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Life Skill classes are designed to help you and your family learn new skills.
Learn something new, improve your nutrition, or just brush up on old skills. Life Skill classes are low-cost, educational classes that are meant to help you and your family learn and grow as a person. Although most Life Skill classes are free, it's important to register in advance to make sure that you reserve your spot. Sign-up today at The Kroc front desk or register online today! For a complete list of programs, view the Program Guide online.

All Life Skills Classes are Free unless otherwise noted.
$5 donations suggested.

AUGUST

Detecting and Reversing Disease Before it Happens
Presented by Pilgrim's Market
Monday, August 18, 6pm, Ages 15+
People who look healthy may have hidden health risks. Half of all people who experience a cardiovascular event (heart attack, stroke, etc.) have been classified as having "normal" cholesterol levels. Dr. Toby will discuss an advanced and affordable way to assess the current state of affairs of your body and how to use these results to tailor a personal health plan designed to decrease risks, reverse chronic disease progression and diminish signs of aging. Register online.

Microwave Cooking
Presented by Eat Smart Idaho
Tuesday, August 19, 10am, Ages 15+
Microwaves aren't just for warming up food or heating frozen meals. Come to this class to learn how to cook easy, healthy, and delicious meals in the microwave! Microwave cooking minimizes mess in the kitchen, too! Register online.

SEPTEMBER

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection of Alzheimer's and Dementia Matters
Presented by Alzheimer's Association
Monday, September 15, 10am-Noon, Ages 18+
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer's disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Join us for this interactive workshop featuring video clips of people with Alzheimer's disease. Register online.

Hybrid American Red Cross Community First Aid/CPR/AED
Monday, September 15 or Monday, November 10, 6-8pm, Ages 15+
Gold Members $28 | Silver/Public $35

Learn how to be a community responder who can act in emergency situations by recognizing and providing care for life-threatening emergencies. This course is offered in a blended learning format, which is an independent online class and test followed by an instructor-led skill session. Each participant will be contacted prior to class and will be given the instructions for accessing online course work. Upon successful completion of all course requirements participants will be given a printed American Red Cross certification. Registration Deadline: One Week Prior to Class. Register online.

Conquering Credit
Presented by US Bank
Tuesday, September 16, 6-8pm, Ages 15+
What's a FICO score? How do you establish a solid credit history? What can you do when good credit turns bad? The Coeur d'Alene U.S. Bank branch wants to teach you the do's and don'ts of keeping your credit squeaky clean and how to stay on the right track to financial success at the Conquering Credit Workshop. Workbooks will be provided. Register online.

Adult Beginner Fitness Swim
Tues/Thurs, 8 Classes, Ages 15+
Sept 16-Oct 9, Oct 14-Nov 6 & Nov 18-Dec 18
, 7-8pm
Gold Members $36 | Public/Silver Members $45

Are you new to the pool or want to use the water to improve your fitness level? This shallow water course is designed for you. You will be taught in the Cove Lap area by our experienced instructors, learning strokes to use for improving your overall fitness. The environment is perfect for those who prefer a shallow water setting and warmer water. Register online.

Boundaries
Thursday, September 18, 6-8pm, Ages 15+
Based on the best-selling book by Henry Cloud and John Townsend, this class will explore the questions: When do I say yes? When do I say no? And, how to take control of my life? It is not necessary to have read this book before the class as the class will act as a summary of the book. Register online.

Quitting Tobacco: Free
Presented by Panhandle Health District
Mondays, 2 Classes, Sept 22-29, 5:30-7:30pm, Ages 18+
This 2-session course will provide information on nicotine addiction, consequences of smoking or spit tobacco, quitting techniques, dealing with withdrawal symptoms, stress management tools, nutrition and exercise, social supports, and the benefits of being tobacco free. This course will be highly interactive. Come participate in fun activities such as making and tasting nutritious snacks that support the quit process. You will also take home a Quit-Kit filled with quit resources such as gum, mints, sunflower seeds, and other tools and tips to help you quit! Register online.

Financial Peace University
Presented by Kroc Church
Mondays, 9 Classes, Sept 22-Nov 17, 6-8pm, Ages 18+, $109
We all need a plan for our money. This class presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you want to be. Classes meet weekly for approximately an hour and a half. For the first half of class, Dave Ramsey teaches on DVD. During the second half, class members come together for a small-group discussion and hands-on activities. Group members support and encourage each other as they work to change their financial futures. Participants must enroll at daveramsey.com/fpu.

Eating for Two
Presented by Kootenai Health
Tuesday, September 23, 11am-12:30pm, Ages 18+
Mother-to-be labor coaches will be educated on the importance of good nutrition throughout pregnancy. A major focus of the class is on understanding the impacts of nutrition on maternal and infant outcomes.
Topics covered include:
• Adequate nutrients for growth and development
• Guidelines for weight gain
• Calorie needs in pregnancy and after delivery
• Food safety
• Exercise recommendations
• Nutrition tips to help manage pregnancy side effects such as: constipation, heartburn or nausea
Register online.

Plan for Your Future: Adults
Presented by North Idaho College
Tuesday, September 23, 6-8pm, Ages 18+
Do you want to go to college, need some training on the job, or can you hit the ground running? Explore your interests and talents, learn where to receive the necessary training, and develop research techniques to help you make an informed decision about your future career. Class includes the CompleteIDEAS survey to help identify potential careers. Register online.

Parent Talk
Wednesday, September 24, 6-8pm, Ages 18+
Good parenting doesn't happen by accident so make sure you're equipped. In this workshop you will learn valuable strategies, ideas and resources for establishing a healthy home environment where the whole family can thrive. Play Care provided with purchase of a Play Care pass. Specific topics include building healthy morals and values, disciplining with consistency and grace, and navigating the digital world in a healthy way all by transferring our children's dependence from us to God. Register online.

Healthy Eating with Diabetes
Presented by U of I Extension
Tuesdays, 3 Classes, Sept 30-Oct 14, 10am-Noon, Ages 15+
The Healthy Eating with Diabetes workshop has been taught for the past 11 years and has worked with over 900 people with diabetes. Managing your diabetes can be hard, but very rewarding if managed well. Please join us for a series of three classes to learn more about healthy eating habits and other great tips for long term health. Register online.

Anxiety & Depression
Tuesday, September 30, 6-8pm, Ages 15+
Suffering from anxiety and/or depression can be related to stress but both can overwhelm us. A local expert will discuss the importance of exercise, a proper diet and introduce cognitive behavioral therapy as ways to lessen anxiety and depression. In addition, nondrug therapies for depression and suicide prevention will be addressed. Register online.

OCTOBER

Playing With A Purpose
Thursday, October 2, 11:30am-1pm, Ages 3-5 with Parent
Join us for an uplifting group to increase child/ parental attachment through child-centered play. In the first part of the class, parents will gather together to learn how to be more at¬tuned to their child(ren) and help them learn how to manage different emotions. The sec¬ond part of the class will include your child in child-centered play with different play settings. Register online.

Nutrition's Role in Cancer Prevention
Presented by Panhandle Health District
Thursday, October 2, 5:30-7:30pm, Ages 15+
Approximately 1/3 of cancer deaths are attributed to poor nutrition and physical inactivity. Overweight and obesity increase the risk for certain cancers. Choosing a diet rich in plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, and nuts not only promotes a healthy weight, but also contains a variety of compounds that may prevent the formation of potential carcinogens in the body. Register online.

Plan for Your Future: Teens
Presented by North Idaho College
Tuesday, October 7, 3:30-5:30pm, Ages 14-18
What does your future look like once you graduate from high school? Will you go to college? Do you know what you want to study? Explore your interests and talents and how they might lead to a potential career, learn where to receive the necessary training, and develop research techniques to help you make an informed decision about your future career. Class includes the CompleteIDEAS survey to help identify potential careers. Register online.

Grief Release Workshop
Presented by Lake City Community Church
Tuesdays, 5 Classes, Oct 7-Nov 4, 6:30-8:30pm, Ages 18+
$10 Cash or Check due on day of class

Grief comes in many forms, such as loss of a loved one, unemployment, divorce, empty nest syndrome, and more. Whatever your loss, this workshop gives you the opportunity to meet others who share similar life experiences and to support and be supported. Join us as we address these issues in a practical, step-by-step healing process. For more information contact Joanie Dwyer at 208.676.0632. Payment of $10 cash/check is due to instructor on first day of class. Reserve your spot online.

Kroc Kids: Family Time
Thursdays, Oct 9-23, 5:30-6:30pm, Ages K-5th Grade with Parent
You know those BIG questions kids ask about God? Sometimes it's hard to know where and how to start those conversations. During Family Time, kids and parents or guardians will worship, study and pray together as they begin to lay a foundation of spiritual discipline upon which they can build at home. Learn how to have real conversations as you pray and seek truth together leading to a healthy, God-honoring environment for your family. Register online.

Hybrid American Red Cross CPR/AED For Professional Rescuers And Health Care Providers
Monday, October 13 or Monday, December 8, 6-8:30pm, Ages 18+
Gold Members $32 | Silver/Public $40

This course is designed to train professional level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants. Note, it does not contain a First Aid component. This course is offered in a blended learning format, including online learning followed by an instructor-led skill session. Each participant will be contacted prior to class and will be required to bring the online course certificate of completion to class. Upon completion, you will receive your American Red Cross Certification for Professional Rescuer CPR, AED. Register online.

Natural Hormone Balancing for Women & Men
Presented by Pilgrim's Market
Tuesday, October 14, 6-7:30pm, Ages 15+
Hormones are the chemical messengers in the body that travel the bloodstream to the organs and tissues. They slowly work and affect many of the body's processes over time. Hormone imbalances can have a drastic affect on one's health and moods. Join Dr. Gayle Smith, DO and Dr. Toby Hallowitz for a rich discussion of the various types of testing to check hormone balance, supplements and compounded formulations used to assist with hormone balance. They will also give pertinent information about dietary adjustments that can be helpful for individuals experiencing hormonal changes and imbalance. Register online.

Healthy Eating & Cooking
Presented by U of I Extension
Wednesdays, 10-11:30am, Ages 15+
Oct. 15: Clean and Green: Benefits of Broccoli
Oct. 22: Get Up and Go with Greek Yogurt
Oct 29: Grown by Nature: Grains All Around
Nov. 5: Apples: Health to the Core

Managing a low sodium, heart healthy, or diabetic diet can be a challenge and trying new recipes can be expensive. Please join us for these fun, free cooking classes - watch recipes being prepared, learn about healthy cooking techniques and sample some fabulous recipes! Attend one, or all four classes. Attend all four classes and get a free gift! Register online.

The Upside of Downsizing
Presented by Professionals Serving Seniors
Wednesday, October 15, 1-3pm, Ages 55+
This is an informative and interactive seminar addressing a key concern for baby boomers and beyond who are thinking about making a move, but are overwhelmed by the moving process and don't know where to begin. Even if you are not ready to make a move, it is never too early to start planning. This seminar is presented by Professionals Serving Seniors, a networking group who share a common goal of delivering real world solutions to seniors and their family throughout Kootenai County. Our speaker panel consists of 10 independent businesses and includes a Senior Living Advisor, Real Estate Specialists, a Financial Advisor, an Estate Planning Attorney and others. Register online.

Baby Steps
Presented by Kootenai Health
Tuesday, October 21, 11am-12:30pm, Ages 18+
"Baby Steps" will cover recommendations surrounding breastfeeding and formula feeding your baby and how to know if your baby is getting enough to eat. By the end of this class you will be able to identify the signs of readiness to begin solids and how to start feeding; including proper advancement of food, foods to avoid and safety concerns. You will also gain an increased knowledge of feeding your child during times of changing eating habits and learn about your role in feeding your baby. Register online.

NOVEMBER

Eating Disorders
Monday, November 3, 6-8pm, Ages 15+
Do you or someone you know suffer from an eating disorder? Or maybe you're stuck in a pattern of chronic dieting. Not all eating disorders are the same but there is one common thread that feeds them all. In this class you will learn about the different types of eating disorders, how to identify them, the role of identity and how to find hope, restoration and freedom for yourself and/or for someone you love. This class will be based on Biblical principles. Register online.

Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 5, 6-8pm, Ages 15+
Forgiving someone for a wrong committed can be difficult. But holding on to a grudge actually gives them power over us. In this class, we will talk about the Biblical perspective of forgiveness and how our letting go can actually free us from so much pain. Register online.

Conversations about Dementia
Presented by Alzheimer's Association
Thursday, November 6, 5:30pm-7:30, Ages 18+
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it's time to talk. This class is designed to help you talk with your family about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics around Alzheimer's and dementia. Some of the most difficult conversations that will be discussed are:
• Going to the doctor to get a diagnosis or medical care.
• Deciding when it is necessary to stop driving.
• Making plans for managing finances and legal documents to be sure the person's wishes are carried out and the costs of future care are covered.
Register online.

Overcoming Childhood Obesity
Presented by U of I Extension
Monday, November 10, 5:30-7pm, Ages 15+
Today, children in North Idaho are part of the national trend of being overweight and strug¬gling with obesity. During the 2008-2009 school year, the State Board of Education found 29% of our youth as overweight or obese. Please come and learn more about this national trend and what YOU can do as par-ents, child care providers, and teachers, to help set an example of a healthy lifestyle. Examples of ways to get youth to move more will be shared as well as components of a healthy diet. Register online.

Keys to Creating Healthy Relationships
Tuesday, November 11, 6-8pm, Ages 15+
Even healthy relationships can benefit from education and community, but this becomes especially important when the relationship is unhealthy. Learn how to navigate through substance abuse, self-harm, and the tendency for the victim to cover up abuses. Register online.

Money Management
Presented by Money Management International
Thursday, November 13, 5:30-8pm, Ages 15+
Learn how to better handle your financial situation, create a budget, monitor your progress, manage the flow of income and expenses, comparison shop and protect your assets. Through careful planning and use of money management skills and techniques, you can feel more confident about your ability to live within your means, handle emergencies, reduce debt, and save for the future. Workbook included. Register online.

Raising Children With Grit & Resilience
Monday, November 17, 5-8pm, Ages 18+
Grit-sticking with an issue as long as it takes to master it-and Resilience-the capacity to recover from setbacks-are thought to be traits that help children become successful adults. This workshop will explore how trauma and stress affect the development of these traits; how parents can implement a nurtur¬ing program of these traits; and also discuss evidence-based suggested practices from the nationally prominent practitioner pediatrician, Kenneth R.Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed FAAP. Register online.

A Drugless Approach to Behavioral and Developmental Challenges
Presented by Pilgrim's Market
Tuesday, November 18, 6-7:30pm, Ages 15+
Millions of adults and children suffer from mild to severe ADD related disorders in our country. Join Dr. Amy Spoelstra, DC, and Dr. Toby Hallowitz and share how to manage and improve the traits associated with ADD, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and learning disabilities. They will help you identify and manage the undiagnosed challenges with hyperactivity, impulsively and inattentiveness using natural methods, behavioral and dietary changes. Whether you are a parent, educator or healthcare provider, all are welcome! Be prepared to walk away with a lot of information and resources! Register online.

RECURRING LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMS

Kroc Church Sunday Service
Sundays, 10am
We aim to be followers of Jesus 24/7, but Sunday mornings we have an opportunity to gather together and worship as a family. Whether you've been a disciple of Jesus for years, or you are skeptical of Christianity and looking for answers, you are welcome. In our Sunday gather¬ings we will sing, study the Bible together and make time to respond to what God is doing in our lives.

Open Senior Time
Every Tuesday, 12:30-2pm
12:30-2PM: Free Activities in the Zone
11:30AM-12:30PM: Lunch in Kroc Cafe: $3.50

We are redefining the term "senior" at The Kroc Center. This group is all about having fun! Enjoy playing cards, games, crafting, community involvement projects and Live and Learn Moments, which include travel series, workshops, speakers and more! Check out our monthly calendar to stay connected with all the senior happenings throughout the Kroc Center. Coffee provided during regularly scheduled programs. Don't forget the Daily Lunch Special at The Kroc Café is $3.50 on Tuesdays for seniors! Plus, the last Tuesday of Every Month features day trips including Green Bluff, bowling, Christmas shopping and more! 

Medicare 101
Presented by SHIBA
Every last Tuesday of the month, 1pm, Ages 18+
Is Medicare confusing? Do you struggle to keep up with the changes? This class will help you understand your options in the Medicare program so that you will be able to make informed choices about enrollment and coverage. You will learn about SHIBA, a great resource that can help you put together the pieces of Senior Health Insurance Puzzle. You do not need to be enrolled in Medicare to attend this class. Register online.

Women's Bible Study
Thursdays, 10:30am-Noon
All women are welcome to share a time of worship including study, small group discussion, prayer, and fellowship.

Men's Bible Study
Fridays, 6:30-8AM

Join a small group of men as they fellowship and study God's Word together.

Men's Ministry Dinner & A Movie Night
Every 3rd Friday, 6–8PM

Join other men from the Church and community as we share a meal and watch an inspiring movie. Free to attend and the meal is provided.

Kroc Fit45 with ActivTrax
By appointment only. Call 208.763.0637 to schedule an appointment or stop by the Fitness Desk. With ActivTrax you work with one of our certified trainers and they create custom workouts for you to help you meet your fitness goals.

Financial Solutions for You
Money Management International is excited to offer this program to all Kroc members. They will work with you to design a workable budget and develop an action plan to help you take control of your financial situation.
• Free Debt and Budget Counseling (Offered 24/7 by Phone)
• Educational Classes
• Free Debt Management Plans
• Student Loan Counseling
• Housing Counseling (Pre-purchase, Mortgage, and Rent Delinquency Counseling)
Learn more or register online at www.mmiurl.org/kroc or call 887.522.9723.

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Contact Us
As The Kroc Center continues to expand and grow, new programs will continually be added according to the needs and demands of the community. If you have a program you would like to see at The Kroc Center, please email programs@kroccda.org.

Are you a Scholarship Member?
Kroc Center scholarship members must obtain 2 Life Skill Credits each year in order to renew their scholarship. Click here to learn more.

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