Community Programs & Events
Safe driving course from AARP coordinated offerings. Call 252-522-7014 for schedule and registration.
Write it Right medication cards
They are free and make it easy for individuals to keep an accurate list of medications. Call 252-522-7014 to have one mailed to your home.
Traveling blood pressure machine
Sponsored by the Lenoir Memorial Foundation. This BP machine is scheduled monthly in interested churches who would like to offer their congregation a free screening. High blood pressure, the silent killer, often goes undetected. A blood pressure screening can be the first time that one learns that their blood pressure is too high. Call 252-522-7014 to sign up your area church in this program.
Wellness Lending Library
30 minutes videos on a number of contemporary topics are available for loan with a discussion guide for your group to use to improve dialogue and education. Call 252-522-7014.
Beginners Dance Classes
Ballroom and shag classes quarterly. Call 252-522-7014 for schedule and fee information.
Monthly education for parents and grandparents. Call 252-522-7014 for schedule and registration.
The Community Diabetes Nutrition Series
A monthly series of educational topics not just for those with diabetes, but for individuals looking for sound nutrition education by registered dietitians. A collaboration from area dietitians including LMH, Lenoir County Health Department, Kinston Community Health Center and other dietitians from the community. For an annual schedule call 252-522-7014. Free.
Community-Wide Exercise Initiatives
A variety of special campaigns and offerings are held each year. Call 252-522-7014 for more information.
The Lenoir County Alliance for a Healthy Community
They meet monthly on the 4th Tuesday at 8:30 am at the GTP Education Center. This 12 year old group examines unmet community needs and uses information sharing and networking to solve community issues and improve health. Call co-chairs, Joey Huff at 252-522-7116 or Constance Hengel at 252-522-7028 for more information. Open to interested community members.
This corporate and community health program provides the area with tools to adopt or maintain a healthy lifestyle, from health screenings and seminars to flu shots and support groups. WellAware is located near the Rehab Center, though a great number of its programs are held at high-traffic sites throughout the hospital’s service area.
"Linking Citizens to Services" You may reach the CARE-LINE by calling 1-800-662-7030 (English/Spanish) or 1-877-452-2514 (TTY). For local calls, you may dial 855-4400 (English/Spanish) or 919-733-4851 (TTY). The CARE-LINE is the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ (NCDHHS) toll-free Information and Referral telephone service. Information and Referral Specialists provide information and referrals regarding human services in government and non-profit agencies. Currently, sixteen individuals staff the CARE-LINE. Of these staff, one specialist is the OCS CARE-LINE Hispanic Citizen Services Representative and is dedicated to handling calls from Spanish-speaking customers. Another specialist is a Bioterrorism Information and Referral Specialist and works closely with the Division of Public Health in coordinating bioterrorism efforts related to the Governor’s Public Health Hotline. CARE-LINE staff are well trained and have a wealth of knowledge regarding human service programs across North Carolina. Many staff persons are Certified Information and Referral Specialist by the National Alliance of Information and Referral Services. In FY 2008-09, these professionals provided information to more than 300,000 callers. If you have a questions about services that are available to you through the NCDHHS, CARE-LINE staff can guide you to the appropriate source. In addition, staff are able to retrieve information regarding other human services provided by government (local, state and federal) and non-profit services across North Carolina. Our service covers all 100 counties in North Carolina. A database of over 10,000 services across North Carolina is available to staff who are assisting callers. In addition, residents and professional can access program information via the NCcareLINK. OCS is credited with implementing an on-line web-based updating process that ensures that data is accurate and up-to-date. This service allows agencies and offices listed in our database to review their data – thus eliminating time consuming phone calls, faxes and e-mail by OCS personnel. Updating our database used to be a lengthy process – great reductions in time equal cost savings to the citizens of North Carolina. OCS was the first Information and Referral service in North Carolina to implement on-line updating. You may reach the CARE-LINE by calling 1-800-662-7030 (English/Spanish) or 1-877-452-2514 (TTY). For local calls, you may dial 855-4400 (English/Spanish) or 919-733-4851 (TTY).
Jonathan Anderson named PSEA of the Year
On February 25 a Lenoir Memorial's monthly Board of Director's dinner, Jonathan Anderson was named Presdient Service Excellence Award honoree for 2013. President and CEO Gary Black read the nominations of all the quarterly finalists and explained the nomination process to those present. "The PSEA program is one that allows anyone - peer, supervisor, or manager - the opportunity to recognized an employee for exemplary service. Annually, we recognized about three worthy employees each month. These PSEA recipients gather quarterly at a luncheon where the PSEA of the Quarter is named, resulting in four quarterly finaists from which one is chosen as PSEA of the Year. This year the four finalists were Janet Tilghman, Gail Avery, Jonathan Anderson, and Sever Johnson."LEARN MORE
Personal Wellness Profiles
Ready to make a change? Get started with your personal wellness profile. For only $40 and a few minutes of your time, you can discover ways to make personal changes that can lead to improved health. Now's your chance to get a personalized comprehensive report about your overall health and well-being. Simply complete a four-page questionaire and have blood drawn for a cholesterol panel and blood sugar test. You will receive an overall wellness score based on a number of health indicators, as well as recommendations for improving your health. Sign up for your two-session evaluation by calling Donna Potter, RN, at 252-522-7815.LEARN MORE
The Minges Wellness Center is pleased to announce our growing relationship with Healthways, an independent insurance benefit provider for Silver Sneakers and other fitness program benefits. As a local gym participating in Healthways Prime, and now Silver Sneakers, we look forward to working with older adults who have this benefit on their insurance plans. Bring your Silver Sneakers benefit card and sign up today! Call 252-522-7207 for more information.LEARN MORE
Lenoir Memorial hosts blog
Lenoir Memorial has established a blog site to keep the public informed about all the news at the hospital. Please check out our blog site at www.lenoirmemorialhospital.wordpress.com
Let’s Go to the Grocery Store - summer foods and grilling
Come stroll the aisles of the grocery store with our registered dietitian as we explore healthy and delicious options for you and your family. This session will focus on tips for tasty summer foods and grilling selections. Registration is required as group size is limited. For more information or to register, please call Angie Doncaster, RD,LDN, CDE at 252-522-7471.LEARN MORE
Don’t Burn in the Sun skin safety campaign
More than 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetimes!
Join us as we observe Skin Cancer Awareness in May by providing educational materials about skin safety and skin cancer detection and prevention. Free sunscreen samples will be provided to the first 50 participants. And you can register to win a summer safety gift basket valued at $100!LEARN MORE
Tangling With Tumultuous Teens - tips for parenting teens
Have teenagers? You may be wondering about some of the very same things that other parents wonder - is my teen normal? Why does my teen keep secrets from me? And what if I'm feeling a little crazed too? This presentation can help provide insight into parenting techniques and proven tricks of the trade in working with the older child who is struggling for independence and external pressures. Gain information about coaching for behavior in a changing world of excesses and peer pressure. You are not alone and you were once a youth too!LEARN MORE
Free Mammogram Screening - for high risk women
Women that qualify receive a free screening mammogram and education about breast self-exam. To qualify, you must be a woman between the ages of 40 - 65, have no insurance to cover mammograms, and never have had a mammogram. Preregistration is mandatory. call 252-522-7014 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday - Friday to schedule your apointment time. This screening is sponsored by Lenoir Memorial Foundation and Eastern Radiologists, Inc.LEARN MORE
Asthma, Allergies and Air Quality
Asthma is chronic disease that affects the lungs. It is the most common chronic disease amoung children and a primary reason for school absences. Asthma can be controlled by avoiding the triggers that can cause an attck and using medicine. This interactive workshop will teach steps for avoiding or reducing asthma and allery triggers in both the indoor and outdoor environments. For more information about this workshop contact Neasha Graves at 919-966-3746 or email@example.comLEARN MORE