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American Healthcare and the Renaissance of Natural Medicine – An open forum facilitated by naturopathic physicians. Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Make reservations at (208) 676-9730.

The Beautiful Medicine of Bees – A lecture on the many health benefits honeybees have to offer. May 22, 6:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. Make reservations at (208) 676-9730.

Deaf Day at the Zoo – Presented by the ITP Club. Signed tours will be available. May 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cat Tales Zoological Park, 17020 N. Newport Highway, Mead. Admission is free for people who are deaf. For more information, email


Chair Massage - Relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life; appointments available in 15-minutes sessions. Today and May 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register online at 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. Wednesday, 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 $35/general admission and home care aide CE; $55/social work continuing education.

Lunch and Learn: Exercise 101 – Thursday, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. For more information, visit Free.

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. Friday, 10 a.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Call (509) 473-6000; visit; or email $5/includes lunch.

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat – Friday-Sunday. 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 for more information and to register. $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total, fee assistance is available.

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, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Spokane at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245; or at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Wash. $30. To register and for information, visit

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

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 and Recreation at (509) 625-6200 or For more information, contact the instructor at (509) 270-0053 or $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 details or to register, 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 what audism is 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 Bldg. 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

Other programs

Free Assistance from a Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor - A representative from Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor will visit a number of Whitman County Library branch locations each month to provide assistance to residents with their Medicare and insurance questions. SHIBA volunteers offer 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, 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.

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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