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Managing Your Migraine Symptoms

The Pardee Spirit of Women program will host “Managing Your Migraine Symptoms” on Thursday, April 23, from 6- 7 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center in the Blue Ridge Mall. Men and women are encouraged to attend.

Joel Callahan, M.D., a neurologist with Pardee Neurology Associates, will discuss the causes of migraines, what the potential triggers are, how diet and stress play a role and when you should see a health care provider for a possible solution. Though everyone gets the occasional headache, it is estimated that 12 percent of Americans suffer from migraine headaches.

Register by calling the Pardee Signature Care Center at (828) 692-4600 or online at pardeesignaturecare.org. Light refreshments will be served.

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Hearing Loss: How to Protect Your Hearing

Audiologist Margaret Gibbs, M.S., CCC-A, of Hearing Lab Technology at Sam’s Club Hendersonville, will speak on the different types of hearing loss, how to protect your hearing, and hearing loss in small children and adolescents. There will be an opportunity to participate in an "unfair hearing test" and also view your own eardrums. All attendees will receive a free gift bag.

This class will be held at the Pardee Signature Care Center, located the Blue Ridge Mall, on Thursday, April 16 from 3 – 4 pm. To register for this event, please go to pardeesignaturecare.org or call (828) 692-4600.

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Medicare Choices Made Easy

People new to Medicare, care givers and others who help senior citizens with their Medicare insurance should consider attending this free, informative class. Sponsored by the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) of Henderson County and the Buncombe County Council on Aging, this program explains the sections of Medicare, when to sign up, how to avoid penalties and how to make the most cost-effective choices. The information presented is unbiased as no products are sold or endorsed.

This class will be held at the Pardee Signature Care Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall, on Thursday, April 9 from 3 – 5 pm. To register, please call (828) 692-4600 or go to coabc.org/events.

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NAMI Four Seasons Educational Presentation Series

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Four Seasons is holding an educational presentation series during 2015 at the Pardee Signature Care Center that will focus on various mental health topics. The first of the presentations will be held on Tuesday, April 14 at 6 pm, with Psychologist Dr. M Jean Parks, PhD. of Fletcher presenting on understanding and managing panic disorder, an uncontrollable and terrifying response to ordinary, nonthreatening situations. While many people experience a panic attack at least once in their lives, recurrent panic attacks might be a sign of panic disorder.

Also as part of the series, speaker Sherry A. McKisson, MA, NCC, LPC, and Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, will present “Understanding and Managing Anger” on Tuesday, April 28, at 6 pm. Anger is a natural, adaptive response to threats; it inspires powerful and aggressive feelings and behaviors, which allow us to fight and to defend ourselves when we are attacked. In this presentation, three main approaches to learning how to manage anger will be discussed in order to improve your overall health and well-being. To register for a presentation, visit pardeesignaturecare.org or call (828) 692-4600.

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Music Together Series

All children can learn to sing in tune, move in rhythm, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture. Asheville Area Music Together, which has been providing a rich, fun musical learning environment for young children and their families since 2006, is offering a 10-week series of classes at the Pardee Signature Care Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall on Tuesdays from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. beginning April 7, 2015.

Children from birth to five years of age attend classes with their parents or other caregivers. This mixed-age approach, recommended by child development researchers, supports natural family-style learning where younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones and older children learn by leading the younger ones. Each child participates at his or her own developmental level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, observing, or exploring musical instruments. The whole family is welcome to join in this important family music experience. For pricing information or to register, please call (828) 692-4600.

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