July 24, 2012 in Features, Health

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Summer Zumba Classes – For ages 14 and older. 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through August at West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St. $5 per class. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org 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 from 8 a.m.-noon on Aug. 1, at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Event is funded through Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Free. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

Change Your Nutrition With Just 10 Minutes a Day – Free lecture, demo and sampling presented by Robyn Openshaw, “the Green Smoothie Girl.” Aug. 6, 7-9 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 676-9730 or visit www.pilgrimsmarket.com for more information and to register.

CPR – Friends and Family – Covers adult, child and infant CPR, and choking. Aug. 7, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. $10. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

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 free quit kit. Held Wednesdays, Aug. 8-29, 6-7 p.m., at Holy Family Health Education Center, Room 4, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

Initial Assessment – Wellness Activities for Patients with Breast Cancer – 30-minute assessments are one-on-one discussions with a wellness coach who will provide participants with free or low cost wellness and complementary therapies. 30-minute assessments will be Aug. 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Wells Fargo Building, INHS Entrance, Room 2B, 601 W. First Ave. Free. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

Superfood Slimdown – Free lecture covers why super foods lead to weight loss, slow down aging, fight free radicals, and more. Aug. 9, 6:30-8 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 676-9730 or visit www.pilgrimsmarket.com for more information and to register.

Grieving in Plain Sight – National three-day event is Aug. 17-19 at Doubletree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Blvd. Event will feature workshops that apply to working through grief and emotions as a result of a loss of a family member or friend or grief in general as well as workshops that apply to traumatic situations in grief and returning to work. There will also be a program for the military community with workshops for both soldiers and their families. Call (509) 879-2568, email grievinginplainsight@gmail.com, or visit www.grievinginplainsight.com for more information.

Soul Collage – Explore Your Inner Self and Nourish Your Soul – Participants learn how to create a personal deck of soul-tending cards using imagination, intuition and creativity. Sept. 29, 10 a.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Suggested donation is $49. Call (509) 483-6495, email nwhite@sjfconline.org, or visit www.sjfconline.org/soul_collage_flyer.html for more information.

Blood Drive at Colfax Library – Today, 2:30-5:30 p.m., at 102 S. Main St., Colfax. All donors will receive a summer T-shirt. Appointments should be made 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. Covers numerous Medicare questions and helps people make Medicare work for them. Today, 1-3 p.m., at Spokane Valley library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, and Wednesday, 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.

Initial Assessment – Wellness Activities for Patients with Breast Cancer – 30-minute assessments are one-on-one discussions with a wellness coach who will provide participants with free or low cost wellness and complementary therapies. 30-minute assessments will be held from noon-2 p.m., at Wells Fargo Building, INHS Entrance, Room 2B, 601 W. First Ave. Cost is free. Visit www.cherspokane.org 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 for more information.

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 or $25 after. Held Aug. 25, 9 a.m., at Northern Quest Resort, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. Call (877) 980-7500, email ruth@nwpf.org or visit www.nwpf.org for more information.

Healthy Living Workshops – Program is designed to help patients gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms and how their health problems affect their lives. Open to all patients with chronic conditions and/or their caregivers. Free, workbooks are available for $10 (reimbursed upon completion of the class). Held Mondays through Aug. 27, 1-3:30 p.m., at Denny Murphy Clinic, 1001 W. Second Ave. Call (509) 444-8200, visit www.chas.org, or email communications@chas.org for more information.

Striders Summer Walking Program – A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. Held Wednesdays through Aug. 22, 8-9 a.m. at various locations. For more information, call Carol at (509) 926-1697 or Judy at (509) 892-1293.

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. One of the key interventions will be learning to use a memory notebook, but participants will also work on stress reduction techniques, communication skills, problem solving and a range of other topics related to healthy living and the aging process. Call (509) 335-4033 ext. 1 for more information.

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