The first fundraising and outreach event for Western North Carolina’s nonprofit diaper bank takes place July 29 at Wedge at Foundation.
Since Caiyalynn Burrell’s tragic death from an overdose in 2014, agencies from across the region and the state have come together to find new ways to help children and teens in crisis receive the help they need. The Caiyalynn Burrell Child Crisis Center is now open at 277 Biltmore Ave. in Asheville to respond to psychiatric crises in a supportive, holistic and peaceful environment that also helps patients connect to community resources throughout their treatment and recovery.
Sylvan Sport founder Tom Dempsey says the inspiration for his company’s adventure camping trailers comes from spending time outdoors — and there’s no better place to find inspiration than this area. “We couldn’t do what we do anywhere else,” he says.
Despite their importance to the region’s economy, migrant farmworkers in WNC often labor in conditions that make obtaining health services difficult or impossible. Some dedicated advocacy organizations and health care providers fill the gap with mobile services that take care directly to farmworkers who would otherwise go without.
Physical activities performed in natural environments can have a profound influence on our mental and physical health, say local exercise experts.
Horticulture therapy helps people of all ages learn life skills as well as recover from mental and physical challenges. Hendersonville’s Bullington Gardens are home to the BOOST gardening program, which helps special needs students cultivate skills and develop self-confidence.
In the midst of a crisis of opioid addiction and overdoses, patients and doctors alike are seeking out alternatives to opioid medication for relieving pain. Ranging from medicinal herbs to acupuncture to biofeedback, options abound — offering both hope and a bewildering array of choices.
The concert of songs recorded for Arts for Life’s Heartbeat Sessions takes place June 27 at The Mothlight.
Local health and wellness news this week includes preparations for Our VOICE’s upcoming Walk a Mile event and fundraiser, a workshop on end-of-life planning, a big donation to promote safety for women and children and a new membership model available at an Asheville urgent care clinic.
The June 16 Pack Square Park festival doubles as an album release show for Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.
The fundraiser for Heart of Horse Sense takes place June 9 at Horse Sense of the Carolinas’ Marshall farm.
The controversial topic of sex education in the public schools is drawing fire from some quarters but finding support from the majority of parents and health educators.
Asheville-area meditation instructors offer tips for starting a meditation practice, discuss common misconceptions about meditation and explore its health benefits.
A lack of planning for long-term health care has left many Asheville seniors and their families unprepared to meet end-of-life medical needs. But local experts in advance planning say there are many resources available to help with such planning and suggest starting as early as possible.
At the Shiloh Community Garden, generations gather to connect with one another and with the environment.
People who are homeless often have no access to the most basic first aid, let alone full medical services. Several local nonprofits make it their mission to reach out to the homeless to help them gain access to medical care and other resources.
Mental Health Month, observed in the U.S. since 1949, brings awareness to the importance of maintaining mental health as much as physical health.
Local gyms are creating safe spaces for women to work out and are encouraging them to break down gender norms by lifting weights.
A 22-page report sparked an approximately two hour discussion during a Board of Commissioners meeting on April 17 about the merits of allowing a for-profit EMS system to operate in Buncombe County.
The international gathering of the Creation Spirituality Community, held April 26-29 at Jubilee! in Asheville, features a keynote by renowned theologian Matthew Fox, a concert by Abraham Jam and over 20 workshops by wisdom leaders from around the world.