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Published on August 27, 2015

September Events and Happenings at Spartanburg Regional

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s events in September. Join us for an interactive inflatable MegaBody® tour, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2015, Hearts in Harmony and much more!

 

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Mondays in Sept., 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 Sept., 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

Thursdays in Sept., 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 Sept., 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 Sept., 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.

 

Grief Support Group

Thursdays in Sept., 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home

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. Visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events to learn more.

 

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, Sept.1, 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.

 

Hearts in Harmony

Thursday, Sept. 3, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center Cafeteria

Your heart is more than just a muscle. Everything you do, think and feel affects your heart. Enjoy a healthy dinner and learn how to keep your heart in harmony through exercise, mindfulness and aromatherapy. The event is free, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events to register.

 

Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma Support Group

Thursday, Sept. 3, 5:30 – 6:30

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

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

 

Lap-Band® Information Session

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 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.

 

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 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.

 

PAD Screenings

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic

Free community screenings available to adults not currently under the care of a cardiologist. Screenings include peripheral arterial disease, blood pressure, weight/BMI, lipid profile, carotid ultrasound and atrial fibrillation screenings. Screenings are by appointment only, call 864-542-2273, ext. 11 to schedule an appointment.

 

Look Good, Feel Better

Monday, Sept. 14, 12 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.

 

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 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.

 

Punctuate Your Health: Answers?

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute Auditorium

Cancer is a word that no one wants to hear. The more you know the more positive steps you can take to lower your cancer risk. Join Heather Allen, MD, to learn more about gynecologic cancers. Remember: the earlier cancer is diagnosed, the better. Dinner is provided at this free event, but registration is required. Visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events to register.

 

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 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.

 

WomenHeart Support Group

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 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.

 

Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy Information Session

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 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.

 

How to Win the Fight Against Obesity

Thursday, Sept. 17, 12 –1 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center Medical office Building Community Room

Join bariatric surgeon, Jason Johnson, DO, to learn how to finally overcome the battle of the bulge. Enjoy a healthy lunch while Dr. Johnson shares information about obesity as well as different methods to fight back including medical and surgical weight loss. Registration is required for this free event. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Pelham-Events.

 

Better Breathers Club

Thursday, Sept. 17, 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.

 

Brain Tumor Support Group

Thursday, Sept. 17, 6 – 7 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

The Brain Tumor Support Group provides an open environment of caring, support, information and discussion for patients who are experiencing the diagnosis of a primary or secondary brain tumor. Family members and friends are welcome to attend. No registration is required.

 

Survivors Drum Session

Thursday, Sept. 17, 5:45 p.m.

Heart Center Auditorium

Drumming can be both an exciting and therapeutic experience. Join West African Drum instructor, Ben Weston, as he teaches cancer survivors the art of creating music. You’re invited to join in with other survivors and create beautiful sounds by using the West African Drum. Register online for this free event at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events.

 

Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour

Friday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.

BI-LO Boiling Springs

 

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 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. 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.

 

Red Strider Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Millennium Campus, Greenville

The American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the signature fundraising walk of the American Diabetes Association. Red Striders are people living with Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes who participate in our events. Red striders are given a red hat to wear on walk day and are recognized in many special ways. They are a reminder of why we walk! To learn more and register top walk visit Diabetes.org/StepOutGreenville.

 

Surviving Stroke Support Group

Monday, Sept. 21, 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.

 

Inside Out: An Interactive Tour of the Human Body

Tuesday, Sept. 22, and Wednesday, Sept. 23, 3 – 7 p.m.

Upward Star Center

Ever wondered how your insides work? Take a tour through the human body at the Upward Star Center. Join us for an interactive tour through our inflatable MegaBody®. Learn hands only CPR and how healthy habits make your heart happy. All ages are welcome. No registration is necessary for this free event.

 

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2015

Saturday, Sept. 26, 7 a.m.

Heritage Park, Simpsonville

The Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health is a proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen SC Mountains to Midlands Affiliate Race for the Cure®. Help raise awareness and funds to fight against breast cancer, celebrate breast cancer survivorship and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease. Join the SRHS Carolina's Main Squeeze team by visiting KomenSCMM.org. For more information, contact Chantel Washington at 864-560-6508.

 

Keeping Mind-Body Connections

Monday, Sept. 28, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

The Center for Health and Healing’s Keeping Mind Body Connections brings education and awareness of the importance of self-care for mind, body and spirit health via guest speakers and interactive activities. There is a $5 charge at the door, and advance registration is required. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call Dawn Higgins at 864-560-6022 for more information.

 

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