Community Health Education

Health Discussions for Women - Women with Depression

Thursday 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center | 2900 Lamb Circle, entrance 7 | Christiansburg, VA

Untreated depression can lead to poor lifestyle choices and difficulty meeting everyday demands.  Depression can also lead to persistent physical symptoms that also have a negative impact on your personal health.  As part of our Healthcare Discussions for Women series, plan to join depression expert, Wanda Osburn, L.P.C., to discover resources that assist with diagnosis, treatment, and support.


This event is free; however, registration is required. To register, contact Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482.

Rx Take Back Day

Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Multiple Locations listed

Got Drugs?

Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal. No appointment is necessary - the public is welcome. Simply bring your medications to this event where they can be safely collected and destroyed by local law enforcement and DEA agents.

90 percent of teens get perscription drugs from the home medicine cabinet and friends. Participating in this drug take-back event instead of leaving medications unsecured in your home or flushing them down the toilet will help prevent drug abuse and protect your valley's waterways.

Convenient parking lot locations in:
Roanoke - Target at Valley View
Botetourt County - Daleville Kroger
Salem - Super Shoes on Main Street
Vinton - Hardy Road Kroger
Roanoke County - Tanglewood Mall Kroger, Bonsack Kroger on Route 460 East , Kroger on Brambleton Avenue at Colonial Avenue & the Hershberger Road Fire and Rescue Station #1
You can also visit for additional drug disposal sites in your area.

Sponsored by:
Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition
Western Virginia Water Authority
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Prevention Council of Roanoke County
Botetourt County Sheriff’s Department
Roanoke Police Department
Roanoke County Sheriff’s Department
Roanoke County Police Department
Salem Police Department
Vinton Police Department
Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine
U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Virginia

Mind Your Memory- Free Event About Memory Loss

Tuesday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24014
The human brain is responsible for your every thought, emotion, and behavior, including your memory. As we age, a decline in memory is normal but we can make simple lifestyle changes to not only improve memory but also keep it sharp longer. Join us to learn more about memory-loss diseases, healthy aging, and what you can do to help put your mind at ease.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Class Series

Monday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital | 390 S. Main St. | Rocky Mount, VA

Join Carilion Clinic for a class series on Type 2 Diabetes Prevention.  Free classes will be held every Monday at 10 a.m., beginning Sept. 15 through Oct. 27, 2014.  Orientation class will be held on Aug. 15.  Registration is required by contacting Gail Nordhaus at 540-484-8569.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Class Series

Friday 10:30 am to 11:00 am
Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital | 290 S. Main St. | Rocky Mount, VA

This is the orientation class for a series of classes on Type 2 Diabetes Prevention.  Classes begin September 15 and run every Monday at 10 a.m. through October 27, 2014.  To register contact Gail Nordhaus at 540-484-8569.  The classes are free, registration is required. 

Quick, Easy, and Healthy - Cooking on a Budget

Tuesday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
1030 S. Jefferson Street, Suite G101, 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 recipe ideas and food samples will be provided.

Space is limited.  Please call Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000 or 1-800-422-8482 to register.

Women's Health University - “Cosmetic Procedures: Understanding Your Options”

Thursday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Fitzpatrick Hall at The Jefferson Center, 541 Luck Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016

When considering a cosmetic procedure, choose wisely. Knowing your surgeon’s qualifications and training is just as important as understanding the procedure itself and the outcome you want. There are numerous options available to help you look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside. What’s the right one for you?

From brow lifts to liposuction, join us to learn about the many surgical and non-surgical procedures Carilion offers to help you love the way you look.

About our speaker:
Kurtis E. Moyer, M.D. is the chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Carilion Clinic. He received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, where he also completed his residency, followed by a fellowship in plastic surgery at Duke University Medical Center.

Parking is in the adjacent lot across from the YMCA.

Cost: $15 (includes lunch)
Pay at the door only.

Registration is required.

Contact Carilion at 266-6560 or 800-422-8482 to register or for more information.
Deadline to register: Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.

Lunch and Learn: Treatment for Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremors

Tuesday 12:00 pm
Montano's Restaurant | 3733 Franklin Rd., Roanoke

If you have been diagnosed with a movement disorder, such as essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, or dystonia, join us to learn more about the latest treatment option, deep brain stimulation (DBS). DBS can help you regain greater control over your movements, increase your independence, and improve your overall quality of life.


Joseph Ferrara, M.D.

Gary R. Simonds, M.D.

Ann Sollinger, Ph.D.

Registration is required. Please call 800-422-8482 to register.


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