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Senior Review November 27, 2013

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Payson Senior Center is center for fun BY JOANNE CONLIN SPECIAL TO THE RIM REVIEW

Where can you get the smell of pumpkin bread and tamales in one place; seniors, kids and everyone in between coming and going; Santa and his elves dropping by gifts for kids big and small; toe-stomping music, waltzes, rock and roll, country western; wine-tasting and fashion shows? You can find it all at the Payson Senior Center — also known simply as The Center. The Center has been providing services to the Rim Country seniors and disabled since 1985. Its primary programs are Meals on Wheels, lunch at The Center and transportation for seniors. This past year, it served close to 50,000 meals and made about 9,000 bus trips around Payson and Star Valley. This year, The Center expanded its Meals on Wheels program to Oxbow Estates, Gisela, Round Valley and Mesa del Caballo. Its buses go to Mesa del, Oxbow and Round Valley on Tuesdays. That is just a little bit of what is provided. The Center is about people — staff and volunteers embrace, empower and enrich lives. Everyone is welcomed with a smile. Whatever the need, the staff and volunteers try to help or find the right resource.

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Anne James & Friends bring music to the Payson Senior Center.

A wide variety of activities are provide to keep members and guests active and having fun. These include: exercise programs ZUMBA Gold, yoga and Sit & Fit; meditation; bridge, canasta, pinochle, bingo and Mexican Train games; wood carving; Bible study; and frequent speakers at the lunches, served Monday through

Thursday, except holidays. Music is also a big part of The Center’s programs, including its own Old Time Music Makers and Anne James & Friends. Additional services come from the Pinal Gila Area For Aging, which provides a benefit specialist for Medicare and Social Security issues and free legal service once a month.

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“Life wouldn’t be the same without the Payson Senior Center and all of you who brighten people’s days,” one person recently said. The Center works in partnership with many other community nonprofits. The facility was recently used by Payson Community Kids to make the tamales for the Tamales for Toys event. It hosted the Arizona Gives Day, and The Fashioneesta event presented by the Rim Country Optimist Club. The two support groups for the caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia issues, as well as its funding arm, the Rim Country Forget-Me-Nots, meet regularly at The Center. Our belief is the more we can work together, the stronger our nonprofits become and the services we provide for the community. The Center is available to rent for parties, weddings, meetings and workshops. Heart To Heart Catering, operated by The Center, is available to cater the events. Providing funds for The Center is its Senior Thrift Store, which offers great items at great prices. Conlin encourages residents to shop at the store; donate resalable items —

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Healthy aging for the 21st century BY PEGGY MARTIN SPECIAL TO THE RIM REVIEW

America’s population, as a whole, has grown older over the past century. Life expectancy has increased, and the quality of life for America’s oldest citizens has grown as well. This is something to celebrate! Many of us are scratching our heads and wondering “where have the years gone,” and as we look back, it becomes clear that we’ve lived busy lives and continue to do so as we age. At this time of our lives, most of us have fulfilled dreams of career, marriage and families; we’ve accumulated material possessions that have provided comfort and pleasure, and we’ve no doubt done some interesting traveling. What now? It’s not that we aren’t busy — it’s about what is giving our lives meaning. No longer are we caught up in accumulating more possessions; many of us are downsizing into smaller homes and fewer things. Are we aging healthfully?

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It’s true – everything old is new again at Circle BY TERESA MCQUERREY RIM REVIEW EDITOR

An old, old game, Mah Jongg — some say it was originated in about 500 BC by Confucius — swept into the U.S. with great popularity in the 1920s is going gangbusters at the Payson Senior Circle every Wednesday. Jan Parsons, advisor for the Senior Circle, said 64 people came to play in October; 41 in September; 50 in August; 55 in July; and 38 in June. So, everything old is new again in the case of this particular game. Mah Jongg was introduced at the Senior Circle this past January by Marie Graziano, who said many people today think of it as a “Jewish” game rather than Chinese or Asian, in spite of the symbols on the 152 tiles with which it is played. Because tiles are used, Mah Jongg is sometimes classified as a domino game, but it is played in a way similar to card games such as rummy. Regular fans of the game play at the Circle from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday. But Graziano offers a beginning lesson the second Wednesday of the month and then encourages novices to come back to the Circle and play with the regulars. “Everyone is patient and there to have fun, so we’re willing to help (newbies gain

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The ancient tile game of Mah Jongg is growing in popularity at the Senior Circle with weekly games and once-a-month lessons.

experience playing),” Graziano said. Besides 95 percent of the players participating at the Circle sessions are new at it themselves. She only started playing Mah Jongg herself in 2010 and started teaching it in 2011. “I lived in Sun Lakes and saw a lot of the people playing. They all looked so serious. Then I met someone who had been playing for more than 50 years and she offered to teach me. I was addicted — I even had to play the day I had a colonoscopy. I came

home after the procedure took a two-hour nap, then went to play.” She said the “seriousness” of the game comes from the fact that players must pay attention to what everyone else is doing. But when the tiles are being “shuffled” and dealt, people relax, chat and laugh. “I love it. And it’s fun to see the women I teach get into the same groove. “I teach the ‘right rules’ — so, anyone who has learned it from me can play in

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Tai chi added to Senior Circle exercise offerings BY TERESA MCQUERREY RIM REVIEW EDITOR

A new exercise program is coming to the Payson Senior Circle next month. Tom Quirk will be teaching a tai chi class from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., beginning the first Thursday in December. If there is enough interest, the class will also be offered Mondays. He teaches the class for Gila Community College, Club USA, at Rim Country Apartments and for anyone interested late Friday afternoons at Green Valley Park (by the bandstand) from April through October, weather permitting. Quirk has been teaching tai chi since 2009, and has been active in taekwondo for 16 years.

Originally, tai chi was a form of martial arts, but had evolved into a meditative movement exercise. Quirk said it helps with balance, muscle strength, range of motion in joints, flexibility to some extent and also has a social dynamic as it is generally practiced in groups. “It is designed to accommodate any physical limitation someone might have and can be done sitting,” Quirk said. He said he would be especially focused on joint issues his senior students may have. “There will be no long stances or any movement requiring they stand on one foot,” Quirk said. There will be a warm-up, repetition and time to cool down.

There will also be a couple of breaks during the class. He recommends students wear loose, comfortable clothes and, while not required, they should also wear shoes for stability. Students should also bring water. He said the movements generate a lot of internal energy — like taking deep breaths — and can increase metabolism. Printouts of the movements will be provided so they can be practiced at home if anyone is interested. Students will initially be introduced to basics and as the class continues learn more movements. “They will learn something new in each class,” Quirk said.

According to the Mayo Clinic Web site, tai chi is a gentle way to fight stress as well as helping with the physical issues Quirk described. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner, accompanied by deep breathing. Other exercise programs provided by the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson, are: qigong; ZUMBA Gold; and Feeling Fit. The line and ballroom dancing programs also provide exercise opportunities for members. To learn more about the upcoming tai chi class, visit or stop by the Circle, (928) 4729290.


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Dementia – the long, terrifying loss of a loved one My name is Alice Fontinel, my husband for 62 years, Bobby Fontinel, had vascular dementia. I said, had, because he passed away Aug. 6, 2013, at home, at the age of 82. A few years ago, I began noticing changes in his personality. He had always been very outgoing, loved to help everyone, was gentle, kind and loving. People would tell me, “You are so lucky your husband always has a smile.” My “luck” changed as he began to change over the years — he became withdrawn, depressed, fearful, paranoid, frustrated, critical, angry and sometimes violent — not trusting anyone, especially me, whom he had known for more than 60 years. I struggled to care for him at home with some help from our grown sons and daughter. I had been a nurse with EMT training for 20 years, so I knew how to do patient care. My strength came from my strong faith in God — something that has been with me since I was four years old — so I thought I could handle Bobby’s dementia, but the one thing I didn’t consider was that I was getting older too. It became harder to not only care for him but to take over his chores of carrying in wood to keep the fire going, shovel snow, check the cars, pull weeds, raise a garden, try to fix whatever broke down or find someone else to do it. I couldn’t take a pain pill as it might make me sleepy and I needed to be alert day and night. In 2008, Bobby was diagnosed with diabetes, so he was sent to have his heart checked. Tests showed three major blockages over his heart, with evidence of some strokes and heart attacks, which he denied having. He seemed to recover from the heart surgery, but his personality and judgment continued to

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Bobby and Alice Fontinel in happier times, before vascular dementia destroyed Bobby’s mind.

deteriorate. I made excuses for his behavior and uninhibited language to friends and neighbors who gradually stopped coming by. I knew Bobby’s mood swings and temper tantrums had to be caused by more than a weak heart and old age, so I started going to meetings that talked about seniors’ health problems like Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Then I had Bobby see a doctor who said he had a lot of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and was sent to a neurologist in the Valley for cognitive tests, which he failed. He tried to cover up the truth by telling everyone that the night before the tests he had a large glass of wine and another one the morning of the tests. That was impossible because there had not been more than four ounces of wine in the house. Bobby didn’t drink or smoke.

This was just the beginning of the bizarre stories he would invent — and believed they really happened. Bobby was given a medication to help slow down the progression of dementia, but it had the reverse effect on him. He became so violent I spent as much time as I could outside during the day, peeking in the windows to check on him. At night, I locked myself in another room and even tied the door shut. After three weeks there was no improvement, so I discontinued the medication. He refused to see a doctor except for his back and leg pain and continued to drive his tractors and even bought a forklift and another tractor. Twice I caught him sawing wood with a big circular saw by moonlight and he could barely walk 10 feet. Many times he fell, and if I couldn’t lift his 190 pounds I

would have to call for help. I didn’t know how much longer I could go on that way. Doctors and friends advised me to have my husband put into a long-term care facility. I didn’t have the financial resources to do that because as the dementia progressed, his judgment worsened and he spent most of our income unwisely. Then in September 2012, I saw a notice in the Roundup about a caregivers group sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. I went to the meeting and they became a lifesaver for me and still are. I could feel the concern, understanding, and compassion of everyone there. I took up most of the meeting time, telling my story of how I had been living with a loved one that had become a totally different person. I shared how I could show no fear, even though I might be shaking inside, be-

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could see his symptoms matched those of vascular dementia. That was as close as we cause the person my husband had become, got to a diagnosis, as Bobby refused to see because of the dementia, could sense any our primary doctors anymore. fear I might have and could become even In April 2013, after what I thought was more overbearing. several mini-strokes, Bobby agreed to see a I looked forward to each caregivers meetcardiologist. Tests showed his ing because at last I had found heart was very weak, so his people who really understood brain did not have adequate my situation. There is no way “There is no way anyone oxygenated blood. His judganyone can understand what can understand what it is ment became even worse. He it is like to care for a loved one like to care for a loved one with dementia unless tried to fix a broken water pipe with dementia unless they they have ‘been there and by putting on a plastic lid from have “been there and done done that.’” an old motor oil bottle. When that.” Alice Fontinel the chicken house door sagged At one of our meetings I saw Caregiver for husband suffering from vascular dementia because he had dragged it a magazine that had an article from one end of our acre lot to describing vascular dementia. the other, he put the bars of the It differs from the dementia forklift on top of the roof and pounded it caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Vascular down to match the door. dementia affects the personality, judgment, Sound ridiculous? Yes, but it was heartand depth perception of the eyes before loss breaking to see because this was a man who of memory. I researched vascular dementia had built three houses, doing the cement further and the more I learned, the more I floors, block walls, framing, plumbing, elecwas sure that was Bobby’s problem. When I trical, cabinets, painting, everything. At age presented my findings to our doctors they 17 he taught other farmers how to weld. He

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welded oxygen lines for a new hospital, where he later became the mechanical engineer. He was a master mechanic. He supervised the installing of natural gas lines across southern Iowa. He could “fix” anything until the dementia destroyed his mind. Hospice Compassus helped with his care his last few months, when he would let them, and I appreciated it very much, especially in July when I was injured in an auto accident. The Rim Country Forget-Me-Nots helped financially, making it possible for Bobby to stay in a care facility when I was unable to care for him because of the auto accident. They are like family — when one hurts we all hurt, when one shares a new way to cope or finds a new resource for help, we all benefit. Bobby died 25 days after my accident. It was just more trauma than his heart could stand. Even though I am not presently a caregiver, I still attend the meetings and hopefully my experiences will enable me to be of some help to some other caregiver.

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Alzheimer’s caregivers have growing support system BY TERESA MCQUERREY RIM REVIEW EDITOR

Next month, the Payson Alzheimer’s Association Support Group will celebrate its second anniversary. The support group grew out of programs presented by the Arizona Alzheimer’s Association earlier in 2011. The Payson group first met Dec. 7, 2011 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St. There were 13 people at that first meeting. Since then, around 55 people have participated at one time or another. The initial group met at 1:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month. A core group of 20 to 30 pushed for an additional support group to meet evenings. “They said they needed to meet more than twice a month,” said Shirley Grady, facilitator

pants have for the group. learned over the A second suppast two years: port group, meet• The 10 signs ing from 6 p.m. to of Alzheimer’s to 7:30 p.m., the sechelp identify the ond and fourth difference Thursday of the between normal month, recently aging and the disorganized, faciliease including tated by Mary changes in mood Cailey. It also and personality. meets at the • Between 60 Senior Center. Shirley Grady is the facilitator of the and 80 percent of Participants in local Alzheimer’s Support Group that meets on Wednesdays. persons with both groups talk, Alzheimer’s have share problems and solutions and learn new some form of agitation and up skills to provide care for their to 50 percent exhibit physical aggression. Many times this is ailing loved ones. Family members and care- due to confusion regarding the givers of the victims of affected person’s physical disAlzheimer’s disease and other comfort. The solution is to help dementia issues are always identify the discomfort and try invited to attend any or all of to correct it. For example, a solution for confusion about the the support group meetings. Among the things partici- location of the bathroom in the

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Rim Country Forget-Me-Nots care for caregivers The Rim Country Forget-Me-Nots (RCFMN), a nonprofit program partnering with the Payson Senior Center, funds services to caregivers of individuals with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases, in the Rim Country. The services provided were unveiled to the general public at the Community Health & Care Fair Nov. 2. The free services offered are: • Respite funds for short-term and timelimited breaks for caregivers; • MedicAlert + Safe Return bracelets for both caregiver and loved one with the disease; and • Educational tuition and materials supporting caregiving. The four volunteers of the RCFMN have been listening to caregivers in the weekly Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups and have designed the services accordingly. Rim Country Forget-Me-Nots is all about helping the Rim Country’s growing aging population and caregivers of those with

dementia attain spiritual, physical, financial and intellectual support. The mission of the RCFMN is to establish and continuously enhance a mutually supportive resource system designed to serve Rim Country caregivers, relatives and friends of persons diagnosed with dementia. To be effective, the non-profit aligns with other community organizations that support caregivers of dementia, such as the Payson Senior Center. Joanne Conlin, executive director of the Payson Senior Center, has worked very closely with the RCFMN for the past year, providing 501(c ) (3) services, Web site availability, meeting facilities and financial support. One of the key initiatives the RCFMN is pursuing is an affordable adult day care center in the Rim Country for those diagnosed with dementia. Rim Country Health Administrator Harvey Pelovsky agreed to take on the initiative with the current plan to open the adult day care center in the first half of 2014. Funding for the services provided by the

RCFMN is provided by individual donations, fund-raising events and grants. Recently, the Payson Care Center, led by Christy VanderMolen, marketing director, held a silent art auction with all proceeds benefiting the Rim Country Forget-MeNots. The auction was a successful event, with artwork provided by 20 professional artists from the Rim Country, artwork donated by the Payson Care Center and donations from local residents. The RCFMN will have its annual fundraising event, Derby Days, in May 2014, which will be a fun, charitable event aligned with Kentucky Derby Days. The Rim Country Forget-Me-Nots opens up a lot of opportunities to the aging population in Arizona’s rural community. If you are interested in more information on receiving support, contact the Payson Senior Center at (928) 474-4876 for an application to receive funding for respite care, MedicAlert + Safe Return bracelets and caregiver education funding for materials and/or tuition.

Pine Senior Center — 20 years of helping neighbors BY TERESA MCQUERREY RIM REVIEW EDITOR

The Pine Senior Dining Room and Pine Thrift Store has been helping residents of the Pine and Strawberry area for 20 years. But they’re neighbors and that’s what neighbors do. Terry Burkhart manages the dining room and the thrift store is under the guidance of Rhonda Bossert. To eat at the dining hall, residents of the area, 50 and older, need to buy a $5 membership with the Senior Citizens Affairs Foundation and then they can enjoy a discounted price on a nice salad bar, starting at 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, or have a full lunch. The meals are both homemade and semihomemade. Burkhart is a former nurse, so is careful about the nutrition provided by the meals served to the P/S senior citizens. The Senior Dining Hall also provides the area’s Meals on Wheels to the elderly who are shut-in or temporarily unable to get to the hall due to health issues. The dining hall provides a space to enjoy a television show, visit or play card games such as bridge, canasta and poker.

Sometimes the members go to a Diamondbacks game together. SCAF membership also includes a 10 percent discount on purchases from the Pine Thrift Store the third Wednesday of every month. “That coincides with the monthly Fiddlers’ Jam Session,” Bossert said. The dining hall is open at 11:30 a.m. for the salad bar, but members can come in from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the different activities. The Pine Thrift Store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. “Our store is unlike any other. We have nice things at very reasonable prices,” Bossert said. She recently made a trip to Cottonwood and stopped at its Goodwill Store and found an item being sold for about $3 that would go for 25 cents at the Pine shop. She said the dining hall is available for rent for any kind of gathering for which the cultural hall is too large. To check out the dining hall’s menus, sales at the store, community events and activities, go online to

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Lunch & Learn offers chance to grow knowledge BY TERESA MCQUERREY RIM REVIEW EDITOR

Twice a month, seniors in the Rim Country have a chance to grow their knowledge of health and safer living. The Payson Regional Medical Center Senior Circle presents this opportunity at its bi-monthly Lunch & Learn programs. The most recent presentation was on Home Health by Tanya Schlegel-Ryder, interim director of the Payson Regional Home Health Agency. Other recent Lunch & Learn programs were on shingles and adult immunizations by Dr. Chris LeSueur; fall protection by Carl Valenti; and neurology, by Dr. Kristi Gill. The next program is at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4 with Dr. Amalia Pineres, who will be discussing osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a bone disease characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density leading to an increased risk of fracture. Pineres will discuss the causes, symptoms and prevention of osteoporosis. Jan Parsons, advisor for the PRMC Senior Circle, said LeSueur had one of the Circle’s biggest Lunch & Learn audiences at his September program, but Gill had at least 100 people at her program — almost more than the facility could handle. The information presented at the Lunch & Learn programs varies from the technical side of what bad cholesterol is and what it does (a program presented by Dr. Jennifer Dumbolton earlier this year) to taking common sense measures in our homes to prevent falls, which was Valenti’s topic in October. Valenti said falls in the home are the top cause of trauma injuries. As of his Oct. 23 program PRMC’s emergency room had dealt with 540 cases of trauma caused by

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Carl Valenti discussed fall prevention at an October Lunch & Learn program presented by PRMC’s Senior Circle.

falls. “That’s huge. Medicare spends $30 billion on fall injuries,” he said. That cost is expected to go up to $54.9 billion by 2020. He said 60 percent of the fall injuries (primarily to seniors) are due to conditions in living spaces. Valenti suggested the following to minimize the risk of falls in the home: • Keep floor space open and clean. Get rid of rugs or make sure they have nonslip backing. Move cords out of the way. • Keep stairs clutter-free and make sure

support bars are secure and stairs are illuminated. • In the kitchen, keep things within reach if at all possible; if it is necessary to store small appliances and other kitchen goods in elevated spots, make sure you have a steady step stool or ladder and use it, not a chair. • In the bedroom, make sure there is a light by the bed that is easy to reach and keep the path from the bed to the bathroom well lit. Illuminated tubes (holiday lights now available) are good to secure along the baseboards or where the walls meet the floor, Valenti said. • In the bathroom, make sure the shower/tub floor is not slippery; install support rails both in the tub and by the toilet. • Other — exercise regularly to improve strength, balance and coordination; make sure medications are safe and be aware if they cause dizziness and/or sleepiness; have vision checked; getting to your feet from bed or a chair, rise slowly to minimize the chance of dizziness. Lunch & Learn topics tentatively planned for the new year are: Qigong with Tom Quirk, who will be teaching Tai Chi at the Senior Circle in the next few weeks; neuropathy and nerve pain by Dr. Kristi Gill; heart issues by Dr. Salvatore Gillette; joint replacement by Dr. Patrick Harrison; and PRMC’s new Senior-Friendly Emergency Room, probably with Carl Valenti, who is its director. The Senior Circle’s Lunch & Learn programs are at 11:30 a.m., the first and third Wednesday of the month (generally). Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance in order to have enough food. Call (928) 472-9290 to reserve a seat. The Circle is at 215 N. Beeline Highway.

Remember Payson Senior Center at tax time From page 2

furniture is especially needed — and volunteer time if possible. Currently, The Center is selling raffle tickets for a 1/2 carat diamond. Tickets are $25 each or three for $50, with only 200 to be sold. Proceeds will benefit the program that helps displaced students in the community and The Center. Payson Jewelers donated the diamond, which has a retail value of $3,600. The

drawing will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22 at Dimi Espresso in the Swiss Village. In addition to the proceeds from the Thrift Store and assorted fund-raising efforts, The Center gets approximately 43 percent of its funding from Payson, Star Valley, Gila County federal and state contracts and grants. The remaining 57 percent comes from the Thrift Store and fundraising efforts, along with donations,

grants and legacy giving. The Center is a certified Working Poor Tax Credit charity. As residents make their year-end tax plans, we ask them to remember The Center and what it provides the community’s elderly and other non-profits. To learn more, please stop by for a visit. The Center is at 514 W. Main St., Payson. Call (928) 474-4876 or visit the Web site for additional details.


Little things are a big part of healthful aging was my life-long inspiration, moved into an assisted living facility, she was almost 90. My idea of healthy aging is a lifestyle that In the first few years she lived there, I allows one to experience meaning in daily helped her write two books of her memoirs. living by paying attention to one’s own During that time, I experienced her in a health and balance of mind, body and spirit. fresh and exciting new light and our It’s taking time to listen to the relationship grew even richer. I then wisdom of one’s body, knowing that became very interested in learning the power is within each of us to more about memoir writing techmake more healthful choices as to niques and I attended writing workwhat we eat and how to take care of shops, read books about writing ourselves when it comes to getting memoirs. That resulted in my facilienough exercise and rest. Little things mean a lot when it Peggy Martin tating a memoir writing class there at the assisted living facility for my comes to healthful aging, such as shifting one’s thinking to “gratefulness for mother and other residents who wanted to what I have rather than remorsefulness for write their memoirs. That experience was the beginning of my fascinating interest in what I’ve lost.” Throughout our lives, we’ve acquired memoir writing and I’m presently writing skills, talents and interests that may be my own. I continue to facilitate workshops shared with others if we realize the value as well, and all of this has added rich of doing so — my experience has been meaning to my life and to the lives of othsuch that the more I give to others, the ers. more my own cup runs over. Paying attention to what adds meaning As an example — When my mother, who to our lives is healthy aging!

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Most of us now have more control of how we spend our time. We can schedule time for whatever it is that we know will provide more meaning to our lives. A good start is to pay attention to our physical wellness. Do something good for your body — little things: remember to drink six to eight glasses of water daily; decrease toxic sugars by limiting soft drinks; and eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruits. About the author

Peggy Martin is a clinical nutrition consultant and an experienced whole foods cooking facilitator. She offers the Cookin’ for Health programs at the Payson Public Library. The next one is planned for 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. Sign-up information is available at the library, 328 N. McLane Road. She will also present a program on Nutrition for Healthy Immune Systems at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Payson Public Library. To contact Peggy, call (928) 978-5718 or send an e-mail message to peggymartin1@


Payson Care Center reduces return hospital visits Payson Care Center is a 121-bed facility specializing in post acute care (short term rehabilitation) and is also home to 60 fulltime residents. The Memory Care Unit is the only secured Alzheimer’s unit offered in the Rim Country. This unit is specifically designed for patients suffering from memory loss and who tend to wander. Payson Care Center is a champion and educator of “INTERACT” — a key tool in the services it provides its patients. The program is designed to improve care using strategies and tools to help reduce the frequency of patient transfers back to the hospital. In fact, the “bounce back” rate of transfers back to the hospital for Payson Care Center is currently 5 percent, a big improvement over their 2012 rate of 22 percent. Under the leadership of Director of Nursing Jaden Rosser, Payson Care Center received a deficiency free state survey in 2013. It also received minimal tags under its federal survey, most of which were environmental issues that were corrected with its recent remodel. Payson Care Center recently received a huge facelift, which features new paint, artwork and furniture. The facility improvements continue after the first of the year with construction of a new rehabilitation gym. Dr. Alan Michels is medical director for Payson Care Center. Local physicians John Vandruff, Jaber Abawi, David Cluff, James Schouten, Christopher LeSeuer, Jeannie Evans, Kevin Raymer, Alfonso Munoz, Louis Coppelli, Sam Gillette, Michel Marmer, Patrick Harrison and David Darnell follow the attention given their patients at Payson Care. Each year, Payson Care Center participates in the Business Showcase as a member of the Rim Country Chamber of Commerce, the Women’s Wellness Forum and is a sponsor of the Payson Community Health Fair. This year, Payson Care Center performed 78 balance assessments at the Nov. 2 health fair. Each month, Payson Care Center provides items to the Senior Center Meals on Wheels recipients, including toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotions, shampoo and deodorant. The facility offers lectures and workshops on critical health topics for the senior community throughout the year. Among the topics covered: diabetes, infection control, bal-

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Christy, Mary and Kathy, of Payson Care Center, pictured at a silent art auction which raised $2,400 to benefit the Rim Country Forget-Me-Nots, a support group for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other dementia issues.

ance assessment, Alzheimer’s education and Parkinson’s disease. Payson Care Center is currently offering free balance assessments to reduce the risk of falling. Schedule a free test by calling (928) 4747960. Payson Care Center participates in national fund-raising events such as Relay for Life and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Last year, Payson Care Center raised more than $4,000 at the first Payson Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year, the facility raised $2,400 at a silent art auction to benefit the local group Rim Country Forget-Me-Nots, which provides financial assistance to the area’s support groups for the caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia issues. Payson Care Center strives to provide a fun work environment for its staff. During Nursing Week, the staff participated in team building activities that included a tug of war, a wheelchair race and pie-throwing contest. Participating in the August Rodeo Parade is a tradition for Payson Care Center staff and its residents. In 2012, Payson Care Center won best motorized vehicle, and in 2013, it won best themed float. Led by Activities Assistant Laura Gabaldon, the residents at Payson Care Center are a big part of the development and creation of these floats. At Halloween 2013, the staff costumed as

characters from the popular children’s movie “Despicable Me.” This year, Maryann Miller, Jessica Stone and Alutha Skidmore were the 2013 Certified Nursing Assistants of the Year. Christy VanderMolen won the Spirit Award and also won the award at the regional level. This was the second year in a row that Payson Care Center won the regional Spirit Award. Last year’s recipient was staff member Ulus Jordon. Upcoming events at Payson Care include Adopt a Resident for Christmas, ongoing freeBalance testing, core strengthening classes and a Parkinson’s lecture in January 2014. Many of the center’s residents have no family nearby or no family at all, and live on very limited financial resources. This year, there are two Christmas trees in Payson Care’s lobby identifying the needs of these residents. Staff members and visitors can select a resident and bring some Christmas cheer to share with these residents. The staff is also working with Healthy Perspectives to identify the needs, educational or otherwise, of our community’s residents with Parkinson’s disease. An event is tentatively planned for January, but depends on the weather. New this spring, Payson Care will have free core strengthening classes offered by its physical therapy department.


The Powell House moves into outreach BY TERESA MCQUERREY RIM REVIEW EDITOR

The Powell House assisted living facility is making a move into community outreach services. It started in September with a program on veterans’ benefits; Alzheimer’s was the outreach topic in November; and a presentation about ObamaCare by Tom Russell is planned in December. “If we have the opportunity to use our experts in long term care and elderly services, we want to bring them in and share their knowledge and insights with the community,” said Russ Goddard, residence director. Programs tentatively planned in 2014 include estate planning, diabetes education, heart health education and a blood drive. As the Powell House administration and staff develop outreach programs, they are also expanding the activities — called meaningful pursuits — for residents. Often volunteers lead these, but the staff also participates. For instance: • If there are residents who are quilters, Traci Acres, the

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Tom Russell will give a presentation about ObamaCare in December as part of the Powell House community outreach.

coordinator for activities, would reach out to the area’s several quilting groups to see if any of their members would like to come in and quilt with these residents. • Several residents are veterans and they may be interested in visiting with other veterans with shared interests and experiences. • Some residents enjoy walking, so the staff would like someone from a hiking or walking group to come in and lead them on easy treks, getting them outside of the facility for a little bit.

• Residents regularly enjoy music programs, and some who play the piano even help with those. • There is a “Tea with Teresa” program on Sunday, just for a little socializing over refreshments. • Acres leads a cooking club for residents on Tuesdays. • Many of the residents enjoy taking part in the Wii Fit program offered three times a week. Volunteer readers would be welcome, as would anyone who would just like to take some time to visit with residents, Goddard said. They would have to go through a minimal background check and be fingerprinted, he said. One of the things that is especially popular with residents is the dining program, Goddard said. It is a restaurant-style experience, with linens and the rest. The Powell House’s owner corporation dietician prepares the menus, but the residents are allowed liberal dining options, getting to eat what they like more often than what health

care professionals say they should eat. Powell House can accommodate 39 residents in either onebedroom or studio apartments. It has personal service assistants available to residents onsite around the clock, a fulltime registered nurse, a nurse call system, housekeeping and laundry services and more. Residents are assisted with medication management and personalized care plans as well as transportation. There are lounges in which to relax and visit with other residents and guests; a computer area; an arts and crafts program; a beauty and barber salon. The facility even accepts pets, with certain restrictions, and can accommodate guests. It also offers respite and/or transitional care for those recovering from surgery, an illness or other health issue, or just to provide a primary caregiver a brief break. To learn more, go online to or call (928) 4746249 to schedule a visit.

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have limited income and resources may qualify for Extra Help paying for their Part D drug plans. There’s no cost or obligation to apply for Extra Help, also called the low-

income subsidy. Medicare beneficiaries, family members, or caregivers can apply online at or call Social Security at 1-800-7721213 (TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778) to find out more.

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Local resident Arlene Keefer has been dancing since she was 17, so when orthopedic surgeon Patrick Harrison asked her if she wanted a “couch potato knee” or an “active knee” the 90year-old responded “why, active knee, of course.” The tiny woman snuck into dances in her Ohio hometown at the age of 17 and recalls dancing the nights away to the live tunes of Glenn Miller and Jimmy Dorsey. The dances’ restriction to those 18 and older did not keep Arlene from attending. With a little help from make-up and the appropriate dress, she never missed a dance. At the young age of 17, Arlene met her husband. She reports he

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Arlene Keefer had knee replacement surgery at age 90. She has always been active, and intends to stay that way.

was not a dancer, but determined to win her heart, he studied her moves and they soon became one. The Keefers made Payson

their home in 1981 and Arlene soon became an active member of the Payson community. She served as a Pink Lady (hospital volunteer) for the Mogollon Health Alliance for 17 years and ran the food bank for St. Vincent de Paul for many years. She has also been an active volunteer at her church. Religiously, Arlene can be found at Tiny’s Family Restaurant Friday nights dancing with her friends to Carl Anthony. She also attributes her active lifestyle to yoga, which she began doing 15 years ago (she started at 75, folks!). Arlene moved to the Majestic Rim Independent Living Apartments a few years ago when her home just became too much work for her. She knew knee surgery was

inevitable, and took the plunge before the ice and snow hit the streets of Payson. She chose Dr. Patrick Harrison for her surgery and is very pleased with the results. “Though the recovery is hard, especially at my age” Arlene said, she is confident that the success of the surgery will allow her to keep dancing. She thanks all the therapists at Payson Care Center who kept her moving and her spirits up. Just a few short weeks after surgery, her therapy allowed her the freedom to be up and about; attending church and visiting Walmart the day of discharge. So make room, Tiny’s, this dancer has a “new knee on life” and she’s ready to tear up the dance floor.

Mah Jongg is growing in popularity at Circle From page 4

tournaments,” she said. Mah Jongg is commonly played by four players (though it can be played with three). It is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance. It is played with a set of tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols and a card from the National Mah Jongg League, founded in 1937, (from which complete kits with tiles, etc. can be purchased). The card shows Standard Hands,

against which all games are played; these cards are changed annually. Each player begins by receiving 13 tiles. In turn, players draw and discard tiles until they complete a legal hand using a 14th drawn tile to form four groups (melds) and a pair (head). Mah Jongg is the latest in a variety of social activities the Senior Circle provides its members. It has a knitting group, computer classes, line and ballroom dancing, Bunco and Mexican Train games. It also

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Local colleges produce a great leader Jaden Rosser moved his young family to Payson from Apache Junction eight years ago so he could pursue his nursing degree through Gila Community College and then Northern Arizona University. Supporting his family as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse and subsequently Registered Nurse, Rosser worked for Payson Regional Medical Center for about five years. Rosser soon moved up the management ladder, accepting a position Contributed photo at Payson Care Jaden Rosser, Payson Care Center’s director of nursing, led Center as its the facility to a deficiency free Assistant Director rating in a state survey. of Nursing. He was quickly promoted to the position of Director of Nursing, supervising a nursing staff of more than 100 and becoming a leader to more than 140 employees. Rosser has just achieved something few nursing directors will ever accomplish. He led his team and the entire staff at Payson Care Center to a deficiency free state survey by the Arizona Department of Health Services. Each year, the state conducts a survey of every licensed skilled nursing facility and typically finds multiple deficiencies. The facility is then allowed to correct those items and improve the facility’s rating. This year, Arizona’s survey reported Payson Care Center to be deficiency free, which is extremely rare. Payson Care Center’s federal survey was also outstanding, with only minimal “tags” that the facility was permitted to correct. Not only has Payson produced a great nurse and leader, Rosser will most likely be one of the most sought out directors of nursing in the skilled nursing industry. Payson Care Center is proud of Rosser, and Payson should be as well.


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Mario & Mario Landscaping and Masonry Complete Landscaping & Irrigation, Tree Service and Removal. Rock, Retaining Walls, Block Fencing Walls, Wrought Iron Fences. Flagstone & Concrete Driveways, Pavers and Sidewalks. Licensed, Bonded and Insured. Accepting all Major Credit Cards. 1-855-424-3118 or 928-282-3118

Large, Clean, Quiet: 2BD/1BA Apartment In Nice, North East Area, Back Patio, w/Fenced Back Yard,W/D Pets-No,$ Call Dennis @ 928-978-1385

Riverfront Paradise

3Br/2Ba Living Room, Family Room, Eat-In Kitchen, Work Shop, Fenced Patio, Pines, AC/Swamp, Lots more, Only $17,000 602-367-1077.



REPOS: 2, 3, & 4 Bedrooms, Starting from $9,989. Call Bronco Homes: 1-800-487-0712


HOMES FOR RENT 1Br/1Ba $,Fenced Yard, Includes Water/Trash/Sewer, 110 E. Aero,Totally Remodeled, All Electric. Please leave mesage we will return call:928-978-2435 or 928-970-0634

2 BR, 2 BA, House,Intown, Great 2 bedroom, 2 bath, wrap around porch, workshop, large lot, fenced, trees, remodeled, $ 900, 9283005451, 2Br House, $650. 1Br $550. Studio $450. (All Utilities Paid on Above Properties) Call Don 928-978-3423

3+ BR, 2 BA, House, Payson, AZ, 12 months lease, unfurnished, 1500 sq. ft., Microwave, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Air Conditioning, Carpet, pets allowed. Spacious rental home in quiet and safe neighborhood, easy to maintain yards. Two car garage. Large kitchen, dinning room, and bedrooms. Walk-in closet. shower and full tub in master bath. Wood burning fireplace. Recently refinished patio deck. Plenty of storage. $1150/month, negotiable, Marc 602-399-0310.

2Bd/1Ba Very Nice & Clean, Good Location, $650. + Dep. $600. 928-951-5521


3Br/1Ba, Star Valley, $900.month. Large Fenced Yard, 2-Sheds, W/D Hookups, FP, Brandy, 480-737-7851 James, 480-208-1562 Beautifully “FURNISHED” “EQUIPPED”, 2Br/2Ba 1800sf, MAIN HOUSE, 1.25 Acres. In Town, Quality Neighborhood, Fire Place/Great Room, TV’s, Pets-Neg. $1, 602-290-7282 River Community Home, Guest House, Studio, Barn w/Greenhouse, Small Horse barn for Rent. $1475.p/m. 2Bd/1ba Main House, 1Bd/1Ba w/kitchen guest house, 800sf studio w/deck. 500sf barn w/workshop. Horse/dogs-ok. Need first/last month rent plus $ dep.and $ dep. Will trade fix-up labor toward rent and deposits at $15.p/hour Need Renter today. Call Don 928-951-0910

In Payson, Nice, Clean 2Br/2Ba, All Appliances, 2 Car Carport, Covered Patio, Fenced Yard, $, 602-647-2014 or 928-468-1068

Secluded cozy cabin on 3/4 acre off Pine Creek Canyon. 2 B/R 1 Bath. 1 year lease. Fireplace, Small Dogs OK. Part.furnished.$650/mo.+ security. 480- 349- 3080

HOMES FOR RENT Super nice 3/2. Corner lot, fenced. Near hospital. $1200 + dep. Furnished or not. No smoking/pets. Call 928-310-3732 FOR SALE/RENT (ROUND VALLEY) 3100sf,4Br/3Ba Home on 1.65Acres,Huge Garage, Horse Property,Inside Pool, Garden,Berries/Fruit Trees, $269,900.or $ Rent. Possible Lease/Purchase, 928-978-4011


CLASSIC ONE-OF-A-KIND 1-Bdrm Duplex,Close to Hospital. Rock Fireplace, Vaulted Ceilings, Fenced Yard. $575/mo. Credit Report & Deposit Req. Owner/Agent 480-649-0005

Mobile Home Sites Available, Owner Will Help w/Moving Costs. Also: Nice and clean travel trailers for rent at Mountain Shadows R.V. Park. Lot space, water, sewer and trash are included for only $380. a month. RV Spaces also available for $ Walking distance to downtown Payson with onsite manager, laundry facilities and wifi. Call Shawn at 928-474-2406

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HOMES FOR RENT 3Bd/2Ba, MFH 1700sf, Avail. Dec. 6, Pets-Welcomed, Great View; $ 928-468-6629

2 Bedrooms/2 Baths 2 Bedrooms/ 1.5 Baths Washers & Dryers Covered Parking Pet Friendly

928-474-5251, ext. 102


810 E. FRONTIER ST. #46, PAYSON, AZ 85541

(928) 474-8042

Cornerstone Property Services Cute & Clean: 12x33 1 Bedroom Mobile w/Screened Porch by our residence in Oxbow Estates. Single Adult. $ + Dep. Referrals, & Application Required Please Call 928-595-0435

3BR/2BA/1632sf, Alpine Village, clean/move-in ready, 2-car garage, fireplace, deck w/ views, RV pad, landscaping, shed. Electric Range/MW, Fridge, DW, Washer/Dryer/Water Heater. Vacant-avail Dec1. Non Smokers/small pets neg. $1225/mo@1-yr lease 928-478-2042

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1 & 2 Bedroom Units Available


WALK-IN: 708 N. Beeline Highway


807 S. Westerly Rd. (928) 468-5650 Hearing impaired TDD# (800-545-1833 x298)



At Payson Care Center, we are grateful for the many people who make up our successful family of caring health care professionals. Medical Director:

Our awesome staff:

Dr. Alan Michels

Alutha Angie Anissa Anna Ariel Barbara Barbara E. Barry Bertha Bessie Beth Bonnie Brandi Bret Briana Brittney Carol Carol Caroline Cary Catherine Catherine Christina Christy Colton Courtney

Attending Physicans: Dr. Jaber Abawi Dr. John Vandruff Dr. Christopher LeSeuer Dr. Jeannie Evans Dr. James Schouten Dr. David Cluff Dr. Kevin Raymer Dr. Katherine Raymer

Dr. Alfonso Munoz Dr. Louis Copelli Dr. Michel Darnell Dr. Patrick Harrison Dr. Salvatore Gillette Yyvette Thorsen, PA Dr. Michel Marmer

Devotional pastors and church leaders: Deacon Tom Fox Pastor Kelly Woolridge Pastor Steve Desanto Pastor Jim Harper

Pastor Joe Hittle Bishop Jerod Tinney Audrey Moore Ponderosa Bible Church

And thank you to all the other physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and support staff that assist and consult on their patients.

Cristiana Cynthia Cynthia David David Debora Deborah Debra Debra Denise Denise Destiny Diane Doris Elizabeth Erica Ernestine Geniece Hali Harlan Harold Heather Jacqueline Jaden James Jaqueline

Jasmina Jean Jeannie Jeffrey Jennifer Jessica Jo Joeann John Jordan Joyce Julie Kassidy Katherine Kathy Kevin Krystal Larry Laura Laurie Libbie Lidia Linda Lisa Loretta

Lorna Lynette Lynn Lynn Lynne Mandy Marcella Marilee Marilyn Maryann Melissa Michael Michelle Monica Nancy Nora Nova Pamela Patricia Paula Peggy Rachel Ranay Randi Raychel

Rebecca Renee Rex Richard Robin Rosa Rose Roselyn Rosemarie Sally Sarah Shannin Sharon Sheri T.C. Tamara Tawne Terri Tim Tommy Tracy Trinity Ulus Vicki Vivian

Congratulations Payson Care Center on your outstanding deficiency-free state survey. 928-474-6896 | | 107 E. Lone Pine Dr. | Payson, AZ 85541

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Senior Review Nov. 27, 2013  
Senior Review Nov. 27, 2013  

Payson Roundup's November 27th, 2013 Senior Review