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April 2016 Calendar of Events Westbank Region Apr 5 (Tuesday): Bone Health Fair ▪ Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner ▪ 10 a...

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April 2016 Calendar of Events Westbank Region Apr 5 (Tuesday): Bone Health Fair ▪ Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner ▪ 10 a.m. – noon ▪ Light refreshments will be served ▪ followed by lunch on your own at Olive Garden

$5.00 p.p. ▪ Bus departs 9:00 a.m. 3rd parking lot

Apr 6 (Wednesday): GO Monthly Group Meeting “Lunch with Alice” 10:45 a.m. ▪ New Orleans Ladies Ballroom, 1771 Stumpf Blvd, Terrytown ▪ Theme: April Showers: Decorate your spring umbrellas ▪ Menu: Turkey or Ham, dressing, cranberry sauce, potato salad, green beans, rolls, & chocolate cake ▪ NO menu substitutions accepted

$12.00 p.p. ▪ Doors open at 10:15 a.m ******** PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING DONATIONS FOR THE GRETNA FOOD BANK ********

Apr 9 (Saturday): Cabaret @ The Saenger Theater ▪ 2:00 p.m. matinee performance preceded by lunch on your own at Superior Seafood

SOLD OUT ▪ Bus departs 10:30 a.m. 3rd parking lot Apr 14 (Thursday): Lunch & Learn - “Are You Getting Enough Sleep?” ▪ Jake Rodi, M.D. will give us the inside scoop on sleep issues ▪ 10:00 a.m. – noon ▪ River Room: Ochsner Westbank

$5.00 p.p. ▪ Doors open at 9:30 a.m. ▪ Meal served at 11:00 a.m Apr 14 (Thursday): Thursdays at Twilight – Leroy Jones ▪ Leroy Jones has been a central figure in New Orleans' Jazz Scene since the mid-seventies ▪ According to Harry Connick Jr, Leroy was always regarded as the greatest. “For young musicians like me, he was exciting, intimidating. For the older ones, he was the keeper of the flame. But Leroy did more than keep the flame; he started a forest fire" ▪ Food and beverages will be available for purchase ▪ 2nd opportunity Do not register again if you have already done so

$15.00 p.p. ▪ Bus departs 3:30 p.m. 3rd parking lot

Apr 15 (Friday): Lunch Bunch - Longue Vue Gardens & lunch at Landry’s ▪ Enjoy a guided tour of Longue Vue House and Gardens, one of the last Country Place Era homes built in the United States ▪ View collections of European & American furniture; Eastern European carpets; art by 20th century masters; needlework and clothing; European tableware ▪ The ever-changing gardens with their beautiful blooms provide an inspiring destination year-round ▪ Afterward we’ll have lunch on our own at Landry’s Seafood Restaurant

$15.00 p.p. ▪ Bus departs 10:00 a.m. 3rd parking lot

Apr 19 (Tuesday): Lunch & Learn: “What to Expect as the Eye Ages” ▪ presented by Robert Kelly, O.D. ▪ learn about likely changes in our eyes as we grow older, from cataracts to macular degeneration ▪ 10:00 a.m. – noon ▪ River Room: Ochsner Westbank

$5.00 p.p. ▪ Doors open at 9:30 a.m. ▪ Meal served at 11:00 a.m Apr 21 (Thursday): National Leprosarium@ Carville/The Cabin ▪ hompromg leprosy patients—once quarantined on site—and the medical staff who attended to them and made medical history ▪ 9-stop audio driving tour of the Carville Historic District ▪ buffet lunch at The Cabin ▪ Alice will collect $25 per person on the bus for lunch

$10.00 p.p. (bus only) ▪ Bus departs 9:00 a.m. 3rd parking lot

May 12 – May 19 (Thursday - Thursday) Savannah/Charleston trip ▪ Includes 2 nights in Savannah, 2 nights in Charleston, 15 meals, historic Pirates House Restaurant, Savannah’s River Street, Gothic Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah Theatre, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Patriots Points Naval & Maritime Museum, Spirit Line Dinner Cruise, Holy City Brewery, Coosaw Crabshack, S. Carolina State Museum, World of Coca Cola, The Varsity in Atlanta ▪ $150 deposit due with registration ▪ final payment due March 25


MAIL YOUR RESERVATION FORM & CHECKS payable to GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY WESTBANK, 4225 Lapalco Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072 Please . . . DO NOT send a check without the registration form, and DO NOT send blank checks. Checks submitted without the registration form will be returned to you. Don’t forget to send a separate check for each event, add name of event on check (place, not just “Lunch Bunch”) and enclose an ADDRESS LABEL – DO NOT send a stamped envelope If you want to attend an event on the same bus/date as your friends, send your reservations in the same envelope – that will assure you are together.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: UPCOMING EVENTS May 4 (Wednesday) May 6 (Friday) May 12 (Thursday) May 12-19 (Th-Th) June 29 (Wednesday) Sept (Date TBD)

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Monthly Meeting Theme: Kentucky Derby St Joseph Abbey/ Annadele’s Plantation Restaurant Lunch & Learn – Molly Kimball Savannah/Charleston trip Victory Belles @ WWII Museum Fall trip to Santa Fe & Albuquerque

**The COMMUNITY CLOUD IS ALMOST HERE** The Cloud will allow all Golden Opportunity Members the ability to: View all GO regions’ activities Register for events online Pay for events online Be placed on a waiting list if the event is full Receive a text or an email to confirm your registration and remind you of the event Be able to pay online for renewal of membership

Want to know what’s going on at other Golden Opportunity regions? Log on to http://www.ochsner.org/health-resources/golden-opportunity-a-50-lifestyle-program/ GOOD NEWS: OCHSNER HEALTH CENTER LAPALCO IS OPEN ON SUNDAYS! You can now receive medical services 7 days a week, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Walk-Ins welcome – no appointment necessary A dedicated phone line has been set up with Ochsner Scheduling Department for Golden Opportunity members to schedule medical appointments. Now you can call and schedule your appointment without any delays. Please Call: 504-371-9333

NOTICE: Change in Annual Membership Renewals All memberships now expire on January 1st of each year. If your expiration date is not Jan 1, 2017, your membership expired on Jan 1, 2016, regardless of the date on your card - you must renew your current membership. Dues are still $10 per year. If you do not renew your membership you will NOT be allowed to register or participate in upcoming events and/or trips

Misplaced Membership Card: $5.00 replacement fee Free Valet Parking for G O Members at Ochsner Westbank when visiting a patient or for medical reasons Free Valet Parking for seniors 65+ at Main Campus - Jefferson Hwy Show your Membership card and receive a discount: 15% Ochsner Optical Shop 10% Ochsner Gift Shop 15% Brent House Hotel Beauty Salon Discount rate with Brent House Hotel 10% Designs/Monograms/Names/ Embroidery 504-259-4848 1O% Jill’s Plumbing Repairs 504-301-6623

For more information on upcoming trips, activities, meetings, or to submit a suggestion, please call

Alice Nelson-Jones Program Coordinator, Golden Opportunity Westbank (504) 371- 6541

[email protected]