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Published on July 22, 2015

August Events and Happenings at Spartanburg Regional

 

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s events in August. Join us for the Wings of Hope butterfly release, Punctuate Your Health: *For Men Only seminar and much more!

 

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Mondays August, 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 August, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

Thursdays August, 5:45 – 6:30 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.

 

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Thursdays in August, 5:30 p.m.

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 August, 5:30 p.m.

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.

 

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 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.

 

Keeping Mind-Body Connection: Exploring Functional & Integrative Medicine

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

Join us for an interactive discussion about two similar forms of holistic medicine. Guest speakers Shawn Birchenough, MD, and Maria Cayelli, MD, will discuss functional and integrative medicine. This event is free but advance registration is required by July 29. Register at online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call Dawn Higgins at 864-560-6022 for more information.

 

Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m.

Publix at Thornblade

 

Thursday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m.

Publix at Hillcrest

 

Monday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m.

BI-LO Boiling Springs

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.

 

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, Aug. 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 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, Aug. 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, MD, who has performed more than 1,600 Lap-Band® surgeries. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

 

Surviving Stroke Support Group

Monday, Aug. 17, 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, Aug. 18, 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 864-560-9032.

 

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 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 and Endocrinology – Pelham 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 contact Erica Moore at 864-560-6465 for more information.

 

Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy Information Session

Wednesday, Aug. 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 surgery. The class is led by Drs. Paul Ross and Jason Johnson, who together have performed more than 2,000 gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy surgeries. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

  

Hospice Volunteer Training

Aug. 17, 19 and 24, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Regional Hospice Home

Hospice volunteers serve in order to lighten the burdens of others and lend a helping hand to hospice patients and their families. If you would like to learn more about becoming a hospice volunteer and our upcoming training sessions contact Brook Henderson, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 864-560-5635.

 

Better Breathers Club

Thursday, Aug. 20, 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.

 

Punctuate Your Health: *For Men Only

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

What causes low testosterone? Can erectile dysfunction be a symptom of other health problems? Christopher Smith, MD, will answer these questions and more as he presents everything you need to know but were afraid to ask about men’s health. You’ll discover what you can do to minimize your risk for these and other common conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes through exercise, sleep and nutrition. A healthy dinner will be provided at this free, men-only event. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events.

 

Wings of Hope

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 5:30 p.m.

Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health

The Wings of Hope Butterfly Release is an annual event held to honor and remember friends and loved ones who have battled cancer. A donation of $30 allows you to add a butterfly to the mass butterfly release to honor or memorialize a friend or loved one, or you can donate $100 to personally release an individual butterfly in his or her name. Donations can be made online at RegionalFoundation.com or by calling 864-560-6727.

 

About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) offers a full spectrum of services through three hospitals: Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center and Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care. 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. The Commission on Cancer gave Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute its Outstanding Achievement Award.

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