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. Monday, 2-4 p.m., Valley Hospital and Medical Center, Davis Room 39, 12606 E. Mission Ave. For more information or reservations call (509) 473-3390.
12th Annual Northwest Regional Critical Access Hospital Conference – This one-day conference is designed for critical access hospital administrators, staff, clinicians and board members. Speakers will share information on health care reform, the future of rural health care, affiliations, community partnerships, health care delivery, patient centered care, finance, telemedicine, and more. March 18, Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. Registration is required at www.regonline.com/cah-rhc2014. For more information visit http://extension.wsu.edu/ ahec/conferences/cah-rhc or call (509) 358-7640. $75.
27th Annual Northwest Regional Rural Health Conference – A two-day conference about current policy and regulatory developments at the federal, regional, state and local levels impacting health care delivery. The conference is designed for rural health providers, community leaders, administrators, board members, commissioners, policy makers, and public health professionals. March 19-20, Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. Registration is required at www.regonline.com/cah-rhc2014. For more information and a full list of conference activities, visit http://extension. wsu.edu/ahec/conferences/cah-rhc or call (509) 358-7640. $125-$245.
Know the 10 Signs of Dementia – Presented by the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Learn the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s, and what to do if you or someone you know has the signs of the disease. March 19, 1-3 p.m., Fairwinds-Spokane Retirement Community, 520 E. Holland Ave. Free; no reservations necessary. Call (509) 473-3390 for more information.
Love Your Heart: Women’s Heart Health Event – Cardiologists from the Rockwood Heart and Vascular Center, Dr. Amna Ahmed and Dr. Ellie Mueller, will give a special heart health presentation. The event will include health screenings, food and beverages, chair massages, prizes and more. Sponsored by the Rockwood Health System. Wednesday, 5-7:30 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Free; reservations required at (509) 473-5899 or www.rockwoodhealthsystem.com.
BEMER Symposium – Spokane BEMER Partners will host a free symposium on BEMER Physical Vascular Technology. Learn about this new medical technology that increases blood flow and oxygen utilization. Saturday, 3-6:30 p.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, Skyline Room, 303 W. North River Drive. For more information and reservations call (509) 701-1940.
Nutrition for Type 2 Diabetes– Students in the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Program at Washington State University will offer several free interactive classes on developing healthy eating habits. The classes will be offered at the Spokane campus on Monday, March 12 and 31, and April 16 from 10-11:50 a.m. For more information call (509) 368-6710; email email@example.com; or visit the website www.pharmacy.wsu.edu/currentstudents/ nepclinic.html.
Movin’ and Groovin’ Fair – The health fair will include screenings, massages, informational booths, raffles and an affordable lunch. March 8, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. For more information, visit www.corbinseniorcenter.org or call (509) 327-1584. Free admission.
Health Insurance Information – The Spokane County Library District will host sessions to help you learn about health insurance for individuals and small businesses. March 19, 6-8 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Visit www.scld.org or call (509) 893-8350 for more information.
Depression Recovery Seminar – Through March 27. An eight-week seminar based on the community program developed by Dr. Neil Nedley. Meetings will be Thursday evenings at 6 p.m., Ione Seventh-day Adventist Church, 707 Houghton St., Ione, Wash. For more information call (509) 446-2000. $25/workbook for the seminar; purchase not mandatory.
Free Developmental Screenings – For infants and toddlers younger than age 3 living in Spokane County. Screenings include: language, physical strength and coordination, vision, hearing, feeding and behavior. Several sites are available. To make an appointment, call the Spokane Regional Health District’s Infant Toddler Network at (509) 324-1651.
Free Health Baby Weight Checks – For new moms and babies up to 1 year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, first floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour – Meets at noon the first and third Saturday of each month or by appointment, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-BABY for more information or to make an appointment.
La Leche League – The breast-feeding support group meets the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Health Education Center in the Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., call (509) 484-0340 for more information; the first Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, call (509) 244-4191 or (509) 258-6850; and the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at New Moon Family Wellness Center, 906 S. Cowley St., call (509) 484-0340 for more information. Visit www.lllaofwa.org/la-leche-league-spokane for more information about the group.
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