Friday, January 6, 2017

13th Annual Holistic Health Fair - Sat Jan 28

Another New Year, another set of resolutions. What if this time you actually had the “tools” you needed to make those resolutions a reality? On Saturday, January 28, the 13th annual Amador County Holistic Health and Wellness Fair returns to the Amador Senior Center in Jackson, offering lots of resources for improving one's quality of life.

The fair presents an opportunity for attendees to start their journey toward good health and well-being by sampling the many wellness products and services that are available locally. The wealth of information provided by the vendors will guide attendees to choose the best tools for successfully reaching their goals. The purpose of the wellness fair is to have people engage actively in their health. The ongoing theme of the fair is “Wellness From Start to Finish,” with the intention of introducing people to wellness options for every stage of life.

The twelve previous years of this health fair have showcased some of the best wellness options that Amador County and the region have to offer, including massage therapy, chiropractic, energy-based healing, acupuncture, homeopathy, meditation, spiritual counseling, yoga, shamanic drumming, chi gong, and various exercise and nutrition programs. This year also promises to have a great variety of practitioners and healthy products to inspire all who attend to make small or significant changes for the better in their lives.

Rosebud's Cafe of Jackson will be making a nutritious and delicious lunch, featuring farm-fresh produce, that will be available for purchase. There will also be local food, local farm products, and other wholesome products for sale. Some vendors charge a small fee for a demonstration of their services.

Admission to this family-friendly event is free, and all are welcome to attend. Everyone who attends can enter the free raffle for a chance to win healthy products and services. The health fair is 11 am to 4 pm at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. Sponsored by the Body, Mind, Spirit Center of Amador. For more information, call event organizer Michelle Grondin at 209-419-2503.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Workshop: Transforming the Difficult Child - The Nurtured Heart Approach - Sat Jan 28

WORKSHOP: TRANSFORMING THE DIFFICULT CHILD ~ THE NURTURED HEART APPROACH - Saturday, January 28 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Margaret Dalton Children's Center, 975 Broadway, Jackson. If you are the parent, teacher, or caregiver of a challenging child or teen looking for ways to help bring out your child's "greatness," then this workshop is for you! Presented by Jennifer Lotery, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist. Learn how to help your child or teen transform how they behave, treat other people, the choices they make, and how they feel about themselves. This training is based on the work of Howard Glasser, M.A. who wrote the book 'Transforming the Difficult Child.'
FREE and open to everyone! Lunch will be provided. To RSVP or for more information, please call 257-1092.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Jackson Creek Dental Group Opens Office for “Smiles for Kids 2017”

Appointments will be scheduled in advance on a first-come-first-served basis beginning January 16, 2017

Jackson, CA - Jackson Creek Dental Group will once again be hosting Smile for Kids to treat children, at no cost, who “fall between the cracks” in healthcare – children who would not otherwise receive dental treatment – on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Because of the overwhelming number of children attending this event, appointments will be scheduled in advance starting Monday, January 16, 2017.  These appointments will be filled on a first-come-first served basis by calling Jackson Creek Dental Group at (209) 223-2712.  Once the schedule is full they will no longer accept additional patients. 

To qualify for treatment, children must be 2-18 years of age, qualify for free or reduced fee school lunches, WIC or CHDP, be a resident of Amador County, and they must not be covered by private dental insurance or Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal.  A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child throughout the appointment. 

“Dental care is so important for our overall health and well-being, and this program allows children who meet the program requirements to receive, at no cost, a complete dental exam and teeth cleaning,” stated Craig Kinzer, DDS at Jackson Creek Dental Group.  “X-rays will be provided, as needed, along with fluoride treatment and prescriptions, sealants, orthodontic evaluations and other emergency dental care as time allows.  Our staff feels very grateful that they can give back to our community through Smiles for Kids.”

The doctors and their staff have provided this service to the community on a volunteer basis for over 32 years.  Smiles for Kids also provides an opportunity to educate both the child and parent about how the effects of poor oral health extend far beyond problems in the mouth, often causing other health related issues.

“All children deserve to have a healthy smile,” quoted Jerhet Ask, DDS at Jackson Creek Dental Group. “Untreated dental disease can be extremely painful and affects a child’s physical, emotional and social development.  Smiles for Kids allows us to become part of the solution and help give the children in Amador County healthy smiles for life.”

As in past years, crucial follow-up treatment may be provided through the Sacramento District Dental Society’s Adopt-a-Child Orthodontic and Specialty Referral Care Programs.  Several local dentists will also be providing these services right here in Amador County as part of the Adopt-a-Child Program.  Children requiring Orthodontic and Specialty Referral Care follow-up appointments may be assigned to a specialist to receive necessary endodontic, periodontic, pediatric, orthodontic and oral surgery treatments.

Jackson Creek Dental Group offers a full range of advanced, comprehensive dental specialties, from general care, periodontal care, dental implants and orthodontics to cosmetic dentistry, smile design and full mouth reconstruction.  For more information contact us at (209) 223-2712 or visit our website at

Jackson Creek Dental Group is open Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PHOTO: Over 40 children will receive a free dental exam, x-rays, cleaning and fluoride treatment as a result of the 2017 Smile for Kids program.  We will also make sure that all children needing follow-up treatment have access to it as part of this event.   Pictured above is Rachel Maita, RDH with one of the Smiles for Kids patients.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Unlock Weight Loss - Sat Jan 14

WHAT: Unlock your individual code for Weight Loss
WHEN: Sunday, January 14th, 11:00am-12:00pm
WHERE: The Health and Human Services Building, 10877 Conductor Blvd., Sutter Creek
PRICE : $25 for Be Active Members, $30 for Non-Members
For more information, please contact ACRA by Phone (209-223-6349), Email (, or Facebook (

Healing Self Esteem - Thursdays Jan 12 through Feb 16

Healing Self Esteem
WHEN: Thursday Evenings, January 12-February 16, 4-6pm.
WHERE: The Health and Human Services Building, 10877 Conductor Blvd., Sutter Creek
PRICE: $99
For more information, please contact Barbara at ACRA at (209) 223-6349 or, or visit ACRA online at