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Greenville Health System

Published on Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Future of Health Care—What It Means to You

 

News Radio WORD invites the community to attend a discussion on the future of health care with representatives from GHS, BlueCross BlueShield and the Dept. of Health and Human Services on Thursday, August 8, 6:30-8 p.m., at Wade Hampton High School. Learn more at newsradioword.com.

Girls on the Run Coach Training

 

Coaches are needed for the fall session of Girls on the Run. You don’t need to be a runner, just enthusiastic about the healthy development of young girls. A training session will take place Sunday, August 11, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Breakfast and lunch provided. To register, call 455-4001. 

Know Your Numbers: Understanding Cholesterol

Increase your knowledge of cholesterol and the latest recommendations on Friday, August 9, at 12:30 p.m., or August 16, at 8:30 a.m. or 9:30 a.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Free; registration required. To register, call 455-5173.

Fat Counts

 Find out how to choose low-fat, low-cholesterol foods on Monday, August 12, 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Free; registration required. To register, call 455-4010.

 

Nutrition for Cancer Prevention and Survival

 

Cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to learn the pros and cons of juicing on Thursday, August 15, 4 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Free; registration required. To register, call 455-2862.

Diabetes 101

 

Learn the basics about diabetes on Friday, August 16, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 455-8722.

Salt Sense

 

Learn guidelines for eating less sodium, which can help manage congestive heart failure and hypertension, on Monday, August 19, 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., or 12:30 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Free; registration required. To register, call 455-4010.

Fall Vegetable Gardening

 

Join Master Gardener Suzy Seagrave for tips on fall planting on Monday, August 19, 6-7 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Bring a container and plant vegetables during class! Fee: $10 ($15 after August 15). To register, call 455-4001.

Understanding Pancreatic Cancer

 

Learn signs, symptoms and treatment of pancreatic cancer from surgical oncologist Dr. Brian McKinley on Tuesday, August 20, 12:15-1:15 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Lunch provided. Free; registration required. To register, call 1-877-GHS-INFO (447-4636) or visit ghs.org/healthevents.

More than Fat

 

Learn the heart healthy benefits of specific foods and nutrients on Wednesday, August 21, 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Free; registration required. To register, call 455-4010.

Stress: Is It Worth Dying For?

 

Learn the origins of stress and how your body responds to it on Wednesday, August 14, 8:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Free; registration required. To register, call 455-4021.

Metabolic Syndrome

 

Learn the risk factors that make up the metabolic syndrome and steps you can take to prevent or control diabetes, heart disease and stroke on Monday, August 26, 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Free; registration required. To register, call 455-4010.

Meet the Midwives

 

Learn about Greenville Health System’s nurse-midwifery program and how a midwife can enhance the birthing process on Tuesday, August 27, 6-8 p.m., at Greenville Midwifery Care. Free; registration required. To register, call 1-877-GHS-INFO (447-4636) or visit ghs.org/healthevents.

Exercise Prescription

 

Learn the components of a safe exercise program on Wednesday, August 28, 8:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Free; registration required. To register, call 455-4037.

Gluten Free Grocery Tour

 

Dietitians with the Greenville Health System Life Center will help you locate and better understand gluten-free food options during a grocery store tour on Wednesday, August 28, 12-2 p.m., at the McAlister Square Publix. Cost: $20. To register, call 455-5548.

Tai Chi 24-Form

 

Enhance your balance, strength and flexibility through Tai Chi on Thursdays, August 29-October 17, 6-7 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Fee: $80 members, $100 non-members. To register, call 455-4001.

Girls on the Run

 

Registration is now open for this 10-week program that combines training for a 5K run with esteem-enhancing workouts for girls ages 8-15. Program kicks off September 18 and is sponsored by Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital. Fee: $199 ($9.95/session). Scholarships or monthly payment plans are available. To register, call 455-3252 or visit ghs.org/girlsontherun. 

SoleMates

 

SoleMates provides adults an opportunity to raise money for Girls on the Run, a local program that combines training for a 5K with esteem-enhancing workouts for girls ages 8-15, while training for a half or full marathon. For more information, call 455-3252.

Smoking Cessation Support Group

 

This group meets every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Patewood Memorial Hospital. No fee to attend. For more information, call 455-WELL (9355).

Weight Management Support Group

 

This group meets the first and third Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Next class is August 7. No fee to attend. For more information, call 455-WELL (9355).

Cancer Survivors Support Group

Anyone who has ever had a cancer diagnosis is invited to join this support group, which meets the third Tuesday of every month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System. A support group specifically for breast and gynecological cancer survivors takes place the fourth Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, call 455-3740.

Yoga for Cancer Survivors 

A yoga class for cancer survivors takes place Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., and 4:30-5:30 p.m., at the Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System. All skill levels welcome. Both classes are free, but registration is required. To register, call 455-3740.

Walking Club

Cancer patients, survivors and caregivers are invited to walk as a group every Friday. The group meets at 11 a.m. in the lobby of the Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System. To join the club, call 455-5809.

Coffee Chat

Cancer survivors are invited to meet, relax and chat the third Friday of every month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the lobby of the Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System.

 

 

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