Health happenings, from brain-health to ADHD parents group – Greensboro News & Record

The Adult Center for Enrichment will offer Tips to Minimize Stress for You and Your Loved One from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 31 at Muirs Chapel United Methodist Church, 314 Muirs Chapel Road in Greensboro.

Angela Thomas, a clinical nurse specialist with Cone Health and Triad HealthCare Network, will discuss discharge planning and questions caregivers should ask.

To register, contact Jodi Kolada at (336) 274-3559 or, or visit

Caregiver education sessions are free, with contributions gratefully accepted. Let Kolada know by Thursday if care for a loved one is needed during this time as prior arrangements are required.


The Parents of Children and Adolescents with ADHD community resource group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Church, 5200 W. Friendly Ave. in Greensboro.

Social time will begin at 6:30 p.m.

John Willson, the executive director of Soar, an organization that helps with life-skills development and more, will discuss The Journey is the Destination: Creating Environments That Promote Success.

The free program is suitable for parents and professionals; it is not appropriate for children.

For information, visit


Its All in Your Head: Brain Health and Wellness is the topic of a talk by Mike Perko at 6:30 p.m. today, at the Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St. in Asheboro.

In his talk, Perko will explore the revolution in neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to form new connections and reorganize itself), consider the effectiveness of brain games and discuss strategies for incorporating brain health into daily life.

Perko is a professor of public health education at UNC-Greensboro.

For more information, call (336) 318-6803.


High Point Universitys physical therapy department and Congdon School of Health Sciences will host Linda Woodhouse for its distinguished lecture series. She will speak on innovation for an ailing health-care system.

The lecture will be at 5:30 p.m. March 28 in Phillips Hall Auditorium, Room 120. It is free and open to the public; no tickets required.

Woodhouse has nearly 30 years of experience in clinical trials and musculoskeletal research, 115 presented abstracts and received more than $23 million in peer-reviewed grants. She is an associate professor of physical therapy at the University of Alberta, Canada, where she is the inaugural endowed chair in rehabilitation medicine.


Martial arts expert Eric Reiss will lead a workshop on falling, The Art of Injury Prevention, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at The Club at Oak Branch, 21 Oak Branch Drive in Greensboro.

Participants will practice falling techniques in a safe, padded environment. Preparation for accidents may help reduce injury and ensure survival, since injury from falls can lead to loss of independence, even death.

The cost is $25 for club members and $30 for nonmembers.

To reserve a space, call (336) 478-2660 by Wednesday.


Andy Lane, a paramedic with Randolph County EMS, will teach a hands-only adult CPR educational session at 6 p.m. March 29 at Hospice of Randolph Countys Education Building, 416 Vision Drive in Asheboro.

The educational session is free.

To register, contact Emily Ledwell at (336) 953-5872 or emily.ledwell


Randolph Health will hold a training session titled Mental Health First Aid from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Randolph Health Education Center, 200-A Foust St. in Asheboro.

The course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and shares how to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.

One in five Americans has a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn to for care. Just as CPR helps people without clinical training to assist an individual having a heart attack, mental health first aid prepares people to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis.

Registration is required for this free program; call (336) 633-7788.


The third annual Wellness Academy Golf Classic will be held at 1 p.m. April 21 at the Bryan Park Players Course, 6275 Bryan Park Road in Browns Summit.

The cost is $100 for a single player or $360 for a foursome. All proceeds will benefit the Mental Health Association in Greensboro.

To register, visit

For information, contact Donna Shelton at (336) 373-1402 or


The Mental Health Association in Greensboro will hold a two-day training course on suicide prevention April 19-20.

The course will cover mental health first aid, an internationally recognized training program that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

It also will provide training in QPR, or Question, Persuade and Refer, which teaches emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons.

For information and to register, visit


The Mental Health Association in Greensboro and Greensboro Day School will partner together for an event on May 6 that will teach participants about the importance of recovery in addiction and mental health, how teenagers are affected by substance abuse, and new ways to keep your mind, body and spirit healthy.

The event will be from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the school, 5401 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro.

Parents are strongly encouraged to come to learn more about substance abuse and recognizing the signs.

Admission is free, but registration is required by calling (336) 373-1402.

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