Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease

Thursday 9:00 am to 10:00 am
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

Tuesday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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

Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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

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

Saturday 10:00 am to 11:30 am
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

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Class Series

Monday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital | 390 S. Main St. | Rocky Mount, VA

Join Carilion Clinic for a class series on Type 2 Diabetes Prevention.  Free classes will be held every Monday at 10 a.m., beginning Sept. 15 through Oct. 27, 2014.  Orientation class will be held on Aug. 15.  Registration is required by contacting Gail Nordhaus at 540-484-8569.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Class Series

Friday 10:30 am to 11:00 am
Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital | 290 S. Main St. | Rocky Mount, VA

This is the orientation class for a series of classes on Type 2 Diabetes Prevention.  Classes begin September 15 and run every Monday at 10 a.m. through October 27, 2014.  To register contact Gail Nordhaus at 540-484-8569.  The classes are free, registration is required. 


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