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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.
Your Blood Pressure: Reaching the Target 2016 classes
Date(s): Jan 11, Feb 9, Mar 7, Apr 12, May 24, Jun 13, Jul 13, Aug 29, Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 7
A one hour basic hypertension educational class for anyone who has higher than normal blood pressure and needs to understand the condition better in order to have good blood pressure control. Class size is limited and credit for attendance requires the participant to be present for the full session. Registration must be done by contacting Gail Carraway at 252-522-7014. Dates and Times - Jan 11 at 2 p.m., Feb 9 @ 10 a.m., March 7 @ 10 a.m., Apr 12 @ 10 a.m., May 24 @ 2 p.m., June 13 @ 2 p.m., July 13 @ 2 p.m., Aug 29 @ 10 a.m., Sept 14 @ 1 p.m., Oct 12 @ 1 p.m., Nov 9th @ 1 p.m. and Dec 7 @ 1 p.m.
Avoiding Holiday Hang-ups
Date(s): November 10
This program is for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Sandra will offer meal planning tips, exercise suggestions, and ideas on how you might deal with sickness and/or avoid sickness during the holidays. All advice is designed to help you have an enjoyable Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information contact Sandra Midyette, RN, CDE, at 252-522-7616.
Benefits of Mind/Body Exercise
Date(s): October 25
Tai Chi and Yoga are POWERFUL! Low impact activities that have a high impact on your health! Come learn the history behind these ancient practices. Learn the many benefits:
- Improved conditions including arthritis, high blood pressure, and relieves chronic pain.
- Lowers stress
- Improves balance
Learn how to coordinate your muscles, bones, heart, and mind! Silver and Fit social immediately follows this class with free light refreshments.
New Support Group - Life After Stroke
Date(s): Aug 15, & Nov 21
Stroke survivors and caregivers, please bring your own experiences to a discussion with other survivors on life after stroke, transitioning from hospital to home, and re-entering the community. It's free. If you have had a stroke, or are a caregiver or a loved one who is struggling with stroke issues, and would like to come for encouragement, join us. This new quarterly support group will be led by Lenoir Memorial Hospital Stroke Coordinator Dawn Becker, RN, who may be reached for more information at 252-522-7575. The dates for the upcoming meetings are: November 5, 2015, and in 2016 they are February 15, May 16, August 15, and November 21.
HealthyLife Weigh 2016 series
Date(s): A 4 day series held monthly except December
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 stage 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, HealthyLife 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. Each series consists of 4 classes that cover portion control, nutrition, grocery shopping, and emotional eating. Participants will receive 2 months membership in the Minges Wellness Center with an individual exercise plan developed with an exercise specialist. Required registration may be completed by calling 252-522-7014. Cost is $150. Dates and times: Jan 6,13,20, 27 @ 8:30 a.m., Feb, 8,15,22, & 29 @4:00 p.m., March 10,17,24 &31 @ 12:00 p.m., Apr 6,13,20 & 27 @ 4:00 p.m., May 3,10,17,24 @ 8:00 a.m., Jun 1,8,15 &22 @ 12:00 p.m., July 7,14,21 & 28 @ 4:00 p.m., Aug 10,17,24, & 31@ 8:30 p.m.,Sept 6,13,20 & 27 @ 12:00 p.m., Oct 5,12,19,26 @ 4:00 p.m. and Nov 8,15,22 & 29 @ 8:00 a.m.
Quit for Life Tobacco Cessation Program 2016 schedule
Date(s): Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 10, Apr 7, May 12, June 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sept 8, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1
These 1 hour classes are limited in size and start promptly at the designated time. You must be present for the entire session in order for it to be counted. Registration for each class must be done by contacting Gail Carraway at 252-522-7014. All classes are on Thursdays and the cost is $25.
2016 Colorectal Cancer Screening Dates
Date(s): September 7 & December 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 UNC Lenoir Gastro staff. Screening sponsored by the Lenoir Foundation. Call 252-522-7014 to complete the required registration.
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