Caregiver Support

The College of Southern Idaho Office on Aging hosts a Caregiver Support Group meeting, 1-2:30 p.m. today at the South Central Public Health District’s Katz Conference Room, 1020 Washington St. N., Twin Falls.

Topics: caregiver issues and peer support.

Free; Shawna Wasko, 736-2122.

Happy Babies

“Happiest Baby on the Block” class, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday the Oak Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center, 801 Pole Line Road W. in Twin Falls.

Topics: helping babies sleep longer, soothing fussy infants and making postpartum adjustments. Class includes a parenting kit.

Cost is $20, and preregistration is required; 814-0407.

‘Baby and Me’

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

This week’s topic: recognizing abuse. The session is educational support for parents and babies. A lactation consultant and a baby scale are available each week.

Free; 324-6133.

Alzheimer’s Support

Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rosetta Assisted Living, 1919 Hiland Ave., Burley.

Open to Mini-Cassia residents who have family members with Alzheimer’s.

Information: Maquel Wrigley, 677-5451.

Childbirth

The childbirth class of St. Luke’s Jerome prepared childbirth series, 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the medical center, 709 N. Lincoln St., Jerome.

Topics: pregnancy, nutrition, relaxation and massage. Bring a labor support person, if possible. Mothers may enroll even if their babies will be born at a different hospital. The class is offered separately, or as part of the childbirth series.

Cost is $5 per class or $30 for the series. Register: 324-6133.

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Bunch, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, in the Redwood Room on the third floor of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

A moms’ support group with interaction among women who are breastfeeding their infants. A breastfeeding educator facilitates and answers questions. Babies are welcome.

Free; no preregistration required; 814-1000.

Smoking Cessation

Adult smoking cessation class, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays, this week to Nov. 7, at South Central Public Health District, 1020 Washington St. N., Twin Falls. Classes are taught by a certified facilitator.

Free; preregistration is required, 737-5988. Class limit is 12 (class will be canceled if less than four participants sign up).

Childbirth Refresher

Childbirth refresher course, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Oak Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

Topic: Review of childbirth preparation and breathing techniques and a video tour of the Women and Infants Center. Bring a labor support person, if possible.

Cost is $20 and preregistration is required; 814-0407.

Mental Health Support

Mental Health Support Group, 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Family Health Services/Behavioral Health, 1102 Eastland Drive N., Twin Falls.

Open to individuals in Magic Valley with a mental health diagnosis.

Free; 734-1281.

Infant Safety, CPR

Infant safety and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday in the Oak Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

New parents, grandparents and caregivers learn CPR and what to do if a baby chokes.

No registration required; free; 814-0407.

Childbirth, Breastfeeding

Labor rehearsal, breastfeeding and infant CPR class of St. Luke’s Jerome’s prepared childbirth series, 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday at the medical center, 709 N. Lincoln Ave., Jerome.

Topics: Labor, postpartum care, breastfeeding basics and infant CPR. Bring a labor support person, if possible.

Mothers may enroll even if their babies will be born at a different hospital. The class is offered separately, or as part of the childbirth series.

Cost is $5 per class or $30 for the series. Register: 324-6133.

Tai Chi

Stella Stockton, a certified Instructor, will teach Tai Chi classes, noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays, this week through Oct. 27, at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road, Ketchum. Meet on the lawn area.

Tai Chi promotes improved balance, flexibility, coordination and stress relief. All levels are welcome

Cost is $50 for Sawtooth Botanical Garden members (includes all four sessions) and $65 for others. Preregister: 726-9358 or allison@sbgarden.org.

Breastfeeding

“Breastfeeding 101” class, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Oak Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

Topic: Breastfeeding basics for new and expectant mothers. Babies are welcome.

Free; 814-0407.

Bereavement Support

Intermountain Homecare’s Bereavement Education Support Group meeting, 5-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 8 through Nov, 12, in either the Board Room or Evergreen Room at Cassia Regional Medical Center, Burley.

Emotional and grief support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Open to the community.

Free. Register: Martha Matthews, 677-6581; or Holly Kimber or Marcie Bedke, 678-8844.

Joint Replacement

BridgeView Estates in Twin Falls is offering a class on total joint replacement, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at 1828 Bridgeview Blvd. (meet in the front lobby).

Topics: preparing for joint-replacement surgery, amount of pain, recovery time, insurance coverage, deciding about care after surgery, discharge planning and long-term rehabilitation. Tours of the BridgeView rehab facility available.

Free admission. Preregistration required; Teresa at 280-0047 or Amy at 280-0045.

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold blood drives at two sites in Twin Falls.

• 1-6 p.m. Oct. 9 at the LDS Church on Caswell Avenue West; schedule an appointment, Adam at 358-2305.

• 1-7 p.m. Oct. 15, noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 16 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 17 at Church of the Ascension, 371 Eastland Drive; for appointments, Sharla at 734-4566.

Any healthy person age 17 or older (16 with signed parental consent) and weighing at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate blood. Valid identification is required.

Breast Cancer Awareness

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Impact Athletic is holding several fundraising events at 1150 E. 16th St., Burley.

• “Chin-Ups for Trina,” Oct. 8; teams of four perform chin-ups for 30 minutes. Register at Impact Athletic; $20 minimum per team; prizes awarded. Donations benefit Trina Winmill Robbins who is fighting breast cancer.

Donations will be accepted for the Susan G. Koman for the Cure at the following three events.

• “Pilates in Pink,” 9-10 a.m. Oct. 17.

• “Zumba Party in Pink,” 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 22; $10 minimum donation, prizes awarded..

• Group Power “Power of Hope,” 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 30.

All events are open to the public; don’t need to be a member to attend.

Information: impactathletic.com.

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

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