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November 2017

The Sun Health Way

The Perfect Solution Sun Health Foundation donor gives back through IRA distributions

Peace of Mind

Sun Health at Home puts members and their families at ease

By the Books Preparing for life after retirement

An Ounce of Prevention

Diabetes Prevention Program helps those with prediabetes

For our community friends

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Health & Wellness Classes

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Welcome to LiveWell A magazine produced specifically for you


hoice is a powerful thing. Having options gives you freedom. Whether you are making decisions about your health, finances, or where to live in retirement, choice is empowering.

In this issue of LiveWell, you will meet Mary Nielson, who explored her health care options after she was diagnosed with prediabetes. Learn how she, along with JoAnn Milazzo and Marilyn Mikols, made commitments to improve their health. You also have many options when it comes to giving back to the community. I think you will enjoy learning about Chuck Cassada and how he has chosen to volunteer in the community and financially support Sun Health Foundation using distributions from his IR A.

With the transferability of Sun Health at Home, members have options

When Dwain and Shirley Ehrlich were choosing whether to stay in their Sun City West home or move into a Life Plan community, they carefully weighed their options. They have found that their new life at The Colonnade has given them everything they wanted to keep them healthy and thriving.

For Angele DeLeeuw, a different choice made sense. She wanted to remain in her home. And Sun Health at Home, our continuing care at home program, let her do just that. With Sun Health at Home, members have the option to move to a Sun Health Senior Living community if their situation changes. This provides peace of mind in the decision to join the program. As always, I hope you enjoy this issue of LiveWell. And in this season of gratitude, please know I’m thankful that you take the time each month to read our magazine. If you have thoughts to share, you can reach our team at

Stay Healthy,

Sun Health Mission Statement: Ron Guziak President & CEO, Sun Health

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Sun Health champions healthy living, research and superior health care.




November 2017, Issue 27 SUN HEALTH 14719 W. Grand Avenue Surprise, AZ 85374 623.832.5350

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SUN HEALTH FOUNDATION 623.832.5330 SUN HEALTH SENIOR LIVING 623.236.3767  Grandview Terrace 623.975.8014  La Loma Village 623.537.7521  The Colonnade 623.236.3770 SUN HEALTH at HOME 623.227.HOME (4663) CENTER FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING 623.832.WELL (9355) SUN HEALTH LEADERSHIP Ronald Guziak, President and CEO Bill Sellner, Exec. VP and CFO Jennifer Drago, Exec. VP-Population Health Joe La Rue, Exec. VP Sharon Grambow, Exec. VP and COO Sun Health Senior Living Sharon Thornton, Exec. VP and Chief Philanthropy Officer SUN HEALTH MARKETING Ken Reinstein, Marketing Dir. John Tucker, Public Relations Jennifer Alexander, Design Danielle Kuskowski, Programs



Shirley and Dwain Ehrlich, residents of The Colonnade

By The Books


The Perfect Solution

Sun Health Foundation donor gives back through IRA distributions


Peace of Mind


An Ounce of Prevention


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Healthy U Calendar

Planning for retirement was key for The Ehrlichs

Sun Health at Home puts members and their families at ease

Diabetes Prevention Program helps those with prediabetes

Sun Health Community Education class listings, events & activities

Chuck Cassada



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This Month’s Recipe On the cover: Sun Health Foundation donor Chuck Cassada loves his golf course home

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Chuck Cassada


The Perfect Solution Sun Health Foundation donor gives back through IRA distributions


huck Cassada enjoyed a long and successful career in the field of finance. So when he retired, it only made sense for him to give back using his extensive experience and know-how. He first served as a community volunteer focused on financial issues, and then decided to support Sun Health Foundation using distributions from his Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The plan allowed Chuck to make generous donations to organizations in the Sun Cities area and, as important, kept his adjusted gross income down to avoid paying more taxes. “It worked perfectly,” says Chuck.

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Chuck has been supporting the Foundation using this financial tool for years. Today, it is easy for him to see the benefits of his giving throughout the community, from the groundbreaking work at the Banner Sun Health Research Institute targeting a cure for Alzheimer's disease, to the unique education programs at The Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing. Chuck has also seen the benefits firsthand as a patient at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. “The care was very professional. The doctors and the nurses are very competent,” he says. “I was impressed.” At age 84, Chuck has called Sun

City West his home for nearly 20 years. But before trading in Michigan’s cold for Arizona’s sunshine, Chuck and his late wife Mary enjoyed a full life together. An Army veteran, Chuck used the G.I. bill to attend college and study business. That led to a career as a certified public accountant, controller and ultimately a finance executive. Along the way, he and Mary raised three children. Early retirement brought the couple West, and they settled into a new desert life. For years, Chuck didn’t have much time for volunteering in the community. His first commitment was taking care of Mary, who had multiple sclerosis.


By Susie Steckner

“It was a matter of love,” says Chuck about caring for his wife during the 54 years of their married life. The couple’s children encouraged him to get help with the caregiving, freeing him up for volunteering. Chuck spent about five years serving on the Sun City West Foundation board, helping make financial and operational decisions. Then he took giving back a step further. “After I retired from the board, I decided the best I could do was to do something financially,” he says. Through a financial adviser, Chuck set up a plan to transfer annual required minimum distributions from his IRA to eligible charities, including Sun Health Foundation. Because Chuck does not need the distributions for income at this time, he said it is an easy way for him to make charitable contributions. “Chuck is not alone,” says Pamela Gralton Kohnen, the Foundation’s senior development director. “Other residents in the community appreciate the simplicity of charitable giving through IRA distributions.” Pamela notes that Chuck has given back in so many ways, from volunteering to attending fundraising galas to making generous monetary donations. For Chuck, supporting Sun Health Foundation is an obvious choice given its wide range of programs and services in the community. “I’m impressed with the work they do,” he says.



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



f you are at least 70½ years old, you can make a tax-free gift from your individual retirement account (IRA) directly to Sun Health Foundation. This law no longer has an expiration date, so you are free to make annual gifts to qualified charitable organizations from your IRA this year and well into the future.

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You must be 70½ or older at the time of your gift. You may transfer any amount up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to a qualified charitable organization. The transfer is not considered to be taxable income, and therefore does not generate an income tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deductions. If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement.

Make an Impact Today By making a gift this year, you can make an immediate impact on the work of the Foundation while putting the wheels in motion to create a philanthropic legacy.

We Can Help To learn more about IRA rollover gifts, please call the Foundation at 623-832-5330 or email me at to discuss details.

Information provided by The Stelter Company

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“The reputation of Sun Health made a very positive impression on me.”

Angele DeLeeuw

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Sun Health at Home puts members and their families at ease


By Meghann Finn Sepulveda

he news came as a surprise when Jeff DeLeeuw learned that his parents were packing up their belongings and moving from Illinois to Arizona in 1993. When Jeff visited his mom and dad in their Sun City West home, he could see they were clearly enjoying life after retirement. When Jeff’s father passed away in 2007, he began to worry about his mom, Angele, who was living alone. Last year, Jeff and his mom heard about Sun Health at Home. The program seemed like a good fit to help alleviate some of the stress Jeff felt about not being nearby and allow Angele to have the freedom to age comfortably in place.

Independent living at every stage of life

Angele, now 84, was happy living in the home she had shared with her husband. She was surrounded by close friends and maintained an active lifestyle, and was intrigued when she heard about Sun Health at Home, a continuing care at home program. Angele and a friend attended a discovery seminar last fall. “She called me, shared the information and wanted to know my thoughts,”Jeff says. “The program appeared to be thorough and 6 LiveWell • The Sun Health Way

comprehensive, including the costs and benefits, and the reputation of Sun Health made a very positive impression on me.” After meeting with Josh Freegard, the program’s membership counselor, Angele joined Sun Health at Home in December. “I was immediately at ease knowing my mom had access to a variety of services including a wellness coordinator who would look after her and be there if something happened,” Jeff explains. A few months later, during a phone call with his mom, Jeff noticed a change in Angele’s demeanor. “Her circle of friends had an unfortunate bad health streak and she could no longer enjoy their company and attend activities with them,” Jeff says. “She began to feel isolated and depressed.” Angele decided to sell her Sun City West home and move into Grandview Terrace, a Sun Health Life Plan Community, in June. “One of the benefits of Sun Health at Home is the transferability of the membership fee,” says Barbara Mason, executive director. “Once Angele decided to move to one of the Sun Health communities, we were able to make a dollar-for-dollar transfer of her initial Sun Health at Home membership fee and apply those funds toward her entrance fee at Grandview Terrace.”

“We’re able to keep members like Angele healthy and independent in whatever independent home environment they choose,” she says. In addition to enjoying her new home at Grandview Terrace, Angele decided to keep a home-care only version of her Sun Health at Home plan, known as the “Classic Plan,” which continues to provide personal wellness coordination and health-care navigation as well as in-home caregiver and support services that may be needed in the future. Now she enjoys the best of both Sun Health plans and their benefits. Angele has enjoyed getting to know the neighbors in her new community during the last few months, and feels confident she made the right decision. “She truly loves it,” Jeff says. “I hear a more positive, upbeat tone in her voice now that she can just walk outside and immediately be around people, which I believe is a lot better for her overall health.”

The team at Sun Health at Home is committed to involving family in the overall care of members. “We were able to establish trust with Jeff and develop a good relationship,” Barbara says. “Not only do we serve as a voice for our members, by providing a high level of support and keeping their best interests in mind, but we feel like their family becomes part of the program, too.” Today, Angele spends her days swimming, dancing and playing mahjong with friends. “She is thriving,” Jeff says. “This gives me great peace of mind and helps both my mom and me sleep better at night.”

Comprehensive range of services

Jeff and his wife Tracy, who live in northern California, feel confident knowing Angele is in good hands, especially when they are traveling. “The Sun Health at Home program not only makes sure that my mom is healthy and safe, but assists with other important aspects of her life,” Jeff says. “They are able to help advocate and communicate for her in regards to her medical care and insurance bills.”

Want to learn more about Sun Health at Home? ALLEN BUTLER

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. • Thursday, November 2 at 2 p.m. • Monday, November 13 at 3 p.m. • Thursday, November 30 at 2 p.m.

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

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By The Books Preparing for life after retirement


By Shanna Hogan

fter more than 65 years of marriage, octogenarians Dwain and Shirley Ehrlich knew they were ready to take the next step after retirement. And for Dwain, a retired school superintendent with more than 40 years of teaching experience, that meant doing his homework. “It was time to start thinking about our future and what we were going to do,” Dwain says. “We had to make a decision: Were we going to stay in the home we built in Sun City, or were we going to move into an independent living community.” Shirley and Dwain Ehrlich

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Dwain researched and toured senior living communities around the Valley, studied actuary charts, budgeted for the future and read several books on retirement. The final decision came last year when he read the book “Being Mortal.” The author Atul Gawande, an experienced surgeon, explores the realities of aging and dying with the ultimate goal of living a healthy and good life all of your days. Group living for seniors can be a positive transition, Gawande says, because it provides quality of life to residents and helps them stay happier and healthier.

“That book helped me put things very clearly in perspective about what I felt we should do,” Dwain says. “My wife and I started talking and realized we needed to get serious.” Eventually the couple narrowed the search down to Sun Health’s Grandview Terrace in Sun City West and another community, but then they heard about The Colonnade. After touring the community, located in Sun City Grand in Surprise in December, they put a deposit down the next day. But there was much more involved in the Ehrlichs’ decision than simply

PLANNING for every stage in life

finances. For Dwain and Shirley, it was important for them to be able to partake in a lifestyle that would keep them healthy and thriving. One important aspect to consider was Dwain’s physical wellbeing. While contemplating which community to choose, Dwain says each one emphasized the importance of exercise. They found the classes and people at The Colonnade to be exceptional. “The activities we have at The Colonnade provide for mental, physical and social wellbeing, and are just wonderful,” Dwain says. “Those are the Masterpiece Living® concepts that will help you to live a longer life.” Since moving into The Colonnade, he and his wife regularly participate in exercise classes and “Meetup” group activities and outings. “There’s always something going on here,” Dwain says. “We could sit here and do these things on our own, but we find it much more fun to meet the people who are also participating.” During more than six decades together, the Ehrlichs say they have lived a good life. They lived across the country in Kentucky, Nebraska, Wyoming, Iowa and Wisconsin, and raised five children, two of whom have passed. Together, they say they are ready for their next adventure. “My wife and I looked at it from this standpoint: Together we have a new chapter of our life.” Dwain says. “Our new life at The Colonnade lets us meet very interesting people, and provides us with an opportunity to participate in intellectual and spiritual programs, music programs and social activities on and off the campus. We’re having a great time.”


For more information about The Colonnade, visit or call 623-236-3767


e spend our lives with an eye on the future, or do we? Let’s take a minute and go back a

few years. Remember when you were 12? We all had one thing in common – we wanted to grow up! We couldn’t wait to be 13, then 16 and then that magical age of 21. But what society doesn’t tell us is how fast the years go by. We wake up one morning and we are 40, with a house full of kids. Whew! But then we settle in, raise our family and off they go into the world. Now it is time for us to begin a new chapter. We look back on our accomplishments and what we planned for this season of our life. Planning is more important than ever. Our three Life Plan communities enhance living through Masterpiece Living®, a cultural approach focused on four key components: social, intellectual, spiritual and physical engagement. Taking charge of what is most important to us personally in a safe and secure environment gives us peace of mind. Every day, Dwain and Shirley Ehrlich see the importance of a life plan at The Colonnade. Kudos to this couple for thinking through this important chapter in their lives and then taking action!

Jackie Lusson, Corporate Director of Sales for Sun Health Senior Living 623-236-3767 or

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An Ounce of Prevention

Diabetes Prevention Program helps those with prediabetes

By Alison Stanton

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Statistics show need for NDPP

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Mary, JoAnn and Marilyn are not alone. The CDC notes that older adults run an increased risk for both diabetes and prediabetes, with data suggesting that half of older adults have the latter. The CDC has also found that modest lifestyle improvements taught through the NDPP can decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by half.

Moderate weight loss is goal No. 1

Exercise physiologist, certified health coach and NDPP instructor Rhonda Zonoozi, says the goal is for participants to lose 5 to 7 percent of their initial body weight by the end of six months. “The other main focus is to build up to 150 minutes of physical activity each week,” Rhonda says, adding that the NDPP provides participants with information on healthy eating, the importance of being active and behavior modifications to help achieve these goals.

Tangible tools and support

For Marilyn, learning how to keep a food diary was one of the most useful parts of the NDPP curriculum, which consists of 16 weeks of classes and seven monthly maintenance sessions. “I learned how to make healthy food choices, she said. “For example, instead of having a doughnut for a snack, I now will have cheese, an apple or some walnuts.” JoAnn also found that writing down everything she ate was immensely helpful. “Tracy Garrett, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, would then give me suggestions and write comments on how I could improve, which were very helpful,” JoAnn says. The weekly weigh-ins also helped JoAnn stay accountable. Additionally, she enjoyed the varied topics. “I like the way each session focused on a particular topic, like tracking our activity or heart health or tips on eating out.” For Mary, the group support and the “feeling that we are all in this together”



fter being diagnosed with prediabetes, Mary Nielson knew it was time to get serious about changing her diet and lifestyle. “I had already been losing weight, but I had hit a spot where it was not going any further. My hemoglobin A1c level kept coming back high, so I knew I needed to do something,” says Mary, a Sun City West resident. Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. An A1c is a blood test that measures a person’s average blood glucose level. After hearing about the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) class offered at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Mary knew she had found what she was looking for. JoAnn Milazzo and Marilyn Mikols, Sun City West residents each with a family history of diabetes, also signed up for the NDPP class, which began in January 2016.


Apple-Sage Wild Rice Stuffing From Left to Right: JoAnn Milazzo, Marilyn Mikols, Mary Nielson, and Rhonda Zonoozi.

were helpful. “We would share healthy recipes and ideas on how to overcome challenges.”

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Results show success of NDPP

By the end of the first 16 weeks, Mary, Marilyn and JoAnn had each lost 20 pounds or more and they've kept it off. At last check, Mary’s A1c level was at 5.5 (below 5.7 is considered normal). Her progress prompted her doctor to say, “I wish I could get all my patients to do that.” Marilyn’s doctor cut the dosage on her blood pressure medication in half. All three women report having more energy, flexibility, and better sleep thanks to the program. For JoAnn, taking part in the NDPP strengthened her resolve. “Because of this program, I have hope that I will beat this disease, and I am now hopeful that I will win this fight,” she says.

For more information about NDPP, attend an informational seminar on Jan. 4, 2018. Register online now at or call


Our next NDPP series begins Jan. 11, 2018. To register or for more information, please call

623-832-WELL (9355).

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4 ounces chopped pecans (about 1 cup) 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 1/2 cups diced celery 1 1/2 cups diced onions 1 medium red apple, such as Jonathan or Gala, halved, cored, and diced (about 1 1/2 cups total) 2 cups hot cooked brown rice 1 cup hot cooked wild rice

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

1/2 cup dried cranberries 1 medium jalapeño pepper, seeded (if desired) and finely chopped or 1/4 teaspoon dried pepper flakes 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage or 11/2 teaspoons dried rubbed sage 3/4 teaspoon salt


1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the pecans and dry cook for 2-3 minutes or until just beginning to brown, stirring frequently. Set aside on a separate plate. 2. Heat the 1 teaspoon of oil over medium heat. Cook the celery and onions, stirring occasionally for 8 minutes or until they just begin to get lightly brown on edges. Add the apples and cook for 4 minutes, or until tender crisp. Stir in the pecans and the remaining ingredients and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until the rice mixture is heated.

Cook's Note:

To cook the rice for this recipe, bring 2 1/4 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add 1/3 cup uncooked wild rice, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice, cover, and simmer 33 to 35 minutes longer or until all the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.

Nutritional Information:

Per serving: 170 calories, 9 g fat (.5 g sat), 160 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein

For more healthy recipes, visit Recipe courtesy of California Wild Rice Advisory Board

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Register online Visit

Register by phone Starting October 24 623-207-1703 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/Juniper Conf. Room — Support Services, 2nd Floor, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City

Center for Health & Wellbeing — Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, 14719 W. Grand, Surprise Faith Presbyterian Church — 16000 N. Del E. Webb Blvd., Sun City

Grandview Terrace H&R — Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center, 14505 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West

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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General Registration Opens October 24!

BRAIN HEALTH Normal Aging vs. Dementia Wednesday, Nov. 8; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. We all notice changes in our memory as we age. Join Sun Health’s Marty Finley, MEd, to learn the difference between normal aging and what may be cause for concern. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R Effective, Natural Approaches to Brain Wellness Wednesday, Nov. 15; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Live free of memory, sleep, anxiety and fatigue problems. Timothy Gerhart, DC, will share researchbased healthy-lifestyle techniques to support brain health for a lifetime. Location: The Colonnade CANCER CARE Healthy Meal Prep for Cancer Fridays, Nov. 3 & 17; 10 to 11 a.m. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends, join Chef Debra of Cancer Support Community of Arizona to learn how to create easy and affordable dishes packed with antioxidants and flavor. Topics will be (11/3) Beet Bonanza and (11/17) Root Veggies. Location: The Colonnade (NEW LOCATION) DIABETES CARE Diabetes Expo Friday, Nov. 10; 8:30 a.m. to noon Health care professionals, service providers and vendors will be at this expo to provide information and resources on diabetes prevention and management. See back cover for event information. Registration not required. Location: The Colonnade

Annual Diabetes Self-Management Training Friday, Nov. 17; 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 the latest recommendations as part of your annual Medicare/ health insurance benefit for diabetes support. Please call 623-832-WELL (9355) by Monday, Nov. 13 to register. Covered by most insurance plans. Location: The Colonnade HEALTH & WELLBEING Take a Tour of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Tuesday, Nov. 7; 11 a.m. to noon Tour the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing to learn about its services and meet the staff. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing Blood Pressure Checks Thursday, Nov. 9; 10 a.m. to noon, and Wednesday, Nov. 15; 2 to 4 p.m. Retired nurse volunteers are on site to check your blood pressure and answer any questions you may have. Registration is not required. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing Down in the Dumps? Let’s Dump the Depression Thursday, Nov. 16; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Are you feeling down in the dumps? Has the feeling prohibited you from accomplishing tasks or affected your day-to-day functioning? Memory Care Navigator Jane Harrison will explore symptoms, causes, effects and ways to manage and overcome the feelings associated with depression. Location: PORA Wounds, Bandages & Dressings Monday, Nov. 20; 9:30 to 11 a.m. What happens when you have a wound? Tharesh Udupa, DPM, from The CORE Institute, explains wound treatments and how to promote wound healing. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R

Drum Circle Monday, Nov. 27; 1 to 2 p.m. Did you know drumming can reduce anxiety and stress, help control pain and boost the immune system? Join Banner Health’s Musical Therapist Piper Laird to blend sound and rhythm in an interactive drumming experience. Drums/ instruments will be provided. Note: Registration for this class requires 5 class credits ($5). Location: Faith Presbyterian Church Understanding & Supporting Your Lymphatic System The lymphatic system is instrumental in keeping us healthy and our immune system strong. Catherine Tatum, CLT & LMT, presents four easy ways to boost your lymphatic system, detox your body and feel healthier. Tuesday, Nov. 14; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Location: La Loma Village H&R Wednesday, Nov. 29; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Location: Banner Boswell Medical Center/Juniper Conf. Room   Identifying When Pain Meds Become Too Much Thursday, Nov. 30; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Barbara Mason, CADC, will discuss the growing dependence on opioids among seniors and their effect on the effectiveness and interactions of other prescription medications. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R MEMORY CARE Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, Nov. 1 & 15; 3 to 4 p.m. Marty Finley, MEd, Sun Health 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

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To Register for Classes Starting October 24, Call 623-207-1703

November 2017

NUTRITION Mediterranean Lifestyle Friday, Nov. 17; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Join Sun Health Registered Dietitian Susan Welter as she discusses the Mediterranean style of eating and the benefits from adopting this eating style. Attendees will learn how to make simple shifts in their food choices. Location: The Colonnade Mindful Eating Tuesday, Nov. 28; 10 to 11 a.m. Have you changed your eating habits for health reasons but lost the joy of eating? Join Sun Health's Registered Dietitian Tracy Garrett in a mindful eating experience and learn how to eat with more intention and enjoyment to build a healthy relationship with food. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing

Strength Training for Health Mondays – 1 to 2 p.m.; Series ST11: Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27; Dec. 4, 11, 18 This low-intensity class uses bands, body weight and other items to train the upper- and lower-body muscle groups. SAFETY AARP Smart Driver™ Course Thursday, Nov. 16; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Designed especially for drivers age 50-plus, the AARP Smart Driver TM course is intended to help drivers live more independently as they age and remain safe on today’s roads. Pre-registration is required. Fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers, payable by check only. Please bring driver’s license and check payable to AARP to the session. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing

PHYSICAL FITNESS All classes held at Center for Health & Wellbeing Note: Due to Christmas holiday, Physical Fitness classes are offered in seven-class series. Registration for a series requires 35 class credits ($35). Chair Yoga Mondays – 8 to 9 a.m.; Series CY11: Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27; Dec. 4, 11, 18 Chair yoga incorporates all of the benefits of a traditional yoga class with the added support of a chair. Mat Yoga Mondays – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Series YO6: Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27; Dec. 4, 11, 18 Yoga helps you move easier, improve flexibility, build strength and reduce stress. Participants must be able to stand independently and to safely get up and down from the floor unassisted. Bring a mat or towel. Tai Chi Mondays – 11 a.m. to noon; Series TC11: Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27; Dec. 4, 11, 18 Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art shown to improve strength and balance, and help with stress reduction and relaxation.

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Need Information on Community Resources? Call Today!

Our Neighbor Network (ONN) helps local residents remain independent, safe and healthy. ONN offers free referrals to nonprofit health, human, and volunteer services that can help you or your neighbor.

r call 623-832-4ONN (4666)

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Starting October 24


Register by phone Starting October 24

623-207-1703 *except where noted

6 • Chair Yoga (CY11);

8 to 9 a.m. • Mat Yoga (YO6); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC11); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST11); 1 to 2 p.m.

• Healthy Meal Prep;

Note: Wed. exercise classes continue from prior month. Next series begins on December 6, 2017.

Note: Fri. exercise classes continue from prior month. Next series begins on December 15, 2017.

• Chair Yoga (CY11);

8 to 9 a.m. • Mat Yoga (YO6); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC11); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST11); 1 to 2 p.m.

• Normal Aging vs


15 Approaches to Brain Wellness; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Blood Pressure Checks; 2 to 4 p.m. • Dementia Caregiver Support; 3 to 4 p.m.

Supporting Your Lymphatic System; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.



• Chair Yoga (CY11); 8 to 9 a.m. • Mat Yoga (YO6);

10 a.m. to noon

• Effective, Natural

• Understanding &


9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Wounds, Bandages & Dressings; 9:30 to 11 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC11); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST11); 1 to 2 p.m. • Chair Yoga (CY11);


8 to 9 a.m.

• Mat Yoga (YO6);

28 • Mindful Eating;

10 to 11 a.m.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC11); 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training (ST11); 1 to 2 p.m. • Drum Circle; 1 to 2 p.m.

9 • Blood Pressure Checks;

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

11 a.m. to noon


10 to 11 a.m.


7 • Take a Tour of CHW;


• Dementia Support

Group; 3 to 4 p.m.

Register online


29 • Understanding &

Supporting Your Lymphatic System; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

10 • Diabetes Expo;

8:30 a.m. to noon

16 • Down in the Dumps?;

17 • Annual Diabetes Self-

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • AARP Smart Driver; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Management; 9 to 11 a.m.

• Healthy Meal Prep;

10 to 11 a.m.

• Mediterranean Lifestyle;

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.



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Happy Thanksgiving. Our Offices are Closed

30 • Identifying When Pain

Meds Become Too Much; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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14719 W. Grand Avenue Surprise, AZ 85374 623.832.5350


November is Diabetes Awareness month and Sun Health is hosting an expo to promote ways to manage or prevent the disease. DATE & TIME:

Friday, November 10, 2017 8:30 a.m. - noon

Understand your Medicare benefits for diabetes education and support Meet vendors who specialize in supporting diabetics and those at risk for diabetes


Hear about current trends in diabetes treatment from medical experts

The Colonnade La Vita Ballroom 19116 N. Colonnade Way Surprise, AZ 85374

Learn best practices for managing your diabetes and minimizing complications

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For more information call 623-832-WELL (9355).

Sun Health - LiveWell  
Sun Health - LiveWell  

November 2017