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

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:

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

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:

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
Phone or Text: (209) 471-8792

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

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

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.

·         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

The University of California prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person employed by or seeking employment with the University on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services (as defined by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994: service in the uniformed services includes membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services).  University policy also prohibits retaliation against any employee or person seeking employment for making a complaint of discrimination or harassment or who participates in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a complaint of discrimination or harassment pursuant to this policy. This policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable State and Federal laws.  Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to Linda Marie Manton, Affirmative Action Contact, University of California, Davis, Agriculture and Natural Resources, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, (530) 752-0495.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Amador County Public Health: Prepare for Triple Digit Temperatures

Sutter Creek, CA – Public Health officials are urging residents to prepare for extreme temperatures. “When temperatures reach into and above 100 degrees, it is important to drink plenty of water, limit physical exertion and stay indoors in an air-conditioned location as much as possible,” said Dr. Bob Hartmann, Amador County Health Officer. “Although nearly everyone is uncomfortable in high heat, some people are more vulnerable than others.”

The elderly, the very young, and those with chronic medical conditions may be particularly susceptible to high temperatures. Residents without adequate air conditioning may also experience heat-related problems if they are not careful. Community members should remember to take simple steps to beat summer heat.

During extreme heat, be sure to:
o Get plenty to drink - Drink more water, juice and sports drinks.
o Stay cool indoors – Use air conditioners, spend time in air-conditioned locations or take a cool bath or shower.
o Wear loose fitting, light-colored clothes and sunscreen.
o Check on older, sick, or frail people who may need help responding to the heat.
o Never leave children or pets in a parked car.
o Schedule outdoor activities carefully – remember to rest in a cool, shady area.

Heat-related illness can be prevented by taking precautions. Warning signs of heat illness include heavy sweating, cramps, headache, nausea or vomiting, tiredness, weakness, dizziness and fainting.

For more information about extreme heat, visit