Community Health Education

Red Hot Mamas

Thursday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center | Montgomery Room | 2900 Lamb Circle | Christiansburg, VA

Everyone enjoys relaxing moments with friends and family. But for many women, especially those going through menopause, relaxation can be hard due to urogynecologic conditons. Whether its pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding, or urinary incontinence, there are treatments available that can help you feel better and live healthier. Join us for an open discussion about midlife pelvic disorders and a wide range of treatments, including the robotic da Vinci Surgical System for minimally invasive procedures.

Call Carilion Clinc at 800-422-8482 to register or for additional information.

Wellness Walk: Holiday Calorie Killer

Wednesday 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Carilion Clinic Franklin Memorial Hospital (Meet at the gazebo garden at the Taliaferro Street entrance) - 390 S Main St, Rocky Mount, VA

Come and join us for a Holiday walk/hike to help kill some of those "pre- and post-Holiday/weight calorie gains".  In addition to walking, there will be discussions on topics related to healthy weight.  We will meet at the Franklin Memorial Hospital gazebo garden at the Taliaferro Street entrance.

Hike Difficulty:   Hike is moderately easy with some hilly areas.

Registration is not required. Please remember to wear safe and appropriate shoes and attire for walking! 

For any questions and/or concerns you may have, please feel free to contact Carilion Clinic Community Health Educator, Gail Nordhaus at (540) 484-8569.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Foot Health: Get Back on Your Feet Again

Wednesday 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Franklin Health & Rehabilitation Center - 720 Orchard Ave, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Your feet bear your entire body weight when standing and if they're hurting, it can affect basic mobility and almost every aspect of your life.  If you're suffering with foot pain and want to learn how you can feel better, join us at this free seminar featuring Dr. Robert Schopf, D.P.M., with the Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences at Carilion Clinic.  

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Basic foot health and care
  • Common foot ailments
  • Tips for treatment and prevention
  • The importance of proper shoe fit

Pre-Registration required.  You MUST Pre-Register by October 24th.  SPACE IS LIMITED! You may Register by phone at (540) 685-1326 or online at

Refreshments will be served!


Sports Training: How Much Is Too Much?

Wednesday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences - Franklin Rd

Sports programs place siginificant physical demands on children's growing bodies. Join Carilion Clinic pediatric orthopaedist Julie Zielinski, M.D., to find out whether your child's athletics balance fitness and skill development without increasing the risk of overuse injuries. Dr. Zielinski will share guidelines to help avoid sports-related damage to bones and soft tissues.

The Plate Method Class

Wednesday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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.

Sleep Coach Approach for Good Health

Wednesday 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Berkshire Rehabilitation & Health Center l 705 Clearview Dr., Vinton, VA 24179

Come and join in the discussion with Carilion Clinic's Dr. Barbara Hutchinson, Psyc.D., to learn strategies for improving the quantity and quality of your sleep.  

Registration is required by September 12, 2016.  Space is limited - pre-register today!   

You can register online at or by calling: (540) 595-3748.  Program and Refreshments are Free!

This presentation is being brought to you by Carilion Clinic and Berkshire Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Pre Diabetes Prevention Program (Franklin County)

Thursday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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.

HPV Seminar

Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Christiansburg Recreation Center - 1600 North Franklin Street Christiansburg, VA, 24073

What is HPV? Who is affected? Why should I know about it? 

Come out and learn all about Human Papilloma Virus and how it is affecting society today.

Pre-Registration is required.  To register, please contact the Christiansburg Recreation Center Staff at (540) 382-2349.

We hope to see you there!

Grocery Store Tour: Cart Smarts

Thursday 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Bassett Food Lion - 5835 Virginia Ave, Bassett, VA 24055

Feeling lost or overwhelmed in the Supermarket? Do you have an interest in learning how to eat healthier? If you answered yes, please join Carilion Clinic's Dietician for a grocery store tour to become a health wise shopper.  Healthy eating starts with what you put in your grocery cart.

Pre-Registration is Required.  You may register by calling Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.

Participants must be 18 years or older.


YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Tuesday 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Jackson Park Library - 1101 Morningside Street, SE, Roanoke, VA 24013

Change is Hard - We can Help!

Lose weight, gain tools for healthy living and reduce your risk of type (2) Diabetes.
How We Can Help:

  • Lifestyle Coach; Provides small classroom instruction over twelve (12) months to provide education and support
  • Supportive Environment; Work with others to learn how to adopt healthy habits; and
  • Big Rewards, Small steps; Learn strategies for eating healthier and increasing physical activity.

This Program is ongoing for twelve (12) months and meets weekly for (16) weeks to start.  You MUST attend the first meeting to continue with the Program.  Registration is Required!  

For more information about this program and to Register, please contact: 

Stephanie Gillenwater
Chronic Disease Coordinator
YMCA of the Roanoke Valley
Phone: (540) 387-9622

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Centers for Disease Control Prevention led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is nationally supported by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.

Did you Know? 1 out of 3 U.S. Adults has Pre-Diabetes, only 10% know they have it! 


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