INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at email@example.com. Please send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.
Prevent teen relationship abuse
“Hanging Out or Hooking Up” workshops are committed to creating a rich and diverse slate of educational materials for professionals and teen peer leaders to reduce teen relationship abuse. The information and materials provided are appropriate for teens ages 14 to 17, young adults 18 to 24, and adults who work with these age groups.
One goal of this training is to prepare participants to present information on healthy teen relationships and the prevention of relationship abuse.
A “Hanging Out or Hooking Up” workshop is slated for Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, 948 Incline Way in Incline Village.
This training will be hosted by Tahoe SAFE Alliance and provided by the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence (NNADV) at no cost, however participants should bring their own lunch, water and snacks.
Pre-registration is required and must be submitted by Jan. 31, individuals under age 18 will need a parent or guardian’s signature.
For more information or to register visit www.nnadv.org/news-events/events-and-trainings.
Registration forms can be mailed to Tahoe SAFE Alliance, 948 Incline Way Incline Village, NV 89451, ATTN: Kassi Reisbeck, faxed to 775-298-0011 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Heart to Heart talks
Tahoe Forest Health System is offering free “Heart to Heart Talks,” 10:30 a.m. in the Eskridge Conference Room, Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee. For more information call 530-582-3285.
Feb. 5, Stress Less – Breathing and Movement for a Healthy Heart, Nikki Dean; Feb. 12, Optimize Your Exercise, Wendy Buchanan, MS; Feb. 19, Heart Healthy Eating, Betsy Taylor, RD; Feb. 26, The Latest in Heart Health, Tim Lombard, MD.
Affordable lab screenings
Affordable lab tests and screenings each month at two convenient locations, the Tahoe Forest Laboratory Draw Station in Truckee, Calif. and Incline Village Community Hospital in Incline Village. No appointment is necessary. Regular physical exams by your healthcare provider and screening tests are an important part of preventive healthcare.
Tahoe Forest Laboratory Draw Station, 10956 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 230, Truckee, Calif., inside the Medical Office Building. Second Wednesday of the month, 7-9 a.m., Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10. For more information call 530-582-3277.
Incline Village Community Hospital, 880 Alder Ave., Incline Village. Second Friday of the month, 8-9 a.m., Feb. 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12.
For more information call 775-833-4100.
Complete blood count (without differential) $11; comprehensive metabolic panel (fasting required) $26; lipid panel (fasting required) $31; Vitamin D, 25 hydroxy $40; hemoglobin A1C $25; TSH, thyroid stimulating hormone $30; PSA, prostate specific antigen $79.
Patients should fast for 10-12 hours prior to lab test. This service is a low cost laboratory screening that is not necessarily reimbursable by your insurance company. Photo ID is required. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.
Tests are available to individuals 18 years or older.
Season for Nonviolence Weekly Meetings
On Wednesdays, Feb. 5-April 9, 6-7 p.m. “Be the Change Visioning and Meditations” will be held at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, above the Tahoe City Marina. Join ministerial student Maggie Wattle and to focus on and create a more peaceful, nonviolent existence for the world. This coincides with the annual Season for Peace and Nonviolence (www.64days.org). Love donation accepted.
“A Season for Nonviolence is a national 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities. Inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this international event honors their vision for an empowered, nonviolent world.” (www.64days.org). For more information call 530-581-5117.
Tahoe Truckee Youth Suicide Task Force to meet
Feb. 27, 5:3-7:3 p.m., Kings Beach Elementary Cafeteria to review Task Force work and engage lake side families. Contact: email@example.com
The Know the Signs campaign is part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students.
These initiatives are funded by the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
This campaign is intended to prepare individuals to prevent suicide by encouraging them to know suicide warning signs, find the words to offer help, and reach out to local resources.
The Tahoe Truckee Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force has chosen this educational campaign as the main focus for prevention strategies.
Find out more at www.SuicideisPreventable.org.
Veteran suicide prevention
It is topic mostly ignored and avoided. Nevada has one of the highest suicide rates in the country among veterans, both men and women. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Information from the Nevada Office of Veteran Services.
Community snowshoe full moon hikes
This event encourages exercising in an inter-generational social setting for ages 9+ and is part of the Community Health and Wellness Outreach Initiative. There will be light fare available for those who would like to purchase dinner at the top. Meet at Diamond Peak’s upper parking lot at 5 p.m., return around 9 p.m. Dates: Feb. 16, fee per hike at www.inclinerecreation.com. Meet at the Diamond Peak Ski Resort Main Lodge.
Call 775-832-1310 for information. Pre-registration is required.
Day camps, grades kindergarten through fifth. Experienced and responsible staff will lead campers on numerous exciting adventures. Campers will enjoy activities, which include swimming, arts and crafts, games, and more — Feb. 18- 21, and April 14-18. Visit www.inclinerecreation.com.
Personal sports training
Incline Village Recreation Center offers individual sport instruction in volleyball, baseball, soccer, softball, basketball. Fees vary depending on sport focus. For more information about individual sport instruction, or to make an appointment call the Sports Office at 775-832-1322. Featured personal sport coaches: volleyball, Tony Graeber, indoor and beach volleyball player and veteran coach of Incline Middle School and IVGID volleyball clinics; soccer, Mike Simon, former indoor and outdoor professional soccer player, 25 years coaching experience, including SNC and Reno team ranked nationally; softball, Kelly Thompson, former outstanding high school/adult travel team player and head coach for Incline varsity softball.
Mondays, 9:10-10 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center. This workout fuses Latin and African rhythms with easy to follow dance moves creating a one-of-a-kind fitness program. Expect to burn about 500 calories while having fun. Visit www.inclinerecreation.com.
Balance, Ballet Bar, & Flexibility
Tuesdays, 9:10-10 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center, combined movement classes that promote flexibility, balance, reduce stress, and prevent injury. Visit www.inclinerecreation.com.
All ages. This class is designed for everyone interested in learning the art of karate. The beginner or the advanced student will be able to make great progress in self-defense and benefit from improved physical and mental health, self-discipline and self-confidence. This is an ongoing class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:10-8:40 p.m. Cost is $77.50, with IVGID pass $62 for 10-class punch card. Recreation Center, Group Fitness Room, with Gregg Henrikson.
All ages. An early morning aqua fitness workout that includes cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and mobility fitness elements in both shallow and deep water. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Recreation Center pool, free for Recreation Center members, $10, with IVGID pass $5. Visit www.inclinerecreation.com.
Pickleball at the tennis center
Pickleball is a fun sport for all ages, played on a modified tennis court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddle. It is easy for beginners to learn, and can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Court No. 8 has been lined for Pickleball. Please inquire about reservations, scheduled drop-in times, and socials. Equipment rental is available. A minimum of four people is required for play. Cost is peak time: $8, $6 with IVGID pass; afternoon/twilight $6, $4 with IVGID pass. Six-pack punch cards are available. Visit www.inclinerecreation.com.
Incline Village Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, Tuesdays and Thursdays, fitness; Wednesdays, yoga at 10 a.m. Members are free. Drop-in rates: $5 for 55+ individuals who are Incline Village pass-holders and $10 for general public. Call 775-832-1300 or visit www.inclinerecreation.com.