Community Event

Mind Your Memory with Dr. Brian K. Unwin, M.D.

Wednesday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Salem Health and Rehabilitation Center - 1945 Roanoke Blvd, Salem, VA 24153

As we age a decline in our memory is normal, but there are many things you can do to help.  

At this Free Event, Dr. Brian K. Unwin, M.D., Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Carilion Clinic Center for Healthy Aging, will address tips on what you can do to keep your brain sharp, improve your memory as you age and what you can do to help put your mind at ease.

Registration is required and Dinner included.  To Register please call (540) 345-3894 and/or via email at


Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas

Friday 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Downtown Rocky Mount, VA

The evening starts with the "Biggest Little Christmas Parade", as streets are closed for the much-anticipated festival.  

Carilion Clinic will be at "The North Pole" at the Rocky Mount Train Depot where fun children's activities can be experienced! Franklin Street will be filled from the Train Depot to Bootleggers Cafe with live music, dance performances, various demonstrations, free horse and buggy rides, local artisans, food & craft vendors and much, much more!

We hope to see you there!


"Surviving Winter" Presentation

Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Bethany Christian Church - 3115 Fleming Ave, NW, Roanoke, VA 24012

Come and learn how-to pick up tips to get you through this Winter season.  Topics to-be discussed will include:

  • Safety on ladders
  • Winter concerns
  • Your immune system and protection
  • Folks 65 years and older
  • Other offenders of Cold and Flu season
  • The myth of the "Stomach Flu"; and more!

For more information and/or questions, please contact: Edie Naughton at (540) 981-8077.


Rx Drug Take Back Saturday

Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
CVS Pharmacy Store Parking lot at Towers Shopping Center - 2001 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, VA 24015


Turn in your unused and/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 prescription 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.

Visit the RAYSAC (Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition) website for other locations.

Aging Isn't for Sissies

Tuesday 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Resurrection Catholic Church l 15353 Moneta Rd, Moneta, VA 24121

Join Dr. Brian Unwin, Carilion Clinic geriatrics, presentation on things that contribute to older adult "sissie-ness" (or frailty).

Dr. Unwin will discuss the following:

  • Ways of "pushing back" to prevent and/or limit frailty.
  • The meaning of "Elderhood"; 
  • and making a plan for the future.

Pre-Registration is required.  Please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.
Complimentary refreshments will be provided.  Parking is on-site and free.

Site contact: Tami Akin, Parrish Nurse

Open House: Clinical Opportunities in the Outpatient Setting

Wednesday 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
2331 Franklin Road S.W., Roanoke, Va.

Join us for this event where you can meet with hiring managers for multiple outpatient settings and learn more about opportunities at Carilion
We would love to meet with C.M.A.s, R.N.s and L.P.N.s. Opportunities are available in primary care offices, specialty clinics and urgent care in Roanoke and surrounding areas.

These type of positions offer:

  • Supportive leadership, interprofessional  teams and an innovative learning environment
  • College tuition, higher wages, varied career paths to pursue

  Contact us at 800-599-2537 or email for more information. Come grow with us.

How to Stop Smoking!

Monday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Carilion Clinic Medical Office Building, Hospital Annex, 3rd Floor Conference Room - 390 S. Main Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the length and quality of his or her life.  

Please join Donna Bond, Carilion Clinic certified smoking cessation instructor, to learn how you can stop smoking.  

Pre-registration is required.  To register please call Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.

Open House: R.N. Opportunities

Thursday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
301 Reserve Ave., Roanoke, Va

Are you looking to grow your nursing career? Join us.

Same day interviews and offers

Nursing leaders ready to talk

Incentives for select units
Our nurses enjoy:
*Supportive leadership, interprofessional teams and an innovative learning environment.
*College tuition, relocation benefits and higher wages
We have many opportunities available, including:
*Small and large award-winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, and Level 3 NICU
*Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute and Jefferson College of Health Sciences
*Comprehensive patient care services, such as inpatient, procedural, home health, hospice and outpatient

Participate in the 2016 Patient Art Show!

Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Register online at: or call 540-521-3355

Our first patient art show will be held November 4 - December 15, 2016 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  This show is an initiative of the Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program, conducted in partnership with the National Arts Program®.

Registration through The National Arts Program® is now open through October 7th (deadline has been extended).  Register online and find out more at: or call 540-521-3355.

The following types of art will be accepted:

  • Painting (oil, acrylics)
  • Photography (black and white, color)
  • Sculpture
  • Craft (ceramic, glassworks, jewelry, woodcarving, fiber)
  • Works on paper (watercolor, pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, marker, crayon, digital)

This show includes artwork from all ages and abilities with classifications of Youth, Teen, Adult Amateur, Adult Intermediate and Adult Professional.

This is a juried show and three (3) art professionals will determine the winners of (19) cash prizes totaling $3,100.  A reception to announce winners will be held on Tuesday, November 29th at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  Thank you to First Citizens Bank for their contributing sponsorship.

Any patient* who received care from a Carilion provider at any Carilion location during 2015 or 2016 is eligible to participate.

*Excludes employees.  This art show is reserved for non-employee patients only.  
Employees are encouraged to participate in the annual spring Employee Art Show.

Please remember to register by Friday, October 7, 2016!

Understanding and Supporting Children, Teens, Young Adults and Families after a Death

Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
The Jefferson Center, Fitzpatrick Hall (free parking across the street)

If you'd like to know more about how to understand and support families after a death, come hear from Donna Schuurman, who has worked with bereaved families for over 25 years through the first peer-support grief program in the country, The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families in Portland, Oregon. She will share what she's learned from the participants over these decades, integrated with research on what helps, and what hinders as youth and adults cope with the death of a family member. This is also open to and appropriate for anyone who is grieving a death in their family. No need to register ------- just show up! 


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