DETAILS: Arts in Alzheimer’s creates purposeful art programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers while fostering involvement in the community. For Fall Into Music, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra will provide a music enhancement program using guided listening and active participation, including instrument performance opportunities.
WHAT: Meeting of SPOKES, Support for Parents of Kids with Epilepsy and Seizures
WHEN: 6-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8
WHERE: Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital, 8595 United Plaza Blvd, Baton Rouge, conference room 2
DETAILS: A spokesman from NeuroTherapy Specialists will speak on participation in recreational/leisure activities for children with seizure disorders. The SPOKES group is a new support group for parents of children with epilepsy to find common ground on successes and challenges they face.
WHAT: Narconon is available to help those struggling with drug addiction. The Narconon program is a nonprofit public benefit organization dedicated to eliminating drug abuse through drug prevention, education and rehabilitation. The Narconon network consists of more than 120 rehabilitation and drug prevention centers around the world.
INFORMATION: For a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs or free screenings and referrals, call (800) 431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com.
WHAT: HIV and syphilis testing.
WHEN & WHERE: Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center, 950 E. Washington St., offers HIV testing from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and syphilis testing from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave., offers testing from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays; Delmont Service Center, 3535 Riley St., offers testing from 2-4 p.m. every third Wednesday; and EKL Mid-City, North Foster at Gus Young Avenue, offers testing from 9-11 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
DETAILS: Tests are free, anonymous and confidential.