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October 2015

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Cutting-edge 3-D mammograms improve early detection

Fighting Back with Food

How a healthy diet packs a cancer-fighting punch

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Future residents look forward to life at The Colonnade

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Welcome to LiveWell A magazine produced specifically for you

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y now, we hope you have enjoyed reading through our first issue of LiveWell. Thanks to all of you who took the time to provide your comments and notes on how we can make the magazine even better. As you page or click through our second issue, you will learn more about Sun Health Foundation’s commitment to support cancer care in the Northwest Valley, and what it means to have a much-needed service brought nearly 50 miles closer to our area residents. We sometimes look at construction as a nuisance, especially when it slows us down in traffic. However, construction at The Colonnade in Surprise means we will soon have two new villas with 72 luxury residences on the campus, along with some other great amenities. I invite you to meet three future Colonnade residents in this issue.

Please keep telling us how we are doing and what you’d like to read about.

Finally, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we are focusing on breast health and how our diet can help us prevent or fight the disease. The October Healthy U calendar of events has several classes on breast health and a special inaugural event: “It’s A Pink Thing!” breakfast with radiologist Dr. Steven Charney and other experts.

I invite you to share feedback with us by sending an email to information@sunhealth.org. Let us know what you think of our magazine, or ask us a question about Sun Health, Sun Health Foundation or Sun Health Senior Living. We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for reading LiveWell and thank you for all you do to support Sun Health in our mission to champion healthy living, research and superior health care. Stay healthy,

Ronald D. Guziak President & CEO, Sun Health

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THE COLONNADE

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October 2015, Issue 2 SUN HEALTH 14719 W. Grand Avenue Surprise, AZ 85374 623.832.5350 information@sunhealth.org sunhealth.org

Sun Health Senior Living COO Sharon Grambow (R) discusses plans with Liz Rielly.

SUN HEALTH FOUNDATION 623.832.5330 sunhealthfoundation.org SUN HEALTH SENIOR LIVING 623.236.3767 sunhealthseniorliving.org

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Bhakti Gosalia, Exec. Dir. 623.975.8014

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Susan Davis, Exec. Dir. 623.537.7521

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Barbara Foster, Exec. Dir. 623.236.3770

CENTER FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING 623.832.WELL (9355) sunhealthwellbeing.org SUN HEALTH LEADERSHIP Ronald Guziak, President and CEO Bill Sellner, Exec. VP and CFO Joe La Rue, Exec. VP Jennifer Drago, Exec. VP-Population Health Sharon Grambow, COO-Sun Health Senior Living Ron Austerlade, Chief Marketing Officer SUN HEALTH MARKETING Ken Reinstein, Marketing John Tucker, Public Relations Jennifer Alexander, Design Danielle Kuskowski, Programs Autumn Leonard, Healthy U CREATED FOR SUN HEALTH

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5 What is Life Care? 6 Care Close to Home

Sun Health Foundation supports new oncology services in the West Valley

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Future residents look forward to life at The Colonnade

Cutting-edge 3-D mammograms help improve early detection

8 Fighting Back with Food

How a nutritious diet is the best defense against breast cancer

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Sun Health Community Education class listings, events & activities

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15 Healthy U Calendar

October classes & events at a glance

Cami Kaiser, General Manager Isaac Moya, Creative Development Dir. Jim Williams, Editor Michelle Jacoby, Editor Nick Kostenko, Editorial Coordinator Tracey Phalen, Sr. Managing Art Director David Imes, Designer Mark Lipczynski, Photography

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On the Cover: Rich and Peggy Bosse tour The Colonnade Villas expansion in Surprise.

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THE COLONNADE

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lose to friends and church? Check. Lots of socializing and fitness opportunities; plus tasty dining options? Check. Outstanding health care services, in the event it’s needed? You bet. When Peggy and Rich Bosse decided to downsize from their Sun City Grand (SCG) home of 15 years, the couple discovered the new luxury residences under construction at The Colonnade, a part of SCG in Surprise, fulfilled their wish list. And while the globe-trotting octogenarians are in fine health, they like the peace-of-mind they get from knowing the Sun Health Senior Living Life Care community will be there for them if and when they need assistance. We felt strongly about making these big decisions,

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Everything is looking up for future residents of The Colonnade Villas, as pointed out by Shaun Duffy (C), project engineer, The Weitz Company.

so our children do not have to move us out of this big house and handle all our stuff,” says Peggy, a retired college professor and administrator in education, who added that her husband won’t miss the unending home maintenance chores either. “And we definitely wanted to make this big change while we’re still in good health and physically able.” Rich, a retired Lutheran pastor, even created a detailed spreadsheet comparing area options. Although Life Care wasn’t an amenity they originally sought, they soon realized its incredible value. “It’s wise to have a plan and some support,” Rich says. Now, they’re looking forward to moving into their place with “two balconies and a million-dollar view of the White Tank Mountains,” he adds. Liz Rielly, also an SCG resident, concluded that The Colonnade’s new villas are perfect for her in much the same way the Bosses did. She talked to friends, did some research and compared notes. She likes the fact that she won’t have to make too many changes, and can maintain her SCG Recreation Center membership as a Colonnade resident. “I don’t have to give up all my activities, my friends, my doctor,” says Rielly, who takes Tai Chi classes, does circuit and strength training, and is active in a number of clubs. “I’m in my 80s and I wouldn’t want to start all over again.”


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Another factor that sold her on The Colonnade was that pets are permitted. “I love that I can still keep my beloved cat Ryan when I move.” she says. The Colonnade’s two new, 36-residence villas, of which half have been sold already, will be finished in spring 2016 and are just one facet of the community’s current expansion projects. Sharon Grambow, chief operating officer for Sun Health Senior Living, says the community is also getting a new resident-only recreation and dining building, and an assisted living center that will serve all area residents. Club Solé, as the recreation and dining building will be called, They’re looking will feature an outdoor pool that forward to “two includes a section designed for balconies and a resistance training, dedicated million-dollar view.” spaces for yoga and other fitness classes, as well as a full-service beauty salon and spa, where residents and their guests can treat themselves to everything from massages and hair appointments to nail services. “We believe this will enhance our service to our residents at The Colonnade,” says Grambow, who noted that even the well-appointed locker room and adjacent lounge area will feel “like a private country club.” Club Solé will also offer casual indoor and outdoor dining. Think coffee and smoothies in the morning and more potent beverages later in the day. The main dining venue will feature an open, exhibition-style kitchen where diners can watch chefs prepare their food. As for the assisted-living residence, there are approximately 48 suites in the plans, Grambow says. Plus, the building can accommodate an additional 24 memory-care suites to be built later, depending upon demand. These amenities, plus many others, make The Colonnade an ideal setting for retirees looking for an active, vibrant lifestyle with the added security and peace-of-mind of Life Care. “Deciding to live in a Life Care community really is one of the most important decisions you can make. It’s a gift you make to your spouse, family and yourself,” Grambow says. To learn more about The Colonnade, and Sun Health Senior Living, visit SunHealthSeniorLiving.org or call 623-236-3767.

imply put, 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. Life Care offers you freedom of choice, independence, greater predictability of health care costs and most importantly, peace-of-mind for you and your loved ones. All three of Sun Health Senior Living’s communities are Life Care communities. Grandview Terrace, La Loma Village, and Jackie Lusson The Colonnade provide an is the Corporate active independent lifestyle Director of Sales, 623-236-3767 for older adults who love life, but who also want the security of planning for the future. Your Life Care benefits begin when you complete the Life Care agreement and become a Sun Health resident. There is no waiting period. 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 for your comfort. One of the best aspects of Life Care is the predictability of cost. It helps effectively minimize higher fees if and when care is needed. The first step in deciding if Life Care is right for you is to examine the costs. Can you plan for the future and protect your assets? Life Care is an investment in your future, and while there are upfront costs, the savings to you and your family over many years can be significant. Beyond the financial considerations, planning for your future now also ensures that you are in control. That is one of the greatest benefits to Life Care. For more information, please visit sunhealthseniorliving.org/lifecare and watch a short video about Life Care at http://bit.ly/LifeCare101. October 2015 • sunhealth.org

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Reba Mason in front of an Hologic 3-D Mammography machine at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.

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Sun Health Foundation supports new oncology services in Sun City By Susie Steckner

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eba Mason rarely lets life get her down. But the long drive between her home in Surprise and the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert where she’s being treated for breast cancer is an exception. The 120-mile round-trip trek, on top of her cancer treatments, thoroughly drains the petite Texan who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. The cancer has been a relentless foe and Mason is anticipating her fourth round of radiation therapy later this year. One round of radiation alone typically means treatments five days a week for a month. That’s why Mason was thrilled that Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is opening a radiation oncology center on the Banner Boswell Medical Center campus in Sun City, just seven miles away. “I hate to say it’s going to be so nice and easy,” Mason says with a laugh. “But I’m so excited to go from 120 miles to 14 miles round-trip.”


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Sun Health Foundation (SHF), philanthropic partner of Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers, helped support the new radiation Banner’s 3-D mammogram services improve oncology center, which represents an expanded area detection, increase patient comfort of focus for the organization: cancer care. SHF already has a wide-ranging health and omen needing mammograms may now wellness mission, and this latest move helps bring utilize the Hologic 3-D mammography unit vital oncology services closer to home, says Michael at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center’s Mandell, immediate past chair of SHF’s board Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and the Banner of trustees. Lakes Imaging Center. “This will mean that hundreds of patients and Images from these 3-D units have been found to identify families who have to go to the East Valley for 40 percent more invasive cancers than 2-D alone. The radiation therapy no longer have to make that mammography system improves radiologists’ ability to drive,” he says. view asymmetric densities, distortions and smaller Mandell, a prostate cancer survivor, knows masses, resulting in earlier diagnosis. firsthand about the hour-plus comThe 3-D mammogram experience is noticemute. He underwent surgery earlier ably different for patients. The X-ray arm To support cancer care and this year at Banner MD Anderson sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking learn about other ways to in Gilbert and also had follow-up multiple images in seconds. The patient is support health and wellness treatments in the East Valley. more comfortable and the process is shorter programs in the West Valley, Sun Health president and CEO than with a traditional 2-D mammogram. please visit Ron Guziak views the new service as The 3-D mammography system has also sunhealthfoundation.org a watershed moment in SHF’s nearly been shown to improve diagnostic accuracy. or call 623-832-5330. 50-year history of providing superior To serve women who are uninsured or underhealth care to West Valley residents. insured, the Banner facilities work with the Pink “Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Roadhouse Mammo Fund to provide 3-D mammograms presence on this side of town is a milestone for through community donations. our organization, Banner Boswell and the larger Reba Mason, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in community,” Guziak says. 2011, launched the nonprofit Reba’s Vision and the fund The Banner Boswell-based radiation oncology last year. Working with Sun Health Foundation, she has program that began treating patients in September since raised more than $38,000 with the help of individuals, is integrated with Banner MD Anderson’s businesses and community organizations in the West Cancer Center in Gilbert, as well as the worldValley. Mason also makes unique hats and necklaces to renowned University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer bring in donations, speaks at cancer awareness events Center in Houston. Patients from the new radiation and creates “hope baskets” for others battling cancer. oncology program have access to subspecialty experts, “I’m getting calls almost every day from women who as well as many programs and services offered by need help,” Mason says. the comprehensive centers. Debra Archer, 60, is one of them. She was uninsured The program adds another layer of cancer care and when her physician ordered a mammogram and got prevention services to the Northwest Valley. Other connected with Banner Lakes Imaging Center and the services include a program close to Mason’s heart, fund. Her 3-D mammogram, sponsored through Hologic 3-D mammography available at Banner Del community donations, came back clean. E. Webb and Banner Lakes Imaging Center. Read “I had seen information about the fund, but hadn’t paid “Screen Saver” to learn more about Reba’s efforts it much attention,” says Archer. “I can’t tell you how much to make these services available to everyone. I appreciate it!”

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Fighting Back with Food How a healthy, nutritious diet is the best defense against breast cancer By Michelle Jacoby

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hile being diagnosed with breast cancer can be devastating news, today’s medical advances and the amount of information available about the disease can make living with—and surviving it—possible. For breast cancer patients, the food you put in your body is just as important as the medicine you take. But first, you must make sure your body is in prime condition to fight the disease, especially since studies have shown a direct link between body fat and cancer.

Breast cancers are attributed to being overweight and obesity

Cancer-fighting foods

“There is compelling evidence that high body fat can cause cancer of the esophagus, pancreas, colon, breast (post-menopause), endometrium, kidney and gall bladder,” says Margaret Brown, registered dietician at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing. “In the United States, about 20 percent of these cancers are attributed to being overweight and obesity.” Excess body fat can influence cancer risk in a variety of ways, such as high levels of insulin, high levels of bioavailable estrogen (associated with postmenopausal breast cancer and endometrial cancer), altered immune responses and low-grade chronic inflammation that can promote cancer development. “Fat cells also produce other

hormones such as leptin,” Brown says. “Increased leptin levels associated with obesity may promote the proliferation of cancer cells.” For post-treatment breast cancer patients, the most important thing they can do is to maintain a healthy weight by eating the right foods and staying active, says Brown. Women who maintain a healthy weight have a lower rate of recurrence and higher survival rates. “Consuming too much fat or the wrong kinds of fat may lead to suppression of your immune system or promote cancer cell growth,” she says. There are a number of foods that can help fight cancer, including fish (high in omega-3 fatty acids such as

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Broccoli Canola oil Cauliflower Citrus fruit Fish, high in omega-3 fatty acids

Flaxseed oil Low-fat yogurt Salmon/tuna Tomatoes Walnuts Whole grains/beans

Foods to avoid Butter Cheeses made with whole milk Fatty meats Fried foods Lard

Palm and/ or coconut oil Processed foods Shortening Whole milk

salmon or tuna), walnuts, flaxseed oil, canola oil, whole grains, and colorful fresh fruit and vegetables. “Citrus fruits, tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower are especially good because they’re full of fiber and have cancer-fighting phytochemicals,” Brown says. “Strive to fill half your plate with fruits and veggies at meal time.” In addition, eating low-fat yogurt on a regular basis can help increase the healthy bacteria in your digestive tract. This can aid in digestion and help support your immune system. “Some studies suggest fermented milk products such as yogurt or buttermilk may protect against breast cancer,” says Brown.


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Achieve wellness after cancer with the ‘HELP MYSELF’ approach

Quinoa Tabouli 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well 5 cups water 1 gallon of ice water in large bowl for ice water bath 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt & fresh ground black pepper

ENJOY more water and green tea. LOSE weight (if needed) very gradually. FOCUS on low-fat dairy. Osteoporosis is an increased risk for breast cancer survivors. Aim for three servings a day.

Conversely, cancer patients should avoid processed foods; fried foods; fatty meats; palm and/or coconut oil; whole milk (due to its highfat content) and cheeses made with whole milk; and butter, lard and shortening. “Patients should also avoid trans fats, and limit sweets and refined carbohydrates,” Brown says. “High-sugar diets may suppress your immune system.” It may not be possible to avoid cancer, but the right nutrition can greatly affect and reduce the risk of getting the disease. “To reduce the risk, individuals should maintain a healthy weight through calorie and activity balance, and choose the right foods every day,” Brown says. For more information contact the Center at 623-832-WELL (9355) or visit sunhealthwellbeing.org.

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Bring 5 cups of water and the 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a rolling boil and add quinoa. Cook the quinoa much the same as you would cook pasta, testing a small piece every few minutes until al dente or done to your liking. For al dente, this is usually around 10 to 12 minutes.

This month’s recipe was suggested by Margaret Brown, registered dietitian, Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, and prepared by executive chef Curtis Anderson, Sun Health Grandview Terrace.

Drain quinoa and immediately shock in an ice-water bath. Let this sit to cool for a few minutes. Drain quinoa thoroughly, move to large mixing bowl, and place in refrigerator. If planning to serve immediately, simply toss quinoa with the remaining ingredients, season with salt and pepper to taste, chill for 15 minutes and serve. If making ahead of time, add olive oil and lemon juice to quinoa and store covered in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours. Fifteen minutes prior to serving toss, with the remaining ingredients, season with salt and pepper to taste, let chill for 15 minutes, and serve. Prep Time: 20 mins./ Cook Time: 12-15 mins./ Serves: 6 October 2015 • sunhealth.org

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Classes & Events REGISTRATION REQUIRED, CLICK OR CALL! Register online

Visit sunhealthwellbeing.org and click “Education”

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.

CLASSES WITH THIS ICON HAVE AN ASSOCIATED FEE. Exercise classes are $5

per class. For other classes with a fee, check the session description or call for more information.

SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTER EARLY!

BONE & JOINT HEALTH Oh, My Aching Joints! Addressing Hip & Knee Pain Monday, Oct. 5; 1 to 2 p.m. Dr. Omar Abdul-Hadi, of The CORE Institute, discusses the latest information on joint pain causes, treatment options and preventative measures. Faith Presbyterian Church, 16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City

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BRAIN HEALTH Stroke Support Group Thursday, Oct. 1; 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 Drive, Sun City Monthly Meditation Practice Wednesday, Oct. 14; 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 Drive, Sun City West The Emotional Impact of Parkinson’s Disease Tuesday, Oct. 27; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Lori Nisson, LCSW, from the Banner Sun Health Research Institute, as she discusses the emotional impact of Parkinson’s disease on the patient as well as their family members and caregivers. Learn strategies to minimize this impact and redirect our emotions in a positive manner to assure quality of life. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation, Community Room, 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West


BREAST HEALTH Tomosynthesis Breast Imaging Tuesday, Oct. 6; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Radiologist Dr. Joanna Rossi will provide an overview of the newest technology for breast imaging, tomosynthesis, which can provide a higher diagnostic accuracy compared to conventional mammography. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation, Community Room, 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West Nutrition for Breast Health Sun Health Registered Dietitian Margaret Brown will provide an update for nutrition parameters relative to breast cancer prevention. She will also discuss medical nutrition therapy for breast cancer treatment and healthy survivorship. Tuesday, Oct. 6; 11 a.m. to noon Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Wednesday, Oct. 7; 11 a.m. to noon Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services, Juniper Room, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City Monday, Oct. 19; 11 a.m. to noon La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center, Community Education Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park

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.

It’s A Pink Thing! Wednesday, Oct. 7; 7 to 9:30 a.m. We kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the inaugural “It’s A Pink Thing!” Breakfast Event. Join Radiologist Dr. Steven Charney and other experts as they discuss low-dose, 3-D mammography and other advancements in diagnostic technology. Stay informed about breast care, while helping others right here in your own community! The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Breast Biopsy: Your Questions Answered Thursday, Oct. 22; 1 to 2 p.m. Radiologist Dr. Daniel Wright will share the latest research related to breast biopsy procedures and the accompanying diagnostic technology. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise CANCER CARE Nutrition for Cancer Prevention Tuesday, Oct. 13; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Sun Health Registered Dietitian Tracy Garrett as she discusses the American Institute for Cancer Research’s recommendations for cancer prevention. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise DIABETES CARE Diabetes Connection Support Group Thursday, Oct. 15; 3 to 4 p.m. This monthly group is a place where individuals who have diabetes can gather together to 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 from or affected by diabetes. Registration is not required. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise

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Diabetes Self-Management Education This eight-week class provides the guidance needed to help prevent diabetic complications and improve overall health status for people with this condition. The series is taught by Tracy Garrett, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, and Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health and wellness coach. Please call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register and inquire about insurance coverage. The fee for this series may be covered by Medicare and other insurance carriers and requires a physician referral. Please register at least one week prior to the start of the series. Starts Monday, Oct. 26; 9 to 10:30 a.m. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center, Community Education Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park Starts Tuesday, Oct. 27; 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Starts Wednesday, Oct. 28; 9 to 10:30 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services, Chapman Room, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City HEART HEALTH Taking Care of Your Heart: Understanding Heart Failure Tuesday, Oct. 13; 10 to 11 a.m. Join Angelina Mendivil, BSN, RN, CHFRN, for an educational look at heart failure and how we play a major role in our own health care plan. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services, Memorial Hall West, 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City

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BONUS Receive a bonus worth $125 when you purchase or renew an annual Gold Membership, which includes a variety of wellness programs and services. Call 623-832-WELL (9355) or visit sunhealthwellbeing.org/goldmember2 for more details.* Three convenient locations: 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park *Offer expires 10/30/15. Bonuses are determined by location and cannot be substituted. Gold Membership is only $199 per year and includes $780 worth of services.

HEALTH & WELLBEING Take a Tour of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Mondays, Oct. 5 & 19; 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 the staff tasked with guiding you on your journey toward health and wellbeing! Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Are Your Affairs in Order? Thursday, Oct. 15; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Estate planning is not just about the disposition of your property after you pass away. It is about providing peace-of-mind for yourself and your loved ones. You may already have an estate plan, but is it up-to-date with your current circumstances? Join planned giving attorney Renee Brida as she provides education on the issues to address when creating an estate plan. PORA Headquarters, 13815 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West


Classes & Events

Muscle Loss with Aging Wednesday, Oct. 21; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join the staff from AlwaysOn Home Care as they address the loss of muscle mass as we age, also known as sarcopenia, is a great threat to health and independence. Thankfully, with the right diet and exercise, you can maintain healthy muscle as you age. The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise 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 is not required. Thursday, Oct. 8; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Second Thursday of every month Boswell West Medical Office Building, 10503 W. Thunderbird Road, Suite 301, Sun City Monday, Oct. 12; 2 to 4 p.m. Second Monday of every month The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise MEMORY CARE Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, Oct. 7 & 21; 2 to 3 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 Health and Rehabilitation, Community Room, 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West

NUTRITION The Link Between Nutrition & Inflammation Monday, Oct. 19; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Inflammation is a risk factor in developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Join Registered Dietitian Tracy Garrett as she discusses the relationship between diet and inflammation. Learn what foods to avoid in order to keep inflammation and illness in check. Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park PHYSICAL FITNESS Chair Yoga Fridays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. 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. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Tai Chi Fridays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 11 a.m. to noon Mondays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; 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. Practiced in a variety of styles, Tai Chi involves slow, gentle movements, deep breathing and meditation. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise

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October 2015

Yogalates Fridays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 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, which 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, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; 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. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Circuit Training Mondays, Oct. 5 & 19; 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. Instructor is Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health and wellness coach. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Yoga for Relaxation and Posture Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; 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, your posture improves and you’re more likely to sit and stand “tall.” Participants must be able to stand independently. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise 14 LiveWell

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Walk This Way! Do you need some motivation to move? Join us to watch the short video “The Walking Revolution,” followed by a group discussion. Find out why walking is the perfect prescription to help prevent and manage many chronic diseases. Resource information will be provided to help make your walking program a success. Wednesday, Oct. 7; 11 a.m. to noon La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center, Community Education Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park Monday, Oct. 19; 9 to 10 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services, Juniper Room, 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City Strength Training for Health Mondays, Oct. 12 & 26; 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 and Wellness Coach Rhonda Zonoozi will be the instructor. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise SAFETY Balance and Strength Training Program Starts Friday, Oct. 2; 1 to 2 p.m. This eight-week series will emphasize balance exercises, along with leg and core strength training, in a group setting. Pre-assessments will be scheduled using the Biodex Balance System™ SD prior to the first class. Post-assessments will be completed on Nov. 6. Home exercises will be provided. Participants must be able to stand independently without assistance. Call 623-832-WELL (9355) to register and inquire about cost. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise


October Classes & Events At-A-Glance Mon

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

5 • C hair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Y oga for Optimal Health 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. •O  h, My Aching Joints! 1 to 2 p.m. • C ircuit Training 1 to 2 p.m. • C hair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Y oga for Optimal Health 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • T ai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • S trength Training for Health 1 to 2 p.m. • B etter Breathers Club 2 to 4 p.m.

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6 • T omosynthesis Breast Imaging 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. •N  utrition for Breast Health 11 a.m. to noon

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•N  utrition for Cancer Prevention 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • T aking Care of Your Heart: Understanding Heart Failure 10 to 11 a.m.

19 • Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Walk This Way! 9 to 10 a.m. • Nutrition & Inflammation 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal Health 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Nutrition for Breast Health 11 a.m. to noon • Tour the Center for Health & Wellbeing 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Circuit Training 1 to 2 p.m.

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• C hair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. 26 •D  iabetes Self Management Education 9 to 10:30 a.m. (1 of 8) • Y oga for Optimal Health 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • T ai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • S trength Training for Health 1 to 2 p.m.

27 • T he Emotional Impact of Parkinson’s Disease 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Self Management Education 1 to 2:30 p.m. (1 of 8)

7 • I t’s A Pink Thing! 7 to 9:30 a.m. • C hair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Y oga for Relaxation and Posture 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Nutrition for Breast Health 11 a.m. to noon • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Walk This Way! 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga 1 to 2 p.m. • Dementia Caregiver Support Group 2 to 3 p.m. • Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Y oga for Relaxation and Posture 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga 1 to 2 p.m. •M  onthly Meditation Practice 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. & 3 to 4 p.m.

• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Muscle Loss with Aging 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Y oga for Relaxation and Posture 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 2 to 3 p.m.

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• Better Breathers Club 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

• Are Your Affairs in Order? 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Connection Support Group 3 to 4 p.m.

• Breast Biopsy: Your Questions Answered 1 to 2 p.m.

28 • Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Diabetes Self -Management Education 9 to 10:30 a.m. (1 of 8) • Yoga for Relaxation and Posture 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga 1 to 2 p.m.

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• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Balance & Strength Training Program 1 to 2 p.m. (1 of 8) • Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Balance & Strength Training Program 1 to 2 p.m. (2 of 8)

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• C hair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Balance & Strength Training Program 1 to 2 p.m. (3 of 8)

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• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m.23 • Yogalates 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Balance & Strength Training Program 1 to 2 p.m. (4 of 8)

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• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m.30 • Yogalates 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Balance & Strength Training Program 1 to 2 p.m. (5 of 8)

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LEAVING A LEGACY

Year-End Planning A

By S. Renee Brida

lthough the end of the year is still a few months away, we’re already overwhelmed by signs of the holidays. While it’s too early to starting wrapping presents, it is a great time to consider a year-end charitable gift. These sometimes “strategic” gifts offer many benefits to an individual or couple. It’s a perfect opportunity for maximizing philanthropic goals, in particular tax savings now for 2015. It is important to understand the conditions that must be met to claim a charitable gift this year, which vary with the type of asset. Here are a few things to keep in mind. Timing of the Gift The basic rule for timing of a charitable gift is that the contribution shall be allowed for the year in which the contribution is made. To take it a step further, the Internal Revenue Service generally deems a gift made when delivery occurs. What is delivery? The answer lies in the type of asset used. Stock The timing of deductibility of stock depends upon when the individual relinquished control over that stock. If the owner has a stock certificate, the gift is deemed complete when the certificate is delivered to the charity or the date of mailing (so long as it is received in the ordinary course of mail). If the individual’s broker transfers the stock, the gift is the date the stock is transferred to the name of the charity. Checks A charitable gift made by check is deemed complete when the individual unconditionally delivers or mails the check to the charity. The deduction is available even if the charity does not deposit or cash the check until the next calendar year. Credit Cards A gift made by credit card is deductible in the year in which the charge was made, even though it may not show up on the individual’s credit card statement until the next year. This is because individuals become liable at the time the charge is made. Telephone Transfers If an individual makes a direct payment from a bank account to a charity, the gift is deemed complete when the bank makes the payment as reflected on the person’s monthly statement. Year-end gifts to charity are beneficial for both individuals and organizations. Just remember the timing and delivery of such gifts, in order to maximize your charitable deductions. One way timing can be to your benefit is through a Donor Advised Fund, where you have the opportunity to give your gift today, receiving the full tax deductibility at the time you make the gift and create the fund, and then designate your gifts to the charity of choice over time. In the next issue we will share more about this exciting new program. Please call me at 623-832-4321 if you have any additional questions. And, of course, always check with your personal tax advisor.

S. Renee Brida is the Vice President of Planned Giving for the Sun Health Foundation. Contact her at Renee.Brida@ sunhealth.org


Sun Health LiveWell - October 2015