March Classes At GMC

Gwinnett Medical Center offers classes for all stages of life, from sibling preparation to AARP safe driving courses for seniors. While you can browse all the classes offered by Gwinnett Medical Center, or register for a class at gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/classes, here are a few of our most popular offerings for March 2014:


Obesity Awareness Walk
Come join us for a 5K run/walk and a 1-mile walk for kids, and special appearance by the Gwinnett Braves’ mascot Chopper.
March 29 (Sat.) 8 a.m. packets, 8:30 a.m. start
Tribble Mill Park
2125 Tribble Mill Pkwy.
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30045
Fee: 5k, $35; 1 mi. children’s walk, $20 ($30/15 before 3/15): Register at active.com.

Lung Cancer Screening
This quick, painless, low-dose CT scan  can help determine if nodules or masses are present in the lungs of people who do not have symptoms of lung cancer, but may be at risk of the disease because of a history of smoking.
Learn more by calling GMC’s thoracic nurse navigator at 678-312-3189.
Fee: $150 (scan and interpretation)


Free Colorectal Screening Kits
March is national colorectal cancer awareness month. If you're 50 or older, getting a screening test for colorectal cancer could save your life. Colorectal cancer - cancer of the colon and rectum - is one of the most detectable, and, if found early enough, most treatable forms of cancer. For a free colorectal screening kit, call 678-312-5000.


Healthy Childbirth – 3rd Trimester
In this 4-class series you will learn signs of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, medical interventions and more. A tour of Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion is included
March 3, 10, 17 and 24 (Mon.) 7 p.m.
Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion
550 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046
Fee: $95 per couple

Newborn Care
This single session class helps expectant parents prepare to care for a newborn.
March 4 (Tue.) 7 p.m. or March 22 (Sat.) 9 a.m.
Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion
550 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046
Fee: $40 per couple

OB Tours
This tour will familiarize expectant parents with Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion, admissions paperwork, family waiting areas and services provided.
In English: March 4 (Tue.) 6:30 or 7:30 p.m.
In Korean: March 3 (Mon.) 6 p.m.
In Spanish: March 4 (Tue.) 7 p.m. or March 18 (Tue.) 7 p.m.
FREE


Freshstart Smoking Cessation
Freshstart is a four-week session smoking cessation class written by the American Cancer Society. Participants will learn about the benefits of quitting, strategies for quitting and will identify a personal quit plan.
March 5, 12, 18 and 26 (Wed.) 6:30 p.m.
Gwinnett Medical Center
1000 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, Ga.  30076
FREE, $3 parking


Babysitters Training Course
American Red Cross class that teaches babysitters ages 11 – 15 general safety, basic care, first aid and critical emergency action skills. Successful participants receive a program certificate.
March 8 (Sat.) 9 a.m.
Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion
550 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, GA  30046
Fee: $75

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 25 (Tue.) 6:30 p.m.
Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion
550 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, GA  30045
Fee: $20 per child, $10 for each additional child


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.
Feb. 28 (Fri.) 6 – 9 p.m. and March 1 (Sat.) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion
550 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046
Fee: $95 per couple


Breastfeeding Basics
This single session class helps parents get started with breastfeeding.
March 24 (Mon.) 7 p.m.
Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion
550 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046
Fee: $25 per couple


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