• HEALTH FAIRS: The Jefferson Council on Aging is holding a series of community health fairs at senior centers throughout the parish this month. Free and open to the public, the fairs will feature health tests such as glucose testing, blood pressure screenings, vision tests, hearing tests, flu shots and information on exercise. Refreshments and entertainment, plus door prizes and giveaways will be featured. Guest speakers and line dancing shows will be scheduled throughout the month at each location. Locations, times and dates are as follows:
  • SEPT. 16: Lafitte Senior Center, 4927 Treasure Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and also at the Kenner Senior Center, 641 Compromise St., 9 a.m. to noon.
  • SEPT. 17: Estelle Senior Center, 5020 Ehret Road, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • SEPT. 18: Harahan, 100 Elodie St., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • SEPT. 22: Bridge City Senior Center, 1601 Bridge City Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • SEPT. 23: Metairie Senior Center, 265 N. Causeway Blvd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • SEPT. 24: Gretna Senior Center, 476 Franklin Ave., 10 am to 2 p.m.
  • SEPT. 29: Marrero Senior Center, 4420 Seventh St., 9:30 am to 2 p.m.
  • For information, call the JCOA office in Metairie at (504) 888-5880.
  • NAMI NEW ORLEANS: The New Orleans affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is planning a number of fundraisers in the next few weeks:
  • Thursday, Sept. 17, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., New Orleans. There will be a 50/50 raffle and 20 percent of sales will benefit NAMI New Orleans.
  • Saturday, Sept. 19, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Second Line Brewing, 433 N. Bernadotte St., New Orleans. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a portion of sales will benefit NAMI New Orleans.
  • Friday, Oct. 2, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., a 50/50 raffle at Finn McCool’s, 3701 Banks St., New Orleans.
  • Saturday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Handsome Willy’s, 218 Robertson St., New Orleans. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a chance to have your bar tab paid.
  • Friday, Oct. 8, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., a 50/50 raffle at Phillips, 733 Cherokee, New Orleans.
  • Saturday, Oct. 10, beginning at 4 p.m. at Studio Alvarez, 605 Gallier St., New Orleans. Food, wine and beer will be served, with a suggested donation of $20, and 20 percent of art sales will benefit NAMI New Orleans.
  • FOR INFORMATION ON NAMI SUPPORT PROGRAMS, CONTACT EDUCATION COORDINATOR SHANNON WILLIAMS AT Education@namineworleans.org or (504) 896-2345.
  • 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. Sept. 26. West Jefferson Medical Center is at 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. Sept. 29. 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.
  • HOLISTIC HEALTH: Clinel Walker will give eight free presentations on holistic health from Sept. 21 through Oct. 2 at the Marrero Lions Club, 2334 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. The series is being organized by the Marrero Seventh-day Adventist Church. The presentations will take place at 7 p.m Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, beginning Sept. 21. For information, call (504) 220-1556.
  • 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 safercar.gov.