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Note: For classes eligible for a refund, the refund policy requires you to call at least one week in advance to cancel. Refunds will be issued, less a $10 administrative fee.

THE OAKS OF LOUISIANA
The Oaks of Louisiana offers a variety of classes tailored to the needs and interests of the senior community.
 


















"Diabetes and Pedorthic Foot Care"
Diabetes can increase a person's risk of having foot problems. Since the extreme consequence is amputation, foot care for someone with diabetes becomes a daily priority. Zaffater will discuss innovative pedorthic devices that help diabetic patients suffering from foot pain and other issues.

"Don't Let Pain Crimp Your Lifestyle"
Low back pain, neck pain and musculoskeletal pain can affect your quality of life and your mental state. But a combination of medical pain management combined with mental health support offers a holistic approach to pain treatment that can help you deal with it and flourish in life. Pain management experts Randall Brewer, MD, and Steven Abney, PysD, of River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists, will give insight into dealing with pain and the stress it causes - everything from diet and lifestyle to spirituality and interpersonal functioning.

"George Washington's Secret 6"
Enjoy an afternoon of history, intrigue and adventure with book reviewer Ann King. In "George Washington Secret 6," Bryan Kilmeade , with Don Yaeger, details the activities of the Culper 6, who worked as a spy ring on behalf of Gen. George Washington in New York City. Washington and his army had been forced to retreat from New York City in the fall of 1776, yet Washington recognized New York City for its importance geographically and as the second largest city in the 13 colonies. Historians have discovered enough information about this group's activities to credit them with turning the tide of the war.

"Six Things You Should Know about U.S./China Relations"
Erin Ennis, vice president of the U.S.-China Business Council, will discuss U.S. relations with China, our country's third largest trading partner and Louisiana's sixth largest.


























































Daily Life in Ancient Greece
Alexander Mikaberidze, Ph.D., Hubert D. Humphreys Professor of History at LSUS, will discuss daily life in ancient Greece, with emphasis on birth, childhood, marriage and death. The lecture is part of The Oaks' yearlong Passport to Health series that incorporates programs and events related to a different country each quarter.










Entertainment Events
The Oaks of Louisiana hosts cultural programs and entertainment events that are open to the public. Reservations required for nonresidents.































Lectures
Join us as we attain personal growth and self-discovery of various topics. The public is invited. Reservations required for nonresidents.

Live an Anti-inflammatory Life: Go Mediterranean! -LECTURE ONLY
An anti-inflammatory lifestyle can help us all age with grace and delay the onset of age-related disease and discomfort. Diet and stress are two of the most overlooked risk factors that are in within our control. By developing the lifestyle practices suggested in the Mediterranean diet, along with stress-coping techniques, you can experience optimal health. Whether your objective is to eat better, lose weight, reduce stress, age gracefully, or reduce the risk of disease, you'll find the tools, advice, and support you need to enhance your life and achieve vitality and health.

Live an Anti-inflammatory Life: Go Mediterranean!-LECTURE AND LUNCH
An anti-inflammatory lifestyle can help us all age with grace and delay the onset of age-related disease and discomfort. Diet and stress are two of the most overlooked risk factors that are in within our control. By developing the lifestyle practices suggested in the Mediterranean diet, along with stress-coping techniques, you can experience optimal health. Whether your objective is to eat better, lose weight, reduce stress, age gracefully, or reduce the risk of disease, you'll find the tools, advice, and support you need to enhance your life and achieve vitality and health. Following the lecture, experience the Mediterranean diet with lunch in the Tower's Oak Room. Lunch includes lentil soup, Tower house salad featuring organic greens, seasonal berries, almonds and housemade vinaigrette, and chocolate covered strawberries.




Passport to Health Dinner
The 2014 version of Passport to Health extends the entire year. It includes informative programs on healthy living as well as entertaining programs that will let participants experience the culture, history and foods of France, Greece, Italy and Spain.










Religious Services
The Oaks of Louisiana offers a variety of spiritual services each week conducted by our chaplain and clergy from throughout the community. The services listed here are open to the public. Reservations are not required unless otherwise noted in the description.































Spiritual Programs
Local Bible scholars offer insight into the Scriptures through a variety of Bible studies and discipleship classes. Reservations required for nonresidents.






















University at The Oaks
University at The Oaks has a grand tradition of featuring professors lecturing about fascinating topics. The public is welcome, but reservations are required for nonresidents. four-week seminars are $25 for nonresidents.