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Celebrating Your Health & Lifestyle

September 2016

The Sun Health Way

Enriching Experiences

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Sun Health Senior Living staff find their own lives enriched by residents

Feeling Right at Home Couples enjoy staying healthy at home

Caring for Memory

The signs, the resources and the support for you and your loved ones

Art of

Giving For our community friends

Sun City resident shares her art and long-term investment plans


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s we get older, it’s natural to not feel as mentally sharp as we once did. And sure, forgetting things on occasion happens, but memory loss that disrupts your daily life can be a sign of something more serious. September is World Alzheimer’s Month. I encourage you to read about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia from the perspective of our Memory Care Navigator Marty Finley, M.Ed., to gain insights and learn more about the resources available to you at Sun Health and beyond. One thing that helps keep us young in mind and body is engaging in life enrichment activities. In this issue, you will learn about our Sun ...these couples find Health Senior Living Life comfort in being Enrichment staff, who are able to receive responsible for building continuing care in programs that are socially, intellectually, physically and spiritually their own homes... fulfilling for our residents and staff. You will also meet two couples who are Sun Health at Home members: Wilber and Eva Smith and Mitch and Carol Irlenborn. Their stories remind us that a home is so much more than a building. There are emotions and memories and a sense of belonging that connect us to our homes. As they manage various health issues, these couples find comfort in being members of a continuing care at home program such as Sun Health at Home. And lastly in this issue, you will meet Maxine Kaiser, a vibrant 97-year-old, and learn about her decision to give to the Sun Health Foundation and its various programs through charitable gift annuities. You will also learn a thing or two about living a long life from this retired teacher. As always, whether you have questions about Sun Health’s programs and services or want to share an opinion about LiveWell, we would love to hear from you. Email us at information@sunhealth.org anytime. Stay Healthy,

Ron Guziak President & CEO, Sun Health

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SUN HEALTH AT HOME

September 2016, Issue 13 SUN HEALTH 14719 W. Grand Avenue Surprise, AZ 85374 623.832.5350 information@sunhealth.org sunhealth.org SUN HEALTH FOUNDATION 623.832.5330 sunhealthfoundation.org SUN HEALTH SENIOR LIVING 623.236.3767 sunhealthseniorliving.org Jackie Lusson Corp Dir. of Sales  randview Terrace  G Bhakti Gosalia, Exec. Dir. 623.975.8014  L a Loma Village Susan Davis, Exec. Dir. 623.537.7521  T he Colonnade Barbara Foster, Exec. Dir. 623.236.3770 SUN HEALTH at HOME Terri Cluff, Exec. Dir. 623.227.HOME (4663) sunhealthathome.org CENTER FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING 623.832.WELL (9355) sunhealthwellbeing.org SUN HEALTH LEADERSHIP Ronald Guziak, President and CEO Bill Sellner, Exec. VP and CFO Joe La Rue, Exec. VP Sharon Grambow, Exec. VP and COO Sun Health Senior Living Jennifer Drago, Exec. VP-Population Health Sharon Thornton, E xec. VP and Chief Philanthropy Officer Ron Austerlade, Chief Marketing Officer

SUN HEALTH MARKETING Ken Reinstein, Marketing Dir. John Tucker, Public Relations Jennifer Alexander, Design Danielle Kuskowski, Programs

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Sun Health at Home members Eva and Wilber Smith

4   Enriching Experiences

Sun Health Senior Living staff find their own lives enriched by residents

Feeling Right at Home Couples enjoy staying healthy in their own homes

8   Art of Giving

A Charitable Gift Annuity will benefit a family for years to come

10   Caring for Memory

The signs, the resources and the support for you and your loved ones

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Sun Health Community Education class listings, events & activities

15   Healthy U Calendar

September classes & events at a glance

Maxine Kaiser

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On the Cover: Sun Health Foundation donor Maxine Kaiser shows off some of her art

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SENIOR LIVING

Enriching Experiences Sun Health Senior Living staff find their own lives enriched by residents By Shanna Hogan

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t Sun Health Senior Living’s three Life Care communities, Paula Sikes, Hilda Abarca and Kari Curry are responsible for the rewarding duty of overseeing

the important role of life enrichment. It's their job to enhance the residents' experience and change the perception of aging by incorporating socially, intellectually, physically and spiritually fulfilling activities into their daily routines. Those are the four tenets of successful aging as advocated through a nationally recognized program known as Masterpiece Living®, which is designed to help seniors thrive in their daily lives. For these life enrichment team members, it's

HILDA ABARCA Grandview Terrace in Sun City West

Over the past five years at Grandview Terrace, Hilda Abarca says many of the residents have grown to be like members of her family. "I feel like a lot of them are family members. And I continue to learn so much from them," she says. "It's amazing how much these residents live life to the fullest, and it’s a great example." Hilda says working with residents continues to inspire her. "Just because they have gotten to a certain age, they don't put themselves in that

West, La Loma Village in Litchfield Park and

stereotype that they are seniors," she says.

The Colonnade at Sun City Grand in Surprise

"They are older adults, but they are still

that truly enrich the staff while they work to

living their lives. And they don't take any

enrich the residents' lives.

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the residents at Grandview Terrace in Sun City

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PAULA SIKES

KARI CURRY

The Colonnade in Surprise Learning from the residents at The Colonnade is the most fulfilling part of the job for Paula Sikes. "It's just such a privilege for me to know these people," says Paula, who has worked for Sun Health for seven years. "It enriches my life every day." Among the favorite aspects of her job is an activity called "Everyone Has a Story," in which residents share short presentations about their lives. Paula often organizes PowerPoint presentations to coordinate with their speeches. Paula is honored that the residents trust her with their most-treasured memories. "My job is very rewarding and gives me a sense of purpose," she says. "If what I do reflects positively on the life of a resident, it totally makes me happy, and gives me a sense of fulfillment in my job."

La Loma Village in Litchfield Park Kari Curry says her job is much more than just keeping the residents of La Loma Village entertained. "It's not just about entertaining; it's about helping "It's not people grow," says Kari, who just about has worked at Sun Health for entertaining; 10 years. "We achieve this by it's about approaching it with the mindset that everyone still wants to learn helping people grow," and be fulfilled and not just entertained." says Kari Kari and her team create meaningful activities to help the residents stay engaged and active. "The residents—that's what keeps us on track," she says. "It's a lot of planning and a lot of work and a lot of time, but the end result is always bonding and learning from our residents. They are inspiring."

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SUN HEALTH AT HOME

Feeling

Home Right At

Couples enjoy staying healthy at home By John Tucker

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hat makes a house a home? Poets, architects, homebuyers and home sellers have pondered the question for ages, and the answer depends on who you ask. We talked to two couples who are members of the Sun Health at Home program to get their perspectives on “home,” and to learn why there’s no place they’d rather be.

The Smiths

Wilber and Eva Smith’s living room is a picture of comfort. His and her recliners, an inviting couch, a big-screen TV, books, crossword-puzzle workbooks and an almost-finished jigsaw puzzle are telltale signs of relaxed refinement. But their definition of home also includes intangibles like happy memories, a sense of belonging and neighborhood connections. “It just feels right,” Wilber said of their Peoria homestead, where they’ve lived nearly 20 years. The couple, married 66 years, saved their whole life to enjoy retirement. This house is their "dream home" where they want to remain as

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long as possible. They also know life provides no guarantees, as recent health problems reminded the 88-year-olds. One thing they worried about was care later in life. They have no children and most relatives live far away. If they needed help, to whom could they turn? Friends have moved into retirement communities, but that held little appeal for them. Thus, they were intrigued when they received an invitation to attend a Discovery Seminar about Sun Health at Home, the first “continuing care at home” program in the Southwest. They liked what they heard. That led to a meeting in their home with membership counselor Joshua Freegard and later with wellness coordinator Jennifer Keiser. “Joshua is very knowledgeable and knows the business well,” said Wilber, a career banker and shrewd customer not easily swayed by sales talk. “I ran the numbers myself and they checked out,” he said. “We don’t need help now, but we want to be prepared for the future.” Eva took special interest in Jennifer’s presentation about how wellness coordinators get to know members personally and learn their

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Wilber & Eva Smith


habits, likes and dislikes and how they arrange for medical and nonmedical services if and when the members need them. “Jennifer is very knowledgeable and personable.” Eva said. The Smiths became members after meeting financial and medical qualifications. And, they are now encouraging their friends to explore the program – the sign of happy clients. “We’re covered,” Wilber said, a subtle sign of relief in his face.

The Irlenborns

For much of their life together, Mitch and Carol Irlenborn hopscotched the country, thanks to the U.S. Air Force and employers. But for the past 20 years, they’ve been rooted in Goodyear’s PebbleCreek community. The Irlenborn’s love of Southwestern and Native American art shows throughout their house, from furnishings, to decorations and even to the kitchen and living room walls, which are accented with Native American symbols. The couple, who met in college, has put a lot of time and energy into making their house homey. They can’t imagine living elsewhere. “It’s familiar. The weather is great overall. Our friends are here. Why move?” Carol asks. Mitch agrees. “We have a lot of memories here. It’s a relaxing place. We have plenty of space.” He mentions that the “big TV” in the living room helps too. The retired Air Force officer and safety engineer in the insurance business, was diagnosed with renal failure a few years ago. He receives dialysis three days a week. He’s also had recurrent cases of skin cancer. Not surprisingly, the Irlenborns were concerned about their future health needs and staying independent. They have two grown children, and five grandchildren. One child lives in California and the other in Arkansas. Like many parents, they don’t want to burden their kids. Mitch has long-term care insurance but Carol does not. They were not sure what to do. Then they came across an article about Sun Health at Home in an issue of LiveWell magazine. The Irlenborns attended a Discovery Seminar and

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after meeting with Executive Director Terri Cluff and team members they decided to join Sun Health at Home. Mitch, however, is a “consultative care member,” due to his existing health issues, a contract option that provides personal wellness coordination of Mitch's health and long-term care needs. The Irlenborns are breathing a lot easier these days because they have a solid plan in place. In fact, they are preparing to do some remodeling, a sign they are ‘feeling right at home.’

Mitch & Carol Irlenborn

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SUN HEALTH FOUNDATION

Sun City resident shares her art and long-term investment plans

give ongoing support to the Foundation and its programs. t 97, Maxine Kaiser is somewhat of an expert “These programs and services will not continue without in longevity. financial support,” she says. Long life, certainly. But also a 60-year Malcolm, for his part, has seen firsthand how those marriage, a lengthy teaching career, and a perpetual programs have assisted his mother. desire to keep learning. As important, Kaiser has been “Maxine has been a proponent of a devoted supporter of Sun Health Sun Health and definitely will Foundation. continue to be,” he says. “They Decades ago, Maxine and her have served her well; they’ve late husband, Marvin, decided served many, many people well. to make small contributions to "We're all in this life together," I think it’s a fine organization. help grow health care programs Maxine and Marvin decided and serve people in need. she says. "No one can together to start giving back Today, Maxine continues to give to the community. It was one of escape our situations through charitable gift annuities countless decisions they shared in (CGA) and has herself benefited as we age." their 60 years of marriage. from the Foundation's good works The most important decision – to through superior health care services actually get married – happened in just available nearby. What’s more, Maxine has days during WWII. Maxine was new to the the comfort of knowing that her annuities will teaching profession and Marvin was serving in benefit her son Malcolm after she is gone. the Army Air Corps. One Friday evening, the young For Maxine, there is no question about the need to couple went to the movies. 8 LiveWell

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“I don’t remember the name of the picture show. And I saw it repeatedly that week because Marvin took me every night after that,” Maxine says with a laugh. Twelve days later, the couple decided they would marry. “People said, ‘Well it will never work,’” she recalls. “But we had a very wonderful marriage for 60 years.” Maxine devoted 34 years to teaching music, English and special education; Marvin spent his career managing a flour mill in Denver. The couple decided to retire early and move to Arizona, where Malcolm, a dentist, was living. Finding a community with robust health care options was important to the couple. They settled on Sun City West in 1977 and started supporting Boswell Hospital, now Banner Boswell Medical Center. “At that time it was a small amount yearly, but it was, we felt, our part,” Maxine says. After Marvin passed away, Maxine continued her support. She also benefitted from the Sun Health Care Transitions program following a hospitalization and never hesitates to spread the word about that program. Maxine also pursued two charitable gift annuities, an investment that supports the Foundation and also provides regular payments to her. When Maxine passes away, the payments will go to her son. Malcolm is grateful for the benefits of the CGA. “I think it’s a good idea,” he says. Over the decades, Sun Health Foundation has boosted the overall health of the community. Supporting its many programs and services is critical for the future, Maxine says. “We’re all in this life together,” she says. “No one can escape our situations as we age.” Those in good health might be tempted to think, “I don’t need health care services today so I’m not going to do anything today.” But the veteran teacher says that would be unwise. “You may need it tomorrow. So then you have to question yourself, ‘Am I prepared?’” Maxine says. “We all have the same future. We have different maladies, conditions that confront us but everyone has to think …I need to protect myself and help others who haven’t reached that point yet.” For more information about supporting Sun Health Foundation, visit SunHealthFoundation.org or call 623-832-5330.

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ith the recent stock market fluctuation, having a safe place to invest money is important. What if you were able to safely invest, while supporting a local nonprofit and By Sharon Thornton, earn income for you and possibly Exec. VP and Chief your children? Philanthropy Officer Like Maxine Kaiser, who is profiled 623-832-5582 this month in LiveWell, you may be able to support Sun Health’s mission while still earning income. One option is through a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA). Here is a typical scenario we have witnessed at Sun Health Foundation. Sun City resident “Glenda,” age 84, has $10,000 to invest. Based on her age and amount invested, her annuity rate would be 7.6 percent. From her $10,000 principal investment, she will receive an annual payment of $760 ($630.80 tax free) for a “onelife” annuity in which payments last for the life of one person. Her estimated lifetime payout is $7,448, with projected return of 14.9 percent. Glenda will also receive a charitable income tax deduction of $5,395, which will reduce her income tax liability. Upon her passing, the remainder of the property will go to the Foundation with no probate fees or estate taxes. Glenda earns steady income and the Foundation benefits from her donation supporting healthy living, research and superior health care in the West Valley.

Suggested Charitable Gift Annuity Rates One Life

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4.4% 4.7% 5.1% 5.8% 6.8% 7.8% 9.0%

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4.0% 4.4% 4.8% 5.3% 6.1% 7.3% 8.8%

Rates in effect at time of publication. These rates change periodically, so please contact us to check on current figures.

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Sun Health Memory Care Navigator Marty Finley, M.Ed., meets with clients in their homes.

WELLNESS

Caring for Memory The signs, the resources and the support for you and your loved ones By Katie Mayer

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ometimes it’s forgotten appointments or the inability to recall friends’ names. Other times, it might be repeatedly misplaced car keys or simply a loss of interest in something once loved. And occasionally, it might involve subtle or not-so-subtle changes in personality. These are just a few of the signs experts say to look for if you’re concerned about memory-related issues in yourself or a loved one. “Sometimes, unfortunately, people will say, ‘Oh, he’s just 85 and that’s why he is forgetting things,’ but it may not be normal,” says Sun Health Memory Care Navigator Marty Finley, M.Ed. “Any kind of memory loss that is disrupting daily life is a concern.” Marty recommends anyone with memory-related concerns about themselves or their loved ones document

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the signs they are seeing and ask their primary care physician for a referral to a neurologist for evaluation. They can also reach out to Marty for guidance. As the Memory Care Navigator, Marty conducts a thorough assessment to help individuals and their families develop a plan tailored to their specific situation. She provides education about dementia and caregiving, area resources, tips and plenty of support. Funded solely by donations to Sun Health Foundation, the program has received nearly 1,000 referrals since its inception in 2013. “They can contact me at any point during their journey when they have concerns,” Marty says. “In the early stages of memory loss, I can meet with families and make recommendations. Or, if people contact me years after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, I can help them with resources and support.” A unique offering of the service, Marty says, is that she meets with clients in their home where they are comfortable and live day-to-day, offering valuable insights about their situation. Marty encourages people to reach out sooner – rather than later – when wondering if they or their loved ones are experiencing memory loss. “If you have concerns, I encourage you to bring it up with your physician,” Marty said. “The saddest thing to me is when someone tells me their loved one has been having memory problems for several years and they have been struggling alone as well as missing possible benefits from treatment. Getting someone on the right memory-enhancing medications sooner may yield better results.”


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Help Is Available There are many local Alzheimer’s disease and dementia resources available for both patients and their families. Sun Health Memory Care Navigator Program Offers resources and support to help individuals and their loved ones “navigate” memory loss 623-832-9300 sunhealth.org/memorycarenavigator

Memory Support at Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Sun Health's Memory Support residence boasts an intimate community with 16 private suites 14505 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West 623-975-8100 sunhealthseniorliving.org/memory-support

Banner Sun Health Research Institute/Banner Alzheimer's Institute Offers online info sessions called Dementia Dialogues, memory screening, caregiver education, clinical trials and diagnosis of memory disorders 10515 W. Santa Fe Dr., Sun City 623-832-6530

Benevilla Offers life enrichment centers for those with memory loss and dementia, as well as support groups 623-584-4999 benevilla.org

The Alzheimer’s Association Offers support groups and classes on caregiving and dementia, among other resources 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix 602-528-0545

Area Agency on Aging Offers a family caregiver respite program and other support services 1366 E. Thomas Rd. #108, Phoenix 602-264-4357

A Brain-Boosting

Kale & Blueberry

Salad

Selected by Registered Dietitian Tracy Garrett from the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing

INGREDIENTS Salad: • 3 bunches kale, stemmed and chopped • 1 cup fresh blueberries • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds • 2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves • 1/2 cup Soy-Sesame Vinaigrette (see recipe below) • Salt and freshly ground black pepper Soy-Sesame Vinaigrette: • 2 Tbsp peeled, chopped fresh ginger • 2 Tbsp chopped garlic • Dash of red pepper flakes • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil

• 1/4 cup peanut oil • 1 cup rice vinegar • 1/2 cup mirin • 1/2 cup soy sauce (consider low sodium)

• 1/2 cup sugar • 2 Tbsp cornstarch • 2 Tbsp water

To make salad: Combine the kale, blueberries, carrots, pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds and mint in a medium bowl and toss. Mix in the vinaigrette and toss again. Add salt and pepper to taste. Chill briefly and serve. To make Soy-Sesame Vinaigrette: Combine the ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, sesame oil and peanut oil in a blender and puree until creamy. Pour the mixture into a medium sauté pan and cook, stirring over low heat until aromatic and golden in color, about six minutes. Add the vinegar, mirin, soy sauce, and sugar to the sauté pan. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water, then stir that into the contents of the pan. Set the pan over low heat and bring the mixture to a boil to thicken, stirring to dissolve the sugar, about two minutes. Transfer the dressing to a bowl and let cool. Cover and refrigerate for up to one week. Serves 4 Recipe originally appeared in The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: Recipes to Boost Brain Health by Dr. Marwan Sabbagh and Beau MacMillan.

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BONE & JOINT HEALTH Updates on Foot & Ankle Arthritis Friday, Sept. 30; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dr. Jeffrey McAlister, DPM, will focus on up-to-date management of simple and complex foot and ankle arthritis. He will cover ankle arthritis, mid-foot arthritis and big toe arthritis. The Colonnade Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise CANCER CARE Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer Wednesday, Sept. 7; 9 to 10 a.m. Chef Madelyn Pryor demonstrates how to make easy, nutritious meals. September’s topic will be snacks. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Provided in partnership with the Cancer Support Community Arizona

HEALTH & WELLBEING Take a Tour of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Tuesday, Sept. 6; 11 to noon Tour the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing to learn about its services and meet the staff tasked with guiding you on your journey toward health and wellbeing. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Go4Life Join Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach, to learn about the four types of exercise that are ideal for health and wellbeing, based on the Go4Life program from the National Institute on Aging. Monday, Sept. 12; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Colonnade Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Wednesday, Sept. 14; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Chapman Room, 2nd floor 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City Hospice Myths & Reality Wednesday, Sept. 14; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Luis Gonzalez, Jr., MD, Banner Hospice medical director, will explain Medicare coverage of hospice care, including a review of qualifying guidelines, services provided and financial impact. He will also discuss common myths and misunderstandings. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West

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The Aging Eye Thursday, Sept. 15; 9 to 10 a.m. In this informative workshop, Arizona Eye Institute’s Dr. Eugene Shifrin explains what happens to our eyes as we age, and how we can proactively maintain our vision health. PORA Learning Center 13815 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West Meditation for Healthy Living Thursday, Sept. 29; 10 to 11 a.m. Meditation is commonly used for relaxation and stress reduction, plus a growing body of scientific research supports the health benefits of this activity. Learn how to incorporate meditation into your everyday life. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park HEART HEALTH Taking Care of Your Heart Tuesday, Sept. 13; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. This month’s speaker will be Michael Disalvo, PharmD. Dr. Disalvo’s topic will be “Heart Health and Medications”. Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Memorial Hall West 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City Understanding A-Fib and Treatment Options Tuesday, Sept. 20; 10 to 11 a.m. Join Wilber Su, MD, cardiologist and electrophysiologist from Banner University Medical Center Heart Institute, as he discusses atrial fibrillation and various treatment options including cryoballoon ablation, surgery, novel blood thinners and management of left atrial appendage. La Loma Village Multi-purpose Room, 2nd Floor 14154 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park

MEMORY CARE Communicating with Persons with Dementia Thursday, Sept. 15; 1 to 2 p.m. Michelle Toft, MSW, EdM will demonstrate how to use verbal and nonverbal techniques to communicate with people who have dementia, even as their symptoms change. La Loma Village Multi-Purpose Room, 2nd Floor 14154 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park NUTRITION Unlocking the Mysteries of Whole Grains The U.S. Dietary Guidelines encourage the intake of whole grains. Join Sun Health Registered Dietitians Tracy Garrett and Susan Welter to sample and discuss some uncommon whole grains and learn how to incorporate these into your meals. Friday, Sept. 23; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Monday, Sept. 26; 10 to 11 a.m. La Loma Village Health & Rehabilitation Center 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park Friday, Sept. 30; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Juniper Conference Room, 2nd Floor 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City “Weigh” to Go! Weight Loss Series Starts Thursday Sept. 1; 8:30 to 10 a.m. Sun Health’s 12-week series is designed to help you safely lose weight through healthy eating, increased activity and behavior modification. This series is taught by Susan Welter, registered dietitian, and Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach. Call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register for this series and inquire about cost. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise

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September 2016

PHYSICAL FITNESS  ll Physical Fitness classes are held at: A Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Chair Yoga Mondays, Sept. 12, 19, 26; 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 28; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. Chair yoga incorporates all of the benefits of a traditional yoga class with the added support of a chair. Tai Chi Mondays, Sept. 12, 19, 26; 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 28; 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.* Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art shown to improve strength and balance, and help with stress reduction and relaxation. *Note our new Friday time. Yoga for Optimal Health Mondays, Sept. 12, 19, 26; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Yoga helps you move easier and feel less stiff or tired by improving flexibility and building upper body, core and lower body strength while also helping reduce stress. Participants must be able to stand independently and to safely get up and down from the floor unassisted. Strength Training for Health Mondays, Sept. 12, 19, 26; 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 8 to 9 a.m. This low-intensity class uses bands, body weight and other items to train the upper- and lower-body muscle groups. Yoga for Relaxation and Posture Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 28; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Yoga involves paying attention to your breath, which can help you relax and feel less stressed, and improve posture. Participants must be able to stand independently.

SAFETY Balance and Strength Training Starts Thursday, Sept. 1; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This eight-week series emphasizes balance exercises, along with leg and core strength training, in a group setting. Home exercises will be provided. Participants must be able to stand without assistance. Call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register and inquire about cost. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise A Balanced Life 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. Wednesday, Sept. 7; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Colonnade Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Tuesday, Sept. 27, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West A Matter of Balance Are you concerned about falling or have you fallen in the past? This eight-week, evidence-based series is designed to reduce falls and the fear of falling while increasing activity levels among older adults. Starts Monday, Sept 26; 9 to 11 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Juniper Conference Room, 2nd Floor 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City Starts Friday, Sept 30; 1 to 3 p.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise

Stand Up to Falling Down Wednesday, Sept. 21; 9 am to 1 p.m. In recognition of National Fall Prevention Awareness Day, Sun Health is hosting a Fall Prevention Screening and Awareness Event featuring presentations from health professionals and complimentary individual fall risk screenings. Call 623-832-WELL (9355) to reserve your screening appointment time. See our ad on the back page of this issue. The Colonnade Recreation Village • 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise 14 LiveWell

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LABOR DAY!

6 • Tour the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing; 11 a.m. to noon

12 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Go4Life; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal Health; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training for Health; 1 to 2 p.m.

• Taking Care of Your Heart – Health & Medications; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

19 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal Health; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training for Health; 1 to 2 p.m.

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• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Matter of Balance; 9 to 11 a.m. (1 of 8) • Yoga for Optimal Health; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Unlocking the Mysteries of Whole Grains; 10 to 11 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training for Health; 1 to 2 p.m.

• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Healthy Meal Prep; 9 to 10 a.m. • A Balanced Life; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Yoga for Relaxation; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga; 1 to 2 p.m.

14 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Hospice Myths & Reality; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Yoga for Relaxation; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Go4Life; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga; 1 to 2 p.m.

20 • Understanding A-Fib; 10 to 11 a.m.

21 • Stand Up to Falling Down; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

27 • A Balanced Life; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

• "Weigh" to Go! Weight Loss Series; 8:30 to 10 a.m. (1 of 12) • Balance and Strength Training; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (1 of 8)

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28 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Relaxation; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga; 1 to 2 p.m.

Fri 2 • Strength Training for Health; 8 to 9 a.m. • Tai Chi; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

8 • "Weigh" to Go! Weight Loss Series; 8:30 to 10 a.m. (2 of 12) • Balance and Strength Training; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (2 of 8)

15 • "Weigh" to Go! Weight Loss Series; 8:30 to 10 a.m. (3 of 12) • The Aging Eye; 9 to 10 a.m. • Communicating with Families; 1 to 2 p.m. • Balance and Strength Training; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (3 of 8)

22 • "Weigh" to Go! Weight Loss Series; 8:30 to 10 a.m. (4 of 12) • Balance and Strength Training; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (4 of 8)

29 • "Weigh" to Go! Weight Loss Series; 8:30 to 10 a.m. (5 of 12) • Meditation for a Healthy Life; 10 to 11 a.m. • Balance and Strength Training; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (5 of 8)

9 • Strength Training for Health; 8 to 9 a.m. • Tai Chi; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

16 • Strength Training for Health; 8 to 9 a.m. • Tai Chi; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

23 • Strength Training for Health; 8 to 9 a.m. • Tai Chi; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Unlocking the Mysteries of Whole Grains; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

30 • Strength Training for Health; 8 to 9 a.m. • Unlocking the Mysteries of Whole Grains; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Foot & Ankle Arthritis; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Matter of Balance; 1 to 3 p.m. (1 of 8)

September 2016 • sunhealth.org

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ECRWSS Local Postal Patron

NONPROFIT ORG US POSTAGE PAID Denver, CO PERMIT NO. 5377

14719 W. Grand Avenue Surprise, AZ 85374 623.832.5350 information@sunhealth.org www.sunhealth.org

A fall prevention screening and awareness event

More than 30% of seniors fall each year and many more fear falling.

In recognition of National Fall Prevention Day, Sun Health is hosting a fall prevention screening and awareness event including: 4Individual Fall Risk Screenings (requires appointment) 4Educational presentations from health professionals 4Tai Chi and Yoga demonstrations 4Local service providers available to answer questions Date: Time: Location:

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Colonnade, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise

Registration is not required for education and demonstrations. Appointments required for Fall Risk Screenings only. Call 623-832-WELL (9355) for an appointment.

SunHealthWellbeing.org

Sun Health - LiveWell  

September 2016

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