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2-Week Childbirth Refresher Class

Childbirth Education, 2-Week Refresher Class

The 2-Week Refresher Class is intended for those expectant couples who have experienced childbirth before and need a "refresher" of what to expect.

The class gives you a brief overview of labor and delivery, breathing and relaxation techniques, comfort measures, initial newborn care and postpartum care. Class participants will be provided a tour of the labor and delivery unit. You will be able to ask any questions that you may have about your upcoming birth and about things relating to your last birth. You may also learn some new labor coping skills. The expectant couple will need to complete the class, one month before their due date and the class is complimentary.

Class Dates: 

  • October 2 - October 9, 2014
  • December 4 - December 11, 2014

Classes times are from 7-9 p.m.

Notes: To register, please complete this form (registration form) and either fax it or drop it off along with your payment to Vicki Carter.

Class Location
Childbirth and Lactation Services
1009 N. Monroe St., Suite C
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 312-0053


Reservation Questions? Contact:
Vicki Carter at (229) 312-0053 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.




6-Week Childbirth Series Class

Childbirth Education, 6-Week Childbirth Class

The six-week childbirth class is a great way for new mothers to prepare for labor and birth. The typical class consists of lectures, discussion, and exercises, led by a trained childbirth instructor.

The goal of the class is to provide you with information to minimize your fears and help you make informed decisions. You'll also learn techniques to help you relax and cope. Classes also teach the basics of breastfeeding and newborn care. This six week course also includes a tour of Labor and Delivery as well as the Mother/Baby Unit.

Class Dates: 

  • September 22 - October 27, 2014
  • November 4 - December 9, 2014

Class times are from 7-9 p.m.

Notes: To register, please complete this form (registration form) and either fax it or drop it off along with your payment to Vicki Carter. Six-week childbirth class is $50/couple. 

Class Location
Childbirth and Lactation Services
1009 N. Monroe St., Suite C
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 312-0053


Reservation Questions? Contact:
Vicki Carter at (229) 312-0053 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Cost: $50.00

Bariatric Support Group

      


Big Brother/Big Sister Class

Big Brother / Big Sister - Sibling Class

This fun, upbeat class is designed to acquaint children with the hospital setting and help children prepare for the new baby in their family. Children will learn what to expect when their new baby arrives home, how to channel feelings and safety issues with a new baby.

An age appropriate video and activities are used during the class. Children will learn the rewards of being an older brother or sister. This class is structured to benefit children ages 4 to 10. Children must have an adult accompany them to the class and on the hospital tour.

Class Dates:

  • October 16, 2014
  • November 13, 2014

Class times are from 4:30-6 p.m.

Notes: To register, please complete this form (registration form) and either fax it or drop it off along with your payment to Vicki Carter. Sibling class is $5 if you are already enrolled in the childbirth class; $15 if not. 

Class Location
Childbirth and Lactation Services
1009 N. Monroe St., Suite C
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 312-0053


Reservation Questions? Contact:
Vicki Carter at (229) 312-0053 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Cost: $15.00

Blood Drive

Phoebe Blood Drive

Help us meet our goal of 100 units! Remember: There is no substitute for blood and the only source is from volunteer donors like YOU.

Blood Drive Location and Time:

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Medical Tower I (Rotunda), on the 2nd floor lobby next to Surgicare waiting.

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WE NEED TO REACH OUR GOAL OF 100 UNITS to keeping Red Cross staffing levels up. More staff = less wait time!


Members of the community are invited to donate blood during the scheduled blood drives. Help us meet our goal of 100 units of blood or more!




Blood Pressure Screening

Get Your Blood Pressure Checked for FREE

On the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Phoebe volunteers offer free blood pressure screening in the elevator lobby of the hospital at the main campus.

Upcoming Dates for Blood Pressure Screening:

  • Monday, October 6, 2014

This service is offered to encourage members of the community to be aware of their blood pressure and stay on top of their health. 


For more information about blood pressure screenings at Phoebe, call (229) 312-1000.


      


Breast Cancer 101

Breast Cancer 101

If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, you will most likely have plenty of questions. The more you know about breast cancer, the better you can cope with your treatment and decisions about care. Please join us for Breast Cancer 101.

Upcoming Dates for Breast Cancer 101

  • To be determined

Class/Support Group Location:
Phoebe Cancer Center Support Services
910 N. Jefferson St., Suite E
Albany, GA

Seating is limited, please call (229) 312-0042 to reserve your seat.


      


Breast Cancer Awareness Walk - Americus, Ga.

Saturday, October 18 | Registration at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m.
Downtown Americus, starting at Lenny's Farmer's Market
Breast Cancer Awareness Walk: please call (229) 931-6812 for more information.


      


Breastfeeding Class

Learn Breastfeeding Basics

Health experts agree that breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby during the first year. They also agree that there are skills, which much be learned. Mother Nature gives you the ability, but not the know-how. This informative class includes such topics as how to prepare for breastfeeding, breast care and the father's role in breastfeeding.

Class Dates:

  • September 11, 2014
  • November 6, 2014

Class times are from 7-9 p.m.

Notes: To register, please complete this form (registration form) and either fax it or drop it off along with your payment to Vicki Carter. Breastfeeding classes are FREE if you are already enrolled in the childbirth class; $15 if not.

Class Location
Childbirth and Lactation Services
1009 N. Monroe St., Suite C
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 312-0053


Reservation Questions? Contact:
Vicki Carter at (229) 312-0053 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Cost: $15.00

Camp Good Grief and Journey

Gearing Up for Camp Good Grief

When we lose a loved one, we all grieve in different ways. The loss of a loved one can be particularly difficult for children and teens.

Each summer, Albany Community Hospice hosts its annual grief camps for children and teens. Camp Good Grief is for children fifth grade and below, and Journey is for youth/teens sixth-12th grades.

The camps allow children and teens to grow and grieve together. Camp participants engage in activities and small group sessions to help them learn about and discuss grief with their peers. Experienced, trained counselors, who are prepared to deal with bereavement issues, will assist campers throughout their time at the camps.

The children will participate in small group activities, such as crafts, group sessions and games to help children express their grief. A memorial service is also held at the conclusion of each camp day at 4:30 p.m.

Dates and Times:

  • Camp Good Grief (Grade K-2) June 19, 1-5 p.m.
  • Camp Good Grief (Grade 3-5) June 21, 1-5 p.m.
  • Camp Journey (Grade 6-12) June 26, 1-5 p.m.

There is no cost for participating. The camp is most beneficial to those children and teens who:

  • have lost a loved one in the last one to three years
  • have a realistic memory of the person who died
  • placed significant importance on the person who died

The camps are available to any child or teen in the community who has experienced the death of a loved one. For more information, or to receive an application, contact Cheryl Nance or Tim Olds at Albany Community Hospice by calling (229) 312-7050.


      


Chamber Business After Hours

Join us October 29 from 5-7 p.m. ath the Phoebe Digestive Health Center for Business After Hours.

Phoebe Digestive Health Center is located at:
2740 Ray Knight Way, TWO Meredyth Place
Albany, GA 31707


      


Diabetes Support Group

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center announces that the Living Healthy to Beat Diabetes Support Group will meet on Tuesday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the Phoebe Sumter Private Dining Room (inside of the cafeteria).

The Living Healthy to Beat Diabetes Support Group meets the third Tuesday of each month. The mission of the group is to live healthfully and win the battle against diabetes by providing guidance and encouraging collaboration among those affected by diabetes.

For more information, please contact Ashley Patterson at (229) 931-4975 or via e-mail at apatterson@phoebesumter.org.


Cost: Free
      


HEART Prints Bereavement Supprt

The HEART Prints Perinatal Bereavement Support Group provides a compassionate service to our patients and families beyond the hospital setting. The group will meet at Phoebe Northwest in Conference Room B, from 3 - 5 p.m.

Remembering and honoring your child and acknowledging that a precious life was all too brief.




Infant CPR Safety

Infant CPR Safety Class for Parents and Grandparents

This class is designed to teach parents and grandparents the basics of infant choking and resuscitation. Safety concerns are also discussed.

Class Dates:

  • September 18, 2014
  • November 20, 2014

Notes: To register, please complete this form (registration form) and either fax it or drop it off along with your payment to Vicki Carter. Infant CPR class is $10 if you are already enrolled in the childbirth class; $15 if not. 

Class Location
Childbirth and Lactation Services
1009 N. Monroe St., Suite C
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 312-0053


Reservation Questions? Contact:
Vicki Carter at (229) 312-0053 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Cost: $15.00

Jingle Bell Jog 2014

Jingle Bell Jog 2014

The Jingle Bell Jog is the traditional kick-off for family holiday fun. Jingle Bell Jog consists of a 10K and 5K run and a 1-mile fun walk. Proceeds from the Jog benefit the Children's Miracle Network and are used to purchase equipment to help children treated at Phoebe.

The 2014 Jingle Bell Jog will be held, Saturday, Dec. 6.


For more information about Jingle Bell Jog,  go to www.jinglebelljog.org or call (229) 312-2200.




Lights of Love

Lights of Love

The 2014 Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Monday, Dec. 08, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Wetherbee Lobby at Phoebe's main campus.

Each year since 1983, Christmas lights representing donations to Phoebe's cancer services have adorned the "Lights of Love" Christmas tree in front of the hospital. Proceeds from the Junior Woman's Club of Albany's holiday project provide special services for patients and families dealing with the devastating effects of cancer. However, Lights of Love is more than a holiday event, it is a year-round project, and your gifts are welcome at any time.

You can help brighten the lives of those battling a disease that strikes two out of three families. For a suggested contribution of $25.00 or more, a symbolic light in honor or in memory of your special someone will adorn the tree. Your gift will be acknowledged and you will receive an invitation to attend the festive Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony in December. Each year, a cancer survivor is chosen to throw the switch at the ceremonial lighting of the tree, signifying hope for all cancer patients.


For more information about Lights of Love, visit the Lights of Love web page.




Living Healthy to Beat Diabetes: Support Group

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center announces that the Living Healthy to Beat Diabetes Support Group will meet on Tuesday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the Phoebe Sumter Private Dining Room (inside of the Cafeteria).

The Living Healthy to Beat Diabetes Support Group meets the third Tuesday of each month. The mission of the group is to live healthfully and win the battle against diabetes by providing guidance and encouraging collaboration among those affected by or with loved ones affected by diabetes.


For more information, please contact Ashley Patterson at 229-931-4975 or via e-mail at apatterson@phoebesumter.org


Cost: Free
      


Look Good, Feel Better

Look Good, Feel Better

You are invited to attend the American Cancer Society's free program that teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatments. The program is designed to help them feel more comfortable with the appearance that results from the side effects of cancer treatment.

Trained volunteer cosmetologists teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. The free cosmetic kits come in light, medium, dark and extra dark shades to enhance all complextion types.

Look Good...Feel Better is a free program offered in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association, and The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) Foundation.

Upcoming Dates for Look Good...Feel Better

  • To be determined

The classes are held from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Phoebe Cancer Support Services located at 910 N. Jefferson, Suite E. To make a reservation, contact Phyllis Colvin at 312-2264 or the American Cancer Society office at 446-1073.


      


Lopez Hospice Golf Classic

The event kicks off for golfers and non-golfers starting at 6:30 p.m. April 24, 2014 with a Pre-Tournament Nashville Nights bash where golfers and non-golfers will enjoy a laid back evening hosted by Nancy Lopez. We’ll be bringing the Music City to the Good Life City with great entertainment by Bush Hawg of RCA Records Nashville. Party-goers will dine on down-home food and have the chance to choose from a passel of premier auction items.  Don’t forget to throw on your cowboy hat and dust off your boots before you come! Blue jeans are welcome!

$75.00 Ticket includes:

  • Entrance for one (1) to Pre-Tournament Bash
  • Two (2) drink tickets PLUS One (1) event signature drink included
  • Cash Bar
Golfers from around the country will play in the golf tournament to be held at Doublegate Country Club in Albany.
 
The tournament gets underway with a shotgun start at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, the 25th. There will be morning and afternoon tee times, with awards to 1st and 2nd place finishes for each. Prizes will also be awarded for Hole-In-One, Longest Drive, and Closet-to-the-Pin finishers.
 
Each golfer will have time with Lopez during the tournament, including a team photograph with the Hall of Fame golfing legend. She will also be host during the pre-tournament bash.

For more information and to register for the golf tournament, purchase bash tickets, or to become a sponsor, visit www.lopezhospice.org. Visit www.albanycommunityhospice.com to learn more about hospice services as well as Willson Hospice House.

Cost: $75.00
      


Miracle on Sweet Street

      


Paver Dedication Ceremony

Paver Dedication Ceremony

As the season of promise, each spring brings an annual celebration of life, Phoebe's Paver Dedication Ceremony. This event celebrates the past year's addition of more names to the paver bricks on the exterior walkway between the main hospital entrance and the hospital tower entrance.

The Ceremony will take place Thursday, May 15, at 10 a.m. in the Wetherbee Lobby at Phoebe's main campus.


For more information about the Paver Ceremony, or to purchase a paver, click here.


      


Phoebe Bariatrics - Americus

Is bariatric weight loss surgery right for you?

Attend our FREE bariatric surgery seminars and find out how adjustable gastric banding surgery can change your life.

Lead a more active and healthier lifestyle, while learning about weight loss surgery. Our experienced bariatric surgeons will discuss: benefits associated with weight loss surgery, risks associated with weight loss treatment and how to determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.

Upcoming 2014 Dates for Bariatric Seminar - AMERICUS Group:

Seminar Location:
Phoebe Northwest
at the Phoebe Northwest Conference Rooms B & C
2336 Dawson Rd.
Albany, GA 317097

October 2014

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. / Dr. Sheff and Joyner

Upcoming 2014 Dates for Bariatric Seminar - AMERICUS Group:

Seminar Location:
Phoebe Sumter Medical Center
at the Wellness & Education Center
120 Hwy. 280 West
Americus, GA 31719

September 2014

  • Thursday,September 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. / Dr. Sheff and Joyner

November 2014

  • Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. / Dr. Sheff and Joyner

For Americus seminar information, call (229) 931-7160.


Cost: Free

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This educational program is designed specifically for caregivers. It is intended to help you take care of yourself while caring for an older relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a facility, or across the country.

Tuesdays, September 23 - October 28 | 11:30-1pm
SOWEGA Council On Aging presents Powerful Tools for Caregivers at SOWEGA Council On Aging, Senior Life Enrichment Center, Magnolia Room (3rd Floor), 335 W. Society Ave., Albany. Call Cynthia Wade or Ada Brown at (229) 432-1124 to register.

Click links to learn more:

This six-week course meets once per week and includes the following topics:

  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Reducing Stress
  • How to reduce negative emotions such as guilt, anger and depression
  • Learn to communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, and paid help
  • Making tough decisions
  • Setting goals and problem solving

For more information or to register click one of the links above or, contact Cynthia Wade at cynthia.wade@sowegacoa.org or call (229) 432-1124.


      


Safe Sitter 2 Day Class

Safe Sitter Two-Day Class

This fun and creative class for boys and girls ages 11 to 15. Come learn all there is to be a safe babysitter. Learn about babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Learn how to handle a choking baby or toddler. Bring your lunch!

Class Dates:

  • June 25 and 26
  • July 9 and 10
  • July 30 and 31

Class times are from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Notes: Safe Sitter class is $45.

Class Location
Childbirth and Lactation Services
1009 N. Monroe St., Suite C
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 312-0053


Reservation Questions? Contact:
Vicki Carter at (229) 312-0053 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Cost: $45.00
      


Saturday All-Day Childbirth Class

Saturday All-Day (Weekend) Childbirth Class

The Saturday All-day (Weekend) Childbirth Class is a one-day condensed version of the six-week childbirth class. The class, led by a trained childbirth instructor, is a great way for the expectant couple to prepare for labor and birth in a shorter timeframe. The typical class consists of an overview of labor, the birth process, breathing and relaxation techniques, comfort measures, coach’s role and expectations, newborn initial care, and the care of the mother during postpartum.

The goal of the class is to provide you with information to minimize your fears and help you make informed decisions. You'll also learn techniques to help you relax and cope.

A free guidebook is provided. Please bring 2-3 pillows to class. Class size is limited to eight couples, and everyone has a break for lunch on their own during the weekend class. Please register early!

Class Dates:

  • September 6, 2014
  • October 4, 2014
  • November 8, 2014
  • December 6, 2014

Class times are from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Notes: To register, please complete this form (registration form) and either fax it or drop it off along with your payment to Vicki Carter. Saturday all-day class is $50/couple. 

Class Location
Childbirth and Lactation Services
1009 N. Monroe St., Suite C
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 312-0053


Reservation Questions? Contact:
Vicki Carter at (229) 312-0053 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Cost: $50.00

Women's Health Conference 2014 - Albany

Time Out For You

We invite you to attend the 2014 Women's Health Conference in Albany. There will be free health screenings, information booths, door prizes, free breakfast and lunch, entertainment and physician-led workshops.

Location: PhoebeHealthWorks - 311 Third Avenue, Albany, Ga

Date and Time: Saturday, October 18 a.m. to 1 p.m.


      


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Phoebe Putney Health System is a network of hospitals, family medicine clinics, rehab facilities, auxiliary services, and medical education training facilities. Founded in 1911,
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