Medicine for the Mind: Western Buddhist monk Gen Khedrub offers classes on simple but effective meditation practices and advice to improve your life by improving your mind. Events take place 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 9 and June 6 at Firewheel Books and Beans, 2820 Oakes Ave., Everett. Cost is $10, or $5 for seniors or students. For more information contact: Kadampa Meditation Center Washington, 206-526-9565, nkt-kmc-washington.org/courses/everett-3-part-series/, or email info@MeditateInSeattle.org.
Providence Regional Cancer Partnership: 1717 13th St., Everett. Call 425-297-5500 or see www.cancerpartnership.org for more information: Click on "Support Services," then, on the right side of the page, click on "Classes" or "Support Groups."
• Classes include weight loss, art therapy, cancer and sleep, gentle yoga, mindfulness-based stress reduction, nutrition, weight loss and "Look Good, Feel Better" for women with cancer.
• Support groups are offered for caregivers, survivors and people diagnosed with breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and stage IV cancer.
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett: Colby campus, 1321 Colby Ave.; Pacific campus, 916 Pacific Ave.; Pavilion for Women and Children, 900 Pacific Ave. Call 425-304-6000 to learn more about classes or see www.providence.org: Click on Everett, then "Health Information & Classes."
• Classes include heart health, smoking cessation, hip and knee pain, CPR and first aid, blood pressure, baby-sitting, pregnancy and childbirth preparation, cesarean birth, infant care, sibling preparation, new dads, car-seat safety and Systematic Training for Effective Parenting.
• Support groups are offered for new mothers, and people dealing with cancer, sleep apnea, lung disease, heart disease and stroke, caregiver stress and bereavement, including separate grief groups.
Skagit Valley Hospital and regional clinics: Call 360-814-2424 to sign up for classes or see www.skagitvalleyhospital.org/events.
• Classes include doctor presentations, diabetes, AARP driver safety, predialysis education, pulmonary rehabilitation, joint replacement, childbirth preparation, breast feeding and newborn care, and car seat safety.
• Support groups are offered for children of cancer patients and people dealing with heart problems, bereavement and ostomy, and "Look Good, Feel Better" for women dealing with skin and hair changes associated with cancer.
• Health screenings, offered for free or low cost, include heart and vascular, stroke and aneurysm, skin cancer, bone density, cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, heart health and vitamin D.
Safe Harbor Free Clinic: 9631 269th St. NW, Stanwood, near the corner of 271st Street and 97th Avenue; 425-870-7384 or 888-550-6277. See www.safeharborfreeclinic.org for driving directions. This clinic serves uninsured and underinsured clients from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday nights on a first come, first served basis, including chronic and basic acute illnesses, baby and well-child checks, childhood immunizations and referrals to services in Snohomish and Skagit counties. Safe Harbor is operated out of the Skagit Regional Clinic of Stanwood, but is not affiliated with it.
Swedish Edmonds: 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. Call 206-386-2502 to sign up for classes or see www.swedish.org: Click on "Classes & Resources," then "Health Classes."
• Class topics include fall prevention, diabetes prevention, weight loss, nutrition, stroke prevention, baby-sitting, cholesterol, blood pressure, chronic pain, AARP driver safety, growing up male for tweens, growing up female for tweens, joint replacement, sibling preparation, CPR and first aid.
• Support groups are offered for new mothers, caregivers and people struggling with grief, and a separate group for couples who have lost infant children.
Valley General Hospital: 14701 179th Ave. SE, Monroe; 360-794-1411. See www.valleygeneral.com and click on "Classes & Events."
• Class topics include childbirth preparation, car seat safety, CPR, first aid, baby-sitting, prediabetes, mental health, fitness and AARP driver safety.
• Support groups are offered for people coping with diabetes and cancer, including patients, caregivers, family members and friends, and "Look Good, Feel Better" for women dealing with skin and hair changes associated with cancer.
Free mammograms: By appointment for the uninsured or underinsured, Citrine Health, 2817 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-259-9899; www.citrinehealth.org.
YWCA Pathways to Work: Free daytime workshops for people reentering the workforce in Everett, Lynnwood, Monroe and Stanwood. Weekly classes, which are three hours long, include how to set goals, build self-esteem, translate life experiences into marketable skills, create great resumes, practice interviewing skills and learn where to get training and find work. Call 425-258-2766, ext. 226 or write Brenda Patrykus at email@example.com to register. Space is limited.
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