Attorneys join partner with free legal advocacy program for older adults

The Legal Advocacy for Seniors program provided by the Mother Lode Office of Catholic Charities recently got a boost from a new partnership.

Dambacher, Trujillo & Associates has partnered with Catholic Charities to help provide legal advocacy for people 60 and older for free. Typical cases include simple wills, powers of attorney, contractor issues, debt recovery, utilities disputes and more. Referral and resources are also available.

Attorneys who will represent the law office include Gary Dambacher, Tim Trujillo, Frank Russell and Carrie McKernan.

Program hours are 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Appointments are recommended by calling (209) 532-7632.

The Mother Lode Office of Catholic Charities is at 88 Bradford Ave., in downtown Sonora.

AHS seeks
former patients
for advisory council

Adventist Health Sonora is looking for new members for its Patient and Family Advisory Council.

The council’s purpose is to gather feedback from patients and their families. The council of 10 community members meets quarterly to provide ideas for improvement and to discuss topics related to patient- and family-centered health care such as customer service, patient care, health plans and opportunities for new services.

Adventist Health Sonora has taken the council’s feedback and ideas to improve quality, safety and patient experience, stated a press release. By bringing in new members, Adventist Health Sonora hopes to gain further insight to the health care needs of the community and continually improve patient care.

Anyone who has been a patient at AHS in the past 12 months or their family members are eligible to apply. Those who serve on the council can share their experiences and help to develop ideas to help Adventist Health Sonora provide the best possible care to its patients.

To apply to become a member of the Patient and Family Advisory Council, go online to, or call (209) 536-5028.

Cancer support
for women
offered in Groveland

A support group for women with cancer meets twice a month in Groveland.

The Groveland Women’s Cancer Support Group meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays at the Groveland Library.

The group is open to everyone from the recently diagnosed to survivors and offers support, sharing and resources in a confidential and caring environment.

For more information, call Judy Myers at (209) 962-5157