December 17, 2013 in Features, Health

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New listings

Yoga Class - The Moscow Yoga Center will hold an all levels class. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Moscow Yoga Center, 525 S. Main St., Moscow. Free; nonperishable food or monetary donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Moscow Food Bank. For more information, visit www.moscowyogacenter.com.

Today

Chair Massage – Make an appointment for a 15 minute session at https://wellness.inhs.org/. Today, 11 a.m.-1p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. $20.

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. Today, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. For more information call (509) 690-3572; email slilla@coordinatedcarehealth.com; or visit www.coordinatedcarehealth.com.

Upcoming

Health Insurance Information - The Spokane County Library District will host sessions to help you learn about health insurance for individuals and small businesses. Wednesday and Feb. 19 at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; Jan. 15 and March 19 at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. All sessions are 6-8 p.m. Visit www.scld.org or call (509) 893-8200.

Lunch and Learn: Fight Off Holiday Pounds – Discuss creative solutions for avoiding weight gain during the winter months. Thursday, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Visit https://wellness.inhs.org for details.

MOOSE Project - The Magic of Oral and Signing Education will offer three programs for deaf and hard of hearing children, families and friends. Mighty Moose is a play and social group for children age 5 and younger. Friday, 10-10:45 a.m. All programs at Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Meadowlane Road. For more information visit www.mooseproject.net.

Other programs

Corbin Senior Activity Center Senior Services - Classes and groups for mental, emotional and physical health. The center also offers events, tours and meeting space. Call (509) 327-1584 or visit www.corbinseniorcenter.org for listings.

CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes - Offered by the American Red Cross. Check the Web site for class schedules. Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Cost is $35-$55, call (509) 326-3330 ext. 216, or visit www.redcross.org/wa/spokane.

Depression Screenings - Offered to adults by Eastman Consulting Services, 607 S. Government Way, Spokane. Free. Call (509) 456-2190.

Diabetes Education - Community Health Education and Resources offers group or individual instruction on diabetes self-management. Course is for clients and their families who are new to diabetes. Call (509) 232-8145 for class times, dates and locations.

Heritage Health - Is a nonprofit health center in Coeur d’Alene providing medical, mental and behavioral health and dental services to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Center at (208) 620-5250 or visit www.myheritagehealth.org.

Divine Health - Word of Faith Christian Center is offering a weekly class on how to live in divine health, Sundays at 10 a.m. at the Word of Faith Christian Center, 4001 N. Cook St. Call (509) 891-5253.

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 location and times, call Rick Bennett at (509) 979-0849, email rick@thesafetycenter.us, or visit www.thesafetycenter.us/.

Fitness Classes - Offered by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Classes include: Zumba fitness/strength training combo, Zumba fitness, body blast, body fit, abs core xpress, and sweat, flex, and stretch. Held at various times and locations. Visit www.spokaneparks.org 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.

Free Total Joint Replacement Classes- Classes highlight the process of receiving a new joint, including what to expect before and after surgery, and feature a presentation to answer questions about the rehabilitation of a new joint. Open to anyone interested in or having a joint replacement. All participants will receive a complimentary Total Joint Replacement Guidebook. Held monthly at 1590 E. Polston Ave., Post Falls (directly across from Northwest Specialty Hospital). Call (208) 777-4242 to make an appointment and for more information.

Goddess Arts Academy Pole Fitness, Pole Dancing, Aerial Arts and Acrobatics Classes - Classes for men, women and youth of all ages and levels. Drop ins are welcome. Pole Fit Basics – Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of pole dance for fitness. Black Light Ladies Night – Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Cardio-intensive dance style workout under black lights. Ladies only. Trixter – Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Class with a focus on pole tricks and transitions. Intro Pole Class – Held on Thursdays, 6-6:30 p.m. For new students. Open Pole and Aerial Practice – Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Combines warm up and cool down exercises with time for personal practice. Pole-Fit Basics – Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. All levels welcome. Aerial Arts Basics – Saturdays, noon. Get fit with aerial yoga, dance and acrobatics moves. All ages and levels welcome. Drop ins are $20 per class. Held at 5025 N. Market St. Call (509) 868-2168 to register and for more information.

Senior Fitness: Age appropriate class designed to improve balance and stability, cardiovascular health and strength. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Classes are held at 2921 E. 57th Ave. Call (509) 448-5800 for more information.

Health for All - This community-based healthcare access project links uninsured individuals and families in Eastern Washington with state health insurance programs and assists those who do not qualify for state-sponsored coverage by linking them with appropriate community resources. Call (866) 444-3066; in Spokane County, call (509) 444-3066.

Hearing Loss Association – Spokane Chapter - Group provides support, education, advocacy, and camaraderie to people with a hearing loss. Each meeting features a speaker system, real-time captioning, and a room loop to make easy communication possible for all present. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Center for the Deaf, 1206 N. Howard St. Meetings are free. Call (509) 328-9220 or email hlaspokane@hotmail.com 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.

Contributions should be mailed to the Health Bulletin Board, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, or emailed to features@spokesman.com. Deadline for Tuesday publication is noon Thursday.

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