Lakeview Regional Medical Center, in collaboration with the Junior League of Greater Covington, will host its annual Girls Health Day on Saturday, January 23rd from 10am until 12pm on the Lakeview Regional Medical Center campus. The theme “Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be You.” incorporates the topics of health issues for girls aged 8 - 14. This year’s health talks and demonstrations will include: social media and internet safety, Zumba, puberty and changes to expect, bullying and seat belt safety presented by Louisiana State Troopers, and a simulated surgical activity with a Da Vinci robot.

“Girls Health Day is designed as a platform for mothers and daughters to grow closer while learning more about healthy living,” states Dr. Brandee Simon-Davis, Girls Health Day organizer and physician at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. “When girls are given the tools they need to be strong at a young age, they are empowered to make responsible and healthy choices.”

Other activities will include free health screenings (blood pressure checks, BMI measurements, and vision testing) by local physicians, skin cancer and sun protection tips, and door prizes and giveaways.

For more information on Girls Health Day or to participate please call (985) 867-3900 or register online at The first 100 families to register will receive a complimentary tote bag. Suggested admission is a gift card for local homeless children and families living in St. Tammany Parish. Any questions regarding homeless programs providing academic and other support services can be directed to Lynn Johnson, the Homeless Liaison for St. Tammany at 898-3360.