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In Lieu of Flowers

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Breaking Free of Osteoporosis May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

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s Valley temperatures heat up, our LiveWell editorial team is committed to bringing you the “hottest” news about Sun Health’s programs, events and residents.

I hope you will join us this Memorial Day in honoring those who have given their lives defending our nation. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Tony Saputo is one of many Sun Health residents who served our country. In this issue he shares memories of 30 years of service and ongoing support for those who have served and sacrificed. We are honored by these veterans who call Sun Health their home. In this issue you will also be inspired by Barbara and Jonas Lashmet, who devoted their lives to education and philanthropy. By requesting memorial gifts to the Sun Health Foundation, Barbara found a special way to both honor her husband after his passing and to leave a legacy.

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The month of May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month, and we asked our friends at The CORE Institute to educate you about the risks of the disease and the importance of early detection. Included is a checklist of nutrition and lifestyle choices that can help prevent osteoporosis.

This month’s Sun Health At Home article explains the value of our member-exclusive classes. Our members are learning new healthy exercises for fall prevention, and receiving personalized wellness service to help them live safely and with confidence in their own homes. Finally, I again invite you to visit the new, the companion website for LiveWell magazine. There you will find expanded content, additional photos, video and many other features developed especially for you. Please take a few minutes to view LiveWell online at and let us know what other information you would find interesting. Stay Healthy (and cool),

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A Life of Selfless Sacrifice


In Lieu of Flowers


Breaking Free of Osteoporosis


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Sun Health at Home members learn healthy practices for aging in place

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

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A Balanced Approach

Memorial gifts supporting research honor husband's career in education


Grandview Terrace veteran looks back on his 30 years of military service

Sharon Thornton, E xec. VP and Chief Philanthropy Officer

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This Month's Recipe On the Cover: President George H.W. Bush honored Tony Saputo for 47 years of military, civilian service.

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Grandview Terrace residents Rosemary and Tony Saputo

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A life of selfless sacrifice Inducted, 2007

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Grandview Terrace veteran looks back on his 30 years of military service


By Meghann Finn Sepulveda

emorial Day has profound meaning for retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Tony Saputo. At only 18, he joined the Army and spent the next 30 years of his life serving our country. Today, the 91-yearold World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veteran holds fond memories of the experience that shaped and inspired him to make a difference in the lives of veterans in need.

An early military career

In 1945, Tony joined the Army after graduating from high school. His decision was based on a strong sense of patriotism, like many others who lived in the U.S. at that time. Tony followed in the footsteps of his father, who had served in the Italian Navy before he immigrated to the United States. Tony's four younger brothers followed him in joining the military. “It really felt like I was doing something right for the country,” he says. During World War II, Tony was an enlisted member of the 3rd Infantry Regiment and was stationed at Fort Myer, Virginia. He traveled to Germany, Austria and Italy, where he served as an artillery and missile crew member. He was encouraged to take college courses at night through the Army Bootstrap program and earned a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Nebraska. 4 LiveWell

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Making rank

In 1950, Tony fought in the Korean War, serving three tours of duty. During that time, he was promoted to sergeant first class and later received a commission as an officer. When he returned to the U.S, he was appointed to various leadership positions within the Army including training, management and assigning troops to combat. He remained focused on academics and achieved a master's degree and a doctorate in management science. After serving in the Vietnam War, Tony retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1974. During his military career, he was awarded 28 medals including the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit. “It was a life I would do again in a heartbeat,” he says.

Active retirement

Following his military retirement, Tony secured a position with the government at the Pentagon as chief of joint operational testing and evaluation for military transport aircraft, where he worked for 17 years. It was there he met his wife, Rosemary, who worked for the Department of the Army Inspector General. When Tony retired from the government in 1990, he received the U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award and the U.S. Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award for

his accomplishments. He was also recognized by President George H.W. Bush for his 47 years of combined military and civilian service.

New life out West

Soon after retirement, Rosemary began experiencing health issues. Doctors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center suggested the couple move to a dry climate to improve Rosemary’s medical condition. In 1993, they headed to Sun City West and within 18 months, Rosemary’s health dramatically improved. The couple lived for 10 years in their Sun City West home before eventually moving into Grandview Terrace, where they reside today.

Finding meaning

After settling in Arizona, Tony joined the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans, and today gathers donations of clothing and furniture for homeless and disabled veterans. He is a member of the Military Officers Association of America, and also supports local schools, collecting computers, bicycles and musical instruments for children in the community, with most donations coming from Grandview Terrace residents. In 2007, he was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society. To view a slideshow of more

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As Memorial Day approaches, Saputo pauses to think about those who have given their lives defending our country and all who have served. “It’s a day to look back at the veterans who are struggling,” he says. “It’s also an opportunity to find ways in which we can better their lives.” ALLEN BUTLER

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re you living a resilient life? You should be! Maybe you’re one of the lucky folks who was born to be resilient. Or maybe you’ve

worked hard to learn how to bounce back from adversity. Either way, you are reaping big rewards by living resiliently. Resiliency is at the core of Masterpiece Living®, a cultural approach to healthy and successful aging that we support at Sun Health. Experts say resiliency boosts mental hardiness, social connectivity, positive emotions and happiness. Dr. Roger Landry, a preventive medicine physician and president of Masterpiece Living®, recently visited our Sun Health community to talk about the importance of resiliency and making successful changes. This generation has faced many significant challenges. Change, Dr. Landry says, is an evergrowing part of our lives. As we age, change is more the rule than the exception and resiliency is vital. Consider the person who was married for 50 years and now is living alone. He or she spent decades mulling decisions with their spouse and now must learn to be a successful decision maker. Or think about the man with age-related vision issues. He can choose to give up the things he loves or keep those interests alive with special accommodations. Our ability to be resilient comes, in part, from genetics. But 70 percent comes from our choices. If we make the right choices, we can make successful changes.

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Sun Health at Home members, from left, Susan Young, Frances Kline and Lee Roach do stretching exercises as part of A Matter of Balance class


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lutching the back of a chair, 77-yearold Lee Roach stretched and lifted her right leg in unison with six other seniors circled around their desks at The Colonnade as part of the ongoing health and wellness benefits offered to Sun Health at Home’s members. “This exercise improves strength, range of motion and balance,” Sun Health’s exercise physiologist and certified health coach Rhonda Zonoozi tells the class during the session. Lee and the others were taking part in A Matter of Balance, an eight-session structured group class designed to help participants increase their activity level and reduce the risk of falling. While A Matter of Balance is offered to the greater community by the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, this particular class was offered as a members-only benefit for Sun Health at Home’s 26 members.

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“The class is designed to reduce the fear of falling and to increase activity levels in the older adult population,” Rhonda says. “This is one way to make changes and reduce the risk of falling.” Launched in 2016, Sun Health At Home is the first continuing care at home program in the Southwest and is designed to help seniors age safely and healthily in their homes. As part of the program, members are assigned a personal wellness coordinator to provide personalized support and help navigate the health care system. In addition, members receive access to many complimentary services designed to improve their health and maintain independence. These include nutritional counseling, personal health coaching, medication reviews and personal fitness plan development. Members can also partake in exercise classes such as tai chi or yoga, or educational classes on subjects like brain health and fall prevention.

Once enrolled, Sun Health Registered Dietitian Susan Welter consults with members about making healthy changes to their diets. “It’s individual to each person,” says Susan, also a certified diabetes educator. “Whether it’s a health issue or something else, we help them plan sensible food choices.” Lee says she wasn’t physically active when she was younger. As a child she contracted rheumatic fever and developed heart murmurs, leading doctors to fear too much exertion could result in a heart attack. “I never exercised in my life,” she says. “I was never allowed to have a gym class because of my heart.” After developing diabetes and on the advice of her doctor, Lee joined a gym and hired a personal trainer. Since signing up for the Sun Health at Home, she has also been a regular at the Center for Health & Wellbeing’s physical fitness classes. “I feel good. I’m building strength,” she says. “I’m in better health now than I was when I was in high school.” Surprise residents Sue and Gerald Schreiber were among the first to sign up for Sun Health at Home. Based on the recommendations of their wellness coordinator, they recently installed hand-bars in their shower and taller toilets in both bathrooms. “We try and take advantage of all the programs,” says Sue, 81.

After Gerald experienced a few significant falls in the past couple of years, both he and his wife enrolled in the class. “One time I was in a hurry and cut across this parking lot and although it was reasonably well-lit, I didn’t notice a small step going onto the walkway,” says Gerald, 83. “I missed that little step and I dropped with my car keys in my hand. I skinned up one knee and elbow, but there was no serious damage.” Since enrolling in the A Matter of Balance class, Gerald says he has noticed a difference. “I’m not falling down anymore,” he says with a smile. Both he and his wife also started wearing an electronic activity tracker and walk regularly. “We try to do at least 2 miles a day,” Sue says. Seeing participants’ results, like the Schreibers, is the rewarding part for Rhonda. “Healthy eating and staying active are two doable things for overall health that can make a difference at any age,” she says. “It’s never too late to get started making some good changes in those areas.” As for Lee, she says she has no plans of slowing down. Learning to exercise has helped improve her energy, balance and health. “My first great grandchild was recently born,” she says. “I want to be strong and healthy enough to see him grow up.”

“I’m in better health now than I was when I was in high school.”

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In Lieu of Flowers

arbara and Jonas Lashmet devoted their lives to the field of education and supporting philanthropic causes. So when Jonas passed away from dementia, Barbara wanted the perfect tribute to honor her husband and leave a legacy. She found just the right fit through Sun Health Foundation. In lieu of flowers, she requested memorial gifts to the Foundation benefiting Banner Sun Health Research Institute, a leading research organization dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The Foundation supports many programs and services in the West Valley, including serving as the exclusive fundraising organization for Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers, as well as the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing and many community wellness programs. Memorial gifts in Jonas’ name came in from around the country. As Jonas’ longtime caregiver, Barbara is grateful for the work of the Institute on behalf of families battling disorders of aging.

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“That is really what is needed, as far as I’m concerned,” Barbara says. Barbara and Jonas lived much of their lives in Illinois, where they worked in different education arenas, and moved to Sun City West in 1990 to be closer to Barbara’s parents. Barbara’s mother was a passionate supporter of the arts and Barbara soon volunteered for various West Valley arts organizations. “I’m not a sit-around-do-nothing kind of person, at all,” Barbara says with a laugh. She dove in, volunteering for groups supporting the arts and education. She also decided to join a friend volunteering for Sun Health Foundation, assisting with the annual gala and other activities. Jonas, whose passions leaned more toward golf and football, supported Barbara’s work in the community and gladly accompanied her to social events

benefiting various charitable causes. When Jonas was diagnosed with dementia, Barbara redirected her energy to caring for her husband and keeping him happy at home – a promise she had made to him. Over the years, as the couple walked this journey together, they were joined by friends and neighbors also battling dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. “I had promised him that he would stay home with me for as long as I could. That was very important to him and we had a lot of help from Sun Health, including Marty Finley, the Sun Health memory care navigator,” Barbara says. “Marty was right there for me, whenever I needed it.” Shortly before Jonas passed away, the couple visited Banner Sun Health Research Institute and


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met with Dr. Edward Zamrini, director of the institute’s Cleo Roberts Memory Center. Barbara was immediately impressed by the Institute and its mission. “Memorial gifts, like those made in Jonas’ name, are vital to supporting the Institute’s work and all of the programs and services we support,” says Bonnie Olsen, development director for Sun Health Foundation. “As important, such gifts offer families the opportunity to create lasting legacies in the community.” Bonnie notes that Sun Health Foundation works to support residents throughout their lives, offering everything from wellness and active lifestyle programs to health care to memory care services and aging-related research. Barbara says the work of the Sun Health Foundation is critical to the community. “They do so much. I think it’s wonderful,” she says. “If every part of the Valley had something like that, it would be wonderful. They take on a lot of activities and a lot of responsibilities in our area, and that’s good.”

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Before you make a memorial gift, consider a few key factors: •

Purpose: Memorials honor the lives of friends or loved ones. You can make a gift to Sun Health Foundation without restrictions, or the gift can support a particular event or program. Timing: Your gift may be given to us today to help support our most immediate needs, or you can include a gift in your will or living trust, stating that a specific asset, certain dollar amount or percentage of your estate will pass to us after your lifetime in honor of your loved one. Type: Cash is a popular and easy way to make a gift, but you can also use securities or other assets. Like all charitable donations, a memorial gift can offer tax benefits. Amount: No matter the size of your gift, you can be certain your support will make a lasting impact.

If the Sun Health Foundation's mission was important to a loved one, please contact me to discuss ways that you can make a gift in honor of that special person. I’d be happy to work with you to create a gift that properly honors his or her memory. Please call me directly at 623-832-5582 or email me at

Jonas Lashmet


hen someone close to us passes away, celebrating their life and reflecting on favorite memories can help us cope. One way to help the person’s legacy live on is to establish a memorial gift in his or her honor through Sun Health Foundation.

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May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month


By Shanna Hogan

ne out of every two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month. Deb Sietsema, PhD, RN director of Bone Health Clinical Operations at the Arizona-based The CORE Institute, is encouraging everyone to know the risks and seek early detection for osteoporosis. “Unless there are risk factors or a history of osteoporosis, women over the age of 65 and men over the age of 70 should have bone density scans every two years, Dr. Sietsema says. “There really aren’t any warning signs for osteoporosis because you can’t feel it,” she says. “Until you have a fracture, you don’t necessarily know… [Bone density scans] would help them to know what their bone density is and, with the guidance of a physician, make some changes at that point if they haven’t already.” It is particularly important for seniors who are at a greater risk of falls, which can lead to bone fractures. “The reality is after a hip fracture, anywhere from 25 to 33 percent of people die within a year, and the remainder may have significant reduction in their quality of life,” she says. “We want to prevent fractures

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among seniors by monitoring and improving their bone health.” About 80 percent of osteoporosis cases impact women, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Although women experience osteoporosis earlier than men, everyone is at risk. “It effects woman more than men because it starts earlier for women,” she says. “That’s due to the changes in hormones earlier on for women. That loss of estrogen affects bones.” Inadequate nutrition, lack of exercise, low body weight, smoking and drinking alcohol are all risk factors that could lead to low bone density. Eliminating these factors can help achieve stronger bones. “For the older adults, we also want to consider their environment and preventing falls,” she says. “Seniors should wear shoes with good traction and always watch for slippery surfaces. In the home, they should reduce clutter and make sure nightlights are available.” Proper nutrition and physical activity including weight-bearing activities such as walking, hiking, stair climbing, jogging or lifting weights are also important to preventing broken bones as people age. “There’s a lot people can do,” Dr. Sietsema says. “They need to be aware of that and take responsibility.”

Nutrition and Bone Health

A healthy, balanced diet rich in vitamins is crucial to maintaining strong bones.

“The most important thing for healthy bones is really to have a well rounded nutritional plan,” said Tracy Garrett, a registered dietitian nutritionist with the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing. “It is of the utmost importance.” Vitamin D and calcium—which the body cannot produce on its own—is of paramount importance. Adults over 51 and older should consume 1,000 to 1,200 mgs of calcium a day. Individuals diagnosed with osteoporosis should get 1,500 mgs. While high calcium dairy foods, like low fat or nonfat milk, cheese and yogurt, are often most associated with strengthening bones, consuming a wellbalanced diet with five to nine servings of vegetables and fruits provides important bone building nutrients that promotes calcium retention. “Most people associate bone health with calcium and vitamin D, or drinking milk,” Tracy says. “But we’ve learned fruits and vegetables are very important.” It is also important to avoid foods extremely high in sodium and protein, which can have a negative effect on bones as well. “For older individuals, the No. 1 goal is to keep the bones we have healthy,” she says. “Between physical activity and nutrition, we can really make an impact on someone’s bone health as they get older.”


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Health Checklist

Selected by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Tracy Garrett from the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing for its bone-building nutritional content

For Osteoporosis

…… Ensure a nutritious diet, including foods rich in calcium such as milk, low-fat cheese, yogurt, almonds and broccoli …… Avoid under-nutrition by eating appropriate portion sizes …… Maintain an adequate supply of vitamin D through brief exposure to sunlight, balanced diet and/or a Vitamin D supplement if recommended by your physician …… Participate in regular weight-bearing activity at least 3 times per week, such as walking, dancing, lifting weights or jogging …… Avoid smoking and second-hand smoke …… Avoid heavy drinking (greater than 2 drinks per day) …… Talk to your physician about having a painless bone mineral density (BMD) scan. For seniors, Medicare will cover a BMD scan, also known as a DEXA scan, every 24 months or more frequently if medically necessary. …… Notify your physician if you have had more than one fall in the past year. Falls can be the result of visual changes, medication side effects or muscular weakness. Some of these issues can be corrected and may help prevent future falls and fractures. Source: Compiled from International Osteoporosis Foundation educational materials, 2012. Visit for more information.

Spring Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

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2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon Pinch of salt Pinch of freshly ground pepper 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/2 bunch asparagus, tough ends trimmed 2 large hard-boiled eggs, A 5-ounce bag mixed salad greens, (about 5 cups) 10 cherry tomatoes A 4-ounce can sardines, drained (can substitute tuna) 6 olives, (optional)


1. Whisk vinegar, oil, mustard, tarragon, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add garlic and set aside. 2. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a medium skillet. Add asparagus, stirring to submerge if necessary, and cook until bright green and crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and place under cold running water until cooled. 3. Peel and slice eggs. Divide salad greens between two plates and top with the eggs, asparagus, tomatoes, sardines and olives (if using). Remove the garlic from the dressing, stir to combine and drizzle over the salads.

Nutritional Information: Sardines are an excellent source

of calcium, and tuna and egg yolk are good sources of vitamin D. Darker-colored salad greens have added vitamin K, which is important for bone health. PER SERVING: 358 calories; 26 g fat(4 g sat); 4 g fiber; 9 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 205 mcg folate; 262 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 3,521 IU vitamin A; 27 mg vitamin C; 292 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 379 mg sodium; 831 mg potassium NUMBER OF SERVINGS: 2

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BONE & JOINT HEALTH Oh My Aching Joints: Knee and Hip Pain Wednesday, May 3; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dr. Omar Abdul-Hadi, of The CORE Institute, will be speaking on joint pain causes, treatment options, and preventative measures. Location: The Colonnade Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis Tuesday, May 9; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Approximately one half of all seniors suffer from low bone density in the form of osteoporosis or its precursor, osteopenia. Dr. Walter Nieri, geriatrician, will discuss appropriate screening and evaluation, available treatment options, and overall management of osteoporosis. Location: Sun Valley Lodge Lifestyle Behaviors to Prevent & Treat Osteoporosis Join us to learn how nutrition and exercise affect bone health and the steps you can take to prevent osteoporosis or halt its progress. Friday, May 12; 1:30 to 3 p.m. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing Monday, May 15; 9 to 10:30 a.m. Location: Banner Boswell/Juniper Conf. Room Osteoporotic Fractures: Treatment & Prevention Wednesday, May 24; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dustin Sepich, MD, orthopedic surgeon, will talk about the types of osteoporotic fractures, operative and nonoperative treatment options and how to improve bone health to prevent future fractures. Location: Banner Boswell/Juniper Conf. Room CANCER CARE Healthy Meal Prep for Cancer Friday, May 5 or 19; 10 to 11 a.m. Focusing on Sliced and Spiralized Vegetables (5/5) and Plant Proteins (5/19), learn how to create easy and affordable dishes packed with antioxidants and flavor. In partnership with Cancer Support Community Arizona. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing

Frankly Speaking about Cancer: Treatment & Side Effects Thursday, May 18; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Govardhanan Nagaiah, MD, MS, of Arizona Oncology, will discuss how to manage the physical and psychological effects of cancer treatment. Complimentary copies of a booklet entitled Frankly Speaking about Cancer: Cancer Treatment will be provided. Location: PORA

HEALTH & WELLBEING Take a Tour of the Center for Health & Wellbeing Tuesday, May 2; 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

Diabetes Connection Support Group Monday, May 15; 3 to 4 p.m. This monthly group is for individuals who have diabetes or prediabetes to gather together to share and learn in your pursuit of healthy living. Our topic will be Have Diabetes, Will Travel. Registration is not required. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing

Meditation Series: Beat the Heat with Relaxation Thursdays, 3 to 4 p.m.; Series MO1: May 11, 25; June 8, 22; July 13, 27; Aug. 10, 24. Back by popular demand, Sally Charalambous demonstrates her relaxation techniques while participants learn the health benefits of meditation. Note: This is an eight-class series with a $40 fee. Class fees are nonrefundable unless the class is cancelled. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R

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 Medicare & most insurance providers and requires a physician referral. Register at least one week prior to the start of the series.

Stress Reduction through Self Hypnosis Wednesday, May 17 and May 31; 1:30 to 3 p.m. Carol-Ann Henritze, certified clinical hypnotherapist, guides the class through managing stress by applying the tools of self-hypnosis, diaphragmatic breathing, visualization and affirmations. Note: This is a two-class series with a $40 fee. Class fees are nonrefundable unless the class is cancelled. Location: The Colonnade


Starts Tuesday, May 23: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Banner Boswell/Chapman Conf. Room 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Center for Health & Wellbeing Starts Wednesday, May 24: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Banner Estrella/Conf. Room 3 Annual Diabetes Self-Management Training Wednesday, May 24; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This class is designed for those who have previously completed a Diabetes Self-Management Training series. Sun Health’s certified diabetes educators will provide you with the latest recommendations as part of your annual Medicare/health insurance benefit for diabetes support. Please call 623-832-WELL (9355) by May 19 to register. Fee covered by most insurance plans. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing

Make Your Wishes Known: Advance Directive Workshop Thursday, May 18; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Join Jennifer Keiser, LMSW, and Sun Health staff to review the Advance Directive forms and receive assistance with completing the necessary forms to make your end of life wishes known. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing What’s New with Dental Implants? Monday, May 22; 1 to 2 p.m. Are your teeth failing you? Dr. Minseok Kang, an Advance Implantologist, will explain the dental health circumstances that require replacement of your natural teeth and the recent advances in permanent denture implants. Location: Faith Presbyterian Church May 2017 •


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To Register for Classes Starting April 18, Call 623-207-1703

May 2017

Free Community Stroke Screen Tuesday, May 30; 8 a.m. to noon In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and Sun Health are pleased to offer free stroke screenings and education. The event will include stroke risk assessment, blood pressure check, cholesterol (includes HDL, calculated LDL, triglycerides), blood glucose screening, weight evaluation, body mass index screening, stroke education, consultations with pharmacists and physicians and the opportunity to meet Native Air Helicopter and EMS staff. A 12-hour fasting is required. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required by Friday, May 26. Location: Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Auditorium HEART HEALTH Taking Care of Your Heart Tuesday, May 9; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Anthony Martinez, RN, Clinical Program Manager for Heart Failure/Chest Pain, to learn Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Location: Banner Boswell/Memorial Hall West Blood Pressure Checks Friday, May 12; 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 17; 2 to 4 p.m. Retired nurse volunteers are on site to check your blood pressure and answer any questions you may have. Registration is not required. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing MEMORY CARE Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, May 3 & 17; 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

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PHYSICAL FITNESS All classes held at Center for Health & Wellbeing Note: Physical fitness classes are offered in an eight-class series for $40. Class fees are nonrefundable unless the class is canceled.

Chair Yoga Mondays – 8 to 9 a.m.; Series CY5: May 1, 8, 15 & 22; Jun. 5, 12, 19 & 26 Chair yoga incorporates all of the benefits of a traditional yoga class with the added support of a chair. Yoga for Optimal Health Mondays – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Series YO3: May 1, 8, 15 & 22; Jun. 5, 12, 19 & 26 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. Tai Chi Mondays – 11 a.m. to noon; Series TC5: May 1, 8, 15 & 22; Jun. 5, 12, 19 & 26 Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art shown to improve strength, balance and relaxation. Strength Training for Health Mondays – 1 to 2 p.m.; Series ST5: May 1, 8, 15 & 22; Jun. 5, 12, 19 & 26 This low-intensity class uses bands, body weight and other items to train the upper- and lower-body muscle groups. SAFETY AARP Smart Driver™ Course Wednesday, May 10; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Designed especially for drivers age 50-plus, the AARP Smart DriverTM 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: Grandview Terrace H&R

May Classes & Events At-A-Glance Mon

Tue 1

• Chair Yoga (CY5);

8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal (YO3); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC5); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST5); 1 to 2 p.m.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC5); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST5); 1 to 2 p.m.

• Tour of Center for Health &

Wellbeing; 11 a.m. to noon

• Taking Care of Your Heart;

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Prevention & Management of Osteoporosis: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.


• Chair Yoga (CY5); 8 to 9 a.m. • Prevent & Treat Osteoporosis;

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC5); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST5); 1 to 2 p.m. • Dental Implants ; 1 to 2 p.m.

23 • Diabetes Self-Management;

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (1 of 5) • Diabetes Self-Management; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (1 of 5)




3 to 4 p.m. (1 of 12)

12 • Blood Pressure Checks;

10 a.m. to noon

• Lifestyle Behaviors

18 • Frankly Speaking about

Cancer; 9:30 to 11 a.m. • Make Your Wishes Known: Advance Directive Workshop; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

24 • Diabetes Self-Management;

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (1 of 5) • Osteoporotic Fractures; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Annual Diabetes SelfManagement Training; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.


• Stress Reduction through

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (2 of 5)

• Meditation Series (MO1);


• Diabetes Self-Management;

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (2 of 5)


to Prevent & Treat Osteoporosis; 1:30 to 3 p.m.

• Diabetes Self-Management;

• Diabetes Self-Management;

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Free Stroke Screen;

8 a.m. to noon

Cancer; 10 to 11 a.m.


Self Hypnosis; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (1 of 2) • Blood Pressure Checks; 2 to 4 p.m. • Dementia Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.


• Healthy Meal Prep for

Knee & Hip Pain; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Dementia Support Group; 3 or 4 p.m.

• AARP Safe Driver;



• Oh My Aching Joints:

• Stress Reduction through

9 to 10:30 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal (YO3); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC5); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST5); 1 to 2 p.m. • Diabetes Connection; 3 to 4 p.m.





• Chair Yoga (CY5); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal (YO3);



8 • Chair Yoga (CY5); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal (YO3);


19 • Healthy Meal Prep for

Cancer; 10 to 11 a.m.



• Meditation Series (MO1);

3 to 4 p.m. (2 of 12)



9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (2 of 5)

Self Hypnosis; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (2 of 2)

Register online

Register by phone and click “Education” then “Register for Classes”

*except where noted


May 2017 •


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Spring shopping with a purpose

– tax-free – at Sun Health Foundation’s two community Resale Shops. Stop in today to find an impressive selection of gently used items — from vintage clothing and accessories to everyday fashions, household items, furniture and antiques. Our boutique-like shops offer an array of unique 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.

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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