Community Health Education

Narrows Farmer's Market

When 
Friday 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where 
Narrows Farmers Market - Monroe Street (Route 61) Narrows, VA 24124

Stop by the Narrows Farmer's Market on July 14, 2017 and visit the Carilion Safe Kids table and have one of Carilion Clinics Community Health Educators provide you with Safe Kids education and information.  

This event is Free and Registration is not required!

For more information, please feel free to contact Carilion Clinic Community Health Educator, Stephanie Spencer at (540) 922-4294.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Narrows Farmer's Market "Men's Night"

When 
Friday 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where 
Narrows Farmers Market - Monroe Street (Route 61) Narrows, VA 24124

Stop by the Narrows Farmer's Market for the "Men's Night" event held on June 9, 2017.  A Carilion Clinic Community Health Educator will be present providing heart health information to the Men.  

We will also offer Blood Pressure Screenings during "Men's Night".  This event is Free and Registration is not required!

For more information, please feel free to contact Carilion Clinic Community Health Educator, Stephanie Spencer at (540) 922-4294.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Grocery Store Tour: Cart Smarts

When 
Wednesday 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where 
Food Lion Grocery Store - 5835 Virginia Ave, Bassett, VA 24055

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 or older.

Pre-registration is required!  Class size is limited - make sure you pre-register today! To register, click here or contact Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

For more information about this event, please feel free to contact Community Health Educator and RN, Gail Nordhaus at (540) 484-8569.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Health Screening

When 
Thursday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where 
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, sdspencer@carilionclinic.org.

We look forward to seeing you there!
 

AFib, Anticoagulation and Alternative Treatment Options

When 
Tuesday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where 
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!

AFib, Anticoagulation and Alternative Treatment Options_Flyer

 

Educational Series: Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

When 
Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where 
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 library.franklincountyva.gov

** 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.

The Educational Series: Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program_Flyer

 

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls

When 
Tuesday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where 
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

When 
Thursday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where 
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

When 
Wednesday 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where 
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.
 
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 14, 2017.

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

 

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