Community Health Education

Free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Health Screening

Thursday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Walmart - 160 Kinter Way, Pearisburg, VA 24134

Stop by Walmart (located at 160 Kinter Way, Pearisburg, VA) to have one of our Carilion Clinic Health Educators take your Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar.  This Health Screening is Free and we provide same day results.
Feel free to drop by on your lunch break!

Registration is not required! For more information, please contact Community Health Educator, Stephanie Spencer at (540) 922-4294 or by email,

We look forward to seeing you there!

AFib, Anticoagulation and Alternative Treatment Options

Tuesday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Resurrection Catholic Church l 15353 Moneta Rd, Moneta, VA 24121

A Community Event to Inspire Better Health:

Atrial fibrillation, known as AFib, is an irregular and often very fast heart rate.  Common symptoms include heart palpitations, fatigue and shortness of breath.

Come and join Carilion Clinic Cardiologist, Soufian Almahameed, M.D., for a free discussion about alternative treatment options for AFib, including the new Watchman device.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required! For more information and/or to register, please click here or you may contact Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Educational Series: Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Franklin County Library (Main Branch) - 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Sponsored by Carilion Clinic and the Franklin County Library:

Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Or have been told by a physician that you are pre-diabetic? If so, join Carilion Clinic and the Franklin County Library in a free 6-week Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Educational program.

The program features discussions led by Carilion Clinic Community Health Educator and R.N., Gail Nordhaus, a library loaned guidebook, wellness coaching, nutrition & exercise tips, recipes and more!

Attending all sessions is strongly encouraged!

Registration is required!  Maximum of ten (10) participants.  

To register, please contact the Franklin County Library - Main Branch at (540) 483-3098, choose option "0" or you may visit the Franklin County Library website at

** The Everything Guide to Managing and Reversing Pre-Diabetes,
by Gretchen Scalpi, RD, CDN, CDE, will be used throughout the program.
Carilion Clinic Community Outreach Coordinator Gail Nordhaus and other
health enthusiasts will guide participants in using the book to design
personal action plans around healthy habits and active lifestyles.

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A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls

Tuesday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Friendship Living | Roanoke, VA

Ground level fall related injuries are increasing every year. In 2015, trauma admissions for these injuries surpassed all other reason for traumatic admissions for the first time.  With this knowledge, the fear of falling is growing.  A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls is an evidence based program that takes a multi-faceted approach to fall prevention. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.

Participants will learn to:
· View falls as controllable
· Set goals for increasing activity
· Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
· Exercise to increase strength and balance.
Program Overview:
· 8-week workshop
· 2 hours each week
· Sessions lead by certified coaches who have personal experience in dealing with falling
Registration is required.  To register or for more information, please call Friendship Living at 540-777-1459

** After completing A Matter of Balance, participants are more comfortable
   talking about their fear of falling, feel comfortable increasing activity, plan
   to continue exercising, and would recommend the program.

Ladies Night Out: Fitness Dance Party

Thursday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Essig Recreation Center - 295 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151
  • Infuse your body with energy!
  • Increase your ability to burn unwanted calories!
  • Get inspired with an "I can do anything" attitude!

Ladies Night Out fitness parties will include club dancing, fitness challenges, door prizes, healthy cooking, recipes and more.

Bring a friend and get two for the price of one.  Ages 14 and up.

$5.00 joiner fee.

Pre-registration is required.  Pre-register by clicking here and/or by calling Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.  

For more information, please feel free to contact Gail Nordhaus, Carilion Community Health Educator at (540) 484-8569.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Grocery Store Tour: Cart Smarts

Wednesday 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Rocky Mount Food Lion - 850 Tanyard Rd, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Eating smart starts with what we put in our grocery cart! 
Please come and join Carilion Clinic registered dietician, Ann Neussendorfer, to learn more about how to navigate the grocery isles to support healthier eating. 

Participants MUST be 18 years of age and/or older to register/participate.  Participants should bring a pen and pad to write on and wear comfortable shoes for walking.

Class size is limited, so please make sure you register as soon as possible! Pre-registration is required!

You can now pre-register online by clicking here and/or by contacting Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.  
For more information, please contact Carilion Clinic Community Health Educator, Gail Nordhaus at (540) 484-8569.

There is no Fee to participate in this event.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Cholesterol Screening - Heart Health at the Waldron Wellness Center

Monday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Waldron Wellness Center - 267 Alleghany Spring Rd, Shawsville, VA 24162

Join us as we celebrate Heart Health month at the Waldron Wellness Center. This event raises awareness about the dangers of heart disease and the steps you can take to reduce your risks. We are encouraging you to participate as we promote awareness of the risks of heart disease.

The Screening will include:

  • Cholesterol screening and education
  • Blood pressure screening and hypertension and education
  • Smoking cessation education
  • Stroke awareness information
  • Exercise and fitness tips
  • Stress reduction information
  • Heart healthy food snacks
  • Diabetes education

Registration is required ONLY IF your are participating in the Cholesterol screening.  

To register, please click here and/or call Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Healthy Eating on a Dime

Monday 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Trinity Ecumenical Parish - 40 Lakemount Drive, Moneta, VA 24121

Do you struggle with preparing healthy meals on a budget?
Come join us and learn how to prepare quick, healthy meals that won't break the bank or your back.  We will discuss nutrient needs as we age, quick meals and tips on how to buy and prepare foods that are budget friendly.  You will leave with printed materials including recipes to try at home and a healthy snacks to enjoy during the talk. 

Light refreshments will be provided.

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!


Bridge to Caring Hands - Caregiver 101 Training

Wednesday 2:30 pm
Carilion Clinic Hospice | 701 Randolph St. | Radford, VA 24141

Caregiver Training 101 aims to help individuals care for their loved one at home by providing FREE education on basic caregiver skills. Caregivers will receive individualized hands-on training with commonly used medical equipment, fundamental caregiver tasks, and comfort measures to maintain patient dignity. 

Call NRV Hospice Office at (540) 633-9370 to schedule a class. For more information you can contact Sarah Stevens, MSW at (540) 278-3590 or by email


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