Healthy Living Courses Offered at Rapides Regional | WNTZ

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Every Saturday in November: Qi Gong on Saturday morning, 10:30 am, Alexandria Art Museum. The Alexandria Museum of Art and the Rapides Regional Medical Center have teamed up to present Healthy Living @AMoA. Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m., Paul Nettles of the Levee Tai Chi School leads a class in Qigong, which is an ancient system of coordinated body postures and movements combined with deep breathing and meditation. It is used to stimulate good health, spirituality, and a calm state of mindfulness. For more information visit www.themuseum.org.

November 4: Diabetes Management Class, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cascade Room at the Hospital for Rapides Women and Children. This free program is designed for adults with newly diagnosed diabetes and for people in need of a refresher course in diabetes management. This is a basic diabetes program, therefore, no referral from a doctor is required. The content of the program follows the guidelines of the American Diabetes Association and uses a variety of teaching methods to enhance learning. Topics include meal planning, blood sugar monitoring, medications, complications, and learning to manage chronic disease. To register, call 318 769-4440 or go online at Rapidesregional.com and select Calendar of Events under Health Education.

November 10: Child safety seat check, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Allée Medical Terrace at the Rapides Regional Medical Center. At this free event, a trained child passenger safety educator will examine your car seats, make sure they are not recalled, make sure the seat is properly installed and you will show how to install the car seat. The car seat verification process takes between 15 and 25 minutes, depending on the number of car seats in the vehicle. Headquarters checks normally take place on the second Wednesday of each month.

November 13: Yoga for children, 10:30 am, Alexandria Art Museum. The Alexandria Museum of Art and the Rapides Regional Medical Center have teamed up to present Healthy Living @AMoA. On the second Saturday of each month, Lotus Vibes presents a free children’s yoga class at the museum. For more information visit www.themuseum.org.

November 16: Breastfeeding for working moms, 6 pm-8pm, Online course. This course is for mothers who work and continue to breastfeed. It will focus on managing the milk supply and propose strategies to support pumping. Other topics include types of pumps, storage and handling of milk, and strategies to prevent problems. To register, call 318 769-4440 or go online at Rapidesregional.com and select Calendar of Events under Health Education. This course will take place virtually via Google Duo. The event coordinator will send the login instructions by email before the start of the course.

November 20: childbirth class prepared, 9 a.m. to noon, online course. This virtual class is taught by a certified birthing instructor, preparing couples for actual childbirth. Topics include stages of labor and delivery, when to go to hospital, pain management, assisted delivery, cesarean delivery. To register, call 318 769-4440 or go online at Rapidesregional.com and select Calendar of Events under Health Education. This course will take place virtually via Google Duo. The event coordinator will send the login instructions by email before the start of the course.

November 22: Healing Hearts “Memorial Christmas Tree” 6 p.m., Atrium, Hospital for Women and Children Rapides. A memorial tree sponsored by the Healing Hearts Perinatal Loss Support Group. Participants will have the opportunity to make two ornaments, one to decorate the memory tree and one to take home. For more information, call 769-7569.

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