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Health events for January

Health events for January

By Staff reports on December 21, 2022

Prepared Breast Feeding  

Monday, Jan. 2, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Our breastfeeding class is an in-depth introduction that includes the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby. In this class, you will learn about milk production, feeding cues, latching techniques, milk storage and problem-solving tips for successful breastfeeding. A Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) teaches this class. Please note that the 1st breastfeeding class offering of the month is ONLINE, and the 2nd breastfeeding class offering of the month is IN PERSON. 


Table For Two 

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m. 

Spartanburg Medical Center  

A certified lactation specialist facilitates an open, supportive forum to talk about the challenges and joys of breastfeeding in a casual gathering for breastfeeding moms and babies from birth through six months. Meet other mothers, discuss concerns and learn tips on breastfeeding and life with a new baby.


Healthy and Balanced-Spartanburg 

Thursday, Jan. 5, 5 to 6 p.m. 

Bearden Josey Center for Breast Health 

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. 


Superfoods: Unleashing Their Superpowers  

Monday, Jan. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Aspens at Verdae  

Superfoods are the superheroes of the food world. But instead of fighting crime, superfoods fuel your body so it can fight back against chronic disease and nutrient deficiencies. The Aspens at Verdae will host Jennifer Almy, clinical nutrition manager with Pelham Medical Center, to share why certain foods provide greater health benefits than others. Learn quick and easy ways to include superfoods in your daily diet. 


Prepared Childbirth  

Monday, Jan. 9, 6 to 8 p.m. 

Thursday, Jan. 26, 6 to 8 p.m. 

Learn everything you need to know about the childbirth process and the options available during pregnancy, labor and delivery. In this class, we provide the information you need to reduce anxiety and help you have a more positive birth experience. Prepared Childbirth is a comprehensive, fact-based, fun class covering various topics about your baby's birthday.  


Prepared Parents Infant Care 

Thursday, Jan. 12, 6 to 8 p.m. 

Spartanburg Medical Center   

Routine care for your newborn. This course prepares expectant parents for their baby's impending arrival. Topics include breastfeeding, diapering, bathing, and medical and safety information. A local pediatrician and a perinatal educator will lead this class.  


Diabetes Wellness Circle  

Tuesday, Jan. 17, noon to 1 p.m. 

Online Event    

Diabetes Wellness Circle is an online and in-person support group that supports, encourages and educates anyone living with diabetes. Everyone is welcome. Meetings have 30-45 minutes of education followed by 30-15 minutes of discussion. Please join the forum and then stay as long as you are able.  


Asian Fan Painting  

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute - Spartanburg  

The Survivorship Program will be offering monthly opportunities for survivors to fellowship with one another while creating art projects. 

Join us for Asian Fan Painting. 


Cardiac Connection  

Wednesday, Jan. 18, noon to 1 p.m. 

Spartanburg Regional Heart Wellness Center   

Cardiac Connection is a community for people of all ages with or at risk for heart disease. The monthly group supports people of all ages who have experienced a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke, had surgery related to the heart or are at risk for heart disease. Relevant topics and speakers vary each month. In addition, we offer encouragement and lifestyle improvement activities. You may also connect with others who have had similar experiences. If you or a loved one are interested, please join us.


Weight Loss Surgery-Online Support Group  

Thursday, Jan. 19, noon to 1 p.m. 

Online Class   

This group provides Upstate area support for patients in all phases of the weight loss surgery process. Combined with the help of friends and family members, this support group allows you to network with others who have experienced similar challenges and lifestyle changes after weight loss surgery. Patients who have not yet had their surgery are encouraged to attend.  


Safe Kids 101 for New and Expecting Parents  

Thursday, Jan. 19, 4 to 5 p.m. 


This one-hour webinar includes safety topics that will help you keep your child safe and avoid accidents and injuries. 

Class information 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. 

Learn ways to avoid accidents in the home involving fire, burns, drowning, falls, and poisonings. Know how to identify safe and unsafe sleep environments for your baby. 


Prepared LAMAZE Childbirth 

Sunday, Jan. 22 to Feb. 5, 3 to 6:15 p.m. 

Spartanburg Medical Center 

Lamaze Childbirth education classes at Spartanburg Medical Center serves families no matter what type of birth they are planning for. All classes within the Lamaze Childbirth series present evidence-based information for normal and safe birth, influenced by the Lamaze 6 Healthy Birth Practices. Classes provide in-depth information for expectant families, reducing their fear or anxiety while building confidence and preparing them for birth. 

Please note this class is a 3-week series and will meet each Sunday for the 3-week time frame.


Just the Ticket: Child Passenger Safety 

Monday, Jan. 23, 4 to 5 p.m. 


During this comprehensive course, offered by Spartanburg Medical Center and Safe Kids of the Piedmont, you will learn about South Carolina's child passenger safety 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. 

Attendees who have violations of the child passenger occupant law on their records can receive a certificate of completion as proof of participation. This class is only offered once for child passenger occupant violations. 


Community Blood Pressure Screening  

Monday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Senior Action  

Pelham Medical Center partners with Senior Action Greenville to offer free blood pressure screenings. In addition to having your blood pressure checked, you will receive a tracking card to help keep up with your numbers plus education about what the numbers mean and ways to control hypertension. 


Virtual Veg Edge: Lentil, Tempeh Chili 

Wednesday, Jan. 25, noon to 1 p.m. 


This month: It's tempeh, lentil, and sweet potato chili to warm your heart and belly. This one-pot stew is easy, full of fiber and protein, and a great introduction to the fermented soy-based food tempeh if that is new to you. 

Join hosts Dawn Maddux and Kerri Stewart of the Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center for different topics revolving around *Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition (WFPBN). This is an open group intended to support, encourage, and educate. Recipes shared will adhere to the WFPBN guidelines meaning oil-free, minimal added sugar, and minimal salt. 


Diabetes Prevention Program - Discovery Session 

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2 to 3 p.m. 

Medical Group of the Carolinas or Online  

The National Diabetes Prevention Program, also known as Prevent T2, will have you work with a trained lifestyle coach and other participants to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. You will learn to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes. 

PreventT2 is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then meetings once or twice a month for the second 6 months to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle changes. By meeting with others who have prediabetes you can celebrate each other’s successes and work together to overcome obstacles. 

This meeting on Jan. 31st will help you understand the requirements for this year-long program. You may come in-person or virtually using Microsoft Teams.