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February 2016

The Sun Health Way LOOK INSIDE:

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The of

Comfort

Home

Sun Health at Home offers new take on home care

Dream the Impossible Dream Get a peek at the annual Sun Health Foundation Gala

Success After a Cardiac Event For our community friends

Noted cardiologist shares insights


Welcome to LiveWell A magazine produced specifically for you

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ove is in the air this month, but at Sun Health we are more focused on your physical heart than your metaphorical Because we one. February know how is American Heart Month — important the designation serves as an maintaining annual reminder to test our health and knowledge of heart-healthy independence issues, including our diet, is to adults as exercise and blood pressure. they age, we have launched This issue of LiveWell gives Sun Health you a head start. To begin, at Home. you’ll find great Heart Health 101 information, including an updated list of primary heart disease risk factors and an overview of cholesterol and blood pressure recommendations and definitions. Because we know how important maintaining health and independence is to adults as they age, we have launched a program called Sun Health at Home. It is designed for individuals 55 and older who want to live independently in their current homes but have access to programs and services guided by a Sun Health “personal” coordinator. This is the first program of its type in the western U.S. and Sun Health is pleased to lead the way with this new service (see page 4 for more details). Beginning on page 8, we provide an update on the Sun Health Care Transitions program, which helps people who are living with chronic conditions such as heart disease. After a heart attack or other cardiac event, Care Transitions helps patients understand their health condition and maintain their health, ultimately helping them avoid a future hospitalization. After you’ve read this issue of LiveWell, I invite you to share any comments about our magazine or to ask questions about Sun Health by emailing us at information@sunhealth.org.

Stay Healthy,

Ronald D. Guziak President & CEO, Sun Health

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SUN HEALTH AT HOME

LiveWell February 2016, Issue 6 SUN HEALTH 14719 W. Grand Avenue Surprise, AZ 85374 623.832.5350 information@sunhealth.org sunhealth.org SUN HEALTH FOUNDATION 623.832.5330 sunhealthfoundation.org SUN HEALTH SENIOR LIVING 623.236.3767 sunhealthseniorliving.org  randview Terrace  G Bhakti Gosalia, Exec. Dir. 623.975.8014  L a Loma Village Susan Davis, Exec. Dir. 623.537.7521

SUN HEALTH at HOME Terri Cluff, Exec. Dir. 623.227.HOME (4663) sunhealthathome.org

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 The Colonnade Barbara Foster, Exec. Dir. 623.236.3770

The Comfort of Home 6 D  ream the Impossible Dream

CENTER FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING 623.832.WELL (9355) sunhealthwellbeing.org

Get a peek at the annual Sun Health Foundation Gala

Learn about the new Sun Health at Home program

8   Having a Champion after a Cardiac Event

SUN HEALTH LEADERSHIP Ronald Guziak, President and CEO

Learn about the Sun Health Care Transitions Program

Bill Sellner, Exec. VP and CFO

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Joe La Rue, Exec. VP

Sun Health Community Education class listings, events & activities

Sharon Grambow, Exec. VP and COO Sun Health Senior Living

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Jennifer Drago, Exec. VP-Population Health

February classes & events at a glance

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Sharon Thornton, E xec. VP and Chief Philanthropy Officer

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Ron Austerlade, Chief Marketing Officer

CREATED FOR SUN HEALTH

Healthy Recipe of the Month

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SUN HEALTH MARKETING Ken Reinstein, Marketing Dir. John Tucker, Public Relations Jennifer Alexander, Design Danielle Kuskowski, Programs Sonja Smith, Healthy U

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Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

On the Cover: Sun Health at Home Executive Director Terri Cluff shares info with a couple

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The Comfort of Sun Health at Home offers revolutionary approach to at-home care services By Gremlyn Bradley-Waddell

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ome Sweet Home” is embedded in our national psyche, a pillar of the American dream. Thus, it’s not surprising that more seniors want to spend their golden years in their own homes. A 2010 AARP survey found that 88 percent of respondents 65 and older said they want to stay in their current residence as long as possible. Sun Health launched Sun Health at Home to help these “home bodies” stay put. According to Sun Health’s executive vice president of Population Health Jennifer Drago, it’s a “continuing care at home program for West Valley residents ages 55 and older who are living independently.” “It’s for people who may need some help around the house or with accessing health care to enable them 4 LiveWell

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to live independently as long as possible,” Drago says. Sun Health at Home members are paired with a personal wellness coordinator who connects them with a wide range of health and non-medical services as needed. The program, which includes a one-time membership fee as well as monthly service fee based on age and the plan option selected, is one more way Sun Health is delivering on its vision to serve as a leading advocate for healthy living.

“This type of service truly will help people live healthier lives and prepare for their future needs,” Drago says. “It will also reduce the likelihood that they will have to move into a long-term-care facility and, because it’s a life care plan, it helps seniors protect their assets.” Michael Mandell, a member of the Sun Health Foundation Board of Trustees and a Sun City West-based retiree, is impressed with the scope of Sun Health at Home. “What amazes me, as someone who has invested in long-term-care insurance, is the gaps in coverage that can exist with these plans,” he says. “Sun Health at Home is not only an alternative to long-term-care insurance, but it can also complement existing long-term-care insurance policies to provide a complete plan for personalized care.”

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LEFT: Jennifer Keiser, personal wellness coordinator, conducts a home assessment with prospective members. BELOW: Executive Director Terri Cluff and Membership Counselor Joshua Freegard

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Perhaps the biggest benefit Sun Health at Home members receive is being paired with a personal wellness coordinator who serves as a health advisor and personal advocate to help each member maintain independence. Drago says wellness coordinators are “the heart of the program,” the ones who learn members’ likes, dislikes and care preferences. Coordinators conduct annual functional

and safety assessments in members’ homes, arrange for any medical and non-medical needs and advocate for members, especially when there are no family members living nearby to take on that role. “We are so excited about this program,” Drago added. “It keeps people connected and vibrant and, when and if they have needs, we can deploy all these resources to help them.”

A Sun Health at Home membership comes with a lifetime guarantee of care as well as the following benefits, many of which are not covered by long-term-care insurance: √H  ealth and wellbeing services

√ S upportive home technologies

√H  ome health aide/ Certified Nursing Assistant

√ Personal emergency response system

√ Personal care aide services

√ S elect guest privileges and activities at Sun Health’s three Life Care retirement communities

√ Transportation coordination √ Homemaker/ companion services

√M  edication management services √N  utritional support/meals √ A dult day health programs

√ A ssisted living, memory support and skilled care facilities

Arizona’s First Continuing Care Program

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ontinuing care at home programs are on the rise across the United States, but they are brand new to Arizona. When Sun Health decided to create Sun Health at Home — only the 30th such program in the country — company officials and their legal counsel realized there were no state regulations in place for the necessary Life Care contracts. So they took it upon themselves to make a little history. They worked with the Arizona Department

of Insurance, which already regulates continuing care retirement centers like the three owned by Sun Health, to change an existing state statute. “The first step was to work with local legislators to develop and write legislation, which then became a house bill to recognize continuing care at home agencies under the purview of the Arizona Department of Insurance,” says Sharon Grambow, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Sun Health Senior Living.

House Bill 2331 was introduced by Rep. David Livingston, R-Peoria, and was unanimously passed by all committees, according to Grambow. Gov. Jan Brewer signed the bill in April 2014, and it became law 90 days later. The two-year process included an actuarial analysis and extensive market research, including community surveys and focus groups. In December, the Arizona Department of Insurance approved Sun Health’s application for Sun Health at Home.

Interested in what Sun Health at Home can offer you? Learn more about this exciting new program at one of our free, informative seminars. Registration is required. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20 AT 1 P.M. My Office Business Suite 14050 N. 83rd Ave., #290, Peoria THURSDAY, JAN. 21 AT 11 A.M. Sun Health 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise MONDAY, JAN. 25 AT 11:30 A.M. My Office Business Suite 14050 N. 83rd Ave., #290, Peoria THURSDAY, JAN. 28 AT 11 A.M. Sun Health 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise TUESDAY, FEB. 2 AT 12:30 P.M. Sun Health 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise TUESDAY, FEB. 9 AT 11:30 A.M. My Office Business Suite 14050 N. 83rd Ave., #290, Peoria WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10 AT 3 P.M. Sun Health 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise For full details, call (623) 227-HOME (4663) or register at sunhealthathome.org. February 2016 • sunhealth.org

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ore than 370 guests “dared to dream” of a world without cancer at Sun Health Foundation’s annual gala, held in November at Wigwam Arizona in Litchfield Park. The gala featured entertainment, a gourmet dinner, a silent and live auction, and an after-party dance band. The gala — themed “Dream the Impossible Dream” — raised more than $150,000 for cancer treatment and prevention services at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City West. Here’s a look back at the evening’s festivities.

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1 The Stardust a cappella group from Theatre Works in Peoria entertains guests on the terrace during cocktail hour. 2 Jack Stephenson, Sun Health Services Board immediate past chair, his wife, Sandy, and sister, Pam Nemeth, take part in the silent auction.

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3 Bill Cogdall and Jeana Petersen, guests of Larry Baker, La Loma Senior Living Services board chair, dance during the gala after-party. 4 Guests enjoyed dinner entertainment from The Sting Angels, a trio of electric violinists. 5 Debbie Flores, Banner Del E. Webb CEO, and her husband, Albert Flores, pose on the red carpet. (Photo credit: David Weibel, Daily News-Sun)

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6 Jerry Solomon, Sun Health Foundation Board chair (left), and Ron Guziak, Sun Health president and CEO, toast the 370-plus attendees. 7 Jane and Ralph Colrud dance at the gala.

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8 Sun Health Foundation board member Regina Shanney-Saborsky (center) and friends pose for a red carpet photo before the gala. (Photo credit: David Weibel, Daily News-Sun)

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9 JoAnn Shaw, Sun Health Foundation gala committee chair and board member, tells her story of battling cancer throughout her life and her dedication to finding a cure. 10 Dave Cheney, Banner Boswell CEO, and his wife, Carol, smile for the camera. (Photo credit: David Weibel, Daily News-Sun)

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11 Nan Wheeler ties a “cancer ribbon” onto the Ladder of Hope at Sun Health Foundation’s Healthy SUNsations Gala. 12 Herman Orcutt (left), Sun Health Services board chair, and the Orcutt/Winslow Partnership table get into the spirit of the live auction.

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13 Lew Lancaster, Sun Health Foundation board treasurer, and his wife, Cindy, bid on one of the 40 silent-auction items. February 2016 • sunhealth.org

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Champion After a Cardiac Event

A heart-to-heart talk with a noted cardiologist about the Sun Health Care Transitions Program and its impact on post-cardiac-event success By Paula Hubbs Cohen

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o ifs, ands or buts, a cardiac event is very scary. But as frightening as the initial event can be, after the “old ticker” is back on track, heading home from the hospital can feel like a proverbial sink-or-swim experience … with extraordinarily high stakes. Indeed, many patients often find themselves wondering which meds to take and when, how often to check their blood pressure, who can answer the questions they don’t want to bother the doctor with, and more. That’s where the Sun Health Care Transitions Program enters the picture. Through a partnership with Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers, physicians and other health care providers, Sun Health’s Care Transitions program helps people with chronic disease learn to better manage their conditions and avoid rehospitalization.

Heart Health 101 Primary heart disease risk factors • Smoking • High cholesterol • High blood pressure • Physical inactivity • Obesity • Diabetes

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A life-changing event The most important part of the health care equation is the patient, says cardiologist Manoj Rawal, who is chief of cardiology at Banner Del E. Webb and director of the congestive heart failure and chest pain programs at Banner Boswell. “A cardiac event — whether a heart attack, congestive heart failure or a procedure such as a bypass — is a life-changing event,” he says. “It brings the patient to a crossroads in life. All of this is difficult for most patients to digest and it can be hard for them physically and mentally to accept change.”

CHOLESTEROL: The good, the bad & the ugly HDL (‘High Density Lipoprotein’)

LDL (‘Low Density Lipoprotein’)

Triglycerides (a type of fat in blood)

Often referred to as ‘good cholesterol’

Often referred to as ‘bad cholesterol’

• Normal: 149 mg/dl or less

• 60mg/dl or higher reduces your risk for heart disease (‘mg/dl’ = milligrams per deciliter of blood)

• Recommended: 70 mg/dl or less

• Close to high: 150–199 mg/dl

• Close to recommended: 71–129 mg/dl

• High: 200– 499 mg/dl

• 40 mg/dl or less means you have a higher risk for heart disease than most people

• Close to high: 130–159 mg/dl • High: 160–189 mg/dl • Very high: 190 mg/dl or greater

• Very high: 500 mg/dl or greater


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Dr. Rawal says that while a patient is in the hospital, they’re given a lot of information about their disease, their treatments, new medications, lifestyle changes that might be needed and more. “They can go into an information-overload state,” he says. “Most are still stunned by what’s happening and it can be very overwhelming, especially if they’re older or have limited resources.” A personalized champion Thanks to the Care Transitions program, the patient has a champion — someone to guide them as they embark on their recovery. “The Care Transitions nurses and social workers make sure patient medications are appropriate, they will put pills in pillboxes and will help the patient understand the information they’ve been given,” Dr. Rawal says. “The program has a lot of positive impact by empowering patients to do self-care and take control of their own health. Plus, it’s free.”

SOURCE: ANTHONY MARTINEZ, RN, INTERIM HEART FAILURE/CHEST PAIN PROGRAM MANAGER, BANNER BOSWELL MEDICAL CENTER

Supporting the program The Care Transitions program is partially funded by Sun Health Foundation. To support this or other health programs serving the Northwest Valley, visit sunhealthfoundation.org or call 623-832-5330.

Total cholesterol

Blood pressure

LDL + HDL + 20 percent of your triglyceride level = total cholesterol

Often referred to as ‘top number’ over ‘bottom number’

• Optimal: 200 mg/dl or less • Borderline: 199–239 mg/dl • High-risk: 240 mg/dl or greater

• Systolic (top number): Normal is less than 120 • Diastolic (bottom number): Normal is less than 80

Beet Salad

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3 cups roughly chopped baby greens or spring mix 4 medium beets, scrubbed, trimmed and cut in half 1/2 cup blueberries 1/3 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese 3 tablespoons maple syrup, or to taste 1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste

This month’s recipe is suggested by Sun Health Registered Dietitian Margaret Brown, prepared by Executive Chef Curtis Anderson, Sun Health Grandview Terrace.

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Place a large helping of baby greens onto each of four salad plates. Break apart the cooled, candied walnuts and sprinkle even amounts over each of the plates. Place equal amounts of beets and blueberries on each plate and top with dabs of goat cheese. Drizzle each plate with some of the dressing.

You can also make a great tossed salad if you’re planning to serve immediately. Simply make the dressing as described above, and then place all of the greens into a large mixing bowl along with the candied walnuts, beets, blueberries and crumbled goat cheese, and toss with desired amount of dressing. Serve immediately. Prep time: 15 mins. • Cook time: about 20 mins. Serves: 4 as a starter salad, 2 as an entrée February 2016 • 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 Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis Tuesday, Feb. 16; noon to 1 p.m. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints. Join Nehad Solomon, M.D., from Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology to discuss the facts about RA, symptoms, medications and treatment. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Juniper Room, 2nd Floor 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City

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BRAIN HEALTH Parkinson’s BIG and LOUD Monday, Feb. 1; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Trent Tripp, MSPT, and Rose O’Gorman, CSLP, who will discuss Lee Silverman Voice Training, BIG/LOUD program for Parkinson’s patients. LSVT BIG/LOUD helps patients and families learn how to avoid inactivity and keep movements alive. Through consistent training, patients can achieve better balance, louder voice production and improved confidence and hope. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Stroke Support Group Thursday, Feb. 4; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This support group promotes sincerity, sharing and wellbeing. Although 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, Feb. 10; 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, 2nd Floor 14515 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West


Brain Fitness: Growth Throughout Life Friday, Feb. 12; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The idea that our brains inevitably deteriorate as we age isn’t necessarily true. However, we must commit to a regimen of preventative activities throughout our older years to sustain healthy cognitive functioning. Cameron Svendsen, MSW, LCSW, will offer tips to maximize our brain power and keep our minds sharp for a lifetime. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise CANCER CARE Mind-Body Connection and Cancer Monday, Feb. 1; 1 to 2 p.m. Jamie Sellar, MA, LPC, discusses the biological connection among our mind, body and immune system. Learn how you can affect your immune functioning through simple practices to promote emotional and physical resiliency. Faith Presbyterian Church 16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer Wednesdays, Feb. 3 & 17; 9 to 10 a.m. Chef Madelyn Pryor demonstrates easy, nutritious meals that you can make. In February, we will take a break for breakfast and tasty smoothies. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends. Provided in partnership with the Cancer Support Community Arizona. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Skin Cancer and Sun Safety Wednesday, Feb. 10; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. One in five Americans will get skin cancer. Affiliated Dermatology will answer your questions about the types of skin cancer, how the sun can be a benefit and how it may harm, and the recommended daily dose of vitamin D. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West

DIABETES CARE Diabetes Prevention Program Sun Health is offering a new, 12-week Diabetes Prevention course for prediabetics and those at risk of diabetes. Led by a certified diabetes educator, registered dietitians and an exercise physiologist, this program focuses on weight management and nutrition, exercise, behavior-modification techniques, current research and more. To register and inquire about the cost, call 623-832-WELL (9355). Starts Tuesday, Feb. 9; 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Starts Wednesday, Feb. 10; 1:30 to 3 p.m. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park Starts Thursday, Feb. 11; 1:30 to 3 p.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Chapman Room, 2nd Floor 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City Diabetes Connection Support Group Monday Feb. 16; 3 to 4 p.m. This monthly group lets individuals who have diabetes gather to share and learn. Join us for this month’s discussion on diabetes and heart health. Registration is not required. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise HEART HEALTH Taking Care of Your Heart Tuesday, Feb. 9; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Almost two-thirds of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have had no previous symptoms. Find out if you may be at risk for heart disease. Join us as Cardiologist Fredric Klopf, M.D., with Cardiac Solutions presents “Women and Heart Disease.” Faith Presbyterian Church 16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City February 2016 • sunhealth.org

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Understanding Heart Failure Monday, Feb. 15; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Angelina Mendivil, BSN, RN, CHFRN, of Banner Boswell Medical Center presents an educational look at heart failure and how individuals play a major role in their own heart care. Litchfield Park Library 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park Heart to Heart: Staying Healthy with Your Heart Medications Tuesday, Feb. 23; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Are you familiar with side effects that are common with heart medications? Do you know which combinations to avoid, especially with over-the-counter medications, and what monitoring should be done to stay safe and healthy? Join Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Dawn Sullivan, Pharm D, as she answers your questions. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West HEALTH & WELLBEING Talking With Your Doctor: Taking an Active Role in your Health Wednesday, Feb. 3; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Rhonda Zonoozi, certified health coach, will discuss how to prepare for a physician visit, how to have a successful conversation about your health concerns, and how to make decisions together. This presentation is based on information from the National Institute on Aging. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Tour the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Tuesday, Feb. 2; 11 a.m. to noon Take a tour of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing to learn about the 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 12 LiveWell

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Social Security & Medicare 2016 Wednesday, Feb. 17; 9:30 to noon Attendees will learn the basics of all Medicare programs (Part A, B, C and D, and Medicare supplements), services provided, costs and what’s new in 2016. Social Security benefit planning also will be covered, including filing options, online tools, calculators and other benefits for family members. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Vial of Life/File of Life Thursday, Feb. 18; 9 to 11 a.m. Learn more about Sun Health’s tools that provide enhanced access to vital medical information during an emergency. All guests will receive a “Vial of Life” and “File of Life,” compliments of Sun Health Foundation. PORA Headquarters 13815 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West Health Screenings and Lectures Wednesday, Feb. 24; 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and area health providers to gather important information about your health, including a Sun Health presentation on the DASH Diet and heart-healthy nutrition. Topics will include atrial fibrillation, heart healthy exercise, blood pressure screening, BMI weight screening, heart failure screenings, hands only CPR, healthy food display and depression screenings. Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Auditorium 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West Eyes and the Aging Face Friday, Feb. 26; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Atanu Biswas, M.D., will discuss the aging face with a focus on eye aesthetics, as well as procedures to help reverse the signs of aging. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise


Classes & Events 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.

NUTRITION “DASH” Eating Plan U.S. News & World Report rates “DASH” the healthiest eating plan for 2016. DASH, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, is an eating plan supported by research to improve not only blood pressure but also other health concerns. Tracy Garrett and Margaret Brown, Sun Health’s registered dietitians, will provide practical information on how you can start the DASH to good health. Monday, Feb. 8; 10 to 11 a.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Chapman Room, 2nd Floor 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City

LUNG HEALTH Better Breathers Club This is a monthly education and support group for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Learn ways to cope with COPD while gaining support and encouragement from those who share in your struggle. Registration is not required. Monday, Feb. 8; 2 to 4 p.m. Meetings occur the second Monday of every month The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Thursday, Feb. 11; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Meetings occur the second Thursday of every month Boswell West Medical Office Building 10503 W. Thunderbird Road, Suite 301, Sun City MEMORY CARE Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, Feb. 3 & 17; 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 who has Alzheimer’s disease or any type of dementia. Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator Marty Finley, M.Ed., leads the group, held on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Registration is not required. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West

Monday, Feb. 22; 10 to 11 a.m. La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center Community Education Room 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park PHYSICAL FITNESS Chair Yoga Mondays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26; 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 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Tai Chi Mondays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24; 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26; 11 a.m. to noon Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art shown to improve strength and balance, and help with stress reduction and relaxation. 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 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise February 2016 • sunhealth.org

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Yoga for Optimal Health Mondays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; 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 also helping to reduce stress. This class uses both standing and floor poses. 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 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Strength Training for Health Mondays, Feb. 1, 15 & 29; 1 to 2 p.m. In this low-intensity 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 leads the class. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Yoga for Relaxation and Posture Wednesdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Yoga involves paying attention to your breath, which can help you relax and feel less stressed. As flexibility increases from the yoga poses, your posture improves and you’re more likely to sit and stand tall. This class will use chairs for warm-ups and cool-downs, and participants will practice standing yoga poses. Participants must be able to stand independently. Instructor is Diane Chamberlain. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Yogalates Fridays, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Led by instructor DeAnn Straw, this class emphasizes breathing through yoga poses and building core strength with Pilates. It combines flexibility, balance and strength exercises for the mind and body that are designed to help improve sleep, decrease anxiety and help you feel restored. Participants must be able to stand independently. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise

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Circuit Training Mondays, Feb. 8 & 22; 1 to 2 p.m. Stations will be set up featuring resistance bands, small hand weights, stability balls, a step and more. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring a water bottle. Beginners are welcome. Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach, leads the class. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise SAFETY AARP Smart Driver™ Course Thursday, Feb. 11; 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. 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. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Memorial Hall West 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City Sun Health Medication Review: Brown Bag Event Friday, Feb. 19; 9 to 10 a.m.; 10 to 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. to noon Sun Health is offering a “brown bag” medication review event to have a pharmacist review your medications and answer your questions. Gather all of your prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, herbal or natural products and vitamins, and place them in a bag. A pharmacist will review your medications, screening for potential duplications or interactions, and will answer any questions you have. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise


February Classes & Events At-A-Glance Mon

Tue 1

• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Parkinson’s BIG and LOUD; 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 • Mind-Body Connection and Cancer; 1 to 2 p.m. • Strength Training for Health; 1 to 2 p.m.

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• Tour the Center; 11 a.m. to noon

8 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal Health; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • “DASH” Eating Plan; 10 to 11 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Circuit Training; 1 to 2 p.m. • Better Breathers Club; 2 to 4 p.m.

9 • Taking Care of Your Heart; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Prevention Program; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (1 of 12)

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15 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Understanding Heart Failure; 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 • Strength Training for Health; 1 to 2 p.m. • Diabetes Connection Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.

• Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis; noon to 1 p.m. • Diabetes Prevention Program; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (2 of 12)

22 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Optimal Health; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • “DASH” Eating Plan; 10 to 11 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Circuit Training; 1 to 2 p.m.

29 • 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.

Wed 3

• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer; 9 to 10 a.m. • Yoga for Relaxation and Posture; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Talking With Your Doctor; 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.

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

• A ARP Smart Driver™ Course; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Diabetes Prevention Program; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (1 of 12) • Better Breathers Club; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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

12 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Brain Fitness: Growth Throughout Life; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon

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19 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Brown Bag Event 9 to 10 a.m.; 10 to 11 a.m. & 11 a.m. to noon • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon

• Vial of Life/File of Life; 9 to 11 a.m. • Diabetes Prevention Program; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (2 of 12)

24 • Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Health Screenings and Lectures; 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 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. • Diabetes Prevention Program; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (3 of 12)

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• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Healthy Meal Prep; 9 to 10 a.m. • Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Social Security & Medicare 2016; 9:30 a.m. to noon • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga; 1 to 2 p.m. • Diabetes Prevention Program; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (2 of 12) • Dementia Caregiver Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.

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• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yoga for Relaxation and Posture; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Skin Cancer and Sun Safety; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Chair Yoga; 1 to 2 p.m. • Diabetes Prevention Program; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (1 of 12) • Monthly Meditation Practice; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. & 3 to 4 p.m.

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• Heart to Heart: Your Heart Meds; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Diabetes Prevention Program; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (3 of 12)

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25 • Diabetes Prevention Program; 1:30 to 3 p.m. (3 of 12)

• Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Eyes and the Aging Face; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon

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