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Celebrating Your Health & Lifestyle
Engaged & Healthy
The Sun Health Way
Sun Health at Home members enjoy social events, education classes and more
Legacy of Service
Couple reflects and believes, ‘Everybody owes something to the community’
Tips to stay true to your exercise regimen in the summer months
‘Exactly what we needed’
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Grandview Terrace couple shares how to enjoy life through laughter and planning for their future
For our community friends
Welcome to LiveWell A magazine produced specifically for you
he heat is on. After weeks of triple-digit temps, I don’t have to tell you that. And if you’ve lived in the Valley for long, you know we have several more weeks of hot, hot days ahead.
If you’re used to playing tennis, hiking or walking outdoors for exercise, you might be going a little stir crazy. That’s why we’re offering "Because of their some tips for staying active during the deep belief in the summer months — such as modifying importance of your routine to make outdoor exercise community, they safe or finding an indoor regimen to tide have established you over until the fall. a charitable gift annuity to support In this issue, you’ll meet Bill and the Sun Health Mildred Price. You’ll learn how the Foundation" former Prescott couple experiences all
that Life Care at Sun Health Senior Living's Grandview Terrace has to offer and how they give back through their volunteer efforts. I’m also delighted to introduce you to Dr. Bill Furgerson Jr., and his wife, Mildred. Because of their deep belief in the importance of community, they have established a charitable gift annuity to support Sun Health Foundation. We are immensely grateful for their generosity. And finally, we’re sharing more information this month about Sun Health at Home, our new, nonprofit continuing care at home program. This alternative to long-term care insurance provides members with opportunities to participate in social, wellness, athletic and educational events as they continue to live in their own homes. I invite you to explore this program and share it with your friends. As always, whether you have questions about Sun Health’s programs and services or want to share an opinion about this magazine, we want to hear from you. Please send us an email at email@example.com anytime. Stay Healthy,
Ronald D. Guziak President & CEO, Sun Health
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Loving ‘ Life Care’
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6 Engaged & Healthy Sun Health at Home members enjoy social events,
‘Exactly what we needed’ Grandview Terrace couple shares how to enjoy life through laughter and planning for their future
education classes and more
8 Legacy of Service Couple reflects and believes, ‘Everybody owes something to the community’
10 No Sweat Tips to stay true to your exercise regimen in the summer months
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CREATED FOR SUN HEALTH On the Cover: Bill & Mildred Price enjoy walking Lily and Trudy outside their first-floor home.
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Mildred and Bill Price
Grandview Terrace couple shares how to enjoy life through laughter and planning for their future By Meghann Finn Sepulveda
‘ Life Care’
fter 46 years of marriage, Bill and Mildred Price still make each other laugh. The couple, who moved into Sun Health Senior Living’s Grandview Terrace in Sun City West in 2015, is actively involved in the retirement community. Today they not only appreciate their new lifestyle, but also are maintaining peace of mind – while having fun – as they plan for their future. 4 LiveWell
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Making the move The New Jersey natives decided to head west following their retirement in 1996. After 33 years as educators, the Prices wanted to escape the cold winters. They bought a home in Prescott, where they spent 19 years together. It wasn’t until they received a postcard in the mail that they learned about Grandview Terrace. “We listened to the presentation and called to schedule a tour,” Bill
recalls. “The idea that we would be looked after in a Life Care community was very intriguing and exactly what we needed.” The pair was pleasantly surprised to learn that a firstfloor unit, typically in high demand for pet owners like the Prices, was available. “We ultimately chose a two-bedroom, very spacious floorplan,” Bill says. “We are very comfortable here.”
‘Exactly what we needed’
WHAT IS ‘LIFE CARE’?
first introduced you to Life Care in October. Since then, nearly 150 residents have joined the Sun Health Senior Living family in one of our three award-winning communities – Grandview Terrace, La Loma Village and The Colonnade. These communities provide an active, independent lifestyle for older adults who love life, but who also want the security of planning for the future. We also have many new LiveWell readers, so we felt it was time to revisit the subject. Life Care is an investment in your future. When you live
in a Life Care community, you are guaranteed lifetime access to a healthy living environment based on your personal needs. It offers you freedom of choice, independence, greater health care cost predictability and most important, peace of mind for you and your family. Your Life Care benefits begin when you complete the Life Care agreement and become our resident. We will be there for you if and when you need additional support and care, including assisted living, skilled care or
memory support. Life Care makes it possible to move seamlessly into the best possible circumstance. Predictability of cost is one of the best aspects of Life Care. It can effectively minimize higher fees if and when care is needed. Evaluating these future fees is an important step to determine if Life Care is an appropriate planning tool for you. Can you plan for the future and protect your assets? While there are upfront costs to Life Care, the long-term savings to you and your family can be significant.
“I like taking yoga, tai chi, and strength classes at the Center,” says Mildred. “I also enjoy the monthly socials and afternoon tea offered through our Life Enrichment department.” Together, the couple participates in planned outings to places such as museums and the theatre, and enjoys listening to live music, watching movies and dancing in the ballroom, among other activities that are available each month. In April, they joined more than a dozen Grandview Terrace residents on a seven-day cruise to the Mexican Riviera. “It was beautiful, restful and a great way to get to know people,” Bill says. “It was a very wellorganized trip.” The couple agrees that their biggest source of happiness comes from the people they’ve met along the way. As Grandview Terrace
An active, social lifestyle Between exercise classes, volunteer projects and dinners with friends, it’s rare for Bill and Mildred to feel bored. Using his background in education, Bill voluntarily teaches a weekly English class to Spanish-speaking Grandview Terrace staff. The program is funded by a community-based scholarship to cover textbooks and tutoring expenses. Mildred also volunteers at the Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center on campus by wheeling residents to social gatherings and helping out at monthly events. When she’s not volunteering, she takes part in many events and activities, including those offered through the nearby Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing.
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Planning for your future now also ensures you are in control. I invite you to watch a short video about Life Care at bit.ly/LifeCare101. For more information visit sunhealthseniorliving.org/ lifecare
ambassadors, the Prices are able to share their experiences and answer questions for prospective residents. Preparing for the future While the Prices aren’t slowing down any time soon, they feel confident and secure in their choice to ultimately reside at a Life Care community. “This was a new concept for us,” Bill says. “There were retirement communities up in Prescott but none of them offered Life Care and we knew we had to take care of ourselves. Our Grandview home also has nurses and doctors available, if needed. And, if one of us ever needs a higher level of care, it’s right here. We’ve made sure we planned for our future.” For more information about Grandview Terrace, visit sunhealthseniorliving.org or call 623-975-8014. August 2016 • sunhealth.org
SUN HEALTH AT HOME
Members of Sun Health at Home participate in education, fitness and personal enrichment
By Gremlyn Bradley-Waddell
ave you longed to join in on all of the fun offerings for residents of retirement communities – art sessions, dance classes, health seminars and the like – but aren’t planning to move out of your own home anytime soon? Not a problem.
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Sun Health at Home is a new, nonprofit continuing care at home program that offers its members personal care coordination along with a wealth of health and wellness services. It’s a refreshing alternative to long-term care insurance that checks off a lot of boxes for healthy individuals age 55 and better who wish to age in
place. What’s more, the program offers something else quite special: abundant opportunities for members to participate in life-enriching social, wellness, athletic and educational programs. “Most people want to stay in their own home as they age, and our goal is to have them stay active and to thrive in their home,”
Your Sun Health at Home Team, from left: Membership Counselor Joshua Freegard, Executive Director Terri Cluff, Executive Assistant Nicole Holtsclaw and Personal Wellness Coordinator Jennifer Keiser.
explains Terri Cluff, executive director for Sun Health at Home. “And in order to thrive, you need to be social and to keep your mind stimulated.” To that end, she notes, Sun Health at Home members have an opportunity to participate in a number of offerings at Sun Health's popular Centers for Health & Wellbeing. With locations in Surprise, Sun City and Litchfield Park, it is much more than just a fitness center. The Centers also offer health education seminars on timely topics such as diabetes, prediabetes, fall prevention, nutrition and healthful cooking. As a benefit of Sun Health at Home, members can enjoy an annual nutrition review with a registered dietitian, a fitness evaluation and personal exercise plan created by an exercise physiologist, a medication review with a pharmacist and take part in an evidence-based annual health and wellness assessment. Members also have access to the services
of an acupuncturist and massage therapist at discounted rates. Sun Health at Home also offers members opportunities to be involved in activities they enjoy while interacting with others in their community. Members receive a monthly activities calendar that not only includes social events they may wish to attend, such as happy hour gatherings and breakfast programs, but also classes and programs focusing on topics such as art, tai chi, nutrition and wellness and line dancing, to name just a few. Sun Health at Home members, who pay a one-time membership fee as well as monthly service fees based on age and plan selected, can also go on an occasional field trip and other special programming. Members aren’t required to attend anything, of course, but the fact that they’re offered close to home in the West Valley — and typically free of charge — makes them all but irresistible. “We just launched in January, so as this program grows, we’ll be adding even more to the calendar,” Terri adds. “It’s all about keeping our members engaged and healthy.”
for a Discovery Seminar To learn more about Sun Health at Home, join us for a free, noobligation Discovery Seminar. Make your reservation by visiting sunhealthathome.org/seminar or calling 623-227-HOME (4663).
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SUN HEALTH FOUNDATION
Legacy of Couple reflects and believes, ‘Everybody owes something to the community' By Susie Steckner
sk Dr. Bill B. Furgerson, Jr. why he gives back to the community, and the answer comes without hesitation. “Is there any alternative?” he says with a smile. Indeed, Bill has devoted his professional and personal life to serving others. His list of contributions is as long as it is varied: Physician. United States Public Health Service officer. Community mentor. Church volunteer. Nonprofit supporter. Philanthropist. Bill and his wife Mildred have extended this philosophy of giving to Sun Health Foundation. The couple established a charitable 8 LiveWell
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gift annuity to support the Foundation’s efforts to provide care throughout the community. Bill also has served on committees for the Foundation, and even has volunteered as an assistant chaplain at Banner Boswell Medical Center. “Everybody owes something to the community,” Bill says. “Being involved with a nonprofit organization such as Sun Health Foundation is my way of supporting community endeavors.” Bill and Mildred have been active members of the community since moving to Arizona in the 1970s. But Bill’s life of public service began in his hometown of Louisville. “The south end of town, not the west end where
Muhammad Ali grew up,” Bill says, referring to the late boxing legend and hometown hero. In a twist of fate, the two would meet decades later at a Phoenix hospital where the champ was visiting patients to buoy their spirits. “We were both a long way from Louisville,” Bill says. As Bill began charting his course in medicine, he met and married Mildred. “We met at a church camp at a YWCA,” Bill recalls. “See what a lucky guy I am?” That fateful meeting led to another life-changer. While vacationing, the married couple visited the naval
CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES
Bill and Mildred have been active in the community since moving to Arizona in the 1970s.
hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. A physician there suggested that Bill consider joining the United States Public Health Service. Bill soon launched a two-decade career in public service. A position as chief of medicine at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center brought the couple to Arizona. They put down roots and raised their four children. Bill later transitioned from captain in the Public Health Service to a private practice, working with several Valley hospitals and a major health plan. When Bill retired in 1991, he kept volunteering. Getting involved with Sun Health Foundation was a natural fit. Bill played a key role on the board’s annual giving donor relations committee. By establishing a charitable gift annuity, Bill and Mildred realize tax benefits, will receive quarterly payments for the rest of their lives, and also support the Foundation’s work in the community. The importance of that work became especially clear when both Bill and Mildred received care at Banner Boswell Medical Center. “It’s important to have good facilities and close by,” Bill says. “Having two hospitals, a research institute, “Everybody owes and nationally something to the recognized community“ community health programs within a 10-mile radius is very important.” That is what continues to drive the couple’s support of the Foundation. “It’s a way to give back and to improve available medical care,” Bill says. “It is also why, in addition to the charitable gift annuity, we have provided a gift through our estate to ensure superior health care in this community continues.” For more information about Sun Health Foundation fundraising vehicles such as a Charitable Gift Annuity, see the column to the right.
ave you ever wondered how to turn your passion for our mission into a gift that will support Sun Health Foundation’s By Sharon Thornton, work for years to come? JD, LL.M, Exec. VP, The most popular gift that provides you Chief Philanthropy Officer with lifetime payments is called a charitable 623-832-5582 gift annuity. It is a simple exchange between you and the Foundation. You make a donation and we, in turn, agree to pay you a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life. The rate of payment you receive doesn’t fluctuate with the stock market, interest rates or inflation. It is firmly set at the time of your gift and never changes. After your lifetime, we use the remaining balance to promote our mission. See How You Can Benefit We would be happy to run a personal calculation showing you the benefits you can receive from this type of life-income gift. Contact us to receive a free custom gift illustration, with no obligation. Please visit sunhealthfoundation.org/plannedgiving.
Suggested Charitable Gift Annuity Rates One Life Age 60 65 70 75 80 85 90+
4.4% 4.7% 5.1% 5.8% 6.8% 7.8% 9.0%
60/65 65/70 70/75 75/80 80/85 85/90 90/95+
4.0% 4.4% 4.8% 5.3% 6.1% 7.3% 8.8%
Rates in effect at time of publication. These rates change periodically, so please contact us to check on current figures.
By combining a current gift with a future gift, you can make a big impact on our work — both today and tomorrow. Your generosity will help us meet critical needs today and allow us to plan for the future with confidence. I look forward to speaking with you about Sun Health’s Charitable Gift Annuity. See the chart above for our current rates. And, give me a call at 623-832-5582. Information provided by The Stelter Company. August 2016 • sunhealth.org
Sweat Follow these tips to stay true to your exercise regimen in the summer months By Cara LaBrie
he heat is well upon us. No matter the hour, it's hot — so hot, the last thing that most of us want to do is exercise. But it's possible to stay healthy and fit in the summer. It just requires a little bit of creativity. "A lot of times it comes down to modifying your routine," says Rhonda Zonoozi, Sun Health exercise physiologist and certified
Check out "Fueling for Fitness" presented by Registered Dietitian Tracy Garrett in August. Details on Page 14.
health and wellness coach. "If you're used to taking a walk after lunch outdoors, then perhaps choose to go earlier in the morning, or later at night when the sun goes down." Move indoors One way to stay healthy, and keep cool, is to move your daily exercise routine indoors. Use a local gym or walk around an indoor mall. There are plenty of ways to keep moving, all in air-conditioned comfort. "We encourage people to find times to move throughout the day," Rhonda says. "Move more, sit less." If you're looking for a way to stay motivated, Rhonda recommends getting an exercise buddy. Find a friend or neighbor, and set a schedule to meet for exercise. Whether it's taking a swim, walking around a track or walking a dog, having a companion for your exercise can help you stay motivated and committed to your health.
Depending on your physical condition, most experts recommend getting 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week, plus strength exercises two to three times each week. And after you exercise, you'll feel the rewards. "If you plan every Wednesday to meet your friend to go to the gym and walk on the treadmills together, you know she's going to be there," Rhonda says. "And after the exercise, you're feeling better, your spirits are lifted, your stress level has reduced. You're thinking, 'I want to feel this way again and again and again.’" Staying safe You need to stay hydrated whether the thermometer reads 105 degrees or 75 degrees. And if you're outside alone, make sure someone knows your plans. "You should always listen to your body and know your own limitations, take frequent rest breaks in a shaded area if you do choose to exercise outdoors," Rhonda suggests. To learn more about when it's best to exercise outside, check out the National Weather Service's heat index chart at weather.gov/media/unr/heatindex.pdf. If you have a health condition, ask your primary care physician how to exercise and stay healthy in the heat.
BEAT THE HEAT Follow these tips to stay active Avoid exercising and healthy, outdoors between 10 even when the a.m. and 4 p.m. Early temperature morning or evening is rising. times are preferred 10 LiveWell
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Do water exercises in a pool to stay cool
Wear lightweight, loose-fitting and light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors
Always wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, and liberally apply sunscreen
Drink plenty of water before, during and after exercising
Nutrition Suggested by Tracy Garrett, registered dietitian, Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing
STAYING HYDRATED IN THE HEAT
o matter the time of year, it's important to stay hydrated. Sun Health Registered Dietitian Susan Welter suggests these tips for staying hydrated in the heat. • D rink before you exercise: Make sure you're hydrated before you start to exercise, and continue to hydrate while you're exercising. • S nacks are good: To give you a boost of energy — and hydration — have a snack 30 minutes before you exercise. Bread, fruits, nuts and yogurt are good choices. • L ook before you flush: Curious if you're dehydrated? The color of your urine might offer a clue. A pale-yellow color indicates that you're hydrated. Some medications and supplements, however, can affect the color of your urine. • Choose water-rich fruits and veggies: Watermelon, cucumbers, oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, grapefruit and broccoli aren't just delicious, they're also great for hydrating. They all contain more than 90 percent water.
INGREDIENTS 1 tsp. Toasted sesame oil 3 oz. Chicken tenders, finely diced, with all visible fat discarded 2 Medium green onions, finely chopped ½ Small red bell pepper, finely chopped 2 Medium button mushrooms, finely chopped
1/2 c. Packaged shredded cabbage and carrot coleslaw mix 1 tsp. Grated, peeled ginger root 1 Medium garlic clove, minced 1 tsp. Sweet chili sauce or ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 1 tsp. Low-sodium soy sauce 1 tsp. Rice vinegar 4 Large, whole lettuce leaves (romaine, Boston or iceberg)
INSTRUCTIONS In a small, nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom.
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Cook the chicken for 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden on the outside and no longer pink inside, stirring frequently. Transfer to a plate. In the same skillet, cook the green onions, bell pepper, mushrooms, and coleslaw mix for about 4 minutes, or until the bell pepper is tender, stirring frequently. Stir in the cooked chicken. Add the soy sauce and rice vinegar. Cook for 45 seconds to 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Put the lettuce leaves on a flat surface. Spoon about a quarter of the chicken and vegetable mixture down the center of each leaf. Roll tightly. Enjoy!
NUMBER OF SERVINGS: 2 SERVING SIZE: 2 wraps To turn this recipe into an entree, omit the lettuce leaves, and serve the chicken over steamed, brown rice. NUTRITION Total Calories: 192; Calories from fat: 30; Total fat: 3g; Saturated
fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 25mg; Sodium: 170mg; Potassium: 2mg; Carbohydrates: 6g; Dietary fiber: 2g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 11g
Inspired by a recipe from diabetes.org.
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BONE & JOINT HEALTH Healthy, Happy Feet Monday, Aug. 8; 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 feet. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park
BRAIN HEALTH The Latest in Alzheimer’s Prevention Research and Clinical Trials Friday, Aug. 12; 10 to 11 a.m. Brian Browne of the Banner Sun Health Research Institute presents information on new research and clinical trials aimed at preventing Alzheimer’s disease. It is an exciting time for Alzheimer’s research and treatment, with potential breakthroughs on the horizon. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park CANCER CARE Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer Wednesdays, Aug. 3 & 17; 9 to 10 a.m. Chef Madelyn Pryor demonstrates how to make easy, nutritious meals. Topics will be salads (Aug. 3) and lunch (Aug. 17). Open to cancer survivors, family and friends. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Provided in partnership with the Cancer Support Community Arizona
DIABETES CARE August Diabetes classes are listed on the back page.
Bone Density Testing and Beyond Wednesday, Aug. 10; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Mohammad A. Khan, M.D., from Valley Radiology, as he discusses the importance of bone density evaluation, the role of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and its role in helping diagnose, prevent and treat osteoporosis. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West
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HEALTH & WELLBEING The Aging Eye Wednesday, Aug. 3; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Arizona Eye Institute’s Dr. Eugene Shifrin explains how aging impacts our eyes and how to proactively maintain vision health. He will discuss macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and impairment from drooping eyelids, as well as dry eye and floaters. The Colonnade Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise
This is Only a Test... a Senior Fitness Test! The Senior Fitness Test™ was designed to assess Functional Fitness — the physical ability to perform normal everyday activities safely and independently. Join Exercise Physiologist and Certified Health Coach Rhonda Zonoozi to learn more about what is included in the actual test and how you can sign up for it in the future. Thursday, Aug. 11; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park Thursday, Aug. 18; 11 a.m. to noon Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise What is Palliative Care and How is it Different from Hospice Care? Friday, Aug. 26; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Steven Oppenheim, M.D., medical director of Palliative Medicine at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, will explain palliative medicine and discuss characteristics of inpatient and outpatient palliative care programs. He will also discuss how palliative care can be used as a form of support in the setting of serious illness. The Colonnade Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise HEART HEALTH Taking Care of Your Heart Tuesday, Aug. 9; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. August’s topic is Exercise and Your Heart, taught by Lindsy Brucker-Wall, M.S., Cardiac Services manager from Banner Boswell Medical Center. Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Juniper Room, 2nd floor 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City
MEMORY CARE Communication Tips to Avoid Arguments Monday, Aug. 1; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Taught by Lori Nisson, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., from the Banner Sun Health Research Institute, this class addresses communication changes caused by dementia and common caregiver mistakes that lead to arguments. Attendees will learn and practice a variety of alternative strategies they can immediately use. The Colonnade Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Navigating the Journey Thursday, Aug. 18; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Daniel Nunez from JacksonWhite Attorneys at Law will speak about legal and financial planning as it relates to dementia. He will cover the basics of the Arizona LongTerm Care System (ALTCS) and advance directives. PORA Learning Center 13815 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West Managing Difficult Behaviors Tuesday, Aug. 23; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Challenging behaviors can be associated with dementia and often frustrating for families. Join Michelle Toft, M.S.W., Ed.M., to learn causes and safe strategies for responding. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West NUTRITION “Weigh” to Go! An Introduction to Weight Loss Thursday, Aug. 11; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Do you want to lose weight and keep it off for good? Learn the benefits of weight loss and the strategies for being a “great loser,” and have the opportunity to early-enroll in our upcoming 12-week weight loss program, “Weigh” to Go! Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
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Fueling for Fitness Have you ever “run out of steam” during your workout? Maybe you are not properly fueling your body. Join Registered Dietitian Tracy Garrett to learn the nutrition needs of the adult exercise enthusiast. Tuesday, Aug. 16; 9 to 10 a.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
Yoga for Optimal Health Mondays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; 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.
Wednesday, Aug. 17; 9 to 10 a.m. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park
Strength Training for Health Mondays, Aug. 1, 8 & 29; 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 5, 12, 19 & 26; 8 to 9 a.m. A low-intensity class using bands, body weight and other items to train upper- and lower-body muscle groups.
Thursday, Aug. 18; 2 to 3 p.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Chapman Board Room, 2nd floor 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City PHYSICAL FITNESS ll Physical Fitness classes are held at: A Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Chair Yoga Mondays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 3, 10 17, 24 & 31; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. Chair yoga incorporates all of the benefits of traditional yoga with the support of a chair. Tai Chi Mondays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Aug. 3, 10 17, 24 & 31; 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, Aug. 5, 12, 19 & 26; 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.
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Yoga for Relaxation and Posture Wednesdays, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; 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. Yogalates Fridays, Aug. 5, 12, 19 & 26; 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 to safely get up and down from the floor unassisted.
SAFETY Balance and Strength Training Starts Friday, Aug. 5; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This eight-week series emphasizes balance exercises, along with leg and core strength training, in a group setting. Home exercises will be provided. Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist, will be the instructor. Participants must be able to stand independently. Call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register and inquire about cost. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
August Classes & Events At-A-Glance Mon
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal Health; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Communication Tips to Avoid Arguments; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training for Health; 1 to 2 p.m.
8 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Happy, Healthy Feet; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training for Health; 1 to 2 p.m.
9 • Taking Care of Your Heart – Exercise & Your Heart; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
15 • 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
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Y oga for Optimal Health; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon
23 •D iabetes Self-Management; 9:30 to 11 a.m. (1 of 8) •M anaging Difficult Behaviors; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. •D iabetes Prevention Program; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (1 of 12)
29 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Y oga for Optimal Health; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • S trength Training for Health; 1 to 2 p.m.
•D iabetes Self-Management; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (2 of 8) •D iabetes Prevention Program; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (2 of 12)
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Healthy Meal Prep; 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. • The Aging Eye; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Yoga for Relaxation; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga; 1 to 2 p.m. • Dementia Caregiver Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Bone Density Testing and Beyond; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Yoga for Relaxation; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga; 1 to 2 p.m.
24 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. •D iabetes Self-Management; 9:30 to 11 a.m. (1 of 8) • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga; 1 to 2 p.m. •D iabetes Prevention Program; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (1 of 12)
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Management; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (2 of 8) • Yoga for Relaxation; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga; 1 to 2 p.m. • Diabetes Prevention Program; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (2 of 12)
5 • Strength Training for Health; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Balance and Strength Training; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (1 of 8)
• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Healthy Meal Prep; 9 to 10 a.m. • Fueling for Fitness; 9 to 10 a.m. • Y oga for Relaxation; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga; 1 to 2 p.m. •D ementia Caregiver Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.
• Fueling for Fitness; 9 to 10 a.m.
• “Weigh” to Go! Intro; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Senior Fitness Test; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
12 • Strength Training for Health; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Latest in Alzheimer’s Prevention; 10 to 11 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Balance and Strength Training; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (2 of 8)
18 •N avigating the Journey; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • S enior Fitness Test; 11 a.m. to noon • Fueling for Fitness; 2 to 3 p.m.
25 •D iabetes Self-Management; 9:30 to 11 a.m. (1 of 8) •D iabetes Prevention Program; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (1 of 12)
19 • S trength Training for Health; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • B alance and Strength Training; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (3 of 8)
• S trength Training for Health; 8 to 9 a.m. • P alliative Care; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • B alance and Strength Training; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (4 of 8)
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Self-Management and Prevention
The Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing taught by Tracy Garrett and Susan Welter, registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators, and Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist.
DIABETES Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) This eight-week course provides the guidance needed to help prevent diabetic complications and improve overall health. The DSME program is fully covered by Medicare and most insurance providers.
PRE-DIABETES The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a 12-week series for people with pre-diabetes, a condition between “normal” and “diabetes” that increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Instructors use evidence-based practices to help prevent or delay onset of the disease.
Tuesdays, starting Aug. 23, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Center for Health & Wellbeing in Surprise
Tuesday, starting Aug. 23, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Center for Health & Wellbeing in Surprise
Wednesday, starting Aug. 24, 9:30 to 11 a.m. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation in Litchfield Park
Wednesday,starting Aug. 24, 1:30 to 3 p.m. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation in Litchfield Park
Thursday, starting Aug. 25, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services in Sun City
Thursday, starting Aug. 25, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services in Sun City
Registration is required. Please call to register: 623-832-WELL (9355) SunHealthWellbeing.org