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Health Bulletin Board

Tue., April 29, 2014

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Autism, ADHD and Learning Disabilities Lecture - Dr. Amy Spoelstra will discuss developmental disorders, whether or not to medicate and what other options are available. Wednesday, 6:15 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. For more information, call (208) 667-7434; visit; or email Free.

Rally for Respiratory Health - Join the American Lung Association for a day of learning how to manage and treat chronic lung disease such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, lung cancer and asthma. There will be inspirational speakers and exhibitors who specialize in lung health. May 16, 10 a.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Call (509) 473-6000; visit; or email $5/includes lunch.

Diabetes Self-Management - The program is beneficial to participants who have just been diagnosed and participants who are struggling to manage their diabetes. You will learn guidelines for healthy eating, exercise, monitoring your blood glucose, symptom management and action planning. This is a six-week workshop starting May 23, 1-3:30 p.m. Fridays, Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. For more information or registration, call (509) 434-0402.

Spirituality Center - Classes are offered at a variety of times at this new center. Class topics include the medicinal properties of herbs; meditation, manifestation and healing; Tarot readings; and spiritual gatherings. House of Hope Spirituality Center, 1017 W. Garland Ave. For more information, call (509) 747-0800.


Chair Massage - Relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life; appointments available in 15-minutes sessions. Today, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register online at Call (509) 232-8131. $20.

Mindfulness Meditation - Learn the practice of mindfulness meditation to calm the mind and open the heart. Today, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. For more information, call (509) 483-6495, ext. 133, or visit $60/series.


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. Friday, 9 a.m., Valley Hospital Davis Room 39, 12606 E. Mission Ave. The workshop is free and complimentary lunch will be provided; registration is requested. Certificate of attendance for professionals will be available. Call (509) 473-3390 or visit for more information and to register.

“The Health Care Movie” - Health Care for All-Spokane presents a film that examines the health care systems in Canada and the United States. The filmmakers, Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, will introduce the film and a panel discussion will follow. May 6. 6:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Tickets are available through Proceeds benefit Health Care for All-Spokane. $10. (509) 227-7638.

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat - May 16-18. A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentations, 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 for more information and to register. $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total, fee assistance is available.

Tai Chi Classes - May 19-July 23. 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

Zumba Fitness Bundle with Sandy – Participants can choose from four time slots 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 through 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 For more information, contact the instructor at (509) 270-0053 or $30/any six classes; or $54/any 12 classes.

“Audism Unveiled” – This free event includes a movie viewing and panel moderated by Lance Forshay, ASL linguistics professor at the University of Washington. The panel will discuss what audism is and how to identify it, the impact of audism on the deaf community and what strategies can help develop positive cultural and language attitudes. May 30, 6:30-9 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Bldg. 6, 1810 N. Greene St. (206) 781-2109.


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

Pilates/Yoga Blend - Improve your strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. Presented by certified fitness professional Joan Magnelli. Participants must bring their own sticky mat. Classes are at a variety of times and locations. For a full list of classes and prices visit or email

Sunflower Yoga - 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 more information.

The Renewal Room - 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 more information.

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

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 more information.

Other programs

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline - In Spokane, call (509) 473-3390 or 24-hour help line, (800) 272-3900. Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Amputee Support Group - Support for people with amputations and their family and friends. Meets the third Tuesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit or call (509) 473-6681 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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