CHS AT THE YMCA – Free blood pressure screenings offered Wednesdays from 9 am – 11 am, at the YMCA, 1700 Rutherford Road in Florence. A healthcare professional will be available to measure blood pressure and to provide educational materials on how to control high blood pressure.
SENIOR CIRCLE is an organization that improves the lives of people 50 and better. Members enjoy fellowship and activities, hospital benefits, health education, parties, travel, local and national discounts and much more – for only $15 a year. The Carolinas Chapter of Senior Circle is sponsored by Carolinas Hospital System. For information about Senior Circle, please contact Sheree Meadows at (843) 674-2975
CAROLINAS AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP meets the first Thursday of every month from 1 pm – 1:45 pm in Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital’s gym at Cedar Tower, 121 East Cedar Street in Florence. This support group has been established to provide opportunities for amputees of all kinds from all backgrounds to interact, share information and address issues facing those who have lost a limb. Whether your amputation was recent or decades ago, whether it was due to disease, accident or congenital defect, all amputees are invited to attend the monthly meetings. The Amputee Coalition of America will provide materials and information for attendees. Please join us as we establish this important support group. For more information, please call 661-3933.
HEART VISITORS PROGRAM – This support group is for people recovering from heart disease. One important function of the group is the Heart Visitor Program, where members visit patients who are awaiting heart surgery at local hospitals. They provide the patient and his or her family with support and encouragement until discharged from the hospital. For more information, please call 674-2242.
FREE SMOKING CESSATION - Let us help you kick your smoking habit once and for all! If you are ready to set a date to stop smoking, please call us at 674-2242.
FOR EXPECTANT FAMILIES
All education classes for expectant parents are offered free of charge as a community service.
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASS – A series of classes, starting the 1st Tuesday of every month (except on holidays). The Women's Center will be offering this class in the Medical Office Building at 1590 Freedom Boulevard, Suite 101 in Florence. It is designed to prepare the mother-to-be and her labor companion for the birthing experience, focusing on signs of early labor, comfort measures to use in labor and breathing relaxation techniques. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please call (843) 674-4662.
MATERNITY ORIENTATION – This orientation familiarizes the patient and their family with the facility and our labor and delivery concept. To make an appointment, please call (843) 674-4662.