May 28, 2013 in Features, Health

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New listings

Kids Safety Fair – The ninth annual Safety Fair will emphasize bike, water and car safety; offer tours of emergency vehicles; and provide information about emergency contact cards and the Amber Alert system. Free hot dogs and other lunch items will be provided. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Eastside Marketplace, 1420 S. Blaine St., Moscow, Idaho. For more information call (208) 882-1533.

Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease - Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Guest speaker is Kurt Meyer of Gonzaga Law School. June 13, 2-3:30 p.m., Pine Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, 12009 E. Mission Ave. Please RSVP by June 10 at (509) 924-4388. This event is free and open to the public. Certificates of attendance are available to professionals for $10.

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.

Upcoming

“The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older” – A day of workshops featuring Wendy Lustbader, author of “Life Gets Better.” Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Registration is required at www.altcew.org. For more information, email SAFE@ALTCEW.org 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. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St., $40. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.

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 a radio show. Monday, 7 p.m., 702 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. For more information, call (208) 705-5111 or email jsteele777@gmail.com.

Annual Demo Day and 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 wellness.inhs.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. 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 spokanedads@gmail.com, call (509) 993-3555 or (509) 363-4838, or visit engaging fatherhood.eventzilla.net.

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. 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.

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 age; 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.

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 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.

Parenting/childbirth

Free Developmental Screenings - For infants and toddlers younger than 3 living in Spokane County. Screenings include: language, physical strength and coordination, vision, hearing, feeding and behavior. Several sites are available. To make an appointment, call the Spokane Regional Health District’s Infant Toddler Network at (509) 324-1651.

Free Health Baby Weight Checks - For new moms and babies up to one year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, 1st floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5706 or email johnsond@empirehealth.org or lloyddc1@empirehealth.org for more information.

Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour - Meets at noon the first and third Saturday of each month or by appointment, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-BABY for more information or to make an appointment.

La Leche League - The breast-feeding support group meets the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Health Education Center in the Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., call (509) 484-0340 for more information; the first Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, call (509) 244-4191 or (509) 258-6850; and the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at New Moon Family Wellness Center, 906 S. Cowley St., call (509) 484-0340 for more information. Visit www.lllaofwa.org/la-leche- league-spokane for more information about the group.

Lactation Counseling Services - For new moms and babies up to one year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, 1st floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost varies, most insurances cover lactation consults. Call (509) 473-5706 or email johnsond@empirehealth.org or lloyddc1@empirehealth.org for more information.

Parenting Children of Divorce - Learn how divorce or separation affect children at different developmental stages, how to create a supportive climate for children reducing the affects of damaging conflict and gain communication skills to help handle conflict. Held the first and third Tuesday of the month, 6-9 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org for more information.

Parenting Classes - For single parents of children up to three years old, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance Program. Call for times and dates. Held at 12 E. Fifth Ave. Free and open to the public. For registration and more information, call (509) 455-4986.

Prepared Child Birth Classes - Six-week, 12-hour course is for those already pregnant and covers topics including prenatal care, nutrition, stages of labor, pain management, breathing, Cesarean birth, post-delivery care, infant CPR, newborn care and lactation. Classes are held 7-9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, or in a condensed eight-hour format on select Saturdays. Cost is $60 per person/couple, preregistration is required. Held at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5446 or email frasert@empirehealth.org to register and for more information.

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.

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