Celebrating Your Health & Lifestyle
The Sun Health Way
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Taking Dining Services to ‘Wow’ Level
Sun Health Senior Living partners with Morrison Community Living
Keep Stress at Bay Exercise can help reduce the stress that ails you
Care Navigating Memory
Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator program provides needed service to area residents
For our community friends
Welcome to LiveWell A magazine produced specifically for you
t would be nice if stress were merely a young person’s game. After retirement, all of our stresses should just fade away, right? We wish.
As you know, retirement brings its own brand of stress and often it means worrying about new health challenges. In this issue of LiveWell, you’ll learn a little more about how older adults experience stress, the hormonal changes that accompany aging and some steps you can take to keep stress at bay. For some families, one particular stressor that comes with aging involves memory-related issues, including Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. To help alleviate that stress, we created Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator program. You’ll learn about the program through the eyes of Shirley Frizell. When her husband, Bill, started experiencing memory-related issues, Shirley turned to the Memory Care Navigator program and learned what to do make sure he got the care he needed and that they were protected legally. Shirley turned to And finally, one thing you shouldn’t have to stress about is food. We’re proud the Memory Care of the high marks that our Sun Health Senior Living residents give our dining Navigator program programs — and we want to keep it that way. and learned to do make sure he got That’s why Sun Health recently formed a strategic partnership with Morrison the care he needed Community Living, a company known for its commitment to local, seasonal, and that they were sustainable and delicious food. We recently asked for feedback from our residents and protected legally. evolving our food offerings into even fresher, more innovative gourmet fare. So, keep an eye out for updated menus. We hope you will enjoy the new cuisine available to our residents, as well as guests in The Bistro at The Colonnade, in The Club at Grandview Terrace or in The Atrium Cafe at La Loma Village. And whether it’s about our dining programs, health services or something else, we want to know what’s on your mind. Email us anytime at email@example.com. Stay Healthy,
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April 2016, Issue 8 SUN HEALTH 14719 W. Grand Avenue Surprise, AZ 85374 623.832.5350 firstname.lastname@example.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 The Colonnade Barbara Foster, Exec. Dir. 623.236.3770 SUN HEALTH at HOME Terri Cluff, Exec. Dir. 623.227.HOME (4663) sunhealthathome.org 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 Sharon Grambow, Exec. VP and COO Sun Health Senior Living Jennifer Drago, Exec. VP-Population Health
From left: Executive Chefs Curtis Anderson (Grandview Terrace), Kelvin Wong (The Colonnade), Miguel (Mike) Lozano (La Loma Village), and System Executive Chef Tom Smith
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Sun Health’s program provides needed service to area residents
8 Keep Stress at Bay
Taking Dining Services to ‘Wow’ Level Sun Health Senior Living partners with Morrison Community Living
Exercise can help reduce the stress that ails you
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Seared salmon with mango-pineapple salsa and grilled romaine
CREATED FOR SUN HEALTH On the Cover: Shirley Frizell, Sun City West resident and Sun Health Foundation board member
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Taking Dining Services to
Sun Health Senior Living partners with Morrison Community Living By John Tucker
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“The dining experience is either one of the biggest satisfiers or biggest dissatisfiers on resident surveys,” says Sharon Grambow, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Sun Health Senior Living, which owns and operates three independent living Life Care communities. “Residents at all of our communities consistently give high marks to our dining services. The challenge is how to keep it innovative.” To help with innovation, Sun Health formed a strategic partnership in February with Morrison Community Living, a company with a 95-year history in the hospitality business, particularly in senior living environments where it’s known for its commitment to local, seasonal, sustainable and palatepleasing food. “The dining experience is already a strength for the communities here,” says Philippe Michelin, regional director of operations for Morrison. “With this partnership, it can only get better.” Tom Smith IV agrees. He was impressed enough that he left his role as Dining Services director and executive chef at La Loma Village to take a job with Morrison as the system executive chef for Sun Health Senior Living. He now provides support to all three culinary teams, ensuring they have the System Executive Chef Tom Smith IV checks out the kitchen at The Colonnade. resources they need and that they are
nyone who has ever cooked a meal for family and friends knows how hard it is to please one person’s palate, let alone hundreds of palates. The chefs, cooks and servers at senior living communities live this challenge daily.
Meet the New Morrison Team at Sun Health Senior Living
hile a few of the Morrison Community Living team members are new to Sun Health, many are familiar to residents and staff. Here is a look at who is leading the team:
Philippe Michelin is Morrison’s regional director of operations. He oversees several communities in Arizona, including all of Sun Health Senior Living. Michelin is responsible for operations and implementation of culinary and hospitality standards, events and construction of dining venues. Andres Montoya is the system general manager, who supervises the directors of dining services at each community. He is responsible for implementation of culinary, hospitality and operational programs. He provides oversight for the entire culinary team as well as dining programs, now and during construction of new venues.
following Morrison practices and The dining services directors oversee each community’s culinary department, including staff, menu, budget and culinary standards. They ensure the campuses procedures. meet all regulatory guidelines for food safety. Ultimately, they are responsible for “Sun Health is driving resident satisfaction. The people in this role are: growing and we need better systems to control • Joe Butler, who is new to Sun Health, at Grandview Terrace in Sun City West. • Steve Romero, also new to Sun Health, at La Loma Village in Litchfield Park. food quality and costs, and to standardize practices so Tom Smith is the new system executive chef, after working at La Loma since that quality and efficiency 2006. He is responsible for ensuring all culinary systems are in place as well as staff training and assisting in menu development. He supports all three are consistently high across executive chefs listed below: all communities,” Smith says. “Morrison has systems that work • Kelvin Wong at The Colonnade, where he has worked for purchasing, ordering, inventory since 2012. • Miguel (Mike) Lozano at La Loma Village, where he has management, sanitary practices and worked since 2015. more. They have 15,000 recipes that include • Curtis Anderson at Grandview Terrace, where he nutritional information and calorie counts. has worked since 2012. Morrison provides extensive training for staff, both For more information call front of house and back of house, and opportunity 623-236-3767 or visit for professional growth.” See page 9 for sunhealthseniorliving.org. some examples of those recipes. “Food One of the first actions taken after More the partnership with Morrison than ever before, should be was to survey residents about senior living residents one of the joys of their likes, dislikes and expect a lot from dining programs, suggestions for improvement. including more exciting and varied menus and a social life, and not just “We really need feedback component to meals. The Sun Health-Morrison the food but the from residents,” Michelin says. partnership provides an example of how Sun Health “Once we have that, we will Senior Living is innovating to meet these expectations socialization assess the responses and decide by creating “wow” experiences that go beyond the food and all that goes the best way forward.” on the plate. The changes mirror those taking “You know the saying, ‘Life’s too short to eat bad with it.” place across the senior housing food?’ Food should be one of the joys of life, and not just industry as communities now offer varied the food but the socialization and all that goes with it,” menus, fresh ingredients and gourmet cooking done Smith says. by expert chefs. Bon appetit.
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Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator program provides a needed service to area residents By Gremlyn Bradley-Waddell
Memory are C hen Shirley Frizell began noticing a few years ago that her husband, Bill, was experiencing memoryrelated issues, one of her first instincts was to contact Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator program for guidance. Shirley, a Sun City West resident, says doing so was the best move she ever could have made. “It is a great service, and it is offered at no cost to the community,” says Frizell, who is on the Sun Health Foundation Board of Trustees. “It is so needed by people out there like me.” The Memory Care Navigator program, which debuted in 2013, is funded solely by donations to Sun Health Foundation. Thus far, there have been more than 800 requests for assistance. Amazingly, the program is currently composed of just one staff member, Marty Finley, M.Ed., who, during her initial assessment of clients, helps them 6 LiveWell
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and their families “Sun Health is paying “navigate” the attention and new path their lives have taken, responding to the offering resources, needs of the tips and plenty of community,” support. “Consultations are typically me sitting with the family in their home, listening and asking questions,” Finley says. “I develop what I call an action plan, and I give them ‘homework’ assignments. I get to help them and be someone they know they can count on. They know they can call me tomorrow or two years from now, and they do.” Frizell says during her first meeting with Finley, whom she calls “an angel,” she learned what she needed to do to protect Bill and herself legally and in health-related matters.
An Investment in the Future of Wellness By Sharon Thornton, Executive Vice President/Chief Philanthropy Officer
S Memory Care Navigator Marty Finley, M.Ed., (left) and Shirley Frizell discuss memory care issues.
Finley’s homework recommendations for the Frizells included obtaining a Medical Alert Safe Return bracelet for Bill — in case he should wander and be unable to find his way home — and that Shirley attend a class on self-care skills for caregivers. As a result, Frizell says she read everything about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease that she could and was determined to find the best possible care for her husband, who moved to a home for memory care patients in January. “I’ve learned more about memory care issues than I ever wanted to know,” says Frizell, who’s also become something of a spokeswoman for memory care advocacy, having spoken last year at an Alzheimer’s fundraiser. “Because I was given help from Sun Health, Bill was able to get the help he needed.” Finley says the Frizells are fortunate because they knew about the Memory Care Navigator program through their involvement with Sun Health, as well as with other local community organizations such as Benevilla. Finley and Frizell have made it their goal to make sure everyone who could use the Memory Care Navigator program in this area knows about it. Finley’s caseload has been steadily rising since she started. With that in mind, Sun Health Foundation and advocates like Frizell are hoping to secure even more funding to expand the program. “Sun Health is paying attention and responding to the needs of the community,” Finley says. “If you have to have dementia, you are living in the best place because we are very resource rich in the West Valley.” To learn more: SunHealth.org/memorycare or 623-832-9300.
hirley and Bill Frizell’s heart-felt story about memory loss and Marty Finley’s efforts to help them navigate the rocky shoals of Alzheimer’s disease is a powerful example of philanthropy in action. The generosity of Sun Health Foundation donors enables Marty to provide these much-needed services at no cost to the community. It’s an amazing gift, as Shirley Frizell can attest. Many of you probably know that the Foundation is the philanthropic arm for Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers and the Banner Sun Health Research Institute. What you may not know is the Foundation also provides financial support to a variety of Sun Health’s community wellness programs, including the Memory Care Navigator program. With donor support, we can offer nationally recognized programs such as Care Transitions, Medication Management, Vial of Life/File of Life, Community Education classes and the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing. The Center is a perfect example of how leveraging evidence-based practices and the latest health care technology can improve lives. With three West Valley locations, and a multidisciplinary team of health and wellness professionals, we can provide our clients with up-to-date information, tools and support, and teach them how to manage their own health conditions more effectively. The Center’s staff provides a variety of services including nutrition counseling, fitness evaluations and fitness-plan development, weight-loss management, diabetes and pre-diabetes management, fall prevention, balance and strength programs, health education classes, massage, acupuncture and referrals to community resources. I encourage you to learn more about these and other Sun Health services aimed at helping people lead healthier, fuller lives. It’s all possible because of the generosity of people like you. Please consider helping us continue these important services by making a gift to Sun Health Foundation. To learn more, call us at 623-832-5330 or visit sunhealthfoundation.org. April 2016 • sunhealth.org
Exercise can help reduce the stress that ails you By Rhona Melsky
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tress carries a lot of baggage. Frayed nerves. Upset stomach. Rapid heartbeat. Sleeplessness. The list goes on. Unless you’re a Buddhist monk in deep meditation, chances are that stress is a frequent, and sometimes unwelcome, companion in your life, no matter what your age. But adults age 55 and older may experience stress differently, according to Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health and wellness coach at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing. “The body’s natural defenses against stress tend to slow down with age,” Zonoozi says. Worries over retirement, dwindling finances, loss of independence, declining health — our own health or a loved one’s health — are common worries faced by seniors. Zonoozi primarily helps older adults and sees
the downside of too much stress. “As we age, our brains lose some of their ability to regulate hormone levels,” she says. “Older adults who feel stressed tend to produce larger amounts of stress hormones, and over time that can lead to health problems.” But don’t worry. Be happy because there are many ways to destress, including one of Zonoozi’s favorites: a thing called exercise. We’ve heard a million times that regular exercise is important for our overall health, but it’s also a proven way to keep the stress demons from your door. Research backs it up: A 2013 Princeton University study found that mice who exercised frequently were less anxious in stressful situations than their more sedentary neighbors. Other studies have shown that exercise can boost one’s mood by stimulating production of “feelgood” neurotransmitters such as dopamine and endorphins. “These neurotransmitters are like natural antidepressants,” Zonoozi says. “Antidepressant medications can take several weeks to kick in, but you can experience the relaxing effects of a 30-minute walk almost immediately.”
AN OUNCE OF MEDITATION IS WORTH A POUND OF STRESS RELIEF
ally Charalambous worked for years in New York City as a trauma nurse, a demanding job loaded with stress. She discovered that meditation dramatically helped ease not just job-related stress, but also the stress in her life. “It helped me mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually,” she says.
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Retired and living in Arizona, Charalambous now teaches group meditation classes twice a month at Sun Health. “Everyone can learn to meditate. It’s about practicing mindfulness and learning to stay in the moment,” says Charalambous. Hundreds of research studies conducted over the past decade have shown that meditation is beneficial
Nutrition Exercise also helps distract us from our stressors by providing something else to focus on. Exercise may reduce muscle tension and the secretion of cortisol, known as the “stress hormone.” Regular exercisers tend to react and recover more effectively in highly stressful situations. “This acute stress response pumps up the heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate, which prepares us to fight or flee,” Zonoozi says. One more thing to know: exercisers tend to sleep better. You snooze. You lose your stress. From yoga, to walking, to water aerobics, there are several physical activities that can help reduce our stress. Other techniques may include deep breathing, meditation and journaling. “It’s much better to work out, than to stress out,” Zonoozi says. For more information about stress relief, contact The Center for Health & Wellbeing at 623-832-WELL (9355) or sunhealthwellbeing.org.
in addressing chronic pain, high blood pressure, loneliness, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and just plain stress. “Practicing meditation regularly normalizes blood pressure and creates a deep sense of calm and control that counteracts stress. You can’t be stressed and relaxed at the same time,” she says.
Recipe suggested by Tracy Garrett, registered dietitian for the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, & created by Jae Church, corporate executive chef of Morrison Community Living
with mango-pineapple salsa and grilled romaine Seared salmon 4 oz. salmon filet <1/8 tsp. ground black pepper <1/8 tsp. kosher salt 2 tsp. olive/canola oil (90/10 blend) In a saute pan, heat the olive oil. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Sear the fish skin-side up until it becomes golden in color, turn over and cook the skin until crisp and the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. Serve hot. Mango-pineapple salsa 1/2 oz. diced mango 1/8 oz. diced red bell pepper 1/8 tsp. chopped cilantro 1/8 oz. minced yellow onion 1/2 oz. diced pineapple Combine mango, cilantro, pineapple, bell pepper and onion in a bowl. Stir. Cover and refrigerate. Grilled romaine 1 head romaine lettuce Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Peel away and discard any discolored outer leaves of romaine. Trim off the bottom of the lettuce, leaving the core intact. Cut the romaine heads lengthwise into 4 equal parts. Wash the romaine and allow to dry as much as possible. Mist the cut sides of the romaine with the olive oil, and grill briefly on each cut side just long enough to mark the lettuce. Caesar dressing 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice 1 egg yolk 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper 1/4 tsp. minced garlic 1/8 tsp. kosher salt <1/8 tsp. Dijon mustard 3/8 tsp. white wine 1/8 oz. anchovy 2 tbsp. vinegar 1/8 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese 1 1/4 tbsp. olive/canola oil (90/10 blend) 1/8 tsp. Tabasco 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce In a blender, add all ingredients except vinegar and oil. Blend, slowly add vinegar, and then drizzle in oil. Chill and serve. Calories 450 (1881 kJ); Calories from fat 351; % Daily Value 1; Total Fat 39g 60%; Sat. Fat 8g 40%; Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 40mg 13%; Sodium 960mg 40%; Total carbs 16g 5%; Dietary Fiber 3g 12%; Sugars 5g; Protein 9g
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BONE & JOINT HEALTH Healthy Happy Feet Wednesday, Apr. 6; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Art Reynolds, pedorthist from Foot Solutions, as he discusses the anatomy of the foot, proper footwear fit, how to avoid common foot issues and how to maintain healthy, happy feet. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise BRAIN HEALTH Stroke Support Group Thursday, Apr. 7; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This support group promotes sincerity, sharing and wellbeing. Although the group provides an opportunity to share hardships and concerns, the focus is on celebrating successes, educational empowerment and supporting strength. Registration is not required. Banner Boswell Rehab Center, Main Dining Room 10601 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City
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Emotional Impact of Parkinson’s Disease Wednesday, Apr. 13; 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 patients as well as their family members and caregivers. Learn strategies to minimize this impact and how to redirect our emotions in a positive manner to ensure quality of life. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West Strengthening The Domains of Your Brain Thursday, Apr. 21; 9 to 11:30 a.m. Your brain is so much more than memory. Join Heather Mulder from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute to learn about the different domains of your brain, such as cognition, language and memory. This brain health class can act as your “personal trainer” to strengthen the domains that need improvement. PORA Headquarters 13815 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West What to Know about Brain Injury as We Age Tuesday, Apr. 26; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Exercising, eating right and avoiding stress are strategies that help maintain a healthy body as we age. But, what about your brain? Speech Language Pathologist Beth Lynch from HealthSouth will touch on strategies to maintain a healthy and active brain, discuss populations who are at risk for brain injury, and what can be done to lower the risk. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14515 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West
Monthly Meditation Practice Wednesday, Apr. 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 Drive, Sun City West CANCER CARE Peaceful Breath & Relaxation Tuesday, Apr. 5; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. This group focuses on breathing exercises and guided meditations designed to relax and restore the mind. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends. Provided in partnership with the Cancer Support Community Arizona. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer Wednesdays, Apr. 6 & 20; 9 to 10 a.m. Chef Madelyn Pryor demonstrates easy, nutritious meals that you can make. April’s topics will be salads and lunch. 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 Cancer Support Group Tuesday, Apr. 19; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Cancer Support Community’s support group is open to anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis. The group will explore ways to deal with stressors of diagnosis and find support with others in a caring environment. Registration is not required. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West
DIABETES CARE Intro to Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes Prevention Join our Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Tracy Garrett, as she discusses risk factors, symptoms and interventions to prevent or delay the negative health consequences related to diabetes. This is an introductory class for the Diabetes Self-Management and the Diabetes Prevention (Prediabetes) courses offered throughout the year. Wednesday, Apr. 20; 3 to 4 p.m. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Monday, Apr. 25; 2 to 3 p.m. Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Juniper Room, 2nd Floor 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City Diabetes Connection Support Group Monday Apr. 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 this month’s discussion on oral health. Registration is not required. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise HEART HEALTH Taking Care of Your Heart: Eating Heart-Healthy Tuesday, Apr. 12; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Not sure where to begin when learning to cook and eat heart-healthy? Join Heather MatthewsKing, registered dietitian at Banner Boswell Medical Center, as she guides you on your heart-healthy eating journey. Faith Presbyterian Church 16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City
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Tour the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Tuesday, Apr. 5; 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 Getting Active and Staying Active Monday, Apr. 18; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Tracy Garrett, registered dietitian, as she speaks on fitness. Research proves that exercise has a role in the treatment and prevention of more than 40 chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, obesity and hypertension. Find out how to use exercise as a “medicine” to help prevent or manage many of most common chronic health conditions. Litchfield Park Library 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park LUNG HEALTH Better Breathers Club This is a monthly education and support group for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Learn ways to cope with COPD while gaining support and encouragement from those who share in your struggle. Registration is not required. Monday, Apr. 11; 2 to 4 p.m. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise
Dementia Caregiver Support Group Wednesdays, Apr. 6 & 20; 3 to 4 p.m. Do memory care issues affect your family? Sun Health’s support group is specifically for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or any type of dementia. Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator Marty Finley, M.Ed., leads the group. Registration is not required. Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West PHYSICAL FITNESS Chair Yoga Fridays, Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays, Apr. 4, 11, 18 & 25; 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Apr. 6, 13, 20 & 27; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. Chair yoga incorporates all of the benefits of a traditional yoga class with the added support of a chair. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Tai Chi Fridays, Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; 11 a.m. to noon Mondays, Apr. 4, 11, 18 & 25; 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Apr. 6, 13, 20 & 27; 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 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
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Yoga for Optimal Health Mondays, Apr. 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 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. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise Strength Training for Health Mondays, Apr. 4, 11, 18 & 25; 1 to 2 p.m. This low-intensity class uses bands, body weight and other items to train the 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, Apr. 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. 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. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
Yogalates Fridays, Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; 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 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 SAFETY Balance and Strength Training Starts Thursday, Apr. 7; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This eight-week series will emphasize balance exercises, along with leg and core strength training, in a group setting. Home exercises will be provided. Participants must be able to stand without assistance. Exercise Physiologist and Certified Health Coach Rhonda Zonoozi will be the instructor. Call 623- 832-WELL (9355) to register and inquire about cost. Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise AARP Smart Driver™ Course Monday, Apr. 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 50plus. 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. The Colonnade, Recreation Village 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise
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• $ Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. • $ Yoga for Relaxation and Posture; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Healthy Meal Prep; 9 to 10 a.m. • Healthy Happy Feet; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • $ Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Dementia Caregiver Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.
7 • Stroke Support Group; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. • $ Balance and Strength Training (1 of 8); 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
• $ Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. • $ Yoga for Relaxation and Posture; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Emotional Impact of Parkinson’s; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • $ Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Monthly Meditation Practice; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. & 3 to 4 p.m.
14 • $ Balance and Strength Training (2 of 8); 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. • Better Breathers; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
• $ Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. • Healthy Meal Prep; 9 to 10 a.m. • $ Yoga for Relaxation and Posture; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • $ Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon • Intro to Diabetes; 3 to 4 p.m. • Dementia Caregiver Support Group; 3 to 4 p.m.
21 • Strengthening The Domains of Your Brain; 9 to 11:30 a.m. • $ Balance and Strength Training (3 of 8); 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
27 • $ Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. • $ Yoga for Relaxation and Posture; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • $ Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon
28 • $ Balance and Strength Training (4 of 8); 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
8 • $ Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • $ Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • $ Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon
15 • $ Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • $ Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • $ Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon
22 • $ Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • $ Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • $ Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon
29 • $ Chair Yoga; 8 to 9 a.m. • $ Yogalates; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • $ Tai Chi; 11 a.m. to noon
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