• SUPPORT GROUP: The Big Easy Fleur de Lis support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers, family and friends will meet at 1 p.m. Mondays, June 2 and June 30, in the Esplanade 1 Room at the East Jefferson Hospital Conference Center, 4300 Houma Blvd., Metairie. The June 2 speaker will be Kerry Milano, pharmacist, Chateau Pharmacy, and the June 30 speaker will be Kathy Evans, health coach, Ochsner Medical Center. For information, call (504) 905-6355.


  • FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS: NAMI New Orleans offers two monthly family support groups open to anyone with a family member living with a mental illness. The Uptown Friendship Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, in the second floor meeting room at 1538 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. The Westbank Friendship Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at 2051 8th St., Harvey; enter through the rear door. For information, call Renee at (504) 896-2345 or visit
  • HURRICANE SEASON TRAINING: Agencies working with special needs populations will meet Tuesday, June 3, 9 - 11 a.m., Homeland Security Conference Room, 8th Floor, City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans. The N.O. Health Department wants to partner with the agencies in preparing staff and clients for the upcoming hurricane season. For information, call Sarah Babcock at (504) 658-2538; or (504) 610-7006; or email her at

The Special Needs Calendar lists meetings, workshops, events, etc., of interest to individuals with disabilities/special needs and their families. To place a listing contact Jane Pic Adams at jpa.