INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send the 5w’s:, who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.
Weight Watchers meeting to move
The North Lake Tahoe Weight Watchers Meeting is moving to Wednesday nights at the Tahoe Biltmore, in the Nevada Room, starting on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Weigh-In will be 5:30-6 p.m., meeting starts at 6 p.m. New and old members are welcome. Free registration until Oct. 19. Call 1-800-537-6805 for information.
Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence and Green Dots
When an act of violence (sexual assault, partner violence, or stalking) happens, there is almost always a bystander who is in a position to notice a high-risk behavior and potentially do something to help. The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, the University of Nevada, Reno, and organizations throughout northern and rural Nevada are dedicated to changing this behavior by launching a violence prevention program called Green Dot. Professionals will convene, Sept. 24-27 at UNR to become certified Green Dot instructors to launch the Green Dot community mobilization strategy. Tahoe SAFE Alliance will participate in the training. To learn more visit www.livethegreendot.com.
‘Exercise for Energy’
Free supportive care program in Incline Village. The free six-week class, “Exercise for Energy,” is a supportive care program for current and recovering cancer patients: offering guidance, support, and useful tools to return to and maintain health and wellness. Program begins Oct. 2, to meet Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at IVCH Physical Therapy and Medical Fitness, 333 Village Blvd., Ste. 201 at the corner of Village and Alder, one block from Incline Village Community Hospital. The class will incorporate strengthening, stretching, breathing, balance, cardio, and wellness education. All classes are supportive, medically-managed and taught by health professionals, and will give you the tools you need in a supervised environment. Prescreening is required. For more information and registration, call 775-831-1964, or email email@example.com.
Throughout the month of October, Tahoe Forest Hospital will offer a free gift for anyone getting a first-time mammogram. TFH also will hold a drawing for a free mammogram. If you refer a friend who is a first-timer, you both get a free gift. Funding is available for a limited number of screening through a special grant made available by the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation. Briner Imaging at Tahoe Forest Hospital offers the latest in digital mammography. Screening exams are quick, easy and read by our board certified radiologists. No doctor order is necessary for a screening mammogram. Follow-up care is available. To schedule please call 530-582-6510.
All ages. This class is designed for everyone interested in learning the art of karate. The beginner or the advanced student will be able to make great progress in self-defense and benefit from improved physical and mental health, self-discipline and self-confidence. This is an ongoing class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:10-8:40 p.m. Cost is $77.50, with IVGID pass $62 for 10-class punch card. Recreation Center, Group Fitness Room, with Gregg Henrikson.
Incline aquatics swim team
Ages 6-plus years. Join Incline’s premier swim team for both competitive and novice swimmers. USA Swimming certified coaches will evaluate appropriate level and practice times for each participant. Payment will be on a monthly basis. Scholarships that can equate savings of at least 29 percent are available (inquire at the Parks & Recreation Department Counter). For any other questions contact the Aquatics office at 775-832-1321.
All ages. An early morning aqua fitness workout that includes cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and mobility fitness elements in both shallow and deep water. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Recreation Center pool, free for Recreation Center members, $10, with IVGID pass $5. Visit www.inclinerecreation.com.
Tahoe Forest Health System publishes magazine
Tahoe Forest Health System announced the availability of its new Health System Magazine, featuring health news, events, health and wellness and program information, and services available locally. The magazine is published three times per year, and available in downloadable PDF format on www.tfhd.com. A hard copy of the magazine can be obtained by calling 530-582-6266. Copies are also available throughout Tahoe Forest Hospital, Incline Village Community Hospital, Tahoe Forest Hospital MultiSpecialty Clinic offices in Truckee, the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe Chambers, the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and the Incline Village Visitor Center. For more information about Tahoe Forest Health System, visit www.tfhd.com.
Veteran suicide prevention
It is topic mostly ignored and avoided. Nevada has one of the highest suicide rates in the country among veterans, both men and women. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Information from the Nevada Office of Veteran Services.
Pickleball at the tennis center
Pickleball is a fun sport for all ages, played on a modified tennis court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddle. It is easy for beginners to learn, and can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Court No. 8 has been lined for Pickleball. Please inquire about reservations, scheduled drop-in times, and socials. Equipment rental is available. A minimum of four people is required for play. Cost is peak time: $8, $6 with IVGID pass; afternoon/twilight $6, $4 with IVGID pass. Six-pack punch cards are available. Visit www.inclinerecreation.com.
Incline Village Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, Tuesdays and Thursdays, fitness; Wednesdays, yoga at 10 a.m. Members are free. Drop-in rates: $5 for 55+ individuals who are Incline Village pass-holders and $10 for general public. Call 775-832-1300 or visit www.inclinerecreation.com.