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Gambit's summer 2017 Health book listings: Educational events


Active Parenting. St. Tammany Hospital's Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St. Suite B, Covington, (985) 898-4435; www.stph.org This six-week course discusses active communication for parents. Space is limited. Registration is $75, includes book and workbook. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 12.

Benefits of Physical Therapy. Little Farms United Church of Christ, 135 Sauve Road, River Ridge, (504) 737-5858 — Magnolia Physical Therapy presents an educational program on the history of physical therapy, its team approach and its benefits. Free admission. 10 a.m. to noon. July 22.

Blazing New Trails: Cerebral Palsy Forum. Children's Hospital, 200 Henry Clay Ave., (504) 899-9511; www.chnola.org Reaching for the Stars Foundation presents a forum for children with cerebral palsy and their families to learn about general management, physical and occupational therapies, and adaptive technologies. Visit www.reachingforthestars.org/blazingnewtrails for details. 10:30 a.m. June 10.

Conscious Aging: Healthy Knees. Swan River Yoga Mandir, 2940 Canal St., (504) 301-3134; www.swanriveryoga.com The workshop for seniors addresses how to promote healthy knees through yogic exercises and discussions. Registration $45. 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 11.

Good Night's Sleep Class. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-7011; www.touro.com Dr. Meredith Maxwell discusses sleep problems, insomnia, disorders and medical conditions that may affect sleep, plus sleep improvement tips. Noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 8

Neurobics Class. Madisonville Library, 1123 Main St., Madisonville, (985) 845-4819; www.sttammany.lib.la.us St. Tammany Library presents workshops on keeping the brain healthy with neurobics practices. Visit www.sttammanylibrary.org for details. Free admission. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 17, July 1 and July 15. The workshops are held at the same times and dates at the library's Slidell branch (555 Robert Blvd., Slidell, 985-646-6470; www.sttammany.lib.la.us/slidell.html).

Positive Discipline Parenting Class. St. Tammany Hospital's Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St. Suite B, Covington, (985) 898-4435; www.stph.org St. Tammany Parish Hospital presents a monthly parenting class about positive discipline. Registration $10, includes child care. 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 20.

Total Joint Replacement Class. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington, (985) 867-3800; www.lake- viewregional.com The class for people undergoing total joint replacement surgery is led by the preoperative and postoperative care teams. To register, call (985) 867-3900. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. June 20.

The Wellness Forum. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-3390; www.unitytempleneworleans.com Bob Tucker facilitates a wellness discussion with guest speakers on the first Sunday of every month. 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. July 2 and Aug. 6

Bicycling | Cancer programs, education & events
Dance, Zumba & hula hooping | Educational events
Fitness & exercise | Foot races & walks
Health fairs, screenings & events
Meditation, self-care and spirituality | Nutrition & weight loss
Pilates | Pre-natal & post-partum workshops | Support groups
Training sessions | Yoga & tai chi

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