Franklin

Med Talk Radio

When 
Tuesday 9:15 am to 10:00 am
Where 
Franklin

Tune into WYTI 1570AM radio as a Carilion Clinic Health Educator provides a new health topic for discussion each time.  This Event occurs every Third (3rd) Tuesday of the month from 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 

For more information, please contact Gail Nordhaus at (540) 484-8569.

Points on Joints

When 
Tuesday 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Where 
Trinity Ecumenical Parish

If you are 45 or older with joint pain or limited motion, join us for a free seminar to learn more about your options for joint care, including the anterior approach to replacement surgery. Carilion Clinic Orthopaedics is the most experienced team in our region, having performed more than 1,700 of these advanced procedures. Our surgeons are committed to helping you stay strong, keep moving, and—most importantly—feel like you again.

Mind Your Memory with Dr. Brian Unwin

When 
Monday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where 
Rocky Mount Library

From time to time, everyone misplaces their keys or forgets why they’ve walked into a room. But when memory loss affects daily function and performance, this may be a serious concern. 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.

Brian Unwin, M.D., chief of geriatric and palliative medicine at the Carilion Clinic Center for Healthy Aging, will be speaking at a free event about memory-loss diseases, healthy aging, and what you can do to help put your mind at ease.

Kids Fit Health Fair

When 
Tuesday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where 
Trinity Ecumenical Church

 

Come and join us for the Kids Fit Health Fair - there will be lots of things to do and learn!

Some of the options available are:

  • Health, Fitness, Diet and Exercise
  • Boating and swimming safety
  • Healthy Hand washing
  • Basic First Aid for parents and kids
  • Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Healthy snack recipes and taste testing
  • Emergency Ambulance Tours
  • Trauma Services
  • Kid's Safety
  • Corn Hole
  • Face Painting
  • Sun Safety
  • Tae Kwan Do
  • Librarian with prize wheel
  • Dr. Laura Cox to promote importance of Immunizations and answer questions

 

 

 

Healthy Walk and Talk

When 
Saturday 10:00 am
Where 
Directions to Booker T. Washington National Park

Laugh coach Susan Cranson will lead a fun-filled walk on the Jack-O-Lantern Trail.  This is no joke... she's a laugh coach with great ideas for keeping us happy and healthy. You might just feel like skipping on this walk!

 

Bring your friends and join us on the second Saturday of each month to enjoy a healthy walk and a beautiful morning!

 

 

Carilion Clinic Community Herb and Vegetable Garden Planting

When 
Saturday 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Where 
Carilion Clinic Westlake

Come and join us for a hands-on and get dirty planting on May 16th, supported with on going management, harvesting, and cooking of the herbs and vegetables as they're ready.  We will be providing a short presentation on the garden plans and health benefits of the vegetation we will be working with.  Then we'll play in the dirt.

We are located at the Carilion Clinic Westlake Clinic, 35 Medical Court, Hardy, Va located behind  Kroger. This event is free.  Children and adults of all ages are invited. Rain Date is: Sunday May 17th. Call Carilion Clinic to pre-register at 540-265-6000.

Aspects of a Healthy Heart

When 
Thursday 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where 
Trinity Ecumenical Church

Cancer, heart disease, lung disease and diabetes are the four most common types of diseases that result from lifestyle-related (or non-communicable) behaviors.  These are the most common conditions that we suffer from due to unhealthy living. In other words by living unhealthy lifestyles, we can actually damage an otherwise healthy immune system which in turn may potentially cause more harm than good!  You may be thinking that lifestyle-related diseases are not likely to affect you, and hopefully you are right.

 

The good news is that the above lifestyle-related diseases can almost always be avoided by simply eating a nutritious diet, getting regular exercise, not smoking and drinking in moderation. Well this is true most of the time; however, our health can also be damaged by living in unhealthy or polluted environments.

 

 

Learn more about the aspects of a healthy heart with Carilion Clinic.

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