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Health Bulletin Board

Tue., July 3, 2012


“Seniors Get Your Groove On” Classes -  Senior Fitness: Improve your cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility and balance. Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-Aug. 16, 8:30-9:30 a.m., at Cascade Manufactured Home Park, 2311 W. 16th Ave. Cost is $27. Water Exercise: Class to help participants strengthen and tone all major muscle groups and experience greater flexibility and joint integrity. Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-Aug. 16, 9:45-10:45 a.m., at Cascade Mobile Home Park. Cost is $27. Call (509) 279-6027 for more information.


Inland Northwest Blood Center Community Wide Blood Drive – Runs through Friday, in Spokane at 210 W. Cataldo Ave.; in Coeur d’Alene at 405 W. Neider Ave., Suite 102; in Spokane Valley at Valley Hospital, 12606 E. Mission Ave.; and in Moses Lake at Samaritan Healthcare, 801 E. Wheeler Road. Individuals can enjoy hot dogs and treats and receive their own 2012 summer T-shirt. Donors can also enter to win a Disneyland vacation for four. Visit or call (800) 423-0151 for more information.

Pre-Diabetes Class – Two-part class series. All participants receive a free testing meter. Monday and July 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at CHER Diabetes Education Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245, or Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and July 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Wash. Cost is $30 for either session, includes a support partner. Visit for more information and to register.

CPR – Friends and Family – Covers adult, child, and infant CPR, and choking. July 10, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $10. Visit to register and for more information.

“Seniors Get Your Groove On” Classes - Repair and Restore – Break the Stress Cycle: Practice gentle movement, guided meditation and visualization, and muscle-bone realignment to repair the damage to the body from ongoing every day stress. Tuesdays, July 10-Aug. 28, 10:15-11:15 a.m., at Roots Yoga and Fitness Studio, 12130 N. Mill Road. Cost is $24. Nia: Class uses eclectic and inspiring music and offers creative expression through technical moves and free dance. Mondays and Wednesdays, Monday-Aug. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Cost is $24. Call (509) 279-6027 for more information on any of these classes.

Quit 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 quit kit. Wednesdays, July 11-Aug. 1, 6-7 p.m., at Holy Family Health Education Center, Room 4, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Visit to register.

Initial Assessment – Wellness Activities for Patients with Breast Cancer – 30-minute assessments with a wellness coach who will provide participants with free or low-cost wellness and complementary therapies. July 12, 4-6 p.m., or July 24, noon-2 p.m., at Wells Fargo Building, INHS Entrance, Room 2B, 601 W. First Ave. Free. Visit to register.

Babysitting Basics - Course for youth ages 10-15 to prepare them to be a successful baby-sitter. 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. Students receive a bag to decorate and a certificate of completion. July 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $40. Visit to register.

Healthy Cooking Class – July’s class is “Safe Summer Barbecuing.” July 19, 6:30-8 p.m., at Holy Family Education Center, Room 1, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Visit to register.

Health Care Reform Forum – Experts will provide nonpartisan presentations about the impact of Health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on health care providers, insurers, hospitals, and businesses. Free. July 19, 7:30 a.m.-noon, at North Idaho College Edminster Student Union, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 336-3768 or visit www.idahohealth for details.

Camp Fun in the Sun – A camp for kids ages 8-18 who have diabetes. July 22-28, at Camp Twinlow, 22775 N. Twinlow Road, Rathdrum. Visit www.campfuninthesun. org to register and for more information.

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