SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

A NEW DECADE IS HERE!

The wait is over, and the new year is just beginning! Our Spirit of Women calendar is now digital! Thank you to everyone who updated their membership information. We are excited to bring you new events in the upcoming months. If you have any questions about the calendar, please call Spirit of Women at 601-288-4968 to speak to a representative. 

Mark your calendars for the event of the year! The Spirit of Women Spring Event, Seasons of the Heart featuring Lacey Chabert, will be an event you won’t want to miss! This exciting event will take place Thursday, April 9, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., at the Lake Terrace Convention Center. Tickets are $55 for Spirit of Women members and $65 for non-members. Tickets will be available for purchase the first week of March. 

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

Did you know that Spirit of Women has their own Facebook page? Check out the page geared towards events, photos, and news! Facebook.com/FGHSpiritofWomen

Tune into Kindness in Action! Every Tuesday at 9PM on FOX23 News!

Tune into Kindness in Action segment on Fox 23 News to see the good work happening in our community! If you know someone who goes out of there way to help a neighbor, put others before themselves, or is motivated to make the Pine Belt a better place, submit their story to be featured!

Do you want to join Spirit of Women? Do you need a new keytag? Do you need to update your address?
Simply call Spirit of women at 601-288-4968 or go online to forrestgeneral.com
HOURS for Forrest Health Engagement Center/Spirit of Women phone like: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Forrest General Hospital's Support Groups, Classes & Events

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

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Advance Care Planning is an organized process of communication to help individuals understand, reflect upon, and discuss goals for future healthcare decisions in the context of their values and beliefs. When this process is done well, it has the power to produce a written plan (advanced directive) that accurately represents the individual’s preferences and thoroughly prepares others to make healthcare decisions consistent with these preferences. Advance care planning is appropriate for any adult. For more information, please contact Amber Chancelor at 601-288-3131. This event is free to attend.

BRAVE, BRILLIANT, AND RESILIENT

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Brave, Brilliant, and Resilient, the Forrest General Cancer Support Group, welcomes current patients and caregivers. Each month a new topic will be presented and an open discussion will follow. The group meets the last Thursday of each month from 1-2PM. Meetings will be held in the Rush Conference Room at the Forrest General Cancer Center (301 South 28th Ave.). For more information, or to RSVP, contact Ramona Martin, RN, at 601-288-1743.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

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The Bereavement Support Group is for individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The meetings occur the first and third Tuesday of every month and are free to the public. The first meeting of the month is held at Asbury Hospice House, 304 South 40th Avenue. There are two meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. One meeting is held at the cafeteria meeting room at Highland Community Hospital in Picayune, Mississippi, and the other meets at the Asbury Hospice House, 304 South 40th Avenue, in Hattiesburg. For more information, call 601-288-2500. 

BETTER BREATHERS SUPPORT GROUP

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The Better Breathers Support Group gives patients, families, and friends an opportunity to gather and share information about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), as well as other breathing disorders. COPD includes conditions such as emphysema, asthma, and chronic bronchitis. The group also has access to informational resources and speakers who are knowledgeable about the special needs of people with breathing disorders. The group meets monthly and the meetings are free. For more information, please contact Gwen Ellzey at (601) 288-2873.

DARE TO CARE

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Dare to C.A.R.E. is a free vascular screening program offered at Forrest General. This event includes a free educational seminar and an appointment for a screening the next day. For more information, please call 601-288-4445. This event is free to attend. 

WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S CLASSES

Fitness for Two
Classes

Fitness for Two classes are led by Madalene Daniell. Classes are held in the Spirit of Women Conference Room at 28th Place. Pregnancy Exercise and Mommie and Me costs $5 for one session or $30 for six classes. Coach’s Corner costs $10 for the one time class per couple/team. To contact Madalene Daniell, call 601-264-2210. 

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The Family Birthplace
Classes

Please note the location change: The classes below will meet at the Forrest General Hospital’s Elm Room located near Forrest General Hospital’s cafeteria, not the SOW conference room. All classes are free if you are delivering at Forrest General.

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Mommie and Me Family Nights

Spirit of Women Conference Room at 28th Place 421 S. 28th Avenue | Spirit of Women Conference Room at 28th Place 421 S. 28th Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
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    Breastfeeding Class

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      Childbirth Preparation Class

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        Childbirth Preparation Class

        Forrest General Hospital - Cafeteria Meeting Room U.S. 49 | Forrest General Hospital - Cafeteria Meeting Room U.S. 49, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
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          Medicare Educational Seminar

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            Childbirth Preparation Class

            Forrest General Hospital - Cafeteria Meeting Room U.S. 49 | Forrest General Hospital - Cafeteria Meeting Room U.S. 49, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
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              To attend events listed above, please register by calling Spirit of Women at 601-288-4968, unless otherwise noted, or register online at forrestgeneral.com Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted. Hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Voicemail is always available!

              Forrest General Hospital Acquires Second da Vinci Xi Surgical System

              Forrest General Hospital recently acquired a second da Vinci Xi Surgical System, enhancing surgical services and offering more opportunity to patients for minimally invasive procedures. The first system was introduced in January of 2019 and is on track to perform 400 robotic surgeries before the year’s end. Read the full article by clicking on the link below.
              https://www.forresthealth.org/our-locations/forrest-general-hospital/media-news/press-releases/2019/forrest-general-hospital-acquires-second-da-vinci-xi-surgical-sy/

              C.A.R.E.ing Expressions Gift Shop Delivers!

              Do you have a loved one in the hospital or a friend who had a baby? Take a few minutes to brighten their day with a gift from C.A.R.E.ing Expressions! Flowers, candy, cards, and balloons will make a great, “Get Well Soon,” gifts, or think outside of the box with candles, decorative items, or other decor and beauty items from the gift shop. The best part is that you don’t even have to leave work or home! Shop online at giftshop.forrestgeneral.com to find everything you need and have it delivered anywhere in the hospital at no extra charge!

              THE SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT

              Our families are made up of all ages, shapes, sizes, and fitness levels, but whether you are caring for your partner, a grandparent, teen, or toddler, there are simple steps you can take to ensure every member of your family stays heart healthy.

              SAVE THE DATE!

              Join us Tuesday, March 3 for Girl Talk 2020! Dr. Katherine P. Alexis will teach girls about the physical and emotional changes that happen during adolescence. Cost to attend for one parent and one child is $20 for Spirit of Women members and $30 for non-members and includes a light dinner. Call 601-288-4968 or visit www.forrestgeneral.com/girltalk to register today!

              SPIRIT GIRLS MONTHLY MEETING

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              Spirit Girls, we will be having our February meeting Sunday, February 9, from 2:00 -3:00PM in the Forrest General Tree Rooms. For any questions about this event, please contact the Spirit Girls Coordinator, Tyra Willamor, at tyra.willamor@forrestgeneral.com 

              RECIPE: DATE AND CASHEW TRUFFLES

              Ingredients:

              2 cups raw cashews
              1 1/2 cups soft Medjool dates, pitted (if dates are hard, soak in hot water until soft)
              1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
              1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut

              Preparation:

              1. Process the cashews in a food processor until finely ground. Reserve 1/2 cup.
              2. Add dates and process until well blended. Add small amounts of almond milk if needed until ingredients hold together.
              3. Roll the mixture in your palms to make 36 1-inch balls. Combine reserved cashews and coconut, and roll balls into mixture to coat.
              Recipe courtesy of James F. Loomis, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Barnard Medical Center. 

              Nutritional Info: 2 Balls

              Nutritional information per serving:
              163 calories | 3.3 g protein | 7.5 g fat
              2.7 g saturated fat | 0 g trans fat
              0 mg cholesterol | 23.9 carbohydrates
              6.9 g sugars | 2.4 g fiber | 5 mg sodium
              93 mg potassium

              REWARDS PARTNER HIGHLIGHTS

              SMALLCAKES HATTIESBURG

              Smallcakes Hattiesburg will be having several specials for February! King Cake cupcakes will be available until Mardi Gras on February 25 and Valentines Day will have several different cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries, iced cookies that will be boxed in our famous pink and white boxes! Let us know if we can assist with your special events. We are located in Newpointe Shopping Center, open Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Call or text 601-408-7942. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get the latest special! Maybe a cupcake will help! 

              McB'S BOUTIQUE

              During February McB’s Boutique will donate 10% of sales from purchases of Pj Harlow Dream Wear to the Pink Ribbon Fund, a local non-profit organization benefitting women and men with financial ,medical needs after breast cancer diagnosis. Come shop our broad selection of PJ Harlow Pajamas, robes, and pillow cases.

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              Mommie and Me Family Nights
              7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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              Mommie and Me Just Movin’ Feb. 24 – April 6
              10:00 am - 11:30 am

              Just Movin’ is geared towards the early walkers, often 11 to 22 months old.
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              Pregnancy Exercise Feb. 24 – April 6
              5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

              There is also a 6:00 p.m. class available. These classes are interchangeable based on your schedule. You may attend the 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm.
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              Mommie and Me The Toddler Years Feb 25 – April 7
              10:00 am - 11:30 am

              The Toddler Years is the perfect launch into pre-school!
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              Breastfeeding Class
              6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

              The class is free if delivering at Forrest General.
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