Chronic Pain Support

HOPE (Help Overcome Pain Everyday) chronic pain support group meets at 3 p.m. today, Jan. 21.

The group provides positive emotional support, shares coping strategies and experiences with different healing therapies, and information about reputable medical resources for understanding and managing pain.

Everyone attending will receive a free copy of a resource guide to managing pain. Affiliated with the American Chronic Pain Association.

For meeting location: facilitator Donna Erickson, 208-736-1036.

Recovery Support

Recovery For Life groups meet today, Jan. 21, at the Twin Falls Reformed Church, 1631 Grandview Drive N.

Includes Divorce Care, Grief Share, HOPE 12-step program (substance abuse recovery), Co-Dependency for Men and Women, Parenting Skills and Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace (getting and staying out of debt). Most groups meet at 7 p.m. A meal is available from 6-6:45 p.m.

“Special Parents — Special Kids,” a support group for parents of special-needs children, meets the first Monday of each month.

Free child care and shuttle service available. Information: 208-733-6128.

’Baby and Me’

St. Luke’s Jerome is offering “Baby and Me” classes, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Jerome Public Library, 100 First Ave. E.

The sessions are educational support for parents and babies. A lactation consultant and a baby scale are available each week.

C-sections

Caesarean childbirth class, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the Oak Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

Topics: Caesarean deliveries, pain management, non-conforming labors and hospital procedures.

Free. Preregistration required; 208-814-0407.

Grief Support

Widowed Wellness Support Group is available for individuals who have experienced the loss of a spouse.

Information: Shawna Wasko at CSI Office on Aging, 208-736-2122 or 800-574-8656.

Grief Support

Visions of Hope Support Group, 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Hospice Visions building, 1770 Park View Drive, Twin Falls.

Support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

Healthy Living

“Living Well in Idaho,” a program to help adults stay active and involved in life despite aging or chronic diseases, is available for individuals and their caregivers.

The six-week series of classes addresses self-management of pain, fatigue, loss of independence and other symptoms.

Four sessions begin the week of Jan. 28 with different days and times (2 1/2 hours per week)..

Topics: problem-solving techniques and symptom control through relaxation techniques, changing diet, managing sleep and fatigue, using medications correctly, exercise, and communication with health care providers.

Cost is $125; free for those older than 60. Registration required: Kim Lapray at CSI, 208-732-6475.

“To do for you” is a listing of health-related activities, events and education. Submit information by noon Thursday for publication in the following Monday’s edition: ramona@magicvalley.com.

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