LAKEVIEW HEALTH FAIR: East Jefferson General Hospital will present a family health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at its new primary care location at 7030 Canal Blvd., New Orleans.
This free open house event will feature face painting, games, snacks, health screenings and fun for the whole family. Screening opportunities will include blood pressure, body mass index and heel bone density. EJGH medical care providers and staff will be available to answer health-related questions.
The Lakeview office opened this spring. For more information about this event or services offered at the Lakeview practice, call (504) 503-6761 or visit www.ejgh.org/lakeview.
MENTAL ILLNESS EDUCATION: Relatives and friends of people living with mental illness may benefit from the free, 12-session Family-to-Family Education Program that the National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays beginning May 28. The class will meet at the Uptown NAMI New Orleans location at 1538 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. The course is designed to help family members and friends understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness. To register, call Renee at (504) 896-2345 or send email to email@example.com.
ABC’s OF BREASTFEEDING: The Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center will offer a discussion of breastfeeding basics, and common concertns, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 2. 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. Call to learn the meeting room. The next meeting will be June 3. To register or for information, call the Grief Resource Center at (504) 247-7818.
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 meeting will be June 9. 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. June 16. West Jefferson Medical Center is at 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 349-6200.
PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP: There will be a presentation from Jerry White, of Medtronic, on deep brain stimulation surgery when the Parkinson’s Disease Circle of Friends meets at 7 p.m. June 19 at the Jewish Community Center, 3747 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie.
The Circle of Friends support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. 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. June 20 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BABYSITTING CLASS: A babysitting class for people 11 and older will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 23 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.
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. June 27. 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. June 27 at the Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 349-6200.
STOP-SMOKING PROGRAM: The Smoking Cessation Trust has reached a milestone in its efforts to help Louisianians quit cigarettes. In April, the Trust received 1,301 applications for its free products and services, bringing its total enrollment to 30,140 Louisiana residents who have committed to quitting cigarettes. The trust’s goal is to help 210,000 Louisianians become smoke-free by 2022.
“As smoking bans in New Orleans and other cities across Louisiana go into effect, we are seeing more people take advantage of these opportunities to give up cigarettes,” said Mike Rogers, CEO of Smoking Cessation Trust Management Services, L3C.
The Smoking Cessation Trust is the result of a court judgment that ordered certain tobacco companies to fund a 10-year smoking cessation program to benefit more than 210,000 Louisiana smokers who began smoking cigarettes before September 1, 1988.
Qualified applicants are eligible to receive any of the following trust program cessation services completely free: cessation medications, individual/ group cessation counseling, telephone quit line support, and/or intensive cessation support services.
For information or to register online with the Smoking Cessation Trust, visit smokefreela.org or call (504) 529-5665 or toll-free (855) 259-6346.
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.
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. June 30. 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.