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Gambit's summer 2017 Health book listings: Support groups


Adult Asperger/High-Functioning Autism Monthly Meetup. Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2675; www.nolalibrary.org Adults on the autism spectrum meet the third Saturday of every month to share resources and fellowship. Email adultaspergersnola@gmail.com for details. 10 a.m. June 17, July 15 and Aug. 19.

Caregiver Support Group. Jewish Family Service, 3330 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite 603, Metairie, (504) 831-8475; www.jfsneworleans.org The six-week support group for caregivers discusses the stresses, challenges and rewards of caregiving. Contact (504) 831-8475, ext. 160 or email katie@jfsneworleans.org to register. Registration $50. 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Weekly on Tuesdays, through July 25.

Crohn's and Colitis Support Group. Brent House Hotel, 1512 Jefferson Highway, (504) 842-4140; www.brenthouse.com Presented by Ochsner, the series of meetings on the last Wednesday of every month is for patients and families affected by Crohn's Disease and colitis. For details, call (504) 842-3986. 5:30 p.m. June 28, July 26 and Aug. 30.

Grief Support Group. West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero, (504) 347-5511; www.wjmc.org The Grief Resource Center of the Akula Foundation holds a grief support group twice a month for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 7, June 21, July 5, July 19, Aug. 2 and Aug. 16.

Stroke Support Group. West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero, (504) 347-5511; www.wjmc.org West Jefferson Neurosciences hosts a support group for stroke survivors and their loved ones on the first Thursday of every month. For details or to RSVP, contact (504) 349-2564. 6 p.m. July 6 and Aug. 3.

Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support Group. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 E. Judge Tanner Drive, Covington, (985) 867-3800; www.lakeviewregional.com The class provides stroke survivors and caregivers an education-based support group on topics including nutrition, social services, rehab therapy and medical management. Contact (985) 867-3900 for details. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 14 and July 12.

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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