WNC Wellness review

• FREE Health Screening Today: CIA Health Screening is offering complimentary cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI and glucose screenings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (Saturday, April 17) at Sam’s Club, located at 645 Patton Ave.

It’s Healthy Kids Day!: Also today, the YMCA is hosting Healthy Kids Day events in Asheville and Hendersonville. As we noted last week, this free family festival will include health screenings, obstacle courses, healthy snacks, arts & crafts and live music from local kids band, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. For more info, call the YMCA at 828-210-9622 or visit www.ymcawnc.org.

“Blue Zones” author to speak in Asheville: Dan Buettner, author of “Blue Zones” — and founder of an organization of the same name with the mission statement: “To help Americans live longer, healthier lives” — will be speaking at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Tuesday, May 25. Free “e-tickets” to the event are available here.

Wilderness First Aid classes: The Red Cross is unveiling a new and improved Wilderness and Remote First Aid course to be offered twice in April. This two-day course is held both indoors and outdoors and “designed to train those who spend time in the outdoors be prepared to help others who may fall victim to an accident.” The focus will be on providing assistance when help is delayed an hour or more.

Center for Holistic Medicine gains Osteopath: Dr. Rick Gloor, a practitioner of Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM), has joined the team at the Center for Holistic Medicine. If you’re asking yourself: “What is Osteopathy?” — they’ve provided a handy FAQ.

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See you next week. Stay healthy.

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About Wade Inganamort
• Partner / Digital publisher @ Hukilau.us • Heavy reader, screenwriter, and information liaison currently enjoying the small-town life in North Carolina •

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