St. Elizabeth Hospital announces Nov. events

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Community Education Department of St. Elizabeth Hospital is offering a number of presentations in November. Seats are still available for the following events:

Monday, Nov. 12,

Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting

American Cancer Society and St. Elizabeth Hospital invite all breast cancer patients and survivors to participate in a new monthly support group. Group support has been shown to help you cope, encourage you and give you an opportunity to share experiences with others in similar situations.

7-8 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sr. Vernola Conference Room

FREE– Registration Preferred

Wednesday, Nov. 14,

Healthy Hearts: Stress Management

Modern life is complicated and causes stress. Research shows, however, that it is the manner in which we respond to stress rather than the stress itself that can cause physical problems. Join Evelyn Pipkin, LCSW, and Doris Stockwell, LCSW, St. Elizabeth Hospital, to learn the importance of managing your stress for your heart's sake.

Heart healthy lunch included.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sr. Linda Conference Room

FREE- Registration Required

Thursday, Nov. 15, Allergies and You: Living Well with Asthma and Other Allergic Problems

Topic: Food Allergies Speaker: Lisa Le, MD, FAAP, pediatrician, St. Elizabeth Physicians

No one knows exactly why, but more and more kids are becoming allergic to certain foods. Eight foods are responsible for up to 90% of all food-allergic reactions. Join Lisa Le, MD, FAAP, pediatrician, St. Elizabeth Physicians, to learn the difference in food intolerance and food allergy, symptoms, treatment, and safety precautions needed for those with food allergies.

6 – 7 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sr. Linda Conference Room

FREE– Registration Preferred

Monday, Nov. 19, Extreme Esteem: A Workshop for Teens and Their Parents

Help your teens age 13-15 be strong and confident by providing them the tools they need to feel good about themselves. Gain insight, build a strong, close relationship, and become an "askable" parent about important matters to your teen.

Join St. Elizabeth Hospital and Ascension Counseling Center for this interactive workshop that will provide a session for teens led by a trained facilitator and a separate session for their parents.

6-8 p.m. St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sr. Linda and Sr. Vernola Conference Rooms FREE- Registration Required

Thursday, Nov. 29, Alzheimer's Lunch and Learn Holidays: Coping and Caregiving

Holidays are meant to be joyful times; but for the person whose life has been affected by dementia, special occasions may stir up a different set of feelings. By planning ahead and using tips discussed, you and your loved ones can find ways to get the most out of special occasions, even amidst the challenges of caregiving.

Light lunch provided.

Noon-1 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sr. Linda Conference Room

FREE-Registration Preferred