Classes and Events

All classes and health talks are free unless otherwise noted.

St. Luke's Center for Community Health

St. Luke's Center for Community Health is your partner in health. Visit or call us at
(208) 727-8733 for information about these programs, or to access health and social services, referrals, and support.

The Center is located at St. Luke's Clinic in Hailey, 1450 Aviation Drive, Suite 200.

Financial assistance is available for all programs. Please inquire.

 


We're pleased to announce a strengthened collaboration with the Blaine County Recreation District by expanding our health programs at their location. Come to Fitworks for these Fall programs!BCRD

  • Best U Healthy Weight Management Program
  • YEAH! (Youth Engaged in Activities for Health)
  • Dodging Diabetes
  • Functional Movement Screen: What’s Your Score?

 


Special Events

Sun Valley Center for the Arts, with support from St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation and St. Luke’s Center for Community Health, presents an 8-week Big Idea project:

The Brain

Free Panel Discussion: How Our Brain Works
The brain is complex. How does this vital organ operate? Four health professionals from our community will address this topic from a unique perspective based on individual clinical practice and expertise.

  • Karin Lindholm, MD, neurologist: How the aging process, lifestyle choices, and illness affect our brains.
  • Tim Stoddard, MD, psychiatrist: How mental illness, prevention, and treatment affect our brains.
  • Eryn Michaud, PhD, psychotherapist: How childhood and early relationships impact the neurobiology of our brains throughout the lifespan.
  • Melissa Boley, licensed professional counselor: How emotional trauma affects the short and long term function of our brains.

Tuesday, February 24, 6:30 p.m.
Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 5th Street E., Ketchum

Other free events include:

Brown Bag Health Talks at St. Luke's Clinic, Hailey
Food, Moods and Brain Power, Laurie McBride, Registered Dietitian
Wednesday, January 21, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Brain Management, Annie Warberg, Supervisor of District-wide Behavioral Interventions and Support, Blaine County School District
Wednesday, February 18, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Health Talks at Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum
Impacts on Academic Learning, Anne Clohessy, PhD
Tuesday, February 10, noon-1 p.m.
Enhancing Your Cognitive Potential, Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD
Thursday, April 2, 6:30 p.m.

For more information about these and other Big Idea events and programs, please call Sun Valley Center for the Arts at (208) 726-9491, visit sunvalleycenter.org, or call St. Luke's Center for Community Health at (208) 727-8733.

Mental Health Services
St. Luke’s Clinic – Mental Health Services in Hailey is open to meet your needs. Located in the Hailey Clinic, 1450 Aviation Drive, Suite 202. Please call (208) 727-8970 for more information.

Brown Bag Health Talks
All Brown Bag Health Talks are free. Bring your lunch and join us!

St. Luke’s Clinic is located at 1450 Aviation Drive in Hailey
St. Luke’s Wood River is located at 100 Hospital Drive in Ketchum

Food, Moods and Brain Power      
Can what we eat affect the way we feel and think? Scientific research on food, nutrition, and brain function suggests that physiological and chemical changes can occur in relation to what we eat. Laurie McBride, registered dietitian, will discuss current research and provide nutritional guidance to help you eat smart. This Health Talk is part of our eight-week Big Idea project, The Brain.         
Wednesday, January 21, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic, Carbonate Rooms

Dodging Diabetes
Take time to understand the risk factors and implications for diabetes, and learn preventive measures, treatment strategies, and available resources. Nancy Dettori, registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, and Sarah Seppa, registered dietitian, are the diabetes education team at St. Luke’s Wood River, and will share important information and expertise about this disease. (See other nutrition programs and events.)
Wednesday, January 28, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Blaine County Recreation District, Community Campus

Sinus Trouble?
Congestion, recurring infection, snoring, and headache are common sinus complaints. Allergies, septum deviations, polyps, viruses, inflammation, and other issues can be the culprit. Russell Mayes, DO, otolaryngologist, will explain this complex part of our anatomy, common diagnoses, and current medical practices for treatment.
Thursday, February 5, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
St. Luke’s Wood RIver, Baldy Rooms

Hot Topics in Facial Rejuvenation
Skin irregularities can occur from sun, aging, scarring, and skin disorders. Tom Crais, MD, plastic surgeon, will provide a thorough explanation of the newest technologies and procedures in facial rejuvenation, including contouring and resurfacing, laser and chemical peels, fillers, neuromodulators, and adipose (fat) derived stem cell rejuvenation.
Thursday, February 12, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
St. Luke’s Wood River , Baldy Rooms

Brain Management
Impulse control and self-regulation help us keep our thoughts and feelings from initiating impulsive or destructive actions. Annie Warberg, supervisor of district-wide behavioral interventions and support for the Blaine County School District, will explain why some people manage impulses better than others, and how we can make improvements through specific brain management practices. This Health Talk is part of our eight-week Big Idea project, The Brain.   
Wednesday, February 18, 12:15-1:15 p.m.           
St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic, Carbonate Rooms
           

What Affects How Our Brain Works?      
The brain is complex. How does this vital organ operate? Karin Lindholm, MD, neurologist; Tim Stoddard, MD, psychiatrist; Eryn Michaud, PhD, psychologist; and Melissa Boley, licensed professional counselor, will address this topic from the unique perspectives of their individual clinical practice and expertise. This Health Talk is part of our eight-week Big Idea project, The Brain.   
Tuesday, February 24, 6:30 p.m.
Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 5th Street E., Ketchum

Sports Nutrition
Are you paying attention to your nutritional fitness? Endurance, energy, stamina, and strength can be improved with the right choices in food and hydration. No matter what your age, your sport, or your fitness goals, Sarah Seppa, registered dietitian, will help you understand how to make sure you're getting the nutrition you need to support or improve your level of activity. (See other nutrition programs and events.)
Thursday, March 5, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
St. Luke’s Wood River, Baldy Rooms

Functional Movement Screen: What’s Your Score?
The Functional Movement Screen uses seven basic movement patterns to identify and rate functional limitations, weaknesses, and imbalances. Jesse Foster, DPT physical therapist, will explain the tools for the screening, let you try two or three of the tests, and demonstrate corrective exercises that can help you improve movement and reduce risk of injury.
Tuesday, March 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Blaine County Recreation District, Fitworks, Community Campus

Caring for Elderly Loved Ones
Whether you're planning for the future for yourself or a family member, or are currently managing the care for a loved one, understanding the physical, emotional, and practical implications of elderly care is important. Carolyn Nystrom, registered nurse and director of Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, uses experience, compassion, and humor to help you navigate the unique needs of this type of care, and provides important tips for self-care for the caregiver.
Wednesday, March 18, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic, Carbonate Rooms

Organ Donor Information
Have you thought about organ donation but are not sure what this really means? Rocio Mejia, outreach coordinator for Intermountain Donor Services, will help you understand how organ donations assist in research, when donations help save the life or improve the well-being of an individual, and provide details on how to become an organ donor.
Wednesday, March 25, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic, Carbonate RoomsEnd to Blaine County Recreation District Fitworks, Com

Youth Programs and Classes

Puberty Classes for Boys and Girls

For youth ages 9-12 and their parents. A fun and interactive way to help kids and parents get a better idea about puberty and early adolescence. One or both parents must accompany each child.
Pre-registration required; please no walk-ins.

For Girls: What’s Happening to Me? A 3-part series
Cost: $20 ($5 for each additional sibling)
Thursdays, January 22-February 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic, Carbonate Rooms

For Boys: Oh, Boy! A 2-part series
Cost: $15 ($5 for each additional sibling)
Thursdays, February 26 and March 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
St. Luke’s
Hailey Clinic, Carbonate Rooms

Super Sitter Seminar
Learn the basics of successful babysitting in this introductory course. For youth ages11-13.
Pre-registration required; please no walk-ins. Cost: $15
Saturday, March 7, 12:30-4 p.m.
St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic, Carbonate Rooms

YEAH! (Youth Engaged in Activities for Health)
This 8-week program is a unique, family-centered approach to help children who are at an unhealthy weight. The program encourages healthy habits including good nutrition, adequate physical activity, and behavior modification. Call for more details.
Blaine County Recreation District Fitworks, Community Campus, Hailey
Call for upcoming dates

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting

Whole Birth Prenatal Yoga and Support Class
This class brings together elements of a traditional yoga class – stretching, strengthening, balancing, mindful awareness, and deep relaxation – with informative and supportive group discussions. All stages of pregnancy welcome and no yoga experience necessary. Drop-in attendance welcome at any time.
Cost: $144, unlimited through March 31; $15 drop-in
Tuesdays, January 6-March 31, 5:30-7 p .m.
St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic, Carbonate Rooms

Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting
Flourish Foundation presents this six-part series to offer parents-to-be the opportunity to learn the skills of mindfulness during the transformative time of pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting. Paige Redman will facilitate the program for pregnant women and their partners and will teach mindfulness practices that will provide childbirth preparation and a lifelong resource for parenting and living with greater awareness, kindness, connectedness, and care.
Pre-registration required. For information and to register, call (208) 450-9157 or email paigeeredman@yahoo.com. Cost: $75
Thursdays, January 15 and February 19, 6-8 p.m.
St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic, Carbonate Rooms
Thursdays, January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 6-8 p.m.
St. Luke’s Wood River, River Run Rooms
One Saturday class to be announced


Car Seat Safety Checks
Our certified child passenger safety technicians will help you install your car seat before your baby is born, can fit an older child to his or her seat, teach you proper installation, and check for recalls.
Third Wednesday of the month, 2-4 p.m.
Next dates: January 21, February 18, March 18

St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic, outside main entry


Childbirth Preparation
A 6-week series promoting a healthy, safe, and educated birth. Please call for class times and dates. Cost: $60


Home Study or Customized Childbirth Preparation
“Class in a basket” childbirth education materials for women who are either high risk or on bed rest and unable to attend regular childbirth preparation classes. Additional customized instruction may be available upon request. Please call for more information.


Childbirth Refresher
Offered to parents who have previously taken a childbirth preparation course. Review of relaxation techniques, updated information, and sibling preparation. Includes a tour of labor and delivery suites. Cost: $15


Breastfeeding Successfully
A 1½ -hour prenatal breastfeeding education class designed to help start your breastfeeding experience with confidence and success.


New Moms Group
Provides newborn and breastfeeding support and an opportunity to ask questions and learn the basics of raising babies. The presence of professionals, as well as other new parents, makes this group a comfortable and valuable experience. Bring your baby and your lunch, if you wish
Wednesdays, noon-1:30 p.m.
St. Luke's Wood River, River Run Rooms

Cancer Support and Services

Breast Cancer Support and Networking Group
This group provides a connection with others who have been diagnosed with breast cancer for information and support. Please call prior to attending the first time.
Second Tuesday of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Next dates: January 13, February 10, March 10
St. Luke’s Center for Community Health

Look Good, Feel Better
Through a generous partnership with the American Cancer Society, we have wigs, scarves, hats and make-up available for people who have had a diagnosis of cancer. Professionally trained staff will work one-on-one or with a group to create a look that feels good!

CPR and First Aid Classes

AED Heartsaver CPR

Learn when to call 911, how to give CPR, how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and how to provide relief from choking. This course covers American Heart Association techniques for adult, child, and infant CPR and AED.
Pre-registration required, please no walk-ins. Cost: $64
Thursdays, January 15, February 19, March 19, 6-10 p.m.
St. Luke’s Wood River, River Run Rooms

First Aid
Learn the latest methods on how to respond to many emergency medical situations by attending this American Heart Association Basic First Aid course.
Pre-registration required, please no walk-ins. Cost: $64
Call for upcoming dates

Depression Screening

The National Depression Screening program provides increased awareness of the signs and symptoms of depression and mental health resources available in the community. If you think you may be suffering from depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress, call for a confidential, free, one-hour screening with a licensed mental health counselor. Available for adults and older adolescents, in English or Spanish. Please call for an appointment.
St. Luke’s Clinic – Mental Health Services


Integrative Therapies

Whole Birth Prenatal Yoga and Support Class
This class brings together elements of a traditional yoga class – stretching, strengthening, balancing, mindful awareness, and deep relaxation – with informative and supportive group discussions. All stages of pregnancy welcome and no yoga experience necessary. Drop-in attendance welcome at any time. (See other pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting programs and events.)
Cost: $144, unlimited through March 31; $15 drop-in
Tuesdays, January 6-March 31, 5:30-7 p .m.
St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic, Carbonate Rooms

Therapeutic Yoga
An effective practice for those recovering from, or living with, injury or illness. This small class invites those who would benefit from a gentle yoga practice tailored to specific needs, unique health conditions, and personal goals. Participants will learn foundations of yoga and end with a tailored sequence for their home practice. Pre-registration required; instructor will call you prior to class to discuss your individual needs.
Cost: $120, unlimited through March 31 or $12 drop-in.
Tuesdays, January 6-March 31, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
St. Luke’s Wood River, River Run Rooms

Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting
Flourish Foundation presents this six-part series to offer parents-to-be the opportunity to learn the skills of mindfulness during the transformative time of pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting. Paige Redman will facilitate the program for pregnant women and their partners and will teach mindfulness practices that will provide childbirth preparation and a lifelong resource for parenting and living with greater awareness, kindness, connectedness, and care. (See other pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting programs and events.)
Pre-registration required. For information and to register, call (208) 450-9157 or email paigeeredman@yahoo.com. Cost: $75
Thursdays, January 15 and February 19, 6-8 p.m.
St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic, Carbonate Rooms
Thursdays, January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 6-8 p.m.
St. Luke’s Wood River, River Run Rooms
One Saturday class to be announced

Healing Touch Level 1 Training
Healthcare providers and community members will learn basic Healing Touch techniques to use on themselves, patients, and others to promote relaxation and well-being.
Pre-registration required; please no walk-ins. Cost: $350
Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
St. Luke’s Boise, South Tower, 5th Floor (Anderson Center)

Healing Touch Outpatient Clinic
Healing touch is a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy that promotes health and well-being.  Individual treatments are now available with a certified Healing Touch practitioner on an outpatient basis at St. Luke's-Elks Rehab in Ketchum. Cost: $60 per session; 3 sessions for $135

Nutrition

Food, Moods and Brain Power
      
Can what we eat affect the way we feel and think? Scientific research on food, nutrition, and brain function suggests that physiological and chemical changes can occur in relation to what we eat. Laurie McBride, registered dietitian, will discuss current research and provide nutritional guidance to help you eat smart. This Health Talk is part of our eight-week Big Idea project, The Brain. 
See all Brown Bag Health Talks
Wednesday, January 21, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic, Carbonate Rooms

Dodging Diabetes
Take time to understand the risk factors and implications for diabetes, and learn preventive measures, treatment strategies, and available resources. Nancy Dettori, registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, and Sarah Seppa, registered dietitian, are the diabetes education team at St. Luke’s Wood River, and will share important information and expertise about this disease. See all Brown Bag Health Talks
Wednesday, January 28, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Blaine County Recreation District, Community Campus

Sports Nutrition
Are you paying attention to your nutritional fitness? Endurance, energy, stamina, and strength can be improved with the right choices in food and hydration. No matter what your age, your sport, or your fitness goals, Sarah Seppa, registered dietitian, will help you understand how to make sure you're getting the nutrition you need to support or improve your level of activity. See all Brown Bag Health Talks
Thursday, March 5, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
St. Luke’s Wood River, Baldy Rooms

Best U Healthy Weight Management Program
This 8-week, all-encompassing program offers a sustainable approach to weight management with interactive discussions on nutrition, exercise classes, relaxation techniques, and more. Facilitated by a registered dietitian and physical therapist. Call for details.
Community Campus, Hailey

Diabetes Self-Management Training Program
Classes are offered to the community through our American Diabetes Association-recognized program, and are taught by a nurse and dietitian team at our St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic.

Medical Nutrition Therapy Counseling
Individual appointments with a dietitian are available to community members for a variety of nutrition topics. These include nutrition as it relates to disease management, as well as prevention and wellness.

Lifestyle and Weight Management Programs
These interactive classes are offered with a combination of individual and group sessions led by a dietitian and a team of healthcare professionals.


Programa en Español
Para recibir más información o para registrarse a las clases o programas, llámenos al (208) 727-8733. Nuestras clases y programas son de bajo costo o gratis, por favor llámenos así podemos reservar su lugar.

St. Luke’s Informa
Escuche el programa de radio que informa a la comunidad sobre la buena salud e información de las actividades y clases comunitarias de St. Luke’s.
Domingo, 4 de Enero, 1 de Febrero, 1 de Marzo, 11 a.m.
Estación de radio KECH 95.3FM

Entre Mujeres
Un grupo de mujeres adultas – un espacio de contención, información e intercambio entre las mujeres de la comunidad. Hablaremos sobre una variedad de temas útiles para el hogar, nuestras familias, y para mejorar nuestra salud total.
Jueves, 8 de Enero, 8 de Febrero, 5 de Marzo, 6-7 p.m.
St. Luke’s Centro de Salud Para la Comunidad  

Inspección de la Seguridad del Asiento de Carro de su Niño
Nuestro técnico en seguridad de los niños como pasajeros en el carro les explicará cómo colocar a su niño en el asiento del carro. También les enseña la instalación apropiada de la silla.
Miércoles, 21 de Enero, 18 de Febrero, 18 de Marzo, 2- 4 p.m.
St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic, en la entrada principal

Voluntarios Sin Fronteras
El grupo de voluntarios se une para planificar estrategias que ayudan a cumplir con la misión de St. Luke’s de mejorar la salud de la región. Nuevos foros temáticos en cada reunión. Usted puede ser parte del grupo participando en las próximas reuniones.
Jueves, 22 de Enero, 26 de Marzo, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
St. Luke’s Centro de Salud Para la Comunidad

¿Qué Me Pasa?
Para niñas de 9-13 años de edad

Hablar sobre el comienzo de la pubertad y el ciclo de la menstruación sigue siendo una tarea muy importante y difícil para los padres y madres cuando sus hijas llegan a esta edad. Acompañe a sus hijas a esta clase introductoria para conversar sobre estos temas ya que no toda la información que reciben procede de fuentes fiables. Llame para registrarse.
St. Luke’s Centro de Salud Para la Comunidad

Preparación para el Parto
El trabajo de parto y el parto es generalmente la parte del embarazo que más preocupaciones genera en las madres. El centro de salud desea que tenga las menores preocupaciones que sea posible al pasar por esta experiencia. Estas clases están diseñadas para ayudar a que las madres logren los mejores resultados posibles para ellas mismas y sus bebés con el apoyo de su compañero(a) de parto. Llame para registrarse.
St. Luke’s Centro de Salud Para la Comunidad

La Depresión
Una evaluación gratis para determinar si usted sufre de la depresión, desorden bipolar, ansiedad, o tensión después de un trauma o algún cambio inesperado en su vida y reciba ayuda e información de médicos y/o consejeros. Llame para programar una cita. .
St. Luke’s Clinic – Mental Health Services

YEAH!
Un programa de estilo de vida saludable de 8 semanas para niños de 5 a 16 y sus familias que se centra en la alimentación saludable, la actividad física y los cambios positivos de comportamiento. YEAH! se ofrecerá a finales de invierno / principios de primavera. Si usted está interesado en aprender más y descubrir si su familia es elegible, pregunte a su proveedor de atención medica de St. Luke’s o llame a la clínica de nutrición de St. Luke’s, al (208) 727-8356.

Autocontrol de la Diabetes
Aprenda a tener más control de su diabetes tomando clases de capacitación. Una enfermera y nutrióloga de St. Luke’s trabajan en equipo para ofrecerle un programa recomendado por La Asociación de la Diabetes Americana. En la Clínica de St. Luke’s en Hailey.


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