Health Bulletin Board
Wild Goose Qigong - Qigong is a traditional form of exercise that can increase blood circulation, improve conditions like hypertension, heart disease, insomnia, gastrointestinal problems, arthritis and skin diseases. Sundays, June 1-29, 10 a.m.-noon, The Center, 110 S. Main St., Colfax. Register at (509) 397-3777. $50/per class; $150/series of four.
“Foster Parent of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Information Panel” – Presented by the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services. June 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nexus, 1206 N. Howard St. Reservations are requested by June 10 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Beautiful Medicine of Bees – A lecture on the many health benefits honeybees have to offer. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. Make reservations at (208) 676-9730.
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 email@example.com. $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 Friday, 1-3:30 p.m. Fridays, Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. For more information or registration, call (509) 434-0402.
Chair Massage - Relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life; appointments available in 15-minute sessions. May 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.
“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; reservations are requested. Call (509) 334-9488 or visit www.alz.org/inlandnorthwest.
Tai Chi Classes –Through 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Goddess Arts Academy Pole Fitness, Pole Dancing, Aerial Arts and Acrobatics Classes - Classes for men, women and youth of all ages and levels. Drop ins are welcome. 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. Combines warm up and cool down exercises with time for personal practice. Pole-Fit Basics – Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. All levels welcome. Aerial Arts Basics – Saturdays, noon. Get fit with aerial yoga, dance and acrobatics moves. All ages and levels welcome. Drop ins are $20 per class. Held at 5025 N. Market St. Call (509) 868-2168 to register and for more information.
Senior Fitness: Age appropriate class designed to improve balance and stability, cardiovascular health and strength. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Classes are held at 2921 E. 57th Ave. Call (509) 448-5800 for more information.
Health for All - This community-based healthcare access project links uninsured individuals and families in Eastern Washington with state health insurance programs and assists those who do not qualify for state-sponsored coverage by linking them with appropriate community resources. Call (866) 444-3066; in Spokane County, call (509) 444-3066.
Hearing Loss Association – Spokane Chapter - Group provides support, education, advocacy, and camaraderie to people with a hearing loss. Each meeting features a speaker system, real-time captioning, and a room loop to make easy communication possible for all present. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Nexus Inland Northwest, auditorium, 1206 N. Howard St. Meetings are free. Call (509) 328-9220 or email email@example.com for more information.
Latin Fitness Classes - Basic dance and aerobic moves set to Latin and pop music. Offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., in the Community Enrichment Center, 110 S. Main St., Colfax. Cost is $7 per session or $35 per month (first class is free). All sizes and shapes are welcome. Call (509) 432-4906 for more information and to register.
Mastering the Social World - Social skills groups for children and adolescents who may struggle with understanding how to socially engage with others, making and maintaining friends, and maneuvering within the cultural norms of society. Six-week class for youth ages 6-11 is held Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m., and covers topics such as: social rules of interactions; being part of a social group; theory of mind; how to go from casual to lifelong friendships; how to read the language of peers; going with the flow and being flexible; and decision-making. Cost is $240. Six-week class for youth ages 12-18 is held Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 1-2:30 p.m., and covers topics such as: social boundaries; knowing others perspective; and self-advocacy. Cost is $240. Call (800) 355-7155 or (509) 328-2740, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.imaginebehavior.com for more information.
Medicare Workshops - Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors will provide free, nonbiased advice and information regarding Medicare in a series of workshops held every third Tuesday of the month, 1-4 p.m., Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, 1222 N. Post St. For more information, call Margaret or Kathy at (509) 458-2509. Please bring your medications, with dosages and Medicare card to the workshops.
Nicotine Anonymous - Twelve-step support group offering our experience to those who want to quit smoking. Meets Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m., at Partners (formerly Spokane Valley Community Center), 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 926-9804 or (509) 474-1845 for more information.
Overeaters Anonymous - Is food a problem for you? Do you binge eat for no apparent reason? Is food affecting your life? Free support group, no fees, no weigh-ins, no diets. Call (509) 328-9972 or visit www.oa.org for more information.
Polio Outreach of Spokane - For information about post-polio syndrome, call Sharman Collins, (509) 448-8517, or email email@example.com.
Providence Adult Day Health - Offers structured programs designed to meet the needs of physically, mentally and functionally impaired adults and elderly by providing social services, nursing, rehabilitation, therapeutic recreation and a hot meal at noon. Held at 6018 N. Astor St. Call (509) 482-2475.
Qi Gong Classes - Increase your flexibility, balance, and reduce pain by tapping into the vibrant energy within. Tuesdays, 1 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m., Peak Health and Wellness Center, 940 Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $8/per class. For more information call (208) 691-9736.
Quit for Good: A Tobacco Cessation Program - Quit smoking for good in this four-week program. For attending four sessions, participants will receive a $25 gift card and a free quit kit. A new series begins the first Wednesday of every month; 6-7 p.m. Holy Family Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 4. Register at wellness.inhs.org.