Truckee Tahoe health and wellness announcements |

Truckee Tahoe health and wellness announcements

Send your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter an event online, visit, locate the event calendar. Click on andamp;#8220;submit an event,andamp;#8221; follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words.NaturaMed free bone density screeningsAs a community service recognizing National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine in Kings Beach is proud to offer free osteoporosis screenings using ultrasound bone density technology. Ultrasound technology has a high correlation to the andamp;#8220;gold standardandamp;#8221; DEXA analysis. Screenings are quick, safe, radiation-free and provide a quantitative assessment to predict risk for bone loss and fracture. Screening will be held May 5 and 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine, 8130 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach and May 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Moon Natural Foods, 11357 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. By appointment only. Call 530-546-0400 to schedule your osteoporosis screening.Free JazzerciseTry Jazzercise for two weeks free for (new students, local residents only) Tighten your butts and guts for summer! Jazzercise combines aerobics, strength training with weights and tubes, and stretching for a fun, total body workout. Easy to follow, with todayandamp;#8217;s hottest music. Classes are held at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach: Monday-Saturday, 8:45 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. For more information call Ginny at 530-546-7745.Spring Wilderness Medicine CoursesThe Tahoe Rim Trail Association is partnering with the American Red Cross Wilderness Medicine Institute, Lake Tahoe School and Crested Butte Outdoors for a series of wilderness medicine courses. Whether youandamp;#8217;re a crew leader, a wilderness guide, an outdoor enthusiast or you work in a remote environment, these courses will give you the skills you need to respond to a backcountry emergency when help is delayed.American Red Cross courses at 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Nev. will be held May 4: Adult CPR andamp; AED; May 5-6: Wilderness and Remote First Aid and May 4-6: Wilderness and Remote First Aid andamp; Adult CPR/AED. Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS courses at 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Nev. May 16-17: Wilderness First Aid.For program fees and online registration visit and search under andamp;#8220;Medical Trainings.andamp;#8221; Call 775-298-0239 or email Tahoe LUNA Chix andamp;#8212; Boca Road Ride Tuesday, May 8Calling all ladies! Join the Tahoe LUNA Chix for a nice, mellow spin on quiet Hirschdale Road Tuesday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m. This is a pretty, rolling, 20-mile ride on an almost empty road andamp;#8212; a great place to get those legs spinning. All ability levels are welcome. Ride will depart at 5:50 p.m. This is a free ride, so bring yourself, plenty of water and a friend if you would like. LUNA Chix will bring the LUNA Bars. Meet on Hirshdale, south of Interstate 80, parking lot on right past the tracks. For more information, visit, email or find them on Facebook.andamp;#8220;Teacherandamp;#8221; appreciation specials return to GlowFor the fourth year, Glow is proud to offer all school staff discounted salon services in celebration of Teacher Appreciation andamp;#8220;weekandamp;#8221; for the entire month of May. Services are provided by Jodi Hubbell, Liz Carstens, Allison Mercado and Lou LaManna. Massages ($40 for 60 minutes, $70 for 90 minutes) and facials ($60 for 60 minutes) are available Monday-Saturday. Hair services (discounted 30 percent) are available Monday, Thursday and Friday. Parents and friends can purchase gift certificates for their favorite teachers. Please mention this promotion when booking your appointment, current proof of employment required. For questions or to book an appointment call 530-587-9985, visit or Glow is located in Brickelltown at 10320 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.2012 Youth Backcountry CampsSummit mountains, build trail, challenge yourselfThe Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Sierra Nevada Journeys and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science are partnering for their fifth annual Youth Backcountry Camp summer program. All teens (ages 12-17) are invited to attend a three, five or six-day programs and partake in an inspiring wilderness experience. Year after year, these programs prove to be a great opportunity for teens to make new friends while learning about wilderness survival, navigation (map/compass and GPS), Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, ecology and geology and backcountry cooking and nutrition. Participants will backpack approximately 5-7 miles per day and participate in a service learning project building or improving part of the Tahoe Rim Trail.Dates are: YBCC2 five-day, ages 14-17, July 15-19, $299YBCC3 six-day, ages 14-17, July 22-27, $350YBCC three-day, ages 12-15, July 29-31, $199Gear, food and transportation will be provided for all participants. All programs are instructed by experienced and well-trained staff from the TRTA, SNJ and TINS. Scholarships are available! To determine your eligibility, please contact Tom at 775-298-0238 or email online at womenandamp;#8217;s sober livingfacility accepting applicationsThe C.A.S.T.L.E (clean and sober transitional living environment) House, Truckee/Tahoeandamp;#8217;s only sober living facility for women, is now accepting applications for residents. Women ages 18 and over accepted, with no pets allowed. Candidates must have at least 30 days of sobriety and be willing to participate in outclient services at Community Recovery Resources. To schedule an appointment for an interview and receive an application, please call Community Recovery Resources, Supportive Housing Manager, Chris Frye at 530-273-9541, ext. 231.Are You Conscious?Are you aware of how much fun youandamp;#8217;re having when youandamp;#8217;re moving the olandamp;#8217; bod effortlessly? When youandamp;#8217;re not the least bit concerned about holding the beat, but it happens anyway? Sierra Conscious Dance offers up eclectic DJ mixes, with guidance on how to flat out let go of your concerns for a couple of hours of your life. You will be moved. Join the dance every Friday at 7 p.m., InnerRhythms Dance Studio, 12047 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Cost is $10 donation, first-timers free.

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