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Health Bulletin Board

Tue., May 1, 2012

New listings

Pre-Diabetes Class - Two-part class series for those who are or who know someone who is at risk for or has been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. All participants receive a free testing meter. May 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and May 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Cost is $30, includes a support partner. Visit to register and for more information.

Skin Cancer Screenings – Screening is open to all ages and performed by a local dermatologist. May 15, 3-5 p.m., at Advanced Dermatology and Skin Surgery, 1807 N. Hutchinson Road, Spokane Valley; May 17, 2-4 p.m., at Northwest Dermatology, 757 E. Holland Ave.; and May 18, 8-11:30 a.m., at Dermatology Associates, 5901 N. Lidgerwood St., Suite 118. Screenings take place every half hour. Free. Visit to register and for more information.

Health Cooking Class – Learn to prepare a healthy new meal. This month’s program is “Mom was right, ‘Eat your vegetables.’” May 17, 6:30-8 p.m., at Holy Family Health Education Center, Room 4, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Visit for more information.

Stroke Check Screenings – Screenings show participants if they are at an increased risk for having a stroke. Screening is free, full lipid panel is $20. Appointments are required. May 19, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at Holy Family Health Education Center, Room 1, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Visit for more information.

Diabetes After Gestational Diabetes, Can We Prevent the Progression? – Covers steps women who had gestational diabetes can take to reduce their risk of developing diabetes. May 31, 5:30-7 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Free. Visit to register and for more information.


Babysitting Basics - Class for ages 10-15 covers how to care for infants, toddlers, and older children; CPR and first aid for infants and children; discipline issues; safety; and business basics. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost: $40. Register at to register.

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

Celebrate LIFE! Expo – Annual event sponsored by PED (Prevention, Education and Development) Programs for Successful Aging. May 12, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. Tickets are $5 if purchased at the PED Office, 315 W. Mission Ave., Suite 25A, or $10 at the door. Call (509) 326-1471 or email executivedirector for more information.

Buried in Treasures Workshop – Facilitated self-help/support group for people who hoard/clutter. Next session begins May 14, 9-11 a.m., at 5025 N. Market St. Registration is $35, includes book and other materials. Call (509) 434-8874 or email for more information.

Good Grief – Light of Hope Workshop – Connie Jacobs Life Coaching presents the Good Grief – Light of Hope Workshop, which covers the many forms of grief and specific tools you can use to get through it. May 19, 11 a.m., at Mirabeau Park Hotel, 100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Cost is $25 per person, 50 percent discount for bringing a guest. Call (509) 850-2643, visit www.conniejacobs-life, or email for more information or to register.

Spokane Concentration Meditation Group – Buddhist meditation group meeting the first Sunday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, at Community Meditation Room, 35 W. Main Ave. Beginners welcome. Call (509) 263-7213, email, or visit Spokane-Concentration- Meditation-Group for more information.

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. The goal of the project is to help people maintain their independence as long as possible, decrease caregiver burden and increase social support networks for both clients and their families or caregivers. Call (509) 335-4033, ext. 1, for information.

Free Assistance from a Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor – SHIBA volunteers provide information and counseling to individuals about health insurance and health care access, focusing on Medicare issues along with other health insurance related issues. Marie Fowler will be at the St. John Library, 1 E. Front St., St. John, Wash., the second Monday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon; the Endicott Library, 324 E. St., Endicott, Wash., the second Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.m.; the Oakesdale Library, 101 S. First St., the second Wednesday of each month, from 11 a.m.-noon; the Lamont Town Hall, 2502 Lamont Road, Lamont, Wash., the second Wednesday of each month, 4-5 p.m.; the Lacrosse Library, 107 S. Main St., Lacrosse, Wash., the third Monday of each month, 1-2 p.m.; and the Malden Library, 11 N.W. Ash, the third Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon. Call (509) 458-2509 for more information.

American Cancer Society Camp Goodtimes – East – Recruiting volunteers for the weeklong summer camp, Aug. 3-11 at Ross Point Camp, 820 S. Ross Point Road, Post Falls, and offered free of charge to children who have been diagnosed with cancer. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and pass a background check. Contact Kari Allen at (509) 242-8302 or or visit campgoodtimeseast for an application and more information.

Zumba Classes – Classes are Wednesdays, 5 p.m., or Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., at East Central Community Center gym, 500 S. Stone St. Drop-ins are $5. Call (509) 625-6693 for more information.

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