Body Basics: Senior Strengthening Training Class

Monday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
The Essig Rec Center - 295 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Body Basics is a beginner level strength training class for adults.  We use hand weights and participants can stand and/or sit to perform the exercises.  Weights are provided.

To Register, please contact Franklin County Parks and Recreation Center/The Essig Rec Center at


Intro to Senior Circuit Training

Thursday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
The Essig Rec Center - 295 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Circuit Training is building muscle while providing cardiovascular benefits.  Participants will learn ways to maximize their workouts using various cardio equipment, hand weights and exercise bands.

Located in the Silver-size Fitness room.

Meet and Greet New OB/GYN Physician

Thursday 9:00 am
Hot Shots Family Center | 13360 Booker T. Washington Hwy.

Do you have questions about menopause, estrogen replacement, breast health or something more? Come meet and greet Sheila Garnica, M.D., who will be available to answer your questions about women’s health.

A discounted breakfast buffet will be available for $6 per person. Complimentary coffee and tea will be provided.

Pre-registration is required. Call Carilion Direct at 800-422-8482 to register.

Med Talk Radio

Tuesday 9:15 am to 10:00 am

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

Tuesday 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
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

Monday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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

Tuesday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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





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