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“Aging Well” Classes and Events – Meditation 101 – While meditating, we are free to experience inner peace, improve our well-being, cope with stress, find lasting joy, develop loving relationships, and appreciate each other and life. Held Tuesdays, Dec. 14-Jan. 18, 3-4 p.m. Cost is $36. Reiki: Class provides an overview of this ancient Japanese healing art and how it works on healing the body, mind and spirit. Reiki handouts are provided and we will discuss not only about this healing art but also how it is used in various healing settings, hospitals, clinics, and private offices. Held today, 10-11:30 a.m. Cost is $12. The Chakras: The Wheels of Life; Dr. Charles Lightwalker will discuss how chakras are classified as healing centers. Power centers and part of the healing practices of many traditions. Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $12. Events are held at Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Call (509) 535-0803 for more information.

BLS – Healthcare Provider Initial – Covers one- and two-rescuers for adult CPR, child CPR (over age 1), infant CPR, bag-mask ventilations, AED and choking. Today, 8 a.m.-noon, at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $60. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

CPR– Family and Friends - Pediatric – Covers child CPR, infant CPR, and choking. Today, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $25 per person. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

Kidney Disease Education Class – Fresenius Medical Care North Point is offering its Treatment Options Program today. This is a free seminar to inform at-risk patients and their families about chronic kidney disease and treatments. Sessions are open to the public. Visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com for a full schedule. Call (877) 867-7543 or e-mail eliopoulosa@loomisgroup.com for more information.

Pre-Diabetes – Two-part series for those who are at risk or have been diagnosed or who know someone who is at risk for pre-diabetes. All participants receive a free testing meter. Held today and Dec. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at CHER Diabetes Education Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Cost is $30. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

Upcoming

Flu Vaccines at Spokane Regional Health District – Clinic appointments for adults and children 6 months and older are available by calling (509) 324-1600. The clinic is located at 1101 W. College Ave. Call (509) 324-1643 or visit www.srhd.org for more information.

Corbin Senior Center Events - Seminar: Hypnotherapy: Learn how hypnotherapy can help reduce stress and pain, release excess weight, cease smoking, alleviate feelings of depression, and more. Wednesday, 11-11:45 a.m. Events are held at Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Call (509) 327-1584 or e-mail info@corbinseniorcenter.org for more information.

Meditations for Heart and Mind: Deepening Presence – Learn the ancient practices of mindfulness, loving kindness, forgiveness and compassion to calm the mind and open the heart. Each session includes guided 30-minute medication, dharma talk and time for discussion. Held Wednesdays, Dec. 15 and 22, at St. Joseph Family Center, chapel in main building, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $10-$12 per class. Call (509) 928-3863 to register and for more information.

Exercise Classes and Events – Mat Yoga: Explore the gentle movements to increase flexibility, strength, and well being. Class covers body stretches, yoga postures and breathing practices. Held Fridays, Dec. 17-Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Events are held at Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Call (509) 535-0803 for more information.

St. Joseph Family Center’s Women’s Retreat for Cancer Survivors – Weekend consists of meditation, presentation, rest, sharing and more. Jan. 21-23, from 7 p.m. on Friday to 1 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $100. Call (509) 483-6495 ext. 133 to RSVP and for more information or visit www.sjfconline.org.

New listings

Teen Overeaters Anonymous – A 12-step program of recovery for teens who are struggling with obsessions with food, compulsive overeating, bulimia or anorexia. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Held Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 9706 N. Division St. Call (509) 328-9972 or visit www.oa.org for more information.

BLS – Healthcare Provider Initial – Covers one- and two-rescuers for adult CPR, child CPR (over age 1), infant CPR, bag-mask ventilations, AED and choking. Today, 8 a.m.-noon, at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $60. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register.

BLS – Healthcare Provider Renewal – Course covers one- and two-rescuers for adult CPR, child CPR (over age 1), infant CPR, bag-mask ventilations, AED and choking. Participants must have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider card or one that has been expired for less than two months present at class. Today, 12:30-3 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $40. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register.

Spokane Area Weight Loss Challenge – 12-week non-profit course offers tips on nutrition and exercise along with the flair of competition. Cost is $40 for the 12-week program. Classes are held at Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Next session of classes begins Jan. 5. Preregistration is encouraged. Call (509) 315-1677 to register and for more information.

Stretch and Flex Classes – Four-week session combines body conditioning, strength, light cardio, Pilates, yoga, and basic stretching. Focuses on body awareness, flexibility, range of motion, core strength, balance and stability while improving overall muscle tone. All ages and levels are welcome. Held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Jan. 10-Feb. 4, 9-10 a.m. at Millwood Community Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. Cost is $35 for entire session. Drop-ins are welcome for $5. Call (509) 924-2350 or e-mail sandy@weissolutions.com for more information and to register.

Parenting/Childbirth

Parenting Children of Divorce – Learn how divorce or separation affect children at different developmental stages, how to create a supportive climate for children reducing the affects of damaging conflict and gain communication skills to help handle conflict. Held the first Tuesday or third Thursday of the month, 6-9 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495, e-mail sjfc@stjosephfamilycenter.org, or visit www.stjosephfamilycenter.org for more information.

Prepared Childbirth at Sacred Hearth Mother Gamelin Center – Four-week program for expectant parents in the last three months of pregnancy, Sacred Heart Mother Gamelin Center, 20 W. Ninth Ave. Cost: $75 per couple. Call (509) 232-8145 for information and registration.

“Parenting With Power, Persistence and Patience” – Held each Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8 pm. at North Central High School, 1600 N. Howard St. Classes are free, no registration is required. Topics include advocating for your child, building relationships, managing conflict, addressing adolescent high-risk behaviors and preventing adolescent substance abuse. Call (509) 354-7329 for more information.

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.

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.

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