Bonner General Health is committed to creating a healthier community. One way we invest in the health of our community is by providing free educational and support group meetings on a variety of topics.
What: An accepting conversation within a group setting, sharing experiences of loss. This group is open to anyone who has gone through losing a loved one, whether it be a spouse, partner, parent, child, sibling, or other family member or friend. Facilitator Peter Gilmore relies on the group’s wisdom rather than coming with a prepared agenda, allowing the conversation to flow from the needs of those present. All information shared in the group setting is confidential to promote an environment of trust. The group size is small, usually between 6-10 members.
No cost to residents of Bonner and Boundary Counties.
When: The 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Register: Contact Hospice at (208) 265-1179
Better Breathers Clubs are available at no cost to individuals with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. Led by an American Lung Association-trained facilitator, learn better ways to cope with your diagnosis and live life to the fullest with a chronic lung disease during these regularly scheduled education programs.
When: Second Tuesday of the month, 1:00 – 2:00 PM.
Where: Bonner General Health Classroom 520 N. Third Avenue, enter at Patient Registration.
Register at: action.lung.org/IdahoBBC
For more info: Contact BGH Cardiopulmonary Department.
Click HERE for more information on the American Lung Association’s Better Breathers Club.
What: The loss of a loved one is a traumatic event that brings out strong feelings and responses as we struggle to adjust to our forever-altered lives. Friends and relatives are often challenged to support us when we need them most – they may not know how.
Everyone wants us to “be over it now,” – so where can we turn?
Our Grief Acceptance Group provides an opportunity to learn about grief and how to adapt to it, identify goals and personal strengths to help participants cope, and even discover unsought gifts and opportunities for growth from the loss. It is also a safe space to share your grief experiences, thoughts, and feelings with others going through the loss of another person through death.
When: Monday, September 11, 2023, and meets weekly through Monday, October 30th.
Where: Bonner General Health Campus
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Contact: For more information or to register, contact Courtney Kruse (208) 265-1179.
*This service is provided at no cost to our community by Bonner General Community Hospice.
Learn More about Bereavement Services
This 5-Week Integrative Course to Learn Parenting Strategies for Raising Children Affected by Trauma.
When: Monday, 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
or Tuesday, 9:00 am to 10:15 am (determined by group preference)
Cost: $50 for the 5-week course
(sliding scale available upon request)
Where: Bonner General Health Campus Monarch Room | 1st floor | 423 N. Third Ave, Sandpoint, ID 83864
Register: Call (208) 265-1090, or fill out the Registration Form.
*Court-ordered participants are required to attend all 5 weeks in order to gain a participation certificate.
Power PAC (Parky’s and Caregivers) Parkinson’s Support Group meets on the 2nd Monday of every month, 2:00-3:30 pm at the East Bonner County Library conference room, located at 1407 Cedar Street, Sandpoint.
Individuals affected by Parkinson’s, family, caregivers, and friends are encouraged to attend!
If you have questions please call Elizabeth Neuder, Physical Therapist with Performance Therapy Services at (208) 265-3325.
Bonner General Health is now an affiliate of Rock Steady Boxing, an exercise program that enables people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases to fight their disease with a non-contact boxing-style fitness program that improves their quality of life. Classes take place on Tuesday & Thursday at our Ridley Village location. Class size is limited at this time. For more information call 208-263-1441. Click the image below for more information about the program.
For more information on Parkinson’s Disease symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and treatment options, go to the Parkinson’s Foundation website by clicking the image below.