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Tue., June 1, 2010

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Pilates Reformer Equipment – For ages 16 and older. Focused class uses large equipment to add resistance and challenge your core, extremities and flexibility. Saturday or June 12, noon-12:45 p.m. at East West Fitness World, 1508 N. Monroe St. Cost is $10 for first-time participants and $45 for returning participants. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Free Yoga Classes – Post Falls Library is offering free yoga classes during the month of June on Saturdays, 10-11:15 a.m., and Tuesdays, June 8 and 22, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Interested students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, if available. Some mats will be provided. Registration is not required. Held at 821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls. Call (208) 773-1506 for more information.

Ho’oponopono Presentation – Presentation by Nani Aki Linder teaches this Hawaiian act of forgiveness as a way of life in a practical way. Sunday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at North Spokane Dance Center, 7424 N. Freya St. E-mail for more information.

CPR – Friends and Family – Pediatric – Class covers child CPR, infant CPR and choking. Perfect for new parents and family members as well as community members that want to know CPR but do not need a certification card. Cost is $25 per person. June 8, 6-8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit to register and for more information.

Gluten Free Living – For ages 16 and older. Participants learn that using ingredients without gluten is a lot easier than you think while also tasting the difference in many gluten-free products. June 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Spokane Spice Company, 130 N. Stone St. Cost is $17. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

BLS – Healthcare Provider Initial – CPR – Covers 1 and 2 rescuer for adult CPR, child CPR (over age 1), infant CPR, bag-mask ventilations, AED, and choking. Ideal for physicians, nurses, medical staff who provide direct patient care, dentists, and students going into the medical field, such as nursing or EMT programs. Course certification is valid for two years. Cost is $60. June 10, 8 a.m.-noon at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit to register and for more information.


Breastfeeding Basics – Designed to help mothers have their most successful breastfeeding experience. Participants learn about positions, solving common problems and returning to work or school. Cost is $25, includes a support partner. Today, 6-8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit to register and for more information.


Sensational Beginnings – Course designed to help new parents and caregivers communicate with baby and understand the cues they are sending – creating the best beginning for your child. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $15. Visit to register and for more information.

The ABCs of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias – Free program for caregivers, family members and friends of people with dementia. Overview will cover the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, causes and treatments, and essential information that caregivers need to know. Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Deaconess Health and Education Center, Classroom 268, 910 W. Fifth Ave. For more information, call (509) 473-3390 or visit

“In Whose Two Shoes” – Special program for youths with type 1 diabetes and their families. Presented by Taylor and her dad, Ted, who will share their story about living with type 1 diabetes and lead discussion with parents and youth on: working together to manage diabetes, understanding each other’s point of view, and setting and accomplishing goals. Dr. Jeanne Hassing will also be speaking about type 1 diabetes and answering questions from parents and kids. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at Rockwood Clinic, second floor conference room, 400 E. Fifth Ave. Call (509) 342-3467 for more information.

Pilates Reformer Equipment – Take your Pilates to the next level by using equipment to ensure better balance, form and technique in a personalized setting. Saturday, noon-12:45 p.m. at East West Fitness World, 1508 N. Monroe St. Cost is $10 for first-time participants, $45 for returning participants. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Mindfulness Meditation Classes – Evening of meditation, dharma talk and discussion with Dori Langevin to calm the mind and open the heart. Held Wednesdays, June 2 and 23, July 14, 21, and 28, and Aug. 4 and 18. Cost is $10-12 per class. Held at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 928-3863 or visit for more information.

Health and Healing Conference – Free conference is Friday-Saturday at Healing Rooms Ministries, 115 E. Pacific Ave. Three sessions are held each day at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Speakers are Cal Pierce and Ron Williams. Session titles include: receiving your healing; a health lifestyle and how we should eat; kingdom weight-loss; dealing with emotional wounds; how to strengthen your body; God’s word on healing and health; the link between excess weight and disease; and childhood obesity issues. Preregistration is required by calling (509) 456-0517.

Integrative Oncology Care – Connect with others and learn about nurturing the mind, body and soul as you navigate through your, or your loved one’s, cancer experience. Support for the mind and body throughout treatment. Topics of discussion include: “Harnessing the Power of the Brain and the Heart to Combat Cancer and to Facilitate Recovery”; “Rehabilitation and Cancer Treatment: Restoring Movement and Function”; “Lymphatic Drainage Therapy”; “Exercise as a Component of an Integrative ‘Mind/Body’ Perspective for Cancer Treatment”; and “Nutrition – How to Support the Immune System During and After Cancer Treatment.” RSVP is required. Held June 9, 8:45 a.m.-noon at Rockwood Cancer Treatment Center, 12410 E. Sinto Ave., Spokane Valley, in conference room C – basement level. Refreshments provided. Cost is free. Call (509) 755-5808 for more information and to reserve a spot.


Center of Calm Yoga – Experience rejuvenating, meditative yoga that calls on the mind and spirit to support the physical postures. Taught by experienced teachers, limited class sizes to enhance personal and individualized instruction. All Levels: Mondays, 4-5:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, 5-6:15 p.m. Gentle Yoga: Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m.; Acu-Yoga: 5-6:15 p.m.; Fridays, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Cost is $36 per month (four sessions) or $10 per drop-in, first class is free. Held at 307 W. Francis Ave. Call (509) 998-1062 or (509) 953-6372 for more information and to register.

Workout and Yoga – Free workout sessions followed by a yoga class. Held Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., at the Whitman County Library’s basement meeting room, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Call (509) 288-0681 for more information.

Yoga for Recovery – Learn easeful restorative postures, meditation, and breath work. Classes are Sundays, 7-8 p.m. All levels welcome, no experience necessary; drop-ins are encouraged. $10 requested donation. Main Street Yoga, 20 W. Main Ave. Call (509) 869-0817, e-mail, or visit 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 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. 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 – Website 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 website for class schedules. Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Cost is $35-$55, call (509) 326-3330, Ext. 216, or visit

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.

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 St. Call (509) 891-5253.

Dirne Health Centers – Is a nonprofit health center in Coeur d’Alene providing medical, mental and behavioral health and dental services to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Center at (208) 292-0292 or visit

First Aid/CPR Classes – Adult, child and infant first aid/CPR classes, new student and refresher courses, are available through The Safety Center, 1317 W. Kiernan Ave. Courses cover assessment of airway, breathing, and circulation techniques, as well as the use of protective barriers. “Hands On” CPR exercises are included. Prices range from $35-$55 and include a training manual. Two-year certification cards are issued. Registration is required. For more information, location and times, call Rick Bennett at (509) 979-0849, e-mail, or visit

Fitness Classes – Offered by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Classes include: aerobic, Bloomsday training, body conditioning, exotic moves fitness, pilates, sensual dance, strength and conditioning, total body boot camp, turbo kick, and others. Held at various times and locations. Visit or call (509) 625-6200 to register or for more information.

Free Blood Glucose Screenings – Presented by CHER (Community Health Education Resources). To schedule a screening, call (509) 232-8145; or visit for more information about their diabetes education.

Free Fitness and Balance Classes for Seniors – “Fit and Fall Proof” series is aimed at helping older people achieve and maintain functional fitness skills to support independent, active lifestyles. Held Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. at Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 666-3199 to register and for more information.

Free H1N1 Vaccination Clinic – Spokane Regional Health District’s Public Health Clinic provides both nasal spray and shots. To schedule an appointment call (509) 324-1648.

Free Heart Health Screenings – Includes cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index, and medication review, at the Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Appointment required. Call (509) 232-8138.

Free Total Joint Replacement Classes – Classes highlight the process of receiving a new joint, including what to expect before and after surgery, and feature a presentation to answer questions about the rehabilitation of a new joint. Open to anyone interested in or having a joint replacement. All participants will receive a complimentary Total Joint Replacement Guidebook. Held the third Tuesday of each month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 1590 E. Polston Ave., Post Falls (directly across from Northwest Specialty Hospital). Call (208) 777-4242 to reserve a spot and for more information.

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