Community Health Education

Quit Smoking Today

Where 
Jackson Park Library - Large Conference Room

Successful quitters have tried to quit an average of seven times! If you’d like to quit within the coming year, consider attending this informative program. Understand the stages of readiness, the addiction process, and what to expect ahead of time to help you succeed when quitting.

Event is free. Registration is required, please call 800-422-8482.

For more information or to schedule a similar program, please contact Health Educator Edie Naughton, R.N., at 540-266-6564.

Quit Smoking Today

When 
Monday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where 
Jackson Park Library - Large Conference Room

Successful quitters have tried to quit an average of seven times! If you’d like to quit within the coming year, consider attending this informative program. Understand the stages of readiness, the addiction process, and what to expect ahead of time to help you succeed when quitting.

Event is free. Registration is required, please call 800-422-8482.

For more information or to schedule a similar program, please contact Health Educator Edie Naughton, R.N., at 540-266-6564.

 

Ebola — Facts and Fallacy

When 
Tuesday 2:00 pm
Where 
Whitman Theater at Virginia Western Community College

Thomas Kerkering, M.D., an infectious disease specialist at Carilion Clinic and Molly O'Dell, M.D., director of the Virginia Department of Health's New River District will be speaking at a seminar at Whitman Theater at Virginia Western Community College.

They will be discussing how Ebola can be transmitted, public prevention strategies, screening procedures at airports, and treatment options.

Other officials will be participating from the health department, Virginia Western, local EMS units and the Near Southwest Preparedness Council.

Healthcare Discussions for Women - Caregiver Stress

When 
Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where 
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

When 
Thursday 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where 
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.

Rx Take Back Day

When 
Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where 
Multiple Locations listed

Got Drugs?

Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal. No appointment is necessary - the public is welcome. Simply bring your medications to this event where they can be safely collected and destroyed by local law enforcement and DEA agents.

90 percent of teens get perscription drugs from the home medicine cabinet and friends. Participating in this drug take-back event instead of leaving medications unsecured in your home or flushing them down the toilet will help prevent drug abuse and protect your valley's waterways.
 

Convenient parking lot locations in:
Roanoke - Target at Valley View
Botetourt County - Daleville Kroger
Salem - Super Shoes on Main Street
Vinton - Hardy Road Kroger
Roanoke County - Tanglewood Mall Kroger, Bonsack Kroger on Route 460 East , Kroger on Brambleton Avenue at Colonial Avenue & the Hershberger Road Fire and Rescue Station #1
You can also visit www.dea.gov for additional drug disposal sites in your area.

Sponsored by:
Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition
Western Virginia Water Authority
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Prevention Council of Roanoke County
Botetourt County Sheriff’s Department
Roanoke Police Department
Roanoke County Sheriff’s Department
Roanoke County Police Department
Salem Police Department
Vinton Police Department
Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine
U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Virginia

Mind Your Memory- Free Event About Memory Loss

When 
Tuesday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Where 
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24014

The human brain is responsible for your every thought, emotion, and behavior, including your memory. As we age, a decline in memory is normal but we can make simple lifestyle changes to not only improve memory but also keep it sharp longer. Join us to learn more about memory-loss diseases, healthy aging, and what you can do to help put your mind at ease.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Class Series

When 
Monday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where 
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.

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