Health and wellness announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee |

Health and wellness announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-150 words.

Reno 5k and 10k race to benefit Tahoe SAFE Alliance

Saturday, April 19, Race to End Domestic Violence 5k and 10k and Safe & Healthy Homes Fair. Located at Idlewild Park in Reno, $10 of each race entry will benefit the Tahoe SAFE Alliance. The fair will begin at 8 a.m. with the races starting at 9 a.m. The kid’s fun run will begin at 10:30 a.m. Race registration is $30 and participants can register at until April 18. Same day registration is available until 8:30 a.m. on race day.

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Early registrants can pick up their packets from 4 to 7 p.m. April 18 at Eclipse Pizza, 3950 Mayberry Drive, Reno.

Teen alcohol forum

Join an interactive live telephone town hall forum “Keeping Our Teens Healthy and Drug Free.” The TT-FWDD Coalition will host this free telephone forum with experts from the North Tahoe/Truckee community on April 21, 7-8 p.m. This call is geared toward parents and community members to keep local youth safe from exposure of alcohol and drugs associated with summer and celebratory events.

Locally registered voters will automatically receive a call. If you are not a registered voter, only have a cell phone or want to call in, sign up at

Be a friendly visitor

The Friendly Visitor Program is seeking Truckee community volunteers who are able to spend an hour a week visiting with a senior or person with a disability who may feel isolated, lonely, or depressed and seeks socialization and more connection with the community. Make a new friend by visiting, playing cards, knitting, scrapbooking, or sharing your favorite hobby. To volunteer contact Maureen Gerecke at FREED Center for Independent Living at 530-477-3333 or 800-655-7732.

Prescription Drug Take-back Day

April 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Gateway Shopping Center, 11290 Donner Pass Road, Truckee and “Old” Tahoe City Fire Station, 300 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.

Free medication take back day. Drop off unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications safely, effectively, and anonymously, at this event. (Please mark out personal info on Rx bottles). Help protect the water supply by not flushing medications. Help protect the community as some may be abusing drugs taken from the medicine cabinets of family and friends. If you can’t make this event, utilize permanent Rx Drug Bins located at the Truckee Police Department and Placer County Sherrif Office, Tahoe Station, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A collaborative effort of the TT-FWDD Coalition, Placer County Sheriff, Placer and Nevada County Health and Human Services, Truckee Police Department, Tahoe Forest Hospital District, Safeway Stores, water quality and waste management, town of Truckee, and the DEA.

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Patient, family support volunteers needed

Tahoe Forest Hospice is offering a volunteer training in May for hospice patient and family support volunteers to help patients and families who live in Truckee, North Tahoe, Incline Village and the Sierra Valley. Volunteering is a great opportunity to help patients at end-of-life in your community. You can provide companionship and friendship; provide a break (respite) for caregivers; run errands and shopping; do other activities including reading, playing games, gardening and help with meals; hours are flexible. Training is a combination of online and in-person training at the Hospice Volunteer and Bereavement Center. The training is a total of 20 to 25 hours.

For details, please call or email Volunteer Coordinator Val Sutter at 530-582-3534 or before May 15.

Be a Red Cross volunteer

Are you looking for a way to meet new people and give back to your local community? Become a volunteer with the American Red Cross. Join the monthly meeting and find out how you can become part of the Red Cross team.

Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be held at the Truckee Tahoe Airport on Wednesday, May 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information contact Emergency Services Coordinator Tami Martin at 916-709-3416 or

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Wellness Weekend

Escape to the forest sanctuary where nature abounds, bringing water and the woods into balance and harmony through modern, results-oriented treatments at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe’s Wellness Weekend Retreat, May 16-18. This two-night package will include deluxe guest room accommodations for two guests, a welcome reception in The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe, each guest’s choice of one featured Spring Spa Treatment per person, per stay, access to a series of wellness classes including sunrise yoga, guided hikes, fitness classes and the daily resort fee, which includes access to spa relaxation areas and more. Package starts at $389 per night with a two-night minimum stay exclusive of tax. The daily package rate is $159 per person for Saturday or Sunday (May 17 or 18) and includes one signature Spring Spa Treatment, choice of one fitness class and access to all of the Spa facilities and amenities for the day. For more information and reservations call 530-562-3000 or visit


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