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

“Breastfeeding 101” class, 7-9 p.m. today 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.

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

Free; 324-6133.

Childbirth Refresher

Childbirth refresher course, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Infant Care

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

Topics: baby care and early parenting. The class is offered separately, or as part of the childbirth series. Mothers may enroll even if their babies will be born at a different

hospital.

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

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.

CPR, First Aid

Heartsaver first aid and CPR class, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Oak Rooms 3-4 on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

Combines first aid and CPR training under the guidelines of American Heart Association.

Classroom and hands-on practice in emergency procedures for adults, children and infants, including mouth-to-mouth and mouth-to-mask resuscitation, chest compression, choking and automated external defibrillators.

Cost is $50 (includes manual). Preregistration is required; 814-0403.

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.

CPR, First Aid

Heartsaver pediatric first aid and CPR class for child care providers, youth leaders, teachers and coaches, 2-7:30 p.m. Saturday in Oak Rooms 3-4 on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

Topics: airway management CPR, choking, barrier device and using an automated external defibrillator. American Heart Association card is provided upon successful

completion.

Cost is $50 (includes manual). Preregistration is required; 814-0403.

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. Dec. 17, noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 18 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 19 at Church of the Ascension, 371 Eastland Drive, Twin Falls.

Information or to schedule an appointment: Sharla Warren, 734-4566.

C-sections

Caesarean childbirth class, 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 18 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.

Infant Safety, CPR

Infant safety and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 19 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

St. Luke’s Magic Valley prepared childbirth classes, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 20 through Jan. 17, in the Oak Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

Topics: wellness of the mother; labor and delivery process with relaxation and breathing techniques; care of the postpartum mother and newborn; breastfeeding and bottle feeding; and a video tour of the Women’s and Infant Center. Bring a labor support person if possible.

Cost is $60, and preregistration is required;

814-0407.

“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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