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t’s that time of year when we find ourselves willing to walk an extra 100 feet across hot blacktop to park in that shady spot. And, other than maybe sprinting from one air-conditioned place to another, some of us might even get a bit lax with our physical activity as a result of the heat. While we do not need to be exercise fanatics, it is important to make sure we maintain functional fitness all year long, and do so safely. Functional fitness has to do with our ability to safely handle everyday activities like picking up a bag of groceries or getting in and out of the bathtub, and it is the topic of one of my favorite stories this month in LiveWell. In it, you will learn more about functional fitness, as well as get some tips for fitness at home. Speaking of fitness, Grandview Terrace Fitness Coordinator Katherine McDonnell has been studying age-related muscle decline in an effort to help our residents stay physically fit and active at any age. You will learn about her work and her selection—along with Sun Health Exercise Physiologist Rhonda Zonoozi—to present these findings at the International Council on Active Aging annual conference taking place in October in Orlando, Florida.
...it is important to make sure we maintain functional fitness all year long, and do so safely
Two friends of Sun Health Foundation credit their drive to stay physically active with bringing them together at a chance meeting. Jack Kurrle and Joan Anderson found unexpected love and are united in their active approach to retirement and their support of Sun Health Foundation.
Of course, everyone has their own goals and expectations, and Sun Health is here to help you. One way is through our Sun Health at Home program, which is the first in the Southwest to offer continuing care at home services. In this issue, we help explain the difference between long-term care insurance and continuing care at home. When it is time to make a decision, we want you to be informed. As always, thank you for reading LiveWell. If you have thoughts to share or questions for us, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sun Health exercise physiologist Rhonda Zonoozi leads a class at the Center for Health & Wellbeing in Surprise
Functional Fitness What it is and how you can improve it
By Alison Stanton
hat do picking up a bag of groceries, getting in and out of the bathtub, and pulling the trash can to the curb all have in common? They are all examples of having functional fitness—a term that Rhonda J. Zonoozi, BS, CHWC, EP-C, says is very important for seniors to embrace. Rhonda, who is an exercise physiologist and health coach at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, defines functional fitness as having the strength, energy, mobility and balance to do everyday activities safely. “Functional fitness also affects selfcare, and the ability to care for oneself independently,” she says. In addition to helping people complete their daily living tasks, like vacuuming and dusting, putting their canned goods away and walking to the mailbox, being functionally fit can help seniors to stay independent later in life, Rhonda says. 4 LiveWell • The Sun Health Way
“Having functional fitness can also improve quality of life, and it may help reduce the chances of falling.” As for how functional fitness is measured, Rhonda says the Senior Fitness Test, which was developed by Dr. Roberta Rikli and Dr. Jessie Jones as part of the LifeSpan Wellness Program at Fullerton University, is considered by many to be the gold standard. The simple and easy-to-use battery of tests assess the levels of functional fitness in older adults and is ideal for fitness and health care professionals, physical therapists and other people who work with seniors. The tests include common activities like getting up from a chair, lifting and reaching, along with a walk test or stepin-place test. “The Senior Fitness Test was specifically designed to measure lower body and upper body strength and flexibility, along with aerobic endurance
and dynamic balance,” Rhonda says. People who are having issues with their functional fitness levels will often realize they have trouble doing the activities they used to take for granted. “They may find it harder to get in and out of the car or the bathtub,” Rhonda adds. For people who feel their functional fitness is not where it should be, Rhonda offers plenty of encouragement. “It is never too late to start making changes to one’s level of functional fitness. I’ve seen people in their 80s and 90s make improvements,” she says.
To learn more about the Senior Fitness Test and how you can assess and improve your functional fitness, call the Center for Health & Wellbeing at (623) 832-WELL (9355).
At-home Fitness Tips
hen it comes to being as functionally fit as possible, people should try to stay as active as they can.
“Inactivity is a big culprit when it comes to
problems with functional fitness,” Rhonda says. “As people get older, they can become inactive, which weakens the muscles and the bones and make them more frail.” Fortunately, there are numerous simple
Veggie and Chicken
exercises people can do at home to help improve their functional fitness. For example: • Sit down and then get up from a chair several times in a row. Strive to be able to do this 10 to 15 times, without using the hands. • Stand and hold onto the back of a sturdy and safe chair. Rise up slowly onto the toes, and then slowly come back down. This will strengthen the calf muscles. • Stand next to something secure and practice standing and balancing on one foot and then the other. Strive for a goal of 20 to 30 seconds on each side. • To help with upper body strength, try wall pushups; keep the body straight and push away from the wall for several repetitions. • Seated situps can help strengthen the midsection and trunk muscles. Sit in a chair with the back straight and arms folded across the chest, and lean forward and then back up to the seated position.
Selected by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Tracy Garrett from the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing for its nutritional content
Salad • 1 cup uncooked whole-wheat elbow pasta • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced • 1/2 cup cucumber (peeled), diced • 1/2 cup small broccoli florets • 1 large carrot, diced • 1 cup cooked chicken breast, diced Dressing • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain. 2. In a large bowl, mix together the pasta, red bell pepper, cucumber, broccoli, carrots and chicken. 3. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour the dressing over the pasta, vegetables and chicken and mix well. Serve. Prep time: 15 minutes
For more information about exercises that can help with functional fitness, check out the Go4Life program from the National Institute on Aging at www.go4life.nia.nih.gov. SunHealthLiveWell.org
Serving Size: 1 cup, Calories 205, Carbohydrate 25 g, Protein 15 g, Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 0.9 g, Sugars 4 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g, Cholesterol 35 mg, Sodium 160 mg, Potassium 280 mg For more healthy recipes, visit SunHealthLiveWell.org Recipe originally appeared on http://www.diabetes.org/mfa-recipes/ recipes/2015-02-veggie-and-chicken-pasta.html
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Katherine McDonnell works with Grandview Terrace resident Nancy Pauuwe
Grandview Terrace fitness coordinator selected to present research findings at the International Council on Active Aging 2017 Conference
By Shanna Hogan
ix years ago, Grandview Terrace Fitness Coordinator Katherine McDonnell proposed a question: Is it possible for someone in their 80s to gain muscle? In October, Katherine will present her findings answering that question at the International Council on Active Aging annual conference in Orlando, Florida. Her presentation, “Turn Back the Clock,” was selected from among 400 submissions. Rhonda Zonoozi, Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing exercise physiologist, will join Katherine at the conference to talk about sarcopenia -age-related muscle decline. For example, after the age of 30, inactive people can lose 3 to 5 percent of their muscle mass each decade.
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Katherine first asked that question in 2011, when she was hired by Sun Health Senior Living to coordinate fitness programming for residents of the independent living communities in Surprise and Sun City West. Around this time, her department received a new machine called the “InBody230,” with technology that calculates a person’s body composition, including percentage of fat and muscle. “I was tasked with developing a program to use this machine,” Katherine says. “That’s when I decided to use it as the core for developing the program.” Katherine began by testing the body composition of the residents at Grandview Terrace in Sun City West. Over a two-year period, the results were eye-opening.
“I noticed a trend that almost everybody was ‘over fat’ and ‘under muscled,’” she says. “I kept an eye on that trend, and wondered if there was anything I could do with that information.” “Sarcopenia was rampant among my seniors,” she adds. After consulting with her mentors, Katherine developed the thesis. “I wondered if it were even possible for someone in their 80s to change that,” she says. “That was the question I asked myself: ‘What would happen if I developed a program that would prove or disprove that?’” When she first implemented the study in 2016, 14 residents volunteered. After measuring their body composition, the volunteers were instructed to gradually increase the
YOUR BEST LIFE “Much to my surprise, I found, at the end, that it was actually possible for someone in their 80s, in as little as two months, to put on muscle weight” intensity of their workouts over an eight-week period. The residents had access to group fitness classes and the oncampus gym. At the end of those two months, Katherine used the InBody machine to retest their body composition and compile the data. “Much to my surprise, I found, at the end, that it was actually possible for someone in their 80s, in as little as two months, to put on muscle weight,” Katherine says. “It was shocking to me. You figure by the time you get into your 80s, what you’ve got is pretty much what you’ve got to work with. And that’s just not true.” According to Rhonda, “The less muscle mass older adults have, the less they are able to do activities of daily living. And they tend to lose their independence if they have sarcopenia and don’t do anything about it.” Katherine spent months applying to professional conferences to present her results before being selected by the International Council on Active Aging. She hopes that by sharing her findings, other octogenarians will be inspired to exercise, while more communities can learn to develop their own sarcopenia programs. “I thought, ‘If I can do it for my residents, certainly someone else can do that for their residents,’” she says. “I think this is an exciting program, and people can learn from it.” Sun Health is offering a class about sarcopenia on Aug. 25. Class details can be found at the top of page 13.
Masterpiece Living® Boosts Successful Aging Jackie Lusson,
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e’ve all heard this before: You’re as young as you feel. At Sun Health Senior Living, those
are words we live by. We know that an attitude of health and wellbeing has no age barrier at all! We also know that Masterpiece Living® plays a vital role in fostering that attitude. Masterpiece Living is a cultural approach to successful aging that guides us at Sun Health. It is built around four key components including, social, intellectual, spiritual and physical engagement. The components work together to improve our lives, whether taking part in our Life Enrichment program or staying fit through regular exercise. At Sun Health Senior Living, we offer a full range of classes and programs designed to promote successful aging. Residents can take advantage of on-site fitness programs with personal instructors, indoor and outdoor pools and walking paths. Our wellness classes help educate residents on a range of topics such as heart health and personal safety. In addition, residents can take their pick of nutritious meal options that promote better health. Residents also have access to services such as massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, hair styling and coloring in their own private spa. I believe that society has a real misconception about retirement living today. In communities like
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ours, you see people staying active, trying new things and committing to a healthy lifestyle. This has been proven to enhance our “healthspan” and everyone wants that!
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Chance meeting for Jack Kurrle and Joan Anderson puts couple on new road together By Susie Steckner
ack Kurrle has spent a lifetime on the road, cycling from town to town, state to state, coast to coast. Joan Anderson has logged plenty of miles too, faithfully walking every day to stay healthy and fit. Jack doesn’t know exactly how many times he rode past Joan’s Sun City West home on his daily rides over the years. But he remembers the day they met. Joan was walking down the street and, on a whim, Jack decided to stop and chat. Jack was just in time - Joan was moments away from turning the corner and walking out of view. “So 10 seconds later and we never would have met,” Joan recalls. That chance meeting led to a phone call and plans to get together. “And the rest is history,” Jack says. The couple, both of whom had lost spouses, weren’t looking for love, but found it, and two years later are enjoying a new chapter together. Both have goals to remain active and fit, and understand the importance of expert and accessible health care in their community. That’s why they are big believers in Sun Health Foundation, which supports a broad range of health and education programs and services in the Northwest Valley. Jack's support of Sun Health Foundation includes a charitable gift annuity, which benefits the Foundation and gives him a tax deduction and an income stream for his lifetime.
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Not long ago, the couple established plans to provide gifts through their independent estates. In part, this was motivated by the excellent care Joan received recently at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. Joan was sure she was fine that day in May, but Jack insisted she go to the emergency department to be checked. “If I hadn’t gone, I wouldn’t be here now,” she says. She was very pleased with the communication process in the emergency room through admission and the coordination of specialist tests and doctors. “We are so lucky to have a hospital in our neighborhood. I can’t think of anything that is more important for this community,” Joan says of Del E. Webb. “It’s just a growing, wonderful place, and to be able to be a part of it and support it is a gift for us.” Neither Joan nor Jack are content to simply sit around in retirement. Joan spent nearly 30 years at Honeywell/Alliant Tech where she retired as a manager of cost estimating
and cost analysis. When she moved to Sun City West in 1985, she became involved in community activities and also committed to walking a couple of miles every day. Due to recent health concerns, Joan cut back on walking, but she is working to get back up to speed. “I’m going for 108 years,” Joan says emphatically with a laugh. Jack enjoyed a long career as a tool and die engineer and had the pleasure of building his family home. In retirement, he took on a volunteer job as a member of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Posse. Cycling has long been a part of Jack’s life, with fun and challenging rides across the country. Today, he averages about 100 miles a week. The couple’s support of Sun Health Foundation is vital, said Pamela Gralton Kohnen, senior development director. “The generosity that Joan and Jack have provided to help make sure this care is here for the future is incredible,” she says.
“We are so lucky to have a hospital in our neighborhood. I can’t think of anything that is more important”
A BALANCED APPROACH TO
GIVING S I M P L E S O LU T I O N S F O R L I F E ’ S F I NAN CIAL CHALLE N G E S
T By Sharon Thornton, JD, LL.M, Exec. VP and Chief Philanthropy Officer 623-832-5582
he two hurdles we hear most about when it comes to giving are lack of resources and a desire to put family first. We can help! Read on to see how these obstacles are easily overcome.
Obstacle: Family Obligations
I have children and grandchildren to worry about, and they come first. Solution: Estate planning attorneys can explain the various methods available to fulfill your philanthropic desires without jeopardizing your family’s security. The easiest approach is to remember Sun Health through a gift in your will or living trust. This gift supports our future work, and you can change your mind at any time.
Obstacle: On a Budget I am not rich. There is only so much money to go around. Solution: Rather than make a gift of cash now to support our work, consider the following giving options. Bonus: they also offer important tax savings for you and your family. • Stock. For gifts of appreciated stock that you have owned longer than one year, you receive an income tax charitable deduction for their full fair market value — not the price you originally paid for them. • Life insurance policies. You can donate a policy you no longer need or simply name Sun Health as the beneficiary. • Retirement plan assets. Highly taxed when left to heirs, this makes an excellent charitable gift through your estate. • Real estate. You can donate your home now and still live there for the rest of your life. If you would like help identifying a gift to fit your goals, please call me directly at 623-832-5582 or email me at email@example.com to discuss details. Information provided by The Stelter Company
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SUN HEALTH AT HOME
Understanding the difference between longterm care insurance and Sun Health at Home
By Meghann Finn Sepulveda
esearch shows that about 70 percent of people turning 65 will need some sort of long-term care. But determining future health care needs can be daunting. There are many options to consider before choosing a plan that works best. Unlike a long-term care insurance policy, Sun Health at Home is a unique and comprehensive continuing care at home program that offers support and coordinated services designed to allow seniors to remain safely in their homes as they age.
A personalized, wellness-based approach
All Sun Health at Home members are partnered with a wellness coordinator/registered nurse case manager, who serves as a personal advocate by managing all aspects of health, wellness and long-term care. Wellness coordinators work closely with members to create individualized plans that encourage and promote independent living by conducting home safety assessments, identifying reputable provider referrals, explaining benefits, helping to navigate the health care system and arranging transportation, among other highly personalized services. If a member does eventually require in-home
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caregiving or care in an assisted living, memory support or skilled care residence, the wellness coordinator will arrange needed services and provide support to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible.
No waiting periods
As opposed to a long-term care insurance policy, the Sun Health at Home program does not require a waiting period before members can begin receiving benefits. “Long-term care policies typically require a 90day waiting period or longer,” says Barbara Mason, executive director of Sun Health at Home. “Our members can immediately access the services they need, when they need them.” In addition, Sun Health at Home does not require a physician to determine coverage eligibility. “With long-term care policies, a person must be deficient in two or more activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, dressing or toileting, before services can be initiated,” Barbara says. “Members in our program can immediately activate home services when just one deficiency – temporary or permanent – is identified.”
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. • Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m.
• Thursday, Aug. 24 at 9:30 a.m.
• Thursday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. • Wednesday, Aug. 23 at noon Palmbrook Country Club, 9350 W Greenway Road, Sun City
The Sun Health at Home program, which is regulated by the Arizona Department of Insurance, can be a cost-effective alternative or complement a long-term care insurance policy. “We realize that some people may already have an existing long-term care insurance policy in place,” Barbara says. “Our classic plan is designed to work with and strengthen existing LTC policies, while our other plans provide a robust alternative to long-term care insurance for those who do not yet have a plan in place for their long-term needs.” Long-term care policies often have a lifetime cap on covered services, which can be challenging because Medicare does not cover these expenses. “People are now living a lot longer,” Barbara says. “The average cost to stay in a skilled nursing facility is approximately $77,000 per
Visit sunhealthathome.org/seminar or call 623-227-HOME (4663) to RSVP
year, which can wipe out hard-earned assets and cause financial hardships.” Sun Heath at Home does not have a lifetime cap on benefits and instead provides a Life Care benefit, which guarantees that benefits are provided for the duration of a member’s life. Sun Health at Home is designed as a prepaid plan to protect members’ assets by helping them to avoid the threat of rising health care costs. Members pay a one-time membership amount and a monthly fee to belong to the program. “We have five membership plans available, with varying levels of service and coverage,” Barbara says. “We offer basic and more inclusive plans, tailored to our members’ needs.” Visit sunhealthathome.org or attend a Discovery Seminar to learn more about this innovative approach to aging in place.
“Our members can immediately access the services they need, when they need them” SunHealthLiveWell.org
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BRAIN HEALTH Exercise Your Parkinson’s Disease Monday, Aug. 7; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Physical Therapist Celeste Delap will demonstrate key exercises and explain how exercise has a positive impact for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Location: The Colonnade CANCER CARE Healthy Meal Prep for Cancer Friday, Aug. 4 and 18; 10 to 11 a.m. Focusing on “Salads in a Snap” (8/4) and “Snacks on the Go” (8/18), 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 Supplements & Cancer Care Thursday, Aug. 17; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Heather Paulson, ND, naturopathic oncologist, will discuss what you need to know about supplements during and after cancer treatment. Location: PORA DIABETES CARE Diabetes Self-Management Education This accredited five-week course provides the guidance needed to help prevent or delay 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. Starts Tuesday, Aug. 1: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Center for Health & Wellbeing 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Banner Boswell/Juniper Conf. Room Starts Wednesday, Aug. 2: 9 to 11 a.m.; Banner Thunderbird/Conf. Room 5
Prediabetes: Knowing if You are at Risk & What You Can Do About It One out of three American adults has prediabetes, and most do not know it. Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Join Sun Health’s Rhonda Zonoozi to learn how people with prediabetes can prevent or delay diabetes with lifestyle changes. Wednesday, Aug. 2; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Location: Banner Boswell/Juniper Conf. Room Thursday, Aug. 3; 10 to 11 a.m. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing Diabetes Prevention (Prediabetes) Program A 16-week National Diabetes Prevention Program followed by seven monthly maintenance sessions led by Center for Health & Wellbeing staff. This research-based program focuses on weight management, nutrition, exercise and behavior modification for lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register and inquire about the cost. Starts Thursday, Aug. 31: 11 a.m. to noon; Center for Health & Wellbeing 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Banner Boswell/Ponderosa Conf. Room HEALTH & WELLBEING
Lifestyle Interventions for Age-Related Muscle Loss Friday, Aug. 25; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sarcopenia is the age-related, progressive loss of skeletal muscle that can lead to mobility issues, weak bones, falls and fractures and a loss of physical function and independence. Join Center for Health & Wellbeing staff to learn how exercise and nutrition can help prevent or treat sarcopenia. Note: This class has a $10 fee. Location: The Colonnade Solutions for Minimizing Foot Pain Wednesday, Aug. 30; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Pedorthist Patti Vukich with Foot Solutions will share ways to properly support your feet to prevent straining other areas of your body. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R Incontinence and an Active Lifestyle Thursday, Aug. 31; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Jenny LaGreca, incontinence care consultant from Comfort Plus, to learn the common causes of incontinence, how nutrition can affect this condition and what to look for in related products. Location: The Colonnade HEART HEALTH
Healthy Aging through Fitness, Proper Diet, Movement Therapy & Meditation Wednesday, Aug. 9; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Licensed Acupuncturist JoDee Chenaur, LAc, shares the secrets of traditional Chinese medicine, which prescribes various ways to age gracefully through proper diet, exercise, meditation and herbal tonics. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R
Romance – Improving Your Heart Tuesday, Aug. 22; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Marina Mitchell, BSN, RN, will reveal the impact of romance upon heart health. How do medications affect your ability to enjoy romance? What are the benefits as well as the impact of neglecting romance? Location: Grandview Terrace H&R
The Truths & Myths of Fixing Your Hearing Tuesday, Aug. 15; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Join Audiologist Dan Hewson, MS, to learn about current technology and trends to address hearing loss. Location: La Loma Village MPR
Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, Aug. 2 & 16; 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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Caregiver Tips & Resources Wednesday, Aug. 16; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator, Marty Finley, MEd, will discuss tips for caregivers and share area resources for those who are caring for a loved one with dementia. Location: The Colonnade NUTRITION Fueling for Fitness Monday, Aug. 28; 1 to 2 p.m. Join Sun Health’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Tracy Garrett to learn the impact that the food and beverages we consume have on your ability to optimally complete a workout or an athletic event. Location: Faith Presbyterian Church PHYSICAL FITNESS All classes held at Center for Health & Wellbeing Note: Physical fitness classes are offered in an eight-class series for $40.
Fit and Balanced ~NEW SERIES!~ Wednesdays – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Series FAB1: Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30; Sept. 6, 13, 20 & 27 This eight-week beginner-level, low-intensity class will focus on the strength, flexibility and balance exercises used in A Matter of Balance program with gradual progression, using a chair as support. Participants must be able to stand independently. Chair Yoga Wednesdays – 8 to 9 a.m.; Series CY10: Aug. 16, 23, 30; Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4 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 YR5: Aug. 16, 23, 30; Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4 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.
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Tai Chi Wednesdays – 11 a.m. to noon; Series TC10: Aug. 16, 23, 30; Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4 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 ST10: Aug. 18, 25; Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6 This low-intensity class uses bands, body weight and other items to train the upper- and lower-body muscle groups. SAFETY Balance & Strength Training Wednesdays - 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30; Sept. 6, 13, 20 & 27 This advanced eight-week series emphasizes balance exercises, along with leg and core strength training, in a group setting. Home exercises will be provided. Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist, will be the instructor. Participants must be able to stand without assistance. Call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register and inquire about cost. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing
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9 to 11 a.m. (1 of 5) • Prediabetes: Knowing if You Are at Risk; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. • Dementia Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.
8 • Diabetes Self-Management;
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (2 of 5) • Diabetes Self-Management; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (2 of 5)
3 • Prediabetes: Knowing if You
Are at Risk; 10 to 11 a.m.
• Healthy Meal Prep for
Cancer; 10 to 11 a.m.
• Diabetes Self-Management;
9 to 11 a.m. (2 of 5)
• Healthy Aging through
Fitness; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
• Fit & Balanced; 1:30 to 2:30
p.m. (1 of 8)
• Balance & Strength;
3:30 to 4:30 p. m. (1 of 8)
15 • Diabetes Self-Management;
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (3 of 5) • Truths & Myths of Hearing; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (3 of 5)
22 • Diabetes Self-Management;
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (4 of 5) • Romance & Your Heart; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (4 of 5)
28 • Fueling for Fitness;
1 to 2 p.m.
29 • Diabetes Self-Management;
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (5 of 5) • Diabetes Self-Management; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (5 of 5)
16 • Chair Yoga (CY10); 8 to 9 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9 to 11 a.m. (3 of 5) • Caregiver Tips; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Yoga for Relaxation (YR5); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC10); 11 a.m. to noon • Fit & Balanced; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (2 of 8) • Dementia Support; 3 to 4 p.m. • Balance & Strength; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (2 of 8)
• Supplements & Cancer Care;
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Cancer; 10 to 11 a.m.
• Strength Training (ST10);
11 a.m. to noon
• Chair Yoga (CY10); 8 to 9 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9 to 11 a.m. (4 of 5) • Yoga for Relaxation (YR5); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC10); 11 a.m. to noon • Fit & Balanced; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (3 of 8) • Balance & Strength; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (3 of 8)
• Age-Related Muscle Loss;
9:30 to 11 a.m.
• Strength Training (ST10);
11 a.m. to noon
• Chair Yoga (CY10); 8 to 9 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9 to 11 a.m. (5 of 5) • Yoga for Relaxation (YR5); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Minimizing Foot Pain; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC10); 11 a.m. to noon • Fit & Balanced; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (4 of 8) • Balance & Strength; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (4 of 8)
• Healthy Meal Prep for
31 • Incontinence & Active
Lifestyle; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
• Diabetes Prevention;
11 a.m. to noon (1 of 16) • Diabetes Prevention; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (1 of 16)
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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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Published on Jul 6, 2017