Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For April 12-22

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for August 12-22 includes family planning classes, health screenings and weight management information.  A free minority health fair will also take place on Saturday, August 17 at Eastgate Town Center.  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, August 12
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. 

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.  

Tuesday, August 13
Cholestech Lipid and Glucose Screening
8  a.m. – noon
Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)
Lipid & Glucose Screening with results while you wait!  A lipid panel will show HDL, LDL, Total cholesterol, non-HDL, cholesterol ratio and triglycerides.  A 12-hour fast is required to produce an accurate result.   No eating or drinking coffee prior to the test, but please drink water the night before and morning of testing. Reservations ARE required, no walk-ins will be taken.  Lipid plus Glucose is $25. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) for information.

 Thursday, August 15
Memory Screening
9-11 a.m.
Erlanger North (Morrison Springs Road)
Concerned about your memory or the memory of a loved one? Jennifer Hindmon, R.N., of Erlanger North Senior’s Unit, will administer the Mini Mental Status Exam to determine if there are problems that should be discussed further with your family physician. Appointments are limited and pre-registration is required.  Register at 778-LINK (5465).

 Saturday, August 17
Minority Health Fair
9  a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Eastgate Town Center
Brought to you by Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi Fraternities, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the 28th Legislative District, the Minority Health Fair offers over 100 vendors providing health information, health screens, give-a-ways, and hands-on activities.  Participants will also be able to participate in a Fun Walk from 7:30 till 8:45 a.m. or donate blood to Blood Assurance during the fair.  Erlanger Health System will offer cholesterol and prostate screenings for men.   Registration for the fair, fun walk, and screenings is required.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register. 

Monday, August 19
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. 

Tuesday, August 20
Sleep Disorders Screening
9-11 a.m.
Erlanger North (Morrison Springs Road)
Do you always feel tired, even after a good night’s sleep?  You may suffer from a sleep disorder.  Find out more with this free screening.  Registration is required.  Call 778-LINK (5465) to register.

Breastfeeding
6:30 – 9  p.m.
Erlanger Baroness (Downtown)
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.

Wednesday, August 21
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Seminar
6-8 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 and Metabolic Surgery Center at Erlanger.  It is a free seminar and registration is required.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register.

Thursday, August 22
Moments to Share (Grief) Support Group
7  p.m.
Ronald McDonald House
For parents who have lost a baby during pregnancy or in intensive care. Call 778-5149 for more information.

 




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