Health events for June
Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s June events. Celebrate Cancer Survivors Day with us. Sign up for a prostate screening.
All online events are hosted in Microsoft Teams. You must register to receive an email link to join prior to the scheduled event date.
Table for Two
Spartanburg Medical Center
Table for Two is a weekly, casual gathering for breastfeeding mothers and their babies to talk with other moms, discuss concerns and learn tips on breastfeeding. Attendance is encouraged after your baby is 2 weeks old. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the link above to register.
Healthy & Balanced—Spartanburg
Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health, Education Room
Healthy & Balanced is a weight loss and physical activity support group for cancer survivors. Maintaining a healthy weight, consuming a nutrient rich diet, and engaging in regular physical activity after the completion of cancer treatment can be challenging. With the proper tools and support you can find your healthy balance while achieving your weight loss and physical activity goals! Register to be contacted by our Survivorship Program Manager to discuss your participation in the program. For more information, call 864-530-6477.
Cancer Survivors Day
Upward Star Center
Cancer Survivors Day honors the perseverance and courage of all cancer survivors. Join the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute staff for an afternoon of celebrating survivorship, drive-thru style! We have to-go meals for you and three guests. Your guests must be in the vehicle with you.
This two-hour class will help you get a healthy start to breastfeeding your newborn. Learn about milk production, feeding cues, latching techniques, milk storage and problem-solving tips for successful breastfeeding. This class is taught by a certified lactation consultant. Please feel free to include your spouse or support person. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the link above to register.
Healthy & Balanced
Gibbs Cancer Center — Pelham Demo Kitchen, second floor
Healthy and Balanced is a weight loss and physical activity support group for cancer survivors. Maintaining a healthy weight, consuming a nutrient rich diet, and engaging in regular physical activity after the completion of cancer treatment can be challenging. With the proper tools and support you can find your healthy balance while achieving your weight loss and physical activity goals. Join us monthly and work towards being healthy and balanced. Register to be contacted by our Survivorship Program Manager to discuss your participation in the program. For more information, call 864-530-6477.
Weight Loss Surgery Support Group
Thursday, June 9, 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Online Support Group
An Upstate area support group for patients in all phases of the surgical weight loss process. Network with others who have experienced similar challenges with the lifestyle changes necessary to lose weight and keep it off successfully. Click on the date above to register.
Prepared Parents: Infant Care
Thursday, June 9, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This class focuses on routine care for your newborn. Topics include breastfeeding, bathing, medical and safety information. Your spouse or support person is encouraged to participate. Click on the date above to register.
Learn everything you need to know about the childbirth process and the options available to you during pregnancy, labor and delivery. The information you learn in this comprehensive, fact-based class will help reduce your anxiety and help you have a more positive birth experience. Your spouse or support person is encouraged to participate. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the preferred date above to register.
Prostate Cancer Screening
Gibbs Cancer Center – Union
One in seven men will get prostate cancer, the second most common non-skin cancer in the United States. A new case is diagnosed every three minutes. The five-year survival rate for prostate cancer is nearly 100 percent. Gibbs Cancer Center is offering free prostate screenings for qualifying men ages 40-64 and for men with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Qualifying factors include uninsured men or men without a primary care physician who has not had a PSA test in the last year within the recommended age range. Please call 864-560-1966 to schedule your screening appointment.
Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection
Wednesday, June 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spartanburg Medical Center
A certified child passenger safety technician will inspect your child’s car seat for proper installation. Click on the link above to register, then call 864-560-6845 before your appointment for directions to the inspection station on the campus of Spartanburg Medical Center.
Safe Kids 101 for New and Expecting Parents
Wednesday, June 15, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This one-hour webinar includes information about basic car seat features, installation techniques and how to choose an appropriate car seat based on your child’s age, height and weight. You will also learn ways to avoid accidents in the home involving fire, burns, drowning, falls and poisoning. Click on the link above to register.
Wednesday, June 15, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium — Spartanburg
A community for people of all ages with or at risk for heart disease. Relevant topics are presented each month. If you prefer attending online, contact Dawn Maddux 864-560-8185. Click on the link above to register.
Be Prostate Aware
Gibbs Cancer Center — Pelham
The prostate undergoes many changes during the course of a man’s life and generally remains stable until men reach their mid-40s. It is important to know that most changes are not cancer but should be screened and monitored by your doctor. Join us for lunch to hear radiation oncologist Dan Fried, MD, speak about prostate health, explain the process of discovering and diagnosing prostate cancer and share the latest treatment options available at Gibbs Cancer Center.
Just the Ticket: Child Passenger Safety
Monday, June 20, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This class is designed specifically for violators of the child passenger occupant law. This class covers information about South Carolina’s child passenger laws, the safest way to secure your child in a vehicle, proper car seat installation, when to update or replace your child’s car seat and other safety tips to help keep your child safe on the road. Click on the link above to register.
Diabetes Wellness Circle
Tuesday, June 21, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Online Support Group
Diabetes care and education specialists offer support, encouragement and education to anyone living with diabetes. Support persons are also encouraged to attend. Click on the link above to register.
Virtual Veg Edge
Wednesday June 29, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Online Support Group
This month, explore how mindful eating can help you control your eating habits. Observe as our speakers demonstrate a simple smoothie recipe. Click on the link above to register.