June: Health resources and events for families
THE EAR-RESISTIBLES, a play group for deaf and hard of hearing babies, meets 10 – 11 a.m. each Wednesday at parks throughout the Upstate. A knowledge of ASL (American Sign Language) is not required. For details and meeting locations, call 864-559-2632.
FREE! SCREENINGS FOR UNINSURED WOMEN ages 40 – 64 who meet certain income guidelines are offered June 6 at Hillcrest Memorial Hospital. Screenings include free clinical breast exams, pelvic exams, Pap smears, mammograms, cholesterol and diabetes tests and heart disease and stroke risk assessments. To schedule an appointment, call 864-710-6661.
THORNWELL’S FOSTER CARE PROGRAM helps recruit, train, and support foster families in the Upstate. For details and upcoming events, visit www.thornwell.org.
FACTS OF LIFE FOR MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS is offered at 6:15 p.m. June 20 at St. Francis Eastside. Learn about the physical, internal and emotional changes during puberty in a relaxed atmosphere. Register online at www.stfrancishealth.org or call 864-675-4400.
SAFE SITTER, for ages 11 – 13, is 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 23 at St. Francis Eastside. The class covers information how to handle emergencies during baby-sitting, infant/child CPR and choking rescue. The cost is $65 each. Register online at www.stfrancishealth.org or call 864-675-4400.
FREE! CLASSES ARE OFFERED at South Carolina BLUE at Magnolia Park in Greenville. Classes include yoga, healthy cooking, Zumba and more. For details, visit www.scblueretailcenters.com/Events.
FREE! COFFEE AND CONNECTIONS AT CDS is 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Center for Developmental Services. Parents and caregivers of children with special needs and learning disabilities can learn more about local resources, connect with others are experiencing similar journeys of life and navigate available resources and support. For more information, email GreenvilleInfo@ FamilyConnectionSC.org.
FREE! A TOBACCO CESSATION SUPPORT GROUP meets at 6 p.m. each Tuesday in the Community Room at Patewood Memorial Hospital. For more information, call 864-455-7737.
FREE! A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT GROUP meets at 5 p.m. each Thursday at the Greenville Health System Life Center. For more information, call 864-522-3144.
A FINANCIAL CHECKLIST FOR NEW PARENTS is offered at 6 p.m. July 27 at St. Francis Eastside. Prepare for the financial changes that come with having a new baby. Register online at www.stfrancishealth.org or call 864-675-4400.
MIRACLE HILL MINISTRIES hosts an orientation and information session for potential foster families twice each month. To learn more, visit https://miraclehill.org/children/foster-care.
PENDLETON PLACE offers supervised visitation and custody exchanges through the Family Bridges program. Visits and exchanges are offered in a safe, homelike environment without contact between the custodial parents or caregivers and the noncustodial parents. For details, visit http://pendletonplace.org/ or call 864-516-1236.
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.
HEARTSAVER CPR is offered June 28 at St. Francis Eastside. Register online at http://www.stfrancishealth.org/ or call 864-675-4400.
CAR SEAT CHECKS are available by appointment with Safe Kids Spartanburg (register at https://www.spartanburgregional.com) or by appointment with Safe Kids Upstate (call 864-454-1109).