WNC Wellness review: Yoga for kids; Lake Powhatan reopens; Mission’s CEO talks about the future

Asheville’s Lake Powhatan to reopen after crypto outbreak:

There have been no new reported cases of cryptosporidiosis since officials closed Lake Powhatan to swimming and fishing Aug. 27, and officials plan to reopen it Monday.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times] 

• Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference gears up for October event:

Women from across the Southeast will gather at the 6th annual Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference on October 1-3, at Lake Eden in scenic Black Mountain, N.C. With over 60 classes by more than 30 teachers, the weekend focuses on herbal education, nourishing foods, wholistic sexuality, and ecology. ” – [HVLlive.com] 

• Asheville kids can Yoga, too!:

The rockin’ Asheville yoga scene, unlike the rockin’ craft beer scene, is not limited to the adults of the community. Children can find many benefits from age appropriate Kids Yoga classes including body awareness, self-confidence, stress relief and a sense of community and support. Kids yoga classes are less centered on twisting little bodies into contortionist-like positions, and more on providing a space for children to safely explore their body, their emotions and their natural state of playful creativity.” – [AskAsheville]

• BRCHS: Uninsured may get earlier care:

A new building and the impact of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act highlighted a presentation by Blue Ridge Community Health Services CEO Jennifer Henderson at Business Morning Update Wednesday. […] ‘We are seeing the sickest of the sick because they don’t have access to regular, comprehensive medical care,’ she said. ‘This is what health care reform is going to address. They will be able to get to good, preventative medical care sooner before they get so sick that their health is really at risk.’” – [BlueRidgeNow.com]

Companion program volunteer training set in Asheville:

Patient Pals pairs people who have experience with chronic illness or disability with people who are newly diagnosed or disabled. Family Friends will offers similar help to family members who are caregivers or have experienced the loss of a family member.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times] 

• Presentation: Learn about the benefits of ‘Moai’ (9/16):

The Park Ridge Wellness team will offer a free presentation on the healthy benefits of a strong social network, or “Moai,” at noon Sept. 16 in the Duke Conference Room, in Park Ridge Health’s main building. The presentation is free, open to the public and does not require a reservation.” – [BlueRidgeNow.com]

• Ron Paulus, CEO of Asheville’s Mission Hospital: Changes loom

Dr. Ron Paulus sees a growth in telemedicine on the horizon of health care. He anticipates an even greater burden on emergency rooms as health care reform takes hold, as well as a greater responsibility for people to stay healthy. As the new president and CEO of Mission Health System, Paulus also has plans for pairing doctors with businesspeople to run departments as a way of ensuring greater physician say in hospital management.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• YWCA: Freedom from Smoking classes:

We now offer free Freedom from Smoking classes to YW staff & members. If you’re a member, call 254-7026 x 101 for info.” – [YWCA Twitter account]

• Edgy Mama: Feeding our kids, enough and well:

September is Hunger Action month, which sounds like the title of a Steven Seagal movie, but it’s not. It’s pretty damn serious. Especially for our kids. One in four children North Carolina live on the brink of hunger, according to Feeding America (i.e., they have low or very low food security). North Carolina has one of the highest rates in the nation of food insecure children under the age of 18 (meaning they’re hungry or nearing hunger — right now, as you’re reading this). More than 24 percent of our state’s children under five don’t get enough food on a daily basis.” – [Mountain Xpress]

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