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Woman’s Hospital

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

Register at or (225) 231-5475.

Mary Bird Perkins

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center will hold a free breast cancer screening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Woman’s Hospital, 100 Woman’s Way. Call (225) 215-1234.


Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocates Association, 848 Louisiana Ave., will hold an informational session for those interested in becoming CASA advocates at noon Monday. Court Appointed Special Advocates help neglected and abused children in the foster care system find a safe and permanent home. Call (225) 379-8598.

HIV services

The following HIV services will be offered this week:

Metro Health will also offer testing from 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Tuesday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave.; 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; and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Delmont Service Center, 3535 Riley St. For more information, call (225) 338-9333.

Cancer Services

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

Call (225) 927-2273.

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 and Tuesday.

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

Grief Recovery

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

All support groups are free and confidential. Call (225) 924-6621.

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.


Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at La Madeline Restaurant, 7915 Jefferson Highway. Meetings are free and open to people diagnosed with any depressive or bi-polar disorder. Family and friends are welcome. Call (225) 275-2778.

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.

Alzheimer’s Services

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., will hold the following caregiver network group meeting for caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at PACE of Baton Rouge, 7436 Bishop Ott Drive.

Call (225) 334-7494.

Lane Regional

Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St., Zachary, will hold a Safe Sitter babysitter training class from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the center. The program is offered to children ages 11-13. Class size is limited, and registration is required. Cost is $20. Call (225) 654-5263.

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

The Hospice of BR

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

Life Source Services

Life Source Services Hospice, 3049 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., will offer the following events and opportunity this week:

BR General

Baton Rouge General will hold Healthy Steps: Lebed Exercise Program, a free exercise program offering healing through dance and movement, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Baton Rouge General, Mid City location, 3600 Florida Blvd., and at the same time Thursday at the Bluebonnet location, 8585 Picardy Ave. Call (225) 763-4050 to register.


National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold a Connection Recovery Support Group meeting for those who lives are affected by mental illness at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Denham Springs/Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. Highway 90 in Denham Springs. For more information, call (225) 291-6262.


Co-Dependency Anonymous 12 Step — including Step 11 — meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive, Room 204 of the Trice Building.

Call (225) 922-9543, and for literature, visit

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.

Amedisys Hospice

Amedisys Hospice, Baton Rouge, 13702 Coursey Blvd., Suite 6A, is looking for volunteers to help with patients and their family members with life-limiting illnesses.

Volunteer opportunities include direct patient, indirect patient, comfort cooks and bereavement. Call (225) 751-4599.


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

Narcotics Anon.

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