WHAT: Free health fair by Humana
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with healthy cooking demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 19
WHERE: Humana Guidance Center, 10330 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge
DETAILS: At 10:15 a.m., nurse Heather Diaz will give a talk on "Patience is a Virtue; Can it be Learned?" Chef Nino will do the healthy cooking demos and tastings during the health fair. Others participating include Lewy Physical Therapy; Senior RX Prescription Assistance with the Capital Area Agency on Aging; Lee Gaffney, Bold Goal representative; SB Wellness; blood drive with Blood Systems; blood pressure/BMI screenings; Stephen Aguillard, clinical services director at Capital Area Human Services District; memory screenings by Alzheimer Services.
WHAT: Free information session on weight loss, from diet to surgery
WHEN: 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 19
WHERE: Baton Rouge General, Conference Room 2, 8585 Picardy Ave., Baton Rouge
DETAILS: Registered dietitian Lauren Simon will discuss nutrition basics, including tips on how to avoid inflammation, how to cook without processed foods, and which foods are beneficial for your health. Then, bariatric surgeon Dr. Jonathan Taylor will speak about weight-loss surgery intervention, how to know if you’re a candidate and what to expect before, during and after the procedure. Event includes a free, healthy lunch.
WHAT: Loving Yourself: Mind, Body, Spirit, relaxation and meditation session
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22
WHERE: Baranco Clark YMCA, 1735 Thomas Delpit Drive, Baton Rouge
INFORMATION: (225) 344-6775
DETAILS: Hosted by The Butterfly Society Domestic Violence Organization, the event offers light cardio, meditation and yoga. Free.