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Super Inflatable Colon – UnitedHealthcare, Spokane Regional Health District and Colon STARS present an inflatable, interactive colon that will teach visitors about colorectal cancer as part of the National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. March 25, 10 a.m., Spokane Valley Mall, 14700 E. Indiana Ave.; and March 26, 10 a.m., North Town Mall, 4750 N. Division St. For more information call (509) 324-1520. Free.


Chair Massage - Relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life; appointments available in 15-minutes sessions. Today, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register online at $20. 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. Wednesday, 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. Wednesday, 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. Wednesday, 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. Thursday, 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.

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.

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.

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 through April 26 at 8:30 a.m., Spokane Falls Community College gym, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Register at or (509) 474-3081.

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 more information on the Fit and Fall Proof program, visit

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 or call (509) 473-6681 for more information.

Anger Management for Men - Ongoing six-week men’s group, Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost: $15 per session or $90 for the six-week course. For more information, call (509) 483-6495.

Breast and Cervical Health Program - Provides eligible women with free health exams and mammograms sponsored by Spokane Regional Health District. Call (509) 324-1553 or (888) 461-8876.

Children’s Environmental Health Network - Web site offers information on organizations active in various fields, sources of data on child health and environmental hazards and more, or call (202) 543-4033, email at

Corbin Senior Activity Center Senior Services - Classes and groups for mental, emotional and physical health. The center also offers events, tours and meeting space. Call (509) 327-1584 or visit for listings.

CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes - Offered by the American Red Cross. Check the website for class schedules. Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Cost is $35-$55, call (509) 326-3330, ext. 216, or visit

Depression Screenings - Offered to adults by Eastman Consulting Services, 607 S. Government Way, Spokane. Free. Call (509) 456-2190.

Diabetes Education - Community Health Education and Resources offers group or individual instruction on diabetes self-management. Course is for clients and their families who are new to diabetes. Call (509) 232-8145 for class times, dates and locations.

Heritage Health - Is a nonprofit health center in Coeur d’Alene providing medical, mental and behavioral health and dental services to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Center at (208) 620-5250 or visit

Divine Health - Word of Faith Christian Center is offering a weekly class on how to live in divine health, Sundays at 10 a.m. at the Word of Faith Christian Center, 4001 N. Cook St. Call (509) 891-5253.

First Aid/CPR Classes - Adult, child and infant first aid/CPR classes, new student and refresher courses, are available through The Safety Center, 1317 W. Kiernan Ave. Courses cover assessment of airway, breathing, and circulation techniques, as well as the use of protective barriers. “Hands On” CPR exercises are included. Prices range from $35-$55 and include a training manual. Two-year certification cards are issued. Registration is required. For more information, location and times, call Rick Bennett at (509) 979-0849, email, or visit

Fitness Classes - Offered by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Classes include: Zumba fitness/strength training combo, Zumba fitness, body blast, body fit, abs core xpress, and sweat, flex, and stretch. Held at various times and locations. Visit or call (509) 625-6200 to register or for more information.

Free Assistance from a Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor - A representative from Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor visits a number of Whitman County Library branch locations each month assisting residents with their Medicare and insurance questions. SHIBA volunteers provide information and counseling to individuals about health insurance and health care access, focusing on Medicare issues along with other health insurance related issues. Marie Fowler will be at the St. John Library, 1 E. Front St., St. John, Wash., the second Monday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon; the Endicott Library, 324 E. St., Endicott, Wash., the second Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.m.; the Oakesdale Library, 101 S. First St., Oakesdale, Wash., the second Wednesday of each month, from 11 a.m.-noon; the Lamont Town Hall, 2502 Lamont Road, Lamont, Wash., the second Wednesday of each month, 4-5 p.m.; the Lacrosse Library, 107 S. Main St., Lacrosse, Wash., the third Monday of each month, 1-2 p.m., and the Malden Library, 11 N.W. Ash, the third Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon. Call (509) 458-2509 for more information.

Free Total Joint Replacement Classes- Classes highlight the process of receiving a new joint, including what to expect before and after surgery, and feature a presentation to answer questions about the rehabilitation of a new joint. Open to anyone interested in or having a joint replacement. All participants will receive a complimentary Total Joint Replacement Guidebook. Held monthly at 1590 E. Polston Ave., Post Falls (directly across from Northwest Specialty Hospital). Call (208) 777-4242 to make an appointment and 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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