Gentle Tai Chi
Date(s): Mon and Fri
Since the first widespread promotion of tai chi health benefits in the early 20th century, it has developed a worldwide following among people for its benefit for health and health maintenance. Studies of tai chi support its effectiveness as an alternative exercise and as a form of meditative pain reduction that focuses on positive energy flows. it is reported that focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. Besides general health benefits and stress management attributed to tai chi training, this form of exercise has been found to nurture core-strength and balance. Also: Chi Times - practice your "forms" with our instructor. This 20 minute focused session on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.
Infant CPR education
Take 30 minutes out of your busy day to learn infant CPR. Saving Baby's Life ...When Every Second Counts is an instructional DVD designed to educate parents and infant caregivers on how to perform infant CPR and what to do for a choking infant. This class does not provide a certification but will provide the knowledge needed to perform infant CPR through observing an instructional video. This learning tool was developed by Geraldine Hickey, RN, found of Baby Zone and Beyond. The DVD uses the newly revised 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for infant CPR. Sign up Now! Session times are Wednesdays at 12 noon and 4 p.m. in the Minges Wellness Center. Call 252-522-7014 with questions.
Quit for Life Tobacco Cessation Program
Date(s): Monthly classes available check below for details
Class sizes are limited and classes start promptly at the appointed time. Each class is one hour long. Class are available at 8:30 - 9:30 or 3:30 - 4:30 on days listed below. Registration must be done by calling 252-522-7014. Dates for 2015 are as follows:
Advances in radiation Oncology: What does this mean for the Lenoir County patient with cancer?
Date(s): January 22
Join Dr. Ron Allison with 21st Century Oncology for this informative talk. Sometimes you don't even know about the advanced medical care and cancer treatments in your own back yard. Why travel far away when you can stay right at home for excellent radiation oncology services. Dr. Allison will provide information and education about therapies that can be done at the Lenoir Memorial Cancer Center. If you or a family member has cancer or you are a science and technology buff, don't miss this presentation.
Date(s): January 28
Learning about Medicare is not much of a party! Coming to a free seminar with an expert? A piece of cake.
Do you have questions about Medicare benefits, coordination of benefits with existing health insurance, enrollment periods, etc.? If so make plans now to join Barbara Pope from the NC Cooperative Extension-Lenoir County Senior Health Insurance Information Program and she will update you on recent changes and answer any questions you may have. No registration required and this seminar is FREE! Sponsored by Seniors Health Insurance Information Program - Lenoir County.
HealthyLife Weigh - January
Date(s): January 7, 14, 21, 28
This weight management program focuses on weight loss goals supported by healther nutrition practices and increased physicial activity. It is ideal for the individual needing to lose 10-40 pounds and at a statge of readiness where lifestyle changes can be made. Nutrition education is delivered in a 4 week program led by a registered dietitian in the Minges Wellness Center at Lenoir Memorial. The program is a modified form of the national program, HealthyLife Weigh, and focuses on the necessary formula for permanent weight loss: balancing calorie intake from food and calories output through physical activity. We will assist you in making permanent lifestyle changes to help you get to and stay at a helathy body weight. This is not a diet but a new way to incorporating positive eating and activity habits. Cost for the program $150 at registration.
Lighten Up Lenoir
Date(s): January 26
A free community weight loss program sponsored by the Minges Wellness Center and the Lenoir Memorial Foundation. Lighten Up Lenoir is designed to help you lose weight by forming motivational groups of four to keep you on target. It's a fun way for the whole community to get healthier together. In 2015, the website was enhanced with progress trackers, thousands of healthy recipes, exercises, and much more! Teams losing the most weight will win prizes! Get your team together today! Just visit www.lightenuplenoir.org and start your journey to a healthier tomorrow!
Taking the “FREEZE” Off of Winter Blues
Date(s): February 10
Winter is now in full force, and as the days get shorter and the nights get chillier, even the strongest of us can get a little down. Someone suffering from the "winter blues" can be characterized by mild depression, lack of motivation, and low energy levels. Luckily, there are a lot of things one can do to both prevent the blues from coming on and get yourself back to normal. Come join Graham as he discusses ways to snap yourself out of the slump and get back to leading a productive, positive, and healthy life.
Is Your Heart Engaged?
Date(s): February 11
We all know that exercise and nutrition are important pieces to a healthy heart. Join Brittney Bradshaw, HFS, to learn more about what keeps our hearts going strong. Remember to love your heart . . . we do!
HealthyLife Weigh - February
Date(s): February 2, 9, 16 & 23
This weight managment program focuses on weight loss goals supported by healthier nutrition practices and increased physical activity. It is ideal for the individual needing to lose 10-40 pounds, and at a state of readiness where lifestyle changes can be made. Nutrition education is delivered in a 4 week program led by a registered dietitian in the Minges Wellness Center at Lenoir Memorial. The program is a modified form of the national program, HealthLife Weigh, and focuses on the necessary formula for permanent weight loss, balancing calorie intake from food and calorie output through physicial activity. We will assist you in making permanent lifestyle changes to help you get to and stay at a healthy body weight. This is not a diet but a new way of incorporating positive eating and activity habits. The cost for the program is $150 per 4 week session.