St. Elizabeth Community Education Calendar - March 2017

March 2017 Community Education
Wednesday, March 1, 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, March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 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


Monday, March 6, 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, March 7, 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. LINDA Conference Room
FREE – No Registration Required


Tuesday, March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 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, March 7, 2017 Thriving with Diabetes
Topic: An Ounce of Prevention
Speaker: Mary Campos, RN, CDE
Prevention, early detection and treatment are key to managing diabetes and preventing complications.
St. Elizabeth Hospital
Sr. LINDA Conference Room
FREE – Registration Preferred



Tuesdays March 7 – April 25, 2017
Matter of Balance: 8 week Course
Do you have concerns about falling? Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their lives. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales Branch
FREE - Registration required; Space is Limited
Call St. Elizabeth Hospital to register 225-621-2906


Saturday, March 11, 2017
Girls Day Out
It is that time again ladies for the annual “Girls Day Out!” event. It is a time to focus and care for ourselves in this day of learning, laughing, and movement activities.
St. Elizabeth Hospital Campus
8:30am-12:15pm (Sign-In and Breakfast at 7:45am)
Fee: $10.00 (includes Continental Breakfast & Snack)
Call 225-621-2906 for details To Register go to:


Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Growing Up: BOYS A Class for Preteen Boys
Help your son understand the physical and emotional changes he will experience as he goes through puberty. Join us for a matter-of-fact and reassuring discussion on this normal part of growing up. Designed for boys ages 10-12 and their dads/moms.
6:00PM-7:30PM St. Elizabeth Hospital
St. Francis Conference Room - Medical Plaza 1
FEE: $15 Pre-Registration Required

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


News Posted February 20, 2017