HEARTSAVER CPR, AED AND FIRST AID: Teachers, child-care providers and others who need a certification card may benefit from this course, which teaches the basics of adult and pediatric CPR, use of an automated external defibrillator, and first aid for choking for all age groups, from infant to adult. The course will be taught from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd. The fee is $40.

NEWBORN CARE CLASS: Newborn characteristics, feedings, diapering, swaddling, safe sleep and bathing will be addressed during the newborn care class to be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 2, in the Pelican Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. To reserve a spot, phone Nurses on Call at (985) 867-3900.

FREE YOGA IN SLIDELL: A yoga class is offered for cancer patients and caregivers every Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, SMH Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. This month’s dates are Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25. There is no charge for the classes, but registration and medical release are required. For information, call (985) 280-6600.

STOP SMOKING: Weekly classes beginning Wednesday, Aug. 6, will provide the tools and resources needed to quit smoking for good. Classes will be held at noon and again at 5:30 p.m. for nine weeks, through Oct. 1. This free program requires reservations, which can be made by calling (985) 898-4468. Refreshments will be provided.

ME & MY TOT TIME: Parents will discuss child development issues and parenting tips, while their children enjoy playtime with other little ones, on Wednesdays, Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The hour beginning at 9 a.m. is for toddlers who have just begun walking to 24 months; the hour beginning at 10 a.m. is for ages 24-36 months; and the hour beginning at 11 a.m. is for ages 37 months to preschool. For information, call (985) 280-8529.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: A bereavement support group will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, in the hospice department of St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 725 W. 11th Ave., Covington. Another meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7. Both meetings are open to the public. For information, contact Ada Marion at (985) 871-5974 or amarion@stph.org.

LAMAZE CHILDBIRTH CLASS: Relaxation and breathing techniques for natural childbirth, signs and symptoms of labor, and post-partum care will be discussed during a Lamaze childbirth class to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, in the Pelican Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Participants should bring a pillow and blanket. To reserve a spot, phone Nurses on Call at (985) 867-3900.

BABY & ME: Parents of babies who are not yet walking will share issues and insights about parenting at 10 a.m. Thursdays, Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Registration is not required. For information, call (985) 280-8529.

NEW BABY SUPPORT GROUP: Mothers gather with their little ones, from birth to seven months, to discuss child development and parenting tips with other parents as well as professionals at 11:15 a.m. every Thursday at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. Free. To register or for more information, contact ksupan@stph.org or (985) 898-4435.

TAI CHI CLASS: The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital offers free Tai Chi classes at 9 a.m. every Thursday at the Paul D. Cordes Outpatient Pavilion, 16300 Highway 1085, Covington. The classes, led by yoga and Tai Chi instructor Erlinda R. Nye, are free and open to the public.

MEDITATION CLASS: The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital offers free meditation classes at 10 a.m. every Thursday at the Paul D. Cordes Outpatient Pavilion, 16300 Highway 1085, Covington. The classes, led by Ellen LaRocca, are free and open to the public.

FREE YOGA IN COVINGTON: Free yoga classes are held every Friday at the Paul D. Cordes Outpatient Pavilion, 16300 Highway 1085, Covington. The classes, led by Wendy McKee, incorporate yoga techniques appropriate for anyone going through a cancer experience regardless of physical strength or abilities. Registration and a medical release are required. To register or for information, call (985) 789-0793.

BABY LOVE: This is a three-part class for expectant couples, with the three sessions meeting separately or on the same day. Class One, especially for early pregnancy, will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7. Class Two, dealing with labor, will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. Class Three, dealing with pain control and anesthesia, and early infant care, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. An “express” class, covering all three sessions, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. All the Baby Love classes will meet on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The cost is $20 per couple for the individual classes, or $50 for the combined class, if not preregistered at SMH. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit slidellmemorial.org.

BREASTFEEDING CLINIC: Lactation consultants will offer support and encouragement at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, in the Florida Avenue conference room at Slidell Memorial Hospital, 1025 Florida Ave., Slidell. The fee is $25 if not preregistered at SMH. To register, call (985) 280-8585 or visit SlidellMemorial.org.

BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT: The Northshore Blood Cancer Support Group for individuals with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome, and their caregivers, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, in the Abita Conference Room at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1202 S. Tyler St., Covington. For information, call (985) 898-4406.

MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP: The NAMI Family-To-Family support group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the Pelican Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Participation is free, and no registration is required. For the most current information or to sign up for monthly email reminders, call at (985) 626-6538 or send email to info@namisttammany.org.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: Caregivers will receive emotional, educational and social support, and develop methods and skills for solving problems, through the Alzheimer’s caregiver support group. The group meets at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month in the second-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The next meeting will be on Aug. 12. For more information, call Audrey Baker at (985) 960-1964.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital will host a cancer connection support group at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1203 S. Tyler St., Covington. Family members and friends challenged by cancer diagnosis are invited to share experiences and quality of life after a cancer diagnosis. For information, contact Jane Freudenberger at jfreudenberger@marybird.com or (985) 276-6832.

WOMEN WARRIORS: Breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, SMH Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell.

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. Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. To reserve a spot, phone Nurses on Call at (985) 867-3900.

CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS: Free child safety seat inspections will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. Call (985) 898-4435 to schedule an appointment.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT: A Caring for the Caregiver support group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Paul D. Cordes Outpatient Pavilion, 16300 Highway 1085, Covington. For more information, call (985) 898-4406.

COMMON SENSE PARENTING: A six-week parenting class based on the Boys Town family teaching model will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Aug. 14, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B., Covington. The evidence-based program enhances self-worth, improves communication and helps parents understand positive parenting and discipline. The cost per family is $50 for members, $75 for nonmembers and $15 per additional spouse. Some scholarships will be available. For more information, call (985) 898-4435.

PREPARING FOR CHILDBIRTH: Preterm labor signs and symptoms, signs of labor, medication options and post-partum care will be discussed in this class, designed for first-time mothers and fathers and for those needing a refresher course. The class will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, in the Pelican Room at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. For reservations, call Nurses on Call at (985) 867-3900.

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT: A Brain Injury Connections support group will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Conference Center, 1202 S. Tyler St., Covington. This group is designed for people who have sustained brain injuries because of trauma, stroke, aneurysm or other neurological incidents. For information, contact Ann Mejia at (985) 640-0498 or anntm70@yahoo.com.

SIBLING CLASS: Michelle Fuller will teach brothers- and sisters-to-be about what it will be like to have a new baby in the home from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 16, in the Pelican Room at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The children will practice with a doll or stuffed animal to learn how to hold the baby. For reservations, call Nurses on Call at (985) 867-3900.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and their family members may benefit from the diabetes support group that will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Slidell Memorial Hospital. No registration is required. Call (985) 280-1554 or send email to paula.brown@slidellmemorial.org for a list of monthly topics and more information.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT: A Caring for the Caregiver support group will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in the conference room at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1202 S Tyler St., Covington. For more information, (985) 871-5974.

LOOK GOOD ... FEEL BETTER: Women with cancer can get free make-up kits, stop-by-step demonstrations, a free lunch and great support from this program, which will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd., Slidell. To register, call (985) 280-8585.

LIFE AFTER CANCER: This program offers a chance for cancer survivors and their supporters to explore an issue that may be both challenging and life-affirming without candid discussions. It will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd. For information, call (985) 280-6612.

SLIDELL AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP:Strengthening Outcomes with Autism Resources will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. For more information, call Anne Galiano at (985) 718-0432.

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: Caregivers in a wide variety of settings may benefit from a basic life support course being given from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the Pelican Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, including use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. For registration information, call (985) 867-3967.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: A grief recovery support group will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd. For information, call (985) 280-6612.

CPR CLASS: A community CPR class will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Pelican Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. For reservations, call Nurses on Call at (985) 867-3900.

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. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. To reserve a spot, phone Nurses on Call at (985) 867-3900.