Friday, December 21, 2012

New Express Shape Up Program Starts January 2nd at Team Fitness

Hello and Happy Holidays!!

I want to share some good news with you about a new program starting at Team Fitness in January next to the Pine Grove Post Office. This program is based on Tony Horton's 10-Minute Trainer. You may know of him from his intense P90x training program.

I wanted to find a short workout that I could do relatively quickly and integrate cardio into the strength training segment of my workout and cut down the time I needed to workout and still get good results. I just did 20 minutes of his 10 Minute Trainer Video and WOW!!

And here it is - check out our new offering called the EXPRESS SHAPE UP PROGRAM. You can participate 1, 2 or 3 times a week and the price is right. If this takes off, we will offer additional times. Right now the Monday time is 5 - 5:45pm participating in our Express Class with Laura and Wednesday and Friday meet 5 - 5:30pm with Cherie.

Our programs are geared to women in their 40's, 50's, 60's and up who are just getting back into fitness or who want to keep changing things up to stay interested on their journey to get in shape.

More details:
Monday 5 - 5:45pm - Express Workout - Blends Cardio and Strength Training for a good overall workout
Wednesday 5 - 5:30pm - Express Shape Up Class - Focuses on Core Strength Training and Some Cardio
Friday 5 - 5:30pm - Express Shape Up Class - Combines Cardio with Upper Body Strength Training
While each class will have a familiar structure and be geared to support each person to go at their own pace, it will also mix up the exercises and reps, weight etc so that we don't get stuck on the workout/fitness plateau where our body acclimates to the workout and we are no longer challenging ourselves. You will feel comfortable with the familiar format and challenged by the periodic changes!

Your FIRST WEEK IS FREE and after that cost is due at the beginning of every month to hold your spot:
Once a Week = $18/Month
Twice a Week = $30/Month
Three Times Weekly = $40/Month

You can also add on one low-cost Personal Fitness Training Appointment once a month for an additional $20 per month!!

Sign up ahead of time since space is limited to 6 participants in each session. Contact me by phone or email soon! After your FREE week you can decide if this is the right program for you!! I hope you will join us!!

Cherie Maitland
Team Fitness
A Comfortable Place to Get In Shape
209-296-BFit (2348)
www.TeamFitnessAmador.com

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What is "Walk Live"? New goals for the NEW YEAR!

Walk Live With Fitness Made Fun

Wondering what "Walk Live" is all about?

Join me, Certified WALK Leader Beth Sands, in a multi-muscle, calorie blasting indoor walk
that targets every major muscle group in your body.

You will be amazed at the simplicity of the program and how quickly you’ll see results.

Based on the successful Walk at Home program developed by Leslie Sansone,
POWER WALK
in place to music that’s paced to get you a great aerobic workout,
and you never have to follow perfectly!

The group setting provides encouragement, motivation, and ongoing support as you
walk your way to better health and weight loss.

Suitable for all fitness levels, ages, and enjoyed by men and women alike.
And it’s FUN! If you can walk, you can do this! Get your Walk On!

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!

Classes resume
January 8, 2013

We meet at 5:15PM - Tuesdays & Thursdays
The Margaret Dalton Children’s Center
975 Broadway, Jackson

For More Information see:
www.WalkLiveWithFitnessMadeFun.com
Or Contact: Beth @  (209) 471-8792
walkleaderbeth@yahoo.com

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Vendors sought for 2013 Holistic Health & Wellness Fair

2013 Holistic Health and Wellness Fair
♥ VENDORS WANTED!! ♥
Vendor Registration Form
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, January 26 for the 9th annual Amador County Holistic Health and Wellness Fair taking place at the Jackson Senior Center from 11am to 4pm.

The foundation for the Amador County Holistic Health and Wellness Fair is to provide the community an opportunity to experience natural approaches to health by showcasing vendors who specialize in a wide array of complementary health and wellness disciplines.
In addition to holistic health and wellness practitioners and products, Amador County Holistic Health and Wellness Fair is also committed to educating the community on green lifestyle choices such as eating locally, converting to solar, etc.

Information booths, massages, lectures and product sales, highlight the many choices we have available in our community to take responsbilty for our health care choices, to live life joyfully and with care for our community and world.

More information coming soon!
We are currently seeking vendors for this event. For more information. Please call Brandy at 209-304-8495 or visit www.MotherlodeHolistic.com Brandy Astwood, CHT, HBCE, CD, CIMT

Monday, December 10, 2012

Jackson Creek Dental Group Welcomes New Associate, Jerhet R. Ask, DDS

Jackson Creek Dental Group is pleased to announce the addition of Jerhet R. Ask, D.D.S. to our dental practice.  Dr. Ask (going by Dr. Jerhet) is relocating to Amador County after practicing in Redlands, CA, and will be a new associate practicing general dentistry.

Dr. Jerhet graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in May of 2010.  He graduated with honors in orthodontics, and was awarded the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and Sullivan-Schein Dental Achievement Award.  He completed a general practice residency the following year.  Dr. Jerhet received his BS in Business Administration with an emphasis on Pre-Dentistry from Pacific Union College in 2006.
He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Tri-County Dental Society.

“I look forward to making sure my patients receive the highest quality dentistry possible and have the most positive and enjoyable dental experience when they come to see me,” stated Dr. Jerhet Ask.  “My motto is ‘Change a tooth,  Change a smile, Change a life’,  and I look forward to doing just that as I build my practice with my team here at Jackson Creek Dental Group.”

“We are looking forward to Jerhet joining our practice,” stated Craig Kinzer, DDS at Jackson Creek Dental Group.  “He will be an asset to our dental group as he brings with him knowledge of the latest in new technology and treatment, as well as a passion for dentistry and meeting the needs and expectations of his patients.”
Dr. Jerhet Ask grew up in Amador County and looks forward to
returning to Jackson with his new wife, Kacie. He is excited about practicing dentistry
here in Amador County, and working with a great practice and its group of dentists.

Dr. Jerhet will be seeing patients starting Wednesday, December 19, 2012.  If you would like to contact Dr. Jerhet for an appointment, please call Jackson Creek Dental Group at (209) 223-2712.  New patients are always welcome.Jackson Creek Dental Group offers a full range of advanced, comprehensive dental specialties, from general care, periodontal care 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 www.JacksonCreekDental.com.

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.

Dr. Jerhet Ask grew up in Amador County and looks forward to returning to Jackson with his new wife, Kacie. He is excited about practicing dentistry here in Amador County, and working with a great practice and its group of dentists.

Friday, December 7, 2012

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Amador) - Tues Dec 18

The Amador County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness monthly meeting and free family support group takes place a week early on Tuesday, December 18th in the Multi-conference Room at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Guest speaker will be Susan Komure, R.N., L.C.S.W. Amador County therapist. She will discuss managing through the holidays for both those with mental illness and their families/loved ones. Family Support Group meets from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m.

Both our affiliate meeting and support group are confidential, and open to the public.

For information call NAMI Amador (at ATCAA)

209-223-
1485 X266.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

January Qi Gong Workshops in Amador County - Jan 5 & 12

In January I will be teaching two Qigong workshops in Pine Grove. The exercises taught in these seminars are perfect for people who want to stay active and healthy with simple exercises. Read more about these exercises and workshops by clicking the link below:

Andrew Plitt
Ancient Wisdom for the New You

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Essential Oils Workshop - Tues Dec 11

Mood Management with Essential Oils class + Cooking with Essential Oils workshop
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
701 NY Ranch Road, Jackson


6:00-7:00pm ~ Free Class ~ Mood Management with Essential Oils
With almost 60 million American adults facing depression and anxiety disorders, essential oils can be a powerful natural solution without harmful side effects. In addition, with an increase in diagnosis of children with mood disorders, essential oils can be a safe alternative to harmful medication. This time of year can be especially difficult due to the stress of the busy holiday season and the darkening of the days. Please join us to discover how you can use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils to help yourself and your family manage stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other mood disorders, and deal with everyday emotional ups and downs.

7:00-8:30pm ~ Hands-On Workshop ~ Cooking with Essential Oils ($10 per person)
Join the fun as we explore the many ways that Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essentials oils can be used to enhance both the flavor and the health benefits of food!
One lucky winner will take home a free essential oil diffuser ($49.99 value) from this event!

Please RSVP--space is limited. Contact Jenny at (209) 256-2712 or jenny.doterra@yahoo.com.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Sutter Hospitals in Sacramento Region Receive A’s for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

SACRAMENTO –Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region received straight-A’s today, as all six
hospitals in the region were honored with Hospital Safety Scores of “A” by The Leapfrog Group,
an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
The A scores were awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the A, B, C, D or
F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents and
infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading
experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect
themselves and their families.

“Our region places considerable focus on safety, whether it is the region-wide adoption of ceiling
lifts or following best practices and protocols for glycemic control, sepsis and central line-
associated bloodstream infections, to name just a few,” said James Conforti, regional president of
Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region. “The teamwork and skillful thinking of our clinicians
and staff have made such a great impact on patient safety. Their actions and disciplined approach
to applying best practices have made a real difference to our patients.”

The hospitals in the Sacramento Sierra Region, which all received A grades, are:
• Sutter Amador Hospital
• Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
• Sutter Davis Hospital
• Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, which includes both Sutter General and Sutter
Memorial hospitals
• Sutter Roseville Medical Center
• Sutter Solano Medical Center

“Hospitals like these that earn an A have demonstrated their commitment to their patients and
their community,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I congratulate
all of the Sutter hospitals in the Sacramento Sierra Region for their safety excellence, and look
forward to the day when all hospitals will match this standard.”

To see Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region scores as they compare nationally and locally,
visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, which also provides
information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital
stay. People can also check their local hospital’s score on the free mobile app, available at
www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert
Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data
to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from
infections, injuries and medical and medication errors. The panel includes: John Birkmeyer
(University of Michigan), Ashish Jha (Harvard University), Lucian Leape (Harvard University),
Arnold Millstein (Stanford University), Peter Pronovost (Johns Hopkins University), Patrick
Romano (University of California, Davis), Sara Singer (Harvard University), Tim Vogus
(Vanderbilt University), and Robert Wachter (University of California, San Francisco).

About The Leapfrog GroupThe Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) is a national nonprofit organization using the
collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements
in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog
Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the
highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support
from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with
support from its purchaser and other members.

About Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra RegionSutter Health's Sacramento Sierra Region encompasses hospitals, physicians and outpatient
centers in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba
counties. It is a part of the Sutter Health family of not-for-profit hospitals and physician
organizations that share resources and expertise to advance healthcare quality. Serving more than
100 communities in Northern California, Sutter Health is a pioneer in advanced patient safety
technology. For more information, visit the website at www.CheckSutterFirst.org.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Veterans' Community Blood Drive - Mon Dec 3

Monday, 3 Dec is another Veterans' Community Blood Drive at the American Legion Hall in Martell. It will begin at 1100 hrs and run through 1800 hrs (that would be from 11 am through 6 pm for non-military people).

Yes ... the fireplace will be going and the donuts will be flowin'! I will even have hot chocolate for those that would like some. S'mores are a possibility!
 
Sent by:
Robert Saracino

--

BloodSource hosts a Veterans Community Blood Drive on Monday, December 3 from 11 am to 6 pm at the American Legion Hall on Sutter Hill.  Participants earn reward points, redeem points online or save points and redeem for other great items.  Please bring a photo ID, and eat and drink before donating.  For more information, call 223-1269.
 

BloodSource hosts a Veterans Community Blood Drive on Monday, December 3 from 11 am to 6 pm at the American Legion Hall on Sutter Hill.  Participants earn reward points, redeem points online or save points and redeem for other great items.  Please bring a photo ID, and eat and drink before donating.  For more information, call 223-1269.
 

BloodSource hosts a Veterans Community Blood Drive on Monday, December 3 from 11 am to 6 pm at the American Legion Hall on Sutter Hill.  Participants earn reward points, redeem points online or save points and redeem for other great items.  Please bring a photo ID, and eat and drink before donating.  For more information, call 223-1269.
 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SAH Planned Giving Luncheon - This Thurs Nov 29

Planned Giving Workshop Luncheon
November 29, 2012
11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Meadow/Mountain Conference Room
Located in the Sutter Amador Outpatient Services Center
200 Mission Blvd, Jackson
Our local experts will be covering the following areas:
  • Planned Giving overview – how simple it can be and how it can benefit you and your family (while still supporting your nonprofit of choice)
  • Estate Planning and the new laws for 2013
  • How to avoid taxes and still give to your heirs
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to me no later than Wednesday, November 26. Thank you!

Jody Boetzer
Marketing / Public Relations / Philanthropy Coordinator
Sutter Amador HospitalOffice:
(209) 257-7619
Cell: (209) 418-8672


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sutter Health and Sutter Amador Hospital Partner with the Interfaith Food Bank

Part of Quarter-Million-Dollar Donation to 29 Northern California Food Banks

Jackson, Calif. November 20, 2012 – Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital, presented a $2,000
donation today to the Interfaith Food Bank in Jackson on behalf of Sutter Health. The contributions mark the fourth year of donations by the not-for-profit network to local food banks and comprise a portion of this year’s $255,000 total donation benefitting 29 food banks throughout Northern California.

Food banks say that monetary donations help maximize the amount of food available for the hungry – in many instances, a $1 donation can translate to approximately $5 worth of distributed food.
“Healthy investments in our community can help lead to healthier families,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter
Amador Hospital. “A well-balanced, healthy lifestyle begins with nutritious food on the table. Through the great work of our community partners, we hope to help make a difference in the lives of those who need it.”
Platt adds, “Many of our employees and physicians lend their compassionate hearts to those in need by
preparing meal baskets that feed entire families. Our Ancillary Services Director, Kim Vagt also serves on the Interfaith Food Bank board.”

The Sutter Health network has donated $1,017,500 over the past four years to food banks in local communities. The donations are provided on behalf of the health care network’s approximately 47,000 compassionate network and affiliate employees, plus caring physicians and dedicated volunteers as an extension of Sutter’s not-for-profit mission. In addition to ongoing community commitments, last year, Sutter Health’s investment in care and services for the poor and underserved and benefits for the broader community amounted to $756 million. Learn more about Sutter’s commitment to communities.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Amador) - Tues Nov 27


The Amador County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and free support group on Tuesday, November 27th in the Multi-conference Room at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m

Dr. Carlos Solis, who is the Staff Psychiatrist at the Amador County Behavioral Health Dept., will be the guest speaker for the November meeting. Dr. Solis will speak about his philosophy of wellness and recovery and how he works with his clients.  We will also address community advocacy relating to depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc.

From 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. we will conduct a Support Group for family members and caregivers of those with mental illnesses.

Both our affiliate meeting and free support group occur on the 4th Tuesday of each month, are confidential, and open to the public.  NAMI is a nationwide organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.  For information call NAMI Amador (at ATCAA) 209-223-1485 X266.

Team Fitness: New Saturday Classes - Cardio Kickboxing, Boot Camp Fitness and Pilates


Howdy, this is Kim, a new fitness instructor at Team Fitness in Pine Grove. I want to invite everyone to try out my new classes on Saturdays. I will be teaching starting November 17th:
  • Boot Camp Fitness at 8:00 am, don't let the name scare you, I will tailor it to your fitness level. This is an all inclusive class, you'll work everything!
  • Cardio Kickboxing at 9:30 am, fun and exciting! This class encompasses basic cardio drills with Boxing and Kickboxing moves, for an all over workout. All levels welcome.
  • Pilates - Stretch & Strengthen at 11:00 am, this class will combine the core strengthening of Pilates movements with basic toning and stretching moves.
Hope to see you all on Saturday!

PS Remember you can try out my classes your first go round for FREE!!

Call 296-BFit (2348) if you have any questions.
 
Team Fitness
A Comfortable Place to Get In Shape
209-296-BFit (2348)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Walk Class - New Session Schedule!

Just a reminder that tomorrow - Thursday, November 1st is the last day of our current session.
Next Tuesday is not only ELECTION DAY but will be the beginning of a brand new session.

Please EXERCISE your right to vote and be sure to work your voting schedule around our class.
I encourage you to participate in BOTH on Tuesday, November 6th!

Nov/Dec Classes at The Margaret Dalton Children’s CenterTues. Nov 6 & Wed. Nov 7
Tues. Nov. 13 - Thurs. Nov 15
Taking this entire week off for Thanksgiving
Tues. Nov 27 - Thurs Nov 29
Mon. Dec 3 - Thurs. Dec. 6

Reminder - Holiday FundraiserSponsored by: Amador County Women's Network  www.acwnonline.org
This Saturday - November 3rd from 9am to 3pm
Italian Picnic Grounds
581 Hwy. 49, Sutter Creek
Local vendors and crafters will all be there offering goods and services so you can Shop Local!
Fitness Made Fun will have a booth..so be sure to stop by if you're there!

As always, Thank you for your commitment and enthusiasm in our Power Walking Workout!

Continue to Walk Yourself Strong,
Beth Sands,
Certified Walk Leader
walkleaderbeth@yahoo.com
Phone or Text: (209) 471-8792www.WalkLiveWithFitnessMadeFun.com

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Connection Peer Support Group in Amador and Calaveras sponsored by NAMI

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest organization for individuals living with mental illness and their families, sponsors a peer recovery support group called Connection in various parts of the US.  We are proud to announce that the group has come to the Gold Country - Amador and Calaveras Counties. Two groups are meeting weekly, led by trained individuals who are also in recovery.

Very few small counties have the opportunity for members of their local NAMI affiliate to be trained by NAMI California to lead this support group.  It is free, flexible, and in a casual setting.  No registration, enrollment or obligation to attend weekly is required.

For more information, days and times, contact Teresa Painter 296-7868 to Gail Nellis 772-3413.

Amador group meets Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00PM at Sutter Amador Hospital Multi-Conference Room.  Contact Teresa Painter 296-7868.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

"FITNESS FOR YOU" starts Wed Nov 7 at Team Fitness in Pine Grove

FITNESS FOR YOU starts Wednesday November 7th at 3pm at Team Fitness in Pine Grove next to the Post Office.

Whether you are just getting back into fitness, have weight-loss as a goal, want to build strength, balance, flexibility - there is something for everyone in this small group program with Life Coach and Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Cherie Maitland.

This 8-week group is geared for women over 40 who want to enjoy their getting fit time and will include tips for the rest of your week. Come get motivated and inspired to stick with something that will make you feel better!

First time through cost is $88. Pre-registration and payment is required to hold your spot. (Payment plans are available if needed.) Ask about other times coming up too! Second time through this program includes a 10% discount. 

Contact Cherie Maitland at 209-296-2348 or email Coach@TeamFitnessAmador.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"Fitness For You" starts Thurs Oct 25 at Team Fitness in Pine Grove.

Our 8-week program "Fitness For You" starts Thursday 7pm October 25th at Team Fitness in Pine Grove. This small group personalized fitness program has a maximum of 6 and there are 2 spots left!

Whether you are just getting back into fitness, have weight-loss as a goal, want to build strength, balance, flexibility - there is something for everyone in this small group program with Life Coach and Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Cherie Maitland.

This group is geared for women over 40 who want to enjoy their getting fit time and will include tips for the rest of your week. Come get motivated and inspired to stick with something that will make you feel better!

First time through cost is $88. Pre-registration and payment is required to hold your spot. (Payment plans are available if needed.) Ask about other times coming up too! Second time through this program includes a 10% discount.

Cherie Maitland
Team Fitness
A Comfortable Place to Get In Shape
209-296-BFit (2348)
www.TeamFitnessAmador.com

Thursday, October 18, 2012

TSPN INTERVIEW: Michelle Van Fossan, Sutter Amador Hospital

Tom Slivick talks with Michelle Van Fossan from Sutter Amador Hospital about a few of the things that someone would need to aware of if they were diabetic.

http://tspntv.com/tspn-shows/news-in-depth/item/19544-tspn-tv-news-in-depth-living-with-diabetes-10-15-12


Tom Slivick talks with Michelle Van Fossan from Sutter Amador Hospital about just a few of the products that are available to help people who need to live a gluten free lifestyle.


http://tspntv.com/tspn-shows/news-in-depth/item/19543-tspn-tv-news-in-depth-michelle-van-fossan-10-15-12

Thursday, October 11, 2012

FREE CLASS: Medicine Cabinet Makeover: Explore Natural Alternatives for Hundreds of Common Health Concerns

Thursday, October 11, 6:30pm
125 Peek St., Suite A, Jackson (near the stoplight, next to Blue Oak Veterinary)
https://www.facebook.com/events/152671518208164/

Please join me for this FREE class to learn about safe, natural and effective alternatives for treating hundreds of common health concerns in children and adults. Don’t waste another dollar on over-the-counter medicines and unnecessary doctors visits. Take control of your health and wellness! Free gifts for all newcomers!

Jenny Upchurch
Essential Oils Educator and doTerra Director IPC
(209) 256-2712
jenny.doterra@yahoo.com
http://www.mydoterra.com/naturalfamilies

Monday, October 8, 2012

Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group Meeting - Tues Oct 9

The Amador County Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday October 9, 2012 starting 6:00 pm. The location is Sutter Amador Hospital in the Oakview Conference Room on the second floor.

The group was formed to support men and their families and who wish to know more about Prostate Cancer. Meetings are open to all and includes men who have recovered from Prostate Cancer as well as those recently diagnosed, and those in treatment. The types of treatments range in scope from taking a watchful waiting active surveillance approach to radiation or surgery. Periodically meetings offer guest speakers, videos and updates on research
.
The meetings have information with regards to nutrition and prostate cancer. We encourage anyone who wants to learn more about cancer and nutrition to attend

For more information about the group and its meetings contact Jerry Trottier, 223-9133.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Team Fitness: Fitness for You!


FITNESS FOR YOU! is a new 8-week personalized fitness program in a small supportive group with a Certified Fitness Trainer! It is geared to women over 40 and the first weekly series starts Thursday 7pm October 25 at Team Fitness in Pine Grove. Other times will be coming too.

Get motivated, enjoy a variety of exercises, have fun, receive fitness and diet suggestions for the rest of the week, and learn how to speed up your progress in a natural way. Achieve your goals side-by-side with others while they achieve theirs.

Only $88 total - register soon - limit of 6 people. What a deal for personal training! 296-BFit (2348)

Visit http://www.teamfitnessamador.com/FitnessForYou.html for more info!


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Free Senior Expo set at Jackson Rancheria - Tues Oct 2


JACKSON – Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort will host a FREE Senior Expo on Tuesday, October 2 in the Hotel.

The Expo will feature opportunities to try, taste and learn about activities, programs and services available for seniors.

The event will feature free coffee and water, door prizes, and all participants receive a goodie bag with Free Slot Play and other items.

A complete list of vendors and more details available soon.

If you are interested in having a booth at this event, please contact Emily Tirapelle at etirapelle@jacksoncasino.com.

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is located at 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, CA 95642. 800-822-WINN (9466), JacksonCasino.com.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ko Sutemi West Karate - Class Schedule




SAH offers free mammograms on Saturdays in October

SAH offers Gluten-Free Support Group - Thurs Oct 18

Two competitors from Ko Sutemi West in Pine Grove win silver and bronze medals in 16th Irish Cup

Rhonda and William Lashbrook from the Ko Sutemi West in Pine Grove joined the AKJU Team America International Competition team for the 16th Irish Cup, held Dublin Ireland on Saturday, June 23rd 2012.  The 16th “Irish Cup” was held in Dublin’s National Basketball Arena, This is a multi-style event catering to Karate and JuJitsu, but it is open to all styles of martial arts. The competitors had the opportunity to compete in Grappling, Individual and team Katas, Individual and team Sparring, Weapons and Self Defense.

This year the team consisted of 23 competitors. The team had another outstanding day bringing home 27 Gold, 19 Silver and 18 Bronze medals; as well as 2 Grand Championships.


Rhonda competed in Kata and won a Silver medal. William competed in Kata and also won a Silver Medal. William also competed in Team Sparing and won a Bronze medal.

The A.K.J.U. TEAM AMERICA and A.K.J.U. ALL AMERICAN is a non-discriminating Certified Federation recorded with the United States of America, State of Ohio, Office of the Secretary of State, which is open to all styles, age and belt rank, giving them the opportunity to travel and compete internationally and still remain in their own Dojo system of Federation.



Monday, September 24, 2012

Sutter Amador Hospital and other Sutter Health Employees Train for Mass Casualty Incidents

JACKSON, CA – Forty-eight employees from several Sutter Health affiliates, including Sutter Amador Hospital, have trained to provide medical emergency response to disasters. This group of employees included nursing, ancillary services, administration and support services.

These employees completed the Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala. They learned ways to effectively respond, and recover from real-world incidents involving natural disasters, terrorism and other hazardous material accidents.

Local resident and Sutter Amador Hospital Director of Ancillary Services, Kim Vagt, says she came away from the training with a better understanding of the need for hands-on training for emergencies. “This training helps us to care for our patients better and to assist the community better during a catastrophic event.”



The CDP develops and delivers advanced training for emergency response providers, emergency managers and other government officials from state, local and tribal governments. The CDP offers more than 50 training courses, focusing on incident management, mass casualty response and emergency response to a catastrophic natural disaster or terrorist act. This training, held at the CDP campus, is federally funded at no cost to state, local and tribal emergency response participants or their organization.

As a heath care facility it’s especially important for Sutter Amador Hospital to be prepared to respond to emergencies, disasters and other catastrophic events that may happen in the community. The hospital performs emergency drills several times a year to prepare. However, the CDP training reinforces critical thinking skills and confidence to respond effectively to local incidents or potential Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) events.

Staff came from Sutter Amador Hospital, as well as Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health, Memorial Hospital, Mills Peninsula, Novato Community Hospital, Sutter Auburn Faith, Sutter Coast, Sutter Health corporate, Sutter Medical Center Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center.
  
About the Center for Domestic Preparedness

The CDP is operated by the Unites States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Training facility in the nation.

Information about CDP training programs can be found at http://cdp.dhs.gov.  Visit the “News & Media” tab at the top of the site to download images, share CDP training articles and find out what others are saying about CDP training. For more information on the CDP, contact the CDP External Affairs Office, at (256) 847-2212/2316 or email pao@cdpemail.dhs.gov


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Weight Watchers Jackson Open House - Sat Sept 15


Hi, my name is Helen Stanley and I am a Weight Watchers leader in Jackson.  I need to get the word out that we are going to start having meetings in Jackson on Saturday mornings - weigh ins begin at 8 am and the meeting starts at 830 am.  This Saturday we are having an open house with guest speakers from Bodies-n-Balance and Walk Fit.  We are also doing a food drive for the Interfaith Food Bank that day. 
 
Any help you can give me to get the word out would really be appreciated.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email.
 
Thanks again for your help.
 
Helen

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Jackson Creek Dental: KoR Whitening - Ends September 30th

Two Students Earn Their Yellow Sash Ranks in Tai Chi

Click on link below to read blog article:
http://ancientwisdom-aplitt.blogspot.com/2012/09/2-students-earned-their-yellow-sash.html?spref=fb

Walk Classes Begin Today!

Here we gooooo...with a brand NEW
4 Week Session!
If you haven't attended classes for a while, now is the BEST time to get back to YOUR
Walk "IN" Workout.
Remember, this is YOUR Program YOU make it what YOU want it to be.
Go full out and really put your mind to the muscle
OR...take it easy and build up to that type of workout!
YOU decide how much you want to put into this,
I am here to guide you.
We are now Working Out/Walking for a 45 minute class, however -
If you would like to stay at the 30 minute level
no problem, just talk to me we can easily do that for you!
We always begin right at 5:15 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays
The Margaret Dalton Center
975 Broadway, Jackson
Hope to see you tomorrow
Bring a friend and you BOTH can enjoy a
FREE class!
See you then!

Beth Sands,
Certified Walk Leader
walkleaderbeth@yahoo.com
Phone or Text: (209) 471-8792
www.WalkLiveWithFitnessMadeFun.com

Monday, September 10, 2012

Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group Meeting - Tues Sept 11

 The Amador County Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday September 11, 2012 starting 6:00 pm. The location is Sutter Amador Hospital in the Oakview Conference Room on the second floor.

The group was formed to support men and their families who wish to know more about Prostate Cancer. Meetings are open to all and includes men who have recovered from Prostate Cancer as well as those recently diagnosed, and those in treatment. The types of treatments range in scope from taking a watchful waiting active surveillance approach to radiation or surgery. Periodically meetings offer guest speakers, videos and updates on research.

The meetings have information with regards to nutrition and prostate cancer. We encourage anyone who wants to learn more about cancer and nutrition to attend

For more information about the group and its meetings contact Jerry Trottier, 223-9133.

Thank You
Jerry Trottier
(209)223-9133
trottier@volcano.net

Thursday, September 6, 2012

FREE High Tech Blood Pressure Screening - Thurs Sept 20


High Tech Blood Pressure Screening
Thursday – Sept. 20th 
10AM to 1PM at the Amador Senior Center
   Anita Depatie RN, a Master’s degree student from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis will give a demonstration of the iPad and iHealth Blood Pressure dock.  At 10 a.m. in there will be a short demonstration and presentation about the many exciting new technologies available to help manage chronic diseases such high blood pressure.
  Following the presentation, Anita and a fellow student will offer private blood pressure checks using the iPad and iHealth Blood pressure dock. They will do the checks until 1 p.m. 
   Because this screening is a part of Anita’s research project on Mobile Health Technology, participants will be asked to complete a short optional survey after they have their blood pressure taken. 
   No sign-ups are needed. Just come to the Center at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 20th and learn about this exciting new “app” for the iPad or just get a free blood pressure check!
   Call Laurie for details. 223-0442

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Walk Live: Fall Walk Challenge 2012

Summer is almost over, but we're just gearing up! Get ready to "WALK" yourselves Healthy and Strong this Fall!

I have a Fall Challenge for us all. Working my "math" I have come up with a plan to get  80 + Miles in BEFORE Christmas!! Wow! Wouldn't be wonderful to have all those miles in before you let yourself indulge just a bit?

It will be a great way to help you stay accountable and active throughout the holiday season! If you're up for the challenge - all you have to do is attend our Tuesday and Thursday classes at the Margaret Dalton Children's Center. That's it...nothing more than showing up and Walking!

Can't get much easier than that, can it?

****Our next 4 week session begins next Tuesday, Sept. 11th at 5:15 PM ****
Which will put us on the track for: A plan that includes just 3 sessions ending the week of Dec. 17th (this schedule, includes the entire Thanksgiving week off from classes!). So, I feel this is a "doable challenge" as far as scheduling and pacing ourselves.
There is no sign-up fee to participate. The only requirement is to show up and WALK!
It's something to look forward to and be proud of upon completion! Need some reasons WHY you should exercise?
Hope to see you next Tuesday!
Be ready to begin the Fall Challenge and challenge yourself to be Strong, Healthy and Happy!

Blessings,
Beth

NOTE: We tried to make sure everyone who signed up received our "Get Ready to Walk" form. If you did not get one of these sheets, and need a copy, please ask and I'll make sure you one to you.
E-mail Beth walkleaderbeth@yahoo.com

News from Motherlode Holistic Wellness Center - Yoga Cancelled Sept 11

News from Motherlode Holistic Wellness Centerwww.MotherlodeHolistic.com
Our fabulous yoga teacher, Beverly will be away at training next week and so all yoga classes on September 11th are canceled.
See ya next week!

Brandy Astwood, CHT, HBCE, CD, CIMT
MHC Director
209-223-1497

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New York Fitness - September 2012

http://www.nyftyfitness.com/

September Membership Special
$175 gets you 5 months of fitness and no enrollment free is required if you join NYF before Sept. 30th.  For just $35/month you can meet your fitness goals before, during, and after the holidays!   Don’t hesitate…this will be the last NYF membership special before the New Year. *New members and those whose membership has lapsed 30 days + are eligible.

Pleased to introduce Caroline Leigh-Wood, Certified Massage TherapistAvailable for appointments each Thursday.
September welcome special: $49.99/1 hour massage!
Book your appointment through the fitness desk @ 223-3236

Cheer on your fellow gym-mates participating in the ACRA Lake Amador Triathlon – Sunday, September 16
The Olympic distance race begins @ 8:00 am
Sprint distance event begins @ 9:00 am
Best of Luck Racers…Go Get Em’!
John Takacs, Kelly Riley, Grace Morledge, Darrell & Pauline Curtis,  Josh Smart, Renee Mikkelson,  Dominic Vicari, Justin Mendoza, Sherri Carson…sorry if I missed anyone.
Thank you, Laurie Smalley for all your training expertise!

(NOTE: If you are participating in the Triathlon, please let me (Carol Harper) know and I'll include your name as well, email me at acneditor@gmail.com)

Team Fitness: Team Weight-Loss Support Group

Try out our Team Weight-Loss Support Group and get help losing weight and feel the incredible encouragement of others who understand!
Cost is $45/month and includes weekly meetings and workouts/classes.
FIRST WEEK is always FREE at Team Fitness!
Please call 209-296-2348 for more info or to register.
Cherie Maitland

Team Fitness offers more Stretch classes

Team Fitness in Pine Grove is adding on hours and 2 more STRETCH classes. Starting Monday the 10th we will be open until 7pm (closed the 3rd for Labor Day)  with a Stretch class at 6pm.
We are also adding another Stretch class at 5pm on Thursdays.
Our current Stretch class is on Tuesdays at 10am.
Cost is $35 if you prepay for 10 or $4 to drop-in. Or if you pay by the month for classes it gets even cheaper! Call 296-2348 (BFit) for more info.
And remember your first week of classes and/or workouts is always free before you make any decisions.

Cherie Maitland
Team Fitness
A Comfortable Place to Get In Shape
209-296-BFit (2348)
www.TeamFitnessAmador.com


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Free Advance Health Care Directive Workshop - Mon Sept 10

There will be a free Advance Health Care Directive Workshop
Monday, September 10th
 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson.


The workshop will cover both parts of an accepted California Health Care Directive: Durable Power of Attorney for Health (naming a surrogate decision maker), and the Living Will (health care instructions for the surrogate.)  Participants will receive a packet of information that includes a legal document you will be able to use to complete your Directive.  Everyone over the age of 18 should complete this very important document.

Bonnie Evans has been facilitating these workshops for twelve years and will be hostessing the workshop.  She received her Advance Directive certification through Coda Alliance, a nonprofit end-of-life organization.

The class is free but you do need to register. 


To register for a class: contact Evans at 296-6996 or email at bonniere@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"Connection" Recovery Support Group available

CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUP ** FREE SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE**NAMI Amador offers CONNECTION: a Recovery Support Group for adults living with depression, anxiety and other types of mental illness, led by trained peer facilitators who are along in their recovery from mental illness.

The CONNECTION Group offers a safe place to discuss personal challenges with recovery, share coping strategies and offer one another support and understanding. The Group meets weekly for 90 minutes. It is free of charge and follows a flexible structure. All groups are confidential and offer respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. Sponsored by NAMI Amador (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

The CONNECTION Support Group meets weekly every Thursday  from 6:30 – 8:00PM at Sutter Amador Hospital.

For more information contact Gail Nellis 209-772-3413 or Teresa Painter 209-296-7868

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Escape from Preston 5K Fun Run & Walk - Sat Sept 15


Register at: www.prestoncastle.com

 
Escape from Preston - 5K run/walk
Saturday, September 15
 
Enjoy a fun run or walk around the Preston grounds, followed by a tour of the magnificent Preston Castle.  The course will take you past areas of Preston that are not ordinarily open to the public, including the cemetery and reservoir.  Registration fee includes a ticket for a tour of the Castle.
 
Registration: 7:30am
5K Run: 8:30 am
5K Walk: 8:45 am
Awards: 10:00 am
 
Unpaved sections of the course are not conducive to strollers.  Event T-Shirts will be available for purchase.
 
Event Fee: $20 General (13 and up); $10 Youth (ages 6-12).  Register online at www.prestoncastle.com

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

WALK Schedule/Calendar


Next Thursday will end our 4 Week Session (2 mile classes). I am sending our new schedule of classes below. Please make note of these dates.

I am adding a week of classes in August (21 & 23). These will pay ($5.00) as you attend. They are not included in any session, it's just that I have an open week before we leave on vacation and wanted to fill it with a couple classes. These classes will be 45 minutes and 3 mile classes!

YES, we had a survey last night and EVERYONE voted to extend our current class..from 2 to 3 miles!! Way to go, Girls!! How wonderful. Of course IF you prefer to stay with the 2 mile class just let me know and I can assist you in slowing you down for a cool down while we continue on that last mile...It can work for you too!!

If you have any questions please let me know!

You'll also see that we have a 2 week break..but we'll start up strong on Sept. 11th.

Scroll down to get complete calendar:
Thanks,
Beth


Walk Live With Fitness Made Fun!                                                                
Margaret Dalton-First 5 Center
975 Broadway, Jackson
 
Attention: By popular demand – Our classes will now be 45 minutes of FUN!
 
Adding the following additional week of classes (before my upcoming 2 week vacation):
Tuesday & Thursday
Aug. 21        Aug. 23
($5.00 per class--- pay only as you attend these 2 classes)
 
 
Our NEW 4 Week Session:
Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 5:15 PM
Sept. 11                Sept 13
Sept. 18                Sept. 20
Sept. 25                Sept. 27
Oct. 2                    Oct. 4
 
$40.00 for the 4 week session  (8 classes)
OR pay $7.00 per class
 
 
Please “LIKE” us on Facebook! Walk Live With Fitness Made Fun!
 
Beth Sands,
Certified Walk Leader
walkleaderbeth@yahoo.com
Phone or Text: (209) 471-8792
www.WalkLiveWithFitnessMadeFun.com

Friday, August 10, 2012

Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group Meeting - Tues Aug 14


The Amador County Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday August 14,,  2012 starting 6:00 pm. The location is Sutter Amador Hospital in the Oakview Conference Room on the second floor.

The group was formed to support men and their families who wish to know more about Prostate Cancer. Meetings are open to all and includes men who have recovered from Prostate Cancer as well as those recently diagnosed, and those in treatment. The types of treatments range in scope from taking a watchful waiting active surveillance approach to radiation or surgery. Periodically meetings offer guest speakers, videos and updates on research.
 
The meetings have information with regards to nutrition and prostate cancer.  We encourage anyone who wants to learn more about cancer and nutrition to attend

For more information about the group and its meetings contact Jerry Trottier, 223-9133.

Thank You
 
Jerry Trottier

Break Free From Smoking - Wed Aug 22

Join Clinical Hypnotherapist, Brandy Astwood for a FREE info night on how hypnosis can help you be smoke free. 

During this informative hour you will learn why hypnosis is the safest, most effective, all natural way to end the addiction without overwhelming cravings and bad attitude.

You will also have the opportunity to register for the full 3 session program for only $125 ($100 off!)

Bring a friend and you each pay only $99!

For more information please call Motherlode Holistic Wellness Center at 209-223-1497

Brandy Astwood, CHT, HBCE, CD, CIMT




Thursday, August 9, 2012

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Program Representative I/Family Nutrition Educator - Deadline is Aug 21


POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
University of California Cooperative Extension – Amador County
Nutrition, Family, & Consumer Sciences Programs
Phone: (209) 754-6476

REQUISITION #  20120397           CLOSING DATE:  Tuesday, 8/21/2012 at 5:00 p.m.

ANNUAL SALARY:  $32,568  with excellent benefits

JOB TITLE/WORKING TITLE:  Program Representative I/ Family Nutrition Educator I

JOB ASSIGNMENT:
75% position with CalFresh in Amador County

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The overall goal of CalFresh is to assist low-income youth and families with young children to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary to choose nutritionally sound diets and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of total family diet and nutritional welfare. This person has major and continuing responsibility in Amador County for the following:
·         Recruit and enroll low-income adults with children and/or youth to participate in a series of CalFresh lessons.
·         Prepare and deliver family-centered nutrition education lessons to eligible adults and/or youth.
·         Collect enrollment, documentation and evaluation data from CalFresh participants.
·         Maintain program-related filing system, records, inventory, and outcome data.
·         Input enrollment, documentation, and food assessment data into computerized system.
·         Assist with monthly, quarterly and/or yearly reports.
·         Collaborate and promote CalFresh with partner community programs/agencies and organizations.
·         Collaborate and coordinate with other UCCE Amador County programs.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
·         Knowledge of or experience in nutrition, health science, community education or a related field.
·         Basic cooking or food safety skills for conducting food demonstrations.
·         Ability to interact, speak in public, and conduct group teaching sessions in a variety of settings.
·         Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access), internet, database, email and calendaring.
·         Interpersonal and oral communication skills to interact with individuals from various backgrounds (including ability to maintain positive interactions with others and work independently and cooperatively).
·         Organizational skills to develop course of action, keep a schedule, monitor project plans, review/analyze results.
·         Ability to lift objects up to 25pounds. 
·         Ability to speak in public with radio, television, and print media as opportunities arise is preferred.
·         Knowledge of web-based tools (websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) preferred.



CLOSING DATE: Tuesday August 21, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., AA/EOE

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