Community Event

Life-Guard Rotor Run 5K Race

When 
Saturday 8:00 am
Where 
River's Edge Sports Complex | Wiley Drive

Come run your "tail rotor" off with us! Join us for the third annual Carilion Clinic Life-Guard Rotor Run 5K race! Proceeds support a Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS) scholarship benefiting students pursuing a Flight Medicine career.

The route starts on Wiley Drive, follows the Roanoke River along the scenic Roanoke Valley Greenway and finishes at the River’s Edge Sports Complex. Medals will be awarded to top placements per age group. Participants are also permitted to bring their dogs with them for the race!

For more information and to register, visit RotorRun.org.

Advance Directives/Living Wills 101

When 
Monday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where 
College Lutheran Church - 210 S. College Ave., Salem, VA 24153
  • Why do I need a Living Will / Advance Medical Directive?
  • Why is it important to have one in place now?
  • How do I help my family and medical team understand my wishes for end-of-life care?

Join Mark G. Swope, Ph.D., director of Medical Ethics, at this event, hosted by Salem Area Ecumenical Ministries, to find out the answer to these questions and more! 

There is no cost to participate and light refreshments will be provided.

Register by clicking here or call Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.

 Handicap accessible.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Heart Health Day

When 
Friday 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Where 
Giles Wellness Center | 140 Clendennin Rd. | Narrows, VA

Join Carilion Clinic and the Giles Wellness Center as we celebrate Heart Health month.  This eventy raises awareness about the dangers of heart disease and the steps you can take to reduce your risks.  Community members are encouraged to participate as we promote awareness of the risks of heart disease.

Activities include:

  • Cholesterol screening and education* (Registration is required by calling Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482).
  • Blood pressure screening and hypertension education
  • Smoking cessation education.
  • Stroke awareness information.
  • Exercise and fitness tips.
  • Stress reduction information.
  • Heart healthy food snacks.
  • Diabetes education.
Register by clicking here or call Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.

 

For more information about this event, please contact Stephanie Spencer at 540-922-4294.
*$15 charge for Cholesterol Screening

Identifying and Preventing Runners' Injuries

When 
Wednesday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Where 
2331 Franklin Road, Roanoke 24016 Conference Room 5

If you’re training for the Blue Ridge Marathon or preparing for your first 5k, join us to discuss injury identification, treatment and prevention of further injury so you can train successfully. Dr Kasmer’s participation in marathons and ultramarathons provides a unique perspective for helping you achieve and remain in optimal condition.

This free talk is open to the public.

Register by clicking here or call Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.

 

Heart Health Day event

When 
Thursday 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Where 
Four Seasons YMCA | 106 Gratton Rd. | Tazewell, VA

Join Carilion Clinic and the Four Seasons YMCA as we celebrate Heart Health month.  This eventy raises awareness about the dangers of heart disease and the steps you can take to reduce your risks.  Community members are encouraged to participate as we promote awareness of the risks of heart disease.

Activities include:

  • Cholesterol screening and education* (Registration is required by calling Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482).
  • Blood pressure screening and hypertension education
  • Smoking cessation education.
  • Stroke awareness information.
  • Exercise and fitness tips.
  • Stress reduction information.
  • Heart healthy food snacks.
  • Diabetes education.

Register by clicking here or call Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482

For more information about this event, please contact Stephanie Spencer at 540-922-4294.
*$15 charge for Cholesterol Screening

2017 Carilion Clinic Hospice Franklin Card Party

When 
Wednesday 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Where 
The Water's Edge Country Club | 1825 Water's Edge Dr. | Pehhook, VA

Carilion Clinic Hospice and The Volunteer Council of Franklin County present the Smooth Sailing 19th Annual Card Party & Luncheon.

Includes luncheon and door prizes.  50/50 drawing and silent auction available for those wishing to participate. For ticket information, call 540-489-6503.

Proceeds directly benefit terminally ill patients being treated by Carilion Clinic Hospice in Franklin County through the Patient Care Fund, which provides medication, oxygen, food, medical supplies, phone services and clothing.
 

Carilion Clinic Health Walk and Talk

When 
Saturday 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Where 
Booker T. Washington National Monumnet - 12130 Booker T Washington Hwy, Hardy, VA 24101

Come and join us each month for Carilion Clinic's guided Health Walk and Talk along the 1 ½ mile Jack-O-Lantern Branch Trail at Booker T. Washington National Monument.    

Each walk will include an optional nature challenge hunt.  Walkers will be given the name and description of a natural element along the trail and challenged to find it! Door prize drawing every walk for a collapsible water bottle.      

It's recommended walkers bring bottled water and dress appropriate for the weather and trail conditions.  

The Trail is not handicap accessible or accessible to strollers.  This event is Free.

For more information and/or any questions you may have, please contact Carilion Community Health Educator, Gail Nordhaus at 540-484-8569.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Carilion Health Walk and Talk Flyer

 

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls

When 
Wednesday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where 
Jackson Park Library - 1101 Morningside Street, SE, Roanoke, VA 24013

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, please click here and/or contact Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

** 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.
 
We look forward to seeing you there!

Carilion Children's Day at Elmwood on Ice

When 
Sunday 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where 
706 S. Jefferson St. Downtown Roanoke

Bundle up and join us for some winter fun at Roanoke’s only outdoor ice skating rink!

Ice skating admission- $6
Skate rentals- $2
Ice Slide- $3
Or purchase all three for $10

$2 from every skate rental will benefit Carilion Children’s!

Every donation to the hospital directly impacts the life of a child and their family. Visit ElmwoodOnIce.com for more information!

Open House: R.N. Opportunities at Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital (CFMH)

When 
Monday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where 
2360 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, 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.
 
Opportunities at CFMH:
*R.N. positions available on medical/surgical, OR, home health and hospice.
*Based in Rocky Mount, Va., CFMH is a community-focused hospital known for its family friendly, team-oriented environment.
 

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