May 21, 2013

Health bulletin board


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Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous - Receive effective weight loss solutions and support without dues, fees, or weigh-ins. Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St., (509) 723-3471; Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., (509) 599-9582; Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene, (208) 777-6935.

“The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older” - A day of workshops featuring Wendy Lustbader, author of “Life Gets Better.” May 29, 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Please register by Wednesday at For more information, email or call 509-458-2509, ext. 502. $45/seminar; $22/CE credits.

Baby-sitting Basics - This course prepares youths, ages 10-15, to be successful baby sitters. June 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St., $40. Register at

Health Seminar - Dr. Joel Wallach, author of “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie,” will present this free health lecture for the public. He lectures more than 300 times a year and also hosts his own radio show. June 3, 7 p.m., 702 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. For more information call (208) 705-5111 or email

Annual Demo Day & Wellness Fair - Presented by Spokane County Fire District 9. Events will include: demonstrations of auto accident rescue techniques, hands-on CPR training, fire truck and station tours, Kids Junior Challenge Course, volunteer information, and much more. June 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Station 92/SCFD9 Training Center, 3801 E. Farwell Road, Mead. Free. For more information call (509) 466-4602.

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. June 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; and June 17, 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

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 June 11, 6-8 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. $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. June 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Community College Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. This is a free event. Please register by June 8. To register or for more information email, call (509) 993-3555 or (509) 363-4838, or visit engagingfatherhood.

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 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. All of the benefits will go to 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.


“Hip and Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments”- Seminar featuring physicians of Northwest Orthopedic Specialists, P.X. Today, 6 p.m., Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Seminar featuring physicians of Rockwood Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, Thursday, 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m., Rathdrum Senior Center, 8037 W. Montana St. The events are free, but reservations are required. For more information or reservations, please call (509) 473-5672 or email


Compression CPR - Instructors from AMR Spokane, in partnership with the Spokane Fire Department, Providence Health Care, and Spokane Heart Rescue, will offer free compression-only CPR training. The training can be completed in 10 minutes. Wednesday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. For more information, visit

Summer Games for Girls - A series of cardio classes and games taught by Nicole Kuhn will be offered on Thursdays from July 25 to August 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 $20/six-week series.

Drug and alcohol

Al-Anon - For family and friends with the disease of alcoholism. For 24-hour information and support, call (509) 456-2125 or (888) 425-2666 or visit

Alcoholics Anonymous - For 24-hour information and support, call (509) 624-1442. Visit 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

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.

Other programs

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors HelpLine - The SHIBA HelpLine is free, confidential and offers impartial counseling with trained volunteers to help callers understand their health care and health insurance rights and options. Call (509) 458-2509 at Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington or the SHIBA HelpLine at (800) 562-6900.

Walking Group - Guided walking group meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at YMCA, 507 N. Howard St. Free and open to the public, all levels of fitness welcome. Call (509) 232-8138 for more information.

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 Classes - Course 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 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 HitPitMMASpokane or email 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 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, or visit for more information.

Zumba Class with Sandy - Boomers, beginners and others can work out 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.

Zumba Fitness Classes - Spokane Parks and Recreation offers seven different Zumba classes each week at three locations. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit 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 or Lyra Maidhoff at (509) 981-7786 or for more information.

Zumba Gold with Sandy - Seniors, active older adults, boomers, and beginners can have fun and get in shape 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.

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