St. Elizabeth Community Education Calendar - October 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017 and Monday October 16, 2017
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, October 3, 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, October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 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, October 3, 2017 Thriving with Diabetes
Topic: Don’t Let Diabetes Ruin Your Life: Stay Strong Emotionally
Speaker: Suzanne Hamilton, LPC, NCC
Stress can affect the body and prevent it from being balanced and healthy. This presentation will discuss how the emotions, mind, and body interact and ways to reduce stress and anxiety, resulting in improved functioning and well-being.
St. Elizabeth Hospital
Sr. Vernola Conference Room
FREE – Registration Preferred


Wednesday, October 4, 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, October 5, 12, 19, & 26, 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

Friday, October 6, 2017
Igniting the Spirit of Pink – Breast Cancer Celebration & Reception
Speakers: Kelly Beckman (Survivor) and Angela Miller with Susan G. Komen Foundation
According to American Cancer Society, among U.S. women, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer in 2017. Come join us for an afternoon of inspiration, hope, and support as you hear personal journeys of those who have survived breast cancer and a time of remembrance as we honor those who lost their battle to cancer.

St. Elizabeth Hospital
Sr. Linda Conference Room; Reception to follow
FREE – Registration Required- Limited Seating


Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Topic: Active Life Balance: Keys to Fall Prevention
Falls are the leading cause of injuries for people aged 65+, but the good news is that most can be prevented. As part of the Elder Legacy Series, Kelly Kelley, Physical Therapist with Feliciana Home Health come learn ways to reduce risks of falls and other important home safety measures to help seniors stay healthy and independent.
St. Elizabeth Hospital Sr. Linda Conference Room FREE – Registration Preferred


Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program Orientation
Starts October 16, 2017
Time: 8:30AM-9:30AM Meet at Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales Branch for a brief lecture & walk each session. Meet three times per week for six weeks. 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.
FREE – Registration Required- Limited Seating

Wednesday, October 18 2017
Blue Advantage 2018 AEP Seminar
Speaker: Ann Booth
Description: Benefits presentation to learn more about Blue Advantage (HMO) in a relaxed environment among a group of your peers. Blue Advantage is a Medicare Advantage plan from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana subsidiary HMO Louisiana, Inc. Seminars run about 45 minutes to one hour and are free to attend with no obligation. Refreshments and light snacks are served during the meeting.

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


Monday, October 23, 2017
Take Back the Night
Domestic violence is prevalent in every community and affects all people regardless of age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Come join the Ascension Community for an eve of remembrance and education on domestic violence awareness. The event will take place at the Jambalaya Park where we will hear education and empowering testimonies to support survivors, prevent relationship violence and promote justice for victims of domestic and dating violence.

Jambalaya Park for ceremony and meal
No registration required. Free to Public


Tuesday, October 24, 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.
6:00PM-7:30PM St. Elizabeth Hospital
Sr. Vernola Conference Room
FEE: $15 Pre-Registration Required
Saturday, October 28 2017 Live Well Ascension 9:00AM – 12noon Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, 1104 W. Hwy 30, Gonzales. – a community health event. FREE cancer screenings for breast, colorectal, oral, prostate and skin. Blood pressure and glucose checks, BMI screenings, food, music and fun activities for the entire family.
*Appointment required for breast screening. For more information call 225-215-1234.

News Posted September 25, 2017