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An Event Not to Miss: Lunch & Learn on Current Trends in Grief Care!

An Event Not to Miss: Lunch & Learn on Current Trends in Grief Care!

Lunch & Learn on Current Trends in Grief Care

January 23, 2014, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel
6920 Destiny Drive
Rocklin, CA 95677

A lunch & learn Panel Presentation on “Current Trends in Grief Care” for Hospice Workers, Pastors, Medical and Teaching Professionals, Counselors, Chaplains & Grief Support Providers.

Lunch:  $5.00

Register in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/current-trends-in-grief-care-tickets-9862350556 or email to ChrisHarder@HeritageOaksMC.com or call Chris at 916-768-3891.

Presenters:
*Chaplain Terry Morgan of Gold Country Chaplaincy
*Marilyn Koenig of Friends for Survivors
*Diana Aten Conwell LMFT
*Alan Pedersen of The Compassionate Friends & Angels Across the USA

 

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, says while we are seeing an increase in flu activity in California it is not an unexpected increase, nor is it too late to get vaccinated against the flu.

"California is seeing an accelerated increase in flu activity over the past few weeks," said Dr. Chapman. "You can help prevent further spread of the flu by getting a flu shot."

While influenza activity varies from year to year and is unpredictable, California generally sees an increase in cases in late December or early January and it often peaks in February or March. According to CDPH surveillance indicators, influenza activity in California is beginning to show a steady increase and is now considered to be widespread. Currently, there are more hospitalizations at this point than expected, based on historical trends.

Healthy Ways to Avoid Temptation and Stick to Your Health Goals

Healthy Ways to Avoid Temptation and Stick to Your Health Goals

Jolène M. Bouchon

 

We know it. You know it. Eating healthfully is a state of mind as much as it is a journey. Each day, you make good-for-you decisions and take small steps toward your goals. Little by little, you create healthy habits that stick.

But temptation is everywhere: in your coworker’s candy bowl, on that restaurant menu and in your grocery store aisles (yes, even ours!). Unfortunately, those delicious enticements aren’t going anywhere, so how can you fortify yourself against them and keep on track? Glad you asked... Read More

The Power of Getting Healthy: How I Made My Transformation

The Power of Getting Healthy: How I Made My Transformation

Baker Harrell

When Baker Harrell was 11 years old, he had an epiphany that not only inspired him to change his life, but those of countless others. An overweight child, Baker decided one day to take charge of his health – not an easy task in his community, where unhealthy habits and obesity were the norm. But with the help of his family, Baker transformed his health and spurred his family and eventually his neighbors to do the same. And Baker experienced firsthand the profound motivating power of one’s social circle.

Fast-forward a few decades: Baker is the founder of ACTIVE Life, a social change nonprofit organization that seeks to make healthy the new normal. Read more about Baker’s personal story and how empowered communities and individuals can truly create change. 

Overcoming an Unhealthy Start ... Read More

Six Tips from Curves to Stay on Track during the Holiday Season

Six Tips from Curves to Stay on Track during the Holiday Season

While the holidays can be the most wonderful time of year, with cooler weather, family gatherings and delicious foods, they can also be a minefield for those looking to maintain their weight-loss and fitness goals. Katie Mitchell,director of fitness, and Amanda Turner, registered dietitian (RD), with Curves International, Inc. offer the following tips to help stay on track with food and health goals:

1.) Eat before you go to a party: Never go to a party hungry. Eating a high-fiber or protein-based snack like a turkey rollup and an apple will help fill you up and ensure your blood sugar levels stay consistent – preventing over indulgence in calorie-laden party foods. Simply take 4oz. of turkey slices and 2 tsp. of whole grain mustard, spread the mustard on the turkey, roll and enjoy! Slice up an apple if you are still hungry.Once at the party, make sure to drink a glass of water before you grab a plate.

Avoid the 7 Placer County DUI Campaign this weekend

Avoid the 7 Placer County DUI Campaign this weekend

Source: Chris Forman, Auburn Police Department

Six Tips from Curves to Stay on Track during the Holiday Season

Six Tips from Curves to Stay on Track during the Holiday Season

While the holidays can be the most wonderful time of year, with cooler weather, family gatherings and delicious foods, they can also be a minefield for those looking to maintain their weight-loss and fitness goals. Katie Mitchell,director of fitness, and Amanda Turner, registered dietitian (RD), with Curves International, Inc. offer the following tips to help stay on track with food and health goals:

1.) Eat before you go to a party: Never go to a party hungry. Eating a high-fiber or protein-based snack like a turkey rollup and an apple will help fill you up and ensure your blood sugar levels stay consistent – preventing over indulgence in calorie-laden party foods. Simply take 4oz. of turkey slices and 2 tsp. of whole grain mustard, spread the mustard on the turkey, roll and enjoy! Slice up an apple if you are still hungry.Once at the party, make sure to drink a glass of water before you grab a plate.