Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For Sept. 23-26

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for September 23-26 includes health screenings and diabetes education.  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, September 23
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, September 24
Memory Screening
9:00 – 11:00 a.m
.Erlanger East (Gunbarrel 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). 

Thursday, September 26
Sleep Disorders Screening
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Erlanger East (Gunbarrel 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. 

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 778-5149 for more information.


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