Upcoming Myrtle Beach area health events

May 4, 2014 

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    To have your local health events and information listed, please send an email to sneditors@thesunnews.com with the following information: Name of your group, time and date of meeting/event, location/address, topic/purpose, whether it is open to the public, whether it’s free or the amount it costs. These announcements are listed each Monday on a space-available basis.

GEORGETOWN

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 www.georgetownhospitalsystem.org.

Chronic kidney disease education | Varying schedule, varying locations in Horry and Georgetown counties. Free. 866-647-9396 or www.ultracare-dialysis.com/TOPS.

Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop | 1:30-4 p.m. every Monday, Wachesaw Conference Center. Free. 520-8490 to register.

Create Your Weight program | 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through May 29, Waccamaw Community Hospital. $75. 520-8288 to register.

Tea time for retired nurses in the community | 3-4 p.m. Monday, first-floor dining room, Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 520-8426 or Khazzard@georgetownhospitalsystem.org, RSVP by April 28.

Obstetrics tour | 6 p.m. Monday, Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 520-8490 to pre-register.

Heartsaver BLS-CPR | 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, education center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital. $30. 520-8490 to register.

Community Health BLS-CPR | 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, education center, Georgetown memorial Hospital campus. $50. 520-8490 to register.

Breastfeeding class | 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Wachesaw Conference Center. Free. 520-8490 to register.

Handle with Care - Baby Care class | 6-8 p.m. May 13, Wachesaw Conference Center. Free. 520-8490 to register.

I Can Cope Education series | 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 14, Waccamaw Community Hospital. Free. 652-1640 to register.

Handle with Care | 9-11 a.m. May 17, education center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital campus. Free. 520-8490 to register.

Breastfeeding class | noon to 2 p.m. May 17, education center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital campus. Free. 520-8490 to register.

Sibling Preparation class | 3-4:30 p.m. May 17, education center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital campus. Free. 520-8490 to register.

SUPPORT GROUPS

•  Mended Heart | noon fourth Tuesday of each month, Health Point Center for Health & Fitness, 12965 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. 685-3378 or rmkeilen@mercyhospice.org.

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

•  Survivors of Suicide-SOS | 6-8 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, meeting room, Inlet Square mall. 357-6848.

•  Parkinson’s | 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month, NHC Health Care, 9405 U.S. 17 Bypass, Garden City Beach. 357-2306.

•  Anytime Fitness partnered with insurance companies | They offer 24-hour virtual classes with live-instructor classes. To find out if your insurance will pay for your gym membership, visit the club on Willbrook Boulevard, Pawleys Island or visit www.anytimefitness.com.

•  Cancer | 4:30-5:30 p.m. May 12, education center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 520-8062.

•  Alzheimer’s | 10 a.m. May 14 and 28, Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. 651-9711.

•  Stroke | 3 p.m. May 14 and 28, fourth-floor dining room, Waccamaw Community Hospital. 652-1415.

GRAND STRAND

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

• noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 Sixth Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach. 249-2312

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Carolina Forest Elementary School, 285 Carolina Forest Blvd., Myrtle Beach. 236-0001.

• noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Horry County Public Works, 4401 Privetts Road, Conway. 915-5390.

• 12:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, auditorium, Center for Health and Fitness. 390-8327.

• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, North Myrtle Beach Christian School, 9535 S.C. 90, Longs. 399-7181.

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Waccamaw Community Hospital, 4367 Riverwood Drive and 4070 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet. 652-1135.

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Wal-Mart, 2709-A Church St., Conway. 365-0303.

• 1-6 p.m. May 12, Surfside Presbyterian Church, 8732 U.S. 17 Bypass, Myrtle Beach. 651-2020.

• 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13, Santee Cooper, 305A Gardner Lacy Road, Myrtle Beach. 347-3399

CONWAY

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 visit www.conwaymedicalcenter.com.

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

CX60 with Calvin exercise | 9-10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through May 28, CMC Wellness and Fitness Center. $80 members; $120 non-members. 347-1515.

Wakeup call with Calvin | 5:15-6 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through May 28, CMC Wellness and Fitness Center. $80 members; $120 non-member. 347-1515.

Breastfeeding class | 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, private dining room #2, Conway Medical Center. Free. 347-8108.

Wellness coaching with Robin | All May includes coaching sessions, food and nutrition analysis, exercise workouts and more for $99 month. 347-1515.

Introductory massage special | All May CMC Wellness and Fitness Center offers therapeutic massages for $39 for 45 minutes. 347-1515 to book an appointment.

Seminar: Joint Replacement | Noon May 13, auditorium, Conway Medical Center. Lunch provided. 347-8108 to reserve your seat.

Seminar: Weight Loss Surgery | 6 p.m. May 13, auditorium, Conway Medical Center. 347-8018.

Childbirth class | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 17, Conway Medical Center. 347-8108 to register.

Swim lessons | times, days and classes vary. CMC Wellness and Fitness Center. 347-1515.

Mobile Health services | 7:30-9:30 a.m. Free screenings include blood pressure, finger stick full lipid panel; total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and blood sugar. 347-8068 or 234-5019.

• Wednesday,Sunhouse G & B, 3372 U.S. 378, Conway

• May 13, Mt. Olive AME Church, 1108 Carver St., Myrtle Beach

• May 16, Donzelle’s Restaurant, 1703 Main St., Conway

• May 20, Gate Bay Apartments, 1300 Creel St. #30C, Conway

• May 21, Hotspot Gresham, 2524 U.S. 378, Gresham

• May 27, Quick Shop, 5100 Cates Bay Highway, Conway

• May 28, Griffin IGA, 8729 S.C. 90, Longs

• May 30, Tilly Swamp Baptist Church, 4619 S.C. 90, Conway

SUPPORT GROUPS

•  Grief | 10:30 a.m. second Tuesday of the month, Watson Funeral Services and Crematory, 2300 U.S. 378, Conway. 397-2500.

•  Al-Anon | 8 p.m. every Tuesday, 508 Beaty St., Conway. 248-5083.

•  Conway Al-Anon | 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Shoreline Behavior, 2404 Wise Road and 6 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays, 2118 Oak St., Serenity Hall. 465-7416 or db0385@sccoast.net.

•  Breast Cancer | 5:30 p.m. May 13, CMC Outpatient Diagnostic Center, 801 Farrar Drive, Conway. 234-7309.

•  Weight Loss | 6:30 p.m. May 20, auditorium, Conway Medical Center. 234-6686.

MYRTLE BEACH

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 visit www.grandstrandmed.com.

Walk-in screenings | 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 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.

Ask the Pharmacist | 2-4 p.m. Fridays, HealthFinders. Bring your medication for review. One-on-one consults with a registered pharmacist. 692-4444.

Heart Health Profiles | 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, HealthFinders. 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.

Prime of Life Yoga | 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, HealthFinders. $8 per class. 692-4444.

Hatha Yoga class | 10-11 a.m. Fridays, HealthFinders. $8 per class. 692-4444.

Advanced Wound Center | 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, South Strand Medical Center, 5050 U.S. 17 Bypass, Myrtle Beach. 839-6000.

AARP Smart Driver course | 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, HealthFinders. $15/AARP members; $20/non-members. 692-4444 to register.

Prepared Childbirth course | 6:30 p.m. Monday and May 12, 19, Grand Strand Medical Center. $50. 692-4444 to register.

Seminar: Healthy Eating Habits for Preventing Stroke | 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

Seminar: Are you Stroke Smart? | 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

Seminar: Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke | 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

Cholesterol screenings | 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday and May 21, YMCA and May 14, main lobby, Grand Strand Medical Center. Finger stick $7; lipid profile $20, requires a 12-hour fast. 692-4444.

Atrial Fibrillation screenings for ages 25 and older | noon-1 p.m. Wednesday and 6-7 p.m. May 15, HealthFinders and 2-3 p.m. May 19, YMCA. Free. 692-4444 to register.

Seminar: Stroke Mechanisms and Prevention | 6-7 p.m. Thursday, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

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

Breastfeeding | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, HealthFinders. Free. 692-4444 to register.

March of Dimes March for Babies | 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Pelican’s Stadium, 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach.

Seminar: How Smoking Affects your Lungs and Overall Health | 1-2 p.m. May 12, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

Seminar: Using a Post Stroke Checklist | 6-7 p.m. May 12, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

Seminar: Learn Ways to Quit Smoking | Noon to 1 p.m. May 15, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

Safe Sitter Babysitting class for ages 11-13 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 30, July 24, Aug. 6, HealthFinders and June 18 and July 29, YMCA. $35 includes materials and book bag. 692-4444 to register.

Blood pressure screenings |10 – 11 a.m. weekdays during May, main lobby, Grand Strand Medical Center. Free screenings during May in recognition for stroke awareness month. 692-4444. Mercy Care will provide additional screenings throughout the area on:

• 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, North Myrtle Beach Library, 910 First Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach

• 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Newcomers Club, Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd., Myrtle Beach

• 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Covenant Towers, 5001 Little River Road, Myrtle Beach

• 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.Friday, Aynor Senior Center, 845 N. Main St., Aynor

• 8 – 8:30 a.m. May 12, Briarcliff RV Park Clubhouse, 10495 N Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach

• 9 a.m. – noon May 12, , Loris Senior Center, 4214 Railroad Ave., Loris

• 10 a.m. – noon May 13, Loris Library, 4316 Main St.

• 9 – 11:30 a.m. May 14, , Burgess Senior Center, 10299 Highway 707, Burgess

• Noon – 2 p.m. May 15, Carolina Forest Library, 2250 Carolina Forest Blvd., Myrtle Beach

SUPPORT GROUPS

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

•  National Safe Haven Alliance | operates a 24-hour hotline that women in distress can use for anonymous assistance. 888-510-2229.

•  Unplanned pregnancy? | Free pregnancy testing, free counseling and support. Coastline Women’s Center. 488-9971

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

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

•  Mended Hearts | 11:30 a.m. second Monday of each month, meeting room behind cafeteria, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. 685-3378 or rmkeilen@mercyhospice.org.

•  Inflammatory Bowel Disease | 6:30 p.m. third Friday of every month. 997-1671 for location.

•  Stroke | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

•  Prostate | 6 p.m. May 14, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

•  La Leche Breastfeeding | 10:30 a.m. May 19, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

•  ARC | 5:30 May 19, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

•  Grief | 1:30 p.m. May 20, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

•  Thyroid Cancer | 6-7:30 p.m. May 20, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

LORIS/NORTH MYRTLE BEACH

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

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

Fitness classes | Center for Health and Fitness. Free for members; $5 for guest of members; $8 non-members. 716-7111. Classes scheduled as follows:

•  Zumba | 10 a.m. Monday

•  Just Step | 6 p.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday

Mall Walkers | 9 a.m. first Tuesday of each month, Myrtle Beach mall food court. Registration requested, 272-4040, ext. 110.

AARP Smart Driving program | 9 a.m. Saturday, auxiliary room, McLeod Seacoast and May 22, Center for Health and Fitness. $15/AARP members and $20/non-members. 301- 536-1107 to register.

Lymphedema screenings |10 a.m. to noon May 14, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center. 390-8326.

Health and Fitness program for ages 13 and up | 5:30-7 p.m., the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, 150 Citizens Circle, Little River. Free medical screening and one-on-one nutrition counseling. 390-8326 to register. Scheduled as follows:

• Tuesday, Physical Fitness and Your Lungs

•  May 13, Proper Stretching Before and After Physical Activity

•  May 20, Hypertension and Fitness

•  May 27, Joint Movement

SUPPORT GROUPS

•  Al-Anon | 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, A.A. Building, U.S. 17 S., Grissettown, N.C., across from Ocean Ridge, near Calabash and Shallotte. Email el-j-em@hotmail.com or just show up at the next meeting.

•  Grief | 10:30 a.m. first Tuesday of each month, the Center for Counseling and Wellness, 110 Ye Olde Kings Highway, North Myrtle Beach. 663-0770.

•  Multiple Sclerosis | 6 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Center for Health and Fitness. 390-8326.

•  Parkinson’s | 2 p.m. third Wednesday of each month, parish hall, Our Lady Star of the Sea Church. 399-7029.

•  Ostomy | 2 p.m. first Sunday of each month, McLeod Seacoast Cafe. 390-8326.

•  Fibromyalgia/Arthritis | 11 a.m. first Wednesday of each month, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center. 390-8326.

•  Cancer | 3:30 p.m. Monday, Boardwalk Billy’s, 1407 13th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach. 390-8326.

•  Diabetes | 10 a.m. May 30, McLeod Seacoast Cafe. 390-8326.

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