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.

Broga and Brewskis spots still available!

The High Fives Foundation will once again team up with the good people at lululemon athletica Lake Tahoe Showroom to host Broga and Brewskis on Friday, March 14, 7 p.m. at the CR Johnson Healing Center. In this 21 or older event, yoga instructor Jon Van Roo will walk class participants through yoga poses tailored to the inflexible (men). During the hour-long session participants will enjoy dude-typical music while preparing to indulge in tasty libations served up by Ninkasi Brewing following class.

Through a day of donation to the High Fives Foundation, anyone with a Y chromosome (men) are welcome to join the class. Sign up at The CR Johnson Healing Center will have yoga mats available, though class participants are encouraged to take them if possible.

The CR Johnson Healing Center has hosted weekly Saturday Community Days for nearly two years. Community Days highlight area healers and fitness professionals, while offering discounted treatments/classes to the public with proceeds going to the High Fives Foundation – CR Johnson Healing Center.

CR Johnson Healing Center is located at 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee. Call 530-587-4453 for more information.

Mother-Son, Teen Laser Tag

Mother-Son Laser Tag will be held on Saturday, March 15, 1-7 p.m. Get your tickets now and guarantee yourself the opportunity to play laser tag.

You are invited to join Tahoe City Public Utility District’s Parks & Recreation Department for the entire fun-filled day, or just a portion if you have other commitments. There will be plenty of other games and activities to take part in while not in the laser tag arena. Tickets are $25 per duo and $5 for each additional child.

This year teens are invited to grab a friend and hit the laser tag arena after all the Mother-Son duos have left. From 7-10 p.m. on March 15, teens can participate in heart pumping and action packed laser tag during a time dedication just to them. Teen tickets are available for $12 in advance or $20 at the door. Pizza by the slice is available for purchase and beverages and snacks will be provided.

Contact the Recreation Office at 530-583-3440 or for information and tickets.

Spring break lifeguard certification class

With summer employment openings around the corner, a lifeguard certification is the first step in securing a sun-filled summer job. The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District (TDRPD) is pleased to offer the only American Red Cross lifeguard class in the area that also teaches first-aid training, oxygen administration and waterfront skills. With this extra training, lifeguards gain the confidence and skills to work responsibly at lakefronts and community pools.

Classes run during spring break from March 31-April 5 at 11725 Donner Pass Road (behind the Tahoe-Truckee High School). Cost is $220. Must be 15 years of age and able to swim 550 yards on first day of class. Contact Amanda at 530-582-2361. To register, call 530-582-7720.

Be the act of kindness

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, in conjunction with the North Tahoe Family Resource Center of Kings Beach, will join together to give back to the community and is asking for donations for those who are less fortunate.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate will accept clothing, food, financial contributions and grocery/gift cards at both Tahoe City and Truckee offices through May 8, 2014. No donation is too small. Be the change you want to see in the world!

For more information contact Lexie Poulsen at 530-583-4004. Donation drop off locations: Truckee BHG Office, 10044 Donner Pass Road, No. 101, next to Bar of America in downtown Truckee; Tahoe City BHG, 950 North Lake Blvd., Ste. 12, next to Coffee Connexion in Tahoe City.

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.

Free lecture, food tasting

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

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