CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 26, 2018) – Nearly 50 guests attended the latest “Caregiver Café” event presented by the Morning Pointe Foundation and Parkridge Health System, part of a seven-part educational series designed to connect expert physicians with those experiencing the physical and mental effects of aging as well as their loved ones. The event took place at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga – Shallowford on July 24, and featured five experts from Parkridge Health System, who spoke on the topic of “Chronic Health Conditions and Joint Care.”
During the first speaker session, electrophysiologist Dr. Christian Allan, cardiologist Dr. Jennifer Mirza, and pulmonologist Dr. Susan Taylor addressed COPD, vascular dementia, and cardiovascular disease, highlighting the symptoms of these conditions and offering suggestions for preventing them. During the second speaker session, physician’s assistant Ben Plahtinsky and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Martin Redish discussed joint care before and after a fall, recommending safety precautions to prevent a fall as well as surgeries that can repair joint damage in the event of a fall.
After each session, the experts answered questions from the audience. The questions covered a wide variety of topics, ranging from cystic fibrosis and blood pressure to physical therapy and knee replacement surgery. The physicians were able to provide valuable information on several topics that are of utmost concern to seniors.
Michael Ferguson, communications specialist for Parkridge Health System, agrees. “Partnering with Morning Pointe to offer engaging, informative health-related programs is a tremendous benefit for our community,” he says. “The recent ‘Caregiver Café,’ during which five specialist providers discussed the relationship between aging and chronic health conditions, demonstrated local interest in learning about methods for preventing chronic conditions in the older population. We are thrilled to join Morning Pointe in their mission to enhance the lives of elderly residents and their caregivers.”
The next “Caregiver Café” event will take place on August 21 at 6 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Hixson. As with the previous event, expert physicians will address the topic of “Chronic Health Conditions and Joint Care.” Morning Pointe of Hixson is located at 5501 Old Hixson Pike.
The Morning Pointe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living. Founded in 2014 by senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization provides nursing scholarship opportunities, forms community partnerships and supports caregivers in its mission to advance the care of seniors.
Morning Pointe Senior Living is the region’s choice for assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care, with six locations serving the Tennessee Valley in Chattanooga, Collegedale, Hixson, and Athens. For more information, please visit www.morningpointe.com.