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Health Bulletin Board

Tue., Sept. 10, 2013, midnight

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Providence Adult Day Health Open House – A 35th anniversary celebration of the center with tours, refreshments and a raffle. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Providence Adult Day Health Center, 6018 N. Astor St. For more information call (509) 482-2475 or visit

Spokane Holistic Chamber of Commerce – Elizabeth Sheehan will discuss replacing many items in your medicine cabinet with essential oils. Handouts and samples will be provided. For more information or reservations email Friday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Yoga Fitness Classes – Gentle Yoga classes will be held Mondays, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St.; and Thursdays, 7-8 p.m., Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2733 W. Northwest Blvd. The Pilates/Yoga Blend classes will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m., Unity Spiritual Center; and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Pilgrim Lutheran Church. For more information call (509) 294-1569 or email $29/six classes; $17/three classes; $7/drop-in.


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 Today, 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.” Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Also available over the Northwest TeleHealth Network. Register at $125, includes breakfast and lunch.

Babysitting Basics – This course prepares youths ages 10-15 to be successful baby-sitters. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St., $40. Register at

Bike MS – Saturday and Sunday. 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 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 information call (509) 465-3689.

Hip and Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments – Free seminars presented by the Rockwood Health System. Sept. 19, 6-7 p.m., Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. For more information or registration call (509) 473-5672 or email Sept. 25, 6-7 p.m., Deaconess Hospital Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. For more information or registration call (509) 473-7050 or email Registration is required for the workshops.

Understanding Depression and SAD – Sept. 20. This free workshop, presented by Ed Hinson, will explore depression and the roles the body and the brain play. Seasonal Affective Disorder will also be discussed. St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495 or visit

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat – Sept. 20. Get ready for a weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology and much more. The facilitator is Sister Patricia Novak. The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495 or visit $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total, fee assistance is available.

Simplify Life, Magnify Living: Bike Riding as a Contemplative Practice – There will be time for prayer, reflection, a bike ride and sharing with others about the meditative side of cycling. Facilitated by Sister Patricia Novak. Registration is required by Sept. 23. Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495 or visit $25.

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.

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

Thrive Beyond 65 – Marian Beaumier talks about strategies for living the life you want and how to overcome the obstacles keeping you from fulfillment. Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Please RSVP by Sept. 25 at (509) 483-6495 or visit $20/person, includes lunch.

Exercise for Adults – The Community Colleges of Spokane Institute of Extended Learning presents a variety of classes to keep people active this summer. Classes include Stretch and Flex, Tai chi, T-Tapp, Aqua Zumba, and Ballet. For more information, please call (509) 279-6027 or email To view the list of classes and/or to register, visit


Hatha Yoga – For students of all ages, fitness levels and experience. Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Cost is $10 per session or $30 per four-week series. Classes are in the Exercise Room at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, ext. 112, or visit for more information.

Sunflower Yoga – Iyengar Method – Learn yoga poses, breath practices and meditation to decrease stress and improve well-being. Quality, safe instruction with a certified Iyengar instructor. Day and evening classes available. Call (509) 535-7369 or visit for details.

The Renewal Room New yoga and Pilates studio, now offering ongoing classes in yoga, Pilates, yin, and Pilates/ yoga fusions. Located at 321 W. Hastings Road. Call (509) 413-6445 or visit for details.

Vibrational Yoga Modernized method of yoga designed to heal by tuning into your vibrations through sound, breath, mind and body postures and stretching. Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 9-10:30 a.m. at Inner Journeys Center, 334 S. Grant St. Cost is $10 for Tuesday and Thursday classes (Monday session is free, donations welcome). Visit to register and call (509) 315-1451 or email for details.

Workout and Yoga Workout sessions followed by a yoga class. Held Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., at the Whitman County Library’s basement meeting room, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Cost is $35 for the six-week session. Call (509) 397-4709 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.


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