PREvent Class 2: Diabetes and Breast Cancer, Part 1 - For women who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and want to make lifestyle changes to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes, which contributes to their risk for developing breast cancer. Event is funded through Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Wednesday, noon-1 p.m., 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.
Understanding Joint Pain and Treatment Options - The physicians of Rockwood Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Center will present. The event is free and lunch will be provided. Thursday, 11:30 a.m., Good Samaritan Society, 17121 E. Eighth Ave. Must RSVP at (509) 473-5672 or email@example.com. You can also register online at spokanevalleyhospital.com.
Thriving Before, During and After Breast Cancer Part 2 - Class that focuses on breast cancer prevention, education, and survivorship support. Open to anyone interested in learning more about breast cancer, prevention, prevention of recurrence, or support during treatment. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Medical Building, Leahy Room, 101 W. Eighth Ave., $20. Clients of the Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program or Cancer Patient Care should contact CHER at (509) 232-8138 to receive a discount code. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.
Babysitting Basics - This course prepares youths, ages 10-15, to be successful baby-sitters. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St., $40. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.
Puzzled By Medicare? – People close to 65 or new to Medicare and their families are invited to learn about Medicare options, costs and coverage. Sponsored by Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) and the AARP Foundation. The event is free. March 19, 9:30 a.m., 2426 N. Discovery Place. Registration is required at www.aarp.org/wa or by calling 1-877-926-8300.
Positive Power of Gratitude - Engage in gratitude and positively impact relationships, health, work and your life dreams. Kelly Fitzgerald presents two sessions on March 23; 9:30 a.m.-noon, or 1:30-4 p.m. $20. Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. For more information call (509) 951-8294 or visit www.asoulslight.com.
Prevent Class 3: Diabetes and Breast Cancer, Part 2 - For women who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and want to make lifestyle changes to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes, which contributes to their risk for developing breast cancer. Event is funded through Susan G. Komen for the Cure. March 27, 5:30-7 p.m., 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.
Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course – This program is intended for licensed registered nurses who have been employed for a minimum of six months and possess a basic understanding of cancer biology. ONS will award 13.5 contacts to nurses who attend this program in its entirety. March 28, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; March 29, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 101 W. Eighth Ave., $125. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.
Exercise for Every Ability – April 1-June 28. Community Colleges of Spokane Institute of Extended Learning presents a variety of exciting classes for you to get your groove on. Classes include gentle exercise, tai chi, Pilates, Zumba, and many more. To view the complete list of classes and/or to register visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2.
2013 Regional Food Economy Conference - The theme for this year’s conference is “Our Food, Our Economy, Our Health.” The keynote speaker, Ken Meter, is an expert on enhancing regional food systems. April 19, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. $35/includes lunch and parking. For more information or to register visit www.realfoodspokane.org.
Life Coach – Kelly Fitzgerald will offer information on life coaching and answer questions. The presentation is free. Today, 6:30-7:30 p.m., The Flying Pig Restaurant, 1822 E. Sprague Ave. For more information call (509) 951-8294 or visit www.asoulslight.com.
ObamaCare: Fact and Fiction – Spokane Public Radio and City Cable 5 are hosting the SPR Health Forum to discuss the Affordable Care Act. Panelists for the forum include Mike Kreidler, Washington insurance commissioner; Madeline Otto, Group Health’s director of federal government relations; Michael Marchand, of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange; and Dr. Jeff Collins, Providence Health Care chief medical executive. Former SPR news director Doug Nadvornick will moderate the discussion and take audience questions during the second hour. The forum will be taped for broadcast on KPBS, KSFC and City Cable Channel Five, and will also be available online. March 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spokane City Hall Council Chambers, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. For information, visit www.spokanepublicradio.org/ forums.
Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreats – A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentation, accommodations, meals and more with others who have been or are on the same journey. Retreats are: Friday through Sunday, and May 17-19. Suggested donation is $195, $15 due at time of registration will be applied to total. Held at St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.sjfconline.org/womens retreatsforcancersurvivors.html for more information and to register.
Free Developmental Screenings – For infants and toddlers younger than 3 living in Spokane County. Screenings include: language, physical strength and coordination, vision, hearing, feeding and behavior. Several sites are available. Call the Spokane Regional Health District’s Infant Toddler Network at (509) 324-1651 for an appointment.
Free Health Baby Weight Checks – For new moms and babies up to 1 year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, 1st floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5706 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour – Meets at noon the first and third Saturday of each month or by appointment, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-BABY to make an appointment.
La Leche League – The breast-feeding support group meets the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Health Education Center in the Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., call (509) 484-0340 for more information; the first Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, call (509) 244-4191 or (509) 258-6850; and the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at New Moon Family Wellness Center, 906 S. Cowley St., call (509) 484-0340 for more information. Visit www.lllaofwa.org/la-leche- league-spokane for more information about the group.
Lactation Counseling Services – For new moms and babies up to 1 year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, 1st floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost varies, most insurances cover lactation consults. Call (509) 473-5706 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parenting Children of Divorce – Learn how divorce or separation affect children at different developmental stages, how to create a supportive climate for children, reducing the affects of damaging conflict, and gaining communication skills to help handle conflict. Held the first and third Tuesday of the month, 6-9 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfc online.org for information.
Parenting Classes – For single parents of children up to 3 years old, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance Program. Call for times and dates. Held at 12 E. Fifth Ave. Free and open to the public. To register, call (509) 455-4986.
Prepared Child Birth Classes – Six-week, 12-hour course is for those already pregnant and covers topics including prenatal care, nutrition, stages of labor, pain management, breathing, Cesarean birth, post-delivery care, infant CPR, newborn care and lactation. Classes are held 7-9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, or in a condensed eight-hour format on select Saturdays. Cost is $60 per person/couple, preregistration is required. Held at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5446 or email email@example.com to register and for information.