December 4, 2012 in Features, Health

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New listings

Medicare Open Enrollment – SHIBA will have open enrollment available for seniors today, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Aging & Long Term Care, 1222 N. Post St., and Wednesday, from 1-6 p.m. at the Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave., A list of medications and your Medicare card are required. For more information visit www.insurance.wa.gov/shiba/.

Coeur d’Alene High School Blood Drive – DECA students at Coeur d’Alene High School will have a community blood drive Dec. 13 and Dec. 14, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the small gym. To sign up and for information visit www.inbcsaves.org and enter the sponsor code CDAHighSchool. 5530 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene.

Today

CPR – Friends and Family – Course covers adult, child and infant CPR and choking. The class is beneficial to people who want to know CPR, but who do not need a certification card. Today, from 6-8 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S, Cowley St. Cost is $10. Register at www.cherspokane.org.

Know the 10 Signs of Dementia – The Alzheimer’s Association of the Inland Northwest will host a program on early signs of dementia today, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Pine Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, 12009 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. Call (509) 924-4388 to register.

Upcoming

Medicaid and Autism – Navigating the Maze – Attorney Scott Crain will discuss how children age 20 and younger will be covered by Medicaid beginning Jan. 1. Thursday, from 3-6 p.m., EWU Health and Sciences Building, Rooms 110 A and B, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Cost is $35, $10 for students. Register at www.washingtonautismadvocacy.org/updates/ advocacy/training-workshops. For information call (509) 328-1582.

Health Beauty Spa Show - Participants can pamper themselves with a buffet of sample spa sessions available for $5 per mini-treatment. Admission is $7. Jan. 5, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Jan. 6, noon-5 p.m., at Spokane Community College’s Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. Call (509) 218-6519, visit www.healthybeautyshow.com, or email creativeedgemarketing@ gmail.com for more information.

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreats – A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentation, accommodations, meals and more with others who have been or are on the same journey. Retreats are: Jan. 25-27, March 15-17, and May 17-19. Suggested donation is $195; $15 due at time of registration will be applied to total. Held at St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, email pnovak@sjfconline.org, or visit www.sjfconline.org/womensretreatsfor cancersurvivors.html for more information and to register.

Dog People Blood Drive Inaugural Event – You and your dog can donate blood to help save lives. Human donations are for the Inland Northwest Blood Center, and canine blood is stored at the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank for use locally. Those interested in donating blood or who have an eligible dog (healthy, over 60 pounds, and 1-6 years old) should call the clinic at (509) 535-3551 to sign up. Feb. 9, 1-5 p.m., at Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic, 2829 E. 27th Ave.

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 and third Tuesday 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 or visit www.sjfconline.org for more information.

Prepared Child Birth Classes – Six-week, 12-hour course is for those already pregnant and covers topics including prenatal care, nutrition, stages of labor, pain management, breathing, Cesarean birth, post-delivery care, infant CPR, newborn care and lactation. Classes are held 7-9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, or in a condensed eight-hour format on select Saturdays. Cost is $60 per person/couple, preregistration is required. Held at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5446 or email frasert@empirehealth.org to register and 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.

Lactation Counseling Services – For new moms and babies up to one year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, 1st floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost varies, most insurances cover lactation consults. Call (509) 473-5706 or email johnsond@empirehealth.org or lloyddc1@empirehealth.org for more information.

La Leche League – The breast-feeding support group meets the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Health Education Center in the Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., call (509) 484-0340 for more information; the first Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, call (509) 244-4191 or (509) 258-6850; and the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at New Moon Family Wellness Center, 906 S. Cowley St., call (509) 484-0340 for more information. Visit www.lllaofwa.org/la-leche-league-spokane for more information about the group.

Free Health Baby Weight Checks - For new moms and babies up to one year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, 1st floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5706 or email johnsond@empirehealth.org or lloyddc1@empirehealth.org for more information.

Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour – Meets at noon the first and third Saturday of each month or by appointment, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-BABY for more information or to make an appointment.

Parenting Classes – For single parents of children up to three years old, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance Program. Call for times and dates. Held at 12 E. Fifth Ave. Free and open to the public. For registration and more information, call (509) 455-4986.

Drug and alcohol

Al-Anon – For family and friends with the disease of alcoholicsm. For 24-hour information and support, call (509) 456-2125 or (888) 425-2666 or visit www.wa-al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous – For 24-hour information and support, call (509) 624-1442. Visit www.aaspokane.org for meeting schedules and for more information.

Daybreak of Spokane – Offers residential and outpatient treatment for adolescents with emphasis on family. Downtown outpatient and residential, 960 E. Third St., (509) 444-7033; Valley outpatient, 11711 E. Sprague Ave., (509) 927-1991.

Tobacco Cessation Classes – Community Health Education and Resources Office is offering free tobacco cessation classes throughout Spokane. Call (509) 232-8138.

Tobacco Cessation Classes – Free for Group Health members. For a list of dates and times, call (509) 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.

Quit and Win Tobacco Program – Free program offers classes two times a month, flexible quit dates, chances to win prizes at each class once you quit and support to help you quit and stay quit. Held at Providence Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. (509) 232-8138.

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