Health briefs for Sunday, Jan. 17, 2013

CH.A.D.D.

Louisiana Capital Area CH.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) will hold its monthly meeting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, 2356 Drusilla Lane.

The meeting is open to the public. Visit http://www.lacachadd.org.

Woman’s Hospital

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

“After Baby Comes (ABC),” a class on baby care and parent care, will be from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the hospital, Conference rooms 1 and 2. Cost is $35 per couple.

“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 mothers 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.

Woman’s Ideal Protein Seminar, a free seminar on the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program for men and women, will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at Woman’s Center for Wellness, 9637 Jefferson Highway. To register, call (225) 924-8313.

“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 puberty class for boys who are 10 to 13 years old, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital, Conference rooms 1 and 2. Cost is $15.

“Body Basics for Girls,” a puberty class for girls who are 9 to 12 years old, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the hospital, Conference rooms 1 and 2. Cost is $15.

“Basics of Breastfeeding and Pump Pointers” will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Woman’s Center for Wellness. The class is for women only. Cost is $20.

“Special Delivery,” a class on labor, will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the hospital, Conference rooms 1 and 2. Cost is $35 per couple.

Call (225) 231-5475 or visit http://www.womans.org.

Family Service

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.

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

BREC

BREC’s Farr Park Equestrian Center, 6400 River Road, will hold its Hearts and Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday starting Jan. 28.

The program consists of four six-week therapeutic riding sessions that contribute to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of people with disabilities. It is open to adults and children, ages 6 and older.

Cost is $120 per six-week session. Call (225) 769-7805 to register or (225) 272-9200, ext. 446, to volunteer.

HIV services

The following HIV services will be offered this week:

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..

Syphilis testing will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Metro Health will also offer HIV testing from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave.; and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Earl K. Long Mid-City, North Foster at Gus Young Avenue. Call (225) 338-9333.

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.

Grief Recovery

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

A grief support group for children with a corresponding support group for parents will begin soon. Space is limited. Call (225) 924-6621 to reserve a spot.

A bereavement support group for adults 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 Road.

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. For more information, call (225) 924-6621.

Cancer Services

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

“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.

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 BREC Independence Park. Registration is required.

“Holistic Healing” will be at noon Friday at the office. Kimberly Szuszka will present tai chi.

Call (225) 927-2273.

Grief support

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.

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.

Red Cross

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. Cost is $90.

For more information, call (225) 291-4533 or visit http://www.batonrouge.redcross.org.

Mary Bird Perkins

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center will offer the following free breast cancer screenings:

A screening will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sam’s Club, 2174 Martin Luther King Blvd., Houma. Appointments are required.

A screening will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Albany Medical Clinic, 29565 Montpelier Road, Albany. Appointments are required.

Call (225) 215-1234 or visit http://www.marybird.org.

The Hospice of BR

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

Free grief support group meeting will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sunrise Assisted Living, 9351 Siegen Lane; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive; and 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive, Adult Building, Room 104.

The hospice is seeking volunteers for patient assistance, pet care, office work and events.

Call (225) 767-4673.

BR General

Baton Rouge General will hold the following events this week:

Healthy Steps: Lebed Exercise Program, a program on 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, 3600 Florida Blvd. The event is free. Call (225) 763-4050 to register.

“CPR for Family and Friends” will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet location, 8585 Picardy Ave. Cost is $30 per couple. Registration is required.

To register, visit http://www.BRGeneral.org.

Life Source Services

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

A grief support group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Resthaven Swan Room, 11817 Jefferson Highway.

A grief support group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the office.

A grief support group will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at La Plantation Retirement Community, 26635 La. 16, Denham Springs.

LSS is seeking volunteers for many of its projects. Call (225) 291-9421.

Lane Regional

Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St., Zachary, will hold a free Lunch and Learn seminar on “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hearing Aids But Didn’t Learn in Kindergarten” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the center.

Dr. Erica Ray will talk about the latest and greatest hearing instruments during the event. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call (225) 243-6129.

Dutch PT

Dutch Physical Therapy will present a free seminar on back pain with Chris Fussell, of Dutch Physical Therapy, discussing “Conservative Treatment with Physical Therapy.”

It will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Denham Springs-Walker Livingston Parish Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs.

Call (225) 588-2068, email amys@dutchpt.com or visit http://www.DutchPT.com to enroll.

Cardinal Hospice

Cardinal Hospice, 8280 YMCA Plaza Drive, No. 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 assist patients and their families, or work in the office.

Call (225) 291-3322.

MBP-OLOL

The Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center will offer “CancerFit,” a comprehensive wellness program designed to help keep cancer patients active and mentally fit, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, 4950 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge.

Each session is free and includes an hour of individualized yoga and guided meditation. Call (225) 938-9629.

Diabetic Foot

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.

St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Residential Training School, a school for children with developmental disabilities in Boyce, will host the Autism Conference, a one-day event with workshops given by autism experts, Friday at the Marriott Hotel, 5500 Hilton Ave.

The conference will start with registration at 7:30 a.m. followed by the keynote speech at 8:45 a.m., Workshop 1 at 9:45 a.m., lunch at 11:45 a.m., Workshop 2 at 1:30 p.m. and the conclusion at 3:30 p.m. Participants will choose two of the offered workshops, which include “Evaluation of Treatments for Autism: The Importance of Scientific Skepticism” by Henry Roane, “Token Training and the Use of Individual Token Reinforcement Systems” by Gina Green and “Sexuality Instruction and ASD: What Parents, Professionals, and Students Need to Know” by Peter Gerhardt.

Bruce D. Greenstein, secretary of Louisiana Health and Hospitals, will give the keynote speech.

Registration is $75. To register or for more information, visit http://www.stmarys-rts.org or call (318) 445-6443, ext. 2102.

Limb Up

Limb Up, a nonprofit support group for people who are amputees or facing amputation, will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd.

The group will plan for April’s Limb Loss Awareness Month. Call (225) 270-3134.

Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Foundation Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana and the Krewe of Rio will partner for a parade at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Lafayette. Make-A-Wish Foundation has partnered with the Krewe of Rio to inform the public about the Check What Matters Program.

The program allows participants to donate a portion or all of their income tax refund to the foundation, which helps grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Kamryn, a wish child and Lafayette native, will participate in the parade as the foundation’s ambassador along with her family.

Kamryn got to go to Disney World for the first time thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

For more information, call (504) 846-9474, ext. 203.

Ochsner

Ochsner Medical Center’s Birthing Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge, will hold the following events:

Breastfeeding Support Group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the center.

“Childbirth Class Series” will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the center in the first-floor classrooms. Ochsner will offer the three-part series in a one-day session.

Topics include pain theories, pre-labor signs, labor signs, comfort measures and more. Cost is $25 per couple, which includes registration, materials and refreshments.

Call (225) 755-4854 to register.

Alzheimer’s Services

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., will host Grantsmanship Training Program, a five-day workshop by The Grantsmanship Center that explores the application process, Monday through Friday, Feb. 4-8, at the office.

The workshop is for members of nonprofit groups and government agencies who are seeking grants. Registration is limited to 30 participants and costs $895. The fee covers workshop tuition and one year of The Grantsmanship Center Membership benefits and services. To register for the workshop or apply for a scholarship, call (800) 421-9512 or visit http://www.tgci.com.

STAR

Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response Center is seeking volunteers for its 24-hour hotline and to assist survivors at the hospital.

It will hold volunteer training classes beginning Feb. 19. To volunteer or for more information, call (225) 615-7093 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit http://www.brstar.org.

Amedisys Hospice

Amedisys Hospice (Baton Rouge) is looking for volunteers to care for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their family members.

Volunteers can be direct patient volunteers, indirect patient volunteers, comfort cooks and bereavement volunteers. Call (225) 751-4599.

South La. Hospice

South Louisiana Hospice is looking for volunteers to help in the following areas: reading, writing, hobbies, crafts, music, housekeeping, flowers, hairdressing and more. Call (225) 924-6830.

Al-Anon/Alateen

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.

Narcotics Anon.

Need help with a drug problem? Narcotics Anonymous holds daily meetings.

Call the helpline at (225) 381-9609.