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Seniors wellness

The Twin Falls Senior Center will hold a presentation for senior citizens at 12:15 p.m. Monday at 530 Shoshone St. W.

Connie Campbell of Syringa Place will speak about preventing kidney stones.

Free; 208-734-5084.

Recovery support

Safe Harbor will hold Al-Anon meetings at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Recovery group meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 213 Fifth Ave. W. in Twin Falls,

A meal will be provided at 6 p.m. Thursday; donations accepted.

Information: 208-735-8787.

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. The class isn’t a certification course.

Free; no registration required. 208-814-0402.

C-sections

Caesarean childbirth class, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Oak Rooms 2-4 on the lower level of St. Luke’s Magic Valley, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

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

Free; pre-registration is required, 208-814-0402.

Alzheimer’s support

Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Idaho Chapter, will hold Caregiver Support Group meetings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at DeSano Place Suites, 545 Nevada St., Gooding, 208-934-4623; and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at DeSano Place Village, 1015 E. Ave. K, Jerome; information: Becci Bowler, 208-749-1621.

Anxiety support

Anxiety Support Group, 6 p.m. every Thursday at Magic Valley Fellowship Hall, 801 Second Ave. N., Twin Falls.

Support for those who experience anxiety, panic attacks or depression. Learn about the signs, symptoms of anxiety and depression, and coping skills.

Information: Cathy Shaddy, 208-410-2768.

Grief support

A 13-week series of Griefshare meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning March 23, at Lighthouse Church, 960 Eastland Drive, Twin Falls.

Anyone who has lost a loved one or friend is welcome to attend. A separate class for pre-teen and teens will meet at the same time. Participants can attend any session. Enter through the east doors at the rear of the building.

Information: 208-737-4667.

Joint replacement

Free community education class on joint replacement (hip, knee or shoulder surgery), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at BridgeView Estates, 1828 Bridgeview Blvd., Twin Falls. Meet in the lobby.

Topics: Preparing for surgery, recovery time, insurance coverage, care after surgery, discharge planning and long-term rehabilitation. Tours of the BridgeView rehabilitation facility are available.

Pre-registration is required, Amy at 208-280-0047 or Sarah at 208-280-0045.

Dental sealants

Delta Dental of Idaho will offer free dental sealants and fluoride varnish through its Grins on the Go program for students in Dietrich and Richfield.

Dental clinics will begin Tuesday, March 28, for students in first and second grades at Richfield Elementary School and for seventh and eighth graders in the middle school.

The clinic will start Thursday, March 30, for students in first, second, seventh and eighth grades at the Dietrich School.

Dental sealants fill the deep grooves of a child’s back teeth, and fluoride varnish helps protect the smooth surfaces of teeth. Clinics are on-site at schools serving low-income families as part of Delta Dental of Idaho’s community outreach efforts.

A parent or guardian must sign a permission form and fill out a health history for a child to receive the free treatments. Permission forms are available at the schools.

The Grins on the Go clinic doesn’t bill Medicaid or private insurance. There is no cost associated with the program.

Information: Delta Dental community outreach, 208-489-3541.

Seniors wellness

The newly-formed nonprofit Patient Financial Navigator Foundation Inc. will offer a Community Outreach Program, “Turning 65 Boot Camp,” 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the College of Southern Idaho Shields Building, rooms 117-118.

Topics: healthcare buzz, Medicare 101 (Part A, B, C, D and Medicare as secondary payer), managed Medicare vs traditional Medicare, insurance impact if still working, investment strategies, cost to retire, tax impact, Social Security benefits, seniors assistance programs (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors and Office on Aging), wellness and healthy living, advance directive and palliative care, volunteering and CSI Continuing Education.

The educational-focused foundation has three elements including community outreach, employer outreach and creating a Navigator Resource Library.

The public is invited to the free program. Information: http://pfnfinc.com.

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