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

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

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  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

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.

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:

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
Phone or Text: (209) 471-8792

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

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!


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

News from Motherlode Holistic Wellness Center - Yoga Cancelled Sept 11

News from Motherlode Holistic Wellness
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

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New York Fitness - September 2012

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

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)