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Blue Ridge Community College takes diabetes seriously

Blue Ridge Community College and their wellness committee invited Pardee to provide diabetes screenings for all of their employees at their Flat Rock and Transylvania campuses yesterday. Nina Lovern, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Business Development Specialist, engaged the staff with a screening tool from the American Diabetes Association and provided education to the staff.

The occurrence of diabetes and other chronic conditions in employees can be a result of many factors including age, ethnicity, family history and obesity. Medical costs associated with diabetes vary, depending on the level of overall glucose (blood sugar) control and/or the coexistence of other medical conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, eye disease or kidney disease.
With better control of diabetes, companies may reduce the later costs of the complications of diabetes and may be able to utilize these "cost avoidance dollars" in other areas.

Want to take the screening tool and find out more? Click here to take the screening tool.

Need Help Managing Your Diabetes?
Perspectives Diabetes Education at Pardee Hospital offers group and individualized education and guidance by Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) and is located at the Pardee Rehab & Wellness Center. Call (828) 698-4533 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

BRCC DM Nina and VanessaNina Lovern, RN, CDE, providing education to BRCC staff member, Vanessa Owen while reviewing her ADA diabetes screening tool.

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Pardee Health Education Center to host community blood drive

Pardee will host a community blood drive for The Blood Connection on Friday, Mar. 8 from 12 – 4:30 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall. 

In order to donate blood, one must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and not have donated blood in the past 56 days. Walk-in donors will be accepted, but those with appointments will be seen first. All donors will receive a free t-shirt and two movie passes.

Appointments are requested by calling the Pardee Health Education Center at (828) 692-4600.

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March events at Pardee Hospital

See below for events happening at the Pardee campus.  Also check out our calendar for upcoming events.

PHEC March 2013

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March Wellness Classes at Pardee Rehab & Wellness Center

Be sure to try out one of our March wellness classes at Pardee Rehab & Wellness Center, located at 212 Thompson St.

Yogalates (Yoga + Pilates): A blend of mind-body strength, balance, core and flexibility movements with clear, compassionate instruction for all levels. Practice is done in sitting, lying and standing positions. Mats are available. $8 for non-members. Mondays, 12 - 1 p.m.

Gentle Yoga: A slower interpretation of the same full body movements and guided breathing that yoga offers. Great for beginners. Focus is on compassionately and safely practicing strength, balance and flexibility postures for whole body health. $8 for non-members. Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Pilates-based Core: A mat class geared to strengthen and tone the core muscles of your abdomen, back, hips and thighs. All levels welcome for this fun challenge. Mats provided. $3 for non-members. Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:30 -11a.m.

Flow Yoga: This is a moderate-paced flow of strength, flexibility and balancing postures guided with inspiring thoughts and options for most levels. Come see how a little work on the mat translates to happier living. Mats provided. $8 for non-members. Wednesdays & Fridays, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

SilverSneakers Muscular Strength and Range of Motion (MSROM): This core class for Healthways' group exercise program is designed to increase strength, range of movement, agility, balance and coordination, and to improve participants' functional capacities, physical fitness level and sense of well-being. Only open to SilverSneakers and Prime members. Participants must have physician permission to participate. Wednesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. & Fridays, 9 – 10 a.m.

Standing and Chair Yoga: Mind-body movement paired with deep breathing for individuals who cannot get up and down off the ground independently. Postures will include sitting and standing movements to relieve stiffness, improve balance and stability, and think more clearly. No experience required. $3 for non-members. Thursdays, 12:30 - 1 p.m. 

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Lighten Up 4 Life Begins January 2

A “Healthy” Competition
Remember, it’s never too late to sign up for Lighten Up 4 Life’s Challenge!
Lighten Up 4 Life is a community weight loss program that provides you with resources to lose weight: recipes, exercise tips and lots more!

Eat healthier. Be more active. Lose weight. Win prizes.

Lighten Up 4 Life Challenge Begins Wednesday January 2, 2013
Join Us To Become A Healthier, Slimmer You.

We Provide the online resources such as; healthy recipes, exercise videos, diet tips and health and wellness information. Lighten Up 4 Life was created to help you and your team shape up with family, friends or co-workers. Or you can participate on your own as an individual.

What have you got to lose? You and your team may win prizes, lose weight and get healthier. Haven’t registered yet? Sign up and start entering your weight weekly as of January 2, 2013. Once you have signed up for the challenge you will receive an email with tips, recipes and more every two weeks.

(Your first weight entered on January 2, 2013 or thereafter, will become your starting weight for this new competition)

Lighten Up 4 Life FAQ’s
Q: If I competed in this past Lighten Up 4 Life’s competition (2012), do I need to register again for the next challenge (Winter – Spring Challenge 2013)?
A: No, you do not have to register again. If you were already registered for the 2012 competition, you are automatically enrolled into the Winter – Spring 2013 competition.
If you have never registered for the competition before, Join Lighten Up 4 Life Now.
What have you got to lose?

In the next Lighten Up 4 Life Issue: Weight-loss tips!

How Do I Win?

The team who loses the greatest percentage of weight over the 16-week session (January 2 – April 19, 2013) will win prizes! Remember, every team has a chance to win.

Strength Training & Low Impact Aerobics Mondays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Pardee Health Education Center, 1800 4 Seasons Boulevard, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Cost: $6 per class or $50 for a 10-class card. Registration not required.
Contact: (828) 692-4600

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