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December 2017

The Sun Health Way

Healthy U

Health & Wellness Classes

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The Season of Giving

Open to the Community!

Celebrate the holidays by sharing your time, talent and treasures

Sharing an Attitude of Gratitude

Sun Health Senior Living residents share what they are thankful for

Meditation and Mindfulness How they help with physical and emotional health, and tips on practicing them

For our community friends

Serving up Kindness

Circle of Care program honors culinary services director


Welcome to LiveWell A magazine produced specifically for you


ife can pull us in a lot of directions. Even in retirement, there are tasks to complete and appointments to keep. With so much on our minds, it is easy to become distracted. As the holidays approach, I invite you to join me in taking time to pause, reflect and be present, savoring each moment fully.

In this issue of LiveWell, we have some tips and inspiration to guide you. Our wellness feature with Sally Charalambous, who teaches group classes on meditation, offers insights on the importance of mindfulness and meditation. Plus, you will have an opportunity to learn about the benefits of volunteering, and to consider the difference you could make for those in need when you give back to the community.

And as 2017 comes to a close, I want to thank you for reading LiveWell this year.

You will also find inspiration from our Sun Health Senior Living residents, who have paused to reflect on embracing gratitude. They took time out to share with us the many things for which they are thankful.

And lastly, you will meet Kip MacKenzie, director of Culinary and Nutrition Services at Banner Boswell Medical Center. Kip was recently honored by the Sun Health Foundation’s Circle of Care program. Patient Robert Soohoo was so moved by the way Kip was present with him during a hospitalization that he made a contribution in Kip’s honor. When we take time to be present and mindful, we have an impact on others as well as ourselves. I hope this month’s stories inspire you to explore what it means to be present and mindful in your own life. And as 2017 comes to a close, I want to thank you for reading LiveWell this year. If you have thoughts to help us improve the magazine in 2018, write our team at Stay Healthy, and Happy Holidays,

Ron Guziak President & CEO, Sun Health

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

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December 2017, Issue 28 SUN HEALTH 14719 W. Grand Avenue Surprise, AZ 85374 623.832.5350 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 SUN HEALTH MARKETING Ken Reinstein, Marketing Dir. John Tucker, Public Relations Jennifer Alexander, Design Danielle Kuskowski, Programs



Sun Health at Home member Frances Kline gives back to her church as part of Our Lady's Rosary Makers


The Season of Giving

Sharing an Attitude of Gratitude

Sun Health Senior Living residents share what they are thankful for


Serving up Kindness


Meditation and Mindfulness


Healthy U


Healthy U Calendar

Celebrate the holidays by sharing your time, talent and treasures

Circle of Care program honors culinary services director

How they help with physical and emotional health, and tips on practicing them

Sun Health Community Education class listings, events & activities

December classes & events at a glance

Kip MacKenzie


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This Month’s Recipe On the cover: Kip MacKenzie, director, Culinary and Nutrition Services at Banner Boswell Medical Center

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The Season of

Celebrate the holidays by sharing your time, talent and treasures


By Meghann Finn Sepulveda

or many, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. Opportunities abound for us to share our time, talent and treasures to make a difference in the lives of those in need, while also sharing precious moments with family and friends enjoying holiday meals and making memories.

Find your passion

Whether it’s serving meals to the homeless or reading books to young children, there are plenty of ways to give back, not only during the holidays but throughout the year. Frances Kline, 71, volunteers several days a week at her church, St. Joachim and St. Anne Parish in Sun City. The Sun Health at Home member gets together with friends every Tuesday afternoon to make rosaries. “It’s really something I enjoy. I truly feel like I am the one receiving, not giving,” Frances says. The group, part of Our Lady’s Rosary Makers International, fashions rosaries for Catholic churches, missions and organizations. One church requests a 1,000 Frances Kline rosaries each month

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from Frances’ parish. Frances is part of a group of Catholic women from various parishes in Sun City, El Mirage, Youngtown, Sun City West, Sun City Grand and Surprise. “We make the rosaries at home, and our ministry meets once a week so we can turn in our rosaries, get more supplies, and have fun together,” she added. “Volunteering keeps me busy and is very fulfilling,” she said. “I’ve also met some wonderful people who have become great friends.” Seniors of all ages and abilities, including those who are homebound, can volunteer by making phone calls, writing thank you notes or assembling materials on behalf of local nonprofits in the Valley. Those looking to find the volunteer activities can also visit to search available opportunities in their area.

Health benefits of volunteering

There are many mental and physical health benefits associated with volunteering. Research conducted by the Corporation for National and Community Service, shows that volunteers enjoy health benefits, including lower levels of anxiety and depression, loneliness and social isolation. After his wife passed away last year, 91-year-old Tom Engelhardt realized he had more free time and began to explore volunteer opportunities. Prior to caring for his wife, Tom maintained a long history of giving back. He volunteered for a variety of nonprofit organizations assisting low-income communities.

Tom Engelhardt

Today, he volunteers one day a week at Banner Boswell Medical Center, greeting patients and their family members at a reception desk. This allows him not only to feel useful, but he’s able to socialize. He says that volunteer work gives him a great deal of satisfaction and joy. “I now have a reason to get up and leave the house,” says the retired lawyer. “I’ve had the opportunity to meet and talk to many people.” Tom, a Sun Health at Home member and Peoria resident, also volunteers at Sun Health doing office work and educating fellow Sun Health at Home members about making important life decisions. He’s looking for even more ways to give back. “I consider contributing to the community as a payback to living a good life,” he added.

Sun Health at Home fosters volunteerism among members


Sun Health at Home, a continuing care at home program that promotes successful aging through a focus on health and wellness, regularly provides group volunteer opportunities for members. “We know that having our members involved in the community helps keep them healthy, mentally active and engaged,” said Barbara Mason, executive director at Sun Health at Home. “Our senior population has a storehouse of knowledge and life experience and they enjoy sharing their talents in a meaningful way.” Community service activities are a prominent part of Sun Health at Home’s calendar of events.

“Recently, our members participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in October, volunteered at the St. Mary’s Food Bank in November and are adopting a family for the holidays,” said Nicole Holtsclaw, special events coordinator for Sun Health at Home. “In addition, we are able to help connect individual members to volunteer activities that meet their personal interests.”

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. • Monday, December 4 at 3 p.m. • Wednesday, December 6 at 10 a.m., La Loma Village, 14154 S. Denny Blvd, Litchfield Park • Thursday, December 14 at 2 p.m. • Tuesday, December 19 at 10 a.m. Visit or call 623-227-HOME (4663) to RSVP

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Sharing an

Attitude of Gratitude

Sun Health Senior Living residents share what they are thankful for


By Susie Steckner

o-do lists, family gatherings and a calendar full of activities. During this busy time of year, it can be difficult to slow down and reflect. But isn’t it the best time to ask “What am I grateful for in my life?” Here is what some of our residents are most thankful for this season:

When it came time to retire, Kathy set her compass west. “I wanted to dry out in Arizona,” she says. A resident at The Colonnade for four years, she is truly thankful for the lifestyle there. “I’m grateful for the fact that I have the finances to live here,” Kathy says. “It was important to me to have a health plan, so I don’t worry about what happens to me

Kathy Pebley, The Colonnade

in the next 10 years or so, because I will be taken care of.”

If Kathy Pebley says she is grateful for the Arizona sun, she might only be half kidding. The former educator spent nearly four decades overseas teaching, with 32 of those years in famously cloudy and damp England. “I’m grateful for the fact that I did that, and that I had the courage, which added up to 37 years living abroad,” she says. 6 LiveWell • The Sun Health Way

Tony and Rosemary Saputo, Grandview Terrace

After 15 years as residents of Grandview Terrace, Tony and Rosemary Saputo know exactly what they are grateful for today – their decision to move in. “Grandview Terrace has completely met all of our

COMMITMENT hopes and dreams for a perfect retirement,” the couple says. The Saputos did their homework, vising other properties in search of their new home, but Grandview Terrace just fit the bill on so many levels. Now, they are living out their “retirement dream.” From the friendly greetings by staff each morning to the excellent entertainment programs to the fine dining options, Grandview Terrace has exceeded the couple’s expectations. “The staff and employees go the extra mile to make our lives healthy, safe, comfortable and secure,” the couple says. “Residing at Grandview Terrace reminds us of the ancient cliché, ‘Save the best for last.’ ”

Betty Lynch, La Loma Village


Betty Lynch needed to make a change, but also needed a little push. When it happened, it was life changing. “I’m very grateful to the Lord, who was kind of nudging me along and telling me that I had to give up my pride and give up my great home,” she says. “It was a 3,500-square-foot home, and the cat and I didn’t need five bedrooms and three baths.” A longtime Avondale resident, Betty had watched La Loma Village being built, and was impressed with the beautiful property and convenient location to her church and volunteer activities. “So I didn’t look any further,” she says. When Betty suffered a stroke earlier this year, she was grateful for that nudge to move. “I didn’t need any care,” she says, “but I was where the care was if I needed it.”

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fter spending more than 25 years in the senior living industry, I am truly blessed to be working here at Sun Health. Every day, I see Sun Health put its residents first. Everything at the company is focused on their happiness and wellbeing, from the beautiful buildings to the unique programming to the emphasis on successful aging through Masterpiece Living®. Over my long career, I have had the opportunity to work for national companies. I can honestly say that Sun Health is head and shoulders above the rest. The company is innovative and always looking to the future for the very best programs and services that will give our residents enhanced health spans. It is also focused on the present, working to make our residents daily lives better through projects like the renovation of Grandview Terrace. This philosophy soothes my soul and, after five years here, keeps me coming to work every day!

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Serving up Kindness Circle of Care program honors culinary services director


By Susie Steckner

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brightening a patient’s day whenever – and however — he can. That’s how he came to know patient Robert Soohoo, striking up a conversation over their shared military service and interest in Westerns. For Robert, those friendly visits helped keep loneliness at bay as he remained hospitalized. The act also spoke volumes, as Robert was surprised that someone at the director level within the hospital would take such a personal interest. Touched by the kindness, Robert made a contribution in Kip’s honor to the Circle of Care program at Sun Health Foundation. The program provides patients at Banner Del E. Webb or Boswell

medical centers the opportunity to say “thank you” to caring staff members. These tax-deductible gifts support a wide range of programs and services, benefiting the entire community. “He put a human face behind the care I was given at the hospital,” Robert says. “I think the money is going to a good place to keep good people like Kip around.” A grateful Kip says he felt a “bond” with Robert. “Sometimes I feel as an employee of Banner your role expands, and it doesn’t just have to do with food,” he says. Kip has enjoyed a long career in the food services field, with the past 43 years as a member of the Sun Continued on page 25


or Kip MacKenzie, director of culinary services at Banner Boswell Medical Center, each day is a bit of a juggling act. He might be overseeing the hundreds of meals being prepared for patients or managing a catered event or ensuring that operations are running smoothly in the hospital’s cafeteria. One moment he’s slipping on his well-worn apron to mentor staff in the kitchen, and the next he’s stepping into a patient’s room to enhance their stay. It would be enough for Kip to focus solely on culinary services at the busy Boswell hospital. But he sees a larger role for himself:


Photo by Bette Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet


La Loma Village resident Bobbie Garland (L) and Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers in April

Ronald Guziak, CEO Sun Health Debbie Flores, CEO Banner Del E. Webb and Banner Boswell Medical Centers 7 FOUNDATION - 2017 IN NUMBERS 8 WELLNESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS Diabetes, Nutrition, Balance and Strength Training programs and 2017 events

Sun Health CEO Ron Guziak (L) and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center CEO Debbie Flores at the opening of the Progressive Care Unit in August

10 WELLNESS - 2017 IN NUMBERS 11 SENIOR LIVING ACCOMPLISHMENTS Spiritual Life, Volunteering, Social Accountability and Life Enrichment activities for 2017 13 SENIOR LIVING - 2017 IN NUMBERS 14 BOARD MEMBERS & EXECUTIVE TEAM

Randy Skanes (L) and Gregory Dehmlow at the Banner Olive Branch Senior Center in June


"With everything we do, we aim to make a positive difference in people’s lives by promoting their health and wellness." - Ronald D. Guziak 2 · 2017 COMMUNITY BENEFIT REPORT

WHY MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Leadership expert Simon Sinek has spent decades studying what separates highly successful companies (think Apple, Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway, to name a few) from their competitors. His research can be boiled down to this: the fundamental difference between the "Apples" of the world and everyone else is that they start with, "Why?" The "why" drills down to the core belief of an organization or business. Why does it exist? Do the organization’s employees know why they do what they do? At Sun Health, our mission of “championing healthy living, research and superior health care” speaks to our "why." With everything we do, we aim to make a positive difference in people’s lives by promoting their health and wellness. The “Start With Why" philosophy has significant implications for Sun Health. To achieve great things, we must do the work we do authentically. This community benefit report aims to weave authentic stories, infographics and images into a mosaic that conveys our “why.” Sun Health has enjoyed 50-plus years of our relationship with the community. Despite a major change in our business model, Sun

Health continues to center on making a positive difference in the lives of everyone we serve. With your support, we are able to be “difference makers.” Sincerely,

Herman L. Orcutt, Chairman

Sun Health Services/ Sun Health Colonnade, Board of Directors

Dan Minnix, Chairman

Sun Health Foundation Board of Trustees

Ronald D. Guziak, President and CEO

Sun Health Services & Sun Health Foundation


FOUNDATION There’s New Progressive Care in the Air at Banner Del E. Webb

Investing in Nursing Yields Healthy Dividends

Sam Merriman worked in human resources management for the state of Pennsylvania for decades, so he knows what makes for “great employees.”

One is a seasoned professional, thirsting for more knowledge. The other is a recent high school graduate, ready to begin a career.

The Sun City West resident was hospitalized on the floor of the new Progressive Care Unit at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, a $10.9 million project that’s a dynamic departure from the traditional hospital unit. Merriman was impressed with the sleek design, creature comforts and high-tech functionality of the new unit, but he was more wowed by the caliber of the staff. “No one likes to go to the hospital, but if you live in this area, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is the place to be," Sam says. "The people here are just outstanding. Every employee has been positive and has been trained very well.”


Two Banner Health employees, along with 48 of their coworkers, each received a $2,000 nursing scholarship for the 2017-18 school year from Sun Health Foundation to help them reach their education goals. Simona Lucescu, a longtime nurse and current nursing manager at Banner Boswell Rehab Center, is working on a master’s degree in nursing leadership at Grand Canyon University. That diploma will go nicely with her three bachelor’s degrees in nursing, German and English, all earned in her native country, Romania. “For me, school is very important,” she says. “I really love medicine and helping people, so I was interested in exploring health care as a

career,” says Michael Cook, 22, a transporter at Banner Del E. Webb. When he learned about the nursing scholarships, he applied. “I was ecstatic when I heard I got it.” Today, he’s attending a fast-track nursing program, coadministered by Glendale Community College and Northern Arizona University, and will earn his bachelor’s in nursing in spring 2018. Each of the hundreds of Banner and Sun Health employees who have received Foundationfunded nursing scholarships over the years have similar stories of how education changed their lives. “I love that this is about educating, improving and growing our people,” says Debbie Flores, CEO of Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Centers. “It’s the best investment of all.”

Foundation support of Banner Sun Health Research Institute Sun Health Foundation provided $500,000 to the Banner Sun Health Research Institute (BSHRI) for its world-renowned Brain and Body Donation Program. In addition, $500,000 of support was provided for the Cleo Roberts Clinical Research Center. These gifts were presented to Eric Reiman, M.D., executive director of the Banner Alzheimer's Institute and CEO of Banner Research, who praised the support, touting its role in enabling researchers to gain insights into a greater understanding of brain and body function in normal aging and in diseases of aging. "The brain and body donation program is a study of the health and diseases of older adult volunteers living in metropolitan Phoenix.

We study their function during life and their organs and tissue after death. We also share the banked tissue, biomaterials and biospecimens with qualified researchers worldwide," Dr. Reiman says. More than 3,745 individuals have been enrolled in the program, and BSHRI researchers have performed more than 1,700 autopsies since it began in 1986.

Sun Health Foundation extending ‘olive branch’ to the community Since 1988, the Banner Olive Branch Senior Center in Sun City has been a haven for Northwest Valley residents looking for a place to socialize, learn new things or just have fun. The center was launched by Sun Health and is a godsend for older adults who need assistance with daily nutrition. Nationwide, one in 11 seniors experience hunger each day. It’s a problem Banner Olive Branch is tackling with affordable programs such as mobilemeals, food boxes and a pantry/food bank. A home-delivered meals program, provided at no cost to those who qualify, serves hundreds of disabled and home-bound older adults five days a week. In 2017, Sun Health Foundation continued its support of the organization it started years ago with a contribution of $85,000 for the home-delivered meal program. “This is helping us reach more people in need, and that’s a beautiful thing,” says Banner Olive Branch Senior Center director Ivy Glinski.


GENEROSITY CREATES PROGRESS Joint Letter from Ron and Debbie Twenty-eight private rooms, a functional and aesthetically pleasing design and the latest medical technology are just some of the defining features of the $10.9 million Progressive Care Unit, which opened in August on the 5th Floor, D-Tower at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City West. The unit, which primarily serves patients with serious conditions that require around-the-clock cardiac monitoring, represents a fresh example of the good that has sprung from the partnership formed by Banner Health and Sun Health in 2008. As the exclusive fundraising partner of Banner Del E. Webb and Banner Boswell medical centers, Sun Health Foundation and its donors have enabled both medical centers to keep up with latest advances in health care. This has benefited not just patients and their loved ones, but also the doctors, nurses and other health professionals entrusted to care for them. Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center opened 30 years ago, backed by an outpouring of financial support from the community that continues to this day. In addition to financial gifts, community members have volunteered hundreds of thousands of hours to make the hospital a more friendly and healing place. The Progressive Care Unit reflects a growing trend in the health care industry to design and build structures that contribute to the healing process for patients and improve the work flow for staff. Research has shown that outdoor views, natural light, appealing artwork and private rooms lower patients' stress levels, reduce infection rates, lessen pain and shorten hospital stays. Sun Health Foundation and Banner Health have committed $5.9 million to the $10.9 million project, and the two organizations are challenging community members to give what they can to make up the difference. Several people have already made a generous donation to support the Progressive Care Unit. It’s an investment that benefits all of us.

Ronald D. Guziak, President and CEO

Sun Health Services & Sun Health Foundation


Debbie Flores, CEO Banner Del E. Webb and Banner Boswell Medical Centers

“Sun Health Foundation does so much to enhance the quality of life of people. They are helping people right here in the community.” - Dr. Jeanne Blanchet, volunteer at Banner Boswell Medical Center and longtime Sun Health Foundation donor



2,900 Donors

Number of Gifts Totaling



Donated to Support The Memory Care Navigator Program Allowing Sun Health to double the number of families served



Banner Sun Health Research Institute Leading-edge dementia research and world-class support through the Brain and Body Donation Program

Nurses Awarded Scholarships Totaling Changing Lives and Enhancing Care



Proceeds from Sun Health Resale Shops We turn your slightly used items into leadingedge medical equipment


COMMUNITY WELLNESS A Gift of Health & Wellness A nurse by training, Bonnie White faced down diabetes and a challenging weight-loss goal. But she knew the road ahead would have obstacles. To stay on course, Bonnie turned to Sun Health’s Center for Health & Wellbeing (CHW). “Even though I had lost weight myself, I knew that I needed some help with maintenance,” Bonnie says. “Because maintenance is actually more complicated, lifestyle-wise and emotionwise. You’re changing your whole relationship with food.” Today, Bonnie is living a healthy and active life, which came as a birthday surprise. Bonnie had already lost 100 pounds and lowered her A1C levels. “I lost half of my weight,” she says. Then, after reading a story about CHW in Sun Health’s LiveWell magazine, Bonnie picked out the perfect birthday gift for herself. She invested in her future with nutrition and fitness packages offered through CHW.


Bonnie White

Bonnie credits Susan Welter, registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes educator, with helping her understand how to enjoy meals and give food less “power” over her life. Bonnie is also committed to staying fit with the help of Rhonda Zonoozi, Sun Health’s exercise physiologist and health coach. “Rhonda explains a lot about why you’re doing what you’re doing. Sun Health is really geared to the types of needs I have,” Bonnie says.

Supporting Caregivers in Their Journey Socorro Cerda cares for her 85-year-old father, diagnosed with both Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Some days, it feels like her to-do list is never ending, with meals, medications, doctor visits, personal care and activities to keep her father content. But Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator (MCN) program helps ease the load. The program provides vital information about community programs and services for her father, Bulmaro Carranza.

“The navigator was so amazing, and made me aware of services that I didn’t know existed,” Socorro says. The MCN program, helps patients, family members and caregivers navigate the emotional, psychological and physical effects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The service is provided at no charge, and is funded through donations to Sun Health Foundation. A social worker’s referral to MCN during her father’s hospitalization was life changing for Socorro. She was encouraged to apply for a scholarship to cover the cost of adult day care, and now her father attends twice a week. The half-day breaks give Socorro time to herself, to catch up on things around the house or enjoy crocheting. Through MCN, Socorro also received guidance on applying for transportation, meals, personal care and other assistance for her father. Socorro is grateful for the MCN program and those who have supported it through the Foundation. “Thank you so much. It’s been a great help,” she says.

Taking Control of Diabetes Anita Orton has lived with diabetes for two decades, but has struggled to get a handle on the disease. “Diabetes is deceptive. You don’t feel sick on a daily basis so it’s easy to lose control and it’s easy to let things slide,” she says.

She turned to the Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) training at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing. The program, a benefit under Medicare and most insurance companies, offered a wealth of diabetes education, nutrition advice and more. As important, program staff exuded a can-do attitude and offered encouragement every step of the way.

Anita Orton

During the five-week training, Anita felt especially supported by Tracy Garrett, the Center’s diabetes program coordinator and a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes educator. Tracy’s concern and compassion, Anita says, made participants feel as though she was “investing in each of our lives.” Anita embraced a healthier diet and lost 15 pounds. Her A1C levels went from 7.8 down to 6.9, a move in the right direction. “My doctor was ecstatic and I was ecstatic,” Anita says. Anita calls DSME a “godsend.”

At one point, her doctor gave her a six-month ultimatum: get her diabetes under better control, or begin taking medication to control it. Anita decided to recommit to a healthier lifestyle.


“My Memory Care Navigator was a wealth of knowledge. She has given me the security of knowing that when things begin to change more rapidly with my mother I know somebody to call to get help. I was very curious about how the Memory Care Navigator program functions, because of all the resources that were there, and it was at no charge. She explained to me that it was through donations, and to me, that was a humbling feeling.” - Sandra Forsey, Peoria resident




Education Classes

Class Participants

Held at or in partnership with the Center for Health & Wellbeing

Learning how to improve their lives through healthy, active living




10,920 Vials of Life

To meet one-on-one Distributed so that key with wellness providers medical information is to focus on diet, exercise available in the event of and overall wellbeing an emergency


Memory Care Navigator Participants


Providing patients, family members and caregivers with resources and emotional support as they face new challenges of a dementia diagnosis

Received Care Transitions education from Sun Health to avoid a hospital readmission. The result was a



Reduction in Expected Readmissions

SENIOR LIVING At Sun Health Senior Living, we believe that every person deserves to live or work in a supportive and pleasing environment, a place that brings out the best in them. We are committed to ensuring that our communities are destinations of successful aging that maximize the quality of life and potential of older adults in a culture based on hospitality, respect, safety and security. The research on aging shows how we age is mostly dependent on lifestyle, or the choices individuals make. Since 2010, we have partnered with Masterpiece LivingÂŽ, a multi-specialty group which provides a support system that promotes successful aging.

From Left: Rev. Alrick Headley, Rev. David Klumpenhower and Chaplain Jesse Charyn

Life Director. This team brings the spirituality component of Masterpiece Living program to life and complements the other key dimensions, including physical, social and intellectual development for residents. In the past year, the Spiritual Life team held more than 560 religious services, celebrations and activities representing multiple faiths and conducted more than 620 pastoral care and counseling visits.

Spiritual Life Department The one-man Spiritual Life Department, led by Rev. David Klumpenhower, evolved quickly over the past year. Rev. Alrick Headley was hired as a second chaplain, followed by the addition of Chaplain Jesse Charyn. Each Sun Health Senior Living campus now has a Spiritual

Rev. David Klumpenhower


SENIOR LIVING Bobbie Garland, La Loma Resident since 2014 In April, Glendale, Arizona Mayor Jerry Weiers proclaimed April as Volunteer Appreciation Month. La Loma Village resident Bobbie Garland, who is one of Glendale’s most-active volunteers, accepted the proclamation on behalf of all attendees.

Vern Ermeling, Retired Minister La Loma Resident since 2012 “I really appreciate the chance to visit other churches and religious groups and experience presentations from various faiths. It’s been an amazing opportunity for myself and the campus residents. On the Masterpiece Living trip we took, we saw inspiring places such as the Jewish Holocaust Museum, Crystal Cathedral and other missions. It’s been a real eye-opener to learn about other faiths and denominations, and visit their facilities. It is also nice to have a multiple-background staff in the Spiritual Life Department with a Jewish background, a Baptist background and an Evangelical background."


Bobbie has been a fixture in Glendale since the 1970s, when she served on several boards and committees, including The Planning Commission, The Mayor’s Advisory Committee and several bond committees. Bobbie, who was chair or vice-chair of many groups, still volunteers five hours a week at City Hall. Bobbie also helps the Glendale Fire Department for events. "I enjoy working with the staff. I have contentment, and I feel that I am doing something that helps out," Bobbie says. Bobbie also has what she calls her “parttime job” with the La Loma Knitting Group crocheting sweaters, afghans, slippers and more for a domestic violence shelter. She volunteers between 60 to 85 hours per month as a part of the group that includes 10 to 12 residents.


Social Accountability Residents provided more than 10,000 volunteer hours to various organizations

7,164 meals provided to


Our commitment to using sustainable foods in our communities resulted in 13,900 lbs. of responsibly sourced seafood and 322,450 lbs. of fresh produce.



People who moved into a Sun Health Senior Living Community last year

More than 7,630 activities to promote physical wellbeing More than 1,130 activities to support intellectual wellbeing More than 4,740 activities to support social wellbeing


Patient Days

In short-term rehabilitation at our award-winning Grandview Terrace and La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Centers, which provide a path for West Valley residents to return to normal active lives as soon as possible

13,500+ Life Enrichment programs and activities supporting successful aging

For the 3rd Year Ranking Nationally on Employee Engagement Scores


Employee Increase Supporting our communities and the economic wellbeing of the West Valley by providing


Members enrolled in Sun Health at Home during the first year

$17.7 MILLION In Annual Wages to Our Employees

6.1 OUT OF 7

Average Favorable Responses in Resident Satisfactions Surveys in 2016 SUN HEALTH · 13

BOARD MEMBERS & EXECUTIVE TEAM Sun Health Services/Colonnade/ La Loma Board Herman L. Orcutt, Chairman Michael Mandell, Vice Chairman Ronald Guziak, President & CEO Dean L. Strycker, Secretary Lew Lancaster, Treasurer R. Jack Stephenson, Immediate Past Chair Joel E. Barthelemy Irene Kovala John Luke Randy McGrane Daniel D. Minnix, Ex-Officio Gordon Nichols Gerald (Jerry) S. Solomon

Sun Health Foundation Board Daniel Minnix, Chairman Michael Flax, Vice Chairman David Monheit, Secretary Lew Lancaster, Treasurer Jerry Solomon, Immediate Past Chair J. Scott Anderson, M.D. Kathleen Crowley Patricia Finnell Shirley Frizell Laurel Gedan Ronald Guziak, President & CEO Todd Hornback Richard Jaskowick L. Birt Kellam


Frederic Klopf, M.D. Jerry Lapke Richard Malcomson Michael Mandell Herman Orcutt, Ex. Officio Dan Reynolds Regina Shanney-Saborsky Scott Shull Terry Smith Ronald Symic

Executive Team Ronald D. Guziak

President & Chief Executive Officer, Sun Health Services and Foundation

Jennifer Drago

Executive Vice President of Population Health, Sun Health

Sharon Grambow

Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Sun Health Senior Living

Joseph E. La Rue

Executive Vice President, Sun Health

William T. Sellner

Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Sun Health


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Banner MD Anderson is continuing

With the help of Sun Health Foundation and our loyal supporters,

EXPANSION Banner MD Anderson is continuing to expand in thePLANS NorthwestFOR Valley

• Thoracic Surgery Suite at Bann EXPANSION PLANS FOR 2017 & 2018

Thoracic Surgery Suite at Banner Boswell Medical Center with two new

surgeons added to the staff. Services include interventional pulmonology,

surgeons added to the staff. S

disorders of the esophagus and enhanced lung cancer screening programs. disorders of the esophagus • Thoracic Surgery Suite at Banner Boswell Medical Center withan tw •

surgeons include pulm Banner MD Anderson Breast Cancer Clinic will be added to Banner Del E. added to the staff. Services • Banner MD interventional Anderson Breast C

lung cancer screenin Webb Medical Center, expanding services provided by the Louisadisorders Kellam of the esophagus and enhanced Webb Medical Center, expand Center for Womens Health, for women of all ages.

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? While health care is “local,”

it is great to know you will have the best right here in your backyard.

Center forwill Womens Health, fo Banner MD Anderson Breast Cancer Clinic be added to Ban

Webb Medical Center, expanding services provided by the Loui Center for Womens Health, for women of all ages.

Since 1990, MD Anderson has been ranked* one or two in the nation as America’s Best Hospital for cancer treatment. In 2015, Banner Boswell Medical Center opened a radiation oncology center in Sun City, and the response has been overwhelming. From September 2015 to September 2017, the center provided 7,704 radiation treatments to 565 patients.

For more information, please call 623-832-5330 or visit

As the exclusive fundraising partner for Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers, Sun Health Foundation is seeking $1.7 million to support these exciting programs.

For more information, please call 623-832-5330 or visit

*U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey.




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PERFEC T GIF T THIS SE A SON For more information about how you can recognize someone through the Circle of Care program, see the back page of the magazine.


uring the holidays, do you often struggle to find the perfect gift for loved ones? This season, consider a gift that will honor them. If Wendy Nelson, you know someone who values Director of the meaningful work we do at Development 623-832-5323 Sun Health, consider making a donation in his or her honor. These tribute gifts are also a great way to remember loved ones who are no longer with us.

How to Make a Tribute Gift

Health and Banner families. At Boswell, he oversees a large staff and a non-stop operation in which meals are going out day and night, whether to a patient ready for breakfast or a visitor grabbing a late-night snack. The best part of the job, he says, is working with his valued staff and making a patient’s stay more comfortable. “If I can make a difference, I will,” he says. Robert says the visits from Kip truly buoyed his spirits; Kip said the men became fast friends. As a Circle of Care honoree, Kip received a certificate and lapel pin to celebrate Robert’s thoughtfulness, which was presented to Kip at a special recognition event held in his honor. Patients appreciate the opportunity to show their gratitude in a special way. “A gift through Circle of Care is a wonderful way to honor and thank the nurses, physicians and other hospital team members for the care you received,” says Wendy Nelson, the Foundation's director of Development. For Kip, the honor is one of the highlights of his career. “You do these things throughout your career, and you try to make it part of the norm,” he says. “A lot of times they go

There are three easy ways to make a tribute gift, none of which requires a trip to the mall: • Make a gift today—An outright gift can help fund our immediate needs or an upcoming project. The financial benefits include an income tax charitable deduction when you itemize deductions on your federal income tax return, and the possible elimination of capital gains tax. • Make a gift through your estate plan— Include a gift in your will or living trust, stating that a specific asset, certain dollar amount or percentage of your estate will pass to us after your lifetime in honor of your loved one. • Make a gift that lives on forever—Honorary endowments can be made now or through your estate plan. Endowments are structured so that a small portion of your gift, rather than the whole amount, is used each year to fund a particular purpose. To perpetuate the fund forever, the majority of the fund always remains intact and is invested for the future. To learn how you can extend the impact of a gift to our organization well beyond the holiday season, call 623-832-5323 or email me at

unnoticed and that’s okay. But when you get that type of recognition, you say, ‘Gosh darn it, that’s really special!’ ”

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Meditation and Mindfulness


How they help with physical and emotional health, and tips on practicing them

By Alison Stanton

s Sally Charalambous has discovered firsthand, an important key to physical, emotional and spiritual health involves a concept known as mindfulness. Sally, a retired registered nurse, who teaches group classes on meditation for Sun Health, says mindfulness, especially as it relates to meditation, has a number of benefits. As a bonus, anyone can learn to be more mindful— it just takes some practice. “Mindfulness is choosing to focus our attention on the here and now. It is returning our attention to whatever is going on now and accepting it,” Sally says. “With mindfulness, we are not negating the past or fearing the future; we are paying attention to the present and not being distracted.”

part of a religious or spiritual practice,” Sally says, adding that during her meditation classes, everyone prepares for meditating by starting with some breathing techniques followed by focusing on relaxing one area of the body after another. “Ideally, people should wait two hours after eating to meditate, and they should find a quiet place where they will not be distracted, and get into a comfortable position— preferably in a chair with a straight back instead of lying down,” she says. During meditation, people should focus on breathing effortlessly. Ideally, this should be done two times a day, Sally says. “It usually takes about a month of practicing meditation before significant changes occur,” she says.

Practicing meditation

Benefits of meditation

Like mindfulness, Sally says meditation requires total acceptance of whatever is given in the present moment. “Meditation involves focusing your mind for a period of silence, and it can be done for self-improvement, or as 26 LiveWell • The Sun Health Way

There are a number of ways that meditation can help improve health, Sally says. “In terms of our physical health, meditation can help lower our blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol levels. It frequently results in people

needing less of their medication. It also helps to boost the immune system Sally Charalambous and increase the health of the telomeres, an area of one’s chromosomes that can affect cell aging,” she says. “A 2005 study found that people who meditated for 40 minutes a day showed less aging in their brains.” As for spiritual benefits, Sally says they include an increase in creativity, self-knowing and self-regulation. Meditation can also help reduce stress levels, Sally says. “Over the past 18 years, there have been hundreds of studies conducted on meditation by the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association and others,” she says. “They have found that meditation can help with stress and anxiety, and a 2014 study found that it can be as effective as antidepressants.” Interested in learning more? Sally is leading a three-part Holiday Meditation Series, starting Dec. 4. See page 29 for more information.


Chocolate Bark with Pistachios & Dried Cherries


Holiday Season


his time of year can be especially busy and stressful for many people. “If during the holiday period, all we focus on is doing and overdoing, we can expect chaos,” Sally says. “However, we can choose differently. There is more to life than getting and having; with meditation and mindfulness, we can focus on being and becoming.” See the following tips for practicing mindfulness during the holidays: • During holiday meals, Sally suggests slowly relishing the food, noticing its taste, color and other sensations. She encourages us to chew and swallow leisurely and try to choose more foods that come from the earth, instead of those that are processed. • Recall the true meaning of the holiday season as often as possible, Sally says, and instead of multitasking to get everything done, focus on completing one task at a time. • Looking ahead to the New Year, Sally suggests forgetting about traditional resolutions and making a list of “preferences” instead. She suggests including things like, “more travel, more volunteering and having more fun.”

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

Ingredients •

• • •

3/4 cup roasted, shelled pistachios, (3 ounces), coarsely chopped 3/4 cup dried cherries, or dried cranberries 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest 24 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped, divided

Directions 1.





Line the bottom and sides of a jelly-roll pan or baking sheet with foil. (Take care to avoid wrinkles.) Toss pistachios with cherries (or cranberries) in a medium bowl. Divide the mixture in half; stir orange zest into 1 portion. Melt 18 ounces chocolate in a double boiler over hot water. (Alternatively, microwave on low in 30-second bursts.) Stir often with a rubber spatula so it melts evenly. Remove the top pan and wipe dry (or remove the bowl from the microwave). Stir in the remaining 6 ounces chocolate, in 2 additions, until thoroughly melted and smooth. Add the pistachio mixture containing the orange zest to the chocolate; stir to mix well. Working quickly, scrape the chocolate onto the prepared pan, spreading it to an even 3/4inch thickness with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle the remaining pistachio mixture on top; gently press it into the chocolate with your fingertips. Refrigerate, uncovered, just until set, about 20 minutes. Invert the pan onto a large cutting board. Remove the pan and peel off the foil. Using the tip of a sharp knife, score the chocolate lengthwise with 6 parallel lines. Break bark along the score lines. Break the strips of bark into 2- to 3-inch chunks.

Nutritional Information:

Per serving: 79 calories; 5 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 11 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 0mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 6 g added sugars; 72 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 3 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 0 mg sodium; 26 mg potassium Serving size: About 1 piece

For more healthy recipes, visit Recipe originally appeared in EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2003

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December 2017



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Register by phone Starting November 21 623-207-1703 except where noted CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED. Events with fewer than

10 reservations are subject to cancellation. If you are unable to make a class you are registered for, contact us within two business days prior.

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

Banner Del E. Webb/Auditorium — 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, use the Louisa Kellam Center for Women's Health entrance. 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

General Registration Opens November 21! 623-207-1703

BRAIN HEALTH Be Brain Smart Tuesday, Dec. 19; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Join John DenBoer, PhD, 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: Banner Del E. Webb/Auditorium CANCER CARE Supplements & Cancer Care Thursday, Dec. 7; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Heather Paulson, ND, naturopathic oncologist, will discuss what you need to know about supplements during and after cancer treatment. Location: La Loma Village H&R Healthy Meal Prep for Cancer Friday, Dec. 8; 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. Topic will be healthy holiday treats. Location: The Colonnade Caregiving and Cancer Thursday, Dec. 21; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Join us as Shannon Haines, BSHS shares tips on Benevilla's caregiving, self-care, supportive resources, and preparing for the unexpected when dealing with the effects of cancer. Location: PORA

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

The Colonnade — 19116 N. Colonnade Way, Surprise 28 LiveWell • The Sun Health Way

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DIABETES CARE Diabetes Connection Support Group Monday, Dec. 18; 3 to 4 p.m. Anyone who has been impacted by diabetes or prediabetes is welcome to join us and bring a healthy potluck item (recipes are appreciated) as we celebrate and discuss strategies to keep the holidays healthy and happy. Registration is not required. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing HEALTH & WELLBEING The Perfect Wine Pairings for Holiday Hors d'Oeuvres Friday, Dec. 1; 10 to 11:30 a.m. Throw a party everyone will be talking about for days, with very little effort. Deborah Lazear, certified wine specialist and cookbook author of "Eating Out at Home," will demonstrate making tasty treats. Enjoy samples of food and wine. Note: Registration for this class requires 20 class credits ($20). Location: The Colonnade Holiday Meditation Series Mondays – 3 to 4 p.m.; Dec. 4, 11 & 18 Sally Charalambous demonstrates her relaxation techniques while participants learn the health benefits of meditation and how to practice it during the holidays. Note: Registration for this three-class series requires 25 class credits ($25). Location: Grandview Terrace H&R Take a Tour of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Tuesday, Dec. 5; 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 The Re-purposed Life: Finding Fulfillment in Retirement Wednesday, Dec. 13; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Sun Health’s Rev. Alrick Headley as he explores the idea of retirement and ways to live with meaning, purpose and blessedness in these years. Location: Grandview Terrace H&R

Healthy Holiday Event Friday, Dec. 15; 9 to 10:30 a.m. Join the Center for Health & Wellbeing team to learn festive ways to enjoy a healthy holiday season and eliminate post-holiday regrets. Note: Registration for this event requires 10 credits ($10). Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing Leveraging Your Body, Mind & Soul to Live Longer Monday, Dec. 18; 2 to 3 p.m. We are one organism, human and divine. By nurturing both, we can improve the quality and length of our lives. Please join David Boyd, MD, to learn how to access the best of yourself to live a life you have always imagined. Location: La Loma Village H&R The Ground Floor – Strengthening the Pelvic Floor Wednesday, Dec. 20; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Donna Schnoor will discuss Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and explore techniques and exercises to identify and strengthen these muscles. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor. Please bring a yoga mat. Note: Registration for this class requires 10 class credits ($10). Location: The Colonnade HEART HEALTH Blood Pressure Checks Friday, Dec. 8; 10 a.m. to noon and Wednesday, Dec. 13; 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 The Secret Natural Therapy for Heart Health this Holiday Season Tuesday, Dec. 12; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dr. Lena Fernandez will reveal a natural source that improves blood circulation by removing accumulated buildup of plaques and toxins that damage heart health. In addition, she will provide you with simple daily tools to live joyfully this holiday and beyond. Location: Banner Boswell Medical Center/Juniper Conf. Room December 2017 • 29

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To Register for Classes Starting November 21, Call 623-207-1703

December 2017

MEMORY CARE Helping Your Family Member with Memory Loss Enjoy the Holidays Tuesday, Dec. 5; 10 to 11 a.m. Marty Finley, MEd, Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator, shares how to minimize stress for yourself and your loved one with memory loss during the holidays. Location: Center for Health & Wellbeing Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, Dec. 6 & 20; 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 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 CY14: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 and Jan. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2018 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 YR7: Dec. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2017 and Jan. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2018 Yoga involves paying attention to your breath, which can help you relax, feel less stressed and improve posture using both seated and standing postures. Participants must be able to stand independently. Tai Chi Wednesdays – 11 a.m. to noon; Series TC14: Dec. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2017 and Jan. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2018 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 ST14: Dec. 15, 22 & 29, 2017 and Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 2018 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 Monday, Dec. 18; 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: Faith Presbyterian Church

Exciting Changes in 2018 for Community Education! More Flexible Online Registration System: • Able to view classes listed by: ◊ Date (new calendar view option) ◊ Location ◊ Category • Able to tag “favorite” classes • New registration times: Online 6 a.m. Phone 8 a.m. Improved scheduling for Lecture Classes: • More time for Q&A – now 90 minutes long • More convenient class times – 10 to 11:30 a.m. and

2 to 3:30 p.m. (where indicated)

More topics you requested Additional locations: • Grace Bible Church in Sun City • Iora Primary Care in Sun City West

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December Classes & Events At-A-Glance Mon




Fri 1



• Perfect Wine Pairings for

Holiday Hors d’oervres; 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Register online

Starting November 21 sunhealthcommunity

4 • Holiday Meditation

Series (1 of 3); 3 to 4 p.m.

Note: Monday Exercise classes continue from prior month. Next series begins on January 8, 2018.

(2 of 3); 3 to 4 p.m.

• Helping Family Members

with Memory Loss Enjoy Holidays; 10 to 11 a.m. • Take a Tour of the CHW; 11 a.m. to noon

12 • The Secret Natural

Therapy for Heart Health; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. HAPPY HANUKKAH!

• AARP Smart Driver;



12:30 to 4:30 p.m. • Leveraging Your Body, Mind & Soul; 2 to 3 p.m. • Diabetes Connection; 3 to 4 p.m. • Holiday Meditation Series (3 of 3); 3 to 4 p.m.

Starting November 21 623-207-1703 *except where noted



11 • Holiday Meditation Series

Register by phone

• Be Brain Smart;

9:30 to 11 a.m.


• Chair Yoga (CY14);

8 to 9 a.m. • Chair Yoga Plus (YR7); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC14); 11 a.m. to noon • Dementia Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC14); 11 a.m. to noon • Strengthening the Pelvic Floor; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. • Dementia Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.


• Healthy Meal Prep;

10 to 11 a.m.

• Blood Pressure Checks;


15 • Healthy Holiday Event;

9 to 10:30 a.m.

• Strength Training (ST14);

11 a.m. to noon



• Chair Yoga (CY14); 8 to 9 a.m. • Chair Yoga Plus (YR7);


10 a.m. to noon

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Chair Yoga Plus (YR7); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC14); 11 a.m. to noon • Blood Pressure Checks; 2 to 4 p.m.

8 to 9 a.m. • Chair Yoga Plus (YR7); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi (TC14); 11 a.m. to noon

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


• Chair Yoga (CY14);

• Supplements & Cancer

• Chair Yoga (CY14); 8 to 9 a.m. • The Re-Purposed Life;


MERRY CHRISTMAS! Our Offices are Closed


• Caregiving and Cancer;

9:30 to 11 a.m.

22 • Strength Training (ST14);

11 a.m. to noon



• Strength Training (ST14);

11 a.m. to noon

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An Opportunity to say “Thank You”

Sun Health Community Wellness programs provide our community friends with a wealth of resources designed to assist them in maintaining their personal health. Our programs are offered at no charge or for a minimal fee. If you or a loved one has been positively impacted by any of these programs, including Care Transitions, Memory Care Navigator and the Center for Health & Wellbeing, we invite you to say "thank you" through the Circle of Care program. Your gifts will enable us to continue to maintain and grow our programs long into the future. When you honor someone through your tax-deductible contribution, they will be informed of your generous gift. The program is also available to recognize staff and volunteers at: Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Sun Health Research Institute and Sun Health Senior Living’s Health and Rehabilitation centers.

For more information or to make a gift, please visit or call 623-832-5330.

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