Health Briefs for March 24, 2013 

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. The meeting is free and open to the public. Participants will receive family training on AD/HD.

ARC of Baton Rouge

ARC of Baton Rouge will host Zumba for Awareness for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Town Square Lawn on North Boulevard in downtown Baton Rouge.

Resource booths and information will be available. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.arcbatonrouge.org.

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.

Mary Bird-OLOL

Mary Bird Perkins — Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center will offer a free colorectal cancer screening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at 9350 Cortana Place, Baton Rouge. For more information, call (225) 215-1234.

Grief Recovery

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

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

Woman’s Hospital

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

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

HIV services

The following HIV services will be offered:

Cancer Services

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

For more information, call (225) 927-2273.

Red Cross

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

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:

The Acadiana Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 101 N. Pat St., Scott, will hold “Adult First Aid/CPR/AED plus Blood Pathogens” from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $110.

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

Lane Regional

Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St., Zachary, will hold a Safe Sitter babysitter training class from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The program is offered to girls and boys ages 11 to 13.

Registration is required. Cost is $25. For more information or to register, call (225) 654-5263.

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 6 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Call (225) 379-8598 or visit http://www.casabr.org.

The Hospice of BR

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

Grief Support

The Community Grief Support Group 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. For more information, 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.

NAMI

National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold the following events:

For more information, call (225) 273-6061 or (225) 291-6262.

BR General

Baton Rouge General will hold the following events:

For more information or to register, visit http://www.brgeneral.org.

Life Source Services

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

Call (225) 291-9421.

Alzheimer’s Services

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., will host a Lunch-N-Learn session, “Alzheimer’s Overview,” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Iberville Parish Library, 24605 J. Gerald Berret Blvd., Plaquemine.

A free lunch will be provided. Registration is required. For more information, call (225) 334-7494.

Fibromyalgia

The Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at 2021 Tara Blvd.

For more information, call (225) 752-3162.

Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society will hold training for its Reach to Recovery program for interested volunteers at 9 a.m. Thursday at the office, 10528 Kentshire Court. The program matches volunteers who are breast cancer survivors with newly diagnosed patients, or anyone with a concern about breast cancer. For more information, call (800) 227-2345 or visit http://www.cancer.org.

Stroke Support

Stroke Support Group will meet at noon Thursday at Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital, 8595 United Plaza Blvd. Thomas Schwab with Sais Home Solutions will speak on “Home Safety Devices.” Stroke survivors and caregivers are welcome. The meeting is free, and lunch will be provided. To RSVP, call (225) 231-3123.

Southern Care

Southern Care Hospice, 17316 Airline Highway, Suite P, Prairieville, will hold a grief support group Thursday at the office. Drinks and snacks will be at 5:30 p.m. with the discussion at 6 p.m.

The topic will be “Coping with Grief.” The meeting is free and open to anyone who is suffering from a loss. Refreshments will be served. Call (225) 673-9949.

Cardinal Hospice

Cardinal Hospice will hold a grief support group from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the office, 8280 YMCA Plaza Drive, No. 3-A. The hospice is also seeking volunteers to assist patients and families and to perform office work. For more information, call (225) 291-3322.

Ochsner

Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge, will hold Movie Review: “Admission,” a Golden Opportunity Program event, at 10 a.m. Thursday at Grand Cinema Theater, 15365 George O’Neal Road. Cost is $6.50 per person and covers the admission, a small drink and small popcorn.

The Golden Opportunity program is for adults, 50 years and older, interested in having an active, healthy and independent lifestyle. To RSVP, call (225) 755-4984.

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.

Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana will hold the seventh annual Baton Rouge Kidney Walk at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge.

The walk is a noncompetitive 5K stroll that will raise funds to fight kidney disease through prevention, advocacy and education. Onsite registration will begin at 8 a.m. The walk will also feature food and special activities for kids, including an Easter egg hunt.

For more information, call (504) 861-4500 or visit http://www.kidneywalk.org.

St. Jude Dream Home

WBRZ Channel 2 and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are partnering for the “2013 Baton Rouge St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway” to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic in Baton Rouge.

The giveaway house is located in Carriagewood Estates in Baton Rouge and can be toured from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from May 11 to June 9. The giveaway will have other prizes, including gift cards, savings bonds and spa packages.

Tickets are $100. To purchase, visit Citizens Bank and Trust, The UPS Store, http://www.dreamhome.org or call (800) 726-6409.

The home will be given away at a special that will air June 15 on WBRZ.

South La. Hospice

South Louisiana Hospice is looking for volunteers. If interested, 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

Friends and relatives affected by another person’s drinking are welcome to Al-Anon and Alateen meetings. For information about those in the New Orleans area, call (504) 888-1356; throughout Louisiana, visit http://www.la-al-anon.org.