North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements
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.
Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence and Green Dots
When an act of violence (sexual assault, partner violence, or stalking) happens, there is almost always a bystander who is in a position to notice a high-risk behavior and potentially do something to help. The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, the University of Nevada, Reno, and organizations throughout northern and rural Nevada are dedicated to changing this behavior by launching a violence prevention program called Green Dot. Green Dot incorporates a community mobilization strategy that is designed to equip bystanders with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and effectively intervene. Professionals will convene Sept. 24-27 at UNR to become certified Green Dot instructors to launch the Green Dot community mobilization strategy. Tahoe SAFE Alliance will participate in the training. To learn more about Green Dot visit http://www.livethegreendot.com.
‘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, to meet 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.
Throughout the month of October, Tahoe Forest Hospital will offer a free gift for anyone getting a first-time mammogram. TFH also will hold a drawing for a free mammogram. If you refer a friend who is a first-timer, you both get a free gift. Funding is available for a limited number of screening through a special grant made available by the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation. Briner Imaging at Tahoe Forest Hospital offers the very latest in digital mammography. Screening exams are quick, easy and read by our board certified radiologists. No doctor order is necessary for a screening mammogram. Follow-up care is available. To schedule please call 530-582-6510.
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 host community blood drives 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. For more information, visit http://www.unitedbloodservices.org.
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 contact the Aquatics office at 775-832-1321.
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 http://www.inclinerecreation.com.
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 http://www.inclinerecreation.com.
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