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Safe Sitter Classes

Safe Sitter is a national medically accurate child care course developed for boys and girls ages 11 to 14 entering grades 6th - 8th who are ready to learn the skills they need to care for themselves and younger children.

This class is taught by registered nurses certified in the Safe Sitter curriculum. The program teaches safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills and appropriate responses to medical emergencies.

At the conclusion of this two-day course, participants will receive a program completion card. The second day will have a completion ceremony from 3:00 - 3:30 p.m., where family is invited. Cost is $85 for the two days. Here is a list of the dates.

  • June 4-5
  • June 20-21
  • June 26-27
  • July 9-10
  • July 19-20
  • July 24-25

Contact Healthfinder to register at 504-503-5000.

Healthy Cooking Demo Series

Make the most of your meals! Join EJGH registered Nutritionist Michael Sandoz as he hosts healthy cooking demonstrations and discussions at Whole Foods in Metairie. Michael shares tips for how to maximize nutritional benefits and flavor.

Join us at one of the following dates:

  • May 28 Homemade Salad Dressings
  • June 25 Watermelon Feta Salad
  • July 30 Veggie Burgers
  • August 27 Creole Tomato Gazpacho
  • September 24 Football Season Appetizer
  • October 29 Pink Lady Apple Crisp
  • November 19 Light Thanksgiving Sides
  • December 17 Holiday Dessert Mousse

Each class is FREE and starts at 6:30 p.m. at Whole Foods in Metairie. Contact Michael Sandoz at or 504-503-6801.

Free Child Safety Seat Fitting

East Jefferson General Hospital’s Woman and Newborn Services and EMS are partnering together with the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force to offer free Child Safety Seat Fittings.

This program is designed to demonstrate proper installation of your child safety seat and ensure seat type and fit are accurate for your vehicle.

Seat Fittings are available on the third Thursday of every month from 2:30–4:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center parking lot at 3726 Houma Blvd., Metairie, LA. Fittings are also offered by appointment. For more information, please call 504-503-7152.

Yoga and Tai Chi at City Park

EJGH Wellness Center presents relaxing Tai Chi exercises in various art galleries at NOMA Monday evenings at 6pm. Or join us for Yoga Saturday mornings at 8am among NOMA's outstanding permanent collection, or if weather permitting, in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Classes are $5 or free to members of EJGH Wellness CenterEJGH Healthy Lifestyles or members of NOMA.

Call HealthFinder at 456-5000 to register.