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Celebrating Your Health & Lifestyle
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Healthy Weight 101
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The Difference They Made
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For our community friends
Mark of Excellence
Sun Health recognizes employees who go the extra mile
Welcome to LiveWell A magazine produced specifically for you
appy New Year! I hope your 2016 will be a journey of great health and wellbeing for you and your loved ones. Even if you’re not in the habit of making resolutions, you can appreciate the “clean slate” that comes with a new year. At Sun Health, we want to fill that slate with gratitude and positivity. You’ll see that in this year’s first issue of LiveWell.
For starters, you’ll read the wonderful stories of three people whose lives were made better because of the work of Sun Health Foundation and its donors. You’ll learn about wellness classes transforming health, the value of I wouldn’t be mammograms for uninsured and surprised if you underinsured women, and the come away with exceptional advanced care being at least one idea provided at Banner Boswell Medical Center. you can start using today. These success stories are just a few examples of the great work we strive to do each and every day. So, it’s no wonder that recent employee satisfaction surveys show that Sun Health’s employees are proud to work here. I invite you to hear from four of our outstanding employees about why they enjoy their jobs. And one more thing — as you focus on your own goals in this new year, please know that we are here to support you. If you’re like a lot of us and aspire to maintain a healthy weight, be sure to check out the tips and tricks offered by one of our registered dietitians and our exercise physiologist/certified wellness coach. I wouldn’t be surprised if you come away with at least one new idea you can start using today. Again, best wishes for the New Year, and please enjoy this issue of LiveWell. As always, if you have comments about the magazine or questions about Sun Health, drop us an email at email@example.com.
In good health,
Ronald D. Guziak President & CEO, Sun Health
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EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARDS
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Foundation donors hear first-hand how they’ve impacted the community
7 A Simple Gift with a Big Impact
SUN HEALTH LEADERSHIP Ronald Guziak, President and CEO
Learn how to leave a legacy
8 Healthy Weight Basics
Bill Sellner, Exec. VP and CFO
Learn about factors that can affect your weight
Joe La Rue, Exec. VP
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Jennifer Drago, Exec. VP-Population Health
Sun Health Community Education class listings, events & activities
Sharon Grambow, Exec. VP and COO Sun Health Senior Living
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January classes & events at a glance
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SUN HEALTH EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION
Here, in their own words, are the four winners of 2015’s special awards
Sun Health recognizes employees who go the extra mile By Gremlyn Bradley-Waddell
hat makes an employee “excellent?” Regardless of the job or industry, most employers use adjectives such as creative, customer-focused, collaborative, action oriented, smart, hardworking, upbeat, honest, and detail oriented to describe “model” employees. Sun Health’s annual Employee Service Awards spotlight employees who exemplify these traits and apply them in one or more key areas of focus: • • • •
Creative Initiatives Customer Service Excellence Excellence in Growth and Education Innovation and Creation of Efficiencies
Our 2015 award winners were chosen from dozens of candidates nominated by co-workers in one or more of the categories. A panel of Sun Health leaders narrowed the list to three finalists in each category and a judge from LeadingAge Arizona determined the winners. All nominees and finalists were honored at a sit-down dinner at The Colonnade. “It’s a wonderful reception and sitdown dinner where we recognize the nominees, the finalists and the award recipient,” said Chief Marketing Officer Ron Austerlade, who served as master of ceremonies. “It was a special night for everyone.” This year’s Special Awards ceremony also recognized Sun Health employees for their years of service, beginning at two years and moving up to five, 10, 15, 20 and higher. Diane Barnum, a Care Transitions nurse, was recognized for her impressive 35 years of service. Congratulations to all! 4 LiveWell
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HILDA ABARCA, Life Enrichment Manager at Grandview Terrace Creative Initiatives Award “I love the interaction I have with the residents on a daily basis. I am an advocate for our residents’ successful aging, providing activities that embrace Masterpiece Living and include physical, social, intellectual and spiritual components. I not only get to encourage them, but I also get to learn from them and apply what I learn to my personal life. When you enjoy your job so much, it really isn’t ‘work.’ It’s more like ‘playtime.’ ” TYLER AREVALO, Emergency Medical Technician at La Loma Village Customer Service Excellence Award “The best part about my job is being able to form genuine friendships with our residents. The normal work environment for an EMT is on an ambulance or in an ER. It is rare for an EMT to be able to develop relationships with the people they serve. While being an emergency medical technician can be difficult, it is incredibly fulfilling to be there for people during what can be the scariest parts of their lives.”
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ANTONIO SORIANO, Maintenance Supervisor for The Colonnade and Sun Health office Innovator and Creator of Efficiencies Award “I oversee the corporate office and make sure the homes are taken care of at The Colonnade. My staff and I are always looking to do a good job but, at the same time, we try to save money. We try to think ahead and be prepared for the future. I’ve been working most of my life, and I’ve worked with seniors all that time. I enjoy taking care of the things that make our residents comfortable and happy.” ULYSSES CASTILLO, Cook at La Loma Village Excellence in Growth and Education Award “I started as a dishwasher, and with some mentoring was able to move up to become a server. Then, within a year I became a cook. Some residents have pulled me aside to tell me they really enjoy the food at La Loma Village. Jennifer Iglus, dietary manager, nominated me, and I appreciate the fact that she sees potential in me. She influenced me to go back to school and apply what I learned here. I hope to one day be a sous chef and own my own restaurant.”
un Health is a great place to work, but don’t take the company’s word for it – ask an employee. For the past several years, employees have given Sun Health high marks on satisfaction surveys conducted by an impartial, third-party firm. Sharon Grambow, executive vice president and COO of Sun Health Senior Living, says the first such survey in 2011 yielded pleasantly surprising results. “We had the highest employee-engagement score of all the survey company’s core customers in the nation,” Grambow says. “The average ‘highlyengaged’ percentage of employees is about 32 percent, but ours was over 50 percent ‘highly engaged.’ We received an award from the survey company and even received recognition in The Washington Post and The New York Times.” Sun Health repeated the survey in 2013 and received that year’s second-highest engagement score: 49 percent. A 2015 survey by the same firm started in November. Prior to 2011, Sun Health performed internal satisfaction surveys, but Grambow says there was a desire by Sun Health leaders to get a more objective read and compare Sun Health against other high-performing organizations in a number of industries nationwide. The process has been invaluable in learning more about what Sun Health employees want from their employer, such as direct feedback and information, recognition from supervisors and better communication. Sun Health’s leaders are addressing these requests, Grambow said, and the result is a winwin for employees, and all Sun Health constituents. “The relationship between our residents, donors and members, and our employees is so important, and in particular, we believe resident satisfaction is directly tied to employee satisfaction,” she says. “If we have highly engaged employees who know their most important role is taking care of our residents, then our resident satisfaction will also be high. It’s all positively related.”
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Annual luncheon honors Sun Health Foundation donors
By John C. Tucker
onnie Boyce-Wilson, Joan Stukenborg and cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon Rajeev S. Kathuria, Debra Archer have stories to tell. The details M.D., and his team in the hybrid operating room at vary, but they all share a common theme: Banner Boswell Medical Center, a project funded by Sun Their lives were changed for the better Health Foundation donors. “It was a life saver for me,” thanks to Sun Health Foundation donors Stukenborg says of the TAVR. Her gratitude was echoed giving of their time, talent and treasure. by Banner Boswell CEO Dave Cheney, who noted Their stories, told through videos and live how Foundation support has kept Banner speeches expressing gratitude, were part “Your generosity Boswell on the leading edge. of the annual “The Difference You Make” is a story in itself. Debra Archer praised donors for their donor appreciation luncheon, held But it makes a support of the Pink Roadhouse Mammo in October at The Colonnade, in Surprise. Fund, which enabled her to receive a 3-D greater impact More than 200 guests heard about how mammography screening at no cost to her. when you see Boyce-Wilson, at risk for Type 2 diabetes, was The program, launched by breast cancer able to turn around a pre-diabetes diagnosis patient Reba Mason and Banner Lakes the results.” and improve her overall health by taking Imaging Center employee Gina Sheets, classes at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, provides 3-D screenings to women who are uninsured which receives funding from Sun Health Foundation. Boyceor underinsured and who qualify for the fund. The Pink Wilson and Tracy Garrett, a registered dietitian and certified Roadhouse Mammo Fund is overseen and managed by Sun diabetes educator, came to the stage together to thank donors. Health Foundation. Mason and Sheets joined Archer on Stukenborg underwent a transcatheter aortic valve stage for an emotional thank you. replacement (TAVR) procedure. It was performed by Sun Health President and CEO Ron Guziak recapped 6 LiveWell
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LEAVING A LEGACY
A Simple Gift with
a Big Impact
Learn how charitable bequests can help you leave a legacy By S. Renee Brida, JD
Far Left: Sun Health’s Tracy Garrett, and Bonnie Boyce-Wilson. Middle: Banner Boswell CEO Dave Cheney, and Joan Stukenborg. Above: Sun Health President and CEO Ron Guziak.
the history of donors’ generosity. “Over the years, thousands of people like you have given hundreds of millions of dollars to make sure that our local medical centers, the research institute and more recently, Sun Health Community Wellness programs, have the best in equipment, services and programs,” he said. The Difference You Make program also included special recognition of longtime donors. Guziak and the Foundation team presented Spirit of Sun Health Awards to more than 30 donors who have given to Sun Health Foundation for 20 or more years. Guziak promised to share more stories, like those featured in the program, so that it will be easier for donors to see the fruits of their gifts. (Please visit Sunhealthfoundation.org/patientstories to view these.) “Your generosity is a story in itself,” he told the audience. “But it makes a greater impact when you see the results.” Visit SunHealthFoundation.org or call 623-832-5330 for more information.
eaving a bequest in a will or trust is a simple way to make a charitable gift that can have a huge impact. By leaving something behind in your estate plan, you make sure that you and your family leave a legacy that benefits the charitable organization(s) that were important to you during your lifetime. A charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to a charitable organization through your last will and testament, or a trust. There are different kinds of bequests and, for each one, you must use specific language to indicate the direction of your assets. Everyone has an estate, even if it is modest. Your estate is the sum of all of your assets, including any property you own, insurance policies, retirement accounts, cash on hand, or more. And, when it comes to philanthropy, no gift is too small. Below are some of the most common types of bequests. It is best to get the specific wording from the charitable organization itself, and then to have an attorney draft the provisions. Be sure that you properly identify the charity and the area that you want to benefit.
General Bequest - Legacy donations that come from the general value of the estate and are made by designating a specific dollar amount, a particular asset or a fixed percentage Specific Bequest - Legacy donations made from a particular piece of property in the estate (such as a piece of art) Residuary Bequest - Legacy donations made when you leave the remainder of your estate to a charity after all other terms have been satisfied Contingent Bequest - Legacy donations made from your estate that happen only if a named beneficiary does not survive you If the idea of making a charitable bequest to Sun Health Foundation is appealing, please call me at (623) 832-4321 or send an email to email@example.com. I look forward to helping you make a donation that can have a significant impact. I am also available for presentations. S. Renee Brida is the vice president of Planned Giving for Sun Health Foundation.
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asked two of our Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing experts — Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach, and Registered Dietitian Margaret Brown — to offer advice for successful weight-loss or weight-maintenance in 2016. Here’s what they had to say: Q: Besides the obvious — eating more calories than you burn — what are some other factors that can cause weight gain? BROWN: Chronic illnesses can lead to weight gain, as can physical limitations such as orthopedic injuries or the inactivity. Depression, chronic stress and hormonal changes in women can also lead to an unhealthy weight. When you live with anxiety, stress or grief, your body may produce chemicals that make your body more likely to store fat, especially around the waist. This type of weight gain in the belly can pose more serious health threats.
101 Understanding factors that can affect your weight is critical to your overall health By Paula Hubbs Cohen
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Q: Can medications affect weight gain? BROWN: Unfortunately, some medications can make you feel more hungry, while others slow your body’s ability to burn calories or cause you to retain extra fluids. Atop the list of medicines that may expand your waistline are depression medicines. Also, keep in mind that depression itself can affect appetite and sleeping habits. Certain diabetes medicines as well as corticosteroids such as prednisone can also promote weight gain. Discuss these issues with your health care provider. Q: What is BMI and is it a true indicator of health, or of a healthy weight? ZONOOZI: Body Mass Index (BMI) is a screening tool that uses a weight-to-height formula to answers questions, “Are you at a healthy weight for someone of your height?” Although research has shown that individuals with a higher BMI are more likely to experience weight-related health problems, BMI does not directly measure bodyfat percentage and does not distinguish between excess fat, muscle or bone mass. It also does not measure distribution of excess fat that could be determined with a waist circumference measurement. BMI should be used as part of an initial screening, not as a diagnostic measurement. Q: How much stress should you put on yourself to reach or maintain a healthy weight? BROWN: Maintaining a healthy weight should not be stressful, however it takes ongoing discipline and commitment to manage your weight through nutrition, exercise and behavior modification. It is a good idea to know not just your weight, but also to understand your various lab values such as cholesterol, blood sugar and more. Having an accountability partner, or coach, has proven to be very effective in maintaining a healthy weight.
5 TOP TIPS for WEIGHT LOSS and MAINTENANCE in 2016
he start of the New Year is the perfect time to make a commitment to health that includes regular activity, a healthier diet and behavior modification. Here are our top tips to help you get started:
See a qualified health care professional, such as a registered dietitian or an exercise physiologist, who can help you plot a healthier course.
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Log your food intake daily. Try MyFitnessPal, which is available online and also as an app, to track your outcomes. Or, you can track your food intake, including fat grams and calorie counts, in a notebook. To be most effective, you should know your daily calorie and fat gram “budget.”
8 oz. asparagus, trimmed of any thick, woody sections 1/2 tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 8 oz. washed, dried, trimmed baby spinach ¾ cup cherry tomatoes, cut into halves or quarters ½ cup diced red onion 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1 avocado 1/3-to-1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette, or dressing of your choice
Find physical activities that you enjoy. This shifts exercise and physical activity from something you “should” do to something you “want to” do. Ideas include walking, water aerobics, yoga, pickleball, or anything that makes you feel good.
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Understand how good physical activity is for health and weight management, as well as how bad inactivity is. Think SLAMM: Sit Less And Move More.
March in place during TV commercials, stand up and stretch after reading a chapter in a book, pace around when you’re on the phone. Even short segments of movement burn additional calories, which add up! SOURCES: RHONDA ZONOOZI, EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST AND CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH; AND MARGARET BROWN, REGISTERED DIETITIAN, AT THE SUN HEALTH CENTER FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING.
This month’s recipe is suggested by Sun Health Registered Dietitian Tracy Garrett, prepared by Executive Chef Curtis Anderson, Sun Health Grandview Terrace.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss asparagus in olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place on prepared baking sheet in a single layer and roast for 10-15 minutes until asparagus begins to take on color and is done to your liking. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine spinach, tomatoes, red onion and basil. Add dressing and toss to coat. Divide tossed salad onto desired number of plates and top with roasted asparagus and avocado, cut to your preference. Prep time: 15 mins. Cook time: 10-15 mins. Serves: 4 as a starter salad, 2 as an entrée January 2016 • sunhealth.org
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BRAIN HEALTH Stroke Support Group Thursday, Jan. 7; 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
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Monthly Meditation Practice Wednesday, Jan. 13; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. & 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 DIABETES CARE Diabetes Self-Management Education This eight-week course provides the guidance needed to help prevent diabetic complications and improve overall health. This series is taught by Tracy Garrett, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator; Margaret Brown, registered dietitian; and Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach. Call 623 832- WELL (9355) to register and inquire about insurance coverage. The fee may be covered by insurance carriers, and the series requires a physician referral. Register at least one week prior to the start of the series. Starts Tuesday, Jan. 12; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Starts Wednesday, Jan. 13; 9:30 to 11 a.m. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14260 Denny Blvd; Litchfield Park Starts Thursday, Jan 14; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Chapman Room, 2nd Floor 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City
Diabetes Connection Support Group Monday Jan. 18; 3 to 4 p.m. This monthly group is a place where individuals who have diabetes can gather to share and learn. Join us for a discussion to assist you in your pursuit of healthy living in 2016. Registration is not required. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise FINANCIAL HEALTH Are Your Affairs in Order? Estate planning is more than just the disposition of property after you pass away. It is about peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Join S. Renee Brida, JD, vice president of Planned Giving for Sun Health Foundation, as she educates on issues to address when creating or updating an estate plan. Monday, Jan. 11; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Litchfield Park Library 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park Thursday, Jan. 28; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Juniper Room 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City HEART HEALTH Taking Care of Your Heart Tuesday, Jan. 12; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dr. Jeffrey Ronn, medical director of Banner Boswell Medical Center Pulmonary Department, will discuss sleep apnea and its correlation with heart disease. 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 Tuesday, Jan. 5; 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Are you curious about the resources Sun Health offers to help you prevent and manage chronic illness? Take a tour of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing to learn about the available services to assist you on your journey toward health and wellbeing! Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Donâ€™t Let Incontinence Rule Your Life: Your Questions Answered Wednesday, Jan. 13; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Jolene Capparelle, incontinence care consultant from Comfort Plus, to learn the common causes, how nutrition can affect this condition and what to look for in an incontinence product. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14505 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West Are Daily Communications Challenging? Starts Thursday, Jan. 21; 3 to 4 p.m. Join audiologist Brenda Lowe to learn effective communication strategies at this interactive workshop, which emphasizes strategies for managing communication between people with and without hearing aids. This series is held on four consecutive Thursdays and participants must commit to attend all classes. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14505 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West
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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. Monday, Jan. 11; 2 to 4 p.m. Meetings occur the second Monday of every month The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Thursday, Jan. 14; 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 MEMORY CARE Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, Jan. 6 & 20; 3 to 4 p.m. Do memory care issues affect your family? This group is for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator Marty Finley, M.Ed., leads the group each month on the first and third Wednesday. Registration is not required. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14505 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West Mindfulness for Caregivers Tuesday, Jan. 19; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Caregivers typically experience a very high level of stress. This workshop covers the many benefits of meditation as a regular practice. Participants will have an opportunity to learn simple techniques they can use in their daily life. Instructor is Marty Finley, M.Ed., Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14505 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West
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Communicating with People with Dementia Tuesday, Jan. 26; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Michelle Toft, MSW, director of Memory Care Programs at Cypress Home Care Solutions, will teach verbal and nonverbal techniques to improve communications with people who have dementia, as well as help participants understand the challenges those with dementia face. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14505 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West NUTRITION “Weigh” to Go!: An Introduction to Weight Loss Thursday, Jan. 7; 2 to 3 p.m. Do you want to lose weight and keep it off for good? Join us as we discuss the benefits of weight loss, the strategies involved in being a “great loser”, and provide you the opportunity to enroll in our upcoming 12-week weight loss program, “Weigh” to Go! Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer Wednesday, Jan. 13; 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Chef Madelyn Pryor demonstrates easy, nutritious meals that you can make without much effort. January’s topic will be wraps. 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 Fabulous Fiber: Healthy Benefits & Strategies to Meet Your Needs Thursday, Jan. 20; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Registered Dietitian Tracy Garrett discusses the many benefits of consuming a diet that contains adequate fiber. She will share fiber recommendations and tips to help you reach your fiber goal. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise
Classes & Events “Weigh” to Go!: Weight Loss Series Starts Thursday Jan. 21; 8:30 to 10 a.m. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, which can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other chronic conditions. Did you know that a 5-10 percent weight loss can reduce risks and improve health? Sun Health’s 12-week series is designed to help you safely lose weight through healthy eating, increased activity and behavior modification. This series is taught by Margaret Brown, registered dietitian, and Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach. Call 623 832-WELL (9355) to register for this series and inquire about cost. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise PHYSICAL FITNESS Chair Yoga Mondays, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25; 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; 8 to 9 a.m. Chair yoga incorporates all of the benefits of a traditional yoga class with the added support of a chair. Instructors: Diane Chamberlain on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 a.m. and Therese Abair on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Tai Chi Mondays, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25; 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27; 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; 11 a.m. to noon Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art shown to improve strength and balance, and help with stress reduction and relaxation. Practiced in a variety of styles, Tai Chi involves slow, gentle movements, deep breathing and meditation. Instructor is Carol-Ann Henritze. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
Yoga for Optimal Health Mondays, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Yoga helps you move better and feel less stiff or tired by improving flexibility and building upper body, core and lower body strength, while helping to reduce stress. Participants must be able to stand independently and to safely get up and down from the floor unassisted. Please bring a yoga mat. Instructor is Donna Schnoor. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Strength Training for Health Mondays, Jan. 4 & 18; 1 to 2 p.m. This low-intensity class will use bands, body weight and other items to train 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 Yoga for Relaxation and Posture Wednesdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Yoga involves paying attention to your breath, which can help you relax and feel less stressed. As flexibility increases from the yoga poses, your posture improves and you’re more likely to sit and stand tall. Participants must be able to stand independently. Instructor is Diane Chamberlain. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
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Yogalates Fridays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. This class combines flexibility, balance and strength exercises using yoga poses and Pilates. Participants must be able to stand independently and to safely get up and down from the floor unassisted. Please bring a yoga mat. Instructor is DeAnn Straw. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Circuit Training Mondays, Jan. 11 & 25; 1 to 2 p.m. Stations will be set up featuring resistance bands, small hand weights, stability balls, a step and more. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Beginners welcome. Led by Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise SAFETY A Matter of Balance This eight-week series is research-based and designed to teach strategies to reduce falls and the fear of falling while increasing activity levels among older adults. If you are ambulatory, concerned about falling or have fallen in the past, and are interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength, this class may be the right fit for you. Starts Friday, Jan. 8; 1 to 3 p.m. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park Starts Monday, Jan. 18; 9 to 11 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Juniper Room, 2nd Floor 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City Starts Friday Jan. 22; 1 to 3 p.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Community Room 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise 14 LiveWell
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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.
Home and Community Safety Thursday, Jan. 21; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Holli Bishop of North County Fire & Medical will cover home safety topics, including the importance of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers, as well as fire safety and fall prevention. PORA Headquarters 13815 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West Balance and Strength Training Starts Thursday, Jan. 28; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This eight-week series emphasizes balance exercises along with leg and core strength training, in a group setting. Pre- and post-assessments will be done using the Biodex Balance System™ SD. Participants must be able to stand 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
January Classes & Events At-A-Glance Mon
4 • Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal Health 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training For Health 1 to 2 p.m.
• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal Health 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Are Your Affairs in Order? 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Circuit Training 1 to 2 p.m. • Better Breathers Club 2 to 4 p.m.
• Stroke Support Group 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. • “Weigh To Go” An Introduction to Weight Loss 2 to 3 p.m.
• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • A Matter of Balance 1 to 3 p.m. (1 of 8)
• Diabetes Self-Mgmt. Ed. 9:30 to 11 a.m. (1 of 8) • Better Breathers Club 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
• Diabetes Self-Mgmt. Ed. 9:30 to 11 a.m. (2 of 8) • Mindfulness for Caregivers 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
• Communicating with People with Dementia 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Mgmt. Ed. 9:30 to 11 a.m. (3 of 8)
• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Mgmt. Ed. 9:30 to 11 a.m. (3 of 8) • Yoga/Relaxation & Posture 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga 1 to 2 p.m.
• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • A Matter of Balance 1 to 3 p.m. (2 of 8)
• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Mgmt. Ed. 9:30 to 11 a.m. (2 of 8) • Yoga/Relaxation & Posture 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Fabulous Fiber: Healthy Benefits 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga 1 to 2 p.m. • Dementia Caregiver Support Group 3 to 4 p.m.
• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Mgmt. Ed. 9:30 to 11 a.m. (1 of 8) • Yoga/Relaxation & Posture 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Healthy Meal Prep 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Incontinence 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.
• Taking Care of Your Heart 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Mgmt. Ed. 9:30 to 11 a.m. (1 of 8)
25 • Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • A Matter of Balance 9 to 11 a.m. (2 of 8) • Yoga for Optimal Health 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Circuit Training 1 to 2 p.m.
• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga/Relaxation & 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 3 to 4 p.m.
18 • Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • A Matter of Balance 9 to 11 a.m. (1 of 8) • Yoga for Optimal Health 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • Strength Training For Health 1 to 2 p.m. • Diabetes Connection 3 to 4 p.m.
• Tour the Center 11 a.m. to noon
• “Weigh to Go! Weight Loss Series 8:30 to 10 a.m. (1 of 12) • Diabetes Self-Mgmt. Ed. 9:30 to 11 a.m. (2 of 8) • Home and Community Safety 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Are Daily Communications Challenging? 3 to 4 p.m. (1 of 4)
22 • Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • A Matter of Balance 1 to 3 p.m. (1 of 8) • A Matter of Balance 1 to 3 p.m. (3 of 8)
• “Weigh to Go! Weight Loss Series 8:30 to 10 a.m. (2 of 12) • Are Your Affairs in Order? 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Self-Mgmt. Ed. 9:30 to 11 a.m. (3 of 8) • Balance and Strength Training 1:30 to 2:30 (1 of 8) • Are Daily Communications Challenging? 3 to 4 p.m. (2 of 4)
• Chair Yoga 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi 11 a.m. to noon • A Matter of Balance 1 to 3 p.m. (2 of 8) • A Matter of Balance 1 to 3 p.m. (4 of 8)
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Dream Impossible 2015 HEALTHY S U N SATIONS GALA
Thank you to the generous sponsors of the Sun Health Healthy SUNsations Gala held on November 7, 2015. Your support makes all things possible. Banner Health The Weitz Company The CORE Institute Ensemble Real Estate Solutions Northern Trust, N.A. Wells Fargo Aetna Bankers Trust Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage
BMO/Harris Private Bank Cornerstone Partners LLC Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Grand Canyon University HilgartWilson, LLC Orcutt/Winslow Partnership Plante Moran, PLLC Sun City Imaging Wilhelm Automotive
All proceeds from the event benefited cancer treatment and prevention at Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers.
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