Baby-sitting Basics - Course for youth ages 10-15 to prepare them with the skills they need to be a successful baby sitter. Topics covered 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 www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.
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 www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.
Seniors Get Your Groove On Classes - Core, Strength, Stretch and Balance: Strength exercises for upper body, core and lower body. Class also includes balance and relaxing stretch exercises. Held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June 29-Aug. 22, 9:15-10:15 a.m., at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Cost is $38. Senior Fitness: Improve your cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility and balance. Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 3-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, July 3-Aug. 16, 9:45-10:45 a.m., at Cascade Mobile Home Park. Cost is $27. 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 everyday stress. Held 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, including world and tribal beats, and offers creative expression through technical moves and free dance. Held Mondays and Wednesdays, July 9-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.
Striders Summer Walking Program – A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. Held Wednesdays through Aug. 22 (no meeting July 4), from 8-9 a.m. at various locations around Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. For more information, call Carol at (509) 926-1697 or Judy at (509) 892-1293.
Inland Northwest Blood Center Communitywide Blood Drive – July 2-6, 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. Visit www.inbcsaves.org or call (800) 423-0151 for more information.
Healthy Living Workshops – Designed for those who have chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis and high blood pressure. 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. Cost is free; workbooks are available for $10 (reimbursed upon completion of the class). Held Mondays, July 23-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 email@example.com for more information.
Medicare – What You Need to Know When You Turn 65 – Designed for those who are about to turn 65 or have turned 65 and still have questions. Today, 1-3 p.m., at Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley, and Friday, 1-3 p.m., at All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce St. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 326-2216 to register and for more information.
“Passport to Caregiving” – 11th annual Caregiver Conference presented by Frontier Behavioral Health’s Elder Services. Thursday, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Cost is $25 for students, professionals and paid caregivers, free for upaid caregivers of disabled adults and relative caregivers of minor children. Lunch is included. Call (509) 458-7450 to pre-register and for more information.
Living With Alzheimer’s: Caregiving in the Middle Stage – Workshop presented by The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter; includes nutrition, communication, personal care, behavioral challenges, wandering and care options. Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Deaconess Health and Education Center, Classroom 268, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Cost is $40, includes lunch. Registration required. Call (509) 473-3390 for more information and to register.