Community Event

"The Power of Prevention" Women's Mini - Retreat

Saturday 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Vinton War Memorial l 814 E. Washington Ave, Vinton, VA 24179

Women's Mini - Retreat

This Women's Mini - Retreat will feature various Speakers who will provide information and discuss the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, stress and much more! Speakers will include:

  • Kate Jones, R.D., C.D.E.
  • Angie Anderson, Yoga/Meditation
  • Dr. Molly Rutherford, M.D.
  • Glenn P. Kent, PhD.

Dress code is casual and comfortable.  Cost: $20 (Payable by cash and/or check at the door - Breakfast and Light snacks will be included)

Registration is required.  To register and/or for more information, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll Free at (800) 422-8482.

** Power of Prevention Event Schedule **

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM:  Registration/Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM:  Welcome and First Presentation: "Committing to Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes" - Kate Jones, R.D., C.D.E.

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM:  * BREAK *

9:40 AM - 10:15 AM:  "Finding the Quiet in Your Day" - Angie Anderson, Yoga/Meditation

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM: "Heart Disease Prevention: You Have the Power" - Molly Rutherford, M.D.

11:15 AM - 11:25 AM:  * BREAK (with light refreshments) *

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM:  "Strategies for Slowing the Aging Process" - Glenn Kent, PhD.

Power of Prevention - Event Schedule

Body Basics

Monday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
The Essig Recreation Center l 295 Technology Dr, Rocky Mt, VA 24151
Body Basics is a beginner level strengthening training session for adults.  An exercise class for individuals new to exercise who need guidance or who have a health related physical limitation to work around. These strength training classes involves standing and sitting exercises. We use hand weights and participants can stand and/or sit to perform theses exercises.
Weights are provided. 
For more information, please contact the Franklin County Parks and Recreation Center at (540) 483-9293 and/or at
*** NO class on May 30th or July 4th. ***

PATH Community Day

Saturday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
2500 Salem Turnpike, Roanoke, VA

Join us for PATH Community Day for a free event for the family! There will be healthy snacks, games, prizes, a bike rodeo, walk-a-thon by Fleet Feet, skyline and disc golf, inflatables, and try-it tennis!

*Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. On-site permission will be required for children wishing to climb the inflatable rock wall, use the bounce house, or the inflatable obstacle course.

When Hearing Aids Aren't Enough

Thursday 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm
Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences l 2331 Franklin Road, SW, Roanoke, VA 24014

Still having trouble hearing even with hearing aids?

Come join us with Dr. Wayne K. Robbins, D.O. and learn how sound reaches the brain, the causes and types of hearing loss and different treatment options.  Learn about implants that could help boost your hearing.  Also discover if BAHA or Cochlear implants might be a solution to help you.

Photo of Wayne K. Robbins, D.O.

Registration is required.  Please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482 to register.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Life-Guard 35th Anniversary Expo at the Airport

Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Roanoke - Blacksburg Regional Airport l 1635 Aviation Drive, Roanoke VA 24012 (follow signs to Event site)

Join us for the following free family fun, rain or shine:
·         Aircraft and ambulance tours
·         Virtual reality experience
·         Children’s activities
·         Medical emergency simulation (1 p.m.)
·         Enter for a chance for a helicopter flight during the event
·         Souvenirs for purchase, including a new P. Buckley Moss print
·         Variety of food vendors

Child's Safety Day

Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Carilion Clinic Giles Community Hospital - 159 Hartley Way, Pearisburg, VA 24134

For Children, Tweens and Teens:

Come and join us for a variety of safety activities for children of all ages.  Festival activities include:

  • Free Car Seat Checks
  • Fire Safety
  • Home Safety
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Teen Driving Tips
  • Helmet fitting and raffle
  • Door prizes and giveaways

Registration is not required.  For more information and/or any questions you may have, please feel free to contact Shenika Dillard, RN and Carilion Clinic Community Health Educator at (540) 731-2027.

Kids Fishing Day

Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Narrow State Park - Route 61 Park Drive, Narrows, VA 24124

"Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" at the Narrows Kids Fishing Day, sponsored by the Town of Narrows, Carilion Clinic Giles Community Hospital, Giles County Sheriff's Department and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Kids from ages 3 to 15 can experience a fun day of fishing in Wolf Creek.  Fishing for younger children will begin at 9:00 AM and all participants can begin fishing at 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM - Registration begins at 8:00 AM.   Please supply your own fishing equipment and bait-- there will be a limited number of "loaner" fishing poles available.  DGIF will be stocking the creek with fish for this event.

The first 350 children will receive free T-shirts (courtesy of James Hardie Building Products), goody bags and will also be entered to win one of a wide assortment of prizes. 
An official check-in station will be on-site and trophies will be awarded in a variety of categories and age groups.  There will be other activities throughout the event --  bounce houses, casting contests, arts and crafts, face painting, magician, etc.  
Food concessions will be available for purchase to support the local Fire Department.

Sleep Coach Approach for Better Health

Wednesday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Raleigh Court Health & Rehabilitation Center l 1527 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

Raleigh Court Health and Rehab presents:

Sleep Coach, Barbara Hutchinson, Psy.D. - Train for Better Health through Better Sleep.

Chronic poor sleep can leave you feeling run down, depressed, exhausted and frustrated.  Sleep coaching provides individualized support with easy to use techniques to promote relaxation and healthy sleep.  Come and learn tips to turn off your thoughts at bedtime, reduce your pain and stress, and help you get a good night's sleep.

Sleep coaching is available for adults and children.

To register, please contact (540) 597-1911.  Limited seating available.

Sleep Coach Approach for Better Health


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