Maintaining A Healthy Weight – Local physicians, registered dieticians and other health care professionals will share their experience and information on inevitable weight gain, and weight management; eating to maintain a healthy weight; weight gain and diabetes; and weight gain and sleep apnea. Thursday, 6 p.m. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. To register and for more information call (208) 667-1865, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kroccda.org. Free.
Soul Collage – Explore your Inner Self and Nourish Your Soul – Deepen your SoulCollage experience and learn about the specific suits and how they reflect different aspects of you. Emphasis will be on building an awareness of the different suits and what they mean to you personally. You can also learn how to do readings with your cards that can help with your life challenges. Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Register by Jan. 29. To register and for details call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org. $49.
Weight Loss Obstacles – Naturopath Toby Hallowitz will present a whole-body approach to weight loss. Participants can learn how specialty testing, food allergies, inflammation, diet and supplementation can affect weight gain/loss and help overcome weight-loss obstacles. Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. To register and for more information call (208) 667-1865, email email@example.com or visit www.kroccda.org. Free.
Healthy Cooking Class – Registered dietician Joan Milton will teach participants how to prepare healthy meals, beginning Thursday. 6:30-8 p.m. The class is available each month; every class has a different focus. Holy Family Health Education Center, Room One, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. To register and for more information visit www.cherspokane.org. Free.
Living with Alzheimer’s: Caregiving in the Late Stage – The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter presents a workshop covering an array of topics of interest to families coping with the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, including symptoms, role changes, communication changes, working with doctors, monitoring care and end-of-life issues. Friday, 4-7:30 p.m. Deaconess Health and Education Center, Classroom 265, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Free, dinner provided. Certificates of attendance available for professionals for $15. Register in advance at (509) 473-3390.
“Get Your Groove On” Classes for Seniors – Balance is Core: Strength exercises for upper body, core and lower body. Balance exercises are included, followed by relaxing stretch exercises. Mondays and Wednesdays, through March 25, 8:10-8:55 a.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 1104 W. Heroy Ave. Cost is $29. Aerobic Dance and Exercise: Boost your metabolism, tone and strengthen your muscles, and improve your flexibility and balance. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through March 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Room 205, Spokane Valley. Cost is $36. Chair Yoga: Class uses chairs and standing modifications of yoga. No floor work. Ideal for those with arthritis. Fridays, through March 15, 10-11:30 a.m., at Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Cost is $26. Yoga: Reduce stress, regain range of motion and mange pain in your muscles, bones and joints through proper breathing, a complete stretching workout and a relaxation exercise. Wednesdays, through March 27, 6:30-7:45 p.m. at CenterPlace, or 10-11:30 a.m. at Corbin Senior Activity Center. Cost is $32 for evening class or $36 for morning class. Yoga Intermediate: Tuesdays, through March 12, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, 218 W. Crawford Road, Deer Park. Cost is $26. Tai Chi Intermediate: Healing art integrates body, mind, heart and spirit. Thursdays, through March 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at CenterPlace. Cost is $26. Zumba: Combine Latin and international rhythms to get your body energized and in shape. Suited for all shapes, sizes, ages, and experience levels. Held Wednesdays, through March 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Corbin Senior Activity Center. Cost is $26. Call (509) 279-6027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tai Chi for Health - Participants can take a variety of tai chi classes. Classes meet Monday through Wednesday through March 25. For a full schedule and details, call Bob or Cindy Petet at (509) 468-0683 or email taichihelp@ salescreators.com. Cost $75 per person or $65 for Valley Senior Center members.
Immaculate Heart Retreat Center – Friday-Sunday, Methodist pastors Anne Cronin Tyson and C. Karen Covey Moore will lead a “Beauty From Ashes” retreat on suicide bereavement. Cost for two nights and five meals is $185 per person, $280 a couple or $100 for commuters (meals only). A related workshop, “Offering Hope/Fostering Healing,” will be Jan. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop is for pastors, ministers, counselors, youth leaders, spiritual directors, teachers and others who minister to families during times of loss and will give participants the tools necessary to guide those who have experienced the loss of a loved one through suicide. Cost is $35 per person and includes lunch. To register call (509) 448-1224 or visit www.ihrc.net.
Quest for Healthy Living – Three-part series about the importance of essential oils in healthy living. Each class is $5 and is at 2 p.m. at On Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. Wednesday: Slim and Trim with Essential Oils; Jan. 23: Cleaning the Natural Way; Jan. 30: Essential Beauty to Gorgeous, Glowing Skin. Call (509) 979-2223 to reserve a spot.
Zumba Gold with Sandy – Seniors, active older adults, boomers, and beginners can have fun and get in shape, too in this class. Chair options are also available. All classes begin with a warm-up, followed by practice drills and the last 20 minutes will be devoted to core strength, stability, flexibility and balance. Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. Cost is $10/month. To register and for information call (509) 270-0053.
Zumba Class with Sandy – Boomers, beginners, and others can workout at the Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 Northwest Blvd. All classes start with a warm-up, followed by practice drills before getting into the choreographed songs. Classes are Mondays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 and 5:45-6:45 p.m. Cost is $30/6 weeks. To register and for information call (509) 270-0053.
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. Held at St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, email email@example.com, or visit www.sjfconline. org/womensretreatsforcancersurvivors.html for more information and to register.
Dog/People Blood Drive Inaugural Event – You and your dog can donate blood to help save lives. Human donations are for the Inland Northwest Blood Center, and canine blood is stored at the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank for use locally. Dog must be healthy, 60 pounds or larger, and 1-6 years old. Call the clinic at (509) 535-3551 to sign up. Feb. 9, 1-5 p.m., at Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic, 2829 E. 27th Ave.
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.
Breast Cancer Wellness Group – Support group sponsored by Kootenai Health meets Mondays, noon-1 p.m. at Kootenai Cancer Center, 1440 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. For more information, call (208) 619-4138.
Cancer and Community Charities – Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Lunch is served at noon for $8. For information call (208) 773-4909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Support Group – Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 2. Cost is free. Call (509) 474-5490 for more information.
Look Good… Feel Better – A program offered by the American Cancer Society to help women diagnosed with cancer learn how to apply cosmetics and choose wigs and other head wear. The group meets twice monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Bonnie Abernethy at (509) 455-3440, option 3.