Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For Jan. 20-23

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for January 20-23 includes family planning classes, weight management information and memory screenings.  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, January 20
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, January 21
Baby Care & Safety
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Erlanger Baroness (Downtown)
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, January 22
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. 

Childbirth Education
5:30 – 9:00 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.  

Thursday, January 23
Memory Screening
9:00 a.m.  – 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). 

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.  

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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