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Splash Into Summer With Good Health

July 01, 2019

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.

 

Classes

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.

Lawrenceville classes: 
Diabetes Education classroom, Suite 212
100 Medical Center Boulevard
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Duluth classes: 
Glancy Education Classroom
Kiwi Room
Glancy Campus
3215 McClure Bridge Road
Duluth, GA 30096 

 

OB Tours- English

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.

  • July 9 (Tue.), 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • July 16 (Tue.), 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • July 23 (Tue.), 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • July 30 (Tue.), 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion

550 Medical Center Blvd.

Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046

Fee: Free

 

OB Tours – Spanish

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.

  • July 9 (Tue.), 7:30 p.m.
  • July 23 (Tue.), 7:30 p.m.

Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion

550 Medical Center Blvd.

Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046

Fee: Free

 

Breastfeeding Basics

Come and join our single session class as we help parents get started with breastfeeding. Discussion includes 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.

  • July 8 (Mon.), 7 p.m.

Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion

550 Medical Center Blvd.

Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046

Fee: $25

 

Newborn Care

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.

  • July 9 (Tue.), 7 p.m.

Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion

550 Medical Center Blvd.

Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046

Fee: $40

 

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.

  • July 10 (Wed.), 11 a.m.

Cancer Support Center

631 Professional Drive, Suite 220

Lawrenceville, GA 30046

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.

 

Healthy Childbirth Series (Third Trimester)

Please join us for our 4 week childbirth preparation series, one class per week. You will learn signs of labor, breathing & relaxation techniques, medical interventions, and more. A tour of Gwinnett Women's Pavilion is included.

  • July 18 (Thur.), 7 p.m.

Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion

550 Medical Center Blvd.

Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046

Fee: $95

 

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.

  • July 19 (Fri.), 6 – 9 p.m. to July 20 (Sat.), 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion

550 Medical Center Blvd.

Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046

Fee: $95 per couple

 

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.

  • July 30 (Tue.), 6:30 p.m.

Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion

550 Medical Center Blvd.

Lawrenceville, GA  30046

Fee: $20 per child, $10 for each additional child

 

Support Groups

 

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.

Duluth First United Methodist Church, Room F-145-146

For more information, contact Randi Williams, Faith Community Nurse, 

at rwilliams@duluthumc.org or call 770-476-3776 ext. 115.

 

Amputees Moving Forward Support Group

Second Tuesday each month, 6 p.m.

Gwinnett SportsRehab

500 Medical Center Blvd., Suite 130

Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046

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

665 Duluth Highway

Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046

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.

Mango Room

Glancy Rehabilitation Center

3215 McClure Bridge Road

Duluth, Ga. 30096

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 havensp@bellsouth.net or 678-938-4279 or Vickie Thomas at vickie.thomas@annandale.org or 770-945-8381.

 

The Lactation Club (TLC)

Join other breastfeeding moms to discuss the joys and challenges of breastfeeding and beyond. Babies are welcome!

Every Monday, 11 a.m. – noon

Azalea Room

Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion

1000 Medical Center Blvd.

Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046

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 rwilliams@duluthumc.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.

Maple Room

GMC Resource Center

665 Duluth Highway

Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046

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 rwilliams@duluthumc.org or call 770-476-3776, ext. 115.

 

Women’s Cancer Support Group

Second Tuesday each month, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Cancer Support Center

631 Professional Dr., Suite 220

Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046

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

3215 McClure Bridge Road

Duluth, Ga. 30096

For more information call 678-312-6167

FREE. No registration required

 

Stroke Support Group

For survivors and caregivers.

Third Wednesday of each month, 1:30 p.m.

Kiwi Room.

Glancy Rehabilitation Center

3215 McClure Bridge Road

Duluth, Ga. 30096

For more information call 678-312-6167

FREE. No registration required

 

Caregiver Support Group

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, 12:30 – 1:30 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

 

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