September 3, 2013 in Features, Health

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New listings

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - The Inland Northwest Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will have its monthly meeting. There will be a discussion of the National PurpleLight Vigil to be held in October and the fundraising walk next May. Monday, 6:30, Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. For more information, visit www.pancan.org or email khlebichuk@pancanvolunteer.org.

CPR Friends and Family - Class covers adult, child and infant CPR and choking. Ideal for individuals who want to know CPR, but don’t need certification. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org. Sept. 10, 6-8 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. $10.

Chronic Pain Conference – The topic is “Management of the Chronic Pain Patient.” Sept. 13, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Also available over the Northwest TeleHealth Network. Register at www.st-lukes.org. $125, includes breakfast and lunch.

Babysitting Basics - This course prepares youths ages 10-15 to be successful babysitters. Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St., $40. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.

Upcoming

Healthy Living Workshops - A program designed to help those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis and high blood pressure gain self-confidence in the ability to control how the condition affects their lives. Presented by the Community Health Association of Spokane. Current and upcoming sessions include: Mondays, Sept. 9-Oct. 24, 1:30-4 p.m., Denny Murphy Clinic, 1001 W. Second Ave.; Thursdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 17, 9-11:30 a.m., Center Place, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 444-8200 or nludwick@chas.org. The group meets one day per week.

Bike MS - Sept. 14-15 The annual ride for the Inland Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise money to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. There will be two options for cyclists, the one-day, 84-mile ride or a two-day, 150-mile ride. This tour on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is fully equipped with rest stops every 12-15 miles, bike mechanics, medical support, catered meals and a Saturday night celebration. $50/registration and $200 in pledges. For more information or to register, visit bikeMS.org or call (800) 344-4867.

Healing Hands for Arthritis Day – Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation will host a one-day event to raise awareness and funds to fight arthritis. On Sept. 18, $10 from every one-hour massage or facial will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation. Massage Envy, 920 E. Hoerner Ave., Suite 100. For more information call (509) 465-3689.

Early-Stage Alzheimer’s - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will start a support group in Post Falls for those with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their care partners. This 10-week session will be held Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m., through Sept. 23. For more information and to register, call P.J. Christo at (208) 666-2996.

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 1 year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, first floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5706 or email johnsond@empirehealth.org or lloyddc1@empirehealth.org for more information.

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.

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.

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.

Yoga

Chair Yoga – Class uses chairs and standing modifications of yoga. No floor work. Ideal for those with arthritis. Fridays, through March 15, 10-11:30 a.m., at Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Cost is $26.

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – Simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone. Held Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m., at Harmony Yoga, 1717 W. Sixth Ave., Suite 5. Cost is $15 per drop-in or $65 for a five-class pass. Multiple class passes available for a discounted rate. Call (509) 869-5162 for more information.

Moon Tree Gentle Yoga Classes – Exploring meditation: For all levels, meets Mondays, 7-8 p.m., $10/class with enrollment or $15 drop-in. Chair yoga: For seniors, people in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility, meets Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $10 per class with enrollment, $15 drop-in. Classes held at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine, Suite D. To register, call (509) 481-3134 or visit www.moontreeyoga.com.

St. Joseph Family Center Classes –Mindfulness Meditation: Learn the practice of mindfulness meditation to calm the mind and open the heart. Guided 30-minute meditation, teaching and discussion. All levels of experience welcome. Held Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per class. Call (509) 928-3863 for more information.

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