Seats Still Available for Programs at St. Elizabeth

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
St. Elizabeth Hospital is located at 1125 Louisiana 30 West, Gonzales.

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

Monday, January 5, 2015

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, January 6, 2015

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 AM-11:30 AM

St. Elizabeth Hospital

Sr. Vernola Conference Room

FREE– Registration Not Required

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Thriving with Diabetes

Thriving with Diabetes series is moving to a new location. Come join us at the Wellness Clinic. Physicians and members of the healthcare team will provide a tour and discuss the programs offered at the Wellness Clinic. Living with diabetes is a challenge, but it does not mean that you have to stop living your life. Whether you are newly diagnosed or if you have had diabetes for years, we can provide the education and support to help you have a better understanding of how to live and thrive with diabetes.


St. Elizabeth Wellness Clinic

1937 S. Burnside Ave., Gonzales

FREE – Registration Preferred

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Metabolic & Insulin Resistance

Join Dr. Michael Bodin as he discusses insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a condition in which the cells of the body become resistant to the hormone insulin. Insulin resistance may be part of the metabolic syndrome, and it has been associated with higher risk of developing heart disease and precedes the development of type 2 diabetes. Come learn more about this condition and how to manage through diet, exercise, and proper medication.


St. Elizabeth Physician’s Office

17609 Old Jefferson Hwy., Prairieville

Thursdays, January 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2015 (No meeting on New Year’s Day)

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.

6:00 PM-7:00 PM

St. Elizabeth Hospital

Sr. Vernola Conference Room

FREE- Registration Not Required

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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 9-11 and their moms.

6:00PM-7:30PM St. Elizabeth Hospital

Sr. Vernola Conference Room

FEE: $15 Pre-Registration Required

Saturday, January 31, 2015

St. Elizabeth Family Fest

St. Elizabeth is sponsoring a Family Fest: A day of health and Learning for the Whole Family at the Lamar-Dixon Trade Mart Building. Events will include free screenings and interactive exhibits, free health information and fun activities for children and adults. Prevent – Thrive – Eat – Play – Shop


Lamar-Dixon Trade Mart Building

FREE and open to the public

Coming in February…

Matter of Balance: 8 week Course

Do you have concerns about falling? Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their lives. A Matter of Balance is an award- winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

February 3, 10, 24 & March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

9-11 AM

Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales Branch

Registration Required