Community Health Education

Pre Diabetes Prevention Program (Franklin County)

Thursday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Franklin County Public Library - 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes / Read To Wellness

Are you at risk for type 2 Diabetes? Or maybe you've been told by a physician that you are Pre-Diabetic? If you answered yes, please plan to attend the four (4) week Type 2 Diabetes Prevention program from October 6 - November 3, 2016.

The Diabetes Prevention program includes a library issued study guidebook on Diabetes prevention, wellness coach support, optional nutrition and exercise opportunities and more! Read To Wellness is a different type of book club, where members read from one resource book, instead of from several books. 

The kick-off event will be held on Thursday, October 6th in Rocky Mount!  Pre - Registration is required.  You MUST register by Monday, October 3rd.  To register, please call Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.  Participants must have a valid Franklin County Library card in order to be loaned the study guide.  Library card can be obtained on the evening of the first (1st) class.

* Healthy Resources:
               The Everything Guide to Managing and Reversing Pre-Diabetes by Gretchen Scalpi, RD, CDN, CDE will be one of
               the resources used during this program.  This book can be checked out at the library.  Carilion Clinic Community
              Outreach Coordinator, Gail Nordhaus and other health enthusiasts will help lead those in the club to find healthy
              habits and live more active lifestyles.

For more information and/or any questions you may have, please call (540) 484-8569.

HPV Seminar

Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Christiansburg Recreation Center - 1600 North Franklin Street Christiansburg, VA, 24073

What is HPV? Who is affected? Why should I know about it? 

Come out and learn all about Human Papilloma Virus and how it is affecting society today.

Pre-Registration is required.  To register, please contact the Christiansburg Recreation Center Staff at (540) 382-2349.

We hope to see you there!

Grocery Store Tour: Cart Smarts

Thursday 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Bassett Food Lion - 5835 Virginia Ave, Bassett, VA 24055

Feeling lost or overwhelmed in the Supermarket? Do you have an interest in learning how to eat healthier? If you answered yes, please join Carilion Clinic's Dietician for a grocery store tour to become a health wise shopper.  Healthy eating starts with what you put in your grocery cart.

Pre-Registration is Required.  You may register by calling Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.

Participants must be 18 years or older.


YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Tuesday 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Jackson Park Library - 1101 Morningside Street, SE, Roanoke, VA 24013

Change is Hard - We can Help!

Lose weight, gain tools for healthy living and reduce your risk of type (2) Diabetes.
How We Can Help:

  • Lifestyle Coach; Provides small classroom instruction over twelve (12) months to provide education and support
  • Supportive Environment; Work with others to learn how to adopt healthy habits; and
  • Big Rewards, Small steps; Learn strategies for eating healthier and increasing physical activity.

This Program is ongoing for twelve (12) months and meets weekly for (16) weeks to start.  You MUST attend the first meeting to continue with the Program.  Registration is Required!  

For more information about this program and to Register, please contact: 

Stephanie Gillenwater
Chronic Disease Coordinator
YMCA of the Roanoke Valley
Phone: (540) 387-9622

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Centers for Disease Control Prevention led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is nationally supported by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.

Did you Know? 1 out of 3 U.S. Adults has Pre-Diabetes, only 10% know they have it! 

Afternoon Health Break

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

Health Education with prize wheel are offered in conjunction with Free Blood Pressure and Diabetes Risk Screenings.

For more information and/or any questions or concerns you may have, please contact Carilion Health Educator, Julie Blanchard at (540) 983-4072.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Points on Joints: Orthopaedic Care

Tuesday 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
401 E. Nelson St., Lexington, VA 24450

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. Carilion Clinic Orthopaedics is the most experienced team in our region, having performed more than 3,000 of these advanced procedures.

Child Health Education at Mill Mountain Zoo

Saturday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Mill Mountain Park

Please join us at Mill Mountain Zoo for an educational event to learn about the following Carilion Children's services and programs as well as an opportunity to meet Dr. Erica Reynolds, Dr. Jahanara Begum-Hasan and Dr. Joseph Tamez.

  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Allergy Clinic
  • Diabetes Management program
  • Camp Catch UR Breath
  • Camp Too Sweet

The Plate Method Class

Thursday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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

Wednesday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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

Wednesday 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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.


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