Health Briefs for Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013

Bereavement group

A bereavement support group for adults will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the office.

All support groups are free and confidential.

For more information, call (225) 924-6621.

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.

BR General

Baton Rouge General will hold the following events:

Visit http://www.brgeneral.org to register.

HIV services

The following HIV services will be offered this week:

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

Alzheimer’s Services

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

Seating is limited. Call (225) 334-7494.

Woman’s Hospital

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

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

The Hospice of BR

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

For more information, call (225) 767-4673.

Red Cross

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

For more information or to register, call (225) 291-4533 or visit http://www.batonrouge.redcross.org.

Life Source Services

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

Scleroderma support

The Baton Rouge Chapter Scleroderma Support Group will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Latte E Miele Gelateria and Coffeehouse in The Settlement shopping center, 7809 Jefferson Highway.

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.

Sickle cell

Sickle Cell Support Group will meet at noon Wednesday at the Baton Rouge Sickle Cell office, 2301 North Blvd. The meeting is open to adult clients and caregivers.

Dutch PT

Dutch Physical Therapy, in conjunction with the Livingston Parish Library, will present a series of free seminars throughout January for “Spine Education Month.” This week’s seminar will feature Dr. Chambliss Harrod from The Spine Center of Baton Rouge and will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Harrod will explain the surgical options available for managing unresolved pain.

To make reservations, call (225) 588-2068 or email amys@dutchpt.com. For more information, visit http://www.DutchPT.com.

Cardinal Hospice

Cardinal Hospice, 8280 YMCA Plaza Drive, No. 3-A, will offer the following event and opportunity this week:

Call (225) 291-3322.

ABC Adoption

ABC Adoption Search and Reunion Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3552 Morning Glory Ave. Call (225) 752-3162.

Peoples Health

Peoples Health will hold the following events this week:

To register, call 1-866-220-0418 or visit http://www.myhealth.peopleshealth.com.

Parkinson’s

The Baton Rouge Area Parkinson’s Disease Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Dr. Gerald J. Calegan from the NeuroMedical Center will be the guest speaker.

Topic will be “Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders.” For more information, call (225) 933-0542 or (225) 756-2645.

Diabetic Foot

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.

GBR Hope Academy

Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy, 15333 Jefferson Highway, will hold a monthly Brown Bag Lunch Seminar at noon Friday at the office.

The free event will feature Don Hoppe, clinical psychologist, discussing “What Will Happen to Asperger’s? The New DSM-V Findings.” To RSVP, call (225) 293-0141.

Our Lady of Wisdom

Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center, 5600 Gen. De Gaulle Drive, New Orleans, will host the “Wisdom and Wellness Fair” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the center. Dr. Michal Jazwinski, director of Tulane’s Center for Aging, will be the featured speaker. Jazwinski will talk on “Genes, Aging and Public Health” at 3 p.m. A reception will follow his talk. The fair will also have presentations, exhibits, paid diagnostic screenings, door prizes and lunch. CVS will provide flu shots, and Blue Mountain College will provide complimentary massages. Lunch cost $6, but parking and admission are free. To preregister for diagnostic screenings to get a $10 discount, call 1-800-324-9458 or visit http://www.helpinghandsforhealth.com and enter code HSC5313. For more information, call (504) 304-5440 or email ourladyofwisdom@olowhealth.org.

ALS Association

The ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter will host its 4th annual “Fire & Ice Gala” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. All proceeds from the gala will go to the fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

It will feature cocktails, a visit from the honorary chairman, Paul Mainieri, head coach for the LSU baseball team, dinner, a tribute to PALS (persons living with ALS), a live and silent auction, and live music from Artemis.

This year’s honorees will be Kevin and Kim Kelty, Wright & Percy Insurance, the Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge Foundation and Avery Vodanovich. Tickets are $125 per individual, $225 per couple and $1,000 per table of 10. Sponsorships are also available. For tickets, call (225) 343-9880, ext. 2, email jamie.craig@alsalams.org or visit http://www.alsalams.org.

Mary Bird Perkins

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center will offer a free breast cancer screening from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Main’s Market, 82205 La. 25, Folsom. Appointments are required. For more information or to make an appointment, call (225) 215-1234 or visit http://www.marybird.org.

Amedisys Hospice

Amedisys Hospice (Baton Rouge) is looking for volunteers to care for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their family members. Volunteers can be direct patient volunteers, indirect patient volunteers, comfort cooks and bereavement volunteers. Call (225) 751-4599.

South La. Hospice

South Louisiana Hospice is looking for volunteers to help in the following areas: reading, writing, hobbies, crafts, music, housekeeping, flowers, hairdressing and more. Call (225) 924-6830.

Narcotics Anon.

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

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.