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Published on October 28, 2014

November events and happenings at Spartanburg Regional

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s events in November. Find out how you can take part in a prayer vigil for lung cancer, receive diabetes education, and much more!

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Weight Loss Support Group)

Mondays in November, 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 and caregivers. For more information on becoming member, call 560-7618 or email survivorshipprogram@gibbscc.org.

Wealth (Walking, Eating and Learning Towards Health – Walking Program)

Mondays in November, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

Thursdays in November, 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 survivorshipprogram@gibbscc.org.

Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour

Monday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.

Publix at 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. Please arrive 10 minutes before the starting time; 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.

Mobile Mammography

Spartanburg Regional’s mobile mammography unit performs screening mammograms across Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties. Call 864-560-7777 to register and remember to bring your insurance card and identification. The mobile mammography unit will be at the following sites:

Thursday, Nov. 6: Medical Group of the Carolinas – Family Medicine – Duncan

Wednesday, Nov. 26: Medical Group of the Carolinas – Family Medicine – Inman

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 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 can be built upon after surgery. Patients also build relationships that help encourage and build their self-esteem and success after surgery. No registration is necessary.

New Option for the Treatment of Back Pain

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Center

Spartanburg Regional is the first in the state to offer Mazor Robotics Renaissance, an advanced guidance system for spine surgery. Join neurosurgeon Christopher Chittum M.D. to learn about this state-of-the-art technology for minimally invasive treatment of spine conditions. A free dinner will be served and registration is required. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/events.

Lap-Band® Information Session

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 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 SpartanburgWeightloss.com or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

Passport to Health: Your Adventure Against Diabetes

Thursday, Nov. 13, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Heart Center Auditorium

When it comes to diabetes you have the power! By making some simple changes, you can help prevent diabetes, or if you already have the disease, you can cut your risk of complications. Join us for a night of Spanish tapas while our clinical experts present current information on the many steps you can take to manage your weight, lower diabetes risk and boost your overall health. Registration is required for this free event. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/events.

Shine a Light Prayer Vigil

Thursday, Nov. 13, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health

Please join us as we honor those who are fighting lung cancer and remember those who have lost their battle with the disease. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/events. If you would like to submit a photo in honor or remembrance of someone, please call 864-560-1990 after registering.

Surviving Stroke: A Support Group

Monday, Nov. 17, 6 – 7 p.m.

This group offers support to stroke survivors and their support persons, offering patients the opportunity to share their feelings following a stroke. Call 864-560-2132 for information.

Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour

Monday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

BI-LO Boiling Springs

Thursday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m.

BI-LO Asheville Hwy

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. Please arrive 10 minutes before the starting time; 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.

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 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, please call 864-560-9032.

Open House: That Special Look

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

Come see what’s new at That Special Look. Enjoy light refreshments as you browse our new assortment of wigs, get fitted by a certified mastectomy fitter and get 25 percent off a single item when you mention the code TSL2014. Come see how we can help you look your best.

Diabetes Self-management Education

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 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. Contact Erica Moore at 864-560-6465 for more information.

WomenHeart Support Group

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 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 who has a history of heart disease. Lunch will be provided. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/events or call 864-560-4472 for more information.

Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy Information Session

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 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 surgeries. This class is led by Drs. Paul Ross and Jason Johnson, who have performed more than 1,800 surgeries combined. Register online at SpartanburgWeightloss.com or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

Great American Smokeout

Thursday, Nov. 20

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute joins the American Cancer Society in celebrating the Great American Smokeout. Each year, smokers are encouraged to use this date to quit smoking. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life, one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Visit www.cancer.org to learn more about the Great American Smokeout.

Better Breathers Club

Thursday, Nov. 20, 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 that helps attendees learn how to meet the challenges chronic lung disease brings to daily life. For more information, contact Betty Ann Riggins at 864-361-4102.

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