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Palmetto Health November Calendar Events
11/03/2011

Nov. 1: Salute the Senses: Join Palmetto Health Foundation for Salute the Senses from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Township Auditorium. Participants will take a journey around the world with unique wines, food and music. This special event will include a professional pianist, who will play classical melodies on spectacular Steinway grand pianos from Rice Music House, and a wine host who will provide information about the unique wines. Tickets are $40 each or $60 per couple. Proceeds will benefit Palmetto Health Hospice and Palliative Care. For more information visit PalmettoHealthFoundation.org or call 803-296-CARE(2273).

Nov. 2: Red Cross Blood Drive Help save lives by donating blood at the American Red Cross blood drive 7 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor auditorium. For more information call 803-296-CARE(2273) or visit RedCrossBlood.org/SC to make an appointment.

Nov. 3: Diabetes Seminar: Attend an educational diabetes seminar from 1:30–2:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, at 1501 Sumter St. in Classroom D & E. As part of the Palmetto Health Diabetes Education Program, the topic for this month’s seminar is “Emotional Eating—Feeding your Feelings.” People living with diabetes and their family members will learn about diabetes and lifestyle changes that are helpful in managing this condition. For more information, call 803-296-CARE(2273).

Pre-Diabetes General Information Class: Is your blood sugar higher than normal? Attend Palmetto Health’s free pre-diabetes class from 6–7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor auditorium. This one-hour general information class will provide an overview on nutrition, physical activity, ways to prevent diabetes and additional resources. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 803-296-CARE(2273) to register.

Nov. 8: Red Cross Blood Drive Help save lives by donating blood at the American Red Cross blood drive 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. For more information call 803-296-CARE(2273) or visit RedCrossBlood.org/SC to make an appointment.

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 from 6–7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., 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, call the Palmetto Health Weight Management Center at 803-806-3553.

Nov. 10: Car Seat Safety Class: Learn how to keep your child safe by attending the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital “Car Seat Safety Class.” This free event will take place from 6–7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, 7 Richland Medical Park Drive, first floor conference room. The class is open to the public for anyone who wants to learn the proper way to install a car seat. For more information or to register, visit PalmettoHealth.org or call 803-296-CARE(2273).

Nov. 11: Snuggler’s Support Group: Mothers and their babies are encouraged to join Snuggler’s, Palmetto Health’s free breastfeeding support group. The group will meet 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, at Palmetto Health Richland, 9 Richland Medical Park Drive, Suite 130. Topics that will be covered include how to manage a milk supply, working and pumping, normal infant development, prevention of mastitis and other breast conditions. To register, call 803-296-CARE(2273).

Nov. 15: Daddy Boot Camp: New dads are invited to attend Palmetto Health’s Daddy Boot Camp from 6:30–8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Palmetto Health Richland, 9 Richland Medical Park Drive, Suite 130. Daddy Boot Camp 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 $15. For more information or to register, visit PalmettoHealth.org or call 803-296-CARE(2273).

Nov. 17: Pre-Diabetes Nutrition and Physical Activity Class: Participate in Palmetto Health’s free pre-diabetes nutrition and physical activity class from 6–7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor auditorium. The class will discuss the topic “Take a Look at the Label.” Registration is required and space is limited. Call 803-296-CARE(2273) to register.

Nov. 19: Festival of Trees: Kick-off the holiday season with Palmetto Health Foundation’s 22nd annual Festival of Trees Nov. 19-20 at the Village at Sandhill. Enjoy beautiful decorated holiday items including trees, tabletop trees and wreaths that are part of a weekend-long silent auction to benefit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. For more information visit PalmettoHealthFoundation.org or call the Palmetto Health Foundation at 803-434-7275.

Pre-Diabetes General Information Class: Take part in Palmetto Health’s free pre-diabetes class from 10–11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor auditorium. This one-hour general information class will provide an overview on nutrition, physical activity, ways to prevent diabetes and additional resources. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 803-296-CARE(2273) to register.

Nov. 22: 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 from 12–1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., 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, call the Palmetto Health Weight Management Center at 803-806-3553.

Wee Remember Support Group: Palmetto Health invites parents who have experienced infant or pregnancy loss to join the support group Wee Remember. The group will meet from 6:30–8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22, in the Palmetto Health Baptist Pastoral Counseling Seminar Room. For more information, call Rosalie Blair at 803-296-5636.

Free Diabetes Screenings: Palmetto Health offers free diabetes screenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45–7:20 p.m., at 1801 Sunset Drive; Thursdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., Office of Community Services. 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.–12 p.m. at Palmetto Health Women’s Center, 1801 Sunset Drive. Prostate cancer screenings are held the fourth Thursday of every month, 5:30–7 p.m. Find out more and see if you qualify for the free screenings by calling 803-296-CARE(2273).

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).

Stuffed Animal Donations: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital is in need of stuffed animals for children who are in hospital. The stuffed animals will be given to pediatric patients at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and later will be taken home by the child. Because of infection control guidelines and respiratory illnesses, stuffed animals must be new and store-bought. If you are interested in giving, call Allison Jones at 803-434-2151.

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