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Low-Cost Counseling for Seniors – The Senior Retirement Project, a nonprofit organization, is offering low-cost mental health counseling to seniors. All appointments are private and confidential. Cost ranges from $10-$30, based on income. Sept. 4, 1 p.m., at Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Call (509) 638-9044 or (509) 327-1584, visit, or email for more information.

New Vision – Service provided by Providence Holy Family Hospital treats the acute withdrawal symptoms and medical complications associated with dependency on alcohol or opiates. Sept. 17, 1 p.m., at Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. RSVP is requested by Sept. 10. Free; donations appreciated. Call (509) 327-1584 or visit for more information and to register.


Beyond Babysitting Basics Day Camp – For youth ages 11-15. Participants put together a bag of activities to take with them on baby-sitting jobs, learn cooking basics, become certified in first aid and CPR, and explore what it really means to be a baby-sitter. Today and Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St$60. Visit to register.

Passage Meditation Introductory Workshop – Introducing Sri Easwaran’s form of meditation. Classes consist of video instruction and discussion followed by a half-hour of meditation. Free; donations accepted. Five-week session is Tuesdays, today-Sept. 25, 6-7:30 p.m., at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Call (509) 328-3829 for more information.


Free Zumba Party – Wednesday, 5-6 p.m., at East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. Open to all ages. Call Kathy at (509) 625-6693 for more information.

PREvent Dietitian Consults – For women who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and want to make lifestyle changes to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Half-hour meetings with registered dietitians will be held 8 a.m.-noon on Wednesday or Sept. 12 or 19, at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Event is funded through Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Free. Visit to register and for more information.

For Good: A Tobacco Cessation Program – Four-week program to help make quitting easier. Free; participants who attend four sessions receive a $25 gift card and a free quit kit. Wednesdays, Sept. 5-26, 6-7 p.m., at Holy Family Health Education Center, Room 4, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Visit to register and for more information.

Lifeline Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings – Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs. Packages start at $159. Registration is required. Sept. 6 at Sons of Norway Hall, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd., and Sept. 8 at VFW Post #1435, 212 S. David St., Spokane Valley. Call (877) 237-1287 or visit to register and for more information.

Kootenai Health Triathlon for Kids – Designed to promote health and fitness to the children of our community. For ages 4-11. Sept. 8, at the Kootenai Health McGrane Center for Rehabilitation, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene. $17 ($20 after Sept. 1), includes a T-shirt. Registration forms are available online or at the McGrane Center for Rehabilitation front desk, Vertical Earth Bike Shop, and other select community locations. Call (208) 666-2950 or visit to register and for more information.

Pre-Diabetes Class - Two-part class for those who have or are at risk for pre-diabetes, and their friends and family. Sept. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245, and Sept. 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Wash. $30, includes a support partner. Visit to register and for more information.

Hypnosis – Four-week weight release clinic. Thursdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 4, 6:30-8 p.m., at 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $98. RSVP to Jacklyn Delgado at (509) 688-7701.

Healthy Cooking Class – September’s class is “Back to School” and covers easy-to-pack lunch ideas for kids and adults. Sept. 20, 6:30-8 p.m., at Providence Holy Family Education Center, Room 1, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Visit to register and for more information.

Babysitting Basics - Course for youths age 10-15 to prepare them to be successful baby-sitters. Topics include: how to care for infants, toddlers and older children; CPR and first aid for infants and children; discipline issues; safety and business basics. Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $40. Visit to register and for more information.

Whole Foods – The Whole Story Presentation – Class looks at whole foods versus processed foods, what they are, what the advantages of a whole food diet are, and how to include more in your daily diet. Sept. 24, 5:30-7 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Free. Visit for more information and to register.

Washington State University Memory Problem Study Participants Sought – Psychology researchers at Washington State University are seeking people with memory problems and their spouses or other family members to participate in treatment and intervention groups in Eastern Washington. The goal of the project is to help people maintain their independence as long as possible, decrease caregiver burden and increase social support networks for both clients and their families or caregivers. Call (509) 335-4033 ext. 1 for more information.

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support – The group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., in the Radiation Oncology Department Conference Room. Call (509) 474-5490 for information.

Breast Cancer Wellness Group – Support group sponsored by Kootenai Health meets Mondays, noon-1 p.m. at Kootenai Cancer Center, 1440 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. For more information, call (208) 619-4138.

Cancer and Community Charities – Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Lunch is served at noon for $8. For more information call (208) 773-4909 or email

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 Wednesdays of each month from 4-5 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Medical Center Doctors Building Suite 120, 105 W. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 474-5490 for more information.

Cancer Support Group – Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 2. Cost is free. 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 headwear. The group meets twice monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Bonnie Abernethy at (509) 455-3440, option 3.

Chiropractic care

Free Scoliosis Screening – Enlist professional expertise to your service group or club. Call Loren C. Miller at (509) 327-3393.

Free Scoliosis Screening – The progression of scoliosis can be slowed or stopped and reversed in most cases without surgery. Utilize this opportunity to have your child evaluated. Call Mark Guthrie at (509) 327-8188.

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