• WHAT: A free lunch-n-learn event on healthy lifestyle tips for seniors and their caregivers.
  • WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4
  • WHERE: Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet campus, 8585 Picardy Ave., Baton Rouge, Conference Room 1, Entrance 3
  • REGISTRATION/INFO: or call (225) 763-4281. Free valet parking is available at the main hospital entrance.
  • DETAILS: Led by family medicine physicians Dr. Stephanie Awad and Dr. Akayla Robinson, the seminar will provide information on exercises seniors can do at home to stay healthy, tips for better sleep and daily activities that promote physical and emotional wellness. Lunch will be provided to attendees.


  • WHAT: Meeting of HopeKeepers of Baton Rouge, a support group for anyone affected by chronic pain or illness physical or mental
  • WHEN: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 6
  • WHERE: St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: (225) 337-1633 or


  • WHAT: Meeting of SPOKES (Support for Parents Of Kids with Epilepsy and Seizures)
  • WHEN: 6-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8
  • WHERE: Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital, 8595 United Plaza Blvd., Baton Rouge, Conference Room 2


  • 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


  • 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, onymous and confidential.