Franklin

Stroke Screening

When 
Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where 
390 S. Main Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Learn More About Stroke

FREE SCREENING EVENT

You could be at risk for stroke if you are 50 or older and have one or more of the following risk factors: high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, a family history of any of these factors, or you are a smoker. Call for a complete list of risk factors. Light refreshments provided.

Screenings include: • Lipid 2 cholesterol* • Carotid ultrasound • Blood pressure • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) *

A 12-hour fast is required.

Continue to take medications as directed and drink water as desired 

Saturday, April 11

8 a.m. - noon

Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, Medical Office Building entrance, 390 S. Main St., Rocky Mount Cost: Free / registration is required / no walk-ins. Certain criteria must be met to participate. Call 800-422-8482.

Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease

When 
Thursday 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where 
15353 Moneta Road, Moneta, VA

More than 1 million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease and 2.5 million worldwide are dealing with degrees of multiple sclerosis. Both diseases affect how the nervous system communicates with the brain and muscles, but the symptoms differ.

Join us for a presentation on symptoms, risks, and treatment of these degenerative, neurological conditions.

Sleep Coach: Train for Better Health through Better Sleep

When 
Tuesday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where 
40 Lakemount Drive, Moneta

Chronic poor sleep can leave you feeling run down, depressed, exhausted, and hopeless. Individualized coaching can guide you through steps of relaxation to improve the duration and quality of your sleep. Learn practical techniques, for adults and adolescents, to help reduce pain and stress; and improve your mood and physical health.

To register, call Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Franklin Area Health and Insurance Needs Fair

When 
Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where 
355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA

Looking for help to navigate the health insurance marketplace? 
Do you need direction on how to apply for coverage? Worried about your health? 

Let us help you. Resources from around our area will be on hand at this event to assist you.   And here’s a checklist for the information you will need for applying in HealthCare.gov.

All questions are welcome. We will help you find the answers.

Before you apply, be sure to gather all of the following information:

  • Home or mailing addresses for everyone applying for coverage.
  • Social Security Numbers or document numbers for legal immigrants.
  • Employer and income information for every member of your household (for example, from pay stubs or W-2 forms—Wage and Tax Statements).
  • Your best estimate of what your household income will be in 2015.
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans for anyone in your household.
  • A completed “Employer Coverage Tool*” for every job-based plan you or someone in your household is eligible for. (You’ll need to fill out this form even for coverage you’re eligible for but don’t enroll in.)
  • Notices from your current insurance plan that include your plan ID, if you have or had health coverage in 2014.

 

How To Prevent Knee Injuries for Female Athletes

When 
Saturday 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Where 
Essig Recreation Center | 295 Technology Drive | Rocky Mount

Each year, roughly 10 million women see their doctors for knee pain, often caused by activities that are not related to sports.  Please join Gail Nordhaus, Carilion Clinic RN and AMS Certified Instructor, for a presentation to learn how to prevent knee injuries; as well as, learn some exercises to promote the best knee health.

To register for this free event, go to www.franklincountyva.gov/parks.

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