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Zumba Class with Sandy - Boomers, beginners and others can work out with special attention given to protecting backs, hips, and knees. Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 Northwest Blvd. The fall session starts Sept. 16 and lasts five weeks, held Mondays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 and 5:45-6:45 p.m. Cost is $25/five classes; or $45/10 classes; $7/drop-in. To register and for information call (509) 270-0053 or email

Sweat, Flex and Stretch – Classes include light cardio, strength training, Pilates, yoga, and balance training to improve overall muscle tone and range of motion. Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 W. Northwest Blvd. The fall session will be held Sept. 24-Oct. 22, Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Cost is $25/five weeks. To register and for information call (509) 270-0053 or email

Thrive Beyond 65 - Marian Beaumier talks about discovering strategies for living the life you want and how to overcome the obstacles keeping you from fulfillment. Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Please RSVP by Sept. 25 at (509) 483-6495 or visit $20/person, includes lunch.


Strategies for Low Vision – A free seminar led by Joyce Goff, an occupational therapist. Wednesday, noon, 460 N. Garden Plaza, Post Falls. For more information call (509) 777-6700.

Chronic Resilience Seminar – A free seminar and book signing with Danea Horn, motivational speaker and author of “Chronic Resilience: 10 Sanity-Saving Strategies for Women Coping with the Stress of Illness.” Sept. 4, 5:30 p.m., Parkside Physical therapy, 201 W. North River Drive, Suite 510. For more information email or visit /events.

IBD Education Program – The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Northwest Chapter will present a free session and discussion on inflammatory bowel disease. Sept. 5, 6:30-8 p.m., Gonzaga University, Globe Room in Cataldo Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave. For more information or to register, contact or (877) 703-6900.

Bike MS - Sept. 14-15 The annual ride for the Inland Northwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise money to help end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. There will be two options for cyclists, the one-day, 84-mile ride or a two-day, 150-mile ride. This tour on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is fully equipped with rest stops every 12-15 miles, bike mechanics, medical support, catered meals and a Saturday night celebration. $50/registration and $200 in pledges. For more information or to register, visit or call (800) 344-4867.

Healing Hands for Arthritis Day – Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation will host a one-day event to raise awareness and funds to fight arthritis. On Sept. 18, $10 from every one-hour massage or facial will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation. Massage Envy, 920 E. Hoerner Ave., Suite 100. For more information call (509) 465-3689.

Understanding Depression and SAD - Sept. 20. This free workshop, presented by Ed Hinson, will explore depression and the roles the body and the brain play. Seasonal affective disorder will also be discussed. St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495 or visit

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat – Sept. 20. Get ready for a weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology and much more. The facilitator is Sister Patricia Novak. The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495 or visit $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total, fee assistance is available.

Simplify Life, Magnify Living: Bike Riding as a Contemplative Practice – Sept. 28. This retreat day offers a contemplative outlook to bike riding. There will be time for prayer, reflection, a bike ride and sharing with others about the meditative side of cycling. Facilitated by Sister Patricia Novak. Registration is required by Sept. 23. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495 or visit $25.

Healthy Living Workshops - A program designed to help those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis and high blood pressure gain self-confidence in the ability to control how the condition affects their lives. Presented by the Community Health Association of Spokane. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 444-8200 or The group meets one day per week. Current and upcoming sessions include: Mondays, Sept. 9-Oct. 24, 1:30-4 p.m., Denny Murphy Clinic, 1001 W. Second Ave.; Thursdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 17, 9-11:30 a.m., Center Place, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley.

Early-Stage Alzheimer’s - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will start a support group in Post Falls for those with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their care partners. This 10-week session will be held Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m., through Sept. 23. For more information and to register, call P.J. Christo at (208) 666-2996.

Exercise for Adults – The Community Colleges of Spokane Institute of Extended Learning presents a variety of classes to keep people active this summer. Classes include stretch and flex, tai chi, T-Tapp, aqua Zumba, and ballet. For more information, please call (509) 279-6027 or email To view the list of classes and/or to register, visit

Other programs

Free Fitness and Balance Classes for Seniors – “Fit and Fall Proof” series is aimed to help older people achieve and maintain functional fitness skills to support independent, active lifestyles. Held Fridays at noon at Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 666-3199 to register and for more information.

Free Total Joint Replacement Classes – Classes highlight the process of receiving a new joint, including what to expect before and after surgery, and feature a presentation to answer questions about the rehabilitation of a new joint. Open to anyone interested in or having a joint replacement. All participants will receive a complimentary Total Joint Replacement Guidebook. Held monthly at 1590 E. Polston Ave., Post Falls (directly across from Northwest Specialty Hospital). Call (208) 777-4242 to make an appointment and for more information.

Goddess Arts Academy Pole Fitness, Pole Dancing, Aerial Arts and Acrobatics Classes – Classes for men, women and youth of all ages and levels. Drop ins are welcome. Pole Fit Basics – Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of pole dance for fitness. Black Light Ladies Night – Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Cardio-intensive dance style workout under black lights. Ladies only. Trixter – Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Class with a focus on pole tricks and transitions. Intro Pole Class – Held on Thursdays, 6-6:30 p.m. For new students. Open Pole and Aerial Practice – Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Combines warm up and cool down exercises with time for personal practice. Pole-Fit Basics – Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. All levels welcome. Aerial Arts Basics – Saturdays, noon. Get fit with aerial yoga, dance and acrobatics moves. All ages and levels welcome. Drop ins are $20 per class. Held at 5025 N. Market St. Call (509) 868-2168 to register and for more information.

Gold’s Gym Events Zumba: A combination of Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves that create a great workout in a fun atmosphere. Held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. Senior Fitness: Age appropriate class designed to improve balance and stability, cardiovascular health and strength. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Classes are held at 2921 E. 57th Ave. Call (509) 448-5800 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.

Hearing Loss Association – Spokane Chapter - Group provides support, education, advocacy, and camaraderie to people with a hearing loss. Each meeting features a speaker system, real-time captioning, and a room loop to make easy communication possible for all present. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Meetings are free. Call (509) 893-1472 or email for more information.

Latin Fitness Classes – Basic dance and aerobic moves set to Latin and pop music. Offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., in the Community Enrichment Center, 110 S. Main St., Colfax. Cost is $7 per session or $35 per month (first class is free). All sizes and shapes are welcome. Call (509) 432-4906 for more information and to register.

Mastering the Social World – Social skills groups for children and adolescents who may struggle with understanding how to socially engage with others. Six-week class for youth ages 6-11 is held Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m., and covers topics such as: social rules of interactions; being part of a social group; theory of mind; how to go from casual to lifelong friendships; how to read the language of peers; going with the flow and being flexible; and decision-making. Cost is $240. Six-week class for youth ages 12-18 is held Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 1-2:30 p.m., and covers topics such as: social boundaries; knowing others perspective; and self-advocacy. Cost is $240. Call (800) 355-7155 or (509) 328-2740, email, or visit for more information.

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.