January 7, 2014 in Features, Health

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New listings

Hip and Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments - Presented by the Rockwood Health System. Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Deaconess Hospital Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Call (509) 473-7050 or email aliotak@empirehealth.org. Jan. 23, 6-7 p.m., Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Call (509) 473-5672 or email cendand@empirehealth.org. Free.

Nutrition and Physical Activity Counseling – Students in the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology program at WSU Spokane need volunteers to participate in free one-on-one lifestyle counseling, group physical activity, or both. The program begins Jan. 27, but later applicants are welcome. For more information or to sign-up email nep.clinic@wsu.edu; visit www.pharmacy.wsu.edu/ currentstudents/nepclinic.html; or call (509) 368-6710.

Resolve: Weight Loss Workshop – Get information on weight loss workouts, nutrition plans, and more. Feb. 8, 10 a.m., Center Place, 2426 N. Discovery Place. For more information call (509) 241-3088 or email rivercitychirospokane@gmail.com. $25.

Upcoming

Health Insurance Information - The Spokane County Library District will host sessions to help you learn about health insurance for individuals and small businesses. Jan. 15 and March 19 at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; and Feb. 19 at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400. All sessions are 6-8 p.m. Visit www.scld.org or call (509) 893-8200 for more information.

Second Annual Dog People Blood Drive - The human blood donations are for the Inland Northwest Blood Center; dog blood is stored at the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank. The Inland Northwest Blood Center will have their bus parked out front so that people can donate and the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank will be available to do initial blood typing and temperament testing on dogs. Dogs must be heavier than 60 pounds and age 1 to 6. Call the clinic to sign up. Feb. 8, 1-5 p.m., Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic, 2829 E. 27th Ave. Free. (509) 535-3551.

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat - Feb. 21-23. 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 www.sjfconline.org for more information and to register. $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total, fee assistance is available.

Parenting/childbirth

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.

Lactation Counseling Services - For new moms and babies up to one year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, 1st floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost varies, most insurances cover lactation consults. Call (509) 473-5706 or email johnsond@empirehealth.org or lloyddc1@empirehealth.org for more information.

Parenting Children of Divorce - Learn how divorce or separation affect children at different developmental stages, how to create a supportive climate for children reducing the affects of damaging conflict and gain communication skills to help handle conflict. Held the first and third Tuesday of the month, 6-9 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org for more information.

Parenting Classes - For single parents of children up to three years old, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance Program. Call for times and dates. Held at 12 E. Fifth Ave. Free and open to the public. For registration and more information, call (509) 455-4986.

Prepared Child Birth Classes - Six-week, 12-hour course is for those already pregnant. Covers prenatal care, nutrition, stages of labor, pain management, breathing, Cesarean birth, post-delivery care, infant CPR, newborn care and lactation. Classes are 7-9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, or in a condensed eight-hour format on select Saturdays. Cost is $60 per person/couple, preregistration is required. Held at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5446 or email frasert@empirehealth.org to register and for more information.

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support - The group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., in the Radiation Oncology Department Conference Room. Call (509) 474-5490 for information.

Cancer Support Group - Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 2. Cost is free. Call (509) 474-5490 for more information.

Look Good… Feel Better - A program offered by the American Cancer Society to help women diagnosed with cancer learn how to apply cosmetics and choose wigs and other head wear. The group meets twice monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Bonnie Abernethy at (509) 455-3440, option 3.

Chiropractic care

Free Scoliosis Screening - Enlist professional expertise to your service group or club. Call Loren C. Miller at (509) 327-3393.

Free Scoliosis Screening - The progression of scoliosis can be slowed or stopped and reversed in most cases without surgery. Utilize this opportunity to have your child evaluated. Call Mark Guthrie at (509) 327-8188.

Yoga

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation - Simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age or level of fitness. Each class features physical exercises, breathwork and meditation. Held Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m., at Harmony Yoga, 1717 W. Sixth Ave., Suite 5. Cost is $15 per drop-in or $65 for a five-class pass. Multiple class passes available for a discounted rate. Call (509) 869-5162 for more information.

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.

St. Joseph Family Center Classes:Mindfulness Meditation - Learn the practice of mindfulness meditation to calm the mind and open the heart. Guided 30-minute meditation, teaching and discussion. All levels of experience welcome. Held Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per class. Call (509) 928-3863 for more information.

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 www.fitness4allofus.com or email fitness4allofus@gmail.com.

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 www.sunfloweryoga.net for more information.

The Renewal Room - Yoga and Pilates studio, now offering on-going classes in yoga, Pilates, yin, and Pilates/yoga fusions. Located at 321 W. Hastings Road. Call (509) 413-6445 or visit www.therenewalroom.com for more information.

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 www.kennethjzutter.com to register and call (509) 315-1451 or email kjz@kennethjzutter.com 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 www.stlukesrehab.org or call (509) 473-6681 for more information.

Anger Management for Men - Ongoing six-week men’s group, Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost: $15 per session or $90 for the six-week course. For more information, call (509) 483-6495.

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