Friday, April 15, 2016

Hospice Offers Volunteer Training - May 24-26

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras has a history of providing end-of-life care to both Amador & Calaveras residents.  The agency began with a volunteer program over 30 years ago and now they continue to offer care with a well trained, professional staff and also with the help of a large number of trained volunteers.

Volunteers provide special comfort to terminally ill patients and their families.  Volunteers support by sitting with patients and listening, reading to them, running errands or assisting in many other ways.  Many times patients want to share stories that they have never shared before. 

Trained volunteers can offer respite to the family member/paid caregiver who tends the patient on a 24 hour basis.  This allows the family member/caregiver time to run errands themselves or possibly make a much needed doctor visit or have lunch with a friend.  Anyone interested in helping others could become a volunteer.  Veterans are encouraged to call and learn more about volunteering and our Veteran- to-Veteran Volunteer Program.

The training will be held May 24, 25 &26 at the Amador Senior Center in Jackson.  There is an application and pre-training interview process.  This allows you to learn more about the program and whether or not you will be comfortable working with the organization.

For those interested in finding out more about the training or to receive an application contact Ann Metherd at 209-223-5500/209-736-9442 or e-mail,

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Refresh at Sutter Creek announces return of massage therapist Laura Diaz

We Couldn't be Happier to
Welcome Laura Diaz
Back to our Staff at Refresh!

If you have been a client at Refresh for a few years, we're sure that you will remember this very talented, always happy and vibrant Therapist  ~  If you are fairly new to Refresh, we know you will enjoy the opportunity to become acquainted and benefit from her wonderful massages and/or spa services in the near future...
Laura Diaz began working with us at Refresh in April 2011.  She was very well received and quickly became a part of our family.  It was a sad day when we had to say goodbye as her husband's employment took them on an adventure to North Carolina, but lucky for us, they have both found their way back to Amador County, and she to Refresh!
Her first day back will be April 19th.  Give us a call if you would like to schedule an appointment!
*  Laura's massage training includes:
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Reflexology

And, the Rest of our Family of Therapists at Refresh...
From left to right: 
Kathy Ghormley, Owner/Operator, State Certified Practitioner
Kristen Santos,  State Certified Practitioner
Heather Strobel, State Certified Therapist
Ashley Guillemin, Certified Massage Practitioner
Talitha Tchong-Dixon, Certified Massage Practitioner

"Helping Our Community Feel its Best 
Since 2005"

81 B Hanford Street (Old Hwy 49), Sutter Creek 
Refresh at Sutter Creek, 81 B Hanford Street (Old Hwy 49), P.O. Box 1842, Sutter Creek, CA 95685