Health Bulletin board
Stroller Strides of Spokane – Exercise group for moms and their babies, using resistance bands, strollers and the environment for a total body workout. Meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Mission Park, 1208 E. Mission Ave. Weekly playgroups are held Wednesdays after class with activities for all ages. Call (509) 489-6550, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.strollerstrides.net/spokane for more information.
Building Healthy Neighborhoods 5K Fun Run and Walk – Participants must register by Thursday to guarantee T-shirt size; cost is $15. Fun Run and Walk is May 23, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Spokane Convention Center and looping along the Centennial Trail through Gonzaga University’s campus before ending downtown. Check-in is 8 a.m. Call (509) 625-6733 or visit www.nusaspokane.org to register and for more information.
A Service of Comfort for Mother’s Day – For those dealing with pain from loss of a child or mother, miscarriage, stillbirth, pregnancy termination, inability to conceive, mothering concerns, and estrangement from mother or child. Reception to follow. Sunday, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 521 Lakeside Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 667-8446 for more information.
Be Healthy to the Bone Series – Classes will offer techniques for preventing and managing osteoporosis. Participants can assess their personal risk factors for low-bone density, understand basic bone biology – including the influence of hormones, nutrition and physical activity, learn what food and lifestyle choices promote or damage bone health, discover and practice exercises that benefit bone health, and find out how bone health and fracture risk are assessed and about the various medications used for treatment. Monday: “Facts about Osteoporosis and Bone Biology,” 2-3:30 p.m. May 22: “Assessing Bone Health; Medical Management and Treatment of Osteoporosis,” 2-3:30 p.m. A representative from the pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis will perform complimentary bone density screenings from 1-5 p.m. both days. Handouts, exercise bands, refreshments and healthy snacks will be provided. Cost is $10 per class. Held at Waterford on South Hill, 2929 S. Waterford Drive. Call (509) 536-2929 or (509) 321-8201 or visit www.waterfordspokane.com to register and for more information.
Know Your Diabetes Care Team – Free class covers how to best use the resources available for diabetes care from specially trained healthcare professionals. All participants receive a free Bayer testing meter. Monday, 6-8 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 232-8145 for more information.
Free Stroke Screening – Free and open to the community. Screenings include: total cholesterol, blood glucose, body fat, blood pressure, limited EKG, carotid artery check, stroke risk assessment. Appointments are required. Full lipid panel test is available for $20. May 16, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at Sacred Heart Providence Auditorium, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 232-8138 to set up an appointment and for more information.
Overcoming Anger – Seminar with a DVD teaching, covers ways to overcome frustration, irritation and anger. May 16, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., at Newman Conference Center, 6701 N. Idaho Road, Newman Lake, Wash. Cost is $25/person, $45/couple before May 9; $40/person, $75/couple after May 9 if space is available. Call (509) 226-5930 or visit www.newmancc.org to register and for more information.
“Scramble to Defeat ALS” Breakfast Fundraiser – Hosted by the ALS Association Evergreen Chapter. Guest speaker will be Jenny Hoff, who will share her experience living with ALS. June 3, 7:30-8:30 a.m., at Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Cost is $30 per person, $25, persons with ALS, or $240 for an eight-person table. Preregistration is required by May 18. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.alsa-ec.org or call (509) 863-4321.
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