St. Elizabeth Community Education Calendar - January 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018 and Monday, January 22, 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


Tuesday, January 2, 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, January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 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, January 2, 2018 Thriving with Diabetes
Topic: Taking the First Step: Exercise’s Role in Better Glucose Control
Speaker: Tom Webre, PT, DPT, OCS
Regular activity is a key part of managing diabetes along with proper meal planning, taking medications as prescribed, and stress management. Join Tom Weber, Physical Therapist from BRPT Lake, to learn how to make a plan to exercise for better glucose control.

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


Tuesday, January 3, 2018
Community Health Series at Rouses
Topic: Shopping for Gluten Free Living
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Bollinger
As an extension of the Gluten Free Support Group, come learn about gluten free living for patients with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Dr. Elizabeth Bollinger 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. She will be joined by a Dietician and Rouses own Chef Sally.

Rouses Market, 2nd Floor Mezzanine
Airline Highway at Duplessis Road location FREE - Registration Required
To register call
Rouses Concierge Desk 673-4255 OR
St. Elizabeth Hospital 621-2906


Thursday, January 4, 11, 18 & 25, 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, January 22 & 29, 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


Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Healing Art Workshop
Healing Art Workshops are led by a local artist who uses art to help patients and caregivers increase self-awareness, cope with symptoms, and manage stress. To register or for more information, contact Rachel Mumphrey 225-644-1205 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
1104 West Highway 30, Gonzales, LA
FREE - Registration required
To Register call Rachel (225) 644-1205


Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Topic: Are Advanced Directives on Your Bucket List?
Speaker: Susie Newton, RN, CAPA
A Bucket List is a list of things to do while you are living, so are Advanced Directives. Join us for tea and scones as we discuss how to complete Advanced Directives such as: Living Wills, Health Care Power of Attorney, and more! Checking these items off your list is a gift to both one’s self and loved ones!

Ascension Parish Library – Gonzales Branch
708 S. Irma Blvd, Gonzales, LA
FREE –Registration Preferred




Tuesday, January 23, 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


Saturday, January 20, 2018
St. Elizabeth Family Fest presented by EATEL
Join us for the 2018 St. Elizabeth Family Fest: A day of health and learning for the whole family at the Lamar-Dixon Trade Mart Building. Events will include free screenings and interactive exhibits, free health information and fun activities for children and adults. EAT Well – GET Moving – STAY Healthy – GO Play

Lamar-Dixon Trade Mart Building
FREE and open to the public
For more information and a chance to win a FitBit, visit

News Posted December 19, 2017