Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave., will hold the following events this week:
- “YogaThrive: Yoga for Cancer Survivors” will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. Registration is required.
- Digestive & Urinary Cancers Support Group will meet at noon Monday at the office.
- “Fit & Fearless,” an exercise program for cancer survivors, will be at 5:15 p.m. Monday at BREC Independence Park, 7500 Independence Blvd. Registration is required.
- “Fit & Fearless: Total Body Workout” will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at BREC Independence Park. Another class will be at 5:15 p.m. Thursday. Registration is required.
- After Hours Cancer Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the office.
- Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the office.
- Oral, Head and Neck Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the office.
- “Zumba Gold” will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at BREC Independence Park. Registration is required.
- Lung Cancer Support Group will meet at noon Friday at the office.
For more information, call (225) 927-2273 or visit http://www.cancerservices.org.
Baton Rouge General will hold the following events this week:
- Smoking cessation program will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Bluebonnet location, 8585 Picardy Ave., Pennington Cancer Center Conference Room.
The General’s Stop Smoking program is led by certified smoking cessation facilitators, who help participants find their own way to stop smoking. It consists of small group sessions that take place over a seven-week period. Registration is required by calling (225) 763-4452.
- Healthy Steps: Lebed Exercise Program, healing through dance and movement, will be from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mid City location, 3600 Florida Blvd., and from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bluebonnet location. Call (225) 763-4050 to register.
- “Baby Care Basics” will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Bluebonnet location, Conference Room 2. Cost is $30 per couple. Register at http://www.BRGeneral.org.
- Pan Can, a support group for pancreatic cancer patients, will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bluebonnet location, Pennington Cancer Center Conference Room. RSVP to (225) 405-9992.
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. For more information, call (225) 924-0123.
Woman’s Hospital, 9050 Airline Highway, will hold the following events this week:
- “Prenatal Yoga” will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Destination Maternity, 5921 Bluebonnet Blvd. Cost is $12 per class.
- “Baby Steps,” a light exercise class for moms to do with their babies, will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. Thursday at Destination Maternity. Cost is $12 per class.
- “After Baby Comes: Baby Care and Parent Care” will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Family Road, 323 E. Airport Ave. Cost is $35 per couple.
- “Body Basics for Girls,” a class on what changes to expect during puberty for girls ages 9 to 12, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital, Conference rooms 2-3. Cost is $15.
- “Breastfeeding Basics” will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Destination Maternity. Cost is $35.
- “Strong Mamas,” an exercise class to prepare for pregnancy body changes, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Destination Maternity. Cost is $12 per class.
- “Body Basics for Boys,” a class on what changes to expect during puberty for boys ages 10 to 13, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the hospital, Conference rooms 2-3. Cost is $15.
- “Special Delivery,” a class on the basics of labor, will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the hospital, Conference rooms 1-3. Cost is $35 per couple.
For more information or registration, call (225) 231-5475 or visit http://www.womans.org.
The following HIV services will be offered this week:
- 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. No needles and no blood are necessary, and results are ready in 20 minutes. For more information, call (225) 927-9810 or visit http://www.fsgbr.org.
- Metro Health will offer free, confidential HIV testing from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center, 950 E. Washington St.; from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave.; from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Earl K. Long Mid-City, North Foster Drive at Gus Young Avenue; and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Delmont Service Center, 3535 Riley St. The Butler Center will offer syphilis testing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call (225) 338-9333.
The Grief Recovery Center, 4919 Jamestown, Suite 101, will offer the following events and opportunity this week:
- A support group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the office.
- A bereavement support group for adults will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs.
- A bereavement support group for adults will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales.
All support groups are free and confidential.
- Speakers are available on request for topics dealing with grief. For more information, call (225) 924-6621 or visit http://www.grcbr.org.
Survivors of Suicide
The Survivors of Suicide support group for survivors 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. every Tuesday at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, 4837 Revere Ave. The service is free. Call social worker Margo Abadie at (225) 924-1431 for an intake interview.
The Community Grief Support Group, in partnership with several other local agencies, 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. Call (225) 927-2273 for more information.
The Louisiana Capital Area Chapter American Red Cross, 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., will hold the following classes:
- “Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $110.
- “Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the office. Another class will be offered Tuesday, July 24. Cost is $90.
For more information or to register, call (225) 291-4533 or visit http://www.batonrouge.redcross.org.
The Hospice of BR
The Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, will offer the following event and opportunity this week:
- A free grief support group session will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive. For more information, call (225) 767-4673.
- The hospice is seeking volunteers for patient/caregiver support, health fairs and office assistance. For more information, call (225) 767-4673.
“CancerFit,” a comprehensive wellness program from Our Lady of the Lake and Mary Bird Perkins designed to help cancer patients stay active and mentally fit, will hold a class, “Sleep Matters,” from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Lake Plaza Diagnostics Building, Suite 112, and 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Asphodel Room.
Classes are free and include an hour of yoga and guided meditation followed by a 15-minute presentation. For more information or to register, call (225) 938-9629.
Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive, will hold the following events this week:
- A GO (Golden Opportunity) road trip that will include Avery Island, Clementine Restaurant and Shadows on the Teche will depart at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. to Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge Tuesday. Cost is $65 per person and includes tours and transportation. GO is a program for adults 50 and older in the Baton Rouge area. Call (225) 755-4984 to RSVP.
- A free weight loss support group will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the fourth-floor conference room at Ochsner Health Center - Summa, 9001 Summa Ave. Social worker Sarah Dulaney will discuss “Food, Stress and the Brain.” Call (225) 761-5347 to register.
Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocates Association, 848 Louisiana Ave., will hold the following events this week:
- An informational session class for those interested in becoming an advocate will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Court Appointed Special Advocates help neglected and abused children in the foster care system find a safe and permanent home. To attend a session, call (225) 379-8598.
- “18th annual Casas for CASA” playhouse fundraiser, a three week event to generate public awareness, funding and community support for CASA’s efforts on behalf of abused and neglected children, will begin Saturday with the display of the playhouse to be raffled off at 5 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Mall of Louisiana.
It will be on display through Aug. 12 with tickets ($5) available at the mall, the CASA office or online at http://www.casabr.org. The event will officially kick off with the “CASA Fiesta” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the Mall of Louisiana.
It will feature a silent auction, live music and dancing with the The Better Than Nobody Band, and Mexican cuisine and margaritas by local restaurants.
A CASA Kids Day, a children’s safety fair, will close things out Sunday, Aug. 12, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Mall of Louisiana.
For more information, call (225) 379-8598.
Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., will hold Lunch-N-Learn: “The Elephant in the Room: Is it or Isn’t It Alzheimer’s?” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the office. The program and lunch are free, but registration is required.
For more information, call (225) 334-7494.
Co-Dependency Anonymous will have a 12-step meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive, Room 204 of the Trice Building. For more information, call (225) 922-9543 or for literature, visit http://www.coda.org.
Dutch Physical Therapy, 10343 Siegen Lane, 3-A, will host the 42nd “Helping You Help Yourself,” a free seminar to educate Livingston Parish and the greater Baton Rouge community on improving their quality of living. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch on Florida Boulevard in Denham Springs. Physical therapist Chris Fussell of Dutch PT will discuss various foot ailments. Register at http://www.dutchpt.com or (225) 588-2068.
Cardinal Hospice, 8280 YMCA Plaza Drive, 3-A, will offer the following event and opportunity this week:
- A grief support group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the office. The group is free and open to the public.
- The hospice is looking for volunteers to do clerical work, visit patients and/or run errands for family members. Call (225) 291-3322.
Life Source Services
Life Source Services Hospice, 3049 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., will offer the following event and opportunity this week:
- A grief support group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the office.
- LSS is seeking volunteers for many of its projects. Call (225) 291-9421.
Peoples Health will hold the following events this week:
- “Functional Fitness” will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Cortana Mall, 9401 Cortana Place. Registration will be at 9 a.m. The reservation deadline is Wednesday.
- “Diabetes Overview” lecture will be at noon Friday at Family Health Center, second-floor Conference rooms A and B, 3801 North Blvd. Registration will be at 11 a.m. The reservation deadline is Wednesday.
To make reservations for the free events, visit http://www.myhealth.peopleshealth.com or call (866) 220-0418.
The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to cancer treatments. Requirements are a car and insurance, safe driving skills and the ability to help as little as one morning or afternoon a month. There will be a Road to Recovery training from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at 10529 Kentshire Court. Also the American Cancer Society is seeking additional volunteers to staff its Cancer Resource Center. For more information, call (800) 227-2345.
The Baton Rouge Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The Rev. Beth Roberts Evason will speak on “Coping with Change, Left and Right Brain Dominance.” For more information, call Sharilyn at (225) 933-0542 or Sally at (225) 756-2645.
The Diabetic Foot Institute, 5428 O’Donovan Drive, Suite D, will offer complimentary diabetic foot screenings on Fridays. Screening will include thermal imaging, blood flow study, gait analysis and neuropathy screening.
Call (225) 761-0025 to schedule.
National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold a Connection Recovery Support Group meeting for those whose lives are affected by mental illness at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 23, at the Denham Springs/Walker Branch Library, 8101 Florida Blvd. in Denham Springs. For more information, call (225) 271-8731.
Sisters Network Baton Rouge, an affiliate chapter of Sisters Network Inc., a national African-American breast cancer survivorship organization, will hold its first “Pretty in Pink” luncheon and fashion show fundraiser at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge, 4728 Constitution Ave.
Keynote speaker will be Constance Saizon, pastor of Hughes United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge and St. Landry United Methodist Church in Gonzales. Donation is $40. For more information, call (225) 456-6271.
Doctor’s Hospice-Livingston, 9788 Florida Blvd., Suite B, Walker, is looking for veteran volunteers for its “We Honor Veterans” program to share their journey with veteran patients.
Volunteers are also needed for patient visits and office work. For information on volunteer training, call (225) 667-1340.
Hospice Associates, 8119 Picardy Ave., is seeking direct-care volunteers for patient/caregiver support and companionship. Veteran volunteers are also needed for its “We Honor Veterans” program to share their life journey with veteran patients and their families. For details, call (225) 218-1300.
The Battered Women’s Program invites anyone who has suffered or is suffering abuse at the hands of an intimate partner to attend its group meetings. Call (225) 389-3001.
Alcoholics Anonymous, a fellowship of men and women who help each other recover from alcoholism, meets daily. Call (225) 930-0026 or visit http://www.aa-batonrouge.org.
Al-Anon Family Groups, a 12-step program to help those affected by someone’s problem drinking, holds meetings daily in the Baton Rouge area. There are no fees. Meetings are confidential. Call (225) 924-0029 or check the website, http://www.batonrougealanon.org.
Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program without dues, fees or diets, holds meetings seven days a week in the greater Baton Rouge area. For details, call (225) 751-0259 or visit http://www.oabatonrouge.org.
Gamblers Anonymous, a support group for people with gambling problems, holds multiple meetings every week in Baton Rouge, Baker, St. Francisville, Gonzales and Hammond. For dates, times and locations, call (877) 770-STOP or (800) 203-8785.
Need help with a drug problem? Narcotics Anonymous holds daily meetings. Call the helpline at (225) 381-9609.