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.

Bereavement Support

Intermountain Homecare’s Bereavement Education Support Group meeting, 5-6:30 p.m. today, in 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.

Breastfeeding

“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.

Recovery Support

Recovery For Life groups meet today 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: early learning. The session is educational support for parents and babies. A lactation consultant and a baby scale are available each week.

Free; 324-6133.

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday at the LDS Church on Caswell Avenue West, Twin Falls. Valid identification is required.

Schedule an appointment: Adam, 358-2305.

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.

Childbirth

The birthing class of St. Luke’s Jerome prepared childbirth series, 7 p.m. Tuesday 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.

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.

C-sections

Caesarean childbirth class, 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.

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

Free. Preregistration required; 814-0407.

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.

Depression

“Symptoms and Treatment of Depression” community seminar, 6-8 p.m. Thursday in Oak Rooms 2-4 on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

Dr. Mark Edlund and Collete Hoglund, PhD, of St. Luke’s Clinic Behavioral Health Services discuss the symptoms of depression and treatment options.

Free; preregister: 814-0095.

CPR

Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation class, 6-10 p.m. Thursday in the Elm Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

CPR training under the guidelines of American Heart Association. Includes classroom and hands-on practice in emergency procedures for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, chest compression, choking in adults and infants, and automated external defibrillators.

Cost is $44 (includes manual), and preregistration is required; 814-0403.

Infant Care

Infant care class of St. Luke’s Jerome prepared childbirth series, 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday 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.

Breast Screenings

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure are offering free breast cancer screenings, 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the health center, 200 Second Ave. N., Twin Falls, during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Vouchers for mammograms are available to assist women needing additional screenings beyond their initial exam.

Appointments are suggested: 734-9955 or ppgnw.org. Walk-ins welcome.

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.

Childbirth

St. Luke’s Magic Valley prepared childbirth classes, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 16 through Nov. 13, in the Oak Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 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 Thursday for publication in the following Monday’s edition: ramona@magicvalley.com.

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