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November 2012


In October, CalAgrAbility conducted six arthritis trainings and three English language "Taking the Reins" workshops for the arthritis support group in Woodland and the Yuba-Sutter Children's Type 1 Diabetes Support Group & Resource Center. Staff also conducted two English Keep Moving exercises classes for the fibromyalgia support group in Vacaville and the Woodland Senior Center and one Spanish language Siga MoviƩndose exercise class for patients at Clinica Tepati.

CalAg staff trained the Woodland Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center employees on Rehabilitating farmers and farm workers. CalAg staff is attending a weekly Healthier Living Workshop provided by Dignity Health designed to train individuals with chronic diseases to become active self-managers of their chronic disease as well as train those who are the caretakers of the ill to live a healthier lifestyle by making healthy life choices.

CalAgrAbility participated in Bi-National Health events at the Mexican Consulate and clinics throughout Sacramento and Yolo County sponsored by the Health Education Council and Champions for Change. Staff estimated reaching some 600 farm and rural families. CalAg collaborated with Health Net, California Human Development, Latino Campaign, Cal Fresh, First 5 of Sacramento and Yolo County as well as many other organizations.

CalAg staffed a booth for the 400 attendees at the Glenn County Health and Safety Fair. Staff identified new consumers at this fair who are in need of in home living assistance.

Submitted by Martha Stiles