Health Insurance Information –The Spokane County Library District will host a series of informational sessions to help you learn about health insurance for individuals and small businesses. Wednesday, 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 www.scld.org or call (509) 893-8200 for more information.
Free Lifestyle Counseling – Students in the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Program at Washington State University in Spokane need 30 volunteers to sign-up for one-on-one lifestyle counseling, or participate in group exercise, or both. Counseling begins on Monday, but later applicants are welcome. For more information call (509) 368-6710 or email email@example.com or visit www.pharmacy.wsu.edu/ currentstudents/nepclinic.html.
Medicare Open Enrollment – A workshop presented by senior health insurance benefits adviser Tonya Steele. Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m., 545 N. Garden Plaza Court, Post Falls. Call (208) 773-3701 for more information. Free.
Planning: The Key to a Joyous Holiday Season – The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will discuss how planning can help overcome stress and sadness for people with dementia and their caregivers during the holiday season. Oct. 22, 1-3 p.m., The Ridge Social Hall at Rockwood South Hill, 2903 E. 25th Ave. (park at Community Center and take shuttle to event location). For more information or reservations call (509) 344-6912.
Hip and Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments – Presented by the Rockwood Health System. Oct. 23, 6-7 p.m., Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. For reservations or more information call (509) 473-5672 or email or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Health Care Reform Luncheon – Community Colleges of Spokane presents “Health Care Reform: A Regional Prognosis.” Keynote speaker will be Chris Miller, executive director of the Education Advisory Board in Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, noon-2:30 p.m., Spokane Community College Lair in the Sasquatch, Bigfoot, and Littlefoot Rooms, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Registration is required at www.eventbrite.com/event/8245385169. Free.
Qi Gong Classes – Increase your flexibility and balance, and reduce pain by tapping into the vibrant energy within. Tuesdays, 1 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m., Peak Health and Wellness Center, 940 Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $8/per class. For more information call (208) 691-9736.
Pilates/Yoga Blend – Improve your strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. Presented by certified fitness professional Joan Magnelli. Participants must bring their own sticky mat. Classes are at a variety of times and locations. For a full list of classes and prices visit www.fitness4allofus.com or email email@example.com.
United Healthcare Meetings – Presented by certified senior adviser Lavoine Schellenberg and Medicare specialist Holly Ferguson-Napier. Today, Oct. 22, 29 and Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 at 9:30 a.m., South Side Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.; Thursday, Oct. 24, 31 and Nov. 7, 14, 21 and Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m., Good Samaritan Community Center, 1728 E. Eighth Ave.; Monday, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25 at 9:30 a.m., Eagles Club North, 6410 N. Lidgerwood St.; Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m., Fairwinds Retirement Community, 520 E. Holland Ave. For more information call (509) 990-6522 or (509) 710-6366.
Lunch and Learn: Breast Cancer and Diabetes – In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, learn about the connection between diabetes and cancer and what can be done to reduce your risk. Thursday, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Visit www.wellness.inhs.org for more information
Babysitting Basics – This course prepares youths ages 10-15 to be successful babysitters. 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.
BEMER Symposium – Bettina Torres, CEO and founder of Regeneration Point, will host a free symposium on BEMER Vascular Technology. Learn about this new medical technology which increases blood flow and oxygen utilization. There will also be a raffle with benefits going to Free Rein. Saturday, 1-5 p.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. For more information and reservations call (509) 703-0539 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginner’s Passage Meditation – Five-week meditation series, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 22 through Nov. 19. The workshop is based on the book, “Passage Mediation,” by Sri Easwaran, which may be purchased at local bookstores or www.easwaran.org. Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. For more information call (509) 534-7954. Free; donation suggested.
Purple Light Vigil – Join the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in raising awareness and honoring those impacted by pancreatic cancer. Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Riverstone Park, 1805 Tilford Lane, Coeur d’Alene. For more information email email@example.com.
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 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.