Park Ridge Health partners with The Health Adventure, will move it to Biltmore Square Mall


Park Ridge Health has recently signed a lease with Biltmore Square Mall to allow their partner, The Health Adventure, to relocate beginning this fall. The Health Adventure’s new location, which will be more than double the space of their current Pack Place location, will be located in the large retail space near the Belk department store.

Current annual memberships to The Health Adventure will be honored at the current Pack Place location, as well as at the new Biltmore Square Mall location, once relocation is completed. The new location at the Biltmore Square Mall also offers exciting new benefits to members and visitors — including free parking, extended facility hours, enhanced health and wellness programming and additional future discount opportunities.

“We are excited to have The Health Adventure joining the Park Ridge Health family,” said Jason Wells, Park Ridge Health Vice President.  “This relocation to Biltmore Square Mall will be an amazing opportunity for them to rebuild and grow their programs and offerings, as well as to expand their outreach into an even broader community and audience.”

The relocation plan also includes the development of new programs aimed at a wider audience. This additional focus will offer, for example, programs for the senior population, such as “Tai Chi for Arthritis,” “Fall Prevention” and “Nutrition on a Budget.” Also as part of their relocation, The Health Adventure will be partnering with Park Ridge Health for their community wellness programs, such as the Wellness on Wheels (W.O.W.), Preschoolers Reaching Educational Potential (PREP), Kid Power, and other community-focused programs.

The first featured exhibit to be unveiled at the new location in the fall, will be “Team Up! The Science of Sports.” Family favorites like Mr. Bones, the Grocery Store, Creative Playspace and others will be part of the transition, in addition to exciting new exhibits and programs.

“The core of The Health Adventure mission for health and science education continues to thrive, as does our operation as a non-profit organization sustained by the generous support of our community,” said Paige Wheeler, The Health Adventure Executive Director.

“With the partnership of Park Ridge Health, a well-known leader in our community for health and wellness education, The Health Adventure is able to move forward with a relocation that will allow for rebuilding and future growth. And we are also looking forward to continuing our current programming for school groups, in a much larger space this fall, as well as continuing to reach thousands of children each year with our outreach programs in the region’s school systems.” 

For up-to-date information on the relocation and current programs and events, please visit The Health Adventure online at

About The Health Adventure:
For more than 43 years, The Health Adventure, founded in 1968, has offered award-winning educational experiences to Western North Carolina schools, students, families, educators, and aging population. Founded by the Buncombe County Medical Society Auxiliary, The Health Adventure was one of the first health education centers of its kind in the country, and operates as a 501(c)3 non-profit. For more information on current programming, upcoming exhibits and membership opportunities, please visit or call 828.254.6373.

About Park Ridge Health:
Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later, they are still a beloved piece of the growing community’s health care network – providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge partnered with the Adventist Health System, joining more than 44 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals in the U.S., and leading the way in many medical firsts for the region.  For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit or call 855.PRH.LIFE.


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