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.
Quit for Life Tobacco Cessation Program
Date(s): Monthly classes available check below for details
Class sizes are limited and classes start promptly at the appointed time. Each class is one hour long. Class are available at 8:30 - 9:30 or 3:30 - 4:30 on days listed below. Registration must be done by calling 252-522-7014. Dates for 2015 are as follows:
Prediabetes 101 - July 13
Date(s): July 13
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 Watson, RD, LDN, CDC at 252-522-7471 or Sandra Midyette, RN, CDE at 252-522-7616 to register.
Yoga and Flexibility: Limber up with some smart poses!
Date(s): July 14
Being sore and having tight muscles can really slow you down on a daily basis, and even more so during exercising. Did you know that yoga is a great practice that can increase limberness, while also keeping muscles and joints healthy? Join Graham as he discusses yogo positions that will stretch your muscles, loosen up tightness, and relax your whole body!
Shake your trunk to Uptown Funk!
Date(s): Finale July 24
Come join the Minges Wellness Center crew as we learn our new flash-mob dance to the hit by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. We will be offering multiple 15-minute workshops for a month on a weekly basis. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 5:10 p.m. and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Come to as many sessions as you need to for practicing your moves. Flash mob finale is Friday, July 24, lunchtime at the Lenoir Memorial cafeteria patio. Membership is not necessary to "get funky" but new participants must fill out exercise screening piror to starting. Non-members can only participate in "UpTown Funk" activities while in the facility.
HealthyLife Weigh - July
Date(s): July 6, 13, 20, & 27
This weight management program focuses on weight loss goals supported by healthier nutrition practices and increased physical activity. It is ideal for the individual needing to lose 10-40 pounds and is ready to make the needed lifestyle changes. Nutrition education is delivered in a 4 week program led by a registered dietitian in the Minges Wellness Center at Lenoir Memorial. The program is a modified form of the national program, HealthyLife Weigh, and focuses on the necessary formula for permanent weight loss: balancing calories intake from food and calorie output through physical activity. We will assist you in making permanent lifestyle changes to help you get to and stay at a healthy body weight. This is not a diet but a new way of incorporating positive eating and activity habits. The cost is $150 at time of registration.
HealthyLife Weigh - August
Date(s): August 6, 13, 20, & 27
This weight management program focuses on weight loss goals supported by healthier nutrition practices and increased physical activity. It is ideal for the individual needing to lose 10-40 pounds, and at a state of readiness where lifestyle changes can be made. Nutrition education is delivered in a 4 week program led by a registered dietitian in the Minges Wellness Center at Lenoir Memorial. The program is a modified form of the national program, HealtyhLife Weigh, and focuses on the necessary formula for permanent weight loss, balancing calorie intake from food and calorie output through physical activity. We will assist you in making permanent lifestyle changes to help you get to and stay at a healthy body weight. This is not a diet but a new way of incorporating positive eating and activity habits. The cost for the program is $150 per 4 week session.
Age Defying Exercise
Date(s): September 1
Join Brittney Bradshaw, exercise specialist, for this inspiring talk. It's not too late to improve your fitness level and quality of life! With a little preparation and imagination, you can find the right workout for you. Please stay immediately after the presentation for our new Silver & Fit Social Get Together in the Minges Wellness Center and enjoy some refreshments!
Get Your Rear In Gear - Sept 10
Date(s): September 10
This free colorectal cancer screening clinic is free for men and 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 the required registration.