Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For July 22-27

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for July 22-25 includes diabetes education and bone density screening.  Registration is required.  For more information on our classes and events, call Erlanger HealthLink at (423) 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, July 22

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 (423) 778-LINK (5465) for more information.

Tuesday, July 23

Bone Density Screen
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Erlanger North (Morrison Springs Road)

This screening for osteoporosis is a pixi-screening of the ankle to determine if further treatment or examination for bone loss is necessary. Registration is required.  Appointments are limited.  Call (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.

Thursday, July 25

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. 

Moments to Share (Grief) Support Group

7:00 p.m.
Ronald McDonald House

For parents who have lost a baby during pregnancy or in intensive care. Call (423) 778-5149 for more information.


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