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French Broad River Classique Canoe & Kayak Race

Pardee is sponsoring the 2010 French Broad River Classique Canoe & Kayak Race. This race is hosted by FB Canoe Racing, Inc., a North Carolina nonprofit corporation and is set for the weekend of April 24-25. You still have time to sign-up for the Classique or for The Fun Race.

Canoeing and kayaking are low impact activities that can improve your aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility. They also provide health benefits such as:
  1. Cardiovascular fitness
  2. Increased muscle strength from moving the paddle, particularly in the back, arms, shoulders and chest
  3. Increased torso and leg strength, this from rotating the torso and applying pressure with your legs
  4. Paddling is a low impact activity, this reduces the risk of wear-and-tear on joints and tissues
  5. Kayaking and canoeing can be peaceful and meditative or can be exhilarating
Canoeing and kayaking can be done as a hobby, a competitive sport or as a fun activity. A Canoeing exercise program doesn't just help you to lose fat, it also helps you to strengthen arm and shoulder muscles, reduce your waistline and lower blood pressure. And remember that before beginning any exercise program, it is recommended that you should first consult a physician or other qualified health care provider.

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Pardee Pavilion - a mother's story

A participant's mother speaks to us about her daughter's experience with Pardee Pavilion Adult Day Health.

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Sixty Second Parent - Separation anxiety in young children

Does your young child cry and protest when you leave them with a friend or at daycare? Separation anxiety is normal and eventually most young children will experience it. This clip includes tips for making separation easier.

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Pardee Pavilion - one care giver's story

A care giver shares her story of how Pardee Pavilion Adult Day Health enables her to maintain a full-time job, while knowing her husband is well cared for.

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Organ Donation - An Opportunity to Donate Life

April is National Donate Life Month. This observance is federally-designated to highlight the critical shortage of donors and to honor the spirit of those organ, eye and tissue donors who make transplants possible. Pardee’s Organ Procurement Organization, LifeShare, is located in Asheville serving Western N.C. Our responsibility to LifeShare is to report all deaths within an hour. In 2009,  Pardee had 21 eye donors and 11 tissue donors. Transplantation is one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine. Transplants save lives, provide hope and improve the lifestyle of thousands of people. The most important part of deciding to be a donor is talking to your family and sharing your wishes. The heart on your driver’s license is your consent for donation. There is no cost to the donor’s family or estate for donation. Throughout April, Pardee wants to encourage individuals to observe National Donate Life Month by getting more information about donation, sharing that information and taking action to increase the number of donors and make a difference in the world. Sign-up today to be an organ donor on the North Carolina donor registry by clicking here. For more information, visit the LifeShare website at www.lifesharecarolinas.org. -Bonnie Hartel

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