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Early-Stage Dementia Caregiving - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will present two education programs simultaneously, one for the newly diagnosed or early-stage person with Alzheimer’s disease and the other for their care partners. The two classes will be offered in three parts on April 1, 4 and 8, 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Guardian Angel Homes, 23102 E. Mission Ave. Lunch is included. Free; reservations are required at (509) 473-3390 or (208) 666-2996.

WSU Spokane Health Fair - Screenings provided will include blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, bone density, hearing, BMI, BIA, waist circumference, and grip test. There will also be science experiments for kids, program showcases, food trucks and Cougar Gold Cheese and Ferdinand’s Ice Cream sampling. April 5, 10 a.m., WSU Spokane Riverpoint campus, 205 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. For more information, call (509) 358-7921 or email Free.

Senior Volunteer Fitness Leaders – The Panhandle Health District is looking for volunteers to lead Fit and Fall-Proof classes. These free classes provide moderate exercise to help strengthen seniors and prevent falls and injuries. The classes are offered at more than 23 locations in Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties. Training takes six hours and is offered at the Kootenai County PHD office at 8500 N. Atlas Road. Training can also be arranged in other counties on request. For more information on being a volunteer, contact Lisa Gardom at (208) 415-5242 or For information on the Fit and Fall-Proof program, visit


Hypnosis for Dystonia? - Learn about this therapy which will be discussed during the support group meeting. Friday, 2-3:15 p.m., St. Lukes Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St., Room 200. Free.

Bloomsday Training Clinics - Join walkers, joggers and runners for these free Providence/Group Health Training clinics. Train safely and progress at your own speed Saturdays March 15-April 26 at 8:30 a.m., Spokane Falls Community College gym, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Register at or (509) 474-3081. Free.

Pre-Diabetes Class – Two-part class series. All participants will receive a free testing meter. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Call (509) 232-8131. $30. A support partner may attend free. Also, course offered via Telehealth at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Wash.

Chair Massage - Relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life; appointments available in 15-minutes sessions. March 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register online at Call (509) 232-8131. $20.

Know the 10 Signs of Dementia - Presented by the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Learn the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s, and what to do if you or someone you know has the signs of the disease. March 19, 1-3 p.m., Fairwinds-Spokane Retirement Community, 520 E. Holland Ave. Free; no reservations necessary. Call (509) 473-3390 for more information.

Health Insurance Information - The Spokane County Library District will host sessions to help you learn about health insurance for individuals and small businesses. March 19, 6-8 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Visit or call (509) 893-8350 for more information. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-7434.

ADHD, Autism or Learning Disabilities Affecting Your Family? - Neurodevelopmental disorders are disabilities associated primarily with the functioning and development of the brain, such as: ADD and ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s syndrome, learning disabilities or undiagnosed problems with hyperactivity, inattention or an unexplained lack of productivity. Dr. Amy Spoelstra will explain how you can start making changes today without the use of medication. Please call to reserve a seat. March 19, 6:15 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-7434. Free.

Lunch & Learn: Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right – Learn how to balance the good taste of nutrition with fast and convenient foods. Learn what healthy foods you can easily work into your diet that will go a long way toward improving your overall health. March 20, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Call (509) 232-8131. Free.

Healthcare Safety: How Patients, Family and Advocates Can Help - By Dr. Ward Buckingham. March 25, 1 p.m., at Touchmark on South Hill, 2929 S. Waterford Drive. (509) 321-8149. Free.

Depression Recovery Seminar - Through March 27. An eight-week seminar based on the community program developed by Dr. Neil Nedley. Meetings will be Thursday evenings at 6 p.m., Ione Seventh-day Adventist Church, 707 Houghton St., Ione, Wash. For more information call (509) 446-2000. $25/workbook for the seminar; purchase not mandatory.

Diabetes Day - An educational program promoting diabetes self-management for patients, their families and the general public. Medical experts will be speaking on diabetes care, treatment and complications of Type I and II diabetes. March 29, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. Register before March 27 at as space is limited or call (509) 710-0538. $10.

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.

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 Bonnie Abernethy at (509) 455-3440, option 3.

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.


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

St. Joseph Family Center Classes: Mindfulness Meditation - Learn the practice of mindfulness meditation to calm the mind and open the heart. Guided 30-minute meditation, teaching and discussion. All levels of experience welcome. Held Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per class. Call (509) 928-3863 for more information.

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 or email

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 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 for more information.

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 to register and call (509) 315-1451 or email 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 Deadline for Tuesday publication is noon Thursday.


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