Truckee Tahoe health & wellness announcements
Send your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at email@example.com. 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.Sexual harassment workshopThe North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Sierra Human Resources Association (SHRA) are offering “The Generations and Sexual Harassment: Awareness and Prevention for Business Owners and Managers” Wednesday, Aug. 24, 8:30-11 a.m., at Cedar House Sport Hotel, 10918 Brockway Road, Truckee.This workshop, required as per California’s AB 1825, will bring your business into compliance regarding sexual harassment awareness in the workplace. The topic is presented in an engaging and provocative way, from the perspective of generations working side by side. The speaker is Laura Moriarty, SPHR President and head of Tahoe Training Partners. Registration is $59 for SHRA members, $69 for North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce members and $79 for non-members. Seating is limited.To register and for information, call Laura Moriarty at 530-573-0224 or North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce Manager Kym Fabel at 530-581-8764. Attendees can also register online at http://www.sierrahra.com.Community Acupuncture Drop In ClinicLearn about and enjoy the amazing health benefits of acupuncture at a super reduced rate, 11890 Donner Pass Road (at Northwoods) Truckee, Wednesdays 5-7 p.m. through Sept. 28. Meet Licensed Acupuncturist Carla McClure of Joyful Life Acupuncture and receive a full treatment for whatever ails you. The cost of the drop in clinic is $30 versus the normal rate of $75. Call 530-386-4851 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Tahoe LUNA Chix “Social” RideSawtooth Ridge Meet other women mountain bikers, make new friends, and have fun in the outdoors with the Tahoe LUNA Chix social rides. Meet at the Sawtooth Trailhead on USFS 06 road (off Thelin in Truckee) at 5:30 p.m.; ride starts at 5:45 p.m. sharp. LUNA bar product samples will be available. Ride is free of charge; donations to the Breast Cancer Fund always greatly appreciated. For more details, visit teamlunachix.com, find on Facebook, or e-mail email@example.com. Spa at squaw Creek offeringteachers and active military discount Spa at Squaw Creek at the Resort at Squaw Creek is offering teachers and active-duty military 25 percent off midweek spa treatments through Sept. 30, 2011. “We wanted to recognize these important people who protect and educate us,” said Kathleen Hall, spa director at Spa at Squaw Creek. Spa at Squaw Creek features 10 treatment rooms, a relaxing sanctuary, dry saunas and steam rooms. The resort’s signature Tahoe Hot Stone Massage remains a popular spa option. Guests of the spa are welcome to use the outdoor pool and hot tub complex. Guest must present valid ID to receive discount. For reservations, call 530-583-6300.Tahoe LUNA Chix “Social” Ride at Sawtooth Ridge Meet other women mountain bikers, make new friends, and have fun in the outdoors with the Tahoe LUNA Chix social rides. Meet at the Sawtooth Trailhead on USFS 06 road (off Thelin in Truckee) at 5:30 p.m.; ride starts at 5:45 p.m. sharp. LUNA bar product samples will be available. Ride is free of charge; donations to the Breast Cancer Fund always greatly appreciated. For more details, visit teamlunachix.com, find us on Facebook, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.New state law requires Whooping Cough boosters for grades 7-12For the 2011-12 school year, a new State law requires all incoming seventh-12th graders have a whooping cough booster shot, called Tdap (“tee-dap”), administered after their 7th birthday, before entering school. Students without documentation of receiving this booster shot will not be able to start school this fall.Contact your child’s doctor now if your child hasn’t yet received a dose of the Tdap booster vaccine to schedule an immunization appointment.Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is widespread throughout California. This vaccine can help keep your child and family protected.For information about the law and where to get shots, visit http://www.ttusd.org, http://www.mynevadacounty.com, or http://www.placer.ca.gov. Call the Nevada County Health Department at 530-265-1450 or the Placer County Health Department at 530-889-7141. To ensure that you have access to this vaccine please attend the following Tdap Vaccine Clinic: Alder Creek Middle School, Aug. 25, 4-6 p.m.