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Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will present this workshop. Wednesday, 2-4 p.m., Deaconess Health and Education Center, Classroom 268, 910 W. Fifth Ave. For more information, call (509) 473-3390. Free; no reservations required.

Aerial Silk for Women Over 50 - Introduction to basic silk language, silk holds and climbing. Students will also work on upper body and core strength. Classes 6:30 p.m. Sundays, starting Sunday. Spokane Aerial, 5503 E. Broadway Ave., Suite 1. For more information, visit or call (509) 435-1576. $35/for six-week session.

Zumba with Sandy - Boomers, beginners and others can work out with special attention given to protecting backs, hips, and knees. The six-week session runs Monday-April 3. Classes are Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-6:45 p.m.; Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 Northwest Blvd. Cost is $30/any six classes; $54/any 12 classes. To register or for information, call (509) 270-0053 or email

Nutrition for Type 2 Diabetes - Students in the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Program at Washington State University will offer several free interactive classes on developing healthy eating habits. The classes will be offered at the Spokane campus on Feb. 19, March 3, 12 and 31, and April 16 from 10-11:50 a.m. For more information call (509) 368-6710; email; or visit the website currentstudents/nepclinic.html.

“Beat the Heart Attack Gene” - Reading, discussion and signing of the book by . Amy Doneen and Dr. Bradley Bale, co-founders of the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center in Spokane. Their book covers preventing heart disease based on genetic factors. Feb. 20, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. For more information call (509) 838-0206. Free.

Movin’ and Groovin’ Fair – The health fair will include screenings, massages, informational booths, raffles and an affordable lunch. March 8, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. For more information, visit or call (509) 327-1584. Free admission.


Pre-Diabetes Class - A two-part class designed for those at risk for, or diagnosed with, pre-diabetes. Insurance does not cover the cost of this course; participants must pay in full. Monday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Spokane at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245; or at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Wash. $30. To register and for information, visit

90 for Life Tour - Dr. Joel Wallach, author of “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie,” will present two free seminars on maintaining your health. Monday, 7 p.m., 702 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene; and Feb. 18, 7 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Reservations are requested. For more information or reservations, visit or email

Chair Massage - Make an appointment for a 15-minute session at Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-1p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. $20.

Safety Fest - Feb. 18-20. North Idaho College will offer several classes for construction and general industry companies to receive free safety training for their employees at the NIC Workforce Training Center, 525 Clearwater Loop, Post Falls. Classes include: fall protection, confined space training, CPR/first aid, excavation, distracted driving and more. For more information or to register, visit or call (208) 769-7732.

Health Insurance Information - The Spokane County Library District will host sessions to help you learn about health insurance for individuals and small businesses. Feb. 19 at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; and March 19 at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. All sessions are 6-8 p.m. Visit or call (509) 893-8200 for more information.

Lunch and Learn: Heart Health - Learn how to keep your heart healthy, including decreasing bad cholesterol and what to do in a cardiac emergency. Feb. 20, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Visit for more information. Free; bring your lunch.

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat - Feb. 21-23. A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentations, meals and more with others who have been or are on the same journey. The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit for more information and to register. $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total, fee assistance is available.

Babysitting Basics - This course prepares youths ages 10-15 to be successful babysitters. Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, Providence Auditorium,20 W. Ninth Ave. $40. Register at

Depression Recovery Seminar - Through March 27. An eight-week seminar based on the community program developed by Dr. Neil Nedley. Meetings will be Thursday evenings at 6 p.m., Ione Seventh-day Adventist Church, 707 Houghton St., Ione, Wash. For more information call (509) 446-2000. $25/workbook for the seminar; purchase not mandatory.

Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions – Spokane Public Library will offer a six-session workshop for individuals with one or more chronic conditions. The workshops will be once a week at the Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave., and South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. For more information or to enroll, call (509) 434-0402 or email Free.

Diabetes Research – The Washington State University College of Pharmacy in Spokane is looking for volunteers with type 1 or type 2 diabetes or peripheral vascular disease for clinical research trials. Volunteers will be seen at the campus clinic, receive study-related medical care, education and access to medications. For more information, call (855) 228-0832 or (509) 358-7733.

BEMER Symposium – Spokane BEMER Partners will host a free symposium on BEMER Physical Vascular Technology. Learn about this new medical technology which increases blood flow and oxygen utilization. March 1, 3-6:30 p.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, Skyline Room, 303 W. North River Drive. For more information and reservations call (509) 701-1940.

Other programs

Providence Adult Day Health - Offers 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. Held at 6018 N. Astor St. Call (509) 482-2475.

Qi Gong Classes - Increase your flexibility, balance, and reduce pain by tapping into the vibrant energy within. Tuesdays, 1 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m., Peak Health and Wellness Center, 940 Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $8/per class. For more information call (208) 691-9736.

Quit for Good: A Tobacco Cessation Program - Quit smoking for good in this four-week program. For attending four sessions, participants will receive a $25 gift card and a free quit kit. A new series begins the first Wednesday of every month; 6-7 p.m. Holy Family Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 4. Register at

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) 828-1323.

Spokane Concentration Meditation Group - Buddhist meditation group meeting the first Sunday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, at Community Meditation Room, 35 W. Main Ave. Beginners welcome. Call (509) 263-7213, email, or visit Concentration-Meditation- Group for more information.

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

Striders - A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays, September through May, from 8-9 a.m. at the Spokane Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place. Led by certified instructors, the classes emphasize strength, stretching, and balance. Miles walked individually are records and awards are presented at five awards meetings each year which feature health-related speakers. Cost is $15 per year and $2 for each exercise class attended. For more information, call Carol at (509) 926-1697 or Judy at (509) 892-1293.

Survival Fitness Boot Camp - Group fitness training for men and women. Held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ponderosa Elementary, 3483 E. Ponderosa Blvd., Post Falls. Free two-week trials offered. Call (909) 730-2367 or email john.caylor@survivalfitness for more information.

Tai Chi Classes - Certified instructors Bob and Cindy Petet will offer basic tai chi and qigong classes at a variety of times and locations. For more information or to register, call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 499-0683. You can also email

Teen Diabetes Advocate Meeting - Free program sponsored by the American Diabetes Association for teens ages 12 to 18. Meets monthly, at the ADA office, 801 W. Fifth Ave., No. 319. For information, call Ted Duncan at (509) 263-6281 or by email at

Therapeutic Recreation for Disabled Adults - Center Pointe, through United Way, provides recreational, educational and social activities for people with disabilities. Wide variety of classes offered includes: ceramics, computers, math, reading, art, wood shop and stitchery. All participants are given the opportunity to learn, achieve and grow in a barrier-free environment. Open Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. Call (509) 325-5451 or visit for more information.

Women in Anger Classes - Course covers how to express anger constructively versus destructively, how to examine anger and its impact on one’s life, and how to deal with angry outbursts, strained relationships and personal frustration. Held Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $100 for three-class course, scholarships available for qualified participants. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit for more information.

Women’s Self-Defense Classes - Learn practical and applicable defense methods that you could confidently use in an emergency. Held the third Saturday of each month, 1 p.m., at 101 N. Argonne Road, Suite B, Spokane Valley. Cost is $10 per class. Call (509) 891-9821, visit, or email for more information.

Zumba Classes - Zumba Fitness classes for ladies held Tuesdays and Thursday, 5:45-6:45 p.m. at the Moran Prairie Grange Hall, 6106 S. Palouse Highway. Move to Latin-inspired music and discover the Zumba phenomenon. No experience needed. Cost is $8 per drop-in; discount for series. Call (509) 448-4265 for more information.

Zumba Classes - The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center is offering Zumba classes every Monday, 6-7 p.m., at 405 William St., Post Falls. Cost is $7 per class or $28 per month. Call (208) 457-8950, email, or visit for more information.

Zumba Gold Class - Class is ideal for those who need modifications in regular Zumba to make it work for them. Some moves are done at half-tempo and some moves can be done in chairs. Held Mondays, 10:30-11:15 a.m., at the Good Samaritan Society Spokane Valley Community Center, 17121 E. Eighth Ave., Spokane Valley, and Thursdays, 10:15-11 a.m., at Spokane Valley Baptist Church, 1222 S. McDonald Road, Spokane Valley. Cost is $3 per class. Contact Kelli Maidhoff at (509) 434-8330 or or Lyra Maidhoff at (509) 981-7786 or 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.

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