January 28, 2014 in Features

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Free Mammogram Day – On Friday Inland Imaging will offer free mammograms to uninsured women age 40 and older. Visit any of the following Inland Imaging locations to schedule an appointment: Holy Family Imaging Center, 5715 N. Lidgerwood St.; Liberty Lake, 1334 N. Whitman Lane, Suite 160; Manito Mammography Center, 1923 S. Manito Blvd.; Sacred Heart Doctors Building, 105 W. Eighth Ave., Suite 125C; South Center, 525 S. Cowley St.; Spokane Valley Center, 12420 E. Mission Ave. Women must have a referring physician to whom results of the exam can be sent. For more information, visit www.everywomancan.org or call (509) 455-4455.

Health Expo 2014 – Events include lectures, physicals and basic health evaluations, informational booths and displays, and the opportunity to preregister for classes. Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Valley Adventist Church, 1601 S. Sullivan Road. Free; optional lab fees. (509) 926-5866.

Chair Massage – Make an appointment for a 15-minute session at https://wellness.inhs.org. Feb. 4 and 18, 11 a.m.-1p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. $20.

Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions – Spokane Public Library will offer a six-session workshop for individuals with one or more chronic conditions. The workshops will be once a week at the Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave., and South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. For more information or to enroll, call (509) 434-0402 or email healthyliving@chas.org. Free.

Pre-Diabetes Class – A two-part class designed for those at risk for, or diagnosed with, pre-diabetes. Insurance does not cover the cost of this course; participants must pay in full. Feb. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and Feb. 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Spokane at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245; or at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Wash. $30. To register and for information, visit https://wellness.inhs.org.

Lunch and Learn: Heart Health – Learn how to keep your heart healthy, including decreasing bad cholesterol and what to do in a cardiac emergency. Feb. 20, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Visit https://wellness.inhs.org for more information. Free; bring your lunch.

Babysitting Basics – This course prepares youths ages 10-15 to be successful babysitters. Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, Providence Auditorium, 20 W. Ninth Ave. $40. Register at https://wellness.inhs.org.

BEMER Symposium – Spokane BEMER Partners will host a free symposium on BEMER Physical Vascular Technology. Learn about this new medical technology which increases blood flow and oxygen utilization. March 1, 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.

Diabetes Research – The Washington State University College of Pharmacy in Spokane is looking for volunteers with type 1 or type 2 diabetes or peripheral vascular disease for clinical research trials. Volunteers will be seen at the campus clinic, receive study-related medical care, education and access to medications. For more information, call (855) 228-0832 or (509) 358-7733.

Today

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. Today, 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.

Upcoming

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. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Hearing Loss Center, 1206 N. Howard St. For information, call (360) 339-4559 or visit www.dshs.wa.gov/odhh.

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.

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.

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.

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, Wash., the second Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.m.; the Oakesdale Library, 101 S. First St., Oakesdale, Wash., the second Wednesday of each month, from 11 a.m.-noon; the Lamont Town Hall, 2502 Lamont Road, Lamont, Wash., the second Wednesday of each month, 4-5 p.m.; the Lacrosse Library, 107 S. Main St., Lacrosse, Wash., 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.

Free Total Joint Replacement Classes – Classes highlight the process of receiving a new joint, including what to expect before and after surgery, and feature a presentation to answer questions about the rehabilitation of a new joint. Open to anyone interested in or having a joint replacement. All participants will receive a complimentary Total Joint Replacement Guidebook. Held monthly at 1590 E. Polston Ave., Post Falls (directly across from Northwest Specialty Hospital). Call (208) 777-4242 to make an appointment and for more information.

Goddess Arts Academy Pole Fitness, Pole Dancing, Aerial Arts and Acrobatics Classes – Classes for men, women and youth 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. Combines warm up and cool down exercises with time for personal practice. 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 healthcare 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.

Hearing Loss Association – Spokane Chapter – Group provides support, education, advocacy, and camaraderie to people with a hearing loss. Each meeting features a speaker system, real-time captioning, and a room loop to make easy communication possible for all present. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Center for the Deaf, 1206 N. Howard St. Meetings are free. Call (509) 328-9220 or email hlaspokane@hotmail.com for more information.

Latin Fitness Classes – Basic dance and aerobic moves set to Latin and pop music. Offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., in the Community Enrichment Center, 110 S. Main St., Colfax. Cost is $7 per session or $35 per month (first class is free). All sizes and shapes are welcome. Call (509) 432-4906 for more information and to register.

Mastering the Social World – Social skills groups for children and adolescents who may struggle with understanding how to socially engage with others, making and maintaining friends, and maneuvering within the cultural norms of society. Six-week class for youth ages 6-11 is held Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m., and covers topics such as: social rules of interactions; being part of a social group; theory of mind; how to go from casual to lifelong friendships; how to read the language of peers; going with the flow and being flexible; and decision-making. Cost is $240. Six-week class for youth ages 12-18 is held Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 1-2:30 p.m., and covers topics such as: social boundaries; knowing others perspective; and self-advocacy. Cost is $240. Call (800) 355-7155 or (509) 328-2740, email services@imaginebehavior.com, or visit www.imaginebehavior.com for more information.

Medicare Workshops – Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors (SHIBA) will provide free, nonbiased advice and information regarding Medicare in a series of workshops held every third Tuesday of the month, 1-4 p.m., Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, 1222 N. Post St. For more information, call Margaret or Kathy at (509) 458-2509. Please bring your medications, with dosages and Medicare card to the workshops.

Nicotine Anonymous – Twelve-step support group offering our experience to those who want to quit smoking. Meets Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m., at Partners (formerly Spokane Valley Community Center), 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 926-9804 or (509) 474-1845 for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous – Is food a problem for you? Do you binge eat for no apparent reason? Is food affecting your life? Free support group, no fees, no weigh-ins, no diets. Call (509) 328-9972 or visit www.oa.org for more information.

Polio Outreach of Spokane – For information about post-polio syndrome, call Sharman Collins, (509) 448-8517, or email sharmanrcollins@msn.com.

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