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MEDICAL AWARD: Dr. Elizabeth White has received the St. Tammany Quality Network third quarter Medical Directors Award to for her involvement with improving the health of patients in western St. Tammany Parish. White is a member of the hospital accountable care organization population health committee and is actively involved in promoting chronic care management and maintaining wellness in the community.

"HEALTHY LIVING": Lakeview Regional Medical Center and the Mandeville Lions Club are co-hosting a Healthy Living event in recognition of National Diabetes Awareness month. The event, which will feature health information, a cooking demonstration and giveaway items, will take place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Lion's Hall, 720 Lafitte St., Mandeville.

LOPA DONATION: Cleco, the central Louisiana-based power company, recently donated $15,000 to Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) to support their core purpose of Making Life Happen through organ and tissue donation. The agency established in 1988 is a nonprofit organ and tissue recovery agency. It is federally designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid as the organ procurement organization for Louisiana, responsible for housing and maintaining the states donor registry.


BETTER BREATHERS CLUB: The Better Breathers Club, a program of the American Lung Association, meets from 1-2 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Meant for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and their caregivers. Register atlakeviewregional.comor call (985) 867-3900.

BIG BROTHER, BIG SISTER: Slidell Memorial Hospital will hold a class at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, for ages 3-10 to learn safe ways to interact and care for a new baby at the Florida Avenue Conference Room, 1025 Florida Ave. The free class includes a tour of the hospital's birthing center. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit

BROTHERS AND SISTERS: A sibling class will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday atLakeview Regional Medical Center, Magnolia Room, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The class, limited to 12 participants, features a video and talk about what it will be like to have a new baby, a tour of the maternal child unit, how to touch/hold a new sibling and how to help parents with the new baby. Bring a baby doll or stuffed animal for practice. Parents must remain with children. To register or for information, visit or call (985) 867-3900.

BREASTFEEDING 101: Slidell Memorial Hospital will offer a lactation informational meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Florida Avenue Conference Center, 1025 Florida Ave. Consultants offer support and encouragement as they discuss breastfeeding, getting started, preventing problems and common concerns. Call (985) 280-8585 or

CAREGIVERS WORKSHOP: The Council on Aging St. Tammany Parish (COAST) caregiver support programs allow those caring for people with Alzheimer's, dementia or other age-related illnesses to share struggles and successes. Guided by gerontologist Matt Estrade. The free Caregiver Support and Education group meetings are at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Covington Senior Center, 19404 N. 10th St., and at the Slidell Senior Center, 610 Cousin St. For information, call (985) 892-0377.

CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTIONS: The St. Tammany Parenting Center has appointments for free inspections of child safety seats. Call (985) 898-4435. Inspections are from 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Louisiana State Police Troop L headquarters, 2600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are appreciated. For more, call (985) 893-6250 or email

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: GA meets several times a week throughout the New Orleans area. It is a gathering of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope with one another to solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.For more, call (855) 222-5542 or

LAMAZE COURSE: Register now for two-hour class sessions for four weeks on the natural interventions and benefits of modern-day Lamaze at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Nov.19 at Slidell Memorial Hospital's Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit

LSVT LOUD FOR LIFE: A speech treatment for people with Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions, this exercise class is for those who have completed the LSVT LOUD treatment protocol. A speech language pathologist will lead the classat 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Lakeview Regional Medical Center's Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine facility, 19055 Kane Lane, Covington. Cost is $10. For information, call (985) 867-4054.

HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING: The Council on Aging St. Tammany (COAST) and the Louisiana Department of Insurance Senior Health Insurance Information Program will host a series of meetings in Covington and Slidell. Counselors are Medicare-certified and able to explain original Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D. Meetings are from 9 a.m.-noon on the third Wednesday of each month at alternating COAST centers in Covington at 1940 N. 10th St. and in Slidell at 610 Cousin St. For more, call COAST at (985) 892-0377 or the state Senior Health Insurance Information Program at (800) 259-5300, or visit

NEW BABY SUPPORT GROUP: A support group for parents with babies from birth to 6 months meets from 11:15 a.m.-noon Thursdays at theSt. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. For information,

SAIL AND TAI CHI: Council on Aging St. Tammany (COAST) is registering seniors 60 and older for free exercise classes at the Covington Active Aging Center, 19404 N. 10th St. Stay Active and Independent for Life is a strength, balance, endurance, flexibility and fitness class for older adults and will be offered at 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tai Chi, according to wellness coordinator Nick Pichon, is a "Chinese practice that is moderate and nonstrenuous in nature, with classes at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For information, call Pichon (985) 892-0377.

STROKE SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERS: Lakeview Regional Medical Center holds a 5:30 p.m. class on the second Wednesday of each month to provide education and socialization for caregivers and survivors. The group meets at the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine facility, 19055 Kane Lane, Covington.

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

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