Health & Family

Health events around the Charlotte area


‘The Healthcare Movie’

Health Care Justice-North Carolina will present “The Healthcare Movie” 6-7:30 p.m. in the Morrison Regional Library auditorium, 7015 Morrison Blvd. The 30-minute documentary examines the difference between the for-profit health care system and the single-payer Canadian health system. A panel discussion will follow. Details:


The Heart of Truth health expo

Medic and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will host this free event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 517 Baldwin Ave. Free health screenings, vendors and more. Details:

Feb. 18

‘Living life on purpose’

This group will meet for eight weeks and supports those who desire to discover meaning and zeal in their lives. Sessions will be 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 18-April 1 at the Pfeiffer Institute of Marriage and Family Therapy, 4805 Park Road, Suite 240. Cost is $10 for an individual, $5 for additional family members. Details: 704-945-7324, To register:

Epilepsy Support Groups

Charlotte Epilepsy Support Groups – teen and adult – will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the third floor cancer conference room, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, 200 Hawthorne Lane. These free meetings feature guest speakers such as neurologists and pharmacists and are open to friends and family. Details:, 704-376-3158,

March 7-8

Parent retreat

John Rosemond will host a two-day retreat 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 7-8, 1391-A E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. This retreat will present love and leadership parenting principles and how they apply to specific behavior issues in children of all ages. This session will be limited to 12 people to ensure individual interaction. Cost is $580 per couple, $400 for a married parent attending without spouse and $290 for single unmarried parents. Details and to register:, 704-860-4711.

Hilary Trenda