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Tue., Aug. 20, 2013

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Alzheimer’s Town Hall Meetings – The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will be holding two meetings Wednesday to educate the public and received input. 10 a.m.-noon, Health Resource Center at Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene; and 3-5 p.m., Providence Adult Day Health, 6018 N. Astor St. For more information call (509) 473-3390.

Gluten Intolerance Group of Spokane – The group’s annual potluck picnic will feature guest speaker Cynthia Kupper, executive director of the Gluten Intolerance Group. Please bring a gluten-free salad, dish or dessert to share. Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Manito Park, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. (509) 535-7668.

Yoga Class – The Moscow Yoga Center will offer a free yoga class and provide an opportunity for the public to see the studio and meet the instructors. Sunday, 5-6 p.m., Moscow Yoga Center, 525 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. For more information visit or call (208) 883-8315.

Strategies for Low Vision – A free seminar led by Joyce Goff, an occupational therapist. Aug. 28, noon, 460 N. Garden Plaza, Post Falls. For more information call (509) 777-6700.

Chronic Resilience Seminar – A free seminar and book signing with Danea Horn, motivational speaker and author of “Chronic Resilience: 10 Sanity-Saving Strategies for Women Coping with the Stress of Illness.” Sept. 4, 5:30 p.m., Parkside Physical therapy, 201 W. North River Drive, Suite 510. For more information email or visit www.chronic

Healing Hands for Arthritis Day – Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation will host a one-day event to raise awareness and funds to fight arthritis. On Sept. 18, $10 from every one-hour massage or facial will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation. Massage Envy, 920 E. Hoerner Ave., Suite 100. For more information call (509) 465-3689.


Living with Alzheimer’s: Caregiving in the Middle Stage - A workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will cover nutrition, communication, personal care, behavioral challenges, wandering and care options. Today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Deaconess Health and Education Center, Classroom 268, 910 W. Fifth Ave. The workshop is free and a complimentary lunch will be provided; registration is required. Call (509) 473-3390 for more information and to register.


IBD Education Program – The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Northwest Chapter will present a free informational session and discussion on inflammatory bowel disease. Sept. 5, 6:30-8 p.m., Gonzaga University, Globe Room in Cataldo Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave. For more information or to register, contact or (877) 703-6900.

Bike MS - Sept. 14-15. The annual ride for the Inland Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise money to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. There will be two options for cyclists, the one-day, 84-mile ride or a two-day, 150-mile ride. This tour on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is fully equipped with rest stops every 12-15 miles, bike mechanics, medical support, catered meals and a Saturday night celebration. $50/registration and $200 in pledges. For more information or to register, visit or call (800) 344-4867.

Understanding Depression and SAD - Sept. 20. This free workshop, presented by Ed Hinson, will explore depression and the roles the body and the brain play. Seasonal Affective Disorder will also be discussed. St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495 or visit

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat – Sept. 20. Get ready for a weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology and much more. The facilitator is Sister Patricia Novak. The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495 or visit $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total, fee assistance is available.

Simplify Life, Magnify Living: Bike Riding as a Contemplative Practice – Sept. 28. This retreat day offers a contemplative outlook to bike riding. There will be time for prayer, reflection, a bike ride and sharing with others about the meditative side of cycling. Facilitated by Sister Patricia Novak. Registration is required by Sept. 23. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495 or visit $25.

Summer Games for Girls – A series of cardio classes and games taught by Nicole Kuhn will be offered on Thursdays through Aug. 29. Classes include: early girl games, 5:30-6:30 a.m., available to all ages; girl games, 10-11 a.m., available to girls in grades 4 through 7; 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 $20/six-week series.

Healthy Living Workshops - A program designed to help those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis and high blood pressure gain self-confidence in the ability to control how the condition affects their lives. Presented by the Community Health Association of Spokane. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 444-8200 or The group meets one day per week. Current and upcoming sessions include: Mondays, Sept. 9-Oct. 24, 1:30-4 p.m., Denny Murphy Clinic, 1001 W. Second Ave.; Thursdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 17, 9-11:30 a.m., Center Place, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley.

Early-Stage Alzheimer’s - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will start a support group in Post Falls for those with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their care partners. This 10-week session will be held Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m., through Sept. 23. For more information and to register, call P.J. Christo at (208) 666-2996.

Exercise for Adults – The Community Colleges of Spokane Institute of Extended Learning presents a variety of classes to keep people active this summer. Classes include stretch and flex, tai chi, T-Tapp, aqua Zumba, and ballet. For more information, please call (509) 279-6027 or email To view the list of classes and/or to register, visit

Medicare Workshops – Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors (SHIBA) will provide free, nonbiased advice and information regarding Medicare in a series of workshops held every third Tuesday of the month, 1-4 p.m., Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, 1222 N. Post St. For more information, call Margaret or Kathy at (509) 458-2509. Please bring your medications, with dosages and Medicare card to the workshops.

Other programs

First Aid/CPR Classes – Adult, child and infant first aid/CPR classes, new student and refresher courses, are available through The Safety Center, 1317 W. Kiernan Ave. Courses cover assessment of airway, breathing, and circulation techniques, as well as the use of protective barriers. “Hands On” CPR exercises are included. Prices range from $35-$55 and include a training manual. Two-year certification cards are issued. Registration is required. For more information, location and times, call Rick Bennett at (509) 979-0849, email, or visit

Fitness Classes – Offered by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Classes include: aerobic, Bloomsday training, body conditioning, exotic moves fitness, Pilates, sensual dance, strength and conditioning, total body boot camp, turbo kick, and others. Held at various times and locations. Visit or call (509) 625-6200 to register or for more information.

Free Assistance from a Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor – A representative from Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor visits a number of Whitman County Library branch locations each month assisting residents with their Medicare and insurance questions. 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., Oakesdale, Wash., 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.

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