St. Elizabeth Community Education Calendar - February 2018

Thursday, February 1, 8, 15 & 22, 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
St. Elizabeth Hospital
Sr. Linda Conference Room
FREE – No Registration Required


Monday, February 5, 2018 and Monday, February 19, 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 February 5 – March 26, 2018
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
Tuesday, February 6, 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.

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


Tuesday, February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 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


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Thriving with Diabetes
Topic: Insulin Resistance, Pre-Diabetes and Diabetic Control
Speaker: Darlene Bonadona, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Insulin resistance increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. People with pre-diabetes 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. Vernola Conference Room
FREE – Registration Preferred



Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Alzheimer’s Lunch & Learn
Topic: Understanding Alzheimer’s
Speaker: Molly Benbrook, LMSW, CDCP
This presentation will answer basic questions about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, clarifying myths currently associated with the disease, and give tips on how to communicate with affected individuals. A light lunch will be served. Registration is required.

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


Saturday, February 17, 2018
Community CPR Certification Course
Most people who experience cardiac arrest die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, your actions can only help. Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR in a group setting which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, or anyone interested in learning how to save a life. Cost is $50 and includes BLS certification card. Pre-registration required. Space is limited.
St. Elizabeth Education Building
721 East Highway 30
FEE: $50, Pre-Registration Required
To register call 225-621-2906


Mondays, February 5, 19 & 26, 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


Saturday, February 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.
9:00AM-10:30AM St. Elizabeth Hospital
Sr. Vernola Conference Room
FEE: $15    

News Posted January 08, 2018