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Music for Life Concert to Benefit Open Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

ASHEVILLE NC – Save the date for “Wonderfully Made,” a Music for Life benefit concert to support Open Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center in Hendersonville. The interdenominational concert will take place on Friday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church at 1141 Howard Gap Road. The program – which will be focused on the theme of Psalm 139:13-15 – will include music by a mass children’s choir, a mixed adult/high school choir, and local instrumentalists.  A harp prelude will begin at 6:45 p.m.

About Open Arms: Open Arms is a non-profit, Christ-centered, nondenominational organization designed to meet the needs of women and teens who require pregnancy support in Hendersonville, N.C., and its surrounding counties. The center is staffed  by volunteers and an executive director who consults with professionals including doctors, lawyers, psychologists, clergymen and social workers. Clients are also referred to other community agencies as needed. The essence of this ministry is love. The aim is to support and guide. The purpose is to serve God and preserve life. To learn more about the ministry of Open Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center, please visit: www.openarms329.com.

About Park Ridge Health:

Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later, they are still a beloved piece of the growing community’s health care network – providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge partnered with Adventist Health System, joining more than 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals in the U.S., and leading the way in many medical firsts for the region. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (774-5433).

Park Ridge Health Foundation and Project C.A.R.E. Receive Grant

Friday, December 16th, 2011

ASHEVILLE NC – The Park Ridge Health Foundation is pleased to announce that they were recently awarded a grant of $18,000 from The Community Foundation of Henderson County to assist in funding Project C.A.R.E. (Caregivers Alternatives to Running on Empty).

The generous grant from The Community Foundation of Henderson County will help provide financial assistance and services to two dozen Henderson County families who are currently on the waiting list for Project C.A.R.E. support, as well as for new families who request assistance this coming year.

Project C.A.R.E. is an award-winning respite care program, designed to assist those caring for an individual with dementia. The program works to increase quality, access, choice and use of respite and support services to low-income, rural and minority families caring for a loved one with dementia in a home setting. As the host agency for Project C.A.R.E., Park Ridge Health provides support for the program that positively impacts 19 counties in North Carolina, including Henderson County.

For more information on Project C.A.R.E., please call 828.687.5609. To learn more about the Park Ridge Health Foundation and how to help positively impact the health of Western North Carolina, please call 828.681.2421 or visit parkridgehealth.org.

About Park Ridge Health:

Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later, they are still a beloved piece of the growing community’s health care network – providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge partnered with Adventist Health System, joining more than 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals in the U.S., and leading the way in many medical firsts for the region.  For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (774-5433).

Hendersonville Resident Featured on Blue Zones Website

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

ASHEVILLE NC – One Hendersonville resident is taking the Blue Zones message to heart – and seeing results. Paul Alexander has been using a standing workstation at home for more than eight weeks, and has shed pounds simply by standing for a few additional hours each day. Alexander’s story was featured on Dan Buettner’s Blue Zones blog on November 9.

Alexander built his new standing desk after hearing a presentation by Park Ridge Health’s Jodi Grabowski and reading Buettner’s book The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. He ditched his office chair and transformed his home computer desk into a temporary standing workstation, and recently renovated it into a more permanent setup.

To read the Blue Zones feature on Paul Alexander, please visit http://www.bluezones.com/2011/11/losing-pounds-effortlessly/#more-2163.

For more information about free wellness seminars, please contact Jodi Grabowski at 687-5290 or [email protected].

About Park Ridge Health:

Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later, they are still a beloved piece of the growing community’s health care network – providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge partnered with Adventist Health System, joining more than 44 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals in the U.S., and leading the way in many medical firsts for the region.  For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (774-5433).

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Announces November Textile Events

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

ASHEVILLE NC – The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD), a center of UNC Asheville, is pleased to announce a series of events taking place in conjunction with the current exhibition, “Common Threads: Innovative Textile Practices in India & Western North Carolina.”

Work by Catharine EllisWork by Catharine EllisTextile artist Catharine Ellis will lecture on her weaving and dyeing processes at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at UNC Asheville’s Owen Hall, room 237. Ellis is known internationally for her woven shibori, a process of weaving and resist using natural dyes that she developed in the 1990’s based on the traditional Japanese shibori technique. Ellis has worked closely with Bethanne Knudson, lead designer at The Oriole Mill and an expert on JacqCAD software, to design fabrics on the jacquard looms. Together, they developed a unique process of creating woven shibori fabric using industrial loom weaving.

Loom at the Oriole MillLoom at the Oriole MillA tour of The Oriole Mill, 701 Oriole Drive, Hendersonville, is offered from 1 – 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. The mill is the only place of its kind in the United States where a textile artist can be trained to design cloth that is then woven on industrial Jacquard looms. The tour will include a slow-motion demonstration of the industrial jacquard weaving machine, as well as a glimpse at products and how they are made. Closed-toe and closed-heel shoes are required. Be prepared to walk and stand on concrete floors. To sign up for the tour, call 828/693-5500. This tour will also be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

Julie Holyoke, instructor at the Lisio Foundation near Florence, Italy, will give a lecture titled, “Studying Figured Weaving at the Lisio Foundation,” 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the UNC Asheville Kellogg Center, 1181 Broyles Rd., Hendersonville. For two decades, the Lisio Foundation has trained teachers, designers, artists and weavers in the art of jacquard design and weaving.

All events are free and open to the public, as is the exhibit “Common Threads: Innovative Textile Practices in India & Western North Carolina,” which remains on view through January 27, 2012. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. weekdays. CCCD is located at 1181 Broyles Rd., Hendersonville. For more information, visit craftcreativitydesign.org or email [email protected].

“Esperienza!” Park Ridge Health’s Gala Fundraiser to Take Place Oct. 27

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Park Ridge Health Foundation’s new annual gala and fundraiser, Esperienza! will take place on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock. This year’s gala will introduce the first annual “P.J. Moore, Jr., M.D. and Arthur A. Pearson, M.D. Award of Excellence.”  Dr. Moore  will be honored as the first award recipient in recognition of his and his late partner’s more than 50 years of outstanding medical service to the community.

The proceeds from Esperienza! will benefit several of Park Ridge Health’s clinical and community services, including the Wellness on Wheels (W.O.W.) program. W.O.W. provides $900,000 in free health screenings each year to the underserved in our community. Proceeds also will benefit KidPower , a program to reverse childhood obesity, as well as Project C.A.R.E., which assists caregivers struggling to care for loved ones who are afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease.

“Esperienza!” will feature silent and live auctions, entertainment by The Millie Palmer Quartet, a surprise musical presentation and a chef-prepared, plated dinner. To reserve a seat at “Esperienza!” please contact the Park Ridge Health Foundation at 828.681.2421.

About Park Ridge Health:

Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later, they are still a beloved piece of the growing community’s health care network – providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge partnered with Adventist Health System, joining more than 44 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals in the U.S., and leading the way in many medical firsts for the region.  For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (774-5433).

Park Ridge Health to Hold Free Viewing of “Forks Over Knives” Documentary

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

HENDERSONVILLE, NC – The public is invited to attend a free screening of the groundbreaking documentary, “Forks Over Knives,” on Thursday, Oct. 13, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Duke Room at Park Ridge Health.

The screening is free, but space is limited, so please call 855.PRH.LIFE to reserve your seat. All attendees are welcome to purchase and bring a healthy, gourmet dinner to the screening from the Park Ridge Café – located right across from the Duke Room entrance.

The documentary, “Forks Over Knives,” has caused quite a stir since its release earlier this year, from its examination of the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that currently afflict the U.S. and Canada could be controlled or even reversed by rejecting our culture’s present menu of animal-based and processed foods. For more information on the film and its background, please visit www.forksoverknives.com.

About Park Ridge Health:

Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later, they are still a beloved piece of the growing community’s health care network – providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge partnered with the Adventist Health System, joining more than 44 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals in the U.S., and leading the way in many medical firsts for the region.  For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE.

Get Local With ASAP: September is All About Apples

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The North Carolina Apple Festival may have come and gone, but apple season is still very much here. In fact, September is the height of the local apple harvest, which is why the fall varieties—from Mutsus to Cameos and Jonagolds to Romes—get the spotlight this month in ASAP’s Get Local campaign.

Perhaps nowhere are local apples more prevalent than eateries in Henderson County, North Carolina’s apple country. The county grows 65 percent of the state’s apple crop, and chefs certainly embrace that fact, using them in both sweet and savory preparations.

“For lunch, we offer a curried chicken salad with local julienne apples and spinach, and we also have a classic Waldorf chicken salad sandwich with loads of diced local apples in it,” dishes Sous Chef Matthew Lineback of Season’s at Highland Lake Inn in Flat Rock. They don’t stop there. For dinner, they pair their pork chops with local apple compote and local cider gastrique.

At Flat Rock Village Bakery, local apples appear in danishes and pies. At Square One Bistro on Main Street in Hendersonville, local apple juice sweetens up the restaurant’s specialty martinis. For a complete list of participating restaurants in WNC, visit the Get Local page of asapconnections.org.

Also look for sweet apple treats at area farmers tailgate markets. Pies in Disguise, who sell their goodies at Asheville City Market as well as through several local businesses, plans to make Classic Apple, Caramel Apple Crunch, and Dutch Apple pies this month. They also plan to try a new peanut butter and apple combination, possibly using local company Jack’s Nut Butter.

Looking to pick your own apples? Farmers share that varieties are ripening two to three weeks early this year, and that it’s always a good idea to call ahead of your visit to see what’s available. Find a list of u-pick orchards, along with other farms, markets, and businesses offering local apples this season, in ASAP’s Local Food Guide online at buyappalachian.org.

ABOUT APPALACHIAN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PROJECT (ASAP)

ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food. To learn more about ASAP’s work, visit asapconnections.org, or call (828) 236-1282.

Park Ridge Cares for 900 at Apple Festival

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

HENDERSONVILLE, NC – Park Ridge Health volunteers braved the heat and the rain to participate in the 65thAnnual North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville. Every year, this event marks the kickoff of apple season, and has been one of Western North Carolina’s premiere family festivals for more than 60 years.

Park Ridge Health’s “Wellness on Wheels” (W.O.W.) mobile medical unit was there to provide free screenings and first aid services during the festival, as well as during and the King Apple Parade on Monday. Park Ridge medical staff provided nearly 900 screenings this year — up from 750 last year — and also provided first aid attention to 12 people.

W.O.W. is a mobile medical unit and care team that offers hundreds of free and at-cost health screenings throughout the region each year.  In the past five years, the W.O.W. program has provided more than 56,700 screenings.  Approximately 25 percent of all clients screened have been identified as being at risk for developing heart disease, stroke, prostate cancer, osteoporosis or diabetes.

About Park Ridge Health:

Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later, they are still a beloved piece of the growing community’s health care network – providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge partnered with the Adventist Health System, joining more than 44 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals in the U.S., and leading the way in many medical firsts for the region.  For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE.

Park Ridge Health Free Lunch and Learn to Discuss Prostate Cancer

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

HENDERSONVILLE, NC – In honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Park Ridge Health is pleased to present a free Lunch & Learn program to discuss prostate cancer on Thursday, Sept. 15, beginning at noon in the Duke Room at Park Ridge Health.  Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death.  If detected early, prostate cancer is highly treatable.

Clifford Johnson, M.D., a board-certified Urologist, will offer information about screening, detection and the latest treatment options available to men who are diagnosed with this disease. Space is limited, so please reserve your space by calling 855.PRH.LIFE (774-5433).

About Dr. Johnson:

Dr. Clifford Johnson is board-certified in Urology and is in practice at Mountain View Urology.  He earned his medical degree and completed his residency in Urology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Johnson has been in practice for more than 15 years.

About Park Ridge Health:

Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later, they are still a beloved piece of the growing community’s health care network – providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge partnered with the Adventist Health System, joining more than 44 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals in the U.S., and leading the way in many medical firsts for the region.  For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (774-5433).

September is Healthy Aging Month!

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – September is Healthy Aging Month, and experts emphasize that healthy living beyond age 65 is a focus more than ever before. The year 2011 will be the first for retirement for the “Baby Boomers,” a group that will significantly add to our aging population during the next 20 years.

“The problem is that during the next 20 years, more will be retiring each year, and we’re going to potentially have millions retiring and not participating in physical activity,” says Whitney Doiron, R.N., A.P.R.N., a board-certified adult and geriatric nurse practitioner at Park Ridge Health. “This sedentary lifestyle leads to more and more problems.”

These problems not only affect the individual, but place an enormous burden on the health care system, as well as the national economy. Arthritis alone currently accounts for 1 million hospitalizations and more than $128 billion in medical expenses and lost earnings in the United States every year. Cardiovascular disease costs were estimated to be $444 billion last year.

Doiron urges those entering retirement age to think of aging as a new start, rather than an excuse to let good health drop off the priority list. She emphasizes that many of the health problems plaguing the elderly – including arthritis, heart disease and  even some mental health complications — are preventable through a healthy diet and exercise.

“If we emphasize that fact with our patients at the ages of 60, 65, 75, then they’ll continue that pattern at 80, 85, and even 95,” Doiron says.

Here are some tips for staying fit as the body grows older:

  • Make it fun, and make it practical. If 5-lb. weights are uncomfortable for you, lift a bag of dry beans.
  • Exercise with friends. It not only makes physical activity more enjoyable, but your exercise buddies will keep you accountable.
  • Keep your diet balanced.

About Whitney Doiron:

Doiron earned her master’s degree in nursing from Duke University, and has more than 15 years of nursing experience. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina. Doiron works in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and family/group homes throughout the region with the Park Ridge Health – Community Health program.

About Park Ridge Health:

Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later, they are still a beloved piece of the growing community’s health care network – providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge partnered with the Adventist Health System, joining more than 44 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals in the U.S., and leading the way in many medical firsts for the region.  For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (774-5433).