SMC hosts Maternity Fair May 21


May events and happenings at SRHS

Special to The Times



Courtesy photo The Expecting You-Maternity Fair will be held at the Spartanburg Medical Center on May 21. It is one of a number of events and happenings sponsored by the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in May.


SPARTANBURG — Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s events in May. Join us at our many activities including a skin cancer screening, Greer Family Festival, and Maternity Fair!

• TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Mondays in May, 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 May, 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 May, 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 May, 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.

• Maternity Tour, Center for Women

Monday, May 2, 5:45-7 p.m.

Monday, May 16, 5:45-7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18, 12:15-1 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower Lobby

A guided tour of our labor, delivery and post-partum areas eases stress on the day of the delivery by allowing you to become familiar with the hospital, what to expect during your hospital stay, parking and waiting areas. For more information, or to register visit RegionalWomensHealth.com or call 864-560-BABY (2294).

• Food for Life: Cancer Project

Mondays, May 2 and 9, 5:45-7:45 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

Are you a cancer survivor interested in learning more about nutrition, preparing healthy meals, and trying delicious recipes? If so we have the perfect class for you! Join Food for Life Instructor Terri Edwards and learn how to add more plant-based foods to your diet. This four-week class will cover how foods fight cancer, incorporating more low fat and high fiber foods in your diet, alternatives to dairy, cancer-fighting compounds in food and how to maintain a healthy weight. The class tuition of $100 is being paid by our generous community donors; however, a commitment to all four classes and advanced registration is required. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-7618.

• Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour

Monday, May 2, 7 p.m.

BI-LO Inman

Friday, May 13, 10 a.m.

BI-LO Union

Join dietitian Kerri Lindberg, 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.

• Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, May 3, 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.

• Prepared Childbirth

Tuesday, May 3, 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 deliver 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).

• Breastfeeding Class

Thursday, May 5, 6-8 p.m.

Thursday, May 19, 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 & baby and problem-solving tips. Learn how to overcome occasional obstacles, practical solutions, and how to continue 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).

• Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

Thursday, May 5, 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.

• Grief Support Group

Thursday, May 5, 6-7:30 p.m.

Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Drive

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. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-3856 for more information.

• Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest

Friday, May 6, 6-10 p.m.

Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Downtown Greer

The Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest will feature the best of the old and add exciting new activities with the goal of being the Upstate’s favorite family festival. This two-day event features live music on the Main Stage, Creation Station, KidsZone, Food Court and more than 150 vendors throughout the festival. Join Pelham Medical Center for free screenings, giveaways and much more. Skin cancer screenings will be conducted on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the mobile mammography unit. Visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Pelham-Events to learn more.

• Healing at Hatcher

Saturday, May 7, 1 – 3 p.m.

Hatcher Gardens

Join us for a community event that provides a special time for families to celebrate loved ones who have passed away. Join us for music, refreshments and activities, followed by ceremony of remembrance. No registration is required for this free event; visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events to learn more.

• Look Good, Feel Better

Monday, May 9, 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.

• Skin Cancer Screenings

Tuesday, May 10, 5-7 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

Show us some skin at Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute’s free skin cancer screening. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-7999.

• Keeping Mind Body Connections: Many Faces of Grief

Tuesday, May 10, 5:30-7 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

The Center for Health and Healing’s Keeping Mind Body Connections brings education and awareness of the importance of self-care for mind, body and spirit health. Join us as Rev. Dr. Clay Turner speaks on the many faces of grief. Register for this free event online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-6022 for more information.

• Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, May 10, 6-7 p.m.

Regional Outpatient Center fifth floor, Family Medicine Conference Room

Tuesday, May 24, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

• Medical Group of the Carolinas — Weight Loss Services — Spartanburg

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.

• Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, May 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18, 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, our physicians 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, May 12, 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. Register online at RegionalWomensHealth.com or call

864-560-BABY (2294).

• Surviving Stroke Support Group

Monday, May 16, 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.

• Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, May 17, 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, May 18, 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.

• Gibbs Wellness Café: Spot on Skin Cancer

Wednesday, May 18, 12-1 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

Held the third Wednesday of each month, Gibbs Wellness Café is a monthly conversation focusing on various topics related to cancer and the community. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and our Dermatologist will discuss prevention and educational topics to help you lower your risk for skin cancer. Skin Cancer is both treatable and beatable with early detection. Lunch will be provided at this free event but registration is required. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-6508 for more information.

• WomenHeart Support Group

Wednesday, May 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg

Led by a Mayo Clinic-trained facilitator, WomenHeart is a support group for women to express their feelings as a part of a peer group that understands the emotional toll of a heart disease diagnosis. This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month and is open to any woman with a history of heart disease. Lunch will be provided. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-4472 for more information.

• Better Breathers Club

Thursday, May 19, 2-3 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

Part of the American Lung Association’s Better Breather’s Club, this support group is for anyone living with a chronic lung disease and their families or caregivers. The group is led by a healthcare professional who helps attendees learn how to meet the challenges chronic lung disease brings to daily life. For more information, visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Pelham-Events or contact Betty Ann Riggins at 864-361-4102.

• Expecting You-Maternity Fair

Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower Lobby

Are you pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant? Then we’re expecting you at the Spartanburg Medical Center Maternity Fair. Attend classes, visit and talk with physicians’ office and maternity staff, tour maternity areas, learn about the services offered and the benefits of breastfeeding. New, expectant and want-to-be moms, along with their support person and family members are welcome to attend. Learn more and register at SpartanburgRegional.com/ExpectingYou.

• Car Seat Inspection

Thursday, May 26, 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.

• Fight Fatigue: Women & Sleep — Are you getting enough?

Tuesday, May 31, 6-7:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

Get a better night’s sleep! Attend this free seminar to learn practical tips to use immediately along with some alternative health practices that may help. Some women may need short-term medical interventions; others a few changes in their daily routines. Register for this free event online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-2229.

About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) offers a full spectrum of services through four hospitals: Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center, Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care and Union Medical Center. SRHS also includes Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 113-bed long-term care, skilled nursing facility that offers nursing care and rehabilitation services. SRHS provides unparalleled oncological care through the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. The multidisciplinary Medical Group of the Carolinas has more than 300 physicians across seven counties in two states. SRHS employs nearly 6,000 associates and offers outpatient surgery centers, a vibrant post-acute division, a Level I Trauma Center, and Advicare, a licensed Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Advicare provides Medicaid services to residents throughout the state of South Carolina. U.S. News and World Report ranked Spartanburg Medical Center the No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina in 2014-15. The Commission on Cancer gave Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute its Outstanding Achievement Award.

Courtesy photo The Expecting You-Maternity Fair will be held at the Spartanburg Medical Center on May 21. It is one of a number of events and happenings sponsored by the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in May.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_thumbnail_Maternity-Fair.jpgCourtesy photo The Expecting You-Maternity Fair will be held at the Spartanburg Medical Center on May 21. It is one of a number of events and happenings sponsored by the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in May.
May events and happenings at SRHS

Special to The Times

This story was submitted by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

This story was submitted by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

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