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SMH offers community health programs in October - Friday, September 30, 2016

Slidell Memorial Hospital will present the following community education and support programs in October.

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

 

Special programS

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., Oct. 15, 10-11 a.m.

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

Fee:      $10 per family

 

Women’s Health Alliance Fall Seminar: With a focus on breast cancer awareness, the 2016 Women’s Health Alliance Fall Seminar will also feature health screenings followed by lunch, guest speakers Leah Chase and Monica Pierre, and a fashion show. Each year, about 400 women and men attend so be sure to put this event on your calendar and get your tickets before they sell out. For more information or to register, call (985)-280-8529.

When: Tues., Oct. 25

            Free health screenings: 10-11 a.m.

            Lunch, presentation, fashion show: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Northshore Harbor Center

Fee: $40

 

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., Oct. 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: Thur., Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10-11 a.m.   (Birth – pre-walking)

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

 

Maternity Fair and Birthing Center Tours: Come tour the facilities to see all SMH has to offer in its Maternal Child Wing and then visit with baby- and mother-friendly vendors. Registration is required for tours by calling (985) 280-2657.

When: Saturday, Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon

Place: SMH Birthing Center Waiting Area, 2nd Floor, 1001 Gause Blvd. (Use Florida Avenue Entrance)

 

Lamaze:  This five-session course teaches Lamaze techniques for coping with pain during labor, six steps to a safer birth, stages of labor and the role of the labor support person. Dress comfortably, bring a mat or blanket and two pillows to practice floor exercises. Two sessions begin this month. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit SlidellMemorial.org.

When: Thursdays, Oct. 20 – Nov. 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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

Fee: $50 per couple if pre-registered at SMH; $90 per couple if not pre-registered at SMH

 

Baby Love: Designed for all expectant couples, with information and discussion on labor and delivery, postpartum and pain options during labor. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit SlidellMemorial.org.

When: Sat., Oct. 22, 8 a.m. - noon

Where: SMH Founders Building, 1st Floor Conference Room, 1150 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., Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m.-noon

Where:  SMH Florida Avenue Conference Room, 1025 Florida Avenue
Fee: $25 per person if not pre-registered at SMH

 

Breastfeeding & Beyond: Please join in on this mother-to-mother support group that includes an informal discussion led by an SMH lactation consultant. Moms and babies, as well as pregnant moms, are welcome (no dads, please!). Light snacks will be available. Registration is not required. Please call (985) 280-8663 for more information.

When: Thur., Oct. 27, 6-7 p.m.

Where: SMH Florida Avenue Conference Room, 1025 Florida Avenue

 

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.

 

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., Oct. 19, 9-11 a.m.

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

 

Cancer Programs

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, please call (985) 280-6600.

When: Mon., Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 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., Oct. 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) 280-2657.

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

Where: SMH Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd.

 

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., Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: SMH Imaging Center, 1495 Gause Blvd.

 

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

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

Where: SMH Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd.

 

Women Warriors: a cancer 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., Oct. 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., Oct. 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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

 

Head & Neck Cancer Education: Support group, lymphedema, and speech therapy screenings for those with head and neck cancer.

When: Thurs., Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m.

Where: SMH Regional Cancer Center, Suite 390, 1120 Robert 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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