Briefs

Alzheimer’s Services

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., will hold the following events:

For more information, call (225) 334-7494.

Huntington’s

The Huntington’s Disease Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.

Family Service

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge, 4727 Revere Ave., will offer counseling services for children, individuals and families who need help with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and relationship problems from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

Fee is based on a sliding scale. Private insurance and Medicaid are accepted. Call (225) 924-0123.
HIV services

The following HIV services will be offered this week:

Metro Health will also offer testing from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave.; and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Earl K. Long Mid-City, North Foster at Gus Young Avenue. For more information, call (225) 338-9333.

Lane Regional

Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St., Zachary, will hold he following events this week:

BR General

Baton Rouge General will hold the following events this week:

The free event is open to the community.

Cancer Services

Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave., will hold the following free events this week:

Food and beer will be available for purchase with proceeds from Tin Roof beer sold at the event benefiting Cancer Services. There will also be live music. Call (225) 927-2273.

Woman’s Hospital

Woman’s Hospital, 100 Woman’s Way (Airline Highway and Pecue), will hold the following events:

For more information, call (225) 231-5475 or visit http://www.womans.org.

Grief Recovery

The Grief Recovery Center, 4919 Jamestown Ave., Suite 101, will offer the following events and opportunity this week:

OLOL

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, 5000 Hennessy Blvd., will hold a Diabetes Education & Awareness Group meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital auditorium. Jill Ballard, registered dietitian with OLOL Diabetes & Nutrition Center, will speak on “Healthy Holiday Eating.” For more information, call (225) 765-8020.

Grief support

The Community Grief Support Group, in partnership with several other local agencies, will meet at noon Tuesday at Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave. The group is open to anyone coping with the loss of a loved one. Call (225) 927-2273.

FHFBR

Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, 9955 Old Hammond Highway, will hold its 6th annual Thanksgiving Celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at 9955 Old Hammond Highway. Call (225) 216-7474.

Survivors of Suicide

Survivors of Suicide, a free support group for people whose lives have been impacted by the loss of a loved one, neighbor, co-worker or friend to suicide, will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, 4837 Revere Ave. Call (225) 924-1431.

CASA

Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocates Association, 848 Louisiana Ave., will hold informational sessions for those interested in becoming CASA advocates at 5 p.m. Tuesday and noon Monday, Nov. 19. Court Appointed Special Advocates help neglected and abused children in the foster care system find a safe and permanent home.

Call (225) 379-8598.

The Hospice of BR

The Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, will offer the following events and opportunity this week:

Red Cross

The Louisiana Capital Area Chapter American Red Cross, 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., will hold the following classes:

Call (225) 291-4533 or visit http://www.batonrouge.redcross.org.

Ochsner

Ochsner Medical Center will hold the following events this week:

NAMI

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold the following events this week:

Mary Bird Perkins

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center will hold the following free events:

For more information or to make an appointment, call (225) 215-1234.

Sickle cell

Sickle Cell Support Group will meet at noon Wednesday at the Baton Rouge Sickle Cell Office, 2301 North Blvd.

Celiacs

Celiacs of Baton Rouge will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Topic will be gluten-free holiday cooking and there will be a gluten-free cookie and recipe exchange. For more information, call (225) 766-8872.

Dutch PT

Dutch Physical Therapy, 5627 Bankers Ave., will hold a free “Helping You Help Yourself” seminar at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the office. Learn how to treat neck pain and get questions answered by experts. For more information or to reserve a seat, call (225) 588-2068.

Peoples Health

Peoples Health will hold the following free events this week:

For reservations, call (800) 398-5012.

Hospice of Acadiana

Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Lafayette, will hold the following events this week:

Grandparents

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Family Road, 323 East Airport Drive. For more information, call (225) 201-8888.

Parkinson’s

The Baton Rouge Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Dr. Crayton A. Fargason of Eye Medical Center will speak on the vision problems caused by Parkinson’s disease.

For more information, call (225) 933-0542 or (225) 756-2645.

Cardinal Hospice

Cardinal Hospice, 8280 YMCA Plaza Drive, Suite 3A, will hold a grief support group meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the office. For more information, call (225) 291-3322.

Neuropathy pain

The Diabetic Foot Institute, 5428 O’Donovan Drive, Suite D, will offer complimentary diabetic foot screenings on Friday. Screening will include thermal imaging, blood flow study, gait analysis and neuropathy screening. Call (225) 761-0025 to schedule.

MBP-OLOL

Mary Bird Perkins and Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center will offer CancerFit, a comprehensive wellness program designed to help keep cancer patients active and mentally fit, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, 4950 Essen Lane. The session is free and includes an hour of individualized yoga and guided meditation. For more information or to register, call (225) 938-9629.

Parkinson’s

The Saturday Parkinson’s disease support group, Movers and Shakers of Baton Rouge, will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, corner of Tara Boulevard and Old Hammond Highway. Bring a snack to share. For more information, visit http://www.moversandshakersbr.com.

Cystic fibrosis

The Price LeBlanc Lexus Baton Rouge Cystic Fibrosis Wine Opener will be Sunday, Nov. 18, at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 5252 Corporate Blvd. A VIP reception for the dinner/dance gala will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the reception will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information, call (225) 769-9994.

Hospice Associates

Hospice Associates, 11745 Bricksome Ave., Suite 1A, is seeking direct care volunteers for patient/caregiver support, companionship and special projects.

The group is also seeking veteran volunteers for its We Honor Veterans program to share their life journey with veteran patients and their families. Call (225) 218-1300.

Al-Anon/Alateen

Al-Anon Family Groups, a 12-step program to help those affected by someone’s problem drinking, holds meetings daily in the Baton Rouge area. There are no fees. Meetings are confidential. Call (225) 924-0029 or visit http://www.batonrougealanon.org.

Narcotics Anon.

Need help with a drug problem? Narcotics Anonymous holds daily meetings. Call the helpline at (225) 381-9609.