• WHAT: Health summit in recognition of Women’s Health Week
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 13
  • WHERE: Capitol Park Welcome Center, 702 N. River Road, Baton Rouge
  • ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.
  • INFORMATION: or email or call (225) 772-7029
  • 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.


  • 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
  • WHEN: 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21
  • WHERE: Bluebonnet Regional Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.
  • DETAILS: Neurologist Dr. Jay Rao, professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Ochsner Clinic, will speak.