North Lake Tahoe Truckee health and wellness announcements |

North Lake Tahoe 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.

Get lean

Now is the time to get lean, energized, and healthy! Why go it alone? Get the support, accountability, and professional education you need to help you reach your goals. Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to clean up your diet and maintain a clean eating plan? Do you want to improve your athletic performance? Do you want to decrease inflammation and health risk factors? Do you want to identify the foods that may be holding you back from feeling great? Turn to a team of registered dietitians who have years of professional experience helping hundreds of people achieve success. Next 21-day Challenge class begins Sept. 3! The program is flexible, affordable, sustainable and successful. Learn more at Local dietitians: Jill Whisler, Leanna Jacuzzi, and Maria Martin will help you reach your goals.

Carfit coming to Truckee

Sierra Senior Services will bring Carfit to Truckee on Aug. 15, 9:30 a.m.-noon, EAA building parking lot at Truckee Airport on 10356 Truckee Airport Road. Developed through collaboration among the American Society on Aging, American Automobile Association, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, CarFit is the first program to offer older adults the opportunity to check how their personal vehicles “fit” them. Trained volunteers guide drivers through a 12-point checklist. An occupational therapist will provide information on recommended devices or adjustments to maintain and strengthen driving health. Sponsored by Sierra Senior Services and Area 4 Agency on Aging. An appointment is required. Older drivers may call Sierra Senior Services 530-550-7600 to reserve their spot.

Chanting to lift your divine energy

Emily Tessmer of Orenda Blu and her four-piece band will guide you through chants to move you in ways you may not have previously experienced. Presented by and at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe Truckee, this concert will take place Friday, Aug. 16, 7-8:30 p.m. The angelic vocal tapestries of Emily Tessmer of Orenda Blu Music are fragrant with echoes of the divine. Her music is ideal for meditation and reaching higher levels of consciousness.

Tickets are $20 pre-sale and are available at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, upstairs in the Tahoe City Marina Building, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, 530-581-5117. Tickets are also available at New Moon, Reiki Tahoe, Jai Yen or Handmade at the Lake. Tickets are $25 at the door.

CrossFit Community Class

Trainer at CrossFit Blizzard in Truckee, Kelly Edelmann will host the CR Johnson Healing Center’s first CrossFit Community Class on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Kelly has more than four years of experience as a CrossFit instructor and the High Fives Foundation is excited to offer her skills in this donation-based community class. Kelly’s hour-long class is open to anyone and will go through a stationed series of basic CrossFit movements and exercises. Any scheduling or questions contact the CR Johnson Healing Center at or 530-414-3124. CR Johnson Healing Center10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee.

Nevada Health Centers Mammovan rolling to town

Early detection of breast cancer saves lives, however many women in northern Nevada have never had a mammogram. Fear, lack of funds, transportation conflicts, or no insurance are reasons women have not accessed a breast cancer screening. The Nevada Health Centers Mammovan, a mobile mammography unit, removes barriers, making breast cancer screenings accessible to uninsured and underserved women in need.

The Mammovan will visit Incline Village on Aug. 19, offering mammograms to women 40 years or older at the The Donald W. Reynolds Community Non Profit Center (Parasol Building), 948 Incline Way, Incline Village. Patients will be seen 7:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Call 1-877-581-6266 to qualify or schedule an appointment. Most insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and Women’s Health Connection are accepted. Through the kind support of several partner organizations, mammograms will be available to low-income, uninsured women at no cost to them upon qualification.

Squeeze In Restaurants holding food and hygiene drive

Squeeze In restaurants are holding a food and hygiene item drive for Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and the St. Vincent’s Programs. During August, Squeeze In will collect non-perishable food items, such as pasta, rice, canned food, boxed food and baby food, as well as travel-sized personal hygiene items, feminine hygiene items as well as diapers. Drop any item in the Squeeze In collection barrels and receive a free short stack of pancakes or a half order of biscuits and gravy on your next visit. Find Squeeze In at downtown Truckee, Northwest and South Reno, and Sparks, Nev., open 7 a.m.-2 p.m. every day. Catholic Charities will distribute food donations in the St. Vincent’s Food Pantry. Hygiene items will be given to local families and job seekers through the Emergency Assistance Program. Combined, these two programs help close to 200,000 people in an average year. Visit and

French wisdom riding clinic

Taught by an Olympic rider, Aug. 17 and 18, Piping Rock Equestrian Center, Truckee. A horseback rider and trainer with more than 50 years of experience is coming to Piping Rock. Gerard Kirsch started riding in France at a young age. He was awarded the highest diploma of Ecuyer Professeur (Professor of Equitation) by the French National Sports Ministry and has served as an Officer in the Cadre Noir (French Military Riding School). He has taught riding clinics in 49 U.S. states. Gerard’s equine enthusiasm continues to this day, as he encourages riders to improve their knowledge and techniques. The clinic focuses on horsemanship and riding refinement. Western and English riders encouraged and kids and adults welcome. Cost for clinic: $150 for two private lessons, one hour each, or $100 for one private one-hour lesson. Sign up for optional video feedback sessions with $20 dinner. Limited slots available. To register call 530-582-6780, or email

Hike with Carmen

Carmen Carr, your real estate consultant, 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 Summit Lake Loop Trailhead on Saturday, Aug. 17, meet at Sugar Ski Academy. Visit for the future hiking schedule as well as pictures. Call 530-550-5192 or email

Larry Sage Bike Ride

Join Truckee Trail foundation, Larry’s wife Sue, and the local cycling community to remember Larry and enjoy a beautiful ride. Join the inaugural Larry Sage Bike Ride Saturday, Aug. 24. The ride begins 9 a.m. at Paco’s Bike & Ski parking lot and back (or less, depending on ability). Riders must register online at by Aug. 19. Lunch and music are provided. Music starts at 11:30 a.m., lunch is at noon. Donations will go to the Truckee Tails Foundation and are greatly appreciated. Larry lived a life of outdoor adventure, making use of everything TTF is working toward building — improved access to natural places, more hiking trails, and better bikeways. In Larry’s memory, Truckee Trails is committed to advocate for well built, connected trails and bikeways — keeping the community safe for non-motorized transportation and recreation.

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