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Health news from around the Charlotte area

Tuesday

“Pharmacists - The Missing Link in the Chain of Optimal Health”

The Ivey memory wellness day center will host this free workshop 2-4 p.m. and again 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, 6030 Park South Drive. Speakers include Dr. Amina Abubakar and Courtni Ages of Rx Clinic Pharmacy in Charlotte, who will discuss the key role pharmacists play in bridging gaps between patients, providers and caregivers. For caregivers, free care is available for loved ones during the workshop with advance notice: 704-909-2070.

Wednesday

Senior Health and Wellness Day

This free event for seniors and caregivers will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Cabarrus Arena, 4751 N.C. 49 North, Concord. Details: 704-920-3484. The event features free health screenings, information about resources such as Cabarrus County’s Active Living and Parks and Human Services departments, senior centers, vendors and more. Punchy’s Diner provide free lunch. Details: 704-920-3484.

Thursday

“Sense, Science, and Supplementation: Bridging the Gap of our Nation’s Diet”

Dr. David Katz, Yale University expert on nutrition and preventive medicine, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Elevation Church, 8835 Blakeney Professional Drive. Free tickets: Terry Huntley, 704-408-5667.

March 18

Epilepsy Support Group

Charlotte Epilepsy Support Groups – teen and adult – will meet at 7 p.m. March 18 in the second-floor lab conference room, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, 200 Hawthorne Lane. This month’s meeting will feature a Q&A with neurologist Dr. Kaiwen Lin of the Carolina Neurological Clinic. These free meetings are open to friends and family. Details: www.epilepsycharlotte.com, 704-376-3158, charepilepsysuppor@yahoo.com.

Ongoing

Novant Health and Thunder Road marathon

Novant Health has secured a three-year deal as the title sponsor of Charlotte’s Thunder Road Marathon, which will celebrate its 10th running on Nov. 15. To celebrate the anniversary and Novant’s sponsorship, those who sign up for the full marathon before midnight March 19 will receive $10 off the entry fee with the code “TRMTEN.” Details and to register: www.runcharlotte.com.

Hilary Trenda

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