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Woman’s Hospital

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

Registration is $25. Visit

To register or for information about classes, visit or call (225) 231-5475.

Family Service

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge, 4727 Revere Ave., will offer counseling 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:

Hepatitis C and syphilis testing will be conducted from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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., Baton Rouge; 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.

No needles and no blood are necessary, and results are ready in 20 minutes.

For more information, call (225) 927-9810.

Alzheimer’s Services

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., will hold caregiver network group meetings for caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at Iberville Parish Library, 24605 J. Gerald Berret Blvd., Plaquemine. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Denham Springs/Walker Library, 8101 U.S. 190; and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge.

Call (225) 334-7494.

BR General

Baton Rouge General will hold the following events this week:

Call (225) 763-4298 to register.

To register visit

To register visit

Cancer Services

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

Call (225) 927-2273.

Grief Recovery

The Grief Recovery Center, 4919 Jamestown Ave., Suite 101, will offer “Celebration of Life” memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Activity Center, 445 Marquette Ave., Baton Rouge.

Bring a dish to share to the reception following the service. All support groups are free and confidential.


The Huntington’s Disease support group meets at 7 p.m. Monday at East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.

Red Cross

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

Another class is offered Saturday. Cost is $110.

Call (225) 291-4533 or visit


The Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center will hold the following free events this week:


Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge, will hold the following free events this week:

The Victory Belles will fill the Stage Door Canteen at the World War II Museum in New Orleans with music of the season.

Cost is $65 per person and includes transportation and lunch.

Call (225) 755-4984.


Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocates Association, 848 Louisiana Ave., Baton Rouge, will hold informational sessions for those interested in becoming CASA advocates at noon Tuesday and 12:30 p.m. Dec. 17.

The agency helps neglected and abused children in the foster care system find a safe and permanent home.

Call (225) 379-8598.

Grief Support

The Community Grief Support Group, in partnership with several other agencies, will meet at noon Tuesday at Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave., Baton Rouge.

The group is open to anyone coping with the loss of a loved one. Call (225) 927-2273.

St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Hospital will host a Christmas Open House and Hospital Tour at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. (225) 647-5068.

Life Source Services

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


The Diabetes Education And Awareness Group of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, 5000 Hennessy Blvd., Baton Rouge, will hold a Christmas celebration at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the first floor auditorium. (225) 765-8020.

Lane RMC

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

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.

For more information, call (225) 924-1431.

Peoples Health

Peoples Health will hold an Acrylic Paint on Glass class at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at BREC Sharp Road Park, 501 Sharp Road, Baton Rouge. Registration time is 9:30 a.m. and noon. The deadline to reserve is Monday. 1-866-220-0418.

Sickle Cell

A Sickle Cell Support Group Meeting will be held at noon Wednesday at Baton Rouge Sickle Cell Office, 2301 North Blvd.

St. Joseph

The St. Joseph Hospice will hold it Bereavement Support Group Meeting from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Jefferson United Methodist Church, 10328 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge. (225) 368-3117.

C.G. Jung

The C.G. Jung Society of Baton Rouge will hold its Fall Program Thursday Gathering from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Diane and Tony Marabella’s home, 16654 S. Fulwar Skipwith Road. (225) 754-1068.

Neuropathy pain

The Diabetic Foot Institute, 5428 O’Donovan Drive, Suite D, Baton Rouge, 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.

Hospice Associates

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

Veteran volunteers are also needed for the We Honor Veterans Program to share their life journey with veteran patients and their families.

For details, call (225) 218-1300.


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.

Hospice Compassus

Hospice Compassus of Baton Rouge, 870 Jefferson Highway, Suite B, Baton Rouge, is seeking volunteers to visit with patients, assist families, and also for office support. (225) 768-0866.

The Hospice of BR

The Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, is seeking volunteers for patient/caregiver support, health fairs and office assistance. Call (225) 767-4673.