April 30, 2013 in Health

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New listings

Adult Wellness – The Tekoa Library will host physical therapist Robyn Tompasch, who will discuss the simple activities that adults can do to help alleviate the aches and pains of aging. Monday, 6 p.m., 139 S. Crosby St., Tekoa, Wash. For more information call (509) 284-3121.

Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will be presenting information on dementia such as detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, and treatment. The presentation is free and open to the public; no reservations are required. May 8, 7-9 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 155 W. Cottonwood Ave., Reardan, Wash. For more information, call (509) 473-3390.

The Skinny on Managing Your Weight – Learn about the risks of being overweight, common roadblocks to weight loss, and how to manage them. May 16, noon-1 p.m., 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.

Today

“HIV/AIDS: What’s Human Rights Got to do With It?” - Spokane Community College’s annual Conference on Human Rights is today and Wednesday. Today, Bispasha Biswas, assistant professor of social work at Eastern Washington University, will give the conference keynote address at 8:30 a.m. Julie Zink, a sexually transmitted disease consultant with the Washington Department of Health speaks at 9:30 a.m. SCC geography instructor Chris Kent will present “San Francisco in the ’80s and the History of the AIDS Memorial Quilt” at 10:30 a.m. A health forum is planned for Wednesday, 8 a.m.-noon. In conjunction with the conference, the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed in the Lair Student Center both days. The event is free and co-sponsored by the Student Awareness League and Nursing Club. SCC, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. (509) 533-7185.

Upcoming

Healthy Living Fair – The Coeur d’Alene Holistic Chamber of Commerce presents speakers, exhibitors, products and services to energize your health and well-being. Features keynote speaker Todd Schlapfer. Free admission. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene. For details visit www.cdaholisticchamber.org.

CPR Class covers adult, child and infant CPR. Perfect for those wanting to know CPR, but do not need a certification card. May 7, 6-8 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St., $10. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.

Life Line Screenings – Stroke screenings will be offered to identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as the blockage or hardening of the arteries, irregular heart rhythm and abdominal aortic aneurysms. To assess the risk of osteoporosis, bone-density screenings will be available as well. The five screenings offered will take between 60-90 minutes to complete. May 9, Hilton Garden Inn Spokane Airport, 9015 Sunset Highway. $159. Registration is required. For more information or to register for an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com.

Alternative Mother’s Day Celebration – This workshop will give you the opportunity to remember and honor your mother. Participants will be invited to tell the story of their mothers and learn coping skills for grief. May 11, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Joseph Family Center, The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Register at (509) 483-6495. Please RSVP by Saturday. $20.

Bike Riding as a Contemplative Practice – This class will offer a chance for prayer, bike riding and a discussion about the meditative side of cycling. Facilitated by Sister Patricia Novak. May 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Register at (509) 483-6495. Please RSVP by Monday. $25/suggested donation.

Pre-Diabetes Class A two-part class designed for those at risk for or diagnosed with pre-diabetes. All participants will receive a free testing meter. A support partner may attend for free. Insurance does not cover the cost of this course; participants must pay in full. May 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and May 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Spokane at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245, or at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Wash. $30. To register and for more information, visit wellness.inhs.org.

2013 Pediatric Care Symposium – May 16-17. The keynote speaker for Thursday’s dinner will be Keith Georgeson presenting, “Minimally Invasive Surgery: Better Management Trends or Optical Illusions?” 6-8 p.m., Sacred Heart Medical Building, Mother Joseph Room, 101 W. Eighth Ave. $35. Friday conference 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Auditorium, 20 W. Ninth Ave. $75. Register for both events for $100. For more information or to register, please visit www.wellness.inhs.org.

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentation, accommodations, meals and more with others who have been or are on the same journey. May 17-19. Held at St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, email pnovak@sjfconline.org, or visit www.sjfconline.org/womens retreatsforcancersurvivors.html for more information and to register. $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total, fee assistance is available.

Baby-sitting Basics This course prepares youths, ages 10-15, to be successful baby sitters. May 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St., $40. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.

Summer Games for Girls – A series of cardio classes and games taught by Nicole Kuhn will be offered on Thursdays from July 25 to August 29. Classes include: Early Girl Games, 5:30-6:30 a.m., available to all age; Girl Games, 10-11 a.m., available to girls in grades four through seven; Older Girl Games, 9-10 a.m., available to ages 20-55; Oldest Girl Games, 8-9 a.m., available to ages 55 and older. For more information or to register for classes, please visit www.nicolekuhn.com. $20/six-week series.

Parenting/childbirth

Free Developmental Screenings For infants and toddlers younger than 3 living in Spokane County. Screenings include: language, physical strength and coordination, vision, hearing, feeding and behavior. Several sites are available. To make an appointment, call the Spokane Regional Health District’s Infant Toddler Network at (509) 324-1651.

Free Health Baby Weight Checks For new moms and babies up to one year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, 1st floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5706 or email johnsond@empirehealth.org or lloyddc1@empirehealth.org for more information.

Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour Meets at noon the first and third Saturday of each month or by appointment, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-BABY for more information or to make an appointment.

La Leche League The breast-feeding support group meets the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Health Education Center in the Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., call (509) 484-0340 for more information; the first Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, call (509) 244-4191 or (509) 258-6850; and the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at New Moon Family Wellness Center, 906 S. Cowley St., call (509) 484-0340 for more information. Visit www.lllaofwa.org/ la-leche-league-spokane for more information about the group.

Lactation Counseling Services For new moms and babies up to one year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, 1st floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost varies, most insurances cover lactation consults. Call (509) 473-5706 or email johnsond@empirehealth.org or lloyddc1@empirehealth.org for more information.

Parenting Children of Divorce Learn how divorce or separation affect children at different developmental stages, how to create a supportive climate for children reducing the affects of damaging conflict and gain communication skills to help handle conflict. Held the first and third Tuesday of the month, 6-9 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org for more information.

Parenting Classes For single parents of children up to three years old, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance Program. Call for times and dates. Held at 12 E. Fifth Ave. Free and open to the public. For registration and more information, call (509) 455-4986.

Prepared Childbirth Classes Six-week, 12-hour course is for those already pregnant and covers topics including prenatal care, nutrition, stages of labor, pain management, breathing, Cesarean birth, post-delivery care, infant CPR, newborn care and lactation. Classes are held 7-9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, or in a condensed eight-hour format on select Saturdays. Cost is $60 per person/couple, preregistration is required. Held at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5446 or email frasert@empirehealth.org to register.

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support The group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., in the Radiation Oncology Department Conference Room. Call (509) 474-5490 for information.

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