St. Elizabeth Community Education Calendar - May 2017

May 2017 Community Education
Monday, May 1, 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, May 2, 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, May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 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, May 2, 2017 Thriving with Diabetes
Topic: Diabetes and Kidney & Bladder Infections
Speaker: Dr. Elena Campbell
If you have diabetes, you are up to twice as likely as those without the disease to develop bladder infections, especially if you are a woman. Come learn from Dr. Campbell, how to prevent complications from diabetes such as UTI’s and nerve damage that uncontrolled blood sugars contribute to.

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

Wednesday, May 3, 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


Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Alzheimer’s Lunch and Learn
Topic: Grandparents with Dementia
Speaker: Mary Anne Olivier, RN
It is sometimes difficult for children to understand the effect Alzheimer’s disease can have on a grandparent. This presentation focuses on ways to approach this topic and make the process easier for the family and the individual with dementia.

12:00PM-1:00PM St. Elizabeth Hospital
Sr. Vernola Conference Room
FREE: Registration Required


Thursday, May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 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


Saturday, May 20, 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.
9:00AM-10:30AM St. Elizabeth Hospital
Sr. Vernola Conference Room
FEE: $15, Pre-Registration Required



Thursday May 25, 2017
Community Health Luncheon
Topic: Achieving Success and Happiness
Speaker: Dale Brown
Don’t miss this Parish-Wide Motivational Luncheon with former LSU Basketball Coach Dale Brown. Tickets are on sale now. Single tickets are available for $20. Tables for 8 are $160. So, don’t wait! You can reserve your spot now by calling St. Elizabeth Hospital, Community Education at 225-621-2906.
Noon-1PM (buffet will begin serving at 11:30)
Clarion Inn Conference Center
RSVP/ Ticket required

Thursday May 25, 2017
Skin Cancer Screening
Dr. Ira Thorla
In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, St. Elizabeth Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center are partnering to offer FREE skin cancer screenings to anyone who has not had a skin cancer screening by a physician in the past 12 months.
St. Elizabeth Medical Plaza II
Dr. Ira Thorla, Louisiana Dermatology Associates
Suite 1040 (behind St. Elizabeth Hospital)
No appointment needed



News Posted April 11, 2017