After Physical Therapy: Now What? - Do you need help getting started exercising regularly after an injury or long period of inactivity? This beginning exercise class includes gentle cardiovascular movement, strength training, flexibility, stress reduction, and nutrition topics. Classes are held on Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., beginning Jan. 5. For more information, call (509) 294-2391 or email email@example.com. Wear comfortable clothes and exercise shoes. Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden St. $22. (509) 294-2391.
Healing Arts Open Forum - Free opportunity to discuss naturopathic health care. Jan. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Health Education Center, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-9730.
“Fed Up” and Discussion - Free screening of “Fed Up,” a documentary film about the food industry. Co-hosted with the Inland NW Food Network. Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.
New Year’s Day: Ring in the Year with Intention - This workshop is a ritual practice in which to reflect on the past year and welcome in a new year. In the three-hour session there will be yoga, pranayama and some writing time of your intentions and a strong flow practice. Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Harmony Yoga South, 1717 W. Sixth Ave. $40. (509) 747-4430.
Pre-Diabetes Class - In this two-part series you will gain the understanding you need to help delay or prevent the progression of pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes for yourself or a loved one. Support person can participate at no charge. To register and for information, visit http://wellness.inhs.org. Jan. 12 and Jan. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. $30. (509) 232-8145.
Nonsurgical Answer to Neck and Back Pain - Learn about the benefits of nonsurgical spinal decompression for neck and low back pain. The FDA approved treatment is critical in handling sciatica, herniated or bulging disc, degenerative disc disease.Call to reserve a spot. Jan. 13, noon, Natural Spine Solutions, 3913 N. Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 966-4425.
Type 2 Diabetes/Heart Disease Prevention Study - A Washington State University Spokane research study for adults at risk for type 2 diabetes and/or heart disease. Participants will come to a one-hour meeting once weekly on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. for three months. Start date is Jan. 13. For details, contact (509) 358-7676 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a WSU IRB approved research study and there is no cost to take part.
Free Exercise Classes for Breast Cancer Survivors - Recent breast cancer survivors may be eligible for 12 weeks of free exercise classes with pre- and post-testing as part of a Washington State University Spokane research study. They will receive their test results and free exercise/nutrition education afterward. For more information, call (509) 358-7676 or email email@example.com. WSU IRB approved research study.
Lunch and Learn: The Skinny on Body Fat - Learn the difference between essential and storage fat, the healthy percentage range of body fat depending on sex, age, and weight, and what happens to your body fat when you gain or lose weight. Also, discover the most effective ways to decrease body fat in a healthy way. For more information, visit http://wellness.inhs.org. Jan. 15, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Free; bring your lunch. (509) 232-8138.
Coping with Caregiver Stress - Dementia caregivers are more likely to experience high levels of emotional stress, depression, anxiety, impaired immune system response, health impairments, lost wages and depleted finances than non-caregivers. Learn the warning signs of caregiver stress and tips to reduce your stress. For details call (509) 473-3390. Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. Free. (509) 473-3390.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease - An education program by the Alzheimer’s Association. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. This program is free and open to the public. No reservations necessary. Certificates of attendance available for professionals for $10. Jan. 27, 2 p.m., Hayden Public Library, 8385 N. Government Way, Hayden. Free. (208) 666-2996.
Living with Alzheimer’s for Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s - Education program by the Alzheimer’s Association that provides answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. For more information or to register go to the Kroc Center Front Desk or online at https://www.krocsales.org/?site=cda. Feb. 10, 10 a.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (509) 473-3390.
Third Annual Dog People Blood Drive - The Inland Northwest Blood Center will have their bus parked in front of the clinic so that people can donate and the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank will be there to do initial blood typing and temperament testing on dogs. For your dog to be an eligible donor they must be more than 60 lbs., 1 to 6 years old, happy and healthy. Feb. 14, 1 p.m., Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic, 2829 E. 27th Ave. (509) 535-3551.
Know the 10 Signs Early Detection Matters - A workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 473-3390.
Conversations About Dementia: Tips to Help with Family Conversations - This workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about: going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans. Free, certificates of attendance available for professionals for $10. March 12, 6:30 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 473-3390.
Breast Cancer Support - The group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., in the Radiation Oncology Department Conference Room. Call (509) 474-5490 for 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, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 2. Free. Call (509) 474-5490 for more information.
Fitness Classes for Cancer Survivors - Phoenix Training will offer small classes or one-on-one training with a certified trainer and six-year cancer survivor who is also trained as a Livestrong coach. For class schedules, visit www.phoenix trainingofspokane.com or call (208) 659-1990.
Look Good … Feel Better - A program offered by the American Cancer Society to offer those diagnosed with cancer tips how to apply cosmetics and choose wigs and other head wear. The group meets twice monthly. Call the Cancer Resource Center at (509) 473-3170.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Inland Northwest Affiliate hosts a monthly meeting on the first Monday of each month. The meeting is held at 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave, Liberty Lake. Pancreatic cancer survivors, families, friends and supporters are invited to join us to hear more about PCAN, learn about upcoming activities, advocacy and awareness efforts and find out how you can help make an impact in the fight against pancreatic cancer locally. For details visit www.pancan.org.
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