Health briefs for July 14, 2013

Woman’s Hospital

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

Call (225) 231-5475.

MBP-OLOL

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

HIV services

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge, 4727 Revere Ave., will offer free, confidential HIV testing and counseling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the office. Call (225) 927-9810.

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, 647 Main St., Baton Rouge, will offer help to women who are unemployed or underemployed and looking for a better paying job from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the office.

Call (225) 308-0220.

Family Service

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge, 4727 Revere Ave., will offer the following services:

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

The classes and workshops will focus on child development, strategies for effective parenting and methods to promote healthy emotional growth in children. Call (225) 924-0123.

Grief Recovery

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

All support groups are free and confidential. Private counseling sessions are available. Call (225) 924-6621 or visit http://www.grcbr.org.

BR General

Baton Rouge General will hold the following events:

To register, call (225) 763-4050.

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

Cancer Services

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

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. Call (225) 924-1431.

Grief support

Community Grief Support Group will meet at noon Tuesday at Cancer Services, 550 Lobdell Ave., Baton Rouge.

Call (225) 927-2273.

Hospice of BR

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

Spinal cord

The Spinal Cord Support Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital, 8595 United Plaza Blvd. Scott Wells, president/CEO and founder of Independence Regained Inc., will speak.

The meeting will include a free lunch. To RSVP, call (225) 231-3123 or email roxane.bingham@brrehab.com.

Alzheimer’s

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

Register by calling (225) 334-7494 or by visiting alzbr.org.

Peoples Health

Peoples Health will hold the following events:

For more information, call 866-220-0418 or visit myhealth.peopleshealth.com.

Life Source Services

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

Red Cross

The Acadiana Area Chapter, 101 N. Pat St., Scott, will hold the following classes:

The Louisiana Capital Area Chapter of the 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, 2640 Canal St., New Orleans, will hold the following classes:

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

Families Helping

Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, 2356 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge, will hold a program on “Special Needs during Hurricane Season” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the office’s conference room. The free talk is part of the “Lunch Listen & Learn Series” and will feature Will White, of the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, as speaker. Space is limited. To register, call (225) 216-7474 or email pcedotal@fhfgbr.org.

Adoption support

ABC Adoption Search and Reunion Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3552 Morning Glory Ave., Baton Rouge. For more information, call (225) 752-3162.

Cardinal Hospice

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

Parkinson’s

Baton Rouge Area Parkinson’s Disease Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Dr. Gerald J. Calegan II, of the NeuroMedical Center, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call Sally at (225) 756-2645 or Sharilyn at (225) 933-0542.

Amputee support

An amputee support group will meet at noon Friday at the Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital, 8595 United Plaza Blvd. Dr. Shaun R. Carpenter will speak. All amputee survivors and caregivers are welcome. The meeting will include a free lunch. To RSVP, call (225) 231-3123.

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.

CASA

The Capital Area CASA Association will hold its 19th annual playhouse fundraiser, “Casas for CASA.” Participants can visit the playhouse on the lower level center court of the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge and buy raffle tickets to win it starting Saturday and ending Aug. 11. Raffle tickets are $5 and are available at the mall, the CASA office (848 Louisiana Ave.) or online at casabr.org. The fundraiser will continue with “CASA Fiesta” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the mall, and will include a silent auction, live music, Mexican cuisine and margaritas. Fiesta tickets are $50. The fundraiser will end with “CASA Kids Day,” a children’s safety fair, from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the mall. The Capital Area CASA Association’s mission is to advocate for timely placement of children in permanent, safe and stable homes. Visit casabr.org or call (225) 379-8598.

Hospice of Acadiana

Hospice of Acadiana Inc., 2600 Johnston St., Lafayette, will hold “Dine Around,” a monthly social outing for those who have lost loved ones, at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 21, at Hai Nam, Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette. The group meets on the third Sunday of the month at various restaurants. Call (337) 251-1614.

Alanon/Alateen

Alanon Family Groups, a 12-step program for those affected by someone’s drinking problem, meets daily in the Baton Rouge area. For more information, call (225) 924-0029 or visit batonrougealanon.org.

Narcotics Anon.

Need help with a drug problem? Narcotics Anonymous holds daily meetings. Call the helpline at (225) 381-9609.