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October 2013


CalAgrAbility continues to conduct Get Moving: Prevention and Pain Management Exercise Program classes at Clinica Tepati in Sacramento. The month of September was busy with Get Moving Exercise Classes, as CalAgrAbility continues classes for Fibro Friends Fibromyalgia Group in Vacaville. Get Moving classes have begun at Rural Innovations in Social Economics (R.I.S.E.), Inc., in Winters and Esparto. The classes at both R.I.S.E. locations are bilingual in English and Spanish and have proven to be successful. Staff will continue classes for the next eight months.

CalAg was represented at two events in Lodi this month: Nutrition, Health & Safety Fair and Celebration on Central. CalAg served a total of 1,000 farm families in the area distributing educational material on arthritis, diabetes, nutrition and exercise.

Staff also attended Latino Health Awareness Month in Woodland, CA where attendees were given health screenings and nutrition books as well as information on the Affordable Care Act. Staff also attended Spanish Mini-Medical School at the UC Davis MIND Institute in Sacramento, CA. Staff was able to sit in on different lectures on the Affordable Care Act as well as health issues affecting Latinos. Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola gave a talk on "Oportunidades para los Latinos de Obtener Seguro Medico Bajo la Reforma de Cuidado de Salud" (Opportunities for Latinos of Obtaining medical insurance under the Affordable Care Act).

Submitted by Martha Stiles