Gentle Tai Chi
Date(s): Mon and Fri
Since the first widespread promotion of tai chi health benefits in the early 20th century, it has developed a worldwide following among people for its benefit for health and health maintenance. Studies of tai chi support its effectiveness as an alternative exercise and as a form of meditative pain reduction that focuses on positive energy flows. it is reported that focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. Besides general health benefits and stress management attributed to tai chi training, this form of exercise has been found to nurture core-strength and balance. Also: Chi Times - practice your "forms" with our instructor. This 20 minute focused session on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.
Infant CPR education
Take 30 minutes out of your busy day to learn infant CPR. Saving Baby's Life ...When Every Second Counts is an instructional DVD designed to educate parents and infant caregivers on how to perform infant CPR and what to do for a choking infant. This class does not provide a certification but will provide the knowledge needed to perform infant CPR through observing an instructional video. This learning tool was developed by Geraldine Hickey, RN, found of Baby Zone and Beyond. The DVD uses the newly revised 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for infant CPR. Sign up Now! Session times are Wednesdays at 12 noon and 4 p.m. in the Minges Wellness Center. Call 252-522-7014 with questions.
Asthma, Allergies and Air Quality
Date(s): May 20
Asthma is chronic disease that affects the lungs. It is the most common chronic disease amoung children and a primary reason for school absences. Asthma can be controlled by avoiding the triggers that can cause an attck and using medicine. This interactive workshop will teach steps for avoiding or reducing asthma and allery triggers in both the indoor and outdoor environments. For more information about this workshop contact Neasha Graves at 919-966-3746 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s Go to the Grocery Store - summer foods and grilling
Date(s): May 20
Come stroll the aisles of the grocery store with our registered dietitian as we explore healthy and delicious options for you and your family. This session will focus on tips for tasty summer foods and grilling selections. Registration is required as group size is limited. For more information or to register, please call Angie Doncaster, RD,LDN, CDE at 252-522-7471.
How Does Your Child Sleep?
Date(s): May 23
Join Dr. Rob Gallaher, Kinston Pulmonology, board certified pulmonologist and sleep medicine expert, as he discusses pediatric sleep disorders and the effects on your child's behavior, mood, and school performance. Sleep behaviors are among the most common concerns that parents of young children bring to their physicians. Some areas of frequent concern are sleep apnea, nightmares, bedwetting, night terrors, sleep walking, and falling asleep in the daytime. Getting to sleep, maintaining sleep and co-sleeping with parents are all issues that most parents encounter at some time during their children's lives. This presentation will cover common issues and offer information about clinical assessment and treatment options.
Tangling With Tumultuous Teens - tips for parenting teens
Date(s): May 30
Have teenagers? You may be wondering about some of the very same things that other parents wonder - is my teen normal? Why does my teen keep secrets from me? And what if I'm feeling a little crazed too? This presentation can help provide insight into parenting techniques and proven tricks of the trade in working with the older child who is struggling for independence and external pressures. Gain information about coaching for behavior in a changing world of excesses and peer pressure. You are not alone and you were once a youth too!
Don’t Burn in the Sun skin safety campaign
Date(s): May 30
More than 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetimes!
Join us as we observe Skin Cancer Awareness in May by providing educational materials about skin safety and skin cancer detection and prevention. Free sunscreen samples will be provided to the first 50 participants. And you can register to win a summer safety gift basket valued at $100!
Colorectal Cancer Screening Clinic - June 7
Date(s): June 7
This free clinic is for men & women age 40 and up who have never been screened for or had colorectal cancer. The clinic will be led by members of the WellAware team and the Lenoir Memorial Gastro staff. Screening sponsored by the Lenoir Memorial Foundation. Call 252-522-7014 to complete required registration.
Get Your Rear in Gear! - June 7
Date(s): June 7
This free clinic is for men & women age 40 and up who have never been screened for or had colorectal cancer. The clinic will be led by members of the WellAware team and the Lenoir Memorial Gastro staff.This screening is funded in part by a grant from Get Your Rear in Gear-Kinston and the Lenoir Memorial Foundation. Call 522-7014 to complete required registration. Enter through the Minges Wellness Center for easy access to the Neuse Room.
Prediabetes 101 - June 16
Date(s): June 16
What you should know about Prediabetes, we can teach you. There are many Americans walking around with Prediabetes who don't know it. Have you ever been told you have a "touch of sugar", are "on the borderline" for diabetes, or been diagnosed with prediabetes? If so, do you know the steps you can take now to help prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Come join us for a 2 hour interactive session. Classes are free. Please contact Angie Doncaster, RD, LDN, CDC at 252-522-7471 or Sandra Midyette, RN, CDE at 252-522-7616 to register.