March 26, 2013 in Features, Health

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Zumbathon Fundraiser - Benefits the East Central Senior Center’s Fitness Program. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. $10/advance; $12/at the door. Please register at www.eastcentralcommunitycenter.org. For more information call (509) 868-0856.

Forum On Interpretive Services - A forum for the hard of hearing. If you have had problems getting interpretive services at your doctor’s office, come tell your story to Shawn Broderick and Theresa Smith of the Medical Interpreting Task Force. April 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., Building 6, Lair. Please register for accommodations by Friday by emailing info@seattlebsc.org or calling (206) 455-7932.

Forum for ASL Interpreters - Discuss the problems facing medical interpreters, possible solutions, and learn how to promote effective communication during medical appointments. Presented by Shawn Broderick and Theresa Smith, of the Medical Interpreting Task Force. April 13, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., Building 6, Lair. For more information, email info@hlc-ewa.org.

Tai-Chi for Health Classes - April 1-June 10. 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 please call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 499-0683. You can also email taichihelp@salescreators.com

Today

Understanding Joint Pain and Treatment Options - The physicians of Rockwood Sports Medicine will present. The event is free and dinner will be provided. Today, 6 p.m., Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Must RSVP at (509) 473-5672 or cendand@empirehealth.org. You can also register online at spokanevalleyhospital.com.

Upcoming

Know the 10 Signs of Dementia - Presented by the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Learn the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s, and what to do if you or someone you know has the signs of the disease. Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Guardian Angel Homes, 23102 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake. Free and open to the public, no reservations necessary. Call (509) 473-3390 for more information.

Prevent Class 3: Diabetes and Breast Cancer, Part 2 - For women who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and want to make lifestyle changes to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, which contributes to their risk for developing breast cancer. Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m., 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.

Exercise for Every Ability - April 1-June 28. Community Colleges of Spokane Institute of Extended Learning presents a variety of exciting classes for you to get your groove on. Classes include gentle exercise, tai chi, Pilates, Zumba, and many more. To view the complete list of classes and/or to register visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2.

Exercise for Every Ability - April 8-June 21. Community Colleges of Spokane Institute for Extended Learning presents a variety of classes, including Bollywood-style aerobics and clogging, an American folk dance. Other classes offered are gentle exercise, Pilates, tai chi, yoga, and many more. For more information, call (509) 279-6027. To view the complete list of classes offered and/or to register visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2.

2013 Regional Food Economy Conference - The theme for this year’s conference is “Our Food, Our Economy, Our Health.” The keynote speaker, Ken Meter, is an expert on enhancing regional food systems. April 19, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. $35/includes lunch and parking. For more information or to register visit www.realfoodspokane.org.

Healthy Living Fair - The Coeur d’Alene Holistic Chamber of Commerce presents a day of informative speakers, exhibitors, products and services to energize your health and well-being. Features keynote speaker Todd Schlapfer. Free admission. May 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene. For details visit www.cdaholisticchamber.org.

Other programs

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.

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. Visit www.stlukesrehab.org or call (509) 473-6681 for more information.

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 more information, call (509) 483-6495.

Bone Density and Blood Pressure Screenings - Free screenings Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon, at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. No appointment needed. Offered by Valley Hospital and Medical Center Volunteer Services; call (509) 473-5415 or email volunteers@empirehealth.org for more information.

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 - 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.

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 more information, 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: aerobic, Bloomsday training, body conditioning, exotic moves fitness, Pilates, sensual dance, strength and conditioning, total body boot camp, turbo kick, and others. Visit www.spokaneparks.org or call (509) 625-6200 to register or for more information.

Free Fitness and Balance Classes for Seniors - “Fit and Fall Proof” series is aimed to help older people achieve and maintain functional fitness skills to support independent, active lifestyles. Held Fridays at noon at Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 666-3199 to register and for more information.

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