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Support Groups

The support you need no matter what you’re going through

Sharing what you’re going through and knowing that you’re not alone can make all the difference when facing a difficult diagnosis, the loss of a loved one or when learning to navigate the world as a new mom. Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System offers a variety of support groups where you can meet others facing the same challenges you are and learn the best ways to cope from our experts. From cancer to heart disease, losing a loved one to learning how to breastfeed, we know just what you’re going through and we can help.

Cancer Support Groups

Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma Support Group

First Thursday of every month
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

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

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Look Good, Feel Better

Second Monday of every month
12:00 – 1:00 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. 

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TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Every Monday
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, email survivorshipprogram@gibbscc.org.

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Wealth (Walking, Eating And Learning Towards Health)

Every Monday
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, email survivorshipprogram@gibbscc.org.

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Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors

Every Tuesday
5:30 – 6:30 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. For more information, call 864-560-6747.

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Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Every Thursday
5:30 – 6:30 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. Call 864-560-6747 for more information. 

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Heart & Stroke Support Groups

WomenHeart Support Group

Third Wednesday of every month
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 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 or call 864-560-4472 for more information.

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Surviving Stroke Support Group

Third Monday of every month
6:00 – 7:00 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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Diabetes & Weight Loss Support Groups

Carolina Carb Counters

First Tuesday of every month
1:00 – 2:00 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 Thursday of every month.

Certified diabetes educators lead the discussion and answer questions. Everyone is welcome; no registration is necessary.

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Uplift Support Group

Second Tuesday of every month
6:00 – 7:00 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.

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New Motherhood Support Groups

Birth Basics

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 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 or call 560-BABY (2294) for more information.

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Infant Care

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 1/2 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 or call 560-BABY (2294) for more information.

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Infant CPR

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 or call 560-BABY (2294) for more information.

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Prepared Childbirth

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.

Register online or call 560-BABY (2294) for more information.

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Sibling Class

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. Register online or call 560-BABY (2294) for more information.

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Table for Two

Montgomery Tower Second-Floor Classroom

Table for Two is a weekly support group for new moms and their babies. Babies between two weeks and six months old are invited to attend. This group gives mothers an opportunity to meet other new moms, ask questions and share concerns.

Register online or call 560-BABY (2294) for more information.

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Breastfeeding Class

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. Register online or call 560-BABY (2294) for more information.

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