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. Thursday, 1-2:30 p.m., Spokane Public Library, Room 1A in the Gallery, 901 W. Main Ave. Free, no reservations necessary. Call (509) 473-3390 for more information.
Conversations About Dementia - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will give tips for families on having conversations about doctor visits, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. Jan. 28, 1-2:30 p.m., Post Falls Public Library, 821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls. Free and open to the public. For more information call (208) 666-2996.
Public Meeting for Sign Language Interpreters – The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will hold a public meeting seeking feedback on rates for sign language interpreters. Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-noon, Hearing Loss Center, 1206 N. Howard St. For information, call (360) 339-4559 or visit www.dshs.wa.gov/odhh.
Hip and Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments - Presented by the Rockwood Health System. Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Call (509) 473-5672 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 Monday, but later applicants are welcome. For more information or to sign-up email email@example.com; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. $25.
Second Annual Dog/People Blood Drive - The Inland Northwest Blood Center will have its bus at Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic so people can donate, and the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank will be available to do initial blood typing and temperament testing on dogs. Donated dog blood will be stored at the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank. Dogs must be heavier than 60 pounds and ages 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.
Health Insurance Information - The Spokane County Library District will host sessions to help you learn about health insurance for individuals and small businesses. Feb. 19 at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; and March 19 at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. All sessions are 6-8 p.m. Visit www.scld.org or call (509) 893-8200 for more information.
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.
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 list visit www.fitness4allofus.com or email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 group, Wednesdays for six weeks, 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.
Breast and Cervical Health Program - Provides eligible women with free health exams and mammograms sponsored by Spokane Regional Health District. Call (509) 324-1553 or (888) 461-8876.
Children’s Environmental Health Network - Web site offers information on organizations active in various fields, sources of data on child health and environmental hazards and more, www.cehn.org or call (202) 543-4033, email at email@example.com.
Corbin Senior Activity Center Senior Services - Classes and groups for mental, emotional and physical health. The center also offers events, tours and meeting space. Call (509) 327-1584 or visit www.corbinseniorcenter.org for listings.
CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes - Offered by the American Red Cross. Check the Web site for class schedules. Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Cost is $35-$55, call (509) 326-3330 ext. 216, or visit www.spokaneredcross.org.
Depression Screenings - Offered to adults by Eastman Consulting Services, 607 S. Government Way, Spokane. Free. Call (509) 456-2190.
Diabetes Education - Community Health Education and Resources offers group or individual instruction on diabetes self-management. Course is for clients and their families who are new to diabetes. Call (509) 232-8145 for class times, dates and locations.
Contributions should be mailed to the Health Bulletin Board, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for Tuesday publication is noon Thursday.
I know it’s only rock ’n’ roll, but I like it when politicians decide to use familiar tunes as a sound track to their events, which might mean different things ...
Our most recent story about prolific Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks tells the story of a particularly insightful interview we had last spring. That story, "Gabe Marks is a ...
I'm facing another weekend of fence-building with my neighbor. Once we get the back fence built, I have one last honey-do item on the agenda and then it's kick back ...
S-R intern Tyson Bird brought cookies to work on his last day with us. It has been a pleasure to have him here. I first printed a column submission from ...
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.