New Orleans health briefs for March 21-27

Delta Title aids Komen cancer cause

Delta Title Corp. made a donation for each file closed during the months of October and November, totaling $2,500, to the local chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help fund breast cancer research.

Delta Title has several employees and many clients who have been affected personally by breast cancer, company president Howard Leach said.

“It’s an honor to aid an institution fighting to save those dearest to us,” he said.

Free immunizations areawide via bus

The Greater New Orleans Immunization Network bus offers free shots to children who lack insurance coverage for vaccinations.

The network also maintains a computerized registry for easy recordkeeping.

The bus will be parked:

Thursday, Wal-mart, 4810 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Walgreens, Bullard at Lake Forest Drive, eastern New Orleans, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, Clearview Mall, Metairie, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Rouses, 1644 Gause Blvd., Slidell, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Rouses, 6600 Franklin, Gentilly, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

March 28, Wal-mart, 4810 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Gentle yoga classes
held on Saturdays

Seniors meet for stretching and gentle yoga Saturdays at 11 a.m. in the meeting room at the Rosa Keller Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St. The class is free.

Blood center needs donations in Metairie

The Blood Center of Southeast Louisiana is seeking donations of whole blood and platelets.

Visit the center at 3400 16th St., Metairie, on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; or Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (504) 887-2833.

Cancer support group available

Bosom Buddies, a support group for breast cancer survivors, their family members and caregivers, meets the first Tuesday of the month at West Jefferson Medical Center’s Hall of History in the Gretna Classroom at the hospital in Marrero.

To register, call (504) 349-1640.

Diabetes support group meets monthly

Diabetes Support Group meets at East Jefferson General Hospital on the last Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. Members share information and support each other to promote successful diabetes management. New members are welcome. Call (504) 454-5609 or email cfreudenthal@ejgh.org.

Ostomy Support Group meetings set

The Greater New Orleans Ostomy Support Group holds meetings on the second Tuesday of February, April, June. August, October and December at 7 p.m. at East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie. For more information, call (504) 454-4941.

Grief support groups meet at Touro, W. Jeff

Free grief support groups are sponsored by the Akula Foundation at Touro Infirmary on the first and third Thursday of the month and at West Jefferson General Hospital on the first and third Wednesday.

Call (504) 723-3628.

Epilepsy group offers counseling services

Short-term counseling provides assistance in coping with the initial diagnosis of a seizure disorder, temporary and chronic difficulties and stress management.

Efforts are directed toward promoting the healthy functioning of people with epilepsy.

For information, contact Kelly Aprill at (800) 960-0587 or check online at http://www.epilepsylouisiana.org.

Parkinson’s support group sets meetings

Parkinson’s support group offers opportunities to share information on new treatments and medications; discuss tips and tricks for living well with Parkinson’s and offer each other positive reinforcement.

Meetings are at 1:30 p.m. the last Monday of the month at East Jefferson General Hospital and include a guest speaker.

Call (504) 456-5000 for more information.

East Jefferson hosts stroke support group

Stroke support group meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the eighth-floor gym at East Jefferson General Hospital. Call (504) 456-5000.