Western Carolina University will offer a Cherokee health symposium, designed for nurses, health care professionals and others interested in learning about the intersection of Cherokee culture and health care, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Hospitality Room of the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
Western Carolina University, in partnership with the Center on Health and Aging in Erwin, will offer a free drop-in “lunch and learn” information session about its graduate certificate program in gerontology on Wednesday, June 13.
A regional initiative to promote wellness and healthy lifestyles among all population groups, especially the growing number of elderly people in Western North Carolina, took a major step toward reality Thursday, Aug. 5, when Gov. Mike Easley signed a statewide capital improvements plan.
The N.C. General Assembly has approved partial funding for a collaborative effort by Western Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Asheville and the Mountain Area Health Education Center to promote wellness and healthy lifestyles among all population groups – especially the growing number of elderly.
The Initiative for Integrative Aging, a collaboration between Western and Hendersonville's Pardee Hospital, was recently selected as a Geriatric Best Practice by the Geriatric Best Practices Advisory Board. The program will be recognized at the upcoming Geriatric Best Practices conference in Charleston, S.C.