Halls Family Physicians adds doctor

Sandra ClarkBiz Notes

Rachel Wilson, DO, has joined Summit Medical Group at Halls Family Physicians. Dr. Wilson earned an undergraduate degree in biology from East Tennessee State University in 2006 and graduated from Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010. She is a member of the American Medical Association and is certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Prior to joining Summit, she spent eight years at Ballad Health Medical Associates in Bristol, Virginia. Info: 865-922-2121.


Jim Cortese is the keynote speaker when the Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum celebrates the 10th anniversary of “4 Trees for 2 Nations” at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10. The event is free and open to all.

Healthy aging is the topic of a noon-2 p.m. “Lunch and Learn” set for Monday, April 19, at the Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd. Instructor Melanie Cahill of Care Around the Block will discuss what you can do to make your brain more resistant to cognitive decline. (Don’t forget to bring your lunch.) The event is free but preregistration is required here or by phone at 218-3375.

Knox County Senior Centers will re-open at their regularly scheduled hours beginning Monday, April 5, though programming will be limited by Covid-19 restrictions. Activities will include classes, arts and crafts groups, trivia and book clubs. Computer labs and equipment in fitness rooms will be available. Exercise classes will resume as instructors become available. Virtual programs will continue.

Knoxville Police Department will accept applications for police recruit, lateral transfers and police cadet from April 1-30. Visit www.joinknoxpd.com or contact a recruiter at 865-215-7111 for more info.

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