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Palmetto Health July Calendar Events
06/19/2012
July 9: Good Grieving for Adult Caregivers:
Learn how to cope with grieving children by attending Palmetto Health’s “Good Grieving for Adult Caregivers” from 5:30–8 p.m., Monday, July 9, in the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital conference room, 7 Medical Park Drive, first floor. This free one-hour program is for adults who are caring for grieving children and will discuss how they can support the child. Participants will learn ways to talk with grieving children about their grief and will receive a booklet and resource list of helpful materials. For more information or to register, visit PalmettoHealth.org or call 803-296-CARE(2273).

Good Grieving for Children:
Children and teens are invited to participate in Palmetto Health’s “Good Grieving for Children” from 5:30–8 p.m., Monday, July 9, in the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital conference room, 7 Medical Park Drive, first floor. This free one-hour program is for children and teens to learn how to cope with loss and death. For more information or to register, visit PalmettoHealth.org or call 803-296-CARE(2273).

July 12: Diabetes Seminar:
Attend an educational diabetes seminar from 1:30–2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 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 “Keeping a Life Balance Despite Diabetes.” 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.

July 17: Safe Sitter:
Want to learn more about babysitting? Attend Palmetto Health’s Safe Sitter babysitting course from 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., July 17–18, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor auditorium. The two-day course, designed for youth ages 11 to 14, will provide information on nurturing childcare techniques, basic life-saving techniques, safety precautions and how and when to call for help. Each participant will receive a Safe Sitter Basics manual, a completion card and a t-shirt. The class costs $50. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register, visit PalmettoHealth.org or call 803-296-CARE(2273).

Infant CPR Class:
Learn how to save your baby’s life in an emergency by attending Palmetto Health’s infant CPR class from 6:30–8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, 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, visit PalmettoHealth.org or call 803-296-CARE(2273).

July 19: Walk for Life/ Race for Life Team Captains Kick-off:
Join the Palmetto Health Foundation for the 22nd Walk for Life/Race for Life Team Captains Kick-off from 12–1:15 p.m., Thursday, July 19, at the Meridian Building, 1320 Main St., 17th floor. The kick-off is an informational meeting for anyone interested in becoming a team captain for this year’s Walk for Life/Race for Life event that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Finlay Park. For more information or to RSVP, call Elizabeth Gibbes at 803-434-2818 or email her at Elizabeth.Gibbes@PalmettoHealth.org.

July 24: Daddy Boot Camp:
New dads are invited to attend Palmetto Health’s Daddy Boot Camp from 6:30–8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, 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).

July 25: 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., Wednesday, July 25, 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, visit PalmettoHealth.org or call 803-296-CARE(2273).

July 31: Safe Sitter:
Want to learn more about babysitting? Attend Palmetto Health’s Safe Sitter babysitting course from 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., July 31–Aug. 1, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor auditorium. The two-day course, designed for youth ages 11 to 14, will provide information on nurturing childcare techniques, basic life-saving techniques, safety precautions and how and when to call for help. Each participant will receive a Safe Sitter Basics manual, a completion card and a t-shirt. The class costs $50. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register, visit PalmettoHealth.org or 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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