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Rapides Regional Events 12/6/2017
Dec. 6: Diabetes Group Class: 9 a.m. – Noon, Medical Terrace Auditorium at Rapides Regional Medical Center. Rapides Regional Medical Center is offering a free program designed for adults with newly diagnosed diabetes and for people needing a refresher course in diabetes management. This is a basic diabetes program; therefore, no physician referral is required. The program content follows the American Diabetes Association guidelines and uses a variety of teaching methods to enhance learning. Topics include meal planning, monitoring blood sugar, medications, complications, and learning to deal with a chronic disease. The course is taught by Sandy Couvillon, Registered Dietitian, and Amie Starks, Registered Nurse. The program is free, but space is limited.
To register, call 318-769-4440, or go online at rapidesregional.com, and select Calendar of Events under Health Education.
Dec. 6: LOPA Tree of Life, 10 a.m. Rapides Regional Medical Center South Tower Lobby. Rapides Regional Medical Center joins with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency as it recognizes donors and their families during the holiday season. Family members are invited to place an ornament on the tree in honor of their loved one.
Dec. 6: Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil, 7 p.m. Mount Olivet Cemetery in Pineville. Join Rapides Women’s & Children’s Hospital for the annual “Angel of Hope” candlelight vigil. This non-denominational ceremony is open to all parents, family members and friends who have lost a child. Roses and candles will be provided. The statue at Mount Olivet is the only one of its kind in Louisiana, though there are more than 100 Christmas Box Angel statues across the United States.