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November 29, 2017


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Denise Medved, fitness professional and founder and creator of the Ageless Grace program, will be presenting a personal practice Seminar and Educator Certification on Saturday and Sunday at Carolina Village Care Center’s Magnolia Room.

Ageless Grace is an international fitness and wellness program based on the science of neuroplasticity. The 21 exercises activate all five functions of the brain and address all 21 physical skills necessary for lifelong optimal function. The exercises are designed to be practiced in a chair, to activate the core of the body, stimulate the brain and allow all ages and ability levels to participate. The Ageless Grace exercises use natural movements that engage your creativity, imagination and sense of play.

The Ageless Grace two-day Certification to teach is ideal for fitness professionals, or those who work with seniors, baby boomers, kids or special populations including those with physical limitations. The four-hour Seminar is open to everyone wanting to learn more about Ageless Grace and brain health.

For more information on Ageless Grace or to register for the Ageless Grace Seminar or Certification visit https://agelessgrace.com/training-schedule/. For additional information contact Lia Barth at 828-697-7449 or lia@agelessgrace.com.

Carolina Village Care Center is located at 703 Carolina Village Road, Hendersonville.

Grace Lutheran to hold blood drive

On Dec. 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church will host the Annual Holiday Blood Drive to support all hospitals in the five-county area including Henderson, Transylvania and Buncombe Counties. The drive is being managed by The Blood Connection, which was founded in 1979 and is the largest independently managed, nonprofit community blood center in the region.

The blood drive at Grace Lutheran will be held at Stull Hall in the Education Wing, where donors can donate blood in a comfortable and friendly setting. Donors should drink plenty of water and eat well prior to donating. Everyone who donates blood will receive a $10 Walmart gift card, TBC reward points and a certificate for a free order of pancakes at the Fireside Restaurant and Pancake House. A food and drink canteen for donors will also be open. Those giving blood should bring their TBC donor card or driver’s license for required identification.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, or if you have questions about your eligibility to donate, please call the Hendersonville Blood Connection office at 828-808-7760. People may also register in advance at the reception area at Grace Lutheran. Walk-ins are welcome, but those with an appointment will have less of a wait. Healthy individuals from 16 years old to 106 are permitted to give the “gift of life.” You need only weigh 110 pounds or more.

Grace Lutheran Church is located at the corner of Sixth Avenue West and Blythe Street in Hendersonville.

Red Cross donation opportunities

This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give the gift of life in less time.

To help donors fit in a donation, the Red Cross offers three ways to make helping save lives faster and more convenient:

RapidPass – Donors can complete their pre-donation reading and health history questions online to save about 15 minutes at their donation. In September, RapidPass became available on mobile devices, giving donors the ability to complete their RapidPass from a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Blood Donor App – Through the Red Cross Blood Donor App, users can find local blood drives and donation centers, schedule an appointment, receive appointment reminders and keep track of total blood donations.

Online appointment scheduling – Donors can schedule an appointment and find tips for a successful blood or platelet donation at redcrossblood.org.

Appointments can be made by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Black Mountain

Thursday: 1:30-6 p.m., Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 117 Montreat Road

Brevard

Friday: Noon-4:30 p.m.: Lowe’s of Brevard, 119 Ecusta Road

Dec. 7: 8 a.m -1 p.m., Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County, 11 Gallimore Road

Dec. 11: Noon-5 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Brian Berg Lane

Dec. 12: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Brevard High School, 747 Country Club Road

Columbus

Dec. 14: 2-6:30 p.m., Polk County American Red Cross Chapter, 231 Ward Street

Rosman

Today: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Rosman High School, 749 Pickens Highway

Park Ridge golf tourney raises money for behavioral health

The Park Ridge Health Foundation hosted the 18th Annual Partners in Health Golf Classic on Oct. 10 at Walnut Cove with 112 golfers.

The tournament raised $66,725. The proceeds of this year’s Golf Classic will help fund a transformation to Park Ridge Health Behavioral Health services, located on the second floor of our main, hospital campus. The Behavioral Health services include a full range of women’s programs for inpatient psychiatric treatment. There also is a Behavioral Health Geriatrics program designed to address the physical and psychiatric needs of adults ages 65 and older.

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