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Me & Mine Staff ON THE COVER - NICOLE & RENO ROSSER
LOVE WHAT YOU DO - MEET OBIE LEFF
LOVE WHAT YOU DO - MEET MELISSA CHESINI
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RIVERFRONT DINING AT ROCCO'S
NICOLE AND RENO ROSSER
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PHOTOGRAPHY: HEATHER SMITH
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On the Cover
Photography by Heather Smith
Nicole & Reno Rosser
Tell us about yourselves. Reno grew up in Yuba and Sutter Counties and graduated from Wheatland High School. He went on to West Hills College and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for college and was involved in their rodeo programs. About 15 years ago, he returned home and has worked in the family business, Flying U Rodeo, ever since.
Nicole grew up in Dos Palos, a small town in Merced County, in a cattle ranching family. She graduated from Dos Palos High school and went on to attend Merced Junior College and CSU, Chico. She was then accepted to University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and obtained a Juris Doctorate Degree. She is a Shareholder Attorney at Rich, Fuidge, Lane, & Bordsen in Marysville and practices in the area of Estate Planning and Administration. She is also the Assistant City Attorney for Marysville and Live Oak.
How long has your family been involved in rodeo? Reno’s father (Cotton) competed in rodeo while in college and after he graduated. He had a tragic ranch accident in 1956 and as a result stopped competing in rodeo. He later bought the Flying U Rodeo Company, and has operated Flying U Rodeo ever since. How are you involved in your family business? Reno runs the day-to-day operations of Flying U and most of the logistics that go into production of the rodeo. This includes working with rodeo committees; negotiating contracts; hiring announcers, clowns, bullfighters, and specialty acts; and setting up arenas, transportation, and ﬂeet maintenance. Aside from the Marysville Stampede and the YubaSutter Fair, most of our events are out of the area, so Reno is on the road a lot putting together shows for spectators to enjoy. It is truly a family operation, and Reno is working alongside Cotton and Karin to keep the rodeo legacy alive and well in Yuba-Sutter, as well as the entire state of California. Tell us about some of your upcoming shows. The summer is the busiest time of year for Flying U with no breaks in sight until late fall. Some great events coming up locally are the Folsom Rodeo, which is Fourth of
July weekend and draws a sellout crowd for three performances each year. We also have the show at the Yuba-Sutter Fair, which is not a traditional rodeo, but what we call an Extreme Show. It includes fan favorites such as bull riding & bull fighting together with the “extreme events” such as Bull Poker, Ring of Fire, FMX, and Toro Totter. Finally, we will have the Marysville Stampede which will be held September 16-17 this year due to the ﬂooding in Riverfront Park. We will have all the great events we have had in the past leading up the Stampede, with the Kick-Off Party, Cattle Drive, Local Team Roping, Kids Rodeo, and Sodbusters. What do you enjoy most about having the show in the Yuba-Sutter area? No matter how far we travel, ultimately Yuba and Sutter Counties are home to us and it is nice to be able to give our community a taste of what it is that we do all summer for many other communities. The rodeo has always been Cotton’s gift back to the community. It has been particularly fulfilling the last several years after the formation of the Friends of the Marysville Committee. With the Committee’s involvement, we have seen a resurgence from the community in involvement and overall excitement for the rodeo. Keeping western culture alive is what we believe rodeo is about and keeping that at home is important to us.
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LOVE WHAT YOU DO
Photography by Brandi Schwartz Design & Photography
Someone once said if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. Obie and Melissa are both perfect examples of that saying in action. Let them inspire you to do what you love, and love what you do!
Meet Obie Leff The name Obie comes from the Off Broadway music award, so it follows that I might have pursued a career in music. I love music because it brings people together. Music is for everyone around the world, young or old, rich or poor. In this context, creating or performing music takes on a role of sharing and service to others, and that is very rewarding. When I was a teenager I wrote love songs for my high school sweetheart (who is now my wife, Jill). I’m not sure that they were good songs, but I’m glad they worked! After our boys were born, I turned to writing songs about all the neat things involved in growing up, including things they learned in school. These days I write about things that are important to me, like lifelong learning and team building. Before too long I’m hoping to put together my first new album in years around the theme of a growth mindset. I love to hear from people who enjoy my songs on YouTube. ABC You Later has become a popular kindergarten graduation song. Students around the country sing along to The Pledge of Allegiance Song on their classroom smart boards to start each school day. And a video I posted of The Preposition Dance from my live performance at the Yuba Sutter Fair a few years back has gone viral, with students all over the world posting their own videos performing the dance. I love that! Music has a powerful impact in schools in many ways. First, music education is important as it is one of the performing arts and lets students express themselves and learn the discipline and teamwork it takes to be successful. Next, especially for younger students, songs can help students learn and reinforce the things they learn in school. Finally, music can bring a team together in a powerful way. Having the entire student body sing a song together around a school theme like “Making a Difference” or “Growing Together” can help build morale and school spirit. Young children embrace all kinds of music naturally and sing with joy and without hesitation. As students grow older they develop interests in particular styles of music and have favorite musical artists, but still can appreciate a variety of great music. I make it a point to allow our older students an opportunity to explore various musical genres including classical, folk, country, Broadway, R&B, rock, and pop. For children in our community, I am directing the new Yuba Sutter Youth Choir starting this summer. We have an Elementary group, ages 7-10; and a Junior group, ages 11-14. The groups rehearse weekly and put on concerts periodically throughout the year. Families can contact Yuba Sutter Arts at yubasutterarts.org to participate. You can find my music at my website, singtolearn.com, at youtube.com/singtolearn, on the Sing To Learn Facebook page, facebook.com/obieleffmusic. My iPhone apps and some of my older songs are available on iTunes by searching for Obie Leff. ME AN D MIN E MAG AZINE | S UM M E R 2 01 7
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LOVE WHAT YOU DO
Photography by Brooke Reading
Meet Melissa Chesini Movement has always felt natural to me. In graduate school, I combined my love of movement with a newfound passion for lifting. I later entered the corporate world and found that exercise became my escape. It was the only time during the week where I got to do something for myself. Sometimes that meant getting up at 4am and running through town with a headlamp. Sometimes it meant I skipped outings with friends to hit the gym. I knew that moving kept me happy; I just didn’t know I’d make a career out of it! A few years ago, Better Body Fitness approached me to be an instructor to cover the early morning classes. I honestly did not have an interest in the offer initially. After all, I was trained in a completely different field. But they encouraged me to consider the opportunity. That’s when the bug to enter the professional fitness world hit. From there, I studied to take and pass the test to become an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. I began teaching one class a week while still working at my corporate job – which continued to grow more unsatisfying. I wanted something where I had a purpose, something where I could make a difference, one person at a time. I quickly found that in fitness. There are an overwhelming amount of fitness and health advertisements on the market. Many of them carry hints of shame or unrealistic expectations for our bodies. I used to want to look like a Victoria’s Secret model. I ran so I could get a “runner's body,” until one day I read an article that changed my way of thinking. If I run, I am a runner. A lingerie model looks the way she does not because of dedicated workouts and diet, but mostly because of her genetics. That’s when I realized I needed to love and appreciate the body that I did have, instead of chasing after one I’d never get. It felt good to accept myself, and I wanted others to feel the victory of self-acceptance too. When I started venturing into the fitness profession, my mission became clearer. My job isn’t about teaching squats and pushups; my job is to remind women of their own strength - that they are fierce, capable, and beautiful. You don’t need to be a specific size or weight because you are already unique and special, right now. To me, this mission matched with fitness perfectly. How often do we avoid trying something new because of fear? In class or a private session, clients are in a safe environment where they can attempt things that scare them – like a push-up! It is a place where there is no judgement, no matter the outcome. And more often than not, when we try, we succeed. The look on a client’s face when they accomplish something they didn’t think they could do is a precious moment. That was the purpose I so longed for in my corporate job. I do my best to be transparent and honest. Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy, which is why I promote progress over perfection. I try to bring fitness back to the basics. Keep it fun, keep you moving. Show you how strong you are already and teach you how to become a stronger, healthier version of yourself. Your body is an amazing machine that is capable of so much. Let’s learn to love it for the way it moves. You don’t have to run 13 miles to start your fitness journey. You don’t even have to be able to run! But you DO have to want a change. All you have to do is take that first step. If you need a little encouragement and a dose of humor, I’m here for you. Follow along on facebook (Melissa Chesini- Personal Trainer, Better Body Fitness Studio) or Instagram (melissa_chesini).
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Dog Treats Made with Love
Introduce yourself! I’m Jayden Eagleton. I am 11 years old and I was born and raised in Yuba City. I love school, baking, and animals. I enjoy taking on new challenges, especially creative ones. I love that my family and my fifth grade teacher, Mr. Nieto, have encouraged me and been very supportive. How and when did you come up with your business? Well, one day when I was looking for dog treats for my pup at the store, I came across the ingredients of the treats. On the ingredient list there was stuff that I couldn’t even pronounce and lots of preservatives. I love my dog, so I didn’t want to feed my dog this. I found a couple of recipes, but nothing that interested me. I made up most of my recipes. For instance, my dog has skin issues so I knew I wanted to include coconut oil in my Banana Oatmeal Recipe. Tell us about your product. I make healthy, organic dog treats. Right now I have three recipes: Peanut Butter Goodness Cookies, Fresh Breath Parsley Bites, and Banana Oatmeal Cookies. Where are your products sold? I’m so excited that I will be selling them at Sunﬂower Market. I still do special orders and hope to be at the Farmer’s Market soon. Please visit my Facebook page and give me feedback at Jay’s Organic Canine Cookies.
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AS LONG AS WE LIVE YOU WILL LIVE YOU WILL BE LOVED YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED
Please join us for a Cartwheel-a-Thon on Sunday, September 24th at Riley's Gymnastics Academy in Yuba City! Help Fight Against Pediatric Cancer! For more information and registration, www.meandminemagazine.com Unravel is a nonproﬁt organization working to spread knowledge about the grim realities of pediatric cancer and the devastating impact from the lack of funding. We supply the information, tools and support to individuals and communities that want to help create change—because good people want to do good things but sometimes they need help getting started. All monies raised by and for Unravel will go directly to the ﬁght against pediatric cancer. In addition, Unravel partners with other nonproﬁts to strengthen our efforts. We do all of this with one goal in mind; we will unravel pediatric cancer.
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I want to put o Boogie Shoes August 18 and August 19, 2017
Colusa Casino Resort, 3770 California 45, Colusa Doors Open 7pm - Show 8pm
Dancing Friday, August 18, 2017
Celeb, Penny Howsley, PG&E with Pro, Tim Davis, State Agency Commission.
Celeb, Jack Johnson, Teacher, Franklin Elementary with Pro, Sammy Dake, Jacque’s Dance Expressions.
Celeb, Chris Mastelotto, Network Tech, Rideout Health with Pro, Michele Blake, Dir. Sutter County Children & Families Commission.
Tickets $35 each. To purchase tickets, please visit: RideoutHealth.org/Giving or 530.751.4280 Celeb, Connie RN, Birthing 10 ME AN DMorton, M I NE M AGNICU/Family A Z I N E | S UM M ER Center, 2017 Rideout Celeb, Susie Stassi, Teacher, Arbuckle Elementary with Pro, Cameron Elkins, Northside Fitness. with Pro, Andre Licon, Deputy, Sutter County Sheriff’s Office.
on my my my my my Put on your boogie shoes - bring your bells and whistles - and enjoy an evening of high energy fun and entertainment at Rideout’s Dance With Our Stars! The centerpiece of the event is a “Dancing With The Stars” style competition featuring eleven well-known local personalities. Proceeds from Dance with our Stars will support the Rideout Health Foundation’s Special Projects Fund, benefitting projects like the Center for Women’s Imaging, a partnership with Sutter Buttes Imaging, Inc., and other important healthcare programs. To learn more, visit RideoutHealth.org/Giving
Dancing Saturday, August 19, 2017
Celeb, Renee Bogart, Activities Coordinator, The Fountains with Pro, Breighton West, Sutter Yuba Mosquito Vector Control.
Celeb, Margaret Murphy, Administrator, Rideout Cancer Center with Pro, Dave Lopez, Director, California Dept. of Corrections.
Celeb, Bal Dhillon, Super., Sutter County Office of Education with Pro, Taylor King, Training Zone/Yuba County Sheriff’s Department.
Celeb, Francisco Reveles, Super., Yuba County Office of Education with Pro, Meghan DeGroodt, Jacque’s Dance Expressions.
Celeb, Tierni Martins, Owner, BILTEK, Inc. with Pro, Kevin Thomas, RN, Rideout Health.
Celeb, Preet Didbal, Vice Mayor, City of Yuba City with MEKevin AN DSchauer, MIN E MAG AZINE | S UM M E R 2 01 7 11 Pro, Teacher, Andros Karperos.
Photography by Hannah Lee Photography and Jessica Gaddow
Gracie Gonzalez It’s hard to believe that the spunky, fiery 12 year old sitting before me was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at UC Davis Children’s Hospital just over a year ago. Nearly four months of back pain, exhaustion, fevers, and repeated viruses are what led Gracie’s mom, Julie Gonzalez, to persist in getting a diagnosis for her youngest child. Then, the call came at a SF Giants baseball game: Gracie needed to immediately drop everything and get to the hospital. The news was every parent’s worst fear. When asked, Gracie said, “Getting the call made me feel scared and pretty nervous because I didn’t really know what having Leukemia meant, and I was really mad to have to leave the Giants game before it even started.”
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On April 30th, 2016, just a month after her diagnosis, Gracie (or Amazing Gracie, as she is affectionately known to her friends and family) was pronounced to be in remission. While great news, this didn’t mean her battle was over. Gracie has now completed a year of chemotherapy treatments at UC Davis and is in her third of eight cycles of maintenance treatments, which means treatment dates are further apart and more chemo is administered at home, rather than at the infusion center or inpatient. She still has about a year and a half of treatments left to go. The outpouring of support for Gracie and her family in the community of Gridley and Biggs, as well as throughout other local towns, has been nothing short of a miracle. In fact, she has become a bit of a local celebrity. Gracie says she is still surprised by all of the support, even from total strangers, who cheer her on in her fight. She says it makes her feel very loved and supported. The town has showed support for Gracie in endless ways. From designs and sales of Amazing Gracie swag, to a special birthday parade by more than 100 friends in front of her house when her counts were too low for her to leave home, to team support at the local Relay for Life, to a special fundraiser coordinated and put on by Gridley’s Black Bear Diner, not to mention the endless cash donations and gifts Gracie and her mom still receive regularly. Gracie was so inspired by the generosity toward her that she wanted to pay it forward and give back to UC Davis Children’s Hospital Oncology Ward. Last Christmas, Gracie worked for more than a month to collect new stuffed animals, toys, pajamas, holiday stockings, movies, toiletries, blankets, Christmas trees, and decorations to donate. She says, “I know what it feels like to be away from home in the hospital during the holidays because I was
there for Thanksgiving. I wanted to make sure the kids and their families stuck in the hospital over Christmas, and the staff working too, had as good a Christmas as they possibly could.” Gracie’s mom Julie says the most difficult part of this journey has been the isolation. Seeing Grace so far removed from her friends and social activities has been a real challenge, but they are looking forward to getting back to some sense of normalcy and routine soon. One of the activities Gracie is looking most forward to returning to is dance. Though hip hop is her favorite, Gracie misses being able to dance ballet in the Sacramento Ballet’s Nutcracker performance, where she performed two seasons prior to her diagnosis. She says this year she is going to ask the director if she can play one of the “party girl” characters because, like Gracie temporarily is due to side effects of her steroid treatments, she is in a wheelchair. Until she can get back to her old routine and school, Gracie passes her time spent at home painting with acrylic on canvas (which she loves to give away as gifts), swimming, and baking. I found it only fitting that Gracie’s favorite quote is from “The Pineapple Poem”: Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside. She says, “Even though I have a disease and fight for my life every day, I’m still just a normal kid. I want people to really understand that. I want to thank my doctors and nurses for saving my life. They work really hard. Even though having cancer is painful, lots of good stuff has come from this experience too. I have made lots of new friends. I have become a much stronger person. I have a closer relationship with God…that’s a big one.” Amazing Gracie…never has a nickname been more fitting. ME AN D MIN E MAG AZIN E | S UM M E R 2 01 7
LIFE JACKETS SAVE LIVES!
Delivering Joy! Right Here at Home The expanded Rideout Regional Medical Center dedicates two floors to the celebration of new life, with our new Family Birthing Center Featuring: Private Labor & Delivery rooms . Sleeping accommodations for partner . State-of-the-art technology . Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for premature and ill newborns
To sign up for our free childbirth classes call, 530 751.4165
Sutter County Children & Families Commission is partnering with the Sutter Deputy Sheriff ’s Association and the County of Sutter to provide a Life Jacket Loaner Program for infants & toddlers at the Live Oak and Tisdale Boat Launch Facilities in Sutter County.
Water safety tips for families: ✓ Make sure your child’s life jacket is the correct size (check tag by weight) ✓ Try on the jacket to ensure proper fit ✓ Ensure your child is constantly supervised by an adult ✓ Enjoy the water safely ✓ Don’t forget the sunscreen! 1531-A BUTTE HOUSE ROAD YUBA CITY, CALIFORNIA 95993
(530) 822-7505 RIDEOUT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER RideoutHealth.org/FamilyBirthingCenter
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n the winter of 2016, Kimberly Fesler made a phone call to Kathryn Sheppard asking her thoughts about creating a nonprofit to help families in our community with cancer. Knowing Kathryn is a Leukemia survivor with a fierce passion for cancer education and advocacy, Kimberly felt certain she had a new partner in this venture. This had been a dream weighing heavily on Kimberlyâ€™s heart since her nephew, Spencer Whalin, had been diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a form of brain tumor, in February of 2013. And so, the North Valley Sparrow Foundation was created. Established in March of 2017, the North Valley Sparrow Foundation is a grassroots nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. No other grassroots organization in Northern California provides funds specifically to those residing in rural communities, where cancer support monies are scarce. Each of our Board of Directors has had a personal relationship with cancer in varying capacities, which is a requirement for our volunteer Board. Additionally, each of us know firsthand the medical challenges that arise living in a rural community, where critical services to families battling cancer are often few and far between, if present at all. The funds donated will provide financial and emotional support services to families facing cancer in 18 small, rural communities throughout Northern California. Efforts are aimed at alleviating some of the ancillary burdens created by cancer, such as housing
expenses, transportation costs for medical services, personal care necessities, and emotional wellness for both patients and caregivers. Having experienced many of these needs ourselves, the Board has identified these as the primary gaps not covered by mainstream health insurance plans and other support services, or lack thereof, in our rural region. The North Valley Sparrow Foundation is proud to announce its inaugural fundraising event, The Gatsby Gala, to be held September 30th, 2017 at Gold Country Casino & Hotel in Oroville. Know someone you think may benefit from North Valley Sparrow Foundationâ€™s services? Interested in supporting the North Valley Sparrow Foundation or sponsoring or attending the Gala? Contact Kathryn Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530.693.1520 for more information. Your contributions are tax deductible. Co-Founders: Kimberly Fesler (President) & Kathryn Sheppard (Vice President) Board Members: Cheryl Argetsinger, Treasurer; Michelle Solis, Co-Secretary; Minden Byrne King, Co-Secretary Youth Representative: Gracie Gonzalez
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A Summer Favorite...
Riverfront Dining at Rocco’s If you’re looking for a fun place to hang out and enjoy a fantastic meal, head over to Rocco’s on the River in Colusa. It’s located on the Sacramento River, and has great views from both the indoor seating areas and the outdoor patio. They serve lunch and dinner, accompanied by great service in a relaxed environment. Whether you want to enjoy lunch with a large group on the patio, catch up with a friend for a mid-day cocktail, or have a casual dinner date, you’ll find something perfect at Rocco’s. Try one of their numerous beers on tap, or take advantage of their full bar with a specialty drink. You absolutely must try one of their fantastic margaritas, and be sure to start with the fried avocado wedges! A few other patron favorites are the turkey sandwich served on fresh baked sunﬂower wheat bread, mahi mahi tacos, and the famous build-a-burger with all your favorite fixin’s. And be sure to save room for fresh baked carrot cake from Caffeinated. Rocco’s on the River is a gathering place to connect with friends old and new while enjoying a delicious meal with a view. We hope to see you there soon!
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Did You Know? 2017 ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE FACTS AND FIGURES
by Margo Wheeler Photography by Brandi Schwartz Design & Photography
15 MILLION AMERICANS
provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias these caregivers provided an estimated
18.2 BILLION HOURS
of care valued at over
In 2017, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $259 billion By 2050, these costs could rise as high as
of caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s or another dementia report that their health has gotten worse due to care responsibilities, compared to % of caregivers for older people without dementia
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE IS THE
6TH LEADING CAUSE
1 IN 3
seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia
OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES
MORE THAN 5 MILLION AMERICANS ARE LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S BY 2050, THIS NUMBER COULD RISE AS HIGH AS 16 MILLION
IT KILLS MORE THAN
SECONDS someone in the United States develops the disease
breast cancer and prostate cancer
Since 2000, deaths from heart disease have decreased by 14% while deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased by 89%
Research & Advocacy As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, Alzheimer’s Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions, and ultimately, a cure. The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. We diligently work to make Alzheimer’s a local and national priority. Walk Info Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Participants learn more about the disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies, enrollment and support programs, and services. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony. When: Saturday, September 9, 2017 Time: Check-in begins at 8:00am, Walk begins at 9:30am Where: Gauche Park Length: 1 or 2 mile Walk How to Start a Team It’s easy to start your team! A team can be one person or as many people as you want. Recruit family members, co-workers, or friends, and sign up at www.alz.org/walk We encourage you to set a fundraising goal for yourself and for your team. Reaching the $100 level earns you our 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s T-shirt. Become a Champion by raising $500. Join us on Tuesday, July 25th from 5:30-7:00pm for our New Team Kickoff to learn more about becoming a team. You’ll receive all the tools you need to have a great year! Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County 1333 Butte House Rd., Yuba City ME AN D MIN E MAG AZIN E | S UM M E R 2 01 7
Helping our Community The Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Yuba City began in 2013. Since then, our community has raised over $200,000! There are an estimated 3,500 people in Yuba/Sutter counties who currently have the disease. The Alzheimer’s Association is an invaluable resource for help, information, referrals, and the opportunity to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The Association is the leading voluntary health organization in dementia care, support, and research. We offer a broad range of programs and services for individuals and families coping with all forms of dementia. These include our 24/7 helpline (1-800-272-3900), website (www.alz.org), and Community Education. Family and professional caregivers can get information from our community presentations, conferences, free brochures, and other publications.
Upcoming Workshops Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics Wednesday, June 14th from 1:30 - 3:30pm at Summerfield Senior Living Healthy Living for your Brain and Body Thursday, July 27th from 11 - 12pm at the Yuba City Senior Center
Why I Walk
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Linda Baker "Following my brother-in-law’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s twelve years ago, I pondered ways I could support him and my sister in Texas. Eleven years ago, my family members joined me on our first Memory Walk in Chico. We walked three years in Chico, three years in Sacramento and then I had the privilege of helping bring the Walk to Yuba City. During those years, my brother-in-law passed, my son-in-law’s maternal grandfather passed of Alzheimer’s, and his fraternal grandmother remains in a care facility with dementia. My youngest granddaughter, Vera, is named for her great grandmother who does not know her. I walk with a vision of a world without Alzheimer’s." Margo Wheeler "My grandfather, Dave Wheeler, suffered from severe dementia during the later years of his life. He was one of the most gregarious and loving people—the type of person who walked in a room and never knew a stranger. To see someone go from that, to a stage where everyone is a stranger, was one of the most heart-wrenching things to watch. So a big part of why I walk is for him. Another big reason why I walk, though, is for the future. In today’s world, we have so many medications, procedures, and awareness around healthy lifestyles that help keep our bodies living longer, however, none of that is going to mean much for many us if our brains can’t keep up." Carmen Heredia "I walk in honor of my mother, “Mom Lencha,” as coined by her grandkids. Mom was a very spiritual, genuine, loving individual who always greeted you with a warm smile and offered you anything she had. She and my dad were married for 55 years and were inseparable. When Mom was diagnosed several years ago, Dad was her primary caregiver. He was always by her side, helping her and trying his best to remain strong, although inside his heart was yearning to reverse the situation. We lost Mom to Alzheimer’s in 2014. It was very hard for all of us since she played a huge role in our family. Dad was always very supportive and encouraged me to continue to walk in her honor. Unfortunately, in 2016 I lost my dad and now I honor both of them--my mother who died from this disease and my father who was undoubtedly the most loyal and loving caregiver she could ever have had!"
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Friday, September 8 Friday, September 8 Cowgirl Soiree Cowgirl Soiree Red Roof Ranch » 11 am
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Yuba-SutterBusiness ChamberAfter of Commerce Commerce Business After Hours & Rodeo Kick-Off Party Hours & Rodeo Kick-Off Party Located at Geweke Ford at -Geweke Ford »Located 5:30 pm 7:30 pm » 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday, September 14 Thursday, September 14 Cattle Drive CattleDrive Drive Cattle to start at Geweke
Friday, September 15 Friday, September 15 Kids Rodeo Kids Rodeo Riverfront Park » 9 am
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Sodbusters Sodbusters Hosted by the Marysville Rotary Club
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Saturday, September 16 Saturday, September 16 Stampede
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Sunday, September 17 Sunday, September 17 Stampede
Stampede Military Appreciation Day Military Appreciation Day Active Military Free with ID. Active Military Free with ID. Cotton Rosser Arena at Riverfront Cotton Rosser Arena at Riverfront Park » 3:30 pm Park » 3:30 pm
Cattleand Drive to start at Geweke Ford make its way to Riverfront Park Ford and make its way to Riverfront over the 5th Street Bridge » 5:30 pmPark over the 5th Street Bridge » 5:30 pm
Local Team Roping Qualifier Local Team Riverfront ParkRoping Qualifier Riverfront Park *Immediately following *Immediately cattle drive following cattle drive
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