Area Health News: Nominations sought for annual heroes luncheon

Area Health News: Nominations sought for annual heroes luncheon

June 25th, 2018 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Antique Red Cross equipment rests on a table at The Chattanoogan Wednesday during the 2017 CHI Memorial Heroes Luncheon. The Red Cross celebrates 100 years.

Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press.

Local hero nominations due

The American Red Cross is looking to honor local heroes who perform extraordinary acts every day and to celebrate these individuals during its annual Heroes Luncheon in November.

Categories include first responder, medical/hospital, military, youth, call to action and good Samaritan.

If someone is a hero in your eyes, nominate them online at The deadline for nominations is Sunday, July 1.


Mammography offered in Rhea County

CHI Memorial's mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at the Rhea County (Tenn.) Health Department from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday.

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 who haven't received a mammogram in the past 12 months may participate with or without insurance.

Participants should bring their insurance card, photo ID and know their doctor's first and last name. Financial assistance may be available for those without insurance.

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


Caregiver support group is Monday

CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging will host a free dementia caregiver support group from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday in Ooltewah.

The group will be led by social worker Adrian Boyd and focus on the issue of caregiver burnout. Participants also will have an opportunity to meet with others who understand the demands and stresses of caring for someone with dementia.

To RSVP to the event — located at CHI Memorial Ooltewah Imaging Center, 6401 Mountain View Road — or for more information, call 423-682-8150.


Cancer survivorship class planned

CHI Memorial will host a survivorship empowerment class at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The free class is designed to provide support and education to all cancer survivors, regardless of where they received treatment, and their caregivers.

Gerre Schwert, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in oncology, will discuss coping strategies and stress reduction techniques to enhance the survivorship journey.

Call 423-495-7778 for more information and to register.