Myrtle Beach area health events

November 25, 2012 

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Many of these classes, events and meetings are sponsored by Georgetown Memorial Hospital, but some take place at different locations. Call the numbers listed for more information or visit

Chronic kidney disease education | Varying schedule, varying locations in Horry and Georgetown counties. Free. 866-647-9396 or

Health screenings | Tuesdays, mall area, Georgetown Memorial Hospital; Thursdays, front lobby, Waccamaw Community Hospital. Finger-stick lipid profiles with blood sugar test: $20; diabetes screening-hemoglobin A1C: $15; blood sugar levels: $3. Free blood pressure screenings from 7:30 a.m. to noon. 546-0623.

Drive-through flu vaccine clinic | $25. Medicare B is accepted and a Medicare card must be presented. 520-8579. Scheduled as follows:

• 7:30 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at Georgetown Memorial Hospital in the mall area of the hospital.

• 7:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday at Waccamaw Community Hospital in the hallway next to Same Day Surgery.

Lecture: “Current Treatment Options for Arthritis of the Hip, Knee and Shoulder” | noon Thursday, HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness, 12965 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. Lunch provided. 520-7842 to reserve a seat.

Support groups

•  Young stroke survivors between ages 20 and 65 | 11:30 a.m. third Wednesday each month, first-floor classroom, Waccamaw Hospital or 5:30 p.m. education center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 655-2835 or visit

•  Bosom Buddies | 6-7 p.m. Monday, Wachesaw Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Suite 160, Murrells Inlet. 237-8787

•  Alzheimer’s | 10 a.m. Wednesday, Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, Murrells Inlet. 651-9711

•  Stroke | 3 p.m. Wednesday, fourth-floor dining room, Waccamaw Community Hospital. 652-1875


Blood drives sponsored by American Red Cross are scheduled as follows. Call 839-4483 or 800-RED-CROSS.

• 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, 809 82nd Parkway, Myrtle Beach. 692-1572 or 692-1113 to make an appointment.

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Horry-Georgetown Technical College-Grand Strand Campus, 743 Hemlock Ave., Myrtle Beach. 477-2062

• 2:30-7 p.m. Thursday, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 65 Crooked Oak Drive, Pawleys Island. 237-2795

• noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Grand Strand Baptist Church, 350 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach. 236-2233


Many of these classes, events and meetings are sponsored by Conway Medical Center, but some take place at the Conway Medical Wellness and Fitness Center. Call the numbers listed for more information or log on to

Obstetrics tour | 2 p.m. every Sunday, The Birthplace, Conway Medical Center, 300 Singleton Ridge Road, Conway. 347-8108

Parents Anonymous | 5-7 p.m. every Wednesday, Conway Medical Center. 347-8108


Many of these classes, events and meetings are sponsored by Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, but some take place at the YMCA on 62nd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach or at HealthFinders in Coastal Grand mall. Call the numbers listed for more information or log on to

Walk-in screenings | 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, HealthFinders. $7 for cholesterol screening; $20 for lipid panel; $20 for A1C testing; blood pressure and weight screenings free. A 12-hour fast required for lipid profile. 692-4444

BLS CPR/AED classes | First Aid; Babysitter and Family Care Giving classes and certifications offered weekly by appointment. All instructors are AHA/ARC certified. K-Loc Healthy Kids, Inc., 1435 Cannon Road, Myrtle Beach. Classes available in Georgetown and North Myrtle Beach. Registration required. 467-0068.

Addiction counseling | Narconon. Call for free assessments or referrals, 877-413-3073 or

Nar-Anon family group | 7 p.m. Sundays, Recovery Warehouse, 3116 Shetland Lane, unit 34, Myrtle Beach. 233-9017

Prepared Childbirth course | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. $50. 692-4444 to register.

American Cancer Society offers Look Good … Feel Better | 2-4 p.m. Dec. 3, Coastal Cancer Center, 8121 Rourk St., Myrtle Beach. 1-800-227-2345 or to register.

Prepared Childbirth course | 7 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 and 17, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. $50. 692-4444 to register.

Infant Care class | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 8, HealthFinders. Free. 692-4444 to register.

Breastfeeding class | 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 8, HealthFinders. Free. 692-4444 to register.

Sibling Preparation class for children ages 3-10 | 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 15, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Free. 692-4444 to register.

Infant/Child CPR class | 1-4 p.m. Dec. 15, HealthFinders. $15. 692-4444 to register.

Safe Sitter Babysitting class for children ages 11-13 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 20, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. $35 fee includes materials and a book bag. Pre-registration required, 692-4444.

Support groups

•  Rape Crisis Center | Individual counseling, support group, 24-hour hotline for victims of sexual assault. 448-3180 or 448-7273

•  Grief Share | 3-4 p.m. every Wednesday through Nov. 7, National Healthcare Center, 9405 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet. 349-4400

•  Non-offending parents of child victims of sexual assault | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Conway. Visit or 448-3180.

•  Young stroke survivors between ages 20 to 65 | 11:30 a.m. fourth Friday each month, meeting room, Rotelli’s restaurant, U.S. 501, Conway. 655-2835 or visit

•  Diabetes | 3 p.m. Tuesday, HealthFinders. 692-4444


McLeod Health/Loris/Seacoast sponsors the following events, classes and meetings. The hospital system offers a physician referral line, 716-7527 or online at

Injury screenings | 8-11 a.m. every Monday, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center. 360-213-3620 or 281-3737 to schedule an appointment.

Zumba | 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday, Center for Health & Fitness. $5 members and $8 non-members. 716-7111

Yoga | 6:30-7:45 p.m. Mondays and 1-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Brunswick Center,1513 N. Howe St., Suite 1, Southport, N.C. $25/month for one class or $40/month for two classes or $10/drop-in. 910-253-2583.

Weight Loss Program: Why "Weight" Women, Get Healthy Now | 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, offered by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation. $65 per person. Pre-registration required, 910-253-2583.

Zumba | 8-9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday through Dec. 20, Body Dimensions, Shallotte, N.C. $35 month/$10 drop-in. 910-253-2583.

AARP Safe Driver’s course | 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Dec. 10. Center for Health & Fitness. $12 members; $14 non-members. 390-8326

Blood drive | 12:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Center for Health and Fitness Auditorium. 390-8326

Safe Sitter Babysitting class for children ages 11-13 | 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 21, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center and Dec. 28, training classroom, McLeod Seacoast, Suite 245. $35. 390-8326 to register.

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