Health and Wellness Committee
Director: Romi Ruiz
I have been in the Health Care field for 23 years. I am a Medical Assistant, certified in CPR, and am currently employed with a local hospital as the Community Relations Specialist. I coordinate and attend health fairs, health related lectures, and community wellness events throughout North Orange County. I promote education and wellness, which also encompasses injury prevention, to the community at large, including the underserved. I am a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, and have a special love for preventing unintentional injuries. My goal is to promote wellness and to educate both tribal members and our local communities via mind, body and spirit. I am here to serve. Please let me know what your needs and health concerns are, so that we can work together to gather and provide appropriate information to stay well, and live long, enriched lives with those we love.
We hope to see you at one of the next Health & Wellness Events
These educational classes are open to the public. Bring your friends- all are welcome!
Please join us for our next Health and Wellness Class:
Thursday, May 12th
at Tribal Hall
Class Review: Nutrition Lecture
Presented by Diana Bejarano
Nutrition Education Program Coordinator, America On Track
on January 8th 2015
Review By Joe Lopez
Diana did a great job talking with us on how to stretch our dollars when shopping, and what to buy when making healthy choices. Some of the topics were "How to plan a trip to the store"
Some things Tribal members suggested were:
1. Eat before you go shopping (If you are hungry you tend to buy more junk)
2. Make a list of just what you need. (You won't forget stuff and it helps to stay to the plan)
3. Weekly Calendar will help you shop for the whole week (Cutting back on the number of trips you shop)
4. Where do you shop? (Look around for the best prices example: Fresh Vegetables at 99 cent store)
5. Control yourself in the store (Carry small basket, no cart. Don't over buy)
Stay Fit! Walks and Activities in and around Orange County that promote Wellness
iCureMelanoma 5K, May 7th For More Information: icuremelanoma5K2016.org
Wellness Tip of The Month
Use exercise to reduce your risk of cancer
Exercise at a challenging, but do-able level. Work hard enough to be huffing and puffing and a little out of breath.
Classes and Information Sessions
Classes are offered the 2nd Thursday of most months from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please check the Tribal Calendar for upcoming classes.
Thursday, May 12th
Topic: To Be Announced Soon
Classes are open to Tribal members and to the general public.
Check out the Tribal calendar on our home page for class topics and details.
Also, please visit the resource library at Tribal Hall for printed Health and Wellness materials on various health topics such as:
Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Dental Care, Back Care, Suicide Prevention, Women's Health and Breast Care, Care-giving, Flu Season, Prescription Medication Abuse, Child Passenger Safety, Bicycle Safety, Smoking Cessation, Nutrition, Arthritis, Heart and Stroke
Various health related books also available for check-out
The Health and Wellness Committee would like to hear from you.