SRHS June happenings and events


Includes yoga, Tai Chi for cancer survivors

Courtesy photo The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is having a number of happenings and events in June designed to help the people of Union County and the rest of the Upstate live healthier lives.


SPARTANBURG — Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s events in June. Join us at our many activities including yoga for cancer survivors, maternity tours and breastfeeding classes.

• TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Mondays in June, 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 June, 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 June, 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 June, 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

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

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

Tuesday, June 28, 5:45-7 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).

• Breastfeeding Class

Thursday, June 2, 6-8 p.m.

Thursday, June 16, 6-8 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Montgomery Tower, Second-Floor Classroom

This two-hour class is an in-depth introduction to breast feeding 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, June 2, 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.

• Cancer Survivors Day: We are 20 years strong!

Sunday, June 5, 2-4 p.m.

Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium

Cancer Survivors Day honors the perseverance and courage of all cancer survivors. Join Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute for an afternoon as we celebrate survivorship. Don’t miss the opportunity to have fun with other survivors, family and friends. We have four seats reserved for you and three guests. Admission is free and no registration is required. For more information, call the Cancer Learning Center at 864-560-6747.

• Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour

Friday, June 10, 10 a.m.

BI-LO Inman

Tuesday, June 14, 7 p.m.

Publix Hillcrest

Friday, June 24, 10 a.m.

Publix Thornblade

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/Pelham-Events or call 864-560-4472 for more information.

• Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, June 7, 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, June 7, 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).

• Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, June 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 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 our physician has 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, June 9, 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).

• Look Good, Feel Better

Monday, June 13, 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 Screening

Tuesday, June 4, 1-4 p.m.

Medical Group of the Carolinas — Family Medicine — Mountain Park

Medical Group of the Carolinas — Family Medicine — Mountain Park is offering free skin cancer screenings. Approximately 2 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year making it the most common form of cancer in the United States. It is also the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. Register now to schedule your free screening. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events.

• Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, June 14, 6-7 p.m.

Regional Outpatient Center fifth floor, Family Medicine Conference Room

Tuesday, June 28, 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.

• WomenHeart Support Group

Wednesday, June 15, 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.

• Gibbs Wellness Café: Life Beyond Cancer

Wednesday, June 15, 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. June is Cancer Survivors month and Stacey Kindall, Survivorship Coordinator will discuss how to live with and survive cancer. 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.

• Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, June 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.

• Better Breathers Club

Thursday, June 16, 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.

• Sibling Class

Thursday, June 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 discussion and take a tour. For more information or to register visit RegionalWomensHealth.com or call 864-560-BABY (2294).

Surviving Stroke Support Group

Monday, June 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, June 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.

• Keeping Mind Body Connections: Reiki

Tuesday, June 21, 5:30-7 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

Reiki is a Japanese energy-based technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Join us for an interactive exploration of this ancient practice with certified Reiki master, Geraldine Hall. Register for this free event online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-6022 for more information.

Courtesy photo The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is having a number of happenings and events in June designed to help the people of Union County and the rest of the Upstate live healthier lives.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_thumbnail_SRHS-events.jpgCourtesy photo The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is having a number of happenings and events in June designed to help the people of Union County and the rest of the Upstate live healthier lives.
Includes yoga, Tai Chi for cancer survivors

This story courtesy of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

This story courtesy of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

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