St. Elizabeth Community Education Calendar -  April 2018

St. Elizabeth Hospital
April 2018 Community Education
Monday, April 2, 2018 and Monday, April 16, 2018
Total Joint Replacement Education Class
If you are considering knee or hip replacement surgery, you and a loved one may want to attend a 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


Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2018
Walk With a Nurse
Come learn the 100 reasons why we should walk. Open walking group Mondays from 8:30AM-9:30AM. Meet in the lobby of the Ascension Parish Library (Gonzales Branch) for warm-up stretches and a health tip from a nurse. Walk at your own pace and distance.

Meets every Monday
Gonzales Library lobby
708 S. Irma Blvd, Gonzales, LA
FREE – No Registration Required


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Thriving with Diabetes
Topic: Developing Healthy Emotional Coping Strategies
Speaker: Suzanne Hamilton, LPC-S Stress can affect the body and blood glucose control and prevent you from being balanced and healthy. This presentation will discuss how the emotions, mind, and body interact and ways to reduce stress and anxiety, resulting in improved functioning and well-being.
6:00PM-7:00PM St. Elizabeth Hospital Sr. Vernola Conference Room FREE – Registration Preferred
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Keeping Our Youth Safe
Panel Discussion
Come learn tips from an expert panel to keep you teenagers safe. Panel experts will discuss resources and services available, signs of substance abuse and proper supervision, and social media safety.
10:30AM – Noon Donaldsonville High School – Old Library FREE – No Registration Required

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Community Health Series at Rouses Market
Topic: Osteoporosis
Speaker: Charla Johnson, MSN, RN, ONC
Food: Calcium Rich Food and Garden Vegetable Crustless Quiche Whether you are in your 20s, 40s or 70s, it's not too early or too late to make changes in your diet, exercise program and lifestyle to strengthen your bones. Come learn to be Fit to a T!
Location: Rouses Market, 2nd Floor Mezzanine
Airline Highway at Duplessis Road
FREE - Registration Required
To register call
Rouses Concierge Desk 673-4255 OR
St. Elizabeth Hospital 621-2906


Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Elder Fraud Prevention
Speaker: Kevin Smith
Come learn how to prevent becoming a victim of auto theft and insurance fraud. Prevention is the key.
Ascension Parish Library - Gonzales Branch
708 S. Irma Blvd, Gonzales
FREE – Registration Preferred
St. Elizabeth Hospital 621-2906

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Topic: Making Room for the Golden Years: Decluttering, Organizing, and Downsizing Speakers: Sharon Cardinal & Kathy Lovett Whether you are downsizing because you are moving or decluttering in an effort to organize your home, Cardinal Solutions can provide helpful tips to make your efforts less stressful. It all starts with designing a process that works for you. We’ll talk about your piles of paper. We’ll talk about your collectibles. Join us for a candid discussion about what to do with your “stuff”.
St. Elizabeth Hospital
St. Francis Conference Room (Medical Plaza I – 2nd Floor)
FREE – Registration Preferred


Saturday, April 28, 2018
Cancer Screenings
Mary Bird Perkins is providing breast, colon and prostate screenings in Ascension. Breast cancer screening requires an appointment. Call 225-215-1234.

9:00AM-11:00AM and 12:00PM-2:00PM
St. Theresa–Avila Food Pantry Parking Lot
1105 N. Burnside Avenue, Gonzales, LA





Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting
Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area Caregiver Network, this is a monthly supportive meeting for caregivers to network with one another. Meets the first Tuesday of each month.

Sr. Vernola Conference Room
FREE – No Registration Required

Tuesday, April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2018
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

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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.

Sr. Linda Conference Room
FREE – No Registration Required

Thursday, April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2018
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
Sr. Linda Conference Room
FREE – No Registration Required

News Posted March 16, 2018