Palmetto Health August 2015 Calendar of Events


August 11:
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

The Weight Management Center at Palmetto Health will offer a free weight loss surgery seminar for individuals interested in bariatric surgery Tuesday, August 11, 6-7 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist auditorium, 1501 Sumter St. The seminar will review the various types of weight loss surgery options and what to expect during and after surgery. For more information or to register, call 1-855-391-1120.

August 20: Coffee Talk – “Should I Lift Weights?”

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, August 20, 6-7 p.m., at Northwest Family YMCA, 1501 Kennerly Rd, Irmo. For more information, contact Palmetto Health CareCall at 803-296-CARE (2273).

August 25: Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

The Weight Management Center at Palmetto Health will offer a free weight loss surgery seminar for individuals interested in bariatric surgery Tuesday, August 25, noon-1 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist auditorium, 1501 Sumter St. The seminar will review the various types of weight loss surgery options and what to expect during and after surgery. For more information or to register, call 1-855-391-1120.


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, Aug. 10 and 24, noon-1:30 p.m., Weight Management Center, 1501 Laurel St. and Tuesday, Aug. 11 and 25, 6:30-8 p.m., Meeting Room 2 at the Breast Health Center, 1501 Sumter St. For more information, call 803-376-5982.

Free Diabetes, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings:

Palmetto Health will offer free diabetes, breast and cervical cancer screenings Tuesday, Aug. 25, and Thursday, Aug. 27, 5:45-7 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 8, 8-11:30 a.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, Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 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).