Support Groups

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Support Group

When 
Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where 
Roanoke Public Library | 706 S Jefferson Street | Main Library Auditorium

If you have Crohn's or colitis, you are not alone. This support group is open to anyone suffering from Crohn's disease or Colitis. You do not have to be a patient of Carilion Clinic and loved ones are encouraged to join as well.

Join us at the Roanoke Public Library on the third Tuesday of every month.

Better Breathers Club - Support Group

When 
Wednesday 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Giles Community Hospital - Cascades Conference Room l 159 Hartley Way, Pearisburg, VA 24134

A Support Group for Chronic Lung Disease Patients and their Families!

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.  The Better Breathers Club features educational presentations on a wide range of relevant topics, including:

  • Airway clearance                                         
  • Exercise
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Breathing retraining
  • Living with Chronic lung disease
  • Preventing infections
  • Emotional and Social well-being
  • Medications
  • Sleep disorders
  • Energy conservation
  • Nutrition
  • Travel

Carilion Clinic offers regular support group meetings:
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  • Second (2nd) Wednesday of each month beginning March 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm.
  • Carilion Giles Community Hospital   l   159 Hartley Way, Pearisburg, VA (Cascades Conference Room)

New members will need to Pre-register.  This ensures they receive
member educational materials at their first (1st) meeting.

For more information and for registration, please contact (540) 922-4100.

"Surviving Winter": For Better Breather's Support Group

When 
Thursday 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Riverside 3 - 2nd Floor Conference Room 2A - 3 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Surviving Winter: Pick up tips to get you through this winter.

Includes discussion(s) about:

  • Preventing communicable disease

  • Safety/weather related falls

  • Hypothermia

  • Fire hazards

  • SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

  • Winter driving tips

  • Our immune system and what happens as we age

  • Micronutrient malnutrition

  • Antibiotic resistance

For more information, please feel free to contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482 and/or Carilion Clinic Health Educator, Edythe Naughton, RN at (540) 981-8077.

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.

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

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