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February events at the SRHS

Special to The Union Times



SPARTANBURG — Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s February events. Celebrate Heart Month by learning how to eat healthy, stay active and keep your heart healthy.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Mondays Feb., 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. For more information on becoming a member, visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events.

Wealth (Walking, Eating And Learning Towards Health)

Mondays in Feb, 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 Feb., 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, keeping you active and independent. Registration is not required for this free class, which includes exercises and a workbook for staying active and independent. Visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events to learn more.

Table for Two

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 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 RegionalWomensHealth.com or call 864-560-2297.

Maternity Tour, Center for Women

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 20, 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. For more information, call 864-560-BABY (2294).

Breastfeeding Class

Thursday, Feb. 16, 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).

Prepared Childbirth

Tuesday, Feb. 14 and 21 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, Feb. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 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.

Infant Care

Thursday, Feb. 9, 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).

Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour

Thursday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m.

Publix at Hillcrest

Monday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.

BI-LO, Inman

Friday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.

BI-LO, Union

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

Publix at Thornblade

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.

Prevent T2 Pelham

Friday, Feb. 10, 1-2 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 17. 1-2 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 24, 1-2 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

Want to learn more about how to prevent type 2 diabetes? Prevent T2 is for you! Prevent T2 is a year-long program to help you learn lasting lifestyle changes and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. Attend one of our free information sessions to learn more about this program. Register to attend online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Pelham-Events or call 864-560-6465.

CPR Saturday

Saturday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

WestGate Mall, Spartanburg

This “CPR for Family and Friends” course gives participants an opportunity to learn how to be a life saver but is not intended for school or job requirements. It is recommended for ages 8 and over. Join us in the Costco entrance. Participants will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last. An automated external defibrillator (AED) will be donated to the church that brings the most participants (based on the percentage of attendance by membership). Registration is not required for this free event.

Birth Basics

Saturday, Feb. 11, 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 864-560-BABY (2294).

Revitalize Your Health

Monday, Feb. 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Spartanburg

Discover how the power of food can prevent and treat chronic disease from an international expert in plant-based nutrition. Join us as we welcome James F. Loomis, MD, MBA, medical director of the Barnard Medical Center in Washington, DC, as he shares his personal journey to health through plant-based nutrition. Registration is not required for this free public event.

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 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.

Red Shoe Luncheon

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church Spartanburg

On Valentine’s Day, join us to learn how to revolutionize your health with James F. Loomis, MD, MBA, an internationally known expert on whole food plant based nutrition. The event is free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Heart or, for more information call the Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center at 864-560-4472. And don’t forget to wear your red shoes!

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 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, Feb. 15, 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.

Sibling Class

Thursday, Feb. 16, 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).

Walk, Dance or Run for Your Life!

Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Downtown Spartanburg

Take action today to prevent heart disease! By being active just 30 minutes a day you can have a healthier tomorrow. Join us and learn about different kinds of exercise and participate in screenings, education sessions and panel discussions on important health issues. Learn the moves you can make for better health. Register for this free event online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events.

Infant CPR

Saturday, Feb. 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 18, 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 864-560-BABY (2294).

Car Seat Inspection

Thursday, Feb. 23, 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. Appointments are required, call Safe Kids Spartanburg at 864-560-6845 to schedule an appointment.

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 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.

The Healthy Heart

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 12-1 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center Medical Office Building Community Room

Join cardiologist Joseph E. Mobley, MD, and learn what it takes to have a healthy heart. A healthy lunch is provided at this free event, but registration is required. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Pelham-Events or call 864-849-9130.

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February events at the SRHS

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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