SAFE KIDS 101: Nurse Stephanie Daniels will present a Safe Kids 101 course for youth ages 9-14 from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 27, in the community outreach center on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd. Topics will include basic first aid skills, digital and cooking safety, and how to handle unfamiliar scenarios. The cost is $35. For information and to register, call (985) 280-8529.

MUSIC THERAPY FOR CANCER PATIENTS: A free music therapy program for cancer patients will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Slidell Memorial Hospital. The program aims to reduce pain, nausea and anxiety, and increase energy. For information or to enroll, call (985) 280-6612.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT: The Council on Aging for St. Tammany Parish caregiver support program lets those caring for people with Alzheimer's, dementia or other age-related illnesses share their struggles and successes, guided by an experienced facilitator:

  • Sessions at the Slidell Senior Center, 610 Cousin St., are from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month; the next sessions will be Jan. 2 and Jan. 16.
  • Sessions at the Covington Senior Center, 500 Theard St., are from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month; the next sessions will be Jan. 9 and Jan. 23.

For information, call (504) 339-1757.

CAREGIVER COFFEE TALK: Caregivers will discuss ways to cope with stress, care for themselves and restore their energy from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd., Slidell. For information, call (985) 280-6612.

COVINGTON GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: A general grief support group for adults who have suffered loss meets from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month in the Madisonville Conference Room at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1203 S. Tyler St., Covington. The next meeting will be Jan. 3. For information, contact Daniel Vanek, chaplain, at (985) 898-4562 or dvanek@stph.org.

LAMAZE CHILDBIRTH CLASS: Relaxation and breathing techniques for natural childbirth, signs and symptoms of labor, and postpartum care will be discussed during a Lamaze childbirth class to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Bring a pillow and blanket. To reserve a spot, call (985) 867-3900 or visit www.lakeviewregional.com.

LOOK GOOD ... FEEL BETTER IN SLIDELL: Women with cancer can get free makeup kits, step-by-step demonstrations, a free lunch and support from this program, which will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Imaging Center, 1495 Gause Blvd., Slidell. To register, call (985) 280-2657.

YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, in the Community Outreach Center, second floor, Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd. Classes are free, but registration and medical release are required. (985) 707-4961.

LAMAZE IN SLIDELL: A five-week series of Lamaze childbirth preparation classes will begin with a session from 6:30  p.m. to 8:30  p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the community outreach center on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd. The classes are free for couples registered at Slidell Memorial Hospital and $90 for others. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit slidellmemorial.org.

ART THERAPY FOR CANCER PATIENTS: A free art therapy program for cancer patients will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd. The program aims to enhance coping, confidence and stress management. For information or to enroll, call (985) 280-6612.

TOTAL JOINT CLASS: A physical therapist, surgical nurse, case manager and orthopedic nurse will discuss preoperative and postoperative care for patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery at 1  p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the Pelican Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. To reserve a spot, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

LIFE AFTER LOSS: Certified grief counselor Sue deRada will lead the Life After Loss grief support group at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Fatty's Seafood Restaurant, 1300 Gause Blvd., Suite A-1, Slidell. The cost is $10. To register, call (985) 630-6363.

BETTER BREATHERS CLUB: The Better Breathers Club, a program of the American Lung Association, meets from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The next meeting will be Jan. 11. The club is meant for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as well as their caregivers. To register, visit lakeviewregional.com or call (985) 867-4390.

BREAST-FEEDING CLINIC: Lactation consultants will offer free support and encouragement from 9:30  a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 13, the Florida Avenue conference room at Slidell Memorial Hospital, 1025 Florida Ave., Slidell. To register, call (985) 280-8585 or visit slidellmemorial.org.

SIBLING CLASS IN COVINGTON: A class for children ages 3-8 who are about to be big brothers and sisters will be held from 10  a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 13, in the Magnolia Room at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The children will watch a video about what it will be like to have a new baby at home and will practice with dolls or stuffed animals they have brought. To register, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

HEALTHY COOKING: Chef Neil "Nino" Thibodaux will teach cooking skills needed to prepare easy recipes that not only taste good but also help develop healthy eating habits from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the first-floor conference room at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd. For information on the free program or to enroll, call (985) 280-6624.

GIRL TALK: Girls ages 9-13 will learn about the physical, social and emotional changes of puberty during the Girl Talk session from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Presenters will include pediatrician Alice LeBreton and dermatologist Deborah Hilton. Teens must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $15 per family. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit slidellmemorial.org.

SLIDELL AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP: Strengthening Outcomes with Autism Resources will meet at 9  a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the community outreach center on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd. For information, call Anne Galiano at (504) 812-9548.

WOMEN WARRIORS: Breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers will meet at 12:30  p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd. For information, call (985) 280-6611.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: People living with cancer and their caregivers will meet at 2:30  p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd. Remote participation is possible by calling (985) 280-8958 at 1  p.m. on group day.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: A bereavement support group will meet at 3  p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd. For information, call (985) 280-6612.

LAKEVIEW REGIONAL AUXILIARY: The Lakeview Regional Medical Center volunteer auxiliary will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Pelican Room at the hospital, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington.

BABY LOVE: Expectant couples will get information about labor and delivery, postpartum care and pain options during labor from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 20, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit slidellmemorial.org.

WEIGHT LOSS: Dr. Asahel Gridley will discuss weight loss programs, surgical procedures and how to determine the healthiest path to a healthier weight during a free Lunch & Learn program at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd. To register, call (985) 280-2657.

GIRLS HEALTH DAY: “Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be You” will be the theme of a Girls Health Day program from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The program, presented by the hospital and the Junior League of Greater Covington, will address girls' health issues, self-esteem, healthy eating, fitness, puberty, ways to prevent bullying and social media/internet safety tips. For information or to register, call (985) 867-3900 or visit www.lakeviewregional.com.

PREPARING FOR CHILDBIRTH: When to come to the hospital, pain management and complications in pregnancy are among the topics that will be discussed during a childbirth preparation program from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. To register, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

MALL WALKERS: North Shore Square Mall, 150 Northshore Blvd., Slidell, will open for walkers at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, through a partnership with Slidell Memorial Hospital, to encourage people to walk with the advantages of the mall's security, air conditioning and water fountains. For information, call (985) 280-8529.

BREAST-FEEDING CLASS: The benefits and process of breast-feeding, including positioning and latching, will be addressed during a class from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 3, in the Magnolia Room at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. To register, call (985) 867-3900 or visit www.lakeviewregional.com.

CONCERNS ABOUT FALLS: A eight-week "Fear of Falling" course promoted by the National Council on Aging will begin with a session from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. "A Matter of Balance" is a structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fears of falling and increase activity levels. To register, call (985) 867-3900 or visit www.lakeviewregional.com.

NEWBORN CARE: Feeding, diapering, swaddling and bathing are among the topics to be covered during a newborn care class from 7  p.m. to 9  p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. To make a reservation, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

DEALING WITH BLEEDING: Three hourlong classes on stopping bleeding will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Class times will be 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Participants will learn how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and how to stop it. To register, call (985) 867-3900 or visit www.lakeviewregional.com.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY CPR: An adult, pediatric and infant CPR class will be held from 7  p.m. to 9  p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Participants will view an American Heart Association DVD on CPR and view a mannequin demonstration. To register, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

BABY AND ME TOBACCO-FREE: Slidell Memorial Hospital is holding smoking-cessation programs for expectant mothers on Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment. For information or to request an application, call Ashlee Menke at (504) 733-5539. 

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Gamblers Anonymous meets several times a week throughout the New Orleans area. Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with one another that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. For information, call (855) 222-5542 or visit gamblersanonymous.org.