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Health Bulletin Board

Tue., Sept. 2, 2014

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National Discover Your Optimal Health Day - Includes a 3K walk for kids. Registration fee is a single-serving food item or a cash donation for the Food for Thought backpack program. Items needed are Top Ramen, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, tuna, breakfast bars and protein bars. Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Rocky Hill Park, corner of Mission Ave. and Winrock St., Liberty Lake. Registration requested by today at (509) 294-8500 or

Colfax Library Fitness Classes – Classes include: Circuit Training, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:15 p.m., begins Sept. 8; Boot Camp, Mondays, 6-8 p.m.; Flex and Flow Yoga, Thursdays, noon-1 p.m.; Gentle Fitness, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.; Yoga Bliss, Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., begins Oct. 7. All classes held at Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St. No registration required; visit or call (509) 397-4366. Cost of classes vary; scholarship assistance is available.

Zumba with Sandy - Sept. 8-Oct. 16. Choose from three timeslots per week: Mondays at 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 5:45-6:45 p.m.; or Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Special attention is given to protecting backs, hips, knees. Perfect for boomers, beginners and beyond. Classes held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2733 W. Northwest Blvd. For registration or more information, call (509) 270-0053 or email $30/any six classes; $54/any 12 classes.

“The Faces of Agent Orange” Town Hall Meeting – Presented by the Vietnam Veterans of America. For veterans and their families to learn how exposure to Agent Orange may have affected their children and grandchildren. Sept. 13, 1-5 p.m., United Steel Workers of America, 14015 E. Trent Ave. For more information, call (509) 863-5115.

Childhood Vaccination Clinic – Sponsored by the Spokane Regional Health District. Bring vaccine records for children ages 2-18. Sept. 14, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Life Center Foursquare Church, 1202 N. Government Way. Free. (509) 324-1500.

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters - Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Sept. 15, 10 a.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road. Free and open to the public. Register at the Kroc Center Front Desk or online at For more information call (208) 666-2996.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease - An overview of dementia, including information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, and treatment. Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free and open to the public; no reservations necessary. Certificates of attendance available for professionals. For more information call (509) 473-3390.

Providence Holy Family Hospital Community Celebration – Come celebrate 50 years with snacks, health screenings and fun activities. Sept. 20, 11 a.m., Providence Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. (509) 482-0111.

Awareness Through Movement - These easy, gentle lessons focus on adults to increase flexibility and balance while decreasing pain and reducing unnecessary effort. Explore daily functional movements such as: walking, sitting comfortably, squatting, turning, reaching and balance issues. Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $21/10 weeks; or 3:30 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $16/10 weeks. Call (509) 279-6027 or visit


Parkinson’s Power Summit – A one-day education and empowerment conference for people affected by Parkinson’s disease, presented by the Parkinson’s Resource Center. The event will include speakers, workshops, educational information, community resource fair and more. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $25/per person. Call (509) 473-2490 or visit for more information or registration.

Hip and Knee Pain Causes and Treatments – Informational seminars presented by the Joint Restoration Centers at Deaconess and Valley hospitals. Sept. 17, Oct. 16, Nov. 12, or Dec. 11, 6 p.m., Valley Health & Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave.; Sept. 24, 6-7 p.m., The Service Station, 9315 N. Nevada St.; Oct. 15, Nov. 19, or Dec. 17, 6 p.m., Deaconess Health & Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave, second floor. Free. Make reservations at (509) 473-5755.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes - Annual event presented by the American Diabetes Association. The walk is open to people of all ages and activity levels; you can walk any distance up to 4.5 miles. Register online at For more information call (509) 624-7478, ext. 2281 or like the Facebook page at Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m., Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St.

Party in Pink Zumbathon - Come shake, shimmy and move to raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-noon, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. Visit for more information. $20.

Drug and alcohol

Tobacco Cessation Classes - Community Health Education and Resources Office is offering free tobacco cessation classes throughout Spokane. Call (509) 232-8138.

Tobacco Cessation Classes - Free for Group Health members. For a list of dates and times, call (509) 459-1086 or visit

Quit and Win Tobacco Program - Free program offers classes two times a month, flexible quit dates, chances to win prizes at each class once you quit and support to help you quit and stay quit. Held at Providence Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. (509) 232-8138.


Free Developmental Screenings - For infants and toddlers younger than age 3 living in Spokane County. Screenings include: language, physical strength and coordination, vision, hearing, feeding and behavior. Several sites are available. To make an appointment, call the Spokane Regional Health District’s Infant Toddler Network at (509) 324-1651.

Free Health Baby Weight Checks - For new moms and babies up to 1 year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, first floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5706 or email or for more information.

Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour - Meets at noon the first and third Saturday of each month or by appointment, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-BABY for more information or to make an appointment.

La Leche League - The breast-feeding support group meets the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Health Education Center in the Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., call (509) 484-0340 for more information; the first Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, call (509) 244-4191 or (509) 258-6850; and the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at New Moon Family Wellness Center, 906 S. Cowley St., call (509) 484-0340 for more information. Visit la-leche-league-spokane for more information about the group.

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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