Park Ridge Health announces classes, support groups for Sept. 3-9

Press release

From Park Ridge Health

Upcoming Classes and Events
To pre-register for any of these free events, please call 855.PRH.LIFE.

CREATION Health Series
Mondays, September 10 – October 29
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Wellness Department at Park Ridge Health
50 Doctors Drive, Suite 2
This class series addresses health from a Christian perspective through the following “8 Laws of Health”: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook, Nutrition and Trust. Each participant receives a copy of CREATION Health Discovery, a Christian guide to health and harmony.

Nutrition 101
Wednesday, September 12
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
In the Duke Room at Park Ridge Health
Presented by Haley Justus, Kid Power Coordinator, and Julie Palmer, Wellness Coordinator. Just what is healthy eating? In this presentation, you will learn the simple habits of people who eat healthy and live healthy and how to slowly incorporate them into your life. Good nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated!

Free Support Groups

Breast Cancer Survivors and Friends Support Group
Monday, September 10
5:30 p.m.
Park Ridge Health Breast Center
50 Hospital Dr., Ste. 4B, Hendersonville
Offered by the Park Ridge Breast Health Center. Open to anyone in the community seeking support and information. Please bring a favorite dish to share for a potluck dinner. For more information, please contact Debbie Gentry at 828-650-2790.

MemoryCaregivers Network Support Groups
All MemoryCaregiver Network support groups are free and open to anyone caring for a person with memory loss. For further information, contact Mary Donnelly at 828.230.4143.

Park Ridge Group
Tuesday, September 4
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Fletcher Adventist Church, Main Level Conference Room
1141 Howard Gap Rd., Fletcher

The Baby Place Events
To register for classes or for more information on spa services, please call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433) or visit

Baby Steps to Parenting
Thursday, September 6
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Health Adventure, 800 Brevard Rd., Asheville
Motherhood can be a wild ride, especially during the first year. Join other moms and discuss the joys of motherhood as well as the confusion, anxiety and complexity of adjusting to new responsibilities and changed routines. Through the use of facilitated dialogue and open sharing, we will cover:

• Sleep issues
• Transitioning to solids
• Playful parenting
• Breast feeding issues

This class is for first time parents or parents who are transitioning to multiple children. It is best suited for parents with babies who are 0-12 months old. Your baby is welcome to the class!
This class is $50.00 per couple.

Celebrate Pregnancy (One Full Day)
Monday, September 10
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
At the Health Adventure
800 Brevard Rd., Asheville
This is not your typical childbirth class! This class is offered in an interactive format to help you learn and retain all the correct and most important information. Topics covered in the course include the following: Dealing with pregnancy ailments, labor process, labor support techniques, breast-feeding and newborn care. This class is $65.00 per couple. Add a massage voucher ($65 value) to use at The Baby Place Spa for just $30! Bring three pillows and a baby doll or stuffed animal to class.

*Scholarships are available for those in need of financial assistance for classes at The Baby Place at Park Ridge Health. Please call 828.681.2229 for more information.

August 2012 WOW Health Screenings

Cholesterol Screenings
Lipid and glucose profiles by finger stick, along with blood pressure and body mass index screening. For best results, fast overnight. FREE.

Tuesday, September 4
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Ingles, 6000 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher

Wednesday, September 5
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville

PSA Screening
No appointment required. PSA blood test for men 50 years of age or older; age 40 if father or brother had prostate cancer. $10.00.

Friday, September 7
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1st Presbyterian Church, 699 N. Grove St., Hendersonville

Bone Density for Men and Women
Bone density screening for osteoporosis. Please wear shoes & socks that are easy to slip off. FREE.

Friday, September 7
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1st Presbyterian Church, 699 N. Grove St., Hendersonville


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