Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Family Support Volunteer Training - Mar 18-21

Family Support Volunteer Training
Offered by Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
28 Hour Training - 4 days
March 18-21, 2013
Calaveras Senior Center
956 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249
  • Relieve caregivers so they can do errands,keep appointments or just rest.
  • Provide companionship, socialization, or supportive listening
  • Run errands and help with light chores.

Usual time commitment: up to four hours per week.

Contact Ann Metherd @ 223-5500
E-mail a.metherd@hospiceofamador.org
Visit our website:  http://hospiceofamador.org

Gold Hills Homeopathy Health Tips - January 2013

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Classes at New York Fitness

NYF Presents a Racquetball Camp…With Coach Mauricio Del Pozo - USAR
9am-4pm * Lunch included * Commemorative T-shirt * Learn the skills necessary to take your game to the next level!
February 9th or 10th - 8 spaces available each day.
7 hour clinic = ONLY $80!Open to all ages and levels of racquetball experience.
Learn skills and tactics of the game.
Sign up at the NYF Fitness Desk and contact delpozomauricio@yahoo.com for more details.

January Membership Special Pricing available only through 1/31…Don’t hesitate – Now is the best time to start!
30 Days for ONLY $30…Try NYF on for size and see if we’re the right fit, or…
á Lock in the low rate of just $40/mo. for all of 2013.á  No long term contracts and not enrollment fee required!
You simply pay the 1st and last month’s membership up front, and arrange for 10 additional EFT payments of $40.
New members or those whose membership has lapsed 30 days or more are eligible for this special discount.

Welcome Laura Clark, NYF’S newest member to the personal training team!
Laura is  an IFPA, certified personal fitness trainer with a degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
as well as post graduate work in Sports Medicine.  She is ready to listen, support, and help you reach your wellness
goals for 2013.  Laura will begin seeing clients this February.

Beginning February 1st…Join instructor, Debbie Hansen, for Deep Water exercise
Each and every Friday at 10:30 am.   NOW - Get (3) deep water AM workouts – M/W/F all at 10:30!

Also arriving in February…”Dynamo Foods”and Lyn Owen will prepare fresh foods in our kitchen designed to
compliment your work-out goals!
Lyn will provide clean, cleansing, sustainable foods which are unprocessed, plant based, and taste delicious.
Her start up plan will include low calorie, good for you snacks and side dishes merging into salads and entrees by mid-March.
If all goes well, Lyn’s goal is to open the café for a few hours on weekdays making fresh salads, smoothies, juices, daily specials, chia-tea and desserts.                                                                                                                      
Wishing you winter wellness,

Natalie Ostergaard
Fitness Manager

New York Fitness
615 New York Ranch Rd.
Suite 1
Jackson, CA 95642


Holistic Health and Wellness Fair Showcases Complementary Health Option

The 9th annual Amador County Holistic Health and Wellness Fair will take place on Saturday, January 26, sponsored by Motherlode Holistic Wellness Center of Jackson. The event will be from 11 am to 4 pm at the Amador Senior Center in Jackson, at 229 New York Ranch Road. It is a free event, open to the public, with a myriad of vendors representing complementary health resources and healthy lifestyle choices.
According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, “[m]any Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in pursuit of health and well-being. The 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which included a comprehensive survey of CAM use by Americans, showed that approximately 38 percent of adults use CAM.” Interest in these new and ancient therapies continues to grow, as people look for natural, non-invasive ways to promote health and healing. 
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 supporting holistic health and wellness practitioners and products, the Amador County Holistic Health and Wellness Fair is committed to a healthy community, with green lifestyle choices such as eating locally, converting to solar, and recycling. The fair highlights the many choices we have available in our community to take responsibility for our health care choices, to live life joyfully and with care for our community and world.
There will be speakers and demonstrations throughout the day, information booths, and product sales. 
Kneading Dough Bakery of Volcano will be offering a delicious and simple lunch of warm soup and baked goods at a great price.
For more information, go to www.motherlodeholistic.com, or call Michelle Grondin at 209-419-2503.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sutter Affiliates, Physicians Partner Together on Surgery Center

Location offers convenient choice to patients undergoing elective procedures

JACKSON, Calif. – Sutter Amador Hospital has partnered with Sutter Health, Sutter Medical Foundation and nine community-based physicians to operate the ambulatory surgery center located at 223 Clinton Rd., Suite 204, in Jackson. This transition became official January 1, 2013.
The facility, which will operate as the Sutter Amador Surgery Center, originally opened in 2003. It is 5,500 square feet, and contains two operating rooms and two procedure rooms. The specialties for the center include gastroenterology, general surgery, gynecological surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic, pain management, podiatry and urology. Approximately 2,000 cases are performed there each year.
“The Sutter Ambulatory Surgery Center is a convenient choice for patients undergoing elective procedures,” said Anne Platt, Sutter Amador Hospital CEO. “This center will continue to offer our community access to affordable and high quality outpatient surgical care.”

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Express Workout & Stretch Classes at Team Fitness And a Dozen More!

Do you want to do aerobics, tone and strengthen plus have fun too - all in a small group format taking 45 minutes or less?

What about a gentle stretch class - good for beginners and experienced exercisers alike and all ages!

Here is our schedule for our Express (45-minute) and Express Shape Up (30-minute) Classes:

    Monday 5 - 5:45pm   
    Wednesday Noon - 12:45pm
    Wednesday 5 - 5:30pm
    Thursday Noon - 12:45pm
    Friday 5 - 5:30pm
    Friday 6 - 6:45pm

And for the Stretch Classes:

    Tuesday 10 - 10:40am
    Tuesday 3 - 3:40pm 
    Thursday 10 - 10:40am
    Thursday 5 - 5:40pm 

Cost is $45 month with no initiation fee or contract to take 3 classes per week. And even better than that you can come FREE for a week to find out what you like. We also offer Open Gym Workouts - prices starting at $24/month or $4 per visit with a 10-session pass.

Here is a list of all of our ongoing exercise classes and our special programs too.

* Boot Camp: Variety of strength training, cardio intervals & core strengthening. Challenge yourself!
Cardio Kickboxing: Punching, kicking & cardio intervals will give you an awesome workout!
Circuit & Lift: Alternate aerobic workout stations with strength training. Lots of variety & fun!
Express: 45-minutes jam-packed with upbeat music, aerobics, strength-training & stretching.
Express Shape-Up Program: 30 mins of multi-tasking exercises of aerobics & muscle-strengthening.
Faith & Fitness: Non-denomination devotional time & 30 mins circuit training. Time for Fellowship.
8-Week Fitness For You: Small group personal fitness training + ideas for healthy eating, exercise & . . .
Golden Girls: Gentle exercise program for seniors. Build strength & flexibility, improve balance.
Shape & Strengthen: Tone your body from head to toe in this class that goes by quickly!
Stretch: 40 mins of stretching your whole body slowly & gently. Great for us as we age.
Team Weight-Loss:Weekly support group & guidance for healthy eating/exercise. Help to stay on track!
7-Week Healthy Weight-Loss Class: A sit-down educational program & support on how to step-by-step change your eating & exercise habits. Includes free weekly exercise class or open-gym workout.
Zumba Gold: Zesty Latin music & fun geared for the active older adult. Class moves at your own pace.
Zumba Plus Circuit: Combines the Latin-inspired moves of Zumba with circuit strength-training.

Won't you try out Team Fitness in Pine Grove next to the Post Office and support a great place to workout and get in shape for the upcountry folks - men and women of all ages!

Please let your friends know!


Cherie Maitland

Team Fitness
A Comfortable Place to Get In Shape
209-296-BFit (2348)

Holistic Health & Wellness Fair - Sat Jan 26

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Jackson Creek Dental Group Opens Office for “Smiles for Kids 2013”

Appointments will be scheduled in advance on a first-come-first-served basis beginning January 14, 2013

Jackson, CA - Jackson Creek Dental Group will once again open their office to treat children, at no cost, who “fall between the cracks” in healthcare – children who would not otherwise receive dental treatment – on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Because of the overwhelming number of children attending this event we will schedule appointments in advance starting January 14th, 2013. These appointments will be filled on a first-come-first served basis by calling our office at (209) 223-2712. When the appointment blocks are full we will no longer accept patients.

The doctors and their staff have provided this service to the community on a volunteer basis for the past 28 years. This is 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 generating other related health problems.

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, Denti-Cal or Healthy Families (transitioning to Denti-Cal). A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child throughout the appointment.

“Children who meet the program requirements may receive, at no cost, a complete dental exam and x-rays, as needed,” stated Ron Ask, DDS and founder of Jackson Creek Dental Group. “We will also provide teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment and prescriptions, sealants, orthodontic evaluations, and other emergency treatment as time allows. Our staff and volunteers are honored to be able to give back to the community and make an impact one family at a time.”

Oral health is integral to our overall health. Untreated dental disease is very painful and affects a child’s physical, emotional and social development. Tooth decay is the #1 chronic childhood disease in America and is largely preventable. This Smiles for Kids event is one way we can become part of the solution, and together provide oral health education and give kids a smile at the same time.

“We believe that every child deserves a healthy smile, and this is a day dedicated to dental treatment, education, advocacy and prevention,” said Craig Kinzer, DDS at Jackson Creek Dental Group.

“Smiles for Kids is a very rewarding time for our staff and volunteers as we join together with others to help draw awareness to the issues of poor oral health and access to dental care within our county. Together we can all make a difference and give the children in our community smiles for life.”

Crucial follow-up treatment may be provided through the Sacramento District Dental Society’s Adopt-a-Child Orthodontic and Specialty Referral Care Programs. Several Amador County dentists will also be providing these services 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, 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.

Jackson Creek Dental Group Smiles for Kids 2013 photo caption: Liliana Llamas is wearing a big
smile after receiving a complete dental exam, X-rays, cleaning and fluoride treatment at last year’s
Smiles for Kids progra

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Amador) - Tues Jan 22

The Amador County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Amador)
is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, January 22nd in the Multi-
conference Room at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
this meeting the officers for 2013 will be will be nominated and plans for the upcoming
year will be discussed. We will also address community advocacy relating to depression,
bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc. From 6:45 to
8:00 pm we will conduct a Support Group for family members and caregivers of those
with mental illnesses. Both our affiliate meeting and 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 Ex.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Free Advance Health Care Directive Workshop - Mon Jan 14


There will be a free Advance Health Care Directive Workshop
Monday, January 14th
 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.
If you're retaking the course and already have the workshop folder, please let me know when you sign up!  THANKS.
To register for a class: contact Evans at 296-6996 or email at bonniere@gmail.com

2013 Bunsen to Beaker Race - Sat Mar 16

Happy New Year!!  Please go to the 2013 Bunsen to Beaker Race website:  www.bunsentobeaker.com.  The Amador Community College Foundation is sponsoring the 5K run at Dandelion Days on March 16, 2013.   You can register on-line to run the race.   We invite business and community sponsors to support this race.  See website for details.  www.bunsentobeaker.com. The race benefits Amador County Education Initiatives:
1.       Jackson Jr. High Science Program
2.       Amador High Track Team
3.       Amador Community College Foundation
Here is a fun way to support education!  www.bunsentobeaker.com.  You can also like the race on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BunsenToBeaker5kRace .  We are giving away T-shirts from previous years if you help promote the race by telling your friends on FB and tagging us.  Pass it on!!!

Karen Dickerson, Secretary
Amador Community College Foundation

Qigong Workshop in Pine Grove - Sat Jan 12

Qigong Workshop in Pine Grove this Saturday (Jan. 12, 2013). Learn the "8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong Set" which is one of the oldest Qigong exercise sets in China. It has become popular around the world for its many health benefits as well as the fact that the exercises are safe for people of all ages. Follow the link to read more about this workshop. 


 Andrew Plitt

 Ancient Wisdom <br>  for <br>The New You

Tai Chi classes offered

Tai Chi is an excellent form of exercise and it is used by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain their health. I just posted a video of one of the forms I teach. If you have heard of Tai Chi, but aren't quite sure what it is, or would just like to see a short demo of what is available to the wonderful community of Amador County, have a look and let me know what you think. 


Andrew Plitt

Ancient Wisdom <br>  for <br>The New You

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Team Fitness: Healthy Weight Loss Class - Change from the Inside Out

Have you tried almost everything and get overwhelmed and give up? Nothing fad or restrictive
about this healthy habit-change program. There are elements of many programs all wrapped up in this one place. And what is most important is to keep discovering what works and doesn't work for YOU!!

This class will be geared to help you make permanent and satisfying changes from the inside-out. Find out how helpful a support system is too. We begin every class with a short and fun exercise segment.

Learn how to:
  • Lose the Weight and Keep it Off - NYo-YDieting!
  • Increase Your Metabolism and Burn More Calories Throughout Your Day!
  • Get into aActivities Routine that Keeps You Interested
  • Enjoy Things NOW That You've Been Waiting to DOnce You Lose Weight
  • Use Your Imagination to Help you Stay ON TRACK Instead of Getting Overwhelmed and Giving Up
  • Make Healthier Food Choices That Support Your Healthy Weight-Loss Goal and Avoid the GetThin Quick Schemes

7 Weeks, 3 to 6 People Max, $99 each        SIGN UP NOW!!   
Class Can Be Repeated for $89
  • Wednesday 7:15 - 8:15pm, Jan 9 - Feb 20, 2013

SPECIAL - When you register for the 7-week weight-loss class, you will also receive a FREE
exercise class or open gym workout every week that the class is meeting!!

Call or email me with any questions!! Coach@TeamFitnessAmador.com
Cherie Maitland
Team Fitness
A Comfortable Place to Get In Shape
209-296-BFit (2348)