North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of July 25, 2016 |

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of July 25, 2016

Free ‘Tomando Control de Su Salud’ sessions start this week

The Family Resource Center of Truckee will host a 7-series session of “Tomando Control de Su Salud” on Thursdays, from July 28 ­to September 8, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Family Resource Center of Truckee, 11695 Donner Pass Road.

“Tomando Control de Su Salud” is an evidence-based, self-management program developed by Stanford University’s Division of Family and Community Medicine. Spanish-speaking community members living with chronic disease are encouraged to participate in the small-group workshops. Participants will learn healthy living practices in addition to care management tools and techniques, through highly interactive and supportive group work.

Tomando Control de Su Salud is supported by Tahoe Forest Hospital District, which allows the series to be free. For additional information, visit

Calm the Chaos Within talk set for Friday

Cindy Powers Prosor, known as “The Intuitive Heart Mentor,” and founder of “Opening Doors Within,” has been professionally helping people transform fear, doubt and struggle into confidence, trust and love for over 10 years. She will go over these topics and more in her ‘Calm the Chaos Within” presentation at 6:30 p.m. Friday , July 29, at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

If you plan on attended, you must call FGS at 530-550-8981 to register. Visit and to learn more.

Carnival Kermes fundraiser set for August 5

Join the Family Resource Center of Truckee on August 5 from 5-9 p.m. at the Truckee River Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road, for its Carnival Kermes, a family-friendly event that will feature delicious Mexican food, American food, raffle, music and carnival games. All proceeds will support the Family Resource Center of Truckee. Visit to learn more.

Free 6-week cooking series to be offered in August

The free six-week series, “Cooking Matters,” on behalf of Tahoe Forest Hospital District will take places Mondays beginning August 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Henness Flats Apartments, at 11929 Waters Way, Truckee.

Participants can learn how to prepare and shop for delicious and nutritious foods on a budget; receive free recipes and meals plans that you can use at home; and learn how to stretch your ingredients and your food dollars, among other things.

The last class is grocery store tour, and everyone receives a $10 gift certificate to use at Safeway to practice the tips you have learned. To sign up, call Tahoe Forest’s Community Health and Wellness department at 530-550-6730 or 530-550-6732.

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