Surprise, Ariz. (July 22, 2013) – The Sun Health Community Education Series presents free ongoing health and wellness programs on a variety of health care, healthy living and personal and financial safety topics focused on seniors. Events occur several times each month at locations across the West Valley and are presented as a community service. Events with less than 10 reservations are subject to cancellation. We make every effort to avoid cancellations, but if one does occur, we will contact all registered attendees in advance. Continue reading
Dr. Salvatore Oddo, a leader in the development of genetically-engineered mouse models and their use in the study of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, has joined the research team at the Banner Sun Health Research Institute (BSHRI) as a Senior Scientist and as an Associate Professor in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Oddo comes to Arizona from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he served as an assistant professor in the physiology department. He started at BSHRI on July 1. Continue reading
Last September Sun Health Senior Living Arizona retirement communities broke ground on The Villas, a 36-unit condo-style apartment complex, at The Colonnade in Surprise.
Just 11 months later, the building will open at the beginning of August, and we will welcome the new residents to the community. Continue reading
SHINE (Sun Health Involvement Never Ends) is partnering with OCJ Kids (Opportunity, Community and Justice for Kids) to purchase back packs and school supplies for foster children living in Surprise.
A $20 donation will sponsor a brand new backpack filled with needed school supplies for a foster child. Checks can be made out to the “Sun Health Foundation” and are tax-deductible. Give individually or pool funds with friends or coworkers.
Please drop off your checks at the Sales offices at any of Sun Health’s three senior living communities or at Sun Health’s Administration offices. Continue reading
Each month, almost 1,000 new children enter Arizona’s foster care system, which is already overflowing with more than 14,000 young people, many seeking a safe family environment. There is an urgent need for more foster parents but there are many other ways to help kids in foster care that don’t require as big of a commitment. Some of these volunteer opportunities include:
- Volunteering for a foster care or adoption agency
- Mentoring a child in foster care
- Tutoring a child in foster care
- Serving as a court-appointed advocate
- Helping repair bicycles for foster kids
Learn more at the Foster Care Awareness Day, Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m. to noon, at The Colonnade, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise Continue reading
Sun Health is now hosting introductory classes for two new programs providing enhanced access to vital medical information during an emergency. Join us to learn about these new tools, and to get your free ‘Vial’ and ‘File’ of Life! Call 623-455-5633 to register, or to schedule a presentation for your social group or club. Continue reading
Professionals such as stockbrokers, attorneys, accountants, wealth managers and financial advisors are constantly on the lookout for ways to reduce their clients’ income and estate taxes. Charitable giving offers an excellent avenue for accomplishing this goal while giving back to the community.
Sun Health Foundation staffers are especially grateful for professionals who educate their clients about the benefits of making charitable gifts through the Foundation to support nonprofit health care in the West Valley. These professionals are fondly named Foundation Fellows. Continue reading
On Thursday, May 30, LeadingAge Arizona held its annual Awards Dinner. During the evening, 10 awards were given out, with two of them going to Grandview Terrace.
The first award was given to Executive Chef Ron Mendyka, for Outstanding Mentor.
Then the Innovation in Care and Services award was presented to the Grandview Terraces’ Gluten-Free Dining Program, lead by Director of Dining Services Terry Wallace and Chef Ron, along with key team members Certified Dietary Manager Leslie Longacre and Dining Room Manager Kevin Bright.