July 2, 2013 in Features, Health

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New listings

MDA Summer Camp - The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for 10-15 experienced, volunteer camp counselors for the MDA summer camp at Camp Twinlow in Rathdrum, July 13-20. Individuals who have experience working with children with special needs are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. For more information, please call (509) 325-3747.

Exercise for Adults – July 8-Aug. 30. The Community Colleges of Spokane Institute of Extended Learning presents a variety of classes this summer, including stretch and flex, tai chi, T-TAPP, aqua Zumba, and ballet. For more information, please call (509) 279-6027 or email KMurray@iel.spokane.edu. To view the complete list of classes and/or to register, visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2.

Upcoming

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - The Inland Northwest Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will have its monthly meeting. They are also looking for volunteers to help plan a large fundraising walk next May. Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. For more information, visit www.pancan.org or email khlebichuk@pancanvolunteer.org.

CPR Friends and Family - Class covers adult, child and infant CPR and choking. Ideal for community members who want to know CPR, but don’t need a certification card. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org. July 9, 6-8 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. $10.

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. Insurance does not cover the cost of this course; participants must pay in full. July 15 and July 22, 5:30-7:30 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 or call (509) 232-8145.

Dietary Strategies to Fight Inflammation – A free lunch and learn session which will cover the causes of inflammation and how your food choices can help prevent it. July 18, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.

Healthy Eating on a Budget – Learn what foods rob your budget and your health and what the alternatives are. July 18, 6:30-8 p.m., Newton Lounge, 1603 N. Belt St. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org. Free.

Babysitting Basics - This course prepares youths ages 10-15, to be successful babysitters. July 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St., $40. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day - An event sponsored by the Hearing Loss Center and North Idaho Deaf Club. Interpreters will be available throughout the park. July 20, Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 N. U.S. Highway 95. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (509) 328-9220 or (509) 315-2288 or email info@hlc-ewa.org. Tickets purchased before July 12: $35/adults; $15/youths and seniors. Tickets purchased after July 12: $40/adults: $19/youths and seniors. Youths are ages 3-7; seniors are ages 65 and older. Parking is an additional $4/day.

Tai Chi Classes – Certified instructors, Bob and Cindy Petet, will offer basic to advanced tai chi classes at a variety of times and locations. For more information on the class schedule or to register, please call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 499-0683. You can also email taichihelp@salescreators.com.

Summer Games for Girls – A series of cardio classes and games taught by Nicole Kuhn will be offered on Thursdays from July 25 to 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 4-7; 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 www.nicolekuhn.com. $20/six-week series.

Gaze, Consider, Contemplate – July 28-Aug. 3. Sisters Patricia Novak and Mary Lonergan will facilitate this silent, directed retreat week. Come take the time out of your hectic day and reflect on how God is present and working in your life. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495. The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. $500; or $87/day. Fee assistance is available.

Healthy Living Workshops - The Healthy Living Self-Management Program is 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, please contact Nancy at (509) 444-8200 or nludwick@chas.org. The group meets one day per week. Current and upcoming sessions include: Mondays through July 8, 1-4 p.m., Women’s Hearth, 920 W. Second Ave.; Tuesdays through July 16, 12:30-3 p.m., Frontier Behavioral Health, 127 W. Boone Ave.; Thursdays, through Aug. 1, 1-3:30 p.m., Shadle Park Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave.; Mondays, July 22-Aug. 26, 1:30-4 p.m., Denny Murphy Clinic, 1001 W. Second Ave.

Drug and alcohol

Al-Anon – For family and friends of those with the disease of Alcoholism. For 24-hour information and support, call (509) 456-2125 or (888) 425-2666 or visit www.wa-al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous – For 24-hour information and support, call (509) 624-1442. Visit www.aaspokane.org for meeting schedules and for more information.

Daybreak of Spokane – Offers residential and outpatient treatment for adolescents with emphasis on family. Downtown outpatient and residential, 960 E. Third St., (509) 444-7033; Valley outpatient, 11711 E. Sprague Ave., (509) 927-1991.

Tobacco Cessation Classes – Community Health Education and Resources Office is offering free tobacco cessation classes throughout Spokane. Call (509) 232-8138.

Tobacco Cessation Classes – Free for Group Health members. For a list of dates and times, call (509) 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.

Quit and Win Tobacco Program Free program offers classes two times a month, flexible quit dates, chances to win prizes at each class once you quit and support to help you quit and stay quit. Held at Providence Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. (509) 232-8138.

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.

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 more information call (208) 773-4909 or email mtsaunders1@roadrunner.com.

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.

Other programs

Washington State University Memory Problem Study Participants Sought – Psychology researchers at Washington State University are seeking people with memory problems and their spouses or other family members to participate in treatment and intervention groups in Eastern Washington. Call (509) 335-4033, ext. 1, for more information.

Women in Anger ClassesCourse covers how to express anger constructively versus destructively, how to examine anger and its impact on one’s life, and how to deal with angry outbursts, strained relationships and personal frustration. Held Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $100 for three-class course, scholarships available for qualified participants. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org for more information.

Women’s Self-Defense Classes Learn practical and applicable defense methods that you could confidently use in an emergency. Held the third Saturday of each month, 1 p.m., at 101 N. Argonne Road, Suite B, Spokane Valley. Cost is $10 per class. Call (509) 891-9821, visit www.hitpitmma.com, or email adreaphifer@gmail.com for more information.

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 kmurray@iel.spokane.edu for more information.

Zumba Classes – Zumba Fitness classes for ladies held Tuesdays and Thursday, 5:45-6:45 p.m. at the Moran Prairie Grange Hall, 6106 S. Palouse Highway. Move to Latin-inspired music and discover the Zumba phenomenon. No experience needed. Cost is $8 per drop-in; discount for series. Call (509) 448-4265 for more information.

Zumba Classes The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center is offering Zumba classes every Monday, 6-7 p.m., at 405 Williams St., Post Falls. Cost is $7 per class or $28 per month. Call (208) 457-8950, email art@thejacklincenter.org, or visit www.thejacklincenter.org for more information.

Zumba Fitness Classes Spokane Parks and Recreation offers seven different Zumba classes each week at three locations. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information and to register.

Zumba Gold Class Class is ideal for those who need modifications in regular Zumba to make it work for them. Some moves are done at half-tempo and some moves can be done in chairs. Held Mondays, 10:30-11:15 a.m., at the Good Samaritan Society Spokane Valley Community Center, 17121 E. Eighth Ave., Spokane Valley, and Thursdays, 10:15-11 a.m., at Spokane Valley Baptist Church, 1222 S. McDonald Road, Spokane Valley. Cost is $3 per class. Contact Kelli Maidhoff at (509) 434-8330 or kj6227@comcast.net or Lyra Maidhoff at (509) 981-7786 or lyram@comcast.net for more information.

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