Upcoming Erlanger Classes, Events And Support Groups

Friday, September 21, 2018

Erlanger Health System offers free, weekly smoking cessation classes
Weekly on Tuesday through Thursday, Erlanger Health System offers smoking cessation classes for free at multiple locations. The classes begin at 4:30 p.m. and usually last an hour. Erlanger East, North and Baroness Hospitals offer the weekly courses. For more information or to enroll in a class, please call 778-7745 or 778-3009. 

Support Group meeting for Metabolic and Bariatric patients
Erlanger Health System’s Metabolic and Bariatric Center is offering a support group meeting on Monday. The meeting, ran by Elizabeth O’Brien will focus on the theme “Getting ready for a new season, mind and body.” The support group will meet at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation in the Outpatient Conference room from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information call 778-2906. 

Erlanger East offers free Living Well Yoga classes
Erlanger Health System’s Living Well classes are now offering Yoga at Erlanger East Hospital. Come roll out a mat with Certified Health Coach, Christine Smith, and get your weekly dose of yoga. The free classes are offered on Wednesdays at 5 PM in the Patient Tower Lobby, Entrance A. For more information please visit www.erlanger.org/livingwell.

Erlanger’s Monogrammed Maternity Class offers Moms-to-be personalized birth plans
Erlanger Health System’s Monogrammed Maternity class provides a personalized approach to childbirth education tailored to a couple’s unique needs. This one-on-one session with a Prenatal Educator enables couples to privately discuss their personalized birth plans, begin the admission process, visit with a lactation consultant, and ask questions that make the birth experience less stressful. Sessions are forty dollars and can be scheduled as early as 34 weeks gestation. For more information please call 778-5465 or visit www.erlanger.org/classes.

Erlanger Women’s Services offers Breastfeeding Support Group
Erlanger Women’s Services department hosts monthly breastfeeding support groups at Erlanger Baroness and Erlanger East Hospitals. Attendees will meet with other breastfeeding and pregnant mothers to discuss struggles, techniques and provide support to one another during what can be a difficult time for a new mom. Topics, facilitated by a certified lactation consultant, include how to get off to a good start in the hospital, handling common challenges, incorporating dad and tips for success at home. This class is open to women no matter where they choose to deliver. The next classes are scheduled for Oct. 2, 9 and 16. For more information, please visit www.erlanger.org/classes

Erlanger Kidney Transplant Clinic at the Chattanooga Market
On Sunday Erlanger Kidney Transplant Clinic representatives will be at the Chattanooga Market. Multiple staff members and physicians will be on hand to meet and greet shoppers. There will be information available at the booth highlighting the services offered by fellowship-trained, board certified physicians as well as organ donor information.

If you would like more information about Erlanger’s Transplant Services or how to become an organ donor, please visit www.erlanger.org/transplant.


Saturday Sports Injury Walk-In Clinic at Erlanger

Erlanger Sports and Health Institute announces Saturday Sports Injury Walk-In Clinic hours new through November 7. The clinic is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is located at 1100 East 3rd Street, Suite G-102. You do not have to be an established patient to utilize the walk-in services. For more information, please call 778-3390 or visit www.erlanger.org/sportsmed.


Healthier Tennessee To Launch New Chattanooga Initiative: "Healthier Tennessee Neighborhoods"

The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, a non-profit organization dedicated to "enabling and encouraging Tennesseans to lead healthier lives," will expand its Healthier Tennessee Communities program with the official launch of Healthier Tennessee Neighborhoods in Chattanooga next Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at Chattanooga City Council Building, Assembly Room, 1000 Lindsay ... (click for more)

Rees Skillern Cancer Institute At CHI Memorial To Host "PROMPT" Party

Rees Skillern Cancer Institute at CHI Memorial will host a PROMPT party on Friday, Oct. 26 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Rees Skillern Cancer Institute’s Cancer Risk and Survivorship Center, Suite 307 of the Memorial Plaza building.  PROMPT, which stands for Prospective Registry of Multiplex Testing, is a patient-driven registry that will help answer questions about genetic test ... (click for more)

Charles Pipkens, Lajeromeney Brown Arrested In Series Of Violent Home Invasions In Which Robbers Posed As Police

Chattanooga Police have arrested Charles Dijon Pipkens and Lajeromeney Brown in connection with a series of violent home invasions in which the suspects told their victims they were Chattanooga Police officers.. Pipkens, 27, was charged in an Aug. 11 case and Brown, 40, in an incident on Sept. 19. Pipkens, of 434 N. Hickory St., is charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, ... (click for more)

Fairyland PTO Says It Can't Get Help From Walker County Schools And Board For Cafeteria Woes

Officials of the Fairyland Elementary School PTO said in recent months, the Fairyland Elementary School cafeteria "has effectively been shut down due to equipment (which broke in June) and consequent staffing issues." The group said, "As it stands now, all food is 'satellited' in from Ridgeland High School to Fairyland Elementary School for all meals including breakfast, lunch ... (click for more)

Drink Up, Chattanooga

I attended the meeting to discuss the placement of the sewage treatment plant at the Cambridge Center in Ooltewah today. My problem with the meeting (aka) dog and pony show, is that the meeting started out with the agenda of the Ooltewah Community Council.  After living in this area for 45+ years I have never heard of this group.  I would like for someone to answer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

The reviews are good after we initiated “The Funny Video of the Week” but today let me take the liberty of sharing an oldie that I consider the funniest of all time. Please be aware the principals are speaking Polish, which you also need to know makes not a bit of difference. I have watched “The Polish Spoon Trick” at least 50 times because every time I watch the video it makes ... (click for more)