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Palmetto Health May Calendar Events
04/26/2012
May 3: 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, May 3, at Lexington Town Hall, 111 Maiden Lane. 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 call 803-296-CARE (2273).

May 6: ?Oh, Baby!:
Moms and moms-to-be are invited to attend the area’s premier maternity event, Oh, Baby! Palmetto Health will present Oh, Baby! from 1– 5 p.m., Sunday, May 6, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. Admission is free but registration is required. Preregister online for a chance to spin the prize wheel with a variety of prizes, including maternity and newborn portraits from Grookett Photography and a $1,000 gift card from buybuy Baby. Parents, grandparents and children are welcome. Co-sponsored by B106.7 FM, buybuy Baby, Grookett Photography and Palmetto Parent, the event will feature brief educational sessions, shopping with local vendors, stage events (such as a fashion show and Daddy Olympics), Ask-the-Physician areas, car seat safety demonstrations, a Kids Corner and door prizes. For more information or to register, visit OhBabyPalmetto.com.

May 8: Infant CPR Class:
Learn how to save your baby’s life in an emergency by attending Palmetto Health’s infant CPR class 6:30–8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, at Palmetto Health Richland, 9 Richland Medical Park Drive, 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 $20. For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

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 6–7:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, 1405 Screaming Eagle Road, Elgin. 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 call 803-296-CARE (2273).

May 10: Lymphedema Support Group:
Individuals and caregivers dealing with lymphedema are invited to join Palmetto Health’s free lymphedema support group. The group will meet from meet 11 a.m.–12 p.m., Thursday, May 10, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St. in Meeting Room 2, ground-floor. This month’s topic is “Addressing Flare-ups.” Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 803-296-3564.

Diabetes Seminar:
Attend an educational diabetes seminar from 1:30–2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St. in Classroom D & E. As part of the Palmetto Health Diabetes Education Program, the topic for this month’s seminar is “MOVE it and/or LOSE it for a Healthy Heart and Diabetes Management.” 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 or to register, call Chrys Huggins at 803-296-8906.

May 15: Put Your Best Face Forward:
Have you ever considered Botox, laser treatments, or chemical peels but weren’t sure if it was right for you? Join Skin Solutions experts for “Put Your Best Face Forward” on Tuesday, May 15, as they share the latest information and answer your questions about aesthetic medicine. The event is free but registration is required. The event will be offered at two Palmetto Health locations:

•12-1 p.m. at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor auditorium; Lunch will be provided

•6-7 p.m. at Palmetto Health Parkridge, 190 Parkridge Drive; Light refreshments will be served

This free event is part of Palmetto Health’s Extraordinary Women program, a new women-only membership group offering unique programs and events, plus discounts with select local businesses. For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE(2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org/ExtraordinaryWomen.

Daddy Boot Camp:
New dads are invited to attend Palmetto Health’s Daddy Boot Camp from 6:30–8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 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).

May 23: 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 6–7:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, 7 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 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 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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