June 11, 2013 in Features

Health Bulletin Board www.spokesman.com/livewell

 

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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, June 20-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.

Cochlear Implant Information – Cochlear Corporation will sponsor two informational sessions on Wednesday. The first session will be for implant recipients who have the Nucleus 5 sound processors and would like to learn more, 3-5 p.m. The second meeting will be for those considering cochlear implants or Baha devices, 6-7:30 p.m. The meetings will include real-time captioning. Please register for the afternoon session at www.regonline.com/welcome workshop or (800) 805-3532, option 2, ext. 2848. Register for the evening session at www.hearinghealthseminar.com or call (877) 432-7844. Both meetings will be at the Courtyard Spokane Downtown, 401 N. Riverpoint Blvd.

Nia Fitness Workshop - Nia is a nonimpact exercise that will help increase flexibility and mobility. The class is free and everyone is welcome. Saturday, 10 a.m., Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. For more information please call (208) 667-1865, email info@kroccda.org, or visit kroccda.org/calendar.html.

Krav Maga Self-Defense Demonstration - Krav Maga will give you a tour of their studio, offer a self-defense demonstration, and share some techniques for you to practice. June 26, 1 p.m., 1403 N. Division St. Free; registration is required. For more information or registration, please call (509) 999-7614, email info@exploringfamilies.com, or visit www.exploringfamilies.com.

Today

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. Today, 6-8 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. $10.

Upcoming

Financial Planning for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease - Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Guest speaker is Kurt Meyer of Gonzaga Law School. Thursday, 2-3:30 p.m., Pine Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, 12009 E. Mission Ave. Reservations are required at (509) 924-4388. This event is free and open to the public. Certificates of attendance are available to professionals for $10.

Engaging Fatherhood – This conference and resource fair will feature workshops for parents and professionals. Mac Bledsoe, author of “Parenting with Dignity,” will be the keynote speaker. Lunch will be provided. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Community College Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. This is a free event. To register or for more information email spokanedads@gmail.com, call (509) 993-3555 or (509) 363-4838, or visit engagingfatherhood.eventzilla.net.

Beyond A Peanut: Managing Food Allergies - Join Liz Williams as she presents a class for anyone eager to provide a safe environment for children with food allergies. Saturday, 2 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Reservations are required. $15/per person. For more information or reservations, please visit www.pilgrimsmarket.com or call (208) 676-9730.

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. A support partner may attend for free. 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 more information, visit wellness.inhs.org.

Lunch and Learn - The topic for this lunch will be, “Stroke: Prevent, Treat, Beat.” Learn what the risk factors are for stroke, how to prevent one, and how it can be treated. Please bring your lunch. June 20, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245; or at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St.; or at the Wells Fargo Building, 601 W. First Ave. Visit www.wellness.inhs.org for more information.

Pooch Camp Circuit Training Class - This class will introduce you and your pooch to cardio, strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation exercises you can do together. Benefits SCRAPS Animal Medical Fund. June 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 6815 E. Trent Ave. To register, call Designer Fitness NW at (509) 230-1100. $15.

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 – June 17-Aug 21. 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 four through seven; 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.

Other programs

Children’s Environmental Health Network – Web site 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 cehn@cehn.org.

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.spokaneredcross.org.

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.

Dirne Health Centers – 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) 292-0292 or visit www.dhcidaho.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.

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