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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.

Today

Chair Massage - Relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life; appointments available in 15-minute sessions. Today, 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.

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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. Thursday, 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. Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m., Rockwood Main Clinic, second floor, Conference Room Four. 400 E. Fifth Ave. Reservations are requested at (509) 342-3240.

Hospice Volunteers - Training event for those interested in helping families in need. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gentiva Hospice, 22820 E. Appleway Ave., Liberty Lake. Reservations are requested at (509) 496-5408.

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. Clinics 9-10 a.m. on Saturday 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 workshop is 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 can also 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

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.

Providence Adult Day Health - Offers structured programs designed to meet the needs of physically, mentally and functionally impaired adults and elderly by providing social services, nursing, rehabilitation, therapeutic recreation and a hot meal at noon. Held at 6018 N. Astor St. Call (509) 482-2475.

Qi Gong Classes - Increase your flexibility, balance, and reduce pain by tapping into the vibrant energy within. Tuesdays, 1 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m., Peak Health and Wellness Center, 940 Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $8/per class. For more information call (208) 691-9736.

Quit for Good: A Tobacco Cessation Program - Quit smoking for good in this four-week program. For attending four sessions, participants will receive a $25 gift card and a free quit kit. A new series begins the first Wednesday of every month; 6-7 p.m. Holy Family Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 4. Register at wellness.inhs.org.

Speech, Language and Hearing Screenings - Washington State University Spokane’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, Health Sciences Building, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Open to children and adults. Appointments necessary. Call (509) 828-1323.

Spokane Concentration Meditation Group - Buddhist meditation group meeting the first Sunday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, at Community Meditation Room, 35 W. Main Ave. Beginners welcome. Call (509) 263-7213, email spokanejhana@me.com, or visit www.meetup.com/Spokane-Concentration- Meditation-Group for more information.

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors HelpLine - The SHIBA HelpLine is free, confidential and impartial counseling with trained volunteers to help callers understand their health care and health insurance rights and options. Call (509) 458-2509 at Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington or the SHIBA HelpLine at (800) 562-6900.

Striders - A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays, September through May, from 8-9 a.m. at the Spokane Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place. Led by certified instructors, the classes emphasize strength, stretching and balance. Miles walked individually are records and awards are presented at five awards meetings each year that feature health-related speakers. Cost is $15 per year and $2 for each exercise class attended. For more information, call Carol at (509) 926-1697 or Judy at (509) 892-1293.

Survival Fitness Boot Camp - Group fitness training for men and women. Held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ponderosa Elementary, 3483 E. Ponderosa Blvd., Post Falls. Free two-week trials offered. Call (909) 730-2367 or email john.caylor@survivalfitnessbootcamp.com for more information.

Teen Diabetes Advocate Meeting - Free program sponsored by the American Diabetes Association for teens ages 12 to 18. Meets monthly, at the ADA office, 801 W. Fifth Ave., No. 319. For information, call Ted Duncan at (509) 263-6281 or by email at tduncan@diabetes.org.

Therapeutic Recreation for Disabled Adults - Center Pointe, through United Way, provides recreational, educational and social activities for people with disabilities. Wide variety of classes offered includes: ceramics, computers, math, reading, art, wood shop and stitchery. All participants are given the opportunity to learn, achieve and grow in a barrier-free environment. Open Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. Call (509) 325-5451 or visit www.centerpointeactivities.com for more information.

Contributions should be mailed to the Health Bulletin Board, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, or emailed to features@spokesman.com. Deadline for Tuesday publication is noon Thursday.


 

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