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Free Immunizations – The Group Health Foundation, in partnership with Spokane Regional Health District, Providence Health & Services and the Washington State University College of Nursing, will provide pertussis Tdap vaccines for adults and DTaP vaccines for children without access to affordable health care. Bring immunization records. Thursday, 9 a.m., 12824 W. 12th Ave., Bldg. C, Airway Heights; Saturday, 9 a.m., 421 S. Division St.; Oct. 12, 9 a.m., 551 E. Hawthorne Road. Visit for more information.

Conflict-Free Communication – An introduction to an eight-week class series on communicating effectively and nonviolently presented by Bret Stein. Monday, 6-9 p.m., Lutheran Community Services Building, 210 W. Sprague Ave. The introduction is free, the class series is $25/person; $40/per couple or family. For more information, call (509) 343-5004 or email

Free Rein Volunteer – Free Rein, a nonprofit organization which provides therapeutic horse riding for children and adults, will be holding a volunteer training for their fall session. Oct. 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Westar Ranch, 8118 S. Ramona Road. For more information call (509) 979-1468 or visit

Hearing Health Seminar – Learn about advanced treatment options for hearing loss from local surgeons and audiologists. Oct. 12, 10 a.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. For more information visit or call (877) 432-7844. Free.

BEMER Symposium – Bettina Torres, CEO and founder of Regeneration Point, will host a free symposium on BEMER Vascular Technology. Learn about this new medical technology which increases blood flow and oxygen utilization. There will also be a raffle with benefits going to Free Rein. Oct. 19, 1-5 p.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. For more information and reservations call (509) 703-0539 or email

Beginner’s Passage Meditation – Five-week meditation series, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 22 through Nov. 19. The workshop is based on the book, “Passage Mediation,” by Sri Easwaran, which may be purchased at local bookstores or Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. For more information call (509) 534-7954. Free, donation suggested.


Thrive Beyond 65 – Marian Beaumier talks about strategies for living the life you want and how to overcome the obstacles keeping you from fulfillment. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Reservations are required. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit $20/person, includes lunch.

Cancer Killers Seminar – Brian Wickstrom from River City Chiropractic will present a seminar on how to increase your body’s ability to battle cancer cells. Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m., Centerplace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. To register or for more information call (509) 241-3088 or email $25/person; $40/family.

Other programs

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.

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. Courses cover assessment of airway, breathing, and circulation techniques, as well as the use of protective barriers. “Hands On” CPR exercises are included. Prices range from $35-$55 and include a training manual. Two-year certification cards are issued. Registration is required. For more information, location and times, call Rick Bennett at (509) 979-0849, email, or visit

Fitness Classes Offered by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Classes include: Zumba fitness/strength training combo, Zumba fitness, body blast, body fit, abs core xpress, and sweat, flex and stretch. Held at various times and locations. Visit or call (509) 625-6200 to register or for more information.

Free Assistance from a Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor A representative from Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor visits a number of Whitman County Library branch locations each month assisting residents with their Medicare and insurance questions. SHIBA volunteers provide information and counseling to individuals about health insurance and health care access, focusing on Medicare issues along with other health insurance related issues. Marie Fowler will be at the St. John Library, 1 E. Front St., St. John, Wash., the second Monday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon; the Endicott Library, 324 E. St., Endicott, Wash., the second Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.m.; the Oakesdale Library, 101 S. First St., Oakesdale, Wash., the second Wednesday of each month, from 11 a.m.-noon; the Lamont Town Hall, 2502 Lamont Road, Lamont, Wash., the second Wednesday of each month, 4-5 p.m.; the Lacrosse Library, 107 S. Main St., Lacrosse, Wash., the third Monday of each month, 1-2 p.m., and the Malden Library, 11 N.W. Ash, the third Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon. Call (509) 458-2509 for more information.

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 youths 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 EventsZumba: 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.

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, through 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.

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.