LAMAZE CLASSES: A two-day course in Lamaze prepared childbirth will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and 24 at West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. The fee is $100 per couple, which includes four meals and a textbook. Registration early in pregnancy is recommended. For information, call (504) 349.6200.
PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP: An evening support group is forming for people with Parkinson’s disease and their spouses and caregivers. This group is meant to complement, rather than replace, the daytime Big Easy Fleur De Lis Parkinson’s support group.
The new group will meet at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month on the second floor of the Jewish Community Center, 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. The first meeting will be Jan. 13. For information, call Michelle Lane at (504) 952-6659 or Susan Sapir-Fields at (504) 432-0006.
FIT NOLA: The UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana has received the Platinum Award from the Fit NOLA partnership in recognition of its standards for worksite wellness.
Fit NOLA is a program of the New Orleans Health Department that encourages businesses, schools, health care and government to address obesity with a shared vision, committing to healthful food and physical activity choices.
The business certification program recognizes businesses that meet certain standards for worksite wellness such as: being physically active, eating fresh fruit and vegetables, providing lactation rooms in the office and having a tobacco-free workplace.
CANCER-FIGHTING RECIPES: A Cooking for a Cure class focusing on quick, easy, healthful recipes for fighting cancer and building energy will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the West Jefferson Medical Plaza, 4519 Westbank Expressway, Marrero. Survivors, friends, and family members are welcome to attend. For information, call (504) 349-1232.
COPD EDUCATION: Advice on living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will be available during a free seminar at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the West Jefferson Medical Center Care Transition Clinic, 4500 10th St., Suite A, Marrero. To register or for information, call (504) 349-6151.
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY: People considering weight loss surgery may benefit from a free community seminar presented by surgeons David C. Treen Jr. and Todd P. Belott of the Center for Surgical Weight Loss at West Jefferson Medical Center. The seminar will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at the West Jefferson Medical Center Physicians Center, 1111 Medical Center Blvd., Suite S-860, Marrero. Preregistration is required. Call (504) 934-8144.
COURAGE CAPS: People who knit and crochet will gather at 5 p.m. Jan. 15 to create caps to help give patients the courage to fight and win their battle against cancer. The gathering will take place at The Infusion Center, 4511 Westbank Expressway. Yarn donations are welcome.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS CPR: A basic introduction to CPR will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the first-floor classroom at West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. Preregistration is required, and the cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. For information, call (504) 349-6200.
SMOKING CESSATION: The pulmonary rehabilitation department at West Jefferson Medical Center is sponsoring smoking cessation support groups that will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 and at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the West Jefferson Care Transition Clinic, 4500 10th St., Suite A, Marrero. These groups are for people who have quit smoking but need additional support. For registration and information, call (504) 349-2340.
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP: The Greater New Orleans Ostomy Suppport Group will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie. For information, call (504) 454-4941.