Grandparents Support

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

Information: Shawna Wasko, 208-736-2122.

Breastfeeding

“Breastfeeding 101” class, 7-9 p.m. today, March 11, 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; 208-814-0407.

‘Baby and Me’

St. Luke’s Jerome is offering “Baby and Me” classes, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 12, at Jerome Public Library, 100 First Ave. E.

This week’s topic: exercise. The session is educational support for parents and babies. A lactation consultant and a baby scale are available each week.

Free; 208-324-6133.

Ostomy Support

Ostomy Support Group, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 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; 208-543-8219.

Grief Workshop

“The Desert of Grief: Finding Our Way” workshop with Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., in the Rick Allen Room at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science, Twin Falls. Wolfelt is an author, educator and grief counselor.

Two sessions: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 (free admission), and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 ($20 per person or $35 for two).

Information: Sue Summers-Carver, Spiritual Care Office at St. Luke’s, 208-814-1082.

Nutrition

“Adding Fiber To Your Diet” presentation by Rhea Lanting of the University of Idaho Extension Service, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Twin Falls Senior Center, 530 Shoshone St. W.

A program for senior citizens about including fiber into their daily diet.

Free; 208-734-5084.

Alzheimer’s Support

Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 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, 208-734-9422.

C-sections

Caesarean childbirth class, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 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; 208-814-0407.

Memory Loss Support

Memory Loss Support Group meeting, 1 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Twin Falls Senior Center, 530 Shoshone St. W.

Topics: The effects of memory loss on family members.

Free; 208-734-5084.

Children’s Fluoride Varnish

South Central Public Health District is offering fluoride varnish applications to children 12 and younger. Clinics will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the area health district offices. Appointments are required.

• Twin Falls: Friday, March 15, and May 3 at 1020 Washington St. N.; 208-737-5980.

• Gooding: April 12 at 255 N. Canyon Drive; 208-934-4477.

• Burley: April 19 at 2311 Parke Ave., Unit 4 Suite 4; 208-678-8221..

• Jerome: April 25 at 951 E. Ave. H; 208-324-8838.

Fluoride varnish, a gel-like substance that’s applied to a child’s teeth with a brush, strengthens tooth enamel to reduce and/or prevent tooth decay. Children can receive a fluoride varnish application as soon as they get their first teeth.

The cost ranges from $20-$50, based on income. Medicaid covers the cost of fluoride varnish.

Information: Susie Beem, 208-737-5946.

Kidney Disease Awareness

“Magic Valley Kidney Walk,” 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16, at Magic Valley Kidney institute’s new center on North Haven Drive (next to Norco).

Includes a short walk, vendor booths, free blood-pressure checks, bounce house for children, snacks, educational items related to kidney conditions and free giveaways. Interpath Laboratory offers cholesterol checks, urine screenings and glucose checks for a reduced fee.

Information: Drs. Haroon and Lubna Rashid, 208-733-0422 or magicvalleykidney.com.

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, March 16, 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; 208-733-4384 or 208-410-7006.

Wellness Day

The YMCA of Twin Falls is hosting a free Wellness Day for the public, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Elizabeth Street Y Tennis Center.

Features booths with information about physical health and healing, emotional well being, spirituality, natural remedies, financial planning and money techniques, nutritious eating, body image, and family activities. There will also be entertainment, interactive games and prize drawings.

Free admission. Information: Donna Cleland, 208-733-4384, ext. 107.

Reiki

College of Southern Idaho’s Community Education Center is offering a noncredit enrichment workshop, “Reiki Level II Training and Attunement,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18 at the CSI campus. Sandy March, a Reiki master, instructs.

Reiki is a natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement, according to a CSI news release. Learn advanced skills and the basics of energy, the history of Reiki, what Reiki is and isn’t, and hands-on practice.

Cost is $272. Register: communityed.csi.edu or 208-732-6442.

Infant Safety, CPR

Infant safety and cardiopulmonary resuscitation class, 6:30-9 p.m. March 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. This isn’t a certification class.

No registration required; free; 208-814-0407.

Diabetes Screenings

Magic Valley Diabetes Coalition is offering “Head to Toe” clinics for people with diabetes. Free eye screenings, foot exams, blood-pressure checks, hemoglobin a1c tests, dental screenings and nutrition education are available.

Appointments are required, and the services provided will vary at each location.

• Shoshone: 9 a.m.-noon March 19 at Shoshone Family Medical Center, 113 S. Apple St.; 208-944-4747.

• Twin Falls: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 20 at South Central Public Health District, 1020 Washington St. N.; 208-737-5988.

Clinics are open to people with diabetes who are newly diagnosed, have no insurance, have insurance with a high deductible, or have never received any of the offered services.

Information: Elvia Caldera, 208-737-5988.

“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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