Tai Chi for Health - Participants can take a variety of tai chi classes. Classes begin Jan. 7, held Monday through Wednesday and run through March 25. For a full schedule and details, call Bob or Cindy Petet at (509) 468-0683 or email email@example.com. Cost $75 per person or $65 for Valley Senior Center members.
Get Your Groove On – Seniors can get in shape and have fun in the Institute of Extended Learning’s ACT 2 program. Classes include back fitness, pilates and total body fusion. Classes begin Jan. 7. For a full list of classes, details and cost, visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2.
Awaken my Heart – Prayer ministers Thea Loughery and Sarah Compton from Transformed Hearts Ministries will visit The Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road, for Awaken My Heart, a spiritual and emotional women’s retreat Jan. 11-13. The retreat will offer restored hope from shame, trauma and all the wounds of life. Cost is $185 per person with accommodations and five meals or $100 for commuters (programs and meals only). To register and for more information call (509) 448-1224 or visit www.ihrc.net.
Beauty from Ashes – The Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road, will offer a suicide bereavement retreat Jan. 18-20. Methodist pastors Anne Cronin Tyson and C. Karen Covey Moore will lead the retreat. Cost for two nights and five meals is $185 per person, $280 a couple or $100 for commuters (meals only). A related workshop, Offering Hope/Fostering Healing will be held Jan. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop is for pastors, ministers, counselors, youth leaders, spiritual directors, teachers and others who minister to families during times of loss and will give participants the tools necessary to guide those who have experienced the loss of a loved one through suicide. Cost is $35 per person and includes lunch. To register and for more information call (509) 448-1224 or visit www.ihrc.net.
Holiday Heroes Community Blood Drive – Visit Inland Northwest Blood Center to donate blood and receive a retro T-shirt and be entered to win a dream vacation. To make an appointment, call (800) 423-0151 or visit www.inbcsaves.org.
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.healthybeauty show.com, or email creativeedgemarketing@ gmail.com for more information.
Zumba Gold with Sandy – Seniors, active older adults, boomers, and beginners can have fun and get in shape, too in this class. Chair options are also available. All classes begin with a warm-up, followed by practice drills and the last 20 minutes will be devoted to core strength, stability, flexibility and balance. Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. Classes start Jan. 9. Cost is $10/month. To register and for information call (509) 270-0053.
Zumba Class with Sandy – Boomers, beginners, and others can workout at the Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 W. Northwest Blvd. All classes start with a warm-up, followed by practice drills before getting into the choreographed songs. Classes are Mondays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-6:45 p.m. Classes begin Jan. 14. Cost is $30/6 weeks. To register and for information call (509) 270-0053.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.sjfconline. org/womensretreatsforcancersurvivors.html for more information and to register.
Dog/People Blood Drive Inaugural Event – You and your dog can donate blood. 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, 60 pounds or over, 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.
Providence Adult Day Health – Offers 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. Held at 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. Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Amputee Support Group – Support for people with amputations and their family and friends. Meets the third Tuesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit www.stlukesrehab.org or call (509) 473-6681 for details.
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 per session or $90 for the six-week course. For more information, call (509) 483-6495.
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 email email@example.com 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, www.cehn.org or call (202) 543-4033, email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 or visit www.corbinseniorcenter.org for listings.
CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes – Offered by the American Red Cross. Check website for class schedules. Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Cost is $35-$55, call (509) 326-3330, ext. 216, or visit www.spokaneredcross.org.
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.
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