The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for the week of April 30-May 5 includes a variety of fitness opportunities, cholesterol screenings, and support groups.  Stop Stroke Saturday will take place on May 5.  Leading local physicians will present information on stroke and questions will be welcomed after the sessions.  Registration is required.  Call Erlanger HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.  HealthLink Plus is a free membership program open to adults 18 and older.

 

Monday, April 30

Low Impact Exercise

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

North River Civic Center

Join us for a free, low-impact exercise class led by an exercise physiologist from Siskin Hospital Therapy Services. No registration is necessary. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) for information.

 

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 (423) 778-LINK (5465) for more information.

 

Tuesday, May 1

Adaptive Tai Ji (Tai Chi)

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The Fitness Center at Siskin Hospital

Tai-Ji (Tai Chi) is a great form of exercise, especially for those with osteoarthritis. It can help you build leg muscles, strengthen posture, and improve balance, flexibility, and mobility. Take advantage of this free class and learn such basic skills as breathing techniques, visualization and body posture.  No registration is necessary. HEALTHLINK PLUS FREE MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED.  For more information, call Erlanger's HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465).

 

Water Aerobics Class

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

The Fitness Center at Siskin Hospital

Join us for a free exercise class conducted in a swimming pool to help support the joints and encourage free movement.  Aquatic exercise also allows you to work out without the jarring and jolting that can be experienced during land exercising.  No registration is necessary.  Class is available on a first come/first serve basis.  HEALTHLINK PLUS FREE MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED.  For more information, call Erlanger's HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465).

 

Wednesday, May 2

Cholestech Lipid and Glucose Screening

8:00 - Noon

Erlanger North (Morrison Springs Road)

Lipid & Glucose Screening with results WHILE YOU WAIT!  A lipid panel will show HDL, LDL, Total cholesterol, non-HDL, cholesterol ratio and triglycerides.  A 12-hour fast is required to produce an accurate result.   No eating or drinking coffee prior to the test, but please drink water the night before and morning of testing. Reservations ARE required, no walk-ins will be taken.  Lipid plus Glucose is $25. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) for information.

 

Low Impact Exercise

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

North River Civic Center

Join us for a free, low-impact exercise class led by an exercise physiologist from Siskin Hospital Therapy Services. No registration is necessary. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) for information.

 

Thursday, May 3

Core Training Class

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The Fitness Center at Siskin Hospital

The body's core muscles, lying deep within the torso, are the foundation for all movement.  They stabilize the spine and provide a solid foundation for movement in the extremities.   This free class will introduce several exercises that are the building blocks for core muscle strength and coordination.  Training the muscles of the core corrects postural imbalances that can lead to injuries and help develop functional fitness - that is, fitness that is essential to both daily living and regular activities.   No registration is necessary. HEALTHLINK PLUS FREE MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED.  For more information, call Erlanger's HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465).

 

Water Aerobics Class

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

The Fitness Center at Siskin Hospital

Join us for a free exercise class conducted in a swimming pool to help support the joints and encourage free movement.  Aquatic exercise also allows you to work out without the jarring and jolting that can be experienced during land exercising.  No registration is necessary.  Class is available on a first come/first serve basis.  HEALTHLINK PLUS FREE MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED.  For more information, call Erlanger's HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465).

 

Life After Loss Support Group

Begins at 1:00 p.m.

Erlanger Baroness (Oncology Conference Room)

This support group is for those who have lost a loved one due to cancer.  For more information, call (423) 778-5119.

 

Man to Man Support Group

Begins at 5:30 p.m.

Erlanger Baroness (Cancer Center)

This support group is for spouses, friends and patients who have prostate cancer.  For more information, call (423) 778-5119.

 

Friday, May 4

Low Impact Exercise

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

North River Civic Center

Join us for a free, low-impact exercise class led by an exercise physiologist from Siskin Hospital Therapy Services. No registration is necessary. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) for information.

 

Saturday, May 5

Stop Stroke Saturday

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Chattanooga State Community Health Institute

Did you know, on average, a stroke occurs every 45 seconds?  That someone dies of stroke every three minutes?  Our region has one of the highest incidences of stroke per capita in the United States?  Learn the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and lifestyle changes you need to prevent becoming one of the statistics.  Leading local physicians will present information and questions will be welcomed after the sessions.  Dr. Thomas Devlin, local neurologist and medical director of the Southeast Regional Stroke Center at Erlanger, will be the moderator for the day.  The program is free and registration is required.  Call (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.

 

 

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