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Hip and Knee Pain Seminar - Are you living with hip or knee pain? Learn which treatment might be right for you including MAKO, a minimally invasive partial knee resurfacing, or total hip replacement option. Presented by Arnold Peterson, MD, and Joshua Drumm, DO, Providence Orthopedics. Reserve your seat at phc.org. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Providence Holy Family Education Center, 5633 North Lidgerwood Street, Spokane, Washington Free. (509) 474.3081.

This week

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body - For centuries, we‘ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Free and open to the public. Reservations preferred but not necessary. Tuesday, 10 a.m. Northeast Community Center , 4001 N Cook St Free. (208) 666-2996.

Introduction to Passage Meditation - The format will be video instruction and discussion followed by half an hour of meditation. Buying the book “Passage Meditation” is recommended but not necessary. Find out more about Passage Mediation at www.easwaran.org. For more information on the workshops, contact Mary Naber at (509) 328-3829 or email peacenik_49@msn.com. Tuesdays through January, 6-7:30 p.m. Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Free; donations accepted. (509) 534-7954.

Upcoming

Putting Hope Within Reach - Join Phil Robertson, star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” to put hope within reach for every addict within the Pacific Northwest Centers region with a fundraiser. Join together with others who are making a difference in the vast need for recovery services for the over 23 million addicted Americans, many of them from our region. Feb. 3, 7 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $75-$100. 1-800-325-SEAT.

Darwin on the Palouse: The Science of GMOs and Vaccines - Darwin on the Palouse, a local Darwin Day celebration and annual event to celebrate humanity, science and rational thought. Take a look at the science of GMOs and vaccines with Dr. Kevin Folta and Dr. Cheryl Miller. Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. 1912 Center, 412 Third St., Moscow Free. (208) 669-2249.

Effective Communications Strategies for Dementia Caregivers - Did you know that staying socially active and keeping your mind engaged can benefit your mood and memory? In this four-week program, participants learn: How to cope and live with having early memory loss; strategies to stay involved in enjoyable activities; and how to talk about memory loss with friends and family. Feb. 16, 2-4 p.m. Brighton Court Assisted Living Community, 1308 N. Vercler Road, Spokane Valley Free. 509.456.0456.

Ongoing

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline - In Spokane, call (509) 473-3390 or 24-hour help line, (800) 272-3900. Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Amputee Support Group - Support for people with amputations and their family and friends. Meets the third Tuesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit www.stlukesrehab.org or call (509) 473-6681 for more information.

Breast and Cervical Health Program - Provides eligible women with free health exams and mammograms sponsored by Spokane Regional Health District. Call (509) 324-1553 or (888) 461-8876.

Children’s Environmental Health Network - Website offers information on organizations active in various fields, sources of data on child health and environmental hazards and more, www.cehn.org or call (202) 543-4033, email at cehn@cehn.org.

Corbin Senior Activity Center Senior Services - Classes and groups for mental, emotional and physical health. The center also offers events, tours and meeting space. Call (509) 327-1584 or visit www.corbinseniorcenter.org for listings.

CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes - Offered by the American Red Cross. Check the Web site for class schedules. Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Cost is $35-$55, call (509) 326-3330 ext. 216, or visit www.spokaneredcross.org.

Depression Screenings - Offered to adults by Eastman Consulting Services, 607 S. Government Way, Spokane. Free. Call (509) 456-2190.

Diabetes Education - Community Health Education and Resources offers group or individual instruction on diabetes self-management. Course is for clients and their families who are new to diabetes. Call (509) 232-8145 for class times, dates and locations.

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. Please register in advance.

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 rick@thesafetycenter.us, or visit www.thesafetycenter.us.

Fit for Retirement - Phoenix Training will offer small classes or one-on-one training for those of retirement age who want more than seated chair exercises. For a full list of class schedules, visit www.phoenixtrainingofspokane.com or call (208) 659-1990.

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 www.spokaneparks.org or call (509) 625-6200 to register or for more information.

Health for All - This community-based health care 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 Nexus Inland Northwest, auditorium, 1206 N. Howard St. Meetings are free. Call (509) 328-9220 or email hlaspokane@gmail.com for more information.

Heritage Health - Is a nonprofit health center in Coeur d’Alene providing medical, mental and behavioral health and dental services to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Center at (208) 620-5250 or visit www.myheritagehealth.org.

INHS Community Wellness – Offers health coaching, health screenings and a variety of classes such as: Babysitting Basics, Pre-Diabetes, Living Well with Diabetes and more. For a full list of classes and events, visit http://wellness.inhs.org or call (509) 232-8145.

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, making and maintaining friends, and maneuvering within the cultural norms of society. 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 services@imaginebehavior.com, or visit www.imaginebehavior.com for more information.

A Mindful Life - Explore meditation and mindfulness, and move towards greater health and balance in your life. Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., Deer Park Senior Center, 206 W. First St., Deer Park. Free; donations are appreciated. (509) 258-7361.

Nicotine Anonymous - Twelve-step support group offering our experience to those who want to quit smoking. Meets Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m., at Partners (formerly Spokane Valley Community Center), 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 474-1845 for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous - Is food a problem for you? Do you binge eat for no apparent reason? Is food affecting your life? Free support group, no fees, no weigh-ins, no diets. Call (509) 328-9972 or visit www.oa.org for more information.

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. Programs are held Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 6018 N. Astor St. Call (509) 482-2475.

Road to Recovery – Volunteers are needed for the American Cancer Society’s service program which provides cancer patients rides to and from chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Driving schedules are flexible. For more information contact Hugh Severs at (509) 242-8304 or hugh.severs@cancer.org.

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.

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 7:45-8:30 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.

Therapeutic Recreation for Disabled Adults - 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, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Arc Valley Community Center, 10814 E. Broadway. Call (509) 325-5451 or visit www.arc-spokane.org 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/Zumba Toning Class - Held Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., and Saturday classes are at 9 a.m., Labor Day though Memorial Day and at 8 a.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Classes at Millwood Community Church, 3223 N Marguerite Road. Cost is $3 per class. Contact Kelli Maidhoff at (509) 434-8330 or kj6227@comcast.net or Lyra Maidhoff at (509) 981-7786 or lyram@comcast.net for more information.

Drug and alcohol

Al-Anon - For family and friends with the disease of Alcoholism. For 24-hour information and support, call (509) 456-2125 or (888) 425-2666 or visit www.wa-al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous - For 24-hour information and support, call (509) 624-1442. Visit www.aaspokane.org for meeting schedules and for more information.

Quit and Win Tobacco Program - Free program offers classes two times a month, flexible quit dates, chances to win prizes at each class once you quit and support to help you quit and stay quit. Held at Providence Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. (509) 232-8138.

Tobacco Cessation Classes - Free for Group Health members. For a list of dates and times, call 1-800-462-5327 or visit www.ghc.org.

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