Health briefs for July 21, 2013

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 through 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 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. For more information, visit casabr.org or call (225) 379-8598.

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 womans.org.

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.

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 www.grcbr.org.

Cancer Services

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

Call (225) 927-2273.

Red Cross

The Southeast Louisiana Chapter Northshore Office, 300 Ashland Way, Madisonville, 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 Acadiana Area Chapter, 101 N. Pat St., Scott, will hold the following classes:

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

Call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcross.org/classes.

Grief support

Community Grief Support Group will meet at noon Tuesday at Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave. Call (225) 927-2273.

Peoples Health

Peoples Health will hold “Silver Ball Fitness” at noon Tuesday at Spectrum Fitness & Medical Wellness, 7069 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. Reservation deadline is Monday. Registration will start 30 minutes before the class.

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

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.

Alzheimer’s

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

NAMI

National Alliance on Mental Illness Baton Rouge will offer the following events:

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

Life Source Services

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

Southern Hospice

Southern Care Hospice Grief Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the office, 17316 Airline Highway, Suite P, Prairieville, to discuss “Understanding Life Changes.” Refreshments will be provided. Call (225) 315-9902.

Grandparents

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Family Road, 323 East Airport Drive, Baton Rouge.

Refreshments will be served. Call (225) 355-5442 or (225) 201-8888.

Fibromyalgia

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

Stroke Support

Stroke Support Group will meet at noon Thursday at Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital, 8595 United Plaza Blvd. Registered dietitian Tracy Michel will discuss “Eating Better for Life.” Lunch will be provided. RSVP to (225) 231-3123.

Cardinal Hospice

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

Lane Regional

Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St., Zachary, will offer the following event and opportunity:

MBP-OLOL

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

FHF

Families Helping Families will hold “Sibshop,” a workshop for siblings of children with special needs, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the office, 2356 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge. Lunch will be served. The event is free. Call (225) 216-7474.

The Hospice of BR

The Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, Suite A, needs volunteers for patient assistance, pet nurturing, office clerical and events. Call (225) 767-4673.

South La. Hospice

South Louisiana Hospice needs volunteers in the following areas: reading, writing, crafts, music, housekeeping, hairdressing and more. Call (225) 924-6830.

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.