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November 2015

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s the weather (finally) cools down, we turn our attention to all things fall — and that means pumpkin-flavored treats, watching football and, of course, Thanksgiving. This month, I’m thankful for many things, including readers like you, as well as everyone who is a part of the Sun Health family. That includes residents who live at our three Sun Health Senior Living communities, donors and community partners who support Sun Health Foundation, as well as those we serve through all of our Community Wellness programs (Care Transitions, Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Education and others). We also celebrate Veterans Day this month, and I’m tremendously grateful for our many veteran residents and supporters who represent every branch of service. They are an important part of our country’s history, and they continue to enrich our communities today. I’m tremendously grateful for our many veteran residents and supporters who represent every branch of service.

In this issue, you’ll meet Maurine Brinegar and Al Bartels — two residents of Sun Health Senior Living’s La Loma Village community who had long and distinguished military careers.

I also invite you to learn about Bob and Rae McMillan, longtime Litchfield Park residents who were integral to the development of La Loma Village. We thank them for their commitment to Sun Health and their dedication to improving the Southwest Valley. Finally, November is National Diabetes Month. To minimize the risk for serious complications, it’s important for adults with diabetes to understand how to effectively manage their disease and keep their blood sugar levels under control. That’s why the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing offers a Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training program. This eight-week program provides essential education on nutrition, the importance of exercise, how to check blood sugar levels and more. We also have a program to help people at risk learn ways to prevent getting the disease. I hope you continue to enjoy LiveWell, and I’m always grateful when you take the time to let us know what you think or ask us a question about Sun Health. Feel free to drop us a line at information@sunhealth.org. Stay healthy,

Ronald D. Guziak President & CEO, Sun Health

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LiveWell November 2015, Issue 3 Retired Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) member Maurine Brinegar spent 25 years in the Army and is just one of the many reasons Sun Health is proud to celebrate Veterans Day each year.

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Bob and Rae McMillan helped shape La Loma Village and Litchfield Park

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La Loma Village residents and veterans enjoy proximity to Luke Air Force Base

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Diabetes self-management program helps people with the disease take greater control of their health

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November classes & events at a glance

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Recipe of the Month

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Flank Steak with Quinoa Pilaf

CREATED FOR SUN HEALTH On the Cover: Retired fighter pilot and current La Loma Village resident Al Bartels.

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Distinguished

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La Loma Village residents reflect on military careers including wartime duty By Susie Steckner

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aurine Brinegar was on track for a career in economics when she decided to make a dramatic turn. Al Bartels was an unsatisfied college kid who opted for a new calling. They each began a journey—a decade apart—that would follow strikingly similar paths. Both Brinegar and Bartels enjoyed distinguished military careers, marked by dedicated wartime service, a passion for their roles, prestigious recognition and achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. Brinegar, age 95, joined the newly formed Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and spent 25 years in the Army. Bartels served 25 years in the Air Force as a fighter pilot, flight instructor and Air National Guard advisor. As “twenty-somethings,” neither could have predicted how their military service would unfold. “I was a senior in college and all the fellas were 4 LiveWell

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enlisting,” recalls Brinegar of the rush to support the country as it became entrenched in World War II. “I thought, ‘Go for a year and do my part.’” It was 1943 and women were joining the WAAC, a special unit created to train women for desperately needed jobs to bolster the war effort. She made her mark in communications intelligence, serving at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and in Japan and Germany. The work and travel were rewarding as Brinegar climbed the ranks through two wars. She received the prestigious Legion of Merit award for exceptional service. Brinegar retired in 1968 and joined the business world, spending six months annually traveling in Asia. Brinegar has enjoyed living at La Loma Village, a Sun Health Senior Living Life Care community, for the past decade. She is comforted knowing that she lives in a community that will meet her residential and health care needs. Reflecting on her full military career, Brinegar says, “The Army was my first job. I learned a lot, and it was quite good for me. I grew up in a hurry.” For Bartels, age 82, joining the military was an important turning point. He was unhappy at college and decided to follow his brother-in-law into the service in 1954. He trained as a fighter pilot and spent nearly three decades flying missions and serving as a flight instructor at posts in the United States and abroad. He served two tours during the Vietnam War. His last assignment was


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From left: Al Bartels and Maurine Brinegar reflect on their distinguished military careers. Bartels keeps memories from his time as a fighter pilot.

an advisor to the Arizona National Guard in Tucson. Bartels says the long career was challenging and satisfying. He also enjoyed the camaraderie and travel. He received the prestigious Distinguished Flying Cross and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry medals for acts of valor during the Vietnam War. He also received 16 air medals recognizing many combat missions. “I joined the service to make a life, and I was very pleased with the life I made,” Bartels says. After retiring from the Air Force in 1979, Bartels forged a successful career in economic development. He and his wife, Nancy, moved to La Loma Village more than two years ago. They enjoy a busy life filled with friendships and activities. “We’re all a big family here,” he says of the Life Care community that sits immediately south of Luke Air Force Base. “La Loma Village is enriched by its many veteran residents,” says Kari Curry, Life Enrichment director and Assisted Living manager for Sun Health Senior Living. “Military service is not only at the heart of our country, but the heart of La Loma Village. We are especially grateful for all those who served our country as we celebrate Veterans Day, and are honored to have all major branches of the military represented by our residents.” To learn more about La Loma Village and Sun Health Senior Living, visit SunHealthSeniorLiving.org or call 623-537-7521.

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randview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation, part of Sun Health Senior Living’s Grandview Terrace community, recently opened a new, upscale 20-suite residence for people who need assistance with the activities of daily living. The second floor of the two-story residence contains one two-bedroom, 13 one-bedroom and six studio suites, each with a kitchenette, full bath and walk-in closet. The one- and two-bedroom suites feature a living room. All accommodations are private, and residents have use of a lounge with a fireplace, a business center, a community laundry room and a fitness area. The ground floor features an artfully designed entrance, Starbucks café, a gift shop, movie theater, chapel/library, spa and salon area, a conference room, as well as a restaurant-style dining room and large multipurpose room, ideal for educational presentations and life enrichment activities. The center also includes a health clinic for residents staffed by medical professionals. The project was the final phase of a multi-year, multi-million dollar “top-to-bottom” renovation of the building previously known as Grandview Care Center. Renovations included the creation of a state-of-the-art 16-suite memory support residence, remodeling a skilled care area, a subacute rehabilitation area and an indoor-therapy pool in the rehabilitation department. Grandview Terrace Executive Director Bhakti Gosalia is excited for the new development. “The physical layout of the residence, the programming and the staff all will help residents stay as independent as possible but, if they need assistance, we’ll be right there to help,” she says.

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Rae and Bob McMillan relax in Bob and Rae McMillan shape theirhelped Litchfield Park home. La Loma Village and Litchfield Park

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f you haven’t met Bob and Rae McMillan yet, it’s just a matter of time before you do. The longtime Litchfield Park residents are dynamic, contributing time and resources to enhancing the Southwest Valley community. The couple met as students at the University of Arizona, and became good friends before marrying and eventually settling in Litchfield Park. Rae, who hails from Benson, Ariz., became a buyer for Macy’s and then transitioned into the financial world. Bob’s roots run deep in Litchfield Park; his father moved there from Jerome, Ariz., and practiced dentistry locally for 49 years. Bob 6 LiveWell

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befriended many local dignitaries, including town founder Paul Litchfield and Paul’s wife, Florence. “They were close friends of my parents,” says Bob, who also went into dentistry and had a downtown Litchfield Park practice with his father. While Rae and Bob were raising their two children, they found time to serve on numerous boards and committees, some related to health care, others to arts and education.That tradition of service continues today. Although they downplay their influence, the pair played an important part in the history and development of the La Loma Village senior living community in Litchfield Park by facilitating a 300-acre land donation. “I don’t think that I made such a difference,” Rae says modestly, “but there were people who needed to know about Sun Health, and I think I was fairly successful, along with other board members, in introducing the organization through social events and one-on-one introductions. It was a grassroots effort.” But the truth is that when Edith Denny–the daughter of Paul Litchfield—and her husband, Wally, were advancing in years and wondering which organization would benefit most from their gift of land, they sought Rae’s advice. At the time, Rae was employed by Northern Trust, and the Dennys were her clients and friends. “The Dennys were an amazing couple; we were in awe of them,” she recalled. “They had children, but the children concurred with their desire to see the land become a community asset. The question was what organization to entrust the gift to.”


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Rae, who always had a keen interest in health care and was on the Sun Health Foundation board at the time, mentioned her clients’ dilemma at a board meeting. She credits fellow board member Dick Malcomson for suggesting that Sun Health serve as the developer. “I’ll never forget the day that we toured some of the Sun Health properties to give the Dennys some ideas,” Rae says. “It was Sun Health CFO Gary Turner, Edith, Wally and me, and the rain was just pouring down. Edith and Wally were in their late 80s. It was not an ideal day, but they were up for it. After the tour, the Dennys were so impressed that they decided to donate the 300-plus acres of the family’s land to Sun Health. “They were able to get from, ‘Gee whiz, what should we do?’ to ‘Yes, this is a good thing’ in a short amount of time,” Rae says. “And that was how Sun Health Senior Living’s La Loma Village got its start,” Bob says. Years later, the Dennys’ involvement would come full circle. Wally lived in the retirement community, as did one of the their daughters, Julia Denny Sweeney. Today, as La Loma Village gears up for a major expansion that will bring additional health, wellness and community services to Litchfield Park, Sun Health is continuing to honor the wishes of the Denny family. It’s a legacy the McMillans are proud to be a small part of. “I’ve had so many friends who have been so complimentary about the opening of La Loma Village,” Bob says. “One said, ‘It’s the most wonderful thing that has happened to Litchfield Park.’”

LEAVING A LEGACY

Donor-Advised Funds Creating your own personal charitable fund By S. Renee Brida, JD

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he Sun Health Board of Directors recently gave Sun Health Foundation the green light to offer Donor-Advised Funds (DAF) to our supporters. These funds are an easy and convenient way to make a charitable contribution, realize an immediate tax deduction and recommend grants to a favorite charity or charities over time. A DAF allows individuals and families to take an active role in making grants. Donor-Advised Funds also offer substantial tax benefits, which largely explains why they have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. More than 217,000 Donor-Advised Funds exist, up 34 percent over the past seven years, according to the National Philanthropic Trust’s 2014 Donor-Advised Fund Report. How does it work? You simply make a gift to establish your DAF at Sun Health Foundation. We will invest your funds with an eye toward protecting principal, generating current income and fostering growth. Sun Health also will handle all administrative tasks, including support for due diligence and research on grantees, as well as documentation, evaluation and follow-up. You recommend charities for grants from your DAF and Sun Health Foundation makes the grant in your fund’s name. When you establish your DAF at Sun Health Foundation, you will have the ability to consider a wide variety of assets, each one offering different tax advantages. These assets could include cash, marketable securities, real estate, life insurance and IRAs. As mentioned above, one of the biggest advantages to a DAF is that you can make distributions to your favorite charities over time. It is a great way to leave a legacy and support the causes that matter to you now and in the future. It’s also a perfect way to teach your family the virtues of philanthropy. Please call 623-832-4321 if you have any questions, or are interested in scheduling a presentation. And, of course, always check with your personal tax advisors. S. Renee Brida is the vice president of Planned Giving for Sun Health Foundation. November 2015 • sunhealth.org

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Diabetes self-management program helps people with the disease take greater control of their health

Older adults with diabetes are:

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MORE LIKELY to develop dementia

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MORE LIKELY to die from heart disease or stroke IN ADDITION:

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nglish philosopher Francis Bacon once said, “Knowledge is power.” While this applies to nearly every aspect of life, it’s especially applicable for people living with diabetes. The Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing offers Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training, an eight-week program that covers everything from healthy eating and physical activity to reducing risks and preventing complications. The program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. “Our goal is to provide the information and motivation that individuals need to embrace healthier behaviors resulting in improvements in blood sugar, blood pressure and weight,” says Tracy Garrett, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing. Diabetes Self-Management classes are offered several times a year at locations throughout the West Valley. Registration is required.

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This program is covered by most insurance plans, and the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing staff will communicate with the participant’s physician’s office and insurance company. According to Garrett, the most important things participants will learn from the program are that the disease can be managed, and that they’re not alone—physically or emotionally—in dealing with it. “People with diabetes sometimes feel ashamed about having it. They feel alone and frustrated. I want people to cast off those feelings and realize that there is a whole team of health care providers willing to partner with them,” she says. “I want our Diabetes Self-Management participants to know that there is hope—that bite by bite and step by step, they can positively impact their today, as well as their tomorrow.” People with diabetes are encouraged to take advantage of Medical Nutrition Therapy, a personal consultation with a registered dietitian

who provides personalized nutrition recommendations based on factors including medical condition, lab values, medication, eating and exercise habits, and personal goals. The dietitian crafts a plan to help them reach their health goals. Medical Nutrition Therapy is an insurance benefit. These consultations should be scheduled every year, just like any other medical appointment. “Most individuals with diabetes want to manage their condition but just don’t know how,” Garrett says. “They’re often unaware that education programs are available, or don’t realize how this information can benefit them.” Participation in the program requires a physician referral. To learn about the 2016 diabetes self-management, and diabetes prevention programs, as well as inquire about insurance coverage, call 623-832-WELL (9355).

SOURCES: NATIONAL DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, AND THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION.

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Nutrition

At Risk for Diabetes? This month’s recipe is suggested by Registered Dietitian Tracy Garrett and prepared by Executive Chef Curtis Anderson, Sun Health Grandview Terrace.

Prevention is Key

For adults diagnosed as pre-diabetic or at risk of diabetes, the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing is pleased to offer our Diabetes Prevention Program, a 12-week series designed to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases reports participants aged 60 and over receiving intensive individual counseling and motivational support in diabetic educational programs reduced their risk by 71 percent. Center staff are familiar with the research that shows lifestyle changes play a strong role in preventing or slowing the progression of diabetes. The Diabetes Prevention Program guides participants toward a path of improved health, and is taught by an exercise physiologist and registered dietitians, one of whom is a certified diabetes educator. The program encourages the participants to: • Eat well – eat healthy, low-fat foods and more fruits and vegetables. Also, choose whole-grain foods, lean meat and fish. • Get moving – move more and sit less to help you maintain a healthy weight. Increased movement can also improve strength and flexibility. • Make a plan – think about what’s important to your health and what changes you’re willing and able to make. Start with one goal and develop a plan to reach it.

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Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include: • being overweight and underactive • having a family history of diabetes • being 45 years of age or older

Source: American Diabetes Association

Flank Steak with Quinoa Pilaf 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 med. onion, chopped 1 1/4 cups uncooked quinoa, rinsed for 1 minute under cold running water 2 1/4 cups low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth 1 1/4 lbs. flank steak, trimmed of visible fat 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1/2 tsp. 1/4 cup 1/3 cup 1 tsp. 2 Tbsp. 1/2 cup

kosher salt coarsely chopped raw cashews golden raisins or dried currants grated fresh lemon zest fresh minced parsley finely chopped red bell pepper

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In a large sauté pan over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the onion and sauté for 6 to 7 minutes, until lightly browned. Add the quinoa and toast it for 1 minute. Pour in the broth, cover and bring to boiling.

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Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer the quinoa for 15 to 20 minutes, until almost all of the liquid is absorbed.

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Meanwhile, preheat the oven broiler to high. Rub both sides of the flank steak with the salt and black pepper. Make 3 diagonal slashes with a knife about a quarter of the way through the steak. This helps prevents the steak from curling when cooking. Cover a broiler pan with aluminum foil. Broil the steak 4 to 5 inches from the heat source for 5 to 7 minutes per side. Remove the steak from the oven; cover to keep warm.

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In a small, dry skillet over medium heat, toast the cashew pieces until lightly browned. Add the raisins and lemon zest to the quinoa. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the quinoa mixture stand for 5 minutes. Add the cashews and parsley; toss gently. To serve, scoop 2/3rd cup of the quinoa pilaf on each plate. Carve the steak into thin slices and fan over the pilaf. Garnish with the red bell pepper. Prep Time: 15 mins./ Cook Time: 35 mins./ Serves: 8

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Register by phone 623-207-1703 *except where noted CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED AND WALK-INS CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED. 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.

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BONE & JOINT HEALTH All Things Foot and Ankle Wednesday, Nov. 4; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. George Gendy from The CORE Institute will provide an overview of the foot and ankle, common injuries, prevention and treatment options, post-operative care and physical therapy. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise

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The Latest in Chronic Pain Management Wednesday, Nov. 11; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Tammy Penhollow, DO, anesthesiologist and pain management physician from The CORE Institute, who will discuss common pain management and treatment options. Dr. Penhollow also will discuss different ways to manage and treat chronic pain including pain, due to diabetes. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14505 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West Exercise for Those with Arthritis Monday, Nov. 16; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Arthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability for nearly 53 million adults. Although people with arthritis tend to be less physically active, regular exercise is an important strategy for relieving pain and maintaining or improving function. Join Sun Health’s Exercise Physiologist and Certified Health Coach Rhonda Zonoozi to discover healthy and safe exercise recommendations. Litchfield Park Library 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park BRAIN HEALTH Don’t Let Stroke Define Your Life; Prevention and Recognition are the Keys Tuesday, Nov. 3; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Deborah Liable, BSN, RN, CNRN, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center’s stroke coordinator, will discuss the definition of stroke and transischemic attack, how to minimize stroke, control of risk factors to minimize one’s risk of stroke, and recognition of signs and symptoms for “FAST” (Face, Arm, Speech, Time) treatment. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14505 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West


Is it Alzheimer’s or a Senior Moment? Wednesday, Nov. 4; 1 to 2 p.m. Distinguishing between the changes of normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease is not always easy. Dr. Edward Zamrini, medical director for the Banner Sun Health Research Institute, will discuss the methods that Alzheimer’s doctors use to tell the difference and why Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are not part of normal aging. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Stroke Support Group Thursday, Nov. 5; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This support group promotes sincerity, sharing and wellbeing. Though the group provides 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 Dr., Sun City Monthly Meditation Practice Wednesday, Nov. 11; 1:30 to 2:30 & 3 to 4 p.m. Meditation is commonly used for relaxation and stress reduction, plus a growing body of scientific research supports the health benefits of this activity. Come prepared to practice with us. Grandview Terrace, Spiritual Loft, Second Floor 14515 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West CANCER CARE Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer Wednesday, Nov. 11; 9 to 10 a.m. Chef Madelyn Pryor demonstrates easy, nutritious meals that you can make without too much effort. November’s topic will be lunch and will include a take-home recipe. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends, this class is provided in partnership with the Cancer Support Community Arizona. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Betty’s Kitchen 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Coping with the Cost of Cancer Thursday, Nov. 19; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Glen Spencer, Benefits Assistance Program director with Area Agency on Aging, presents practical advice for navigating the numerous and complex financial challenges of cancer care. Learn about managing health insurance, obtaining prescriptions, gaining employment, managing disability, managing financial debt and handling financial resources. PORA Headquarters 13815 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West DIABETES CARE Culinary Tips for Eating Healthy with Diabetes Join a registered dietitian from Sun Health’s Center for Health & Wellbeing to discuss culinary tips, recipe modifications, popular sweeteners and current resources available for eating well with diabetes. Thursday, Nov. 5; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.* Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Monday, Nov. 9; 2 to 3 p.m. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park Tuesday, Nov. 10; 9 to 10 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Juniper Room 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City * Please note that Sun Health is planning to film this class to make the content available online at a later date. The filming will take place primarily from the back the room.

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Pre-Diabetes: Knowing if You are at Risk and What You Can Do about It Thursday, Nov. 12; 2 to 3 p.m. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that half of those over 65 years of age have pre-diabetes. Without lifestyle changes, up to 30 percent will develop diabetes within five years. Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Tracy Garrett will discuss the risk factors for developing diabetes and how it can be prevented or delayed. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Diabetes Awareness Open House Thursday, Nov. 19; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. November is National Diabetes Month, so join us to learn more about services and resources available to support people with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes. Representatives from local community organizations will offer information, guidance and giveaways. Registration is not required Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise HEART HEALTH Taking Care of Your Heart: Warning Signs and Treatment of Heart Attacks Tuesday, Nov. 17; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Each year, thousands survive heart attacks and go back to their “normal life;” however, listening to the signs and seeking treatment early is the key. Join us as Dr. Fredric Klopf, cardiologist with Cardiac Solutions, presents our November topic, Warning Signs and Treatment of Heart Attacks. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Memorial Hall West 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City

HEALTH & WELLBEING Take a Tour of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Mondays, Nov. 2 & 16; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Are you curious about the resources Sun Health offers to help you prevent and manage chronic illness? Want to learn more? Take a tour of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing to learn about available services and meet staff tasked with guiding you on your journey toward health and wellbeing! Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Managing Holiday Stress the Healthy Way Wednesday, Nov. 4; 11 a.m. to noon Holidays can be joyful but also stressful. Stress is our body’s response to a given event or situation, and it can be positive or negative. Sun Health’s Exercise Physiologist and Certified Health Coach Rhonda Zonoozi will address simple lifestyle changes that can help decrease stress and improve energy levels as we navigate the holiday season. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park 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. Monday, Nov. 9; 2 to 4 p.m. Meetings occur the second Monday of every month. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Thursday, Nov. 12; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Meetings occur the second Thursday of every month. Boswell West Medical Office Building 10503 W. Thunderbird Rd., Suite 301, Sun City

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Classes & Events DID YOU KNOW?

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about diabetes and offer support to individuals diagnosed with the condition. Nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. — almost 1 in every 10 people — have diabetes. Another 86 million Americans are at risk for developing prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes. As part of Diabetes Awareness Month, the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing is hosting an open house Thursday, Nov. 19. Learn about diabetes, find out about risk factors and talk to local community organizations. Registration is not required DIABETES AWARENESS OPEN HOUSE Thursday, Nov. 19; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise

MEMORY CARE Got Caregiver Stress? Monday, Nov. 2; 1 to 2 p.m. Marty Finley, M.Ed., Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator, will address the warning signs of caregiver stress, as well as the tools and techniques for managing it. Faith Presbyterian Church 16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, Nov. 4 & 18; 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 the first and third Wednesdays of every month. Registration is not required. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14505 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West

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. Mondays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25; 8 to 9 a.m. Fridays, Nov. 6, 13 & 20; 8 to 9 a.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Tai Chi Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art shown to improve strength and balance, and help with stress reduction and relaxation. Practiced in a variety of styles, Tai Chi involves slow, gentle movements, deep breathing and meditation. Mondays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25; 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, Nov. 6, 13 & 20; 11 a.m. to noon Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Yogalates Fridays, Nov. 6, 13 & 20; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 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. Yogalates can help improve sleep, decrease anxiety and restore your well-being. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise

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Yoga for Optimal Health Mondays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Yoga poses can help you move better and feel less stiff by improving flexibility and building upper body, core and lower body strength, while also relieving anxiety and reducing 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, and wear comfortable clothing. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Circuit Training Mondays, Nov. 2, 16 & 30; 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. Beginners are welcome. Instructor is Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Yoga for Relaxation and Posture Wednesdays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Yoga involves paying attention to your breath, which can help you relax and feel less stressed. As flexibility increases from the yoga poses, your posture improves and you’re more likely to sit and stand tall. Chairs are used for warm-ups and cool-downs. Participants must be able to stand independently. Please wear comfortable clothing. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise

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Strength Training for Health Mondays, Nov. 9 & 23; 1 to 2 p.m. Strength training has many health benefits. In this lowintensity class, we will use bands, body weight and other items to train our upper and lower body muscle groups. Beginners are welcome. Exercise Physiologist and Certified Health Coach Rhonda Zonoozi will be the instructor. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise SAFETY AARP Smart Driver™ Course Thursday, Nov. 5; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. AARP Smart Driver™ is the nation’s first and largest driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50-plus. 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. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise AARP Fraud Watch Network Tuesday, Nov. 17; 9:30 to 11 a.m. The 50-plus population seems to be the most vulnerable to identity theft, scams and fraud. Learn how to stay one step ahead of the fraudsters. Presenter Linda Vitale will educate attendees on how to prevent becoming a victim of identity theft. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West


November Classes & Events At-A-Glance Mon

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4 • C hair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • A ll Things Foot & Ankle 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Relaxation & Posture Yoga 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Alzheimer’s or Senior Moment? 1 to 2 p.m. •M  anaging Holiday Stress 11 a.m. to noon • Dementia Caregiver Support Group 3 to 4 p.m.

• AARP Smart Driver™ Course 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Stroke Support Group 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. • Eating Healthy with Diabetes 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

• E ating Healthy with Diabetes 9 to 10 a.m.

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11 • Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer 9 to 10 a.m. • L atest in Chronic Pain Management 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Relaxation & Posture Yoga 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • T ai Chi 11 a.m. to noon •M  onthly Meditation Practice 1:30 to 2:30 & 3 to 4 p.m.

• Better Breathers Club 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. • Pre-Diabetes 2 to 3 p.m.

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

• A ARP Fraud Watch Network 9:30 to 11 a.m. • S igns & Treatment of Heart Attacks 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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• C hair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. 18 • Relaxation & Posture Yoga 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • T ai Chi 11 a.m. to noon •D  ementia Caregiver Support Group 3 to 4 p.m.

• Diabetes Awareness Open House 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. • Coping with the Cost of Cancer 9:30 to 11 a.m.

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• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. 20 • Yogalates 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon

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• C hair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. 25 • Relaxation & Posture Yoga 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • T ai Chi 11 a.m. to noon

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2 • C hair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga 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. • Got Caregiver Stress? 1 to 2 p.m. • C ircuit Training 1 to 2 p.m.

•D  on’t Let Stroke Define Your Life 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

9 • C hair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Y oga 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • T ai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • S trength Training 1 to 2 p.m. • E ating Healthy with Diabetes 2 to 3 p.m. • B etter Breathers Club 2 to 4 p.m.

• C hair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. 16 • E xercise with Arthritis 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Y oga 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. • C ircuit Training 1 to 2 p.m.

• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. 23 • Yoga 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training 1 to 2 p.m.

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• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon

All Sun Health Offices Closed Happy Thanksgiving!

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

Sun Health/Banner Health Partnership Sun Health is proud to offer its nonprofit Community Education program in partnership with nationally recognized Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and Banner Sun Health Research Institute–three facilities receiving annual philanthropic investments from Sun Health Foundation.

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Dream Impossible 2015 HEALTHY S U N SATIONS GALA

All proceeds from the event benefit cancer treatment and prevention at Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers. Here’s your chance to bid on unique items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will be part of the auction at the 2015 Healthy SUNsations Gala. Sample auction items include:

Get Your Bids in Early!

A VIP trip to see Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, and a meet and greet with Alex Trebeck, Pat Sajak and Vanna White An eight-night stay in a private villa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico An opportunity to “become” a Sonoma Valley Winemaker An exclusive “Girls & Dolls Luncheon” at the new American Girl Store in Scottsdale and much more! Online pre-bidding begins Monday, November 2 at 9:00 a.m. To get in on the action early, please sign up to receive email updates at sunhealthfoundation.org/gala. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Walton at 623-832-5734 or elizabeth.walton@sunhealth.org.


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