• WHAT: Lunch n’ Learn session on Alcohol Use and Your Health
  • WHEN: Noon Tuesday, April 19
  • WHERE: Capital Area Human Services District, 4615 Government St., Building 1, Room 200, Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: John “Mel” Zufall, facility manager of Capital Area Recovery Program, will lead a discussion about alcohol use, its effects on health, early intervention, treatment approaches and sources of support. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. Sponsored by Capital Area Human Services.


  • WHAT: Baton Rouge Chapter Scleroderma Support Group meeting
  • WHEN: 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12
  • WHERE: The Settlement shopping center, Suite C1, 7809 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: Del Anselmo at (225) 756-2452 or (225) 324-3666


  • WHAT: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meeting
  • WHEN: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 12
  • WHERE: La Madeleine Restaurant, 7619 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: Group meets each Tuesday.


  • WHAT: The Hospice of Baton Rouge information booth
  • WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16
  • WHERE: Mall of Louisiana Food Court, 6401 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: (225) 767-4673 or
  • DETAILS: As part of National Healthcare Decision Day, The Hospice will be providing free information on advance directives and Five Wishes Living Will booklets.


  • WHAT: “Living Well with a Purpose,” the 23rd annual education conference on Alzheimer’s
  • WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 20
  • WHERE: Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge
  • INFO/REGISTRATION: In advance - $40 for general public and $125 for healthcare professionals; day of conference - $65 for general public and $125 for professionals.