Friday, June 10, 2011

Park Ridge Health Weekly Events - 6.13.11

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Park Ridge Health - Event Summary for 6/13-6/19/11

Free Health Screenings with the Park Ridge Health WOW van:

Free Cholesterol Screenings

Lipid and Glucose Profiles by finger stick, along with blood pressure and body mass index screening. For best results, fast overnight.

Tuesday, June 14


8 a.m.-11 a.m., 6478 Brevard Road, Etowah

Thursday, June 16

Opportunity House

8 a.m.-11 a.m., Asheville Highway, Hendersonville

$10 PSA Screening

No appointment required. PSA blood test for men 50 years of age or older; age 40 if father or brother had prostate cancer.

Saturday, June 18

W.C. Reid Center

8 a.m.-11 a.m., 133 Livingston Street, Asheville

Free Bone Density for Men and Women

Bone density screening for osteoporosis. Please wear shoes and socks that are easy to slip off.

Wednesday, June 15

The Bridge at Lake Point Landing

1 p.m.-4 p.m., 334 Thompson Street, Hendersonville

Free Body Composition and Glucose Screening for Men and Women

Body fat and hydration percentages, body mass index, height and weight for overall body composition. Blood glucose testing for diabetes. Fasting preferred, but not required.

Monday, June 20

Hendersonville Food Co-op

9 a.m.-noon, 715 S. Grove Street, Hendersonville

Free Support Groups

Alzheimer's Association's Henderson County Caregivers Support Group
June 14, 10 a.m.
Carolina Baptist Association Office (601 Hebron Street, Hendersonville)
Support group to those offered to those providing care for Alzheimer's and other dementia conditions. Care for persons with dementia is available for those who can function in a social setting without their caregiver for over an hour. Call Sally Griffin at 828.808.8635.

Henderson County Stroke/Aphasia Support Group
June 16, 3 p.m.
Park Ridge Home Health Office-Howard Gap Rd., Fletcher
Support group offered to stroke survivors coping with an aphasia disorder and for other individuals diagnosed with aphasia. Caregivers, family, and friends are encouraged to participate as well. Please call Brenda Oakley at 828.687.5261.

The Baby Place Events
Childbirth Class - $90 per couple
June 13 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Eager to learn but juggling a frantic schedule? Our one-day childbirth class offers an interactive format that involves both mom and dad. We'll start with ailments that can crop up during pregnancy. We'll then onto what happens when you're in labor - including how to recognize when it starts - as well as delivery options ranging from low-intervention, to natural, to traditional childbirth. Finally, moms and dads will learn how to take care of their new bundles of joy.
They'll also get a chance to tour the beautiful Baby Place facility, where they'll welcome their baby into the world. To register for this class or for more information, please call 828.681.BABY (2229) or visit

Celebrate Pregnancy/Weekend Option - $99
June 18, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Pregnancy is a time to relax, reflect and prepare mentally, physically and spiritually for the transition to motherhood. This class is an exciting twist on a normal childbirth class covering important labor techniques and support. Lots of laughter and fun as you learn what you need to know for the big day. Massage voucher ($65 value) included. To register for this class, or get more information, please call 828.681.BABY (2229) or visit

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