December Classes And Support Groups At Gwinnett Medical Center

Want to give your family the gift of a healthier you this holiday season? Then Freshstart Smoking Cessation might be a terrific first step.

Or maybe you’re wondering what steps to take to make sure your loved ones understand your advance directives.

Or possibly there’s a little one on the way, and you want to know more about pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care…

All these classes and more will be offered in December at 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 ongoing support groups. A full list of support groups is available here.


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.
Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 (Mon.), 6:30 p.m.
Gwinnett Medical Center
1000 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, Ga.  30076
FREE, $3 parking

Advance Directives: My Life Choices
Chuck Christie, M. Div., BCC, chaplain at GMC will talk about the importance of making end of life choices in advance of the time that you may need them, how to go about this process and how to communicate these choices to your loved ones and caregivers. A light lunch will also be served.
Dec. 4 (Thur.) noon – 1 p.m.
631 Professional Drive
Suite 220
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046
Please register at 678-312-3100

Newborn Care
This single session class helps expectant parents prepare to care for a newborn.
Dec. 2 (Tue.) 7 p.m. or Dec. 13 (Sat.) 9 a.m.
Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion
550 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046
Fee: $40 per couple

Healthy Beginnings 1st Trimester
Designed to help you get off to a healthy start with your pregnancy. Topics include fetal development, prenatal care, healthy lifestyle choices, nutrition, current body changes, and more
Dec. 9 (Tue.), 7 p.m.
Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion
550 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046
Fee: FREE


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.
Dec. 9 (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


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.
Dec. 19 (Fri.) 6 - 9 p.m. and Dec. 20 (Sat.) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion
550 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046
Fee: $95 per couple




Support Groups

Jack Jacob Aphasia Conversation Group
Every Thursday, 1 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

Women’s Cancer Support Group
Second Tuesday each month, 6:30 p.m.
Cancer Support Center
631 Professional Dr., Suite 220
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046
For more information call 678-312-4010
FREE. No registration required


Stroke Support Group
For survivors and caregivers.
Third Wednesday 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.
First Tuesday each month, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., or
Third Tuesday each month, 11 a.m. – noon
Cancer Support Center
631 Gwinnett Physician Center
631 Professional Drive, Suite 220
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
631 Professional Drive, Suite 220
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

FREE. No registration required

Men to Men Cancer Support Group (Starts Oct. 28, 2014)
Men with any type of cancer are welcome
Fourth Tuesday each month, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cancer Support Center
631 Gwinnett Physician Center
FREE. No registration required



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