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St. Tammany Healthy Living for July 11, 2018

SAFE KIDS 101: Nurse Stephanie Daniels will present a Safe Kids 101 course for youth ages 9-14 from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 11, in the community outreach center on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd. Topics will include basic first aid skills, digital and cooking safety, and how to handle unfamiliar scenarios. The cost is $35. For information and to register, call (985) 280-8529.

SUBSTANCE ADDICTION MINISTRY: The Substance Addiction Ministry at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell, has added two groups. Freedom to Change is a Narcotics Anonymous group for women that meets Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room C. Looking Up is a Nar Anon family group that meets Fridays at 6 p.m. For information, call Deacon Louie Bauer at (985) 707-7261 or visit saintmmchurch.org/substance-adddiction-ministry-sam

BETTER BREATHERS CLUB: The Better Breathers Club, a program of the American Lung Association, meets from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The next meeting will be July 12. The club is meant for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as their caregivers. To register, visit lakeviewregional.com or call (985) 867-3900.

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BREAST-FEEDING CLINIC: Lactation consultants will offer free support and encouragement from 9:30  a.m. to noon Saturday, July 14, the Florida Avenue conference room at Slidell Memorial Hospital, 1025 Florida Ave. To register, call (985) 280-8585 or visit slidellmemorial.org.

BABY LOVE: Expectant couples will get information about labor and delivery, postpartum care and pain options during labor from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 14, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit slidellmemorial.org.

YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS: Patricia Hart conducts free yoga classes for cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The next class will be July 16. Wear loosefitting clothing; mats are available for use. Registration and a medical release are required. For information, call Hart at (985) 707-4961.

GIRL TALK: Girls ages 9-13 will learn about the physical, social and emotional changes of puberty during the Girl Talk session from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd. Presenters will include pediatrician Alice LeBreton and dermatologist Deborah Hilton. Teens must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $15 per family. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit slidellmemorial.org.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT: The Council on Aging for St. Tammany Parish caregiver support program lets those caring for people with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other age-related illnesses share their struggles and successes, guided by an experienced facilitator. For information, call (504) 339-1757. Sessions are scheduled at:

  • Slidell Senior Center, 610 Cousin St., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. July 24. 
  • Covington Senior Center, 500 Theard St., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. July 17 and July 31.

MEDICARE COUNSELING: The state Department of Insurance’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program will offer counseling services for Medicare beneficiaries from 9 a.m. to noon on the third Wednesday of each month at the Slidell Senior Center, 610 Cousin St. The next session will be July 18. The counselor is Medicare-certified and able to explain original Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D. The counselor will be able to complete Medicare Part D comparisons and enrollment, assist with claims issues and explain Medicare enrollment periods. For more information, call (800) 259-5300 or visit ldi.la.gov/SHIIP.

SLIDELL AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP: Strengthening Outcomes with Autism Resources will meet at 9  a.m. Wednesday, July 18, in the community outreach center on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd. For information, call Anne Galiano at (504) 812-9548.

WOMEN WARRIORS: Breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd. For information, call (985) 280-6611.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: People living with cancer and their caregivers will meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, in the second-floor chapel of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd. For remote participation, call (985) 280-8958 at 1  p.m. on group day.

Article source: https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/communities/st_tammany/article_a7660420-7c76-11e8-bc0b-7732e12b8364.html