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Blood Drive at Colfax Library – July 24, 2:30-5:30 p.m., at 102 S. Main St., Colfax. All donors will receive a free summer T-shirt. Make an appointment by calling (509) 397-4366 or visiting www.inbcsaves.org. Walk-ins accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with photo ID required. Call (800) 423-0151 for eligibility criteria.

Medicare - What You Need to Know  When You Turn 65 – Free workshops designed for those who are about to turn 65 or have turned 65 and still have questions. July 24, 1-3 p.m., at Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, and July 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce St. Email shibavol@altcew.org or call (509) 458-2509 to register and for more information.

A Panel for the Ages – Free informative discussion on options available regarding senior health care. A panel-style seminar with a question-and-answer period. Aug. 15, 4 p.m., at Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 9728 N. Nevada St. RSVP to Anthony Esposito by calling (509) 468-7000 or emailing aesposito@avalonhci.com.

Inland Northwest HOPE for Parkinson’s Conference – A national conference for those in the Parkinson’s community and others who want to learn more about this disease. The Spokane Tremble Clefs will perform a concert, and lunch will be provided. Cost is $20 before Aug. 17, $25 after. Aug. 25, 9 a.m., at Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. Call (877) 980-7500, email ruth@nwpf.org or visit www.nwpf.org for more information.


Healthy Cooking Class – July’s class is “Safe Summer Barbecuing.” Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., at Providence Holy Family Education Center, Room 1, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

Health Care Reform Forum – Experts will provide nonpartisan presentations about the impact of health reform and the patient protection and Affordable Care Act on health care providers, insurers, hospitals and businesses. Free. Thursday, 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.idahohealthreformcda.eventbrite.com for more information.

Reiki for Personal Healing – Receive the symbols and attunements for helping with physical, mental and emotional conditions, enabling you to do healing for yourself and others. Saturday, 10 a.m., at 3408 E. Bridges Road, Deer Park. Cost is $100 per person, $175 per couple. Call (509) 276-4028, email debraaht@gmail.com, or visit www.healingearthvortexes.com 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.

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 Providence Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., call (509) 484-0340 for more information; second Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, call (509) 244-4191 or (509) 258-6850; 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.

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

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

Providence Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour – Meets at noon the first and third Saturdays of each month or by appointment, Providence 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 3 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.

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support – The group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Providence 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, Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene. For time and information call (208) 659-2064 or email tjgallery@icehouse.net.

Cancer Support – The Providence Cancer Support Services group hosts a “telehealth” meeting for the education and support of cancer patients and their caregivers on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 4-5 p.m. at the Providence 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., Providence Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 2. 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 head wear. The group meets twice monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Bonnie Abernethy at (509) 455-3440, option 3.

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