Health Education Programs

Upcoming Health Education Programs


Blood Pressure Screening and Hands-only CPR
Monday, September 25, 10:00-11:30 am in the NWC lobby
Tuesday, September 26, 12:00-2:00 pm in the Meadowmont lobby  
Want to establish a baseline, compare home monitor, or simply assess progress in managing your blood pressure? Need a quick refresher on CPR? Join us for Blood Pressure screenings by our Health Educator, Susan Chesser, BSN, and Hands-only CPR with Katy Strauss, BSN. Free for members and non-members, with no appointment necessary.

Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR!Moves) Program October Session
Parkinson Wellness Recovery is an evidence-based exercise program integrating whole-body movements that can slow motor deterioration, improve symptoms, and increase the quality of life in those living with Parkinson’s disease.
Virtual: October 4-27, Wednesdays and Fridays, 2:30 – 3:15 pm via Zoom. UNC/Rex Wellness Members $85; Non-members $105.
In-person at Meadowmont: October 2-30, Mondays and Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm. UNC/Rex Wellness Members $171; Non-members $198.
Register in your member account or call to register by September 27. For Virtual call 919-957-5900;  For In-Person call 919-966-5500. 

Your Skin is a Window to Your Health – Talk to Me Tuesday Webinar
Tuesday, October 3, 12:15-1:00 pm

Skin is the body’s largest organ, and it can be a clear window to what’s happening on the inside. Skin can also present warning signs for a variety of health issues including hormonal imbalances, diabetes, thyroid issues and more. Join UNC Aesthetician Nikki Hughes to learn about what your skin is telling you and the treatment options available. Free for Members and Non-members. Click here to register.

American Red Cross Blood Drive at NWC
Tuesday, October 10, from 1:30 – 6:00 pm.

Blood donations play a crucial role in saving lives, making them of utmost importance. By donating blood, you have the power to make a significant impact. UNC Wellness Centers at Northwest Cary is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, October 10, from 1:30 – 6:00 pm. Schedule your lifesaving appointment here.

Coffee with the Coach– Topic: Developing Hope
Wednesday, October 11, 2:00 – 2:45 pm via Webex
The virtual monthly session, led by a Certified Professional Coach, will energize you with positive momentum, educate you with a “topic of the month,” and engage you in the next step of your well-being journey. Click here for the schedule and link to register.

UNC Health Community Flu Shot Clinics
The UNC Wellness Centers are partnering with the UNC Hospitals Pharmacy to offer convenient on-site seasonal Flu Shots. Participants will need to present the pharmacist with their health insurance card to receive a FREE flu shot. Most insurances are accepted. Flu shots are available for ages 10 and older. High-dose flu vaccines will be available for ages 65 and up. Reserve your dose when you schedule. Vaccine given is the Flulaval quadravalent vaccine from GSK. For Meadowmont reservations, please call 919-966-5500. To reserve a time at NW Cary, call 919-957-5900. Walk-ins accepted.

UNC Wellness Centers at Meadowmont Dates:
Tuesday, October 17, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2:00-6:00 pm

UNC Wellness Centers a Northwest Cary Dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday, November 1, 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Caregiver’s Support Group
Wednesday, October 18, 12:00 – 1:30 pm via Zoom. The UNC Caregiver’s Support Group’s mission is to provide support, education, and advocacy for caregivers. Email to register.

EngAGING Issues (Audiology Part 2): What You Need to Know About Over The Counter Hearing Aids 
Thursday, October 19, from 1:00-2:15 pm, in the Meadowmont Classroom
Over-the-counter hearing aids were recently approved by the FDA for treating perceived mild to moderate hearing loss in adults. While the addition of OTC devices is an overall positive one for the hearing aid industry, it may add to confusion about where and how to begin a hearing journey. Please join UNC HCC doctor of audiology, Patricia Johnson for a summary of the current state of the hearing aid service delivery model and how OTCs may (or may not) be disrupting it. Thursday, October 19, from 1:00-2:15 pm, in the Meadowmont Classroom. Free for members and non-members, but space is limited. Register by stopping by in person or calling the Meadowmont Front Desk at 919-966-5500.

Food For Thought Virtual Ask the Dietitian 
October Topic: Nutrition and Wellness to Manage Menopause Symptoms 
Tuesday, October 24, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm  
Join us for an interactive discussion in an open forum led by Rex Wellness Dietitian Natalie Newell, RD, LDN. Get ready to engage and have your burning nutrition questions answered. Each session begins with a focus topic of the month, followed by an open Q&A session. Click here to register.

Free Hearing Screenings at Meadowont
Thursday, October 19, from 2:00-4:00 pm (Back Nutrition Office), and Friday, October 27 from 1:00-3:00 pm (Classroom).
Concerned about your hearing? Take the first step with the UNC Hearing and Communication Center.  This free hearing screening is quick pass/fail test to see if hearing loss is present. This screening is intended for community members who do not already have diagnosed hearing loss and do not wear hearing aids. The audiologist will examine ears for ear wax and provide appropriate recommendations. Wax cannot be removed as part of a free hearing screening. Free for members and non-members, but space is limited. Register by stopping by in person or calling the Meadowmont Front Desk at 919-966-5500.

Questions about these programs? Contact the UNC Wellness Centers Health Education Manager at or 984-974-2571.