February: Health resources for families
FREE! STRESS MANAGEMENT is at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Community Education Classroom on the first floor of the Medical Office Building at St. Francis Millennium. To register, call 864-400-3651.
FREE! STRESS AND EMOTIONAL EATING is at noon Feb. 7 and at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Community Education Classroom on the first floor of the Medical Office Building at St. Francis Millennium. Identify your personal triggers for emotional eating and develop skills to make change. To register, call 864-400-3651.
PLANT-BASED NUTRITION WORKSHOP: The Basics and Getting Started is 10 – 11:30 a.m. Feb. 3 at Spartanburg Regional Heart Wellness Center. The cost is $15 each. Register at http://bit.ly/2lbU6gI.
FREE! REV UP YOUR METABOLISM is at noon Feb. 13 in the Community Education Classroom on the first floor of the Medical Office Building at St. Francis Millennium. To register, call 864-400-3651.
FREE! A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT class is at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Community Education Classroom on the first floor of the Medical Office Building at St. Francis Millennium. To register, call 864-400-3651.
FREE! A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT GROUP meets 5 – 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at Greenville Health System’s Patewood Medical Campus. For more information, call 864-522-3144.
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.
LEAP OF FAITH FARM, LLC needs volunteers ages 14 and older to assist special needs children and adults with therapeutic horseback riding lessons. Volunteers assist as side walkers and horse leaders. No horse experience is necessary. Training is provided. For details, contact Melissa Palotta at 864-351-9222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE at Upstate International. Classes are offered in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. For details, email email@example.com.
WOMEN’S HEART SCREENINGS are offered at the Greenville Health System Women’s Heart Center. The screening focuses on the factors that closely relate to heart disease such as blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, nutrition and sleep. The cost is $100. To register, visit ghs.org/events.
UPSTATE MOPS (Easley/Powdersville) meets the first and third Tuesday mornings of each month, September – May, at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Piedmont. Expectant moms and those with children ages kindergarten and younger are invited. Childcare is provided. Annual dues are $75 each with scholarships available. For more information, join the group's Facebook page (Upstate Mops) or call Erin at 864-640-0302.
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.
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. Feb. 28 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.
FREE! STRENGTHENING FAMILIES nights out for parents and children are offered 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 13 – May 22 at the Center for Community Services. Registration is required. The program includes dinner, gifts and child care, as well as transportation as needed. To register, call Martha Carlson at SAFY at 864-250-1601, ext. 4840.
FREE! COFFEE AND CONNECTIONS AT CDS is monthly 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 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.
MIRACLE HILL MINISTRIES hosts an orientation and information session for potential foster families twice each month. To learn more, visit miraclehill.org/children/foster-care.
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 www.redcross.org/sc.
HEARTSAVER CPR is offered regularly at St. Francis Eastside. Register online at www.stfrancishealth.org or call 864-675-4400.
CAR SEAT CHECKS are available by appointment with Safe Kids Spartanburg (register at www.spartanburgregional.com) or by appointment with Safe Kids Upstate (call 864-454-1109).