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Heart Disease: Understand Your Risks – Understand the risk factors and symptoms of heart disease and what screenings are available. Presented by Dr. Guy Katz of Providence Spokane Cardiology. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., Providence Auditorium, 20 W. Ninth Ave. To register visit www.phc.org or call (509) 474-3081. Free.
Know the 10 Signs of Dementia - The Alzheimer’s Association of the Inland Northwest will present an interactive workshop, “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters.” Monday, 5 p.m., Bishop Place Senior Living, 815 SE Klemgard St., Pullman; July 16, 6:30 p.m., Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. The workshops are free and open to the public; reservations are requested. Call (509) 334-9488 or visit www.alz.org/inlandnorthwest.
Shake-It-Up Zumba - Spring break classes offered at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, April 9, and April 10. No reservations necessary, just show up and be ready to shake it with Sandy. Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 W. Northwest Blvd. For more information, call (509) 270-0053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. $5/per class.
Dementia and Challenging Family Situations - April 9, 9:30 a.m., Good Samaritan Village, 640 N. Eisenhower St., Moscow. For more information call Circles of Caring at (208) 883-6483 or visit www.alz.org/inlandnorthwest.
Babysitting Basics - This course prepares youths ages 10-15 to be successful babysitters. April 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, Providence Auditorium, 20 W. Ninth Ave. $40. Register at http://wellness.inhs.org.
Zumba Fitness Bundle with Sandy – Participants can choose from four timeslots per week: Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-6:45 p.m.; Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-6:45 p.m. The six-week session runs April 14-May 22. You may attend any combination of classes that work for you. Special attention is given to protecting backs, hips and knees. Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 W. Northwest Blvd. Registration is required through Spokane Parks & Recreation at (509) 625-6200 or www.spokaneparks.org. For more information, contact the instructor at (509) 270-0053 or email@example.com. $30/any six classes; or $54/any 12 classes.
Pre-Diabetes Class - A two-part class designed for those at risk for, or diagnosed with, pre-diabetes. Insurance does not cover the cost of this course; participants must pay in full. April 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and April 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Spokane at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245; or at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Wash. $30. To register and for information, visit http://wellness.inhs.org.
Lunch & Learn: 10 Diet Myths Debunked – April 17, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. For more information, visit http://wellness.inhs.org. Free.
INCED Teen Summit – The Inland Northwest Coalition on Eating Disorders will host a free day of workshops for teens to encourage positive body image and healthy relationships with food. Workshops will include yoga, art therapy, and various discussions. Lunch and snacks will be provided. April 19, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Student Union Building, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Visit http://incedspokane.org/event/teen-summit.
Caring for Middle-Stage Dementia - A workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will cover communication, personal care, behavioral challenges, wandering and care options. May 2, 9 a.m., Valley Hospital Davis Room 39, 12606 E. Mission Ave. The workshop is free and complimentary lunch will provided; registration is requested. Certificate of attendance for professionals will be available. Call (509) 473-3390 or visit www.alz.org/inlandnorthwest for more information and to register.
Early-Stage Dementia Caregiving - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will present two education programs simultaneously, one for the newly diagnosed or early-stage person with Alzheimer’s disease and the other for their care partners. The two classes will be offered in three parts today, Friday and April 8, 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Guardian Angel Homes, 23102 E. Mission Ave. Lunch is included. Free; reservations are required at (509) 473-3390 or (208) 666-2996.
Chair Massage - Relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life; appointments available in 15-minutes sessions. Today, April 15 and 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register online at http://wellness.inhs.org. Call (509) 232-8131. $20.
WSU Spokane Health Fair - Screenings provided will include blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, bone density, hearing, BMI, BIA, waist circumference, and grip test. There will also be science experiments for kids, program showcases, food trucks, and Cougar Gold Cheese and Ferdinand’s Ice Cream sampling. Saturday, 10 a.m., WSU Spokane Riverpoint campus, 205 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. For more information, call (509) 358-7921 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Mindfulness Meditation - Learn the practice of mindfulness meditation to calm the mind and open the heart. Held Tuesdays, April 8-29, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. For more information, call (509) 483-6495, ext. 133, or visit www.sjfconline.org. $60/series.
Life Line Screenings - Stroke screenings will be offered to identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as the blockage or hardening of the arteries, irregular heart rhythm, and abdominal aortic aneurysms. To assess the risk of osteoporosis, bone density screenings will be available as well. The five screenings offered will take between 60-90 minutes to complete. April 25, Trinity Baptist Church, 6528 N. Monroe St. Registration is required. For more information or to register for an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. $149.
Bloomsday Training Clinics - Join walkers, joggers and runners for these free Providence/Group Health Training clinics. Train safely and progress at your own speed Saturdays through April 26 at 8:30 a.m., Spokane Falls Community College gym, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Register at www.phc.org or (509) 474-3081.
Road to Recovery – Volunteers are needed for the American Cancer Society’s service program which provides cancer patients rides to and from chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Driving schedules are flexible. For more information contact Hugh Severs at (509) 242-8304 or email@example.com.
Senior Fitness - Age appropriate class designed to improve balance and stability, cardiovascular health and strength. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Classes are held at 2921 E. 57th Ave. Call (509) 448-5800 for more information.
Health for All - This community-based healthcare 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. Each meeting features a speaker system, real-time captioning, and a room loop to make easy communication possible for all present. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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., and covers topics such as: social rules of interactions; being part of a social group; theory of mind; how to go from casual to lifelong friendships; how to read the language of peers; going with the flow and being flexible; and decision-making. 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., and covers topics such as: social boundaries; knowing others perspective; and self-advocacy. Cost is $240. Call (800) 355-7155 or (509) 328-2740, email email@example.com, or visit www.imaginebehavior.com for more information.
Medicare Workshops - Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors will provide free, nonbiased advice and information regarding Medicare in a series of workshops held every third Tuesday of the month, 1-4 p.m., Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, 1222 N. Post St. For more information, call Margaret or Kathy at (509) 458-2509. Please bring your medications, with dosages and Medicare card to the workshops.