Friday, April 5, 2013
Breastfeeding support group meets
The Columbia Gorge Breastfeeding Coalition has formed a mother-to-mother support group to offer a place to turn during this important time. The group is facilitated by a certified lactation consultant who listens and guides the discussion.
The group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at Riverside Church (Fourth and State streets) on the following Wednesdays: April 10 and 24. For more information, call Jennifer McCauley at 541-387-6344 or Ellen Mallon at 541-387-7131.
‘Mastery of Aging Well’ class series offered
Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles campus, is offering a series of classes on aging. The OSU “Mastery of Aging Well” course will be offered in a five-session series; each one consisting of a 45-minute online training followed by an hour question Q&A period with a local expert on the topic. Each will also provide information on local resources and take-home activities.
The cost is $10 per session (scholarships may be available; contact OSU Open Campus Coordinator Dani Annala at 541-386-3343). To register, call 541-308-8211 or visit cgcc.cc.or.us; be sure to identify which course(s) you wish to attend.
Upcoming subjects include April 18, Memory Difficulties; April 25, Depression in later life: An overview of depression and aging; and May 2, Medication Jeopardy: The risks attached to taking medications and how age influences risk.
Tips on ‘Raising a Child with Down Syndrome’
Swindells’ Resource Center is offering a free class on parenting a child with Down Syndrome. It will be held April 25 at Pine Grove School, 2405 Eastside Road, beginning at 6 p.m.
“Raising a Child with Down Syndrome: Building a Foundation for a Great Life” is a free event, but registration is required: call 541-387-5720 or visit www.providence.org/classes. More information may be found here: http://bit.ly/16VZhDi.
Learn to be a hospice volunteer
Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital will hold a training session for hospice volunteers on May 3, 4, 10 and 11. The training offers a practical understanding of end-of-life issues and hospice care.
Volunteers can choose to serve in a number of different ways that make a tremendous difference in the lives of patients. To register or to learn more, call 541-387-1152.
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Hood River firefighters tackled an early morning fire at an answering service in the Heights Wednesday morning. The 1 a.m fire was caused by an electrical panel and eventually gutted the office. Enlarge