Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For Jan. 14-19

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for January 14-19 includes Boot Camp for Dads and diabetes education.  Registration is required.  For more information on our classes and events, call Erlanger HealthLink at  778-LINK (5465), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until midnight  HealthLink Plus is a free membership program open to adults 18 and older. 

 

Monday, January 14

Bariatric Support Group

5:30 – 6:30 p.

m.

Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center

Bariatric Support Group meetings are for individuals scheduled to have Bariatric surgery or who have already had weight loss surgery.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at  778-LINK (5465) for more information.

 

Thursday, January 17

Diabetes Education Class

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center

This class will explore ways to manage diabetes.  Call 778-9400 for more information on physician referral and insurance reimbursement. 

 

Saturday, January 19

Boot Camp for Dads

9-11:30 a.m.

Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)

This session is for first time dads who want to learn more about the upcoming new addition in their family.  Topics include diapering, feeding, why babies cry and how to handle it, how you can help the new mom, learn about postpartum depression and general hands-on infant care.  A new “veteran” dad is invited (along with his new baby) to the class for question and answer time.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register.

 


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