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.

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.

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.

Learn More About Your Breast Health

Thursday 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Blacksburg Library | 200 Miller St. SW, Blacksburg

When it comes to breast health, Carilion Clinic wants to help you stay as informed as possible. We’re here to keep you up to date on the latest trends. Join us for an evening of valuable educational information about the role of mammography, recommended age and frequency of screening mammography, role of family history in breast health, breast density, and what to do if you find a lump.

Event is free. Call Carilion to pre-register at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Know Your Body Better: Healthy Living Series

Tuesday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
YMCA Express at Gainsboro, 108 Orange Ave. NW, Roanoke, VA 24016

Join us for a Healthy Living seminar series for adults, and learn information to keep you and your family members healthy!

This series is a partnership with the YMCA Express at Gainsboro, New Horizons Healthcare and the Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension.

The six-week seminar series includes topics such as "Warning Signs: Heart Attack and Stroke," "Understanding Stress" and more. Each seminar will include an educational presentation, cooking demonstration and food sampling.

Seminars will be held each Tuesday from Oct. 6 until Nov. 10, 1 - 3 p.m. at the YMCA Express at Gainsboro. The program is open to all adults (you do not need to be a member of the YMCA Express), and there is no cost to attend.

To register, contact Macklyn Mosley with the YMCA at 540-344-9622.

Immunization Town Hall

Thursday 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
6303 Merriman Rd., Roanoke, VA 24018


This roundtable discussion will focus on how well the Roanoke region is doing immunizing its children. Representatives from local school districts, the Virginia Department of Health and Carilion Clinic will join several parents to discuss the challenges faced by local and regional efforts.

Immunization Town Hall is open to the public and we invite your participation! Points of discussion will include:

»» Where are we now? Are our children immunized?
»» What impact is the immunization issue having on the Roanoke region? Specifically, on our schools?
»» What immunization programs are in place? How effective are they? What hurdles do they face?
»» What opportunities exist to increase the immunization rate?
»» How can organizations work together?
»» Where should we be in 5/10 years?

Additional insights from you and other Town Hall participants are encouraged.

Can’t make it? Click the banner below to view the live stream of the Immunization Town Hall. It will also be posted on social media with the hashtag #vaccinateSWVA. Carilion Clinic will provide a summary document following the event.

Senior Wellness University

Tuesday 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
2387 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg

Carilion Clinic and Warm Hearth Village in Blacksburg are providing a series of health topics for seniors throughout the New River Valley.  They will be at  3 p.m., on the last Tuesday of July and August, at Warm Hearth Village.

Registration is required by the Friday prior to each event as space is limited.  For registration or information call Carilion Clinic at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

July 28: An Apple A Day

Learn how to eat for energy and to reduce your risk of cancer.


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