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Support Groups

Bereavement Support Group

Adults: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.

Children & Adolescents: 5:30 p.m. by appointment only. Call for appointment.

Willis-Knighton Medical Center

Hospice Family Room

3300 Albert L. Bicknell Drive Suite 3

Heart to Heart – Women’s Cardiac Support Group

For women with heart-related illness.

FREE. Reservations requested.

Thursday, April 5, 12 noon

Facilitated by Dot Quigley, RN, Cardiac Rehab

Willis-Knighton Medical Center

WK Health & Fitness Center, 2474 Greenwood Road

Guest Speaker: Merikay Ringer, PhD, or Susan Miller, spokespersons from WomenHeart, The National Coalition of Women with Heart Disease.

Thursday, April 12, 11 a.m.

Facilitated by Rhonda Curtis, RN, Cardiac Rehab

WK Bossier Health Center

WK Bossier Wellness Center, Cardiac Rehab Education Room, 2450 Hospital Drive

Guest Speaker: Susan Miller, spokesperson from WomenHeart,The National Coalition of Women with Heart Disease.

Thursday, April 19, 12 noon

Facilitated by Nicole Caloway, Exercise Specialist

WK Pierremont Health Center

8001 Youree Drive, Second Floor Conference Room

Guest Speaker: Merikay Ringer, PhD, or Susan Miller, spokespersons from WomenHeart, The National Coalition of Women with Heart Disease.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Conducted by Willis-Knighton Physical Medicine

& Rehabilitation Institute

Tuesday, April 3, 6 p.m.

Willis-Knighton Medical Center

Kerlin Memorial Conference Center in Steen-Hall, 2611 Greenwood Road

For people with multiple sclerosis, family members and caregivers.

FREE. Reservations requested.

Stroke Support Group

Conducted by Willis-Knighton Physical Medicine

& Rehabilitation Institute

Tuesday, April 10, 2 p.m.

Willis-Knighton Medical Center

Kerlin Memorial Conference Center in Steen-Hall, 2611 Greenwood Rd.

For people who have experienced a stroke, family members and caregivers. Guest Speaker: Vickie Rech. Topic: Estate Planning.

FREE. Reservations requested.

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Conducted by Willis-Knighton Physical Medicine

& Rehabilitation Institute

Tuesday, April 17, 12 noon

Willis-Knighton Medical Center

Kerlin Memorial Conference Center in Steen-Hall 2611 Greenwood Road

For people with fibromyalgia, family members and caregivers. Topic: “Managing Fibromyalgia” by the Mayo Clinic.

FREE. Reservations requested.

Lymphedema Support Group

Conducted by Willis-Knighton Physical Medicine

& Rehabilitation Institute

Monday, April 23, 12 noon

Willis-Knighton Medical Center

WK Spine Institute, 2403 Greenwood Road

For people with lymphedema, family members and caregivers.

FREE. Reservations requested.

Cancer Education & Support

Willis-Knighton Cancer Center

2600 Kings Highway

Fourth Floor Education Center

General Cancer Support Group

Conducted by Jennifer L. Hesser, LPC, LMFT

Tuesdays, 12 noon

A cancer diagnosis is very traumatic for patients, families and friends. This group is designed to help patients and their loved ones discuss the emotional challenges and other concerns often faced by patients with cancer.

FREE, lunch provided. Reservations required, space limited.

Look Good, Feel Better

Conducted by the American Cancer Society

and Cosmetologists

Monday, April 2, 11:30 a.m.

A two-hour, hands-on workshop, which includes a 12-step skin care/make-up application lesson, demonstration of options for dealing with hair loss and nail care techniques. Participants also use and take home complimentary cosmetic kits in their appropriate skin tones with helpful instruction booklets.

FREE, lunch provided. Reservations required, space limited.

Feeling Better By Eating Right: Education in Nutrition

Conducted by Linda Marion, MA, RD, LDN

Wednesday, April 4, 12 noon

This class is designed to assist patients and caregivers in finding resources and information on foods as well as general nutrition information that will be of value before, during and after cancer treatment.

FREE, lunch provided. Reservations required, space limited.

Cancer Pain & Fatigue Educational Group

Conducted by Jennifer Edwards, RN

Wednesday, April 11, 12 noon

This group provides cancer patients and their loved ones resources and information on pain and fatigue that will be of value during and after treatment. Patients and caregivers also have the opportunity to discuss their concerns of pain and fatigue with knowledgeable healthcare professionals.

FREE, lunch provided. Reservations required, space limited.

Man to Man: Prostate Educational Group

Conducted by Julie Hartley, RD, LDN

Wednesday, April 18, 12 noon

This educational workshop gives cancer patients and their loved ones information on prostate related issues that will be of value before, during and after cancer treatment. Patients and caregivers also will have the opportunity to discuss their concerns with knowledgeable healthcare professionals.

FREE, lunch provided. Reservations required, space limited.

Community Education At Our Hospitals

WK Bossier Joint Replacement Camp

Conducted by Willis-Knighton Physical Medicine

& Rehabilitation Institute

Tuesday, April 3, 9 a.m.

WK Bossier Health Center

2400 Hospital Drive, Conference Room B

This class is for patients who are scheduled for total hip or total knee replacement surgery or who are seriously considering surgery in the near future. The class provides patient education regarding the hospital experience for a total hip or total knee replacement surgery.

FREE. Reservations required, space limited.

Shaking the Sodium from Your Diet and Thriving with Cardiopulmonary Disease

An informative seminar that addresses the needs of people who are experiencing heart failure,

or signs and symptoms of chronic cardiopulmonary disease.

FREE. Reservations requested.

Thursday, April 12, 10 a.m.

Facilitated by Lesa Warren, RN, Cardiac Rehab and Leah Walker, RD, LDN

WK Bossier Health Center

2400 Hospital Drive, Auditorium

Tuesday, April 17, 2 p.m.

Facilitated by Dot Quigley, RN, Cardiac Rehab and Stephanie Bryson, MS, RD, LDN

WK Diabetes and Nutrition Center.

Willis-Knighton Medical Center

WK Health & Fitness Center, 2474 Greenwood Road

Wednesday, April 18, 1 p.m.

Facilitated by Lana Ethridge, RNC, Cardiac Rehab and Julie Hartley, RD, LDN

WK Diabetes and Nutrition Center.

WK Pierremont Health Center

8001 Youree Drive, Women’s Center First Floor Conference Room

AHA Healthcare Provider CPR Class – Renewal

Friday, April 13, 8 a.m. to 12 noon

Friday, April 20, 8 a.m. to 12 noon

WK Career Institute

2401 Bessie St.

This course is designed for licensed or registered healthcare providers or those with comparable work experience who have previously attended a CPR course. It includes the most recent American Heart Association guidelines, materials and content. Provider cards are issued upon successful completion of the course. A book may be checked out from the WK Career Institute. A study guide is available on the WKHS website.

Cost: $35 (nonrefundable). Reservations requested.

WK Pierremont Joint Replacement Camp

Conducted by Willis-Knighton Physical Medicine

& Rehabilitation Institute

Tuesday, April 17, 9 a.m.

WK Pierremont Health Center

8001 Youree Drive, Second Floor Conference Center

This class is for patients who are scheduled for total hip or total knee replacement surgery or who are seriously considering surgery in the near future. The class provides patient education regarding the hospital experience for a total hip or total knee replacement surgery.

FREE. Reservations required, space limited.

Super Sitters Babysitting Course

Presented by Pam Rosett, RN

Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

WK Career Institute

2401 Bessie Street

An informative seminar for boys and girls 11 years old and older who want to learn the basics of babysitting. The course includes CPR instruction, First-Aid, infant and child development and babysitting techniques. Fire and personal safety instruction provided by the Shreveport Fire Department and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Cost: $40, includes materials, lunch and refreshments. Reservations required, space limited.

“WK Quit” – A Freedom from Smoking Program

Monday, April 30, 4 p.m.

WK Health and Fitness Center

2474 Greenwood Road

Facilitated by Tim Smith, Med, RCEP

A group behavioral change program that meets weekly for one hour for four to five sessions. Program addresses readiness, preparation, actually quitting and relapse prevention.

Cost: $50. Reservations requested.

Classes for Parents-To-Be and Grandparents

Caring For Your Newborn

Presented by Donna Yates, RN, CBC, ICCE, IBCLC

Prenatal Instructor

Babies do not come with instructions. This class is a guide to your personal journey of caring for your newborn.

Cost: $20, includes meal and materials. Reservations required, space limited.

Tuesday, April 3, 6 p.m.

WK Pierremont Health Center

8001 Youree Drive, Auditorium

Tuesday, April 10, 6 p.m.

WK Bossier Health Center

2400 Hospital Drive, Auditorium

Feeding Your Baby – Benefits

and Effects of Breastfeeding

Presented by Donna Yates, RN, CBC, ICCE, IBCLC

Prenatal Instructor

Learn about breastfeeding and how it can enhance the overall well-being of your baby.

Cost: $20, includes meal and materials. Reservations required, space limited.

Monday, April 16, 6 p.m.

Willis-Knighton South

2510 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Auditorium

Monday, April 23, 6 p.m.

WK Bossier Health Center

2400 Hospital Drive, Auditorium

Monday, April 30, 6 p.m.

WK Pierremont Health Center

8001 Youree Drive, Auditorium

Build A Better Body For Your Baby

Presented by Marietta Shepherd, PT, and Carla Thrash, RD, LDN

The class will prepare you for the physical and emotional changes you will experience. Proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes are thoroughly discussed.

FREE, includes snack and materials. Reservations required, space limited.

Thursday, April 26, 6 p.m.

WK Pierremont Health Center

8001 Youree Drive

Second Floor Conference Room

Grandparents Class

Presented by Donna Yates, RN, CBC, ICCE, IBCLC

The class will provide updated information on newborn care, safety in the home and emergency procedures.

FREE, includes snack. Reservations required, space limited.

Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m.

WK Bossier Health Center

2400 Hospital Drive, Auditorium

Insight and Understanding

University at the Oaks

Guest Instructor: Cheryl White, PhD, LSUS history professor

Monday, April 2, 4:30 p.m.

Alta and John Franks Community Centre

Features: ongoing seminar on “Ancient Civilizations”

FREE. Registration required.

Book Review: Caleb’s Crossing

Guest Speaker: Gale Bridger, PhD

Tuesday, April 10, 3 p.m.

Chapel at The Oaks

Features: Geraldine Brooks’ novel about a young man from Martha’s Vineyard that becomes

the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College.

FREE. Registration required.

The History of Jazz

Guest instructor/performers: James Willett and the C.E. Byrd High School Jazz Band

Tuesday, April 3, 10:30 a.m.

Alta and John Franks Community Centre

FREE. Registration required.

Warm Season Vegetable Planting

Guest Speaker: Joe White, PhD

Saturday, April 14, 1:30 p.m.

Alta and John Franks Community Centre

Features: noted horticulturist Joe White, who will give tips on planting vegetables during the warm

season as well as discuss soil preparation and other gardening topics.

FREE. Registration required.

Container Gardening and How to Care for Bromeliads: Growing and Transplanting

Guest Speakers: Master Gardeners Judy Toth and Bridget Nicholson

Sunday, April 15, 1:30 p.m.

Alta and John Franks Community Centre

Features: Master Gardeners Judy Toth and Bridget Nicholson, who will share their secrets to

successful container gardening and growing bromeliads.

FREE. Registration required.

Garden Party at The Oaks

Saturday & Sunday, April 14 & 15, 1:30 to 4 p.m.

The Oaks of Louisiana

Features: campuswide garden party at Louisiana’s premier active adult lifestyle. Tours of the community’s living options

- Tower at The Oaks, Garden Apartments at The Oaks, Savannah at The Oaks and Health Center at Live Oak – will be

given. MarketPlace at The Oaks will be open during the event.

FREE. Registration is required.

Fit for Gardening Exercise Class

Instructor: Holly Winterrowd, certified fitness instructor and manager of the Tower Spa & Wellness Center.

Wednesday, April 18, 3 p.m.

Tower at The Oaks, Wellness Center

Features: exercises using all the muscles used during gardening as gardeners bend, squat and reach.

FREE. Registration required, space limited.

Spiritual Pathways: What is Taoism?

Wednesday, April 18, 4 p.m.

Chapel at The Oaks

Guest Speaker: David Otto, PhD, director of Centenary College religion department

Features: discussion on Chinese religion and philosphy.

FREE. Registration is required.

The Life of Irving Berlin

Guest Speaker: Maredia Bowdon

Saturday, April 21, 4 p.m.

Tower at the Oaks, Ballroom

Features: lecture on one of America’s greatest songwriters known for “Easter Parade” and “White Christmas,”

among others.

FREE. Registration is required.

HealthWise with Willis-Knighton Home Health

Guest Speaker: Shane Pilkington, O.T.

Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m.

Alta and John Franks Community Centre

Features: a program on fall prevention.

FREE. Registration is required.

Muscles with the Maestro

Guest Conductors: Maestro Michael Butterman, conductor of the Shreveport Symphony, and Steve Aiken,

general/artistic director of the Shreveport Opera

Tuesday, April 24, 2:30 p.m.

Alta and John Franks Community Centre

Features: an innovative cardio workout that combines music appreciation with conducting.

FREE. Registration is required.

Global Gourmet: New England Cuisine

Guest Instructor: Matt Conover, Tower at The Oaks executive chef

Wednesday, April 25, 4 p.m.

Tower at The Oaks Ballroom

Features: a cooking demonstration and tasting.

Cost: $10. Registration required.

Well Worth It Series

Guest Speaker: Ernie Roberson

Friday, April 27, 3:30 p.m.

Alta and John Franks Community Centre

Features: a lecture on the history of Shreveport by Caddo Parish’s Registrar of Voters.

FREE. Registration is required.

Discipleship

Discussion Leader: Larry Williams, Broadmoor Baptist

Thursday, April 12, 10:30 a.m.

Alta and John Franks Community Centre

FREE. Registration is required.

Discussion Leader: John Harrison, deacon, Broadmoor Baptist Church

Thursday, April 26, 10:30 a.m.

Chapel Annex

FREE. Registration is required.

Bible Study

Discussion Leader: Larry Williams, Broadmoor Baptist Church

Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

Tower at The Oaks Ballroom

Features: “The Beauty of the Psalm,” a study of the longest book of the Bible, containing 150 individual psalms

written by many different people.

FREE. Registration is required.

Discussion Leader: Rev. Andrew Comeaux, director of spiritual life services, The Oaks of Louisiana

Thursdays, 2:30 p.m.

Alta and John Franks Community Centre

Features: a study of Beth Moore’s “To Live is Christ”

FREE. Registration is required.

Spiritual Services

Chapel at The Oaks

The multifaith spiritual activities at The Oaks of Louisiana and the Chapel at The Oaks are open to all who wish to be a part of a meaningful experience. The Rev. Andrew Comeaux, director of spiritual life services, and Mickie Cowan, Live Oak chaplain, work with volunteer clergy and lay leaders from throughout the community to create a variety of worship opportunities at the Chapel at The Oaks. Details about these services can be found under Classes and Events at wkhs.com. No reservations are required.

Catholic Mass

Mondays, 9:30 a.m.

April 2 & 16: Rev. Phil Michiels, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

April 9, 23 & 30: Rev. Murray Clayton, retired Catholic priest

Communion Services

April 1, 10:30 a.m.: Rev. Andrew Comeaux, director of spiritual life services

April 2, 3:30 p.m.: Rev. Canon Rowena White, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral

April 9, 3:30 p.m.: Multifaith Communion, First United Methodist Church-Shreveport

April 16, 3:30 p.m.: Rev. Paul Martin, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Sunday Services

10:30 a.m.

April 1, 8 & 15: Rev. Andrew Comeaux, director of spiritual life services

April 22: Rev. Guido Verbeck, retired Episcopal priest

April 29: Rev. Conrad Edwards, First United Methodist Church

Vespers

Thursdays, 6 p.m., Community Centre

April 5: Holy/Maundy Thursday Service (this special communion service will be in the Chapel)

April 12: Rev. Carl Rhoads, First United Methodist Church

April 19: The Norman Family Singers

April 26: Rev. Bryan McDowell, First Presbyterian Church-Shreveport

Good Friday Service

Friday, April 6, 10:30 a.m., Chapel

Prayer & Healing Service

Fridays, 10:45 a.m., Chapel

Scripture, teaching and prayer of healing with Rev. Andrew Comeaux

*Due to the Good Friday Service there will be no Prayer & Healing Service on Friday, April 6.

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