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June 2017

The Sun Health Way

Back in Tune

Rehab program helps Sun Health Senior Living residents and community members regain quality of life

Healthy U

Health & Wellness Classes

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Staying Safe at Home

Sun Health at Home members protect their independence by bolstering home safety

Ensuring Medication Safety Tips on properly storing and taking pills, vitamins and other drugs

Right Thing to Do

Jim and Ria Hess leave a legacy and support medical care in the community

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ife certainly slows down during the Arizona summer. And, while many escape to cooler climates, the work of Sun Health stays the course. Once again, I hope we can shine some

“sunlight” on the great things happening here through the pages of LiveWell magazine. Let me introduce you to Jim and Ria Hess. This amazing Sun City West couple shares with us their lives and their motivation for establishing a legacy gift through Sun Health Foundation. I invite you to read the story about Jeanne Hall, a resident of La Loma Village, and her inspiring journey recovering from a stroke thanks to assistance from Sun Health’s La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center. This interdisciplinary program was essential to helping Jeanne relearn how to speak and regain the ability to brighten the lives of others through her musical talents. I also recommend the article on medication safety.

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Medications can help us feel better and minimize symptoms, as long as they are managed properly. We offer tips to help you prevent medication errors at home and tips on how to safely dispose of unused medications.

Safety is always on our mind. And, with that mindset, I want to share the story of Jack and Priscilla Goodger, Sun Health at Home members who have taken proactive steps to create a safe home environment. Doing so helps the couple continue to age safely at home, where they share their nearly six-decade marriage and active retirement. Once again, thank you for reading this issue of LiveWell. If you have any thoughts to share, or questions we can answer, be sure to reach out. Contact us at our new email address specifically for our magazine readers - Stay Healthy,

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La Loma Village resident Jeanne Hall

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Right Thing to Do

Jim and Ria Hess leave a legacy and support medical care in the community


Staying Safe at Home


Ensuring Medication Safety


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Healthy U Calendar

Sun Health Senior Living residents and community members regain quality of life

Sun Health at Home members protect their independence by bolstering home safety

Tips on properly storing and taking pills, vitamins and other drugs

Sun Health Community Education class listings, events & activities

June classes & events at a glance

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This Month's Recipe On the Cover: Sun Health Foundation donors Jim and Ria Hess plant roots in Sun City West

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im and Ria Hess have enjoyed many blessings during their 48-year marriage: a long career, world travel, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, an active lifestyle and interesting hobbies in retirement. In planning their estate, the Sun City West couple decided to give back in a way that supports the health of their fellow community members. They established a legacy gift through Sun Health Foundation to support Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City West, so that it can continue providing superior health care in the community. Jim and Ria have always been grateful for convenient access to exceptional health care, which was never more important than when Jim needed a double knee replacement. He received excellent

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care at different times from both Banner Del E. Webb and Sun City’s Banner Boswell Medical Center. The couple’s legacy gift helps ensure that others will have access to needed health care. “It just seems like the right thing to do, to give back,” Jim says. “If you’ve been helped, you can help someone else.” The couple has lived in Sun City West since 1991. They enjoy a full life in retirement with tennis, golf, clubs and activities. The couple met in Holland through the company where they both worked – Jim as an engineer and Ria as a secretary. What began with dinner and movie dates ended in an engagement and eventually marriage in 1969. Jim and Ria traveled around the world with Jim’s work as a project engineer and manager in the refinery and petrochemical plant construction field. They called

places like Holland, Belgium, Dubai, Puerto Rico and Canada home. When the couple retired and put down roots in Arizona, friends joked about finally being able to jot down an address for the well-traveled couple in pen–rather than pencil. Philanthropy is an important part of the couple’s life. They support engineering scholarships and a legacy gift at Jim’s alma mater, the University of Arizona. Helping support the future of health care is equally important. Jim and Ria are grateful for the range of health care options available nearby. “The convenience is just great,” Jim says. Their legacy gift through the Foundation benefits Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and its new progressive care unit. The new unit is designed to enhance patient care, boost aesthetics, improve workflow for staff, and increase patient and family satisfaction.


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Jim and Ria Hess leave a legacy gift and support medical care in the community.


A By Sharon Thornton, JD, LL.M, Exec. VP and Chief Philanthropy Officer 623-832-5582

s a former tax attorney, I have been able to help Sun Health Foundation donors think creatively about different ways to make a charitable gift. One option sometimes overlooked, and that can be a win-win, is a gift of real estate.

If you want to use real estate to support your favorite charitable cause, you can make the gift in several ways:

Pamela Gralton Kohnen, the Foundation’s senior development director, notes that health care is rapidly changing and improving. Financial support is vital to ensure that the community continues to have convenient access to quality care. “The legacy gift is one of the most beautiful gifts. It shows

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that Jim and Ria want to make a difference in health care into the future,” she says. Jim adds, “Our family is well


aware and agrees with our planned legacy gift. We know we are providing an example for our

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children, as well as others.” Ria continues, “I think it’s important. You feel you should do something that other people will benefit from.”

1. Give the property directly to Sun Health Foundation. This earns you an immediate income tax deduction. 2. Make a gift through your will. Made as part of your estate plan, a charitable bequest gives your estate an estate tax deduction and supports the Sun Health Foundation’s good work long after you’re gone. 3. Consider a bargain sale. This is part gift, part sale, meaning we purchase the property from you for less than its current value. This entitles you to a charitable income tax deduction based on the value of the gift portion, reduces your capital gains taxes and provides you with cash from the sale. 4. Donate your home, but keep living in it. Through a “retained life estate,” you make a gift while retaining the right to use and occupy the property during your life. You realize an immediate income tax deduction for a portion of your home’s value. When determining whether a gift of real estate is right for you, consider: • Has owning or managing the property become a burden? • What’s the property’s net rate of return? • What are the tax consequences of selling the property? • How will keeping the property affect my estate? • Who among my heirs wishes to inherit the property? If you’re considering using real estate to support Sun Health Foundation's mission, please call me directly at 623-832-5582 or email me at to discuss details, including how title is held, existing mortgages and liens. You don’t want these issues to delay or interrupt your intended gift. Information provided by The Stelter Company

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Back In Tune New program helps Sun Health Senior Living residents and community members regain quality of life By Shanna Hogan


hen one of her La Loma Village neighbors celebrates a birthday, 88-year-old Jeanne Hall calls them to sing and plays “Happy Birthday” on the piano. It is a tradition developed over the past four years Jeanne has lived at the Sun Health Senior Living community in Litchfield Park. “I call them up on their birthday morning and play ‘Happy Birthday’ on the piano and sing,” Jeanne says. “That’s been a hobby I’ve done since I’ve been here.” But, last December those calls abruptly stopped when Jeanne suffered a stroke. “The stroke affected my right side and my speaking somewhat,” Jeanne says. “I couldn’t use my right hand. I had to lift my hand when I wanted to eat.” As she recovered at La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center on the same campus, Jeanne underwent rehabilitation through a collaborative, interdisciplinary program offered to residents of La Loma Village as well as Grandview Terrace, another Sun Health community located in Sun City West. Partnering with Senior Rehab Solutions, Sun Health offers the Communication Connection Speech Program, developed to promote and preserve Jeanne Hall u

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language and speech production, functional motor skills and increase recovery of meaningful memory for participants to speed recovery after a medical emergency. The program aims to promote functional goals, as well as preserve quality of life. Senior Rehab Solutions therapists specialize in physical therapy, occupational therapy, rehab management, rehab consulting and speech-language pathology. As part of the treatment, speech language pathologist Jamie Houy spent weeks helping retrain Jeanne how to speak through an individualized treatment approach based on Jeanne’s goals focusing on retraining memory and speech. “Jeanne is such a social butterfly and we really wanted to get her back to the things she likes to do as soon as possible,” Jamie says. “She made a pretty quick recovery.” Before moving into La Loma Village, Jeanne spent decades singing in the church choir and playing piano by ear. “That’s my lifestyle—meeting and interacting with people,” Jeanne says. “The challenge after the stroke was being able to do my hobbies.” Although the stroke didn’t affect her command of

Jeanne Hess loves playing the piano, especially in the new piano lounge at La Loma Village, where she lives

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language, Jeanne did have difficulty with pronunciation. “The speech therapy consisted of strengthening the muscles in her face and mouth to be able to relearn speech as well as improve swallowing,” Jamie says. “Communicating for her is such a big part of her life, so we really focused on how she can use the speech strategies.” Practicing speech exercises regularly with her therapist, Jeanne’s ability to talk—and sing—quickly improved. Soon she was having no trouble carrying on conversations with her peers and the staff. And, the birthday serenades resumed. “That’s one of the hobbies she took right back up as soon as she returned home,” Jamie says. While at the La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center, Jeanne was a popular patient with so many visitors that the therapists often competed for her time. “I had excellent care at the center,” Jeanne says. “Everybody is very compassionate and helpful. I really did enjoy my stay.”


For more information about life at La Loma Village, please visit or call 623-537-7521. And, for more on this story, including additional photos and video, as well as information about Senior Rehab Solutions, visit

e all want to control our own destiny, right? Life Care Communities allow individuals to do just that – through thoughtful planning for the future. Designed with independence and freedom in mind, Life Care Communities offer an active lifestyle and continuing care, when needed. Guaranteed for life! This is truly a comprehensive solution. Did you know that Arizona has just 14 Life Care Communities? Sun Health Senior Living, based in Surprise, is proud to operate three of them – La Loma Village in Litchfield Park, The Colonnade in Surprise and Grandview Terrace in Sun City West. Our locally owned and operated communities are nationally recognized as innovative options for seniors who want the freedom to choose how they live their lives and the predictability of health care costs. Our nearly 800 residents love the resort-style amenities, multiple floor plans, dining options and broad range of programming. They also love the peace of mind that comes with knowing they have Life Care, which provides access to a continuum of care should they ever need it. This was critically important for Jeanne Hall, one of our active La Loma Village residents, who experienced unexpected health issues. She received care at La Loma Village Health & Rehabilitation Center and then returned home to La Loma Village, all on the same campus. For Jeanne, it was a seamless transition and proof of the power of Life Care. Get our free guide "Answers About Life Care" by visiting:

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Sun Health at Home Wellness Coordinator Jennifer Keiser, LMSW, visits with Jack and Priscilla Goodger


Staying Safe at Home

Sun Health at Home members protect their independence by bolstering home safety

By Meghann Sepulveda and Barbara Mason


hen Jack and Priscilla Goodger came to Arizona 14 years ago, they built their dream home in Sun City Grand. Over the years, the Goodgers have customized their beautiful home to their liking, and they continue to make some changes along the way. They also joined Sun Health at Home so they could feel confident about remaining safe as they age in place. The program, which is available to adults age 55 and older, offers personalized support, health and wellness services and in-home supportive services that help members remain independent in their home, all while providing a lifetime guarantee of care. One of the determining factors in the Goodgers’ decision to become members of Sun Health at

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Home was Priscilla’s experience with complications following a total knee replacement. She was in a wheelchair temporarily and Jack had to make modifications in many areas of their home for Priscilla’s safety. The Goodgers experienced firsthand some of the challenges facing older adults who want to remain in their homes as they age. The heart of the Sun Health at Home program is the wellness coordination team led by social worker Jennifer Keiser. As a wellness coordinator, Jennifer provides annual home assessments in order to plan ahead and be prepared for unexpected health scenarios. “We look at all possible hazards in the home, such as poor lighting or rugs that are not secure and could cause someone to trip and fall,” Jennifer states. “We’ll evaluate the entire home for safety and overall accessibility.”

Jennifer Keiser admires an offset door hinge that Jack installed. Offset hinges swing away and are expandable to widen doorways, making them more accessible for wheelchairs or walkers.

Some of the most common guidance that Jennifer provides during these assessments include recommendations to: • • • • • • • •

Reduce trip hazards by relocating electrical cords and removing clutter. Install grab bars in showers and bathrooms. Remove throw rugs or replace them with slip resistant mats. Make sure railings are secure. Mark raised steps in the garage, entry and interior of the home. Ensure items will not fall from shelving and that important items are within reach. Have pets wear a collar with a bell so that you will know if they are walking nearby. Assure there is adequate lighting on the way to the bedroom and bathroom. Automatic nightlights and motion-activated lights are excellent options. Have a family member or handyman help with changing light bulbs, smoke alarm batteries and other tasks that require the use of a ladder.

Jennifer and her team are experts at spotting potential areas of risk and ensuring the safety of each member. Sun Health at Home also provides a personal emergency response system to each member in the event of an illness or accident either at home or away. When the Goodgers joined Sun Health at Home earlier this year, they wanted to feel secure that they could age together at home. They are grateful for Jennifer’s keen eye and guidance regarding potential safety issues, as well as her recommendations on how they can live the healthiest lives possible. “We aren’t ready to leave the home we created together,” Priscilla says. “We love everything about it here, especially the views of the golf course, the lake and the White Tank Mountains. We wanted to plan ahead so our children won’t have to step in if we experience a health crisis, and we appreciated the wellness coordinator aspect of the program.” She adds, “We now have the added comfort of remaining in our own home for as long as we desire."

Join us for a Discovery Seminar to learn more about Sun Health at Home Events are held at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, 14719 W. Grand Ave., in Surprise, unless noted otherwise.


• Tuesday, June 6 at 10 a.m.

• Thursday, June 22 at 9 a.m.

• Monday, June 12 at 3 p.m.

• Wednesday, June 28 at 1 p.m.

• Thursday, June 15 at 10 a.m. Sun City Grand Cimarron Center, Cimarron Club, 17100 W. Clearview Blvd., Surprise

Visit or call 623-227-HOME (4663) to RSVP

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Ensuring Medication Safety Tips on properly storing and taking pills, vitamins and other drugs


By Alison Stanton

hen medications are taken correctly, they can help people feel better, keep symptoms at bay and even cure disease. Unfortunately, notes Dawn Sullivan, Pharm.D., board certified geriatric pharmacist, some older adults may unwittingly put their health at risk by the way they store, keep track of and take their medications.

Storage and Organization are the Keys to Safety

Pill boxes marked with the days of the week can keep medications organized and prevent doubling up on doses, but Dr. Sullivan says people should take extra steps to be sure they are taking the correct medicines. “Have the medication list attached to the pill box with the name and description of each drug, and consider using an alarm to remind you when to take each medication,” she says. People should also be sure they are storing medications as instructed on the bottle, Dr. Sullivan adds. “Medicine should not be stored in the refrigerator unless it specifically says to on the label, and it is best not to keep pills in the medicine cabinet in the bathroom, because the room tends to get hot and steamy and it can affect the medicine,” Dr. Sullivan adds. If grandkids visit frequently, or there

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are pets in the home, she recommends locking medications in a cabinet. If more than one person is taking medicine, Dr. Sullivan suggests each person have his or her own marked pill container in the home. This can prevent someone accidentally taking the wrong drug. Extra caution is needed for nighttime medications. “Try not to keep your medicines at your bedside, and instead turn on the light and wear your glasses to be sure you are taking the correct medication,” she says.

Always Maintain an Updated Medication List

According to Dr. Sullivan, it is critical that people have an up-todate medication list – including all prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and herbal remedies — with them at all times. “It is important to share your medication list at every appointment so that each physician is aware of what you are taking, including medications that have been prescribed by other providers. It is also vitally important that you have your medication list with you if you have an unexpected trip to the emergency room so that emergency providers know what medications you are on to plan your treatment,” Dr. Sullivan states.

Since time is of the essence, and because you may not be able to communicate in these situations, she recommends that trusted family and/ or friends know how to access your medication list.

Sun Health’s Tools Can Help

Sun Health, as part of its nonprofit mission to improve the health of the community, offers several tools to help residents maintain medication and other information that may be helpful in an emergency. The Sun Health Medication Management Program website offers a complimentary online database for people to create, maintain and print a confidential medication profile. There is also a companion Android and iPhone app for participants and family members. Visit Sun Health offers the Vial of Life and File of Life tools that capture and retain information to help you communicate vital information to paramedics and health professionals in an emergency. The Vial of Life is a convenient pill bottle containing an easy-to-complete medical form. The File of Life, a companion to the Vial of Life, is a flash drive that you fill out electronically and keep on your key chain. Call 623-832-5665 to request these products and learn more about Sun Health’s programs.


Medication Safety


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How to Stay Safe with Medication Use

June 23rd: 9:30 to 11 a.m. at The Colonnade Dawn Sullivan, Pharm.D., will discuss the risks of medication mishaps and how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed. Registration is required to attend. Please see page 14 for details.


hen was the last time you cleaned out your household supply of expired or unused medicines? To ensure the medicines you take are both safe and effective, keep an eye on the expiration dates and safely dispose of any expired or unwanted medicines.


1. Mix medicines (do not crush tablets or capsules) with an unpalatable substance such as kitty litter or coffee grounds. 2. Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag. 3. Throw the container in your household trash.


(pain medications and some others) Drop off at a designated disposal site at local police department listed below: •

El Mirage Police Department 12401 West Cinnabar Ave.

Goodyear Police Department 14455 West Van Buren St., Suite E101

Peoria Police Department 8351 West Cinnabar Ave.

Surprise Police Department 14250 West Statler Plaza, Suite 103

Ingredients • • • • • • •

4 small slices firm white bread, crusts removed 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 cup fresh raspberries 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons water Pinch of salt

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


1. Place a 1-cup (8-ounce) ramekin or similar-sized dish on top of a slice of bread and cut around it to trim the bread to fit the dish. Repeat with the remaining 3 slices of bread. 2. Combine berries, sugar, water and salt in a medium saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until the berries break down, 5 to 6 minutes. Reserve 1/3 cup for garnish; cover and refrigerate. 3. Place 1 tablespoon of the remaining berry mixture in the bottom of each ramekin. Top with a slice of bread. Divide the remaining berry mixture between each, then top with another slice of bread. 4. Put the puddings on a large plate to catch any overflowing juices. Cover each with plastic wrap, then place a 15-ounce weight, such as a can of beans, on top of each pudding. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or up to 2 days. 5. To unmold, remove the weight and plastic wrap, run a knife around the inside of the ramekin, and invert onto a dessert plate. Spoon the reserved berry mixture over the puddings. *Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutritional Information: Per serving: 243 calories; 2 g fat(0 g sat); 8 g fiber; 55 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 37 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 29 g sugars; 70 IU vitamin A; 72 mg vitamin C; 71 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 201 mg sodium; 277 mg potassium For more healthy recipes, visit Recipe originally appeared in EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2007

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Register online Visit and click “Education” then “Register for Classes”

Register by phone Starting May 23! 623-207-1703 except where noted 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 Boswell/Memorial Hall West - Support Services, 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

General Registration Opens May 23!

BONE & JOINT HEALTH Non-Surgical Approach to Osteoarthritis of the Knee Monday, Jun. 5; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Bethany Traettino, MEd, with Arrowhead Health Centers, will explain a treatment option, which is covered by Medicare and most major insurers, that can delay or possibly even prevent the need for a total knee replacement with no down-time. Location: The Colonnade CANCER CARE Healthy Meal Prep for Cancer Friday, Jun. 2 and 16; 10 to 11 a.m. Focusing on Crazy for Cauliflower (6/2) and Calcium & Vitamin D (6/16), learn how to create easy and affordable dishes packed with antioxidants and flavor while staying on a budget. In partnership with Cancer Support Community Arizona. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing Acupuncture & Cancer Thursday, Jun. 15; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. JoDee Chenaur, licensed acupuncturist, will talk about the ways acupuncture can be of benefit during and after your cancer journey. Learn how acupuncture can be used to treat cancer-related and cancer treatment-related side effects such as pain, fatigue, insomnia and stress. Location: PORA HEALTH & WELLBEING

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 PORA - PORA Learning Center, 13815 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West

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Take a Tour of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Tuesday, Jun. 6; 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

Colon Health: What an Expert Wants You to Know Tuesday, Jun. 13; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. There are many minor and serious conditions associated with the colon. Join Dr. Arthur Yushuva, colorectal surgeon, as he answers your questions. Location: Banner Boswell/Memorial Hall West What’s Keeping You Up at Night? Tuesday, Jun. 20; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cyrus Guevarra, registered sleep center technologist, will discuss the dangers of sleep deprivation and the different diseases that can come from certain sleep disorders, as well as tips on good sleep hygiene. Location: La Loma Village MPR Why Everyone Should Want Palliative Care Wednesday, Jun. 21; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cameron Svendsen, LCSW, will lead this presentation to help dispel the myth that palliative care and hospice care are one in the same. He will also discuss the free health benefits people can receive through a home-based palliative care program. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing How to Talk with Your Doctor Tuesday, Jun. 27; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Paul Fredericks, BA, with Banner Health, will host an engaging discussion on how to be prepared for your physician’s visit and insight to a successful outcome. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R MEMORY CARE Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, Jun. 7 & 21; 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 Inflammation and Your Diet Monday, Jun. 26; 1 to 2 p.m. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease are all associated with inflammation in the body. Certain foods may contribute to the degree of inflammation in the body. Join Sun Health Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Tracy Garrett as she shares natural tips to reduce inflammation and improve health. Location: Faith Presbyterian Church You Want Me to Eat… BUGS? Wednesday, Jun. 28; 2 to 3 p.m. The health benefits of probiotics (the “good” bacteria) are gaining attention due to new emerging research on the gut micro biome. Join Susan Welter, Sun Health registered dietitian nutritionist, to learn how to incorporate more of these living microorganisms in your diet. Food samples are included. Note: This class has a $5 fee. Class fees are nonrefundable unless the class is canceled. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing 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 Wednesdays – 8 to 9 a.m.; Series CY8: Jun. 21 & 28; Jul. 5, 12, 19 & 26; Aug. 2 & 9 Chair yoga incorporates all of the benefits of a traditional yoga class with the added support of a chair. Yoga for Relaxation Wednesdays – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Series YR4: Jun. 21 & 28; Jul. 5, 12, 19 & 26; Aug. 2 & 9 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. June 2017 •


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Tai Chi Wednesdays – 11 a.m. to noon; Series TC8: Jun. 21 & 28; Jul. 5, 12, 19 & 26; Aug. 2 & 9 Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art shown to improve strength and balance, and help with stress reduction and relaxation. Strength Training for Health Fridays – 11 a.m. to noon.; Series ST8: Jun. 23 & 30; Jul. 7, 14, 21 & 28; Aug. 4 & 11 This low-intensity class uses bands, body weight and other items to train the upper- and lower-body muscle groups. SAFETY Dehydration… Did You Know? Tuesday, Jun. 6; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Anthony Stannard, PT, DPT, for an interactive discussion on hydration, causes, symptoms and guidelines to keep you safe and active. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R Awareness, Avoidance, Action! Wednesday, Jun. 7; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cliff Saylor, NRA certified personal protection in the home instructor, will focus on in-home and out-of-home strategies, tips and tools to enhance personal safety. Location: The Colonnade A Balanced Life Friday, Jun. 9; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Maren Harrison, physical therapy assistant at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, will discuss balance, how to assess and improve balance, and simple aids to maintain balance. Participants will have an opportunity to receive a balance assessment if interested. Location: La Loma Village H&R

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A Matter of Balance Monday and Friday, 9 to 11 a.m. Jun 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 & 30 Are you concerned about falling or have you fallen in the past? Have you restricted activities because of the fear of falling? This eight-class evidence-based series is designed to reduce falls and the fear of falling while increasing activity levels among older adults. Note: This eight-class series has a $25 fee. Class fees are nonrefundable unless the class is canceled. Location: The Colonnade How to Stay Safe with Medication Use Friday, Jun. 23; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Dawn Sullivan, PharmD, will discuss the risks of medication mishaps and how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed. Location: The Colonnade

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June Classes & Events At-A-Glance Mon






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

623-207-1703 *except where noted

5 9 to 11 a.m. (1 of 8) • Non-Surgical Approach to Osteoarthritis of the Knee; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tour of Center for Health & Wellbeing; 11 a.m. to noon



• Matter of Balance;

• Healthy Meal Prep for

Cancer; 10 to 11 a.m.

6 • Dehydration;

• Matter of Balance;



• Awareness, Avoidance,

9 to 11 a.m. (2 of 8)

• A Balanced Life;

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


15 • Acupuncture & Cancer Care;

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

9 • Matter of Balance;

Action; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Dementia Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.

• Colon Health;

9 to 11 a.m. (3 of 8)




9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

16 • Matter of Balance;

9 to 11 a.m. (4 of 8)

• Healthy Meal Prep for

Cancer; 10 to 11 a.m.

19 • Matter of Balance;

20 • What's Keeping You Up at

9 to 11 a.m. (5 of 8)

Night; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

26 • Matter of Balance;

9 to 11 a.m. (7 of 8) • Inflammation and Your Diet; 1 to 2 p.m.

27 • How to Talk with Your

Doctor; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.


• Matter of Balance;

• Chair Yoga (CY8); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Relaxation (YR4);

9 to 11 a.m. (6 of 8)

• Stay Safe with Medication

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC8); 11 a.m. to noon • Palliative Care; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. • Dementia Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.

28 • Chair Yoga (CY8); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Relaxation (YR4);

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC8); 11 a.m. to noon • You Want Me to Eat…BUGS; 2 to 3 p.m.



Use; 9:30 to 11 a.m.

• Strength Training (ST8); 11 a.m. to noon


30 • Matter of Balance;

9 to 11 a.m. (8 of 8)

• Strength Training (ST8);

11 a.m. to noon

June 2017 •


Life Can Be So Much Richer with Friends ECRWSS Local Postal Patron


14719 W. Grand Avenue Surprise, AZ 85374 623.832.5350

Check out our newly renovated resident lounge and dining room, featuring rich colors, a piano bar – where you can enjoy music or a meal with friends. We are more than just walls and amenities. It’s about the people catching an impromptu piano concert or taking part in the endless possibilities happening in our resort-style community in Litchfield Park. Life Can Be So Much Richer with Friends

To schedule a tour, call Albert or Kathleen at 623-537-7521, or visit

Check out our newly renovated resident lounge and dining room, featuring rich colors, a piano bar – where you can enjoy music or a meal with friends. We are more than just walls and amenities. It’s about the people catching an impromptu piano concert or taking part in the endless possibilities happening in our resort-style community in Litchfield Park.

To schedule a tour, call Albert or Kathleen at 623-537-7521, or visit

14154 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, 85340 | 623-537-7500 | 14154 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, 85340 | 623-537-7500 |

Sun Health LiveWell  
Sun Health LiveWell  

June 2017