Health Bulletin board
Diabetes Forum - A free public event on workplace adjustments that can help employees prevent diabetes. Co-sponsored by the American Diabetes Association and the WSU Diabetes Initiative group. Friday, 8:45 a.m.-noon, South Campus Facility, Washington State University Spokane, 410 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. For more information or reservations call (509) 624-7478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington Health Benefit Exchange - This forum is designed for small businesses and will cover the Affordable Care Act, Exchange basics, Washington Healthplanfinder, and SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program) Requirements. Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-noon, Hecht Meeting Room, Neill Public Library, 210 N. Grand Ave., Pullman. To make reservations visit wsbdc.org/training-calendar or email email@example.com.
Conversations About Dementia - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will give tips to families about having conversations about doctor visits, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. Dec. 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Brighton Court Assisted Living Community, 1308 N. Vercler Road. For more information call (509) 473-3390. Free.
Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease - Information about Deep Brian Stimulation, a treatment for the debilitating tremors experienced by those with Parkinson’s disease, will be offered. Featuring speaker Jonathan Carlson from Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates. Dec. 11, 4-6:30 p.m., Providence Auditorium, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, 20 W. Ninth Ave. For registration visit washington.providence.org/events/phc/dbs-forum.
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. Today, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 2903 E. 25th Ave. For information call (509) 344-6912. Free.
United Healthcare Meetings - Presented by certified senior adviser Lavoine Schellenberg and Medicare specialist Holly Ferguson-Napier. Today and Nov. 26 at 9:30 a.m., South Side Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.; Thursday and Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m., Good Samaritan Community Center, 1728 E. Eighth Ave.; Monday at 9:30 a.m., Eagles Club North, 6410 N. Lidgerwood St.; for more information call (509) 990-6522 or (509) 710-6366.
Health Insurance Information - The Spokane County Library District will host 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; Wednesday, Jan. 15 and March 19 at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. All sessions are 6-8 p.m. Visit www.scld.org or call (509) 893-8200 for more information.
Holiday Health Tips – Learn how to cook healthy during the holidays and avoid gaining the average 5-10 pounds that comes with the season. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St. To register visit wellness.inhs.org. Free.
Hip and Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments - Presented by the Rockwood Health System. Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Call (509) 473-5672 or email or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
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, Friday, Dec. 6 and 20, 10-10:45 a.m. Moose on the Loose is a child care program with babysitters who use sign language, Dec. 14, 4-7 p.m. Moose Tracks is a social and support group for teens, Dec. 12, 5:30-7 p.m. All programs held at Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Meadowlane Road. For more information visit www.mooseproject.net.
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.
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.
Free Scoliosis Screening - Enlist professional expertise to your service group or club. Call Loren C. Miller at (509) 327-3393.
Free Scoliosis Screening - The progression of scoliosis can be slowed or stopped and reversed in most cases without surgery. Utilize this opportunity to have your child evaluated. Call Mark Guthrie at (509) 327-8188.
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.
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.
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 www.hitpitmma.com, or email email@example.com 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 William St., Post Falls. Cost is $7 per class or $28 per month. Call (208) 457-8950, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.thejacklincenter.org for more information.
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 email@example.com or Lyra Maidhoff at (509) 981-7786 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Zumba Class with Sandy - Boomers, beginners and others can work out with special attention given to protecting backs, hips, and knees. Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 Northwest Blvd. The fall session starts Monday and lasts five weeks, held Mondays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 and 5:45-6:45 p.m. Cost is $25/five classes; or $45/10 classes. To register and for information call (509) 270-0053 or email email@example.com.
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