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St. Tammany Healthy Living for August 16, 2017

The New Orleans Advocate - 8/16/2017

SLIDELL AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP: Strengthening Outcomes with Autism Resources will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Community Outreach Center on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd. For information, call Anne Galiano at (504) 812-9548.

WOMEN WARRIORS: Breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, in the Community Outreach Center, second floor, Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd. (985) 280-6611.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Certified grief counselor Sue deRada will lead the Open Arms grief support group at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Piccadilly Cafeteria, 104 U.S. 190, Slidell. The cost is $10. The next session will be Aug. 30. To register, call (985) 630-6363.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: People living with cancer and their caregivers will meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, in the community outreach center on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd. Remote participation is possible by calling (985) 280-8958 at 1 p.m. on group day.

ME AND MY TOT TIME: Parents and grandparents will discuss child development issues and parenting tips while their children enjoy playtime with others Wednesday, Aug. 16, in the Community Outreach Center, second floor, Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd. The 9:30 a.m. session is for toddlers up to 30 months, and the 11 a.m. session is for ages 31 months to preschool. For information, call (985) 280-8529.

LAMAZE CHILDBIRTH CLASS: Relaxation and breathing techniques for natural childbirth, signs and symptoms of labor, and postpartum care will be discussed during a Lamaze childbirth class to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, in the Pelican Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. To reserve a spot, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

BABY AND ME: Parents of babies who are not yet walking will share issues and insights about parenting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, in the Community Outreach Center on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd. For information, call (985) 280-8529.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: A bereavement support group will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd. For information, call (985) 280-6612.

HEARTSAVER FIRST AID: A class in the basic techniques of adult and pediatric CPR, first aid for choking and how to use an automated external defibrillator will be presented from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The fee is $40, and certification cards will be issued upon completion. To register, call (985) 280-8585.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., first and third Fridays of the month, Women's Center for Healing and Transformation, 71667 Leveson St., Abita Springs. The next meeting will be Aug. 18. (985) 892-8111.

YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, Community Outreach Center, second floor, Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd. Classes are free, but registration and medical release are required. (985) 280-6600.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT: The Council on Aging for St. Tammany Parish caregiver support program lets those caring for people with Alzheimer's, dementia or other age-related illnesses share their struggles and successes, guided by an experienced facilitator.

Sessions at the Covington Senior Center, 500 Theard St., are from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month; the next sessions will be Aug. 22 and Sept. 12. For information, call (504) 339-1757.Sessions at the Slidell Senior Center, 610 Cousin St., are from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month; the next sessions will be Sept. 5 and Sept. 19.

LAMAZE CHILDBIRTH CLASS: Relaxation and breathing techniques for natural childbirth, signs and symptoms of labor and postpartum care will be discussed during a Lamaze childbirth class to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, Aug 31 in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Bring a pillow and blanket. To reserve a spot, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

HEROIN ADDICTION: Drug overdoses have become the country's leading cause of accidental death, with heroin and other opiates being the largest contributor. Learn more about the signs of heroin addiction. If you believe a friend or loved one is abusing drugs, learn how to make a difference by visiting www.narcononnewliferetreat.org. For free screenings or referrals, call Narconon at (800) 431-1754 for free screenings or referrals.

AGING IN PLACE: Occupational therapist Fran Benigno will discuss the costs of moving vs. remaining in place for elderly people during a free Lunch & Learn program at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The concept of aging in place includes universal design and making your home accessible. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit slidellmemorial.org.

NORTHSHORE BIRTH OPTIONS: Jen Kamel, founder of VBAC Facts, will present a workshop on vaginal birth after cesareans from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Staybridge Suites, 140 Holiday Blvd., Covington. The workshop is being organized by Northshore Birth Options. The cost is $125. Participants will receive 6.6 nursing continuing education hours. For information, email options@northshorebirth.org. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com.

BREAST-FEEDING CLINIC: Lactation consultants will offer support and encouragement from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 26, in the Florida Avenue conference room at Slidell Memorial Hospital, 1025 Florida Ave., Slidell. The program is free. To register, call (985) 280-8585 or visit slidellmemorial.org.

FAMILY MEMBERS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS: NAMI St. Tammany will begin a 12-week family-to-family program to support family members living with mental illness on Aug. 29. Topics will include communicating and solving problems effecgtively, managing stress, treatments and side effects, and local supports and services. To register, call (985) 626-6538.

MALL WALKERS: North Shore Square Mall, 150 Northshore Blvd., Slidell, will open for walkers at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, through a partnership with Slidell Memorial Hospital to encourage people to walk with the advantages of the mall's security, air conditioning and water fountains. For information, call (985) 280-8529.

TOTAL JOINT CLASS: A physical therapist, surgical nurse, case manager and orthopedic nurse will discuss preoperative and postoperative care for patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. To reserve a spot, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS: Caregivers may benefit from a basic life support course to be held from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, in the Pelican Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The course is designed to teach CPR for victims of all ages and use of an automated external defibrillator. Cost is $35, plus a $20 deposit for the book. Call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY: Representatives of the Simon & Simon Group will give a presentation on Medicare and Social Security from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Community Center at Christwood, 100 Christwood Blvd., Covington. The presentation is part of the center's Wisdom & Wine lecture series. The cost is $5. To reserve your spot, call (985) 292-1234.

RELAY FOR LIFE: The American Cancer Society will present the Relay for Life of St. Tammany West from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. To participate, visit relayforlife.org/weststtammanyla or call Heidi McGrath at (985) 966-4731.

PREPARING FOR CHILDBIRTH: When to come to the hospital, pain management and complications in pregnancy are among the topics that will be discussed during a childbirth preparation program from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. To register, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: A support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Discussion topics include nutrition, social services, rehabilitation therapy and medical management. To register, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

GIRL TALK: Preteen and teen girls will learn about the physical, social and emotional changes of puberty during the Girl Talk session from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Presenters will include pediatrician Alice LeBreton and dermatologist Deborah Hilton. Teens must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $10 per family. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit slidellmemorial.org.

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS: Caregivers may benefit from a basic life support course to be held from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Pelican Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The course is designed to teach CPR for victims of all ages and use of an automated external defibrillator. The cost is $35 for the class, plus a $20 deposit for the book. To reserve a spot, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

LAKEVIEW REGIONAL AUXILIARY: The Lakeview Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary will hold a Savvy Linens fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 20-21, in the main entrance lobby of the hospital, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Proceeds will benefit the auxiliary's charities in St. Tammany Parish.

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, Sept. 21, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. To make a reservation, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

LAKEVIEW REGIONAL AUXILIARY: The Lakeview Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary will hold a jewelry sale Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 4-6, in the main entrance lobby of the hospital, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Sale hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.Oct. 4, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Oct. 5, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.Oct. 6. Proceeds will benefit the auxiliary's charities in St. Tammany Parish.

SIBLING CLASS IN COVINGTON: A class for children ages 3-8 who are about to be big brothers and sisters will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 7, in the Magnolia Room at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The children will watch a video about what it will be like to have a new baby at home and will practice with dolls or stuffed animals they have brought. To register, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: A support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Discussion topics include nutrition, social services, rehabilitation therapy and medical management. To register, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS: Caregivers may benefit from a basic life support course to be held from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Pelican Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The course is designed to teach CPR for victims of all ages and use of an automated external defibrillator. The cost is $35 for the class, plus a $20 deposit for the book. To reserve a spot, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

LAMAZE CHILDBIRTH CLASS: Relaxation and breathing techniques for natural childbirth, signs and symptoms of labor, and postpartum care will be discussed during a Lamaze childbirth class to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Bring a pillow and blanket. To reserve a spot, call (985) 867-3900 or visit www.lakeviewregional.com.

TOTAL JOINT CLASS: A physical therapist, surgical nurse, case manager and orthopedic nurse will discuss preoperative and postoperative care for patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Pelican Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. To reserve a spot, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

NUTRITION: Rebecca Lee will discuss approaches to achieving a healthy weight from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Community Center at Christwood, 100 Christwood Blvd., Covington. The presentation is part of the center's Wisdom & Wine lecture series. The cost is $5. To reserve your spot, call (985) 292.1234.

BOO FEST: The ACCESS nonprofit for children with disabilities will be the beneficiaries of Boo Fest 2017, which will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The gates will open at 9 a.m. for special-needs families. Admission is $2. There will be more than 70 haunted houses, costume contests, pumpkin decorating, face painting and all-abilities games. ACCESS stands for Adapting and Changing Children's Environments with Successful Solutions. Also, the Northshore Area Board of Realtors will hold its Chili Challenge during Boo Fest. For information, visit accesslouisiana.org/boofest-2017.

FOOT CARE: Dr. Ryan Green will give a presentation, "The Right Fit for Your Feet," from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Community Center at Christwood, 100 Christwood Blvd., Covington. The presentation is part of the center's Wisdom & Wine lecture series. The cost is $5. To reserve your spot, call (985) 292.1234.

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.

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 experience, strength and hope with one another that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling. For information, call (855) 222-5542 or visit gamblersanonymous.org.

 
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