Breastfeeding 101

Tuesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | 13th Floor | West Conference 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.


Developmental Approaches to Wound Healing Treatment, Delivery, and Design

Monday 10:00 am
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute | R3012 | 2 Riverside Circle | Roanoke, Va.

Dr. Jay Potts conducts research on congenital cardiac defects that involve the atrioventricular canal, which is responsible for the production of the atrioventricular valves and the membranous portion of the interventricular septum.

Stroke Screening

Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | 1906 Bellview Ave SE | North Entrance

If you are 45 or older and have high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, a family history or any of these risk factors, or if you are a smoker, join us at this stroke screening event to make sure your health is in check.

Not all people are eligible, including individuals currently being treated for TIA, stroke, or carotid stenosis.  Limited space is available, and preference will be given to those who have not participated in our annual free stroke screening in within the past 18 months.

Girl Talk

Wednesday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Rehab Auditorium | 2017 S Jefferson | Roanoke

Many times, young girls are faced with situations or decisions that need a little adult insight. That's where Girl Talk can help.

This class is designed for mothers and their 9 - 12 year-old daughters.  Intended to strengthen communication concerning adolescence and puberty, this interactive workshop covers a wide range of topics to help girls make informed, responsible decisions concerning their body. Plan now to sign up, because a little bit of girl talk can go a long way.

Registration is required by calling Carilion Clinc at 266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Cost is $5 per person.

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.


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