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The new year of Lighten Up 4 Life started September 1st, but you can sign up anytime here. Lighten Up 4 Life is a community-wide weight loss challenge that’s FREE to join! This  program provides you resources such as; healthy recipes, cooking videos, exercise videos and loads of local events to help you lose weight.

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Get your boots ready, we're going hiking again!

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] Hike to Health was such a great success back in June, that we have decided to have a fall Hike to Health on October 23.  Be sure to save-the-date for the hiking event of the season that you will not want to miss. Our second Hike to Health will take place at Chimney Rock State Park in Chimney Rock, N.C.  We will be offering three different hikes to accommodate all skill levels: 1) Great Woodland Adventure - .6 mile guided trail which includes 12 discovery stations for kids and the kids-at-heart 2) Hickory Nut Falls Trail - leisurely .75 mile hike to the base of the 404 ft. tall Hickory Nut Falls (one of the highest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River) (1.5 total round trip hike) 3) Four Seasons Trail - moderate to strenuous trail which starts at the meadows parking area and runs all the way to the top of the mountain (with access to Hickory Nut Falls) - Four Seasons Trail alone is .6 miles, once it connects to Hickory Nut Falls Trail this adds on an additional .5 miles, making for a total round trip of approximately 2.2 miles Click here to view a Chimney Rock trail map for more information. Stay tuned for more details about this event and for registration to open in September.  Get your boots ready, we're going hiking again! -L

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Pardee physical therapist to present shoulder pain seminar

Jason Morgan, a licensed physical therapist at Pardee Hospital, will host a presentation about shoulder pain on Thur., Aug. 12 from 3 until 4:30 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center.  Registration is required for this free presentation by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355). Shoulder pain is a common problem that can interfere with daily activities, and it is important to understand the cause of the pain in order to apply the appropriate treatment. This free presentation will focus on causes of shoulder pain and the range of treatments available from medication and therapy to stretching exercises. The Pardee Health Education Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall is a unique community outreach program of the hospital that provides an array of services from health fairs and screenings to seminars and support groups. Last year, the center provided more than 10,000 free and low-cost screenings to community members.

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August Events

From fitness classes to cooking demos to health screenings, here are the events going on at Pardee in August.  To see a full event schedule, visit our calendar. Call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) to register for classes.

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Pardee Rehab and Wellness Center offering a new class

Pardee is offering a new class, “Seniors in Motion.” The new class is located at the Pardee Rehab and Wellness Center, 212-B Thompson Street near Epic Theaters.  Classes will take place each Wednesday and Friday from 10 until 10:30 a.m.  The class is free to wellness members and Pardee associates, and costs $3 for the community. This class is designed to help promote range of motion, breathing, stretching and moving the entire body with the aid of motivating music.  Participants are required to stand independently and tolerate light to moderate cardiac exercise. For more information about “Seniors in Motion” or for additional class information please call the Rehab and Wellness Center at (828) 698-6774.

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