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Truckee Tahoe health and wellness announcements

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NaturaMed free bone density screenings

As 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 and#8220;gold standardand#8221; DEXA analysis. Screenings are quick, safe, radiation-free and provide a quantitative assessment to predict risk for bone loss and fracture. Screenings will be held May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at New Moon Natural Foods, 11357 Donner Pass Road, Truckee and May 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine, 8130 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. By appointment only. Call 530-546-0400 to schedule your osteoporosis screening.

Free Jazzercise

Try 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 todayand#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.

Be a whitewater guide

Donand#8217;t miss IRIE Rafting Companyand#8217;s annual guide school, May 11-20. Join a fun-filled and educational 10-day guide school on Northern Californiaand#8217;s exceptional whitewater rivers, progressing from Class II to Class V. The $700 tuition includes all meals, transportation, gear, instruction and CPR/First AID certifications. This training is ideal for individuals interested in working as a guide, or those of you who just want to get out on the river. No experience necessary. For more information and/or to sign up, visit http://www.raftirie.com, email frank@raftirie.com or call 530-318-0576.

Itand#8217;s a party and itand#8217;s purple

The 3rd annual Purple Party will be held May 23 at Zanoand#8217;s in Truckee. There will be pizza, pasta, and salads provided by Zanoand#8217;s, music by the Deckheads, a raffle, and lots of fun. Join us in the festivities from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and donand#8217;t forget to wear purple. Tickets are $15. All proceeds support the Truckee Tahoe Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact Nancy Palmer at npalmer123@gmail.com.

and#8220;Teacherand#8221; appreciation specials return to Glow

For the fourth year, Glow is proud to offer all school staff discounted salon services in celebration of Teacher Appreciation and#8220;weekand#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. Call 530-587-9985, visit http://www.glowtruckee.com or http://www.facebook.com/glowtruckee. Glow is located in Brickelltown at 10320 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Anagnos waiting for liver transplant

Floriston resident Tammy Anagnos is fighting for her life. In 1993, she was diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease. Although she tried experimental treatments, her health continued to worsen and doctors now say a liver transplant is critical to her survival. Tammy is also battling a serious gastrointestinal disorder that can cause her to suddenly experience internal bleeding. She requires a monthly banding procedure to prevent the bleeding. Doctors are confident her transplant would remedy this disorder.

The National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) is working with volunteers and supporters to help relieve Tammy Anagnosand#8217; growing burden of expenses. NFT has assisted transplant patients with advocacy and fundraising support for 28 years. Your gift and#8212; of $25, $50, $100 or more and#8212; will enable NFT to provide Tammy with the financial support she desperately needs.

You can help by visiting http://www.transplants.org to make a secure online donation. Click on Patients We Help and search for Tammy Anagnos.

If you have any questions about NFT call 800-489-3863.

Lost Trail Lodge to offer yoga retreat

Lost Trail Lodge will host a yoga retreat July 13-15. Cost is $360 and includes two nights shared accommodations at the Lost Trail Lodge, two yoga sessions daily, guided meditation, organic meals and baggage assistance for those who want to hike in to the lodge from the winter parking area.

Space is limited to 14 guests, so folks should sign up early at 530-320-9268, info@losttraillodge.com. There is a 10 percent locals discount.

Asperger Team camp announced

Coming again this year is a two- week sleep-away camp for youths with social cognitive differences. The Asperger Team camp is focused on improving their social skills within a relaxed, nurturing environment. The co-ed camp program, located in Truckee, provides a welcome opportunity to make lasting friendships, overcome challenges and gain self-assurance. In the great outdoors, fun group activities are just the beginning. Visit them on the web at http://www.aspergersteam.com.

Truckee womenand#8217;s sober living

facility accepting applications

The C.A.S.T.L.E (clean and sober transitional living environment) House, Truckee/Tahoeand#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.


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