Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For Dec. 2-14

Monday, November 25, 2013
The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for December 2-14 includes family planning classes, men’s health seminar and weight management information.  Registration is required.  For more information on our classes and events, call Erlanger HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465), seven days a week from 8 a.m. until midnight  HealthLink Plus is a free membership program open to adults 18 and older.  

Monday, December 2

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. 

Childbirth Education
5:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)
This childbirth education class/series is designed for expectant parents and taught by experienced OB nurses.  These classes include stages of labor, relaxation and labor support techniques, hospital procedures, pain management options, after birth and home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns.  There will also be time for questions and answers.  Registration fee is $75.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register.  

Tuesday, December 3

Breastfeeding
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)
This class is designed to help participants make an informed choice about breastfeeding.  Learn breastfeeding basics, what to expect the first few weeks and special tips for success.  Concerns about returning to work/school will also be discussed.  This course is coordinated by a board-certified lactation consultant.  Registration fee is $30.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register. 

Straight Talk about Men’s Health
Registration 6 p.m. 
Presentation 6:30 p.m.
Erlanger at Volkswagen Drive Wellness Center (Conference Room)
As many as 30 million men in the U.S. experience incontinence and/or erectile dysfunction. Attend this free seminar and meet the newest member of Erlanger’s Academic Urologist practice, Dr. Anand Shridharani, and learn about advancements in the treatment of these conditions—including minimally-invasive solutions—to regain intimacy and restore control.  The seminar is free and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To reserve a seat, please call 778-LINK (5464), seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to midnight. 

Wednesday, December 4

Moments to Share (Grief) Support Group
Never Forgotten Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony
7:00 p.m.
Sts. Peter and Paul Basilica (214 E. 8th Street)
For parents who have lost a baby during pregnancy or in intensive care. Call 778-5149 for more information. 

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Seminar
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Erlanger Baroness (Downtown)
Area residents who are overweight and /or with health problems related to obesity are invited to learn more about the Bariatric andMetabolic Surgery Center at Erlanger.  It is a free seminar and registration is required.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register. 

Thursday, December 5

Man to Man Support Group
Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Erlanger Baroness
This support group is for spouses, friends and patients who have prostate cancer.  For more information, call 855-2778.  

Infant CPR Class
10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)
This one-hour class teaches basic CPR for an infant (birth to 1 year of age).  Class time includes infant safety instructions and hands-on practice of CPR and choking management techniques for an infant.  Anyone is welcome to take this class including parents, grandparents and babysitters.  Registration fee is $25.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register.  

Monday, December 9

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. 

Baby Care & Safety
6:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Erlanger East (Gunbarrel)
With times changing and discharge occurring earlier, “Baby Care” provides you with helpful items on caring for your baby at home.  This class will help you plan and prepare for a safe home environment.  Registration fee is $25.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 788-LINK (5465) to register.  

Wednesday, December 11

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Seminar
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)
Area residents who are overweight and /or with health problems related to obesity are invited to learn more about the Bariatric andMetabolic Surgery Center at Erlanger.  It is a free seminar and registration is required.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register. 

Thursday, December 12

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, December 14

Childbirth Education
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p .m.
Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)
This childbirth education class/series is designed for expectant parents and taught by experienced OB nurses.  These classes include stages of labor, relaxation and labor support techniques, hospital procedures, pain management options, after birth and home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns.  There will also be time for questions and answers.  Registration fee is $75.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register. 


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