August 17 (Thursday): ROAD TRIP: “Mardi Gras World Tour” New Orleans LA $75.00 per Person (includes transportation, lunch and personal Mardi Gras Mask) Depart from Ochsner Plaza II: 8:30 am Return Time: 4:30 pm To get the feeling of Mardi Gras year-round, we will visit Mardi Gras World, the largest float designing and building facility in the world. Here more than 80 percent of the floats that journey down New Orleans' streets during the Carnival season are designed and built. Begun in 1947 by float designer and builder Blaine Kern, Mardi Gras World provides visitors with the opportunity to don authentic Mardi Gras costumes and tour enormous warehouses filled with floats. During the tour, we will learn about the many traditions surrounding Mardi Gras parades, balls and music, as well as the intricacies of float designing and building. Mardi Gras floats began rumbling down New Orleans streets in 1837 with mule-drawn carriages. Today the tradition continues with sophisticated mega-floats, which hold more than 200 masked riders and are lit with fiber optic cables and laser lights. Speaking of masks, we will have the golden opportunity to make our own mask and bring the mask home as a souvenir. We will be treated to a buffet lunch at Mardi Gras World. RSVP REQUIRED August 18 (Friday): LUNCH BUNCH: “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Foot Osteoarthritis” Presented by: Jeannie Jo, MD Dr. Jo will educate us on the good, the bad and the ugly truth of Osteoarthritis of the foot. Starts at 12:00 pm Hospital Classroom Snack Provided August 31 (Thursday): Movie Review: “All Saints” AMC THEATER Please pay at the Movie Theater GO members will meet at the theater at 9:30 am $5.00 per person- admission $4.00 per person – small drink & small popcorn & fruitie tootie snack.
16040 Hatter Drive
ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. RSVP REQUIRED
August 29 (Tuesday): GET GOING: “Breakfast and Ballads” La Divina Italian Cafe Acadian Village Shopping Center, 3535 Perkins Rd #360 La Divina Italian Café will host a GO event with entertainment by Cindi DiMarco a local singer/song writer who adds her personal touch to jazz, pop, blues, rock, and folk standards. You can order breakfast (on your own) and enjoy some ballads. Seating is limited to 24. 9:00 am – 11:00 am RSVP REQUIRED
Volunteers are needed at the hospital and the clinics. If interested, please call 225-755-4986. REMINDER: The GO Community Cloud is up and running. The Cloud will allow you to view all event and activities, register for the events and activities and allow you to pay online. Go to: https://ochsner.force.com and sign up today! Upcoming trips: September 26 & 27, 2017 – Paragon Casino (overnight) $70.00 Single / $50.00 Single $25.00 Free Play $10.00 Food Voucher October 27, 2017 – WWII Air and Sea and Land Festival CALIFORNIA COASTAL CRUISE ABOARD THE EMERALD PRINCESS! With the North Shore Golden Opportunity Group! September 22 thru October 5, 2018. Includes a pre cruise 2 night stay in Victoria with a tour of Butchart Gardens and post cruise stay in Vancouver. Ports of call include Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and 2 nights in San Francisco. Prices start at $3974pp/double occupancy/inside state room. Rate include roundtrip airfare, hotel stays, 10 night cruise, insurance, gratuities, taxes, fees and transfers. Call Christie Trew at 985-875-2799 for more information.
Hope Ministries are in need of clothing and shoes for the homeless. They are asking for men, women and children’s clothes. Please bring your donations to the GO office. Thank you. Just a reminder: On road trips, please be aware of the amount of perfume or cologne that you use, some people are allergic to these products.
When a fee is involved: It must be received within 5 days of making the reservation to confirm your seat. Please check availability with the GO office before mailing a check. YOU ARE NOT SCHEDULED FOR THE EVENT UNTIL THE CHECK IS RECEIVED. Please submit separate checks for events.
For more information on upcoming trips, activities, meetings, to submit a suggestion or to make a reservation call or email me: Cindy Wilks, Program Coordinator 17000 Medical Center Drive ▪ Baton Rouge LA 70816 [email protected]
August 2017 Calendar of Events Baton Rouge Region August 1 (Tuesday): GET GOING: “Breakfast and Ballads” La Divina Italian Cafe Acadian Village Shopping Center, 3535 Perkins Rd #360 La Divina Italian Café will host a GO event with entertainment by Wayne Busby. Mr. Busby is a professional singer that sings ballads: Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Ray Charles, Elvis, Michael Buble and Barry Manilow, just to name a few. You can order breakfast (on your own) and enjoy some ballads. Seating is limited to 24. 9:00 am – 11:00 am RSVP REQUIRED August 9 (Wednesday): BREAKFAST BUNCH: “Anti-Inflammatory Spices and Herbs” Presented by: Anne Milneck, Owner of Red Spice Company Anne will discuss the top anti-inflammatory herbs and spices. It’s probably not something that you think about often (if ever), but it’s important to keep inflammation in your body at bay. You may be surprised to hear that chronic inflammation has been linked to arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, depression, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. To help fight inflammation, a healthy diet filled with vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and lean proteins can work wonders. But what if you were told that you just swapping out table salt with a spoonful of flavorful herbs and spices could play a major role in keeping you healthy too? 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Hospital Classroom Snack Provided RSVP REQUIRED August 15 (Tuesday): CULINARY RUN: The Warehouse Restaurant 12328 S Choctaw Drive We will meet at the restaurant to simply enjoy a great lunch and great company. Arrival: 11:00 am