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Celebrating Your Health & Lifestyle

January 2017

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Employee Service Awards

Recognizing Sun Health's best and brightest employees

A Dedicated Resource

Sun Health at Home medical director helps members age in place confidently

New Year, New You

Six steps to “S.M.A.R.T” goal setting

Do Unto Others

La Loma Village resident lives by the Golden Rule in supporting her community

For our community friends


Welcome to LiveWell A magazine produced specifically for you

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nce again, the LiveWell editorial team has captured the depth and breadth of the culture of service and innovation that is truly a hallmark of Sun Health. In this issue you will read about some of our very special employees who have been recognized by their peers for their outstanding contributions to our work. You will also be inspired by one of our La Loma Village residents.

Ann Flatten is thriving and living life to the fullest, with energy and enthusiasm, in large part due to the safe and secure environment provided Whether you want to on the La Loma campus. learn a new skill or be As a way of giving back, more active, read the Ann continues to support story on goal setting the employee scholarship fund at La Loma through contributions to Sun Health Foundation. I would especially like to call your attention to the article in this issue about Sun Health at Home. This innovative continuing care at home program was developed as a response to the community asking the question, “How can I live safely at home and have assistance when I need it?” Sun Health at Home is the first program of its type in Arizona and we are proud to announce that it was selected to receive the “Excellence in Innovation” award by WESTMARC. Please see next month’s issue for more on that award. As we approach the new year, we have also included information that will assist you in setting goals for yourself. This annual tradition can either frustrate you or set you on a new course of achievement. But we are there to support you. The staff at the Center For Health & Wellbeing is available to help you reach your goals, especially in the areas of nutrition and exercise. Thank you for starting 2017 with us. I hope you will enjoy this issue of LiveWell and the others to follow in the new year. As always, please contact us with information you would like to see more of in future publications. You can contact us at information@sunhealth.org to ask a question or share an opinion. Stay Healthy,

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January 2017, Issue 17 SUN HEALTH 14719 W. Grand Avenue Surprise, AZ 85374 623.832.5350 information@sunhealth.org sunhealth.org SUN HEALTH FOUNDATION 623.832.5330 sunhealthfoundation.org SUN HEALTH SENIOR LIVING sunhealthseniorliving.org  Jackie Lusson Corp Dir. of Sales 623-236-3767  randview Terrace  G Bhakti Gosalia, Exec. Dir. 623.975.8014  L a Loma Village Susan Davis, Exec. Dir. 623.537.7521  T he Colonnade Barbara Foster, Exec. Dir. 623.236.3770

Sun Health at Home Medical Director Radha Ramamrutham, M.D., and Wellness Coordinator Jennifer Keiser

SUN HEALTH at HOME 623.227.HOME (4663) sunhealthathome.org CENTER FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING 623.832.WELL (9355) sunhealthwellbeing.org SUN HEALTH LEADERSHIP Ronald Guziak, President and CEO Bill Sellner, Exec. VP and CFO Joe La Rue, Exec. VP Sharon Grambow, Exec. VP and COO Sun Health Senior Living Jennifer Drago, Exec. VP-Population Health Sharon Thornton, E xec. VP and Chief Philanthropy Officer Ron Austerlade, Chief Marketing Officer

SUN HEALTH MARKETING Ken Reinstein, Marketing Dir. John Tucker, Public Relations Jennifer Alexander, Design Danielle Kuskowski, Programs

4   Employee Service Awards Meet some of Sun Health's best and brightest employees

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A Dedicated Resource Sun Health at Home medical director helps members age in place confidently

8   Do Unto Others

La Loma Village resident lives by the Golden Rule in supporting her community

10   New Year, New You

Six steps to “S.M.A.R.T” goal setting

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Sun Health Community Education class listings, events & activities

15   Healthy U Calendar

January classes & events at a glance

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On the Cover: Sun Health Foundation donor Ann Flatten walks daily at her La Loma Village home

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honda Zonoozi, Debbie Sables, Jim Murray and Jose Arriaga represent some of the best and brightest of Sun Health’s more than 600 employees, and that’s according to their peers. Each recipient was nominated by co-workers for excellence in the workplace in one of four categories: innovation, education and growth, initiative and customer service. A panel of judges narrowed the nominations down to three finalists in each category before an outside judge determined the winners. The annual service awards celebration also honors employees for years-of-service milestones, starting with two years. “The quality of nominees was so high that it was tough to narrow it down,” said Tahlya Visintainer, vice president of Human Resources and Organizational Development for Sun Health Senior Living. Let’s meet the 2016 awardees:

EXCELLENCE in INNOVATION

Rhonda Zonoozi, Exercise Physiologist/Certified Health Coach, Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing (Pictured above right) In addition to other duties, Rhonda teaches three crucial balance programs for older adults. She became a master trainer for the A Matter of Balance program and has taught hundreds of older adults to view falls and fear of falling as controllable. Rhonda also took the initiative to train staff from Sun Health’s three Life Care communities about A Matter of Balance, so they could become certified trainers and offer it to their residents. 4 LiveWell

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“Rhonda has a talent for taking something good and making it great,” said Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Tracy Garrett who has worked with Rhonda for six years. “I’ve seen firsthand the positive outcomes of her work with clients.”

EXCELLENCE in EDUCATION and GROWTH

Debbie Sables, Life Enrichment Coordinator, Grandview Terrace “Debbie wanted to improve her work skills so she decided to pursue the Gerontology Certification Program offered through University of Phoenix,” said Hilda Abarca, Life Enrichment manager. In June, after 18 months of dedication, she received her final grade – an overall score of 99.6 out of a possible 100. She concurrently completed a fellowship program offered through LeadingAge Arizona. “Debbie clearly is excited about the things she has learned and is ready to use this knowledge at Grandview Terrace,” Hilda said.

For more information about careers at Sun Health visit sunhealth.org/careers.

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Meet some of Sun Health's best and brightest


THE YEAR in Review A

s the New Year approached, I wanted to reflect on past accomplishments. The year 2016 was wonderful for Sun Health

employees. We reaped the benefits of a healthy staff, which allowed leadership to improve benefits without increasing employee costs. We listened to employee feedback and embarked upon a comprehensive analysis of the IT network, systems and tools necessary for our staff to be successful.

From Left: Ronald Austerlade, Bhakti Gosalia, Rhonda Zonoozi, Barbara Foster and Ron Guziak

We embraced the motto “Live Long, Die Short” from Masterpiece Living®, and embedded it into our employee orientation, wellness programs and

EXCELLENCE in INITIATIVE

Jim Murray, Security Officer, The Colonnade Rachel Collyer, Human Resouces director at The Colonnade, hired Jim to be one of the first security officers at The Colonnade about a year ago, and she’s glad she did. “Jim shows a consistent desire to improve operations both in his own department, and campuswide,” Rachel says. “No matter what, he’s always looking for ways to make The Colonnade not just safer, but also more efficient and just better all around,” Rachel said. “He makes it a point to introduce himself to new residents or guests and to tell them a little about what the security team does.”

EXCELLENCE in CUSTOMER SERVICE Jose Arriaga, Certified Nursing Assistant, La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation. “Jose works on one of our longterm care units and is adored by the residents,” says Kathi Duarte, nursing administrator and Jose’s supervisor. “He has mastered the art of taking his time with the residents, carefully assisting with activities of daily living while also working smart to complete tasks quickly. Jose is aware that it’s often the little things that make a big difference in their moods.”

daily job responsibilities. Lastly, we celebrated the outstanding efforts of our staff, and staff longevity with more than 500 years of combined service, during our annual employee awards event. We recognize the importance of looking forward, too. I believe 2017 will be even more amazing. Sun Health will continue expanding employee recognition for outstanding performance. Sun Health will also continue to provide higher paying jobs and career growth in the West Valley. For young adults beginning to explore career options, Sun Health is developing relationships with local school districts, colleges and career programs to provide internship opportunities, as well as insights into skills necessary for future success. Finally, Sun Health employees will expand community outreach efforts by continuing to donate time, supplies and money helping other nonprofits achieve their missions. Our employees are the best an organization could hope for. With every visit to our campuses, charitable events, or any other interaction, we hope you will agree.

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SUN HEALTH AT HOME

A Dedicated Sun Health at Home medical director works with wellness coordinators to help members age in place confidently

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By Meghann Finn Sepulveda

Aging in Place

According to AARP, 88 percent of seniors wish to remain in their homes as they age. Now, through Sun Health at Home, this can be a viable option for people age 55 and older who live independently and qualify for the program medically and financially.

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“Based on my experience as a medical professional, I know that my patients are most comfortable in their own surroundings,” said Dr. Ram. “They sleep better, their stress levels are lower, and they can recuperate faster from temporary health setbacks provided they have care and support and can remain safe in their home.” The range of services provided by Sun Health at Home includes personal wellness coordination, health and wellness services, home safety assessments, emergency response technology, transportation coordination, along with in-home nursing and the security of Sun Health’s assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing services.

Providing Medical Guidance

Sun Health at Home’s personal wellness coordinators get to know each member by learning their preferences so they can create individualized plans that meet current and future needs.

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un Health at Home, a nonprofit continuing care at home program, is dedicated to helping individuals remain independent as they age through a dedicated, highly trained team of caring professionals. Board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics, Sun Health at Home’s Medical Director Radha Ramamrutham, M.D., who most people call Dr. Ram, serves in several pivotal roles in this innovative program. She assesses applicants for medical eligibility, provides guidance on long-term support and services for clients and manages the program’s quality assurance. She has one goal in mind: Keep members healthy at home.


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Dr. Ram serves as a dedicated resource for these wellness coordinators as they provide support to members. “If a wellness coordinator sees a change in a member’s functional, nutritional or cognitive status, he or she will contact me to determine whether we should do additional screenings in the home or if a physician or another medical specialist should be consulted,” she said. “If a member has a need for service, I discuss the level of service that would be most appropriate with the wellness coordinator and make recommendations that best support the member given their current health condition.”

Be Prepared if Health Changes

Sun Health at Home is a good solution that provides members the security and confidence that comes with knowing a plan is in place for care if health needs change. “Our members, along with their family members, want to have peace of mind knowing their long-term care needs are covered,” Dr. Ram said. “Having a local advocate and someone who can speak on their behalf, coordinate services and provide care if the need arises is very comforting.” This is especially true for those who do not have children nearby or if family members live out of state. “Many people think they can wait because they don’t have a need for services today,” Dr. Ram said. “The reality

To RSVP and find the address of each seminar, visit sunhealthathome.org/seminar or call 623-227-HOME (4663).

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is that a health situation can strike at any time such as a traumatic fall, a stroke or a heart attack, which may make someone who was healthy and independent yesterday not a qualified candidate for the program tomorrow.” Sun Health at Home members have access to highquality health and nonmedical services with a lifetime guarantee of care. “We can assure that aging seniors live the healthiest life possible by helping them navigate the very confusing health care system and maintain their overall wellness,” Dr. Ram added.

Many people think they can wait because they don’t have a need for services today. The reality is that a health situation can strike at any time.

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electrical engineer while Ann attended night school to earn a master’s degree in counseling and guidance. She eventually became a school principal. Giving back came naturally, whether volunteering at the library or serving as a board member and president of a classical musical festival and conservatory. Ann lost Orris in 2009 and later moved to Arizona. She was immediately attracted to La Loma Village in Litchfield Park. “The minute I walked in here it felt right,” she said.

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o say that Ann Flatten has lived life to the fullest is a bit of an understatement. She shared nearly 55 years of marriage with her husband Orris, raised five children, served as a passionate educator and counselor, and devoted herself to community service in varied roles such as arts supporter, poll worker and school board member. At 85, Ann is still living a full life. The La Loma Village resident is an enthusiastic advocate of exercise and healthy eating and is already anticipating her 100th birthday. She is also committed to helping programs that promote education. Ann is grateful to support her community through Sun Health Foundation. She made a donation benefitting the La Loma Village Employee Scholarship Fund and included the Foundation in her estate planning. “It’s nice to know that whatever you believe in, whatever you feel passionate about, is going to be able to continue because of something you’ve done to help,” she said. A lesson learned long ago from her mother still guides her life. “The thing that she lived by and taught all of us was the Golden Rule,” Ann said. “She thought that was the most important way to live.” That's what Ann has exemplified throughout her life. She was an elementary school teacher when she met her husband on a blind date in 1954. They married a few months later, began raising children and juggled Orris’ work as an

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“Everybody was so friendly. I tell people, other than marrying my husband, it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.” Ann volunteers with La Loma University, the resident lifelong learning program, and has engaged in programs like Masterpiece Living®, which promote successful aging. Ann is also focused on staying fit. “I check my Fitbit at dinnertime and if I don’t have at least 5,000 steps I walk around the community until I do,” she said. As a retired educator, Ann is particularly interested in La Loma’s employee scholarship program. “Philanthropy should come from your heart, where your passion is, and that’s why Ann supports the employee scholarship fund,” said Bonnie Olsen, Sun Health Foundation development director. Donors can designate gifts through the Foundation to support important personal causes in and around the community they live in, whether it’s health care, wellness, senior living, or any number of programs and services. Donors can also make unrestricted gifts to support wide-ranging needs in the community. “There are different ways that people can give,” Bonnie said. “Sun Health Foundation is there to share those gifts with the community.” Ann said she is fortunate to be able to support the Foundation’s good work now and through her estate. “It gives you a way to live beyond your life,” she said. “What you’ve done is going to continue after you’re gone.”

For more information, visit sunhealthfoundation.org or call 623-832-5330

Make a Tax-Free Gift from Your IRA

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f you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to help support the mission of Sun Health. Individuals can give up to $100,000 from an IRA directly to a qualified charity such as Sun Health Foundation without having to pay income taxes on the distribution.

This provision in the tax law no longer has an expiration date so you are free to make annual gifts to the Foundation this year and well into the future directly from an IRA.

Why Consider This Gift Strategy? •

Your gift will be put to use in your community today, allowing you to see the difference your donation is making.

You pay no income taxes on the distribution. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deductions.

If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement. Information provided by The Stelter Company

I look forward to working with you to find the options to best meet your philanthropic and financial goals. Contact me directly at 623-832-5582 or sharon.thornton@sunhealth.org to learn more about this tax-smart way to make an impact today. January 2017 • sunhealth.org

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New Year, New You WELLNESS

Six Steps To “S.M.A.R.T” Goal-Setting

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s another year begins, many of us are setting goals.How can you be more successful? Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and health coach with the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, offers a few smart tips to help you stay on track.

But there needs to be action behind it. Maybe it’s a diet or exercise plan, for example.

1. Consider your vision

“Where do you want to be a year from now? How do you want to feel? How do you want to look?” Rhonda asks. “That’s the big picture vision.”

Realistic. You want to stretch yourself, but if your goals are too difficult, you may not attempt or stay with them. Timeline. Keeping the big-picture vision in mind, she says, it’s important to set a timeline for when you’ll take action. Ask yourself, “What small steps can I take over the next week or two to propel me toward my goal?”

2. Break it down

4. Write and share

3. Set S.M.A.R.T. goals

5. Reward yourself

Next, consider the behaviors that need to change for you to make progress toward your vision. Focus on a couple of simple changes at a time.

S.M.A.R.T. goals are a great tool. Consider these guidelines.

Specific. The more specific you can get with your goals, the better. That might mean including times, durations and locations. If the broad goal is to exercise more, the specific goal is, “I will walk on the treadmill at the gym three days this week at 4 p.m. for 30 minutes.” Measurable. This goes along with being specific. Having measurable goals lets you determine if you met your goal.

When you write your goals down on paper, they become real. People should put their written list in a place that they’ll see it every day. Also, it’s helpful to tell others about your goals.

For some people, the promise of a reward helps them stay on track. Maybe you’ll get a massage or buy a new outfit. Reward yourself with these tangibles or even just positive words of encouragement.

6. Acknowledge slip-ups

Slip-ups happen, don’t let them throw off your long-term progress. Don’t beat yourself up, rather put all your energy and effort into getting back on track.

Action-Based. A lot of people

have goals like lowering cholesterol or getting their blood pressure under control.

For more information about how the Center for Health & Wellbeing can help you set and achieve your goals, visit sunhealthwellbeing.org or call 623-832-WELL (9355).

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Nutrition

New Year’s Resolve Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” While the famed British prime minister likely wasn’t referring to New Year’s resolutions, many of us have enthusiastically resolved to do something positive on January 1. However, by mid-February the resolve may have waned, unless we set "S.M.A.R.T." goals as explained by Rhonda Zonoozi on page 10. According to statisticbrain.com, about 45 percent of Americans make resolutions, an international custom dating back more than 4,000 years. And, research shows that those who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to reach their goals than those who don’t.

Raspberry-Peach-Mango

Smoothie Bowl

“This healthy smoothie recipe is a gateway to the smoothie-bowl craze. Use whatever fruit, nuts and seeds you like best to make it your own. Be sure to use frozen fruit in Step 1 to yield a creamy, frosty base for the toppings.”

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Phone a Friend Having an accountability partner also significantly increases success rates. Dr. Gail Matthews from Dominican University in California once conducted a study on goal achievement and found that more than 70 percent of participants who sent weekly updates to a friend reported successful goal achievement, compared to 35 percent of those who neither shared their goals nor wrote them down. You can rely on the staff at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing to partner with you in your quest for a healthy and happy 2017.

Selected by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Susan Welter from the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing

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1 cup frozen mango chunks 3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup reduced-fat milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 ripe peach, sliced, fresh preferred 1/3 cup raspberries, fresh preferred 1 tablespoon sliced almonds, can toast for texture and flavor 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes, can be toasted 1 teaspoon chia seeds

Directions 1. Combine frozen mango, yogurt, milk and vanilla in a blender. Puree until smooth. 2. Pour mixture into a bowl and top with remaining fruit, almonds, coconut and chia seeds to taste.

Nutrition information

Serving size: about 2 cups Per serving: 374 calories; 10g fat (5g sat); 8g fiber; 50g carbohydrates; 24g protein; 101mcg folate; 13mg cholesterol; 40g sugars; 0g added sugars; 2174IU vitamin A; 76mg vitamin C; 319mg calcium; 1mg iron; 94mg sodium; 864mg potassium

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Recipe originally appeared in: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2016

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Classes & Events REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

SPACE IS LIMITED, SO REGISTER EARLY.

Register online Visit sunhealthwellbeing.org and click “Education” then “Register for Classes”

Register by phone 623-207-1703 except where noted

BRAIN HEALTH Good News in Alzheimer’s Research Dr. Edward Zamrini from the Banner Sun Health Research Institute shares why now is a new era of Alzheimer’s disease treatment and care. Learn about some of the most exciting advances happening right here in Arizona. Thursday, Jan. 19; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R

CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED. Events with fewer than

10 reservations are subject to cancellation. If you are unable to make a class you are registered for, contact us within two business days prior.

 Classes with this icon have an associated fee.

LOCATION KEY: Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Auditorium

14502 W. Meeker Blvd, Sun City West, AZ 85375, use the Louisa Kellam Center for Women's Health entrance.

Boswell/Juniper - Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Juniper Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City Boswell/Memorial Hall East - Banner Boswell

Medical Center, Support Services Memorial Hall East, 1st Floor, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City

Center for Health & Wellbeing - Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand, Surprise Faith Presbyterian Church - 16000 N. Del E. Webb Blvd., Sun City

Grandview Terrace H&R - Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center, 14505 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West

La Loma Village H&R - La Loma Village Health and

Rehabilitation Center, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park

Litchfield Park Library - 101 W. Wigwam Blvd.,

Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

PORA - PORA Learning Center,

13815 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West

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Tuesday, Jan. 31; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Location: The Colonnade BONE & JOINT HEALTH Arthritis – No Bones About It! Wednesday, Jan. 11; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Sam George, physical therapist at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, as he discusses bone health, causes of arthritis and exercises for those who suffer from this condition. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R DIABETES CARE Diabetes Prevention (Prediabetes) Program A 16-week National Diabetes Prevention Program followed by six monthly maintenance sessions led by Center for Health & Wellbeing staff. This research-based program focuses on weight management, nutrition, exercise and behavior modification for lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Please call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register and inquire about the cost. Starts Wednesday, Jan. 25; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; La Loma Village H&R Starts Thursday, Jan. 26; 9 to 10 a.m.; Center for Health & Wellbeing 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Boswell/Memorial Hall East


Diabetes Connection Support Group Monday, Jan. 16; 3 to 4 p.m. This monthly group is for individuals who have diabetes or prediabetes to share and learn in the pursuit of healthy living. Registration is not required. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing Diabetes Self-Management Education This five-week course provides the guidance needed to help prevent diabetic complications and improve overall health. This series is taught by Center for Health & Wellbeing certified diabetes educators. Please call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register and inquire about insurance coverage. The fee for this series is covered by insurance and requires a physician referral. Register at least one week prior to the start of the series. Starts Tuesday, Jan. 17; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Center for Health & Wellbeing 2 to 4 p.m.; Boswell/Juniper Starts Wednesday, Jan 18; 9 to 11 a.m.; La Loma Village H&R HEALTH & WELLBEING Take a Tour of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Tuesday, Jan. 10; 11 a.m. to noon Tour the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing to learn about its services and meet the staff who can guide you on your journey toward health and wellbeing. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing The 4-D Method to Set Goals in 2017 Tuesday, Jan. 17; 6 to 7 p.m. Did you set a New Year’s resolution to improve your health and wellbeing? Unfortunately, statistics show that a small number of people actually stick to them. Join us as we focus on the “Four-Ds,” (creating Dreams, Designing goals, anticipating Difficulties, be Delighted with progress) to set goals for 2017, and successfully carry them out. Location: Litchfield Park Library

Maintaining Quality of Vision and Quality of Life Monday, Jan. 23; 1 to 2:30 p.m. Arizona Eye Institute’s Dr. Eugene Shifrin explains what happens to our eyes as we age, and how we can proactively maintain our vision health. Dr. Shifrin will touch on macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, vision impairment from drooping eyelids, as well as dry eye, floaters and routine eye care. Location: Faith Presbyterian Church Grief & Loss Eight-Week Series Tuesdays, starting Jan.24; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Grief Recovery Method® Outreach Program taught by Rev. David Klumpenhower from Sun Health Senior Living makes it possible to move on after loss, while also providing partnerships and guidance to support a person during the process. Book purchase is required for $10, payable by check only. Please bring check payable to Sun Health to the session. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R Advance Directives Workshop – Preparing for the End of Life Thursday, Jan. 26; 9 to 11:15 a.m. Dr. Jeffrey Ronn, pulmonologist, discusses end-of-life decisions and ways to have control of your personal health care. Get answers to your questions, obtain assistance with completing your own advanced directives paperwork and receive a File of Life/Vial of Life to ensure that your wishes are known during an emergency. Location: Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Auditorium HEART HEALTH Taking Care of Your Heart Tuesday, Jan. 10; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dr. Mohamed Gaballa, director of Cardiac Stem Cell Program and principal investigator for cardiac stem cell research funded by the NIH and Sun Health Foundation, will be presenting on cardiovascular stem cells. Location: Boswell/Juniper

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January 2017

MEMORY CARE Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, Jan. 4 & 18; 3 to 4 p.m. Marty Finley, MEd, leads this support group specifically for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or any type of dementia. Registration is not required. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R NUTRITION “Weigh” to Go! Weight Loss Series Fridays starting, Jan. 13; 8:30 to 10 a.m. or 1:30 to 3 p.m. This 12-week interactive series is designed to help you safely lose and maintain weight through proven methods including healthy eating, increased activity and behavior modification. The series is taught by Susan Welter and Tracy Garrett, registered dietitians, and Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach. Call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register for this series and inquire about cost. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing PHYSICAL FITNESS  ll Physical Fitness classes are held at: A Center for Health & Wellbeing Note: Beginning in January 2017, physical fitness classes will be offered in eight-class series. Registration will be taken for series, not for individual classes. Each series will be $40 or eight-class credits. Class fees are nonrefundable (unless the class is cancelled). Chair Yoga Mondays – 8 to 9 a.m.; Series CY1: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27 Wednesdays – 8 to 9 a.m.; Series CY2: Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 15 & 22 Chair yoga incorporates all of the benefits of a traditional yoga class with the added support of a chair. Tai Chi Mondays – 11 a.m. to noon; Series TC1: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27 Wednesdays – 11 a.m. to noon; Series TC2: Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22 Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art shown to improve strength and balance, and help with stress reduction and relaxation. 14 LiveWell

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Yoga for Optimal Health Mondays – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Series YO1: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27 Yoga helps you move easier, improve flexibility, build strength and reduce stress. Participants must be able to stand independently and to safely get up and down from the floor unassisted. Bring a mat or towel. Strength Training for Health Mondays – 1 to 2 p.m.; Series ST1: Jan. 9, 16; 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27 Fridays – 11 a.m. to noon; Series ST2: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24 This low-intensity class uses bands, body weight and other items to train the upper- and lower-body muscle groups. Yoga for Relaxation and Posture Wednesdays – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Series YR1: Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22 Yoga involves paying attention to your breath, which can help you relax, feel less stressed and improve posture. Participants must be able to stand independently. SAFETY Balance and Strength Training Wednesdays, starting Jan. 18; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This eight-week series emphasizes balance exercises, along with leg and core strength training, in a group setting. Home exercises will be provided. Participants must be able to stand without assistance. Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist, will be the instructor. Call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register and inquire about cost. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing A Matter of Balance Mondays, starting Jan. 30; 9 to 11 a.m. This eight-week evidence-based series is designed to reduce falls and the fear of falling while increasing activity levels among older adults. A Matter of Balance includes a variety of activities such as group discussion, problem solving, skill building, assertiveness training and sharing practical solutions in a small-group setting. Location: The Colonnade


January Classes & Events At-A-Glance Mon

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• Chair Yoga (CY2); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga-Relaxation (YR1); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC2); 11 a.m. to noon • Dementia Caregiver Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.

Happy New Year!

6 • Strength Training (ST2); 11 a.m. to noon

Sun Health Offices Closed 9 • Chair Yoga (CY1); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga-Optimal Health (YO1); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC1); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST1); 1 to 2 p.m.

10 • Taking Care of Your Heart; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Take a Tour of CHW; 11 a.m. to noon

11 • Chair Yoga (CY2); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga-Relaxation (YR1); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Arthritis; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC2); 11 a.m. to noon

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• Chair Yoga (CY1); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga-Optimal Health (YO1); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC1); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST1); 1 to 2 p.m. • Diabetes Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.

• Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (1 of 5) • Diabetes Self-Management; 2 to 4 p.m. (1 of 5) • 4-D Method to Set Goals; 6 to 7 p.m.

• Chair Yoga (CY2); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga-Relaxation (YR1); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9 to 11 a.m. (1 of 5) • Tai Chi (TC2); 11 a.m. to noon • Balance & Strength; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (1 of 8) • Dementia Caregiver Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m. • Balance & Strength; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (1 of 8)

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• Chair Yoga (CY1); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga-Optimal Health (YO1); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC1); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST1); 1 to 2 p.m. • Maintaining Vision; 1 to 2:30 p.m.

• Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (2 of 5) • Grief & Loss; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (1 of 8) • Diabetes Self-Management; 2 to 4 p.m. (2 of 5)

30 • Chair Yoga (CY1); 8 to 9 a.m. • Matter of Balance; 9 to 11 a.m. (1 of 8) • Yoga-Optimal Health (YO1); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC1); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST1); 1 to 2 p.m.

31 • Good News-Alzheimer’s Research; 9:30 to 11 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (3 of 5) • Grief & Loss; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (2 of 8) • Diabetes Self-Management; 2 to 4 p.m. (3 of 5)

• "Weigh" to Go; 8:30 to 10 a.m. (1 of 12) • Strength Training (ST2); 11 a.m. to noon • "Weigh" to Go; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (1 of 12)

19 • Good News/Alzheimer’s; 9:30 to 11 a.m.

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• Chair Yoga (CY2); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga-Relaxation (YR1); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9 to 11 a.m. (2 of 5) • Tai Chi (TC2); 11 a.m. to noon • Diabetes Prevention; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (1 of 16) • Balance & Strength; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (2 of 8)

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20 • "Weigh" to Go; 8:30 to 10 a.m. (2 of 12) • Strength Training (ST2); 11 a.m. to noon • "Weigh" to Go; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (2 of 12)

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26 • Advanced Directives; 9 to 11:15 a.m. • Diabetes Prevention; 9 to 10 a.m. (1 of 16) • Diabetes Prevention; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (1 of 16)

• "Weigh" to Go; 8:30 to 10 a.m. (3 of 12) • Strength Training (ST2); 11 a.m. to noon • "Weigh" to Go; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (3 of 12)

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Shopping with a purpose

– tax free –

at Sun Health Foundation’s Two Community Resale Shops Stop by today to find an impressive selection of gently used items — from vintage clothing and accessories to everyday fashions, household items, furniture and antiques. Our boutiquelike shops offer an array of wonderful products at unbelievable prices. There is something new every day! Most importantly, 100 percent of the proceeds from Sun Health Foundation’s Resale Shops stay right here in our community. They provide direct funding support to special projects at our local medical centers and community-based health and wellness services.

Visit sunhealthfoundation.org for hours of operation or call the store number listed below

SC Resale Boutique 9843 W. Bell Road Sun City, AZ 85351 623-974-2000

SCW Resale Shop

(in partnership with Sun City West Foundation)

14445 RH Johnson Blvd. Sun City West, AZ 85375 623-584-3869

We always welcome donations at our resale shops. To schedule a free local pickup of large furniture donations, please call 623-974-1010.

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Sun Health LiveWell  

January 2017

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