Loretta Morris walks past the mammogram bus on Martin Luther King Boulevard on Oct. 9, 2015.

Mobile mammography screenings offered

CHI Memorial's mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at two Chattanooga churches Saturday.

Appointments are available from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Greater Community Church of God on East Third Street and from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at New Monumental Baptist Church on Woodmore Lane.

Women between ages 35-40 should have one screening mammogram to look for hidden breast changes. After age 40, a screening mammogram is recommended every year.

Those who fall under these guidelines and haven't received a mammogram in the past 12 months may participate with or without insurance.

Participants should bring their insurance cards, photo IDs and know their doctor's first and last names. Financial assistance may be available for those without insurance.

To schedule a screening, call 423-495-4040 or 866-591-2254.

Group gives support for dementia caregivers

CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging will host a free dementia caregiver support group today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at CHI Memorial Ooltewah Imaging Center, 6401 Mountain View Road, Ooltewah.

Caring for a loved one with dementia can leave the caregiver feeling exhausted, angry or guilty. The support group will give caregivers an opportunity to meet with others who understand the demands and stresses of caring for someone with dementia.

To RSVP, or for more information, call 423-682-8150.

Blood Drive to be held at the Battlefield

Help save the life of another by donating blood to support Chattanooga area blood banks from 1:30-6 p.m. Thursday.

This blood drive is supported by Blood Assurance and will be hosted by Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, contact Stacy Payne at or by calling 423-508-5085.