June 17, 2014 in Features, Health

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Hospice Volunteers – A training event will be held for those interested in helping families in need. June 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gentiva Hospice, 22820 E. Appleway Ave., Liberty Lake. Reservations are requested at (509) 496-5408.

Today

Foster Parent of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Information Panel – Presented by the Washington Department of Social and Health Services. Today, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nexus, 1206 N. Howard St. Reservations are requested at meri.waterhouse@dshs.wa.gov.

Upcoming

MedGem Testing – For effective weight loss, it is important to know how many calories your body burns in a day. Get your specific calorie needs tested with a 10-minute MedGem test performed by a registered dietitian. Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon, INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register at wellness.inhs.org. $35.

Chair Massage - Relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life; appointments available in 15-minute sessions. June 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register online at wellness.inhs.org. Call (509) 232-8131. $20.

Risk Factor Screening - Sign up to get immediate results for: cholesterol, blood glucose, height, weight, waist circumference and blood pressure in an easy 15-minute screening. Fasting is required. Please drink only water and take all prescribed medications up to eight hours before your screening. June 26, 8 a.m.-noon, INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register at wellness.inhs.org. $45.

Epilepsy Education and Support Group - Complimentary refreshments will be served. June 26, 5-6:30 p.m., Rockwood Main Clinic, second floor, Conference Room Four. 400 E. Fifth Ave. Reservations are requested at (509) 342-3240.

Free Swim Stroke Clinics - Hosted by Spokane Area Swimming. Youths ages 6-14 are invited for an hour of technical swimming instruction by USA Swimming certified coaches. Clinics 9-10 a.m. on June 28 and Aug. 9. Witter Pool, 1300 E. Mission Ave. For more information and registration, visit www.spokaneareaswimming.org. (509) 701-0726.

Wild Goose Qigong - Qigong is a traditional form of exercise that can increase blood circulation, improve conditions like hypertension, heart disease, insomnia, gastrointestinal problems, arthritis and skin diseases. Sundays through June 29, 10 a.m.-noon, The Center, 110 S. Main St., Colfax. Register at (509) 397-3777. $50/per class; $150/series of four.

“Know the 10 Signs of Dementia: Early Detection Matters” - The Alzheimer’s Association of the Inland Northwest will present this interactive workshop. July 16, 6:30 p.m., Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. The workshops are free; reservations are requested. Call (509) 334-9488 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 also can email taichihelp@salescreators.com.

Striders Summer Walking Program – Through Aug. 20. Eleven Wednesday morning walks will be held 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.

Other programs

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 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 the second Saturday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Nexus Inland Northwest, auditorium, 1206 N. Howard St. Meetings are free. Call (509) 328-9220 or email hlaspokane@gmail.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 youths ages 6-11 is 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 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 will provide free, nonbiased advice and information regarding Medicare in a series of workshops 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.

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