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Published on August 03, 2016

August Events and Happenings at Spartanburg Regional

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s events in August. Learn about what to buy at the grocery store, meet new friends at our stroke survivors support group and manage your diabetes.

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 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 that meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Certified diabetes educators lead the discussion and answer questions. Everyone is welcome; no registration is necessary.

Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m.
BI-LO Inman
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.

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Regional Outpatient Center fifth floor, Family Medicine conference room
This free class covers detailed information about gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and Lap-Band weight loss surgery. Since the beginning of our program in 2003, we have performed more than 2,250 weight loss surgeries. Register online at or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

Surviving Stroke Support Group

Monday, Aug. 15, 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

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 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 or call 864-849-9339.

Red Strider Celebration

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room
Join Paige Gault, MD as she shares information on the latest trends, newest medications, and popular topics in diabetes management. Register by Aug. 2 to enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and get your diabetes questions answered at this free event. Register online at or call 864-849-9130.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 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 or call 864-560-6465 for more information.

Better Breathers Club

Thursday, Aug. 18, 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 or contact Betty Ann Riggins at 864-361-4102.

Car Seat Inspection

Thursday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center
Four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly. It is very important to have your child safety seat inspected by a certified child passenger safety technician. Please call Safe Kids Spartanburg at
864-560-6845 for an appointment.

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