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In brief: Boomer U Briefs: Fitness program offers classes

From Staff Reports

Retirees who want to increase their fitness, balance and flexibility are invited to attend Fit for Retirement classes or one-on-one training in the Spokane area.

These sessions are for people who want more than seated chair exercises. For more information and prices, go to or call (208) 659-1990.

New Alzheimer’s support group available in Kootenai County

There’s a new dinner support group in Kootenai County for caregivers and families of people with Alzheimer’s, dementia and any related disorder. The discussion group is hosted by the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and Guardian Angel Homes and facilitated by two registered nurses.

The free dinner is provided by Guardian Angel Homes. The group meets the second Thursday of each month at The Inn at Guardian Angel Homes, 1136 E Mullan Ave. in Post Falls.

For more information, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at (208) 666-2996.

Alzheimer’s Association hosts various support groups in region

Besides the dinner group, the Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter hosts numerous support groups in both Kootenai and Spokane counties for caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other related disorders including specific groups for early and middle-stage Alzheimer’s and dementia and younger-onset Alzheimer’s for people under age 65 recently diagnosed.

For information on Spokane County support groups, call (509) 473-3390.

For information on Kootenai County support groups, call (208) 666-2996.

People in both counties also can email To contact the Telephone Support Group, call (800) 272-3900.

Three-class series for early-stage Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers

The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter is taking reservations for a three-part education program for both newly diagnosed or early-stage people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners.

The classes are offered May 15, May 22 and May 29.

The two-hour classes are at the Post Falls Public Library, 821 N. Spokane St. from 10 a.m. to noon.

To register, call (208) 666-2996. Participants must commit to all three sessions.

Sinto spring craft fair includes spaghetti feed, pancake breakfast

The Sinto Senior Activity Center is having its Spring Craft Fair on Friday and Saturday.

The two-day fair includes vendors, socializing and food, including bake sale items, a spaghetti feed on Friday and a pancake breakfast Saturday.

For more information, call (509) 327-2861 or go to

The center is located at 1124 W. Sinto Ave.

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