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Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System December events

Special to The Union Times



SPARTANBURG — Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s events in December. Learn about how to prepare for child birth, get a car seat inspection, or attend a weight loss information seminar.

• TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Mondays in December, 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 December, 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.

• Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Thursdays in December, 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.

• Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors

Tuesdays in December, 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.

• Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, Dec. 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.

• Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)

Tuesdays and Thursdays in December, 9-10 a.m.

Cleveland Park Event Center

SAIL is an exercise class for older adults designed to increase strength and balance, keeping you active and independent. Please note class with not meet Dec. 15 or 27 due to a conflict at the venue. Registration is not required for this free class

• Table for Two

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 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.

• Breastfeeding Class

Thursday, Dec. 15, 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).

• Infant Care

Thursday, Dec. 8, 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 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. Register online at RegionalWomensHealth.com or call 864-560-BABY (2294).

• Look Good, Feel Better

Monday, Dec. 12, 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.

• Sibling Class

Thursday, Dec. 12, 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).

• Prostate Cancer Screening — Gaffney

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 5-6:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute — Gaffney

The five-year survival rate for prostate cancer is nearly 100 percent, so get screened. Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute is offering free prostate cancer screenings for men ages 40 to 64 who are uninsured or do not have a primary care physician. Visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-6508 to schedule a screening.

• Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 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.

• Surviving Stroke Support Group

Monday, Dec. 19, 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.

Masquerade $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale

Monday, Dec. 19, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 7 a.m-5 p.m.

Union Medical Center Lobby

Visit the Masquerade $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale. Jewelry, accessories, hats, scarves, and much more, each item is only $5! Join us and support the Volunteer Employee Scholarship Fund.

• Pelham Carb Counters

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

• Heart Matters Support Group

Wednesday, Dec. 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. Visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events to register. For more information, please call 864-560-8185

• Car Seat Inspection

Thursday, Dec. 22, 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.

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Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System December events

Special to The Union Times

This story courtesy of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

This story courtesy of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

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