Sunday, October 29, 2017

Trauma Informed Care: From Information to Action - Thurs Nov 9

Strategies 2.0 Learning Community
Trauma Informed Care:
From Information to Action
Thursday, November 9
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council
975 Broadway, Jackson

Remote guest speaker Steve Graner from the ChildTrauma Academy - an expert in the field of Trauma Informed Care - will address how the Neurosequential Model (NME) can help to address trauma in an educational setting.

The focus will be on integrating a Trauma Informed Approach into services, organizations, and the larger community.

To register, please visit

For questions, please contact the Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council at 223-5921.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Promoting Resiliency Workshops - Nov 2 & 9

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Promoting Resiliency
2-Part Workshop
Thursday, November 2 and Thursday, November 9
5:30 - 8:00 pm
First 5 Amador
975 Broadway, Jackson

In this workshop for parents, caregivers, and the community, you will learn about the ACEs research and impacts of adversity, receive a copy of the ACEs assessment tool, and learn hands-on skills for building resiliency in children of all ages.
Light dinner will be provided, and free child care will be available. Please call to RSVP, at 257-1092.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mueller’s Elite Training opens in Jackson/Martell

October, 2017 – Amador County, CA – Vance Mueller, who grew up in Amador County, has opened Mueller’s Elite Athletic Training Academy. This new specialized training studio focuses on small group training, sport performance training, and one-on-one training.

The studio is located in the Safeway shopping center in Jackson/Martell. It is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including turf for sprints and sled work, a full pull-up bar station, assault bikes, rowers, weights, benches, and custom audio/video technology. It offers a friendly, competitive atmosphere for youth, adults, and families to work out and improve their strength and performance.

“We’re excited to offer personalized training for youth athletics”, says Vance Mueller. “While students get awesome training by their coaches and teams, we focus on their individual needs, strengths, and weaknesses, and help to build their bodies, minds, and spirits so they will excel in their sport.”

Until now, student athletes wanting specialized training had to go out of county for this type of customized programming. Mueller has worked with athletes in all sports, including football, baseball, soccer, motocross, volleyball, gymnastics, running, basketball and swimming.

Janae DeFazio, a UCLA Soccer player who trained with Mueller said, “Vance has a tremendous amount of knowledge and real life experience from competing at the highest levels. His advanced training techniques not only helped me improve how I train, but he also helped me with my Osgood Schlatter rehab. He was a clear top choice when I needed to prepare for the next level.”

Teamed up with Joe Shanley of Fitness Built for You and with Rock Steady Boxing, the studio offers a dynamic, fun, results-oriented workout for small groups in the mornings and evenings as well as one-on-one training. For those who want to work out but don’t know what to do, daily self-guided personal training instruction will be provided so individuals can follow the workouts on their own.

Mueller’s Elite Fitness is offering a limited number of month-to-month memberships at special pre-sale pricing of $69 for an individual, $119 per couple, or $149 for a family up to four people. The studio will be open Monday –Friday 5:00 am – 8:00 pm, Saturdays 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sundays by appointment only from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. For more information call 209-257-3164 or visit
Mueller’s Elite Trainers:
 Joe Shanley and Vance Mueller at Mueller’s Elite Training
VANCE MUELLER grew up in Amador County and was a student athlete at Jackson High School and a member of the football, basketball and track teams. After High School Vance attended Occidental College where he earned his degree in Kinesiology while excelling in both football and track, earning all-American Honors eight times. After college Vance was a 4th round draft choice for the Los Angeles Raiders and was a significant contributor on special teams and as a short yardage 3rd / down specialist for six seasons. After football, Vance and his wife Lissa, formed Mueller Fitness, Inc. and have been involved in the fitness industry since 1994, offering specialized training to the fitness beginner as well as the most serious fitness competitors and team athletes.

JOE SHANLEY of Fitness Built For You grew up in Calaveras County, and was a member of the baseball, soccer, and basketball teams at Calaveras High School. After graduating in 1999, he pursued baseball and soccer at Sonoma State while studying Kinesiology. His passion for sports and fitness drove him to become a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2002, with an emphasis on Sports Performance. Joe has a unique training style geared to motivate, educate, and inspire people to optimal levels of performance and balance in life.  He is driven to help individuals transform and to empower them to reach their full potential regardless of where they are on their fitness and health journey.  He combines resistance training, cardio workouts, plyometrics, core training, functional fitness and flexibility to help each individual reach his or her goals.

ROCK STEADY BOXING is a non-contact boxing inspired course that can reverse, reduce and even delay the symptoms of Parkinsons Disease. These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier and happier life. www.rocksteadyboxing.o

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month

The Alzheimer’s Association is marking these events by recognizing and honoring the more than 15 million family members and friends across the U.S. who are currently caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s.

An estimated 1,236 residents in Amador county area are caregivers for a loved one with Alzheimer's. Caregiving is demanding and life altering, yet a recent Alzheimer's Association survey shows that 1 out of 3 caregivers don't engage others to help.

Below is a short informational piece we've put together on the topic, "10 Ways to Help a Family Living with Alzheimer's".

For more information, visit

Katie Curler
Volunteer Engagement and Community Outreach Manager
Alzheimer's Association, Greater Sacramento Office
Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter
1455 Response Road, Ste. 190, Sacramento, CA 95815

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Nutrition & Lifestyles for ADHD Students - Thurs Oct 26

Join us for this very informative workshop, featuring Dr. Ryan Thompson of Mind Matters! Please RSVP - 257-1092.

Monday, October 23, 2017

"Creating My Best Life" Essential Oils and Movement - Sun Nov 12

In 2 hours of your time, you will learn how 11 of the most popular and purest essential oils in the world will upgrade your life through gentle body movement coupled with the specific oils that support the selected body system.

Please dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat and beach towel. Extra yoga mats if needed.

How does 3 drops of Love
Transform your Life in

Indescribable ways?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sutter Health Donates $250,000 to Help Fire Relief Efforts in Northern California

Funds plus additional outreach efforts help support community members and employees affected by devastating wildfires.

Sutter Health announced a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross California Wildfires Fund to support fire relief efforts across seven Northern California counties.

The donation bolsters the American Red Cross’ ongoing efforts to provide food, shelter and other desperately needed resources to people affected by the massive fires still raging in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Lake, Butte, Mendocino and Yuba counties.

“Northern California is Sutter’s home—it’s where we live and work—and the fires across several of our counties have created extreme hardships for our patients, family members, neighbors and colleagues,” said Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “Organizations like the American Red Cross are essential to providing our communities with the critical supplies and safe evacuation shelters desperately needed right now. I am humbled by the incredible acts of courage and compassion demonstrated by our employees, clinicians and first responders during this crisis.”

Additional Assistance Underway
Sutter Health is also actively supporting its communities, patients, employees and physicians in this time of need:
·         Donating gauze and saline to evacuation centers in Santa Rosa and Petaluma.
·         Re-opening high-risk obstetrics clinics in Santa Rosa (at 990 Sonoma Ave., for prescheduled Maternal Fetal Medicine and urgent patients only) and Sebastopol (at 555 Petaluma Ave., for high-risk obstetrics patients only) to support these vulnerable individuals.
·         The Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital that was evacuated when wildfires first erupted on Oct. 9 was reopened for patients on Oct. 17.
·         Providing support to Sutter Health staff and physicians who need it, including at least 50 employees and doctors known to have lost their homes in the wildfires; efforts include financial aid, disaster recovery pay, prescription assistance, and other employee assistance support ranging from insurance claims help to mental health resources. The organization also created a new Sutter Health Employee Disaster Relief Fund, a philanthropic fund to support employees impacted by this disaster and open to monetary donations from employees and the community.

“We are concerned for those in our community and part of being a great neighbor is looking beyond the walls of our care centers, out into the community, and supporting our neighbors in times of need,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “We hope this donation will help bring security, shelter, comfort and relief to those in need.”

Sutter Health has long partnered with the Red Cross and other organizations to help people close to home and worldwide. Our contributions helped support relief efforts during many disasters including the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Last year, Sutter Health invested $537 million in care and services for the poor and underserved.

Kendig Chiropractic: Wildfire Inside of You

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Wildfire Inside of You
Comparisons between the inner world and the outer world have been frequently drawn by philosophers, nature writers, and visual artists. For example, "seeing the universe in a grain of sand" is a well-known aphorism. The number of neurons in your brain has been compared to the number of stars in the Milky Way. The golden ratio (1.618), derived from the Fibonacci sequence, is demonstrated in flower petals, pine cones, nautilus shells, and human DNA. In this same manner, another comparison may be made between wildfires and our internal system of fires known as inflammatory processes. These inflammatory processes are unleashed ...
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Friday, October 6, 2017

Sutter Amador Hospital to provide free flu shots - Oct 21 & Nov 19

Sutter Amador Hospital understands the importance of protecting our patients and members of the community from the flu and will host two free community flu clinics at the hospital.
“Getting a flu shot each year is an easy way to potentially avoid getting the flu and spreading it to your family,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “We are happy to partner to provide two free flu clinics this fall and encourage everyone to attend to help protect the most vulnerable in our community.”
Cases of influenza can show up as early as November, with the flu season lasting through April. Sutter Amador Hospital recommends that everyone in the community, who can get vaccinated, should get vaccinated.
“We have seen firsthand, when flu makes the rounds, it leads to missed workdays, more visits to the doctor, urgent care and emergency room, more antibiotic use, and flu-related complications and hospitalization,” said Melody Montgomery, chief nurse executive at Sutter Amador Hospital. “We hope people will take advantage of these free flu clinics and stay healthy this flu season.”

Flu Clinic Details:
Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sutter Amador Hospital
Outpatient Services Center
100 Mission Blvd. Jackson

Attendees are asked to help support those in need in our community by bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to the Interfaith Food Bank.

Please note: Flu immunizations will not be available at Amador County schools so this is a good opportunity to have your children immunized at no cost to you. The flu shots are available to anyone over the age of 3. For children under the age of three, please contact your primary care provider to obtain a vaccination.

These community clinics are possible thanks to the partnership with Amador County Public Health, Sutter Medical Foundation, Amador County Unified School District and Sutter Amador Hospital.

FASIS Safety Communication: Hepatitis A

Concern over Hepatitis A is spreading throughout California.

San Diego County first reported an outbreak of Hepatitis A (also referred to as “HAV”) back in November 2016. Since then, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles counties have also declared local outbreaks of this contagious and sometimes deadly liver disease, and other areas of the state continue to report new cases. Most cases tend to be limited to the homeless population and to drug users, but public employees can also be exposed to HAV just performing their daily duties.

The attached “Hepatitis A – What You Need to Know” Safety Communication (below) provides some basic tips to assist you in preventing the spread of HAV in your community, and amongst your staff. Please be sure to click on the many helpful links at the end of the bulletin.

This and all previously issued Safety Communications can be accessed at our Risk Control Website; click here to log-in or to register:

Lions Eye Foundation offers Eye Care Seminar - Sat Nov 4

Did you know  your local Lions Clubs have a resource for  free eye care and surgery?

If you or someone you know needs eye care or surgery and cannot afford it , does not have insurance to cover eye care, Sutter Creek Lions and UP-Country 88 Lions Clubs are sponsoring a FREE 1-day seminar on Saturday November 4 from 11:00am-2:00pm at the American Legion Hall on Hwy 49/Airport Road, Sutter Creek.

Presenters include Lions Eye Foundations Past District Governors Don Allen, Kent Christensen, Gene Weatherby .

If you wonder where those old glasses that the Lions have been collecting, Dr. Todd Pickens will present a slide show for you to discover their destination. In addition, The Society for the Blind will have Kathleen Shevlin   to talk about their Senior Impact Program to assist vision the challenged manage their daily living. A light luncheon will be available for a $5:00 donation at 12:30.

Meet and Greet the  speakers, collect flyers , gather information, and applications.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Community Turns Out for Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Art Auction

18TH annual “Art on the Lawn” raises record amount!

Oct 2, 3017—Jackson—Hospice of Amador & Calaveras held their signature fundraising event of the year on Friday, September 22. Under clear but cool skies, the 18th Annual “Art on the Lawn” Art Auction kicked off at 6 p.m. to a sold-out venue, with guests enjoying the picturesque setting overlooking the fully loaded, early fall vineyards of Karmère Winery and Vineyards.

Classical guitarist Gordon Rowland set the mood as guests strolled the lawn, dined on appetizers donated by The National Hotel, and viewed the original artwork, donated by local artists, ranging from glass art and artisan jewelry to original photographs and more, in addition to a huge selection of donated raffle prizes from local businesses and individuals. Local duo Darcel Hunter & Co. entertained guests during a delicious dinner donated by The Highway House Restaurant and Bar, along with wines from Karmère and several other local wineries.

Highlights of the evening include a new auction item called “Head Table,” which sold for $1,500. Donated by Stan Lukowicz, the winner of this item (and guests) will enjoy the 10-12-seat center table at next year’s event, complete with special concierge service and hand-selected wines to accompany dinner. A custom crafted Adirondack-style oak “wine barrel chair” made by local craftsman Jim Burgess sold for $2,000, and capping off the evening was the “Last One Standing” activity. Again this year, nobody could beat Doreen Lukowicz, and her generous donation of $10,000.

An astonishing 93% of the total amount collected will be able to go directly to core hospice services and programs that Hospice of Amador & Calaveras provides to the two-county area. Executive Director Ariane Debien said, “I am absolutely stunned by the incredible support for Hospice of Amador & Calaveras that was demonstrated at this event. Our mission is truly enabled because of the tremendous generosity shown by the community.”

More than 40 volunteers, dozens of generous donations and several major sponsorships from the following community organizations made the event possible: Karmère Winery & Vineyard; Stan Lukowicz/The National Hotel; Frank Manzano/The Highway House Restaurant & Bar; Sutter Amador Hospital; Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort; AssistCare Residential Communities; Calaveras Community Foundation; Dan Fields, MD, Sutter Medical Group, Plymouth Clinic; G.E.M. Electric; and Mark Twain Medical Center. A special thank you to the Ledger Dispatch and Jack Mitchell generously donating the event program, including layout and printing.

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras has been serving the community for more than 35 years. We truly appreciate every donation and gift of volunteer time that helps us fulfill our mission to provide compassionate, end-of-life care to everyone in our community who needs it, regardless of ability to pay.