SOCK HOP DANCE Get ready to Rock N Roll, dust off your poodle skirt and letter sweater and come join in the fun. This event is an intergenerational dance so bring your kids and grand children and show them how to do the twist, the jive, and the stroll. Live entertainment provided by Come Back Buddy Band. They specialize in songs from the 50’s. There will be a 50’s Outfit Contest and Hula-Hoop Contest! Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. COURSE
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Registration for youth/teens is free, but pre-registration is required. Adults are $5 and this fee is non-refundable. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center
Diabetes Management Workshop
NEW Rx Matters
Diabetes can be tough to manage. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, this workshop gives you an opportunity to help understand how to control diabetes and prevent long term problems. You will have an opportunity to get your questions answered as well as be updated on current ways to manage your diabetes successfully. Each class will focus on one of the seven key areas of diabetes management and provide suggestions and tools you can use to achieve better control and improve your quality of life. This class will not automatically make your diabetes better. What you learn and what you apply will help you control your diabetes better. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for years, this class can help. Areas covered: Healthy Eating, Being Active, Taking Medications, Monitoring, Problem Solving, Health Coping, and Reducing Risks. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
According to the Department of Health Services, drug related deaths in adults over 55 years of age increased annually from 94 in 2003 to 351 in 2013. In response to the statewide prescription misuse and abuse initiative, the Maricopa Elder Behavioral Health Advocacy Coalition (funded by Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care), partnered with the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission and HIDTA to develop a special education class to address the medication misuse that is happening in our older adult populations in Arizona. The goal of this class is to help older adults understand why this is an important issue that they need to pay attention to, and teach ways to help individuals avoid medication misuse and abuse. Some important points discussed: Definitions and consequences of Rx misuse and abuse, how to talk to your doctor and pharmacist (with lists of important questions to ask), how to talk to your doctor about pain, realistic pain management expectations, when you can’t afford your medication, and safe storage and disposal of prescription medications.
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2027 Th 2/7 - 3/21 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Jim Parch
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The Virtual Dementia Experience This experience will take you from beginning to late stages of the disease process, allowing you to experience (with the use of special glasses and a headset), the realities of living with dementia while facing the overwhelming effects of trying to perform activities of everyday living. This comprehensive session encompasses tasks and exercises that are essential for professionals, caregivers, family, and friends to experience. This experience will put you one step closer to truly empathizing with someone with memory impairment. This is not a test to identify/diagnose dementia. It is designed to give family and caregivers an insight into the disease. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. COURSE
2454 W 2/22 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Required Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Hosted by: Dawna Allington, Lead Prevention Specialist with Area Agency on Aging
Sign up* Th 3/30 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Required *Sign up in the Activity Center Time slots start at 9:00 a.m. and run every 15 minutes until 11:45 a.m.. Staff with Silverado Scottsdale Memory Care will be providing the evaluations. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Hosted by: Silverado Scottsdale/Memory Care Community
Singing in the Rain Workshop The Singing in the Rain workshop series was crafted by the Area Agency on Aging to help older adults learn how to create happiness and well-being in the midst of all that life demands and its inevitable surprises. The presentation facilitator uses scientifically proven strategies that will help you feel more positive, grateful, creative, and joyful. Using group interaction, participants will learn new skills to create positive engagements in life, identify ways to increase happiness, and develop greater resilience. This project has been funded by Mercy M aricopa Integrated Care. Developed by the Area Agency on Aging, Region One’s ElderVention Program. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. COURSE
2075 Th 1/19 - 3/9 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Required Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Dawna Allington, Lead Prevention Specialist with Area Agency on Aging
ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEER EXPO: Wednesday, January 25 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. This event will showcase the various programs, support groups, classes, presentations, and services available at the Activity Center and the numerous volunteer opportunities available with the Town, local clubs, churches, and organizations. Attendees will have an opportunity to interact and mingle directly with the various activity groups, clubs, churches, and organization representatives. The Expo will highlight special events the Activity Center and the Town have scheduled for the year. In addition, there will be tables laden with goodies and refreshing beverages. This is an opportunity to renew your Activity Center membership or join for the first time. FREE – Open to the public Location: Fountain Hills Community Center
Fountain Hills Community Services
January – April