'Health Briefs' for Feb. 24, 2013

Woman’s Hospital

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

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

CH.A.D.D.

Louisiana Capital Area CH.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, 2356 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge.

Oscar Experience

Oscar Experience New Orleans will hold the “New Orleans’ Oscar Night” celebration to benefit the American Red Cross at 6 p.m. Sunday at The Theatres at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., New Orleans.

The celebration will start with a Patron Party at 5 p.m. followed by the live broadcast of the 85th Academy Awards ceremony, which participants will watch on large-screens TVs.

To purchase tickets, visit http://www.redcross.org/neworleans or call (504) 620-3162.

The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes, 2302 Government St., Baton Rouge, will hold the following events:

The Feng Shui Master will be Wyming Sun, master of both Hong Kong and Taiwan traditions of Feng Shui. Cost is $20.

Call (225) 338-1170, visit http://www.theredshoes.org or email info@theredshoes.org to register.

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.

Also, Family Service will hold its “Sapphires ‘N Spurs” western benefit from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday at LSU Parker Coliseum, Higland Road and S. Stadium Drive, LSU campus. The benefit will celebrate the 58 years of service by FSGBR and will feature pony rides, a petting zoo, a mechanical bull, music, dancing, a silent auction and food. Tickets are $20 for adults and $2 for children who are under 12 years old. For more information, call (225) 927-9810 or visit http://www.fsgbr.org.

HIV Services

The following HIV services will be offered this week:

Metro Health will also offer HIV 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. Call (225) 338-9333.

Red Cross

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

The Acadiana Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 101 N. Pat St., Scott, will hold “Adult First Aid/CPR/AED and Bloodborne Pathogens” from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $110.

The Southeast Louisiana Chapter Northshore Office, 300 Ashland Way, Madisonville, will hold the following classes:

The Southeast Louisiana Chapter American Red Cross, 2640 Canal St., New Orleans, will hold the following classes:

For more information, call (800) 733-2767 or visit http://www.redcross.org/classes.

Mary Bird Perkins

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

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

Ochsner

Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge, will hold the following events from the Golden Opportunity Program, a program for adults, ages 50 and older, who want an active, healthy and independent lifestyle:

The Hospice of BR

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

Peoples Health

Peoples Health will hold the following events:

To make a reservation for these classes, call 866-220-0418 or visit http://myhealth.peopleshealth.com.

BR General

Baton Rouge General Hospital will hold the following events:

Life Source Services

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

NAMI

NAMI will hold the following group meetings:

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

St. James Place

St. James Place, 333 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge, will host an Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Health and Wellness Building, first floor conference room. Alzheimer’s Services of Baton Rouge will sponsor. Call (225) 490-3250 or (225) 490-3460.

Dutch PT

Dutch Physical Therapy, 5627 Bankers Ave., Baton Rouge, will hold a “Helping You Help Yourself” seminar at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the office. The free seminar will feature Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, of the Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic, as the speaker. Rodriguez will discuss the different causes of hip pain and ways to treat hip pain. Call (225) 588-2068 or email amys@dutchpt.com to make a reservation. For more information, visit http://www.DutchPT.com.

CASA

Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association, 848 Louisiana Ave., Baton Rouge, is looking for caring adults, especially more men, to help abused and neglected children in foster care find safe and permanent homes. An informational session on becoming a CASA volunteer will be at noon Thursday and Friday at the office. Call (225) 379-8598 or visit http://www.casabr.org.

Alzheimer’s Services

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area will hold a “Lunch-N-Learn” session in Ascension Parish on “Determining Driving Safety” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. Dr. Andrew Gustavson will present. Call (225) 334-7494.

SouthernCare

SouthernCare, Inc., 17316 Airline Highway, Suite P, Prairieville, will hold a grief support group meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the hospice. Topic is “Grief in Daily Life.” The free meeting will start with refreshments followed by discussion. It is open to anyone suffering from a loss.

For more information, call (225) 673-9949.

Cardinal Hospice

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

Southern Smash 2013

“Southern Smash 2013,” a two-day event to help raise eating disorder awareness, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at LSU Peabody Hall, LSU campus, and at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Baton Rouge Beach, 901 Stanford Ave. The first day of the event will feature an open panel discussion addressing body image, negative self-talk, finding balance and authenticity, the pressures of perfection and the media’s impact on everyone. Participants on the second day will get to smash scales with hammers and have the opportunity to win giveaways and prizes. For more information, visit http://www.southernsmashings.com.

Fibromyalgia Group

Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd., Baton Rouge. For more information, call (225) 752-3162.

MBP-OLOL

The Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center will offer “CancerFit,” a comprehensive wellness program designed to help keep cancer patients active and mentally fit, will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, 4950 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge. Call (225) 938-9629.

Diabetic Foot

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.

Limb Up

Limb Up, a nonprofit support group for people who are amputees or are facing amputation, will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hanger Clinic, 8522 Summa Ave., Baton Rouge. The group will plan for its Amputee’s Empowerment Partners Peer Visitor Training and April’s Limb Loss Awareness Month. For more information, call (225) 270-3134 or email redcat15@msn.com.

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.