Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana will present information on the Affordable Care Act at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales.
The group will talk about health care insurance plans available in the Louisiana health insurance marketplace, a news release from the library said.
Health care enrollment sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales. At the enrollment session, residents will get answers to their questions, see options available in this area and receive information on how to sign up for insurance through the federal health insurance marketplace.
To schedule an enrollment appointment, call the library at (225) 647-3955.
The 2015 open enrollment period in the health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act ends Feb. 15. Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana is supported with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the release said.
Registration is underway for the Jan. 29 presentation on Nottoway Plantation at the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville.
Standing since 1859, Nottoway is the largest plantation home in the South, a news release from the library said.
Marie Stagg, LSU graduate and a curator and historian with the plantation, will discuss the historic home’s storied past, its current state as a resort and plans for its future.
To register, call the library at (225) 473-8052.
Residents interested in learning about canning can attend a Jan. 20 program at the Ascension Parish Library’s Galvez branch.
Cynthia Clifton, associate extension agent from LSU Agricultural Center, will present tips for keeping fruits and vegetables fresh by using various canning and preservation methods.
For more information on the 6:30 p.m. program or to register, call (225) 622-3339.
St. Elizabeth Hospital events
The Community Education Department of St. Elizabeth Hospital is offering a number of presentations in January.
Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area Caregiver Network is holding a support meeting for caregivers at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the hospital’s Sister Vernola conference room. The program is free, and registration is not required.
The hospital’s Thriving With Diabetes program is moving to a new location. The program, set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, will be held at the St. Elizabeth Wellness Clinic, 1937 S. Burnside Ave., in Gonzales.
Physicians and members of the health care team will provide a tour and discuss the programs offered at the Wellness Clinic.
Metabolic and insulin resistance will be the topic at the Jan. 8 program at St. Elizabeth Physician’s Office, 17609 Old Jefferson Highway, in Prairieville.
Dr. Michael Bodin will lead the discussion on insulin resistance, a condition in which the cells of the body become resistant to the hormone insulin. Insulin resistance may be part of the metabolic syndrome, and it has been associated with higher risk of developing heart disease and precedes the development of Type 2 diabetes, a release from the hospital said.