Health briefs for April 7, 2013

C.G. Jung Society

C.G. Jung Society of Lafayette will hold a lecture, “Like Water for Chocolate: An Alchemical View,” from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in The Commons Room of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 400 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette. Charlene Henry, a Jungian psychotherapist, will give the lecture, which is about Laura Esquivel’s novel, “Like Water for Chocolate.” Registration will start 15 minutes before the lecture. Cost is $35 for members at the door, $40 for nonmembers at the door and $10 for students and faculty with ID. Fees for CEUs are $10. For more information, call (337) 856-9435.

Alzheimer’s support

An Alzheimer’s support group will meet from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday at St. James Place, 333 Lee Drive. For more information, call (225) 490-3250.


Huntington’s Disease Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.

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 at the office.

Fee is based on a sliding scale. Private insurance and Medicaid are accepted. Call (225) 924-0123.

Grief Recovery

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

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:

BR General

Baton Rouge General will hold the following events:

For more information, visit

Alzheimer’s Services

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

For more information, 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, call (225) 231-5475 or visit

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.

Grief support

The Community Grief Support Group will hold its weekly meeting at noon Tuesday at Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave. For more information, call (225) 927-2273.

Scleroderma support

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

Diabetes awareness

The Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center’s Diabetes Education & Awareness Group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at OLOL, first-floor auditorium. Registered dietitian Jill Ballard will speak on “Take a Look into the RD’s Kitchen.” For more information, call (225) 765-8020.

Mary Bird — OLOL

Mary Bird Perkins — Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center will hold the following events:

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., Baton Rouge, will hold the following classes:

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

Dutch PT

Dutch Physical Therapy, in conjunction with the Livingston Parish Library, will host a free seminar about shoulder pain at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Denham Springs/Walker Branch Livingston Parish Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Dr. Alan Schroeder of the Bone and Joint Clinic and Chris Fussell, physical therapist with Dutch PT, will speak. To register, call (225) 588-2068.


Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge, will hold Movie Review: “Tyler Perry’s Confessions of a Marriage Counselor,” 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 includes admission, a small drink and a 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.

St. Joseph Hospice

St. Joseph Hospice and its inpatient facility, The Carpenter House, will hold a bereavement support group meeting from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Jefferson United Methodist Church, 10328 Jefferson Highway. For more information, call (225) 368-3117.

Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers will offer a free customized fitness and wellness class from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at 4626 Jamestown Ave., Suite 6. The class is open to seniors, caregivers of seniors and professionals. For more information, call (225) 931-1315.

‘Healthy Heart’

“You and Your Health: Keeping a Healthy Heart” will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Creek Road. Sandra Jones from Baton Rouge General will explain how factors such as diet, exercise, lifestyle and family history affect your heart.

To register, call (225) 756-1150.

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.


Court Appointed Special Advocates, 848 Louisiana Ave, will hold a 45-minute informational session on becoming a CASA volunteer at 10 a.m. Saturday at the office. Call (225) 379-8598 or visit

AHA Heart Walk

The American Heart Association will hold a Capital Area Heart Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday at the LSU Old Front Nine, southeast corner of Nicholson Extension and Nicholson Drive. Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information, call (225) 328-4551 or visit

Autism Walk

Active for Autism Run/Walk and Fun Fest will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Louisiana State Police Training Headquarters Ground on Independence Boulevard. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. with the Family Fun Walk at 9 a.m. Registration is $20 and includes a T-shirt. For more information, call (225) 216-7474 or visit

Walk MS

Walk MS (Multiple Sclerosis): Baton Rouge to benefit the National MS Society: Louisiana will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at Perkins Rowe, 10101 Park Rowe Ave. Registration opens at 7 a.m.

There are no registration fees and no minimum pledge commitments. Call (800) 344-4867 or visit


Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center will hold its 28th annual Gala, “An Evening with The Doobie Brothers,” at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at the Baton Rouge River Center Exhibition Hall. Dinner will be at 7:30 p.m., followed by the performance. For more information, call (225) 765-5951 or visit

Amedisys Hospice

Amedisys Hospice is seeking volunteers. For more information, call (225) 751-4599.