Learn to live with the COVID virus, eat breakfast and get vaccinated | St. Tammany Community News


Are you done with COVID-19? Tired of masks, social distancing, and hand washing multiple times a day?

Although we’re all tired of COVID-19, the virus is still here, and it’s not going away. Learning to live with it is therefore the next logical step.

St. Tammany Health System and COAST are hosting a COVID Lunch and Learn Saturday, June 11 at 11:20 a.m. at the Mandeville Community Center at 3090 E. Causeway Approach.

The event is free and open to adults of all ages, but registration is required and must be completed by June 8.

Dr. Michael Hill, an infectious disease specialist who currently serves as Medical Director of the St. Tammany Quality Network, will speak on “Living Life to the Fullest in a Post-Pandemic Reality.” Lunch will be provided by Pyre Catering.

Free COVID-19 vaccines and boosters will be available on site.

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Event attendees will also be eligible to receive one of 100 $50 gift cards available.

To sign up, go to StTammany.health/LivingLife, then click “add to cart” and “pay.” Even though there is no charge, you have to click on the payment button to get to the registration page. Once there, enter the basic information requested. There’s even an option to receive an email reminder of the event. In response, select yes or no, then click continue and your confirmation will appear.

In other business, for the first time since 2019, COAST will host an “annual” meeting on June 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuge on La. 434 in Lacombe. The COVID pandemic has made it necessary to skip 2020 and 2021, so this year will be a very special event.

The primary purpose of the Annual Meeting is for COAST Corporate Members to vote for the Board of Directors. Any St. Tammany resident 18 years of age or older may apply for membership. Applications are available at coastseniors.org.

Prior to the election, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and speak with board members. Following the election, a delicious dinner will be served and door prizes will be awarded.

To contact Golden Age columnist Julie Agan, email [email protected] or call (985) 892-0377.

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