October Health Beat Calendar
THE GREENVILLE WIOA YOUTH PROGRAM is a federally funded program partnered with SC Works that provides youth ages 17 – 24 in Greenville County the opportunity to continue their education and secure sustainable employment. Support includes funding assistance for obtaining GEDs and higher education in high growth areas such as healthcare, manufacturing, construction, logistics and distribution and information technology. Services available include soft skills training, paid work experience, financial incentives and job placement assistance. Call Amanda Mason at 864-506-2080 for more information and eligibility requirements.
FACTS OF LIFE FOR MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS is offered Oct. 1 and 28 and Nov. 5 at St. Francis Eastside. Register online at http://www.stfrancishealth.org. or call 864-675-4400.
SAFE SITTER for ages 11 – 13 is offered Oct. 7 and 23 at St. Francis Eastside. Register online at http://www.stfrancishealth.org. or call 864-675-4400.
LEARN INFANT AND CHILD CPR Oct. 14 at St. Francis Eastside. Register online at http://www.stfrancishealth.org. or call 864-675-4400.
JOIN AN ONLINE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP through Family Connection Of South Carolina. Each group is focused on specific parenting concerns and will offer a way to connect with other parents who understand. Options include parent support, special needs and advocacy, transition to adulthood and conversaciones de apoyo en línea para padres de Family Connection of SC. Learn more at https://www.familyconnectionsc.org.
LEARN ABOUT NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING in a free, online group introductory sessionfor the Creighton Model FertilityCare System at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 via Zoom. This introductory session is offered by Allied Health professionals who received their certification by the American Academy of FertilityCare, and you will have the opportunity, if desired, to register for individual counseling sessions after this introduction. Contact Nancy McGrath at 864-292-0475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISPANIC ALLIANCE offers a variety of volunteer opportunities – even if you do not speak Spanish. Join virtual meetings and community teams or find resources to help your family. Visit https://www.hispanicalliancesc.com or https://www.alianzahispanasc.com.
TAKE A LIFESAVING ONLINE CLASS – The Red Cross offers lifesaving health and safety classes in first aid, infant CPR, adult CPR, child CPR, AED, baby-sitter training and more. Call for information or the current schedule. Registration is required. Visit http://www.redcross.org/sc.
PARENTS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED A MISCARRIAGE, stillbirth or the death of an infant can get bereavement support at Spartanburg Regional Center for Women. Call 864-560-2229 or visit https://www.spartanburgregional.com.
THE BLOOD CONNECTION needs donors, including plasma donors who have recovered from COVID-19. For details, visit https://thebloodconnection.org.