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The Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse will host a daylong training session on integrated care and recovery Monday, April 7, at Western Carolina University.

The event, to be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Room 204 of the Health and Human Sciences Building, is open to all students, people with personal experience in the area of substance abuse, prevention specialists, treatment and recovery providers, and other stakeholders.

L. Worth Bolton, clinical assistant professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work, will lead the training workshop that will include sessions on integrated care and screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) and recovery-oriented systems of care, as well as a screening of the film “The Anonymous People.”

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Angel Medical Center will hold a Free Community Event on Friday, April 11, 8 a.m. to noon, in the third floor meeting room.

There will be a complete heart healthy breakfast, health screenings from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., physician presentations at 9:15, 10 and 11 a.m.

Space is limited, registration is required.

For more information or to register, call Barbara Hall at (828)369-4166.

Are you over 65 years old and want to be more active? Do you want to maintain and increase strength, balance, and endurance? Your Medicare supplement may have the answer for you in the form of a benefit program called Silver Sneakers.

Silver Sneakers was specifically developed to provide an enjoyable, energizing program encouraging physical activity for senior citizens. Silver Sneakers currently has 11,000 participating locations and nearly two million members.

“It is designed to improve and maintain health for people on Medicare,” said gym owner Gino Pignataro.

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Parents do the best they can to raise you with the tools they have. Many parents would be shocked to know that their children were little sponges, soaking up every word and action and interpreting it in their own way. Since each brain and view of the surrounding world is so different, it is no wonder therapists have a constant flow of clients.

Although many thoughts, fears, reactions, and actions get imprinted upon children at an early age, it is never too late to recognize where these things come from and to decide whether or not you wish to continue to hold onto them. Here are five things, out of potentially many more, that your parents inadvertently taught you.

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