September 24, 2013 in Features, Health

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New listings

Enlighten: Dyslexia Understood – The local nonprofit Enlighten will host speaker, Susan Barton, an expert in the field of dyslexia. Thursday, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Central Valley High School Theater, 821 S. Sullivan Road. For more information: (509) 255-7600 or Lindsay.Alsop@Enlighten.org. For registration visit https://cvhs.eventbrite.com. Free.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will be presenting information on dementia such as detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, and treatment. The presentation is free. Friday, 2-4 p.m., Moran Vista Senior Living, 3319 E. 57th Ave. For more information or reservations call (509) 473-3390.

Detox for Beginners – This workshop will discuss simple ways to incorporate detoxification rituals into daily life. Sunday, 4 p.m., Main Market Co-op, 44 W. Main Ave. For more information or registration visit www.mydiversewellness.com or call (509) 458-2667. $10.

Cancer Killers Seminar – Brian Wickstrom from River City Chiropractic will present a seminar on how to increase your body’s ability to battle cancer cells daily. Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m., Centerplace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. To register or for more information call (509) 241-3088 or email rivercitychirospokane@gmail.com. $25/person; $40/family.

Today

Free Immunizations – For children ages 18 years and younger. The Tdap vaccine will be available to adults without insurance. Today, 5-7 p.m., North Pines Middle School, 701 N. Pines Road. For more information call (509) 228-5888.

Health Insurance Information – Informational session about the changes in health insurance, Medicare, and the Idaho Health Exchange/Marketplace. Today, 6:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave. For more information, call (208) 769-2315 or email iahu.org@gmail.com. Free.

Upcoming

Dementia Seminar – Presented by the Rockwood Health System. Lunch will be provided. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Gentiva, 22820 E. Appleway Ave., Liberty Lake. Registration is required at (509) 473-5785 or TurpinL@empirehealth.org. Free.

Hip and Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments – Free seminars presented by the Rockwood Health System. Wednesday, 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 aliotak@empirehealth.org. Registration is required for the workshops.

“How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle” - A free introduction to a series of weight-loss workshops presented by certified health and wellness coach, Jane Joseph. Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Ben Burr Building, 5915 S. Regal St. For more information call (509) 953-9097.

Think and Drink - Presented by Humanities Washington. Jeff Collins, chief medical executive with Providence Health & Services, and Sean Murphy, professor of health policy and administration at Washington State University, will discuss “Ills, Pills, and Bills: Why Does American Healthcare Cost So Much?” Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Lindaman’s Gourmet To Go, 1235 S. Grand Blvd. The event is free. For more information, visit humanities.org/programs/think-drink.

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. Saturday, 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 www.sjfconline.org. $25.

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. Information: (509) 294-1569 or email fitness4allofus@gmail.com. $29/six classes; $17/three classes; $7/drop-in.

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. Information: (509) 279-6027 or email KMurray@iel.spokane.edu. To view the list of classes and/or to register, visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2.

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 Wednesday at (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org. $20/person, includes lunch.

Other programs

Depression Screenings – Offered to adults by Eastman Consulting Services, 607 S. Government Way, Spokane. Free. Call (509) 456-2190.

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 class times, dates and locations.

Legacy 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.

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