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Lunch and Learn: Diabetes - The presentation, hosted by Inland Northwest Health Services, will teach attendees about diabetes, what the signs, symptoms, and risk factors are, and what the best methods are to manage diabetes. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. Thursday, noon-1 p.m. 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd, Suite 245. To register visit Free.

Dr. Mom’s First Aid Class - Moms will share their secrets on how to use essential oils for everyday uses and non-emergency mishaps. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Ramada Inn, 905 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. For information call Diane Lee at (509) 990-1424. Suggested donation $5 to cover handouts and oils.

Vibrational Yoga Workshop - The workshop is a meditation focus of yoga. Participants will learn to better equip themselves to balance and harmonize and raise their vibrations and unfold in greater and true harmony. Sunday, 9-10:30 a.m. Harmony Yoga Studio, 1717 W. Sixth Ave. To register visit For information call (509) 747-4430. $15.

National Memory Screening Day - Rockwood Retirement Communities will offer confidential memory screenings as part of National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 2903 E. 25th Ave. For information call (509) 344-6912. Free.

Holiday Health Tips - Learn how to cook healthy during the holidays and avoid gaining the average 5-10 pounds that comes with the season. Nov. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St. To register visit Free.


“What Women Need to Know about Heart Disease” - Learn how to keep your heart healthy and understand the risk factors and symptoms of heart disease. Presented by Dr. Dieter Lubbe, an interventional cardiologist with the Providence Spokane Heart Institute. Today, 6-7:30 p.m., Providence Auditorium, 20 W. Ninth Ave. To register visit Free.

United Healthcare Meetings - Presented by certified senior adviser Lavoine Schellenberg and Medicare specialist Holly Ferguson-Napier. Today, Nov. 19, 26 at 9:30 a.m., South Side Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.; Thursday, Nov. 21, and Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m., Good Samaritan Community Center, 1728 E. Eighth Ave.; Monday and Nov. 25 at 9:30 a.m., Eagles Club North, 6410 N. Lidgerwood St.; for more information call (509) 990-6522 or (509) 710-6366. 


Affordable Care Act Information - Chelsea Fanara from Pullman Rural Resources will give individual help with locating the best option for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Wednesday, 4-6 p.m., Malden Library, 205 S. Moreland Ave., Malden, Wash. For more information, call (509) 569-3771.

The MOOSE Project - The Magic of Oral and Signing Education will offer three programs for deaf and hard of hearing children, families and friends. Mighty Moose is a play and social group for children age 5 and younger, Nov. 22, Dec. 6 and 20, 10-10:45 a.m. Moose on the Loose is a child care program with babysitters who use sign language, Friday and Dec. 14, 4-7 p.m. Moose Tracks is a social and support group for teens, Thursday and Dec. 12, 5:30-7 p.m. All programs held at Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Meadowlane Road. For more information visit

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat - Friday-Sunday. A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentations, meals and more with others who have been or are on the same journey. The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit for more information and to register. $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total, fee assistance is available.

Gluten Intolerance Group Annual Holiday Potluck - Bring a gluten-free dish or dessert. Family and friends welcome. Saturday, 1 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran, 3606 S. Schaefer Road. For more information, contact (509) 922-6153 or (509) 535-7668.

Health Insurance Information - The Spokane County Library District will host a series of sessions to help you learn about health insurance for individuals and small businesses. Dec. 18 and Feb. 19 at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; Nov. 20, Jan. 15 and March 19 at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. All sessions are 6-8 p.m. Visit or call (509) 893-8200 for more information.

Hip and Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments - Presented by the Rockwood Health System. Nov. 21, 6-7 p.m., Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Call (509) 473-5672 or email or Free.

Other programs

Spokane Concentration Meditation Group - Buddhist meditation group meeting the first Sunday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, at Community Meditation Room, 35 W. Main Ave. Beginners welcome. Call (509) 263-7213, email, or visit for more information.

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors HelpLine - The SHIBA HelpLine offers free, confidential and 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.

Striders - A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays, September through May, from 8-9 a.m. at the Spokane Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place. Led by certified instructors, the classes emphasize strength, stretching, and balance. Miles walked individually are records and awards are presented at five awards meetings each year which feature health-related speakers. Cost is $15 per year and $2 for each exercise class attended. For more information, call Carol at (509) 926-1697 or Judy at (509) 892-1293.

Survival Fitness Boot Camp - Group fitness training for men and women. Held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ponderosa Elementary, 3483 E. Ponderosa Blvd., Post Falls. Free two-week trials offered. Call (909) 730-2367 or email for more information.

Tai Chi Classes - Certified instructors Bob and Cindy Petet will offer basic tai chi and qigong classes at a variety of times and locations. For more information or to register, call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 499-0683. You can also email

Teen Diabetes Advocate Meeting - Free program sponsored by the American Diabetes Association for teens ages 12 to 18. Meets monthly, at the ADA office, 801 W. Fifth Ave., No. 319. For information, call Ted Duncan at (509) 263-6281 or by email at

Therapeutic Recreation for Disabled Adults - Center Pointe, through United Way, provides recreational, educational and social activities for people with disabilities. Wide variety of classes offered includes: ceramics, computers, math, reading, art, wood shop and stitchery. All participants are given the opportunity to learn, achieve and grow in a barrier-free environment. Open Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. Call (509) 325-5451 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.

Contributions should be mailed to the Health Bulletin Board, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, or emailed to Deadline for Tuesday publication is noon Thursday.