The Truth About Sugar - Navigate the confusing and often misleading food system with Melissa DiLuzio, a certified integrative nutrition and wellness coach. June 10, 6:30 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.
Living with Alzheimer’s For Middle-Stage Caregivers: Caring for Middle-Stage Dementia - This is an event hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter. The topics that will be discussed are: communication, personal care, behaviors, wandering and care options. Complimentary lunch is provided. Advance registration required. Today, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Guardian Angel Homes, 1136 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. Free. $35/certificate of attendance available. (208) 666-2996.
Life Skills Class: Medicare 101 - This class will help you understand your options in the Medicare program so that you will be able to make informed choices about enrollment and coverage. You will learn about SHIBA, a great resource that can help you put together the pieces of Senior Health Insurance Puzzle. You do not need to be enrolled in Medicare to attend this class. Today, 1 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-1865.
Beyond Words Breakfast - Benefits RiteCare, a speech therapy clinic providing speech therapy to children ages 2-7 at no cost to the families. Thursday, 8-9 a.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Donation. (509) 951-1263.
Pilgrim’s Market Events - Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., Listening To Your Heart Health Lecture, free; Saturday, 3-6 p.m., Wellness Workshop: Celebrate Motherhood, free; June 4, 6:30-8 p.m., Mushrooms: An Important Key to Immune Health, free; June 5, 6-8:30 p.m., Bike to Work Week Free Movie “With My Own Two Wheels”; June 11, 6-8:30 p.m., Grilling Class: Think Beyond Meat, free; June 17, 6-8:30 p.m., Environmental Toxicity and ADHD, free; June 18, 6-8:30 p.m., Balanced Summer Nutrition: Keeping You Cool as Temperatures Rise, $5/per person. Call to make reservations. Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-9730.
Online Tools for Health and Fitness - Keep yourself motivated as you work toward a healthier you. Discover health and fitness apps and websites to help you stay on track with your health goals. Thursday, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Pain Management - Pain can affect your daily life and increase stress and depression. Discover the emotional components of personal health and ways to cope with and control your autonomic nervous system in order to increase your sense of well-being and diminish your sense of pain. Monday, 9:15 a.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. $21. (509) 483-6495.
Tai Chi - This gentle exercise routine stretches and strengthens muscles, and calms busy minds. Open to adults of all fitness levels. Please wear comfortable clothing and thick socks. June 3, 6:30 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Free. (509) 893-8260.
Therapeutic Yoga - Open to adults of all fitness levels. It’s best to wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have one. Yoga for Pain Relief, June 4; Yoga for the Office, June 11. All classes at 6:30 p.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
Babysitting Basics - This course is prepares youths, ages 10-15, to be successful babysitters. Register at wellness.inhs.org. June 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Lukes Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. $40. (509) 242-4264.
Pre-Diabetes Class - In this two-part series you will gain the understanding you need to help delay or prevent the progression of pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes for yourself or a loved one. Support person can participate at no charge. To register and for information, visit wellness.inhs.org. June 8 and 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. $30. (509) 242-4264.
Beginning Meditation - Explore your natural capacity for focused relaxation in this introduction to basic meditation practices. The techniques taught aid you in attending to your body and mind. For maximum comfort please bring pillows or blankets. June 8, 6:30 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.
Second Annual Inland Northwest Lighthouse Fiesta - Come and learn more about Inland Northwest Lighthouse and how they are creating increased opportunities for jobs, independence and empowerment for people who are blind. There will be interactive games and activities, photo booth, raffles, food and drinks, tours of the INL facility and hands-on program demonstrations. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.inlandlh.org or call. June 11, 3:30-7 p.m., Inland Lighthouse for the Blind, 6405 N. Addison St. Donation suggested. (509) 487-0405.
“Engaging Fatherhood” Conference and Resource Fair - This is a free event with workshops for parents and professionals. Open to everyone: dads, moms, grandparents, uncles, boyfriends, etc. To register or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call. June 19, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 473-4810.
“Into the Future” Scleroderma Walk - Help raise money for research to find the cause and cure of scleroderma. Benefits support resources and free educational forums for patients and families. Register at www.scleroderma.org. June 20, 9 a.m., Mirabeau Point Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway. (509) 951-2113.
A Mindful Life - Explore meditation and mindfulness, and move toward greater health and balance in your life. Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., Deer Park Senior Center, 206 W. First St., Deer Park. Free; donations are appreciated. (509) 258-7361.
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.
Speech, Language and Hearing Screenings - Washington State University Spokane’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, Health Sciences Building, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Open to children and adults. Appointments necessary. Call (509) 828-1323.
Spokane Concentration Meditation Group - Buddhist meditation group meeting the first Sunday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, at Community Meditation Room, 35 W. Main Ave. Beginners welcome. Call (509) 263-7213, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.meetup.com/Spokane- Concentration-Meditation-Group for more information.
Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors HelpLine - The SHIBA HelpLine is free, confidential and impartial counseling with trained volunteers to help callers understand their health care and health insurance rights and options. Call (509) 458-2509 at Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington or the SHIBA HelpLine at (800) 562-6900.
Striders - A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays, September through May, from 8-9 a.m. at the Spokane Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place. Led by certified instructors, the classes emphasize strength, stretching, and balance. Miles walked individually are records and awards are presented at five awards meetings each year which feature health-related speakers. Cost is $15 per year and $2 for each exercise class attended. For more information, call Carol at (509) 926-1697 or Judy at (509) 892-1293.
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