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“Understanding Medicare/Medicaid, Long-term Care and Social Security” – Presented by Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation. Seminars will be offered Wednesday, noon or 4 p.m., Spokane Community College Lair-Student Center, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St.; and Thursday, noon or 4 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Falls Gateway conference room, Building 30, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Free; reservations are requested at (509) 434-5123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Babysitting Basics - This course prepares youths ages 10-15 to be successful babysitters. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, Providence Auditorium, 20 W. Ninth Ave. $40. Register at http://wellness.inhs.org.
Yoga Sampler – 45-minute classes will be offered including: hatha yoga, hidden language hatha yoga, mantra yoga, yoga bliss, reflection class, and relaxation. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Yasodhara Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St. Free. For more information call (509) 838-3575.
Pre-Diabetes Class - A two-part class designed for those at risk for, or diagnosed with, pre-diabetes. Insurance does not cover the cost of this course; participants must pay in full. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and May 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Spokane at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245; or at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Washington. $30. To register and for information, visit http://wellness.inhs.org.
Chair Massage - Relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life; appointments available in 15-minutes sessions. May 13 and 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register online at http://wellness.inhs.org. Call (509) 232-8131. $20.
Ethical Dilemmas in Serving Vulnerable Adults – This seven-hour workshop will cover topics such as: managing finances, assessing complicated situations, responding to self-neglect and slow suicide, and suicide prevention. The workshop is geared toward professionals and caregivers working with vulnerable populations. May 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact (509) 458-2509, ext. 502 or email@example.com. $35/general admission and home care aide CE; $55/social work continuing education.
Lunch & Learn: Exercise 101 – May 15, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. For more information, visit http://wellness.inhs.org. Free.
“The Health Care Movie” – Health Care for All-Spokane presents a film that examines the health care systems in Canada and the United States. The filmmakers, Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, will introduce the film and a panel discussion will follow. Today, 6:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Tickets are available through www.ticketswest.com. Proceeds benefit Health Care for All-Spokane. $10. (509) 227-7638.
Rally for Respiratory Health – Join the American Lung Association for a day of learning how to manage and treat chronic lung disease such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, lung cancer and asthma. There will be inspirational speakers and exhibitors who specialize in lung health. May 16, 10 a.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Call (509) 473-6000; visit http://action.lung.org/warallyspokane; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. $5/includes lunch.
Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat – May 16-18. A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentations, meals and more with others who have been or are on the same journey. The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org for more information and to register. $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total; fee assistance is available.
Tai Chi Classes –May 19-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 email@example.com.
Zumba Fitness Bundle with Sandy – Participants can choose from four timeslots per week: Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-6:45 p.m.; Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-6:45 p.m. The six-week session runs through May 22. You may attend any combination of classes that work for you. Special attention is given to protecting backs, hips and knees. Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 W. Northwest Blvd. Registration is required through Spokane Parks & Recreation at (509) 625-6200 or www.spokaneparks.org. For more information, contact the instructor at (509) 270-0053 or firstname.lastname@example.org. $30/any six classes; or $54/any 12 classes.
Diabetes Self-Management – The program is beneficial to participants who have just been diagnosed and participants who are struggling to manage their diabetes. You will learn guidelines for healthy eating, exercise, monitoring your blood glucose, symptom management and action planning. This is a six-week workshop starting May 23, 1-3:30 p.m. Fridays, Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. For more information or registration, call (509) 434-0402.
“Audism Unveiled” – This free event includes a movie viewing and panel moderated by Lance Forshay, ASL linguistics professor at the University of Washington. The panel will discuss audism and how to identify it, the impact of audism on the deaf community and what strategies can help develop positive cultural and language attitudes. May 30, 6:30-9 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. (206) 781-2109.
Know the 10 Signs of Dementia - The Alzheimer’s Association of the Inland Northwest will present an interactive workshop, “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters.” July 16, 6:30 p.m., Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. The workshops are free and open to the public; reservations are requested. Call (509) 334-9488 or visit www.alz.org/inlandnorthwest.
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 - Website offers information on organizations active in various fields, sources of data on child health and environmental hazards and more, www.cehn.org or call (202) 543-4033, email at email@example.com.
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 www.corbinseniorcenter.org 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 www.spokaneredcross.org.
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 www.myheritagehealth.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.thesafetycenter.us.
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 class schedules, visit www.phoenixtrainingofspokane.com or call (208) 659-1990.
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 www.spokaneparks.org or call (509) 625-6200 to register or for more information.