November 13, 2012 in Features

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SHIBA Workshop – Joyce Leonard, a volunteer with the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors, will present information on benefits and opportunities to make changes to your current coverage under Medicare. Today, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Rosalia Methodist Church, Third Street and Whitman Avenue, Rosalia, Wash. Call (509) 523-3109 for more information.

Healthy Woman Event – Event for women of all ages with local vendors and health booths, a sit-down dinner followed by an inspirational lecture by Dale Smith Thomas. Also includes the annual “It’s All About the Purse” raffle, proceeds benefit the Spokane YWCA Safe Shelter program. Wednesday, 4:30-8 a.m., at Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Cost is $20. Tickets can be purchased online at www.spokane valleyhospital.com/HealthyWoman or by calling (509) 473-5639. Call (509) 473-5639 or email wells@empirehealth.org for more information.

Blood Drive at Colfax Library – Nov. 20, 2:30-5:30 p.m., at 102 S. Main St., Colfax, Wash. All donors will receive a 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.

Today

Health Care in Spokane, the Good News – Free community forum features T.R. Reid, news correspondent and filmmaker for the Washington Post, NPR, and PBS and screenwriter/narrator of the PBS documentary special “U.S. Health Care: The Good News.” Reid will talk about his film and lead a panel of local and national health care leaders discussing how to build a high quality, efficient and cost-effective health care system. Today, 5:30 p.m., at Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Call (509) 359-6335 for more information.

Upcoming

PREvent Class: Taking Action to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes - For women who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and want to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Wednesday, noon-1:30 p.m., 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.

Healthy Cooking Class – November’s class covers tips on how to improve your family’s holiday favorites. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., at Providence Holy Family Education Center, Room 4, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

Initial Assessment - Wellness Activities for Patients with Breast Cancer - 30-minute one-on-one discussions with a wellness coach who will provide participants with free or low-cost wellness and complementary therapies. Thursday, 3-5 p.m., at Wells Fargo Building, Room 2B, 601 W. First Ave. Free. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

Breast Cancer Early Detection Screenings – Boundary Community Hospital, 6640 Kaniksu St., Bonners Ferry, is offering 25 percent off mammography screenings through Friday. Call (208) 267-4851, email richelle.r@bcch.org or visit www.boundaryhospital.org for more information and to make an appointment.

Thriving Before, During and After Breast Cancer – Two-part series of classes that focus on breast cancer prevention, education and support during treatment. Clients of the Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health Program or Cancer Patient Care should contact CHER at (509) 232-8138 to receive a discount code. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Building, Leahy Room, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Cost is $20. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

Informational Programs on Medicare and Supplements – Series of programs to help residents navigate the mysteries of Medicare and Medicare supplements. Format consists of a 30-minute presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. Monday, 3-5 p.m., at Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St. Call (509) 397-4366 or (877) 733-3375 for more information.

CPR - Friends and Family - Class covers adult, child and infant CPR and choking. Ideal for individuals who want to know CPR but don’t need a certification card. Nov. 20, 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.

It’s Never Too Early to Prevent Diabetes – Covers things you can do to get and stay healthy. Nov. 26, 5:30-7 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

Latin Fitness Classes – Basic dance and aerobic moves set to Latin and pop music. Offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., in the Community Enrichment Center, 110 S. Main St., Colfax. Cost is $7 per session or $35 per month (first class is free). All sizes and shapes are welcome. Call (509) 432-4906 for more information and to register.

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