DETAILS: State Sen. Sharon Weston Broome and the Louisiana Center for Health Equity are hosting the event, which begins at 9 a.m. with a rally and press conference on the steps of the State Capitol. The event is designed to raise awareness about significant women’s health issues by providing important information to empower women to lead healthier lives. Seminar topics will include Women’s Health and Wellness, Access to Health Care, Nutrition and Health for a healthier you, and Ending the School to Prison Pipeline for Stronger Families. Attendees will be able to participate in small group discussions.
WHAT: Meeting of Celiacs of Baton Rouge, a gluten intolerance support group for adults and parents of children who cannot eat wheat, rye, barley and cross-contaminated oats.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 13
WHERE: East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.
INFORMATION: (225) 766-8872
DETAILS: The discussion will be on finding gluten-free products locally and online. Any gluten-free products provided for the meeting must have a full list of ingredients.
COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
WHAT: Health Fair sponsored by Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church’s Health and Wellness Ministry
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16
WHERE: Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1414 Sora St., Baton Rouge
INFORMATION: (225) 775-7372
DETAILS: A faith walk starts at 9 a.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) at the church and goes to Anna T. Jordan Community Park. Following will be the Health Fair, which will include health screenings for diabetes and HIV/AIDS, blood pressure checks, Christian counseling, pediatric health and dental screenings, nutrition tips, prescription management, 911 education and children’s fire safety.
WHAT: Meeting of the Baton Rouge Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group