Massage Class

College of Southern Idaho’s Community Education Center is offering a “Basics of Massage” class at two locations.

The class is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. today at the CSI North Side Center in Gooding and 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the CSI campus in Twin Falls.

Instructor Joy Garrett, a professional massage therapist, teaches how to target muscles that cause pain or discomfort and how to treat with a relaxing massage.

Cost is $25 for each class. Participants can bring one guest for free. Preregister: communityed.csi.edu, 934-8678 for the Gooding workshop or 732-6442 for the Twin Falls class.

‘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: yoga for mom. 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, 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at River Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, 640 Filer Ave. W., Twin Falls.

Open to Twin Falls-area residents who have family members with Alzheimer’s.

Free. Information: Cynthia Nixon or Patti Dennis, 734-8645.

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Bunch, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, in the Redwood Room on the third floor of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center, 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.

Grief Support

Suicide Prevention Action Network’s Grief Support Group, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 371 Eastland Drive N., Twin Falls.

Grief support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one by suicide.

Information: Lori Stewart, 539-1853, or Donna Stalley, 420-9208.

Diabetes

Dodging Diabetes class, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, this week to 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.

Diabetes

Spanish diabetes education class with Tyson Frodin, PharmD, 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.

Blood Drives

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

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

• 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Twin Falls Reformed Church, 1631 Grandview Drive N.; Sandra, 734-1921.

• noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at Rupert Civic Building, 624 F St., Rupert; Marie Hansen, 436-0360.

Schedule an appointment to donate blood.

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.

Asthma Education

Asthma education class for people with asthma, their families and caregivers, 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the Pine Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

Free. Preregistration required; 814-8765.

C-sections

Caesarean childbirth class, 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.

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

Free. Preregistration required; 814-0407.

Childbirth

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

Topic: labor process including starting, timing and comfort measures. 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.

Strength Training

“A Stronger You” strength training program for beginner weight lifters, ages 45 and older, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 25 to Nov. 1, 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.

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.

Seniors Fun Walk

The second annual Fall Free Seniors Fun Walk is set for Saturday to promote senior fitness and fall prevention.

Check-in is set for 9-9:45 a.m. at South Central Public Health District, 1020 Washington St. N., and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

Individuals 60 and older are encouraged to participate in the walk, but everyone is welcome. Participants can either walk one or two miles around the middle circle of the College of Southern Idaho campus.

Free; preregistration required. Forms are available at area senior citizens centers, any health district office, or at phd5.idaho.gov. 737-5988.

Walk MS

Walk MS, presented by CBH Homes, is set for Saturday at the Twin Falls Visitor Center.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. The route, along the Canyon Rim Trail, ranges from one to three-miles and is accessible for all ages and abilities.

The annual event, a fundraiser by the Utah-Southern Idaho Chapter of the National MS Society, raises funds to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis, and to support programs and services for Idahoans affected by the disease.

Preregister: walkMSidaho.org or 800-344-4867, option 2. Registration is free; with fundraising encouraged.

Health Fair

St. Luke’s Wood River’s Community Health Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, Saturday at Community Campus, 1050 Fox Acres Road, Hailey.

The event offers health screenings, adult flu shots for $30, mini-fitness classes, Super Colon and Mr. Glow Germ exhibits, prenatal and parenting information, healthy cooking demonstrations, car seat safety inspections, health and wellness activities and resources, raffle prizes and giveaways.

Free. 727-8733.

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.

Back Exercise

“Benefits of Exercise in Protecting Your Back” with Jeremiah Yates, DPT, 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at North Canyon Medical Center’s Sage Room, 215 University Ave. (north of the medical center).

Free. Information: Shellie, 934-9884.

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.

Infant Safety, CPR

Infant safety and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 25 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.

“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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