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.


Erlanger Board Votes To Strengthen The Pension Fund To A Healthier And More Financially Sustainable Condition

CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit Hamilton County In Early October

Life Care Centers Of America Announces Presidential Change


The Erlanger Board of Trustees voted on Thursday to take actions to help improve the long-term financial health and sustainability of its pension fund. The actions go into effect immediately ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at the following locations in Hamilton County in October: • Friday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at National Seating and ... (click for more)

Beecher Hunter, president of Life Care Centers of America since 2006, is retiring, and he will be succeeded by Todd Fletcher, vice president of Western Division Operations for Life Care. Those ... (click for more)



Living Well

Erlanger Board Votes To Strengthen The Pension Fund To A Healthier And More Financially Sustainable Condition

The Erlanger Board of Trustees voted on Thursday to take actions to help improve the long-term financial health and sustainability of its pension fund. The actions go into effect immediately and will affect approximately 1,300 active participants and 1,400 participants who are no longer employed but vested in the pension fund. All these participants were hired on or before June ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit Hamilton County In Early October

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at the following locations in Hamilton County in October: • Friday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at National Seating and Mobility, 5959 Shallowford Road in Chattanooga; • Monday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 210 Walmart Dr. in Soddy-Daisy,; and • Friday, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hakeem Calls For Probe Of Hamilton County Election Office; Hargett Said He Has Confidence In The Office

State Rep. Yusuf Hakeem said he was asking for a state investigation of the Hamilton County Election Commission. In a letter to Secretary of State Tre Hargett, he said he ha s great "anguish and concern" that the county election office is "becoming a petri dish for undermining the fundamental right to free and fair elections." Secretary of State Hargett responded, "I will ... (click for more)

Former County EMT Charged With Vehicular Homicide Is Back Out Of Jail After Pretrial Services "Error"

A former county EMT accused of vehicular homicide was taken into custody in court on Monday based on five alleged violations of his pretrial release. But Justin Whaley was back out of jail on Wednesday after it was agreed that the report of the violations was unfounded. His attorney, Lee Davis, said, " The report filed by Pretrial Services was in error. There was no alcohol ... (click for more)

Opinion

Earl Freudenberg Remembers Bettye Parker

One of the most patriotic individuals I have ever known has passed away. Bettye Parker died Tuesday after a short illness. At Bettye's request there will be no memorial service. Bettye ran Bettye Parker Realty on Highway 58 for as long as I can remember. She handled thousands of property transactions. Her son, Paul Parker, also became involved in real estate and is the real ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Floyd - The Whole Truth

I have been in the news business as a writer my entire life and the main cornerstone of any story is the truth. Later, as an opinion writer, I was enabled to interject exactly that, my “opinion,” which sometimes will differ from that of the readers, yet the strongest point in all arguments is fact. As a vociferous reader, I am becoming more concerned over the bias in the mainstream ... (click for more)