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Tue., Jan. 15, 2008


Quigong – A level one class begins today and meets every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-noon through March 4 at Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard. The cost is $96. Call (509) 838-6518 for more information.

Alzheimer’s Association – The Inland Northwest Alzheimer’s Association executive director Joel Loiacono will lead a forum on how to make activities meaningful, at 6:30 p.m. at the Loyalton of Coeur d’Alene, 205 E. Anton, Coeur d’Alene. There will be time for questions. Admission is free. Call (208) 666-2996 for more information.

New listings

Diabetes Support Group – New group for people with Type II diabetes, starts today from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Kootenai Medical Center, Classroom 2, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 666-3255 for more information.

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 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.

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.

Cardiovascular Health Risk Assessment – The Sacred Heart Women’s Health Center presents Heart-to-Heart, a program to help you find out your risk for cardiovascular disease. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 101 W. Eighth Ave., Suite 1200. The cost of this screening includes several tests, educational materials and follow-up is $60. Tests can also be ordered separately. To make an appointment, call (509) 474-2400.

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.

CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes – Offered by the American Red Cross. Check the Web site for class schedules. Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora. Cost is $35-$55, call (509) 326-3330 ext. 216, or go to Other classes include blood borne pathogens, HIV education, pet first aid, disaster preparedness and babysitting training.

Depression Screenings – Offered to adults by Eastman Consulting Services, 607 S. Government Way, Spokane. Free. Call (509) 456-2190.

Diabetes Education – Community Health Education and Resources offers group or individual instruction on diabetes self-management. Course is for clients and their families who are new to diabetes. Call (509) 232-8145 for class times, dates and locations.

Diabetes Education – Workshop offered through Group Health for those who deal with the needs of those with diabetes. For a list of dates and times, call (509) 459-1086 or go to

Divine Health – Word of Faith Christian Center is offering a weekly class on how to live in divine health, Sundays at 10 a.m. at the Word of Faith Christian Center 4001 N. Cook. Call (509) 891-5253.

Dirne Community Health Center – Is a federally qualified community health center. It is accepting new patients regardless of their ability to pay, and offering mental health services. Located at 1106 W. Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. For more information or to make an appointment, call the center at (208) 292-0292.

Families Supporting Families – Meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month for families of those with eating disorders. The group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Mary Bede Room of Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. For more information, call Maureen Reynolds at (509) 456-0567.

First Aid/CPR Classes– Adult, child and infant first aid/CPR classes, both new student and refresher courses, are available through The Safety Center. Prices range from $35-$55. Registration is required. For more information, location and times, call Rick Bennett at (509) 979-0849 or e-mail

FUNctional Fitness Class – U-District Physical Therapy is offering a specialized conditioning class for active people of all levels and ages. This class follows a circuit-training style and focuses on dynamic flexibility, agility, functional lower body strength, balance and total body conditioning. There are three sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 a.m. or 6-7 p.m., or Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. at U-District Physical Therapy, 730 N. Hamilton. Cost is $75 per month. Call (509) 458-7686 or visit to sign up.

Health for All – This community-based healthcare access project links uninsured individuals and families in Eastern Washington with state health insurance programs and assists those who do not qualify for state-sponsored coverage by linking them with appropriate community resources. Call (866) 444-3066; in Spokane County, call (509) 444-3066.

Infertility Support Group – The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Mother Gamelin Center at Sacred Heart. Call (509) 981-1294 for more information.

Inland Northwest Hypnosis practice group – This group is for those with training and/or education in hypnosis to practice skills and research theories. It meets at 6:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month at 696 Ithaca St., Post Falls. Contact (208) 457-8580 for more information.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions – A six-week workshop through Group Health Cooperative that deals with the needs of those with chronic health problems. For a list of dates and times, call (800) 992-2279 or visit

Master Home Environmentalist Program – The American Lung Association of Washington is offering trained volunteers to offer solutions for indoor environmental health problems in your home. To schedule an appointment, call (509) 325-6516 or e-mail

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

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

Reflexology – These individual foot and hand sessions will work to improve circulation, relieve tension and more with certified reflexologist Linda Bussard at 12 E. Rowan. 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.

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

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


Free Developmental Screenings – For infants and toddlers under age 3 living in Spokane County. Screenings include: language, physical strength and coordination, vision, hearing, feeding and behavior. Several sites are available. To make an appointment, call the Spokane Regional Health District’s Infant Toddler Network at (509) 324-1651.

Get in Touch with Your Baby – Learn infant massage in the Peaceful Place at the Women’s Health Center of Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $80, and registration is required. For class times, call (509) 474-2400 or visit

Infant and Developmental Massage Classes – Individual and group classes offered in the Spokane area, call Lori at (509) 466-8435.

Happiest Baby on the Block – Learn to calm your crying baby; two-hour class at the Sacred Heart Women’s Center, Peaceful Place, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $45 and registration is required. Call (509) 474-2400 for class times or more information, or visit

La Leche League– The breast-feeding support group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd.; the second Friday at 10 a.m. at the Maternity Support Services Center, 235 E. Rowan; the second Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library; the first Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Liberty Lake Water and Sewer Building, 22510 E. Mission. Call (509) 534-3674 for more information.

Maternity Center Tour – Free Holy Family Hospital tours, first and third Wednesdays of each month, 8 p.m. or by appointment. Call (509) 482-BABY for information or appointment.

Mother-Baby Time Support Group – Wednesdays at the Sacred Heart Women’s Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Class times vary depending on the age of your child. Call (509) 474-2400.

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 information, call (509) 325-7667.

Parent/Childbirth Education – Classes at Holy Family, 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.


Gentle Stretch Yoga – Saturdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at The Unity Church of Truth, 2900 S. Bernard. The cost is $55 for six weeks, or $10 for drop-ins. For more information, call the church office at (509) 838-6518.

Introduction to Yoga – This class will focus on stretching, relaxing and awareness of your body’s intelligence, Wednesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St., Suite T. The cost is $11 a class, or $55 for a six-week session. For information, call (509) 838-3575.

Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio – 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7, offers a variety of classes including: yoga and a yoga and Pilates fusion class. Prices vary. Call (509) 467-9199 for a details schedule.

Yoga for Health and Healing – The Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St., Suite T, is offering classes for individual with chronic conditions or persons seeking gentle yoga, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. The class is also offered Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Providence Center for Faith and Healing, 101 W. Eighth. The cost is $48 for six weeks, or $10 per class. For information, call the center at (509) 838-3575.

Cancer support

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

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 Doctors Building Suite 120, 105 W. Eighth. Call (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.


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