Palmetto Health May 2015 Calendar of Events

May 2: Mayfest

Palmetto Health, Columbia Parks and Recreation and the Columbia Metropolitan Baptist Association invite you and your family to a day of free food, fun and health screenings Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Lorick Park, 1600 Lorick Ave. For more information, contact Taquina Davis at 803-296-5990.

May 12: Weight Loss Management Seminar

The Weight Management Center at Palmetto Health will offer a free weight management seminar Tuesday, May 12, 6-7 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist Auditorium, 1501 Sumter St. For more information or to register, call 1-855-391-1120. 

May 21: Coffee Talk - “Let’s Make Summer Fun”

The Healthy Palmetto Team is excited to offer a new series of learning sessions where coffee is not just blended with a little cream and sugar, but with some health tips and discussion as well. Bring your favorite cup of joe and join us for Coffee Talk Thursday, May 21, 6-7 p.m., Richland Library-Sandhills Branch, 1 Summit Pkwy. For more information, contact Palmetto Health CareCall at 803-296-CARE (2273).

May 26: Weight Loss Management Seminar

The Weight Management Center at Palmetto Health will offer a free weight management seminar Tuesday, May 26, noon-1 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist Auditorium, 1501 Sumter St. For more information or to register, call 1-855-391-1120.

Diabetes and Prostate Screenings:

The Office of Community Health will offer free diabetes and prostate screenings in the community:

  • Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 7910 Broad River Rd.
  • Saturday, May 16, noon-4 p.m., Agape Worship Center, 424 Lee Rd. 

For more information, call Palmetto Health CareCall at 803-296-CARE (2273).


Ongoing Events

Bariatric Support Groups:

The Weight Management Center of Palmetto Health offers support groups designed to meet the needs of patients who are two or more years post-surgery Monday, May 11 and 25, 6:30-8 p.m., Weight Management Center, 1501 Laurel St. and Tuesday, May 12 and 26, noon-1:30 p.m., Meeting Room 2 at the Breast Health Center, 1501 Sumter St. For more information or to register, call 1-855-391-1120.

Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings:

Palmetto Health will offer free breast and cervical cancer screenings Monday, May 9, 8 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, May 5, 12, 19, and 26, 5:30-7 p.m. and Thursday, May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 5:30-7 p.m., at Palmetto Health Women’s Center, 1801 Sunset Dr. To find out if you qualify or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

Take Five—Free Diabetes Screenings:

Palmetto Health will offer free diabetes screenings Thursday, May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., Office of Community Health. To find out if you qualify or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

Free Prostate Cancer Screenings:

Palmetto Health will offer free prostate cancer Thursday, May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., Office of Community Health. To find out if you qualify or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

CPR and BLS Classes:

American Heart Association CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS) classes are offered weekly by the Palmetto Health/USC Simulation Center every Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Cost is $75. Heart Saver CPR classes are offered two Tuesday afternoons each month; cost is $50. All classes begin at 1 p.m. at 14 Medical Park, Suite 300, Palmetto Health Richland campus, and course materials and a certification card are included. For more information or to register for a course, call 803-296-CARE (2273).