Community Health Education

Red Hot Mamas

Thursday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center | Montgomery Room | 2900 Lamb Circle | Christiansburg, VA

Everyone enjoys relaxing moments with friends and family. But for many women, especially those going through menopause, relaxation can be hard due to urogynecologic conditons. Whether its pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding, or urinary incontinence, there are treatments available that can help you feel better and live healthier. Join us for an open discussion about midlife pelvic disorders and a wide range of treatments, including the robotic da Vinci Surgical System for minimally invasive procedures.

Call Carilion Clinc at 800-422-8482 to register or for additional information.

Healthcare Discussions for Women - Caregiver Stress

Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center | 2900 Lamb Circle, entrance 10 | Christiansburg, VA

Caring for a loved one is a huge responsibility.  It can place significant pressure on a family member, leading to an increased risk for caregiver stress and other health problems. Join G.C. Duck, M.S.W. for an open discussion about ways to prevent and reduce caregiver stress.

Event is free; however, registration is required.  To register, contact Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482.

Health Discussions for Women - Women with Depression

Thursday 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center | 2900 Lamb Circle, entrance 7 | Christiansburg, VA

Untreated depression can lead to poor lifestyle choices and difficulty meeting everyday demands.  Depression can also lead to persistent physical symptoms that also have a negative impact on your personal health.  As part of our Healthcare Discussions for Women series, plan to join depression expert, Wanda Osburn, L.P.C., to discover resources that assist with diagnosis, treatment, and support.


This event is free; however, registration is required. To register, contact Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482.

Girl Talk

Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | Rehab Auditorium | 2017 S Jefferson St.

Many times young girls are faced with situations or decisions that need a little adult insight. That's where Girl Talk can help. It's a class 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 800-422-8482.

Rx Take Back Day

Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Multiple Locations listed

Got Drugs?

Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal. No appointment is necessary - the public is welcome. Simply bring your medications to this event where they can be safely collected and destroyed by local law enforcement and DEA agents.

90 percent of teens get perscription drugs from the home medicine cabinet and friends. Participating in this drug take-back event instead of leaving medications unsecured in your home or flushing them down the toilet will help prevent drug abuse and protect your valley's waterways.

Convenient parking lot locations in:
Roanoke - Target at Valley View
Botetourt County - Daleville Kroger
Salem - Super Shoes on Main Street
Vinton - Hardy Road Kroger
Roanoke County - Tanglewood Mall Kroger, Bonsack Kroger on Route 460 East , Kroger on Brambleton Avenue at Colonial Avenue & the Hershberger Road Fire and Rescue Station #1
You can also visit for additional drug disposal sites in your area.

Sponsored by:
Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition
Western Virginia Water Authority
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Prevention Council of Roanoke County
Botetourt County Sheriff’s Department
Roanoke Police Department
Roanoke County Sheriff’s Department
Roanoke County Police Department
Salem Police Department
Vinton Police Department
Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine
U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Virginia

Mind Your Memory- Free Event About Memory Loss

Tuesday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24014

The human brain is responsible for your every thought, emotion, and behavior, including your memory. As we age, a decline in memory is normal but we can make simple lifestyle changes to not only improve memory but also keep it sharp longer. Join us to learn more about memory-loss diseases, healthy aging, and what you can do to help put your mind at ease.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Class Series

Monday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital | 390 S. Main St. | Rocky Mount, VA

Join Carilion Clinic for a class series on Type 2 Diabetes Prevention.  Free classes will be held every Monday at 10 a.m., beginning Sept. 15 through Oct. 27, 2014.  Orientation class will be held on Aug. 15.  Registration is required by contacting Gail Nordhaus at 540-484-8569.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Class Series

Friday 10:30 am to 11:00 am
Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital | 290 S. Main St. | Rocky Mount, VA

This is the orientation class for a series of classes on Type 2 Diabetes Prevention.  Classes begin September 15 and run every Monday at 10 a.m. through October 27, 2014.  To register contact Gail Nordhaus at 540-484-8569.  The classes are free, registration is required. 


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