Seats still available for St. Elizabeth Programs

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

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

August Community Education

Thursday, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

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.

6-7 p,m.

St. Elizabeth Hospital

Sr. Vernola Conference Room

FREE- Registration Preferred

Monday, Aug. 5

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.

9:30-11 a.m.

St. Elizabeth Hospital

Sr. Linda Conference Room

FREE- Registration Required

Monday, Aug. 5

Look Good… Feel Better

Done in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, this program helps women look their best during cancer treatment. Experienced cosmetologists teach cancer patients beauty tips to help minimize the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

10 a.m.-noon

St. Elizabeth Hospital

721 East Hwy. 30 Community Education Building

FREE—In order to provide complimentary cosmetics, advance reservations are required.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

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.

10:30 -11:30 a.m.

St. Elizabeth Hospital

Sr. Vernola Conference Room

FREE– Registration Preferred

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Thriving with Diabetes

Topic: Diabetes Jeopardy

Speaker: Kathleen Baudean, RN, CDE, Diabetes and Nutrition Center, St. Elizabeth Physicians

Review key information important for people with diabetes to know by playing Diabetes Jeopardy. Your Jeopardy hostess will be Kathleen Baudean, RN, CDE, Diabetes and Nutrition Center, St. Elizabeth Physicians. Come join the fun, learn more about diabetes and win prizes too!

6 -7 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Hospital

Sr. Linda Conference Room

FREE – Registration Preferred

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Healthy Hearts

Topic: Medication Management

Speaker: Paul Garrett, MD, FACC, cardiologist, Louisiana Cardiology Associates

Medications are frequently needed in order to achieve good blood pressure control and cholesterol management. Join Paul Garrett, MD, FACC, cardiologist, Louisiana Cardiology Associates, to learn more about medications used to control risk factors for heart disease.

In addition, a St. Elizabeth Hospital pharmacist will be available to assist you in making a current medication list if desired.

11:30-1 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Hospital

Sr. Linda Conference Room

FREE (low fat, low sodium lunch included)

Registration Required.

Thursday, Aug. 29

Alzheimer’s Lunch and Learn

Topic: Activities Can Enhance Quality of Life

Speaker: Dana Territo, QDCP, Director of Services, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area and St. Elizabeth Hospital invite you to join Dana Territo, QDCP, Director of Services, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, to learn about activities that can enhance your loved one’s quality of life. You will learn about the Recollection Collection made available through Alzheimer’s Services.

Noon-1 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Hospital

Sr. Linda Conference Room

FREE. Light lunch provided.

Pre-Registration required.

Saturday, Aug. 31

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.

9-10:30 a.m.

St. Elizabeth Hospital

Sr. Vernola Conference Room

FEE: $15

Pre-Registration Required Deborah Cray

Community Education, Administrative Assistant

(225) 621-2906

(225) 621-2934 fax

deborah.cray@steh.com

www.steh.com