Tahoe Truckee Health & Wellness announcements
July 27, 2010
Neuropathy meeting scheduledIf your feet and/or hands tingle, feel numb, painful, regularly feel burning hot or freezing cold or like you are wearing a stocking or a glove, you may have peripheral neuropathy. The Truckee Area Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will meet Thursday, July 29, 1 p.m., Sierra Senior Services, 10040 Estates Drive, Truckee. A DVD of a Sacramento area neurologist addressing a support group will be shown. No reservation is needed just come. If more information is desired, call Bev at (877) 622-6298. If you are looking for an opportunity for volunteer community service, please come.Take a nutrition classThis class will teach the student the importance of harmony in the human body through a better understanding and application of sound nutrition health care practices. Subjects to be covered include sports, food is your best medicine, prevention, metabolic typing, analysis tools, weight control, mental and physical strength, hormone health, vitamin and herb overview, children’s health and meal planning. Tahoe Yoga Institute, Cobblestone Center, 475 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, July 30, Aug. 6 and 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost $125 for four sessions or $35 drop in. Questions, phone Carl Pomey 583-8212. Nutrition Health Care Services Complimentary & Alternative Nutritional Medicine, Carl Phillip Pomey, B.Sc, 3090 N. Lake Blvd. #6, Tahoe City, email@example.com, http://www.nutritionevaluation.com.InnerRhythms Dance Workshop If you wish to explore dancing with Sculptural Elements, InnerRhythms Dance Theatre will host a Masters Dance Class with visiting aerialist Jodi Lomask, 12047 Donner Pass Road, Suite B7, Truckee, July 31. She is the Artistic Director from San Francisco dance company, Capacitor, this year’s featured artist at Trails and Vistas. All skill levels are welcome to enjoy a class featuring dancing with Sculptural Elements Saturday, July 31. Visit http://www.innerrhythms.org to learn more about upcoming events. Call 550-8464 to sign up for the Masters Dance Class.Fields to Fork, A Toolbox for the Informed EaterIncludes talks about “Organic Labeling” by Stephen Bird, “The #1 Secret to Healthy Eating” by Dr. Caroline Wadlin MD and “From our Soils to our Supplements – Modern Nutrition for Health and Wellness” by Dr. Daniel Smith, DC, and Cooking Demonstration and lunch by Chef Jacob of Stella Restaurant and talk by Suzanne Ashworth of Del Rio Botanicals, Saturday, July 31, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Cedar House Sport Hotel, 10918 Brockway Road, Truckee. For more information visit http://www.genesaliving.com or call (800) 404-1065. The evening before, enjoy An Evening at Stella, a Special Summer Tasting menu with Wine Pairing at 6:30 p.m., for reservations call 582-5655.
Beach Parties to benefit diagnostic imagingIncline Village Community Hospital, a service of Tahoe Forest Health System, is hosting summer beach parties at Burnt Cedar Beach, 665 Lakeshore Blvd., Incline Village. Beach parties will be held Thursdays through Aug. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. to benefit enhancements to Incline Village Community Hospital diagnostic imaging services. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years of age. Each dinner includes BBQ Hawaiian ribs or chicken, roasted corn, beans, rolls, grilled pineapple, soda and includes a raffle ticket for hourly prizes including a weekly iPod giveaway. Community physicians, RN’s, technologists, caregivers, volunteers, auxiliary, board members and friends of the hospital will be attending. Participate in volley ball, Frisbee, a golf putting challenge, water games, hula hoops. Live entertainment by Gil Thompson and “Da Big Tsunami Band.” For more information, call (775) 888-4204. LUNA Chix Ladies Race Night at NorthstarJoin the Tahoe LUNA Chix at the Northstar Resort Cross Country Mountain Bike Race Series on Thursday, Aug. 19 for a fun mountain bike race to benefit the Breast Cancer Fund. No experience is necessary! Racers can choose from three categories: Beginner, novice or expert. Race entry fee is only $15 and all proceeds from women entrants will go directly to the Breast Cancer Fund. This is the perfect opportunity for ladies to push themselves in a fun, supportive environment while supporting a great cause. Race registration, 5-5:45 p.m. Racing begins at 6 p.m. sharp. Entry fee includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes, including LUNA Sport bike jerseys. The Tahoe LUNA Chix will also be hosting a free pre-race bike maintenance clinic at 4:30 p.m. at Plaza Bikes in the Village at Northstar. For more information, visit http://www.teamlunachix.com.Women’s Downhill Mountain Biking Clinic with Marla Streb The Tahoe LUNA Chix, a women’s mountain biking and cycling group, will host a Women’s-Only Downhill Mountain Biking Clinic with former National and World Champion Marla Streb on Saturday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Northstar-at-Tahoe. This is a perfect opportunity for beginners and intermediate riders to take their skills to the next level in a fun and supportive environment. The clinic, limited to 10 people, includes personal instruction, lunch, mountain bike park lift ticket and a goody bag. Cost of the clinic is $150 per person with all proceeds donated directly to the Breast Cancer Fund. Space is limited! Register now before it’s too late. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Drive the Road to Recovery Volunteer drivers are needed to drive patients to their treatments through the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery new program in Truckee. For Cancer information contact (800) ACS-2345 and http://www.cancer.org.New classes for infants and toddlersSeveral new classes will begin at the Incline Village Recreation Center including music classes, Stroller Boot Camp, swim classes and of course the popular Kid Zone. For a complete list of the classes go to the Incline Recreation Center website, call (775) 832-1300 or stop at the Recreation Center.Low cost health screeningsSensing a need for community members to take proactive steps toward improved health, Tahoe Forest Health System is now offering monthly low-cost health screenings 7-9 a.m. at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. “It’s a simple, affordable way to start taking charge of your health,” said Chris Spencer, Director of Community Health Services. No appointment is necessary. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted (VISA, MC, and American Express) for screenings. Low-cost lab screenings are not necessarily reimbursable by your insurance company. The following tests will be available: Complete blood count, $11; comprehensive metabolic panel, $26; comprehensive metab panel with lipid, $57; lipid panel, $31; Vitamin D, 25 hydroxy; $40; hemoglobin A1C, $25. Patients should fast for 10-12 hours prior to testing. Call 587-3769.Center for Spiritual Living to throw a partyThe Center For Spiritual Living has moved and will celebrate with an open house and old fashioned ice cream social, Aug. 22, 1-3 p.m. Visit the new beautiful lakeside home in the North Tahoe Marina. Enjoy the spectacular view and your ice cream Sundae from our beautiful deck. There will be a free facepainter for the children and Tahoe Tessie will be there to greet them. First 50 children receive free balloon. Chocolate, caramel, or strawberry sundaes are only $2. What better way to celebrate a wonderful August afternoon on Lake Tahoe? Follow the balloons, see you there!