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Health Bulletin for June 2-9 – Free Dental Day, Stache Dash, Riverfront Moves and ‘GriefShare’

UPDATED: Wed., June 1, 2022

Dental assistant Marissa Klemmer checks patient Tori Dalebout’s temperature at Dr. Ashley Ulmer’s dentist office on June 22, 2020.  (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review)
Dental assistant Marissa Klemmer checks patient Tori Dalebout’s temperature at Dr. Ashley Ulmer’s dentist office on June 22, 2020. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review)

This week

Facility Use – Pool and Track – Public access to SCC’s indoor track, locker rooms, basketball courts and the swimming pool. Does not include use of the fitness center or weight room. For more information, visit campusce.net/spokane/course/course.aspx?c=979. Through June 17, Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. $30.

Fast Fitness/Weight Room – Community members can work out in the fitness center and weight room at SFCC and or/SCC for the current quarter and SCC swimming pool during scheduled open swim times. Through June 17, Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. $90.

Body Conditioning – Class designed to provide strength-training programs to help participants to gain fat-burning and metabolism-boosting benefits. For more information, visit: campusce.net/spokane/course/course.aspx?c=977. Through June 8, 6 a.m. Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. $60.

“GriefShare” Support Group – A new “GriefShare” support group at the Vine Church in Hayden. If you’ve lost a loved one, this group will be a blessing for you on your grief journey. To reserve a spot, contact Pastor Schultz at (208) 449-2080 or email pastor@thevineidaho.org. Thursdays through Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m. The Vine Church, 9407 N. Government Way, Hayden. Free.

Low Impact Aerobics – An ongoing class for seniors. Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 926-5407.

Optimizing and Sustaining Telehealth Operations in Rural Communities – Virtual event to help participants identify HHS/HRSA, regional, state and local resources and funding for health in rural communities. Learn about practical tools oh how to maintain and enhance telehealth structures in their organizations. Register at bit.ly/3sRz4GX. Thursday, 11 a.m. Presented by Health Resources and Services Administration. Free.

Riverfront Moves – Join Core4Collective for powerful movement classes that provide all-over sculpting and body-renewing benefits. Thursday and Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. Pavilion at Riverfront, 574 N. Howard St. Free. (888) 929-7849.

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body – Learn about research in 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. Friday, 9:30 a.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-2315.

Free Dental Day – Smile Source Spokane is hosting its annual free dental day with multiple dental providers offering services at no charge to help those in need. Saturday, 8 a.m. 1215 N. McDonald Road, Spokane Valley. Free.

Stache Dash – the fourth annual Stache Dash is an event to benefit children with special needs. Saturday, 8:45 a.m.-noon. Plantes Ferry Sports Complex, 12308 E. Upriver Drive, Spokane Valley. $25-$40.

Smart Driver Virtual Course – A refresher course on driving with topics covering safe driving strategies, the effects of medication while driving, preventative measures to reduce driver distractions, state-specific rules and regulations and more. Taught by a live instructor. Register at bit.ly/3leaMCB. Tuesday, 10 a.m. Presented by AARP. Free.

Parenting/childbirth

Deaconess Classes – Deaconess Hospital offers virtual classes for new parents, including Preparing for Childbirth, Life With Baby, Daddy 101 Breastfeeding and more. Visit multicare.org/classes-events for details. MultiCare Deaconess Hospital, 800 W. Fifth Ave. Free. (509) 473-BABY.

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers – Provided by Spokane Regional Health District. Services and screenings are available for children ages 3 and younger suspected to have developmental delays, disabilities or special needs. Early intervention service providers evaluate functional areas such as cognitive, motor, social-emotional, speech and language, vision and hearing. Learn more at srhd.org/programs-and-services/infant-toddler-network or call (509) 324-1651.

Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour – In-person tours have been canceled until further notice. To take a virtual tour, visit providence.org/locations/wa/holy-family-hospital/family-maternity-center. (509) 482-0111.

La Leche League – The breastfeeding support group has suspended in-person meetings until further notice, but volunteers are available to answer questions. Visit lllwa.org/groups/la-leche-league-spokane for volunteer contact information or facebook.com/spokanelll for current events and meeting updates, or call (509) 761-9181.

MultiCare Breastfeeding Support Services – Lactation consultants are available by appointment in-person or virtually. Valley Hospital appointments are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call (509) 473-5706 to schedule. Deaconess Hospital appointments are available Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (509) 473-7056 to schedule. Deaconess Hospital also offers a free, walk-in clinic (including pre- and post-feeding baby weigh-ins), Thursdays 10 a.m.-noon. Visit multicare.org/services-and-departments/pregnancy/womens-care-pregnancy-after/womens-care-pregnancy-breastfeeding to learn more.

New Moms Groups – Available for mothers of infants younger than 1, as well as mothers of toddlers ages 1 and older, providing friendship, playtime and good conversation. Both groups are free, open to all and don’t require registration. Every other Friday, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Visit nurturespokane.com for details and class dates. Nurture Lactation Spokane, 2607 S. Southeast Blvd., Suite B150.

Cancer support

Providence Health Support Groups – Meeting virtually and in-person. General Cancer Support Group: for patients, caregivers or family members impacted by cancer. Gynecological Cancer Support Group: for women battling or in recovery from gynecological cancers. Meeting virtually and in-person. For more information, call (509) 474-5490.

Look Good … Feel Better – A program offered by the American Cancer Society to help women diagnosed with cancer learn how to apply cosmetics and choose wigs and other head wear. Virtual workshops are available at lookgoodfeelbetter.org/programs.

Chiropractic care

Free Scoliosis Screening – The progression of scoliosis can be slowed or stopped and reversed in most cases without surgery. Use this opportunity to have your child evaluated. Call Mark Guthrie at (509) 327-8188.

Half Hour to Health – Learn how to improve your nutrition, decrease your toxic exposure and intake, how the nervous system plays a role in your health and how chiropractic can improve your quality of life. Held each Monday at 6 p.m. Clear Chiropractic, 2503 E. 27th Ave. Free. (509) 315-8166.

Ongoing

Arc of Spokane – Various programs offered to promote independence and enhanced quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Various programs are available for community activities, family support, advocacy, training, teen and young adults and more. Learn more at arc-spokane.org or call (509) 328-6326.

Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups – Available in-person and via Zoom. Deer Park: second Wednesday of each month, 1-2:30 p.m. Contact Paul J. Dionne at (509) 290-1816; Spokane North: second and fourth Mondays of each month, 1-2:30 p.m. Contact Paul Dionne at (509) 290-1816; Spokane Downtown: third Tuesday of each month, 1:30-3 p.m. Contact Joel Loiacono at (509) 321-4581. For more information, visit alzwa.org. To register, call (800) 272-3900.

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, cehn.org or call (202) 543-4033, email at cehn@cehn.org.

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – Lose weight in a fast and healthy way with a doctor-approved food plan. Meets on Zoom on Saturdays from 9-10 a.m. and Mondays from 7-8 p.m. Kootenai Health Resource, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free. Call (208) 818-4242 or email debraraeth7@gmail.com for meeting information and Zoom access.

CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes – Offered by the American Red Cross. Visit redcross.org for class schedules. Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Cost is $35-$55, call (509) 326-3330 ext. 216. Online and in-person classes available.

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 or (509) 232-8138 for class times, dates and locations.

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 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 my.spokanecity.org/recreation or call (509) 625-6200 to register or for more information. Virtual classes available.

Food Addicts Anonymous – A support group for those addicted to eating. All who experience an overeating addiction are welcome. Meets virtually via Zoom Mondays at 7 p.m. Participants can join via video conference or by calling in. Ask for Sue Everson at (509) 328-0702 for 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.

Heritage Health – Nonprofit health center in Coeur d’Alene provides 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 myheritagehealth.org.

Grief Support Group – Offered by Hospice of North Idaho the second Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. For more information, visit hospiceofnorthidaho.org/news. Masks are required. Shoshone Medical Center, 25 Jacobs Gulch, Kellogg.

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

Ostomy Support Group – Meetings are on Zoom until further notice. First Tuesdays, January through November, 6:30-8 p.m. Visit inlandnwostomy.org for details.

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 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. Providence ElderPlace, 6018 N. Astor St. (509) 482-2475.

Speech, Language and Hearing Screenings – Resources for evaluating speech and hearing for children and adults. Appointments required. Learn more at medicine.wsu.edu/university-hearing-and-speech-clinic. WSU Spokane, Health Sciences Building, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd. 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 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Millwood Community Presbyterian, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, Millwood. 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.

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 wa-al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous – For 24-hour information and support, call (509) 624-1442. Visit aaspokane.org for meeting schedules and 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. All classes held virtually until further notice. Providence Health Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Ave. (509) 473-6007.

Nicotine Anonymous – A support group for those trying to live without smoking, vaping or chewing. Meets Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. All meetings are virtual until further notice. Visit nicotine-anonymous.org/video-conference-meetings for meeting log-in information or call (509) 220-6371 for assistance.

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