Health briefs for July 14, 2013

Woman’s Hospital

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

“After Baby Comes: Baby Care and Parent Care,” a class for new parents, grandparents, adoptive parents or other caregivers on caring for their new baby and for themselves, will be from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday or 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday 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. A physician’s release is required.

“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.

“Weight Loss Surgery: What You Should Know” will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the hospital, Conference Room 4. The seminar is free. Call (225) 924-8444.

“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. The class is for women only. Cost is $20.

“Body Basics for Girls,” a puberty class for girls, ages 9-12, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the hospital, Conference Rooms 1 and 2. Cost is $15.

Baby & You Orientation Tour will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the hospital, Conference Room 2. The tour is free.

Call (225) 231-5475.

MBP-OLOL

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

A free breast cancer screening will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Woman’s Hospital, 100 Woman’s Way. For more information, call (225) 215-1234 or visit marybird.com/olol.

A free tobacco cessation program will begin its nine weekly classes Wednesday, July 24, at Our Lady of the Lake Livingston, 5000 O’Donovan Blvd. Classes will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The program is free. Call (225) 215-1274.

HIV services

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.

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, 647 Main St., Baton Rouge, will offer help to women who are unemployed or underemployed and looking for a better paying job from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the office.

Call (225) 308-0220.

Family Service

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge, 4727 Revere Ave., will offer the following services:

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 at the office.

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

The Parenting Center will hold ongoing parenting classes and workshops for parents, teachers and community groups.

The classes and workshops will focus on child development, strategies for effective parenting and methods to promote healthy emotional growth in children. Call (225) 924-0123.

Grief Recovery

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

A grief support group for adults will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the 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 West La. 30, Gonzales.

Grief Share, a free, 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. Private counseling sessions are available. Call (225) 924-6621 or visit http://www.grcbr.org.

BR General

Baton Rouge General will hold the following events:

Basic Life Support Recertification Classes will be from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Bluebonnet location, 8585 Picardy Ave. Cost is $45 per person.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Class will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mid City location, 3600 Florida Blvd. Cost is $225 per person.

“Healthy Steps: Lebed Exercise Program,” a free class of healing through dance and movement, will be from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mid City location; and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bluebonnet location.

To register, call (225) 763-4050.

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

Cancer Services

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

“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,” 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.

Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the office.

Oral, Head & Neck Cancers Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the office.

Young Adult 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.

Lung Cancer Support Group will meet at noon Friday at the office.

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. Call (225) 924-1431.

Grief support

Community Grief Support Group will meet at noon Tuesday at Cancer Services, 550 Lobdell Ave., Baton Rouge.

Call (225) 927-2273.

Hospice of BR

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

A grief support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3550 Morning Glory Ave. Call (225) 767-4673.

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

Spinal cord

The Spinal Cord Support Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital, 8595 United Plaza Blvd. Scott Wells, president/CEO and founder of Independence Regained Inc., will speak.

The meeting will include a free lunch. To RSVP, call (225) 231-3123 or email roxane.bingham@brrehab.com.

Alzheimer’s

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

Caregiver network meetings for caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the office and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at PACE of Baton Rouge, 7436 Bishop Ott Drive. Call (225) 334-7494.

Lunch-N-Learn: “Redirecting Workshop” will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the office. Dana Territo will present.

Register by calling (225) 334-7494 or by visiting alzbr.org.

Peoples Health

Peoples Health will hold the following events:

“Zumba Gold” will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at YMCA A.C. Lewis, 350 S. Foster Drive, Baton Rouge. Registration will start 30 minutes before the class. Reservation deadline is Monday.

“Painting with Watercolors for Beginners” will be at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday at BREC’s Webb Park, 1351 Country Club Drive, Baton Rouge. Registration will start 30 minutes before the lecture.

“Cardio Line Dancing” will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at YMCA ExxonMobil, 7717 Howell Blvd., Baton Rouge. Registration will start 30 minutes before the class. Reservation deadline is Wednesday.

Dr. Wayne Gravois will speak on “Diabetes and Avoiding Complications” at noon Friday at the Family Health Center, 3801 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, second-floor conference rooms A & B. Registration will start 30 minutes before the lecture. Reservation deadline is Wednesday.

For more information, call 866-220-0418 or visit myhealth.peopleshealth.com.

Life Source Services

Life Source Services Hospice, 3049 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge, 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, Baton Rouge.

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.

Red Cross

The Acadiana Area Chapter, 101 N. Pat St., Scott, will hold the following classes:

“Adult CPR/AED” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $70. Another class will be Saturday.

“Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $90.

“Blended Learning Skill Session for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $90.

“Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the office. Cost is $90.

“Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the office. Cost is $110.

“Blended Learning Skill Session for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the office. Cost is $110.

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

“Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $90.

“Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $110.

“Blended Learning Skill Session for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $110.

“Adult CPR/AED” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $70.

“Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $90.

“CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the office. Cost is $110.

“Blended Learning Skill Session for CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers” will be from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday 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 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the office. Cost is $140.

“CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers” will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $110.

“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. Thursday at the office. Cost is $110.

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

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

“Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the office. Cost is $110.

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

“Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the office. Cost is $90.

“Blended Learning Skill Session for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the office. Cost is $110.

“Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the office. Cost is $110.

“Blended Learning Skill Session for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the office. Cost is $110.

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

Families Helping

Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, 2356 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge, will hold a program on “Special Needs during Hurricane Season” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the office’s conference room. The free talk is part of the “Lunch Listen & Learn Series” and will feature Will White, of the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, as speaker. Space is limited. To register, call (225) 216-7474 or email pcedotal@fhfgbr.org.

Adoption support

ABC Adoption Search and Reunion Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3552 Morning Glory Ave., Baton Rouge. For more information, call (225) 752-3162.

Cardinal Hospice

Cardinal Hospice, 8280 YMCA Plaza Drive, No. 3-A, Baton Rouge, will offer the following event and opportunity:

A free grief support group meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the office. Individual support is also available.

Volunteers also are being sought to assist patients and their families, or to help in the office. Call (225) 291-3322.

Parkinson’s

Baton Rouge Area Parkinson’s Disease Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Dr. Gerald J. Calegan II, of the NeuroMedical Center, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call Sally at (225) 756-2645 or Sharilyn at (225) 933-0542.

Amputee support

An amputee support group will meet at noon Friday at the Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital, 8595 United Plaza Blvd. Dr. Shaun R. Carpenter will speak. All amputee survivors and caregivers are welcome. The meeting will include a free lunch. To RSVP, call (225) 231-3123.

Diabetic Foot

The Diabetic Foot Institute, 5428 O’Donovan Drive, Suite D, Baton Rouge, 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

The Capital Area CASA Association will hold its 19th annual playhouse fundraiser, “Casas for CASA.” Participants can visit the playhouse on the lower level center court of the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge and buy raffle tickets to win it starting Saturday and ending Aug. 11. Raffle tickets are $5 and are available at the mall, the CASA office (848 Louisiana Ave.) or online at casabr.org. The fundraiser will continue with “CASA Fiesta” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the mall, and will include a silent auction, live music, Mexican cuisine and margaritas. Fiesta tickets are $50. The fundraiser will end with “CASA Kids Day,” a children’s safety fair, from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the mall. The Capital Area CASA Association’s mission is to advocate for timely placement of children in permanent, safe and stable homes. Visit casabr.org or call (225) 379-8598.

Hospice of Acadiana

Hospice of Acadiana Inc., 2600 Johnston St., Lafayette, will hold “Dine Around,” a monthly social outing for those who have lost loved ones, at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 21, at Hai Nam, Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette. The group meets on the third Sunday of the month at various restaurants. Call (337) 251-1614.

Alanon/Alateen

Alanon Family Groups, a 12-step program for those affected by someone’s drinking problem, meets daily in the Baton Rouge area. For more information, call (225) 924-0029 or visit batonrougealanon.org.

Narcotics Anon.

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