April 24, 2012 in Features

Health Bulletin Board

 

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“This Place” – The Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council and Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media are sponsoring a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion. Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Foley Teleconference Room at Gonzaga University. (509) 922-8383

FrankFish: Genetically Engineered Salmon – Free live Skype video lecture covers genetically engineered salmon. Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Health Education Center, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Visit www.pilgrimsmarket.com or call (208) 676-9730 for more information.

National Infant Immunization Week – Free educational program on immunization essentials for child care providers 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Program features Dr. Melinda Wharton, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Panhandle Health District, 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden. (208) 415-5241.

Today

Spokane Falls Community College Wellness Fair: From the Top of Your Head to the Tips of Your Toes – Annual wellness fair pulls together a full spectrum of health and wellness experts. Features include: physical therapy bike assessments, chair massages, reflexology, acupuncture, hearing and fitness assessments, as well as on-hand representatives from health-oriented businesses and organizations to share information about their services. Free. Today, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at SFCC SUB, Building 17, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. (509) 533-3816

Seniors Are Groovin’ Classes – Senior Fitness:Improve your cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility and balance. Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-June 14, 8:30-9:30 a.m., at Cascade Manufactured Home Park, 2311 W. 16th Ave. Cost is $30. Gentle Exercise: Class includes a gently aerobic segment, and strength, stretching and range of motion training from a standing or chair position. Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-June 14, 9:45-10:30 a.m., at Cascade Mobile Home Park. Cost is $30. (509) 279-6027

What Do You Need to Know When You Turn 65? – Free workshops address Medicare A, B, C and D; what is and is not covered by Medicare; and information and comparison of Medicare Advantage Plans and Medigaps. Designed for those who are about to or already have turned 65. Held today, 1-3:30 p.m., at Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, or Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m., at All Saint Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce St. (509) 326-2216

Senior Fitness – Aerobic fitness class helps seniors boost metabolism, tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and flexibility. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-June 14, 8:30-9:30 p.m., at Spokane Cascade Mobile Home Park, 2311 W. 16th Ave. Cost is $30. (509) 279-6027

Senior Gentle Exercise – For seniors with some physical limitations, class includes a gentle aerobic segment, and stretch, stretching, and range of motion training from a standing or chair position. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-June 14, 9:45-10:30 a.m., at Spokane Cascade Mobile Home Park, 2311 W. 16th Ave. Cost is $24. (509) 279-6027

Upcoming

End-of-Life Ethics Conference – Hosted by Hospice of Spokane. Conference will examine the ethical issues and dilemmas that emerge at the end of life as well as factors that influence end-of-life care such as finances, laws, values, culture and technology. Discussion will include topics such as artificial nutrition and hydration, palliative sedation, surrogate decision-making, and the ways that ethical issues at end of life can sometimes create moral distress and influence the grief reactions of families. Held Wednesday, 10:15 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Call (509) 532-6731 or visit www.hospiceofspokane.org for more information.

Babysitting Basics - Class for ages 10-15 covers how to care for infants, toddlers and older children; CPR and first aid for infants and children; discipline issues; safety; and business basics. May 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost: $40. Register at www.cherspokane.org to register.

CPR - Friends and Family - Pediatric - Class covers adult CPR, child CPR, infant CPR and choking. Cost is $10 per person. May 8, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

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