Support Groups

Narcolepsy Support Group

When 
Tuesday 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Sleep Center, 1030 S. Jefferson Street, Suite G100, Roanoke

Carilion Clinic offers a support group for patients and families affected by Narcolepsy. We understand living with narcolepsy can make life difficult at times and that it can even cause feelings of isolation.

Join our Sleep Lab and Sleep Clinic teams to discuss the effects of living with narcolepsy and how many deal with this condition. A question and answer session with the experts to follow. Additional information will be available, including handouts on how to enhance sleep, how to get involved with your care, as well as frequently asked questions.

For more information, please call the Narcolepsy Support Group Coordinator, Tina Clements, at 540-985-8526.

Camp Treehouse

When 
Saturday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Where 
CAMP ROANOKE | 6498 DRY HOLLOW ROAD, SALEM, VA 24153

Our day-camp experience, for children and teens ages 5 to 17 that have lost a loved one, provides a caring, safe environment where campers are free to explore their feelings and concerns. Campers learn that grief is not a process of forgetting, but remembering with less pain.

Camp Treehouse provides the opportunity for campers to meet others their age who know what it’s like to have experienced a death of someone they love. Campers will share memories, explore feelings, and remember loved ones through creative and recreational activities. Activities will include art, crafts, music, games, and outdoor activities. A continental breakfast and lunch is provided.

While not mandatory, parents or guardians are encouraged to attend. Adults will participate in group sessions designed to better understand a child’s grieving process and how they can best support their child’s needs. Grief counselors and volunteers are specially trained to assist those who have lost a loved one. Many have experienced similar losses in their own lives.

Camp Treehouse is a free service of Carilion Clinic Hospice. Priority is given to first-time campers. Photographs will be taken throughout the day (there are opt-out options at time of registration).

Space is limited! Register by Sept. 18 by calling 540-563-5316, ext. 3014.

Better Breathers Group

When 
Thursday 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where 
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center | 2900 Lamb Circle | Entrance 7 | Montgomery Room | Christiansburg, VA

Carilion Clinic’s Better Breathers Club offers education and skills to help manage chronic lung diseases. This support group provides opportunities to improve function and quality of life while connecting with others who are familiar with those challenges. Family members and friends are welcome to attend.   For additional information contact Carilion at 800-422-8482. Call to pre-register for this free support group.

Reel Recovery: Fly-Fishing Retreat for Men with Cancer

When 
Monday 4:00 pm to Wednesday 2:00 pm
Where 
Graves Mountain Lodge & Rose River Farm | Syria, VA

Reel Recovery is a national non-profit organization that conducts fly-fishing retreats for men recovering from cancer. Our mission is to help men in the recovery process by sharing with them the healing powers of the sport of fly-fishing, while providing a safe, supportive environment to explore their personal experiences with cancer, with others who share their stories. Retreats are offered at no cost to the participants and are led by professional facilitators and expert fly-fishing instructors. Reel Recovery provides all meals, lodging and fly-fishing equipment, and no previous fishing experience is required. 

A maximum of 14 men are invited to participate.

For more information, contact Reel Recovery at: info@reelrecovery.org or call 800-699-4490.

A.W.A.K.E.- Alert, Well, and Keep Energetic

When 
Thursday 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
Where 
1030 Jefferson St., Suite G-100, Roanoke, VA 24016

A support and educational group for sleep apnea patients. Bring your PAP unit and have it checked! Meetings feature special topics, guest speakers, literature, problem solving, and sharing of personal experiences. Meetings are open to patients, family members, friends, health care providers, and anyone interested in learning more about sleep apnea and associated issues.

The following services will be available from 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.:

  • Patient weigh-in (voluntarily)
  • Blood pressure check

Further information or to RSVP, call 540-985-8526 or email awakefeelinggood@gmail.com.

Camp Treehouse East

When 
Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where 
Camp Hopetree Retreat and Conference Center, Blue Ridge, VA

Camp Treehouse East is a day camping experience for families with children ages 5-17 who have lost a loved one. The camp provides a caring, safe environment where children are free to explore their feelings and concerns.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend. Adult campers will also participate in group sessions designed to better understand a child’s grieving process and how they can best support their child’s needs.

Camp Treehouse is an opportunity for kids to meet others their own age who know what it’s like to lose a loved one. Campers will share memories and participate in many activities such as arts, crafts, music, games, and outdoor activities. No charge for attendance.

For more information, please call 800-422-8482.

CarilionClinic.org/Hospice

Camp Treehouse West

When 
Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where 
Blue Ridge Christian Camp, McCoy, VA

Camp Treehouse West is a day-camping experience for children and teens ages 6-17 who have lost a loved one. The camp provides a caring, safe environment where campers are free to explore their feelings and concerns. Parents are encouraged to attend, too.

Camp Treehouse West is an opportunity for campers to meet others their own age who know what it’s like to lose a loved one. Campers will share memories and participate in many activities, such as arts, crafts, music, games, and team-building programs. No charge for attendance.

To register or for more information, please call:
Carilion Clinic Hospice New River Valley
540-633-9370 or 800-834-9281

Registration Deadline: Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Better Breathers Club

When 
Thursday 3:00 pm
Where 
3 Riverside Circle | Roanoke, Va | Conference room 2A

The Better Breathers Club is affiliated with The American Lung Association and it's purpose is to provide education and support to people with chronic lung diseases.  We arrange speakers or provide presentations with topics specific to chronic lung disease.  The first part of the meeting is dedicated to education and the remainder is discussion and socializing. Call 800-422-8482 to register

Look Good Feel Better

When 
Monday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where 
Please call for location information.

A Roanoke Valley support group for cancer patients. Facilitated by Pat Bruce.

Please call the American Cancer Society for location information and to register for the sessions: 540-774-2716 or 800-393-0857

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