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Birt and Louisa Kellam happily make Grandview Terrace their new home
Healthy Eating Can Be Tasty Check out these diets
A Foundation of Great Care
Sun City West couple enjoys compassionate care at Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation
For our community friends
Welcome to LiveWell A magazine produced specifically for you
pring is a time of renewal — cool weather subsides, flowers bloom and nature begins anew. In this issue of LiveWell, we’re celebrating spring with stories of renewal and change.
To start, I invite you to read the story of Birt and Louisa Kellam. Birt, an active Sun Health board member, did not want to live in a “retirement “The rehab community.” But over time, center has his perspective changed. experienced And, he and Louisa are now its own sharing with their friends renewal — a and neighbors the comfort, renovation safety and peace of mind made possible they enjoy. in part by Sun Health It didn’t take long for Birt Foundation.” and Louisa to acclimate to their new home at Grandview Terrace. Participating in the programs and exploring the amenities there is a change that’s agreeing with them. At Sun Health, we are celebrating March as National Nutrition Month. One of our registered dietitians at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing shares her take on three healthy plans to lose weight safely. You can also read about the new nutrition guidelines that were just released in January. And last, I hope you’ll take a moment to read about Nan and Bob Wheeler and their experiences with the Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center. The rehab center has experienced its own renewal — a renovation made possible in part by Sun Health Foundation. Please enjoy these stories of change, renewal and health, and as always, if you have comments or questions, please email us at email@example.com. Stay Healthy,
Ronald D. Guziak President & CEO, Sun Health
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6 A Foundation of Great Care
Birt and Louisa Kellam happily make Grandview Terrace their new home
Longtime Sun Health Foundation supporters choose Grandview Health and Rehabilitation Center
8 Healthy and Tasty Learn about three healthy diets to follow
10 Healthy U Sun Health Community Education class listings, events & activities
15 Healthy U Calendar
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CREATED FOR SUN HEALTH On the Cover: Birt and Louisa Kellam in their new Grandview Terrace home
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Louisa and Birt Kellam relaxing in their new residence in Sun City West.
Birt and Louisa Kellam happily transition into retirement living at Grandview Terrace
By Gremlyn Bradley-Waddell
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ot long ago, Birt Kellam was sure of one thing: he was not interested in moving into a “retirement” community. As an active board member of Sun Health Services and Foundation for many years, it was a presentation at a Sun Health Board Retreat that got him thinking differently about the true impact of a Life Care community. Because of that retreat, Birt read an article penned by a 75-year-old senior-living convert; it completely changed his outlook. In fact, every argument he’d once made against retirement communities went out the window. With no more objections, the next day he and Louisa went shopping for a new home and it is no surprise their search landed them at Grandview Terrace, just a short drive from their Sun City West home. “One thing I began to realize is that a Life Care community can be a huge gift to our children,” he says, explaining that this was just one of many reasons that he did an about-face with his attitude. Louisa, on the other hand, had been interested in a transition to a Life Care community for some time. “Our children talk about this and tell us, ‘Now I know you will have the luxury of a comfortable lifestyle and will be well cared for into the future.’” Once they picked out their residence, the team at Grandview made some renovations to tailor the space for their ideas and they moved in December into a spacious 2,300-square-foot condo. “People told us it would take months to get acclimated, but it took us about 10 minutes,” says Birt. He admits to not missing any of the responsibilities
of home ownership. “This is like living on a cruise ship where you never get seasick. This is truly an enhancement of our lifestyle.” Birt and Louisa have been married 58 years and have lived in Sun City West for 26 years, which was a factor in choosing Grandview Terrace. They are able to continue enjoying everything offered through the Sun City West Recreation Centers as well as programs at their new home. Birt is also looking forward to planned renovations that will soon enhance Grandview’s resort-style ambiance. They also chose Grandview Terrace because of the large floor plans and the option to make changes to their condo. Louisa, for example, worked with the Grandview team to create a veranda-like seating area that looks out onto the mountains to the north. She found a “stone” tile for the floor, brought in outdoor furniture and had beveled glass doors installed to allow light into Birt’s study. With the windows open or closed, it’s a perfect outdoor-like setting they use nearly every day. “The breeze can come through, and there’s a beautiful jacaranda tree that’s six stories tall and so gorgeous to look at,” says Louisa, who enjoyed a long career as a professional violinist. The Kellams still haven’t used the free valet parking service at Grandview Terrace, and although they’re delighted with the opportunity to order their meals from the on-site restaurants, Louisa says the two “fast-food freaks” haven’t done much dining at home. They have, however, considered the possibility of using Grandview Terrace’s ballroom to host a nonprofit benefit and they’ve checked out the chapel, workshop, library, card room and indoor swimming pool. They’ve even found a place on the Grandview Terrace grounds for a bronze garden statue they donated to Sun Health. “We are not giving up anything here,” Louisa says. “We are just adding things that bring us joy.”
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Nan Wheeler at the Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center,
Bob and Nan Wheeler, longtime Sun Health Foundation supporters, choose Grandview Health and Rehabilitation Center By Gremlyn Bradley-Waddell
eated in a comfortable chair at the Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center, Nan Wheeler looks very much at home. And, in some respects, she is. When she and her husband, Bob, moved 20 years ago to Sun City West from Pasadena, California, Nan says they never dreamed they eventually would become such “heavy-duty users” of local health care services like the rehabilitation center. Nan and Bob know health care in the Northwest Valley, thanks to their longtime dedication to Sun Health. Nan served in many volunteer roles at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, and for the former Sun Health Auxiliary, where she was president in 2002. Bob used his business acumen to support Sun Health and Sun Health Foundation committees for more than a decade. 6 LiveWell
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But with time came various medical issues for the couple, FOUNDATION NEWS including an adjustment for Nan’s pacemaker as well as liver cancer and pneumonia for Bob. As a result, Bob has logged a few rehab and respite Sharon Thornton care stays at the center, which recently underwent an Named Chief $8 million renovation. Nan says Bob’s stay has been a Philanthropy positive and pleasant experience, thanks not only to Officer for the comfortable and modern environment but also to a Sun Health professional and caring staff. “It’s six minutes from our house, and we always tell our medical providers that we prefer Grandview,” she says. “The patients here receive compassionate care. These young people on staff are very knowledgeable, and a lot of them haron B. Thornton has been named have been here a long time. They’re very experienced, and the new executive vice president and they go out of their way to enhance the patient experience.” chief philanthropy officer for Sun Health One of the “little things” Nan appreciates most is the Foundation. Thornton will guide the way the rehab center’s employees make visiting family and Foundation in its role as the philanthropic friends feel welcome. “Their support is amazing, and they link between the community and Banner get to know the spouses,” she says. “They’re very supportive Boswell Medical Center, Banner Del E. and helpful.” Webb Medical Center and Banner Nan says other aspects of the Sun Health Research Institute. Sun “It’s nice that rehab center that she and Bob Health Foundation also is a leading it’s lovely enjoy include the tasty meals in supporter of community wellness and to look at, the dining room, which overlooks education programs. but what’s a beautiful garden. Bob also Thornton most recently served as the important enjoys dining with others and chief development officer and executive is the care, getting to know them, so much so, director for three PeaceHealth Oregon she says smiling, that he’s already Foundations, a family of hospitals, and we think asked her to inquire about clinics, doctors and laboratories in the it’s the best an apartment for them at the Pacific Northwest. While there, she available.” Grandview Terrace independent restructured the foundations, doubled living community next door. gift revenue in her first 18 months and Other thoughtful touches that make the rehab center helped create several initiatives that special include the cozy furnishings in the common areas drove major gift support. and the sturdy chair rails — made specifically so that “I love that this job is a unique hybrid,” wheelchair-bound residents can easily grab them and use Thornton says. “Sun Health Foundation them to pull themselves along — throughout the hallways. continues to advocate for Banner Boswell “It’s nice that it’s lovely to look at, but what’s important is the and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers care, and we think it’s the best available,” Nan says. to provide them with the funding and Sustaining this kind of excellent care is a good reason technology they need to support the to support Sun Health Foundation, which funded the community. At the same time, we also focus rehab center’s renovation through generous donations on community wellness and healthy living, and supports countless other initiatives. What’s more, which is in our mission and the direction health donations made to the foundation stay local, Nan notes. She care is going. Most importantly, I look forward suggests making an individual contribution, considering a to working with our community to identify charitable gift annuity or estate gift, or getting involved with resources for these programs.” a foundation event, such as the Gala or golf tournament. Or, better yet, a combination of those things. For more information about Sun Health “There are so many ways to support our superior Foundation, call 623-832-5330 or visit medical community,” she says. SunHealthFoundation.org.
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Healthy Eating Can Be
Tasty Check out these top diets
By Tracy Garrett
t seems everyone has a new diet to try, and chances are that they’re more fad than fantastic. But research shows that some diets actually can give you the health benefits you need while also being pretty tasty. Check out three diets that health experts recommend.
DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a lifelong approach to healthy eating designed to help treat or prevent high blood pressure (hypertension). It was named the “best overall” popular diet in America by a panel of health experts. Developed in part by The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the plan consists of eating a combination of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, low-fat dairy, and nuts and seeds. These foods contain generous amounts of magnesium, calcium and potassium, which can lower blood pressure. Recent research also suggests the DASH diet supports heart health and helps prevent diabetes and some cancers.
Health experts also give high marks to the Mediterranean diet, a flavorful eating plan that’s rich in plants and olive oil and low in animal protein. This traditional style of eating, which originated in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, is known for its abilities to prevent or manage chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, legumes, olive oil and flavorful herbs and spices top the menu. Fish, seafood, poultry, eggs, cheese, yogurt and red wine are in the “In Moderation” section, while sweets and red meat are on the “Special Occasions Only” menu.
The American Heart Association endorses the TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Change) diet as a heart-healthy regimen. This lifestyle-change program — created by the National Institutes of Health’s National Cholesterol Education Program — teaches people how to lower their blood cholesterol and reduce risks for heart disease by eating healthy meals, exercising regularly, losing weight and not smoking. The eating plan slashes intake of foods high in saturated fats and trans fats (processed and fried food, red meat, high fat dairy), and replaces them with moderate amounts of healthier fats (nuts, seeds, olive oil), which can lower your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and raise your HDL (“good”) cholesterol.
Tracy Garrett is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing. To schedule an individual consultation with her or our other experts, or to find out more about nutrition-related classes and services at the Center, call 623-832-WELL (9355). 8 LiveWell
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NEW DIETARY GUIDELINES
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the 20152020 dietary guidelines. Here are some highlights from recommendations. Read more at dietaryguidelines.gov.
This month’s recipe is provided by Sun Health Registered Dietitian Margaret Brown.
Breakfast Burrito 2 teaspoons canola oil 1/2 small, diced red onion 1 diced red bell pepper 1 cup drained, rinsed canned black beans 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 4 eggs 4 egg whites Light cooking spray
1. Choose a healthy eating pattern at an appropriate calorie level to help achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, support nutrient adequacy, and reduce the risk of chronic disease.
2. Focus on variety, nutrient density, and amount. Choose a variety of nutrient-dense foods across and within all food groups in recommended amounts.
3. Limit calories from added sugars and saturated fats, and reduce sodium intake.
1/3 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese or any light, shredded cheese 4 10-inch whole-wheat tortillas 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1/4 cup salsa 1 large, diced tomato 1 small, cubed avocado Hot sauce (optional)
Heat the canola oil in a large, nonstick skillet. Saute the onions and peppers until onions are softened and peppers are slightly charred.
Add black beans and red pepper flakes, and cook until warmed throughout. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and transfer to a dish.
Whisk together the eggs and egg whites, then stir in the cheese.
Spread each tortilla with 1 tablespoon of sour cream and salsa, and then layer with even portions of the black bean mixture, the scrambled eggs, diced tomato and the avocado. Season, to taste, with hot sauce.
Roll up, burrito-style, and enjoy!
Spray the skillet with cooking spray, and reheat the skillet over a medium heat. Reduce heat to low and add eggs, scrambling until cooked through.
Hint: Use egg substitute for whole eggs to lower cholesterol content if desired. Rinse beans, use homemade salsa and add no salt to lower sodium content.
4. Shift to healthier food and beverage choices by choosing nutrient-dense foods and beverages across and within all food groups.
Nutrition (per burrito): Calories 460; Total Fat 20 g (Sat Fat 6 g, Mono Fat 4 g, Poly Fat 1 g); Protein 23 g; Carb 51 g; Fiber 12 g; Cholesterol 235 mg; Sodium 860 mg.
Cook time: about 30-40 mins. • Serves: 4
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BONE & JOINT HEALTH Total Hip Replacement: A Less Invasive Approach Monday, Mar. 7; 1 to 2 p.m. Kurtis Staples, M.D., will discuss a variation of traditional hip replacement that is minimally invasive and offers a quicker, less painful recovery and more rapid return to normal activities. Faith Presbyterian Church 16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City BRAIN HEALTH Stroke Support Group Thursday, Mar. 3; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This support group promotes sincerity, sharing and wellbeing. Although the group provides an opportunity to share hardships and concerns, the focus is on celebrating successes, educational empowerment and supporting strength. Registration is not required. Banner Boswell Rehab Center, Main Dining Room 10601 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City
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Understanding Neurological Disorders Wednesday, Mar. 9; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Vardges Vandian, M.D., from the CORE Institute will speak about diagnosis and treatment options for neurological disorders including epilepsy, stroke, dementia, and nerve and muscle dysfunction. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West Monthly Meditation Practice Wednesday, Mar. 9; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. & 3 to 4 p.m. Meditation is commonly used for relaxation and stress reduction, plus a growing body of scientific research supports the health benefits of this activity. Come prepared to practice with us. Grandview Terrace, Spiritual Loft, Second Floor 14515 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West CANCER CARE Peaceful Breath & Relaxation Tuesday, Mar. 1; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. This group focuses on breathing exercises and guided meditations designed to relax and restore the mind. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends. Provided in partnership with the Cancer Support Community Arizona. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer Wednesdays, Mar. 2 & 16; 9 to 10 a.m. Chef Madelyn Pryor demonstrates easy, nutritious meals that you can make. March’s topics will be dinner and delicious desserts. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends. Provided in partnership with the Cancer Support Community Arizona. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
Skin Cancer Screening Wednesday, Mar. 9; 10 a.m. to noon & 1 to 4 p.m. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer. Affiliated Dermatology will conduct free screenings and answer your questions about skin cancers. Call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register. By appointment only. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Cancer Support Group Tuesday, Mar. 15, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Cancer Support Community’s group, facilitated by Marcia Murphy, is open to anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis. The group will explore ways to deal with stressors of diagnosis and find support with others in a caring environment. Held the third Tuesday of each month. Registration not required Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West
Two Special Events at The Colonnade SKIN CANCER SCREENING Wednesday, Mar. 9
• D octors from Affiliated Dermatology will answer your questions • F ree Skin Cancer Screenings (See full details on this page)
SAFE MEDICATION DISPOSAL: EDUCATION & TAKE BACK EVENT Monday, Mar. 28
• 9 to 10 a.m. - Education on safe medication disposal from Surprise Police Department and Arizona Criminal Justice Commission.
DIABETES CARE Diabetes Self-Management Education This eight-week course provides the guidance needed to help prevent diabetic complications and improve overall health. The series is taught by Tracy Garrett, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator; Margaret Brown, registered dietitian; and Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach. Call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register and inquire about insurance coverage. The fee for this series is covered by insurance and requires a physician’s referral. Register at least one week prior to the start of the series. Starts Tuesday, Mar. 15; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Starts Wednesday, Mar. 16; 9:30 to 11 a.m. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park Starts Thursday, Mar 17; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Chapman Room, 2nd Floor 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City Diabetes Connection Support Group Monday Mar. 21; 3 to 4 p.m. This monthly group is a place where individuals who have diabetes can gather to share and learn. Join us for this month’s discussion on nutrition and technology. Registration is not required. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
• 10 a.m. to noon - Safely drop off and dispose of your prescription and over-the-counter medication. This portion of the event is open to the public on a walk-in basis. (See full details on page 14)
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HEART HEALTH Taking Care of Your Heart Tuesday, Mar. 8; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center’s Charles Santos and Andrew Lebiedzinski will speak about cath lab procedures from preparation through recovery. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Memorial Hall West 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City HEALTH & WELLBEING Tour the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Tuesday, Mar. 1; 11 a.m. to noon Tour the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing to learn about the available services and meet the staff tasked with guiding you on your journey toward health and wellbeing. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Sun Health at Home Thursday, Mar. 17; 10 to 11 a.m. Representatives Josh Freegard and Terri Cluff will introduce you to a new, continuing care at home program, Sun Health at Home. This innovative program allows you to remain in your home safely and confidently as you age. PORA Headquarters 13815 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West
Sun Health/Banner Health Partnership Sun Health is proud to offer its nonprofit Community Education program in partnership with nationally recognized Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and Banner Sun Health Research Institute – three facilities receiving annual philanthropic investments from Sun Health Foundation.
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LUNG HEALTH Better Breathers Club This is a monthly education and support group for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Learn ways to cope with COPD while gaining support and encouragement from those who share in your struggle. Registration not required. Thursday, Mar. 10; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Meetings occur the second Thursday of every month Boswell West Medical Office Building 10503 W. Thunderbird Road, Suite 301, Sun City Monday, Mar. 14; 2 to 4 p.m. Meetings occur the second Monday of every month The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise MEMORY CARE Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, Mar. 2 & 16; 3 to 4 p.m. Do memory care issues affect your family? Sun Health’s support group is specifically for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or any type of dementia. Held the first and third Wednesday of every month. Registration is not required. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West Managing Caregiver Stress Monday, Mar. 21; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Marty Finley, Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator, will address the warning signs of caregiver stress, as well as the effective tools and techniques for managing it. Litchfield Park Library 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park
Classes & Events Memory & Aging: What is Normal? Friday, Mar. 25; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Michelle Toft, MSW, EdM, to discuss the brain changes with normal aging, dementia and memory impairment. This course will help differentiate between normal memory loss and memory loss caused by a disease process, and will share information on how to prevent memory loss. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise NUTRITION Fabulous Food for your Health Monday, Mar. 7; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Healthy food is nutrient-dense, affordable and delicious. Join Margaret Brown, registered dietitian, for a preview of the healthiest foods that you can enjoy every day. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Mindful Eating Do you tend to eat mindlessly? Join Registered Dietitian Margaret Brown to learn ways to improve your health and to eat better through practicing mindfulness. Friday, Mar. 11; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Chapman Room, Second Floor 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City Monday, Mar. 14; 10 to 11 a.m. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park Wednesday, Mar. 30; 3 to 4 p.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
Cooking with Kale Friday, Mar 18; 10 to 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 to 3 p.m. Please join Sun Health’s registered dietitians Tracy Garrett and Margaret Brown for tips on preparing healthy recipes with kale. We will prepare a couple of healthy dishes with kale to sample. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise PHYSICAL FITNESS Chair Yoga Mondays, Mar. 7, 14, 21 & 28; 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays, Mar. 4, 11, 18 & 25; 8 to 9 a.m. Chair yoga incorporates all of the benefits of a traditional yoga class with the added support of a chair. Our 8 a.m. instructor is to be determined. Our 1 p.m. instructor is Therese Abair. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Tai Chi Mondays, Mar. 7, 14, 21 & 28; 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, Mar. 4, 11, 18 & 25; 11 a.m. to noon Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art shown to improve strength and balance, and help with stress reduction and relaxation. Practiced in a variety of styles, Tai Chi involves slow, gentle movements, deep breathing and meditation. Instructor is Carol-Ann Henritze. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Yoga for Optimal Health Mondays, Mar. 7, 14, 21 & 28; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Yoga helps you move better and feel less stiff or tired by improving flexibility and building upper body, core and lower body strength while also helping to reduce stress. This class uses both standing and floor poses. Participants must be able to stand independently and to safely get up and down from the floor unassisted. Please bring a yoga mat. Instructor is Donna Schnoor. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise March 2016 • sunhealth.org
Strength Training for Health Mondays, Mar. 7, 14, 21 & 28; 1 to 2 p.m. This low-intensity class uses bands, body weight and other items to train the upper- and lower-body muscle groups. Beginners are welcome. Exercise Physiologist and Certified Health Coach Rhonda Zonoozi leads the class. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Yoga for Relaxation and Posture Wednesdays, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Yoga involves paying attention to your breath, which can help you relax and feel less stressed. As flexibility increases from the yoga poses, your posture improves and you’re more likely to sit and stand tall. This class will use chairs for warm-ups and cool-downs, and participants will practice standing yoga poses. Participants must be able to stand independently. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Yogalates Fridays, Mar. 4, 11 & 18; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Led by instructor DeAnn Straw, this class emphasizes breathing through yoga poses and building core strength with Pilates. It combines flexibility, balance and strength exercises for the mind and body designed to help improve sleep, decrease anxiety and help you feel restored. Participants must be able to stand independently. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
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SAFETY AARP Smart Driver™ Course Tuesday, Mar. 22; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. AARP Smart Driver is the nation’s first and largest driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50plus. Participants may be eligible to receive a multi-year discount on their auto insurance premiums. The course is taught by AARP volunteer instructor Robin Mandell. Participant cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Participants must bring a driver’s license and a check payable to AARP to the session. Cash will not be accepted. Due to limited class size and supplies, walk-ins will not be admitted. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West A Matter of Balance This eight-week series is research-based and designed to teach strategies to reduce falls and the fear of falling while increasing activity levels among older adults. If you are ambulatory, concerned about falling or have fallen in the past, and are interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength, this class may be for you. Starts Monday, Mar. 21; 9 to 11 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Juniper Room, Second Floor 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City Starts Friday, Mar. 25; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Safe Medication Disposal: Education & Take Back Event Monday, Mar. 28; 9 a.m. to noon* Surprise Police Sgt. Timothy Klarkowski and Carlena Grosco from the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission will discuss safely handling, storage and disposal of prescription medication. Attendees also can bring and safely dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medication. Registration required for the lecture from 9 to 10 a.m. Medication disposal is open to the public on a walk-in basis, from 10 a.m. to noon. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise
March Classes & Events At-A-Glance Mon
• Peaceful Breath & Relaxation; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tour the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing; 11 a.m. to noon
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Fabulous Food for your Health; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Total Hip Replacement: A Less Invasive Approach; 1 to 2 p.m. • Strength Training for Health; 1 to 2 p.m.
8 • Taking Care of Your Heart; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Mindful Eating; 10 to 11 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training for Health; 1 to 2 p.m. • Better Breathers Club; 2 to 4 p.m.
• Cancer Support Group; 9:30 to 11 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 to 11 a.m. (1 of 8)
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • A Matter of Balance; 9 to 11 a.m. (1 of 8) • Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Managing Caregiver Stress; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training for Health; 1 to 2 p.m. • Diabetes Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.
• A ARP Smart Driver™ Course; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Diabetes Self-Management, 9:30 to 11 a.m. (2 of 8)
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • A Matter of Balance; 9 to 11 a.m. (2 of 8) • Sun Health Medication Take Back & Education; 9 a.m. to noon • Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training for Health; 1 to 2 p.m.
29 • Diabetes Self-Management, 9:30 to 11 a.m. (3 of 8)
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. • Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer; 9 to 10 a.m. • Yoga for Relaxation and Posture; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Dementia Caregiver Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. • Skin Cancer Screening; 10 a.m. to noon & 1 to 4 p.m. • Yoga for Relaxation and Posture; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Clinical Neurophysiology; Neurology; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Monthly Meditation Practice; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. & 3 to 4 p.m.
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. • Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer; 9 to 10 a.m. • Yoga for Relaxation and Posture; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management, 9:30 to 11 a.m. (1 of 8) • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Dementia Caregiver Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.
23 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m • Yoga for Relaxation and Posture; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management, 9:30 to 11 a. m. (2 of 8) • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. • Yoga for Relaxation and Posture; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management, 9:30 to 11 a.m. (3 of 8) • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Balance and Strength Training; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (5 of 8) • Mindful Eating; 3 to 4 p.m.
• Stroke Support Group; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon
• Better Breathers Club; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Mindful Eating; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon
• Diabetes Self-Management, 9:30 to 11 a.m. (1 of 8) • Sun Health at Home; 10 to 11 a.m.
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Cooking with Kale; 10 to 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 to 3 p.m.
• Diabetes Self-Management, 9:30 to 11 a.m. (2 of 8)
31 • Diabetes Self-Management, 9:30 to 11 a.m. (3 of 8)
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Memory & Aging: What is Normal?; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • A Matter of Balance; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (1 of 8)
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