August 19, 2014 in Features, Health

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Upcoming

Hip and Knee Pain Causes and Treatments – Informational seminars presented by the Joint Restoration Centers at Deaconess and Valley hospitals. Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., The Service Station, 9315 N. Nevada St.; Sept. 17, Oct. 16, Nov. 12, or Dec. 11, 6 p.m., Valley Health & Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave.; Sept. 24, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, or Dec. 17, 6 p.m., Deaconess Health & Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave, second floor. Free. Make reservations at (509) 473-5755.

Lunch & Learn: All About Food – Thursday, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Free. For information, visit http://wellness.inhs.org.

Alzheimer’s Association Town Hall Meetings - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will hold two meetings to educate and solicit input on public policy priorities. Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m., Gonzaga University School of Law, 721 N. Cincinnati St.; Aug. 27, 7 p.m., Health Resource Center at Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene. For more information call (509) 473-3390 or email jloiacono@alz.org.

Parkinson’s Power Summit – A one-day education and empowerment conference for people affected by Parkinson’s disease, presented by the Parkinson’s Resource Center. The event will include speakers, workshops, educational information, community resource fair and more. Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $25/per person. Call (509) 473-2490 or visit www.spokaneparkinsons.org/parkinsons- power-summit for more information or registration.

Type 2 Diabetes/Heart Disease Prevention Study – Participants are sought for a Washington State University research study for adults at risk for Type 2 diabetes and/or heart disease. Participants will take part in a lifestyle change program to help prevent diabetes and lower risk for heart disease. For more information call (509) 368-6710; or alissa.underhill@email.wsu.edu. There is no cost to take part in this study.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes - Annual event presented by the American Diabetes Association. The walk is open to people of all ages and activity levels; you can walk any distance up to 4.5 miles. Register online at www.diabetes.org/spokanestepout. For more information call (509) 624-7478, ext. 2281 or like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/adaspokane. Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m., Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St.

Party in Pink Zumbathon - Come shake, shimmy and move to raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-noon, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. Visit www.SpokanePartyinPink.com for more information. $20.

Other programs

Heritage 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) 620-5250 or visit www.myheritagehealth.org.

Divine Health - Word of Faith Christian Center is offering a weekly class on how to live in divine health, Sundays at 10 a.m. at the Word of Faith Christian Center, 4001 N. Cook St. Call (509) 891-5253.

First Aid/CPR Classes - Adult, child and infant first aid/CPR classes, new student and refresher courses, are available through The Safety Center, 1317 W. Kiernan Ave. Courses cover assessment of airway, breathing, and circulation techniques, as well as the use of protective barriers. “Hands On” CPR exercises are included. Prices range from $35-$55 and include a training manual. Two-year certification cards are issued. Registration is required. For more information, location and times, call Rick Bennett at (509) 979-0849, email rick@thesafetycenter.us, or visit www.thesafetycenter.us.

Fit for Retirement - Phoenix Training will offer small classes or one-on-one training for those of retirement age that want more than seated chair exercises. For a full list of class schedules, visit www.phoenixtrainingofspokane.com or call (208) 659-1990.

Fitness Classes - Offered by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Classes include: Zumba fitness/strength training combo, Zumba fitness, body blast, body fit, abs core xpress, and sweat, flex, and stretch. Held at various times and locations. Visit www.spokaneparks.org or call (509) 625-6200 to register or for more information.

Free Assistance from a Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor - A representative from Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor visits a number of Whitman County Library branch locations each month assisting residents with their Medicare and insurance questions. SHIBA volunteers provide information and counseling to individuals about health insurance and health care access, focusing on Medicare issues along with other health insurance-related issues. Marie Fowler will be at the St. John Library, 1 E. Front St., St. John, Wash., the second Monday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon; the Endicott Library, 324 E. St., Endicott, the second Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.m.; the Oakesdale Library, 101 S. First St., Oakesdale, the second Wednesday of each month, from 11 a.m.-noon; the Lamont Town Hall, 2502 Lamont Road, Lamont, the second Wednesday of each month, 4-5 p.m.; the Lacrosse Library, 107 S. Main St., Lacrosse, the third Monday of each month, 1-2 p.m., and the Malden Library, 11 N.W. Ash, the third Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon. Call (509) 458-2509 for more information.

Goddess Arts Academy Pole Fitness, Pole Dancing, Aerial Arts and Acrobatics Classes - Classes for men, women and youths of all ages and levels. Drop-ins are welcome. Pole Fit Basics – Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of pole dance for fitness. Black Light Ladies Night – Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Cardio-intensive dance-style workout under black lights. Ladies only. Trixter – Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Class with a focus on pole tricks and transitions. Intro Pole Class – Held on Thursdays, 6-6:30 p.m. For new students. Open Pole and Aerial Practice – Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Pole-Fit Basics – Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. All levels welcome. Aerial Arts Basics – Saturdays, noon. Get fit with aerial yoga, dance and acrobatics moves. All ages and levels welcome. Drop-ins are $20 per class. Held at 5025 N. Market St. Call (509) 868-2168 to register and for more information.

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, health-care 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.


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