Community Health Education

Lunch and Learn: Treatment for Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremors

Tuesday 12:00 pm
Montano's Restaurant | 3733 Franklin Rd., Roanoke

If you have been diagnosed with a movement disorder, such as essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, or dystonia, join us to learn more about the latest treatment option, deep brain stimulation (DBS). DBS can help you regain greater control over your movements, increase your independence, and improve your overall quality of life.


Joseph Ferrara, M.D.

Gary R. Simonds, M.D.

Ann Sollinger, Ph.D.

Registration is required. Please call 800-422-8482 to register.

Women's Health University-"Mind Your Memory"

Thursday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Jefferson Center Fitzpatrick Hall | 541 Luck Ave.| Roanoke

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 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.

This event is full. Registration is now closed.

Our next scheduled Women's Health University event will be held Nov. 6, 2014. Registration for this upcoming event is now open.

Living With Narcolepsy

Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Carilion Clinic Sleep Center, 1030 S. Jefferson St., Suite G100, Roanoke, VA 24016

Carilion Clinic is now offering a support group opportunity to help people affected by Narcolepsy. We understand living with narcolepsy can make life difficult at times and that it can even cause feelings of isolation.

Join us, as Mark Patterson, M.D., Ph.D., shares his family experience with narcolepsy and leads an open discussion about dealing with this condition.

This meeting is open to patients, family members, friends, and anyone interested in learning more about narcolepsy and how to live with it. For more information, please call 540-985-8526.

For more information on narcolepsy, please visit the Narcolepsy Network.

Quick, Easy, and Healthy- Cooking on a Budget

Tuesday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
1030 S. Jefferson St., Suite G101, Roanoke, VA 24016

Want to learn how to cook healthy meals that won’t break your budget? Don’t have tons of time to spend in the kitchen? Struggling with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or weight? Or just want to learn some new recipes? This class is for you! Join us and learn basic cooking techniques with a live demonstration by a registered dietitian. Healthy recipe ideas and food samples will be provided.

Preventing Pre-Diabetes from Becoming Diabetes

Monday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Carilion Clinic Westlake | 35 Medical Court | Hardy, VA

This is a two-hour class for persons diagnosed with pre-diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome.

Class size is limited.  The class is free; please call Carilion Clinic to pre register at 800-422-8482.  

Gluten and Your Health

Tuesday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Trinity Ecumenical Church | 40 Lakemount Drive | Moneta, VA

Join Carilion Clinic for an informative discussion about gluten and your health.  Topics include:  dietary gluten, gluten free baking, and Celiac Disease.

The event is free and pre-registration is requested.  For additional information on this event or to register, call Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482.

Healthcare Discussions for Women

Thursday 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center | 2900 Lamb Circle | Christiansburg, VA

Staying healthy and stress free is tough to do for women in these hectic times.

To help you find the balance, Carilion Clinic health care professionals will host a free presentation/discussion for women.

The event is free. Registration is required by calling Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482.


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