Better Breathers Group

Thursday 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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.

Carry On, Warrior

Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Inn at Virginia Tech | 901 Prices Fork Rd. | Blacksburg, VA

A Women's brunch event featuring New York Times Best Selling author, Glennon Doyle Melton.  Join us for a brunch and program by Glennon Doyle Melton as she encourages us to step out from behind masks of perfection and start connecting with one another by showing our real, messy, beautiful selves.

For more information or to register, please call Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482.

Healthcare Discussions for Women - Caregiver Stress

Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center | 2900 Lamb Circle, entrance 10 | Christiansburg, VA

Caring for a loved one is a huge responsibility.  It can place significant pressure on a family member, leading to an increased risk for caregiver stress and other health problems. Join G.C. Duck, M.S.W. for an open discussion about ways to prevent and reduce caregiver stress.

Event is free; however, registration is required.  To register, contact Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482.

Health Discussions for Women - Women with Depression

Thursday 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center | 2900 Lamb Circle, entrance 7 | Christiansburg, VA

Untreated depression can lead to poor lifestyle choices and difficulty meeting everyday demands.  Depression can also lead to persistent physical symptoms that also have a negative impact on your personal health.  As part of our Healthcare Discussions for Women series, plan to join depression expert, Wanda Osburn, L.P.C., to discover resources that assist with diagnosis, treatment, and support.


This event is free; however, registration is required. To register, contact Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482.

Camp Treehouse West

Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
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

New River Valley Fall Symposium

Saturday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Radford University, College of Business and Economics, 701 Tyler Avenue, Second floor ballroom, Radford, VA 24142

This conference will focus on newer drugs and their proper use, detection and prevention of breast cancer, the relevance of hospice in end-of-life care, and strategies for various medical treatments.


  • Pre-registration is required by Friday, Oct. 10
  • Space is limited
  • Register by contacting Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482
  • Carilion providers: No fee 
  • Non-Carilion providers: $50 fee

For more information, view the conference brochure (.pdf).


1st Annual Student EKG Screening at Virginia Tech

Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Virginia Tech | McComas Hall | Blacksburg, VA

The Ryan Lopynski Big Heart Foundation is committed to the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest in young adults. The Foundation is dedicated to facilitating youth heart screenings and foster awareness to schools, athletes, coaches, families and members of the community. The goal of the Foundation is to save lives and empower others to support the cause.

To learn more about this event, visit



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