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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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Hike to Health

[gallery link="file"] Thank you to all of our participants, volunteers, and sponsors for making Hike to Health a huge success with an excellent turnout of over 100 hikers. This past Saturday, Pardee hosted Hike to Health at DuPont State Forest. The community wellness event was very well received and participants were able to enjoy wonderful weather and a fun morning exercise. Participants hiked a total of three miles from Guion Farms to Wintergreen Falls. Adults, kids, and family pets came out to enjoy the great outdoors and hike to the beautiful Wintergreen Falls. Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday! We hope to see you again next year. A BIG thank you to our sponsors as well for their support of Hike to Health.  Sponsors of this year's hike included: Lighten Up 4 Life, Mission Children's Hospital, Mission Foundation, Morris Broadband, Mountain Radiation Oncology, Ken Shelton, M.D., Pepsi-Cola, WTZQ, Jongo Java, Hendersonville Community Co-Op, Immaculate Baking, FootRX and REI. Check out our photos from Hike to Health and send us your photos if you came out to the event. We would love to see them! Photos can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -L

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"The Diabetic Chef" Coming to Pardee

[gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"] Chef Chris Smith, author of  the Diabetic Chef’s Year Round Cookbook along with Cooking with The Diabetic Chef, both 1ed by the American Diabetes Association, will be coming to the Pardee Health Education Center for a cooking demo on Friday, June 4 from 2 until 4 p.m. Chris has over 20 years experience in the culinary field. Focusing on healthy cuisine, Chris is an authority on diabetic nutrition and food preparation.  He has been featured in USA Today, CNN, Web MD, and Southern Living magazines.  National television appearances include DLIFE and Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Currently, Chris is working as a researcher with Wake Forest University, in the development of lifestyle skills and applications. “Cooking with Chef Chris” public radio program is currently in production.  He is the Chef for Team Type I as they compete in the 2010 RAAM  Race or “Race across America.” Chris also rides and is currently training for the JDRF “Ride to Cure Diabetes” in Death Valley, CA held this fall. Chris Smith is a nationally recognized author, public speaker and spokesperson for all people affected with diabetes.  He travels the country speaking on the benefits of healthy eating not only for people affected with diabetes, but for anyone who would like to eat and live a healthy lifestyle. Signed copies of Chris' latest cookbook will be for sale at the event for $20. Pre-registration for the  cooking presentation at the Pardee Health Education Center is required. To register call 1 (866) 790-WELL or (828) 692-4600. -L

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Register now for Hike to Health

Pardee Hospital is hosting a community outdoor event, “Hike to Health”, on Saturday, June 12, at DuPont State Forest. Participants will hike from Guion Farms to Wintergreen Falls. There is a kids hiking loop just a few steps away from the entrance to the Wintergreen Falls hiking trail. Registration for “Hike to Health” is quick and easy. Interested participants will register by calling 1-866-790-WELL. Registration is $15 per hiker, with no charge for children age 10 and under. The hike will begin at 9 a.m. rain or shine. Participants will receive an event T-shirt, hiking backpack, and healthy refreshments for before and after their hike. Pardee Hospital’s focus for Hike to Health is on community wellness to bring people together from Henderson County and the surrounding communities to promote healthy and active lifestyles. Our goal is to showcase hiking as a fun outdoors activity where you can get up and get active with your family and friends. The hike is also an opportunity for participants of Pardee Hospital’s Lighten Up 4 Life to kick-off the next trimester of weight loss. Directions to the Guion Farms parking lot at DuPont State Forest can be found by clicking on the links below. Directions from Pardee Hospital Directions from Asheville Directions from Brevard Space is limited, so be sure to sign up today!   -L

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Thank you to our Hike to Health sponsors

Hike to Health is only 31 days away and we are getting pumped for the event date to arrive. Be sure you call 1.866.790.WELL to register today as limited space is available. The 3-mile hike will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, at DuPont State Forest. We will meet at the Old Guion Farms parking lot, where registered hikers will receive their hiking back pack and T-shirt, as well as healthy refreshments including; delicious organic coffee provided by Jongo Java, snack bags from Immaculate Baking Co., and more. Outdoor activities will be provided in the open field for those who wish to participate and the kids hiking loop will be open for kids to take tours around the .37 mile trail to test their hiking skills. Hike to Health is fun for the whole family with gorgeous scenery and an unbelievable pay-off at Wintergreen Falls. Don't miss this opportunity to get outside and get active. We would like to thank all of our sponsors for this years' event for their generosity and support.

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