Prenatal breastfeeding class Dec. 21


December SRHS events and happenings

Special to The Union Times



Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System “Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors” will be held Tuesdays in December at 5:30 p.m. in the education room of the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health. The sessions are an opportunity for cancer survivors to learn how to improve balance, breathing, and relaxation. No registration required. Please call 864-560-6747 for more information. Join us for Tai Chi every Tuesday.


Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System “Yoga for Cancer Survivors” will be held Thursdays in December at 5:30 p.m. in the education room of the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health. Our registered yoga instructor teaches you to relax mind and body with gentle yoga. Beginners and those with yoga experience are welcome. No registration required. Please call 864-560-6747 for more information.


Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s “Healthy and Balanced” program will be held Mondays in December at 6:30 p.m. at the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute — Spartanburg. Maintaining a healthy weight, consuming a nutrient rich diet, and engaging in regular physical activity 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 towards being healthy and balanced. For more information, call 560-7618 or email SurvivorshipProgram@gibbscc.org .


Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System A “Prenatal Breastfeeding Class” will be held Thursday, December 21 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Medical Group of the Carolinas — OB/GYN — Union. Join us and discover the benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby. This class is taught by Certified Lactation Consultant and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Mimi McCully, CPNP, IBCLC. For more information contact Medical Group of the Carolinas — OB/GYN — Union at 864-427-8380.


Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System A “Prepared Parents: Infant Care” class will be held Thursday, December 14, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom. Designed to prepare expectant parents for their 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. There is even a time for hands-on practice to help you feel more comfortable in your exciting new role as mom and dad! This class is co-taught by one of our local pediatricians and a perinatal educator. As of October 1, 2017, all prenatal and parent education classes have an associated fee. This allows us to provide families with the most up-to-date, evidence-based information and materials that provide realistic expectations of the birth experience and hospital stay. Contact Staci Gallman, RN, BSN, CLC, Women’s Service Program Coordinator at 864-560-BABY.


Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System There will be a “Grief Support Group” meeting Thursday, December 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional 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. Call 560-3856 to register or for more information. Grief Support Groups are an effective way to promote healing through education and support after the loss of a loved one or close friend. Contact Christi Foster at 864-560-3856 or 864-560-3900.


Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System “Pelham Carb Counters” will meet Tueasday, December 19 from 5-6 p.m. in the Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room. This free support group, which meets on the third Tuesday of every month, 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. For more information, please call 849-9339. Registration is not required. Contact Medical Group of the Carolinas — Diabetes Education at 864-560-6419.


Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System A “Diabetes Self-Management Education” program will be held Wednesday, December 20 from 9 a.m.-4- p.m. in the Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room. Diabetes affects every organ in the body and Medical Group of the Carolinas — Diabetes Education — Pelham can help you learn to manage it. Participants of 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. Contact us at 560-6465 for more information. Contact Medical Group of the Carolinas — Diabetes Education at 864-560-6419.


UPSTATE — Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s December events which includes a prenatal breastfeeding class in Union as well as other maternity-related programs, grief support groups, Tai Chi and yoga for cancer survivors, dietary instruction, and diabetes self-management at other SRHS facilities.

• Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors

Tuesdays in December, 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. Please call 864-560-6747 for more information.

• Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Thursdays in December, 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.

• Prepared: a Maternity Tour

Wednesday, December 13, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Monday, December 18, 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, December 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 and Delivery unit, as well as the Mother/Baby units at Spartanburg Medical Center. All questions are welcomed. If you are attending Childbirth class 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 go to www.spartanburgregional.com/community/events or call 864-560-BABY for more information.

• Healthy and Balanced

Mondays, December 11, and 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute — Spartanburg

Maintaining a healthy weight, consuming a nutrient rich diet, and engaging in regular physical activity 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 towards being healthy and balanced. To register for this event, call 864-560-7618 or go to www.spartanburgregional.com/community/events.

• Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)

Tuesday, December 19, 9-10 a.m.

Thursdays, December 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9-10 a.m.

Cleveland Park Events Center

Tuesdays, December 12 and 19, 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Fridays, December 8, 15 and 29, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Elite Senior Day Center

Join us for a one-hour strength, balance and 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. To learn more go to www.spartanburgregional.com/community/events.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class — Union

Thursday, December 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Join Medical Group of the Carolinas — OB/GYN — Union to discover the benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby. This free class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and pediatric nurse practitioner. Registration is not required, for more information call 864-427-8380.

• Table for Two

Wednesdays, December 6, 13 and 20, 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 baby to meet other mothers, discuss concerns and learn tips on breastfeeding and life with a new baby. Attendance is encouraged after your baby is two weeks old. The gathering is designed to be supportive, welcoming and casual, so come as you are and attend when you can! To register for this free event, visit www.spartanburgregional.com/community/events or call 864-560-2297 for more information.

• Prepared Siblings

Thursday, December 7, 3-4 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom

This fun and interactive class introduces brothers and sisters to the change 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 and Delivery unit will help ease their apprehension about the big day. Children may bring their favorite doll or toy for a diaper demo. To register visit www.spartanburgregional.com/community/events or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information.

• Prepared Breastfeeding

Thursday, December 7, 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, December 16, 1-2 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 (IBCLC). Please feel free to bring your spouse or support person. Visit www.spartanburgregional.com/community/events to register or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information.

• Free Hernia Screening

Monday, December 11, 4-6 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center Office Building, Community Room

Did you know the symptoms of a hernia include nausea and groin pain, in addition to a bulge in your lower abdomen? Are you experiencing any of these symptoms or concerned you have a hernia? Come for a free hernia screening with General Surgeon Derek Brenda, MD. Call 864-849-9555 to reserve your spot today.

• Prevent T2

Tuesday, December 12, 19 or 26, 2:30-3 p.m.

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

Want to learn more about how to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes? Prevent T2 is for you! Please attend one information session to learn more about the program which will begin in January 2018. Registration is not required for Prevent T2 information sessions. For more information call 864-560-6465

• Prepared Parents: Infant Care

Thursday, December 14, 6-7:30 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. There is even a time for hands-on practice to help you feel more comfortable in your exciting new role as mom and dad. This class is co-taught by one of our local pediatricians and a perinatal educator. Got to www.spartanburgregional.com/community/events to register or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information.

• Grief Support Group

Thursday, December 14, 6-7:30 p.m.

Spartanburg Regional Hospice House

Grief support groups provide a safe and supportive environment to talk about thoughts and feelings, and to find support after the loss of a loved one. There is no fee, but registration is required. Go to www.spartanburgregional.com/community/events to register or call 864-560-3856 for more information.

• Walk with Us

Friday, December 15, 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 health care questions answered? Join various health care professionals from Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System once a month for a five 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. Go to www.spartanburgregional.com/community/events for more information.

• Prepared Infant CPR

Saturday, December 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Saturday, December 16, 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. Come gain the confidence, skills and knowledge essential to saving an infant’s life. To register click on the link above or call 864-560-BABY (2229) for more information.

• Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, December 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. Got to www.spartanburgregional.com/community/events for more information or call 864-849-9339.

• Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, December 20, 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. Go to www.spartanburgregional.com/community/events to learn more, or call 864-560-6465 for more information.

• Heart Matters Support Group

Wednesday, December 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, go to www.spartanburgregional.com/community/events or call 864-560-8185 for more information.

Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System “Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors” will be held Tuesdays in December at 5:30 p.m. in the education room of the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health. The sessions are an opportunity for cancer survivors to learn how to improve balance, breathing, and relaxation. No registration required. Please call 864-560-6747 for more information. Join us for Tai Chi every Tuesday.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_Event-Image-Tai-Chi-for-Cancer-Survivors-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System “Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors” will be held Tuesdays in December at 5:30 p.m. in the education room of the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health. The sessions are an opportunity for cancer survivors to learn how to improve balance, breathing, and relaxation. No registration required. Please call 864-560-6747 for more information. Join us for Tai Chi every Tuesday.

Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System “Yoga for Cancer Survivors” will be held Thursdays in December at 5:30 p.m. in the education room of the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health. Our registered yoga instructor teaches you to relax mind and body with gentle yoga. Beginners and those with yoga experience are welcome. No registration required. Please call 864-560-6747 for more information.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_Event-Image-Yoga-for-Cancer-Survivors.jpgPhoto courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System “Yoga for Cancer Survivors” will be held Thursdays in December at 5:30 p.m. in the education room of the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health. Our registered yoga instructor teaches you to relax mind and body with gentle yoga. Beginners and those with yoga experience are welcome. No registration required. Please call 864-560-6747 for more information.

Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s “Healthy and Balanced” program will be held Mondays in December at 6:30 p.m. at the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute — Spartanburg. Maintaining a healthy weight, consuming a nutrient rich diet, and engaging in regular physical activity 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 towards being healthy and balanced. For more information, call 560-7618 or email SurvivorshipProgram@gibbscc.org .
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_heart-matters-support-group-chalkboard_800x400.jpgPhoto courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s “Healthy and Balanced” program will be held Mondays in December at 6:30 p.m. at the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute — Spartanburg. Maintaining a healthy weight, consuming a nutrient rich diet, and engaging in regular physical activity 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 towards being healthy and balanced. For more information, call 560-7618 or email SurvivorshipProgram@gibbscc.org .

Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System A “Prenatal Breastfeeding Class” will be held Thursday, December 21 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Medical Group of the Carolinas — OB/GYN — Union. Join us and discover the benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby. This class is taught by Certified Lactation Consultant and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Mimi McCully, CPNP, IBCLC. For more information contact Medical Group of the Carolinas — OB/GYN — Union at 864-427-8380.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_Event-Image-Prenatal.jpgPhoto courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System A “Prenatal Breastfeeding Class” will be held Thursday, December 21 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Medical Group of the Carolinas — OB/GYN — Union. Join us and discover the benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby. This class is taught by Certified Lactation Consultant and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Mimi McCully, CPNP, IBCLC. For more information contact Medical Group of the Carolinas — OB/GYN — Union at 864-427-8380.

Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System A “Prepared Parents: Infant Care” class will be held Thursday, December 14, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom. Designed to prepare expectant parents for their 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. There is even a time for hands-on practice to help you feel more comfortable in your exciting new role as mom and dad! This class is co-taught by one of our local pediatricians and a perinatal educator. As of October 1, 2017, all prenatal and parent education classes have an associated fee. This allows us to provide families with the most up-to-date, evidence-based information and materials that provide realistic expectations of the birth experience and hospital stay. Contact Staci Gallman, RN, BSN, CLC, Women’s Service Program Coordinator at 864-560-BABY.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_Event-Image-Infant-Care.jpgPhoto courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System A “Prepared Parents: Infant Care” class will be held Thursday, December 14, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower second floor classroom. Designed to prepare expectant parents for their 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. There is even a time for hands-on practice to help you feel more comfortable in your exciting new role as mom and dad! This class is co-taught by one of our local pediatricians and a perinatal educator. As of October 1, 2017, all prenatal and parent education classes have an associated fee. This allows us to provide families with the most up-to-date, evidence-based information and materials that provide realistic expectations of the birth experience and hospital stay. Contact Staci Gallman, RN, BSN, CLC, Women’s Service Program Coordinator at 864-560-BABY.

Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System There will be a “Grief Support Group” meeting Thursday, December 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional 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. Call 560-3856 to register or for more information. Grief Support Groups are an effective way to promote healing through education and support after the loss of a loved one or close friend. Contact Christi Foster at 864-560-3856 or 864-560-3900.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_grief-support-group-41004860_800x400.jpgPhoto courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System There will be a “Grief Support Group” meeting Thursday, December 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional 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. Call 560-3856 to register or for more information. Grief Support Groups are an effective way to promote healing through education and support after the loss of a loved one or close friend. Contact Christi Foster at 864-560-3856 or 864-560-3900.

Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System “Pelham Carb Counters” will meet Tueasday, December 19 from 5-6 p.m. in the Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room. This free support group, which meets on the third Tuesday of every month, 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. For more information, please call 849-9339. Registration is not required. Contact Medical Group of the Carolinas — Diabetes Education at 864-560-6419.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_carolina-carb-counters-pmc_800x400.jpgPhoto courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System “Pelham Carb Counters” will meet Tueasday, December 19 from 5-6 p.m. in the Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room. This free support group, which meets on the third Tuesday of every month, 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. For more information, please call 849-9339. Registration is not required. Contact Medical Group of the Carolinas — Diabetes Education at 864-560-6419.

Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System A “Diabetes Self-Management Education” program will be held Wednesday, December 20 from 9 a.m.-4- p.m. in the Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room. Diabetes affects every organ in the body and Medical Group of the Carolinas — Diabetes Education — Pelham can help you learn to manage it. Participants of 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. Contact us at 560-6465 for more information. Contact Medical Group of the Carolinas — Diabetes Education at 864-560-6419.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_diabetes-self-management-education-160_800x400.jpgPhoto courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System A “Diabetes Self-Management Education” program will be held Wednesday, December 20 from 9 a.m.-4- p.m. in the Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room. Diabetes affects every organ in the body and Medical Group of the Carolinas — Diabetes Education — Pelham can help you learn to manage it. Participants of 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. Contact us at 560-6465 for more information. Contact Medical Group of the Carolinas — Diabetes Education at 864-560-6419.
December SRHS events and happenings

Special to The Union Times

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