Community Programs & Events
Safe driving course from AARP coordinated offerings. Call 252-522-7014 for schedule and registration.
Write it Right medication cards
They are free and make it easy for individuals to keep an accurate list of medications. Call 252-522-7014 to have one mailed to your home.
Traveling blood pressure machine
Sponsored by the Lenoir Memorial Foundation. This BP machine is scheduled monthly in interested churches who would like to offer their congregation a free screening. High blood pressure, the silent killer, often goes undetected. A blood pressure screening can be the first time that one learns that their blood pressure is too high. Call 252-522-7014 to sign up your area church in this program.
Wellness Lending Library
30 minutes videos on a number of contemporary topics are available for loan with a discussion guide for your group to use to improve dialogue and education. Call 252-522-7014.
Beginners Dance Classes
Ballroom and shag classes quarterly. Call 252-522-7014 for schedule and fee information.
Monthly education for parents and grandparents. Call 252-522-7014 for schedule and registration.
The Community Diabetes Nutrition Series
A monthly series of educational topics not just for those with diabetes, but for individuals looking for sound nutrition education by registered dietitians. A collaboration from area dietitians including LMH, Lenoir County Health Department, Kinston Community Health Center and other dietitians from the community. For an annual schedule call 252-522-7014. Free.
Community-Wide Exercise Initiatives
A variety of special campaigns and offerings are held each year. Call 252-522-7014 for more information.
The Lenoir County Alliance for a Healthy Community
They meet monthly on the 4th Tuesday at 8:30 am at the GTP Education Center. This 12 year old group examines unmet community needs and uses information sharing and networking to solve community issues and improve health. Call co-chairs, Joey Huff at 252-522-7116 or Constance Hengel at 252-522-7028 for more information. Open to interested community members.
This corporate and community health program provides the area with tools to adopt or maintain a healthy lifestyle, from health screenings and seminars to flu shots and support groups. WellAware is located near the Rehab Center, though a great number of its programs are held at high-traffic sites throughout the hospital’s service area.
"Linking Citizens to Services" You may reach the CARE-LINE by calling 1-800-662-7030 (English/Spanish) or 1-877-452-2514 (TTY). For local calls, you may dial 855-4400 (English/Spanish) or 919-733-4851 (TTY). The CARE-LINE is the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ (NCDHHS) toll-free Information and Referral telephone service. Information and Referral Specialists provide information and referrals regarding human services in government and non-profit agencies. Currently, sixteen individuals staff the CARE-LINE. Of these staff, one specialist is the OCS CARE-LINE Hispanic Citizen Services Representative and is dedicated to handling calls from Spanish-speaking customers. Another specialist is a Bioterrorism Information and Referral Specialist and works closely with the Division of Public Health in coordinating bioterrorism efforts related to the Governor’s Public Health Hotline. CARE-LINE staff are well trained and have a wealth of knowledge regarding human service programs across North Carolina. Many staff persons are Certified Information and Referral Specialist by the National Alliance of Information and Referral Services. In FY 2008-09, these professionals provided information to more than 300,000 callers. If you have a questions about services that are available to you through the NCDHHS, CARE-LINE staff can guide you to the appropriate source. In addition, staff are able to retrieve information regarding other human services provided by government (local, state and federal) and non-profit services across North Carolina. Our service covers all 100 counties in North Carolina. A database of over 10,000 services across North Carolina is available to staff who are assisting callers. In addition, residents and professional can access program information via the NCcareLINK. OCS is credited with implementing an on-line web-based updating process that ensures that data is accurate and up-to-date. This service allows agencies and offices listed in our database to review their data – thus eliminating time consuming phone calls, faxes and e-mail by OCS personnel. Updating our database used to be a lengthy process – great reductions in time equal cost savings to the citizens of North Carolina. OCS was the first Information and Referral service in North Carolina to implement on-line updating. You may reach the CARE-LINE by calling 1-800-662-7030 (English/Spanish) or 1-877-452-2514 (TTY). For local calls, you may dial 855-4400 (English/Spanish) or 919-733-4851 (TTY).
Health Needs Assessment
Lenoir County Health Department and Lenoir Memorial Hospital are conducting a county-wide health assessment. Your opinions about our community are important to us. Please complete the 2014 Community Health Assessment survey located at this link https;//docs.google.com/forms/d/1aAOrM2yYy9LUs7uhbpQY8H3Ckxdizx6xL7dG02zRjw0/viewform?usp=send_form
Farmers Market pre-ordered deliveries at LMH
Join Chelsea Sutton from Natures Touch Farm in LaGrange as she explains the pre-order process and describes products available from local farmers that will make access to fresh, local, and organic options easy for pick up at LMH. Pre-order online every other week for pick up on alternate Tuesdays outside the Minges Wellness Center. Pre-ordering online opens July 14. Information session are on July7 and July 10 at 1 p.m. at the Minges Wellness Center in studio A.LEARN MORE
Lenoir Memorial receives $282,898 grant from The Duke Endowment
Lenoir Memorial has received a $282,898 grant from The Duke Endowment to fund the development of a primary stroke center. The grant will be used to develop a comprehensive program that will stabilize the treatment stroke patients including initial acute care. Program components will include prevention, treatment, and post-care follow-up. Constance Hengel, director of Community Programming and Development states, "Death rates from stroke in eastern NC are among the highest in the state and the nation so better stroke outcomes are the goal in this intervention. Rapid recognition of stroke and reduction of time from event to treatment will be a major focus in the project. Time is brain and every minute counts for someone having a stroke. Our hope is to help the community becomes more aware of stroke symptoms and improved recognition and time for getting affected residents to our hospital quickly so we can provide rapid treatment."LEARN MORE
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is an effective way to manage weight control. There is a nominal fee to join TOPS. Patricia Wyrick is the facilitator for Wednesday mornings and may be reached at 252-523-5391. These meetings are held from 9 am - 10:30 am in the Neuse Room at Lenoir Memorial (enter through the Minges Wellness Center entrance). Wayne Seymour is the facilitator for Monday nights and may be reached at 252-569-1681. These meetings are held from 7 pm - 8 pm in the Lenoir Memorial auditorium which is located on the lower level.LEARN MORE
Take Off Pounds Sensibly T.O.P.S.
This support group focuses on how to be successful losing weight and keeping the pounds off. There are two groups that meet at Lenoir Memorial. On Wednesday mornings meetings are held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Neuse Room located on the lower level at Lenoir Memorial. Pat Wyrick is the facilitator and may be reached at 252-523-5391. On Monday nights meetings are held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the hospital auditorium on the lower level with Wayne Seymour facilitating. He may be reached at 252-569-1681. Call either facilitor if you have questions.LEARN MORE
Sinus and allergy problems
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, PALEARN MORE
Beginner’s Shag lessons
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.LEARN MORE
Exacting Excellent Energies in Kids - tips for parenting the elementary age child
Parents with elementary age children often wonder, why do they do that? Where did the day go? How do I get more structure and schedule to help provide balance in the school/home life? Gain information about techniques that can help provide harmony when demands begin to get hectic. Learn techniques to solicit information from your child and put planning in place to work smarter as a family. Lasting relationships deserve a strong foundation and staying positive is essential. Set the example!LEARN MORE
Challenging Child Behaviors
Children up to 5 years old present new parents with many issues: ages and stages, sibling conflicts, parenting conflict, consistent discipline parameters and safety issues. Gain information on strategies to cope and set early behavior expectations that will assist families with peace and guidance as they start out with young children. Set up your family unit with determination and goals. They are worth it!!LEARN MORE
Get Your Rear in Gear! - Dec 6
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 to easily access the Neuse Room.LEARN MORE