Park Ridge Health announces health events for Oct. 14-20

Press release

From Park Ridge Health:

Special Events

Dealing with Diabetes
Friday, October 18
12 – 1 p.m.
Duke Room at Park Ridge Health
Presented by Michelle DeGeeter, PharmD, and Shawn Riser Taylor, PharmD. The community is invited to learn about diabetes prevention, complications and treatment at this free lunch and learn. Come at 11:30 to enjoy a complimentary lunch from the Park Ridge Café. To RSVP for this event, please call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).

Free Support Groups

Henderson County Stroke/Aphasia Support Group
Thursday, October 17
3 p.m.
Park Ridge Home Health Office
895 Howard Gap Rd., Fletcher
Support group offered to stroke survivors coping with an aphasia disorder and for other individuals diagnosed with aphasia. Caregivers, family and friends are encouraged to participate, as well. Please call Brenda Oakley at 828.687.5261 for more information.

The Baby Place Events

Celebrate Pregnancy
Monday, October 14
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Park Ridge Health, 100 Hospital Drive, Hendersonville
This is not your typical childbirth class! This class is offered in an interactive format to help you learn and retain all the right and most important information. Topics covered in the course include the following: Dealing with pregnancy ailments, labor process & labor support techniques, breastfeeding & newborn care, and a tour of the Baby Place. 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 855.PRH.LIFE for more information.

W.O.W. Health Screenings

Free Cholesterol Screenings
Lipid and glucose profiles by finger stick, along with blood pressure and body mass index screening. For best results, fast overnight.
Monday, October 14
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
First Church of the Nazarene (in rear parking lot)
111 Washington St., Hendersonville

Free Cholesterol Screening
Total cholesterol, HDL, TRG by finger stick, along with blood pressure and body mass index. Non-fasting blood test.
Tuesday, October 15
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
109 Duncan Hill Road, Hendersonville

Bone Density for Men and Women and Blood Glucose
Bone density screening for osteoporosis. Please wear shoes and socks that are easy to slip off. Finger-stick blood test for diabetes.
Thursday, October 17
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mills River Life Enrichment Center
137 Old Turnpike Road, Mills River


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