Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For Feb. 24-27

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for February 24-27 includes diabetes education, health screenings and support groups.  

Erlanger now offers online childbirth education class.  The online class is an easy-to-understand interactive program that includes more than 70 videos, animated illustrations, downloadable PDF files, review quizzes and information specific to Erlanger East and Erlanger Baroness birthing services.  By choosing the online childbirth program, participants will have access to all the information for six months.  The cost for the courses is $25.  

For more information or to register for the online childbirth program and other classes and events mentioned below, call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465), seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to midnight.  HealthLink Plus is a free membership program open to adults 18 and older.

Monday, February 24

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, February 25

Bone Density Screening

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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  778-LINK (5465) to register.

Thursday, February 27

Memory Screening

9:00 a.m.  – 11:00 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).

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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