Free Senior Fitness Classes Begin in February

Monday, January 6, 2020

Local Falls Prevention coalition members are offering five free classes in three locations for seniors of various fitness levels in February: 

Matter of Balance uses facilitated discussion and light exercise for those who have fallen, fear falling or have restricted activity. Class meets from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Feb. 4 for four weeks at South Chattanooga Youth & Family Development Center, 1151 W. 40th St. Call UT Extension at 423-855-6113 to register or download the flyer at www.Hamilton.Tennessee.edu.  

Tai Chi uses gentle movements for all fitness levels to ease arthritis pain and improve concentration and balance. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning on Feb. 4 for four weeks. Choose from two locations and times: 10:15-11:15 a.m. at South Chattanooga Youth & Family Development Center,1151 W. 40th St., or 3-4 p.m. at Erlanger at Volkswagen (across from plant), 7380 Volkswagen Dr.  Call UT Extension at 423-855-6113 to register or download the flyer at www.Hamilton.Tennessee.edu.  

SAIL (Stay Active & Independent for Life) incorporates aerobics, strength and balance at John Patten Youth and Family Development Center, 3202 Kelly’s Ferry Road. Classes begin Feb. 11 on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 12 weeks. The 10-11 a.m. Intermediate class is for active seniors. The 1-2 p.m. class is for those starting an exercise program or who want easier movements. Call 423-825-5955 to register.


CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit CHI Memorial Parkway Jan. 30

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CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at CHI Memorial Parkway, 4700 Battlefield Pkwy. in Ringgold, on Thursday, Jan. 30. Appointments are available from 8 a.m.-4 ... (click for more)

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CHI Memorial formally announced a partnership with the Hixson High Future Ready Institute healthcare program on Tuesday. The announcement involved administration and students from Hixson High, ... (click for more)


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Erlanger Specialists Investigate Use Of Stem Cells To Improve Patient Recovery After Stroke

A new clinical research study at Erlanger Health System NeuroScience Institute is helping neurology specialists determine if stem cells can improve recovery in patients with chronic disability as a result of an ischemic stroke. “Post-stroke disability is a major public health issue, with nearly one-half of all stroke survivors left with permanent disabilities as a result of ... (click for more)

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Opinion

What Downtown Needs

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It is, very candidly, the biggest mystery of my life. I am at a place where I am able to figure a lot of things out, even trying to find reason in insanity, but ever since I was in high school, I have been staggered by the fact one man was able to turn an entire nation into willing henchmen that would massacre millions of innocents. Such evil has been unfathomable to me. Yesterday ... (click for more)