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St. Tammany Healthy Living for May 23, 2018

LAKEVIEW REGIONAL VOLUNTEERS: Kathy Gibbs was installed as president of the Lakeview Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary during the group’s recent appreciation luncheon at Benedict’s Plantation in Mandeville. The other new auxiliary officers are Antionette Weatherly, vice president; Catherine Rish, treasurer; Viola Dickson, secretary; and Jerry Lambert, past president. The auxiliary also honored its 76 volunteers, who have worked a total of 21,400 hours. Longevity recognition went to:

  • 20 years: Leandra Howze, Dianna King and Elwood Trahan
  • 15 years: Carol Ehrhardt, Becky Gilly and Ann Jardot 
  • 10 years: Marie Mauer and Charles McFerren
  • Five years: Joyce Alford, Hap Chandler, Viola Dickson, Elaine Ecuyer and Kenneth Pepperman.

MALL WALKERS: North Shore Square Mall, 150 Northshore Blvd., Slidell, will open for walkers at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, through a partnership with Slidell Memorial Hospital, to encourage people to walk with the advantages of mall security, air conditioning and water fountains. For information, call (985) 280-8529.

LAMAZE CHILDBIRTH CLASS: Relaxation and breathing techniques for natural childbirth, signs and symptoms of labor and postpartum care will be discussed during a Lamaze childbirth class from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Bring a pillow and blanket. To reserve a spot, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

FIT AS A FIREFIGHTER: Children ages 8-12 who would like to learn about a healthy, active lifestyle may benefit from the Fit as a Firefighter nutrition and fitness summer camp to be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 4-8 at the St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 1 Training Academy, 34780 S. Range Road, Slidell. Registration packets are available at SlidellMemorial.org/fitasafirefighter. The fee is $125. For information, call (985) 280-8529.

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 May 28. Wear loose-fitting clothing; mats are available for use. Registration and a medical release are required. For information, call Hart at (985) 707-4961.

COMMUNITY CPR CLASS: A class covering adult, pediatric and infant CPR will be presented from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the Magnolia Room at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Participants will view a DVD and a demonstration on a mannequin. To register, call (985) 867-3900 or visit lakeviewregional.com.

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. Sessions are scheduled at:

  • Slidell Senior Center, 610 Cousin St., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month; the next sessions will be June 5 and June 19.
  • Covington Senior Center, 500 Theard St., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month; the next sessions will be June 12 and June 26.

For information, call (504) 339-1757.

LOOK GOOD … FEEL BETTER IN SLIDELL: Women with cancer can get free makeup kits, step-by-step demonstrations, a free lunch and support from this program, which will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Imaging Center, 1495 Gause Blvd., Slidell. To register, call (985) 280-2657.

HEALTHY COOKING: Chef Neil “Nino” Thibodaux will teach cooking skills needed to prepare easy recipes that not only taste good but also help develop healthy eating habits from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, in the first-floor conference room at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd. For information on the free program or to enroll, call (985) 280-6665.

ART THERAPY FOR CANCER PATIENTS: A free art therapy program for cancer patients will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd. The program aims to enhance coping, confidence and stress management. For information or to enroll, call (985) 280-6612.

CAREGIVER COFFEE TALK: Caregivers will discuss ways to cope with stress, care for themselves and restore their energy from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd., Slidell. For information, call (985) 280-6612.

HANDS-ONLY CPR: Four free classes in hands-only CPR will be offered Friday afternoon, June 8, in the Community Outreach Center on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd. Hands-only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. The 45-minute classes will begin at noon, 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. To register, call (985) 280-2657.

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 June 14. 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.

BREAST-FEEDING CLINIC: Lactation consultants will offer free support and encouragement from 9:30  a.m. to noon Saturday, June 16, the Florida Avenue conference room at Slidell Memorial Hospital, 1025 Florida Ave., Slidell. To register, call (985) 280-8585 or visit slidellmemorial.org.

BABY SITTER TRAINING: A one-day Safe Sitter class for people ages 11-14 will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 19, in the community outreach center on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Topics include how to rescue someone who’s choking and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The cost is $75, which includes a manual and completion card. For information, call (985) 280-8529. Registration packets are available at slidellmemorial.org/outreach.

SLIDELL AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP: Strengthening Outcomes with Autism Resources will meet at 9  a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 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.

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, June 20, 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.

WOMEN WARRIORS: Breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers will meet at 1  p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 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, June 20, in the second-floor chapel of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd. Remote participation is possible by calling (985) 280-8958 at 1  p.m. on group day.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: A bereavement support group will meet at 3  p.m. Thursday, June 21, in the second-floor chapel at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd. For information, call (985) 280-6612.

ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP: Nurse Sharlene Dering will discuss antibiotic stewardship during a free Lunch Learn program at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 29, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The antibiotics we have now are all we will have for a while, and many organisms are becoming resistant to them; Dering will discuss the proper use of antibiotics and their side effects. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit SlidellMemorial.org.

FIRST AID SKILLS: The Covington Fire Department and the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center will present a two-hour class in first-aid skills at 10 a.m., and again at 2 p.m., June 30 in Bogue Falaya Hall, 317 N. Jefferson Ave., Covington. The free class will include instruction in hands-only CPR and stopping bleeding, and is recommended for people 10 and older. Certain laws protecting citizens who initiate care will also be covered.

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., Slidell. Presenters will include pediatrician Alice LeBreton and dermatologist Taylor Hilton. Teens must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $15 per family. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit slidellmemorial.org.

CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTIONS: The St. Tammany Parenting Center is scheduling appointments for free inspections of child safety seats. Call (985) 898-4435. Inspections also are held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Louisiana State Police Troop L headquarters, 2600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are appreciated. For information on the State Police program, call (985) 893-6250 or email greg.marchand@la.gov.

BABY AND ME TOBACCO-FREE: Slidell Memorial Hospital is holding smoking-cessation programs for expectant mothers on Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment. For information or to request an application, call Ashlee Menke at (504) 733-5539.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Gamblers Anonymous meets several times a week throughout the New Orleans area. Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope with one another that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. For information, call (855) 222-5542 or visit gamblersanonymous.org.

Article source: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/communities/st_tammany/article_fe41cece-562d-11e8-a329-f7f029260796.html

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