Health & Wellness announcements |

Health & Wellness announcements

Mom gets a free Mini-Oracle reading! Bring Mom by for a five-card empowerment oracle reading on her special day, May 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Rainbow Bridge, Fountain Court, Village at Squaw Valley. For information call (530) 584-6100.

Its National Nurses week and Tahoe Forest Health System is hosting a week-long celebration honoring all nurses. On Thursday, May 7 at 2 p.m. in the lobby conference room at Tahoe Forest Hospital, one exceptional nurse will be selected as Nurse of the Year during a special recognition ceremony. Nominees have been selected by their peers based on qualities such as clinical competence, leadership ability, being a role model in the community, and commitment to the nursing profession. Our patients tell us it is the high quality care and genuine compassion of our nursing staff that makes all the difference in their hospital stay. We are very proud to recognize all of the nurses for their dedication to their profession and excited to honor the Nurse of the Year, said Sandra Golonka, Chief Nursing Officer.National Nurses Week is planned to coincide with Florence Nightingales birthday, May 12. Many consider Nightingale the founder of modern nursing. Since 1990, Tahoe Forest Hospital and Incline Village Community Hospital have been holding week-long celebrations during this week to honor the entire nursing staff. For more information about Tahoe Forest Health System, please visit

Make a difference this summer! Disabled Sports USA Far West, located at Alpine Meadows Resort, is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities learn how waterski, cycle and travel through outdoor environments independently. Experience in outdoor recreation is helpful, but not required. Free, mandatory training is provided. Call Vanessa at 581-4161 ext. 203 or e-mail

Learn about a graceful an energizing Japanese Martial Art that focuses on resolving conflict rather than fighting Wednesday, May 6, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Truckee Community Center. Aikido teaches you how to be centered and calm while under stress. The practice is great for health, well-being and stress relief. Attendees are invited to join additional regular classes on Thursdays and Sunday evenings when basic skills have been mastered. Cost is $35 for the six-week series or $10 drop in. You are welcome to join in even once the series has begun. Visti or call Sally at (530) 320-3068.

Bike to work week is May 11-15. Cycle to Alpenglow Sports during Bike to work week and sign up for Pedal There, Tahoe Citys bike commuting project. All week Alpenglow Sports will be giving out free bike bells to cyclist who commit to bike commuting. Shift your gears and cycle to Alpenglow Sports.

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