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Truckee Tahoe Health & Wellness announcements

To our healthDo you have a Health & Wellness item for publication? Send it to Amy Edgett, Community Editor, at aedgett@sierrasun.com, subject Health Release. Deadline for Wednesday publication is the Friday previous at noon. Articles printed news space permitting.I can copeThe American Cancer Society is offering free I Can Cope (ICC) teleconferences. The ICC is a series of free, educational, peer support classes and is facilitated by professionals. This program is offered every month. Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, 10 a.m. to noon, Nutrition During and After Cancer Treatment. Facilitator Susan Speer, MS, RD, CDE, FADA. Pre-registration required. Patients and caregivers can register by calling (800) 227-2345. This number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Pre-registration is required so the Society can mail or e-mail the class materials and dial-in information directly to the patient’s or caregiver’s home or e-mail address. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 10 a.m. to noon, Taking Charge of Money Matters, Kyle Restad. Protect yourself from cancer causing agentsJoin Dr. Eric Rost to learn about the environmental causes of cancer, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nev., Dec. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.There are known causal agents and correlation studies that show links between chemicals found in air, food and water. Toxins in the environment include pesticides, herbicides, plastics, cleaning products, engine emissions, smoke, radon, etc. By limiting your exposure to these toxins, you can reduce your risk of some types of cancer. Dr. Rost will make recommendations on the top m10 things you can do to protect yourself as well as the top 10 foods that prevent cancer. Examples of preventative measures you can take might include things like washing fruits and vegetables, buying organic, stop microwaving your food in plastic containers, getting rid of those BPA plastic water bottles and following instructions and safety tips to avoid or reduce contact with harmful substances. Learn more and protect yourself and your family. Call (775) 881-7560 ext. 7483.Free yoga classesBeginners 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.Call for adaptive skiing volunteers 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.Exercise for EnergySpecially designed for current and recovering cancer patients. This 8-week class offers guidance, support and useful tools to maintain health and wellness. Wellness topics include Foods that Fight Cancer, Trouble Shooting GI Problems, Stress, Yoga classes, Lymphedema Prevention and more.Call (530) 587-1062, ext. 213, or mlarson@tfhd.com. Pre-screening required.Become a hospice volunteerTahoe Forest Hospice needs patient and family support volunteers. Serving patients in the Truckee/Tahoe area, Incline Village, Nev. and parts of Eastern Plumas and Sierra Counties. Volunteering is a great opportunity to help patients at end- of-life in your community. Provide companionship, a respite, for caregivers, run errands, read, play games, garden, help with meals, etc. Flexible hours. The next training starts Oct. 8, 2009 and will be held in Truckee. All classes must be completed in order to graduate. Please call Val Sutter, Volunteer Coordinator, at 582-3534.Military wellness eventA free, benevolent military event will be held in the Palisades Room at The Village at Squaw Valley USA, Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., put on by the non-profit Forgotten Soldiers Program and the Healing Light Institute. Event will provide military soldiers, officers, nurses, veterans and their families: Counseling, bodywork and massage therapy, education and career building tools, acupuncture, life and health coaching, nutritional advice and lunch. And a safe, nurturing environment for soldiers to speak freely about their experiences. For more information, please visit http://www.forgottensoldiersprogram.org or call the Healing Light Institute at (530) 889-2300.