Well Spring is offering the class, Recognizing and Recovering from Caregiver Burnout, from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Jan. 31 at The Well Spring Group, third floor Conference Room, 3859 Battleground Ave. (Battleground Corporate Park) in Greensboro.

Jodi Kolada, director of business and caregiver outreach at Well Spring Solutions, will discuss the signs of caregiver burnout and offer tips to prevent it and heal.

To register, contact Kolada at 336-274-3559 or visit www.well-springsolutions.org/registration. Let Kolada know by Thursday, Jan. 24, if care for a loved one is needed during this time.


Hospice of the Piedmont is offering a volunteer information session from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 for community members who are interested in learning more about hospice care and becoming a patient/family volunteer.

Led by CEO Trent Cockerham, the session gives prospective volunteers a better understanding of the hospice model of care and the organizational culture of Hospice of the Piedmont. Upon completion, attendees are given the opportunity to register for volunteer training, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 11 and from noon to 4:30 p.m. March 13.

The information session and training sessions meet in the community conference room at Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive in High Point.

For information, contact Holly Beck at 336-889-8446 by Feb. 11, or visit the “Get Involved” section of www.hospiceofthepiedmont.org to download an application.


Dr. Olivia Gilbert with the Wake Forest Baptist Health Heart and Vascular Center will present information about the causes, symptoms and treatment of heart failure at a workshop set for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at the Millis Regional Health Education Center, 600 N. Elm St. in High Point.

To reserve a seat, call 336-878-6888.


The ALS Association recently launched a new public awareness campaign that was the final wish of Winston-Salem resident Harrison Anderson, who died on Dec. 29, 2018 from ALS.

The television public service announcement features Hall of Fame quarterback and Fox Sports announcer Terry Bradshaw, who speaks about ALS and the progress that has been made since the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014.

Bradshaw started working with the ALS Association because of Anderson, a longtime Pittsburgh Steelers fan, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2016. He used his wish from the Dream Foundation to request a call from Bradshaw. On that call, Anderson asked Bradshaw to consider doing a public service announcement for ALS.

ALS is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, and paralysis while leaving the senses intact.


Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of its new home, the Wishing Place, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at 217 E. Tremont Ave. in Charlotte.

The Wishing Place is being funded through private, philanthropic donations. To contribute by funding or naming a room, buying a brick on the Walkway of Wishes or being a Wish House Legacy donor, visit http://nc.wish.org/about-us/our-chapter/wishing-place.

To attend the celebration on Jan. 29, visit www.eventbrite.com.

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