WHERE: Home Instead Senior Care, 5055 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge
RESERVATIONS: (225) 819-8338
DETAILS: The free workshops are designed to help families cope with the struggles of Alzheimer’s. Experts will give advice to caregivers on how to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for themselves while caring for their loved ones.
WHAT: Healthcare Empowerment Assembly by the Campaign for Healthcare for Everyone – Louisiana
DETAILS: Campaign for Healthcare for Everyone – Louisiana partner organizations and the Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana will provide the latest information on how and when to sign up in the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace; updates about the coverage gap and resources for those who don’t qualify; and voter registration. The campaign is a coalition of health-care providers, nonprofit organizations, consumer groups, businesses and faith-based organizations who have come together in support of expanding health coverage in Louisiana by taking advantage of the opportunity presented to states by the ACA.
WHAT: Louisiana Moms and Babies Study, a nutrition study for pregnant women ages 18-35, which is examining nutrition and infant growth.
DETAILS: Carol Lammi-Keefe, professor in the LSU AgCenter School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, said the study will evaluate what women consume during pregnancy and how that affects growth of their infants. To participate, women must plan to deliver their babies at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge. Participants will be asked to keep track of their diet and to give blood samples for analysis. After their babies are born, researchers will document their growth and overall health for one year. Compensation of up to $575 is available. The study is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. LSU, LSU AgCenter, Pennington Biomedical Research Center and Woman’s Hospital are participating.
WHAT: Bereavement support group meetings
WHEN & WHERE: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge; 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, Life Source Hospice, 3049 Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge.