Grandview Terrace EMT Josh Martindale is one step closer to achieving a dream that many kids have but not many fulfill – becoming a firefighter.
He recently graduated at the top of his class as a Certified Firefighter I & II in the Fire Academy through Mesa Community College. Josh, who works the 4 p.m. to midnight shift at GVT, was a beneficiary of the Grandview Terrace Community Service Foundation Scholarship program, a resident-funded program that provides money for employees to further education and training. Continue reading
Jim Dean does a ladder drill in a Neuro Wellness West class.
Jim Dean believes exercise is important to maintaining mobility as he ages. After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2007, it became a necessity. Dean threw himself into a rigorous exercise routine that he’s kept up for the past six years. There’s no doubt in his mind, and in the minds of his wife, doctors and other health professionals, that the workouts have had a positive effect.
Seeing the results inspired Jim and his wife Sara to help fund Banner Neuro Wellness West, a new program at Banner Sun Health Research Institute (BSHRI) that provides exercise, education and support for people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. Continue reading
Sun Health Foundation thanks the 2013 Healthy SUNsations Gala sponsors and all who supported an evening dedicated to advancing research and care for those with Parkinson’s disease. The event raised $125,000 in support of Parkinson’s patient care and research at Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers.
More than 400 guests toured six showpiece homes and shopped for holiday treasures at the 2013 Holiday Boutique & Home Tour, held Dec. 7, at The Colonnade in Surprise. The events were sponsored by Sun Health Foundation to benefit cardiac care at Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers.
The tour of the homes was a “tour de force” featuring everything from modern to traditional architecture, priceless works of art and furnishings from around the world. Guest also enjoyed appetizers and refreshments at each home. The two-day gift boutique offered shoppers a wide assortment of holiday-themed gifts.
Special thanks to major sponsor La-Z Boy Furniture Galleries of Arizona, other sponsors, boutique vendors, volunteers and especially the homeowners for welcoming guests into their homes.
Since opening its doors in 2005, La Loma Care Center has provided its residents and the surrounding community with high quality rehabilitation and long-term care services. In 2013, the center launched a major re-positioning project to upgrade its campus and prepare for future skilled nursing and assisted living needs based on projections.
The project included remodeling existing space into a 6,400 square-foot, state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym, equipped to serve inpatients–and for the first time, outpatients. The center also opened a new 27-bed short-stay skilled nursing unit, featuring home-like touches and patient-centered nursing care. A newly constructed Community Education Room recently opened and work is nearing completion on 10 new assisted living apartments, with residents expected to move in in January or early February 2014. To see photos, go to http://on.fb.me/1dhN0iF
Sun Health Foundation is pleased to announce Rebecca Bair has joined the organization as a senior director of development. She will be working with donors and friends to encourage support for the community programs and services Sun Health provides.
“Rebecca brings a wealth of experience and community involvement to that will help advance Sun Health’s mission,” said Penny Cowden, chief development officer for Sun Health. Continue reading
The Evolution Show Choir from Willow Canyon High School performed three songs at the 2013 Gala.
On Nov. 9, 400-plus party-goers helped transform the Wigwam Arizona into a“magical” place during the 2013 Healthy SUNsations Gala “The Magic of Miracles” fundraiser.
The event conjured up $125,000 in support of Parkinson’s patient care and research at Banner Sun Health Research Institute, and at Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers.
Silence fell over the guests at Arrowhead Lexus in Peoria on Oct. 3, as Randy McGrane, vice-chair of the Sun Health Foundation Board of Directors, was handed the winning drawing ticket for the 2013 Lexus Champions For Charity Golf Tournament. Continue reading
The way health care is experienced and delivered is undergoing seismic change, making it more important than ever for consumers, especially seniors, to proactively manage their own health care. That was the take-away message from “Proactive Care in a Reactive World,” a talk given by Sun Health Business Consultant and Social Worker Cameron Svendsen at a recent Community Education session hosted at Sun Health’s Grandview Care Center in Sun City West. Continue reading
More than 60 school-age children received new backpacks filled with school supplies at The Colonnade on July 23. It was the culmination of a month-long SHINE (Sun Health Involvement Never Ends) project to raise funds to purchase backpacks and supplies for children living in foster care homes in Surprise. Continue reading