GMC's Upcoming Classes & Support Groups

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:
September 13
October 11
Diabetes Education classroom, Suite 212
100 Medical Center Boulevard
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Duluth classes:
November 8
Glancy Education Classroom
Kiwi Room 

Glancy Campus
3215 McClure Bridge Road
Duluth, GA 30096 

This single session class helps expectant parents prepare to care for a newborn.
September 6 (Tue.), 7 p.m.
Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion
550 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046
Fee: $40 per couple

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.
September 6 (Tue.), 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
September 13 (Tue.), 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
September 17 (Sat.) 11 a.m. and Noon
September 20 (Tue.) 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
September 27 (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. 
September 13 (Tue.), 7:30 p.m.
September 27 (Tue.), 7:30 p.m.
Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion
550 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046
Fee: Free

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.
September 9 (Fri.), 6 – 9 p.m.­ to September 10 (Sat.), 9 a.m.­ – 3:30 p.m.
September 23 (Fri.), 6 – 9p.m. to September 24 (Sat.), 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion
550 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046
Fee: $95 per couple

Breastfeeding Basics
This single-session class will help parents get started with breastfeeding, including discussion about 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.
September 12 (Mon.), 7 p.m.
Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion
550 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046
Fee: $25

For all fitness levels! This group session will incorporate a variety of cardio and strength building exercises designed for MAXIMUM calorie burn in the shortest amount of time. This program also includes a nutrition plan that can be customized to fit your specific needs. This unique mixture of cardio and strength training will get you fit, get you healthy and most importantly MAKE FITNESS FUN! Must be at least 18 years old to participate.
September 12 (Mon.), 6 p.m.
Glancy Campus - Peach Room 
3215 McClure Bridge Road 
Duluth, GA 30096
Fee: $150.00

This class is great for individuals of all fitness levels. A program of gentle stretching and breathing exercises helps to improve balance, joint health and relax the nervous system. Must be at least 18 years old to participate.
September 13 (Tue.), 6 p.m.
Glancy Campus - Peach Room 
3215 McClure Bridge Road 
Duluth, GA 30096
Fee: $150.00

Great for all fitness levels, circuit training alternates strength training exercises with low impact cardiovascular exercises to give you two workouts in one. We combine intervals of cardio drills and muscle conditioning exercises to provide you with the ultimate circuit workout and calorie burn. Must be at least 18 years old to participate.
September 15 (Thur.), 6 p.m.
Glancy Campus - Peach Room 
3215 McClure Bridge Road 
Duluth, GA 30096
Fee: $150.00

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.
September 27 (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


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.
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.

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.
At: 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

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, 2 – 3 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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