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Bottoms Up: Diabetes Foot Care – Learn proper foot care and identification of potential problems. For people with diabetes. Free, preregistration is required, refreshments will be provided; 6-8 p.m., Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 232-8145 to register and for more information.


Alzheimer’s Association Seminars – Educational seminars featuring speaker Paul Graves; Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Guardian Angel Homes, 1070 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls, free parking in the World Gym parking lot; Aug. 20, 2-4 p.m., The Bridge Assisted Living, 1123 N. Division Ave., Sandpoint. Free and open to the public, no reservations necessary. Call (208) 666-2996 for more information.

Bringing Baby Home – Newborn care class; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. Cost is $10. Call (208) 666-2030 or visit for more information.

Pedalin’ for Public Health Bike Ride – Saturday, 8:30-11 a.m.; sponsored by the Panhandle Public Health Foundation, money raised supports public health projects in five counties. Includes six available routes on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alene’s; cost is $25 for adults, $5 for children; participants receive T-shirts and gifts. Visit for applications and for more information.

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Prepared Childbirth – Four-week series for expectant parents in the last trimester, covers the stages and management of labor, breathing techniques, muscle toning and relaxation, the role of the partner/support person, and care of mother and baby after birth. Begins Wednesday, at Sacred Heart Medical Center, 20 W. Ninth Ave., 6-8 p.m. Cost is $75 per couple. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.

Stroke Support Group – For inpatients, discharged patients, families and caregivers; supplies education, resources and emotional support. Thursday, noon-1 p.m., at Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Cost is free. Call (509) 482-1855 or (509) 482-3957 for more information.

Community First Aid and (Child and Infant) CPR Class – Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. Cost is $50, includes instruction book and First Aid/CPR card. Call (208) 666-2030 or visit to register and for more information.

ABC’s of Breastfeeding – Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. Cost is $5. Call (208) 666-2030 or visit for more information.

Diagnosis: Pre-Diabetes – Two-class series; Aug. 21, 6-8 p.m., and Aug. 28, 6-7 p.m., at Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Cost is $30 for both classes, preregistration is required. All participants will receive a free testing meter. Call (509) 232-8145 to register and for more information.

Peace and Healing Fair – Sponsored by the International Association of Medical Intuitives; will feature medical intuitives, massage therapists, pranic healers, quantum biofeedback, chiropractors, tarot and other readers, holistic books and supplies, nutritional supplements, artists and their paintings, and presentations on various health and peace subjects. Sept. 13, 10 a.m-4 p.m., at Unity Church of Truth, 2900 S. Bernard St. Free. Call Pat Dougherty at (509) 844-4206 or Charles Lightwalker at (509) 389-7290 for more information.

Spokane Multifaith AIDS CareTeams – Sponsored by Catholic Charitites Spokane in collaboration with Spokane AIDS Network and Spokane Regional Health District. For people interested in becoming HIV/AIDS volunteers as members of AIDS CareTeams; volunteers express compassion through support for an individual or family living with AIDS. Volunteer orientation and training is Sept. 20 at Unity Church of Truth, 2900 S. Bernard St., 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Contact Catholic Charities at (509) 358-4273 or to register and for more information.


Parenting Class – Information to help parents improve parent-child relationships, build healthy attachments, and encourage positive behavior through love and logic. Four-part series meets Mondays, 6-8 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $80 per person or $90 per couple. Call (509) 483-6495 for more information.

Parenting Classes – For single parents of children up to 1 year, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Alone Program. Call for times and dates. CAPA offices, 820 N. Summit Blvd., Suite 100. Free; for registration and more information, call (509) 325-7667.

Parent/Childbirth Education – Classes at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., are offered through Community Health Education and Resources and include: Baby Care Basics, Breast-feeding Basics, Prepared and Refresher Childbirth, Sibling Preparation, Infant/Child CPR, Children at Birth, Sensational Beginnings, Communicating with your Baby, and Infant Massage. For dates and times call Community Health Education Resources Office at (509) 232-8138.

Parent Project – Ten-week course for parents of strong-willed teens; covers attachment issues and behavior modification. Meets Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.; Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Cost is $262 (or by referral). Call (509) 389-2930 or e-mail for more information.

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support – Meets Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. at Providence Cancer Center at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 325-8716 for information.

Breast Cancer Support – The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the Holy Family Hospital ER Conference Room, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call Kathy Jo Avery at (509) 448-5660 for more information.

Cancer and Community Charities – Meets the second Wednesday of each month, Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie Ave. For time and information call (208) 659-2064 or e-mail

Cancer Support – The Providence Cancer Support Services group hosts a “telehealth” meeting for the education and support and cancer patients and their caregivers on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Medical Center Doctors Building Suite 120, 105 W. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 474-5490 for more information.

Cancer Support Group – Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, Room 6, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Cost is free. Call Beryl Anderson at (509) 474-5490 for more information.

Look Good… Feel Better – A program offered by the American Cancer Society to help women diagnosed with cancer learn how to apply cosmetics and choose wigs and other head wear. The group meets twice monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Bonnie Abernethy at (509) 455-3440, option 3.

Prostate Cancer Support Group – For individuals and their families; meets the first Wednesday of each month, 5:30-7 p.m. Held at Deaconess Health and Education Building, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Cost and parking are free. Call Kim Ramirez at (509) 755-6515 for more information.

Reiki Healing Arts – Cancer support for patients and caregivers. Meets the third Wednesday each month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Reiki Healing Arts, 1042 W. Mill Ave., Suite 103, Coeur d’Alene. Free. Call (208) 665-5862 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Yoga for People Living with Cancer – Beginner level classes for people living with breast cancer, currently in treatment, survivors, caregivers, family and friends. Held on Tuesdays, 7 p.m., The Mellow Monkey Yoga Studio, 9017 E. Euclid Ave., Millwood. Cost is free. Visit or e-mail for more information.

Chiropractic care

Free Scoliosis Screening – Enlist professional expertise to your service group or club. Call Loren C. Miller at (509) 327-3393.

Free Scoliosis Screening – The progression of scoliosis can be slowed or stopped and reversed in most cases without surgery. Utilize this opportunity to have your child evaluated. Call Mark Guthrie at (509) 327-8188.

Free Workshop – Bond Chiropractic Health Center offers a free workshop on alternative health-care topics, 307 W. Francis. Call (509) 489-1544 for times and dates.

Other programs

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 Spokane Valley. For more 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 St. 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) 772-2542 or (800) 256-6659. Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Amputee Support Group – Support for people with amputations and their family and friends. Meets the first Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit for more information.

Anger Management for Men – Ongoing six-week men’s group, Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost: $15/session; for more information, call (509) 483-6495.

Bariatric Support Group – Meets monthly at Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call (509) 252-6311 for times and for more information.

Bone Density and Blood Pressure Screenings – Deaconess Medical Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave., is offering screenings every Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Call (509) 473-2194.

Bone Density and Blood Pressure Screenings Free screenings every Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. No appointment needed. Offered by Valley Hospital and Medical Center Volunteer Services; call (509) 473-5415 or e-mail for more information.

Breast and Cervical Health Program – Provides eligible women with free health exams and mammograms sponsored by Spokane Regional Health District. Call (509) 324-1553 or (888) 461-8876.

Children’s Environmental Health Network – Web site offers information on organizations active in various fields, sources of data on child health and environmental hazards and more, or call (202) 543-4033, e-mail at

Conservative Care Consultation – Surgery should be your last resort for back or neck problems and carpal tunnel syndrome. Utilize this free opportunity to find out if there is a nonsurgical alternative to your problem. Call Mark Guthrie, at (509) 327-8188.

Corbin Senior Activity Center Senior Services – Classes and groups for mental, emotional and physical health. The center also offers events, tours and meeting space. Call (509) 327-1584 for listings.

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