SRHS events and happenings


Welvista Community Wellness Event Saturday

Special to The Union Times



SPARTANBURG — Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s events in November. Help raise awareness for lung cancer, learn how to help your daughter face puberty or learn about weight loss options.

One of the SRHS events this month is the Welvista Community Wellness Event which will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the USC Union Truluck Activity Center.

In announcing the event, SRHS invited the public to “join us for a community-wide wellness event to address health concerns such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), diabetes, hypertension, behavioral health conditions, as well as other chronic diseases within the community. Healthcare volunteers and patient advocates will work with the community to provide information and health screenings.”

The announcement further states that “registration is not required for this free event. To learn more visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events.”

Also on the SRHS calendar in November are the following events and happenings:

• TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Mondays in November, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

Maintaining a healthy weight after the completion of cancer treatment can be challenging, but 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 November, 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! 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.

• Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors

Tuesdays in in November, 5:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Activity 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 in November, 5:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Activity 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.

• Prenatal Breastfeeding Class — Union

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 12 – 1 p.m.

Medical Group of the Carolinas — OB/GYN — Union

Join us and discover the benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby. A certified lactation consultant and pediatric nurse practitioner teach this class. Registration is not required for this free event.

• Table for Two

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 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 two weeks and six months old are invited to attend. This group gives breastfeeding mothers an opportunity to meet other new moms, ask questions and share concerns. Registration is not required for this free support group. For more information, call 864-560-2297.

• Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

Thursday, Nov. 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

All leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma survivors are welcome to attend. Supper is provided. To register, please call 864-560-6530.

• Breastfeeding Class

Thursday, Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 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 RegionalWomensHealth.com or call 864-560-BABY (2294).

• Your Next Step is the Cure 5K Walk/Run

Saturday, Nov. 5, 7:30 a.m.

Duncan Park, Spartanburg, SC

This fun, family-friendly event raises much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF), a non-profit organization nationally known for its tireless fight against lung cancer. Whether you want to walk, jog or run, whether you choose to participate as an individual or as part of a team, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure! Register online at Spartanburg2016.YourNextStepIsTheCure.org.

• Girlology: Something New About You!

Sunday, Nov. 6, -3 p.m.

Heart Center Auditorium

When fourth- and fifth-grade girls learn about puberty before it happens, they face it with greater confidence and even excitement. This is the perfect time to start healthy, factual conversations. Learn how to talk with your child about body changes during puberty and how to continue the conversation with her as she develops. Register online at Girlology.com.

• Prepared Childbirth

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 15 and 22 from 6-8 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower Second-Floor Classroom

This three-week prenatal education series is taught by registered nurses with years of labor and delivery experience. The classes cover topics such as the process of labor and delivery, signs of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques and cesarean birth. It also includes a tour of the labor and delivery suites and a film of actual deliveries. For more information or to register, visit RegionalWomensHealth.com or call 864-560-BABY (2294).

• Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 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.

• Veterans Lung Cancer Risk Assessment

Thursday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Activity Room

Most veterans are not aware that they are among those at highest risk for lung cancer. That’s why Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute is sponsoring a Veterans Lung Cancer Risk Assessment. Veterans will take a risk assessment and will be scheduled for a low-dose CT scan if they meet the necessary qualifications. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events, or call 864-560-6747 for additional information.

• Infant Care

Thursday, Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower Second-Floor Classroom

This class is a great introduction to baby care for mom and her support person. It covers the basics of infant care and nurturing in a 90-minute 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. Register online at RegionalWomensHealth.com or call 864-560-BABY (2294).

• Look Good, Feel Better

Monday, Nov. 14, 12-1 p.m.

Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health Conference Room

This is a free makeover program open to all women receiving chemotherapy, radiation or other forms of treatment. The goal of the program is to help women manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Call 864-560-6747 to register.

• Overcome Obesity & Diabetes Risk Prevention

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6-7:30 p.m.

Heart Center Auditorium

Over weight? High blood sugar? Are you getting heavier each year? Family history of diabetes?

Join us to learn ways to overcome weight gain and minimize your risk of developing diabetes. Mayte Sandrin, MD, will discuss type 2 diabetes prevention and will share causes of obesity, consequences and risks. Register online for this free event at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events

• Shine a Light for Lung Cancer Prayer Vigil

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

Join us as we honor those who are fighting lung cancer and remember those who have lost their battle with the disease. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events.

• Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 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.

• Heart Matters Support Group

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 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.

• Car Seat Inspection

Thursday, Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center

Four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly. It is very important to have your child safety seat inspected by a certified child passenger safety technician. Please call Safe Kids Spartanburg at 864-560-6845 for an appointment.

• Sibling Class

Thursday, Nov. 17, 4-5 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 RegionalWomensHealth.com or call 864-560-BABY (2294).

• Birth Basics

Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m-2:30 p.m.

Montgomery Tower Second-Floor Classroom

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. Register online at RegionalWomensHealth.com or call 560-BABY(2294).

• Infant CPR

Saturday, Nov. 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Montgomery Tower Second-Floor Classroom

Infant CPR offers lifesaving safety information for your new baby. Space is limited to eight participants, so please register early. Register online at RegionalWomensHealth.com or call 560-BABY (2294).

• Surviving Stroke Support Group

Monday, Nov. 21, 20, 6-7 p.m.

Thomas E. Hanna YMCA, Spartanburg

This support group is intended for stroke survivors and their families and is facilitated by two speech language pathologists. Time is spent sharing educational information about stroke and stroke recovery. The group provides an opportunity for attendees to receive emotional and practical support from other stroke survivors. Each meeting includes a 15-20 minute speaker or activity and light snacks. For more information, call 864-560-2132 or email klundis@srhs.com.

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Welvista Community Wellness Event Saturday

Special to The Union Times

This story courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

This story courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

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