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Don’t let a disability stop fun on the fairway

Beaufort Memorial Hospital and the Legends at Parris Island will host a free adaptive golf event this Saturday, Oct. 18 to introduce individuals with physical disabilities to techniques and equipment they can use to enjoy the game of golf and the therapeutic benefits it offers.

Designed to encourage and educate would-be players, the two-hour session will include demonstrations by golf professionals and therapists. Participants will be playing alongside other physically challenged civilians, veterans and active military personnel.

During the program, scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m., players will learn about ongoing adaptive golf events, tournaments and clinics, including classes held the third Saturday of each month.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to enjoy golf — and improve your balance, strength and coordination.

For more information or to register, contact either physical therapist Steve Giammona at 843-522-5850 or Sgiammona@bmhsc.org, or PGA professional Andy Hinson at 843-228-2240 or hinsonca@usmc-mccs.org.


Beaufort Memorial offers free seminar on pain 

Beaufort Memorial will host a free seminar on Monday, October 20 at 9 a.m. in Room 364 of the hospital’s Medical and Administrative Center at 990 Ribaut Road (directly across the street from the main hospital campus) where Beaufort Memorial Orthopedic Care Coordinator and Physical Therapist Andrea Sadler will provide information about normal knee and hip anatomy, signs and symptoms of joint-related problems, and treatment options to relieve or resolve pain. From in-home exercise and medical management, to physical therapy and surgery, she will explain appropriate options that can be personalized for a patient’s specific needs.

The seminar is free but registration is requested. To learn more or make a reservation, call 843-522-5585.

‘Baby University’ adds new parenting class

Beaufort Memorial’s Baby University has added a new parenting class to its schedule of offerings. “Hug Your Baby!” is scheduled for on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and will help parents identify their baby’s needs by understanding his or her body talk. Learn how to prevent and solve problems related to eating, sleeping and crying. The instructor is a family nurse practitioner and certified Hug Your Baby trainer.  The class, which is recommended for expectant parents, will be offered monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month beginning in January. Cost is $10.

In addition to the Baby University classes, Beaufort Memorial’s LifeFit Wellness Services has added prenatal massage and a prenatal wellness package that includes a one-month membership to LifeFit, nutrition consultation with a registered dietician, consultation with a perinatal fitness specialist and a prescription for prenatal exercises. Call 843-522-5635 for more information about any of the prenatal offerings or to register for “Hug Your Baby.”

The hospital’s Birthing Center is also offering monthly prenatal classes. “The Gift of Motherhood,” a three-part series of classes that includes Prepared Childbirth, Newborn Infant Care and Breastfeeding, is now free to any mother-to-be. The classes are offered from 6 to 8 p.m. the first three Wednesdays of the month, with the next session starting Nov. 5. For more information or to register for the series, call 843-522-5570.

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