Insulin Pump Therapy – A presentation on insulin pump use rather than multiple daily injections will be at 6 p.m. at Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood. Call (509) 232-8145 to register.
Baby Care Basics – The four-week class is for parents with a new infant; 6-8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley. The cost is $50 per couple. Call (509) 232-8138 to register.
Flu Shots: Spokane – The Spokane Regional Health District will offer discounted flu shots Thursday from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Spokane Falls Community College Student Union Building, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive, and the Spokane Community College Lair Center, 1810 N. Greene St. The cost is $20 and no appointment is necessary. Call (509) 324-1442 for more information.
Flu Shots: North Idaho – The Panhandle Health District is offering a series of flu shot clinics in November. The first is on Friday from 9 a.m.-noon at the Post Falls Trading Co., 1501 E. Seltice Way. Additional clinics will be held on Fridays in November from 1-4 p.m. at the Panhandle Health District, 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden. Shots are $25; Medicare and Medicaid are accepted. Flu mist for healthy children ages 5-18 is $5. No appointments are necessary. Call (208) 415-5100 for more information.
Metaphysical Research Society – First Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m., (509) 838-8155.
Polio Outreach of Spokane – For information about post-polio syndrome, call Sharman Collins, (509) 448-8517, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Power Wheelchairs Available – Miracle on Wheels for nonambulatory senior citizens 65 years and older, also available to the permanently disabled of any age. Call (800) 749-8778 or go to www.durablemedical.com.
Reflexology – These individual foot and hand sessions will work to improve circulation, relieve tension and more with certified reflexologist Linda Bussard at St. Joseph’s Family Center, in the Francis Building, 1016 N. Superior. To schedule an appointment call (509) 998-1062.
Speech, Language and Hearing Screenings – WSU Spokane’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, Health Sciences Building, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Open to children and adults. Appointments necessary. Call (509) 358-7580.
Striders – A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-9 a.m. at the Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place, and in Coeur d’Alene. For information, call Carol at (509) 926-1697, or in Idaho call (208) 772-6381.
Adult Children from Dysfunctional Families and Co-Dependents – How to grow out of these dysfunctional patterns in a 26-week program of group therapy and support with tools for the results you want. Groups meet various weekday evenings from 7-9 p.m., or Saturday daytime, at Life Directions Counseling Center in the Valley. For information, call (509) 922-3915.
Adult Day Center – Holy Family Adult Day Centers offer 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. Two locations: 4827 S. Palouse Highway and 6018 N. Astor. Call (509) 482-2475.
Alzheimer’s Association Helpline – In Spokane, call (509) 473-3390, or 24-hour help line, (800) 272-3900; Coeur d’Alene, call (208) 666-2996 or (800) 256-6659. Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Anger Management for Men – Ongoing six-week men’s group, Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior. Cost: $15/session; for information, call (509) 483-6495.
Bereavement Support Groups – Hospice of Spokane offers various support groups. Spouse Grief, Wednesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m., for those who have lost a spouse through death. General Grief, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9706 N. Division, for those who have lost anyone through death. Call the Hospice of Spokane Bereavement Department for more information and registration at (509) 456-0438.
Bereaved Parents of the USA, Coeur d’Alene – Meets the third Thursday of every month at St. Pius X Church, Room 3, 625 E. Haycraft Road. Contact (208) 773-5684.
Bipolar Support Group – Meets on the third Monday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Deaconess Health and Education center, 910 W. Fifth, Room 267. For more information, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness at (509) 838-5515.
Bone Density and Blood Pressure Screenings – Deaconess Medical Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave., is offering these screenings every Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Call (509) 473-2194.
Drug and alcohol
Daybreak of Spokane – Offers residential and outpatient treatment for adolescents with emphasis on family. Downtown outpatient and residential, 960 E. Third, (509) 444-7033; Valley outpatient, 11711 E. Sprague, (509) 927-1991.
Nar-Anon – For friends and families of drug addicts. Group meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 301 S. Freya. Call Walt and Lois, (509) 489-6368, or visit www.naranon.org.
Tobacco Cessation Classes – Community Health Education and Resources office is offering free tobacco cessation classes throughout Spokane. Call (509) 232-8138 or (509) 232-8139.
Tobacco Cessation Classes – Free for Group Health members. For a list of dates and times, call (509) 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.
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