4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day. Here are a few ideas for how you can celebrate our home planet while helping to protect our air, soil, and waterways.

  1. Ditch your car. Gold Country Stage is offering free fares on all routes April 21st and 22nd. Find bus schedules and routes here or call 211 for help planning your trip. Funded through the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP).
  2. Volunteer for SYRCL’s Pioneer Park Cleanup. The South Yuba River Citizen’s League (SYRCL) is celebrating Earth Day by hosting a cleanup at Pioneer Park on April 22nd, from 9 am to 12 pm. Help keep our waterways clean by removing debris from Little Deer Creek.
  3. Recycle your batteries and electronic waste. If you have curbside service, you can recycle your household batteries by placing them in a sealed plastic bag on top of your recycling cart on collection day. We also have several drop-off sites in Western Nevada County. See the full list here. You can also recycle anything that plugs in at the McCourtney Road Transfer Station.
  4. Gather together, get involved. Check out the Earth Day celebrations at Sierra College Nevada County Campus (April 20th) and the Village at Squaw Valley (April 22nd) to listen to live music, see demonstrations, and learn how you can help protect the Earth.

Safe Lifting & Transferring Class Feb. 7th

You don’t have to be a bodybuilder to lift someone safely.

Join us on Tuesday, February 7th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm to learn simple techniques to safely move someone into and out of a car, chair, bed, or bathtub without hurting them or yourself.

Taught by the fabulous Chris Espedal (our longtime trainer extraordinaire), this class is for caregivers of all skill levels.

The Safe Lifting & Transferring class will be held at our new Connecting Point office at 208 Sutton Way in Grass Valley.

This class is free and open to all. Call 211 to register (dial 2-1-1 or 877-847-0499). Click here for a full list of our upcoming classes for IHSS consumers and providers. We also offer free classes for the public.

We’re on the Move!

Connecting Point is on the move! As of Monday, January 30th, you can find us at our new office at 208 Sutton Way in Grass Valley.

While we are doing our best to provide uninterrupted service during our move, you may have trouble reaching us Thursday afternoon (the 26th) into Friday morning (the 27th) as we work to move our internet and phone service to the new building. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our new office, formerly the home of Nevada County’s Child Protective Services and Children’s Behavioral Health program, has been totally renovated to meet our needs. We can’t wait to show it off to you at our open house in early March.

Our new hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

2017 Caregiver Training Classes Start January 30th

We are excited to announce our Winter/Spring 2017 slate of classes for caregivers. All classes are free for IHSS providers and consumers.

We have some great classes lined up, including practical trainings to help you in your work as a caregiver as well as wellness classes to help you focus on your own health and well-being.

See our full class listing here.

Call us at 211 to register today!