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Health Bulletin Board

Tue., March 25, 2014

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Nawang Khechog Workshop – Learn how to nurture and cultivate kindness, compassion and love. Sunday, 3 p.m., South Perry Yoga Buddhio, 915 S. Perry St. For more information, call (509) 443-6241. $20.

Mindfulness Meditation - Learn the practice of mindfulness meditation to calm the mind and open the heart. Held Tuesdays, April 8-29, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. For more information, call (509) 483-6495, ext. 133 or visit $60/series.

Life Line Screenings - Stroke screenings will be offered to identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as the blockage or hardening of the arteries, irregular heart rhythm and abdominal aortic aneurysms. To assess the risk of osteoporosis, bone density screenings will be available as well. The five screenings offered will take between 60-90 minutes to complete. April 25, Trinity Baptist Church, 6528 N. Monroe St. Registration is required. For more information or to register for an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or visit $149.

Fit for Retirement - Phoenix Training will offer small classes or one-on-one training for those of retirement age that want more than seated chair exercises. For a full list of class schedules, visit or call (208) 659-1990.

Fitness Classes for Cancer Survivors – Phoenix Training will offer small classes or one-on-one training with a certified trainer and six-year cancer survivor who is also trained as a Livestrong coach. For a full list of class schedules, visit or call (208) 659-1990.

Road to Recovery – Volunteers are needed for the American Cancer Society’s service program which provides cancer patients rides to and from chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Driving schedules are flexible. For more information, contact Hugh Severs at (509) 242-8304 or


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. Today, 10 a.m., Spokane Valley Mall, 14700 E. Indiana Ave.; and Wednesday, 10 a.m., North Town Mall, 4750 N. Division St. For more information, call (509) 324-1520. Free.

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


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. Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. Register before Thursday 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. 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. 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

Goddess Arts Academy Pole Fitness, Pole Dancing, Aerial Arts and Acrobatics Classes - Classes for men, women and youth of all ages and levels. Classes include: Pole Fit Basics – Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of pole dance for fitness. Black Light Ladies Night – Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Cardio-intensive dance-style workout under black lights. Ladies only. Trixter – Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Class with a focus on pole tricks and transitions. Intro Pole Class – Held on Thursdays, 6-6:30 p.m. For new students. Open Pole and Aerial Practice – Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Drop ins are $20 per class. Held at 5025 N. Market St. Call (509) 868-2168 to register and for more information.

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