NEW BADGES: The City of New Orleans’ Emergency Medical Services will wear commemorative badges and support all LGBTQ+ individuals and allies who “Serve with Pride” in anticipation of LGBTQ+ Pride Month. These badges represent a commitment to educate, conduct sensitivity training, develop nondiscrimination politics and protections, develop complaint-handling procedures, appoint an LGBTQ+ liason and work with partners to ensure patients have positive healthcare experiences.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS SEMINARS: Urban League of Louisiana will host a free empowerment session entitled Building Immunity, Vitality and Strength for Life at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at its headquarters, 4640 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. For information, visit urbanleaguela.org.

THERAPON SEMINAR: The Therapon Institute will sponsor a one-day seminar, “Emotional Manipulation,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 at Christian Fellowship, 5049 Ehret Road, Marrero. The seminar examines the process by which controlling people seek to manipulate others. The seminar is approved for six clinical contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers, the Louisiana Counseling Association and the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority. Call (504) 328-2249 or visit therapon.org.

SENIOR PLANNING: "Elder Law and Senior Estate Planning" will be the topic of the Big Easy Parkinson's Group meeting at 12:45 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Esplanade I room, East Jefferson General Hospital Conference Center, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie. Attorney Vincent B. LoCoco will present. Parkinson’s patients, family and caregivers are invited for news and tips and tricks for making life easier. Meetings will be suspended for the summer and resume in September. For information, contact Bonnie Huddleston at Bonhudd4417@gmail.com or visit www.BigEasyFleurDeLis.org

YOGA CLASSES: Ochsner's Cancer Center is sponsoring free yoga classes for cancer survivors and people with multiple sclerosis at Ochsner Fitness Center's Harahan location (Elmwood Fitness Center). The classes for cancer survivors are at 4 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays, with an additional class at 6 p.m. at Ochsner Center for Primary Care and Wellness, 1401 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, in the Camellia Conference Room. The classes for those with MS are Fridays at 11:30 a.m., with an additional class at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Heritage Plaza, 111 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. For information, call Louanne Cho at (504) 862-6861.

HELP WITH PRESCRIPTION COSTS: The New Orleans Council on Aging offers prescription assistance through its Aging and Disability Resource Center/Senior Rx helpline. The assistance is available to seniors, adults with disabilities and their families. Email mhorton@nocoa.org or call (888) 922-8522 or (504) 827-7843. Have ready a Medicare number or insurance information, effective date for Medicare parts A or B, or Social Security number, along with a list of medicines. People with no insurance also may call.