Health Briefs for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

Woman’s Hospital

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

Call (225) 231-5475 or visit http://www.womans.org.

Mary Bird Perkins

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center will offer the following free breast cancer screenings:

Call (225) 215-1234 or visit http://www.marybird.org.

Grief Recovery

The Grief Recovery Center, 4939 Jamestown Ave., Suite 101, will offer the following events:

All support groups are free and confidential. For more information, call (225) 924-6621.

Cancer Services

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

Call (225) 927-2273.

HIV services

The following HIV services will be offered this week:

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.

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.

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. Tuesday 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.

The Hospice of BR

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

NAMI

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

Call (225) 273-6061 or (225) 291-6262.

Alzheimer’s Services

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

The program will be on “Alzheimer’s Overview” with Katherine Schillings as presenter. The program and lunch are free. Registration is required, and seating is limited. Call (225) 334-7494.

Call (225) 334-7494 or email services@alzbr.org.

BR General

Baton Rouge General will hold the following events:

The screenings are designed to identify those who are at risk for cardiovascular disease. Registrants will also get screenings for blood pressure, body mass index and more. There will be refreshments. Other screenings will be Feb. 7 (registration available Jan. 25) and March 20 (registration available Feb. 8). Visit http://www.brgeneral.org or call (225) 763-4280.

The Sweetheart Table Package is $750 and includes a table of 10, T-shirts and a photo package. Visit http://www.BRGeneral.org/Sweetheart, call (225) 763-4372 or email Foundation@BRGeneral.org.

Red Cross

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

For more information, 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:

Grandparents Raising

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Family Road, 323 E. Airport Ave. Refreshments will be served. Call (225) 201-8888 or (225) 355-5442.

SouthernCare Inc.

SouthernCare Inc., 17316 Airline Highway, Suite P, Prairieville, will hold a grief support group meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the office. The meeting will focus on “Understanding Life Changes.” It will start with drinks and snacks followed by the discussion at 6 p.m. The Rev. Beth Evason, chaplain, will host. All are welcome. Call (225) 673-9949.

Lane Regional

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

Most auto insurance companies provide a multiyear discount to graduates. Class size is limited, and registration is required. To preregister or for more information, call (225) 654-5263.

BRSHF

Baton Rouge Speech & Hearing Foundation (BRSHF) will hold its “Battle Against Autism Social” to promote the “Battle Against Autism Car Raffle,” a raffle for a 2013 Lincoln MKZ to raise funds for a larger BRSHF facility called The Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior & Development.

The social will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ringside at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 5252 Corporate Blvd. It will have complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drink specials and personal stories of BRSHF’s impact. BRSHF provides autism, speech and behavioral therapies to children and audiology services for all ages.

BRSHF will continue selling raffle tickets during the social for $100 each. RSVP by calling (225) 362-9049 or emailing soevents@cox.net.

Cardinal Hospice

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

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.

Peoples Health

Peoples Health will hold a free lecture, “Optimize Your Vision,” by Vincent Shaw Jr., of Burnham Family Sports, at noon Friday at Family Health Center, 3801 North Blvd., second floor, Conference rooms A and B. Registration will start at 11 a.m. Reservation deadline is Wednesday. To register, call 1-866-220-0418 or visit http://www.myhealth.peopleshealth.com.

St. Jude

Krewe of Oeaux de St. Jude, a krewe that formed for a little girl suffering from cancer, will present a Mardi Gras ball to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Stage 1, 13465 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. The event will have a silent auction, cash bar, king cakes from The Ambrosia Bakery and entertainment from The Side Effects Band. It is black tie optional. Guest speaker Donna Britt will also announce the court, which will be children from the hospital.

Heroman’s Florist has donated vases with flowers for the children to paint for the auction. An auction preview will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person and are available at the UPS Store, 17732 Highland Road, Suite G; Meghan’s Closet, 11852 Coursey Blvd.; On the Bright Side & Cajun Tigers, 2380 Towne Center Blvd.; and Stage 1. All proceeds will go to the hospital.

2 Seam Dream

2 Seam Dream Foundation will host an MLB Celebrity Softball game, 4K walk and home run derby to benefit Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge. It will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Alex Box Stadium at LSU.

Hip Hop Doc

Hip Hop Doc & Love N Pain will hold a “Get on the Bus” Album Release Event from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at The Capitol, 600 Main St. The album, “Get on the Bus,” is the latest installment in the Hip Hop Doc’s (Rani Whitfield) mission to create innovative mediums to educate young people on health issues.

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.

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.

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.