San Andreas, CA...The 2016 Relay for Life event on April 25th 9am to April 26th 9am. The event is held this year at Calaveras High School in San Andreas. If you are a Cancer survivor, caregiver, know someone who has been effected by cancer or not and would like to participate- all are welcome!! You can participate in many ways from forming a new team, joining a team, purchasing a Luminaria bag in honor or memory of a loved one, donating to individuals or teams or joining us on the day to purchase raffle tickets, baked goods, or to play carnival games. If you have a raffle prize you'd like to donate, (something made or purchased), or make a monitory donation be assured that 72% of every dollar raised goes directly to fund cancer research and ACS programs!
Optimize Your Brain Seminar In Angels Camp On May 2nd
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2016 11:06 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Angels Camp Adventist Church is holding a community service seminar called Optimizing Your Brain. It is a series that will help improve intellectual capacity and increase emotional intelligence by Dr. Neil Nedley. About Nedley Health Solutions provides health and nutrition products and information to enhance the mind and body. Our educational materials are based on solid, documented scientific research and presented in an interesting and understandable way for both the professional and the lay-person. The health-promoting products we offer are hand picked with care by Dr. Nedley and are highly recommended. At NHS, we are devoted to giving you the support you need to overcome your health challenges and achieve peak mental and physical health.
April Is National Foot Health And Limb Loss Awareness Month
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2016 11:14 PM
Sonora, CA...April is both National Foot Health Awareness Month and Limb Loss Awareness Month. The experts at Healogics and the Center for Wound Care at Sonora Regional Medical Center are reminding people to take a moment to stand up for their feet. The Center for Wound Care treats chronic foot and leg wounds that are often caused by underlying conditions such as diabetes. It is estimated that 25 percent of the 29.1 million people living with diabetes will develop a diabetic foot ulcer and without treatment the wounds can lead to amputation or death. ..
Calaveras Children's Fair Had Activities & Opportunities Galore
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2016 07:35 AM
San Andreas,CA...Calaveras Children's Fair brought a wide range of activities and informational opportunities for the children and families in our area. Hosted by Resource & Referral Calaveras @ Bret Harte High School. Join the Resource Connection and other community organizations in celebration of Week of the Young Child with a family oriented event of fun, health, nutrition, and safety.
Off the Beaten Path, The Walk/Run For Autism Awareness
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2016 01:53 PM
Murphys, CA...Off the Beaten Path, the Walk/Run for Autism Awareness, to be staged for the fifth year on Saturday, April 30 in Murphys Community Park will be a multi-faceted activity. The money raised will go to support Mind Matters, the Murphys based non-profit clinic that treats Autism and other learning disorders. El Dorado Savings Bank is the day’s major sponsor.
Future Of Mark Twain Healthcare District Starts With A History Lesson. Complete Meeting Video
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/21/2016 09:15 AM
San Andreas, CA...Last night the Mark Twain Healthcare held the first of three planned public meetings to inform the public and get public feedback and guidance on the best path forward for Mark Twain Healthcare District and the future of healthcare in Calaveras County. Mark Twain Healthcare District Executive Director Daymon Doss led the presentation and it covered the last 60 plus years of the district's history and it's very successful and almost 30 year partnership with what is now Dignity Health. The district actually owns the hospital and leases it to Dignity Health. There are revenue sharing agreements and other layers of complexity and the lease ends in 2019. The regulations that govern special districts stipulate that the lease cannot just be extended but a new lease has to worked out and signed. While there is expectation that the lease process will go smoothly there is a bit of unspoken pressure on the process to move quickly as it makes physician recruitment and other parts of long term planning harder with uncertainty. The complete meeting video is below...
Big Trees Association Offering A Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Workshop
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/20/2016 07:28 PM
Arnold, CA...Calaveras Big Trees Association is offering A Special Workshop “Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases -
a Growing Problem in the Western U.S. and What You Need to Know” Presented by Jo Ellis. Director of Education Outreach at the Bay Area Lyme Foundation.
Mark Twain Health Care District To Hold Community Presentations Regarding Its Future.
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/13/2016 12:30 PM
San Andreas, CA...Attend this three-session series being held during special public board meetings of the Mark Twain Health Care District. Each meeting will be for sharing information and answering questions such as: When was Mark Twain Health Care District formed? When did the lease begin with Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Medical Center? What is the relationship with Catholic Healthcare West? When did Dignity Health enter the picture? When does the lease expire? And, why you need to know?
Hospice Of Amador & Calaveras Offers Volunteer Training
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/13/2016 01:35 PM
Jackson, CA...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.
“How Does Your Baby Fall Asleep at Bedtime?” ~ By Jo Anna Inks
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/12/2016 10:28 PM
Murphys, CA...This is the most important question I ask my clients and a tell-tale sign of WHY their baby is not sleeping well. The 3 answers I get most often are fed to sleep, rocked to sleep and bounced to sleep. I hear so often that if the baby is waking during the night then it MUST be hungry. For any healthy baby that is 6 months or older and has gained weight well, food is not the problem. If you have a baby who’s been struggling with weight and has any kind of health issues, yes, food might be the issue.