July 8, 2014 in Features, Health

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New listings

“ADD, ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities: Are They Affecting Your Family?” – A free lecture presented by Pilgrim’s Market about toxicity and stress and their impact on the developing brain and nervous system. Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Make reservations at (208) 676-9730.

Caring for Middle-Stage Dementia - A program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will cover communication, personal care, behavioral challenges, wandering and care options. July 22, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Family Worship Center, 697 W. Dakota Ave., Hayden, Idaho. The program is free and a complimentary lunch will be provided by Auburn Crest Hospice. Certificate of attendance for professionals will be available. Registration is requested at (208) 666-2996 or visit www.alz.org/inlandnorthwest for more information.

“Using Glucosamine? Try a New Way to Flex and Move” - A free lecture presented by Pilgrim’s Market about how to support healthy joint function at any age and activity level. July 24, 7-8:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Make reservations at (208) 676-9730.

Caring for Late-Stage Dementia - A program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will cover the symptoms of late-stage dementia, changes in caregiving, communication, working with doctors, monitoring care and end-of-life issues. Aug. 13, 1-4:30 p.m., The Inn at Guardian Angel Homes, 1136 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. Free; no reservations necessary. (208) 666-2996.

Balanced Bodies Classes – Women-only group fitness. July classes are: Mondays-Thursdays, 6-6:45 a.m., Build It Athletix, 1415 N. Thierman Road; Mondays-Thursdays, 9-9:45 a.m. or 5:45-6:30 p.m., Rocky Hill Park on E. Mission Ave, Liberty Lake; and Mondays, 7-8 p.m., Spokane Elite Dance Studio, 10525 E. Sprague Ave. Visit www.balancedbodfitness.com or call (509) 481-9389 for more information. $75/unlimited classes for July; $12/drop-in; $100/10 class punch card.

Upcoming

Bollywood Zumbathon - The dances are a fusion of traditional and classical Indian dances with the influence of some jazz, hip-hop, and modern dance. Come work up a sweat and party with Zumba instructors. Saturday, 4-6 p.m., Gladish Community Center Gym, 115 NW State St., Pullman. Donation of two food bank items are requested. (208) 310-1279.

“Know the 10 Signs of Dementia: Early Detection Matters” - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will present this interactive workshop. July 16, 6:30 p.m., Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. The workshop is free; no reservations necessary. Call (509) 473-3390 or visit www.alz.org/inlandnorthwest.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day – Volunteer interpreters are being sought for this Nexus event. July 19, Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 N. U.S. Highway 95, Athol. If interested in volunteering your services or to purchase tickets, please call (509) 328-9220 or email frontoffice@nexusinw.com. $33/adults: $19/age 3-7 and seniors 65 and older. Parking is an additional $5.

Tai Chi Classes –Through July 23. Certified instructors Bob and Cindy Petet will offer basic tai chi and qigong classes at a variety of times and locations. For more information or to register, call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 499-0683. You can also email taichihelp@salescreators.com.

Free Swim-Stroke Clinics - Hosted by Spokane Area Swimming. Youth ages 6-14 are invited for an hour of technical swimming instruction by USA Swimming certified coaches. Aug. 9. 9-10 a.m., Witter Pool, 1300 E. Mission Ave. For more information and registration, visit www.spokaneareaswimming.org. (509) 701-0726.

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. Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-noon, Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave. Free. For more information, call (509) 473-3390.

Striders Summer Walking Program – Through Aug. 20. Wednesday morning walks at various locations in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area. Walks start at 8 a.m. For more information on the walks and meeting locations, call (509) 926-1697 or (509) 892-1293.

Parenting/childbirth

Prepared Child Birth Classes - Six-week, 12-hour course is for those already pregnant and covers topics including prenatal care, nutrition, stages of labor, pain management, breathing, Cesarean birth, post-delivery care, infant CPR, newborn care and lactation. Classes are held 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.

Fitness Classes for Cancer Survivors - Phoenix Training will offer small classes or one-on-one training with a certified trainer and six-year cancer survivor who is also trained as a Livestrong coach. For a full list of class schedules, visit www.phoenixtrainingofspokane.com or call (208) 659-1990.

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 the Cancer Resource Center at (509) 473-3170.

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, breath work 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 or visit www.moontreeyoga.com.

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.

Road to Recovery – Volunteers are needed for the American Cancer Society’s service program which provides cancer patients rides to and from chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Driving schedules are flexible. For more information contact Hugh Severs at (509) 242-8304 or hugh.severs@cancer.org.

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.

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