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. Held today, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Nov. 19, 3-5 p.m., at Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax, Wash.; Monday, 1-3 p.m., and Nov. 8, 2-4:30 p.m., at Tekoa Library, 139 S. Crosby St., Tekoa, Wash.; and Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at St. John Library, 19 E. Front St., St. John, Wash. Call (509) 397-4366 or (877) 733-3375 for more information.
Blue Cross of Idaho Medicare Advantage Seminars – Free seminars are held Nov. 1 and Nov. 8, 10 a.m., at AmeriTel Inn, 333 Ironwood Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (888) 492-2583 or visit www.bcidaho.com/medicare to register and for more information.
Babysitting Basics - Course for youths age 10-15 to prepare them to be successful baby sitters. Nov. 10, 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.
Pre-Diabetes Class - Two-part class for those who have or are at risk for pre-diabetes, and their friends and family. Nov. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245, and Nov. 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Wash. Cost is $30, includes a support partner. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.
PREvent Class: Taking Action to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes - For women who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and want to make lifestyle changes to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Nov. 14, 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 favorite dishes. Nov. 15, 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.
CPR - Friends and Family - Class covers adult, child and infant CPR and choking. Ideal for community members 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 to prevent diabetes. Nov. 26, 5:30-7 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.
Pilates/Yoga Blend – Mat-based class uses Pilates to strengthen the core and yoga to build strength and flexibility, increase confidence and clarity. Modifications offered for all levels of fitness. Participants must be able to move from floor to standing poses with ease. Held Wednesdays, Oct. 31-Dec. 12, 4-5 p.m., at Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard St. Cost is $6 per drop-in; $41 for entire session. Call (509) 294-1569, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.fitness4allofus.com for more information and to register.
The Providence Mammography Coach – The coach features state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment and will be at 1441 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley, from 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; and at 10100 N. Newport Highway from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday. Call (509) 474-2400 or (877) 474-2400 to schedule a mammogram.
“Fat-Loss Nutrition Secrets” – Covers supplementation, nutrition, mindset, habits, workouts and diet. Includes valuable tools and recipes. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 676-9730 for more information.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – Presented by The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter. Features an overview of dementia, including information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease and treatment. Free, no reservations required. Friday, 2-4 p.m., at Deaconess Health and Education Center, Classroom 265, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Call (509) 473-3390 for more information.
Thriving Before, During and After Breast Cancer – Two-part series of classes that focus on breast cancer prevention, education and survivorship support. 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. Nov. 3 and Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Building, Leahy Room, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Cost is $20 for each class. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.
“Promoting Excellence in Perinatal and Neonatal Care” Conference – Nov. 5 and Nov. 6, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at 2426 Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Cost is $99 for both days or $60 for either day. 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. Monday, noon-2 p.m., and Nov. 15, 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.
“The Health Care Movie” – Film screening and presentation about other health care systems; and a facilitated question-and-answer session. Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at St. John’s Cathedral’s The Great Hall, 127 E. 12th Ave. Free and open to the public. Call (509) 324-6464 or (509) 838-1809 for more information.
PREvent Class: Weight Management - For women who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and want to make lifestyle changes to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Nov. 7, 5:30-7 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Free. 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. Wednesdays, Nov. 7-28, 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.
Health Care in Spokane, the Good News – Free community forum features T.R. Reid, 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 the film and lead a panel of health care leaders discussing how to build a high quality and cost-effective health care system. Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m., at Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Call (509) 359-6335 for more information.
Breast Cancer Early Detection Screenings – Boundary Community Hospital, 6640 Kaniksu St., Bonners Ferry, Idaho, is offering 25 percent off mammography screenings through Nov. 16. Call (208) 267-4851, email email@example.com or visit www.boundaryhospital.org for more information and to make an appointment.
Women’s Self-Defense Classes - Learn practical and applicable defense methods that you could confidently use in an emergency. Held the third Saturday of each month, 1 p.m., at 101 N. Argonne Road, Suite B, Spokane Valley. Cost is $10 per class. Call (509) 891-9821, visit www.hitpitmma.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Vibrational Yoga – Modernized method of yoga designed to heal by tuning into your vibrations through sound, breath, mind and body postures and stretching. Held Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 9-10:30 a.m. at Inner Journeys Center, 334 S. Grant St. Cost is $10 for Tuesday and Thursday classes (Monday session is free, donations welcome). Visit www.kennethjzutter.com to register and call (509) 315-1451 or email email@example.com for more information.
Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreats – A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentation, accommodations, meals and more with others who have been or are on the same journey. Retreats are: Jan. 25-27, March 15-17, and May 17-19. Suggested donation is $195, $15 due at time of registration will be applied to total. Held at St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.sjfconline.org/ womensretreatsforcancer survivors.html for more information and to register.
Zumba Classes – The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center is offering Zumba classes every Monday, 6-7 p.m., at 405 William St., Post Falls. Cost is $7 per class or $28 per month. Call (208) 457-8950, email email@example.com, or visit www.thejacklincenter.org 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. Call (509) 335-4033 ext. 1 for more information.