Truckee Tahoe Health & Wellness announcements
Send your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at email@example.com. Send 200 word Health & Wellness briefs via e-mail. To enter an event online, visit http://www.sierrasun.com, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting.Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group to meetYour brain and your spinal cord are your central nervous system. All the other nerves in your body are peripheral nerves. According to the American Medical Association, any disease or disorder in the peripheral nerves is called neuropathy. There are more than 100 causes and nearly 3 million people diagnosed or undiagnosed with neuropathy in California. The Truckee Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will meet Thursday, Aug. 26, 1 p.m. at Truckee Pines Apartments, 10100 Estates Drive, Truckee. Please note the change in location. Anyone interested in finding out about neuropathy – its symptoms, causes, and treatments – is welcome to come. If you have questions, contact Bev at (877) 622-6298.Nursing scholarships availableSierra Tahoe Chapter Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships. Applicant must currently be enrolled in a nursing program. Applications must be received by Aug. 30, 2010, available by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information contact: Jae Gustafson at 587-2444.Generating The Mind of EnlightenmentSierra College Tahoe-Truckee Campus 11001 College Trail, Truckee, Aug. 27, 7 p.m. “Whatever happiness there is in this world, all arises from wishing others to be happy. Whatever suffering there is in this world, all arises from wishing myself to be happy.” – Shantideva. Join Tibetan Lama Losang Samten as he discusses the altruistic intention to become enlightened for the benefit of all and leads guided meditation. Dorje Namjum Purification CeremonyPrivate Residence, 9045 Manzanita Drive, Rubicon Bay, Aug. 29, 6 p.m., Tibetan Lama Losang Samten will lead participants in an ancient Tibetan ceremony of healing and purification through prayer, meditation, and visualization as transmitted to him by H.H. Dalai Lama. Bring a cushion if desired. Suggested donation: $10 to $20. Call 525-1900.Drive the Road to RecoveryVolunteer drivers are needed to drive patients to their treatments through the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery new program in Truckee. For Cancer information contact (800) ACS-2345 and http://www.cancer.org.Donate to HospiceTahoe Forest Hospice Gift and Thrift Stores located in Truckee and Kings Beach are in need of donations. Donations are an important part of hospice fundraising. All proceeds from the stores support hospice services throughout the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe area. They welcome clothing, shoes, books and house wares including small appliances in good working order. Please ask for approval before unloading furniture or TVs. Thank you for donating to Tahoe Forest Hospice Gift and Thrift. For more information or questions please call 582-4947 in Truckee or 546-5494 in Kings Beach.
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