Seniors Fitness

College of Southern Idaho’s Over 60 and Getting Fit classes begin this week at several sites in the area.

Classes begin today, except for Hagerman and Burley, which start Tuesday. Register at the first class.

• Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 9-9:50 a.m., CSI gym, 315 Falls Ave., Twin Falls; Jerome Recreation Center, 2032 S. Lincoln; Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind, 1450 Main St., Gooding; Shoshone’s old high school gym, 410 S. Greenwood St.; Rupert Civic Gym, 521 Seventh St.; and CSI Blaine County Center gym, 1050 Fox Acres Road, Hailey;

• Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9-9:50 a.m., Filer Elementary School, 700 Stevens St.; and 10:30-11:20 a.m., Buhl’s old middle school gym, 216 Seventh Ave. N.

• Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-9:50 a.m., Hagerman High School gym, 150 E. Lake St.

• Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays, 11-11:50 a.m., CSI Burley Outreach Center gym.

Free for anyone 60 and older. Information: Kim, 732-6475.

Grandparents Support

Grandparents as Parents Support Group meeting, 10-11:30 a.m. today in Conference Room C of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare building, 601 Pole Line Road, Twin Falls.

Information: Shawna Wasko, 736-2122.


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

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

Free; 814-0407.

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross has scheduled several blood drives in the area for September.

• noon to 5:45 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at the National Guard Armory in Burley; Sarah Blasius, 678-1697..

• noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 216 Second Ave. E., Jerome; Karen, 342-5602.

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Moose Lodge, 1101 Main St., Buhl; Pat, 543-6838.

• 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Twin Falls LDS Stake Center behind the temple in Twin Falls; Michael Kezele, 420-3992.

• 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at Twin Falls Reformed Church, corner of Pole Line Road and Grandview Drive North; Sandra, 734-1921

Schedule an appointment to donate blood.

Recovery Support

Recovery For Life groups meet Mondays, beginning today through Dec. 17, at the Twin Falls Reformed Church, 1631 Grandview Drive N.

Groups include 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: 733-6128.

‘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: reading baby cues. The session is educational support for parents and babies. A lactation consultant and a baby scale are available each week.

Free; 324-6133.


Caesarean childbirth class, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday 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; 814-0407.

Ostomy Support

Ostomy Support Group, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Oak Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W. in Twin Falls, for ostomy patients and their families.

Free; 543-8219.

Heart Health

“Heart Health — Diet and Medication” class with dietician Sue Ormond, 5 p.m. Wednesday at North Canyon Medical Center’s Sage Room, 215 University Ave. (north of the medical center).

Free. Information: Shellie, 934-9884.

Alzheimer’s Support

Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at Rosetta Assisted Living, 1177 Eastridge Court, Twin Falls.

Open to Twin Falls County residents who have family members with Alzheimer’s. Free adult day care available.

Preregistration required: Lisa Junod, 734-9422.

Grief Support

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

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

Free; 735-0121.

Childbirth Refresher

Childbirth refresher course, 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.

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.


The birthing class of St. Luke’s Jerome prepared childbirth series, 7 p.m. Thursday at the medical center, 709 N. Lincoln St., Jerome.

Topics: the birth process and breathing techniques. 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.


College of Southern Idaho’s Community Education Center offers “Reiki Level 1 Training and Attunement,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the CSI campus. Sandy March, a Reiki master, will instruct.

Reiki is a natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement, according to a CSI press release. Learn the basics of energy, the history of Reiki, what Reiki is and is not, and hands-on practice.

Cost is $180. Register: 732-6442 or

Pediatric CPR

Magic Valley Lifeline is offering a pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid course (includes infant, child and adult) with automated external defibrillator instruction, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the YMCA, 1751 Elizabeth Blvd., Twin Falls.

The course meets ICCP and day care licensing requirements for Idaho.

Cost is $40. Preregistration is required; 733-4384 or 410-7006.

Chronic Pain Support

HOPE Chronic Pain Support Group meets at 3 p.m. Sept. 17.

The small 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. Affiliated with the American Chronic Pain Association.

Information and for meeting location: facilitator Donna Erickson, 736-1036.


Dodging Diabetes class, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 19, 26 and Oct. 3, in the Baldy Rooms at St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center, 100 Hospital Drive, Ketchum.

A St. Luke’s nurse and the registered dietitian team with specialized diabetes training lead the three-part series to provide education and support for improving and controlling blood sugar levels.

Free; preregistration required; 727-8733.

Chronic Disease Management

“Living Well in Idaho,” a six-week series of classes addressing self-management of chronic diseases, is available for patients or their caregivers.

Classes begin the week of Sept. 24 with several sessions offered on different days and times (two and one-half 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.

Registration required; Kim Ward at CSI, 732-6475.

Stroke Prevention

Life Line Screening offers ultrasound tests for area residents to help identify their risk of stroke, vascular diseases or osteoporosis. Appointments are required for the screenings set for Sept. 26 at First Baptist Church, 910 Shoshone St. E., Twin Falls.

The screenings help identify blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysm and hardening of the arteries in the legs, according to a Life Line news release. The bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is appropriate for both men and women. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

Packages start at $159. Preregister and schedule an appointment: 1-877-237-1287 or

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