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Parkinsonís support

The Magic Valley Parkinsonís Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Jerome Public Library, 100 First Ave. E. Those with Parkinsonís and their spouses and caregivers are invited to attend the free meeting.

A discussion will be held with information on the latest breakthroughs in research to stop or slow symptoms. Time will be scheduled for brain exercises, vocal stimulation and physical therapy ideas that are helpful to delay the progression of symptoms. The group meets monthly on the second Wednesday and offers coping skills for both patients and caregivers

Information: nfturley@att.net or 208-358-5807.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at La Quinta Inn, 539 Pole Line Road, Twin Falls.

Eligible donors of all blood types and platelets are needed. A blood donor card or driverís 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 to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online.

Recovery support

Safe Harborís Recovery group meeting, 7 p.m. Thursdays at 213 Fifth Ave. W., Twin Falls. A donation meal begins at 6 p.m.

Information: 208-735-8787.

Yoga

Prenatal Yoga classes, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday and Tuesday at Center for Physical Rehabilitation, 754 N. College Road, Suite D, Twin Falls.

All levels are welcome to join and exercise safely. Sami Ashenbrener, doctor of physical therapy at Center for Physical Rehabilitation, is also a certified yoga instructor with specialized training in prenatal yoga.

Equipment is available, or bring your own equipment if desired. First class is free.

CPR, first aid

St. Lukeís Magic Valley Education Department is offering a Heartsaver CPR, First Aid and AED class, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cauldron Linn, St. Lukeís Training Center, 840 Meadows Drive Suite 2, Twin Falls.

The course provides training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid and using an automated external defibrillator.

Cost is $60. Pre-registration is required: 208-814-9050.

Yoga

Morning Bliss Yoga, 9 a.m. Saturday and Tuesday at Magic Valley YMCA, 1751 Elizabeth Blvd., Twin Falls.

Stretch and strengthen your muscles through yoga.

Free to the community. Information: ymcatf.com or 208-733-4384.

Recovery support

Recovery For Life groups meet at 7 p.m. Mondays at Twin Falls Reformed Church, 1631 Grandview Drive N. A free meal begins at 6 p.m.

Groups and classes include Hope 12-Step, Parenting Skills, Codependency, GriefShare, Cooking Matters, Womenís Word for Life Bible Study, and Special Parents Special Kids. Veterans Christian Fellowship also meets every Monday.

Free transportation and free child care. Information: 208-733-6128.

C-sections

Caesarean childbirth class, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Oak Rooms 2-4 on the lower level of St. Lukeís Magic Valley Medical Center, 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.

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