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SMH offers community health programs in July - Monday, June 19, 2017

 

SMH offers community health programs in July

 

(June 19, 2017 – Slidell, La.) Slidell Memorial Hospital will present the following community education and support programs in July.

Pre-registration is recommended for these classes and meetings by visiting SlidellMemorial.org, or calling (985) 280-8585.

 

Special programS

Safe Sitter® 1-day Class: Safe Sitter teaches young teens (11-14) everything they need to know to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR mannequins to practice CPR or choking rescue. Registration is required, and class size is limited. For more information, call (985) 280-8529. Registration packets available at SlidellMemorial.org/Outreach.

When: Tue., July 10, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: SMH Community Outreach Center, 2nd Floor, SMH Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd.

Fee: $75, includes Safe Sitter® Manual and Completion Card

 

Safe Kids 101: For preteens and teens from 9-14 years old, this is a three-hour course teaching how to handle key responsibilities when staying home alone. Stephanie Daniels, LPN, will cover these topics with attendees: basic first-aid skills; digital and cooking safety; and, how to handle unfamiliar scenarios. Each child will also receive a Student Handbook. For more information and to register, call (985) 280-8529.

When: Wed., July 12, 9 a.m. – noon.

Where:  SMH Community Outreach Center, 2nd Floor, SMH Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd.

Fee: $35

 

PRENATAL and PARENTING

Me & My Tot Time: Come and meet other parents/grandparents and their little ones at our weekly support/playgroups. SMH staff provides a learning and support opportunity for parents and a social playtime for children. Parents discuss child development issues and parenting tips, while their children enjoy playtime with other little ones. Check Slidell Memorial Hospital’s Facebook page for updates on any class cancellations. For more information, call (985) 280-8529.

When: Wed., July 5, 12, 19 & 26

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.        Walking - 30 months

11 a.m. - noon        31 months to pre-school

Where:  SMH Community Outreach Center, 2nd Floor, SMH Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd.

 

Baby & Me Time: Join other parents of birth to pre-walking infants for child development discussions and support. This ongoing support group focuses on sharing issues and insights about parenting your baby. Registration is not required. Check Slidell Memorial Hospital’s Facebook page for updates on any class cancellations. For more information, please call (985) 280-8529.

When: Thurs., July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10 - 11 a.m.   (Birth - pre-walking)

Where:  SMH Community Outreach Center, 2nd Floor, SMH Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd.

 

Big Brother, Big Sister: This is a special class for children, ages 3 – 10, to learn safe ways to interact and care for their family’s new baby, practice diapering, make a special gift for the new baby and tour the SMH Birthing Center. Parents also receive tips on preparing their children for their new family addition. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit SlidellMemorial.org.

When: Sat., July 15, 10 - 11 a.m.

Where: SMH Florida Avenue Conference Room, 1025 Florida Ave.

 

Girl Talk: For girls aged 9-13, Girl Talk explains the physical, social and emotional changes your teen will undergo during her puberty years. Physicians Alice LeBreton, M.D., Pediatrics, and Deborah Hilton, M.D., Dermatology, will answer questions about what your teen is experiencing. Teens must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit SlidellMemorial.org.

When: Tues., July 18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Where: SMH Founders Building, 1st Floor Conference Room, 1150 Robert Blvd.

Fee: $10 per family

 

SOAR (Strengthening Outcomes with Autism Resources): SOAR hosts an Autism Networking/Support Group that meets monthly. For more information, contact Anne Galiano at (504) 812-9548.

When: Wed., July 19, 9 - 11 a.m.

Where: SMH Community Outreach Center, 2nd Floor, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd.

 

Breastfeeding Clinic: Lactation Consultants offer support and encouragement as they discuss the advantages of breastfeeding, how to get started, how to prevent problems, common concerns and what to expect in the first few weeks. To register, call (985) 280-8585 or visit SlidellMemorial.org.

When: Sat., July 29, 9:30 a.m. - noon

Where:  SMH Florida Avenue Conference Room, 1025 Florida Avenue
Fee: Free

 

Baby and Me Tobacco Free: SMH is now hosting these smoking cessation programs on Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment. The program encourages expecting mothers to quit smoking during their pregnancy and to stay smoke-free after their baby is born. Mothers meeting all program requirements will receive monthly vouchers for six months of free diapers. Also sponsored by Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans, March of Dimes and AmeriHealth Cartas Louisiana. For more information or to request an application, call Ashlee Menke at (504) 733-5539.

 

Online Childbirth Education Class: SMH is now offering complimentary online education to get you ready for childbirth. Visit SlidellMemorial.org/BirthingCenter to get started.

 

 

Cancer Programs

Look Good, Feel Better: Free make-up kits, step-by-step demonstration, personalized assistance with a licensed cosmetologist, free lunch and great support for women just like you! To register, call (985) 280-2657.

When: Mon., July 10, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: SMH Imaging Center, 1495 Gause Blvd.

 

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Caregivers: This class is specifically for cancer patients and their caregivers. There is no charge for the classes, but registration and medical release are required. For more information, call Patricia at (985) 707-4961.

When: Mon., July 3, 7, 24 & 31, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Where: SMH Community Outreach Center, 2nd Floor, SMH Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd.

 

Caregiver Coffee Talk: Join us for a cup of freshly brewed coffee with delicious pastries, and meet other caregivers facing similar challenges as you and your family. We will discuss simple antidotes that help you cope with daily stress, and how to care for yourself as a caregiver and restore your own energy. For more information, please call (985) 280-6612.

When: Wed., July 5, 10 - 11 a.m.

Where: SMH Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd.

 

Lymphedema Screening: Find out your risk for lymphedema, a medical condition resulting from surgery or radiation. To register, call (985) 280-6611.

When: Fri., July 14, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Where: SMH Regional Cancer Center, 1st Floor Library, 1120 Robert Blvd.

 

Women Warriors: A Cancer Support Group: Whether you are undergoing treatment or in recovery, meeting with others who share a similar experience can benefit you. Support and information for patients, survivors or caregivers. For more information, call (985) 280-6611.

When: Wed., July 19, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Where: SMH Community Outreach Center, 2nd Floor, SMH Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd.

 

Living with Cancer Support Group: Support group for those living with cancer and their caregivers. If you are unable to make a group in-person, join us for our Living with Cancer Group from the comfort of your own home. Just call (985) 280-8958 at 1 p.m. on group day, and you will automatically be connected to a live support group. You’ll be able to connect to other group members as well as a trained facilitator who will offer support through your cancer journey.

When: Wed., July 19, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Where: SMH Community Outreach Center, 2nd Floor, SMH Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd.

 

Bereavement Support Group: A monthly grief recovery support group. For more information, call (985) 280-6612.

When: Thurs., July 20, 3 - 4 p.m.

Where: SMH Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd.

 

 

Other

Mall Walkers: Mall Walkers is a partnership between SMH and North Shore Square to help improve the community’s health by encouraging people to walk inside the mall. The mall opens at 7 a.m. for early walkers and stays open until 9 p.m. for after-hours walkers. North Shore Square provides security, air-conditioning and water fountains to make walking so much easier. For more information, call (985) 280-8529.

When: Wed., July 26

Where: North Shore Square Mall, 150 Northshore Blvd.

 

 

 

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ABOUT SMH
Slidell Memorial Hospital is a full-service 229-bed acute care not-for-profit community hospital located at 1001 Gause Blvd., in the heart of Slidell. Founded in 1959, SMH serves as a primary healthcare resource for families in St. Tammany Parish, La.; and Pearl River County, Miss. For more information, visit http://www.slidellmemorial.org/ . The hospital’s main phone number is (985) 280-2200.

 

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