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March, 2017 Calendar of Events Kenner & River Parish Regions March 9, 2017 (Thursday): General Membership Meeting-River ...

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March, 2017 Calendar of Events Kenner & River Parish Regions March 9, 2017 (Thursday): General Membership Meeting-River Parish Dr. John Harrington will be joining us at our meeting to speak to about gastroscopy, colonoscopy, GERD, Constipation, colon Polyps, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers. Please bring your questions you may have for Dr. Harrington. We will meet in the Medical Office Bldg. 3rd floor Conference Room. We will begin at 12 noon, lunch will be served. RSVP required March 14, 2017 (Tuesday)

Blessed Seelos Shrine

Come be inspired by Redemptorist priest, Blessed Seelos, who was beatified by Pope John Paul II in the Solemn Jubilee Year 2000. Father Seelos possessed great mystical gifts due to his intense prayer life. His dedication to ministry with cheerful holiness makes him still an outstanding model for clergy, religious and laity alike. As a traveling preacher and lifelong friend of the poor and destitute, Seelos was a spiritual father to tens of thousands. Despite his early death at age 48, so profound was his missionary zeal that sickness, persecution, and even the upheaval caused by a civil war could not stop him. Following our tour, we will travel to Superior Seafood on St. Charles Ave. for lunch. Please indicate your entrée choice on your check. *Shrimp and Grits (sautéed shrimp in a tasso cream sauce served over Superior grits) *Tchoupitoulas Chicken (grilled chicken topped with crawfish tasso cream sauce and smoked mozzarella cheese served with grilled asparagus and whipped potatoes) *Blackened Fish Napoleon (fresh filet blackened, topped with crawfish etouffee served with whipped potatoes and corn maque choux) Ochsner Bus will pick up at River Parish at 9:00 a.m. and travel to Ochsner Kenner for pick up at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $35.00 to include transportation and lunch. RSVP Required March 22, 2017 (Wednesday): General Membership Meeting (Kenner) Our guest speaker will be Christian Rabito with Home Instead who will speak about Protecting Seniors On-Line and Computer Fraud. Our meeting will be held in the Conference Room on the 7th floor of the Medical Office Building. Lunch will be served. RSVP Required

Upcoming Events April 12 & 13, 2017 Natchez Spring Pilgrimage Home tours include Choctaw Hall, Burn, Twin Oaks & Longwood homes. Lunch at Cotton Alley. Overnight accommodations at the Grand Hotel. Cost is $250.00 for a double. Please see the enclosed flyer. April 20, 2007 (Thursday):

Antiquing in Breaux Bridge

Join us as we travel to Breaux Bridge and check out Buck & Johnny’s Restaurant. They have an extensive menu to include all our favorites. Lunch on your own. After lunch we will leisurely stroll on to Lagniappe Antiques. Lagniappe has 17,000 sq. ft. of space with over 70 vendors. The types of things you will find there is, of course, all types of antiques, collectible art, many one of a kind items and handmade items from local residents. We will travel by motor coach to pick up at Ochsner Kenner at 8:30 a.m. and then head to Ochsner River Parish pick up at 9:00 a.m. We will first have lunch at Buck & Johnny’s and then Lagniappe Antiques. Time allowing, we may be able to visit Lake Martin Nature Conservancy in Breaux Bridge. We can stroll through the board walks to view all kinds of species of birds, alligators, many types of plants and trees. The cost of the trip will be in the April GO Calendar.

Please remember, once you sign up for an event, you must pay for the event within 5 (five) days in order to secure your reservation. If your payment is not received within 5 (five) days, your name may be taken off the reservation list. Keep in mind, our Golden Opportunity program is growing. All reservations are first-come, first-served and all fees are non-refundable. We are very pleased to announce our Golden Fit Exercise Program. The exercise program in River Parish, directed by Ms. Kathy Koehl, has been a tremendous success. Many of her members have improved their core strength, which prevents falls. We have been blessed with a grant which will allow us to extend this program to other regions of Ochsner. There will be no charge for the 12 week course. Ochsner Kenner will have a program with an instructor, who will meet in the Ochsner Fitness area in the Medical Office Bldg. 1st Floor. We will meet two times per week from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. If interested, please let me know. There is space for 20 members. It is first come, first served basis. No excuses, we have people in their nineties participating in Ochsner River Parish. I have seen first-hand the improvement in flexibility and stamina in most all of our participants. I do hope you will take advantage of this program. It will enable you to stay independent as long as possible. Ann Laiche, Golden Opportunity Ochsner Kenner and River Parish Regions 180 W. Esplanade Ave. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 464-2974 work (504) 621-8570 cell Email: [email protected]