ADHD TALK: Learn about BrainCore Therapy and how it can help those suffering from ADHD with Dr. Nancy Gravel at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Causeway Branch Library, 3457 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Gravel is a nationally certified in neurofeedback. Registration is encouraged. Space limited to adults. Register at

SENIOR FIT AND FUN: People's Health will sponsor a class at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the West St. Tammany YMCA, 71256 Francis Road, Covington. Autumn Lewis will teach. Capacity is eight. Reserve by phone 1-800-561-4127 or at

CAREGIVERS WORKSHOP: The Council on Aging St. Tammany Parish caregiver support programs allow those caring for people with Alzheimer's, dementia or other age-related illnesses to share struggles and successes, guided by gerontologist Matt Estrade. Meetings at the Covington Senior Center, 19404 N. 10th St., will be Tuesday, March 26 and April 9, 23 The meetings at Slidell Senior Center, 610 Cousin St., will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29.  For information, call (985) 892-0377.

STOP SUICIDE: St. Tammany Outreach for the Prevention of Suicide will hold a two-day training session from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 28-29. The suicide first-aid interactive workshop provides training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. The course is approved by the National Association of Social Workers Louisiana Chapter for 14 general continuing education unit credits, which is an increase from the previous 12.5 CEUs. For information on the free course, visit or (985) 237-5506. 

HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING: The Council on Aging St. Tammany and the Louisiana Department of Insurance Senior Health Insurance Information Program will host a series of meeting dates in Covington and Slidell. Counselors are Medicare-certified and able to 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. Meetings are from 9 a.m. to noon on the third Wednesday of each month starting March 20 at alternating COAST centers: in Covington, 1940 N. 10th St.; and in Slidell, 610 Cousin St. The next is April 17.    For information, call COAST at (985) 892-0377 or the state Senior Health Insurance Information Program at (800) 259-5300 or

SAIL AND TAI CHI: Council on Aging St. Tammany is registering seniors 60 and older for free exercise classes at the Covington Active Aging Center, 19404 N. 10th St. Stay Active and Independent for Life is a strength, balance, endurance, flexibility and fitness class for older adults and will be offered at 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tai Chi, according to wellness coordinator Nick Pichon, is a "Chinese practice that is moderate and non-strenuous in nature,” with classes at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For information, call Pichon at COAST, (985) 892-0377.


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.

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 to solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. For information, call (855) 222-5542 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 loosefitting clothing; mats are available for use. Registration and a medical release are required. For information, call Hart at (985) 707-4961.