Community Education offers health classes this fall

From staff reports

District 728 Community Education is offering a number of health-related classes this fall. Here is the rundown.

Intro to Holistic Health

Gain an increased understanding of the holistic health field by trying various methods including reflexology, muscle testing, yoga, acupressure, music, EFT and others. 1–3 p.m. Thursdays Nov. 1 and 8. $39 per individual or $75 per couple. Handke Center, Elk River.

Caring For Aging Parents

Learn about community resources, strategies and tools in caring for aging parents. Hear a keynote speaker and then attend two breakout sessions based on area of interest. A light dinner is included. 5:30–9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. $9. Handke Center, Elk River.

NRA Firearm Safety at Home

This non-shooting class teaches participants the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home. This is a NRA Home Firearm Safety Course offered in partnership with the Elk River Police Department. Gun permit not required. 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. $55. Elk River Police Department.


This BLS Healthcare Provider Course (American Heart Association) teaches CPR skills for helping victims of all ages and includes ventilation with a barrier device, a bag mask device, oxygen, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. Class intended for certified or non-certified, licensed and non-licensed health care professionals.

6–10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, $69. Handke Center, Elk River


Learn how to do CPR, AEDs and barrier devices on adults, children and infants. 6–10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19. $65. Handke Center, Elk River.

Standard First Aid

Be prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advance medical personnel arrive. Fee includes book. American Red Cross certification.

6-10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. $55. Handke Center, Elk River.

Dealing with Stress,  Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety is very frightening and can be debilitating. You are not alone. Cindy Lovelette shares her journey and shows that you can conquer your anxiety and live the life you were made to live. 6:30–8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 10 and 24. Free. Handke Center, Elk River.

A Dealing with Stress, Anxiety and Depression as a Family, Parent/Child class is offered for parent and child teams from 6:30–8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 17 and Oct. 1. Free. Handke Center, Elk River.

AARP Four-hour Refresher

Refresher course for ages 50-plus who have completed an insurance-approved eight-hour certified driver course and includes new approaches and concepts. Completion required to maintain auto insurance discount. Check with your insurance company regarding discount guidelines. Bring driver’s license and, if an AARP member, bring your member number to class. $16 for AARP members; $18 for non-members.

•5–9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24. 1 session. Handke Center, Elk River.

•5–9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19. 1 session. Handke Center, Elk River.

•5–9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17. One session. Handke Center, Elk River.

AARP Eight Hour

Improve your skills and knowledge and learn about the effects of aging and medication on driving along with suggestions for overcoming limitations. Course completion may qualify you for insurance discounts. Check with your insurance company regarding discount guidelines. Bring driver’s license and AARP member card to class. No driving or tests.

Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 15–16, 5–9 p.m. Handke Center, Elk River. $16 for AARP members; $18 for non members.

To register for any of these classes, go to or call 763-241-3520 for more information.