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Parent/Childbirth Education Classes at Holy Family – are offered through Community Health Education and Resources and include: Baby Care Basics, Breastfeeding Basics, Prepared and Refresher Childbirth, Sibling Preparation, Infant/Child CPR, Children at Birth, Sensational Beginnings, Communicating with your Baby, and Infant Massage. 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. For dates and times, call CHER at 232-8138.

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.

Cancer Support Group – Group meets today from 5:30-7 p.m. at Providence Cancer Center at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call 474-5490.

Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour – Wednesday at 8 p.m. or by appointment at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call 482-BABY for more information.

Heart Health: Life is not a dress rehearsal – Free public forum Thursday at 6 p.m. at Providence Auditorium, Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Stroke screenings and presentation by author Joe Piscatella. Call 474-3081 for information.

Smoke-Free Sunday – On Saturday people are urged to show their support for smoke-free dining on the first-ever Smoke-Free Sunday, sponsored by the Department of Health. Residents across the state can support smoke-free dining by patronizing local, smoke-free restaurants. Visit www.SecondhandSmokesYou.com to find smoke-free restaurants in your area.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Meets May 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Providence Cancer Center at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call 325-8716 for information.

All About Arthritis – Learn more about arthritis and how its symptoms can be treated successfully. May 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call 232-8138 for more information.

Healthcare Provider CPR-Renewal – This course designed for those who hold a current AHA Healthcare Provider card and wish to renew their status will be May 19 from 7:45 a.m.-noon at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S Cowley St. Cost is $55. Pre-class registration is required. The AHA Healthcare Provider book is not included with the course. Call 232-8138 for more information.

Better Bones Free public forum May 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m. offered by offered by Sacred Heart Women’s Health Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Learn about ways to improve your bone health and reduce your risk for osteoporosis. Call 474-3081 for information.

Today

Your Bones, Are They at Risk? – Community Health Education and Resources is offering a dinner, screenings, a resource fair and panel discussion about bone health today from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Valley Hospital Health Education Center, 12606 E Mission Ave. Call 232-8138 for more information.

Upcoming

Ai Chi Class – Mondays and Wednesdays through May 25 at North Spokane Physical and Sports Therapy and Aquatics Clinic, 203 E. Dalke. Cost is $80. Pre-registration required. For more information, call 777-4735 or 995-7852.

Food Allergy Awareness – Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Rockwood Clinic, 400 E. Fifth Ave. During Food Allergy Awareness Week, Dr. Richard Gower, a specialist in adult and pediatric allergies and immune deficiencies, explores the difference between food allergies and intolerances, the symptoms and seriousness of allergic reactions, and the foods that commonly cause the most problems at this free presentation. Reservations encouraged. Call 755-6570 for more information.

Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy and VNS Therapy Therapeutic consultant Dan DeYoung will be doing a presentation about treatment-resistant epilepsy, VNS therapy and available treatment options on Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Lindaman Center, 315 W. Mission. Call Sharon Johnston at (509) 325-1128 or sjohnston@epilepsynw.org.

Deaconess Heart Check – Deaconess Medical Center is offering a heart disease screening on Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon at the DMC Preventive Cardiology Department, 800 W. Fifth Ave. Cost is $45. Call 473-7901 to make an appointment. You must schedule appointment at least three days prior to date.

Pre-Diabetes–What’s it all About? – Community Health Education and Resources is offering a class on pre-diabetes and how to reduce risk of getting diabetes on Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at Deaconess Health Education Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave. Pre-registration at 232-8145 is required.

Squiggy Speaks on MS – Actor David L. Lander, best known for playing Squiggy on television’s Laverne & Shirley, will speak about his personal experience living with the disease on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Davenport Hotel. Registration begins at 9 a.m. For pre-registration call (866) 955-9999.

Other programs

Free Memory Clinics – Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m., Kootenai Medical Center, McGrane Center. Screenings along with information on memory loss, causes, treatments, and whether more testing may be needed. Screenings take approximately 15 minutes. Call (208) 659-8297 for more information.

FUNcional Fitness Class – U-District Physical Therapy is offering a specialized conditioning class for active people of all levels and ages. This class will follow a circuit training style and focus on dynamic flexibility, agility, functional lower body strength, balance and total body conditioning. Session 1: Monday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Session 2: Tuesday, Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at U-District Physical Therapy, 125 S. Cowley. Cost is $50 per month, per session. Call 458-7686 to sign up.

Golf Conditioning Program – U-District Physical Therapy is offering specialized programs for golfers. Learn new exercises focusing on dynamic flexibility, core strengthening and balance. Call 458-7678 for individual and group rates. U-District Physical Therapy is at 125 S. Cowley.

Men’s Group Therapy – 10-week program to help mind and heart resolve issues affecting personal growth and fulfillment in relationship, work and family. Sliding fee scale. Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 1-2:30 p.m. Call Chi Counseling Services, 999-5831.

Metaphysical Research Society – First Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m., 838-8155

Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group – North side meets the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Holy Family MS Center, 5901 N. Lidgerwood, Suite 25. Family group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation, 711 S. Cowley, Suite 200. For information on meetings in the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho areas, call the Inland Northwest Chapter of the National MS Society at (800) FIGHT-MS or 482-2022

Polio Outreach of Spokane – For information about post-polio syndrome call Sharman Collins, 448-8517, or e-mail sharmanrcollins@msn.com.

Power Wheelchairs Available – Miracle on Wheels for nonambulatory senior citizens 65 years and older, also available to the permanently disabled of any age. Call (800) 749-8778 or www.durablemedical.com for more details.

Schizophrenia Support Group – meets the first Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Mental Health, 107 S. Division, Room J. For information, call Ron Anderson at 235-4630.

Self Healing and Mediation – Learn stress management, relaxation techniques, breath work, and guided and silent meditation at Metaphysical Learning Center. Call 448-0491 for more information.

Speech, Language and Hearing Screenings - WSU Spokane’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, Health Sciences Building, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Open to children and adults. Appointments necessary. Call 358-7580.

Stress Reduction Clinic – This clinic will teach you techniques to manage stress better at Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. For information, call Dr. Mary Gentile at 487-6337.

Striders – a community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. Valley Strider classes are at 8 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays at the YMCA at Mirabeau Point. North side Strider classes are at 8 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays at the Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Avenue. Lake City Strider classes are at 8 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. For information, call Carol at 926-1697 or Steve at (208) 571-2729.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) – meets Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in, meeting at 6 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines. Call Kathy at 928-4328.

Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes – This program offered by TLC Health Services, 10015 N. Division, suite 101, will focus on treating metabolic syndrome and obesity. For an introductory visit call TLC at 467-1739 or e-mail TLCHealth2@aol.com.

TLC Health and Education Services – This clinic, 10015 N. Division #101, is now accepting new patients and offers primary health care, nutrition counseling, massage therapy, family counseling and fitness training. For a free Get Acquainted Visit call 467-1739 or e-mail TLCHealth2@aol.com.

Women’s Group – This ongoing group addresses relationship issues including fear of intimacy, childhood sexual/physical abuse and depression/irritability. Meets weekly, Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $25/week; for information call Donna Carolyn, Cedar Bridge Counseling, 624-3561.

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