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End of Life: Conversations for Every Family – Free community forum designed to give attendees an understanding of end of life care and the decisions it can bring. Speaker presentations will be followed by a question and answer session 6:30-8 p.m.; Kootenai Medical Center, Health Resource Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 666-2030 to register and for more information.

Freedom From Smoking – Five-week, six-session course. Meetings are Tuesdays, starting today, through July 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost is $20. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.

Tai Chi Classes – Tai Chi at the Park – Tuesdays, through July 22, 6 p.m. Free. Franklin Park, 120 W. Queen Ave. Contact Bob or Cindy at (509) 468-0587, (509) 979-4128, or taichihelp@salescreators.com to register and for more information.

New listings

Diagnosis: Pre-Diabetes – Two-part series, for individuals or friends and family of individuals who have been diagnosed or are at risk for pre-diabetes. Participants will receive a free testing meter. Monday, 6-8 p.m., Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Cost is $30. Call (509) 232-8145 for more information.

BLS Health-care Provider Initial – For health-care professionals who respond to cardiac and respiratory emergencies. Participants will be expected to pass a written and performance evaluation. Covers the BLS skills for adult, child and infant patients, relief of choking, use of the automatic external defibrillator, and use of barrier devices. Next Tuesday, 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $90. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.

Stroke Support Group – Education, resources and support for patients, discharged patients, families and caregivers. July 10, noon-1 p.m., Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-3957 or (509) 482-1855 for more information.

Breast Cancer Presentation – Free presentation sponsored by Community Health Education and Resources. July 15, 6:30-8 p.m., at Valley Hospital Health and Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. A light meal will be provided. Call (509) 232-8138, visit www.cherspokane.org, or e-mail info@cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

Climb to Conquer Cancer – Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, July 26, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Teams may walk or run the 5-mile course starting at the Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 N. Idaho Road, Liberty Lake; a barbecue dinner, live music, and a Western show will follow. Cost is $35 per person. Call (509) 242-8308, visit community.acsevents.org/ctckootenai, or e-mail margie.scammell-renner@cancer.org to register and for more information.

Hypnotherapy and Holistic Lifestyle – An introduction to hypnotherapy including the history of hypnosis, case studies, question and answer sessions, methods of entering the hypnotic state, and optional one-on-one sessions. July 26, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. Register by July 18. Call (509) 483-6495 for more information.

Blended Families Can Be Enjoyable – Teaches skills and techniques for dealing with the complexities and common difficulties of blended families. St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. Call (509) 483-6495 for class times and more information.

Parenting Class – Information to help parents improve parent-child relationships, build healthy attachments and encourage positive behavior through love and logic. Four-part series meets Mondays, 6-8 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $80 per person or $90 per couple. Call (509) 483-6495 for more information.

Qi-Gong Series – Classes to enhance confidence, relieve depression, and alleviate asthma symptoms and back pain. St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $40 per series ($35 for students and seniors) or $8 per class. Call (509) 483-6495 for the schedule and for more information.

Upcoming

Prepared Childbirth – For expecting parents in the last trimester; covers the stages and management of labor, breathing techniques, muscle toning and relaxation. Two-week course begins Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.; Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost is $75 per couple. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.

Bariatric Support Group – Meets monthly. Next meeting is July 8; Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call (509) 252-6311 for times and for more information.

Parent Project – Ten-week course for parents of strong-willed teens; covers attachment issues and behavior modification. Meets Tuesdays, starting next Tuesday, 6-9 p.m.; Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Cost is $262 (or by referral). Call (509) 389-2930 or e-mail cbagleyoo7@aol.com for more information.

Alzheimer’s Association Educational Classes – Educational speaker Joel Loiacono, “Residential Care: Choosing a New Home,” July 9, 2-4 p.m., at The Bridge Assisted Living, 1123 N. Division, Sandpoint; and July 22, 6:30 p.m., at Loyalton of Coeur d’Alene, 205 E. Anton. Free. Call Arlene at (208) 772-2542, Brian at (208) 265-4514, ext. 615, or the Alzheimer’s Association at (208) 666-2996 for more information.

ABC’s of Breastfeeding Class – July 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene; cost is $5. Call (208) 666-2030 or visit www.kootenaihealth.org/education for more information.

A Day to Relax, Refresh, and Renew – Workshop covering meditation, chair massage, Reiki, reflexology, yoga, Qi-Gong, skin care and herbal supplement information; July 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $50 ($40 if registered by July 10), includes lunch. Call (509) 483-6495 to register and for more information.

Tai Chi Basic – Mondays, July 7-Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-noon; $60, CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley; Tuesdays, July 8-Aug. 26, 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Retirement Community, 101 E. Hawthorne Road.

Tai Chi Intermediate Sun Style – Mondays, July 7-Aug. 25, 1-2 p.m., cost is $60, CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley.

Tai Chi for Stress Reduction – Mondays, July 7-Aug. 25, 6-7:30 p.m.; $40 for members or $60 for nonmembers, Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Northwest Tai Chi For Health, 2802 N. Monroe St. Contact Bob or Cindy at (509) 468-0587, (509) 979-4128, or taichihelp@salescreators.com to register and for more information.

Other programs

Adult Children from Dysfunctional Families and Co-Dependents – How to grow out of these dysfunctional patterns in a 26-week program of group therapy and support with tools for the results you want. Groups meet various weekday evenings from 7-9 p.m., or Saturday daytime, at Life Directions Counseling Center in Spokane Valley. For more information, call (509) 922-3915.

Adult Day Center – Holy Family Adult Day Centers offer 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. Two locations: 4827 S. Palouse Highway and 6018 N. Astor St. Call (509) 482-2475.

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline – In Spokane, call (509) 473-3390 or 24-hour help line, (800) 272-3900; Coeur d’Alene, call (208) 772-2542 or (800) 256-6659. Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Amputee Support Group – Support for people with amputations and their family and friends. Meets the first Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit www.stlukesrehab.org for more information.

Anger Management for Men – Ongoing six-week men’s group, Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost: $15/session; for more information, call (509) 483-6495.

Bone Density and Blood Pressure Screenings – Deaconess Medical Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave., is offering screenings every Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Call (509) 473-2194.

Breast and Cervical Health Program – Provides eligible women with free health exams and mammograms sponsored by Spokane Regional Health District. Call (509) 324-1553 or (888) 461-8876.

Children’s Environmental Health Network – Web site offers information on organizations active in various fields, sources of data on child health and environmental hazards and more, www.cehn.org or call (202) 543-4033, e-mail at cehn@cehn.org.

Conservative Care Consultation – Surgery should be your last resort for back or neck problems and carpal tunnel syndrome. Utilize this free opportunity to find out if there is a nonsurgical alternative to your problem. Call Mark Guthrie, at (509) 327-8188.

Corbin Senior Activity Center Senior Services – Classes and groups for mental, emotional and physical health. The center also offers events, tours and meeting space. Call (509) 327-1584 for listings.

CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes – Offered by the American Red Cross. Check the Web site for class schedules. Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Cost is $35-$55, call (509) 326-3330 ext. 216, or visit www.spokaneredcross.org.

Depression Screenings – Offered to adults by Eastman Consulting Services, 607 S. Government Way, Spokane. Free. Call (509) 456-2190.

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 (509) 232-8145 for class times, dates and locations.

Divine Health – Word of Faith Christian Center is offering a weekly class on how to live in divine health, Sundays at 10 a.m. at the Word of Faith Christian Center, 4001 N. Cook St. Call (509) 891-5253.

Dirne Community Health Center – Is a federally qualified community health center. It is accepting new patients regardless of their ability to pay, and offering mental health services. 1106 W. Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Center at (208) 292-0292.

First Aid/CPR Classes – Adult, child and infant first aid/CPR classes, new student and refresher courses, are available through The Safety Center, 1317 W. Kiernan Ave. Prices range from $35-$55. Registration is required. For more information, location and times, call Rick Bennett at (509) 979-0849 or e-mail nwss2@hotmail.com.

Hatha Yoga – Small classes for all skill levels. Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m.; St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per four-week series or $8 per class. Call (509) 483-6495 for the schedule and 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.

Master Home Environmentalist Program – The American Lung Association of Washington is offering trained volunteers to offer solutions for indoor environmental health problems in your home. To schedule an appointment, call (509) 325-6516 or e-mail vjohnson@alaw.org.

Metaphysical Research Society – Meets the first Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m. Call (509) 838-8155 for more information.

Polio Outreach of Spokane – For information about post-polio syndrome, call Sharman Collins, (509) 448-8517, or e-mail sharmanrcollins@msn.com.

Reflexology – These individual foot and hand sessions will work to improve circulation, relieve tension and more with certified reflexologist Linda Bussard at 12 E. Rowan Ave., Suite L4. To schedule an appointment call (509) 998-1062.

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors HelpLine – The SHIBA HelpLine is free, confidential and impartial counseling with trained volunteers to help callers understand their healthcare 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.

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) 358-7580.

Striders – A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-9 a.m. at the Spokane Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place, and in Coeur d’Alene. For more information, call Carol at (509) 926-1697, or in Idaho call (208) 772-6381.

Yoga Classes – New session of classes beginning June 1. Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St. Check the schedule at www.radha.org/spokane or call (509) 838-3575 for more information.

Drug and alcohol

Daybreak of Spokane – Offers residential and outpatient treatment for adolescents with emphasis on family. Downtown outpatient and residential, 960 E. Third St., (509) 444-7033; Valley outpatient, 11711 E. Sprague Ave., (509) 927-1991.

Nar-Anon – For friends and families of drug addicts. Group meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 301 S. Freya St. Call Walt and Lois, (509) 489-6368, or visit www.naranon.org.

Tobacco Cessation Classes – Community Health Education and Resources Office is offering free tobacco cessation classes throughout Spokane. Call (509) 232-8138 or (509) 232-8139.

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

Parenting/Childbirth

Parent/Childbirth Education at Holy Family Hospital – Four-week class for expectant parents in last trimester. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Holy Family Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Cost: $75 per couple. For registration and information, call (509) 232-8138.

Free Developmental Screenings – For infants and toddlers under 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.

Get in Touch with Your Baby – Learn infant massage in the Peaceful Place at the Women’s Health Center of Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $80, and registration is required. For class times, call (509) 474-2400 or visit www.intouchwithyourbaby.com.

Infant and Developmental Massage Classes – Individual and group classes offered in the Spokane area, call Lori at (509) 466-8435.

Happiest Baby on the Block – Learn to calm your crying baby; two-hour class at the Sacred Heart Women’s Center, Peaceful Place, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $45, and registration is required. Call (509) 474-2400 for class times or more information, or visit www.intouchwithyourbaby.com.

La Leche League– The breast-feeding support group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd.; the second Friday at 10 a.m. at the Maternity Support Services Center, 235 E. Rowan Ave.; the second Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrum St.; the first Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Liberty Lake Water and Sewer Building, 22510 E. Mission Ave. Call (509) 534-3674 for more information.

Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour – Meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 8 p.m. or by appointment, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-BABY for more information or to make an appointment.

Parenting Children of Divorce – Meets the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month, 6-9 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. The class fulfills court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 for more information.

Parenting Classes – For single parents of children up to 1 year, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Alone Program. Call for times and dates. CAPA offices, 820 N. Summit Blvd., Suite 100. Free; for registration and more information, call (509) 325-7667.

Parent/Childbirth Education – Classes at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., are offered through Community Health Education and Resources and include: Baby Care Basics, Breast-feeding Basics, Prepared and Refresher Childbirth, Sibling Preparation, Infant/Child CPR, Children at Birth, Sensational Beginnings, Communicating with your Baby, and Infant Massage. For dates and times call Community Health Education Resources Office at (509) 232-8138.

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support – Meets Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. at Providence Cancer Center at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 325-8716 for information.

Breast Cancer Support – The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the Holy Family Hospital ER Conference Room, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call Kathy Jo Avery at (509) 448-5660 for more information.

Cancer and Community Charities – Meets the second Wednesday of each month, Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie Ave. For time and information call (208) 659-2064 or e-mail tjgallery@icehouse.net.

Cancer Support – The Providence Cancer Support Services group hosts a “telehealth” meeting for the education and support and cancer patients and their caregivers on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Medical Center Doctors Building Suite 120, 105 W. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 474-5490 for more information.

Cancer Support Group – Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, room six, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Cost is free. Call Beryl Anderson at (509) 474-5490 for more information.

Look Good… Feel Better – A program offered by the American Cancer Society to help women diagnosed with cancer learn how to apply cosmetics and choose wigs and other head wear. The group meets twice monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Bonnie Abernethy at (509) 455-3440, option 3.

Reiki Healing Arts – Cancer support for patients and caregivers. Meets the third Wednesday each month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Reiki Healing Arts, 1042 W. Mill Ave., Suite 103, Coeur d’Alene. Free. Call (208) 665-5862 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Serene Yoga For People Living With Cancer – For people living with breast cancer – currently in treatment, survivors, caregivers, family, and friends. Tuesdays, 7 p.m., The Mellow Monkey Yoga Studio, 9017 E. Euclid, Millwood. Free classes. Visit mellowmonkeyyoga.com or e-mail sereneyoga@comcast.net for more information.

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