Palmetto Health Calendar of Events 

Palmetto Health May 2014 Calendar Events

May 5: MaterniTea Support Group
Mothers and their babies are encouraged to join MaterniTea, a free breast feeding support group. The group will meet 5-6 p.m. on Monday, May 5, at Palmetto Health Richland, 5 Richland Medical Park Dr., in the fourth-floor Birthplace classroom. MaterniTea meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month. For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org.

May 8: Lymphedema Support Group
Individuals and caregivers dealing with lymphedema are invited to join Palmetto Health’s free lymphedema support group. The group will meet Thursday, May 8, 11 a.m.-noon, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., in the ground-floor Meeting Room II. This month’s topic is “Exercise and Lymphedema.” Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 803-296-3564.

Diabetes Seminar
People living with diabetes and their family members are invited to attend an educational diabetes seminar Thursday, May 8, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., in the ground-floor Classrooms D & E. As part of the Palmetto Health Diabetes Education Program, the topic for this month’s seminar is “Stroke Awareness.” For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org.

May 10: Spring Into Health
Palmetto Health’s Office of Community Health is offering free health screenings in May to help the community start good healthy habits this spring. The event, Spring Into Health, will take place Saturday, May 10, 7-10 a.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., in the ground-floor auditorium. Screenings offered include PSA blood tests (for men who qualify based on age and risk), total cholesterol (including lipid profile), glucose, blood pressure, BMI and body fat. Fasting is required 12 hours prior to screening. To register for a screening, call 803-296-CARE (2273). For more information or to view a complete list of Palmetto Health’s free health screening events, visit PalmettoHealth.org/CommunityHealth.

May 13: Bariatric Surgery Seminar
Learn more about weight loss surgery at one of Palmetto Health Weight Management Center’s free seminars. The Bariatric Surgery Seminar will take place Tuesday, May 13, 6-7 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., in the ground-floor auditorium. Excess weight can limit your activities, erode your health and diminish your quality of life. The Weight Management Center at Palmetto Health offers real hope for lasting weight loss through bariatric surgery. For more information about the seminar, visit PalmettoHealth.org/BariatricServices or call the Palmetto Health Weight Management Center at 803-376-5982.

Infant CPR Class
Learn how to save your baby’s life in an emergency by attending Palmetto Health’s Infant CPR Class on Tuesday, May 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Palmetto Health Richland, 9 Richland Medical Park Dr., Suite 130. The class will illustrate infant CPR techniques from certified instructors. Participants will get the chance to practice CPR and choking maneuvers on infant mannequins. The class requires a registration fee of $25. For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org.

May 19: MaterniTea Support Group
Mothers and their babies are encouraged to join MaterniTea, a free breast feeding support group. The group will meet 5-6 p.m. on Monday, May 19, at Palmetto Health Richland, 5 Richland Medical Park Dr., in the fourth-floor Birthplace classroom. MaterniTea meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month. For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org.

May 20: Just for Dads
New dads are invited to attend Palmetto Health’s Just for Dads class on Tuesday, May 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Palmetto Health Richland, 9 Richland Medical Park Dr., Suite 130. Just for Dads is a dad-to-dad training program that prepares new dads for the challenges and joys of fatherhood. The class is for dads only and requires a registration fee of $20. For more information or to register, visit PalmettoHealth.org or call 803-296-CARE (2273).

May 27: Bariatric Surgery Seminar
Learn more about weight loss surgery at one of Palmetto Health Weight Management Center’s free seminars. The Bariatric Surgery Seminar will take place Tuesday, May 27, noon-1 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., in the ground-floor Classrooms A & B. Excess weight can limit your activities, erode your health and diminish your quality of life. The Weight Management Center at Palmetto Health offers real hope for lasting weight loss through bariatric surgery. For more information about the seminar, visit PalmettoHealth.org/BariatricServices or call the Palmetto Health Weight Management Center at 803-376-5982.

May 28: Child Passenger Safety Class
Learn how to keep your child safe by attending Safe Kid Midlands’ Child Passenger Safety Class offered noon-1:15 p.m. and 6-7:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, 7 Richland Medical Park Dr., in the first-floor conference room. The class is free and open to the public for anyone who wants to learn the proper way to install a car seat. Visit BuckleBuddiesSC.org to view the complete list of classes. For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org.

May 31: Men’s Health Screenings
Palmetto Health’s Office of Community Health is offering free health screenings in May to help the community start good healthy habits this spring. These screenings will take place Saturday, May 31, 7-10 a.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., in the ground-floor auditorium. Screenings offered include PSA blood tests (for men who qualify based on age and risk), total cholesterol (including lipid profile), glucose, blood pressure, BMI and body fat. Fasting is required 12 hours prior to screening. To register for a screening, call 803-296-CARE (2273). For more information or to view a complete list of Palmetto Health’s free health screening events, visit PalmettoHealth.org/CommunityHealth.

CPR and BLS Classes
The Palmetto Health-USC School of Medicine Simulation Center offers several classes open to the public. American Heart Association CPR and BLS (Basic Life Support) classes are offered weekly on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons; cost is $75. Heart Saver CPR classes are offered two Tuesday afternoons each month; cost is $50. All classes begin at 1:30 p.m. and course materials and a certification card are included. For more information or to register for a course, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

Free Diabetes Screenings
Palmetto Health offers free diabetes screenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45-7:20 p.m., at 1801 Sunset Dr.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., Office of Community Health. To find out if you qualify or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

Free Cancer Screenings
Palmetto Health offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m., and the second Saturday of every month, 8 a.m.-noon at Palmetto Health Women’s Center, 1801 Sunset Dr. Free prostate cancer screenings, Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test and digital rectal exam, are offered the fourth Thursday of every month, 5:30-7 p.m. at 1801 Sunset Dr. Free PSA blood test prostate cancer screenings also are offered every Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St. Find out more and see if you qualify for the free screenings by calling 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org/CommunityHealth for a full list of screening events.

Healthy Palmetto Walking Program
Join Palmetto Health’s free walking program to receive a pedometer and incentives for reaching goals. To register, visit HealthyPalmetto.org or call 803-296-CARE (2273).