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Weight loss support

TOPS Club (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit weight-loss support group, will meet weekly at several locations.

The Twin Falls chapter will meet at 4:45 p.m. Monday at the Twin Falls Senior Center, 530 Shoshone St. W., 208-734-2641 or 208-734-5300.

Other local chapters will meet at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the Jerome Public Library, 100 First Ave. E., 208-539-3202 or 208-324-6693; 9:30 a.m. Thursday at 410 E. Third St. in Rupert, 208-260-0011 or 208-650-3842; and 5:30 p.m. Friday at Total Life Clinic, 2311 Parke Ave. Unit 4, Burley, 208-678-2622 or 208-312-0555.

Parenting, coping support

Voices Against Violence is offering several support groups each week.

"Seeking Safety Group," 6 p.m. Mondays. Topics include staying safe, respecting yourself, using coping and not substances, and learning to trust.

"Mas alla de mi, Empoderando a las Mujeres" domestic violence group in Spanish, 6 p.m. Mondays, for those who have been involved in an abusive, neglectful or traumatic relationship. Promotes accountability, healthy boundaries, self-worth, empathy, healing and hope.

“Creative Healing Group," noon Tuesdays for adults who have experienced trauma or abuse. Art supplies provided.

"The Power to Change Group," 6 p.m. Tuesdays, provides information and support to women 18 and older, who have experienced difficulties in coping with past experiences.

“Domestic Violence Support Group,” 6 p.m. Thursdays, provides information and support to individuals 18 and older, who have experienced domestic abuse or gender violence.

Food and child care will be provided at the sessions, but not at Tuesday’s “Creative Healing.”

To participate, call the 24/7 crisis line and meet with a case manager for group locations.

CPR, infant safety

Infant safety and cardiopulmonary resuscitation class, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Oak Rooms 2-4 on the lower level of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

New parents, grandparents and caregivers learn CPR and what to do if an infant chokes.

Free; registration is required. 208-814-0425.

Alzheimer’s support

Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Idaho Chapter’s Caregiver Support Group meeting, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Twin Falls Senior Center, 530 Shoshone St. W.

The group meets on the third Wednesday every month.

Information: Pattie Dennis, 208-734-4264 or 208-539-4290.

Blood drives

The American Red Cross is in need of blood and platelet donations.

Blood donation opportunities are available from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, 216 Second Ave. E., Jerome; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church, 1005 Poplar St., Buhl.

Next week, blood drives are scheduled from 1 to 6:30 p.m. April 25 and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 26, both at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 821 Broadford Road, Hailey; and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at the War Memorial Building, 203 Third Ave. W., Gooding.

Eligible donors of all blood types, especially those with type O blood, are needed. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767. Donors can use RapidPass online to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire.

Asthma education

Free asthma education class for patients and caregivers to assess and manage asthma will be from 6 p.m. Thursday.

The class is presented by St. Luke’s Magic Valley and meets on the third Thursday of each month.

Pre-registration is required. To register and for location of the class: 208-814-8765.

Brain injury support

College of Southern Idaho Traumatic Brain Injury Group meeting, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the CSI Shields Building room 109, 315 Falls Ave., Twin Falls.

The group is hosted by Michael Howell and meets on the third Thursday of the month.

Individuals of all injury levels are welcome to attend. Free. Information: Amy Barker at CSI, 208-732-6800.

Grief support

Grief Share classes, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, through June 6, at Lighthouse Church, 960 Eastland Drive, Twin Falls.

Anyone who has lost a loved one or a friend is welcome to attend any session. Enter through the east doors at the rear of the main building.

For information, contact the church at 208-737-4667.

Seniors wellness

The Twin Falls Senior Center will host a wellness presentation at 12:15 p.m. April 22 at 530 Shoshone St. W.

A Harrison’s Hope representative will discuss advance care planning.

Free; 208-734-5084.

Grief recovery

Grief Recovery Life Group, 5:45 to 7 p.m. Sundays, April 28, May 5, May 19 and May 26, in room 113 at Twin Falls Church of the Nazarene, 1231 Washington St. N. Revis and Emmy Turner are trained facilitators and will lead the class for four weeks. The group will not meet May 12.

The cost is $15 for a book and workbook. Information: 208-733-6610.

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