Healthy Walk and Talk

Saturday 10:00 am
Directions to Booker T. Washington National Park

Laugh coach Susan Cranson will lead a fun-filled walk on the Jack-O-Lantern Trail.  This is no joke... she's a laugh coach with great ideas for keeping us happy and healthy. You might just feel like skipping on this walk!


Bring your friends and join us on the second Saturday of each month to enjoy a healthy walk and a beautiful morning!



Carilion Clinic Community Herb and Vegetable Garden Planting

Saturday 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Carilion Clinic Westlake

Come and join us for a hands-on and get dirty planting on May 16th, supported with on going management, harvesting, and cooking of the herbs and vegetables as they're ready.  We will be providing a short presentation on the garden plans and health benefits of the vegetation we will be working with.  Then we'll play in the dirt.

We are located at the Carilion Clinic Westlake Clinic, 35 Medical Court, Hardy, Va located behind  Kroger. This event is free.  Children and adults of all ages are invited. Rain Date is: Sunday May 17th. Call Carilion Clinic to pre-register at 540-265-6000.

Aspects of a Healthy Heart

Thursday 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Trinity Ecumenical Church

Cancer, heart disease, lung disease and diabetes are the four most common types of diseases that result from lifestyle-related (or non-communicable) behaviors.  These are the most common conditions that we suffer from due to unhealthy living. In other words by living unhealthy lifestyles, we can actually damage an otherwise healthy immune system which in turn may potentially cause more harm than good!  You may be thinking that lifestyle-related diseases are not likely to affect you, and hopefully you are right.


The good news is that the above lifestyle-related diseases can almost always be avoided by simply eating a nutritious diet, getting regular exercise, not smoking and drinking in moderation. Well this is true most of the time; however, our health can also be damaged by living in unhealthy or polluted environments.



Learn more about the aspects of a healthy heart with Carilion Clinic.

Stroke Screening

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

Learn More About Stroke


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.


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