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Celebrating Your Health & Lifestyle
Happy, Healthy Holidays
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Good nutrition & exercise are more important now than ever
Leading the Way State-of-the-art technology meets exceptional care
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Time, Talent & Treasure For our community friends
Sun Health Foundation volunteers reflect on their decades of service
Welcome to LiveWell A magazine produced specifically for you
t’s almost time to say farewell to 2015, and as we close out the year I want to make a few predictions. Come January, our resolutions will include a healthier diet, more exercise and “taking care” of ourselves. Sound familiar?
In this issue of LiveWell, you’ll find nutrition and exercise advice to help you stay on a healthy path while enjoying the revelry of the season. Then, you will be better prepared for a healthy 2016. Also, you will meet two star volunteers— Glenn and Marjorie Weavers, who have devoted more than 11,000 combined volunteer hours to Sun Health. The highschool sweethearts from Wisconsin have worked the information desk at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, served on boards, helped with events and even made phone calls on behalf of the Foundation. They are an inspiring duo. And finally, I invite you to learn how our Senior Living residents are benefiting from You’ll also meet two technology. Our electronic medical records system and other high-tech tools help us provide star volunteers— high-quality care, all while ensuring resident safety and security. Plus, increasing numbers Glenn and Marjorie of residents are discovering how tools such as Facebook and Skype can help them stay Weavers, who have connected with friends and family and how online games and movies can keep them sharp devoted more than and in the know. They are doing so using the innovative “It’s Never 2 Late” system, which 11,000 combined features user-friendly technologies such as touch-screen monitors and an adaptive keyboard, volunteer hours allowing individuals with cognitive or physical limitations to play games, listen to music or to Sun Health watch videos. Foundation. Again, I hope you enjoy this issue of LiveWell, and I wish you and yours the very best this holiday season. As always, if you have comments about the magazine or questions about Sun Health, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ronald D. Guziak President & CEO, Sun Health
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SUN HEALTH SENIOR LIVING 623.236.3767 sunhealthseniorliving.org Arun Lakshmipathy, M.D., (L) and Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Nurse Maria Jimenez, LPN, (R) review the Banner Telehealth system.
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Meet Marjorie and Glenn Weavers, longtime volunteers for Sun Health Foundation
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SUN HEALTH LEADERSHIP Ronald Guziak, President and CEO
Sun Health Senior Living combines breakthrough technology with exceptional care
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Good nutrition and exercise are more important now than ever
Bill Sellner, Exec. VP and CFO
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Sun Health Community Education class listings, events & activities
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Sharon Grambow, Exec. VP and COO Sun Health Senior Living
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Navy Bean, Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
CREATED FOR SUN HEALTH On the Cover: Glenn and Marjorie Weavers, longtime Sun Health Foundation volunteers.
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Leading the Way Sun Health Senior Living combines the latest technology with exceptional service By Gremlyn Bradley-Waddell
echnology is bringing sweeping changes to the senior living industry and Sun Health Senior Living staff members are part of the sweep. Linda Lessard, systems project manager for Sun Health Senior Living– has helped lead the digital charge. Two years ago, she oversaw Sun Health Senior Living’s transition from a paper-based record-keeping system to a paperless, more secure and fully digital electronic medical record. One of the biggest advantages of an electronic medical records platform is the ability to offer superior service in all aspects of senior living; from health and wellness programs inside our independent living locations to our Health and Rehabilitation Centers. 4 LiveWell
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“Their records are in one secure electronic location that’s accessible to authorized members of the care team,” Lessard says. “And, the data follows the residents throughout all levels of their care, which allows for a truly collaborative effort.” Another technological advance is the HealthMEDx iCare app that enables physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners to review residents’ charts remotely from a tablet, laptop or smartphone. In the past, a provider would have to come to the health and rehabilation center to access a resident’s medical chart. With iCare, physicians like Sun Health Senior Living program director Arun Lakshmipathy, M.D., can log in from any location using an iPad or iPhone. Once connected, he can view real-time data, communicate with other care team members and sign orders. “With iCare, you have a list of the patient’s medications, their vital signs and your notes all in the same place,” Lakshmipathy says. “It gives us more time to initiate the care treatment plan and saves us from having to look for charts.” Registered Nurse Thomas Quigg, director of nursing at Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation, agreed with that assessment. “Today, a patient at a skilled care facility has the advantage of his or her records being available 24/7/365
Bringing Technology to You
T Grandview Assisted Living Manager Stephanie Rang helps residents Henny Wayland and Frieda Tenner play games on It’s Never 2 Late.
for any authorized provider if needed,” Quigg says. “Patients can get their medications faster through the online system at the pharmacy, and we can also perform in-house X-rays with the mobile companies.” In addition, Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation is piloting a telehealth program created by Banner Health. The Banner Telehealth program uses electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance health care, especially after hours. Lakshmipathy and his staff are on-site to address residents’ needs during the day. But from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., a Banner Health physician is available through telehealth to respond to residents’ health needs. “Using a laptop video camera, the telehealth physicians can assess a patient’s condition, just as if they were in the room, and determine the appropriate treatment,” Lessard says. “Along with reducing hospital readmissions, telehealth gives Sun Health a high level of physician care around the clock.” “All of these tools are helping our medical director and clinical team to deliver the best care possible,” Lessard says. To learn more about how technology is improving lives at Sun Health Senior Living, call 623-236-3767, or Sunhealthseniorliving.org.
aking a virtual tour of a famous museum, watching a television show from the ’60s, or Skyping with relatives across the country. It’s not what you’d expect to find at a health and rehabilitation center for seniors. But, a specially-designed computer called “It’s Never 2 Late” is helping older adults at La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation and Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation tap into the wonders of digital media. Residents are emailing, Skyping, playing music and games, and watching movies and TV like they’re seasoned millennials. This is thanks to It’s Never 2 Late, an interactive touchscreen computer system created for adults in senior-living settings. Set atop a mobile unit, the computer also features a trackball-style mouse and a large-print keyboard for easier use. “The ‘It’s Never 2 Late’ system has something for everybody,” says Kari Curry, Life Enrichment director and Assisted Living manager for La Loma Village. “When it’s not in use for a group activity, residents can request the computer be brought to their rooms, or sometimes we’ll leave it in the community area where lots of residents use it to play games.” Earlier this year, LeadingAge Arizona presented La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation with an Innovation in Technology award for its use of the system. And while it’s often used simply for fun and recreation, It’s Never 2 Late has an educational component as well: Residents can take an armchair tour of the Louvre, for example, or learn about the history of printing money. “This is a fabulous system, and it provides an assortment of great, mind-stimulating activities,” says Linda Lessard, systems project manager for Sun Health Senior Living. “That’s really wonderful for all our residents and, in particular, those with memory issues whose most ‘recent’ memories could have been 30 years ago. It’s Never 2 Late can bring them a sense of contentment and peace.” For more information about Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation and La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation centers, visit sunhealth.org/livewell/dec2015.
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Glenn and Marjorie Weavers’ commitment to Sun Health Foundation remains strong after two decades of giving back MAR K LIP
By Susie Steckner
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olunteering at the local hospital wasn’t exactly Glenn Weavers’ vision of retirement. But his plan was no match for what his wife, Marjorie, had in mind. “I said, ‘Oh no. I’m not going to do that,’” Glenn recalls with a laugh today. “She said, ‘What are you going to do?’ and I said, “I’m going to play golf!’” After some gentle prodding, Glenn relented and the couple launched what has become an aweinspiring commitment to volunteering for Sun Health Foundation over the course of two decades. In that time, Glenn has logged more than 9,500 volunteer hours; Marjorie is nearing 2,000. “One of the reasons we moved to Arizona was for the healthy lifestyle,” Marjorie says. “Sun Health Foundation helps make this happen in our community in so many ways. We wanted to be part of that, and our talents seemed to match the community’s needs.” For the Sun City West couple, their volunteer work has become an important, if unpredicted, chapter in their rich life together. High school 6 LiveWell
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sweethearts, they both graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1953 and married that same year. Marjorie worked in the speech and hearing field while Glenn served in the Korean War, worked in the dairy and food industry and later started a successful business in the oil industry. The couple raised a daughter who continues the family tradition of dedicated volunteering. After moving around the country for Glenn’s work, the couple settled in Sun City West in 1994. Raised by Depression-era parents, both Glenn and Marjorie learned the importance of working hard and helping others. And that’s exactly what they have done for Sun Health Foundation. Virtually no part of Sun Health’s operations–past and present–have been untouched by them. They serve throughout the Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, from working the information desk to giving Saturday “Pickles and Ice Cream” tours for expectant parents. Marjorie also was active with the hospital’s former auxiliary board. Glenn combined his love of golf with chairing
LEAVING A LEGACY
What is a Charitable gift model Gift Annuity? Philanthropic offers a variety of benefits By S. Renee Brida, J.D.
et me share with you a powerful and effective charitable giving gift model called the Charitable Gift Annuity, or CGA. Although a CGA is a tax-wise and donor-friendly way to leave a charitable gift, it is often misunderstood and underutilized. What is a CGA? It is a contract between a donor and a qualified charity allowing an individual to transfer cash or appreciated property to the charity in return for the charity’s promise to pay an annuity to the individual, the annuitant, or a designated annuitant, typically for life. Charitable Gift Annunities offer many benefits, including: • Receiving fixed payments to you, or another designee, for life • Receiving a charitable income tax deduction for the charitable gift portion of the annuity, including the possibility of avoiding capital gains tax • Receiving annuity payments that are partially tax free • Facilitating your philanthropic impact by designating the remainder of the funds to your personal charitable interest
Sun Health golf tournaments, helping raise money and awareness about the Foundation. Glenn has also served as president of the auxiliary volunteer board, now known as Volunteers in Philanthropy or VIPs, and as a member of the annualgiving donor relations committee. The annuity rate is based on age and, depending on the age of the Beyond official roles, Glenn and Marjorie individual, can be quite high. The gift is backed by the full assets of the charity, providing a level of security for the annuity payments and frequently stepped up for less-glamorous tasks the gift. Because payments are fixed, and not variable, they are not like setting up tables, serving refreshments and affected by market fluctuations. making phone calls for the Foundation. They have Payments can commence immediately upon the execution of the hit the highs of volunteering, representing Sun agreement or can be deferred for a later date, providing flexibility Health during a visit by President George W. Bush based on individual needs. (see photo on page 6) to the Valley to tout Medicare Annuity payments end upon the death of the annuitant, with the reform. And the lows, like parking cars “in the desert remaining proceeds going to Sun Health Foundation. This enables with rattlesnakes all around” during a Foundation event. the individual to accomplish philanthropic goals and can often Over the years, the couple has also supported Sun be a significant amount, even though they had received annuity Health Foundation by attending fundraising events and payments for many years. A Charitable Gift Annuity may be including the Foundation in their estate planning. executed for another beneficiary, including a child. “Glenn and Marjorie have had a tremendous impact If the idea of making a charitable gift that benefits you on the health of the community,” says Pamela Gralton during your lifetime is appealing, consider a Sun Health Foundation Charitable Gift Annuity. Please call me at Kohnen, Sun Health Foundation senior development 623-832-4321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn director. “They are shining examples of what it truly means more. I would also be happy to visit with you in person. to give of your time, talent and treasure.” And, of course, always consult your personal tax advisors. At 84 years young, they are still lending a hand whenever needed. Renee is also available for presentations. “Our community is only as good as we make it,” Glenn says. “It is our responsibility to make it a place S. Renee Brida is the vice president we all want to live.” of Planned Giving for Sun Health Foundation.
For more information about Sun Health Foundation, visit sunhealthfoundation.org or call 623-832-5330.
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Holidays! Good nutrition and exercise are more important now than ever By Paula Hubbs Cohen
the holiday season is right around the corner— and for many folks, it’s truly the best time of the year, complete with family reunions, and friend-filled parties and get-togethers. Alas, many of us are either watching our weight, our blood sugars, cholesterol or more, so how can a reveler have fun but stay on the healthy side of food and drink? We asked Margaret Brown, a registered dietitian at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, for her advice.
Q: Why is good nutrition so important during the holiday season? A: At this time of year, treating your body wisely is especially important— particularly if you live with a chronic disease such as diabetes, COPD or heart disease. That’s because even a few hours of overindulgence can trigger unhealthy blood pressure, fluid retention or increased blood sugars.
Q: How can I (and why should I) plan for exercising when it’s so easy to be overloaded with “must-do” activities? A: Exercise is very important to fit into your schedule because regular exercise keeps your stress hormones in check, plus increased activity will help combat holiday depression. Fortunately, our wonderful Arizona wintertime weather makes it easy. You can meet your neighbors, family
EATING WELL AT HOLIDAY PARTIES
he holiday season just wouldn’t be quite as delightful without some special, baked goodies using recipes that have often been handed-down from mom, grandma and even greatgrandma. But with just a few tasty tweaks, these yummy treats can become healthier. Here’s how:
Likewise, if you’re attending a holiday party, try these tips for healthy-eating success:
INSTEAD OF BUTTER: Use equal parts cinnamon-flavored no-sugar-added applesauce.
• TAKE SMALLER BITES & eat at a slower pace. It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to signal that you’re full.
INSTEAD OF SUGAR: Use a lower-calorie sugar substitute or half the sugar
• CHOOSE ONE DESSERT you really want, and truly enjoy it.
• USE A SMALLER PLATE and fill half of your plate with veggies.
INSTEAD OF CREAM: Use low-fat or skim milk.
• AVOID: sour cream, cream, dips, butter, mayonnaise and gravy.
SOURCES: RHONDA ZONOOZI, EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST AND CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH, AND MARGARET BROWN, REGISTERED DIETITIAN, BOTH FROM THE SUN HEALTH CENTER FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING.
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This month’s recipe is suggested by Sun Health Registered Dietitian Margaret Brown and prepared by Executive Chef Curtis Anderson, Sun Health Grandview Terrace.
and friends for a round-the-block walk, an early-morning hike or perhaps a game of pickleball or bowling. Whatever the activity is, take the time needed to do it. You won’t regret it.
Navy Bean, Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
Q: What are some tips for avoiding healthy-eating roadblocks? A: Don’t get complacent—make a pre-party plan so you can enjoy some of those decadent holiday treats without overindulging. In addition, if you’re a guest, offer to bring a colorful veggie platter or fruit plate with a lowcalorie dip. If you’re the host, make the theme “healthy foods” and share your tips and recipes. And remember: Alcohol can lead to overindulgence, so pace yourself—and don’t forget to sip on water throughout the event to stay hydrated.
1 cup dried navy beans, covered with water 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large or 2 small onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons sugar or see box on page 8 for sugar substitutes 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Q: How can I politely decline someone’s ‘only-make-em-oncea-year’ holiday goodies? A: Take the pressure off by talking to the host in advance. Your good friends will understand and be glad you’re there to share in the social and happy times that come with the holidays.
1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil 1 15-oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped ¼ cup rehydrated and chopped sun-dried tomatoes Salt and pepper to taste
Rinse and sort beans, place in pot and cover with 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil, and then lower heat to a slow simmer. Cook beans until tender, between 45 mins-1 hour, adding water if necessary to keep beans covered. When done, drain beans and reserve cooking liquid.
hile the beans are cooking, heat oil in skillet and add onion, garlic, and W sugar. Saute until translucent and just starting to take on color, 5-8 minutes.
Add cooked beans, onion mixture, and all remaining ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Use the reserved bean cooking liquid along with some extra virgin olive oil to adjust the thickness of the dip while blending. Can be served warm, room temperature, or chilled. Goes great with pita chips, fresh vegetables, or tortilla chips. Prep time: 15 mins./ Cook time: 45 mins. – 1 hour/ Serves: 10-15
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Classes & Events REGISTRATION REQUIRED, CLICK OR CALL! Register online
Visit sunhealthwellbeing.org and click “Education”
All About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Thursday, Dec. 17; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jonathan Macknin, MD, of The CORE Institute will provide a detailed overview of carpal tunnel syndrome, including causes, symptoms, surgical and non-surgical treatment options and preventative measures. PORA Headquarters 13815 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West
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BONE & JOINT HEALTH Getting Back on Your Feet: Foot and Ankle Treatments Tuesday, Dec. 15; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jeffrey McAlister, DPM, of The CORE Institute, will explain the causes of foot and ankle arthritis and describe the latest treatment options for relieving pain and getting you back on your feet. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West
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BRAIN HEALTH Stroke Support Group Thursday, Dec. 3; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This support group promotes sincerity, sharing and wellbeing. Although the group provides an opportunity to share hardships and concerns, the focus is on celebrating successes, educational empowerment and supporting strength. Registration is not required. Banner Boswell Rehab Center, Main Dining Room 10601 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City Reduce Your Risk of Stroke Monday, Dec. 7; 1 to 2 p.m. Join Banner Boswell Medical Center’s Stroke Clinical Program Manager Donna Holland, RN, for a brief overview of stroke, stroke interventions and ways to reduce risks. Faith Presbyterian Church 16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Monthly Meditation Practice Wednesday, Dec. 9; 1:30 to 2:30 & 3 to 4 p.m. Meditation is commonly used for relaxation and stress reduction, and a growing body of research supports the health benefits of this activity. Come prepared to practice with us. Grandview Terrace, Spiritual Loft, Second Floor 14515 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West
Peaceful Breath & Relaxation Wednesday, Dec. 2; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tracey Thurston, program director of the Cancer Support Community, leads this class on breathing exercises and guided meditations designed to relax and restore the mind. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends. Provided in partnership with the Cancer Support Community Arizona. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer Wednesday, Dec. 9; 9 to 10 a.m. Chef Madelyn Pryor demonstrates easy, nutritious meals that you can make without too much effort. December’s topic is snacks, and will include a take-home recipe. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends. Provided in partnership with the Cancer Support Community Arizona. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Betty’s Kitchen 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise DIABETES CARE Diabetes Connection Support Group Thursday, Dec. 17; 3 to 4 p.m. This monthly group is a place where individuals who have diabetes can share and learn. Join us for discussions to assist you in your pursuit of healthy living. This month’s focus is on skin disorders caused or affected by diabetes. Registration is not required. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
Understanding Year-End Finances While Planning for a New Year Wednesday, Dec. 16; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. December is a busy month for family, celebrating holidays and travel. But are you financially prepared for 2016? Join S. Renee Brida, JD, vice president of Planned Giving for Sun Health Foundation, to explore easy financial steps to prepare you for 2016. You will learn how to build your financial dream team and prepare for your retirement, as well as have your questions answered about charity contributions. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise HEART HEALTH Taking Care of Your Heart: Diabetes and Your Heart Tuesday, Dec. 8; 10 to 11 a.m. Adults with diabetes are up to four times more likely to develop heart disease. You have the power to break the cycle. Join Anthony Martinez, RN, from Banner Boswell Medical Center to learn how YOU can take care of your heart. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services, Memorial Hall West 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City HEALTH & WELLBEING Take a Tour of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Mondays, Dec. 7 & 21; 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Curious about the resources Sun Health offers to help you prevent and manage chronic illness? Tour the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing to learn about the available services and meet the staff who will guide you on your journey toward health and wellbeing! Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
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The ‘Four-D’ Way to Set Your Goals in 2016 With the New Year just around the corner, many of us start thinking of healthy resolutions to improve our wellbeing. However, statistics show that just a small number of people actually stick to them. Join Sun Health’s Exercise Physiologist and Certified Health Coach Rhonda Zonoozi, as she focuses on the “FourDs” to set goals for 2016, and guides you to successfully carry them out. Wednesday, Dec. 2; 11 a.m. to noon La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park Monday, Dec. 14; 9 to 10 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Building, Juniper Room 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City LUNG HEALTH Better Breathers Club This is a monthly education and support group for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Learn ways to cope with COPD while gaining support and encouragement from those who share in your struggle. Registration not required. Thursday, Dec. 10; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Meetings occur the second Thursday of every month Boswell West Medical Office Building 10503 W. Thunderbird Road, Suite 301, Sun City Monday, Dec. 14; 2 to 4 p.m. Meetings occur the second Monday of every month The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise
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MEMORY CARE Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, Dec. 2 & 16; 3 to 4 p.m. Do memory care issues affect your family? Sun Health’s support group is specifically for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or any type of dementia. Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator Marty Finley, M.Ed., leads the group, held on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Registration is not required. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West Enjoy the Holidays as a Caregiver Monday Dec. 7; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Learn tips to minimize stress during the holidays and maximize enjoyment when a loved one has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator Marty Finley, M.Ed., willl present the class and offer specific suggestions for minimizing problems. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise NUTRITION Healthy Holiday Food Demonstration Thursday, Dec. 3; 10 to 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 to 3 p.m. Please join Sun Health’s registered dietitians Tracy Garrett and Margaret Brown to learn tips on preparing healthy holiday recipes. We will prepare a couple of healthy holiday foods to sample. Due to limited class size and supplies, walk-ins will not be admitted. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Betty’s Kitchen 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
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Healthy Eating for the Holidays The holiday season can result in overeating, weight gain and the stress caused by poor eating. Presented by Sun Health Registered Dietitian Tracy Garrett, topics include recipe modifications, food substitutions and practical holiday-eating tips that will have you celebrating on Jan. 2. Tuesday, Dec. 8; 11 a.m. to noon Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Wednesday, Dec. 9; 2 to 3 p.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Building, Juniper Room 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City Monday, Dec. 14; 11 a.m. to noon La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park PHYSICAL FITNESS Chair Yoga Yoga enhances balance, strength and flexibility. Chair yoga incorporates all of the benefits of a traditional yoga class with the added support of a chair. Healthy posture, breath work and relaxation techniques are included in each class. Instructors: Therese Abair on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.; and Diane Chamberlain on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 a.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 4, 11 & 18; 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28; 8 to 9 a.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
Sun Health Center For Health & Wellbeing gift certificates are the perfect healthy treat for everyone on your holiday list. (Including you!) Gift certificates are available in any denomination and may be used toward the Center’s services including: • Nutrition consultation with a registered dietitian • Series classes including weight management, diabetes prevention, fall prevention and more • Massage • Acupuncture • Health coaching Call or stop by our Surprise location to purchase gift certificates. 14179 W. Grand Ave. Surprise 623-832-WELL (9355) sunhealthwellbeing.org
Tai Chi Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art shown to improve strength and balance, reduce stress and promote relaxation. Practiced in a variety of styles, Tai Chi involves slow, gentle movements, deep breathing and meditation. Instructor is Carol-Ann Henritze. Wednesdays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, Dec. 4, 11 & 18; 11 a.m. to noon Mondays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28; 11 a.m. to noon Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
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Yoga for Relaxation and Posture Wednesdays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Yoga involves paying attention to your breath, which can help you relax and feel less stressed. As flexibility increases from the yoga poses, your posture improves and you’re more likely to sit and stand “tall.” This class will use chairs for warm-ups and cool-downs, and will practice standing yoga poses. Participants must be able to stand independently. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. Instructor is Dianne Chamberlain. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Yogalates Fridays, Dec. 4, 11 & 18; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Led by instructor DeAnn Straw, this class emphasizes breathing through yoga poses and building core strength with Pilates. It combines flexibility, balance, and strength exercises, for the mind and body, that are designed to help improve sleep, decrease anxiety and help you feel restored. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Yoga for Optimal Health Mondays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Yoga poses can help you move better and feel less stiff or tired by improving flexibility, and building upper body, core and lower body strength while also helping to relieve anxiety and reduce stress. This class will use poses standing and on the floor. Participants must be able to stand independently and to safely get up and down from the floor unassisted. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel, water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing. Instructor is Donna Schnoor. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
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Circuit Training Monday, Dec. 14; 1 to 2 p.m. Stations will be set up around the room featuring resistance bands, small hand weights, stability balls, a step and more. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring a water bottle. Beginners are welcome. Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach, leads the class. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise SAFETY AARP Smart Driver™ Course Tuesday, Dec. 1; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. AARP Smart Driver™ is the nation’s first and largest driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50plus. The course is intended to help drivers live more independently as they age and to remain safe on today’s roads. Participants may be eligible to receive a multi-year discount on their auto insurance premiums. The course is taught by AARP volunteer instructor Robin Mandell. Participant cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Participants must bring a driver’s license and a check payable to AARP to the session. Cash will not be accepted. Due to limited class size and supplies, walk-ins will not be admitted. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West
Sun Health/Banner Health Partnership Sun Health is proud to offer its nonprofit Community Education program in partnership with nationally recognized Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and Banner Sun Health Research Institute–three facilities receiving annual philanthropic investments from Sun Health Foundation.
December Classes & Events At-A-Glance Mon
Tue • A ARP Smart Driver Course 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Happy Hanukkah (Dec. 6)
• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. •O ptimal Health Yoga 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Holidays as a Caregiver 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • T ai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • T our the Center for Health & Wellbeing 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • R educe Risk of Stroke 1 to 2 p.m.
• C hair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. 14 • S et Your Goals the ‘Four-D’ Way 9 to 10 a.m. •O ptimal Health Yoga 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • T ai Chi 11 a.m. to noon •H ealthy Eating 11 a.m. to noon • C ircuit Training 1 to 2 p.m. • B etter Breathers Club 2 to 4 p.m. • C hair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. •O ptimal Health Yoga 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • T ai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Tour the Center for Health & Wellbeing 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
• Diabetes and Your Heart 10 to 11 a.m. •H ealthy Eating 11 a.m. to noon
2 • Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Peaceful Breath & Relaxation 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Relaxation & Posture Yoga 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Set Your Goals the ‘Four-D’ Way 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga 1 to 2 p.m. • Dementia Caregiver Support Group 3 to 4 p.m. 9 • Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Healthy Meal Prep for Cancer 9 to 10 a.m. • Relaxation & Posture Yoga 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga 1 to 2 p.m. • Monthly Meditation Practice 1:30 to 2:30 & 3 to 4 p.m.
• Holiday Food Demo 10 to 11:30 a.m. • Stroke Support Group 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. • Holiday Food Demo 1:30 to 3 p.m
4 • Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon
• C hair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon
• Better Breathers Club 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
• Healthy Eating 2 to 3 p.m.
15 • Foot and Ankle Treatments 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Relaxation & Posture Yoga 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Understanding Year-End Finances 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • T ai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • C hair Yoga 1 to 2 p.m. •D ementia Caregiver Support Group 3 to 4 p.m.
17 • All About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Connection Support Group 3 to 4 p.m.
30 • Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Relaxation & Posture Yoga 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • C hair Yoga 1 to 2 p.m.
• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Optimal Health Yoga 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon
• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • T ai Chi 11 a.m. to noon
• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Relaxation & Posture Yoga 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • C hair Yoga 1 to 2 p.m.
Happy New Year 2016
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An Opportunity to say “Thank You”
Sun Health’s Community Wellness programs provide our community friends with a wealth of resources designed to assist them in maintaining their personal health for free or at little cost. If you or a loved one has been positively impacted by any of these programs, including Care Transitions, Memory Care Navigator and the Center for Health & Wellbeing, we invite you to say “thank you” through the Circle of Care program managed by Sun Health Foundation. When you honor someone through your tax-deductible contribution, he or she will be informed of your generous gift. The program is also available to recognize staff and volunteers at: Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Banner Sun Health Research Institute and Sun Health Senior Living’s Health and Rehabilitation centers.
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