Health Briefs for March 24, 2013 

CH.A.D.D.

Louisiana Capital Area CH.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, 2356 Drusilla Lane. The meeting is free and open to the public. Participants will receive family training on AD/HD.

ARC of Baton Rouge

ARC of Baton Rouge will host Zumba for Awareness for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Town Square Lawn on North Boulevard in downtown Baton Rouge.

Resource booths and information will be available. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.arcbatonrouge.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.

Mary Bird-OLOL

Mary Bird Perkins — Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center will offer a free colorectal cancer screening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at 9350 Cortana Place, Baton Rouge. For more information, call (225) 215-1234.

Grief Recovery

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

A grief support group for adults will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Jamestown office.

A grief 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 grief support group for adults will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales.

Grief Share, a new faith-based, nondenominational, grief support group, will be offered from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning April 11 at the center. A brief introductory meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 4.

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

Woman’s Hospital

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.

A Woman’s Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program Seminar will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Woman’s Center for Wellness, 9637 Jefferson Highway. The seminar is free and is open to both men and women. Call (225) 924-8313.

“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, 5921 Bluebonnet Blvd. Cost is $12 per class.

“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 Girls,” a class for preteen girls ages 9 through 12, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the hospital, Conference rooms 1 and 2. Cost is $15 per class.

For more information, call (225) 231-5475 or visit http://www.womans.org.

HIV services

The following HIV services will be offered:

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.

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.

Cancer Services

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

“Yoga Thrive: 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.

Ascension Parish Support Group will meet at noon Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 224 W. Constitution St., Gonzales.

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.

Make Today Count Speaker Meeting will be held at noon Thursday at the office. Presenting will be clinical nutritionist Nicole Esco.

For more information, call (225) 927-2273.

Red Cross

The Louisiana Capital Area Chapter American Red Cross, 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., Baton Rouge, will hold the following classes:

“Babysitter’s Training and Pediatric First Aid/CPR” will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the office. Cost is $140.

“Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the office. Cost is $90.

“Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $110.

The Southeast Louisiana Chapter Northshore Office, 300 Ashland Way, Madisonville, will hold the following classes:

“Babysitter’s Training and Pediatric First Aid/CPR” will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the office. Cost is $140.

“Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $110.

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

“Blended Learning Skill Session for CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers” will be from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the office. Cost is $110.

“CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers” will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the office. Cost is $110.

“Adult CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Saturday at the office. Cost is $70.

“Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the office. Cost is $90.

The Acadiana Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 101 N. Pat St., Scott, will hold “Adult First Aid/CPR/AED plus Blood Pathogens” from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $110.

For more information, call (800) 733-2767 or visit http://www.redcross.org/classes.

Lane Regional

Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St., Zachary, will hold a Safe Sitter babysitter training class from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The program is offered to girls and boys ages 11 to 13.

Registration is required. Cost is $25. For more information or to register, call (225) 654-5263.

CASA

Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association, 848 Louisiana Ave., Baton Rouge, is looking for caring adults, especially more men, to help abused and neglected children in foster care find safe and permanent homes.

An informational session on becoming a CASA volunteer will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Call (225) 379-8598 or visit http://www.casabr.org.

The Hospice of BR

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

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 the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, 8470 Goodwood Blvd.

The hospice is seeking volunteers for patient assistance, pet care, office work and events. Call (225) 767-4673.

Grief Support

The Community Grief Support Group 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. For more information, 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.

NAMI

National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold the following events:

Family to Family Support Group for family members/caregivers of people with a mental illness will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at University Presbyterian Church, 3240 Dalrymple Drive.

Connection Recovery Support Group for those whose lives are affected by mental illness will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at University Presbyterian Church.

For more information, call (225) 273-6061 or (225) 291-6262.

BR General

Baton Rouge General will hold the following events:

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) recertification class will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Mid City location, 3600 Florida Blvd.

Healthy Steps: Lebed Exercise Program will be from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mid City location and from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bluebonnet location, 8585 Picardy Ave. The program focuses on healing through dance. Admission is free. To register, call (225) 763-4050.

Basic Life Support (BLS) recertification class will be from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. or 12:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Bluebonnet location. Cost is $45.

“CPR for Family and Friends” will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Conference Room 2 at the Bluebonnet location. Cost is $30 per couple. To register, visit http://www.brgeneral.org.

“Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)” will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Mid City location. Cost is $175 per person.

For more information or 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.

Alzheimer’s Services

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., will host a Lunch-N-Learn session, “Alzheimer’s Overview,” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Iberville Parish Library, 24605 J. Gerald Berret Blvd., Plaquemine.

A free lunch will be provided. Registration is required. For more information, call (225) 334-7494.

Fibromyalgia

The Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at 2021 Tara Blvd.

For more information, call (225) 752-3162.

Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society will hold training for its Reach to Recovery program for interested volunteers at 9 a.m. Thursday at the office, 10528 Kentshire Court. The program matches volunteers who are breast cancer survivors with newly diagnosed patients, or anyone with a concern about breast cancer. For more information, call (800) 227-2345 or visit http://www.cancer.org.

Stroke Support

Stroke Support Group will meet at noon Thursday at Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital, 8595 United Plaza Blvd. Thomas Schwab with Sais Home Solutions will speak on “Home Safety Devices.” Stroke survivors and caregivers are welcome. The meeting is free, and lunch will be provided. To RSVP, call (225) 231-3123.

Southern Care

Southern Care Hospice, 17316 Airline Highway, Suite P, Prairieville, will hold a grief support group Thursday at the office. Drinks and snacks will be at 5:30 p.m. with the discussion at 6 p.m.

The topic will be “Coping with Grief.” The meeting is free and open to anyone who is suffering from a loss. Refreshments will be served. Call (225) 673-9949.

Cardinal Hospice

Cardinal Hospice will hold a grief support group from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the office, 8280 YMCA Plaza Drive, No. 3-A. The hospice is also seeking volunteers to assist patients and families and to perform office work. For more information, call (225) 291-3322.

Ochsner

Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge, will hold Movie Review: “Admission,” a Golden Opportunity Program event, at 10 a.m. Thursday at Grand Cinema Theater, 15365 George O’Neal Road. Cost is $6.50 per person and covers the admission, a small drink and small popcorn.

The Golden Opportunity program is for adults, 50 years and older, interested in having an active, healthy and independent lifestyle. To RSVP, call (225) 755-4984.

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.

Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana will hold the seventh annual Baton Rouge Kidney Walk at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge.

The walk is a noncompetitive 5K stroll that will raise funds to fight kidney disease through prevention, advocacy and education. Onsite registration will begin at 8 a.m. The walk will also feature food and special activities for kids, including an Easter egg hunt.

For more information, call (504) 861-4500 or visit http://www.kidneywalk.org.

St. Jude Dream Home

WBRZ Channel 2 and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are partnering for the “2013 Baton Rouge St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway” to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic in Baton Rouge.

The giveaway house is located in Carriagewood Estates in Baton Rouge and can be toured from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from May 11 to June 9. The giveaway will have other prizes, including gift cards, savings bonds and spa packages.

Tickets are $100. To purchase, visit Citizens Bank and Trust, The UPS Store, http://www.dreamhome.org or call (800) 726-6409.

The home will be given away at a special that will air June 15 on WBRZ.

South La. Hospice

South Louisiana Hospice is looking for volunteers. If interested, call (225) 924-6830.

Narcotics Anon.

Need help with a drug problem? Narcotics Anonymous holds daily meetings. Call the helpline at (225) 381-9609.

Al-Anon

Friends and relatives affected by another person’s drinking are welcome to Al-Anon and Alateen meetings. For information about those in the New Orleans area, call (504) 888-1356; throughout Louisiana, visit http://www.la-al-anon.org.