Affordable Care Act Events – Free educational events providing information on health care changes. Topics include the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid Expansion and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Wednesday, 3-4 p.m., Spokane Housing Authority, 55 W. Mission Ave.; Monday, 3-4 p.m., and Dec. 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main St. For details call (509) 690-3572; email slilla@coordinated carehealth.com; or visit www.coordinatedcarehealth.com.
Holistic Wellness Workshop – Mark William Cochran will present, “Turn Your Health Inside Out: Five Keys to Unlocking Your Healthiest You.” This workshop will cover how poor health behaviors are learned and how to reprogram your habits, as well as the foundations of holistic nutrition and fitness. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., Integrative Wellness Center, 579 W. Hayden Ave., Hayden, Idaho. Seating is limited; make reservations at (208) 304-2330 or drmark@ drmarks-holistic-health.com. Free.
Hip and Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments - Presented by the Rockwood Health System. Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Jan. 8, 6-7 p.m., Deaconess Hospital Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Call (509) 473-7050 or email email@example.com. Free.
Zumba with Sandy - Boomers, beginners and others can work out with special attention given to protecting backs, hips, and knees. Six-week session runs Jan. 6-Feb. 13. Classes Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 5:45-6:45 p.m.; Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 Northwest Blvd. Cost is $30/any six classes; $54/any 12 classes; or $7/drop-in class. Call (509) 270-0053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MOOSE Project - The Magic of Oral and Signing Education will offer three programs for deaf and hard of hearing children, families and friends. Moose Tracks is a social and support group for teens, Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m.; Moose on the Loose is a child care program with babysitters who use sign language, Saturday, 4-7 p.m.; Mighty Moose is a play and social group for children age 5 and younger, Dec. 20, 10-10:45 a.m. All programs at Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Meadowlane Road. For details visit www.mooseproject.net.
Rapid HIV Testing - The Panhandle Health District will offer rapid HIV testing at the following North Idaho locations: Friday, PHD Shoshone County, 114 Riverside Ave., Kellogg, (208) 786-7474; Friday, PHD Boundary County, 7402 Caribou St., Bonners Ferry, (208) 267-5558; and Monday, PHD Benewah County, 137 N. Eighth St., St. Maries, (208) 245-4556. Free; appointments are necessary.
Pre-Diabetes Class - A two-part class designed for those at risk for, or diagnosed with, pre-diabetes. Insurance does not cover the cost of this course; participants must pay in full. Monday, 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 information, visit https://wellness.inhs.org.
Chair Massage – Make an appointment for a 15-minute session at https://wellness.inhs.org. Dec. 17, 11 a.m.-1p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Suite 245. $20.
Health Insurance Information - The Spokane County Library District will host sessions to help you learn about health insurance for individuals and small businesses. Dec. 18 and Feb. 19 at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, (509) 893-8400; and Jan. 15 and March 19 at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Sessions are 6-8 p.m. Visit www.scld.org or call (509) 893-8200 for details.
Lunch and Learn: Fight Off Holiday Pounds – Discuss creative solutions for avoiding weight gain during the winter months. Dec. 19, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Visit https://wellness.inhs.org for details.
Alzheimer’s Association Helpline - In Spokane, call (509) 473-3390 or 24-hour help line, (800) 272-3900. Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Amputee Support Group - Support for people with amputations and their family and friends. Meets the third Tuesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. For details, visit www.stlukesrehab.org or call (509) 473-6681.
Anger Management for Men - Ongoing six-week men’s group, Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost: $15 per session or $90 for the six-week course. For details, call (509) 483-6495.
Breast and Cervical Health Program - Provides eligible women with free health exams and mammograms sponsored by Spokane Regional Health District. Call (509) 324-1553 or (888) 461-8876.
Children’s Environmental Health Network - Website offers information on organizations active in various fields, sources of data on child health and environmental hazards and more, www.cehn.org or call (202) 543-4033, email at email@example.com.
Contributions should be mailed to the Health Bulletin Board, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for Tuesday publication is noon Thursday.
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