Community Health Education

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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Eating on the Run

Tuesday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Eating on the Run - West End Education Room

Eating on the Run?  Find yourself wishing you had more time to prepare healthy meals?  Always on the go?  Since the invention of diet food our society has been gaining even more weight!  This presentation will arm you with knowledge and leave you with tips for eating healthy while on the run!

Senior Wellness University

Tuesday 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Warm Hearth Village


Carilion Clinic and Warm Hearth Village are partnering to provide a series of relevant educational programs for seniors from throughout the New River Valley.  They are the last Tuesday of each month at 3:00 pm at the Village Center at Warm Hearth Village.


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



For April's series the title is "Now Hear This", Advancements in treatments for hearing impairment.



Points on Joints

Tuesday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
6303 Merriman Rd., Roanoke, VA 24018

Leave Joint Pain Behind

Learn about the latest joint replacement surgery techniques

If you are 45 or older with joint pain or limited motion, join us for a free seminar to learn more about your options for joint care, including the anterior approach to replacement surgery.

Aspects of a Healthy Heart

Thursday 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Trinity Ecumenical Church

Cancer, heart disease, lung disease and diabetes are the four most common types of diseases that result from lifestyle-related (or non-communicable) behaviors.  These are the most common conditions that we suffer from due to unhealthy living. In other words by living unhealthy lifestyles, we can actually damage an otherwise healthy immune system which in turn may potentially cause more harm than good!  You may be thinking that lifestyle-related diseases are not likely to affect you, and hopefully you are right.


The good news is that the above lifestyle-related diseases can almost always be avoided by simply eating a nutritious diet, getting regular exercise, not smoking and drinking in moderation. Well this is true most of the time; however, our health can also be damaged by living in unhealthy or polluted environments.



Learn more about the aspects of a healthy heart with Carilion Clinic.


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