• OSTOMY SUPPORT: The Greater New Orleans Ostomy Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October and December at 7 p.m. at East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie. The next meeting will be Aug. 11. For information, call (504) 454-4941.
  • ABC’S OF BREASTFEEDING: The Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center will offer a discussion of breastfeeding basics, and common concerns, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 4. West Jefferson Medical Center is at 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 349-6200.
  • 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. Aug. 11. West Jefferson Medical Center is at 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 349-6200.
  • 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. 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 chaseanswers@gmail.com.
  • 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. Aug. 22. 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. Aug. 22 at the Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center, 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.
  • 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. Aug. 19. 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.
  • BACK-TO-SCHOOL HEALTH DAY: Members of local Lions clubs will hold a Back-to-School Health Awareness day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, in the center court at Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Free vision screening will be available for children along with tips on juvenile diabetes, hearing awareness and reading initiatives. Children often think that the fuzzy images that they see are normal and don’t complain. More than 26,000 Louisiana children were screened through the Lions’ Kid Sight program last year.