Community Health Education

The Plate Method Class

When 
Thursday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Medical Office Building - 390 S. Main Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

This Class will be a prerequisite to attending the Kroger Grocery Store Tour.

Class will be held in the Conference Room on the 3rd Floor Sections 1 & 2 of the Carilion Clinic Medical Office Building in Rocky Mount

Pre Registration is required.  Please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Good Groceries/Good Health: Grocery Store Tour

When 
Wednesday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where 
Rocky Mount Kroger l 400 Old Franklin Tpke, Suite: 110, Rocky Mount, VA

Grocery shopping can be overwhelming and confusing, making it hard to know what to put in your basket - BUT, it doesn't have to be!

If you have pre-diabetes and/or just want to improve your diet, a Grocery Store Tour is a great way to learn how to make healthy food choices for your specific needs.  

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, you can join a Carilion Clinic Health Educator for a 1 to 2 hour walking tour of the Rocky Mount Kroger.  Topics covered during the tour will include:

  • What to look for in each area of the store
  • How to read a food label
  • Better food choices
  • Serving sizes and how food affects glucose levels
  • A time to ask food-related and other specific questions

You must Pre- Register for this event.  For more information and/or to Register, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

Deep Brain Stimulation: Improving Quality of Life in Parkinson's Patients

When 
Wednesday 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences l 2331 Franklin Road, SW, Roanoke, VA

A Community Event to Inspire Better Health:

Come and join Carilion Clinic Neurosurgeon, Dr. Gregory A. Howes, D.O., to learn more about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for people who suffer from Parkinson's disease and/or Essential tremor.  DBS uses a surgically implanted medical device, similar to a Cardiac pacemaker, to deliver carefully controlled electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas in the brain.

Come and hear more about this procedure and see if it can help you or someone you love!

This Event is Free, but Registration is required.  For more information and/or to Register, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

Eat Right, Be Fit, Reduce Your Risk

When 
Wednesday 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where 
Springtree Health and Rehabilitation Center l 3433 Springtree Dr., NE, Roanoke, VA 24012

Come and join in the discussion with Carilion Clinic's Clinical Dietitian, Angela Charlton, R.D., to learn about how good nutrition and regular exercise can reduce your cancer risk.

This Event is Free and will include refereshments.  Registration is required.  To Register, please contact (540) 685-1321.  

For more information, please feel free to contact Julie Blanchard, Carilion Clinic Community Health Educator at (540) 983-4072 or jwblanchard@carilionclinic.org.

Women's Health University - "Eating and Living for Optimal Health"

When 
Thursday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where 
Vinton War Memorial l 814 E. Washington Ave, Vinton, VA 24179

A Women's event to Inspire Better Health:

Women's Health University (WHU) - Your Body of Knowledge:

Are you living your most optimal life? Join us to learn how to use your health and wellness habits and the foods you eat to your advantage.  Whether you want to reduce your risk of Cancer, Heart disease, Diabetes and even Alzheimer's and/or just maintain a healthy weight, this event is for you!

Come and join us this year as Carilion Clinic's Clinical Dietitian, Angela Charlton, R.D., shares her extensive knowledge as a registered dietitian and nutritionist of how to learn to use good nutrition and regular exercise to reduce your risk of Cancer, Heart disease, etc.

Fee: $15 (includes light Lunch)  Doors open at 11:00 AM.

Registration is required.  You MUST Register by April 4, 2016.  For more information and/or to Register, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.


Women's Health University - "Eating and Living for Optimal Health"

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Afternoon Health Break

When 
Thursday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Administrative Services Building l 213 S. Jefferson St., Downtown Roanoke

Free Blood pressure and Diabetes Risk Screenings are offered in conjuntion with Health Education and Prizes.

This Event is Free and Registartion is not required.  For more information, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.. 

Eat Right, Be Fit, Reduce Your Risk

When 
Tuesday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where 
Lancerlot Sports Complex - 1110 Vinyard Road, Vinton, VA 24179

Come and Join in the discussion with Carilion Clinic's Community Health Educator, Julie Blanchard, M.S., as she teaches to learn how good nutrition and regular exercise can reduce your cancer risk.

This event is Free and no registration is required.  

For more information, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

Heart Health: What's New

When 
Monday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where 
Trinity Ecumenical Parish Church l 40 Lakemount Dr., Moneta, VA 24121

A Community Event to Inspire Better Health!

Carilion Clinic is Southwest Virginia's leading provider in all aspects of Heart and Vascular care.  In this Free informative talk, Dr. Ijeoma N. Okogbue, M.D., will discuss how we are committed to providing the newest technologies, treatments, programs and procedures for your Heart health.  

Registration is required for this event.  Please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.  For more information and/or questions, please contact Gail Nordhaus at (540) 484-8569.

Light refreshments will be provided.

What You Need To Know About Stroke

When 
Wednesday 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where 
Raleigh Court Health & Rehabilitation Center l 1527 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

Do you know the warning signs of a Stroke? Do you know what to do when a Stroke happens? When a Stroke happens, Minutes matter!

A Stroke is a sudden problem that affects the blood vessels of the brain and occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, also often called "a brain attack".  "When a Stroke occurs, brain cells in the immediate area begin to die because they stop getting the oxygen and nutrients they need in order to function".  You could be at risk for a Stroke if you are 50 years of age and/or older and you have one or more of the following risk factors:

  • High Blood Pressure;
  • Diabetes;
  • Cardiovascular Disease;
  • A Family history of any of these factors and/or
  • You are a smoker.

Come and Join in this event with Carilion Clinic's Jessica L. Hammonds, N.P., as she gives an overview of knowing the signs of a Stroke, the associated risk factors, the importance of acting fast if symptoms occur, what you can do to lower your risk of a Stroke and much more!

Registration is required- please call (540) 339-3196.For more information about this event, please contact: Julie Blanchard at (540) 983-4072.

Refreshments included

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Read to Wellness

When 
Tuesday 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Where 
Franklin County Public Library l 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Diabetic Prevention Book Club Kick-Off!

Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Or maybe you have been told by a Physician that you are Pre-Diabetic?

If you answered 'yes' to the above questions, please plan to attend the Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Book Club Kick-Off event where you can learn more about this program.  "Read to Wellness" is a different type of book club, where members read from one resource book, instead of from several books.  The Diabetes Prevention Program includes a library issued study guidebook on Diabetes Prevention, Wellness coach support, Optional nutrition, Exercise opportunities and much more!

For more information and/or any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact Gail Nordhaus, RN & Community Health Educator at 540-484-8569. Stop by and join in!
 

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