All MemoryCaregiver Network have a number of upcoming support groups. They are free and open to anyone caring for a person with memory loss.

Tuesday 1-3 p.m.: New Hope Group (South Asheville), New Hope Presbyterian Church, Lower Level Fellowship Hall (across from Givens Estates), 3070 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville.

Feb. 27 1-3 p.m.: North Asheville Group, Woodfin YMCA (second floor), 40 North Merrimon Avenue, Asheville.

For additional information, please contact Mary Donnelly at 828.230.4143. or at marydd60@charter.net.

 

Fairview seminars planned

The Fairview Chiropractic Center, 2 Fairview Hills Dr., Fairview, will hold the following seminars.

Thursday: 5:15-6 p.m.; "Foot Pain Solutions for the 21st Century" is a free lecture on the causes of many different types of foot problems; do it yourself treatments as well as when to get professional help will be discussed. Pre-registered attendees can receive a free digital foot scan. Free - reservations required. Call 828-628-7800.

Feb. 22: 5:15-6 p.m.; "Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery" is a seminar to learn how you can avoid knee replacement surgery utilizing state-of-the-art treatments. The seminar is free, but you must make reservations. Call 828-628-7800 to reserve a spot.

 

HealthWays program under way

The Free Clinics’ HealthWays program is designed for long-term improvement in important health measures, such lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar, lower cholesterol and/or weight loss.

HealthWays builds on and leverages existing social relationships and positive peer pressure to promote healthy living and alleviate epidemics of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity in our community.

This program is free, and is held every Tuesday through March 27 at the Dana Community Center located at 2879 Upward Road, Flat Rock.

For more information please contact Ruth Ramirez-Tafolla at 828-697-8422 or rramirez@thefreeclinics.org.

The 2018 Healthy Eating and Living Conference set for March

T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating is hosting the 11th annual Healthy Eating and Living (HEAL) Conference on Friday, March 2, from 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. at Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Road, Asheville.

 The HEAL Conference provides education on disordered eating and its treatment to professionals and to the general public. Experts will present on cutting-edge approaches to finding healthy balance around food, exercise, and body image. For conference topics, speakers, schedule, and registration information go to www.thecenternc.org/heal-conference.

 

 

Quilt of Valor presented to Angel Medical Center team member

George Carter, Angel Medical Center Pharmacist, was recently honored with a Quilt of Valor created by the Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild. Carter was a member of the ROTC at University of Georgia where he graduated with a Pharmacy degree as a second lieutenant.

Carter was originally stationed in Panama at Howard Air Force Base where he became the administrator in the pharmacy. He then was stationed in Thailand where he began doing civic action duty going out into the villages doing medical community service.

Following his service in Thailand, Carter was stationed in Nepal and was on active duty for Desert Storm. He served 11 years active duty and 14 years in the reserves, finishing his duty as a lieutenant colonel.

The Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild started creating quilts for our American heroes in 2008. Including the quilt presented to Carter, the total number of Quilts of Valor made by the Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild comes to 861.

The quilts are made to cover our veterans with comfort and healing, thanking them for protecting and defending our freedoms in times of war. As part of the ceremony, the quilts are wrapped around the honored veteran, complete with a hug.