“Health Briefs” column for Aug. 11, 2013

CASA

The Capital Area CASA Association, 848 Louisiana Ave., Baton Rouge, will hold the following events:

Red Cross

The Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross 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:

The Louisiana Capital Area Chapter, 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:

Huntington’s

The 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., Baton Rouge. Call (225) 343-1255.

St. James Place

St. James Place, 333 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge. will hold an Alzheimer’s support group meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday in the first-floor conference room of the Health & Wellness Building. Call (225) 490-3460.

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.

HIV services

The following HIV service will be offered:

Grief Recovery

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

For more information, call (225) 924-6621 or visit grcbr.org.

Cancer Services

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

For more information, call (225) 927-2273 or visit cancerservices.org.

BR General

Baton Rouge General will hold the following events:

For more information, visit brgeneral.org.

Woman’s Hospital

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

Call (225) 231-5475 or visit womans.org.

Hospice of Acadiana

Hospice of Acadiana Inc., 2600 Johnston St., Lafayette, will hold the following events:

It will also have a light lunch. Admission is free, but registration is required by calling (337) 232-1234.

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., Baton Rouge. Call (225) 924-1431.

Grief support

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

The Hospice of BR

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

MBP-OLOL

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

NAMI

National Alliance on Mental Illness Baton Rouge will hold 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:

Peoples Health

Peoples Health will hold the following events:

Registration will start 30 minutes before each class. Call 866-220-0418 or visit myhealth.peopleshealth.com.

Celiacs of BR

Celiacs of Baton Rouge, a gluten intolerance support group, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge.

Topic will be “Eating Out.” Non-celiac family members and friends can also discuss practical support issues relating to the challenges of being on a gluten-free diet. Call (225) 766-8872.

Alzheimer’s Services

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

The program will include a light lunch and a tour of the award-winning adult day respite center, Charlie’s Place. Reservations are required by calling (225) 334-7494 or visiting alzbr.org.

Parkinson’s group

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. The guest speaker will be Neila J. Donovan, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders.

Call Sharilyn at (225) 933-0542 or Sally at (225) 756-2645.

Cardinal Hospice

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

Amputee support

Amputee Support Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital, 8595 United Plaza Blvd.

An amputee clinic will follow the meeting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. where participants can meet with a physical therapist and the prosthetic companies. The meeting will also have a lunch at no charge. To RSVP, call (225) 231-3123 or email roxane.bingham@brrheab.com.

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.

Sickle cell

Sickle Cell Anemia Support Group will hold the “Sickle Cell Community Walk/Run” Saturday at North Boulevard Town Square, downtown Baton Rouge. Registration will be at 7 a.m. Cost is $20 per person. To register, call (225) 346-8434 or visit brscaf.org/walkrun.

Acacia Shriners

Acacia Shriners of Baton Rouge will offer a free orthopedic screening clinic to help parents determine if their child is eligible for treatment at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Shreveport, which treats a variety of orthopedic conditions.

The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Acacia Shrine Temple, 7991 South Commerce Ave., Baton Rouge. No appointment is necessary. Call (225) 926-4814.

LIFT

LIFT Support Group for widows and widowers will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday. Chaplain Bill Brewer will lead the group. Call (225) 925-5331 for location.

Cancer Society

American Cancer Society will hold its 7th annual “Jamaica Me Crazy, Party for a Cure” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hilton Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge.

The fundraiser will have live music from The Gutter Sharks, a silent auction, a cash bar, activities and door prizes in the Tiki Room.

Tickets are $75 per person and $125 per couple. Call (225) 767-7197 or visit jmcbr.org.

FHFGBR

Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, 2356 Drusilla Lane, will host a back-to-school workshop titled “Before the Bell Rings 2013-2014” from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the FHFGBR training room.

The workshop will cover “Parental Involvement and Advocacy” and “Steps to a Successful New School Year.” Space is limited. Registration deadline is Wednesday. Call (225) 216-7474 to register.

Alanon/Alateen

Alanon Family Groups, a 12-step program for those affected by someone’s drinking problem, meets daily in the Baton Rouge area. 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.