North Lake Tahoe and Truckee health and wellness announcements |

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee health and wellness announcements

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 100-175 words.

CrossFit for Collins

CrossFit Blizzard in Truckee will celebrate the life of friend and former member, Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Collins on Saturday, Feb. 8 with a memorial “Workout of the Day” in his honor. Collins grew up in Truckee and died in a Navy helicopter crash off the Virginia coast on Jan. 8, 2014.

There will be no entry fee, however donations will be accepted in his name. Collins loved dogs, and at the request of his family, all donations collected will benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

Regular Saturday classes at both Avalanche and Blizzard will be canceled Saturday, Feb. 8 for this event. All members are encouraged to participate in this Memorial Workout.

Register at Non-members must complete the waiver at to participate. You’ll receive an email with your heat time.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m., CrossFit Blizzard, 10800 Pioneer Trail, No. 1, Truckee, Please park in designated locations.

Hike with Carmen

Carmen Carr shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Cabin Creek Trail Head on Saturday, Feb. 8. Don’t forget the snowshoes! Call 530-550-5192 or e-mail Visit for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures.

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. 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.

Healthcare information and enrollment workshops

The scheduled events provide the public with information outlining The Affordable Care Act and the services offered in Placer and Nevada County. Interested residents may learn about new healthcare coverage, ask questions, talk with Certified Covered California Enrollment Counselors, and obtain assistance with healthcare enrollment.

Tahoe Forest Hospital Medical Office Building, 10956 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 230, Feb. 12, 7-10 a.m.

Take household tax returns, government issued identification, social security cards, and last three pay stubs.

Space is limited. Register now by calling the North Tahoe Family Resource Center at 530-546-0952.

This event is presented by the North Tahoe Family Resource Center, a Certified Covered California Outreach and Education Entity in collaboration with the Family Resource Center of Truckee, and Placer/Nevada County Health and Human Services.

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:

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

Hot mamas

Hot Mamas! Five-week postnatal Pilates course. Get back into shape after having a baby. This safe, low impact exercise is designed to strengthen deep core stabilizers while toning the body from head to toe. Hot Mamas will help you: Reduce back pain; improve posture; strengthen pelvic floor musculature; learn breathing for relaxation. Classes to be held Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Feb. 26-March 26. Early registration: $60 for all five weeks. Late registration: $70 after Feb. 19.

Babies welcome! To register call 530-587-3769 or stop by the front desk at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Space is limited. Suitable for all levels.

Christian mysticism commentary and meditation

Five week series with Leisa Peterson, Feb. 27 through April 3, 4:45-6 p.m., no class March 6.

Explore the spiritual writings of the High and Late Middle Ages including Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, The Cloud of Unknowing, as well as the Spanish mystics such as John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila. Each course will include a meditation inspired by the spiritual writings. Everyone is welcome. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Call 530-550-8981, email or visit To be held at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

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