Franklin

Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas

When 
Friday 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where 
Downtown Rocky Mount, VA

The evening starts with the "Biggest Little Christmas Parade", as streets are closed for the much-anticipated festival.  

Carilion Clinic will be at "The North Pole" at the Rocky Mount Train Depot where fun children's activities can be experienced! Franklin Street will be filled from the Train Depot to Bootleggers Cafe with live music, dance performances, various demonstrations, free horse and buggy rides, local artisans, food & craft vendors and much, much more!

We hope to see you there!

 

Aging Isn't for Sissies

When 
Tuesday 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Where 
Resurrection Catholic Church l 15353 Moneta Rd, Moneta, VA 24121

Join Dr. Brian Unwin, Carilion Clinic geriatrics, presentation on things that contribute to older adult "sissie-ness" (or frailty).

Dr. Unwin will discuss the following:

  • Ways of "pushing back" to prevent and/or limit frailty.
  • The meaning of "Elderhood"; 
  • and making a plan for the future.

Pre-Registration is required.  Please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.
Complimentary refreshments will be provided.  Parking is on-site and free.

Site contact: Tami Akin, Parrish Nurse

How to Stop Smoking!

When 
Monday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Medical Office Building, Hospital Annex, 3rd Floor Conference Room - 390 S. Main Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the length and quality of his or her life.  

Please join Donna Bond, Carilion Clinic certified smoking cessation instructor, to learn how you can stop smoking.  

Pre-registration is required.  To register please call Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.

The Plate Method Class

When 
Wednesday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Medical Office Building, Hospital Annex, 3rd Floor Conference Room - 390 S. Main Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

To create balanced meals that stay within your carb and calorie allowances, let a 9-inch plate be your guide for healthier meals.  By using The Plate Method you can also reduce portion sizes.

Adults only! The event and class materials are free.  Complimentary light refreshments will be provided.

Pre-registration is required.  To register, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

Rise and Shine Health Walk

When 
Monday 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Where 
Carilion Clinic Franklin Memorial Hospital, (Meet at the Taliafarro Street Entrance) - 180 Floyd Ave, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

"An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day" said Henry David Thoreau.  And how right he was!

Starting your day with a walk around town has many benefits.  It gives you a natural energy boost and you feel revitalized.  Physical activity early in the morning is helpful because it ensures greater mental sharpness for the rest of the day.  You also feel more active and fresh throughout the day.  

Due to the hilly nature of town, this walk will be rated moderate in difficulty.  Please plan to war appropriate shoes and clothing - and please bring water for hydration.

Pre-registration is not required.  

We will meet at the Taliafarro Street Entrance of the hospital.   Hope to see you there! 

 

Rocky Mount Tree Walk

When 
Monday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where 
Rocky Mount Library - 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Join us for a leisure walk around town with frequent stops for discussion about our town's trees.

Families are welcome!

Please be sure to wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for walking!

Registration not required.  For any questions you may have and/or for more information, please contact Gail Nordhaus, Carilion Community Health Educator at (540) 484-8569.

We look forward to seeing you and your family there!
 

Clinical Breast Exam

When 
Monday 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Franklin Memorial Hospital (Lower level near Cardiac Rehabilitation) - 180 Floyd Avenue, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

During Breast Health Awareness Month in October, Carilion Clinic will offer a limited number of free breast health exams.  The exams will be provided by a Nurse Practitioner with Carilion Clinic Gynecology Services.  During the exam - the breast, underarm and collarbone areas will be palpated (felt) for unusual pain and/or lumps.  

Pre-Registration is required by contacting Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.  Registration deadline is October 20, 2016.

For more information about this event/exam, please contact Carilion Clinic Health Educator, Gail Nordhaus at (540) 484-8569.
 

Family Fun Day - Rocky Mount

When 
Monday 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where 
Rocky Mount Farmers Market - 435 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Family Fun Day is sponsored by the FRESH Coalition of Franklin County.  The event will include a free meal and activities for families as supplies last.  

Registration not required.  Carilion Clinic and other community organizations will sponsor a family activity.

We look forward to seeing you and your family there!
 

Pink Ribbon Challenge Kick Off!

When 
Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where 
Rocky Mount Library - 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

What is Pink Ribbon Challenge?

During Breast Health Awareness Month in October, we will be scheduling wellness opportunities throughout the entire month.  Pre-registered participants can choose from several different activities that promote health and wellness, such as: 

  • Using a free pass to the YMCA;
  • Scheduled walking events;
  • Health themed movie's at the Library;
  • Suggested health readings;
  • Getting your Mammogram scheduled, etc.

Participants will be given a tracking calendar, as well.  At the end of October, participants who have completed at least four (4) different scheduled activities will qualify to win a Kendall reader.

For more information and/or to register, please call Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.
 

Pre Diabetes Prevention Program (Franklin County)

When 
Thursday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where 
Franklin County Public Library - 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes / Read To Wellness

Are you at risk for type 2 Diabetes? Or maybe you've been told by a physician that you are Pre-Diabetic? If you answered yes, please plan to attend the four (4) week Type 2 Diabetes Prevention program from October 6 - November 3, 2016.

The Diabetes Prevention program includes a library issued study guidebook on Diabetes prevention, wellness coach support, optional nutrition and exercise opportunities and more! Read To Wellness is a different type of book club, where members read from one resource book, instead of from several books. 

The kick-off event will be held on Thursday, October 6th in Rocky Mount!  Pre - Registration is required.  You MUST register by Monday, October 3rd.  To register, please call Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.  Participants must have a valid Franklin County Library card in order to be loaned the study guide.  Library card can be obtained on the evening of the first (1st) class.

* Healthy Resources:
               The Everything Guide to Managing and Reversing Pre-Diabetes by Gretchen Scalpi, RD, CDN, CDE will be one of
               the resources used during this program.  This book can be checked out at the library.  Carilion Clinic Community
              Outreach Coordinator, Gail Nordhaus and other health enthusiasts will help lead those in the club to find healthy
              habits and live more active lifestyles.

For more information and/or any questions you may have, please call (540) 484-8569.
 

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