Palmetto Health Community Calendar 

Palmetto Health June 2015 Calendar of Events

June 5: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Seminar

Attend our physician-led seminar to learn more about aortic stenosis, its treatment options, and receive a free screening on Friday, June 5, noon-1 p.m. at Palmetto Health Baptist Auditorium, 1501 Sumter St. Matthew Cantrell, M.D., Palmetto Heart, will discuss Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Seating is llimited. To register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

June 9: Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

The Weight Management Center at Palmetto Health will offer a free weight loss surgery seminar for individuals interested in bariatric surgery Tuesday, June 9, 6-7 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist auditorium, 1501 Sumter St. The seminar will review the various types of weight loss surgery options and what to expect during and after surgery. For more information or to register, call 855-391-1120

June 12: 2015 Teen Health Summit

The  annual Teen Health Summit for 6th-12th graders is Friday, June 12, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at Dreher High School, 3319 Millwood Ave. This is a free event and includes lunch, education and entertainment. Parents are encouraged to attend the separate parent sessions. Free transportation will be provided to teens living in the Lower Richland Community. For more information or to register, call Palmetto Health CareCall at 803-296-CARE (2273). You may also register through Eventbrite at http://bit.do/TeenHealthSummit2015

June 13: Men’s Health Day Seminar - “Check Up So You Won’t Check Out!”

The 8th annual Men’s Health event is Saturday, June 13, 9-11 a.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist auditorium, 1501 Sumter St., ground floor. Men are invited to a free breakfast, health screenings and morning of health discussions. Health screenings will include diabetes, body fat, BMI, blood pressure and waist circumference. Prostate cancer testing is available for men who qualify based on risk and age. For more information or to register, call Palmetto Health CareCall at 803-296-CARE (2273).

June 18: Coffee Talk - “In or Out of Season”

The Healthy Palmetto Team is excited to offer a new series of learning sessions where coffee is not just blended with a little cream and sugar, but with some health tips and discussion as well. Bring your favorite cup of joe and join us for Coffee Talk Thursday, June 18, 6-7 p.m., at Ballentine YMCA, 1079 Dutch Fork Rd, Irmo. For more information, contact Palmetto Health CareCall at 803-296-CARE (2273).

June 23: Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

The Weight Management Center at Palmetto Health will offer a free weight loss surgery seminar for individuals interested in bariatric surgery Tuesday, June 23, noon-1 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist auditorium, 1501 Sumter St. The seminar will review the various types of weight loss surgery options and what to expect during and after surgery. For more information or to register, call 1-855-391-1120.

Ongoing Events

Bariatric Support Groups:

The Weight Management Center of Palmetto Health offers support groups designed to meet the needs of patients who are two or more years post-surgery Monday, June 8 and 22, 6:30-8 p.m., Weight Management Center, 1501 Laurel St. and Tuesday, June 8 and 23, noon-1:30 p.m., Meeting Room 2 at the Breast Health Center, 1501 Sumter St. For more information, call 803-376-5982.

Free Diabetes, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings:

Palmetto Health will offer free diabetes, breast and cervical cancer screenings Tuesday, June 22, and Thursday, June 25, 5:45-7 p.m., and Saturday, June 13, 8-11:30 a.m., at Palmetto Health Women’s Center, 1801 Sunset Dr. To find out if you qualify or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

Take Five—Free Diabetes Screenings:

Palmetto Health will offer free diabetes screenings Thursday, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 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 Diabetes and Prostate Cancer Screenings:

Palmetto Health will offer free diabetes and prostate cancer screenings Thursday, June 25, 5:45-7 p.m. To find out if you qualify or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

CPR and BLS Classes:

American Heart Association CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS) classes are offered weekly by the Palmetto Health/USC Simulation Center every 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 p.m. at 14 Medical Park, Suite 300, Palmetto Health Richland campus, and course materials and a certification card are included. For more information or to register for a course, call 803-296-CARE (2273).