Truckee Tahoe Health & Wellness announcements
October 11, 2011
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, CALIF. – Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. To enter an event online, visit http://www.sierrasun.com, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting.Give blood in Tahoe CityOne hour is all it takes to save up to three lives. Give blood with BloodSource and save lives. Blood donors receive an extra treat in October, receiving a free T-shirt and free ski demo pass from Tahoe Dave’s (while supplies last). Blood is needed every day in our community for young and old. Kevin Heberlein, the father of three young children, received blood after a dirt bike accident. He said, “It doesn’t take a lot of time for donors but definitely saves lives.” While you’re there, talk to one of the volunteers from the Rotary Club of Tahoe City to exchange ideas about how we all can work together to improve our community. We look forward to spending an hour with you at the Tahoe City Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, Oct. 12, noon-6 p.m., Tahoe City Fire Station, 300 N. Lake Blvd. Tahoe City. No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome.Donating blood is safe, easy and takes about an hour. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed BloodSource Parental consent form at http://www.bloodsource.org and click on schools) and be generally healthy. There is no upper age limit for blood donations.Truckee Community blood driveThe Truckee Community Blood Drive is slated for Thursday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Veteran’s Hall, 10214 High St., Truckee. Sponsored by the Rotary club of Truckee. No appointment necessary, please eat well, drink plenty of fluids and take your photo identification. For information, call Wes Beyer at 530-0587-0902.Meeks Bay low-cost community flu clinicThe El Dorado County Health Services Department, Public Health Division and Meeks Bay Fire Protection District will host a low-cost community flu clinic for Meeks Bay/Tahoma area residents Oct. 20, 4-6:30 p.m. at the Meeks Bay Fire District Station 61, 8041 Emerald Bay Road. The vaccine to protect against seasonal influenza will be offered at the flu clinic. The cost of the flu vaccine is $10, but the fee will be waived if an individual cannot pay. Visit http://www.edcgov.us/publichealth or call 530-621-6188.Medication Take Back DayFree Medication Take Back Day, Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Nevada County Sheriff Substation, 10879 Donner Pass Road, Truckee and Tahoe City Fire Station, 300 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Drop off unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications safely, effectively, and anonymously. Please mark out personal info on Rx bottles. Help protect the water supply by not flushing medications. Help protect the community as some may be abusing drugs taken from the medicine cabinets of family and friends. A collaborative effort of Future without Drug Dependence, The Coalition, Placer and Nevada County Sheriff and Health and Human Services, Tahoe Forest Hospital district, water quality and waste management, and the DEA.Make a difference, volunteer with Disabled SportsDisabled Sports USA Far West, located at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities to learn how to downhill ski and snowboard. Volunteers must be strong intermediate skiers (or above) and have a desire to share the mountain experience with participants. Mandatory training is provided. Lift tickets are provided on your volunteer day. Make this winter a season of change. Please visit http://www.disabledsports.net or call 530-581-4161 for more information. To apply, please visit http://www.myvolunteerpage.com, and create a profile for Disabled Sports USA Far West.