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.

Truckee Jazzercise

Join a fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout that combines dance based cardio, strength training, and stretching. All routines are choreographed to today’s popular music … start dancing yourself fit today! Classes are held Monday through Saturday from 9-10 a.m. at the Community Recreation Center in Truckee.

New student offer: First month $35 with two additional weeks free. Please mention you saw it in the Sierra Sun! Drop in cost is $10.

For more information call Karen Aulwurm at 925-286-5316.

Volunteer with Disabled Sports

Disable Sports Far West USA is looking for energetic, outgoing people to be on their special events team. This position will include helping to plan and implement fundraisers for Disabled Sports, located at the Alpine Meadows ski resort. Help raise funds crucial to the continuing operation of the adaptive snowsports programs, which helps individuals with disabilities participate in outdoor recreation. These programs provide breakthrough moments and opportunities for success for people with disabilities. Opportunities begin immediately, running through April 5. Opportunities include preparing for the Ability BASH auction and banquet at Squaw Valley on April 4, Wild Winter Wednesdays and the Snow Sculpture contest at River Ranch, Aloha Tuesdays at Jake’s on the Lake, and Fish Taco Night at Sunnyside Resort.

Contact Mary Roll at 530-581-4161, ext. 205,

Tahoe SAFE Alliance seeks volunteers; announces training

Tahoe SAFE Alliance announced the schedule for its eight-week Crisis Intervention Training, an intensive 68-hour course being held on a combination of evenings and Saturdays, beginning April 8 at the D.W. Reynolds’s Non-Profit Center in Incline Village.

Topics covered during the training include the basics of domestic violence and sexual assault, cultural diversity, substance abuse, legal issues of domestic violence and sexual abuse, acquaintance rape, child abuse, suicide, peer counseling and crisis intervention techniques.

Graduates are provided with a certificate of completion and recognized as able to work in Crisis Intervention and Peer Counseling. Volunteers at Tahoe SAFE Alliance who work with clients must successfully complete the Crisis Intervention Training. The full calendar and volunteer application are available at Apply by March 21.

For more information call Jessica Brown, crisis advocacy manager at 775-298-0182 or

Free colorectal cancer lecture

Learn how you can support your health and reduce your risk of colorectal cancer by joining us for a free lecture and food tasting on Friday, March 21 at noon in the Community Room at Incline Village Community Hospital, or Monday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Eskridge Conference Room at Tahoe Forest Hospital. Dr. Charles Zipkin, MD, and Betsy Taylor, RD, will share the benefits of screening and prevention with cooking tips and delicious cancer prevention foods.

The Friendship Line

The Friendship Line is part of the Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention efforts in Nevada County. It is a California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) funded 24-hour accredited crisis hotline and emotional support warmline for seniors and disabled adults. The Friendship Line is both a crisis hotline and a “warm” line for routine, even daily, phone calls that provide emotional support, reassurance, crisis intervention, well-being checks, and information and referral for additional care.

Trained staff and volunteers receive calls and make outgoing calls, offering an ongoing connection for many individuals who may be lonely, isolated, grieving, depressed, anxious, and/or thinking about death or suicide.

A “Check In” service is also available for older adults living alone or concerned about their safety. There is no cost for any of these services. Call the Friendship Line if you or someone you know is: Age 60+ or a disabled adult; lonely, isolated, depressed — perhaps even at risk of suicide; grieving from a loss or recovering from a trauma; having frequent accidents; lacking a supportive community; in need of emotional support and a friend who knows how to listen; in need of information or referrals for elder care services. The Friendship Line is nationally known and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology. It has never gone unanswered since its inception in 1973.

Contact the Friendship Line at 1-800-971-0016 or find them at

Weight Watchers meeting changes

Weight Watchers members and guests in the North Lake Tahoe Region, please be advised the weekly Wednesday night meeting held at the Tahoe Biltmore Hotel has temporarily closed and will reopen as a seasonal meeting from April to October (tentative).

Weight Watcher members are invited to attend meetings in Truckee, Zephyr Cove (Round Hill), Reno and Carson City. All meeting times and location addresses can be found on Type in your zip code to find the most convenient location. You may also call 1-800-651-6000.

When the Weight Watcher meetings resume in North Lake Tahoe a notice will be posted in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza. Postcards will also be mailed out to current North Lake Tahoe WW members.

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