• WHAT: Meeting of HopeKeepers of Baton Rouge, a support group for anyone affected by chronic illness, mental or physical
  • WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4
  • WHERE: St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: Call Jan at (225) 337-1633 or visit


  • WHAT: Alzheimer’s Services hosts Lunch-N-Learn on Tending to Physical Needs
  • WHEN: Noon Wednesday, April 8
  • WHERE: Alzheimer’s Services, 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION: Session is free but registration is required at A light lunch will be provided.
  • DETAILS: Registered nurse Mona Romaine will discuss the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle even in the midst of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Prevent sexual abuse
  • WHAT: The Y is offering Stewards of Children training to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse
  • WHEN & WHERE: 6 p.m. April 16 at BREC, (225) 925-9520; Noon April 22 at A.C. Lewis YMCA, (225) 924-3606; 11:30 a.m. April 25 at ExxonMobil YMCA, (225) 906-5424; 10 a.m. May 5 at Dow Westside YMCA, (225) 687-1123; 6:30 p.m. May 19 at Paula G. Manship YMCA, (225) 767-9622
  • REGISTRATION: Call the location.
  • DETAILS: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. One in 10 children will be sexually abused before age 18. In 90 percent of those cases, the abuser is someone the child knows and trusts. Training can help recognize the signs.