“Understanding Medicare Benefits for Home Health and Hospice” - July 31, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake. Free and open to the public. (509) 220-6461.
Hip and Knee Pain Causes and Treatments – Informational seminars presented by the Joint Restoration Centers at Deaconess and Valley hospitals. Aug. 20, 6-7 p.m., The Service Station, 9315 N. Nevada St.; Sept. 17, Oct. 16, Nov. 12, or Dec. 11, 6 p.m., Valley Health & Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley; Sept. 24, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, or Dec. 17, 6 p.m., Deaconess Health & Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave, second floor. Free. Make reservations at (509) 473-5755.
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. Today, 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.
Babysitting Basics - This course prepares youth ages 10-15 to be successful baby sitters. Wednesday and Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, Providence Auditorium, 20 W. Ninth Ave. $40. Register at http://wellness.inhs.org.
Tai Chi Classes –Through Wednesday. 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 email@example.com.
“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. Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Make reservations at (208) 676-9730.
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 East Mission Avenue, 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.
Quit for Good: A Tobacco Cessation Program - Quit smoking for good in this four-week program. Starts July 30, 6-7 p.m., 6001 N. Mayfair St. Free. Register at http://wellness.inhs.org.
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.
Pre-Diabetes Class - A 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. Aug. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and Aug. 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Spokane at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245; or at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Washington. $30. To register and for information, visit http://wellness.inhs.org.
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.
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 call (509) 926-1697 or (509) 892-1293.
Lunch & Learn: All About Food – Aug. 21, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Free. For more information, visit http://wellness.inhs.org.
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