FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS: The city of Kenner’s Hispanic Resource Center will hold free health screenings for children from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday at the center, 4312 Florida Blvd., Kenner.

The screenings will include vision, hearing, asthma, dental, sleeplessness, behavioral issues, mental health and anemia.

To schedule a free screening, call Carlos Naranjo at (504) 858-0155.

CARING FOR YOUR NEWBORN: A physician and a registered nurse from West Jefferson Medical Center will discuss newborn behavior and care from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. West Jefferson Medical Center is at 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 349-6200.

SIBLING T.L.C.: A program to help prepare children 3 and older for the arrival of a new baby will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 349-6200.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS CPR: The Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center will offer an introduction to CPR from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. The fee is $15 per person or $25 per couple. West Jefferson Medical Center is at 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 349-6200.

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: A free grief and loss support group, sponsored by the Akula Foundation, meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. The next meeting is July 1. To register or for information, call the Grief Resource Center at (504) 247-7818.

MEDICARE ANNUAL WELLNESS VISITS: Medicare beneficiaries with Traditional Part B are eligible for annual wellness visits with a certified nurse practitioner, designed to help them stay healthy, safe and independent for a long time. Medicare is billed for this visit. Life Line Community Healthcare will be offering these wellness visits free; to schedule an appointment, call (866) 579-5069.

  • July 2: Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd., New Orleans
  • July 8: First Baptist Church, 8828 Highway 23, Belle Chasse
  • July 25: St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 6425 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie
  • July 29: St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, 7100 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans
  • July 31: St. Gertrude Catholic Church, 17336 U.S. 90, Des Allemands
  • Aug. 7: Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 4337 Sal Lentini Parkway, Kenner
  • Aug. 15: Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School cafeteria, 401 Spruce St., Norco
  • Aug. 28: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 6201 Stratford Place, Algiers
  • Aug. 29: Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 315 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie.

ABC’s OF BREAST-FEEDING: The Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center will offer a discussion of breast-feeding basics, and common concerns, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 7. West Jefferson Medical Center is at 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 349-6200.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP: The Parkinson’s Disease Circle of Friends meets at 7 p.m. July 14 at St. Francis Villa Assisted Living, 10411 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge.

The meeting will include separate gatherings for patients, in the first-floor dining room, and for caregivers, on the third floor. For information, call Michelle Lane at (504) 952-6659 or Susan Sapir-Fields at (504) 432-0006.

BIOMEDICAL TREATMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Parents of children with autism or attention disorders can learn about alternative and complementary treatments when the Louisiana Chapter of the Thinking Moms Revolution meets from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 18 Aug. 15 in St. Joseph Hall at St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.

Biomedical treatments work with a child’s body, using vitamins and other natural medicines to treat the underlying source of the problem and not the symptoms. For information, contact Rainna Moran and Jeanna Broussard at chase answers@gmail.com.

BABY-SITTING CLASS: A baby-sitting class for people 11 and older will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 18 Nov. 27. at the Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. The $55 fee for this condensed Red Cross course includes a textbook, CD-ROM and lunch. For information, call (504) 349-6200.

MOTHER-DAUGHTER RAP: A breakfast discussion for mothers and preteen girls sponsored by West Jefferson Medical Center will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25; Saturday, Sept. 26; and Saturday, Nov. 21. The cost is $25 per couple. For information and to make a reservation, call (504) 349-6200.

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP: The Greater New Orleans Ostomy Support Group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesdays of February, April, June, August, October and December at East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie. The next meetings will be Tuesday, Aug. 11; Tuesday, Oct. 13; and Tuesday, Dec. 8. For information, call (504) 454-4941.

INFANT SAFETY AND FIRST AID: The Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center will present a program on infant safety and first aid from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11., and Tuesday, Oct. 13. West Jefferson Medical Center is at 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 349-6200.

CAR SEAT CHECKUPS: The Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center offers free car seat checkups every Wednesday by appointment. For information call (504) 349-2173. West Jefferson Medical Center is at 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. To learn more about car seat safety, visit www.safercar.gov.

STROKE EDUCATION: A series of free stroke education classes for patients and caregivers is being held Fridays at 2:30 p.m. at West Jefferson Medical Center. For information, including location, call (504) 349-1346.