Park Ridge Health announces Jan.14-20 events

Press release

From Park Ridge Health

Please note that a FREE presentation on diabetes management will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. at The Health Adventure featuring fellowship-trained, board-certified endocrinologist Dr. Aysha Inankur! Please direct inquiries and reservations to our Referral Specialist at 855-774-5433.

Thank you for sharing this information with our community!

Event Summary for 1/14/13 – 1/20/13

Upcoming Events

Smoking Cessation Series
Jan. 15 – Feb. 26 (extra day on Feb. 7 during Quit Week)
5:30 – 7 p.m.
The Health Adventure
800 Brevard Rd., Asheville
This smoking cessation series is designed by the American Lung Association (ALA) and administered by Park Ridge Health Wellness certified instructors. Freedom from Smoking is considered the gold standard for smoking cessation. This is a seven-week program with a total of eight sessions. Each session lasts approximately 1½ hours, and every participant receives an ALA workbook.

Lifestyle Approaches to Diabetes
Thursday, Jan. 17
6 p.m.
The Health Adventure (Biltmore Square Mall)
Fellowship-trained endocrinologist Aysha Inankur, M.D., will present a free educational seminar about diabetes management on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Health Adventure. The presentation and meet-and-greet is specially designed for those who would like to know more about managing diabetes through planning and daily lifestyle changes. Free refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by calling 855-PRH-LIFE (855-774-5433).

Free Support Groups

Henderson County Stroke/Aphasia Support Group
Thursday, Jan. 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
To register for classes or for more information on spa services, please call 855.PRH.LIFE (774.5433) or visit

Celebrate Pregnancy (One full day)
Monday, Jan. 14
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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 techniques, labor support techniques, breastfeeding 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.

Sleep Solutions
Tuesday, Jan. 15
6 – 7 p.m.
The Health Adventure
800 Brevard Rd., Asheville
This in-depth workshop by Sleep Expert Meggan Hartman will help parents understand how to establish good sleep habits and a healthy schedule for their babies and themselves. Topics covered in the course include the following:
· Baby sleep needs from 0-12 months
· Helping little ones establish good sleep habits/patterns
· Developmental milestones that impact infant sleep development and how to approach them
· SIDS guidelines and research
· No- and low-cry sleep methods
· Sleep arrangements such as: co-sleeping, room sharing and crib sleeping
· Night feeds and sleep changes
· Naps
This class is $25.00 per couple. Please call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433) to register.

*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.

WOW Health Screenings

Free EKG, Blood Pressure and Glucose

Monday, Jan. 14
1 – 4 p.m.
Oak Haven Apartments
1310 Old Spartanburg Road, 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 16
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Dollar Tree
100 Highland Square, Hendersonville (Walmart Plaza)

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

Wednesday, Jan. 16
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Dollar Tree
100 Highland Square, Hendersonville (Walmart Plaza)

Health Fair at Arden Adventist Church
Sunday, Jan. 20, 1 – 5 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 21, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
35 Airport Road, Arden
Vision, cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI, bone density, prostate cancer, oral cancer and foot screenings. Breast exams and PAPs. (Prostate cancer screenings for men over 50 without a diagnosis of prostate cancer, or men 40+ with one or more relatives who have had prostate cancer)

***Wellness on Wheels will follow the Henderson County Public Schools inclement weather policy. If Henderson County Public Schools are closed or on a delay, the WOW screening will be cancelled for that day.


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