North Lake Tahoe and Truckee health 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.

Flu shots Wednesday

Provided by Marty Franz, Senior Outreach RN and Sierra Senior Services, Wednesday, Sept. 18, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments, 10040 Estates Drive. You must have a copy of your Medicare card, a copy of your photo ID. Reserve for faster service at Sierra Senior Services, 530-550-7600 or stop by the office.

‘Positively Shameless’ begins

Learn how to recognize and reverse the devastating effects of shame. Shame’s low vibration weighs us down with guilty feelings not just for what we’ve done, but for who we believe we are. We may use any of a wide assortment of addictive behaviors to keep us from facing what we’ve become: shame-full. Become Positively Shameless, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m., in The Living Room, downstairs in Church of the Mountains, 10069 Church St. in Truckee. Live music, friends, snacks and door prizes. Led by Colleen Akiko Jackson, Change from the Inside Out coach and Reiki master therapist. Call 530-308-5053 or visit

New Truckee Program Manager

Phebe Bell, current program officer for the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, has been selected as the new Health and Human Services Agency’s Program Manager for Truckee. This position will be shared with Placer County, charged with managing county health and human services programs in King’s Beach and Truckee. Bell has extensive experience, previously serving as the school readiness coordinator for First Five Nevada County, director of the Children’s Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee and executive director of Tahoe Women’s Services (now Tahoe SAFE Alliance). She is co-chair of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District’s Citizen Oversight Committee and served on the county’s Adult and Family Services Commission and the Local Planning Council for Childcare. She was honored in 2012 as Truckee’s Woman of Distinction, in 2009 as Nevada County’s Health and Human Services Agency’s Community Partner of the Year and in 2007 as Truckee Citizen of the Year. She is scheduled to assume her new position on Oct. 15.

Truckee Jazzercise

Located at the Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Monday through Saturday, 9-10 a.m., and new classes Tuesday and Thursday, 7:45-8:45 a.m. Call 925-286-5316 for info. New customers: First month for $35 unlimited classes.

Mood balance and pain management

Moody? Fatigued? Stressed? In Pain? Stiff? Can’t sleep? Menopausal? Foggy brain? Join a free presentation, Mood Balancing & Pain Management the natural way, without harmful side effects, Sept. 18, 7-8:30 p.m. Discover the healing power of essential oils for safe and effective, low cost natural solutions for personal wellness. Heat Wave Health, 923 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, US Bank Building, #203. RSVP essential to 415-827-2623 and receive a free mood-balancing oil sample.

Active Release Techniques for Ironman athletes

Sept. 19-21. Dr. Barry Triestman from Truckee, Active Release Techniques full body and master’s certified and 10 other ART professionals Area in the Ironman Village Tahoe at Squaw Valley. ART providers are at the Ironman athletes’ disposal while working the event. They have increased knowledge of running, swimming and cycling biomechanics. Active Release Techniques is known as “The Gold Standard of Soft Tissue Treatment,” a patented soft tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. It is done by chiropractors, massage therapists and physical therapists. Treating all Ironman athletes on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday prior to the race. On Race Day we will be at the start, in both Transition areas and at the finish line. Visit or call 530-412-0072.

North Tahoe fall lacrosse season

Monday/Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., 10-17 years old. Fee: $55. Location: North Tahoe High School. Register at Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City, or call the Recreation Office at 530-583-3440.

Weight Watchers meeting to move

The North Lake Tahoe Weight Watchers Meeting is moving to Wednesday nights at the Tahoe Biltmore, in the Nevada Room, starting Wednesday, Sept. 25. Weigh-In will be 5:30-6 p.m., meeting starts at 6 p.m. New and old members are welcome. Free registration until Oct. 19. Call 1-800-537-6805 for information.

Kickbox Community Day

The first Monday of every month is now Kickbox Community day, with two classes offered for a $5 drop-in fee. Classes are located at Performance Training Center in Truckee, visit Join cardio kickbox at 7:30 a.m. and contact kickbox (kickboxing on the heavy bag) at 6:30 p.m. Visit or call/text 530-412-3548.

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