St. Elizabeth Community Education Calendar - May 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Thriving with Diabetes
Topic: Putting Your Best Foot Forward Speaker: Dr. Christopher Formanek Podiatrists are trained to treat foot conditions that can be caused by diabetes, such as neuropathy, infection, and ulcers. This session will address how diabetes affects your feet, how to care for your feet to prevent problems, and therapeutic footwear.

6:00PM-7:00PM St. Elizabeth Hospital Sr. Vernola Conference Room FREE – Registration Preferred

Mondays, May 7 & 14, 2018
Walk With a Nurse
Come learn the 100 reasons why we should walk. Open walking group 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

Monday, May 7, 2018 and Monday, May 21, 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
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Women’s Health Lunch
Topic: “Mind, Body, Spirit
Join us for a time of refreshing as a panel of experts leads us into the exploration and connection between the mind, body, and spirit, and creating inner peace and wellness.
Single tickets are available for $20. Tables for 8 are $160. Reserve your spot by calling St. Elizabeth Hospital, Community Education at 621- 2906.
Noon-1PM (buffet will begin serving at 11:30) Elegant Affairs RSVP is required


Thursday, May 17, 2018
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


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Alzheimer’s Lunch & Learn
Topic: Medication and Dementia
Speaker: Dr. John McClelland
Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, medication and therapies may help manage symptoms associated with the disease. This presentation will discuss the medications available and their impact on Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.

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

Saturday, May 26, 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 Pre-Registration Required


Tuesday, May 1, 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, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 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

Sr. Linda Conference Room
FREE - Call 225-924-0029 for more information

Thursday, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 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 April 17, 2018