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Apria Healthcare Food Drive – To celebrate Apria Healthcare’s 10th anniversary, the company is hosting a food drive through June 30. The proceeds will benefit a local homeless shelter. Canned goods and nonperishable food items should be brought to the company’s office, 411 E. North Foothills Drive. For information, call Kahl Buhl at 489-1000, ext. 780.

Tobacco Free Program – This series of three classes will discuss the process of quitting smoking and includes a free “Quit Kit”; starting Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley. Registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resource office at 232-8138.

Healthy on the Outside – This panel discussion and screening will cover treatment options and prevention of skin conditions, Wednesday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Deaconess Health Education Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave. Registration is required. For information, call the CHER office at 232-8138.

Summertime Eating and Diabetes – Learn to manage your diabetes and take advantage of summertime fruits and vegetables, Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Deaconess Health Education Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave. Registration is required. For information, call the CHER office at 232-8138.

The Hospice Kid’s Camp – For young people who have lost someone significant through death, this camp will meet Friday at 5 p.m. and run through Sunday at noon. For information and location, call Kathryn Cooke at (208) 265-1185.

Prepared Childbirth – This two-week class will discuss the stages and management of labor, breathing techniques, muscle toning and relaxation, Saturday and June 25 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $80 and registration is required. For information, call the CHER office at 232-8138.

Parkinson’s Regional Center Tele Health Meeting – This month’s meeting will discuss “How to take control of your emotional state,” Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley, room 200. For information, call 473-6740.


“For Men Only” Pilates Workshop – Saturday from 9:30-11:30 a.m., presented by Precision Pilates of Spokane, 111 S. Cedar. Using Pilates-based exercises, gain increased flexibility and strength. Discover which exercises help to alleviate certain pains. Cost is $75. To register, call 869-5706.

Other programs

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 232-8145 for class times, dates and locations.

Diabetes Education Center – Classes on managing diabetes are held Mondays and Tuesdays at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call 232-8138 for more information.

Diabetes Education – This workshop with deal with the needs of those with diabetes. For a list of dates and times, call 459-1086 or visit

Divine Health – Word of Faith Christian Center is offering a weekly class will on how to live in divine health on Sundays at 10 a.m. at the Word of Faith Christian Center 4001 N. Cook. Call 891-5253 for more information.

Dirne Community Health Center – Formerly Lake City Clinic, the Dirne Community Health Center, 1111 Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene is now a Federally Qualified Community Health Center and is accepting new patients regardless of their ability to pay. For more information or to make an appointment, call the center at 292-0292.

Dirne Community Health Center – This health center, 111 Ironwood Drive, Lower Level, Coeur d’Alene, is now offering mental health services. To make an appointment, call (208) 292-0292.

Eating Disorders – Treatment and support groups. For more information or to register, call Paige Numata at 455-6144. Additional information may be found on the Internet at

Evening Walking Program – The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is presenting this walking group that meets on Mondays and Thursdays from now through Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. The cost is $29. For more information and meeting locations, call 625-6200.

Health for All – a community-based health care access project designed to link uninsured individuals and families in Eastern Washington with state health insurance programs and assist those who do not qualify for state-sponsored coverage by linking them with appropriate community resources. Call (866) 444-3066; in Spokane County, call 444-3066.

Hip and Knee Pain Free Seminar – Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 1 p.m., Holy Family Hospital Health Education Center. Learn the causes and treatment of hip and knee pain plus tips on diet, exercise, and medication. Call 474-7400 to register.

Living With Hepatitis C – meetings on the first Saturday of each month at the Kootenai Medical Center, Coeur d’Alene. To register call Kristy S. at (208) 666-2930.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions – A five-week workshop that deals with the needs of those with chronic health problems. For a list of dates and times call (800) 992-2279 or visit

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