Wellness Community Welcomes Holistic Practice to the Triad

Last Friday, Carolina Core Wellness (CCW) excitedly announced a critical partnership with Premier Holistic Services (PHS). PHS is the world’s first Holistic Dental Alliance Organization.

GREENSBORO, N.C.May 16, 2022PRLog — Last Friday, Carolina Core Wellness (CCW) excitedly announced a critical partnership with Premier Holistic Services (PHS).  PHS is the world’s first Holistic Dental Alliance Organization; PHS optimizes existing holistic medical and dental practices and strategically creates plans with providers to build out different forms of holistic health practices.

The partnership between CCW and PHS was formed to bring both groups’ visions of a whole-person, holistic healthcare network to fruition. CCW will serve as a physical, centralized home for a wide variety of holistic and integrative providers such as Allergists, Cardiologists, Chiropractors, Pain Management Providers, Counselors, Massage Therapists, Pediatric Providers, Acupuncturists, and Women’s Health Providers. CCW has already announced its partnership with Triad Lifestyle Medicine, a local lifestyle medicine practice. CCW’s next big goal was to partner with a holistic dental practice, for as it currently stands, Triad residents are forced to travel to other parts of the state to receive these services. The momentous handshake that took place today between Carolina Core Wellness and Premier Holistic Services is the next HUGE step in securing CCW’s vision of a single location where ALL of a patient’s health and wellness needs can be met under one roof – medical, dental, and more.

PHS partners include:

Dr. John Kempter – DDS, FICOI, AIAOMT. Partner of Premier Holistic Services. Dentist and Owner of Kempter Holistic Dentistry, a highly successful dental practice located in Concord and Charlotte, North Carolina that focuses on Complete Holistic Dentistry.

Dr. Ralph Mensah – DDS, FICOI, AIAOMT. Partner of Premier Holistic Services. Dentist and Owner of Integrative Holistic Dentistry, a highly successful dental practice located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina that focuses on Complete Holistic Dentistry.

PHS has several goals they plan to accomplish at CCW in the Triad and other locations: provide highly effective clinical and administrative support for holistic dental practices, facilitate unrivaled patient care, optimize practice management and provide a positive experience for both practice participants and the patients they serve. These milestones will be executed through holistic dental services for patients, as well as practice structure for their facilities such as comprehensive holistic Dental office training, healthy culture development, brand development, recruitment and associate training, and dental service organization benefits.

Carolina Core Wellness is located at 4000 Ossi Court in North High Point. The building will have the capacity to hold approximately 30 wellness practices.  Jeff Mabe, Chief Operating Officer of Carolina Core Wellness, believes that this single destination will be the area’s new blueprint for wellness.

In addition to Triad Lifestyle Medicine and Premier Holistic Services, Carolina Core Wellness is seeking to add Holistically-minded Allergists, Cardiologists, Chiropractors, Pain Management Providers, Counselors, Massage Therapists, Pediatric Providers, Women’s Health Providers, Acupuncturists and more within this wellness community. Fourth Elm Construction is managing the construction process.

Carolina Core Wellness will also be the home of Core Coffee, High Point’s newest all-local coffee shop featuring a full-service espresso bar using Fortuna Coffee, wellness-minded provisions from makers located right in the Triad area, healthy meal options, plus cold-pressed juice from the very popular Village Juice & Kitchen, with more seasonal offerings handcrafted on-site. With space for meetings, social gatherings, or remote work, Core Coffee can be your new go-to for a guilt-free start to your day or a place to sit and stay awhile and enjoy the convenience of health and wellness while you work. Core Coffee Chief Operating Officer Danielle Blanton shared, “We’re excited to bring a unique offering like this to the Triad, and we hope to see you soon!”

When asked what led Carolina Core Wellness to undergo such measures for the health and wellness community, Mabe stated, “We believe holistic, patient-first care should be more easily accessible to residents of North Carolina. We believe that these providers should find it easier to refer and network with one another. Patients should not have to drive all over the state for their various wellness needs. It should be as easy as walking down the hall. We have also observed that this part of the Triad needs a community space for remote work, meetings, and events that are both welcoming and supportive of wellness. We believe in supporting the growth of entrepreneurs. If you are a wellness patient, get ready to enjoy a wellness destination like no other in summer 2022 and be prepared to have all your wellness needs meeting in one welcoming location!”

Whether it is stopping by Core Coffee, where you can simply enjoy a cup of coffee in a warm, cozy environment, or benefit from the other various services offered within the facility, Carolina Core Wellness wants their providers and patients to feel right at home. And with its pivotal partnerships with Premier Holistic Services and Triad Lifestyle Medicine,  CCW is looking forward to building a stronger view of total holistic health.


At Carolina Core Wellness our vision is to create a community of wellness providers that care for and nurture the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of those living in the Piedmont Triad area. From maintaining optimal health to coping with chronic conditions, these providers play a critical role in an individual’s wellness journey. Carolina Core Wellness provides a unique community space for Holistic providers across multiple disciplines designed to support these providers on a level that allows them to fully focus their attention on their patients – not administrative details. We are here to promote and support the utilization of this community of wellness providers and their ability to better serve patients regardless of their needs. For more information or to schedule a visit, please visit www.carolinacorewellness.com

Canada – Gespeg community to continue sharing its culture and traditions thanks to Government of Canada support

CED grants $750,000 to Micmac Nation of Gespeg to improve its community facilities and kickstart its development.

Gaspé, Quebec, May 16, 2022 – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Shared public spaces are at the heart of communities across Canada. They draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs. In so many places across the country, these spaces have seen a significant reduction in use as Canadians took precautions to stay safe from COVID-19.

Today, the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, and the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie‒Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, are announcing a non-repayable contribution of $750,000 for the Micmac Nation of Gespeg. This CED support, granted through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF), will enable the community to establish and improve outdoor spaces such as a greenhouse, a garden, a workshop, a cold storage space for community harvests, gardening containers, a library, storage space for sports equipment, an enclosed play area, a shelter, and a pedestrian trail.

The Government of Canada recognizes that community spaces promote social interaction and physical activity and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

“This is excellent news for the Micmac Nation of Gespeg, which will be able to kickstart its development by improving several of its outdoor facilities. This large-scale project will enable the community to come together to engage in various recreational activities while also preserving its culture and traditions. Our government is committed to economic development in communities of every size, across every region. We believe that when our communities are attractive, their economy develops; investing in public spaces will help them grow and prosper.”

The Honourable Pascale St‑Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED

“Projects such as this one by the Micmac Nation of Gespeg affirm the value of being together once again. Our government is pleased to give our communities the means to offer safe spaces where everyone will enjoy gathering with one another.”

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie‒Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue

“The Micmac Nation of Gespeg is really pleased with the Government of Canada’s financial contribution to this infrastructure project, which will have a positive impact on our community. The project will see the creation of a true centre for the Mi’gmaq culture, representing an ideal opportunity for our members to continue to reclaim the rich culture that is ours. These facilities will be spaces to transmit the Mi’gmaq culture and traditions, through which we hope to nourish a sense of community among members from here and elsewhere and establish close ties between our Elders with the wisdom they carry and new generations. This project brings a breath of positivity to the community and will undoubtedly create a momentum that, I hope, will bring a sense of optimism and future opportunities for development.”

Terry Shaw, Chief, Micmac Nation of Gespeg

Quick facts

The CCRF was launched in June 2021. A total of $500 million has been granted over two years to Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs), including $107 million for CED to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces in Quebec. As public health restrictions ease, the Government of Canada remains committed to investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener, and more accessible. This in turn will stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians. This funding helps communities:

adapt community spaces and assets so that they may be used safely in accordance with local public-health guidelines, and
build or improve community spaces to encourage Canadians to re-engage in and explore their communities and regions.

The CCRF is being deployed under CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP).
CED is a key federal partner in Quebec’s regional economic development. With its 12 business offices, CED is present to accompany Quebec businesses, supporting organizations and regions into tomorrow’s economy.

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Hong Kong – Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme 2023 calls for applications

Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme 2023 calls for applications


     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department is inviting proposals from local performing artists and arts groups for the Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme 2023. The selected artists and arts groups will bring performing arts into the community through outreach activities in different districts.


     Applicants should be registered local non-profit-making performing arts groups or ensembles of artists that have been active in the performing arts scene in the past year, and possess actual experience in public performance. Each applicant may submit one proposal, with a description of the theme or main content of the project using no more than 20 words.

     The proposal should cover one performing arts form or more, such as Chinese opera/operatic singing, dance, music, theatrical arts (including drama, mime, magic and puppetry) and multimedia. Proposed projects may include performance, workshops, talks, demonstration, episodic performance, exhibitions or a combination of these activities.


     The application guide and form for the scheme are available on the webpage of the Audience Building Office at www.abo.gov.hk or can be obtained by mail. The deadline for application is noon on May 31 (Tuesday).


     For enquiries on the scheme, please call 2591 1611, email amab1@lcsd.gov.hk, or visit the website of the Audience Building Office.

Canada – Winnipeg community centre receives funds to enhance facilities for families

The Government of Canada announces federal funding to Winnipeg’s Whyte Ridge Community Centre.

Whyte Ridge Community Centre is receiving support from the Government of Canada, Province of Manitoba and City of Winnipeg to build a new outdoor recreation and gathering space

April 14, 2022 – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Community centres are the heart of neighbourhoods. They are places where people of all ages and abilities gather to connect with one another, and participate in activities that support their mental and physical well-being. The three levels of government are supporting this community initiative that will revitalize a public space, safely welcome back visitors, and stimulate the economy.

Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan, announced $375,000 in funding to build a splash pad at the Whyte Ridge Community Centre. With support from PrairiesCan through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, this new outdoor space will serve as a meeting place for neighbours to socialize and enjoy the warm summer months in Winnipeg.

The Government of Canada is committed to promoting economic growth on the Prairies through programs and services, which help businesses, not-for-profits and communities grow stronger.

The City of Winnipeg announced a contribution of $225,000 toward the project at Whyte Ridge Community Centre from the Land Dedication Reserve Fund.

The project will feature a 3,000 square foot accessible spray pad surrounded by asphalt pathways, updated landscaping, and additional park features.

“Vibrant communities lead to strong local economies. These are the places where people want to live, work and raise families. Our government is pleased to make an investment in the Whyte Ridge Community Centre, to help improve local infrastructure, bring people safely back to public spaces, and enjoy some much deserved Summer fun!”

– The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan

“Community centres play an important role in the lives of Canadians. They help build strong communities, relationships and a sense of fellowship among neighbours. This investment is about creating an inviting outdoor space for the residents of the Fort Whyte community and beyond to gather and enjoy the outdoors.”

– Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South

“In Manitoba, community centres are a hub of activity and togetherness for community. The new space that will be created at the Whyte Ridge Community Centre will provide an area for families in southwest Winnipeg to gather and form new relationships for generations to come.”

– Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke, Province of Manitoba

“More and more young families are moving into Linden Ridge, Whyte Ridge, and the surrounding neighbourhoods. I’m very pleased to be working with Whyte Ridge Community Centre on many upgrades and improvements in our community.”

– Councillor Janice Lukes, Waverley West Ward, City of Winnipeg

“The southwest area of Winnipeg is greatly lacking in aquatic venues and to have an accessible and free option in this area is incredibly exciting for all the surrounding communities. We are very thankful for the funding from PrairiesCan which is helping to make this a reality as well as funding from both the Canada Community Building Fund and the City of Winnipeg.”

– Kimberley O’Hara, President, Whyte Ridge Community Centre, Board of Directors

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Asia’s HR Community to Reunite at HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 Both In-person and Virtually to Refresh and Reimagine the Future of Workforce Management

2022 continues to be a challenging year for APAC’s HR leaders as companies return to the workplace, refresh talent strategies, and reimagine the future workforce to optimise business impact. HR Tech Festival 2022, organized by HRM Asia, returns May 10-13 to celebrate its 21st anniversary in a hybrid event format with a week-long of activities and programmes curated for the region’s HR community, global influencers, and industry experts to learn, collaborate, and inspire.

With the theme of Return. Refresh. Reimagine, HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 will be presented in a hybrid format that is designed to provide an immersive and customisable event experience for attendees’ needs and preferences. The 4-day event will bring together 4,000 attendees, 200 global and regional speakers and 30 international innovative brands.

Joanna Bush, Managing Director, HRM Asia, says, “HR Tech Festival Asia is celebrating 21 years as Asia’s leading HR tech event, and we are looking forward to bringing Asia’s HR community back together in 2022. HR Tech Festival Asia 2022, which will return both in-person and online, will present a week-long offering of exciting programmes and activities that will allow you to personalise your own unique festival experience.”

“With 2022 shaping up to be a complex but interesting year for HR, we invite you to join the biggest gathering of the region’s HR community, global influencers, and industry experts to learn, collaborate, and inspire, as we continue to shape the world of work together.”

It’s time for a reunion like no other at the first in-person HR event in Singapore

On 10 May, step out from the virtual to real life to re-establish your connections with the HR community in-person at HR Tech Festival Live, a one-day in-person event under the week-long HR Tech Festival Asia 2022.

Kicking off the highly anticipated in-person event at Suntec Exhibition & Convention Centre is Mr Zaqy Mohamed, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Defence, Singapore, who is the Guest of Honour with his opening remarks at 10am (SGT).

Attendees can then expect to be refreshed with high-energy, engaging presentations on cutting-edge ideas, and illuminating sessions on key HR topics such as:

– The Future of Human Development – Understanding ASEAN’s vision and innovation for a changing world.
– Humanising Transformation – Enabling sustainable growth for people and workers.
– Weathering the Talent Management Storm from Inside Out – A strategic response to the changing talent landscape.
– Leadership Staying Power: Preparing for the future.
– Skills are the New Currency in the New World of Talent Management – How you can prepare your organisation and people for this.
– Modern Work: A Fresh New Look at the Future – Providing a new perspective into the future of work.

Featured speakers at HR Tech Festival Live include:

– Stephanie Nash, Chief People Officer, Circles.Life, Co-Founder & Chief People Officer, Thrive HR Exchange
– Low Peck Kem, Chief Human Resources Officer & Advisor (Workforce Development), Singapore Public Service Division
– Sara Tiew, Head of Workforce Transformation and Analytics, UOB & World Economic Forum Future of Work Fellow
– Grace Huang, Head of People & Organisation, Siemens
– Rashmi Mishra Sharma, Head of People & Capability Building, GovTech Singapore, and Consultant at Harvard Business School – Corporate Learning
– Dr Bob Aubrey, Founder & Chair of the Advisory Board, ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO)
– Eddie Lee, HR Technology Strategist, Future of Talent Economy (FOTE) Network

HR Tech Festival Live will also be shining a spotlight on the best of HR in Asia with the HR Fest Awards 2022, which is celebrating the outstanding achievements of the region’s top HR leaders, companies, and teams from across both the private and public sectors.

23 deserving finalists are vying for the top award in five exciting categories, including Best Workplace Culture and Engagement, Employer of Choice, HR Team of the Year, Best Use of Technology, and Best HR Leader. The winners will be announced live and in-person at the award presentation on May 10 at Suntec Exhibition & Convention Centre Singapore.

Connecting virtually, reimagining the future of HR collectively

For those who wish to be part of HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 remotely, HR Tech Festival Online, taking place from May 11-13, offers the ideal virtual platform to learn from global and regional HR experts, discover innovative solutions, and build virtual connections through a series of programmes and activities over the three event days. Mr Heng Swee Keat, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, will be giving the opening address at 9am (SGT) as the Guest of Honour.

Making a debut this year is the ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO) Summit, which will examine how to improve human development at work. ASEAN’s national HR Association, thought leaders, and the ASEAN professional community will come together virtually on May 11 to discuss, debate, and establish a balance of economic and human development to the most diverse region in the world.

Dr Bob Aubrey, Founder and Chair of the Advisory Board, AHDO, says, “COVID has been a game changer and the HR Community has shown unprecedented leadership in enabling organisational resilience that allows companies to adapt and innovate. To see where this goes next, you do not want to miss the AHDO Summit at HR Tech Festival Asia 2022, which highlights the new human development dimension in companies across the ASEAN region.”

As organisations look to advance workplace gender equity, the Women in HR Technology Summit is a must-not-miss for HR leaders in Asia. Taking place virtually on May 11, the Asia-exclusive and popular half-day conference will take place alongside HR Tech Festival Online. Programme Chair Jeanne Achille, Founder and CEO of The Devon Group, will lead an esteemed line-up of female HR leaders such as Ruby Kolesky, Co-CEO and Heart of Product, Joyous and Lydia Wu, Head of Talent Analytics and Transformation, Panasonic, in offering insights into key technologies that can help drive gender equity in the workplace.

Attendees can also look forward to the HR Leaders’ APAC Summit taking place virtually on May 11 and hear from luminaries such as Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst and CEO of the Josh Bersin Company; Mervyn Dinnen, Author and HR & Talent Acquisition Analyst; Gary Cookson, Director, EPIC HR; and Margaret Heffernan, Author and Professor of Practice, University of Bath, as they address the business challenges and critical priorities facing HR leaders today.

The prestigious and popular ASEAN Future of Work, organised in collaboration with Ministry of Manpower Singapore and the Regional Centre for the Future of Work, is also back for its third run virtually. Themed “Navigating Labour Market Recovery: A Balancing Act for Businesses, Workers and Governments”, the half day conference features speakers from regional governments, unions, and the public sector, who will share insights on how they put people first in their strategies to recover from the pandemic.

Speakers such as Deanna Ong, Chief People Officer, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and Jason Seng, Partner, People Advisory Services – Workforce Advisory, Ernst & Young Advisory will also discuss how different stakeholders can work together to balance varying needs and interests, as ASEAN adapts to post-COVID business models and ways of working.

Innovation and technologies to support organisations to refresh and reimagine HR strategies

HR Tech Marketplace, which is taking place from May 10-13, will present the biggest showcase of HR solutions and products from global and regional solution providers under one roof. These include ADP, AMS, Ceridian, Coursera for Business, Cornerstone, Globalization Partners, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Oracle, ServiceNow, Skillsoft, SumTotal, Top Employers Institute, and Workforce Singapore (WSG).

Technologies and products on offer cover the entire spectrum of HR and attendees can choose to engage in-person or virtually with the exhibitors for a consultation on how they can support their HR transformation needs or view a product demonstration. Attendees can also glimpse into the future where innovative solutions and upcoming technology may emerge as the new norm of the future through the Start-up Hub.

HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 is proud to partner with ASEAN Human Development Organisation and its regional HR association members and organisations to curate the event to meet the needs of the HR profession and contribute to the development of the profession.

HR Tech Festival Asia 2021 will take place on 10 May 2022 at Suntec Exhibition & Convention Centre and 11-13 May 2022 virtually. For more information, visit www.hrtechfestivalasia.com.

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