The Junior League of New Orleans has opened a new facility to house diapers for families in need.

Located at 1109 N. Al David Road in Elmwood, the new space for the Junior League's diaper bank allows the organization to house 500,000 diapers.

Founded in 2014, the Diaper Bank has distributed nearly a million diapers to New Orleans area families. And the group recently distributed more than 125,000 diapers to families affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Disposable diapers of all sizes and brands, as well as training pants and swimwear diapers, can be dropped off at the Junior League of New Orleans office, 4319 Carondelet St., from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

Also needed are unused baby wipes and diaper cream. Cloth diapers are not accepted.

If you would like to help or know of someone in need of diapers, call the Junior League office at (504) 891-5845 or go to

Library lifts fines

If you have overdue books, you can take advantage of the Jefferson Parish Library's Food for Fines program, which through Oct. 31 waives late fees in exchange for donating a nonperishable food item.

All donations will go to communities affected by recent hurricanes. For information, go to or call (504) 838-1100.

Buddy Walk is Saturday

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater New Orleans will hold its annual Buddy Walk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Baby Cakes Field, 6100 Airline Drive, Metairie.

The walk begins at 11 a.m., and the registration fee is $15 per person. Following the walk, there will be live music, games, arts and crafts and a jambalaya cook-off.

For more information, go to or call (504) 259-6201.

Parkinson’s group to meet

The Big Easy Fleur de Lis Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in Esplanade Room I at East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie.

The theme of the meeting is “Let’s Get Physical,” and experts will offer exercise options for Parkinson’s patients.

Panelists include Greg Roniger and Trevor Comeaux, with Rock Steady Boxing; Ben Roussel and Dr. Nathan Macaluso, with Movement Science Center; and Rich Baudry, with Baudry Therapy.

For information, call Sissy Roniger at (504) 237-2302 or email to The group’s website is

Eva Jacob Barkoff writes about the people and events in Jefferson Parish. She can be reached at