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Celebrating Your Health & Lifestyle

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Ageless Design

La Loma Village’s newly remodeled lounge creates warmer, more inviting atmosphere

Philanthropy, Family & Community

Dee & Dorothy Donohue live life to the fullest

Beyond Home

Sun Health at Home brings members together, sparking friendships

A Second Chance at Life For our community friends

West Valley woman overcomes traumatic past, loses 130 pounds and inspires others


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his issue of LiveWell has it all — stories about interesting residents, Sun Health news and information to help you focus on your health.

When you have a chance, stop by the recently renovated lounge at La Loma Village. The remodeled space features a piano bar, fireplace and cozy seating areas. Residents are loving the new look and the welcoming decor. In the pages ahead, you also will meet Delaine (Dee) and Dorothy Donahue, faithful Sun Health Foundation donors who have found a great way to give back to the community. They are making a difference every day, and we are eternally grateful.

Sharon lost an impressive 130 pounds and has a new lease on life

As you may recall, the Sun Health at Home program offers highly personalized support and coordinated services that help individuals remain in their homes safely and confidently. And, the program has much more to offer. In this issue, you will meet three wonderful members who have developed a new and treasured friendship through their involvement with the program. Lastly, as we celebrate the third anniversary of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, we’d like to share with you one of our many success stories. Sharon Brubaker faced her weight issue and took control of her health. Her story is truly inspiring. Through learning a variety of positive habits, including how to incorporate healthy food into her diet – thanks to Tracy Garrett, a registered dietitian nutritionist at Sun Health’s Center for Health & Wellbeing – Sharon lost an impressive 130 pounds and has a new lease on life. Once again, thank you for taking the time to read this edition of LiveWell. As always, we love hearing from you. You can contact us at information@sunhealth.org to ask a question or share your thoughts. Stay Healthy,

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March 2017, Issue 19 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 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

From left: Sun Health at Home members Frances Kline and Kaylynn VanCamp, Executive Director Barbara Mason, Special Events Coordinator Nicole Holtsclaw and member Susan Young enjoy a recent visit to The Colonnade

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West Valley woman overcomes traumatic past, loses 130 pounds and inspires others

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Dee & Dorothy Donohue live life to the fullest

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West Valley woman overcomes traumatic past, loses 130 pounds and inspires others By Meghann Finn Sepulveda

As we celebrate the third anniversary of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, we wanted to share with you one of our many success stories. Our comprehensive suite of health and wellness services aims to promote the physical and emotional wellbeing of members of our community. From nutrition consultations with dietitians to massage and acupuncture, we offer a variety of services to meet your needs. Learn more at sunhealthwellbeing.org or call 623-832-WELL (9355).

hen the scale tipped 330 pounds in May 2015, Sharon Brubaker decided to seek help one final time for her ongoing struggle with weight. Doctors advised the then 45-year-old Surprise resident to undergo weight-loss surgery, but Sharon realized self-medicating with food was an issue that needed to be fixed in her head, not in her stomach. After years of trauma and abuse, Brubaker joined Mending the Soul, a faith-based group, to learn proper coping mechanisms and also connected with Tracy Garrett, a registered dietitian nutritionist at Sun

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Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, who she ultimately credits for saving her life.

Rearrange your plate

At her heaviest, Sharon would often visit fast food restaurants and order two meals at a time. She was accustomed to eating large portions so it came as a surprise during a private consultation with Tracy, that she learned she didn’t have to reduce the amount of food she ate. “She told me I simply needed to replace what’s on my plate with healthier options,” Sharon says. “That’s

what changed my life.” Following Tracy’s advice, Sharon began eating fruit and vegetables and incorporating healthy food into her diet. “I was more concerned with the quality of food she was consuming than I was with the total calories,” says Tracy. “Sharon started to add in whole foods, developed a habit for healthy grocery shopping and was open to trying new things.” Sharon became more aware of the ingredients in the food she chose and started preparing meals at home. Before dining out, she


Nutrition would review a restaurant’s menu online and decide what to order in advance to avoid temptation.

Maintain a food journal

Registered dietitian nutritionists often suggest clients write down their daily food intake to increase motivation and maintain accountability. “The first day we met, Sharon handed me her food log and was brutally honest in her recordings, knowing her eating habits needed work,” Tracy says. Sharon began using "MyFitnessPal," a free online calorie counter, which helps her stay on track.

They also discussed sleep habits, stress management, behavior modifications and the use of food for fuel. “She taught me that it’s beneficial for my body to eat protein within 30 minutes of completing a workout,” Sharon says. Selected by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Susan Welter from the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing

Celebrate success

In less than two years, Sharon has lost 130 pounds. While she hasn’t yet reached her goal weight, she is well on her way. “Sharon’s successes are due to her persistence and because she reached out to a team of professionals to help her on this journey,” Tracy says. “She changed the course of her life, and in the process, Sharon weighed 330 lbs has positively in May 2015 Incorporate impacted others, exercise including me.” Because she walked with When she isn’t working a cane and couldn’t stand as a computer programmer, on her own for more than Sharon spends her five minutes, Sharon went time volunteering as a to physical therapy before mentor to young girls at eventually hiring a personal StreetLightUSA, a nonprofit trainer at a local gym. Today, organization dedicated to she works out five days ending childhood rape and a week and incorporates sexual abuse. She is eager to move on to walking and bike riding into the next chapter of her life. her busy schedule. Tracy helped Sharon “It took me 47 years to learn about the appropriate transition from victim to timing and composition of survivor,” she said. “Now meals to aid in weight loss. there is light.”

Green Salad with Strawberries & Goat Cheese Ingredients •

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or brown sugar

2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper , to taste

3 cups baby spinach

3 cups watercress, tough stems removed

2 & 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries (about 12 ounces)

1/3 cup fresh chives, cut into 2-inch pieces

1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans (see Tip)

1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese

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1. Whisk maple syrup (or brown sugar), vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. 2. Add spinach, watercress, strawberries and chives; toss to coat. 3. Divide the salad among 4 plates and top with pecans and goat cheese. Tip: To toast chopped or sliced nuts, stir constantly in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

NUMBER OF SERVINGS: 4 PREP TIME: 40 minutes Recipe originally appeared in: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2009 March 2017 • sunhealth.org

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Sun Health Foundation donors Dorothy and Dee Donohue in their Sun City West home

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Philanthropy, Family & Community Dorothy & Dee Donohue live life to the fullest

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iving back and contributing to their community is what Delaine (Dee) and Dorothy Donohue spend the majority of their time doing. The pair, who has lived in the Valley of the Sun since 1996, calls Sun City West their home and regularly gives to the Sun Health Foundation through a donor advised fund. A donor advised fund is typically established at a public charity, such as the Sun Health Foundation. It allows donors, like the Donohues, to make a contribution to the fund, get an immediate tax benefit and then have the ability to recommend grants from the fund over time. Dee says this type of fund is a great way to give back. “You can donate whatever you choose in any given year and take your tax deduction,” Dee says. “You can also distribute it over a few years, whatever you need to do that is best for you.” The distributions to Sun Health Foundation are just one way the Donohues support health care in the community. Dorothy is a former nurse and still helps out those in need just about anywhere and everywhere she can. The pair recently attended the opening of the new Progressive Care Unit at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center to show their support. “I was very impressed with it,” Dorothy says. “You have everything you need right there.” In fact, it was Dorothy’s passion for health care that brought the pair together in the first place. Despite knowing about one another in high school, Dee and Dorothy rarely crossed paths. It wasn’t until Dee’s father was hospitalized at the same place Dorothy was working as a nurse that the couple reconnected and later fell in love. “He heard my name over the intercom system at Nebraska Methodist Hospital,” says Dorothy, who was the hospital’s house supervisor. “His dad reminded him that he knew who I was. I went to visit the room and that was the beginning.”


Is a Donor Advised Fund For both Dee and Dorothy, the longevity of life lies in all the things they spend their energy focusing on community, philanthropy and family.

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What is a donor advised fund?

The couple married in 1957 and followed Dee’s career with Dun & Bradstreet, which took them from Omaha to a number of locations including California, Colorado, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. He retired as a senior vice president in 1988. Despite all the moves, the pair has never forgotten their Nebraska roots and even established the Delaine R. and Dorothy M. Donohue Excellence Scholarship Fund that provides full tuition for a student at the University of Nebraska Omaha College of Business Administration. But giving back to the communities they care about is just one of the couple’s favorite things to do. Spending time with family is another. They have two daughters, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. “We have family all over the country – a daughter in Atlanta, one in California, grandchildren spread out, including in Arizona, California and New York,” Dorothy says. As for how the couple ended up calling Arizona home, that is also related to family. After retirement in the late ‘80s, the couple was splitting time between Pennsylvania and where their parents were living in Iowa. They moved to Iowa in 1994. “At first, we started coming to the Valley as snowbirds,” Dee says. “That turned to six months here and we spent a couple of years in Pebble Creek. Then, we looked around Sun City West and decided it had all the amenities we needed and we bought our first house here in 1998, moving full time after our parents’ death in 2004.” For both Dee and Dorothy, the longevity of life lies in all the things they spend their energy focusing on — community, philanthropy and family. “The key is if we can help someone else who needs help, we want to do that,” Dorothy says. “There are so many areas we can help, so we do what we can.”

A donor advised fund is a fund that distributes donations to other charities such as Sun Health Foundation. You can open a donor advised fund at many community foundations and commercial brokerage houses with a written agreement between you and the organization. You have the right to recommend that distributions be made from your fund to charitable organizations such as Sun Health Foundation. One caveat: You cannot mandate which charitable organizations will receive the gift, but your recommendation is always welcome.

How does it work?

Once you have created a donor advised fund, you can: • At any time, make contributions to your fund, which are invested by the sponsoring charitable organization, which then provides a regular accounting to you. • Recommend that various amounts be distributed to charitable organizations of your choice. • Receive an income tax charitable deduction for gifts to your donor advised fund.

Why might I consider a donor advised fund? •

Convenience and timing—You can take a tax deduction when you make a gift to the fund without immediately having to choose the charity or program you want to support. Simplicity—You can support a number of charitable organizations without having to retain records for a number of separate contributions. Family philanthropy—Families can build a tradition of giving and teach their children the values of philanthropy by involving them in the decisions about which grants to recommend.

If you’d like to learn more about Sun Health’s options for giving to support our mission, call me directly at 623-832-5582 or email me at sharon.thornton@sunhealth.org. Information provided by The Stelter Company March 2017 • sunhealth.org

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From Left: La Loma residents Nancy and Al Bartels, Sandy Foell and Susy Simonsgaard enjoy the new lounge area

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Ageless Design La Loma Village’s newly remodeled lounge creates a warmer, more inviting atmosphere

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our residents of La Loma Village gathered around the player piano situated in the building’s recently remodeled lounge on a Thursday morning. Coffee cups in hand, Susy Simonsgaard, Sandy Foell, and Al and Nan Bartels chatted and laughed. “We need wine,” Susy says with a chuckle. Renovations for the Sun Health Senior Living Life Care Community’s lounge took two months, transforming the entry way, front desk and community gathering area. The new lounge features a piano bar, two-sided fireplace, functional patio and seating areas complete with plush chairs. It’s decorated in shades of blue from cobalt to teal, balanced with the warmth of dark wood and soft gray walls. Contemporary light fixtures and colorful, abstract artwork add to the modern retro feel. "We were ready for a change," Susan Davis, La Loma Village executive director, shared. “The new look is younger and refreshing… I think it’s ageless. It will never go out of style.” Before remodeling the lounge, La Loma Village staff collected feedback from residents, who expressed desires for a more functional and casual meeting space. Construction took two months, and the lounge was unveiled in December. Al and Nan Bartels have lived at the Litchfield Park community for four years. Al says the new look isn’t just attractive, but it’s also practical. “The fact that you can sit here and have a conversation – that

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wasn’t possible before. It is now,” he says. “I think it will enhance the intermingling of the residents.” Nancy agrees. "The decor is relaxing and cozy. I think it's beautiful," she says, glancing at the room. "It's a much better gathering area than we had before.” The new lounge features multiple seating areas for residents and guests to congregate. Entertainment acts, previously hosted in the atrium, are now held in the lounge. A recent karaoke night, for example, attracted several residents. Susy’s father, Fred Simmons, was one of the first residents of La Loma Village. He lived there from 2005 until he passed at age 100. Because of the benefits offered in lifestyle and health care, Susy decided that La Loma Village would become her home, too. “The quality of the staff let me know that this is a really good place to be,” she says. Susy says the new lounge has really enhanced socializing among the residents.


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La Loma Village resident Sandy Foell and Executive Director Susan Davis

“I thought I was a solitary person and I could be alone and be totally happy,” she says. “And I was, but life can be so much richer with friends.” The sense of community attracted Sandy Foell to La Loma Village. Since the lounge was remodeled, she has heard from residents who say the new look makes them feel younger. “The old lounge didn’t have the warmth or coziness. It was just a place to wait,” she says. “I really admire what they have done here. It’s impressive.” Since it opened, the lounge has been used more than ever, Susan, the executive director, says. “The residents are having so much fun in this lounge,” she adds. “You can see the joy on people’s faces. You can see the joy of living now.”

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t’s amazing what a makeover can do. The remodel at La Loma Village is so warm and welcoming. Residents are taking notice. Comfortable sofas invite our residents to sit and visit. A new piano bar encourages impromptu gatherings. Cozy seating areas offer places for quiet conversation. The updated common areas are made for socializing and the new surroundings are already having a positive effect on the community. At Sun Health, we believe that age is just a number. We support Masterpiece Living®, a cultural approach to healthy and successful aging driven by the belief that more is possible as we age. This approach focuses on four components, including social, spiritual, physical and intellectual engagement. As we age, it is important to have all four pieces in our lives. But as we experience loss, this becomes increasingly difficult. We may lose a spouse who was the social planner in the household, or a close friend who encouraged daily walks. Without even realizing it, we start to lose those necessary components that help us age successfully. Maintaining regular social interaction is particularly important. Without it, we become withdrawn and at risk for depression. That’s why the fresh environment at La Loma Village is such great news. The new spaces naturally encourage socialization and can help spark a conversation or start a friendship. A resident living alone, for instance, may be drawn to the music at the piano bar or the lively group chatting around the fireplace. If that resident becomes more social, he or she could decide to try out an interesting activity or check out a fitness class with a new friend. One component just builds on another, and soon that resident has a new lease on life. We’re excited to see what the new remodel will bring for all of our residents.

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From left: Frances Kline, Kaylynn VanCamp, Barbara Mason, Nicole Holtsclaw and Susan Young

Beyond Home Sun Health at Home brings members together, By Stephanie Conner sparking friendships

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hen Susan Young signed up for Sun Health at Home last year, she was the program’s first member. She wanted the confidence and security to stay in her own home as she got older. But as the program has grown, she’s discovered the added benefit of meeting new people and making friends. “Sun Health at Home is a lot more than a long-term care insurance program. It’s a social organization,” she says. “It’s a great organization to belong to.”

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Frances Kline has attended every social event since she joined the program last summer. “I like them,” she says. “It gives you a chance to meet people in the same situation. They're fun to attend.” Frances, Susan and Kaylynn VanCamp met at an event last year, and “we just sort of clicked,” Frances says. For Kaylynn who, admittedly, isn't naturally outgoing, the opportunity to have someone else plan the events — and do the dishes — makes attending the events easy. “I enjoy going to them,” she says.


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And while their busy schedules have made it hard to connect outside of the group, these three friends truly look forward to seeing one another at Sun Health at Home’s monthly functions. Even when there’s an educational component, such as a tour or lecture, the programs are planned to specifically include time for conversation and connection, says Nicole Holtsclaw, program assistant and special events coordinator for Sun Health at Home. “Socialization is a key aspect of aging successfully,” she adds. “And that is a primary goal of Sun Health at Home.”

Out and About

Upcoming programs, notes Executive Director Barbara Mason, will be designed to get members out into the community for enrichment, education and entertainment. “We realize that our group is social and very, very active,” Barbara says. "And so our upcoming activities include opportunities to do some activities in the community.” The group is considering going to spring training, volunteering in the community, and having brunches and cocktail hours. For Kaylynn, the social events are the icing on the cake. The program’s core purpose of highly personalized support and coordinated services designed to allow seniors to remain in their homes, safely and confidently is what drew her in. “I was looking for something exactly like what Sun Health at Home is offering, but I didn’t think it existed,” she says. “Sun Health at Home offered exactly what I

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From Left, Susan Young, Frances Kline and Kaylynn VanCamp

To RSVP visit sunhealthathome.org/seminar or call 623-227-HOME (4663). Please see below for our March Discovery Seminars. Events are held at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, 14719 W. Grand Ave., in Surprise, unless noted otherwise. • Monday, March 6 at 3 p.m. • Wednesday, March 16 at 12 p.m. La Bona Pasta, 13321 W. Indian School Rd., Litchfield Park • Wednesday, March 15 at 2 p.m. • Tuesday, March 21 at 10 a.m. • Thursday, March 30 at 1 p.m.

was looking for — an ability to stay in my home, not having to worry about who was going to take care of me if something bad happened.” Frances also wanted to make sure she could stay in her own home as she gets older. She has friends in senior living communities, but that’s not for her. “Everyone should understand their own needs and desires,” she says. “Explore all the options,” she advises, “and when the right one comes, you will know it.” As the first member, Susan has a unique perspective as she’s watched Sun Health at Home grow. “Long-term care insurance usually involves a one-time meeting with a sales person and after that you make the payments and don't receive any support until an illness strikes,” she said. Sun Health at Home is a great alternative to long-term care insurance plus I have personal wellness coordination and these wonderful social and wellness events to make it more meaningful. As the first member, I feel a responsibility to encourage new people to take full advantage of everything offered. Also, I want to get people I talk to every day to know what a great program this is. It is so easy to fall through the cracks of life and Sun Health at Home can keep that from happening.”

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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 Your Brain, Your Gut Monday, Mar. 6; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Timothy Gerhert, DC, author of "Change Your Brain, Transform Your Life," teaches daily practices to optimize brain health as well as enjoy metabolism, nutrition, sleep and physical activity. Location: The Colonnade

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.

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LOCATION KEY: Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Auditorium

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

Banner Estrella Medical Center/Conference Room 3 9201 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix

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

La Loma Village MPR - La Loma Village Multi-purpose Room, 2nd Floor, 14154 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park

Litchfield Park Library - 101 W. Wigwam Blvd. Litchfield Park

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Are You Losing Your Mind or Are You Normal? Thursday, Mar. 23; 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Sue Clyburn, MHA, MS, CCC-SLP, will speak about normal cognitive changes as we age, mild cognitive impairment and prevention strategies to enhance cognition. Location: Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Auditorium CANCER CARE Healthy Meal Prep for Cancer Friday, Mar. 3 or 17; 10 to 11 a.m. Learn how to create easy and affordable dishes packed with antioxidants and flavor while staying on a budget. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends. In partnership with Cancer Support Community Arizona. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing DIABETES CARE Diabetes Connection Support Group Monday, Mar. 20; 3 to 4 p.m. This monthly group is for individuals who have diabetes or prediabetes. Our topic is "Spring into Action & Bring Spring to Your Plate." Registration is not required. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing


Diabetes Self-Management Education This five-week course, taught by certified diabetes educators, provides the guidance needed to help prevent diabetic complications and improve overall health. Please call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register and inquire about insurance coverage. The fee for this series is covered by Medicare and most insurance providers and requires a physician referral. Register by Feb. 22. Starts Wednesday, Mar. 1; • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Banner Estrella Medical Center/Conf. Rm. 3 • 2 to 4 p.m.; Sun Valley Lodge Diabetes Prevention (Prediabetes) Program A 16-week National Diabetes Prevention Program followed by eight 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. Call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register and inquire about the cost. Starts Thursday, Mar. 16; • 11 a.m. to noon; Center for Heath & Wellbeing • 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Boswell/Memorial Hall East HEALTH & WELLBEING Life Reimagined®: Discover Your LIfe's Possibilities Life Reimagined® introduces a powerful step-by-step approach to help you discover possibilities, prepare for change and make your ideas real—whether you're focused on work, health, relationships, or finally pursuing your passion. Thursday, Mar. 2; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Location: La Loma Village H&R Tuesday, Mar. 28; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R Not 'Kidney Around': Nutrition for Renal Health Tuesday, Mar. 7; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Ashish Sachdeva, MD, discusses nutritional pathways that keep our kidneys functioning at their optimal level. Location: Sun Valley Lodge Bladder Drop Thursday, Mar. 23; 9 to 10 a.m. Join gynecologist Afshin Malaki, MD, to review surgical and non-surgical treatment options for bladder drop. Location: Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Auditorium

Health & Wellbeing Expo: Heart Health Thursday, Mar. 9; 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Join the professionals from Sun Health and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center for “A Focus on Heart Disease.” This event will feature multiple speakers and vendors to help you enhance your heart health. Location: Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Auditorium Blood Pressure Checks Retired nurse volunteers are on site to check your blood pressure and answer any questions you may have. Registration is not required. Friday, Mar. 10; 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Mar. 15; 2 to 4 p.m. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing The Mind-Body Connection Tuesday, Mar. 21; 6 to 7 p.m. Join meditation expert Sue Witter as she explains the mind-body connection, its role in illness and recovery, and techniques to improve resiliency. Location: Litchfield Park Library Don’t Become a Victim of Popular Scams Monday, Mar. 27; 1 to 2 p.m. Lew Lancaster, Sun Health Foundation board member, shares information on scams aimed at seniors and how to avoid becoming a victim. Location: Faith Presbyterian Church HEART HEALTH Taking Care of Your Heart Tuesday, Mar. 14; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dr. Joanne Ceimo, associate program director, Boswell Geriatric Medicine, will discuss “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Your Heart…but Didn't Have Time to Ask Your Cardiologist.” Location: Boswell/Memorial Hall West MEMORY CARE Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, Mar. 1 & 15; 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 March 2017 • sunhealth.org 13


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Denial: Why Your Loved One Doesn’t Understand Friday, Mar. 10; 10:30 a.m. to noon Lori Nisson, MSW, LCSW, from Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, discusses why families often think their loved one is in denial about their dementia diagnosis. Learn the difference between denial and lack of insight and how to avoid confrontation. Location: La Loma Village H&R NUTRITION Improve Your Kidney and Heart Health: Change Your Salty Ways Monday, Mar. 20; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. If you have kidney or heart disease, you have likely been told to reduce your sodium intake. Join our registered dietitian nutritionist for a discussion about practical ways to reduce sodium and sample how delicious low sodium foods can taste. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing, Betty's Kitchen PHYSICAL FITNESS All classes held at Center for Health & Wellbeing Note: Physical fitness classes are offered in eight-class series. Registration will be taken for a series, not for individual classes. Each series is $40 or eight-class credits. Class fees are nonrefundable (unless the class is canceled.) Chair Yoga Mondays – 8 to 9 a.m.; Series CY3: Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27; Apr. 3, 10, 17 & 24 Wednesdays – 8 to 9 a.m.; Series CY4: Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Apr. 5, 12 & 19 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 TC3: Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27; Apr. 3, 10, 17 & 24 Wednesdays – 11 a.m. to noon; Series TC4: Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Apr. 5, 12 & 19 Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art shown to improve strength, balance and relaxation. Great News - Scholarships Available For a Limited Time!

Scholarships are available to individuals who meet qualifications for our various health and wellness programs through the generous support of the BHHS Legacy Foundation. Call (623) 832-WELL (9355) for information. 14 LiveWell

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Yoga for Optimal Health Mondays – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Series YO2: Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27; Apr. 3, 10, 17 & 24 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 ST3: Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27; Apr. 3, 10, 17 & 24 Fridays – 11 a.m. to noon; Series ST4: Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr. 7, 14 & 21 This low-intensity class uses bands, body weight and other items to train the upper- and lower-body muscle groups. Yoga for Relaxation Wednesdays – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Series YR2: Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Apr. 5, 12 & 19 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 AARP Smart Driver™ Course Friday, Mar. 31; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Designed especially for drivers age 50-plus, the AARP Smart Driver™ course is intended to help drivers live more independently as they age and remain safe on today’s roads. Pre-registration is required. Fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers, payable by check only. Please bring driver’s license and check payable to AARP to the session. Location: La Loma Village H&R Balance & Strength Training Wednesdays, starting Mar. 29; 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


March Classes & Events At-A-Glance Mon

Tue

Wed

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623-207-1703 *except where noted

6 • Chair Yoga (CY3); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga-Optimal Health (YO2); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Your Brain, Your Gut; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC3); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST3); 1 to 2 p.m.

7 • 'Not Kidney' Around; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

13 • Chair Yoga (CY3); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga-Optimal Health (YO2); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC3); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST3); 1 to 2 p.m.

• Taking Care of Your Heart; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

• Chair Yoga (CY3); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga-Optimal Health (YO2); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC3); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST3); 1 to 2 p.m. • Don’t Become a Victim; 1 to 2 p.m.

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• Chair Yoga (CY4); 8 to 9 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (3 of 5) • Yoga-Relaxation (YR2); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC4); 11 a.m. to noon • Blood Pressure Check; 2 to 4 p.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 2 to 4 p.m. (3 of 5) • Dementia Support Group; 3 or 4 p.m.

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• The Mind-Body Connection; 6 to 7 p.m.

• Chair Yoga (CY4); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga-Relaxation (YR2); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (4 of 5) • Tai Chi (TC4); 11 a.m. to noon • Diabetes Self-Management; 2 to 4 p.m. (4 of 5)

28 • Life Reimagined; 9:30 to 11 a.m.

2 • Life Reimagined; 9:30 to 11 a.m.

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• Chair Yoga (CY4); 8 to 9 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (5 of 5) • Yoga-Relaxation (YR2); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC4); 11 a.m. to noon • Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. (5 of 5) • Balance & Strength; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (1 of 8)

3 • Healthy Meal Prep for Cancer; 10 to 11 a.m. • Strength Training (ST4); 11 a.m. to noon

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27

Fri

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• Chair Yoga (CY4); 8 to 9 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (1 of 5) • Yoga-Relaxation (YR2); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC4); 11 a.m. to noon • Diabetes Self-Management; 2 to 4 p.m. (1 of 5) • Dementia Caregiver Support; 3 to 4 p.m.

• Chair Yoga (CY4); 8 to 9 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (2 of 5) • Yoga-Relaxation (YR2); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC4); 11 a.m. to noon • Diabetes Self-Management; 2 to 4 p.m. (2 of 5)

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• Chair Yoga (CY3); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga-Optimal Health (YO2); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Change Your Salty Ways; 10:30 to 11:30 • Tai Chi (TC3); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST3); 1 to 2 p.m. • Change Your Salty Ways; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. • Diabetes Connection; 3 to 4 p.m.

Thu

9 • Healthy Living Expo; 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

10 • Blood Pressure Check; 10 a.m. to noon • Denial: Understanding Your Loved One; 10:30 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST4); 11 a.m. to noon

16 • Diabetes Prevention; 11 a.m. to noon (1 of 16) • Diabetes Prevention; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (1 of 16)

17 • Healthy Meal Prep for Cancer; 10 to 11 a.m. • Strength Training (ST4); 11 a.m. to noon

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23 • Bladder Drop; 9 to 10 a.m. • Are You Losing Your Mind?; 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. • Diabetes Prevention; 11 a.m. to noon (2 of 16) • Diabetes Prevention; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (2 of 16)

• Strength Training (ST4); 11 a.m. to noon

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30 • Diabetes Prevention; 11 a.m. to noon (3 of 16) • Diabetes Prevention; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (3 of 16)

• AARP Smart Driver; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Strength Training (ST4); 11 a.m. to noon

March 2017 • sunhealth.org

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Join Dr. Roger Landry for his enlightening program on Making Successful Changes where he will discuss how we are all change survivors. “We’ve weathered more change than any generation before us. We began in the twentieth century with no airplanes, no antibiotics, only a handful of automobiles, and essentially no paved roads. Yes, we are survivors, and change is an evergrowing part of our lives. Why, then, do we have such a tough time keeping our New Year’s resolutions? Learn why change is so difficult, and what we can do about it.”

Thursday, March 2, 2017

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Dr. Roger Landry is the award-winning author of Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging. A renowned preventive medicine physician trained at Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard University School of Public Health, Dr. Landry specializes in building environments that empower older adults to maximize their unique potential. Dr. Landry is also the president of Masterpiece Living®, a multi-specialty group who is committed to older adults aging in a better way.

Sun Health LiveWell  

March 2017

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