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October 2017

The Sun Health Way

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Staying Connected

Socialization and meaningful activities promote independence, improve wellbeing For our community friends

De-cluttering and Donating

Sun Health Resale Boutique helps residents clear out their clutter

Lifetime of Giving

Joyce Barrett supports the community as a volunteer and donor

Spotting the Signs

Valley Fever symptoms, risk factors and treatments

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here is nothing like a small-town Midwest high school football game in the fall to create community buzz. This type of shared activity provides a socialization that is good for all of us

at any age. At Sun Health, we believe that social interaction is important to our health and wellbeing. A good example is highlighted in this issue of LiveWell that involved our Sun Health at Home members on a recent trip to the Musical Instrument Museum. See page 4. I hope you enjoy the article about the Sun Health Resale shops. Longtime Sun Health board member Sandy Foell, who lives at La Loma Village, recently donated some of her heirlooms to our nonprofit shops. These shops collect and resell donated furniture, décor, jewelry, collectibles, clothing and more, with proceeds benefiting health

These shops collect and resell donated clothing, furniture, décor, jewelry, collectibles and more, with proceeds benefiting ... programs and services in our communities.

and wellness programs and services in our communities. LiveWell will also introduce you to Joyce Barrett, a longtime supporter of Sun Health. In her retirement, Joyce has been an active community volunteer. You will learn about her service to Banner Boswell Medical Center as well as the ways (and reasons!) she supports the work of Sun Health Foundation.

Did you know that Maricopa County is considered “ground zero” for Valley Fever, a common respiratory infection? People over 60 are at increased risk, so I encourage you to read our interview with renowned pulmonologist Dr. Craig Rundbaken. You will learn about Valley Fever’s other risk factors, symptoms and treatments as well as tips for healthier lungs. As always, I hope you enjoy this edition of LiveWell. Thank you for reading, and if you have thoughts to share or questions for us, please contact us at

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These are just some of the many heirlooms La Loma Village resident Sandy Foell donated to the Sun Health Resale Boutique in Sun City. The Elgin watch is special. It belonged to Sandy’s father who worked for the company.


De-cluttering and Donating


Staying Connected

Socialization and meaningful activities promote independence, improve wellbeing


Lifetime of Giving


Spotting the Signs


Healthy U


Healthy U Calendar

Sun Health Resale Boutique helps residents clear out their clutter

Joyce Barrett supports the community as a volunteer and donor Valley Fever symptoms, risk factors and treatments

Sun Health Community Education class listings, events & activities

October classes & events at a glance

Joyce Barrett


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This Month’s Recipe On the cover: Sun Health at Home's Nicole Holtsclaw (R) and members Sue Schreiber and Wilber Smith at The MIM

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Connected Staying

Socialization and meaningful activities promote independence, improve wellbeing

By Meghann Finn Sepulveda and Jennifer Drago


ocialization and involvement in activities of interest is key to helping people successfully age in their own surroundings. Without these connections, seniors can become depressed and isolated, which may lead to physical deterioration, according to the Institute on Aging. Socialization can make a huge difference in a person’s overall health and wellbeing. Some key activities we all should consider to prevent isolation and contribute to overall wellness are: • Maintain relationships with friends and form new friendships. • Participate in a book club, bridge club, walking group or other hobby group. • Attend exercise classes. • Participate in educational classes of interest. • Take your dog to a local dog park – your pet can benefit from the socialization, too. • Attend local performances, such as plays or dances. • Stay active in your church or local civic organization. • Volunteer at a local nonprofit – your service can benefit others while helping to fulfill yourself.

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Maintain regular interactions

Participating in activities outside the home can be advantageous, making a positive impact on health and wellbeing in many ways. Activities outside the home will increase physical activity and offer different surroundings, which provides mental stimulation and decreases feelings of isolation. Even participating in an activity once or twice a week can substantially increase connectedness and reduce the incidence of depression. People can locate activities through recreation centers, senior centers or the community section of the local newspaper. For hobby enthusiasts, the local hobby shop will have information on upcoming classes and crafting groups in the area.

Renew activities of interest

Staying active with hobbies, the arts or a faith community can provide tremendous social support and stimulation. Has it been a while since you played mahjong? Would you enjoy attending a Bible study or a faith service? Take some time to think about the activities you have enjoyed in the past, and then locate those activities and renew that spark!

Invest in lifelong learning opportunities

According to the Pew Research Center, adults get a variety of benefits from pursuing personal education. These include feeling more well-rounded,

opening up new perspectives about their lives, helping them make new friends, and prompting them to get involved in volunteer opportunities. In the West Valley, take advantage of the many free educational opportunities at local recreation centers, places of worship, libraries and community centers, including the Sun Health Center for Wellbeing. If transportation is a challenge, residents of the West Valley can call the nonprofit Northwest Valley Connect at 623-282-9300 to find rides and transportation resources in their area.

Sun Health at Home: Helping members remain connected

Sun Health’s award-winning continuing care at home program, Sun Health at Home, offers seniors the opportunity to stay in the home that they love while engaging in activities that help to maintain and even improve, their health and wellbeing. Sun Health at Home provides many social activities to its members, such as outings to museums and plays, exercise classes and educational seminars.

“Our members are able to remain in their homes, where they want to be, and that’s exactly why they chose our program,” Executive Director Barbara Mason says. “Helping members connect to meaningful and enjoyable activities can contribute to their quality of life and their contentment level.” In July, members visited the Musical Instrument Museum and experienced many different types of music and instruments. The group also attended Arizona Broadway Theatre, alongside residents of Grandview Terrace, a Sun Health Senior Living community, and enjoyed an indoor carnival in August. Sun Health at Home members can also benefit from educational opportunities. Earlier this year, the group learned about de-cluttering to make their homes safer and visited the Banner Sun Health Research Institute to learn about current trends in aging research. This month, they will learn about talking with their doctor. “We know that when we stop learning, we stop growing,” Barbara says. “Our team is here to support them in reaching their goals.”

Want to learn more about Sun Health at Home? Join us for a no-obligation Discovery Seminar Events are held at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, 14719 W. Grand Ave., in Surprise, unless noted otherwise. • Wednesday, October 4 at 2 p.m.

• Thursday, October 26 at 2 p.m.


• Monday, October 9 at 3 p.m. • Wednesday, October 18 at 11 a.m. Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, Raven Room, 5600 W. Union Hills Drive, Glendale

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

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De-cluttering and Donating

Note the date “1744” highlighted above


or nearly five decades, 79-year-old Sandy Foell carefully stored her vast collections of antiques and family heirlooms, including crystal stemware her parents received for a wedding gift in 1929. “It’s been packed and moved so many times,” says Sandy, a resident of Sun Health Senior Living communities, including Grandview Terrace and La Loma Village, for the past 18 years. “I couldn’t even tell you how many times I moved it.” Recently, Sandy decided to clear out

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Sun Health Resale Manager Sue Slezak holds a cross stitch sampler from 1744.

Sun Health Resale Boutique helps residents and the community clear out their clutter By Shanna Hogan

clutter from her La Loma Village home and give back to the community by donating her collectables — including the china, crystal, vintage brooches and antique sewing supplies — to the Sun Health Resale shops. “I’ve been very involved with Sun Health and I know how much they help the community,” Sandy says. “So if I can give back to the community right here, I like that very much.” Sandy’s involvement with Sun Health dates back to 1996. She has served on many boards and committees, including president, chair, vice chair, secretary

and other positions. Sandy was chair of the Sun Health Foundation Board of Trustees for many years. Many seniors hang onto cherished possessions for their children and grandchildren. But many younger people care little for collecting family heirlooms. “The younger generation are more into finding what they like and their own collectables versus inheriting them,” says Sue Slezak, Sun Health retail manager. For more than 30 years, the two nonprofit shops, located in Sun City and Sun City West (in partnership with Sun

GIVING of Ourselves

Jackie Lusson, City West Foundation), have collected and resold donations of furniture, décor, jewelry, collectables, clothing and more. The gently used items are resold at the store and online. Sun Health uses the proceeds to create health and wellness programs and improve the community overall, including supporting programs and services at Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers. Many donations come from area residents who decide to move from a house to one of Sun Health Senior Living’s communities. “It’s a downsizing thing,” says Sue. “I think that’s why it’s been so successful for so many years. A lot of the people who are bringing stuff in have talked to their kids who are saying ‘thanks but no thanks.’ Those become great donation items.” In Sandy’s case, she never had children and is the last surviving member on her mom’s side, meaning she inherited possessions from several generations of her family. For years the now-retired French teacher from Illinois made good use of the china and crystal to host dinner parties. But since retiring, those collections sat collecting dust in a spare room she designated the “stuff room.” “Someone said, ‘How could you give that away? That was your mother’s,’” Sandy says. “I have memories; those won’t go.” And, as a resident of La Loma Village, now whenever Sandy hosts a party for friends, the community’s life enrichment and culinary staff handle all the arrangements, right down to the place settings. She says the process felt freeing. Ultimately, she decided to donate to Sun Health because of the caring way her items were treated. She hopes her items, especially the crystal and china, are purchased by someone who will enjoy them as much as she has. “I loved entertaining and I loved to cook, and so I used them and enjoyed them and have happy memories of all those things,” Sandy says. “So it was time to let someone else enjoy them.”


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very day, I meet residents who are making a fresh start at Sun Health Senior Living’s three communities. Most often, they have downsized and decluttered to simplify their lives. Some choose to support Sun Health Foundation through the Sun Health’s resale shops, making generous donations of furniture or household items as they begin a new chapter. Others decide to make financial contributions that will benefit the Foundation’s many programs and services. Still others commit to volunteering to help improve their neighbors’ lives. No matter how our residents choose to give back, they are helping meet crucial needs in the community by supporting the Foundation – and also fulfilling a spiritual need that we emphasize through Masterpiece Living®. 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, and these components work together to enrich our lives. Giving of ourselves is one of the many ways we can grow spiritually. When you are involved in something bigger than yourself, you can better see the needs of other people. Sun Health Foundation for nearly 50 years has been working to meet a wide range of needs in our community – whether supporting special projects at Banner Boswell and Del E. Webb medical centers or developing wellness programs, the Memory Care Navigator program or funding critical research into memory and movement disorders. When you have the opportunity to give back and support this work in our community, it truly is a blessing.

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Lifetime Joyce Barrett supports the community as a volunteer and donor


oyce Barrett has devoted her life to teaching others – whether firstgraders discovering the joy of reading or a church group on a museum outing or new hospital volunteers learning the ropes. Her giving nature has extended well beyond helping only those she has known. As a longtime donor to Sun Health Foundation, Joyce supports health care programs and services that benefit the entire community now and in the future. And she wouldn’t change a thing. “What’s more important than our health, really and truly,” says Joyce. “If we didn’t have good health, we would have no life.” A Valley resident since 1958, Joyce and her husband Hugh, who passed away in 1999, have seen the community grow and change over the decades. Hugh’s work in the education field brought the couple to Phoenix from Ohio in the 1950s, and they never looked back. “It was a very countrified town, a very small downtown Phoenix. And with one lovely dress

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shop,” Joyce recalls with a laugh. “There was also a dairy on Central Avenue.” “So Phoenix has gone from a very small country town to a big metropolis,” she says. The couple ultimately made a home in Buckeye, and Joyce decided it was time to go back to school. She pursued an education degree and began teaching elementary school. She spent 27 years teaching and today still remembers her favorite part of the job. “When they first start learning to read, it is the most rewarding experience,” she says. Beyond their careers, the couple enjoyed traveling and found adventure on nearly every continent. Egypt was a favorite, followed by Russia. Joyce also stayed active with their church and took up line dancing for fun. Recovering from a stroke, she continues line dancing today with the help of a walker. After retiring in 1991, the couple moved to Sun City. Not content to slow down, they began volunteering at Boswell Hospital, now Banner


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“If we didn’t have Banner Boswell Medical Center, Sun City wouldn’t be a place to come and retire. Every city needs a hospital. ”





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Boswell Medical Center. Joyce enjoyed multiple jobs there, giving back even as she battled breast cancer and lung cancer. She currently spends three mornings a week at Boswell’s west medical building, where she greets visitors and helps them get to their destinations as a selfappointed “traffic director.” But her giving doesn’t stop there. Joyce has generously supported Sun Health Foundation in a number of ways, says Pamela Gralton Kohnen, senior development director for the Foundation. In addition to her annual giving to the Foundation, Joyce was looking for a way to make a larger gift, which also had advantages for herself. She elected to set up a charitable gift annuity, which supports Sun Health Foundation’s work while she receives fixed payments for life. The gift also provided a federal income tax charitable deduction. CGAs can be funded by cash, securities or real estate. “Then Joyce gave the ultimate gift, and provided a gift through her estate,” Pamela says. In recent years, Joyce has focused her giving on health care, supporting both Sun Health Foundation and children’s health. Boswell, with its skilled and caring staff, will always hold a special place in her heart. “If we didn’t have Banner Boswell Medical Center, Sun City wouldn’t be a place to come and retire,” she says. “Every city needs a hospital.” Joyce’s spirit of giving back is inspiring, Pamela says. She adds, “As a development director for the Foundation, the best part of my job is to meet people like Joyce.”

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By including Sun Health in your long-term estate or financial plans, you can make a powerful statement about your values and priorities. And because there are several ways to accomplish this, you have the flexibility to fulfill your goals in a way that works best for you. One option, called a charitable gift annuity, allows you to shape our future while you receive fixed, dependable payments for life.

How It Works The concept of a gift annuity is simple. You make a donation using cash, marketable securities or other assets. In exchange for your gift, you receive fixed payments for life. The rate of payment you receive doesn’t fluctuate with the stock market, interest rates or inflation. It is firmly set at the time of your gift and never changes. After your lifetime, the remaining balance is used to fulfill our mission.

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You have potential to receive increased disposable income.

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After your lifetime, the remaining portion of your gift will support our mission, helping to fulfill your philanthropic goals.

To learn more about charitable gift annuities, please call me directly at 623-832-5582 or email me at to discuss details. Information provided by The Stelter Company

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Spotting the Signs Valley Fever symptoms, risk factors and treatments


By Alison Stanton

he Valley of the Sun may be known for its sunny weather and bright blue skies, but there can also be a dark side to desert life: Valley Fever. “When it comes to the number of Valley Fever cases, Maricopa County is ground zero,” says Dr. Craig Rundbaken, a pulmonologist at the Arizona Institute of Respiratory Medicine and Valley Fever Clinic in Sun City West. While other states like California, Texas, Utah and Nevada do see cases of Valley Fever, Dr. Rundbaken says Arizona definitely gets the lion’s share. “The most recent data estimates that there are 350,000 cases of Valley Fever in the United States every year, and two-thirds of those are in Arizona,” says the doctor.

Valley Fever 101

As Dr. Rundbaken notes, Valley Fever is a respiratory infection caused by inhaling desert fungal spores. These fungi are called Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii; the latter strain was discovered in 2002. 10 LiveWell • The Sun Health Way

People who have Valley Fever typically have a number of symptoms, many of which mimic the flu; these include fever, chills, sweats, headaches and coughing. “About one-third of people with Valley Fever also have a rash, and they can also have joint pain, chest pain, and they can cough up blood,” Dr. Rundbaken says. People who think they may have Valley Fever should start with an appointment with their primary care physician, Dr. Rundbaken says, adding that the doctor can order blood tests and X-rays to confirm the presence of the condition.

Risk factors

Not everyone who inhales the spores that cause Valley Fever will come down with it — Dr. Rundbaken says about 40 percent become ill. Being over the age of 60 is a risk factor for getting the illness, as is being new to the Valley. “People who have not lived here that long are what we call ‘immune naïve,’ but the longer you’ve been here, the more likely you are to

have immunity to Valley Fever,” Dr. Rundbaken says. Other risk factors include having a suppressed immune system — for example, from undergoing chemotherapy or having an organ transplant — occupational exposure, including construction and landscaping jobs, and hobbies like golfing, hiking and biking. “Males are also at a higher risk, as are pregnant women,” Dr. Rundbaken says.

Anti-fungal is the gold standard for treatment

No matter which species of spores cause a person’s Valley Fever, Dr. Rundbaken says they are treated the same — with an anti-fungal medication. “Fluconazole is most often the firstline medication because it is wellabsorbed and reasonably priced.” Want to learn more about Valley Fever? Join Dr. Rundbaken at an education session on the topic on Oct. 24. See page 13 for more information and call 623-207-1703 to register.

LYoouvr e s g n u L In order to help keep their lungs as healthy as possible, older adults should do the following: • Don’t smoke; if you are already a smoker, try to quit. • Engage in regular aerobic exercise that can help strengthen the lungs. • Have a primary care physician check the lungs during annual checkups. • Work on improving overall health, which will have a positive impact on lung health. For example, exercise four to five times a week, try to get your body mass index to under 25, move toward a plant-based diet with less red meat and get seven to eight hours of sleep per night. It is important to always check with your doctor before starting any new exercise or diet routine.


Slow-Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup Ingredients • • • • • • • • • •

2 cups chopped onions 2 cups chopped carrots 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 6 cups vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth

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

2 cups water 3 cups chopped cauliflower 1 3/4 cups lentils 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste 4 cups chopped fresh spinach or one 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons lemon juice


1. Combine onions, carrots, garlic, oil, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon and pepper in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add broth, water, cauliflower, lentils, tomatoes and tomato paste and stir until well combined. 2. Cover and cook until the lentils are tender, 4 to 5 hours on high or 8 to 10 hours on low. 3. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, stir in spinach. Just before serving, stir in cilantro and lemon juice.

Nutritional Information:

153 calories; 2 g fat(0 g sat); 10 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 189 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 4,735 IU vitamin A; 28 mg vitamin C; 84 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 200 mg sodium; 690 mg potassium. Serving Size: About 1 1/4 cups

For more healthy recipes, visit Recipe originally appeared in EatingWell Soups Special Issue April 2016

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Register online Visit

Register by phone Starting September 19 623-207-1703 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.

 Classes with this icon have an associated fee. Class fees are nonrefundable unless the class is canceled.

LOCATION KEY: Banner Boswell/Chapman Conf. Room —

General Registration Opens September 19!

BRAIN HEALTH Be Brain Smart Wednesday, Oct. 11; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Join John DenBoer, Ph.D., clinical neuropsychologist from SMART Brain Aging, as he discusses the strategies for keeping the brain active. Attendees will learn specific skills to help them identify new patterns and pathways for brain health. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R Important Links between Sleep Disorders & Brain Health Wednesday, Oct. 18; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Dr. David Shprecher, DO, movement disorders director at Banner Sun Health Research Institute, explains the links between REM sleep behavior disorder and Parkinson’s disease and dementia. He’ll share the efforts to develop treatments aimed at preventing these illnesses. Location: The Colonnade

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


Banner Boswell/Juniper Conf. Room — Support Services, 2nd Floor, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City

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

Center for Health & Wellbeing — Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, 14719 W. Grand, Surprise 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

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

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Healthy Meal Prep for Cancer Fridays, Oct. 6 & 20; 10 to 11 a.m. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends, learn how to create easy and affordable dishes packed with antioxidants and flavor. Topics will be Pumpkin Patch (10/6) and Pesto Presto (10/20). In partnership with Cancer Support Community of Arizona. Location: The Colonnade (NEW LOCATION) Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Clinical Trials Thursday, Oct. 19; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Join Cancer Support Community of Arizona to learn how clinical trials are structured, and how to foster an open dialogue with your health care team about the eligibility and the viability of clinical trials as a treatment option. Location: PORA



Annual Diabetes Self-Management Training Monday, Oct. 9; 9 to 11 a.m. This class is designed for those who have previously completed a Diabetes Self-Management Education series. Sun Health’s certified diabetes educators will provide you with the latest recommendations as part of your annual Medicare/health insurance benefit for diabetes support. Please call 623-832-WELL (9355) by Oct. 4 to register. Fee covered by most insurance plans. Location: La Loma Village H&R 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, Oct. 24: 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, Oct. 25: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Banner Thunderbird/Conf. Room 5 Diabetes Connection Support Group Monday, Oct. 16; 3 to 4 p.m. This monthly group is for individuals who have diabetes or prediabetes to gather together to share and learn in pursuit of healthy living. Our topic will be building resiliency and playing diabetes bingo. Registration is not required. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Fridays, Oct. 13; 9:30 to 11 a.m. & Oct. 20 & 27; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. JoDee Chenaur, LAc, discusses how imbalances of the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water) can manifest in your digestive health and psychological wellbeing and how to address them based on your primary element. Note: Registration for this three-class series requires 40 class credits ($40). Location: The Colonnade VA Pension Aid and Attendance Program Wednesday, Oct. 18; 2 to 3:30 p.m. Attorney Lora G. Johnson explains the guidelines for the VA Aid and Attendance pension program and what veterans or surviving spouses can do to qualify for this extra income. Location: Banner Boswell/Juniper Conf. Room Make Your Wishes Known Workshop: Advanced Directive Workshop Thursday, Oct. 19; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Join Paul Fredericks and Sun Health staff to review the Advance Directive forms and get assistance with completing the necessary forms to make your end of life wishes known. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing Meditation Is More than You Think Mondays, Oct. 30, Nov. 6 & 13; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Meditation Expert Sue Witter will teach the different styles of meditation and allow you to experience, discuss and practice each. Note: Registration for this three-class series requires 25 credits ($25). Location: The Colonnade LUNG HEALTH Valley Fever Tuesday, Oct. 24; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Valley Fever can affect people of any age, but it’s most common in adults aged 60 and older. Join Dr. Craig Rundbaken, pulmonologist, as he discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for this potentially devastating disease. Please also read the article about Valley Fever with Dr. Rundbaken on page 10 of this magazine. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R October 2017 • 13

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MEMORY CARE Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, Oct. 4 & 18; 3 to 4 p.m. Marty Finley, MEd, Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator, 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 Home Safety & Dementia Thursday, Oct. 26; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Marty Finley, MEd, Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator, invites you to learn tips on making the home safer for your loved one with dementia. Location: Banner Boswell/Juniper Conf. Room NUTRITION Spice Up Your Life Join Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Tracy Garrett as she discusses a handful of the spices that have been shown scientifically to provide therapeutic health benefits, including ginger, clove, cinnamon, saffron, turmeric, garlic and cumin. Friday, Oct. 13; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Location: La Loma Village H&R Monday, Oct. 23; 10 to 11 a.m. Location: The Colonnade PHYSICAL FITNESS All classes held at Center for Health & Wellbeing Note: Physical fitness classes are offered in eight-class series. Registration for a series requires 40 class credits ($40). Chair Yoga Wednesdays – 8 to 9 a.m.; Series CY12: Oct. 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Chair yoga incorporates all of the benefits of a traditional yoga class with the added support of a chair. Chair Yoga Plus Wednesdays – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Series YR6: Oct. 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Yoga involves paying attention to your breathing, which can help you relax, feel less stressed and improve posture using both seated and standing postures. Participants must be able to stand independently. 14 LiveWell • The Sun Health Way

Tai Chi Wednesdays – 11 a.m. to noon; Series TC12: Oct. 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 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 ST12: Oct. 13, 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1 & 8 This low-intensity class uses bands, body weight and other items to train the upper- and lower-body muscle groups. Fit and Balanced Wednesdays – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Series FAB2: Oct. 18 & 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15 & 29; Dec. 6 & 13 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.

SAFETY Balance & Strength Training Wednesdays – 3:30-4:30 pm. Oct. 18 & 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15 & 29; Dec. 6 & 13 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 Matter of Balance Fridays – 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17 & Dec. 1 Are you concerned about falling or have you fallen in the past? Have you restricted activities because of the fear of falling? This eight-class evidence-based series is designed to reduce falls and the fear of falling while increasing activity levels among older adults. Note: Registration for this eight-class series requires 25 credits ($25). Location: Banner Boswell/Chapman Conf. Room & The Colonnade

October Classes & Events At-A-Glance Mon








• Dementia Support

Note: Mon. exercise classes continue from prior month. Next series begins November 6, 2017

10 to 11 a.m.

• Matter of Balance (1 of 8);

2 to 4 p.m.



• Annual Diabetes Self-


• Chair Yoga (CY12);

Management; 9 to 11 a.m.


• Diabetes Support Group;

3 to 4 p.m.

9:30 to 11 a.m. (1 of 3)

• Spice up Your Life;

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

• Strength Training (ST12);

11 a.m. to noon

• Matter of Balance (2 of 8);

2 to 4 p.m.


• Chair Yoga (CY12); 8 to 9 a.m. • Chair Yoga Plus(YR6); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Sleep & Brain; 9:30 to 11 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC12); 11 a.m. to noon • Fit & Balanced (FAB2); 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. • VA Pension Aid; 2 to 3:30 p.m. • Dementia Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m. • Balance & Strength; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

19 • Frankly Speaking About

Cancer: Clinical Trials; 9:30 to 11 a.m. • Advance Directive Workshop; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

24 • Diabetes Self-Management;

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (1 of 5) • Valley Fever; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (1 of 5)

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30 • Meditation Is More than You

Think; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (1 of 3)

• Diabetes Self-

Management; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (2 of 5) • Diabetes SelfManagement; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (2 of 5)

25 • Chair Yoga (CY12); 8 to 9 a.m. • Chair Yoga Plus (YR6); 9:30 to

10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (1 of 5) • Tai Chi (TC12); 11 a.m. to noon • Fit & Balanced (FAB2); 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. • Balance & Strength; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (2 of 8)

20 • Traditional Chinese Medicine;

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (2 of 3)

• Healthy Meal Prep;

10 to 11 a.m.

• Strength Training (ST12);

11 a.m. to noon

• Matter of Balance (3 of 8);

(1 of 8)


13 • Traditional Chinese Medicine;

8 to 9 a.m. • Chair Yoga Plus (YR6); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Be Brain Smart; 9:30 to 11 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC12); 11 a.m. to noon


10 to 11 a.m.

6 • Healthy Meal Prep;

Group; 3 to 4 p.m.


• Spice up Your Life;


2 to 4 p.m.

• Home Safety &


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

27 • Traditional Chinese Medicine;

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (3 of 3)

• Strength Training (ST12);

11 a.m. to noon

• Matter of Balance (4 of 8);

2 to 4 p.m.



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Register by phone

Starting September 19

Starting September 19


623-207-1703 *except where noted October 2017 • 15

ECRWSS Local Postal Patron


14719 W. Grand Avenue Surprise, AZ 85374 623.832.5350

Holiday shopping at its best

– tax-free –

at Sun Health Foundation’s two community resale shops. Stop by today to find an impressive selection of gently used items from vintage clothing and accessories to everyday fashions, household items, furniture and antiques. Our boutiquelike shops offer an array of wonderful products at unbelievable prices. There is something new every day! Most importantly, all proceeds from Sun Health Foundation’s resale shops stay right here in our community. They provide direct funding support to special projects at our local medical centers and community-based health and wellness services.

Visit for hours of operation or call the store number listed below.

SC Resale Boutique 9843 W. Bell Road Sun City, AZ 85351 623-974-2000

SCW Resale Shop

(in partnership with Sun City West Foundation)

14445 RH Johnson Blvd. Sun City West, AZ 85375 623-584-3869

We always welcome donations at our resale shops. To schedule a free local pickup of large furniture donations, please call 623-974-1010.

Sun Health - LiveWell  
Sun Health - LiveWell  

October 2017