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Crescent City Healthy Living for February 14, 2018

PROCESSING TRAUMA: A free trauma workshop group geared toward adult survivors of sexual trauma will begin Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Sexual Trauma Awareness Response, 123 N. Genois St., New Orleans. The purpose of this group is to provide a safe space for survivors to gather and process their trauma. This group will be facilitated by licensed mental health counselors. For information and to reserve a spot, call (504) 407-0711.

DEALING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS: The first session of a Family-to-Family course for relatives, caregivers, friends and partners of adults living with mental illness will be from 6:30 p.m to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at NAMI New Orleans-Uptown, 1538 Louisiana Ave. The free, 12-session program is designed to help all family members better understand and support their loved one living with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. To register, visit namineworleans.org. For information, email education@namineworleans.org or (504) 896-2345.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP: Nurse Leann Hoffart will discuss the nurse education phone support and patient partner program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in the Esplanade I room in the first-floor conference center at East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie. For information on the Big Easy Fleur de Lis Parkinson’s Support Group, contact Sissy Roniger at (504) 237-2302 or sroniger1@cox.net.

STRATEGIES TO TRIM AND REDUCE: Be Well-Come Together will present a 10-week Strategies to Trim and Reduce program beginning with a session from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 2525 Apollo Ave., Harvey. The free program will help participants improve their health, trim weight, improve blood pressure and reduce the risks of chronic disease, in a spiritually supportive environment. Be Well-Come Together is a nonprofit that focuses on improving the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being of people living on the West Bank of Jefferson and Orleans parishes. To register, email bewellcometogether@gmail.com or call (504) 368-2525.

MEDITATION CLASS: Be Well-Come Together will present free meditation classes three Wednesdays each month, beginning from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Feb. 28, at 2525 Apollo Avenue, Harvey. To register, email bewellcometogether@gmail.com or call (504) 368-2525.

KEEPING MEDICAL RECORDS IN ORDER: Elizabeth Gambel, a nutrition agent with the LSU AgCenter, will present “Take Charge of Your Health: Keeping Your Medical Records in Order” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Topics will include medications, doctors, insurance and advance directives.

CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS: The Co-Dependents Anonymous 12-step group for people seeking help with relationships will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Aurora United Methodist Church, 3300 Eton St., New Orleans. For information on the self-help organization, visit coda.org.

HELP WITH PRESCRIPTION COSTS: The New Orleans Council on Aging offers prescription assistance through its Aging and Disability Resource Center/Senior Rx helpline. The assistance is available to seniors, adults with disabilities and their families. Email mhorton@nocoa.org, or call (888) 922-8522 or (504) 827-7843. Have ready a Medicare number or insurance information, effective date for Medicare parts A or B, or Social Security number, along with a list of medicines. People with no insurance also may call.

WALKING GROUPS: Walking groups meet Saturdays at the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, in City Park, and at St. Roch Park, 1800 St. Roch Ave. The City Park group, the AARP Soul Steppers, gathers at 9 a.m. The St. Roch group gathers at 9:30 a.m.

Article source: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/communities/crescent_city/article_ed166926-086b-11e8-9797-f7b2e5f1c519.html