Health briefs for April 7, 2013

C.G. Jung Society

C.G. Jung Society of Lafayette will hold a lecture, “Like Water for Chocolate: An Alchemical View,” from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in The Commons Room of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 400 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette. Charlene Henry, a Jungian psychotherapist, will give the lecture, which is about Laura Esquivel’s novel, “Like Water for Chocolate.” Registration will start 15 minutes before the lecture. Cost is $35 for members at the door, $40 for nonmembers at the door and $10 for students and faculty with ID. Fees for CEUs are $10. For more information, call (337) 856-9435.

Alzheimer’s support

An Alzheimer’s support group will meet from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday at St. James Place, 333 Lee Drive. For more information, call (225) 490-3250.

Huntington’s

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.

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 at the office.

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

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 faith-based, nondenominational, grief support group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the office.

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.
  • Brain Cancer 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,” 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.
  • Survive DAT! Young Adult Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at The Wellness Studio, 7472 Highland Road.
  • Skin Cancer Support Group will be meet at noon Wednesday at the office.
  • After Hours 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.
  • Caregiver Support Group will meet at noon Friday at the office.

Call (225) 927-2273.

HIV services

The following HIV services will be offered:

  • 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 East 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.

BR General

Baton Rouge General will hold the following events:

  • “Tour for Two (or more),” a tour of the Birth Center, will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet location, 8585 Picardy Ave., Conference Room 2. Tour is free and refreshments are included. To register, call (225) 763-4281.
  • “Basic Life Support (BLS) Re-Certification Classes” will be from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet location. Cost is $45 per person.
  • “Healthy Steps: Lebed Exercise Program,” a program focused 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., and from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet location. To register, call (225) 763-4050.
  • A free Lymphedema Support Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Baton Rouge General, Mid City location. Call (225) 763-4050.
  • A free “Weight Loss Surgery Seminar” will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet location, Conference rooms 1 and 2.

For more information, visit http://www.brgeneral.org.

Alzheimer’s Services

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

  • Caregiver network groups for caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at Iberville Parish Library, 24605 J. Gerald Berret Blvd., Plaquemine.; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Denham Springs/Walker Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs; and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd.
  • “Sharing the Journey: Resources 101,” a class designed to help Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers navigate the library and the Internet for resources that will improve the patients’ quality of life, will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales, Sister Linda Conference Room. Registration is required.
  • “Lunch-N-Learn: Younger Onset Alzheimer’s” will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the office. The program and lunch are free, but registration is required.
  • Financial Literacy Workshop, a free workshop on health-care insurance and elderly health insurance fraud, will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical Complex, 17199 Spring Ranch Road, Livingston.
  • “A Cause to Remember,” a free informational session to increase awareness of the programs and services provided by Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the office. Reservation are required.

For more information, call (225) 334-7494.

Woman’s Hospital

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

  • “Great Expectations,” a class on providing the best possible environment for a baby’s growth and development, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the hospital, Conference rooms 1 and 2. Cost is $25.
  • “Prenatal Yoga” will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at Destination Maternity, 5921 Bluebonnet Blvd. Cost is $12 per class. A physician’s release is required.
  • “After Baby Comes (ABC): 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., and from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the hospital, Conference rooms 1 and 2. Cost is $35 per couple.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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, 9637 Jefferson Highway. Cost is $20. The class is open to women only.
  • “Breastfeeding Basics” will be from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the hospital, first floor, Conference rooms 1 and 2. Cost is $35.
  • “Body Basics for Girls,” a class for girls ages 9 to 12 on what changes to expect during puberty, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the hospital, first floor, Conference rooms 1 and 2. Cost is $15.
  • Baby & You Orientation Tour will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Monday, April 15, at the hospital, Conference Room 2. Tour is free.

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

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.

Grief support

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

Scleroderma support

The Baton Rouge Chapter Scleroderma Support Group will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Latte E Miele Gelateria and Coffeehouse, 7809 Jefferson Highway.

Diabetes awareness

The Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center’s Diabetes Education & Awareness Group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at OLOL, first-floor auditorium. Registered dietitian Jill Ballard will speak on “Take a Look into the RD’s Kitchen.” For more information, call (225) 765-8020.

Mary Bird — OLOL

Mary Bird Perkins — Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center will hold the following events:

  • A breast cancer screening will be from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at LSU Mid City, 1401 N. Foster Drive. Call (225) 215-1234.
  • “The Taste,” an MBP — OLOL Cancer Center fundraiser, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Capital Atrium of the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel, 103 France St. It will feature tastings from restaurants and caterers, a silent auction, a raffle for a trip to Paris and other attractions. Tickets are $100 per person, which includes tastings and cocktails. For more information, call (225) 215-1248 or visit http://www.marybird.org/taste.
  • “CancerFit,” a comprehensive wellness program designed to help keep cancer patients active and mentally fit, will be 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.
  • A breast cancer screening will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Woman’s Hospital, 100 Woman’s Way. Appointments are required. Call (225) 215-1234.

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. For more information, call (225) 291-9421.

Red Cross

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

  • “Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and another class will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the office. Cost is $110.
  • “Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Plus Bloodborne Pathogens” will be from 8 a.m. to 4 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:

  • “Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $110.
  • “Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $90.
  • “Adult CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $70.

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

  • “Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $90.
  • “Blended Learning Skill Session for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 1 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $90.
  • “Adult CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $70.
  • “Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $110.
  • “Blended Learning Skill Session for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $110.

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

Dutch PT

Dutch Physical Therapy, in conjunction with the Livingston Parish Library, will host a free seminar about shoulder pain at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Denham Springs/Walker Branch Livingston Parish Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Dr. Alan Schroeder of the Bone and Joint Clinic and Chris Fussell, physical therapist with Dutch PT, will speak. To register, call (225) 588-2068.

Ochsner

Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge, will hold Movie Review: “Tyler Perry’s Confessions of a Marriage Counselor,” 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 includes admission, a small drink and a 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.

St. Joseph Hospice

St. Joseph Hospice and its inpatient facility, The Carpenter House, will hold a bereavement support group meeting from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Jefferson United Methodist Church, 10328 Jefferson Highway. For more information, call (225) 368-3117.

Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers will offer a free customized fitness and wellness class from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at 4626 Jamestown Ave., Suite 6. The class is open to seniors, caregivers of seniors and professionals. For more information, call (225) 931-1315.

‘Healthy Heart’

“You and Your Health: Keeping a Healthy Heart” will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Creek Road. Sandra Jones from Baton Rouge General will explain how factors such as diet, exercise, lifestyle and family history affect your heart.

To register, call (225) 756-1150.

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.

CASA

Court Appointed Special Advocates, 848 Louisiana Ave, will hold a 45-minute informational session on becoming a CASA volunteer at 10 a.m. Saturday at the office. Call (225) 379-8598 or visit http://www.casabr.org.

AHA Heart Walk

The American Heart Association will hold a Capital Area Heart Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday at the LSU Old Front Nine, southeast corner of Nicholson Extension and Nicholson Drive. Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information, call (225) 328-4551 or visit http://capitalareaheartwalk.org.

Autism Walk

Active for Autism Run/Walk and Fun Fest will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Louisiana State Police Training Headquarters Ground on Independence Boulevard. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. with the Family Fun Walk at 9 a.m. Registration is $20 and includes a T-shirt. For more information, call (225) 216-7474 or visit http://www.fhfgbr.org.

Walk MS

Walk MS (Multiple Sclerosis): Baton Rouge to benefit the National MS Society: Louisiana will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at Perkins Rowe, 10101 Park Rowe Ave. Registration opens at 7 a.m.

There are no registration fees and no minimum pledge commitments. Call (800) 344-4867 or visit http://walkmslouisiana.org.

OLOL Gala

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center will hold its 28th annual Gala, “An Evening with The Doobie Brothers,” at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at the Baton Rouge River Center Exhibition Hall. Dinner will be at 7:30 p.m., followed by the performance. For more information, call (225) 765-5951 or visit http://www.ololrmc.com/gala2013.

Amedisys Hospice

Amedisys Hospice is seeking volunteers. For more information, call (225) 751-4599.