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Published on December 31, 2014

January Events and Happenings at Spartanburg Regional

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s events in January. Learn out about our new cancer technology called CyberKnife, only available at Pelham Medical Center. Also learn more about our nutrition in a grocery store tour, how you can receive grief support and much more!

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Mondays in January, 5:30 – 6:15 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 member, call 864-560-7618 or email

Wealth (Walking, Eating And Learning Towards Health)

Mondays in January, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

Thursdays in January, 5:45 – 6:15 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. Each walking session will conclude with a brief nutrition education class. For more information on attending the program, call 864-560-7618 or email

Mobile Mammography

Spartanburg Regional’s mobile mammography unit performs mammograms across Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties. Call 864-560-7777 to register and make sure to bring your insurance card and identification to your appointment.

Medical Group of the Carolinas Locations:

Immediate Care Center - Westside: Jan 5 and 26

Internal Medicine - Eastside: Jan. 12

Center for Family Medicine - Chesnee: Jan. 15

Family Medicine - Boiling Springs: Jan. 21

Family Medicine - Gaffney: Jan. 27

Family Medicine - Inman: Jan. 28

Family Medicine - Woodruff: Jan. 30

Grief Support Group

Tuesdays in January, 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. Call 864-560-3856 to register or for more information.

Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour

Friday, Jan. 9, 2:30 p.m.

BI-LO Asheville Hwy.

Thursday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m.

Publix at Thornblade

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m.

BI-LO Boiling Springs

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.

Publix at Hillcrest

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 or call 864-560-4472 for more information.

Mind-Body Skills Group

Mondays, January 12 – March 2

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

The Mind-Body Skills Group is an eight-week program where participants learn to use a range of tools for self-care and stress management including meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback and autogenic training, breathing, movement and mindful eating as well as self-expression through words and drawings. Tuition is $300, and financial assistance is available for those who qualify. The Mind-Body Skills Group includes a 30-minute private interview with the instructor prior to the first class. Call Dawn Higgins at 864-560-6022 for more information or register at

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 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 core 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.

Lap-Band® Information Session

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Regional Outpatient Center fifth floor, Family Medicine Conference Room

This free class covers detailed information about LapBand® weight loss surgery. This procedure does not require stapling, cutting or intestinal rerouting and is adjustable. The class is led by Paul Ross, M.D., who has performed more than 1,300 surgeries. Register online at or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

Better Breathers Club

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2 – 3 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Center

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 or contact Betty Ann Riggins at


Surviving Stroke Support Group 

Monday, Jan. 19, 6 – 7 p.m.

Regional Outpatient Center, fifth floor

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 and 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

CyberKnife: The Latest Weapon in the Fight against Cancer

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 12 – 1 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Center

Dr. Jeremy Kilburn will share information on the CyberKnife Radiosurgery System, a new non-invasive, pain-free procedure that treats cancer more effectively than traditional methods, now available at Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute – Pelham. Registration is required for this free event and lunch is provided. Please register today at or call 864-849-9470 for more information.

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 5 – 6 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Center

This free support group, which meets the third Tuesday of every month, 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. For more information, visit or call 864-560-9032.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Center

Diabetes affects every organ in the body and Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes and Endocrinology – Pelham can help you learn to manage it. Participants of 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 or contact Erica Moore at 864-560-6465 for more information.

WomenHeart Support Group

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 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 with 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.

Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy Information Session

Wednesday, Jan. 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 and sleeve gastrectomy weight loss surgery. The class is led by Drs. Paul Ross and Jason Johnson, who have performed more than 1,800 surgeries combined. Register online at or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

Service of Remembrance

Monday, Jan. 26, 6 p.m.

Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home Chapel

This ceremony focuses on the gift of memory, encouraging families and loved ones to remember those who have passed and the wonderful impact they had on their lives. For more information call


Exercise is Medicine: When it helps, when it hurts and when it changes your life

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 6 p.m.

Upward Star Center

Welcome to your destination; a place where you can walk, run, jump, bike, hike, climb and swim. Join our experts to learn about exercise and how it can affect your life. A Mediterranean dinner will be served and registration is required for this free event. Register online at or call 864-849-9470 for more information.

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