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July 2017

The Sun Health Way

Healthy U

Health & Wellness Classes

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A Lasting Commitment

High school sweethearts devote their lives to family, supporting the community

Planning for the Future

Sun Health at Home Founders' Club member discusses why she joined

Twenty Years Young

Skin Cancer 101

Tips on preventing skin cancer and when to get screened

The first residents of Grandview Terrace celebrate the community's 20th anniversary

For our community friends

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t is no secret that Arizona summers are hot, hot, hot. If you are beating the heat by enjoying some pool time this season, make sure you take precautions to help prevent skin cancer. In honor of “fun in the

sun,” we are offering essential sun safety tips along with advice on skin cancer screenings in this issue of LiveWell. Each month, we enjoy telling you the life stories of some of the wonderful supporters of Sun Health. Be sure to read about Navy veteran Jerry Schuld and his wife of 60 years, Peggy. It is a great story of their lasting love, why they settled into desert life and why they remain engaged in their community. You will also meet Corrine and Douglas Arthur. They are among the first residents of Grandview Terrace, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in June. The Arthurs attribute their longevity and vitality to the lifestyle they have been able to enjoy at Grandview Terrace. I think you will find their story as inspiring as I did. By now, you know how excited we are of our Sun Health at

Thanks to Sun Health at Home, Sara is aging on her own terms - in the comfort of her own home

Home program. When you read about Sara Dean, a longtime friend of Sun Health, you will gain a deeper understanding of the value of this program. Thanks to Sun Health at Home, Sara is aging on her own terms — in the comfort of her own home — and enjoying the financial security and many other

benefits provided by the program. For additional details about Sun Health at Home, visit our website, listed on page 9. As always, I appreciate your taking the time to read LiveWell. Stay (sun!) safe this summer, and remember, if you have any questions or comments for us, contact us at

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 The Colonnade 623.236.3770 SUN HEALTH at HOME 623.227.HOME (4663) CENTER FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING 623.832.WELL (9355) 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, Exec. VP and Chief Philanthropy Officer SUN HEALTH MARKETING Ken Reinstein, Marketing Dir. John Tucker, Public Relations Jennifer Alexander, Design Danielle Kuskowski, Programs


Sara Dean


Twenty Years Young

The first residents of Grandview Terrace celebrate the community's 20th anniversary


A Lasting Commitment


Skin Cancer 101


Healthy U

Planning for the Future

Sun Health at Home Founders' Club member discusses why she joined

High school sweethearts devote their lives to family and supporting the community Tips on preventing skin cancer and when to get screened

Sun Health Community Education class listings, events & activities


Healthy U Calendar

July classes & events at a glance

Jerry & Peggy Schuld


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This Month's Recipe On the cover from left: Corrine and Douglas Arthur, Bhakti Gosalia (executive director), Adele Schrag and Edith Ruhlman

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Twenty Years Young The first residents of Grandview Terrace celebrate the community's 20th anniversary By Shanna Hogan


wenty years ago Douglas and Corrine Arthur saw an advertisement in the local paper about the opening of a new retirement community in Sun City West. The ad touted Sun Health’s Grandview Terrace as luxurious, independent living for seniors. “I said ‘Wow that sounds like you’re living in a resort,’” says Corrine, 86. “You have everything right there.” Soon after the Arthurs—who have been married more than 60 years—put a deposit down, becoming one of the first residents of Grandview Terrace. In June, Grandview celebrated its 20th anniversary with some of the original residents. While people don’t typically think of living in a retirement community for two decades, the residents of Grandview Terrace say their longevity is testament to

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the community’s quality of life, the management and the people. During the last 20 years at Grandview Terrace, Douglas Arthur, 90, and his wife, 86, have remained active and healthy. “I golfed five days a week and she linedanced five days a week,” Douglas says. But last year when they both had major surgery, they also realized another benefit to living at Grandview— the medical support. “If you were in a house and you fall you’d have to call an ambulance. Where here, you have all this at your convenience,” Corrine says. “That’s probably one of the best features of Grandview Terrace.” Former school teacher and principal, Edith Ruhlman, 97, and her husband moved to Sun City West in 1988 and saw the construction of the community. "We watched this being built and

thought, “That’s really nice, but we weren’t ready yet,’” she says. “Then my husband died, and the spa sprang a leak and the toilet didn’t work. I said, ‘The heck with this. I’m out of here.’” She says she was attracted to the idea of living at a place where all her needs were met. “I came over on a Sunday afternoon. I signed up just like that and I haven’t regretted a moment of it,” she says. “I’m very happy here. And I wouldn’t change anything.” While living in Grandview Terrace, she’s played tennis, golf, bridge, mahjong and taken numerous exercise classes. One of her favorite aspects is the quality food. “What attracted me most of all about Grandview Terrace was the dining rooms. I love the five beautiful dining rooms,” she says. “It just felt like dining in a nice restaurant.”

From Left (seated): Sybil Newman, Sarah Boren, Ed Howe, Anne Schaetzel, Bobbye Rogers and Dorothy Siek From Left (second row): Moncy Talbot, Edith Ruhlman, Elaine Sved, Sally Smiley (seated), Bill Smiley (seated), Adele Schrag and Elizabeth McIntosh From Left (standing): Dora Root, Richard Crocker, Bhakti Gosalia, Corrine Arthur and Douglas Arthur


Bhakti Gosalia


“I came over on a Sunday afternoon. I signed up just like that and I haven’t regretted a moment of it.” Adele Schrag, a retired business professor, moved to Sun City West in 1985 and into Grandview Terrace in 1997. She credits the people at Grandview Terrace for enhancing her quality of life. “I have a lot of friends here,” she says. “They are part of my life.” Grandview is extensively redesigning and renovating the dining venues, fitness areas and hallways, as well as sprucing up the common spaces. “We’re really waiting for the transformation,” Adele says. At 96, she says the convenience of having an on-site gym and exercise classes has improved her quality of life. “I really attribute my longevity to the exercise I did at Grandview Terrace,” Adele adds. “And I’m still doing it.”


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s the executive director of Sun Health’s Grandview Terrace, Bhakti Gosalia is responsible for providing leadership for the more than 430 residents, ranging in age from 58 to 104. “It’s quite a span in ages,” she says. “Each resident has different needs and perspectives.” With nearly three decades in health care, Bhakti has served as the executive director of Grandview Terrace since 2007. Born in India, she earned a master's degree in social work before moving to Arizona in 1988, where she first began working for Sun Health. Over the years, she’s seen the health care industry transition, leading Bhakti to transfer to a leadership role in senior living. She also obtained a master’s degree in health administration. “I am very grateful for my journey with Sun Health. I’ve seen health care change tremendously,” she says. “The whole health care delivery system has shifted.” As a leader, she holds monthly meetings with the staff and residents and has been instrumental in successfully creating optimal living programs, including the memory support program to meet the transitional needs of residents as they age. She says she loves working with the residents, and can’t imagine doing anything else. “My passion is to be able to work with people,” she says. “When you see you can make a difference in people’s lives, the purpose of your life is fulfilled.” July 2017 •



A Lasting


High school sweethearts devote their lives to family and supporting the community


By Susie Steckner

here must be some truth to the old saying “everyone loves a man in uniform.” That’s what Navy vet Jerry Schuld was wearing when high schooler Peggy first met him, and 60 years later, the couple is still happily together. The secret to their lasting union? “You just have to love one another,” Peggy says. “That’s the way to keep going.” For the past six decades, the couple

has remained not only devoted to each other, but to their two daughters, grandchildren, their faith, the arts, veterans and supporting community health and wellness through the Sun Health Foundation. “It’s so important to have good medical care, and it’s right here in our backyard,” Peggy says. “And I just think that anyone who can give, no matter how much, should give.” The Schulds marked their 60th wedding anniversary in

May. It seemed destined that they should meet. Jerry was a young Navy veteran, home from serving in the Korean War and searching for the next chapter in life. Without a specific plan, he began looking for a job at the convent where he had spent summers working as a teen. Peggy happened to be a high school student there. They met while riding the school bus. Dressed in his Navy uniform,


Jerry and Peggy Schuld in their Sun City West home, accompanied by Buttons.

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Pa in ti n g b y Pe g g y

Jerry was taking a ride to decide whether he wanted to be a bus driver. “You can imagine a sailor on a bus with about 30 girls,” Jerry says with a laugh. Peggy ultimately asked Jerry to the prom. The dance sealed the deal for the couple. The Schulds, Illinois transplants, have called Sun City West home for 30 years. Intrigued by a movie about the Sun City communities, they decided to come explore a bit – in sweltering July. “I figured if we could stand it for our vacation, we could settle here,” Peggy recalls. They settled into desert life, found a church home and became a part of the community. Peggy, who previously enjoyed doing needlepoint, discovered a passion for painting and became active with art clubs. Jerry, raised on a dairy farm with little exposure to the arts, became an arts supporter along with his wife. He also got involved with an organization that assists veterans in need. Jerry and Peggy decided to support health and wellness in their community with an initial donation to what is now the Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. Their support grew through Sun Health Foundation. “I think they do a fantastic job,” Peggy says. “That is so important.” “The good Lord has been good to us,” Jerry says. “I’ve learned in my life that God will never be outdone,” he adds. “If you give, he will return hundredfold.”

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anner Del E. Webb Medical Center is expanding to accommodate the health care needs of the West Valley. A By Sharon Thornton, new Progressive Care Unit, with JD, LL.M, advanced medical technology Exec. VP and Chief and private rooms, is under Philanthropy Officer 623-832-5582 construction on the fifth floor of the D-Tower. Developed to provide our community with the best patient experience, Banner and Sun Health leadership are happy to report that the Progressive Care Unit will be ready for occupancy by the end of the year. Sun Health Foundation works year-round to ensure that our community medical centers have the resources needed to provide patients with the best care. With donations from our friends in the community, the Foundation funds important hospital improvements, like the Progressive Care Unit. You, too, can support your community hospital by participating in our Buy a Bed Campaign. The new Progressive Care Unit medical/surgical beds use the latest technology to improve patient safety and increase caregiver efficiency. With iBed Awareness and StayPut technology, these high-tech beds monitor safety and ensure patient comfort. The cost for 28 high-tech beds for the Progressive Care Unit is $340,000, or about $12,000 each. A bed is one item that is certain to impact every single patient receiving care at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center’s new Progressive Care Unit. Support the expansion of your community medical center by buying a bed today.

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Planning for the

Sun Health at Home Founders’ Club member discusses why she joined


By Meghann Finn Sepulveda

s long-standing supporters of Sun Health, Sara and Jim Dean were committed to bringing educational programs and superior health care to the Northwest Valley. When Jim was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2013, Sara became his caregiver. For years, she navigated his medical care on her own, making decisions and coordinating services, while dealing with feelings of uncertainty and stress. In 2015, Jim passed away peacefully in their home. A year later, while still grieving the loss of her husband, Sara, now 73, learned about Sun Health at Home. Since she felt strongly compelled to remain in the comfort of her own home as she aged, Sara soon decided to join the program and securely plan for her future. Sara became one of the first members to join Sun Health at Home, becoming part of the Founders' Club.

A reputation built on trust

Through their involvement with the Sun Health Foundation, Sara and Jim learned firsthand about the significant impact the nonprofit organization was making in the community. 8 LiveWell • The Sun Health Way

“We got to know all the wonderful people who worked at Sun Health,” says Sara. When the couple, who had been married for 35 years, found out about Jim’s diagnosis, they directed a legacy gift from Sara’s mother into the Neuro Wellness West program at Banner Sun Health Research Institute, a fitness, wellness and support program for Parkinson’s patients and their loved ones.

Resources and support

Even as Jim’s caregiver, Sara didn’t fully understand the magnitude of her responsibility. “It was scary,” Sara says. “I was not prepared for all the unexpected challenges.” Sun Health at Home members have immediate access to a personal wellness coordinator, a licensed medical social worker who acts as a partner and advocate and works with individuals to create a plan so they stay healthy and independent in their own home. “Wellness coordinators also can have in-depth discussions with members about their wishes as it relates to caregiving, hospitalization, and end-of-life decisions early in their membership,” says Jennifer Drago, executive vice president of population health at Sun Health.

Sara Dean enjoys the backyard in the home she loves

was forced to pay out-of-pocket. Sun Health at Home allows an individual to pay for a lifetime of care now, in today’s dollars, while enjoying tax deductibility of prepaid medical expenses and protecting hard-earned assets. “The program seemed like a very good investment,” Sara says. Sara also wanted to ease the future financial burden for family members and friends. “I don’t want anyone to struggle,” she says. “It’s so important to plan in advance and have these conversations while you can.”

Happy, healthy at home

These services provide members with peace of mind. “I now have someone I can call to help me if I have questions,” Sara says. “It’s been a godsend.”

Financial security

Sara experienced firsthand the expenses associated with long-term care. When Jim did not meet the requirements to continue receiving skilled nursing care services, Sara

Sara’s home, which belonged to her parents when they moved to Arizona in 1979, holds a special place in her heart. “I love my home, and I don’t want to leave it,” Sara says. “I plan to stay here as long as I can.” The Sun Health at Home program, unique to the Valley, recognizes Sara’s desire – and the desires of many other seniors in the community – to remain in place. “According to AARP, 87 percent of adults age 65 and older want to stay in their current home and community as they age,” Jennifer says. Today, Sara spends her days at home tending to her garden and sharpening her photography skills. “Knowing I will be taken care of for the rest of my life gives me a great sense of security,” she says. Learn more at

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.


• Thursday, July 6 at 10 a.m.

• Tuesday, July 18 at 1 p.m.

• Monday, July 10 at 3 p.m.

• Thursday, July 27 at 9:30 a.m.

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

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Skin Cancer 101 WELLNESS

Tips on preventing skin cancer and when to get screened By Alison Stanton


he beautiful, sunny weather that is so prevalent in Arizona can have a dark side. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and Arizona’s plentiful sunshine puts residents at high risk for developing this deadly disease. As Dr. Robert West notes, many of the outdoor activities that seniors enjoy can lead to an increased risk of skin cancer. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, ultraviolet (UV) exposure is a major cause of skin cancer—and the most preventable. Fortunately, with some prevention, people can still get out to swim, golf and boat while taking care of their skin. “All outdoor activities involve a lot of UV exposure, so it’s important to look at reducing someone’s current risk of developing skin cancer,” says Dr. West, a board-certified internist and director of family practice at Arrowhead Health Centers. In general, Dr. West says, older adults should strive to stay out of the sun as much as they can from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “People should also wear

sunscreen, and cover up as much as possible,” he says. Wearing sunglasses and a widebrimmed hat will also protect skin from the sun, says Dr. West. As for sunscreen, he recommends products that have an SPF of 30 or higher. If getting sunscreen in the eyes is a concern, the spray-on versions are a great alternative. “You can spray the sunscreen on your hands and then rub it onto your face, and since it comes in a canister, it is very portable.”

Seniors should also get screened for skin cancer once a year. If they have been diagnosed with skin cancer within the last five years, checkups should be done every six months. A dermatologist, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner will usually do the screening. The sun is a life-giving force but it should never be taken lightly. Taking precautions will allow you to bask in the sun without putting yourself at risk.

Meet The Doctor - Skin Cancer: A Primary Care Perspective | Wednesday, July 19; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Board-certified internist Dr. Robert West, from Arrowhead Health Centers, will cover types of skin cancer and treatment options upon diagnosis. Registration is required. See page 12 for full details.

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of massage

are more than skin deep By John Tucker


esearch shows that a massage can reduce stress, pain and muscle tension. It is also effective for treating anxiety, headaches, digestive disorders, insomnia, sports injuries and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. That is why the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing recently added licensed massage therapist Susan Casaccio to the team. Susan first discovered the benefits of massage after her oldest son injured his back and she gave him back rubs to help him heal. Susan then enrolled at the Cortiva Institute Massage Therapy School in the Chicago area, and graduated from the program in 2016. At the Center, she primarily uses massage to provide stress relief and treat specific health conditions.

Types of massage offered at the Center •

Swedish massage uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping.

Deep massage uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue.

Sports massage is used for preventing or treating sports’ injuries.

Trigger point massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form from injuries or overuse.

Call 623-832-WELL (9355) today to schedule a massage with one of our licensed massage therapists. Discounted massage packages are available.

Superfoods Salad Ingredients • • • • • • • • • • • •

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

1/3 cup raspberry vinegar 2 tablespoons snipped fresh mint 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 cups packaged fresh baby spinach leaves 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped 1 ounce semisoft goat cheese, crumbled 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. For vinaigrette: In a screw-top jar, combine vinegar, mint, honey, oil and salt. Cover and shake well. 2. In a large bowl, toss together spinach, chicken, strawberries, blueberries, walnuts and goat cheese. Transfer to salad plates. Drizzle with vinaigrette and sprinkle with pepper.

Nutritional Information: PER SERVING: 303 calories; 13 g total fat (2 g sat. fat); 63 mg cholesterol; 249 mg sodium; 22 g carbohydrates (3 g fiber, 14 g sugars); 26 g protein. Makes: 4 servings. Serving Size: 2 cups. For more healthy recipes, visit Recipe originally appeared on

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Register by phone Starting June 20! 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/Juniper Room — Support Services, 2nd Floor, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City

Banner Boswell/Ponderosa Conf. Room —

Support Services, 2nd Floor, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City

Banner Thunderbird/Conf. Room #5 — 5555 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale

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

Sun Valley Lodge — 12415 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City The Colonnade — 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise 12 LiveWell • The Sun Health Way

General Registration Opens June 20!

BRAIN HEALTH Ways to Love Your Brain Thursday, Jul. 27; 10 to 11 a.m. Brain health is important at any age. Join Michelle Toft, MSW, to discover ways to maintain healthy memory, identify signs of potential dementia, and walk away with helpful ideas to love your brain! Location: La Loma Village H&R CANCER CARE Healthy Meal Prep for Cancer Fridays, Jul. 7 and 21; 10 to 11 a.m. Focusing on Dairy Alternatives (7/7) and Fiber Fuel (7/21), 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 Prevention & Detection of Skin Cancer Tuesday, Jul. 11; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Devon Updegraff, PA-C, will advise you on how to prevent and detect skin cancer. Location: Sun Valley Lodge Skin Cancer: A Primary Care Perspective Wednesday, Jul. 19; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Board-Certified Internist Dr. Robert West, from Arrowhead Health Centers, will cover types of skin cancer and treatment options upon diagnosis. NOTE: Dr. West is interviewed about skin cancer on Page 10. Location: The Colonnade Traditional Chinese Medicine: Addressing the Side Effects of Cancer Wednesday, Jul. 12; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. JoDee Chenaur, LAc, with Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, teaches alternative methods to counteract unpleasant side effects of cancer treatment by using acupuncture, herbs, meditation and movement therapy. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R

HEALTH & WELLBEING This is Only a Test…a Senior Fitness Test! Thursday, Jul. 13; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Senior Fitness Test™ was designed to assess functional fitness - the physical ability to perform normal everyday activities safely and independently. Join Exercise Physiologist and Certified Health Coach Rhonda Zonoozi to learn more about what is included in the actual test and how you can sign up for it in the future. Location: The Colonnade Common Colorectal Problems Friday, Jul. 14; 11 a.m. to noon Sushil Raj Pandey, MD, will share his experiences with colorectal disease, ranging from simple hemorrhoids to cancer. Due to social stigma, some patients seek help late in the disease process. Location: La Loma Village H&R Chronic Kidney Disease: Recognition & Management Tuesday, Jul. 18; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mandeep Sahani, MD, discusses kidney disease including what questions to ask your physician, stages, signs and symptoms as well as treatment and timely intervention. Location: La Loma Village – MPR   Wounds, Bandages & Dressings Thursday, Jul. 20; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. What happens when you have a wound? Tharesh Udupa, DPM, explains wound treatments and how to promote wound healing. Location: PORA Who or What is Pushing Your Buttons? Monday, Jul. 24; 1 to 2 p.m. Kaye Bahr, mind-body wellness practitioner, uses guided imagery to reframe your thoughts and beliefs around stress, while promoting understanding of how it affects your life and health. Location: Faith Presbyterian Church

The Secrets of Optimal Aging Wednesday, Jul. 26; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Kathy O’Connor, MS, outreach/program manager at Banner Sun Health Research Institute, shares secrets to longer and healthier living and discusses the Center for Health Aging Longevity Study and how you can get involved. Location: Banner Boswell/Juniper Conf. Room What’s Holding You Down? Friday, Jul. 28; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Ever packed for a trip and realized you had way more than you needed to take along? Planning for life’s next act is very similar. Facilitator Linda Burridge, a certified professional coach, guides you through ways to unclutter your life and pack the bag you need to get started on your life's next adventure. Location: The Colonnade MEMORY CARE Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, Jul. 5 & 19; 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 Functional Eating for Fabulous Skin Tuesday, Jul. 25; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Your skin is your largest organ. What we put on our plates has an impact on the health and appearance of the skin. Join Sun Health’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Tracy Garrett as she discusses ways to improve your skin, one bite at a time. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R

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To Register for Classes Starting June 20, Call 623-207-1703

July 2017

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 CY7: Jul. 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28 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 YO4: Jul. 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28 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 TC7: Jul. 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28 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 Mondays – 1 to 2 p.m.; Series ST7: Jul. 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28 This low-intensity class uses bands, body weight and other items to train the upper- and lower-body muscle groups.

PLAN AHEAD FOR THESE EDUCATIONAL SERIES BY REGISTERING NOW! Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training This accredited 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 and most insurance providers, and requires a physician referral. Register at least one week prior to the start of the series. Tuesday, Aug. 1 Center for Health & Wellbeing; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Banner Boswell/Juniper Room; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 Banner Thunderbird/Conf. Room 5; 9 to 11 a.m.

NDPP A 16-week National Diabetes Prevention Program followed by eight monthly maintenance sessions led by Center for Health & Wellbeing staff. This researchbased program focuses on weight management, nutrition, exercise and behavior modification for lifestyle changes to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. To register, please call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register and inquire about the cost. Thursday, Aug 31

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Center for Health & Wellbeing; 11 a.m. to noon Banner Boswell/Ponderosa Room; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

July Classes & Events At-A-Glance Mon





10 • Chair Yoga (CY7); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal Health

(YO4); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC7); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training for Health (ST7); 1 to 2 p.m.

• Prevention and Detection of

Skin Cancer; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

(YO4); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC7); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training for Health (ST7); 1 to 2 p.m.


• Chair Yoga (CY7); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal Health

(YO4); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC7); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training for Health (ST7); 1 to 2 p.m. • Who or What is Pushing Your Buttons; 1 to 2 p.m.

Fabulous Skin; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

31 • Chair Yoga (CY7); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal Health

13 • This is Only a Test;

• Skin Cancer;

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

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

Problems; 11 a.m. to noon

20 • Wounds, Bandages &

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

26 • The Secrets of Optimal

14 • Common Colorectal

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.


25 • Functional Eating for

Cancer; 10 to 11 a.m.


18 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

• Healthy Meal Prep for

3 to 4 p.m.

• Traditional Chinese



• Dementia Support Group;

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

• Chronic Kidney Disease;




17 • Chair Yoga (CY7); 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal Health


21 • Healthy Meal Prep for

Cancer; 10 to 11 a.m.


27 • Ways to Love Your Brain;

10 to 11 a.m.

• What’s Holding You Down?;

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.



(YO4); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

• Tai Chi (TC7); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training for Health

(ST7); 1 to 2 p.m.

Register online

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Buy a Bed to Support Banner Del E. Webb

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is expanding to meet the needs of the West Valley. A new Progressive Care Unit with advanced technology and private rooms will open later this year. Sun Health Foundation and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center have made a commitment to further invest in the quality of health care in our community by funding $5.9M of the estimated $10.9M project cost. We are looking to the community to support the remaining $5 million, and buying a bed ensures your donation will impact every patient receiving care at the new Progressive Care Unit.

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$ 5,000+


$ 1,000+

Support your community hospital by buying a bed today.

Sun Health Foundation is the exclusive fundraising organization for Banner Del E. Webb and Banner Boswell medical centers. To donate, visit or call 623-832-5330.

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July 2017