A luncheon for breast cancer survivors, “Perfectly Pink a Luncheon for Life,” will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at The Renaissance Hotel, Bourbeau Ballroom. Author and breast cancer survivor Conner Browne, the Sweet Potato Queen, will speak.
Tickets are $25 for breast cancer survivors, $40 for guests at http://www.KomenBatonRouge.org.
HopeKeepers, a support group for those affected by chronic illness, physical or mental, will meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Margaret’s Church, 12663 Perkins Road. For more information, visit the website, http://www.HopeKeepersBR.com or call (225) 337-1633.
Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., will hold the following events:
- “Person-Centered Care: Why It Matters,” an educational video, will be available beginning Monday at the office during business hours.
- “The Faces of Alzheimer’s,” a traveling photo exhibit, will be on display from Monday to Wednesday, Oct. 31, at St. Helena Parish Library, 53 South Main St., Suite A, Greensburg.
- Caregiver network groups for caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the office; 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Venola Room, 1125 West La. 30 in Gonzales; 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Home Instead Senior Care, 11764 Haymarket Ave.; 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Amber Terrace, 8585 Summa Drive; and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road.
- “Sharing the Journey: Resources 101,” a free program designed to educate caregivers and individuals with early stage dementia on how to navigate the library and Internet for resources, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Linda Conference Room, 1125 West La. 30 in Gonzales. To register, call (225) 334-7494.
- “Train the Trainer,” a two-day course training in compliance with Louisiana Legislative Act 571, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, and Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the office.Call (225) 334-7494.
Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge, 4727 Revere Ave., will offer the following services this week:
- Free, confidential HIV testing and counseling will be 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.
- Counseling services for children, individuals and families who need help with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and relationship problems will be from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
Fee is based on a sliding scale. Private insurance and Medicaid are accepted. Call (225) 924-0123.
Woman’s Hospital, 100 Woman’s Way (Airline Highway and Pecue), will hold the following events:
- “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.
- “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 of Greater Baton Rouge, 323 East Airport Ave. Cost is $35 per couple.
- “Know Your Numbers,” a free class on ways to improve metabolism, eat healthier and change behaviors to start living a healthier lifestyle, will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woman’s Center for Wellness, 9637 Jefferson Highway. For more information, call (225) 924-8709.
- A free cosmetic surgery seminar, “What You Should Know,” will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital, Conference rooms 1 and 2.
- “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.
- “Weight Loss Surgery: What You Should Know” will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the hospital, Conference Room 4. To register for the free event, call (225) 924-8444.
- “Breastfeeding Tips for Moms On-the-Go” will be from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Destination Maternity. Cost is $20.
- “Great Expectations” will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the hospital, Conference Room 1. Cost is $25.
- “Special Delivery” will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the hospital, Conference rooms 1 and 2. Cost is $35 per couple.
- Baby and You Orientation Tour will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the hospital, Conference Room 2.
Register for most events at http://womans.org or (225) 231-5475.
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 and Wednesday at the Bluebonnet location, 8585 Picardy Ave, Pennington Cancer Center Conference Room. The program consists of small group sessions that take place over a seven-week period. Registration is required. Call (225) 763-4452.
- “Joint Success,” a free seminar, will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Bluebonnet location, 8585 Picardy Ave, Conference Room 1. Call (225) 763-4298.
- “Back to Health,” a free spine surgery education class, will meet from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Bluebonnet location, Conference Room 1. Call (225) 763-4298.
- Tour for Two (or more), a free tour of the Birth Center, will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Bluebonnet location, Conference Room 2. Register at http://www.BRGeneral.org.
- Man to Man, a prostate cancer support group, will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Bluebonnet location, Conference rooms 1 and 2. Call (225) 767-7197.
- Lymphedema Support Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Baton Rouge General, Mid City, 3600 Florida Blvd., Conference rooms 1 and 2. To register, call (225) 381-6520.
- 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 Baton Rouge General, Mid City location, and at the same time Thursday at the Bluebonnet location. Call (225) 763-4050 to register.
Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive, will hold a Breastfeeding Support Group meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the medical center. For more information, call (225) 755-4854.
Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave., will hold the following free 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.
- “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,” an exercise program for cancer survivors, will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and 5:15 p.m. Thursday at BREC Independence Park. Registration is required.
- West Feliciana Parish Support Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, 9856 Royal St. in St. Francisville.
- Single Survivors Networking will meet at noon Wednesday at the office.
- After Hours Cancer Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the office.
- “Zumba Gold” will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the office.
- St. James Parish Support Group will meet at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church Center, 616 Main St. in Gramercy.
- Holistic Healing will meet at noon Friday at the office.
Call (225) 927-2273.
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 Tuesday Children’s Support Group for ages 7-12 will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the office. Call to reserve a spot.
- A Tuesday Parent Support Group associated with children under age 12 dealing with loss and grief will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 11. Call ASAP. A few spaces remain.
- 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 in Gonzales.
All support groups are free and confidential.
- Speakers are available on topics related to grief.
Call (225) 924-6621 or visit http://www.grcbr.org.
Home Instead Senior Care, 11764 Haymarket Ave., will hold two-hour training sessions on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia for families in conjunction with this year’s “Women! A Week-Long Celebration.” Sessions scheduled are 9:30 a.m. Monday, and 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the office, and 10 a.m. Tuesday at Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd. Call (225) 819-8338.
Hope Chests, a support group for breast cancer patients and their families, will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ochsner Clinic Foundation of Baton Rouge, 9001 Summa Ave., fourth-floor conference room.
There will be a “Breast Cancer Awareness Month Potluck Celebration.” Topic will be “Breast Cancer Signs and Symptoms: Early Detection Hints and Hindrances.” Call (225) 761-5296.
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.
The Louisiana Capital Area Chapter American Red Cross, 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., will hold the following classes this week:
- “Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $90.
- “Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $110.
- “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer” will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the office. Cost is $110.
Call (225) 291-4533 or visit http://www.batonrouge.redcross.org.
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.
The Hospice of BR
The Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, will offer the following events and opportunity this week:
- Grief support group sessions will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sunrise Assisted Living, 9351 Siegen Lane, and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3552 Morning Glory Ave.
- The Hospice of Baton Rouge is seeking volunteers for patient/caregiver support, health fairs and office assistance. For more information, call (225) 767-4673.
Co-Dependency Anonymous 12 step meeting — including step 11 — will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive, Room 204 of the Trice Building. Call (225) 922-9543 for more information, or visit http://www.coda.org for literature.
Life Source Services
Life Source Services Hospice, 3049 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., will offer the following events and opportunity this week:
- A grief support group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the office.
- A new grief support group will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at La Plantation Retirement Community, 26635 La. 16 (Pete’s Highway) in Denham Springs.
- LSS is seeking volunteers for many of its projects. Call (225) 291-9421.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana’s Baton Rouge Support Group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the NeuroMedical Center, sixth floor, 10101 Park Rowe Ave. Call (800) 960-0587.
The Cenikor Foundation will hold a Celebrate Recovery Community Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St. There will be a silent auction beginning at 11:30 a.m. Individual tickets are $40. Call (225) 218-1960.
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.
The Louisiana Association of General Contractors Golf Tournament will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at Santa Maria Golf Course, 18460 Santa Maria Parkway. Fee is $100 per player and includes green and cart fees, lunch and refreshments. The event will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Call (225) 344-0432.
Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society fundraising event, will held from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday at the Scott Civic Center in New Roads. The event will remember those who lost their battle with cancer and celebrate survivors. Call (225) 268-1170.
The 29th annual Bike MS: Louisiana to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Louisiana will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7.
Cyclists will leave from the University Center at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, 500 West University Ave., at 8 a.m. Saturday and travel to Percy Quin Park in McComb, Miss., for an overnight party. They will return to SLU at 5 p.m. Sunday.
To register or for more information, call (504) 322-3789 or visit http://www.bikemslouisiana.org.
The Pink Ribbon Jam, a celebration of life after cancer, will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Blue Moon Saloon, 215 East Convent in Lafayette. Admission is $10 during presale and $15 at the door. There will be music, a silent auction, raffle prizes, and food and drink. Proceeds will fund mammograms for the uninsured or underinsured and transportation costs for radiation oncology patients. For more information, call (337) 278-1271.
The Ladies of WOW and Hair Divinity and Accessories of Port Allen will hold “Let’s Spread the Pink,” a breast cancer awareness and health initiative, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Antioch Full Gospel Baptist Church, 5247 Ford St. There will be speakers, demonstrations, dental screenings and more. Call (225) 381-3090.
The Esther Eames Memorial Lupus Golf Tournament and Silent Auction will be at noon Monday, Oct. 8, at Santa Maria Golf Course, 18460 Santa Maria Ave. There will be a four-person scramble. Call (225) 937-7661.
SouthernCare Inc. Hospice, 17316 Airline Highway, Suite P, Prairieville, is holding a school supply drive for St. John Parish schools. Items will be collected through the end of October. For more information, call (225) 673-9949.
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 visit 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. 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. For more information, call the helpline at (225) 381-9609.