• WHAT: Baton Rouge Chapter Scleroderma Support Group meeting
  • WHEN: 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 8
  • WHERE: Latte E Miele Gelateria and Coffeehouse, 7809 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: Del Anselmo at (225) 756-2452 or (225) 324-3666.


  • WHAT: Diabetes Education & Awareness group meeting
  • WHEN: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8
  • WHERE: First-floor auditorium, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, 5000 Hennessy Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • ADMISSION/INFO: Free. No registration required. (225) 765-8020
  • DETAILS: Nurse Chareze Wells will discuss “Vitamin D & Diabetes.” Hosted by OLOL Diabetes & Nutrition Center


  • WHAT: Cooking healthy program
  • WHEN: Noon Wednesday, July 9
  • WHERE: Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: Dr. Turshá R. Hamilton will introduce simple methods to incorporate into your daily life using home-grown herbs and produce and practical tips to build a healthier you. Bring a lunch to eat during the presentation.


  • WHAT: A Cause to Remember, a free, one-hour informational session designed to increase awareness of the programs and services provided by Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area.
  • WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m., Friday, July 11
  • WHERE: Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION: Reservations are required. Special sessions for groups upon request. Call (225)334-7494 or email Jeri McCullough at or visit
  • DETAILS: After a light lunch, guests can tour Charlie’s Place, an adult day respite center, then learn about volunteer opportunities and how to become an ambassador for the organization by sharing information with others who may need support, services or resources. Guests will not be asked to make a donation.


  • WHAT: Meeting of new support group, SPOKES, Support for Parents Of Kids with Epilepsy and Seizures
  • WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday, July 14 (and second Monday of every month)
  • WHERE: Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital, 8595 United Plaza Blvd., conference room 2
  • INFORMATION: (225) 298-5499
  • DETAILS: The topic is “Educational Needs for Children with Epilepsy,” with speaker Linda Stone, principal of Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy. The new group is being launched by the Epilepsy Foundation Louisiana and is specifically designed for parents of children with epilepsy to find common ground on successes and challenges they face in their everyday lives.