Blood Pressure and Diabetes Assessment/Risk Screening

Wednesday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Roanoke Main Library - 706 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24016

Come by and see us at the Roanoke Main Library on Jefferson Street in downtown Roanoke for our Carilion Clinic Health Educators to take your Blood Pressure and Diabetes Assessment. For more information, please contact Janet (Diane) Hylton at 540-983-4073.

Women's Health University: Balancing Life With Laughter Yoga

Thursday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Vinton War Memorial | 814 Washington Avenue | Vinton, VA 24179

A growing body of evidence shows that laughter is good for the mind and body. It’s increasingly being used to sustain health, help people cope with illness and strengthen relationships by bringing people together and creating positive bonds. And now there’s laughter yoga—a new exercise that may not be on your gym schedule.

You don’t need a yoga mat, though. Laughter yoga has nothing to do with stretches. It is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter, which is a form of breathing. If you are seeking more balance in life and enjoy laughing, join us for a session of laughter yoga. It may be the happiest workout of your life! Registration required. For more information or to register, please call 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

About our Speaker

Tod Whitehurst, N.C.M.T., is a laughing yoga instructor and nationally certified massage therapist. He is a graduate and faculty member of the Blue Ridge School of Massage & Yoga. Tod is a graduate of Lynchburg College and is certified by the Virginia Board of Nursing and the National Certification Board for therapeutic massage and bodywork. He travels to hospitals, cancer centers, schools, churches and other venues to share this wonderfully healing therapy of laughter with the local community.

Infant Massage

Thursday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
1906 Belleview Ave SE Roanoke, VA 24014

Helping parents bond and improve the health of their new baby

Whether it’s grabbing at those little toes or rubbing their backs to soothe them, parents have always loved bonding with their newborns. But life can get hectic with a newborn and it’s important to make time for yourself and your baby. Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital is proud to offer a twoweek infant massage course for babies age 4 weeks to 1 year.

Beyond bonding, the course can also help with:
»» Stress relief (for babies and parents)
»» Growth and development
»» Gas
»» Symptoms of colic
»» Increasing parents’ confidence and sensitivity to baby’s signals and cues
»» Weight gain and neurological development in premature babies

Quick, Easy and Healthy - Cooking on a Budget

Thursday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
1030 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA 24016

Want to learn how to cook healthy meals that won't break your budget? Don't have tons of time to spend in the kitchen? Struggling with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or weight? Or just want to learn some new recipes? This class is for you!

Join us and learn basic cooking techniques with a live demonstration by a registered dietitian. Healthy recipes and food samples will be provided.

The class will be held at the Carilion Clinic Diabetes Management Program located at 1030 S. Jefferson St., Suite G101, in Roanoke.

The cost for the class is $15. Register by calling Carilion at 540-266-6000.

View the event flyer (.pdf) for more information.

Ceremonial Release of Burdens

Thursday 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Garden

Join us for a ceremonial release of handwritten burdens from the Burden Boat. This event will take place at The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Garden, on the Roanoke River Greenway outside Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH).

The Burden Boat is an interactive work of art designed to help people release their burdens. The sculpture is on display in the atrium area of the lobby at CRMH, and the public is invited to write down their burdens and place them in the boat. The Burden Boat, created by artist, Kurt Steger, was acquired with contributions made to The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program.

Learn more about the Burden Boat here.

“As the artist, I honor all those who have made the courageous choice to let go of something they may have held for moments, years, or a lifetime,” said Kurt.

At the Oct. 29 ceremonial release of burdens event that begins at 4 p.m., Chaplain Lisa Vineyard and artist Kurt Steger will lead a time of reflection while burdens are symbolically lifted.  

Your One-Stop Job Shop

Thursday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Carilion Clinic Human Resources, 1212 Third St., Roanoke, Va.

We’re Looking for Nursing Assistants and Clinical Associates.  Plan now to attend this employment event if you are interested in joining a team that puts the patient first. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about openings and interview with unit directors. Full- and  part-time positions are available and on-the-job training is provided. We encourage you to apply online at prior to attending the event.    
FOR MORE INFORMATION, call 800-599-2537 or email 
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity  

2015 Pediatric Conference

Thursday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

1st Annual TEACH Education Day

Wednesday 7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Speaker: Dr. Sarah Bean of Duke University Medical University

TEACH Education Day offers three separate sessions of unique education on Feedback

No registration required

8:00-9:00 am:  It’s a 2-Way Street!: Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback 

Location: M203 VTCSOM

Audience: Students, Residents, and Fellows of Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences

12:00-1:00 pm: Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback: Beyond the Feedback Sandwich

Location: M210 VTCSOM

Audience: Faculty of Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences

1:00-2:00 pm: Looking in the Mirror: self-reflection, self-assessment, and direct observation

Location: M210 VTCSOM

Audience: Invited educational leadership faculty of Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences

For more information, contact Shari Whicker (581-0316) or Sandy Dehart (581-0317).

Cancelled: Positively Pink Parade and Party

Saturday 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Valley View Mall (Barnes and Noble entrance)

A Procession in Pink to Celebrate Life

***It is with tremendous regret that the 2015 Positively Pink Parade and Party is cancelled due to weather. We want to ensure everyone is safe this weekend. We hope you can join us next year!


Dress up in your most outlandish pink attire and parade with friends and family as we join together to raise awareness by remembering those touched by breast cancer and celebrating the many survivors.

Just Dance will get everyone moving, and then join the parade through Valley View mall beginning at 11 a.m., followed by A Taste of Valley View food sampling.

We'll have music, games, and of course the Pandora bracelet drawing! Purchase the $15 party bag which includes:

  • Pink ribbon bagel from Panera Bread
  • Chance to win a bracelet from Pandora
  • Ticket to a Taste of Valley View food sampling
  • Pink Parade event t-shirt, brought to you by Finks

All proceeds benefit the Every Woman’s Life program, which provides free mammograms to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women in the Roanoke Valley.

Remember, you must positively wear pink!


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