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Upcoming

Alzheimer’s Association Town Hall Meetings – The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will hold two meetings to educate and solicit input on public policy priorities. today, 6:30 p.m., Gonzaga University School of Law, 721 N. Cincinnati St.; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Health Resource Center at Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene. For more information, call (509) 473-3390 or email jloiacono@alz.org.

Parkinson’s Power Summit – A one day education and empowerment conference for people affected by Parkinson’s disease, presented by the Parkinson’s Resource Center. The event will include speakers, workshops, educational information, community resource fair and more. Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $25/per person. Call (509) 473-2490 or visit www.spokane parkinsons.org/parkinsons-power- summit for more information or registration.

Type 2 Diabetes/Heart Disease Prevention Study – Participants are sought for a Washington State University research study for adults at risk for type 2 diabetes and/or heart disease. Participants will take part in a lifestyle change program to help prevent diabetes and lower risk for heart disease. For more information call (509) 368-6710; or alissa.underhill@email.wsu.edu. There is no cost to take part in this study.

Hip and Knee Pain Causes and Treatments – Informational seminars presented by the Joint Restoration Centers at Deaconess and Valley hospitals. Sept. 24, 6-7 p.m., The Service Station, 9315 N. Nevada St.; Sept. 17, Oct. 16, Nov. 12, or Dec. 11, 6 p.m., Valley Health & Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave.; Oct. 15, Nov. 19, or Dec. 17, 6 p.m., Deaconess Health & Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave, second floor. Free. Make reservations at (509) 473-5755.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes - Annual event presented by the American Diabetes Association. The walk is open to people of all ages and activity levels; you can walk any distance up to 4.5 miles. Register online at www.diabetes.org/ spokanestepout. For more information call (509) 624-7478, ext. 2281 or like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/adaspokane. Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m., Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St.

Party in Pink Zumbathon - Come shake, shimmy and move to raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-noon, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. Visit www.SpokanePartyinPink.com for more information. $20.

Other programs

Hearing Loss Association – Spokane Chapter - Group provides support, education, advocacy, and camaraderie to people with a hearing loss. Each meeting features a speaker system, real-time captioning, and a room loop to make easy communication possible for all present. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Nexus Inland Northwest, auditorium, 1206 N. Howard St. Meetings are free. (509) 328-9220 or hlaspokane@gmail.com.

Latin Fitness Classes - Basic dance and aerobic moves set to Latin and pop music. Offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., in the Community Enrichment Center, 110 S. Main St., Colfax. Cost is $7 per session or $35 per month (first class is free). All sizes and shapes are welcome. (509) 432-4906.

Mastering the Social World - Social skills groups for children and adolescents who may struggle with understanding how to socially engage with others. Six-week class for youth ages 6-11 is held Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m., and covers topics such as: social rules of interactions; being part of a social group; theory of mind; how to go from casual to lifelong friendships; how to read the language of peers; going with the flow and being flexible; and decision-making. Cost is $240. Six-week class for youth ages 12-18 is held Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 1-2:30 p.m., and covers topics such as: social boundaries; knowing others perspective; and self-advocacy. Cost is $240. Call (800) 355-7155 or (509) 328-2740, email services@imaginebehavior.com, or visit www.imaginebehavior.com.

Medicare Workshops - Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors will provide free, nonbiased advice and information regarding Medicare in a series of workshops held every third Tuesday of the month, 1-4 p.m., Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, 1222 N. Post St. For more information, call Margaret or Kathy at (509) 458-2509. Please bring your medications, with dosages and Medicare card to the workshops.

A Mindful Life - Explore meditation and mindfulness, and move towards greater health and balance in your life. Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., Deer Park Senior Center, 206 W. First St., Deer Park. Free; donations are appreciated. (509) 258-7361.

Nicotine Anonymous - Twelve-step support group offering our experience to those who want to quit smoking. Meets Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m., at Partners (formerly Spokane Valley Community Center), 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley.(509) 926-9804 or (509) 474-1845.

Overeaters Anonymous - Is food a problem for you? Do you binge eat for no apparent reason? Is food affecting your life? Free support group, no fees, no weigh-ins, no diets. (509) 328-9972 or www.oa.org.

Polio Outreach of Spokane - For information about post-polio syndrome, call Sharman Collins, (509) 448-8517, or email sharmanrcollins@msn.com.

Providence Adult Day Health - Offers structured programs designed to meet the needs of physically, mentally and functionally impaired adults and elderly by providing social services, nursing, rehabilitation, therapeutic recreation and a hot meal at noon. Held at 6018 N. Astor St. (509) 482-2475.

Qi Gong Classes - Increase your flexibility, balance, and reduce pain by tapping into the vibrant energy within. Tuesdays, 1 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m., Peak Health and Wellness Center, 940 Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $8/per class. (208) 691-9736.

Speech, Language and Hearing Screenings - Washington State University Spokane’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, Health Sciences Building, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Open to children and adults. Appointments necessary. (509) 828-1323.

Spokane Concentration Meditation Group - Buddhist meditation group meeting the first Sunday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, at Community Meditation Room, 35 W. Main Ave. Beginners welcome. (509) 263-7213 or spokanejhana@ me.com, or visit www.meetup.com/ Spokane- Concentration-Meditation-Group.

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors HelpLine - The SHIBA HelpLine is free, confidential and impartial counseling with trained volunteers to help callers understand their health care and health insurance rights and options. Call (509) 458-2509 at Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington or the SHIBA HelpLine at (800) 562-6900.

Striders - A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays, September through May, from 8-9 a.m. at the Spokane Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place. Led by certified instructors, the classes emphasize strength, stretching, and balance. Miles walked individually are records and awards are presented at five awards meetings each year which feature health-related speakers. Cost is $15 per year and $2 for each exercise class attended. Call Carol at (509) 926-1697 or Judy at (509) 892-1293.

Survival Fitness Boot Camp - Group fitness training for men and women. Held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ponderosa Elementary, 3483 E. Ponderosa Blvd., Post Falls. Free two-week trials offered. (909) 730-2367 or john.caylor@ survivalfitnessbootcamp.com f.

Teen Diabetes Advocate Meeting - Free program sponsored by the American Diabetes Association for teens ages 12 to 18. Meets monthly, at the ADA office, 801 W. Fifth Ave., No. 319. Call Ted Duncan at (509) 263-6281 or email tduncan@diabetes.org.

Women in Anger Classes - Course covers how to express anger constructively versus destructively, how to examine anger and its impact on one’s life, and how to deal with angry outbursts, strained relationships and personal frustration. Held Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $100 for three-class course, scholarships available for qualified participants. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org for details.

Women’s Self-Defense Classes - Learn practical and applicable defense methods that you could confidently use in an emergency. Held the third Saturday of each month, 1 p.m., at 101 N. Argonne Road, Suite B, Spokane Valley. Cost is $10 per class. Call (509) 891-9821, visit www.hitpitmma.com, or email adreaphifer@gmail.com for details.

Zumba Classes - Zumba Fitness classes for ladies held Tuesdays and Thursday, 5:45-6:45 p.m. at the Moran Prairie Grange Hall, 6106 S. Palouse Highway. Cost is $8 per drop-in; discount for series. (509) 448-4265.

Zumba Classes - The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center is offering Zumba classes every Monday, 6-7 p.m., at 405 William St., Post Falls. Cost is $7 per class or $28 per month. Call (208) 457-8950, email art@thejacklincenter.org, or visit www.thejacklincenter.org.

Zumba Gold Class - Class is ideal for those who need modifications in regular Zumba to make it work for them. Mondays, 10:30-11:15 a.m., at the Good Samaritan Society Spokane Valley Community Center, 17121 E. Eighth Ave., Spokane Valley, and Thursdays, 10:15-11 a.m., at Spokane Valley Baptist Church, 1222 S. McDonald Road, Spokane Valley. $3 per class. Contact Kelli Maidhoff at (509) 434-8330 or kj6227@comcast.net or Lyra Maidhoff at (509) 981-7786 or lyram@comcast.net.

Drug and alcohol

Al-Anon - For family and friends with the disease of Alcoholism. For 24-hour information and support, call (509) 456-2125 or (888) 425-2666 or visit www.wa-al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous - For 24-hour information and support, call (509) 624-1442. Visit www.aaspokane.org for meeting schedules and for more information.

Contributions should be mailed to the Health Bulletin Board, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, or emailed to features@spokesman.com. Deadline for Tuesday publication is noon Thursday.

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