Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Human Trafficking Workshop - Thurs Mar 3

Amador Autism meets on Saturday March 5

AMADOR AUTISM is meeting to discuss services for individuals with autism who need services in our county. To be discussed:
1) Board member election for 2016/2017
2) Parent support services we can offer
3) Rancheria Grant Topics
4) Summer social group for what ages and if we can offer
5) Possible Equine therapy
6) Possible funding of Food therapy
7) Weighted blanket materials to be made/shared/sold/donated.
Saturday March 5 at 11AM at 72 Main Street Sutter Creek (Behind the Back Roads Cafe, green door and upstairs). Please park on the street! Please RSVP @ meconsultationservices@gmail.com
Hope to see you there!

Rabies Awareness: Rabies in wildlife continues to pose risk to pets, people

Public Health and Animal Control remind residents that rabies in wildlife continues to pose a risk to pets and people. Multiple wildlife have tested positive for rabies in 2016. Rabies vaccinations and awareness are the best defense. Owners need to remember the importance of having their pets vaccinated and to follow-up with required boosters as recommended by their veterinarian to keep their pets and families safe.
More info: http://goo.gl/N0CNbS

Thursday, February 18, 2016

30 local children treated at Jackson Creek Dental's "Smiles for Kids 2016"

All kids needing follow-up care will be treated at Jackson Creek Dental Group or the SDDS Adopt-a-Child Program.

JACKSON, CA, February 15, 2016 – Many children had a big smile on their face after receiving free dental care as part of Smiles for Kids 2016.  The day was all about helping children in Amador County who do not yet have dental insurance and qualified for the program.  These kids were able to receive dental exams, x-rays, teeth cleaning, sealants, fluoride treatments, and emergency dental work at no charge.  The dentists at Jackson Creek Dental Group, their staff and volunteers from the community volunteered their time to treat 30 local children.  They provided pro-bono services totaling over

Nine of these children will be seen by Jackson Creek Dental Group for further treatment as part of the Smiles for Kids program, and two were sent to specialists in Sacramento as part of the Sacramento District Dental Society’s Adopt-a-Child, Orthodontic, and Specialty Referral Care Programs.  

“It was great to see so many parents bringing their children in to be seen during Smile for Kids day.  A major goal during these visits is to educate the families about good oral hygiene and the prevention of dental disease.  Today we know that developing gum and periodontal disease can affect the entire body, so early prevention and education is key to retaining a healthy smile and body,” stated Jerhet Ask, D.D.S. at Jackson Creek Dental Group.

The Smiles for Kids program, a project of the Sacramento District Dental Society and Foundation, is run in support of the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids a Smile” campaign.  Participants are member doctors, their staffs, vendors and community volunteers.

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.

30 children received free dental treatment as a result of the 2016 Smile for Kids program. In addition, making sure they all have access to needed follow-up treatment is an essential  part of this program Pictured is Dr. Dwight Simpson with Olivia, who was happy to be seen and get her teeth cleaned.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

NAMI Amador offers Spring Classes for Families and Peers

Mental illness can leave people suffering in silence and hopelessness, but thanks to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), help is available.

NAMI Amador is offering NAMI Signature Programs this Spring called Peer to Peer and Family to Family. The goal of both programs is for participants to gain knowledge and to feel better able  to manage their lives. All courses are free to the public, and led by state-certified instructors and mentors who have completed intensive training.

“We have seen so many people in the Family to Family and Peer to Peer classes have that ‘Finally!’ experience - someone really hears what they say and answers their questions in a helpful way,” said Kelly Trottier, President of NAMI Amador.  “They gain support and meet others with the same concerns and feelings.”

Classes are held at Sutter Amador Hospital from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays starting April 2. The Family to Family class is a six week course that offers family members, close friends and caretakers the knowledge needed to live with more comfort and less stress. The Peer to Peer course for people living with mental illness lasts five weeks and teaches problem-solving skills and strategies, and offers practical and emotional support. 

“Programs like Peer to Peer get people back on track to being productive in the community,” Trottier said. “They are able to go back to working, volunteering, having fewer interactioncs with law enforcement, reducing hospitalizations, and just having more satisfying lives.  And Family to Family reduces stress and makes family members much more effective and understanding.”

For more information or to sign up, call (209) 223-1485, X266 and leave a message of interest.

NAMI Amador can also be found on Facebook.

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift..from Refresh in Sutter Creek!

Valentine's Day is a
Perfect Occasion
To Give the Gift of Wellness & Relaxation
(And Why not Give to Yourself?)

Give us a call to get your Gift Certificate
for that Special Someone
(209) 267-0887

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