Roanoke

Cholesterol Screening and Health Fair

When 
Tuesday 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Where 
Tanglewood Mall | 4420 Electric Rd. | Roanoke

This screening event will provide you a full lipid profile with same day results as well as other health screenings that include body mass index, body fat analysis and blood pressure.  Other health related information will also be available.

If participating in the full lipid profile(cholesterol screening) please be aware that it is recommended that you fast 12 hours prior to having your blood drawn.  Please drink plenty of water and take any prescribed medications as directed.

 

Cost for the lipid profile is $15.  All other screenings are free. Registration is required by calling Carilion Clinic at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

 

Located outside of A.C. Moore

Better Breathers Club

When 
Thursday 3:00 pm
Where 
3 Riverside Circle | Roanoke, Va | Conference room 2A

The Better Breathers Club is affiliated with The American Lung Association and it's purpose is to provide education and support to people with chronic lung diseases.  We arrange speakers or provide presentations with topics specific to chronic lung disease.  The first part of the meeting is dedicated to education and the remainder is discussion and socializing. Call 800-422-8482 to register

Living with Grief During the Holidays

When 
Thursday 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where 
First Presbyterian Church | 2101 S. Jefferson St. | Roanoke, VA

Join chaplain, Lisa Meyer Vineyard, for a discussion on finding comfort during the holiday season.  Lisa has worked with families at Carilion Clinic for 17 years and has previously served as the Executive Director at Pastoral Counseling Center in Roanoke.

Light refreshments will be provided.  Please call Carilion Clinic Hospice at 540-224-4753 to register for the event. RSVP by Oct. 8.

 

The Hype about Hypertension

When 
Thursday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where 
South County Library | 6303 Merriman Road | Roanoke, Virginia

Are you at risk for high blood pressure (hypertension)? What are the risks? How can risk factors be reduced? Join Carilion Clinic Cardiologist Matthew Schumaecker, M.D., to learn more about how high blood pressure can impact your overall health and how proper man­agement can improve wellness.

 

Newborn Care

When 
Wednesday 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | Rehab Auditorium

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 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.

End of Life: A Community Conversation

When 
Thursday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where 
Jefferson Center - Shaftman Hall

Are you looking for a way to start the conversation? We’ll help you prepare. Please join us for a community event presented in partnership by Carilion Clinic Hospice and Good Samaritan Hospice.

Karen McNew of WSLS will moderate a panel discussion around end-of-life issues. The panel will share viewpoints from healthcare providers, clergy, caregivers, and attorneys. Topics that will be covered range from a full explanation of hospice and palliative care to discussing final arrangements for your family or yourself. Breakout sessions with each of the panelists will follow the moderated discussion.

Admission is free and light snacks and beverages will be provided. Hospice representatives from Carilion Clinic and Good Samaritan will be available in the lobby during the reception.

Panelists

  • Dr. Aubrey Knight
    Carilion Clinic Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Director
    Professor of Medicine and Family and Community Medicine - Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Dr. Dave Trinkle
    Carilion Clinic, Geriatric Psychiatry Section Chief
    Associate Dean of Community and Culture - Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Kathy Stockburger
    Owner, Kathy Stockburger Consulting
    Board President, Good Samaritan Hospice
  • Nathan Kottcamp
    Founder & Chair, National Healthcare Decisions Day and Partner, McGuireWoods LLP, Richmond, Va.
  • The Rev. Amy Christine Ziglar, Pastor, Mount Zion AME Church, Roanoke

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