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May 2016

The Sun Health Way

Philanthropy on the Fairways

Randy McGrane raises awareness and funds for Sun Health Foundation on the golf course

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here’s a lot about our health that we take for granted. Things just work … that is, until they don’t. But one thing we know is that as we age various aspects of our health decline. So it’s important that we are proactive. May is National Osteoporosis Month, the perfect time to pause and consider our bone health — something we may take for granted. With age, the risk of osteoporosis (a disease that causes bones to become weak) increases. It makes us more susceptible to broken bones, which can pose a serious risk. In this issue of LiveWell, you’ll learn about the things that increase your risk of developing osteoporosis, what you need to know about screenings and the three key steps you can take to prevent the disease. It’s also wise for us to “exercise” our mind. Being a lifelong learner helps us stay sharp and healthy. I think you’ll enjoy reading about “La Loma University,” a free life enrichment program for residents at Sun Health Senior Living’s La Loma Village. The program covers a wide range of subjects, so all residents can find Being a lifelong something of interest. learner helps us stay sharp and healthy. And finally, you’ll learn about Sun Health Foundation Board of Trustees member — and my friend — Randy McGrane. Randy takes his role as a trustee very seriously and has used his hobby to connect the community to the work of Sun Health. One thing we don’t take for granted is you. We want to hear from you. So, whether you have comments about this publication or questions about Sun Health’s programs, I invite you to tell us what’s on your mind. Email us anytime at information@sunhealth.org. Stay Healthy,

Ronald D. Guziak President & CEO, Sun Health

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May 2016, Issue 9 SUN HEALTH 14719 W. Grand Avenue Surprise, AZ 85374 623.832.5350 information@sunhealth.org sunhealth.org SUN HEALTH FOUNDATION 623.832.5330 sunhealthfoundation.org SUN HEALTH SENIOR LIVING 623.236.3767 sunhealthseniorliving.org  randview Terrace  G Bhakti Gosalia, Exec. Dir. 623.975.8014  La Loma Village Susan Davis, Exec. Dir. 623.537.7521  The Colonnade Barbara Foster, Exec. Dir. 623.236.3770 SUN HEALTH at HOME Terri Cluff, Exec. Dir. 623.227.HOME (4663) sunhealthathome.org CENTER FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING 623.832.WELL (9355) sunhealthwellbeing.org SUN HEALTH LEADERSHIP Ronald Guziak, President and CEO Bill Sellner, Exec. VP and CFO Joe La Rue, Exec. VP Sharon Grambow, Exec. VP and COO Sun Health Senior Living Jennifer Drago, Exec. VP-Population Health

Kathleen Frederick, lead residency counselor (L) and Windy Hadley, life enrichment program developer, discuss La Loma University classes with the design committee.

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Randy McGrane raises funds, and awareness, for Sun Health Foundation on the golf course

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Prevention is the best medicine for this silent disease

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May classes & events at a glance

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“I just think the people really appreciate this. There’s a real desire for learning.” ~ Vern Ermeling

y Design Committee members, from lef t: Sandy Sweezey, La Loma Universit hy Ermeling, Bobbie Garland, Windy Hadley, Vern Theresa Turpin, Kat Ermeling, Jim Liggett, lat ten, Bob Pu t z* a nd Sa ra Lyon. (*Bob ser ved on the original commi t F n n A , s n o m i tee.) Ma rr S

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etired Army colonel Bob Putz still has a thirst for knowledge. He just doesn’t need, nor wish, to earn a grade while quenching it. “I have all the degrees I want at this stage in life, and I don’t need any more,” says the La Loma Village resident, who will celebrate his 61st wedding anniversary this August with wife Darlyne. “But I would like to continue learning. None of us is too old to learn.” As it turns out, many seniors feel the same way, including lots of Bob’s neighbors at Sun Health Senior Living’s independent living community in Litchfield Park. It’s no surprise that La Loma University, the campus’ education program that touches on such diverse topics as aromatherapy, fraud prevention, desert wildlife, the Civil War and a study of Bible history, has become quite the hit among residents. 4 LiveWell

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In fact, the intellectually enriching offerings presented through on-site speakers as well as videotaped lectures have become so popular that Windy Hadley, La Loma Village’s life enrichment program developer, now publishes a course catalog each spring and fall semester. Some of the programs are open to the public. During the summertime when the courses and presenters go on hiatus, she leads “brain builder” sessions featuring brain teasers and other games. “It’s so important to stay active and to keep your mind sharp throughout life and that shouldn’t stop when someone retires,” says Windy, adding that research also points to the importance of keeping the brain engaged through lifelong learning. “And, with our residents already being so active in their lives, it really helps that La Loma University is offered in-house. It makes

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Grandview Terrace Scholarship Committee Gives Back to Employees in Many Ways

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ince 2001, the Employee Scholarship Committee at Grandview Terrace has provided employees with more than $411,000 to attend higher education classes and obtain trade-specific certifications or training in the form of grants. Employees are eligible for up to $4,000 annually. The committee, chaired by resident Margaret Sprink, also provides resident-led English tutoring programs for employees whose first language is Spanish. Residents meet weekly with the employees for one hour on paid time to help them learn the language. There are currently 11 employees being tutored. In February, the committee partnered

with Dysart Community Center in El Mirage, which provides youth development programs and adult basic education classes. Grandview resident Louisa Kellam, the president of the Dysart Community Center board, learned that Grandview had more tutors than students. Kellam noted that Dysart had more students than tutors and the groups joined to support each other’s needs. According to resident Rita Meisner, Grandview has also offered general education diploma (GED) training for years. However, the GED program recently moved completely online, making many of Grandview’s materials outdated. GED candidates need to

learning appealing and manageable, and the majority of our speakers volunteer their time and talent, which is a huge blessing for us.” La Loma University was started a few years ago and is guided by a design committee that includes residents Kathy and Vern Ermeling. Kathy’s a retired teacher who started church-based preschools in California, and Vern is a retired Lutheran pastor who also worked as a math teacher and high school coach. The chance to serve others through education at La Loma Village was a natural fit for the couple, who met at a teaching college in Nebraska. “The focus is on getting something for everybody,” Vern says, noting that participant feedback is taken seriously. “I think the people really appreciate this. There’s a real desire for learning.” Kathy added that it’s been fascinating to see all the course offerings that La Loma University can offer, even for as small an organization as it is. She credits Windy with making it all come together. “Windy is just a tremendous leader, coordinator and organizer and has just done an amazing thing for La Loma Village, not just through this program, but in everything she does,” she says.

use computers to practice and take final tests. Grandview didn’t have computers, but Dysart has a computer center on its campus. Through a partnership, Grandview employees can now use Dysart’s computers for the GED. As a result, Grandview won’t have to buy new technology, keeping more scholarship funds available. Grandview residents also recently began tutoring students at Dysart. Rita notes that the scholarship fund is entirely supported by donations, which come from residents and the community alike.

For more information about Grandview Terrace, call 623-975-8014.

The La Loma University Design Committee includes residents and staff.

Although the intellectual stimulation La Loma University offers is important, there’s more to it. “It brings people together not just educationally, but also in a social way,” Kathy says. For more information about La Loma Village, call 623-537-7521. May 2016 • sunhealth.org

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Randy McGrane raises awareness and funds for Sun Health Foundation on the golf course By Ken Reinstein

even rounds of golf.” That’s how Sun Health Foundation Board of Trustees member Randy McGrane describes the way Ron Guziak, president and CEO of Sun Health, convinced him to join the Sun Health Foundation board in 2011. Randy is the CEO of Ensemble Real Estate Solutions, which owns medical office buildings across the Valley, and worked with Sun Health for about 20 years. Their friendship began after a chance meeting at a conference. Neither Ron nor Randy knew anyone else there. “It was serendipitous,” Randy says. “We had just met, and ended up talking and having dinner for about four hours. That changed my relationship with Sun Health from being a client to wanting to be involved.” Those rounds of golf helped Randy decide to join the board. At about the same time, Sun Health resurrected their charity golf tournament. After the first event, Ron asked Randy to help differentiate Sun Health’s tournament from all the others. Randy was tapped as the golf committee chair. There are two purposes to hold a tournament, according to Randy: to raise funds and to raise awareness. “Golf is very conducive to conversation because you are out there for about four hours, but you are ‘only’ playing the game for about four minutes. Golfers talk constantly, and I play to support the organization and to tell our story,” he says. Telling the story also drives planning. Elizabeth Walton, annual giving program manager for Sun Health Foundation, oversees the golf tournament. “We get more messaging across at a golf tournament than other events. That’s why I ask certain people to volunteer so they can discuss their programs on the course,” she says. Marty Finley, Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator, played that role perfectly this year. Randy had been

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FOUNDATION NEWS A Personal Approach to Giving talking about Sun Health’s programs and was about to talk about the Memory Care Navigator when his foursome rolled up to the hole where ~ Randy McGrane Finley was volunteering. “You have your buddies and business colleagues out there, and eventually they are going to ask you what Sun Health is about,” he says. “That is how you start the conversation. Having Marty there to tell her story was perfect timing.” As a follow-up, Randy was able to tell his group how nonprofit Sun Health develops and launches programs benefitting the communities they serve, many at low or no cost to residents, and how that is a great way to invest the resources the organization is blessed with. “My number one mission is not raising money, although hopefully I contribute in some way,” Randy says. “I live rather far away from Sun Health, which is embedded in the West Valley. If you are in Mesa or Phoenix, nobody really knows Sun Health. I’ve always felt my mission is to raise awareness on a broader basis. People say ‘I don’t live in the Sun City area, why should I care about Sun Health?’ I say to them ‘Well, you shouldn’t care about Sun Health unless you don’t plan on aging. Most people plan on aging.’” According to Ron, “Golf is a hard game. When you have success and/or failure from one shot to the next, you are vulnerable. This creates a dynamic where you begin to know someone at a different level, which forms relationships you can’t duplicate anywhere else. “We are social beings and Randy McGrane (L) and Ron golf is a social event. There are Guziak share a love of golf individuals who wouldn’t support and of Sun Health. us any other way other than through this tournament,” he added. “They might not be donors, but they might be our vendors who get to know us better, which helps us build a stronger relationship with them. Being on the course is only part of it. Randy really understands creating meaningful and significant relationships, and he knows how to tell a story that engages individuals, which makes him a valuable asset as a board member.” To learn more: SunHealthFoundation.org or 623-832-5330.

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“Golfers talk constantly, and I play to support the organization and to tell our story.”

Support the Causes You Care about Through Your Will

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any people consider a gift in their wills to be the perfect way to recognize a program close to their hearts. It’s an easy way to support Sun Health Foundation’s mission in the future without using any of your assets today.

There are two special features that make this a popular type of gift: 1. Flexibility. A gift in your will lets you balance your philanthropic goals with the future needs of your loved ones. Because you aren’t parting with assets today, you don’t have to worry about living expenses and future medical costs should you need the assets during your lifetime. Plus, you can change your mind at any time. 2. Versatility. You can give a percentage of your estate to Sun Health Foundation. Most people can’t predict the exact size of their final estate; therefore, making a gift by using a percentage amount can be a more effective means of dividing it. This allows you to benefit loved ones and our organization in proportion. Customize Your Gift We can help tailor your gift to fit your circumstances and accomplish your charitable goals. Your gift can reflect your personal wishes and provide the satisfaction of helping the Foundation in the future.

Call us at 623-832-5330 or visit sunhealthfoundation.org/plannedgiving for sample language you can use to provide a gift in your will. Information provided by The Stelter Company

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“Osteoporosis is most common in postmenopausal women as a reduction in estrogen production directly affects bone density,” says Daniel Wright, MD, medical director of Medical Imaging at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City West. “While men don’t develop osteoporosis as frequently as women, there is mounting evidence to suggest that the risk of osteoporosis for men is greater than previously believed.” Dr. Wright says underlying medical conditions, specifically those that limit one’s ability to retain nutrients vital to bone health, Dr. Daniel Wright increase the risk of osteoporosis. Similarly, prolonged use of steroid medications is known to decrease bone mineral density, ultimately leading to osteoporosis. Because osteoporosis is a silent disease that generally doesn’t become evident until a fracture occurs, screening is Dr. Wright is presenting a paramount. free community “All postmenopausal women education class about over age 65 and postmenopausal osteoporosis on women under 65 who have suffered Tuesday, May 17. a suspicious fracture, have a family See page 10 for history of osteoporosis or other information. known risk factors should undergo a DEXA scan,” Dr. Wright says. “Men should begin screening at age 70.” The DEXA scan or dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan is a medical imaging test that measures bone mineral density to help physicians assess an individual’s bone strength and fracture risk. According to Dr. Wright, muscle strength parallels bone strength. Prevention is the best medicine As is often the case, prevention is the best medicine when it for this silent disease comes to osteoporosis. By Kristine Burnett Dr. Wright says the trifecta of osteoporosis prevention includes eating a well-balanced diet, performing weightith age comes bone loss. More bearing exercises to build muscle and spending about specifically, with age comes an 15 minutes in the sun three times a week to ensure increased risk of osteoporosis. adequate vitamin D. A musculoskeletal disease “Sunshine converts vitamin D to its active, useful form, marked by a decrease in bone which is essential to calcium absorption,” he says. mineral density, osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle. The U. S. Centers for Disease Control One’s calcium source also matters. and Prevention reports that as many as 1 in 2 women “It is best to get calcium in dietary form and not through and 1 in 5 men face the risk of an osteoporosis-related supplements unless absolutely necessary,” Dr. Wright fracture during their lifetime. says. “Studies have shown that calcium supplements

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Keeping Your Bones STRONG Rhonda J. Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, is a strong believer in regular exercise to strengthen bones and help prevent osteoporosis. Depending on your abilities, there are different levels of weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises. It’s never too late to start and you don’t need expensive equipment to do it. “You can start doing strength exercises with food cans or water bottles, or your own body weight,” she EXERCISE: says. Strength exercises should be done • Helps improve two or three days a week. bone mass Walking is an ideal weight-bearing • Reduces agecardio exercise. All you need is a good related decline pair of shoes and a safe area to walk. in muscle mass Low-impact weight-bearing exercises can also keep bones strong. Examples • Increases muscle include elliptical machines, low-impact strength and aerobics, stair-steppers and a treadmill. endurance Gradually increase your time to 30 • Improves minutes on most days of the week. You balance and can break that into 10-minute segments, reduces fall risk if needed. If you are truly out of shape, start with a shorter duration. If you want to learn more, Registered Dietitian Tracy Garrett and Rhonda host a free class in May called “Understanding Osteoporosis: Keeping Your Bones Strong.” (See page 10 for details.) Rhonda recommends consulting your health care provider if you haven’t been exercising regularly and want to start. For more information, contact the Center for Health & Wellbeing at sunhealthwellbeing.org or 623-832-WELL (9355).

can do more harm than good in the healthy population, linking increases in stroke, myocardial infarction and even death to calcium supplements.” Since calcium supplements aren’t natural, they do not produce the same metabolic effect as getting the nutrient in its original food form. So what can you eat to ensure adequate calcium intake? Dr. Wright recommends a well-balanced, plant-based diet that includes calcium-rich leafy greens such as spinach or kale. “It’s not hard to get enough calcium in a balanced diet,” he says. In addition to greens, Dr. Wright cites beans and other legumes, nuts and grains as good sources of phytates, which help combat osteoporosis.

Filet Mignon

with roasted cauliflower and fingerling potatoes Protein Prepare a 5-oz. serving of filet mignon to your liking. Season to taste.

Recipe prepared by Sun Health Senior Living Dining Services at The Colonnade

Vegetable Roast a serving of cauliflower florets in 1 tsp. of olive oil. Season with a dash of curry powder and salt and pepper to taste. Carbohydrate Cut a serving of fingerling potatoes in half, lengthwise. Sauté in 1 tsp. of olive oil. Season to taste, and finish with 1 tsp. of fresh parsley.

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Classes & Events REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

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BONE & JOINT HEALTH Understanding Osteoporosis: Keeping Your Bones Strong Registered Dietitian Tracy Garrett and Exercise Physiologist Rhonda Zonoozi will discuss healthy eating and physical activity to help adults keep their bones strong and prevent injury. Friday, May 6; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Juniper Room, Second Floor 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City Tuesday, May 10; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Wednesday, May 11; 9:30 to 11 a.m. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park

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The ‘Hard Facts’ About Osteoporosis Tuesday, May 17; noon to 1 p.m. Radiologist Daniel Wright, medical director of Medical Imaging at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, will discuss the facts about osteoporosis and provide helpful tips on how to prevent the disease. He will also address the importance of bone-density evaluations, the role of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and its role in helping diagnose, prevent and treat osteoporosis. Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Bradshaw Room 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West BRAIN HEALTH Stroke Support Group Thursday, May 5; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This support group promotes sincerity, sharing and wellbeing. Group members share hardships, concerns and educational tips, and celebrate successes, all in a supportive environment. Registration is not required. Banner Boswell Rehab Center, Main Dining Room 10601 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City Monthly Meditation Practice Wednesday, May 11; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. & 3 to 4 p.m. A growing body of research supports the health benefits of meditation, which include relaxation and stress reduction. Come prepared to practice with us. Grandview Terrace, Spiritual Loft, Second Floor 14515 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West


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Peaceful Breath & Relaxation Tuesday, May 3; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. This group focuses on breathing exercises and guided meditations to relax and restore the mind. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer Wednesdays, May. 4 & 18; 9 to 10 a.m. Chef Madelyn Pryor demonstrates how to make easy, nutritious meals. May’s topics will be healthy snacks and wraps. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Cancer Support Group Tuesday, May 17; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Cancer Support Community’s group 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. This support group will be held the third Tuesday of each month. Registration is not required. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West Note: Classes in this section provided in partnership with the Cancer Support Community Arizona.

Diabetes Prevention Program A 12-week Diabetes Prevention course for prediabetics and those at risk for diabetes. Led by Sun Health’s certified diabetes educator, registered dietitians and an exercise physiologist, this program focuses on weight management and nutrition, exercise, behavior modification techniques, current research and more. To register and inquire about the cost, call 623-832-WELL (9355). Starts Tuesday, May 10; 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Starts Wednesday, May 11; 1:30 to 3 p.m. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park Starts Thursday, May 12; 1:30 to 3 p.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Juniper Room, Second Floor 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City Diabetes Connection Support Group Monday, May 16; 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 a discussion on “healthy coping.” Registration is not required. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise

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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Diabetes Self-Management Education This four-week course focuses on helping prevent diabetic complications and improve overall health, and is taught by Tracy Garrett, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator and Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach. Call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register and ask about insurance coverage. The fee is covered by most insurance carriers and requires a physician referral. Register at least one week before the first class. Starts Tuesday, May 17; 9:30 a.m. to noon Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Starts Wednesday, May 18; 9:30 a.m. to noon La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park Starts Thursday, May 19; 9:30 a.m. to noon Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Juniper Room, 2nd Floor 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City Diabetes: Know Your Numbers Tuesday, May 24; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Dr. Srividya Ariyan, endocrinologist from Phoenix Medical Group, to learn more about this complex disease that requires daily selfmanagement, making healthy food choices, staying physically active, monitoring your blood sugar and taking medications as prescribed. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West

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HEART HEALTH Taking Care of Your Heart Tuesday, May 10; 10 to 11 a.m. Join Banner Boswell’s Tammy Eydeler, R.N., EMS/ trauma services coordinator, and Scott Hopler, EMT, as they discuss atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can cause blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other complications. 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, May 3; 11 a.m. to noon Tour the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing to learn about its services and meet the staff tasked with guiding you on your journey toward health and wellbeing. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise What is Acupuncture? Friday, May 13; 10 to 11 a.m. Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites – commonly referred to as acupuncture points. Join Sun Health’s licensed acupuncturist JoDee Chenaur as she discusses this traditional healing technique. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Sleep Hygiene: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Thursday, May 12; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Your sleep schedule, bedtime habits and lifestyle can greatly impact the quality of your sleep. Join Dr. Girolamo Arpino, sleep medicine physician from Phoenix Medical Group, as he talks about how to get a good night’s sleep. Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Juniper Room, Second floor 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City


Classes & Events LUNG HEALTH Better Breathers Club 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 is not required. Monday, May 9; 2 to 4 p.m. Meetings occur the second Monday of every month The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Thursday, May 12; 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 NUTRITION “Weigh to Go!” — An Introduction to Weight Loss Wednesday, May 4; 2 to 3 p.m. Join Sun Health as we discuss the benefits and strategies of successful of weight loss. Attendees will also learn how to enroll in our upcoming “Weigh to Go!” 12-week weight loss program. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park

“Weigh to Go!” Weight Loss Series Starts Thursday, May 26; 8:30 to 10 a.m. This 12-week series is designed to help you safely lose weight through healthy eating, increased activity and behavior modification. Tracy Garrett, registered dietitian and Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach, lead the series. Please call 623-832-WELL (9355), to register or inquire about cost. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park MEMORY CARE Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, May 4 & 18; 3 to 4 p.m. Sun Health’s support group is for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or any type of dementia. Our Memory Care Navigator Marty Finley, M.Ed., leads the group on 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 PHYSICAL FITNESS Chair Yoga Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27; 8 to 9 a.m. Chair yoga incorporates all of the benefits of a traditional yoga class with the added support of a chair. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Tai Chi Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30; 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, May. 4, 11, 18 & 25; 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27; 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. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise

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Yoga for Optimal Health Mondays, May. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Yoga helps you move easier and feel less stiff or tired by improving flexibility and building upper body, core and lower body strength while also helping reduce stress. Participants must be able to stand independently and to safely get up and down from the floor unassisted. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Strength Training for Health Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; 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. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Yoga for Relaxation and Posture Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Yoga involves paying attention to your breath, which can help you relax and feel less stressed, and improve posture. Participants must be able to stand independently. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Yogalates Fridays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. This class emphasizes breathing through yoga poses and building core strength with Pilates 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

SAFETY AARP Smart Driver™ Course Tuesday, May 3; 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 50-plus. Participants may be eligible to receive a multiyear 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

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May Classes & Events At-A-Glance Mon

Tue 2

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

3 • A ARP Smart Driver™; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Peaceful Breath & Relaxation; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tour the Center; 11 a.m. to noon

9 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal Health; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training for Health; 1 to 2 p.m. • Better Breathers Club; 2 to 4 p.m.

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10 • Understanding Osteoporosis; 9:30 to 11 a.m. • Taking Care of Your Heart; 10 to 11 a.m. • Diabetes Prevention; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (1 of 12)

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• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. • Healthy Meal Prep; 9 to 10 a.m. • Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • “Weigh to Go!” Introduction; 2 to 3 p.m. • Dementia Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.

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• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal Health; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training for Health; 1 to 2 p.m. • Diabetes Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.

• Cancer Support Group; 9:30 to 11 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 a.m. to noon (1 of 4) • ‘Hard Facts’ About Osteoporosis; noon to 1 p.m. • Diabetes Prevention; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (2 of 12)

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

• Diabetes: Know Your Numbers; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 a.m. to noon (2 of 4) • Diabetes Prevention; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (3 of 12)

• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. • Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 a.m. to noon (2 of 4) • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Diabetes Prevention; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (3 of 12)

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

• Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 a.m. to noon (3 of 4) • Diabetes Prevention; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (4 of 12)

• Sleep Hygiene; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. • Diabetes Prevention; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (1 of 12) • Better Breathers Club; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. • Monthly Meditation Practice; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. & 3 to 4 p.m.

18 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. • Healthy Meal Prep; 9 to 10 a.m. • Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 a.m. to noon (1 of 4) • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Diabetes Prevention; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (2 of 12) • Dementia Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.

6 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Understanding Osteoporosis; 9:30 to 11 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon

• Stroke Support Group; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. • Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Understanding Osteoporosis; 9:30 to 11 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Diabetes Prevention; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (1 of 12) • Better Breathers Club; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. • Monthly Meditation Practice; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. & 3 to 4 p.m.

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13 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • What is Acupuncture?; 10 to 11 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon

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• Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 a.m. to noon (1 of 4) • Diabetes Prevention; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (2 of 12)

• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon

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• “Weigh to Go!” Weight Loss Series; 8:30 to 10 a.m. (1 of 12) • Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 a.m. to noon (2 of 4) • Diabetes Prevention; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (3 of 12)

• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR MEDICARE BENEFIT AND RECEIVE 10 HOURS OF DIABETIC EDUCATION FOR FREE Did you know that Medicare provides an annual education benefit for diabetics to receive indepth education and personalized support from certified diabetes educators and registered dietitians? Sun Health offers a 10-hour Diabetes Self-Management Education Program, accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. DSME has been proven to improve blood sugar control, lower blood pressure, and increase confidence in selfmanaging diabetes among those who take this life-changing course. Best of all, this program is completely covered by Medicare and most insurance providers!

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