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Celebrating Your Health & Lifestyle

July 2016

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A Lifetime of

‘Masterpiece Living’ 'Cockeyed optimist' Lester Dray from La Loma Village on living to 100 — and beyond

Charting the Course

Sun Health at Home counselor helps prospective members understand the benefits of membership

Skin in the Game

July is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Hitting the Jackpot

Exceptional programs, caring people keep Dan and Bettye Minnix engaged with Sun Health

Take Our Reader Survey For our community friends

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uly is a time for fireworks and barbecues as we celebrate our nation’s birthday. It’s also Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

Those of us older than 50 probably remember being outside for hours at a time without applying sunscreen. At the time, we didn’t know the damage we may have been doing. Now that we know more about skin cancer risk, we know the importance of self-checks and regular screenings. In this issue of LiveWell, you’ll learn about what to look for and how to protect your skin. You’ll also meet Dan and Bettye Minnix, a couple who experienced their own fireworks when they met at a bowling alley in Virginia more than 55 years ago. Dan and Bettye's commitment to Sun Health and other community organizations is as inspiring as their marriage. There is someone else I’m confident you’ll love learning about: Lester Dray. The La Loma Village resident turns 100 this month and generously shares stories about his life as well as his longevity secrets. Dan and Bettye's commitment to Sun Health and other community organizations is as inspiring as their marriage.

And finally, we continue to share information about our innovative program that allows you to age in place. We are fortunate to have the expertise of Joshua Freegard, a former financial advisor, as membership counselor to guide prospective members in understanding the financial and health benefits that Sun Health at Home can offer.

This month we again invite you to take part in our Reader Survey. Before July 31, please go to to access the questionnaire. It should take no more than five minutes to complete. Your feedback and suggestions on story topics for our LiveWell magazine are very important to us.

Stay Healthy,

Ronald D. Guziak President & CEO, Sun Health

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July 2016, Issue 11 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  randview Terrace  G Bhakti Gosalia, Exec. Dir. 623.975.8014  L a Loma Village Susan Davis, Exec. Dir. 623.537.7521

Sun Health at Home's Joshua Freegard explains the services and coverage available


 T he Colonnade Barbara Foster, Exec. Dir. 623.236.3770 SUN HEALTH at HOME Terri Cluff, Exec. Dir. 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 Joe La Rue, Exec. VP

Charting the Course

4  A Lifetime of ‘Masterpiece Living’

'Cockeyed optimist' Lester Dray from La Loma Village shares his philosophy on living to 100 — and beyond

8   Hitting the Jackpot

Exceptional programs, caring people keep Dan and Bettye Minnix engaged with Sun Health

Sharon Grambow, Exec. VP and COO Sun Health Senior Living

10   Skin in the Game

Jennifer Drago, Exec. VP-Population Health

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Sharon Thornton, E xec. VP and Chief Philanthropy Officer Ron Austerlade, Chief Marketing Officer

SUN HEALTH MARKETING Ken Reinstein, Marketing Dir. John Tucker, Public Relations Jennifer Alexander, Design Danielle Kuskowski, Programs

Meet membership counselor Joshua Freegard

July is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Sun Health Community Education class listings, events & activities

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Dan Minnix


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CREATED FOR SUN HEALTH On the Cover: Lester Dray plays the piano at La Loma Village, part of his approach to successful aging.

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A Lifetime of

‘Masterpiece Living’

La Loma Village resident Lester Dray is pumped up for his 100th birthday By Kristine Burnett


Three distinct careers As a young man, Lester served in the Reserve Officer Training Corps while studying international business at the University of California, Berkeley. Upon 4 LiveWell

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Lester Dray attends two exercise classes every week led by Darcy Andelin, lifestyle and fitness coordinator at La Loma Village.


ust shy of his 100th birthday, La Loma Village pioneer resident Lester Dray knows a thing or two about successful aging. The soon-to-be centenarian, whose birthday is in July, credits good decision-making early in life and the certainty that a higher power has been taking care of him with what he says has been a blessed life. “I have a joke that I made a deal with God to live to 100,” says the good-humored Lester. “Really, I just feel that someone has been looking out for me my entire life and I’ve been blessed with some of the most wonderful circumstances.” Among those circumstances was meeting the love of his life, Sybil, during college and being lucky enough to be reunited with her after serving a tour of duty in the South Pacific during World War II. “When I came back from the Pacific in 1944, I reconnected with Sybil and we realized that we belonged to each other,” Lester says. “We got married before I shipped out again. It was the magic of divine guidance.” A spiritual man, Lester’s positive outlook and willingness to embrace opportunities have netted some remarkable returns.

graduating with honors in 1936 from what is now the Haas School of Business, he was granted a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. He was on active duty for six years, but chose to remain in the U.S. Army Reserve after the war ended. “I couldn’t see myself being a peacetime officer and being a reserve officer meant I could work as a civilian employee,” Lester explains. With 10 years of military service under his belt, Lester began working for Shell Chemical. He retired from the Army 16 years later as a colonel, a rank not often achieved by reserve officers. “Some of the things that happened in the Army were unusual, and they ended up benefiting me,” he says. “For instance, I was promoted faster than normal.” Lester continued working for Shell until age 60. “I was retired by the company even though I wasn’t ready to retire,” he says. The very next day, Lester embarked on yet another new journey. The two-time retiree joined the staff and teaching ranks at a community college near his home in Houston. He spent 15 years as a college professor before retiring — again — at age 75. “My wife used to joke and say, ‘You retired three times — you must be a slow learner,’” Lester says with a chuckle. Superior senior living Finally settled into retirement, Lester and Sybil moved to Peoria, Arizona in the late 1990s. When Sybil’s health began deteriorating, they traded home ownership for independent living at La Loma Village. “La Loma was far superior to the other places we looked at,” Lester explains. “We put in our deposit as soon as plans for the community were announced; we moved in when it opened in May 2005. We were part of the community’s original 90 residences.” Just three years later, Sybil was diagnosed with cancer. She spent three years in hospice at their home. Lester, who served as her caregiver, describes the experience, saying, “It was wonderful being able to take care of her and have that time with her.” Almost eight years later, Lester takes comfort in knowing that he, too, will be taken care of by Sun Health Senior Living. “I’ve always been frugal and I made good investments, but no one in their right mind expects or plans to live to 100,” Lester remarks. “Sun Health took exceptional care of Sybil, and I know Sun Health will take great care of me, resources or not."

‘Live Long, Die Short’ Lessons from a cockeyed optimist


99 years young, Lester Dray is a testament to the virtues of Masterpiece Living®, a nationally recognized program and research-based way of life that focuses on four key dimensions: physical, social, intellectual and spiritual. A resident of La Loma Village for 11 years, he has personally benefited from the program and its focus on successful aging. Admittedly, Lester is defying the odds. Not one to sit around, he plays piano, swims, exercises, attends church, and takes part in various planned group outings and activities — all of which align with the philosophy of Masterpiece Living. “Sun Health makes it easy to avail yourself to the concept,” Lester notes. Heralded as a Masterpiece Living success story, Lester, in his mid-90s at the time, was interviewed by Roger Landry, M.D., a preventive medicine physician and president of Masterpiece Living. Takeaways from their discussion are included in Dr. Landry’s award-winning book, Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging. “My daughter always called me a cockeyed optimist, so that’s the title of my chapter,” Lester explains. “I’m used as an example of how good decisions can lead to good outcomes as we age.” Regardless of the programs and services offered, the rewards of Masterpiece Living only come with the conscious decision to embrace the lifestyle. “Not everyone feels the way I do or is willing to participate, but the benefit of a community like this is that if you are willing, it’s all right here,” Lester says.

For more information about La Loma Village, visit or call 623-537-7521.

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By Jennifer Drago


Charting the Course

elping adults enjoy a healthy and independent life as they enter their retirement years is the reason that Sun Health provides a range of senior living options. It is not just our business model; it is our mission. In addition to active lifestyle options at one of our three Sun Health Senior Living Life Care communities, Sun Health at Home offers a new “continuing

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care at home” program that allows members to remain in the comfort of their homes as they age. Members enjoy a variety of wellness and social activities, plus the personalized support of a wellness coordinator who will learn their preferences, help them navigate the health care system, and act as their advocate during an emergency or hospitalization. Membership plans also cover short- and longterm supportive services, such as in-home caregivers and assistive

technologies as well as assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing services, in the event these services are needed.

Options to meet a variety of member needs Sun Health at Home offers several plan options to meet members’ needs and desires. Since it is an investment in their long-term health and wellbeing, prospective members should evaluate several aspects of their personal financial


Sun Health at Home membership counselor’s experience helps prospective members understand services, coverage available

Joshua Freegard (L) discusses the benefits of Sun Health at Home with an attendee at a recent Discovery Seminar. Additional seminar dates are listed in the box to the right.

situation when determining which membership plan might best meet their needs. These include their age, retirement savings, availability of liquid assets or annuities to pay monthly expenses, tax consequences, and whether they have a longterm care insurance plan. For prospective members, the assistance of Sun Health at Home’s Membership Counselor Joshua Freegard in explaining these options can be invaluable. Joshua’s extensive background as a financial advisor can help prospective members understand, in clear terms, how Sun Health at Home can protect their hard-earned assets while preparing to meet future long-term care needs. “My job is to help people identify a specific plan that works best for them and their individual situation,” he says. Joshua brings more than 15 years of experience with investment and financial institutions in the Phoenix area in all aspects of financial planning such as investments, stocks, bonds and mutual funds. He also holds several financial licenses, including Series 7, 24, 66, 51, and Life and Health. A complement to long-term care insurance plans Today’s seniors often have a longterm care insurance plan. Joshua can provide a complimentary review of existing policies that may illuminate important details

Join us for a Discovery Seminar To learn more about Sun Health at Home, join us for a free, no-obligation Discovery Seminar. Make your reservation by calling 623-227-HOME (4663) or visiting

such as waiting periods, daily coverage limits, Thursday, July 7, 10:30 a.m. maximum plan benefits Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Surprise and services covered by the plan. Joshua can Thursday, July 14, 10:30 a.m. then recommend how Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Surprise one or more Sun Health Thursday, July 21, 10:30 a.m. at Home membership Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Surprise options would Thursday, July 28, 10 a.m. complement what’s Sun City Grand, Chaparral Center (Hopi Room), already in place and help 19781 N. Remington Drive, Surprise fill coverage gaps if they exist. “Even if they have longterm care insurance, many folks “Aging in place can require we talk with are not fully aware of coordination of resources what their plan covers,” Joshua says. and services as our members “The Sun Health at Home program get older. Simply put, many can complement an existing plan or people are not experienced serve as a great alternative to longwith handling life’s unexpected term care insurance." events. Therefore, they may end up in a health care facility. Our Understanding the risk of doing nothing goal is to allow individuals to Just as Joshua helps community stay in the comfort of their own members understand the asset homes for as long as possible.” protection and tax benefits of Joshua finds his role as Sun Health at Home, he also membership counselor to be explains the costs and risks of immensely rewarding. “The doing nothing or waiting to seek continuing care at home concept coverage. For instance, the U.S. provides such comprehensive Department of Health & Human support for those wanting Services estimates that nearly 70 to maintain their health and percent of those age 65 or older independence. I am enthusiastic will need long-term care at some about helping community point in their lives. If the need members learn about this for in-home health or skilled unique opportunity because I nursing care arises, those costs — know it will truly impact their averaging around $4,000 a month quality of life in their retirement or more — may be eligible for years. The peace of mind we can coverage under the Sun Health at provide is priceless.” Home program. “It is important that people To learn more about Sun understand the financial Health at Home, please call exposure and risk they face by 623-227-HOME (4663) or visit not having a plan,” Joshua says.

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hen Dan Minnix walked into a bowling alley one late December evening in Virginia, all he expected to do was bowl and have some fun with a buddy. He didn’t count on Bettye. She was there with a girlfriend. The guys made sure they landed next to the girls in the otherwise empty 40-lane alley, and they bowled side-by-side for a few hours. Then Dan sent his friend home and he asked Bettye for a ride. “She drove me home and that’s where it all started,” Dan says. They had their first date that New Year’s Eve, and married just three weeks later. The couple didn’t know it then but that spark at the bowling alley set them on a long path during which they raised three children, grew their careers and traveled the world. They celebrated 55 years of marriage in January. “I hit the jackpot!” says Dan. Their life has another important focus — giving back to their church and nonprofit organizations. “We give to about 20 organizations,” Dan says. “But the big ones are Lord of Life Lutheran Church and Sun Health.” Dan and Bettye have each supported Sun Health Foundation in different ways — from board member to silentauction bidder — and the couple’s dedication has been a “jackpot” for the community. The important health care programs and the caring people at Sun Health make it easy for the Sun City Grand couple to give back. “The more you know about Sun Health, the more you want to be involved,” Dan says. Bettye agrees. “It’s a good place to put your money and see the positive impact on our community's health,” she says. Sun Health Foundation Development Director Bonnie Olsen also agrees with 8 LiveWell

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Exceptional programs, caring people keep Dan and Bettye Minnix engaged with Sun Health Susie Steckner & Ken Reinstein

Dan and Bettye Minnix are still smiling after a lifetime of love and giving back to the community.


that. “I’ve known Dan and Bettye for many years and have seen their philanthropy continue to make a difference in the community.” The couple moved to Arizona in 2003. They became affiliated with Sun Health through a church friend, former Sun Health board chairman Paul Hofstad. More than a decade later, the couple remains actively involved. Dan is a member of the Sun Health Foundation Board of Trustees and chaired the annual “Swinging in the Sun for Charity” golf tournament this year. Bettye served on last year’s “Healthy SUNsations” gala committee. The couple regularly attends the gala and enjoys bidding on auction items. Dan and Bettye have long been Sun Health ambassadors. “I got to know Sun Health, what they’re doing and how they’re doing it,” Dan says. “We ‘witness’ to others about the organization.” The couple is impressed with all the health and wellness programs offered, including the new Sun Health at Home program designed to help seniors live independently in their homes as long as possible. “The program is such an asset for the community,” Dan says. What’s more, Dan and Bettye have “It’s a good place needed medical to put your money care over the years and see the positive and observed firstimpact on our hand the exceptional community's services offered through health." local Banner Health medical centers, as well as the care and compassion offered through Sun Health Foundation. “Bonnie is always the first person there to check on us and make sure everything is being taken care of,” Dan adds. “They have wonderful health programs,” Bettye says. “At the center of those programs is caring.” Dan adds, “It’s the level of care and caring provided by Sun Health as an organization and as individuals within the organization that sets it apart.” For more information about Sun Health Foundation,, or call 623-832-5330.


Q&A:Making Your First Will It's Never Too Early to Create this Vital Document


osing you will be hard enough. Spare your loved ones unnecessary confusion and financial and legal burdens by planning your estate now. Here are some common questions and answers to help you get started.

By Sharon Thornton, JD, LL.M , Exec. VP, Chief Philanthropy Officer

Is it in my best interest to have an attorney draw up my will? Yes. Even though it is not required by law, it is to your advantage to retain an attorney who specializes in estate planning rather than attempting to do it yourself. Do I need to know what I want the attorney to put in my will before we meet? No. Your attorney will explain the estate planning process, the impact of taxes and how probate works in your state. He or she will also answer other questions you may have and assist you in identifying your estate planning priorities and objectives. It will help, however, if you think about the important people and charities you want to include. What documents should I bring with me to the attorney’s office? Prepare a list of all your assets and liabilities, indicating how each is titled and approximate value. Include any jewelry, antiques, and personal or household items of significant worth or sentimental value. Also, provide the face amounts of life insurance policies and amounts in retirement plans, along with corresponding beneficiary designations. How much do attorneys charge for a will? Attorneys can either charge a flat fee or bill you on an hourly basis. Many offer a free or low-cost initial consultation. Keep in mind: whatever you spend now will cost you little compared to the taxes your estate could otherwise incur. Plus, the peace of mind that a professionally drafted document offers will be invaluable.

You can remember Sun Health Foundation in your will or trust by adding a few lines to your document. Contact Sharon Thornton at 623-832-5582 for more information. Our FREE estate planning kit can help you get organized. Go to today. Information provided by The Stelter Company. July 2016 •



Skin in the Game

Belden, D.O., from Affiliated Dermatology. Both UVA and UVB rays can cause skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. According to Dr. Belden, the overwhelming majority of skin cancers fall into one of these three types. It's your only skin. Take care of it. As we age, our history of sun July is Skin Cancer Awareness Month exposure and changes to our By John Tucker skin make us more susceptible to problems, including skin cancer. f you’re 50 or older, you Further, Arizona’s nearly 300 may remember working or days of sunshine per year — a playing outside in the sun blessing in many ways — bumps for hours, never thinking up the risks. It’s a classic case of about protecting your skin. Or, you too much of a good thing being a may recall summers stretched out bad thing. on a chaise lounge with baby oil or “We often see retirees moving suntan oil slathered on your skin here from places where the sun and an aluminum foil reflector doesn’t shine nearly as much,” in your lap to soak up more sun, Dr. Belden says. “They may not leading to the “perfect tan.” realize the dangers of too much Little did we know the damage sun. Educating them about why we were doing. and how to take precautions is Today, it’s well documented that very important.” skin cancer most often develops Dr. Belden encourages people on areas of the skin exposed to the to examine their skin regularly sun’s rays. for any abnormalities. “Spots “It comes down to an that look red, flaky or scaly, and accumulation of sun exposure over lesions that suddenly appear the years, specifically ultraviolet and don’t go away or that A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) bleed spontaneously could be rays,” says Dermatologist Sarah warning signs of skin cancer


DR. BELDEN RECOMMENDS following the American Academy of Dermatology "ABCDE" guidelines for monitoring one’s skin. See a dermatologist immediately if your spots or moles exhibit:


ASYMMETRY If one half of the mole or spot is unlike the other half.

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BORDER COLOR Varied color from one An irregular, area to another. Shades scalloped or poorly defined of tan, brown or black, or even white, red or blue. border.

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DIAMETER A size greater than 6 millimeters (the size of a pencil eraser).


EVOLVING A spot, mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or that is changing in size, shape and color.


cancer. See your doctor immediately if you have any suspicious skin markings and any changes in the way your skin looks. The good news: Most skin cancers can be treated successfully if detected early.

Corn & Tomato

Sauté INGREDIENTS 2 tsp. canola oil 1 c. corn kernels, from approximately 2 fresh ears of corn 1/2 c. diced shallots 1 lb. tomatoes, diced or canned for simplicity 1 tbsp. chopped, fresh tarragon or basil. You may substitute other herbs per your tastes 1/4 tsp. salt


and should be looked at by a dermatologist.” While self-exams shouldn’t replace an annual skin exam performed by a dermatologist, they are effective for detecting possible signs of skin


Suggested by Susan Welter, registered dietitian at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing

Using a medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat and sauté corn and shallots, stirring until browned slightly for about five minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for five minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients (tomatoes, tarragon/basil and salt). Serve in a colorful bowl to add to the presentation.

Overexposure to the sun is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. Dr. Sarah Belden recommends the following actions to spurn the burn.

SCREEN THE SUN Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher when you go out during the day. Reapply at least every two hours, and after swimming or heavy sweating. How much? About a shot-glass full each time. Spray sunscreen is fine, but be sure you rub it into your skin.

Note: This recipe incorporates both vitamin C and vitamin A, which are helpful for healthy skin. NUTRITION

Per serving: 87 calories; 3 g fat (0 g sat, 2 g mono);  0 mg cholesterol; 15 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars;  3 g protein; 2 g fiber; 159 mg sodium;  422 mg potassium. 

COVER UP Wear protective clothing, such as a longsleeved shirt, long pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses — if possible — those with 99-100 percent UVA/UVB protection.


Vitamin C (30% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv)

SHADE YOURSELF Seek shade when the sun’s UV rays are most intense from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WATCH FOR THE UV INDEX Pay attention to the UV Index when planning outdoor activities to prevent overexposure to the sun.

BAN THE TAN Let sun tanning and tanning beds ride off into the sunset. UV light from tanning beds and the sun causes skin cancer and wrinkling.

For more sun protection info, go to

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Register online Visit and click “Education”

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

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

 Classes with this icon have an associated fee.

BONE & JOINT HEALTH Healthy, Happy Feet Tuesday, July 26; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Patti Vukich, pedorthist from Foot Solutions, who will provide an overview of the foot, as well as demonstrate a properly fitting shoe, discuss common injuries and talk about how to maintain healthy, happy feet. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West BRAIN HEALTH Be Brain Smart Wednesday, July 6; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join John DenBoer, Ph.D., clinical neuropsychologist from SMART Brain Aging, as he discusses the strategies for keeping the brain active. Attendees will learn specific skills to help them identify new patterns and pathways for brain health. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise 12 LiveWell

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CANCER CARE Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer Wednesdays, July 6 & 20; 9 to 10 a.m. Chef Madelyn Pryor demonstrates how to make easy, nutritious meals. The topics will be dinner (July 6) and desserts (July 20). Open to cancer survivors, family and friends. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise HEALTH & WELLBEING Don’t Let Incontinence Rule Your Life Wednesday, July 13; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Jolene Capperelle, incontinence care consultant from Comfort Plus, to learn the common causes of incontinence, how nutrition can affect this condition and what to look for in an incontinence product. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West HEART HEALTH Taking Care of Your Heart Tuesday, July 12; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. This month’s speaker will be Jeffrey Ronn, M.D., medical director of the Respiratory Department at Banner Boswell Medical Center. Dr. Ronn's topic will be "Waking the Sleeping Giant," which will cover sleep apnea and its effect on cardiac health. Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Memorial Hall West 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City

NUTRITION Nutrition and Skin Health: Aging Gracefully Although we can’t prevent the natural, biological processes of aging, we can take steps to stop the acceleration of aging skin. Find out how certain nutrients can work better than wrinkle creams to keep skin looking its healthiest. Sun Health Registered Dietitian Susan Welter will discuss key nutrients needed to keep skin looking its best through the years. Thursday, July 14; 2 to 3 p.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Thursday, July 21; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. La Loma Village Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor 14154 S. Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park Friday, July 29; 9 to 10 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Juniper Room, 2nd Floor 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City

Transportation made simple

Need a Ride?

Northwest Valley Connect is available to help you locate transportation to these classes and more

(623) 282-9300 *Above phone number and website should not be used for Community Education registration.

PHYSICAL FITNESS Chair Yoga Mondays, July 11, 18 & 25; 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.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, July 11, 18 & 25; 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, July 13, 20 & 27; 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, July 1, 15, 22 & 29; 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

Yoga for Optimal Health Mondays, July 11, 18 & 25; 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 safely get up and down from the floor unassisted. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise

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Strength Training for Health Mondays, July 18 & 25; 1 to 2 p.m. NEW TIME! Fridays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; 8 to 9 a.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

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Offering free referrals to nonprofit health, human, and volunteer services that can help you and your neighbor.

Yoga for Relaxation and Posture Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27; 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, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; 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 and safely get up and down from the floor unassisted. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise

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Did you know that Medicare provides an annual education benefit for diabetics to receive in-depth education and personalized support from certified diabetes educators and registered dietitians? Sun Health offers a 10-hour Diabetes SelfManagement Education Program, accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. DSME has been shown to improve blood sugar control, lower blood pressure, and increase confidence in self-managing diabetes among those who take this life-changing course. Best of all, this program is completely covered by Medicare and most insurance providers!

Classes start August 23 in Surprise, August 24 in Litchfield Park and August 25 in Sun City Call 623-832-WELL (9355) to learn more today! 14 LiveWell

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July Classes & Events At-A-Glance Mon




Fri 1


Register by phone

Visit and click “Education”

623-207-1703 *except where noted


Happy July 4th!


• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Healthy Meal Prep; 9 to 10 a.m. • Be Brain Smart; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Chair Yoga; 1 to 2 p.m.

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

12 • Taking Care of Your Heart; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.



• 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.

13 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Incontinence; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga; 1 to 2 p.m.

• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Healthy Meal Prep; 9 to 10 a.m. • Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga; 1 to 2 p.m.



• 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.

• Healthy, Happy Feet; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.


21 • Nutrition and Skin Health; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

27 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga; 1 to 2 p.m.

• Strength Training for Health; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

• Nutrition and Skin Health; 2 to 3 p.m.




15 • Strength Training for Health; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon

22 • Strength Training for Health; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon

29 • Strength Training for Health; 8 to 9 a.m. • Nutrition and Skin Health; 9 to 10 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon

July 2016 •



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