All of these classes and more will be offered by Gwinnett Medical Center. If a registration number is not listed, please call 678-312-5000 to register, or register online at gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/classes. Scroll to the bottom of the list to see some of our support groups. A full list of support groups is available here. Monthly Pre-Diabetes Classes If you’ve been told you have pre-diabetes, or are at high risk of developing diabetes, take charge of your health! Learn effective lifestyle strategies that can dramatically improve your overall health and reduce your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes. Topics include healthy eating, reading food labels, importance of exercise, and weight management. Presented by a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, this class is for ages 18 years and older. All classes will be held 5 – 7:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
For more information or to register, please call 678-312-6048.
Diabetes Education classroom, Suite 212
100 Medical Center Boulevard
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Glancy Education Classroom
3215 McClure Bridge Road
Duluth, GA 30096
Please join us as we tour the Labor & Delivery and Maternal Infant Units. Our tour will familiarize you with the facility and what to expect when you arrive on delivery day. In addition to touring the facility, we will provide you with information on admissions paperwork, family waiting areas and services provided. Tours are given during the Healthy Childbirth - 3rd Trimester classes, so if you are signed up for one, you don't need to sign up for a separate tour. March 4 (Sat.) 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. March 7 (Tue.), 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 14 (Tue.), 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 21 (Tue.) 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 28 (Tue.) 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion Please join us as we tour the Labor & Delivery and Maternal Infant Units. Our tour will familiarize you with the facility and what to expect when you arrive on delivery day. In addition to touring the facility, we will provide you with information on admissions paperwork, visitation policies, family waiting areas and services provided. Tours are given during the Healthy Childbirth - 3rd Trimester classes, so if you are signed up for one, you don't need to sign up for a separate tour. March 14 (Tue.), 7:30 p.m. March 28 (Tue.), 7:30 p.m. Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion Babysitters Training Course The American Red Cross Babysitter Training class teaches babysitters ages 11-15 general safety, basic care, first aid and critical emergency action skills. Successful participants will receive a program certificate in the mail after completion of the class. March 4 (Tue.), 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gwinnett Women's Pavilion 550 Medical Center Boulevard This single-session class will help parents get started with breastfeeding, including discussion about how your body makes milk, how to position and latch the baby, how to tell if the baby is getting enough breast milk and how to avoid problems. Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion This single session class helps expectant parents prepare to care for a newborn. Topics include: newborn physical characteristics, calming a crying baby, bathing, umbilical cord care, circumcision care, illness, when to call a doctor, and diapering. Gwinnett Women's Pavilion
550 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Healthy Childbirth Weekend Please join us for our condensed weekend class series that is taken during your third trimester. You will learn signs of labor, breathing & relaxation techniques, medical interventions, and more. A tour of Gwinnett Women's Pavilion is included. March 24 (Fri.), 6 – 9p.m. to February 25 (Sat.), 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion Big Brothers/Big Sisters to Be Children ages 3 to 10 will tour the Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion, discuss what to expect, practice holding and swaddling, and make a birthday card. Parents also receive materials on sibling preparation. March 28 (Tue.), 6:30 p.m. Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion Fee: $20 per child, $10 for each additional child
Smoking Cessation – Freshstart Program
Quitting smoking is hard and we want to help. Our smoking cessation programs are designed to provide counseling and support for those interested in quitting smoking. The Freshstart Program is a smoking cessation program created by the American Cancer Society. The program consists of four classes taught by trained facilitators with the goal of helping participants to stop smoking by educating them in a supportive group environment. For more information, call the Gwinnett Medical Center Smokers Quit Line at 678-312-2053. We are happy to offer our smoking cessation program free of charge.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group
The third Tuesday of each month, 7– 8:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month, 10 –11a.m.
For more information, contact Randi Williams, Faith Community Nurse,
Amputees Moving Forward Support Group Second Tuesday each month, 6 p.m.
500 Medical Center Blvd., Suite 130 For more information, call 678-312-4412
FREE. No registration required
Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Ostomy Second Tuesday every other month during the school year, 7 p.m.
GMC Resource Center
For more information, call 678-312-2607
FREE. No registration required
Jack Jacobs Aphasia Conversation Group Second and Fourth Thursdays each month, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Glancy Rehabilitation Center For more information, call 678-312-6167
FREE. No registration required
Memory PeopleTM Alzheimer's/Dementia & Memory Impairment Community Support Group
Fourth Friday of each month, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Glancy Campus, Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center - Mango Room
For more information, contact Teri Evans at 770-851-0101.
New Beginnings Brain Injury Support Group
First Friday of each month
Annandale Village - Patricia Brown Center for Programs, 3500 Annandale Lane, Suwanee, GA 30024
For more information, contact Paige Havens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-938-4279 or Vickie Thomas at email@example.com or 770-945-8381.
Join other breastfeeding moms to discuss the joys and challenges of breastfeeding and beyond. Babies are welcome! Every Monday, 11 a.m. – noon Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion 1000 Medical Center Blvd. For more information call 678-312-4743 FREE. No registration required Bereavement Support Group
Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Duluth First United Methodist Church, Room B113, Counseling Room
Everyone who has had a loss is welcome to attend.
For more information, please contact Randi Williams, Faith Community Nurse, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-476-3776 ext. 115. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group This support group offers an open environment in which bereaved parents can share their thoughts and feelings as well as recognize they are not alone. Third Tuesday of every month, 6:30 – 8 p.m. For more information call 678-312-4786 FREE. No registration required Rainbow Support for Children
This is a support group for children who have lost a parent by death or divorce. It is a 12-week course.
For more information, please contact Randi Williams, Faith Community Nurse, at email@example.com or call 770-476-3776, ext. 115. Women’s Cancer Support Group Second Tuesday each month, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 631 Professional Dr., Suite 220 For more information call 678-312-4010 FREE. No registration required The Margaret Andrews Parkinson’s Support Group For patients and caregivers. Second Friday of each month, 1:30 p.m. Glancy Campus – Kiwi Room For more information call 678-312-6167 FREE. No registration required For survivors and caregivers. Third Wednesday of each month, 1:30 p.m. Glancy Rehabilitation Center For more information call 678-312-6167 FREE. No registration required Designed to make it possible for families and loved ones to understand their feelings about the impact cancer has had on their daily lives. Second Thursday of each month, 2 – 3 p.m. For more information, contact Amy Stanitzke by calling 770-289-0887 FREE. No registration required C.A.R.E. (Cancer Affects Really Everyone)
These meetings are designed for those with cancer, cancer survivors and family and friends.
The first Tuesday each month, 7 p.m.
Mount Zion Baptist Church-Genesis Building, 1525 Scenic Hwy, Snellville, GA 30078 770-972-5020 mountzionsnellville.com