NEWBORN CARE: Feeding, diapering, swaddling and bathing are among the topics to be covered during a newborn care class from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. To make a reservation, call (985) 867-3900 or visit

GIFT SALE: The volunteer auxiliary of Lakeview Regional Medical Center will hold a gift sale Dec. 11-12 at the main entrance of the hospital, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Sale hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. 

STROKE SURVIVORS: Stroke survivors and caregivers will gather from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the rehabilitation and sports medicine department of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 19055 Kane Lane, Covington. This group will provide education and socialization for stroke survivors and caregivers.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY CPR: An adult, pediatric and infant CPR class will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Participants will view an American Heart Association DVD on CPR and view a mannequin demonstration. To register, call (985) 867-3900 or visit

SIBLING CLASS: Siblings will watch a video and talk about what it will be like to have a new baby at home, tour the maternal child unit and learn how to touch/hold their new brother or sister, and how they can help their parents with the new baby. The class will be at 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 5, at Lakeview Regional Medical Center's Magnolia Room, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Bring a baby doll or stuffed animal to practice with. Parents must remain with children. For information or to participate, call (985) 867-3900 or visit


BETTER BREATHERS CLUB: The Better Breathers Club, a program of the American Lung Association, meets from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The club is meant for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as their caregivers. To register, visit or call (985) 867-3900.

CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTIONS: The St. Tammany Parenting Center has appointments for free inspections of child safety seats. Call (985) 898-4435. Inspections are held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Louisiana State Police Troop L headquarters, 2600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are appreciated. For information on the State Police program, call (985) 893-6250 or email

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Gamblers Anonymous meets several times a week throughout the New Orleans area. Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope with one another that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. For information, call (855) 222-5542 or visit

MEDICARE COUNSELING: The state Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program will offer counseling services for Medicare beneficiaries from 9 a.m. to noon on the third Wednesday of each month at the Slidell Senior Center, 610 Cousin St. Due to the holidays, the December meeting will be Dec. 5. The counselor is Medicare-certified and can explain original Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D. The counselor will be able to complete Medicare Part D comparisons and enrollment, assist with claims issues and explain Medicare enrollment periods. For information, call (800) 259-5300 or visit

YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS: Patricia Hart conducts free yoga classes for cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Wear loose-fitting clothing; mats are available for use. Registration and a medical release are required. For information, call Hart at (985) 707-4961.

BABY AND ME TOBACCO-FREE: Slidell Memorial Hospital is holding smoking-cessation programs for expectant mothers on Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment. For information or to request an application, call Ashlee Menke at (504) 733-5539.