North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements
Ryan Summerlin October 1, 2013
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.
‘Exercise for Energy’
Free supportive care program in Incline Village. The free six-week class, “Exercise for Energy,” is a supportive care program for current and recovering cancer patients offering guidance, support, and useful tools to return to and maintain health and wellness. Program begins Oct. 2, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at IVCH Physical Therapy and Medical Fitness, 333 Village Blvd., Ste. 201 at the corner of Village and Alder, one block from Incline Village Community Hospital. The class will incorporate strengthening, stretching, breathing, balance, cardio, and wellness education. All classes are supportive, medically managed and taught by health professionals, and will give you the tools you need in a supervised environment. Prescreening is required. For more information and registration call 775-831-1964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Tahoe Forest Health System community blood drives
Tahoe Forest Health System will begin hosting community blood drives beginning in September. The first community blood drive is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12, 7-11 a.m. at the Tahoe Forest Hospital Eskridge Conference Room in Truckee. Appointments are available at unitedbloodservices.org or by calling 530-582-6414. With each donation, donors receive a free total cholesterol test and earn points in United Blood Services’ Hero in Me rewards program. Donating blood takes about one hour.
Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 years of age and younger, and donors who are 16 years of age must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. For more information visit www.unitedbloodservices.org.
For more information about Tahoe Forest Health System visit www.tfhd.com.
Incline aquatics swim team
Ages 6-plus years. Join Incline’s premier swim team for both competitive and novice swimmers. USA Swimming certified coaches will evaluate appropriate level and practice times for each participant. Payment will be on a monthly basis. Scholarships that can equate savings of at least 29 percent are available (inquire at the Parks & Recreation Department Counter). For any other questions please contact the Aquatics office at 775-832-1321.
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.
Tahoe Forest Health System publishes magazine
Tahoe Forest Health System announced the availability of its new Health System Magazine, featuring health news, events, health and wellness and program information, and services available locally. The magazine is published three times per year, and available in downloadable PDF format on www.tfhd.com.
A hard copy of the magazine can be obtained by calling 530-582-6266. Copies are also available throughout Tahoe Forest Hospital, Incline Village Community Hospital, Tahoe Forest Hospital MultiSpecialty Clinic offices in Truckee, the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe Chambers, the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and the Incline Village Visitor Center.
The premier edition features “Saving Lives Every Day,” a profile of four local physicians, cardiologist and internist Tim Lombard, MD, surgeon David Kitts, MD, ER physician Chris Skaff, MD and Greg Tirdel, MD, who specializes in pulmonology, sleep medicine, internal medicine and critical care. The contributions to the community by Incline Village Community Hospital are also highlighted, as well as health, wellness news, events and program information. For more information about Tahoe Forest Health System, visit www.tfhd.com.
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.
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.
Jazzercise new student special
Two weeks free for full-time, local residents. Jazzercise is a fun and challenging 60-minute total body workout that combines aerobics, strength training and stretching. Move to hot, current music — all ages are welcome. Get great results in friendly classes at the beautiful lakefront North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Monday through Saturday, 8:45 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. For more information call Ginny at 530-546-7745 or 530-320-4556.
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.