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.
Beginner’s Shag lessons
Date(s): October 3 - Nov 14
You're never too old to dance! Nora Parker will be teaching Beginner's Shag on six Friday nights this fall. The classes begin on October 3, will not meet on October 31, and will finish on November 14. The cost os $50 per couple and you must register with a partner. Advanced registration and payment required call 252-522-7014.
Sinus and allergy problems
Date(s): October 10
Ask the expert - Join Dr. Barbara Goheen for expert advice on dealing with your allergies and sinus problems. Free to the public no registration required.
The painful symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis can be overwhelming. If symptoms are difficult to control with medications alone, seeing a specialist may help you to determine the best course of treatment. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics you may be a candidate for surgery. Your surgeon now has a less invasive option that is clinically proven to be safe and effective. Dr. Goheen is an ear, nose, and throat specialist at Kinston Head and Neck Physicians and surgeons, PA
Halloween Candy Calorie Crushers: Exercise equivalents of Halloween Candy
Date(s): October 28
Do you know how much gym time you'll need to burn off your favorite Halloween treats? Exercise Specialist Brittney Bradshaw will help you navigate the dangers of Halloween candy and tell you how to little treat can be a trick to get rid of on the exercise floor! Free to the public!
Date(s): October 31
Join Sandra Midyette, RN, CDE, as she discusses the importance of blood sugar control to prevent both short and long-term diabetes complications. The many complications of diabetes can be prevented and delayed. Join us for an informative session that might be able to help you or someone you love!
Date(s): October 2
The Pink Heals Movement drives pink fire trucks and pink police cars across America bringing the "Cares Enough to Wear Pink" and Pink Heals Movement to cities throughout the country. They provide a program for community leaders to adopt and help with fund raising to raise money. There's is a labor of love for the women of this country and they wage war on anything that may harm women or their families. They will also have a presence at the Minges Wellness Cneter at 12 noon on October 2.
Date(s): October 3
Lenoir Memorial and CINTAS Document Management are sponsoring a community-wide SHRED EVENT. CINTAS will be on hand for community members to safely and confidentially destroy personal and home paperwork and documents through a shredding disposal method. No cardboard accepted.
Keeping a happy heart: Tips on how to stay heart healthy!
Date(s): October 6
Take a look at your to-do list today. Do you have "get heart healthy" listed? If not, you should! According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Come join Graham as he discusses heart healthy tips to reduce your risk for heart disease.
Free Mammogram Screening - for high risk women
Date(s): October 11
Women that qualify receive a free screening mammogram and education about breast self-exam. To qualify, you must be a woman between the ages of 40 - 65, have no insurance to cover mammograms, and never have had a mammogram. Preregistration is mandatory. call 252-522-7014 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday - Friday to schedule your apointment time. This screening is sponsored by Lenoir Memorial Foundation and Eastern Radiologists, Inc. PREREGISTRATION IS MANDATORY.