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to bring a healthy snack/lunch and drink for our break; no food will be provided. Click on the above dates to register online or call 864-560-BABY (2294) for more information.

Prevent T2

Monday, June 12, 4:30 – 5 p.m.

Monday, June 19, 4:30 – 5 p.m.

Monday, June 26, 4:30 – 5 p.m.

Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education, Spartanburg

Prevent T2 is a year-long diabetes prevention program that will help you learn lasting healthy lifestyle changes. No registration is necessary. For more information, click on the above dates or contact Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education at 864-560-6419.

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, June 13, 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. Click the date above for more information.

Walk with Us

Friday, June 16, 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. No registration is required. Click the link above more information.

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, June 20, 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. Click the date above for more information or call 864-849-9339.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, June 21, 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. To learn more, click the date above or call 864-560-6465 for more information.

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, June21, 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. Click the link above to register online or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

Heart Matters Support Group

Wednesday, June 21, 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. Click the link above to register online or call 864-560-8185 for more information.

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