Women's Health University-Putting Your Health First, At Any Age


Thursday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm


Jefferson Center Fitzpatrick Hall | 541 Luck Ave. | Roanoke


Let's face it: As women, we lead busy lives.  Taking time out for our own health can sometimes feel like an impossible task.  Join us for a panel discussion about what health screenings and conditions may be relevant to your age now and into the future.  Let's make sure we are all taking steps to stay healthy.

Cost: $15 (includes lunch)

Registration is required by calling Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482.

The Psychology of Weight Loss


Wednesday 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


South County Library | 6303 Merriman Rd | Roanoke

You've probably heard the saying "mind over matter."  And when it comes to losing weight, our brains definitely play a role.  You may even find yourself asking: Why is it so hard for me to lose weight?  Will a new diet trend work for me?  Are weight loss drugs really safe?  For answers to these questions and more, join us for an informative presentation on the psychology of weight loss.

Glenn Kent, Ph.D., is currently a researcher and assistant professor of health psychology at Jefferson College of Health Sciences.  With experience as a university wellness director, healthcare administrator, personal trainer, and fitness entrepreneur, Kent has made a lifelong commitment to the study of health.

Registration is required.  For registration and more information, call Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482.

Low Impact Exercise Class


Wednesday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Carilion Diabetes Management | 1030 S Jefferson St Suite G101 | Roanoke

Do you want to exercise?  Don’t know where to start?  Come join us for a low impact group exercise class.  Benefits of exercise: lowers blood pressure, helps control diabetes, lowers risk for heart disease, and reduces stress levels.

You will receive your own free exercise program when you attend.  Class is FREE but space is limited.  Call 540-224-4371 to register.

Car Seat Safety Check


Thursday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Roanoke City Fire Station #6 | 1333 Jamison Ave SE

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of children and 7 out of 10 car seats installed by parents/caregivers are not installed properly.  Come to the car seat check station to have a nationally certified child passenger safety technician educate you on how to properly install a child safety seat.  Services are free and no appointment necessary.

Breastfeeding for Working Mothers


Wednesday 11:30 am to 12:30 pm


Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | 13th Floor | West Conference Room A

Learn how to plan, and prepare to continue breastfeeding once you return to work.  Taught by an experienced lactation educator, this class will give mothers step-by-step instructions on what they should prepare while on maternity leave, and how to pump and store their breast milk once they are back at work.  Nursing babies are welcome to come with their mothers.  Please make alternate childcare arrangements for older children.  Attend before or after the birth of your baby.  It is recommended that mothers take the basic breastfeeding class first.

Registration is required.  Call 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Infant CPR/Safety


Tuesday 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | Rehab Auditorium

Learn about the basics of infant CPR in this educational class.  The class offers hands-on training and experience in infant CPR, but is not a certification class.  You will also learn how to keep your home safe for your child.  There are many hidden dangers in the home that can injure or kill a child.  This class will give you tips on what you can do to avoid these unnecessary incidents.

Registration is required.  Please call 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Newborn Care


Wednesday 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


CRMH Rehab Auditorium Roanoke, VA

This is as close as you'll come to a baby owner's manual.  A qualified teacher covers the basics of caring for a newborn by addressing such topics as bathing, getting the baby to sleep, understanding baby's cry, diapering, dressing, temperature taking, feeding a newborn, home and car safety, and more.  This class offers expectant parents the opportunity to practice taking care of baby's basic needs.  Plan to attend this one-evening class in your second or third trimester.

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Happiest Baby On The Block


Wednesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital / 13th Floor / West Conference Room A

This is a one-session class to learn the secrets of calming a crying baby in minutes. You'll learn, step-by-step, how to help your baby sleep and how to soothe even the fussiest baby.  This class is based on the highly effective, new approach to babies pioneered by Dr. Harvey Karp in his best-selling book and DVD, "The Happiest Baby on the Block." Class cost includes a Happiest Baby on the Block™ DVD. Every expectant and new parent, grandparent, and caregiver should attend.

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.


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