• WHAT: The Hospice of Baton Rouge offers 6-week support group sessions
  • WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Mondays, June 6 through July 18 (no class July 4)
  • WHERE: Ochsner Medical Center Chapel, first floor, 17000 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge
  • RESERVATIONS/INFO: Denise Domingue at The Hospice of Baton Rouge, (225) 767-4673
  • DETAILS: The sessions, lead by social worker Christine Brasseaux, provide a safe place for sharing and growth through grief. All sessions are free.


  • WHAT: Lymphedema support group
  • WHEN: Noon Tuesday, June 7
  • WHERE: Baton Rouge General Mid City, 3600 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • REGISTER: Free, but registration required. (225) 763-4280 or
  • DETAILS: Learn about lymphedema and join others as they share their experiences. This month’s topic is Coloring Fun for Adults.


  • WHAT: Skin cancer screening
  • WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 8
  • WHERE: Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet, 8585 Picardy Ave., Baton Rouge
  • REGISTER: Free, but registration required. (225) 763-4280 or
  • DETAILS: A dermatologist will conduct exams.


  • WHAT: Drivers are needed for the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program, which helps provide free transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.
  • INFORMATION: (800) 227-2345 or
  • DETAILS: Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their vehicles so patients can receive cancer-related treatments. Drivers also provide encouragement and support. To volunteer, you must have a valid driver’s license, a safe and reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance. Drivers must be at least 18 and have a good driving history. They arrange their own schedules and can commit to as many or as few hours as their schedule allows. The American Cancer Society provides free training to drivers and conducts criminal background and driving record checks. Volunteer coordinators also are needed to help schedule rides.