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Stroke Support Group of Hammond
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
North Oaks Health System
1900 S. Morrison Boulevard
Hammond, LA 70403
Website
Description:

This free stroke support group offers support, socialization and education for stroke survivors and their caregivers.  Meetings take place the last Monday of every month from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital located at 1900 S. Morrison Boulevard, Hammond, LA 70403.

The support Group is co-sponsored by North Oaks Health System and Southeastern Louisiana University.

For more information:
Please contact Dr. Meghan Savage at meghan.savage@selu.edu or at 985-549-2346 for additional information.

Diabetes Support Group
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management, Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Lake Area Medical Center
4200 Nelson Rd
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Website
Description:
The Diabetes Support Group sponsored by Lake Area Medical Center meets from 4:00 to 5:00pm the second Thursday of every month in the Boardroom. The purpose of this group is to provide education and support to those who have diabetes or anyone who may have loved ones with diabetes.  A list of all topics covered at the support group and all group meeting dates can be found at http://www.lcmh.com/Classes-and-Events.
For more information:
Please contact the Lake Area Medical Center's Diabetes Education Department at (337)475-4075 for more information.

Pink Crusade Breast Cancer Group Meeting
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital
701 Cypress St.
Sulphur, LA 70663
Website
Description:

The West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) hosts the Pink Crusade Breast Cancer Support Group.  This support group meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the WCCH Board Room. Attendees will be provided with answers to questions about breast cancer and will receive support through the multiple different aspects of their disease. There is no charge to attend these monthly meetings. Refreshments will be served. 

For more information:
Call (337) 528-7320 for more information on the support group meetings.

Mother & Baby Support Group
Resource Types:
Breastfeeding

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
602 N Acadia Road
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Website
Description:

The Thibodaux Regional Medical Center is hosting Mother & Baby Support Groups that are of no charge to those who attend.  These support group meetings are designed to provide factual information and support interested mothers in learning more about the bond between their child and them. Meetings are coordinated by a certified lactation consultant and a certified lactation counselor.  Topic: Infant/Child CPR & Choking Skills


For more information:

 call (985) 493-4730 for more information


NAMI of St. Tammany Educational Programs
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
NAMI St. Tammany
23515 US-190
Mandeville, LA 70448
Website
Description:

Registration is now open at NAMI St. Tammany for the free 2017 Spring Program line up with classes beginning March 7 and 8. All programs are held in the evening and teach communication and coping skills while providing valuable up-to-date resources for continued growth. Registration is required and space is limited so sign up today by calling 985-626-6538. 

Available classes include:
Family to Family: Twelve week course designed for family members of individuals living with mental illness begins March 7. 

Basics: Six week course designed for parents of children with behavioral health issues begins March 8.

For more information:

For more information on the classes offered by NAMI of St. Tammany call 985-626-6538.


Senior Exercise
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Bary
610 Cousin St.
Slidell, LA 70458
Website
Description:

Council on Aging St. Tammany is offering Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) classes at the Slidell Senior Center. SAIL is a strength, balance, and fitness class for older adults. Classes meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. There is no charge for the class, which includes the SAIL exercise guide, certified instructors and all needed equipment. Improve your fitness using safe, senior tested exercises led by experienced instructors all while having fun with your neighbors! Space is limited. Call Barry at 985-705-4565 for more information and to reserve your spot.

For more information:

Call Barry at 985-765-4565 for more information.


Weekly Sunrise Run
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Michelle Forte
City Park Golf Course
1515 Dalrymple Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Website
Description:
The Weekly Sunrise Run group meets each Saturday morning to kickoff there weekend with a 5k fun run!  Come join the fleet feet crew starting at 7:00 am for a fun 5K run around the LSU lakes. The group meets at the City Park Golf Course.
For more information:
Contact Michelle@fleetfeetbatonrouge.com for more information.

Louisiana Heart Hospital Smoking Cessation Program
Resource Types:
Tobacco Cessation

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Sharon Landry
64030 Louisiana Highway 434
Lacombe, LA 70445
Website
Description:
The Louisiana Heart Hospital (LHH) offers a free program to Louisiana residents who have been smoking since September 1, 1988 or before. Quitting smoking isn’t easy and it takes commitment and effective outside support.  Research indicates that individuals who participate in group cessation counseling have significantly higher quit rates, and LHH offers classes to participants that meet the above criteria.
 
The goal of the LHH Smoking Cessation Program is to provide evidence-based cessation services to employees, patients, and others in the community who want to quit smoking and to maximize the opportunities that the Louisiana Smoking Cessation Trust provides in achieving this.  The 2017 program will hold classes on Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
For more information:
Call 985-639-5197 for more information.

Louisiana Heart Hospital Failure Support Group
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Sharon Landry, Wellness Specialist
64030 Louisiana Highway 434
Lacombe, LA 70445
Website
Description:
The Louisiana Heart Hospital hosts a support group for individuals who have suffered from heart failure.  The support group is free for to heart failure patients, family members, and caregivers. The group is led by physicians and staff who will address various topics related to heart failure and management techniques. The meetings are held throughout the year at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in the first floor classroom.  Support group meeting dates are available on the linked website.
For more information:

Call 985-639-5197 for more information.

 

Lung Cancer Screenings
Resource Types:
Health Screenings

Cost:
$95.00
Address:
Slidell Memorial Hospital
1001 Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70458
Website
Description:

Lung cancer causes more deaths in the United States than any other type of cancer.  Often time early lung cancer goes unnoticed as symptoms are difficult to identify. Lung cancer screenings for high risk patients increase the likelihood that this form of cancer is identified at an earlier stage. 

Who should be screened for Lung Cancer?  Individuals between the ages of 55-77 who are either a current smoker or who have quit within the last 15 years are good candidates for this screening.  The Slidell Memorial Hospital Imaging Center offers lung cancer screening for cash price at $95.00.  If you do not have insurance or have a high deductible, take advantage of this price. Your payment and physician's order is required at the time of service.

For more information:
Please call 985-280-5200 for more information regarding the lung cancer screenings.

Diabetes Education Program
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital
701 Cypress St.
Sulphur, LA 70663
Website
Description:

The West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) Diabetes Education Program is available to those recently diagnosed with diabetes, those who have had the disease for years, as well as pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes.  The program is accredited through the American Diabetes Association and is staffed with a certified diabetes educator.  It provides patients with a wealth of information, practical tips, and a plan for successful lifestyle management.   Both group and individual sessions are available.

An additional diabetes support group is held on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the WCCH Cafeteria Conference Room.  For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call (337) 527-4282. Both group and individual sessions are available. 

For more information:
To register for the program or for more information call 337-527-4282.

Diabetes Support Group
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Cindy Freudenthal
4200 Houma Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006
Website
Description:

The Diabetes Support Group is sponsored by the Diabetes Management Center. The support group meets the last Thursday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. Members share information and support each other to promote successful diabetes management. New members are always welcome. Please call (504) 503-4165 for more information. In the event you are not able to attend our support group, or if you have questions about managing your diabetes between support group meetings, please email your questions to Cindy Freudenthal at cfreudenthal@ejgh.org or Rose Wade at rwade@ejgh.org. They are happy to answer your questions and concerns about diabetes management.

The Diabetes Support Group is held at The East Jefferson General Hospital.

For more information:
Call (504) 503-4165 for more information or to sign up to attend the group.

Tai Chi/Chi Kung in the Park
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$5.00
Address:
East Jefferson General Hospital
1 Collins Diboll Circle
New Orleans, LA 70124
Website
Description:
East Jefferson General Hospital offers Tai Chi/Chi Kung classes in the Park on Mondays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  Primary goals of Tai Chi/Chi Kung postures and movements are to increase awareness of the energy in the body and to learn how to generate, cultivate and move our bodies energy where we need it.  These goals are achieved through stretching exercises, standing postures, repetitive movements and abdominal breathing techniques. The fee is $5.00 dollars per class but is free to Wellness Center members and NOMA members.   Classes are held at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
For more information:
Call 504-454-4000 for more information.

FAST- Fighting Arthritis with Strength Training
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Gonzales Senior Center
526 S. Irma Blvd.
Gonzales, LA, LA 70737
Website
Description:

Each Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday the Gonzales Senior Center offers a free strength training exercise class. This class gives seniors the opportunity to stay active, socialize with fellow seniors, and fight the ailments associated with arthritis and other conditions associated with aging.

For more information:

For more information call 225-621-5750.


Healthy Lunches for Seniors
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Gonzales Senior Center
526 S Irma Ave.
Gonzales, LA 70737
Website
Description:
The Ascension Council on Aging provides free nutritionally balanced lunches for seniors age 60 and older Monday-Friday at noon at the Gonzales Senior Center.  Seniors interested in attending one of the lunches need to make a reservation by 1:00 pm the day prior to ensure that there are sufficient meals available. To order a meal, please call the number provided under "For more information" below between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm to make a reservation . Local transportation to the Gonzales Senior Center is available if reserved in advance. The weekly menu is available by calling the Center. 

Meals are also available to seniors who are home bound and they are delivered each week.
For more information:

For more information call 225-621-5750.


409 Fitness Studio
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$5.00
Address:
Emily
409 W. 3rd St.
Thiboodaux, LA 70301
Website
Description:
409 Fitness Studio offers a fun atmosphere where community members can stay active without breaking the bank!  The 409 Fitness Studio offers a variety of fitness classes that cost only $5.00 per class. The studio also has other unique health offerings that are available to community members at reasonable prices. Fitness classes offered include BodyPump, Zumba, P90X, and Yoga just to name a few. The class schedule is available at  http://www.409fitnessstudio.com/.
For more information:
Call 985-855-6771 or email emily@fitnessstudio401.com for more information.

Gretna Bike Path
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
CIty of Gretna
100 Huey P Long Ave.
Gretna, LA 70053
Website
Description:

The Gretna Bike Path is a local favorite for those who want to exercise by walking, jogging, and biking . The path was completed in 2004 and offers a beautiful view of the New Orleans Skyline and of ships from all over the world passing down the Mississippi River. If you are looking to get your physical activity while enjoying a beautiful view interests you the Gretna Bike Path is the perfect place for you! 

For more information:

Call 504-363-1500 or email webmaster@gretnala.com for more information.


Diabetes Education & Support Class
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
Address:
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
2804 Second Ave
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Website
Description:

The Diabetes Education Services of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital offers people with diabetes the learning opportunities and support they need to get healthy and avoid the serious complications that can be associated with diabetes. The Diabetes Education Team hosts a free support group twice a month that is open to the community.

In addition to learning how to monitor blood glucose, the staff, which includes a certified diabetes educator, nurse educator and registered dietician, can adapt a tailored meal plan based on an individuals lifestyle, develop an exercise program specific to an individual needs, discuss possible complications of diabetes, and explain how to reduce the risk of developing these complications.

For more information:
Call (337) 494-6425

North Oaks Smoking Cessation Clinic
Resource Types:
Tobacco Cessation

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
North Oaks Clinic
North Oaks Clinic Building
15813 Paul Vega, MD, Drive Suite 401A
Hammond, LA 70403
Website
Description:

North Oaks Smoking Cessation Clinic can provide the guidance and support you need to stay on track and stop smoking for good!  This class is specifically targeted at teen smoking cessation but is open to all.  The North Oaks Smoking Cessation Clinic provides free counseling to help you stick with your resolution to quit smoking. By participating in this support group you will also receive free medications to help curb the cravings associated with tobacco cessation. Counseling and medications give smokers the best chance to quit. Counseling alone doubles the chance of quitting.

For more information:
For more information call the North Oaks Smoking Cessation Clinic at (985) 230-QUIT (7848) or visit www.smokingcessationtrust.org.

Exercise Activities for Seniors
Resource Types:
Health Screenings, Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Brenda Gardner
East Feliciana Parish Council on Aging
11102 Bank St.
Clinton, LA 70722
Website
Description:
The East Feliciana Parish Council on Aging provides weekly opportunities for exercise and activities for seniors. Most activities begin at 11:00 and include line dancing, exercising, bingo, blood pressure checks, devotionals and even shopping. Transportation is provided if reserved in advance. Call 225-683-9862 or check the weekly online menu for scheduled activities.
For more information:
Call 225-683-9862 for more information or to make a transportation reservation.

Healthy Lunches for Seniors
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
East Feliciana Parish Council on Aging
11102 Bank St.
Clinton, LA 70722
Website
Description:
The East Feliciana Council on Aging provides free nutritional lunches for seniors age 60 and older Monday through Friday at noon. A reservation is required to be made by 1:00 pm the day prior to visit in order to have sufficient meals available. To order a meal, please call the number provided under "For more information" below to make a reservation . Local transportation is available if reserved in advance. The weekly menu is available on the website.
For more information:
Call 225-683-9862 to make a reservation.

Healthy Lunches for Seniors
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Pat Gimore
West Feliciana Council on Senior Aging Center
5725 Commerce St.
St. Francisville, LA 70775
Website
Description:
The West Feliciana Council on Aging provides free nutritional lunches for seniors age 60 and older Monday through Friday at noon. A reservation is required to be made by 1:00 pm the day prior to visit in order to be sure sufficient meals available. To order a meal, please call the number provided below under the "For more information" tab. Local transportation is available for attendees if reserved in advance.
For more information:
Call 225-635-6719 to make a reservation.

Walking Trail at Perkins Road Community Park
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
7122 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Website
Description:
Perkins Road Community Park is BREC's "Extreme Sports Park" and has many options for physical fitness for the whole family. Perkins Road Community Park amenities include the skate park and BMX Raceway, a rock climbing wall, a community playground, skating and biking trails, tennis courts and a 1/2 mile walking trail.
For more information:
Contact the recreation center at 225-766-5209 for more information.

Alexander Park Walking Trail
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
250 Elaine St.
Brusly, LA 70719
Website
Description:
The Alexander Park is located at the corner of West Saint Francis and Elaine Street and has many amenities for the whole family. There is a volleyball court, playground area with benches and tables, batting cages, a t-ball practice field and a one mile walking track.
For more information:
Call (225)336-2423 for more information.

WIC Breastfeeding Program
Resource Types:
Breastfeeding

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Angie Ford
Jackson Parish Health Unit
228 Bond Street
Jonesboro, LA 71251
Website
Description:

The WIC program works to improve the health status of infants by encouraging WIC mothers to breastfeed their infants.  The WIC program offers incredible resources, support and tools for nursing mothers.  WIC services are offered to individuals who meet certain income guidelines or individuals who have Medicaid, SNAP or TANF.

WIC Program Services
    - Breastfeeding help and support at WIC clinics
    - Prenatal breastfeeding education support
    - Individual and group breastfeeding education for participants
    - Healthy WIC food packages
    - Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program
    - Breast pump support (free hospital grade pumps & personal electric pumps)
    - Certified lactation consultants
    - Partners for Healthy Baby Support Line 1-800-251-BABY
    - Lactation rooms at most WIC sites

For more information:
For information about the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in your area, contact Angie Ford at (318) 533-9759 or angie.ford@la.gov.

WIC Breastfeeding Program
Resource Types:
Breastfeeding

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Angie Ford
Franklin Parish Health Unit
6614 Main Street
Winnsboro, LA 71295
Website
Description:

The WIC program works to improve the health status of infants by encouraging WIC mothers to breastfeed their infants.  The WIC program offers incredible resources, support and tools for nursing mothers.  WIC services are offered to individuals who meet certain income guidelines or individuals who have Medicaid, SNAP or TANF.

WIC Program Services
    - Breastfeeding help and support at WIC clinics
    - Prenatal breastfeeding education support
    - Individual and group breastfeeding education for participants
    - Healthy WIC food packages
    - Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program
    - Breast pump support (free hospital grade pumps & personal electric pumps)
    - Certified lactation consultants
    - Partners for Healthy Baby Support Line 1-800-251-BABY
    - Lactation rooms at most WIC sites

For more information:
For information about the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in your area, contact Angie Ford at (318) 533-9759 or angie.ford@la.gov.

WIC Breastfeeding Program
Resource Types:
Breastfeeding

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Angie Ford
East Carroll Parish Health Unit
407 Second Street
Lake Providence, LA 71254
Website
Description:

The WIC program works to improve the health status of infants by encouraging WIC mothers to breastfeed their infants.  The WIC program offers incredible resources, support and tools for nursing mothers.  WIC services are offered to individuals who meet certain income guidelines or individuals who have Medicaid, SNAP or TANF.

WIC Program Services
    - Breastfeeding help and support at WIC clinics
    - Prenatal breastfeeding education support
    - Individual and group breastfeeding education for participants
    - Healthy WIC food packages
    - Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program
    - Breast pump support (free hospital grade pumps & personal electric pumps)
    - Certified lactation consultants
    - Partners for Healthy Baby Support Line 1-800-251-BABY
    - Lactation rooms at most WIC sites

For more information:
For information about the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in your area, contact Angie Ford at (318) 533-9759 or angie.ford@la.gov.

WIC Breastfeeding Program
Resource Types:
Breastfeeding

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Angie Ford
Caldwell Parish Health Unit
501 Collins Road
Columbia, LA 71418
Website
Description:

The WIC program works to improve the health status of infants by encouraging WIC mothers to breastfeed their infants.  The WIC program offers incredible resources, support and tools for nursing mothers.  WIC services are offered to individuals who meet certain income guidelines or individuals who have Medicaid, SNAP or TANF.

WIC Program Services
    - Breastfeeding help and support at WIC clinics
    - Prenatal breastfeeding education support
    - Individual and group breastfeeding education for participants
    - Healthy WIC food packages
    - Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program
    - Breast pump support (free hospital grade pumps & personal electric pumps)
    - Certified lactation consultants
    - Partners for Healthy Baby Support Line 1-800-251-BABY
    - Lactation rooms at most WIC sites

For more information:
For more information about the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in your area, contact Angie Ford at (318) 533-9759 or angieford@la.gov.

Tuition Free Dance Programs
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
New Orleans Ballet Association
935 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Website
Description:

The New Orleans Ballet Association offers tuition-free dance classes that encompass a variety of different dance styles.  Class participants will have opportunities to participate in full production performances with costumes and sets.

Dance Class Groups Include
After-School dance classes for ages 5-18
Early Childhood Dance classes for ages 3-5
Pre-Professional classes for talented students ages 9-18 by audition-advanced training with local and nationally renowned guest artists. Plus incredible performance & scholarship opportunities
Senior Dance Fitness Program for ages 55+
Open Community dance, fitness, and wellness classes for adults and teens ages 14-80+

For more information:

Call 504-522-0996 or email Susan Bensinger at sbensinger@nobadance.com or Millette White at mwhite@nobadance.com for more information.

 


Daughters of Charity Eye Care
Resource Types:
Health Screenings

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Daughters of Charity
3201 S. Carrolton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Website
Description:
The Daughters of Charity Center offers vision screenings and services to individuals insured by Medicare & Medicaid insurance policies. They also provide discounted vision services to eligible individuals based on income. Daughters of Charity's vision professionals provide pediatric eye care, primary eye care and discounted eyeglasses. Commercial insurance is also accepted.
For more information:
Call 504-212-9533 to make an appointment.

Daughters of Charity Behavioral Health Services
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Daughters of Charity
3201 S. Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Website
Description:
The Daughters of Charity Center offers behavioral health services to individuals insured by Medicare & Medicaid insurance policies. They also provide discounted behavioral health services to eligible individuals based on income. The Daughters of Charity's behavioral health professionals facilitate individual, group and family counseling sessions, medication management education and psychiatric evaluations. Medical help for behavior and attention problems, depression, parent-child relationship problems, grief, loss and other traumatic events are also provided.  Commercial Insurance is also accepted. 
For more information:
Call 504-207-3060 to make an appointment.

Abundance of Desire Health Education
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating, Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Rev. Irvin Bell
3600 Desire Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70177
Website
Description:

The Abundance of Desire offers many different health and wellness opportunities to those in the community.  Their mission is to create opportunities for those in the community.  They believe that given the chance, resources and tools most people will choose to improve their lives and the lives of the community members around them.

Abundance of Desire works to promote, facilitate and encourage healthy life choices through nutritional education, health seminars, physical activity and wholesome food choices. They offer after school tutorials, a computer lab/library for adult exploratory learning and Prime Time Family Reading facilitated by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. They also provide free or inexpensive meeting space for community and civic engagement.

For more information:
Email info@abundanceofdesire.org for more information.

Teche Action Clinic Nutrition Services
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Teche Action Clinic
1115 Weber Street
Franklin, LA 70538
Website
Description:

Teche Action Clinic offers families assistance in providing their children with proper nutrition. Registered dietitians provide pregnant women and new mothers with education and helpful information regarding proper nutrition, breastfeeding, immunizations and other issues that affect the health of their children.

In addition, Teche Action Clinic can also help individuals enroll in the WIC program (special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children). The Teche Action Clinic dietitians are knowledgeable in all aspects of the WIC program and can help determine an individual's eligibility for the program.

For more information:
Call 337-828-2550 or e-mail http://tabhealth.org/email-us for more information.

Medical Nutrition Therapy
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
$75.00
Address:
Riverside Medical Center
1900 Main Street
Franklinton, LA 70438
Website
Description:
Riverside Medical Center provides nutrition therapy to those in need. The nutrition therapy utilizes a variety of tools including nutritional assessments, daily intake recommendations, and education to help their patients.  Nutrition therapy patients can also receive help with additional health concerns including weight loss, weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, and abnormal cholesterol levels.
For more information:
Call (985)795-4257 to schedule an appointment.

Lafayette General Milk Bank Depot
Resource Types:
Breastfeeding

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Darlene Leblanc
1214 Coolidge Street
Lafayette, LA 70503
Website
Description:

A milk depot is an amazing resource that allows nursing mothers to donate their breast milk to infants in need. The Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is the first milk bank depot in Southwest Louisiana and the third breast milk donation depot in the state.  All donated frozen breast milk will be sent to Mother’s Milk Bank at Austin, where it is processed and pasteurized.  The breast milk will then be sent to hospitals across the country, who need milk for their fragile babies.

If you are not a registered donor and are a mother nursing an infant under 12 months old you are eligible to be screened at no charge to become an approved breast milk donor. Once screening is complete, donors will be able to begin making their donations upon receipt of their ID number.  If you are already a registered breast milk donor, LGMC provides a drive through drop off option for your convenience.

For more information:
Please call Darlene Leblanc, RN, IBCLC, RLC, at (337)289-7785 or (337)289-7782 for more information.

Walking Trail at Innis Community Health Center
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Innis Community Health Center
6450 LA-1
Batchelor, LA 70715
Website
Description:
The Innis Community Health Center has a brand new paved walking trail. The walking trail is located directly behind the clinic. One lap around the trail is the equivalent of .25 miles.
For more information:
Call the Innis Community Health Center at (225)492-3775 for details regarding the walking trail.

Diabetes Support Group
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Diana Meyers
1313 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116
Website
Description:
Anna's Place NOLA hosts a diabetes support group held at St. Anna's Episcopal Church. The support group will meet from 11:00a.m until noon on the 2nd Friday of each month beginning Friday, Nov. 11th. Lunch will be provided to those who attend.
For more information:
Call 504-947-2121 or email diabetes@stannanola.org for more information.

Nutritional Counseling
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
West Baton Rouge Primary Care
203 Allendale Dr.
Port Allen, LA 70767
Website
Description:
West Baton Rouge Primary Care has a certified nutritionist on staff to help individuals with diabetes, obesity or other health issues to develop a nutritional plan and help manage their health conditions. Private insurance is accepted. Those without insurance or income will be charged on a sliding scale. Proof of income is required (last 3 pay stubs) or a notarized letter showing proof of no income. An appointment is required.
For more information:
To schedule an appointment call (225)389-1311.

Discounted Dental Care
Resource Types:
Health Screenings

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
RKM Dental Clinic
11990 Jackson St.
Clinton, LA 70722
Website
Description:
RKM Primary Care Clinic in Clinton provides discounted or free dental care services with a sliding fee schedule. Proof of income must be presented at the time of your appointment to receive discounted services. Services include dental exams, cleanings, filings, crowns, dentures, partials, bridges and extractions. An appointment is needed prior to receiving an appointment. Clinic hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm. & Friday 8:00 - 12:30 pm.
For more information:
Call (225)683-5292 ext. 2 for more details.

Pointe Coupee/New Road Walking Trail
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
William H. Scott Civic Center
1200 Major Parkway
New Roads, LA 70760
Website
Description:

Enjoy a 1 mile walking trail which starts behind the Civic Center. There are also tennis and basketball court facilities available for use.

The walking trail and additional facilities are available for use from 8:00 a.m. - sunset each day.

For more information:
For additional information call (225)638-3870.

West Feliciana Hiking and Biking Trail
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
West Feliciana Parish Sports Park
W Feliciana Pkwy
St. Francisville, LA 70775
Website
Description:

The West Feliciana Parish Sports Park Hike and Bike Trail and Archery Range is open to all users for hiking and biking.

All users sign-in before entering at the designated area located at the trail head.

All bike riders must wear a helmet while on the trail.

The trail and archery range is used at your own risk.

Hours to use the trail run from 7 AM-dusk unless otherwise noted.

For more information:
Call 225-784-8447

Tobacco Cessation Program
Resource Types:
Tobacco Cessation

Cost:
Address:
1012 Johnson St
Tallulah, LA 71282
Website
Description:

The Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) offers a tobacco cessation program for current behavioral health clients.  Interested participants that are not current patients may be considered after completing an initial assessment.  All tobacco cessation program appointments are held at the NEDHSA Monroe Behavioral Health Clinic located at 4800 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA 71202.  A clinic visit consists of a tobacco cessation counselor meeting one on one with the client to recommend a treatment plan, offer tobacco cessation resources, and provide appropriate follow-up to meet each client's specific needs.

Appointments for the tobacco cessation clinic visits can be scheduled Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.  Participants must call (318)362-3339 to schedule an appointment.

For more information:
For more information visit http://www.nedeltahsa.org/index.php?ns=home or call (318)362-3339.

Tobacco Cessation Program
Resource Types:
Tobacco Cessation

Cost:
Address:
320 S. Franklin St.
Bastrop, LA 71220
Website
Description:

The Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) offers a tobacco cessation program for current behavioral health clients.  Interested participants that are not current patients may be considered after completing an initial assessment.  All tobacco cessation program appointments are held at the NEDHSA Monroe Behavioral Health Clinic located at 4800 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA 71202.  A clinic visit consists of a tobacco cessation counselor meeting one on one with the client to recommend a treatment plan, offer tobacco cessation resources, and provide appropriate follow-up to meet each client's specific needs.

Appointments for the tobacco cessation clinic visits can be scheduled Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.  Participants must call (318)362-3339 to schedule an appointment.

For more information:

For more information visit http://www.nedeltahsa.org/index.php?ns=home or call (318)362-3339.


Tobacco Cessation Program
Resource Types:
Tobacco Cessation

Cost:
Address:
602 East Georgia Ave
Ruston, LA 71270
Website
Description:

The Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) offers a tobacco cessation program for current behavioral health clients.  Interested participants that are not current patients may be considered after completing an initial assessment.  All tobacco cessation program appointments are held at the NEDHSA Monroe Behavioral Health Clinic located at 4800 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA 71202.  A clinic visit consists of a tobacco cessation counselor meeting one on one with the client to recommend a treatment plan, offer tobacco cessation resources, and provide appropriate follow-up to meet each client's specific needs.

Appointments for the tobacco cessation clinic visits can be scheduled Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.  Participants must call (318)362-3339 to schedule an appointment.

For more information:

For more information visit http://www.nedeltahsa.org/index.php?ns=home or call (318)362-3339.


Tobacco Cessation Program
Resource Types:
Tobacco Cessation

Cost:
Address:
1301 Landis St
Winnsboro, LA 71295
Website
Description:

The Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) offers a tobacco cessation program for current behavioral health clients.  Interested participants that are not current patients may be considered after completing an initial assessment.  All tobacco cessation program appointments are held at the NEDHSA Monroe Behavioral Health Clinic located at 4800 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA 71202.  A clinic visit consists of a tobacco cessation counselor meeting one on one with the client to recommend a treatment plan, offer tobacco cessation resources, and provide appropriate follow-up to meet each client's specific needs.

Appointments for the tobacco cessation clinic visits can be scheduled Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.  Participants must call (318)362-3339 to schedule an appointment.

For more information:

For more information visit http://www.nedeltahsa.org/index.php?ns=home or call (318)362-3339.


Young Adult Coaching Program
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Coach James F. Thomas
Propeller at Washington
New Orleans, LA 70125
Website
Description:
FitLot’s Neighborhood Coaches Program aims to engage our youth and help young adults adapt healthy lifestyle habits, participate in motivating activities and improve physical and mental fitness. This 8 week long program is offered to young adults ages 13-17 in the New Orleans area. The program consists of hour and a half sessions, held twice a week. Program sessions are held either Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday from 4:30-6:00 pm. Sessions will consist of 10-20 young adults, ages 13-17, of all ability levels.
For more information:
Call (504)264-1568 or email info@fitlot.org for more information.

Tobacco Cessation Program
Resource Types:
Tobacco Cessation

Cost:
Address:
5159 Hwy 4 East
Columbia, LA 71418
Website
Description:

The Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) offers a tobacco cessation program for current behavioral health clients.  Interested participants that are not current patients may be considered after completing an initial assessment.  All tobacco cessation program appointments are held at the NEDHSA Monroe Behavioral Health Clinic located at 4800 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA 71202.  A clinic visit consists of a tobacco cessation counselor meeting one on one with the client to recommend a treatment plan, offer tobacco cessation resources, and provide appropriate follow-up to meet each client's specific needs.

Appointments for the tobacco cessation clinic visits can be scheduled Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.  Participants must call (318)362-3339 to schedule an appointment.

For more information:

For more information visit http://www.nedeltahsa.org/index.php?ns=home or call (318)362-3339.


Mental Health Rehabilitation
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Dian Spears
850 Kaliste Saloom Road Suite 121
Lafayette, LA 70508
Website
Description:

Rehab Services of Acadiana offers mental health rehabilitation services to individuals in need. Sessions are facilitated but a variety of mental health professionals. These professionals work toward their goal of providing medically  necessary and  reasonably expected services to those who need in the hopes of reducing the disability resulting from mental illness.

Services offered include psychiatric evaluations & treatment, individual & family therapy, medication management, psychosocial skills training, group counseling. Medicaid insurance is accepted. 

For more information:
Call (337) 234-7109 or visit https://rsofla.com/ for more information.

Monday Runday
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
John O'Donnell
3113 Ryan St #3
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Website
Description:
Healthier Southwest Louisiana and Lake Area Runners Forum presents Monday Runday on Monday evenings. Everyone is welcome! Come join us every Monday evening at 6:00 pm for our free weekly Monday Runday cardio workout (run/walk). Come run with House of Sole Running! Meet at Luna Live on Ryan Street.
For more information:
Call (337)478-4822 for more information.

Lake Charles Farmers Market & Poultry/Livestock Swap
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Donaven Monceaux
181 Hwy 171
Lake Charles, LA 70611
Website
Description:
This unique farmers market & poultry/livestock swap offers a variety of local vendors looking to sell or swap their products. Vendors bring a wide variety of items to the market including poultry, waterfowl, peafowl, quail, bunnies, cages, home grown vegetables, fresh baked breads, cow milk, canned jellies, crafts & soaps just to name a few. Attending this farmers market and swap as a great way to support local community members. The market is held at Moss Bluff Tractor Supply in Lake Charles on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 8:00am until noon.
For more information:
New vendors are welcome to contact Donavan Monceaux at (337)292-5000 to see if additional vendor space is available for them to sell or swap their goods.

Guided Grocery Shopping Tour Experience
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Dr. Kevin Lenderman
800 W Main St
New Iberia, LA 70560
Website
Description:

Dr. Kevin Lenderman leads free guided grocery shopping tours at Whole Foods Market the last Thursday of every month. This "Shop With the Doc" experience offers participants the opportunity to improve nutrition habits in a world where healthy eating can seem impossible. Dr. Lenderman has a passion for helping people this has allowed him to touch thousands of lives using drug-free solutions to combat his patient's worst health conditions.

The Shop With the Doc experience is more than just a grocery store tour participants will also work with Dr. Lenderman to learn about Power Foods, create healthy a menus, find new ways to increase energy through nutrition and learn about maintaining a healthy diet!

For more information:
For more information or to register to Shop With the Doc call (337)367-2567.  To register online fill out the contact form at bryantwellnessinstitutes.com.

Lactation Support
Resource Types:
Breastfeeding

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
East Baton Rouge Parish
LA
Website
Description:
The Woman's Hospital provides free lactation phone consultation and troubleshooting advice from a registered nurse all day every day to the whole community by calling their WARMLINE. Woman's board certified lactation consultants and nurses with advanced breastfeeding education provide all mothers with information on breastfeeding along with the knowledge and skills necessary to give their babies the healthiest start in life.
For more information:
To access this incredible resource call the WARMLINE at (225)924-8239.

Diabetes Self-Management Education
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Jeannette Rouseau
1202 S. Tyler St.
Covington, LA 70433
Website
Description:

The St. Tammany Parish Hospital Diabetes Education Department provides diabetes self-management training and medical nutrition therapy for people with diabetes. Our team of Certified Diabetes Educators works closely with the referring physician to provide education and training to develop a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle.

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is designed to help educate patients and family members on how to manage this disease. Our team of educators works with all involved in the patient's care to meet the customized treatment goals. The program offers education in a variety of settings, including one-on-one and group classes. Most insurance companies, including Medicare, provide coverage for Diabetes Education.

Our Diabetes Education Department has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association in accordance with the national standards for quality diabetes patient education programs.

For more information:
To schedule an appointment call 985-871-5665.  

University Health Conway Diabetes Education Program
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
Address:
Sonia Garner, RN, CDE, CPT
4864 Jackson Street
Monroe, LA 71202
Website
Description:

The mission of this program is to facilitate all aspects of diabetes self-care by providing continuous teaching, support and follow-up.  The program consists of three classes scheduled approximately one month apart followed by an individual session once a year thereafter.  Group classes are three hours in length. Each individual session is 30 minutes long.  Patients that bring their blood sugar levels to class receive an individual evaluation after classes.

The program's experienced team consists of a Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietitian certified in Diabetes Education.  Educational resources and instructional classes are offered to help you successfully manage your diabetes and reduce your risk of complications. 

For more information:
For more information contact (318) 330-7258.

Pain Management Support Group
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
$10.00
Address:
Dawn Bennett
Ascension Mental Health Clinic
1112-A S.E. Ascension Complex Blvd.
Gonzales, LA 70737
Website
Description:

This pain management support group is designed to help those who deal with chronic pain due to a health condition or disease. The Pain Management Support Group works to teach effective pain management coping techniques including mindfulness, breathing and stress management.

The group is formed and meets as need is expressed. To become part of a group call Dawn Bennett at (225)450-1016. Participants pay $10 per session, a fee waiver is also available for those who are in need.


Vidalia Riverfront Walking Trail
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Town of Vidalia
Front Street
Vidalia, LA 71373
Website
Description:
The Vidalia Riverfront Walking Trail offers the public a beautiful resource where they can be active while enjoying nature. The trail runs in front of the Mississippi River and has an amazing view to be enjoyed by everyone. The trail is accessible 24 hours a day and is open to all at no cost. 
For more information:
For more information on the Riverfront Walking Trail call (318)336-9934.

Town of Tullos Playground
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Town of Tullos Town Hall
9887 S. Main Street
Tullos, LA 71479
Website
Description:
The Town of Tullos offers a playground, walking trail, and fitness station that is open to the community 24 hours a day. Visiting the playground is a great way to spend time with family while being active. It is located beside the Tullos Town Hall. 

Anacoco Elementary School Playground
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Anacoco Elementary School
4726 Port Arthur
Anacoco, LA 71403
Website
Description:
The Anacoco Elementary School playground is open to the community after school hours until dusk. If you are looking for a family activity that encourages exercise for the whole family the school playground is a great resource.

Tommy Hanmi Youth Center Community Garden
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Town of Winnfield
703 Moss Street
Winnfield , LA 71483
Website
Description:

The Tommy Hanmi Youth Center Community Garden offers a unique opportunity for children of the Winnfield area to grow their own produce. The community garden creates a fun environment for children who will feel great about having access to fresh produce they had a hand in growing. The community garden is located at the Tommy Hanmi Youth Center and is funded and managed by the Food Bank of Central Louisiana.

The community garden is open to the children during the Youth Center's operation hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm.

For more information:
For more information regarding the Tommy Hanmi Youth Center Community Garden call the Food Bank at (318)445-2773.

Big Creek Walking Trail
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Louisiana Highways 8 and 915
Sicily Island, LA 71368
Website
Description:

The Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area is bisected by Big Creek.  There are three marked trails within the wildlife management area.  The two trails north of Big Creek are the St. Marys Falls Nature Trail and the strenuous, seven-mile Big Creek Hiking Nature Trail.  The trail south of Big Creek is the Rock Falls Trail.

These trails are open to the public from dawn until dusk.

For more information:
For additional details, email sicilyislandhills@yahoo.com.

Grove Street Park and Playground
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Winn Recreation Center
800 North Street
Winnfield, LA 71483
Website
Description:
Winn Recreation Center maintains Grove Street Park.  The park offers a playground, fitness station, and walking trail.  It is open to the community 24 hours per day, and there is no charge to use the park.  Local residents can take advantage of this opportunity to get physical activity!
For more information:
For additional information, visit the website!

C & C Mini Farm Fresh Produce
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
Address:
C & C Mini Farm
239 Roy Bridges Road
Leesville, LA 71446
Website
Description:

C & C Mini Farm offers fresh produce to give local residents healthy food options for their families.  Products available include fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, and homemade jams.  Many items are seasonal.

Produce from C & C Mini Farm is also available at Leesville Farmers Market and Sweet Things Bakery in Leesville.  Delivery* is available to Alexandria and Lake Charles with a $50 minimum purchase.

*Additional $15 delivery fee applies.

For more information:
For additional information, email candcminifarm@gmail.com.

Pineville Recreational Park and Walking Trail
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
City of Pineville
2450 Hwy 28 East
Pineville, LA 71360
Website
Description:
The City of Pineville offers a free recreational park that is open to the public.  The park features a playground, walking trail and splash pad.  The park is open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Local residents are encouraged to take advantage of this free resource for physical activity!
For more information:
For additional information, visit the website.

Walking Trail at Ferriday Lower Elementary
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Ferriday Lower Elementary
110 Bateman Drive
Ferriday, LA 71334
Website
Description:
Ferriday Lower Elementary offers a walking trail that is open to the public after school hours and on weekends.  The trail is open until desk every evening.

Behavioral Health Clinic
Resource Types:
Health Screenings

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Dr. Kevin Joseph
8050 W Judge Perez Dr. Suite 1300
Chalmette, LA 70043
Website
Description:

St. Bernard Community Health Center offers a Behavioral Health Clinic that is open to all community members.  The clinic provides behavioral health and substance abuse services to persons of all ages, regardless of ability to pay or health insurance status. 

Clinic Hours:
     Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For more information:
Call (504) 281-2100 or email hr@accesshealthla.org.


WIC Breastfeeding Support
Resource Types:
Breastfeeding

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Beauregard Parish Health Unit
216 Evangeline Street
DeRidder, LA 70634
Website
Description:
Beauregard Parish Health Unit offers support and assistance for the WIC program.  WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children (under 5 years old).  Services offered include education on nutritious foods, promotion of breastfeeding, breastfeeding support, and referrals to other health and social services.  The WIC program also provides infant formula and nutritious foods for children that qualify.
For more information:
Call (337) 463-4486.

Pre and Post-Partum Breastfeeding Education
Resource Types:
Breastfeeding

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
East Feliciana Parish Health Unit
12080 Marston Street
Clinton, LA 70722
Website
Description:

The East Feliciana Parish Health Unit offers free breastfeeding education and support to women before and after pregnancy.  Clients will be given education on nutrition and breastfeeding for during pregnancy and post-partum.  Clients who qualify for the WIC program will receive these services for free.  All others will pay according to a sliding fee scale.  Private insurance is also accepted.

As soon as pregnancy is determined, call the health unit to make an appointment!

For more information:
Call (225) 638-8551. 

Free Stop Smoking Group
Resource Types:
Tobacco Cessation

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Lisa Weber-Curry
Ascension Counseling Center
1112 S.E. Ascension Complex Blvd.
Gonzales, LA 70737
Website
Description:

Ascension Counseling Center, in partnership with the American Lung Association, offers free smoking cessation classes to all adult community members.  Participants will receive cessation education, strategies for quitting, and self-help material from a certified trained clinician.  Nicotine patches are also supplied free of charge. 

Classes are held on Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Gonzales location (1112 S.E. Ascension Complex Blvd.) and on Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Donaldsonville location (419 Memorial Blvd.).

*Advanced registration is required due to limited space.

For more information:
For registration or information call Lisa Weber-Curry at (225) 450-1172.

Anger Management Classes
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
$10.00
Address:
Tatiyana Curry
Ascension Counseling Center
1112 S.E. Ascension Complex Blvd.
Gonzales, LA 70737
Website
Description:

Ascension Counseling Center offers Anger Management Classes to interested community members.  Classes are offered in six-week sessions and cost $10 per session.  A certificate of completion will be issued once the program has been completed.

Six-week session topics include the following:
- Session 1: Overview of Group Anger Management Treatment
- Session 2: A Framework for Understanding Anger, Anger Control Plans
- Session 3: How to Change the Aggression Cycle & Cognitive Reconstructing
- Session 4: Reinforcing Learned Concepts & Assertiveness Training
                    Conflict Resolution Model: Alternatives for Expressing Anger
- Session 5: Anger and the Family: How Past Learning Can Influence Present Behavior
- Session 6: Review and Closing Exercise, Graduation and Awarding of Certificates

To enroll in the start of the next six-week session, contact Tatiyana Curry.

For more information:
Call Tatiyana Curry at (225) 450-1157.

Outpatient Nutrition Therapy
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
Address:
Abbeville General Hospital
118 North Hospital Drive
Abbeville, LA 70510
Website
Description:

Abbeville General Hospital offers Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for nutrition-related health problems.  This service is provided by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and is available by appointment only.  MNT provides an opportunity to develop an individualized nutrition care plan that considers wellness goals, daily routine and food preferences.  MNT is an essential component of comprehensive health care, and the program provides services for a variety of diseases and conditions, including:
     - Diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, Gestational
     - Disease Prevention and General Wellness
     - Immunocompromise: Food Allergy, HIV/AIDS
     - Nutritional Support: Oral, Enteral, Parental
     - Pediatrics: Infant/Child Feeding, Failure-to-Thrive
     - Renal Disease: Insufficiency, Chronic Failure
     - Weight Management: Overweight/Obesity, Underweight, Malnutrition
     - Women's Health: Pregnancy, Osteoporosis, Anemia

*This program requires a referral from your physician.

For more information:
For information on how to obtain a physician referral or questions about MNT, call one of the Registered Dietitian Nutritionists at (337) 898-6588.

Free Crisis Counseling
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Office of Behavioral Health
302 Dulles Dr
Lafayette, LA 70506
Website
Description:

A free crisis counseling program, funded by FEMA and administered by the Louisiana Department of Health, is open to any adult or child in designated parishes.  Trained counselors are provided by the network of state Human Services Authorities and districts. Calls to the crisis lines are free of charge, as are face-to-face follow-up sessions for children (and adults) whose needs cannot be fully served through phone counseling. The health department team encourages parents to help children through the season by listening and talking about their feelings, while reassuring them they are loved and that it’s OK to have these feelings. Children are resilient, and with reassurance, guidance and love, they will be able to take a life-changing event and develop the coping mechanisms to assist them in the future.

To speak with a Louisiana Spirit crisis counselor, call 1-866-310-7977.

For more information:
Call the LDH-Office of Behavioral Health Louisiana Spirit Crisis Line at 866-310-7977 or 337-262-4190.


The Health Enrichment Network Physical Fitness Classes
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
Address:
The Health Enrichment Network
713 East 7th Avenue
Oakdale, LA 71463
Website
Description:

The Health Enrichment Network (THEN) is a non-profit organization that exists to improve the quality of life for individuals in Allen Parish.  THEN offers physical fitness opportunities for participants of all ages and skill level. 

Strength & Conditioning Training is designed for youth ages 13-18 to build strength and condition.  All fitness levels are encouraged to join.  Youth will receive a personal assessment and a program designed to meet their needs.  The class meets each Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

THEN offers a number of senior programs dedicated to helping seniors stay active and live a healthy lifestyle to meet wellness goals.  In addition to offering the SilverSneakers Program at several locations, THEN also offers water aerobics and specialized exercise for the young at heart.

For more information:
For additional details, please call (318) 335-2112 or email thenwellness@bellsouth.net.

Parents As Teachers
Resource Types:
Breastfeeding

Cost:
Address:
Whitney Williams
Tallulah, LA 71282
Website
Description:

The Parents as Teachers (PAT) program is a new home visit program for pregnant women and new moms in the Madison Parish area.  The families enrolled in the program are supported from pregnancy through kindergarten.  Parent Educators incorporate personal visits in the home, group meetings for PAT-enrolled parents, health and developmental screenings for PAT-enrolled children, and a resource network to help PAT-enrolled families reach their goals and address their needs.

To be eligible, a woman must be:
     - A Medicaid-eligible pregnant woman OR
     - Have a Medicaid-eligible child 12 months or younger (priority given to children under 4 months) OR
     - A Nurse-Family Partnership graduate family
     - Living in a region served by the program

For more information:
Please visit the website or call Whitney Williams at (318) 728-4441.

Anna's Place Health Screenings
Resource Types:
Health Screenings

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Diana Meyers
1313 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Website
Description:

Anna's Place NOLA's mission is to promote healing and wholeness of body, mind and spirit in the Tremé/7th Ward and Greater New Orleans community by offering academic, cultural, and arts enrichment; holistic health care; and healthy lifestyle education.

Anna's Place offers health screenings and health education on Mondays from noon until 3:00 p.m.  Screenings offered include blood pressure, diabetes, HIV testing, height/weight.  Doctor visits are available every Monday and the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Patients are referred to local clinics for follow-up as needed from health screenings.

For more information:
Call (504) 947-2121 or email diana@stannanola.org.

Absolute Health Mental Health Services
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Delaune Grayson
560 Belle Terre Blvd
Laplace, LA 70068
Website
Description:

Our Psychiatrist will provide a psychiatric evaluation and medication management, if necessary. Our trained professional staff will complete an initial assessment on the client, provide information to the client/family; develop a treatment plan geared to the needs of the individual, provide treatment (individual, group or family skill building with behavioral health therapy), conduct reassessments as needed, and maintain HIPPA regulated documentation

We work with children, adolescents, and adults (5+)

Book an assessment with one of our clinical staff to see how we can provide help to you or your loved ones.

For more information:
Call 985-652-0078 or email absolutehealth@bellsouth.net.

Quit Smoking For Good!
Resource Types:
Tobacco Cessation

Cost:
Address:
Jennifer Donner
MLK Clinic and Pharmacy
865 Olive Street
Shreveport, LA 71104
Website
Description:

Martin Luther King Health Center and Pharmacy offers smoking cessation education and aids to help you "Quit Smoking for Good!"  Check out the website or call to get details on the next available class. 

For more information:

Contact Jennifer Donner at (318) 227-2912 ext. 8.


Building a Better Recipe for Life Yoga Classes
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness, Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
Address:
Jennifer Donner
MLK Clinic and Pharmacy
865 Olive Street
Shreveport, LA 71104
Website
Description:

Martin Luther King Health Center and Pharmacy offers yoga classes to give participants an opportunity for physical fitness and stress management.  Yoga classes are currently 20-30 minutes group sessions. They are beginner level and mostly feature seated poses so that participants do not need to change into special clothing to participate.  The classes also feature stress reduction techniques.

For more information:

Contact Jennifer Donner at (318) 227-2912 ext. 8.


Building a Better Recipe for Life
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
Address:
Jennifer Donner
MLK Health Clinic and Pharmacy
865 Olive Street
Shreveport, LA 71104
Website
Description:

The Martin Luther King Health Center and Pharmacy offers healthy eating and nutrition classes to teach patients tips for establishing healthy eating practices.  A one hour program is offered that covers which foods to increase and decrease, how to read food labels, tips for a great plate, and how to make healthy eating part of your total lifestyle.  Call to sign up for the next class!

Cooking demos are done by Shreveport Green's Mobile Market Staff or local chefs.  MLK Health Center encourages the use of economical, healthy, fresh and seasonal recipes.  After the demo, samples are shared with patients, staff and others in attendance.  This is a great way to introduce participants to new foods and healthy cooking techniques!

For more information:

Contact Jennifer Donner at (318)227-2912 ext. 8.


Building a Better Recipe for Life Diabetes Programs
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
Address:
Jennifer Donner
MLK Clinic and Pharmacy
865 Olive Street
Shreveport, LA 71104
Website
Description:

Martin Luther King Health Center and Pharmacy offers diabetes prevention and self-management programs to community members.  The Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long program with 16 weekly core sessions and 6 monthly follow-up sessions with trained lifestyle coaches.  Participants are empowered to take charge of their healthy by making achievable and realistic lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  New classes begin each January.

"Living Well with Diabetes" is a diabetes self-management education class that teaches participants how to enjoy life while managing diabetes.  Four weekly sessions cover the following:
     - Understanding diabetes, the use of meters, monitoring and medications
     - Creating a healthy meal plan
     - Being active
     - Maintaining overall health including complication prevention, problem solving, stress reduction, and getting the emotional support needed

Call to enroll in the next session!

For more information:
Contact Jennifer Donner at (318) 227-2912 ext. 8.

St. Landry Parish Health Unit Nutrition Education
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
Address:
Kathryn Savoy
308 W. Bloch St.
Opelousas, LA 70570
Website
Description:

The St. Landry Parish Health Unit offers nutrition education programs that provide information concerning the basic principles of healthful eating, food handling, food preparation and shopping skills.  Classes also include information about the basic food groups, vitamin and mineral requirements, the relationship of nutrition to the preservation of good health and the prevention of illness, and dietary choices such as vegetarianism.

Patients are encouraged to attend nutrition education classes to establish healthy eating habits and improve overall health!

For more information:
Call (337) 948-0220 for additional details.

Southeast Community Health Systems Mobile Clinic
Resource Types:
Health Screenings

Cost:
Address:
Southeast Community Health Systems
490 Sitman Street
Greensburg, LA 70411
Website
Description:

Southeast Community Health Systems offers a mobile wellness clinic that provides services to both urban and rural areas.  The Mobile Wellness Clinic (MWC) is a 31 square-foot clinic on wheels.  The MWC enables Southeast Community Health Systems to meet the needs of individuals who may not have transportation or access to medical offices or clinics.  With the MWC, health education and screenings can be provided on-site.

Check the monthly calendar for the location of the Mobile Wellness Clinic.

For more information:
Call (225) 306-2070 for additional information.  Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Teche Action Clinic Mental Health Services
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
Address:
Teche Action Clinic
1124 7th Street
Morgan CIty, LA 70380
Website
Description:

If you or a loved one are suffering from behavioral health issues, Teche Action Clinic can provide the specialized care needed to improve your well-being. Teche Action Clinic's team of specialists includes a board certified psychologist, licensed professional counselors and licensed clinical social workers.

Behavioral health issues can affect anyone at every stage of life, from childhood through the senior years. Teche can provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment, counseling and medication to help alleviate mental or emotional illnesses or disorders. From children suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) to adults struggling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bipolar Disorder or any number of other issues – we have the resources and knowledgeable specialists needed to provide professional, compassionate care.

If you or a family member are in need of behavioral health services, we urge you to contact Teche Action Clinic today!

For more information:
Call (985) 384-2371 to request an appointment or fill out the email form online at http://www.tabhealth.org/email-us .

Teche Action Clinic Mobile Unit Screenings
Resource Types:
Health Screenings

Cost:
Address:
1124 7th Street
Morgan City, LA 70380
Website
Description:

Teche Action Clinic brings a wide range of healthcare services to surrounding communities through a mobile screenings and health services unit. Essentially a medical clinic on wheels, the mobile unit includes a small laboratory and is staffed by physicians, nurses and other medical professionals.

The mobile unit regularly visits area schools to provide primary healthcare services as well as various health screenings. In addition, the mobile unit travels to various rural areas to bring quality care to those individuals who are unable to drive to the city for medical care.

It is Teche's way of helping to ensure that everyone in local communities has access to the quality healthcare services they need and deserve.

For more information:
Call (985) 384-2371 to request an appointment or fill out the email form online at http://www.tabhealth.org/email-us.

SCLHSA Behavioral and Mental Health Services
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority
521 Legion Ave.
Houma, LA 70364
Website
Description:

South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority offers outpatient behavioral health services to clients in surrounding communities.  SCLHSA's treatment philosophy is based on the recovery process.  The goal of this process is to guide clients in understanding their potential to heal themselves by collaborating with the client, family members and other individuals.  This collaboration forms a supportive network enabling clients to make positive changes and manage their behavior in order to achieve their highest possible quality of life.

SCLHSA provides the following services:
     - Behavioral Health Assessments
     - Individual Therapy
     - Marriage and Family Therapy
     - Group Therapy
     - Psychiatric Evaluation
     - Medication Management
     - Crisis Intervention
     - Certified Peer Support Specialist Services
     - 3rd and 4th Offense DWI Program
     - Psychological Testing
     - Tobacco Cessation

For more information:
For additional details on services offered, or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-877-500-9997 or email sclhsait@la.gov.

Southeast Community Health Systems Nutrition Services
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Southeast Community Health Systems
490 Sitman Street
Greensburg, LA 70441
Website
Description:

Southeast Community Health Systems offers nutrition education and counseling services to help clients implement and maintain healthy eating practices.  The program assists clients with creating a plan for healthy eating and physical activity that is achievable.  Nutrition classes provide the opportunity for children and adults to learn the importance of healthy eating habits and the growth and development potential that is associated with these habits. 

SCHS also offers nutrition education to pregnant women with the goal of increasing the likelihood of positive pregnancy outcomes.

For more information:
Call (225) 306-2070 for additional information.  Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

St. Helena Parish Hospital Behavioral Health Services
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
St. Helena Parish Hospital
444 Sitman Street
Greensburg, LA 70441
Website
Description:

St. Helena Parish Hospital Behavioral Health Services offers Intensive Outpatient Treatment for adults (40 and older) experiencing life-altering emotional crises, such as depression, grief, anxiety, panic, stress, or fear.  This active treatment program teaches practical ways to respond to any type of traumatic life event, behavioral difficulty or emotional distress, especially major events due to the loss of a loved one, independence, job, health or relationship.  Symptoms commonly treated include depression, avoidance and anxiety.  A group of clinical professionals are dedicated to patient recovery and are experienced in group psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, expressive therapy and mental health management, will be there every step of the way!

Anyone may contact the clinic directly - including the patient, family members, friends, assisted living/group home facilities, retirement communities, physicians, and home health professionals.  A confidential assessment is scheduled to determine if the program is right for the patient.  Needs and goals are established, and an individual treatment plan is designed.  Participants receive group therapy up to three days per week and individual/family therapy as needed.  Medication management is also provided.

Treatment is usually covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances.

For more information:
For additional details or questions, call (225) 222-4006 or Email: pdirector@shhosp.org.


American Legion Hospital Breastfeeding Classes
Resource Types:
Breastfeeding

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Krystle Baker
1634 Elton Rd
Jennings, LA 70546
Website
Description:

American Legion Hospital in Jennings offers free prenatal and follow up post-partum breastfeeding classes. The classes are taught by Sarah Deese, RN IBCLC, a board certified lactation consultant. For more information on the classes you can call the OB/GYN Clinic of JALH at (337) 824-6150. 

Dr. Krystle Baker, an OB/GYN specialist with the OB/GYN Clinic of Jennings American Legion Hospital also holds “FREE” Childbirth Education Classes every other month. The class is open to anyone regardless if they are a patient of the clinic. For more information on her next class call (337) 824-6150.

For more information:
Call (337) 824-6150.

Health Enrichment Network Wellness Classes
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$2.00
Address:
Carol Skaggs
713 East 7th Avenue
Oakdale, LA 71463
Website
Description:

The Health Enrichment Network (THEN) Oakdale offers line dancing classes every Thursday at 5:30 pm.  The cost is $2.00 per class for non-members of the club.  For more information please call (318) 335-2112.

THEN also offers free use of the pool on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:30-3:00 p.m. for seniors.  Seniors are encouraged to take advantage of this free opportunity to get physical activity!

For more information:
Call (318) 235-3112 or email thenstaff@gmail.com.

Breaux Bridge Chiropractic Nutritional Counseling Services
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Dr. Ben Thibodeaux
1501 Rees St.
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
Website
Description:

Breaux Bridge Chiropractic offers nutritional counseling services to provide patients with personalized recommendations and guidance.

Simply stated, food is the essence of life. What we put into our bodies has the power to be life sustaining or life-depleting.  The human body is a self-healing and self-regulating machine. It miraculously extracts from food that which it needs and rids itself of the rest. Due to the business side of food and sustainability, many manufacturers have added chemicals, preservatives, additives, dyes, and other inert ingredients to enhance shelf life and profits. Unfortunately, these ingredients can be life-depleting over time.

For many people, food and diet are very problematic. Instead of being a source of nourishment, food has become an area of conflict and confusion- endless weight loss dramas, eating disorders, cravings, addictions, body image obsessions and never-ending searches for “the best” nutritional system.

Breaux Bridge Chiropractic intends to support any and all patients with their nutritional needs by providing guidance with nutrition and overall lifestyle.  Patients are encouraged to schedule a nutritional consultation.

For more information:

Call (337) 332-2225 or e-mail: drben@breauxbridgechiropractic.com.


St. Landry Parish Health Unit Blood Pressure Screenings
Resource Types:
Health Screenings

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Kathryn Savoy
308 W Bloch St.
Opelousas, LA 70570
Website
Description:

The St. Landry Parish Health Unit offers blood pressure screenings to detect patients who suffer from hypertension.  These screenings measure the pressure existing in the large arteries at the height of a pulse wave and identify individuals whose blood pressure is higher than normal.  Patients with high blood pressure are likely susceptible to strokes and other conditions related to hypertension.

Patients are encourage to schedule a blood pressure screening today!

For more information:
Call (337) 948-0220 for additional information or to schedule an appointment.

Iberia Parish Recreation Wellness Program
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness, Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
Address:
Kalyn Landry
113 Willow Wood Drive
New Iberia, LA 70563
Website
Description:

Iberia Parish Recreation Department offers a wellness program designed around a healthy mind, body and spirit.  The program is designed to enrich individuals and their families by providing wellness activities, healthy lifestyle choices, and self improvement education.  Mind-body classes are held at three facilities throughout the parish, each with different class schedules.  The program also offers monthly educational workshops led by experts.  Program members have access to the gym strength training and cardio equipment. 

Examples of topics covered in the Wellness Program include:
     - Health 101: Living with Diabetes
     - Yoga 101: Your Vital Life Force
     - Meditation 101: Mandalas
     - T'ai Chi Calligraphy Movement
     - Energy Centers in the Body
     - Essential Oils for Emotional Healing
     - Acupressure Face Life Techniques

Physical fitness classes offered include:
     - Cardio Combo
     - Gentle Stretch
     - Hatha Yoga
     - Line Dancing
     - Pilates
     - Restorative Yoga
     - Sunrise Yoga
     - Taekwondo Self Defense
     - T'ai Chi

For more information:
Call (337) 365-6197 or email kalyn.landry@iberiagov.net.

North Oaks Health System Diabetes Education
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
North Oaks Health System - Livingston
17199 Spring Ranch Road
Livingston, LA 70754
Website
Description:

North Oaks Health System offers many diabetes education options for the community. Services offered include individual education, diabetes education, follow-up sessions, nutritional education, diabetes basics and nutrition class, and a diabetes support group.

 

How to Participate
Your physician can refer you to the program, and many insurance plans (including Medicare) help cover the cost of diabetes education. For individual policy coverage, contact your insurance carrier. If you need assistance, please call (985) 230-7777 or (225) 686-4899.
 

 

 

For more information:
Please call (985) 230-7777 or (225) 686-4899. 

Livingston Youth and Family Counseling
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Livingston Youth and Family Counseling
940 Government Street
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Website
Description:

Individual and Family Counseling
For over 30 years we have offered counseling to address a variety of concerns including but not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, Dual-Diagnosis, Effects of Abuse, Grief, Life Event Issues, Mental Illness, Parent-Child Issues, Parenting Classes, Relationship Issues, Trauma

Therapy options include: individual counseling, group therapy, couples counseling, and family therapy.
We serve children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. 
Sessions are by appointment only. Off-hour appointments are possible with staff and client agreement. We do not provide counseling for the sole purpose of custody determination nor do we provide mediation services.

 

For more information:

Call 225-665-7242


Jena Walking Trail
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Town of Jena
204 Edwards Drive
Jena, LA 71342
Website
Description:

This walking trail is open to the community and offers swings, picnic tables, and a nature trail that is handicap accessible with an observation deck. 

For more information:

For more information call, 318.992.2148


Town of Jonesville Walking Trail
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Town of Jonesville
1300 Front Street
Jonesville , LA 71343
Website
Description:

This walking trail is open to the community. It is available for use 24 hours a day. 4 laps = a mile. 

For more information:

For more information please call 318.339.8596


Community Food and Nutrition Program
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
Address:
4807 Highway 1
Napoleonville, LA 70390
Website
Description:
The Community Food and Nutrition program provides educational information concerning preparation and nutrition of food.  A food voucher is given to qualified families with young children under the age of 18.  To receive assistance, the applicant must contact the Office of Housing and Community Development to schedule an appointment.  Applicants are also required to show proof of the minor child or children in the household. 
For more information:
Call (985) 369-2026 or 1-800-315-9513.

WIC Breastfeeding Support
Resource Types:
Breastfeeding

Cost:
Address:
Assumption Parish Health Unit: WIC Program
158 Highway 1008
Napoleonville, LA 70390
Website
Description:

Assumption Parish Health Unit offers support and assistance for the WIC program.  WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children (under 5 years old).  Services offered include education on nutritious foods, promotion of breastfeeding, breastfeeding support, and referrals to other health and social services.  The WIC program also provides infant formula and nutritious foods for children that qualify.

For more information:
Call (985) 369-6031.

Beauregard Memorial Hospital Diabetes Education
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
Address:
Missy Hennigan
600 S. Pine Street
DeRidder, LA 70634
Website
Description:

Beauregard Memorial Hospital offers a Diabetes Education and Nutrition Class.  This class is a free service that offers a multitude of information for newly diagnosed diabetics, long-term diabetics, caregivers, and persons with intent to learn more about nutritional value.  A nutritionally balanced and diabetic-friendly meal is served at each class.  Visit the website for more information! 

 
For more information:
Call (337) 462-7477 or email a.hennigan@beauregard.org.

The Health Enrichment Network Diabetes Program
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
Address:
The Health Enrichment Network
713 East 7th Avenue
Oakdale, LA 71463
Website
Description:

The Health Enrichment Network (THEN) is a non-profit organization that exists to improve the quality of life for individuals in Allen Parish.  THEN offers diabetes education and prevention programs for all community members.  Patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes, or believe they may be at risk for developing the disease are encouraged to participant.  THEN's Diabetes Prevention Program can help participants develop a healthier lifestyle and reduce the risks this condition to pose to one's health.

THEN's Diabetes Prevention Program offers:
     - One on one nutrition teaching sessions by appointment
     - Monthly education meetings (last Thursday of each month)
     - Meter checks
     - Yearly foot exam
     - Behavioral education topics
     - Exercise programs
     - Understanding diabetes topics

For more information:
For additional details or to schedule, contact Lydia at (318) 335-2112 or email thenwellness@bellsouth.net.

Alchimie Holistic Health
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
$60.00
Address:
Melanie
617 W Judge Perez Suite 204
Chalmette, LA 70043
Website
Description:

Alchimie Holistic Health Therapies offers stress management, and healing therapies for the mind and body.

Stress Relaxation Services offered:

Reiki 

PSYCH-K

Crystal Healing

Aroma Therapy

 

The cost of services is $60 per hour.

For more information:

To book a session contact Melanie at (504) 239-9226 or Alchimie-Holistic@cox.net. 


Welsh Farmers Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
JDP Tourism
201 S Elms St.
Welsh, LA 70591
Website
Description:

The Jefferson Parish Economic Development and Tourist Commission presents The City of Welsh Farmers' Market located downtown Welsh at City Hall. Every Tuesday from 4pm-6pm. 

Featuring:

Basil, Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupes, Carrots, Chilies, Corn Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic Green Beans, Herbs, Leeks, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Mushrooms (wild and cultivated), Nectarines, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Peaches, Peanuts, Peas, Pecans, Plums and Pluots, Potatoes, Raspberries, Rosemary, Sage, Snap/snow peas, Sorrel, Spinach, Summer Squash, Sweet Peppers, Sweet Potatoes, Thyme, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Zucchini / zucchini blossoms 

For more information:

Call Welsh City Hall at 337-734-2231.


Montgomery Ball Park and Playground
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Town of Montgomery
131 Hwy 122
Montgomery , LA 71454
Website
Description:

This ball park, playground, and walking trail is open to the community. It offers lighting and is open 24 hours a day. 

For more information:

For more information call 318.646.3110. 


LaCroix Park
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
City of Pollock
3168 Hwy 8
Pollock , LA 71467
Website
Description:
LaCroix Park is a public park open to the community.  With a walking trail and playground, the park offers opportunities for both children and adults to get physical activity!  LaCroix Park is accessible 24 hours per day.
For more information:
Contact the Town of Pollock at (318) 765-3796.

Foster Park
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
City of Pollock
3911 Hwy 8
Pollock , LA 71467
Website
Description:
Foster Park offers a walking trail that is open to the community 24 hours per day at no charge.  The park also offers lighting for the walking trail.  Community members can take advantage of a free place to get physical activity! 
For more information:
Please contact the Town of Pollock at (318) 765-3796.

Edgar Walking Trail
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
City of Marksville
Benjamin Drive
Marksville , LA 71351
Website
Description:
Edgar Walking Trail is located on Benjamin Drive in Marksville, and the property is maintained by the City of Marksville.  The walking trail is open for community use daily from daylight to dusk.
For more information:
Contact the City of Marksville at (318) 253-9500.

Hessmer Playground and Fitness Station
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Village of Hessmer
4142 Bordelon Street
Hessmer , LA 71341
Website
Description:
The Villages of Hessmer offers a playground and walking trail with a fitness station.  The fitness station includes exercise equipment located along the walking trail with instructions for users.  The area is open to the community daily during daylight hours only.
For more information:
Contact the Village of Hessmer at (318) 563-4511.

Compass Behavioral Center
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
Address:
Compass Health
1510 Napoleon Street
Mamou, LA 70554
Website
Description:

Compass Behavioral Center of Mamou, a department of Compass Behavioral Center of Crowley, is a partial hospitalization program and an intensive outpatient program providing a variety of mental health services to meet community needs.  Compass staff consists of psychiatrists, nurses, therapists and mental health technicians.

 

Compass offers structured psychiatric services, like an intensive outpatient program and a partial hospitalization program.  Compass also offers confidential pre-admission screenings and local transportation.  Treatment is offered for adults and seniors experiencing depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, severe mood swings, hallucinations or delusions, appetite disturbances, sleep disturbances, and other mood or behavioral disorders.

For more information:
For questions about services or to schedule a confidential appointment, please call (337) 468-2333.  A 24/7 referral line is also available by calling 1-888-640-5433.

Savoy Medical Center Behavioral Health Services
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
Address:
Savoy Medical Center
801 Poinciana Avenue
Mamou, LA 70554
Website
Description:

Savoy Medical Center (SMC) New Horizons has specialized in the treatment of emotional and behavioral disturbances for over 20 years.  Savoy's experienced team of professionals identifies, treats and implements a plan for each patient using a multidisciplinary approach.  Their approach offers two levels of treatment for Adult and Geriatric patients including inpatient hospitalization and an intensive outpatient program.  These two levels provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment.

Services provided include:
     - Group psychotherapy
     - Group and family therapy
     - Multidisciplinary assessment
     - Medication management
     - Discharge planning
     - Crisis intervention
     - Educational and recreational groups

For more information:
Call (337) 468-5261 or 1(800) 345-8934.

US Forestry Service Walking Trail
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
US Forestry Service
2500 Shreveport Hwy
Pineville , LA 71360
Website
Description:
The US Forestry Service provides a walking trail adjacent to the US Forestry Property in Pineville.  The trail is a quarter mile in length and is open to the community.  The trail is open daily from daylight to dusk.
For more information:
Call (318) 473-7160.

Diabetes Self Management Training
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
Address:
Abbeville General Hospital
118 North Hospital Drive
Abbeville, LA 70510
Website
Description:

Abbeville General Hospital offers a comprehensive outpatient diabetes education program, provided by a Registered Nurse (RN) and a Registered Dietitian (RD), and recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Our program is appropriate for those with newly diagnosed diabetes, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.

DSMT consists of a 10 hour initial DSMT in a 12 month period. An additional 2 hours of follow-up DSMT is allowed each year thereafter when ordered by your physician.

DSMT includes an individual assessment from a RN, group classes, individual instruction as needed, and follow up visits.  Topics covered in education sessions include education on definitions and treatment plans, nutrition management, medication instruction, physical activity education, blood glucose monitoring, and preconception and pregnancy care.

A physician referral is required before an appointment can be made.

For more information:
To make appointments, contact us Monday-Friday (8:00 am- 4:30 pm) at (337) 898-6318.

Iberia Pregnancy Resource Center and Clinic
Resource Types:
Breastfeeding

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Lana Prejean
224 North Lewis Street, Suite A
New Iberia , LA 70563
Website
Description:

Iberia Pregnancy Resource Center and Clinic offers educational information about breastfeeding, as well as a variety of other topics related to pregnancy.  This is a non-profit organization, and all services are FREE and confidential.  Counseling services are offered for topics like pregnancy options, available community resources, spirituality, and pregnancy support.  Education services are provided for growth, development and health, parenting skills, and breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding.

Let Iberia Pregnancy Center walk you through this time in life and provide love, support and counseling.  Call (337) 365-9303 to make an appointment.

For more information:
Call (337) 365-9303 or email iprcc@att.net.

Fleur De Lis Community Health ADD/ADHD Screenings
Resource Types:
Health Screenings

Cost:
Address:
Fleur De Lis Community Health
711 South Broadway
Church Point, LA 70525
Website
Description:

If you think your child or teenager may have some of the symptoms of ADHD or ADD, get a formal evaluation. Healthcare providers can evaluate and titrate medications, allowing parents to evaluate how the medication affects their child.  Fleur de Lis Community Health uses the American Academy of Pediatrics official screening tool, The Vanderbilt Assessment for ADHD/ADD.  Call to schedule an appointment today!

For more information:
Call (337) 684-0127 or email fleu4@centurytel.net.

WIC Program at Acadia Parish Community Clinic
Resource Types:
Breastfeeding, Healthy Eating

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
Lisa McNeely
200 Frog Festival Drive
Rayne, LA 70578
Website
Description:

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a supplemental nutrition program providing pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children (under 5 years old) with nutritious foods and nutrition information.  Foods provided may include infant formulas, cereal, and juice as well as milk, cheese, eggs and other nutritious foods.  WIC is available for Louisiana residents who have a nutrition risk and receive Medicaid, TANF, Food Stamps, or who have an income that meets the WIC income guidelines.

WIC also provides referrals to other health and social services, as well as support for breastfeeding mothers through the breastfeeding peer counseling service. Special counseling is available with a nutritionist by appointment.

For more information:
Call (337) 334-2153.

Breastfeeding Class
Resource Types:
Breastfeeding

Cost:
Address:
Lakeview Regional Medical Center
95 Judge Tanner Boulevard
Covington, LA 70433
Website
Description:
Lakeview Regional Medical Center offers a Breastfeeding Class once per month.  The class will review the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby, composition of breast milk, the breastfeeding process, position and latching, the importance of skin to skin, nutrition for mom, pumping and storage of milk for baby and possible complications. The class is offered on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Lakeview Regional Medical Center's Magnolia Room.
For more information:
Call (985) 867-3800 or visit http://lakeviewregional.com/

Kids on the Geaux
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating, Physical Fitness

Cost:
$105.99
Address:
Kyrin Minor
4630 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Bldg. A - Ste. 100
Lafayette, LA 70508
Website
Description:

Woman’s Foundation, Inc. offers a pediatric weight management program to address childhood obesity in Acadiana.  The program provides fitness, nutrition, and behavior modification education for children at risk for complications of obesity.  The program is a 9-week program, and classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.  Each class session involves 60 minutes of nutrition education and 60 minutes of exercise, both aerobic and strength training.  Children and their parents must participate in all sessions. 

Registration is required and is available on the Woman's Foundation website, www.womansfoundation.com.  The cost of the 9-week program is $105.99 per participant.

*Children will need appropriate physicals from their primary care physician to participate in the program.  Parents will need to accompany and participate in the program with their children.

For more information:
Contact Kyrin Minor, Community Education Coordinator, by phone at (337) 984-4959 or by email at kyrin@womansfoundation.com.

Open Community Dance and Fitness Classes
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
NOBA
935 Gravier St #800
New Orleans, LA 70112
Website
Description:

The New Orleans Ballet Association offers free classes and workshops to community members.  Ages 14-80+ are welcome!  First time participants may register at the door on a first come, first serve basis.  Classes offered include Ballet, Gentle Yoga, Tai Chi, Horton Modern Technique, Beginner Pilates, Carnival Cardio, and Haitian Dance.

Check out the website for details, dates and locations for classes offered!

For more information:
Call (504) 522-0996 ext. 213, email mwhite@nobadance.com or visit www.nobadance.com.

Free After School Dance Classes
Resource Types:
Physical Fitness

Cost:
$0.00
Address:
NOBA
935 Gravier St. #800
New Orleans, LA 70112
Website
Description:

The New Orleans Ballet Association proudly partners with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC), Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center, Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy and St. Bernard Parish Schools to provide completely tuition-free dance classes for youth ages 5*–18.  Placement in classes depends on age and experience level.  Enrollment is required and open through September 23 or until classes fill.  Classes begin the week of September 6 and run through May 2017. 

Classes are offered at the following locations:
     - Behrman NORDC Center
     - Treme NORDC Center
     - Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center
     - Cut Off NORDC Center
     - Rosenwald NORDC Center
     - Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy
     - Lyons NORDC Center
     - Stallings St. Claude NORDC Center
     - Chalmette High School Cultural Arts Center

 

 

For more information:
For enrollment information, updated class schedules and locations, visit www.nobadance.com or call (504) 522-0996, ext. 207.

Livonia Community Health Center Mental Health Services
Resource Types:
Stress Management/Mental Health

Cost:
Address:
Livonia Community Health Center
3041 Fordoche Road
Livonia, LA 70755
Website
Description:
The Livonia Community Health Center has a nurse practitioner on staff to provide mental health counseling. Interested participants must be screened by the health center before they are able to receive services.  Services may be covered by insurance plan such as Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and on a sliding fee scale for those without insurance. Please call the clinic at (225) 637-3535 to schedule an appointment.
For more information:
Call (225) 637-3535.

Livonia Community Health Center Health Screenings
Resource Types:
Health Screenings

Cost:
Address:
Livonia Community Health Center
3041 Fordoche Road
Livonia, LA 70755
Website
Description:
The Livonia Community Health Center has a nurse practitioner on staff to provide health screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, vision, hearing,  They also offer school health physicals, sports physicals and routine immunizations for adults and children. Interested participants must be screened by the health center before they are able to receive services.  Services may be covered by insurance plans such as Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and on a sliding fee scale for those without insurance. Please call the clinic at (225) 637-3535 to schedule an appointment.
For more information:
Call (225) 637-3535.

Diabetes Management and Nutrition Counseling
Resource Types:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management

Cost:
Address:
Livonia Community Health Center
3041 Fordoche Road
Livonia, LA 70755
Website
Description:
The Livonia Community Health Center offers diabetes management and nutritional counseling with a registered dietitian and nurse practitioner. Nutrition plans are created to meet personal weight goals, as well as accommodate any needs related to medical conditions.  Interested participants must be screened by the health center before they are able to receive services.  Services may be covered by insurance plans such as Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and on a sliding fee scale for those without insurance. Please call the clinic at (225) 637-3535 to schedule an appointment.
For more information:
Call (225) 637-3535.

Pop’s Produce
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
Address:
Betty Williams
Pop's Produce
6662 Vardaman Rd.
Keithville, LA 71047
Website
Description:

Pop's Produce offers fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables from May to October.  Pop's Produce is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Fresh fruits and vegetables are a great source of nutrition for your family!

Directions:  In Keithville, turn west off Hwy. 171 onto Stonewall-Preston Road.  Go 2.5 miles and turn left.  Go 1/2 mile, then turn right on Vardaman Road.  Go 1/2 mile and your destination is on the right.

For more information:
Call (318) 925-5248.

Ryan Farms
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
Address:
Scott Ryan
Ryan Farms
8172 Dixie-Shreveport Rd
Shreveport, LA 71107
Website
Description:

Ryan Farms offers fresh produce to give your family healthy options!  Ryan Farms offers a variety of fruits and vegetables, depending on the season.  Summer crops include watermelons, cantaloupes, sweet corn, purple hull peas, zipper cream crowder peas, butterbeans, pinto beans, squash, cucumbers, bell peppers and eggplant.  Fall crops include sweet potatoes, cabbage, mustard greens and turnip greens. 

Summer Hours (June to mid-August):  Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Fall Hours (October to December):  Monday through Saturday, hours vary (call first)

Directions:  From Shreveport, take Hwy 71 North (toward Texarkana) for 10 miles out of Shreveport.  Turn right at LA-169/Sentell Rd.  Go to the first stop sign and right.  Go 1/2 mile.  Ryan Farms is on the right.  Parking is on the left.

For more information:
Call (318) 425-3004.

Shreveport Farmers' Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
Address:
Festival Plaza/River Front
101 Crockett St
Shreveport, LA 71101
Website
Description:

The Shreveport Farmers' Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, and provides health options for your family.  The market is held in a covered area, with ceiling fans, seating, shade and bathrooms on site.  The market takes place "rain or shine!" 

Hours of operation:
     June 2 - August 25:  Tuesday 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
                                      Saturday 7:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.
     October 13 - November 3:  Saturday 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

For more information:
Contact the Farmer's Market Office at (318) 424-4000 or (318) 455-5788.

Benton Farmers’ Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
Address:
Benton Farmers Market
495 Simpson Street
Benton, LA 71006
Website
Description:

Benton Farmers' Market provides a viable, community-based market for the sale of high quality, locally grown produce.  The market promotes gardening, farming and the production of food items and agricultural goods to promote healthy lifestyles.  The market offers fresh fruits and vegetables to give your family health options!

Visit the website for current market dates: http://www.bentonlafarmersmarket.com/.

Directions:  Benton Farmers' Market is located off Highway 3 (Benton Road) in downtown Benton.  It is easily accessible from Highway 3, Airline Drive/Palmetto Road and Highway 162.

 

 

For more information:
Call (318) 584-5977 or email bentonlafarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Bossier City Farmers Market
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating

Cost:
Address:
Scott Graham
Pierre Bossier Mall - Behind Starbucks (I-20 and Airline)
2950 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
Website
Description:

The Bossier City Farmers Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables to give your family healthy options!  The market includes numerous farmers and produce vendors, food trucks, and locally made foods.  The market is held every Saturday (April to November) from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Visit the website for the most updated list of vendors and other information:  http://www.bossiercityfarmersmarket.com/.

For more information:
Email BossierCityFarmersMarket@gmail.com.

Heirloom Farms
Resource Types:
Healthy Eating