ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP: An Alzheimer’s disease support group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Live Oak Village of Slidell, 2200 Gause Blvd. East, Slidell. To let organizers know you will be coming, call (985) 781-4545.
BABY & ME: Parents of babies who are not yet walking will share issues and insights about parenting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 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.
CUDDLE BUDDIES: The Cuddle Buddies group provides a learning and support opportunity for parents and a social playtime for babies from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. Bring a friend and join us for songs, stories and playtime. Class size is limited. The cost is $6 for members and $12 for others. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.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 La. 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.
NEW BABY SUPPORT GROUP: Mothers gather with their little ones, from birth to 7 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 information, contact email@example.com or (985) 898-4435.
GIRLS’ HEALTH: Junior and senior high school girls will learn about depression, stress, peer pressure and healthful lifestyles during “A Day for Girls’ Health” from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The event is co-sponsored by Slidell Memorial Hospital and Junior Auxiliary of Slidell. Giveaways, beauty tips, hair and make-up, dancing and a fashion show will make this a fun-filled event. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit SlidellMemorial.org.
HELP FOR PTSD: Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder may benefit from a variety of treatments offered by the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. For information, call (800) 935-8387 or visit http://www.ForensicNurses.org">www.ptsd.va.gov.
For veterans in crisis, call (800) 273-8255 and press 1, chat online at http://www.sttammanylibrary.org">veteranscrisisline.net, or send a text message to 838255. Confidential support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
FREE YOGA IN SLIDELL: A yoga class is offered for cancer patients and caregivers from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, SMH Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell.