• WHAT: Capital Area Human Services is offering Lunch N’ Learn sessions on anxiety
  • WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18
  • WHERE: CAHS main clinic sites — Center for Adult Behavioral Health, Building 2, 4615 Government St., Baton Rouge; Margaret Dumas Mental Health Center, Conference Room, 3843 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge; Gonzales Mental Health Center, Conference Room, 1112 S. E. Ascension Complex Ave., Gonzales.
  • ADMISSION: Free. No registration required.
  • DETAILS: CAHS licensed clinical social workers will lead discussions about what anxiety is, how to manage it and when to get help. Bring your lunch.


  • WHAT: Men’s Health Conference focused on maintaining an overall healthier lifestyle
  • WHEN: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22
  • WHERE: Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: Participants can browse health exhibits and get free services, such as blood pressure screenings and blood glucose tests.


  • WHAT: Wellness Health Day
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.
  • WHERE: The Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: Wellness sessions include kidney health, diabetes management, healthy cooking demonstrations for weight management, hypertension and diabetes control. Free cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, vision and hearing screenings. Door prizes will be awarded, and lunch will be served.


  • WHAT: Geaux Free, a tobacco cessation counseling service
  • WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 26 through Oct. 21
  • WHERE: Department of Health and Hospitals, 628 N. 4th St., Bienville Building, Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION: Free, but registration required. Call (225) 215-1370
  • DETAILS: Group sessions offered by The Cancer Center. Geaux Free helps you prepare for quitting, manage withdrawal symptoms, identify triggers that create your urges, learn new behavior and skills to help you remain tobacco-free and develop a support network.
  • ALSO: The Cancer Center’s survivorship program, THRIVE, is offering a free tobacco cessation workshop from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the center, 4950 Essen Lane, in the second floor Rathbone Conference Room. RSVP is encouraged, but not required. Call (225) 215-1391 or email