Health Briefs for March 3, 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.

HopeKeepers

HopeKeepers, a support group for anyone affected by chronic pain or illness, physical or emotional, will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road.

For more information, call (225) 337-1633 or visit http://www.hopekeepersbr.com.

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.

HIV services

The following HIV services will be offered:

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.

Grief Recovery

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

All support groups are free and confidential.

BR General

Baton Rouge General will hold the following events:

Ochsner

Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge, I-12 at O’Neal Lane, will hold the following events:

Participants will take a trip to see the exhibit and have lunch at Drago’s Restaurant. Cost is $70 per person, which includes admission and lunch. Call (225) 755-4984.

Cancer Services

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

Call (225) 927-2273.

Hope Chests

Hope Chests, a support group for breast cancer patients and their families, will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ochsner Clinic Foundation of Baton Rouge, 9001 Summa Ave., third-floor lobby. Rita Salman, chair of the Herb Society of America Baton Rouge Unit, will speak on “How to Start an Herb Garden.” For more information, call (225) 761-5296.

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.

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.

The Hospice of BR

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

Life Source Services

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

Red Cross

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

The Acadiana Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 101 N. Pat St., Scott, will hold “Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $110.

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

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

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

CASA

Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association, 848 Louisiana Ave., will offer the following event and opportunity:

Cardinal Hospice

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

L.I.F.T.

L.I.F.T. Bereavement Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Greenoaks Reception Center, 9595 Florida Blvd. Chaplain Bill Brewer will lead the discussion. For more information, call (225) 925-5331.

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.

Alzheimer’s Services

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., will hold “A Cause to Remember,” a free, one-hour informational session on Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the office.

The session will include a tour of the award-winning adult day respite center, Charlie’s Place. Call (225) 334-7494 or email alzdev@alzbr.org to RSVP.

Clark Prep

Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School (Clark Prep), 1301 N. Derbigny St., New Orleans, will hold its first “Tremé Day: 5K + Health and Wellness Fair” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school. It will support the school’s Athletic and Enrichment Department by raising funds for uniforms and equipment. The race route will follow Ursuline Avenue toward Bayou St. John, then turn back to end at the school. Registration will start at 8 a.m. followed by the race at 9 a.m. and the fair at 9:30 a.m. The fair will include food, drinks, live music, activities, seminars and informational booths. Preregistration is $20 per adult and $15 per person younger than 21. Registration increases by $5 on the day of the event. Visit http://clarkprep.org/Treme-day.html.

HIV/AIDS Awareness

Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Fashion Show will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae House 926 Harding Blvd. Volunteers are needed as models, hosts and escorts. For more information or to participate, call the YWCA Greater Baton Rouge, (225) 383-0681, ext. 215.

Myosistis support

A myosistis support group will meet at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at The Haven, 8225 YMCA Plaza Blvd. The group is open to those with myosistis and their caregivers. For more information, call (225) 572-7752.

Catholic Charities

Access, Pregnancy Crisis and Referral Center, a program from Catholic Charities of New Orleans, will hold its a jazz brunch and auction fundraiser at noon Sunday, March 10, at the Audubon Tea Room, Audubon Park, New Orleans. Donations are $60 per person. Call (504) 888-1223 or (504) 887-4746 for reservations or information.

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.