Franklin

Chug for the Jug 5K and Health Walk

When 
Saturday 7:30 am to 9:30 am
Where 
The Early Inn - 50 Floyd Ave, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Franklin County Parks & Recreation is excited to welcome walkers and runners of all ages and abilities to the American National Bank Chug for the Jug 5K, Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital Health Walk and the Haywood's Jewelers Kid's Fun Run.  Join us for a 5K and Health Walk as we start and finish at the Early Inn (50 Floyd Avenue - Rocky Mount, VA 24151) and enjoy the sights of Rocky Mount  during the Health Walk.  

You MUST Register for this Event.  Awards will be presented by age divisions.  Pre-Register to receive a T-shirt.  Day of Registration will increase by $5 per entry. 

* 5K Health Walk Registration Fee (now through April 22, 2016): $15.00 (all walkers)
* 5K Health Walk Late Registration Fee after April 22, 2016 - add $5.00/ per walker ($20).
* 5K Run Registration Fee for Adults (now through April 22, 2016): $25. (Registration after April 22nd, add $5.00).
* 5K Run Registration Fee for Ages 17 & Under (now through April 22, 2016): $15.  (Registration after April 22nd, add $5.00).
* Kids Fun Run Registration Fee: FREE.

Please contact Franklin County Parks and Recreation to Register and/or for more information at (540) 483-9293.
You can also Register online at www.playfranklincounty.com/#!chug-for-the-jug/c1lwg    


Chug for the Jug 5K Health Walk 2016 Race Map

 

Trail Fitness Basics

When 
Thursday 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where 
Philpott Lake Visitors Center - 1058 Philpott Dam Road, Bassett, VA

Join Carilion Clinic's fitness instructor for a walk along Philpott Lake's scenic trail.  The walk will include stops along the way at fitness stations located throughout the trail - demonstrations of using the trail fitness stations will be provided.

Requirements for this Event: Participants MUST be able to walk on a moderate intensity trail.  Individuals must be able to walk trails rated moderate due to the hilly terrain at Philpott Lake.  The group will stop at fitness stations along the trail for instructions and demo.  

This Event is Free, but Pre-registration is required.  For more information and/or to Register, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 or (800) 422-8482.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Good Groceries/Good Health: Grocery Store Tour

When 
Wednesday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where 
Rocky Mount Kroger l 400 Old Franklin Tpke, Suite: 110, Rocky Mount, VA

Grocery shopping can be overwhelming and confusing, making it hard to know what to put in your basket - BUT, it doesn't have to be!

If you have pre-diabetes and/or just want to improve your diet, a Grocery Store Tour is a great way to learn how to make healthy food choices for your specific needs.  

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, you can join a Carilion Clinic Health Educator for a 1 to 2 hour walking tour of the Rocky Mount Kroger.  Topics covered during the tour will include:

  • What to look for in each area of the store
  • How to read a food label
  • Better food choices
  • Serving sizes and how food affects glucose levels
  • A time to ask food-related and other specific questions

You must Pre- Register for this event.  For more information and/or to Register, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

Free Flu Shots - Bassett Library

When 
Saturday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where 
Bassett Library - 3969 Fairystone Park Hwy, Bassett, VA 24055

Stay healthy this Winter!

Protect yourself and your family from the flu virus by getting your annual flu shot offered by Carilion Clinic!

Registration is not required.  Adults only.

For more information, please feel free to contact Gail Nordhaus, RN and Community Outreach Coordinator at (540) 484-8569 or glnordhaus@carilionclinic.org 

Foot Health Presentation and Foot Fair

When 
Tuesday 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where 
Westlake YMCA l 293 Firstwatch Dr., Moneta, VA 24121

Join in with Carilion Clinic Podiatrist, Dr. Robert Schopf, D.P.M., as he features a presentation on "Common Foot Ailments" and "The Aging Foot".  Other related information such as the following will also be available:

  • Foot strengthening demos
  • Vendors
  • Foot measurements and much more!

For more information and/or any questions you may have, please contact Gail Nordhaus at (540) 484-8569 or glnordhaus@carilionclinic.org. 

Deep Brain Stimulation: Improving Quality of Life in Parkinson's Patients

When 
Wednesday 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where 
Resurrection Catholic Church l 15353 Moneta Rd, Moneta, VA 24121

A Community Event to Inspire Better Health!

Join Carilion Clinic Neurosurgeon, Dr. Gregory A. Howes, D.O., to learn more about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for people who suffer from Parkinson's disease and/or essential tremor.  DBS uses a surgically implanted medical device, similar to a Cardiac pacemaker, to deliver carefully controlled electrical stimulation to precisely tartgeted areas in the brain.  

Come and hear more about this procedure and see if it can help you or someone you love!

This Event is Free, but Registration is required.  For more information and/or to register, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at 540-266-6000 or Toll-Free 800-422-8482.

** Note: Your safety is important to us.  In case of inclement weather and/or to find out about weather related cancellations, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at 540-266-6000 or Toll-Free 800-422-8482.


Deep Brain Stimulation: Improving Quality of Life in Parkinson's Patients

Heart Health: What's New

When 
Monday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where 
Trinity Ecumenical Parish Church l 40 Lakemount Dr., Moneta, VA 24121

A Community Event to Inspire Better Health!

Carilion Clinic is Southwest Virginia's leading provider in all aspects of Heart and Vascular care.  In this Free informative talk, Dr. Ijeoma N. Okogbue, M.D., will discuss how we are committed to providing the newest technologies, treatments, programs and procedures for your Heart health.  

Registration is required for this event.  Please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.  For more information and/or questions, please contact Gail Nordhaus at (540) 484-8569.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Read to Wellness

When 
Tuesday 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Where 
Franklin County Public Library l 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Diabetic Prevention Book Club Kick-Off!

Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Or maybe you have been told by a Physician that you are Pre-Diabetic?

If you answered 'yes' to the above questions, please plan to attend the Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Book Club Kick-Off event where you can learn more about this program.  "Read to Wellness" is a different type of book club, where members read from one resource book, instead of from several books.  The Diabetes Prevention Program includes a library issued study guidebook on Diabetes Prevention, Wellness coach support, Optional nutrition, Exercise opportunities and much more!

For more information and/or any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact Gail Nordhaus, RN & Community Health Educator at 540-484-8569. Stop by and join in!
 

Balanced Living with Diabetes

When 
Thursday 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where 
The Essig Recreation Center l 295 Technology Dr, Rocky Mt, VA 24151

Come out and enjoy some tasty foods made just for the person who is Diabetic! 

Carilion Clinic is partnering with Franklin County Parks & Recreation and Virginia Tech to present four (4) classes on "Balanced Living with Diabetes", along with some great recipes to taste. During these meetings, topics such as:

  • Learning to live with Diabetes

  • Healthy Eating practices/tips and

  • Exercising/Maintaining a Healthy weight, will be discussed and more!

​Registration is required by contacting Franklin County Parks & Recreation at (540) 483-9293.  For more information, please contact Carol Haynes at (540) 483-5161.  

This Event is a four (4) week class / Bi-weekly meeting

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