Health calendar

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2011 12:01am
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Free mammograms: By appointment for the uninsured or underinsured, Citrine Health, 2817 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-259-9899;

HIV testing: Walk-in, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett; or 5 to 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, 6101 200th

St. SW, Lynnwood; free for those who qualify, $78 for patients at low risk; other times by appointment, all offered by the Snohomish County Health District, 425-339-5298,

Lynnwood Senior Center: 5800 198th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-670-5050; Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ÿ Blood pressure checks, dental hygiene, seated massage and foot care are available in addition to a wide variety of recreation trips and fitness classes.

Stillaguamish Senior Center: 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington; 360-653-4551;

Ÿ Massage, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays by appointment; $10 donation.

Ÿ Foot clinic, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. second and third Thursdays; $12. Appointments are required.

Ÿ Dakim memory fitness sessions, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Sign up on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday in the outreach office in the senior center library. See for information about the program.

Ÿ Blood pressure clinic, 10 a.m. to noon every Friday.

Ÿ Hearing aid checks, first Monday of each month. Call for an appointment.

Ÿ Senior aerobic exercise, 9:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Ÿ Exercise strength and balance, 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.


Providence Regional Cancer Partnership: 1717 13th St., Everett; 425-297-5500;

Ÿ Look good, feel better, for women with cancer, 1 to 3 p.m. on the second Monday of each month and 6 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. Trained cosmetologists teach women with cancer how to cope with skin changes and hair loss. Call 425-297-5507 to register.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett: Colby campus, 1321 Colby Ave.; Pacific campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett; Pavilion for Women and Children, 900 Pacific Ave.; 425-261-2000; Call 425-304-6000 to register.

Ÿ Childbirth preparation, four two-hour sessions 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays or two four-hour sessions 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays; $95 per couple. Call for dates.

Ÿ STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) for parents of children birth to 5 years, seven-week evening series, choose from April 13 to May 25, June 1 to July 13, July 20 to Aug. 31, Sept. 7 to Oct. 19 or Oct. 26 to Dec. 14, Pacific campus; $85 or $110 per couple.

Ÿ STEP for parents of children age 6 to 12, seven-week evening series, choose from April 14 to May 26, June 2 to July 14, July 21 to Sept. 1, Sept. 8 to Oct. 20 or Oct. 27 to Dec. 15, Pacific campus; $85 or $110 per couple.

Ÿ STEP / Teen classes for parents of teenagers, nine-week evening series, choose from April 19 to June 14 or Sept. 13 to Nov. 8, Colby campus; $90 or $115 per couple.

Skagit Valley Hospital and regional clinics: 360-629-6481, 360-814-2424;

Ÿ Pulmonary rehabilitation program, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for 10 weeks. This intensive class is for patients with chronic lung disorders such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis or asthma. Call 360-814-2236 for more information.

Ÿ Look good, feel better for women with cancer, 1 to 3 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. Learn beauty techniques for women in active treatment or those who are about to start. Call 360-814-8287 to register.

Ÿ Cancer transitions, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 19 to May 24. This free six-week workshop is designed to help cancer survivors age 21 and older make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care. Call 360-814-8255 to register.

Ÿ Stroke and aneurysm ultrasound screening, noninvasive, quick and painless, by appointment; $59 by cash or check only. Exams are not billable to insurance. Call 360-428-8208 to register.

Ÿ Certified diabetes education program, various dates and times. This program is for newly diagnosed diabetes patients and patients who need extra diabetes guidance. It requires a physician referral and is covered by most insurance plans. Call 360-428-8208 to register.

Ÿ Heart healthy fitness program, various dates and times. Tackle your own goals and receive one-to-one attention in strength training, balance and cardiovascular fitness. Call 360-814-8368.

Swedish/Edmonds Hospital: 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. Registration required. Call 425-640-4066 or see

Ÿ CPR, 6 p.m. April 11; $40. Participants are CPR certified for two years.

Ÿ Childbirth center tour and tea, 6 or 7:30 p.m. April 12. Learn about the nursing expertise, the infant security system, birthing suites and childbirth options.

Ÿ CPR and adult first aid, 6 to 9 p.m. April 13; $80. Learn how to save a life using defibrillator training and proper CPR techniques for adults, children and infants. Participants are CPR certified for two years.

Ÿ Sibling preparation, 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 14. This class is for ages 3 to 10 years. Siblings should be registered separately and accompanied by a parent.

Ÿ Newborn preparation, 3 to 9 p.m. April 14; $85 per couple. This course includes newborn care and breastfeeding class content.

Ÿ Safe sitter, 9 a.m. April 16; $40 for ages 11 to 13. This medically grounded program teaches boys and girls how to be good baby sitters, including basic life-saving techniques, safety precautions, how and when to summon help, tips on basic child care and child development and responsibilities of safe baby-sitting. See

Ÿ Pre-diabetes, 9:30 a.m. April 19; $30. This class covers the importance of lowering blood sugar through lifestyle changes.

Ÿ Fall prevention, 1:30 p.m. April 20. Physical and occupational therapists teach tricks for maintaining good balance and performing daily activities safely.

Ÿ P.S. parent support group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 20. This drop-in support group is for parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. Registration is not required.

Ÿ Preoperative joint class, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 22. Learn what to expect before surgery, during your hospital stay and during the first several weeks after surgery. Find out how to prepare your home for a comfortable recovery.

Ÿ Have a Happy Birthday, 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 23. Take an introductory tour of Swedish/Edmonds’ childbirth services. Learn about birthing options at Swedish’s First Hill, Ballard and Edmonds childbirth centers. Learn about Swedish physicians, midwives, nurses and pediatric specialists. This tour is designed for people who are considering pregnancy or who are newly pregnant.

Ÿ Lowering high cholesterol, 6 p.m. April 25. Learn how exercise, nutrition, medications and positive lifestyle changes can lower cholesterol levels. Bring your most recent results and learn what the numbers mean. Class will focus on nutritional changes to improve your LDL cholesterol level.

Ÿ AARP driver retraining, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 and 26; $14 or $12 for AARP members. Certificates from this eight-hour course can qualify drivers age 55 and older for auto insurance discounts.

Ÿ Empower yourself weight loss, 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 27. Learn how nutrition, exercise and positive lifestyle changes can lower weight and improve health.

Ÿ Yoga for a healthy mind and body, 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, $12 per class or $108 for a 10-session card. Your first class is free. Registration is not required.

Ÿ Drop-in grief support group, 2:30 to 4 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of each month. Registration is not required.

Ÿ Early days of grief support group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. second Wednesday of the month. This group is for people who are in the first year of mourning the death of a loved one. Registration is not required.


YWCA Pathways to Work: Free 10-day workshop for people reentering the workforce, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays April 6 to 19 in Lynnwood, for women and men who have spent at least 10 years not working outside the home. Call 425-258-2766, ext. 226 or write Brenda Patrykus at to register.


Women’s Wellness Center: 2817 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-259-9899; Yoga, belly dancing and circuit training. Classes are open to drop-in guests as space permits.


American Red Cross: The Whidbey Island and Camano Island chapters seek volunteer health and safety instructors able to teach community classes at least once a month; 360-257-2096, 888-216-5727.

Providence Hospice & Homecare of Snohomish County: 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett, Suite 500; 425-261-4815;

Ÿ Compassionate volunteers are needed. Attend a free informational session to review the volunteer opportunities from 6 to 8 p.m. April 20. Call to register by April 18.

To submit an item for the Health Calendar, e-mail or send it to Health Calendar, The Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206.

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