Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops 2018-01-29T12:10:35+00:00

Healthy Hearts Workshop

Do you have questions about the new blood pressure guidelines and if you are at risk? Did your New Year’s resolution include getting back to healthy eating and getting more exercise? Do you long for a supportive and fun learning environment with opportunities to receive gift cards and other FREE prizes?

Then the Healthy Hearts Workshop is for YOU!

New Horizons Healthcare’s Healthy Hearts Workshop  will provide information on blood pressure monitoring, healthy eating, and ways to combat diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity.

The free workshop takes place on February 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th from 11:00am-12:00pm at New Horizons Healthcare’s Main Clinic at 3716 Melrose Ave NW in Roanoke.

To register, contact Donna Whitehead at 540-362-0360 ext. 218 or Nicole Jones 540-362- 0360 ext. 217


Our health educator, Donna Whitehead, offers many classes and one-on-one educational opportunities. Many of her offerings are open to family members, patients and other community members.  Her most commonly offered class focuses on diabetes education and management. However, she also offers instruction related to general nutrition and weight loss, hypertension and COPD, among others. Donna works hard to tailor teaching sessions to meet individual needs.

Please reach out to Donna if you have an interest in these programs by calling her at (540) 362-0360 Ext. 218 or at She is also available to offer programs to civic groups, churches or other gatherings on topics such as Alzheimers, diabetes management, and heart health.


Margarita Cubas is a Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Nutrition Program Assistant serving the Roanoke Valley, and her office is housed at New Horizons Healthcare. Margarita works with limited income adults and families in the community, delivering nutrition education at various sites throughout the year. Her primary focus is the Eat Smart, Move More program detailed below.


Eat Smart, Move More is a 6-week series for folks with, or eligible for, SNAP benefits. It is also available as a program for kids/families with weight problems. Contact Margarita at 362-0360 Ext. 219 or for class schedules and registration. All of her classes are offered at no charge.


You Can! Live Well, Virginia! is a free self-management program for older adults with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and others. It is an evidence-based concept developed by Stanford University and has been implemented successfully in many areas of the US as well as internationally.

Family members and/or caregivers are also encouraged to attend. The goal is to empower people to take charge of their lives by better managing their chronic health issues. Participants also benefit by meeting other people with ongoing health challenges, learning from each other, how to cope and finding that they are not alone in how they are feeling. Research has shown that those who complete a six week workshop series, report increased energy, reduced stress, more self-confidence, and fewer doctor’s visits.

This program is sponsored by LOA, and is scheduled at various times throughout the year. To register or for more information about the upcoming, You Can! Live Well, Virginia! Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop, contact the LOA office at 540-345-0451, ext. 4012, email the office at, or visit the LOA website at

Fresh Foods RX

This innovative program is a partnership between New Horizons, Carilion and LEAP for Local Food to help provide area residents that have certain health conditions with access to healthy food. During the summer, each week we have different educators talk to our participants about a different part of healthy living. Then each participant gets a significant amount of credit to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from the LEAP Mobile Market. For more information, please contact Nicole Jones at 540-362-0360, Ext. 215 or