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.
Weight Loss Challenge classes to help reach weight-loss goals, 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning today through March 25, at Rob Green Buick GMC building, 1427 Blue Lakes Blvd. N., Twin Falls.
The 12-week course includes group support, your own personal coach, a free meal plan, and tips and information on good nutrition and long-term health. Cash prizes awarded to top achievers in the challenge.
Cost is $35 (fee goes into the winnings). Space is limited. Preregister: 404-9486 or http://BrendaUdy.greatshapetoday.com.
Recovery For Life groups meet Mondays, beginning today through April 1, 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.
The sessions are educational support for parents and babies. A lactation consultant and a baby scale are available each week.
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.
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.
St. Luke’s Magic Valley prepared childbirth classes, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, this week through Feb. 6, 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.
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.
“A Stronger You” strength training program for beginner weight lifters, ages 45 and older, 10-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 21, at the Cassia County Extension Office, 1013 W. 16th St., Burley. Grace Wittman, Cassia County Extension educator, will instruct.
Topic: proper use of weights to increase strength, bone density and balance. Weights and mats available.
Cost is $15. Preregistration required by Friday: 878-9461.
“Breastfeeding 101” class, 7-9 p.m. Jan. 14 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.
Infant Safety, CPR
Infant safety and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 15 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. This isn’t a certification class.
No registration required; free; 814-0407.
Childbirth refresher course, 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 16 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.
South Central Public Health District is offering adult smoking-cessation classes in the area.
The sessions are:
• 5:30-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 16 to Feb. 13, at the health district office, 1020 Washington St. N., Twin Falls; to register: Elvia Caldera, 737-5988.
• 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 19, at DeMary Memorial Library, 417 Seventh St., Rupert; register: Adria Masoner, 678-8221.
The cessation program builds skills to help participants reduce and eventually end tobacco use: communicate better, handle stress, set goals, eat healthy and exercise.
Free; preregistration is required. Space is limited. For a complete class schedule: www.phd5.idaho.gov.
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