News notes

Lake Junaluska is inviting Haywood County citizens to a public meeting to discuss its “vision” for its second century. The meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Nov. 10 in Gaines Auditorium at the Bethea Welcome Center on the Lake Junaluska campus.



A screening focused on preventing falls will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 18 at the Jackson County Senior Center.

Appointments are required for the screening. Nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists and other health professionals will be on hand.

Medical professionals will discuss fall prevention; administer vision, pulse, blood pressure and balance checks; review prescriptions; and offer tips to make your home safe from hazards.  

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Angel Medical Center Foundation will hold a planned giving conference at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 in the hospital dining room. The conference is open to the public and is free.

Some planned gifts provide a lifelong income to the donor, others use estate and tax planning techniques to provide for charity and other heirs in ways that maximize the gift and minimize its impact on the donor’s estate.



Free confidential memory screenings will be offered Nov. 15 at the Haywood County Office Building in Waynesville.  

The purpose of the 15-minute memory screenings is to promote early detection of memory loss and to provide participants with strategies and information about brain health. Screenings will be conducted by Dr. Leigh Odom, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Carolina University.


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