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Blood Donor Day

Blood Donor Day
Blood Donor Day
06-26-2015 - 06-26-2015
BloodSource
http://www.bloodsource.org
Admission: Free Note: Please bring a photo ID Be sure to eat healthy foods and drink plenty of fluids before donating
 
(916) 453-3045
 
Start Time(s): Fri 8am-7pm
Local residents can save lives and enjoy the California State Fair this summer by visiting Blood Donor Day at the Wackford Community Center 
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Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente has awarded 56 grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to 54 local not-for-profit organizations, schools and government entities serving the greater Sacramento community. That includes $140,000 in funds to organizations serving the Elk Grove area.

The Community Benefit grants – which range in individual amounts from $5,000 to $97,304 – are part of a longstanding practice for Kaiser Permanente, the region’s leading integrated health-care provider, which works to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties. Overall, the grants seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, develop the workforce and promote healthy eating and active living.

The largest allocation of funding will help the uninsured and underinsured access health care programs and services at various community clinics and organizations.

Elk Grove School District Offering Seamless Summer Feeding Program to Area Students

Elk Grove School District Offering Seamless Summer Feeding Program to Area Students

The Elk Grove Unified School District's Food & Nutrition Services will be leading a joint-effort to provide nutrition programs for students on break for summer recess. 

The Nutrition Services department is joining forces with local community partners to provide meals, free of charge, to children under the age of 18 during the summer months. The Seamless Summer Feeding Program, which is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), allows school districts to provide meals in neighborhoods with greater than 50 percent free or reduced eligible populations. Meals are served to children free of charge and there are no income requirements for those that participate. ... Read More

TIME FOR AN UPGRADE? CHECK YOUR GEAR.

TIME FOR AN UPGRADE? CHECK YOUR GEAR.

Our wonderful Coach Lisa A. upgraded to this beautiful Cervelo road bike with the help of Rich and his team at Rocklin Endurance Sports.  Congrats Lisa! You deserve it!

Get all your gear out this week and do a few checks.  Does my bike need a quick tune up?  Are my running shoes ready to be replaced?  Where are my goggles?  Get those kayaks out and ready for the water.  

It just takes a few minutes...Be proactive with your equipment so you can have a wonderful time when you are out there in the world!

Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Named Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace

Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Named Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace

Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center has earned a Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Award from the Breastfeeding Coalition of Greater Sacramento, an affiliate of the California Breastfeeding Coalition.

Each year, the coalition presents the award to local organizations that have been nominated by their employees for going "above and beyond" to support breastfeeding in the workplace. The award was presented by State Senator Richard Pan, MD, during a May 7 ceremony at the State Capitol.

HAVE FUN!

HAVE FUN!

Check out this mat recently spotted at a Mama Bootcamp class.  Don't you love it?!

FOCUS on pulling that belly button into your spine, especially on that third set of planks.
DON'T QUIT believing in yourself - you can do this!
HAVE FUN with your tribe in an empowering, supportive environment.

Do you have a black sharpie pen?  Write a few motivational words to yourself on your exercise mat.  Or maybe even a short term goal.  Challenge yourself a little harder at your next workout (you know you can do this!)

Covered California says it has ‘solid financial foundation’

Covered California says it has ‘solid financial foundation’

SACRAMENTO — Covered California, the state’s health care exchange, released its budget plan for 2015-16 Wednesday morning.

The budget proposal calls for Covered California to start the new fiscal year with nearly $200 million in unrestricted reserves and the ability to use $100 million in federal establishment funds to complete its initial launch, the agency said in a press statement.

Over the next year, Covered California believes it will be able to transition relying only on the fees it collects from health insurance companies and the reserves it has saved when it was using federal funds.

“In the last two years, we established a solid foundation, and we are confident as we transition now from startup mode to ongoing operations,” said Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee... Read More