Here’s what’s happening at Murphy Medical Center

Take a look at the healthy and invigorating events this month at the Peachtree Athletic and Rehabilitation Center PARC

May 1 – A free Asthma Education class is being offered at Murphy Medical Center on May 1st to help patients, family members and caregivers understand what happens in the lungs during an asthma attack or flare-up, and will provide tips on better controlling asthma attacks. The class is free, and taught by knowledgeable instructors from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Travis E. Green Conference Center, adjacent to the hospital lobby at 3990 E. US Hwy 64 Alternate. For more information or to register call (828) 835-7620.

May 2 – Murphy Medical Center’s Tuesday, May 2nd Ladies’ Night Out featured speaker is Radiologist Dr. Steven Quarfordt, whose topic “A stroke can happen at any age” will discuss how early detection and intervention may improve outcome, and in some cases, reverse symptoms. Enjoy a relaxing hour with friends and a chance to win valuable door prizes donated by local merchants. A prize will be awarded for the best Kentucky Derby hat worn to the event. Ladies’ Night Out is free to all ladies 13 and over and held at McGuire’s Millrace Farm in Murphy from 5:30-6:30 pm. Bring a canned or dry good to donate to needy families and receive an extra door prize ticket. Past attendees wearing their Ladies’ Night Out shirts will also receive a bonus door prize drawing ticket. Please call (828) 835-3667 for details.

May 10 – Murphy Medical Center’s Good Shepherd Home Health & Hospice agency is presenting a three-week training series for those interested in helping meet the needs of hospice patients in our local communities. Arnaldo Lugo, Chaplain for the agency, will lead the four-hour courses on Wednesday mornings – May 10, 24 and 31 from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm. No lunch will be provided. “We’re looking for people with a friendly smile and a desire to share their time,” Lugo stated. “It’s a blessing to any family to have someone available to run an errand or two, relieve a family’s obligation for a short period of time, or just be a companion.” The events will be held in the Travis E. Green Conference Center, adjacent to the hospital’s lobby. Anyone interested in attending the training should contact Good Shepherd Home Health & Hospice at (828) 837-1197 for details.