Roanoke

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

Breastfeeding 101

When 
Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital / 13 W Conf. Room A

Breastfeeding is a learned behavior for both mom and baby.  During this class, a certified lactation consultant provides the information you need to decide if breastfeeding is the right choice for you and your new baby.  If you have already decided to breastfeed, this class will provide basic instructions on breastfeeding techniques and benefits.  Other breastfeeding topics will also be discussed.

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

 

Look Good Feel Better

When 
Monday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where 
Please call for location information.

A Roanoke Valley support group for cancer patients. Facilitated by Pat Bruce.

Please call the American Cancer Society for location information and to register for the sessions: 540-774-2716 or 800-393-0857

Look Good Feel Better

When 
Monday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where 
Please call for location information.

A Roanoke Valley support group for cancer patients. Facilitated by Pat Bruce.

Please call the American Cancer Society for location information and to register for the sessions: 540-774-2716 or 800-393-0857

Look Good Feel Better

When 
Monday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where 
Please call for location information.

A Roanoke Valley support group for cancer patients. Facilitated by Pat Bruce.

Please call the American Cancer Society for location information and to register for the sessions: 540-774-2716 or 800-393-0857

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