Health and Wellness, Hickory, NC

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness in Hickory, North CarolinaAs Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM) moves toward a transformational ministry, there is major emphasis being placed on health and wellness through the Dr. John and Carol de Perczel Whole Life Center (WLC), a neighbor-centered wholistic (whole person) ministry.  

Diabetes Peer Support Group

You Can Quit Smoking

Ready to Quit Smoking?

The goals of Health and Wellness are as follows:

  • Provide education
  • Care coordination
  • Promote healthier lifestyles by using a wholistic approach
  • Promote and encourage self-management behaviors every day
  • Partner with area agencies
  • Assist to design specific goal-oriented plans for each person
  • Provide participants with the tools, education, and support resources for successful outcomes

Health and Wellness provides the following:

  • Diabetes education and nutrition classes (grant provided by Direct Relief/Ely Lilly)
    • Available to patients/neighbors to gain an understand of the importance of healthy meal planning
    • Have access to a registered dietitian, hands-on cooking instructions, and access to heart healthy recipes
    • Classes available virtually and in-person at the WLC
      • One-on-one consultation provided for assessment of individual needs
      • Ongoing education is provided through the monthly support group meetings that are being held outside at the WLC
  • Tobacco cessation is an important aspect of improving one’s health and wellness.  The following is included at the WLC:
    • In-person classes
      • Registered NC Quitline Referral Site
    • GHCCM and the WLC promote and provides education for having “tobacco-free campuses”
    • The WLC partners with Carleen Crawford, tobacco treatment specialist and regional tobacco control manager and the Lenoir Rhyne University nursing students to provide guidance, education, and support to our patients/neighbors regarding tobacco cessation

For more information, to sign up for any of the classes, or to learn more:

Contact Dr. John and Carol de Perczel Whole Life Center
206 1st Ave. SE
Hickory, NC 20602

John and Carol de Perczel Whole Life Center

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Friday: 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
(828) 327-0596

Medical Clinic

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Friday: 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
(828) 324-0854