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Tahoe Truckee Health & Wellness announcements

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Home Instead Senior Care offices serving California have scheduled a free web conference for family caregivers Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. PST as part of National Family Caregivers Month. The web conference, “The Best Care for Your Parents: Senior Care Solutions and Potential Pitfalls,” will be co-hosted by Suzanne Mintz, President and CEO of the non-profit National Family Caregivers Association, and Home Instead Senior Care Cofounder and CEO Paul Hogan. Hogan, who co-authored with his wife, Lori, the new book “Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions” (November 2009/McGraw Hill) and Mintz will offer participants solutions and resources. To register visit http://www.caregiverstress.com.

SUMMIT Medical Training Solutions will be offering two CPR classes for the community. Learn how to save a life and receive a CPR card. Meet the instructors and learn more about the courses that we offer. Refreshments will be provided.The first class will be a Heart Saver CPR course. General public and will provide you the knowledge, skill and confidence to perform this life saving procedure. It also includes the use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Approximately a four hours, Dec. 10, 2009 at 5 p.m., Trout Creek Recreation Center, cost is $10. The second class is designed for baby-sitters, child care professionals or anyone who would like to learn more about pediatric emergencies. This will be a pediatric CPR course that will include adult CPR and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Four hour class. Dec. 17, 2009 at 5 p.m., Trout Creek Recreation Center, cost is $10. Call to register as space is limited at (530) 214-8891. Visit Summitmedicaltraining.com.

Want to make a difference in our community and the lives of young women? Girls on the Run – Sierras is hosting a new winter program in Truckee and needs coaches! This non-profit, prevention program that builds self-esteem for girls, grades three to eight, will be offered after school at the new Truckee Community Center indoor track. This volunteer position may be used as a service learning project, internship, or other college credit project upon agreement of the college/university and Director. For more information contact Council Director Jennifer Bossin jennifer@girlsontherunsierras.org or 587-1690.

The North Lake Tahoe Community Health Care Auxiliary Gift Shop at the Incline Village Community Hospital is in the Christmas mode. Stop by and check out the wares, including the latest Webkinz. All proceeds from the sales in the Gift Shop benefit the Incline Village Community Hospital and medical needs in the community. Shop hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and some Saturdays. The shop is staffed by volunteers. Call Nan Healy (775) 233-3651 for assistance when the shop is closed.

Beginners Yoga will be offered to the community, Mondays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. through Dec. 14. Free at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2810 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City. Beginners Integral Hatha Yoga classes involve specific postures, especially beneficial for the spine and digestion followed by deep relaxation and breathing practices. Integral yoga is slower yoga designed to ease the body and reduce stress. All are encouraged to attend. Please bring a mat or towel. Contact mollymacg@gmail.com, (508) 284-1185.

Registration is now being accepted for the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District’s Buddy Werner Ski & Snowboard Program. The program is open to skiers and snowboarder from ages 5 to 17. Children are grouped into teams by ability levels. Advanced skiers 8 to 17 may compete in Tahoe League Races as well. The program meets every Sunday at Soda Springs starting Dec. 13. There are also ski away days to Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Sugar Bowl, Tahoe Donner and Donner Ski Ranch.Cost is $220 and includes a full season pass to Soda Springs, all ski away days, awards and team sweatshirt. Call 582-7720.

Disabled Sports Far West at Alpine Meadows Resort is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities to learn how to downhill ski and snowboard. The volunteer must be a strong intermediate skier or snowboarder and have a desire to share the “mountain experience” with students. A two-day mandatory training is provided. Lift tickets are provided on volunteer day. View, download and print a volunteer application at http://www.disabledsports.net, or call 581-4161.