Health Bulletin Board
Living with Alzheimer’s: Caregiving in the Late Stage - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will present a workshop for families coping with the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Topics include symptoms, role changes, communication changes, working with doctors, monitoring care and end-of-life issues. Monday, 1-4 p.m., Deaconess Health and Education Center, Classroom 268, 910 W. Fifth Ave. For more information or to make reservations call (509) 473-3390.
Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat - Nov. 15-17. A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentation, accommodations, 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 www.sjfconline.org for more information and to register. $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total; fee assistance is available.
United Healthcare Meetings - Presented by certified senior adviser Lavoine Schellenberg and Medicare specialist Holly Ferguson-Napier. Today and Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 at 9:30 a.m., South Side Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.; Thursday and Nov. 7, 14, 21 and Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m., Good Samaritan Community Center, 1728 E. Eighth Ave.; Monday and Nov. 11, 18, 25 at 9:30 a.m., Eagles Club North, 6410 N. Lidgerwood St.; for more information call (509) 990-6522 or (509) 710-6366.
Health and Fitness Fair - Booths from Advocare, WildTree, reiki, reflexology. There will also be massage and fitness testing. A BODYVIVE class will be held from 5-6 p.m. and yoga will be held from 6-7 p.m. Sunday, Frontline Fitness, 414 W. Seltice Way, Post Falls. For more information call (208) 777-7999. $5 suggested donation.
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 years and younger, Nov. 5 and 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, Nov. 15 and Dec. 14, 4-7 p.m. Moose Tracks is a social and support group for teens, Nov. 14 and 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.
“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 Providence Spokane Heart Institute. Nov. 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Providence Auditorium, 20 W. Ninth Ave. To register visit www.phc.org. Free.
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. 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 details.
Diabetes Education - Community Health Education and Resources offers group or individual instruction on diabetes self-management. Course is for clients and their families who are new to diabetes. Call (509) 232-8145 for details.
Heritage Health - Is a nonprofit health center in Coeur d’Alene providing medical, mental and behavioral health and dental services to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Center at (208) 292-0292 or visit www.dhcidaho.org.
Divine Health- Word of Faith Christian Center is offering a weekly class on how to live in divine health, Sundays at 10 a.m. at the Word of Faith Christian Center, 4001 N. Cook St. Call (509) 891-5253.
First Aid/CPR Classes - Adult, child and infant first aid/CPR classes are available through The Safety Center, 1317 W. Kiernan Ave. Courses cover assessment of airway, breathing, and circulation techniques, as well as the use of protective barriers. “Hands On” CPR exercises are included. Prices range from $35-$55 and include a training manual. Two-year certification cards are issued. Registration is required. For more information, location and times, call Rick Bennett at (509) 979-0849, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.thesafetycenter.us.
Fitness Classes - Offered by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Classes include: Zumba fitness/strength training combo, Zumba fitness, body blast, body fit, abs core xpress, and sweat, flex, and stretch. Visit www.spokaneparks.org or call (509) 625-6200 to register or for more information.
Free Assistance from a Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor - A representative from Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor visits a number of Whitman County Library branch locations each month assisting residents with their Medicare and insurance questions. SHIBA volunteers provide information and counseling to individuals about health insurance and health care access, focusing on Medicare issues along with other health insurance related issues. Marie Fowler will be at the St. John Library, 1 E. Front St., St. John, Wash., the second Monday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon; the Endicott Library, 324 E. St., Endicott, Wash., the second Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.m.; the Oakesdale Library, 101 S. First St., Oakesdale, Wash., the second Wednesday of each month, from 11 a.m.-noon; the Lamont Town Hall, 2502 Lamont Road, Lamont, Wash., the second Wednesday of each month, 4-5 p.m.; the Lacrosse Library, 107 S. Main St., Lacrosse, Wash., the third Monday of each month, 1-2 p.m., and the Malden Library, 11 N.W. Ash, the third Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon. Call (509) 458-2509 for more information.
Free Total Joint Replacement Classes - Classes highlight the process of receiving a new joint, including what to expect before and after surgery. Open to anyone having or interested in having a joint replacement. All participants will receive a complimentary Total Joint Replacement guidebook. Held monthly at 1590 E. Polston Ave., Post Falls (directly across from Northwest Specialty Hospital). Call (208) 777-4242 to make an appointment and for more information.
Goddess Arts Academy Pole Fitness, Pole Dancing, Aerial Arts and Acrobatics Classes - Drop-ins are welcome. Pole Fit Basics – Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of pole dance for fitness. Black Light Ladies Night – Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Cardio-intensive dance style workout under black lights. Ladies only. Trixter – Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Class with a focus on pole tricks and transitions. Intro Pole Class – Held on Thursdays, 6-6:30 p.m. For new students. Open Pole and Aerial Practice – Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Combines warm up and cool down exercises with time for personal practice. Pole-Fit Basics – Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. All levels welcome. Aerial Arts Basics – Saturdays, noon. Get fit with aerial yoga, dance and acrobatics moves. All ages and levels welcome. Drop ins are $20 per class. Held at 5025 N. Market St. Call (509) 868-2168 to register and for more information.
Senior Fitness - Improve balance and stability, cardiovascular health and strength. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Classes are at 2921 E. 57th Ave. Call (509) 448-5800 for details.
Health for All - This community-based health care access project links uninsured individuals and families in Eastern Washington with state health insurance programs and assists those who do not qualify for state-sponsored coverage by linking them with appropriate community resources. Call (866) 444-3066; in Spokane County, call (509) 444-3066.
Hearing Loss Association – Spokane Chapter - Group provides support, education, advocacy, and camaraderie to people with a hearing loss. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Center for the Deaf, 1206 N. Howard St. Meetings are free. Call (509) 328-9220 or email email@example.com for more information.
Latin Fitness Classes - Basic dance and aerobic moves set to Latin and pop music. Offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., in the Community Enrichment Center, 110 S. Main St., Colfax. Cost is $7 per session or $35 per month (first class is free). All sizes and shapes are welcome. Call (509) 432-4906 for more information and to register.
Mastering the Social World - Social skills groups for children and adolescents who may struggle with understanding how to socially engage with others, making and maintaining friends, and maneuvering within the cultural norms of society. Six-week class for youth ages 6-11 is held Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m. Cost is $240. Six-week class for youth ages 12-18 is held Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 1-2:30 p.m. Cost is $240. Call (800) 355-7155 or (509) 328-2740, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.imaginebehavior.com for details.
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