St. Elizabeth Community Education Calendar -April 2017

April 2017 Community Education
Monday, April 3, 2017
Total Joint Replacement Education Class
If you are considering knee or hip replacement surgery, you and a loved one may want to attend the Total Joint Replacement Class even before a surgery date is set. Monthly classes are held to provide you with an opportunity to meet others electing to have knee or hip replacement surgery and to meet the team of health professionals at St. Elizabeth Hospital who will guide you through each step of the process from pre-admission to rehabilitation.

St. Elizabeth Hospital
Sr. Linda Conference Room
FREE- Registration Required


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area Caregiver Network
Monthly supportive meetings for caregivers to network with one another. Meets first Tuesday of each month.

St. Elizabeth Hospital
Sr. Vernola Conference Room
FREE – No Registration Required

Tuesday, April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2017
Al-Anon Meeting
If you are bothered by someone's drinking, Al-Anon Groups may be able to help. We are a fellowship of men, and women who share our experience, strength and hope in order to solve our common problems.

Meets Every Tuesday
6:30PM-7:30 PM
Sr. Linda Conference Room
FREE - Call 225-924-0029 for more information



Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Thriving with Diabetes
Topic: Pre-Diabetes and Insulin Resistance
Speaker: Darlene Bonadona, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Insulin resistance increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. People with prediabetes are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and CVD, which can lead to heart attack or stroke. Come learn about IR, Pre-diabetes and Diabetes and how you can prevent, manage and control blood sugar levels.

St. Elizabeth Hospital
Sr. LINDA Conference Room
FREE – Registration Preferred


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Gluten Free Support Group
Gluten free living can be overwhelming at first. Dr. Elizabeth Bollinger will discuss gluten free living for patients with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. She will focus on navigating the grocery store, how to transition your entire family to a gluten-free lifestyle and how to prepare in advance for eating out. Meets the first Wednesday of each month.

St. Elizabeth Hospital
Sr. Linda Conference Room
FREE – No Registration Required


Thursday, April 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2017
Loss and Grief Education and Support Meeting
If you have experienced loss of any kind, join the support group facilitated by the Grief Recovery Center to help you through the grieving process.

Meets Every Thursday.
St. Elizabeth Hospital
Sr. Linda Conference Room
FREE – No Registration Required

Tuesday April 11, 2017
Community Health Series
Topic: Insulin Resistance & Metabolic Syndrome
Speaker: Dr. Sean DeBarros
Years of “modern” eating and inactivity can lead to health issues. Similar to pre-diabetes, insulin resistance has little to no symptoms so many people don’t actually know they have it until it’s already progressed to diabetes. Join Dr. Sean DeBarros with St. Elizabeth Physicians to learn about metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance and effective behavioral and lifestyle changes to prevent risk of complications and prevent Diabetes.

Rouses Market FREE - Registration Required
To register call Rouses Concierge Desk 673-4255 OR St. Elizabeth Hospital 621-2906


April 11-May 16, 2017
Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program
Orientation is Thursday , March 30, 2017 at 6:00pm
This exercise program can reduce pain and improve your overall health. It will help motivate you to get in great shape, help you walk safely and comfortably, and improve flexibility, strength and stamina. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk With Ease. Classes are one-hour each and meet three times per week for six weeks.
Lamar Dixon walking paths at fishing pond
Free - Pre-Registration Required
Space is limited


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Growing Up: Girls A Class for Preteen Girls
Help your daughter understand the physical and emotional changes she will experience as she goes through puberty. Join us for a matter-of-fact and reassuring discussion on this normal part of growing up. Designed for girls ages 9-11and their moms.
6:00PM-7:30PM St. Elizabeth Hospital
Sr. Vernola Conference Room
FEE: $15, Pre-Registration Required


Thursday, April 27, 2017
Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area
Introduction to Charlie’s Place II: A Virtual Tour and Information Session
Come learn about the new Charlie’s Place II Activity and Respite Center in Ascension Parish. The program is designed to offer a purposeful day for adult individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s or memory-related dementia. It also provides caregivers a much needed break.

6:00PM-7:00PM St. Elizabeth Hospital
Sr. Vernola Conference Room
FREE: No Registration Required


Saturday, April 29, 2017
Day of Caring – Donaldsonville Community Health Event
A day of health screenings, information about community resources, and FREE food for registered participants. The Capital Area United Way, St. Elizabeth Hospital and The Church of Donaldsonville are coming together to achieve a positive and healthy impact in the community. Come join us!

The Church in Donaldsonville
810 Martin Luther King Drive
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
FREE – No Registration Required

News Posted March 09, 2017