Pre-Diabetes: Knowing If You Are at Risk & What You Can Do About It

Date: Friday, Jan. 16; 9 to 10 a.m. – FREE

Location: Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise

RSVP: To register for classes, please call 623-207-1703

  • Registration is required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. 
  • Walk-ins cannot be accommodated

The Centers for Disease Control estimate that half of those over 65 years of age have pre-diabetes. Registered Dietitian Tracy Garrett will discuss the risk factors for developing diabetes and how it can be prevented or delayed.

 

What’s the Point? An Introduction to Acupuncture

Date: Thursday, Jan 15; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – FREE

Location: PORA Headquarters, 13815 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West

RSVP: To register for classes, please call 623-207-1703

  • Registration is required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. 
  • Walk-ins cannot be accommodated

Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles, the application of heat or electrical stimulation at acupuncture points to encourage the body to heal itself and improve functioning. Please join licensed acupuncturist Julie Sandschafer as she explains the many benefits to this alternative healing model.

 

An Introduction to Diabetes: Could You Be Too Sweet

Dates: 

  • Tuesday, Jan. 13; 1 to 2 p.m.  – Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise – FREE
  • Wednesday Jan. 14; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Banner Boswell Medical Center, Juniper Room, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City – FREE

RSVP: To register for classes, please call 623-207-1703

  • Registration is required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. 
  • Walk-ins cannot be accommodated

Have you or someone you know been told that they have diabetes? Join us for an introductory discussion of diabetes by Tracy Garrett, our registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, and learn what you can do to improve your blood sugars and overall health.

 

Taking Care of Your Heart: Palliative and Hospice Care

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 13; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - 

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconvenience. Every effort has been made to reach those who have registered for the class. Thank you. 

 

Banner Boswell Medical Center’s free education series teaches people about their heart and how to manage chronic heart disease. Participants are encouraged to sign up for multiple classes, as presentation topics vary throughout the year. January’s featured topic: “Palliative and Hospice Care” is presented by Dr. Annie Khurana, Medical Director Palliative Medicine, Banner Boswell Medical Center.

 

AARP Smart Driver

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 13; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Grandview Terrace, Santa Fe Dining Room, 14515 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West

RSVP: To register for classes, please call 623-207-1703

  • Registration is required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. 
  • Participants must bring a drivers license and a check made payable to AARP to the session.
  • Fee – Participant cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers
  • Cash will not be accepted.
  • Due to limited class size and supplies, walk-ins will not be admitted

AARP Smart Driver is the nation’s first and largest driver safety course designed especially for drivers aged 50-plus. The course is intended to help drivers live more independently as they age and remain safe on today’s roads. Participants may be eligible to receive a multi-year discount on their auto insurance premiums (contact your insurance company for more details). The course was totally redesigned in 2014 and is taught by AARP volunteer instructor Robin Mandell. Participants must bring a drivers license and a check made payable to AARP to the session. Cash will not be accepted. Due to limited class size and supplies, walk-ins will not be admitted.

 

Better Breathers Club

Date: Monday, Jan. 12; 2 to 4 p.m. – FREE

Location: The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise

RSVP: To register for classes, please call 623-207-1703

  • Registration is required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. 

This monthly education and support group is 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. Group meetings occur the second Monday of every month.

 

SLAMM: Sit Less Move More

Date: Monday, Jan. 12; 9 to 10 a.m. – FREE

Location: Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services, Juniper Room, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City

RSVP: To register for classes, please call 623-207-1703

  • Registration is required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. 
  • Walk-ins cannot be accommodated

A 2012 survey of more than 200,000 American adults found that those who sat more than eight hours daily had a 15 percent greater risk of dying within three years than those who sat for fewer than four hours a day. Exercise Physiologist and Health Coach Rhonda Zonoozi will address the risks of prolonged sitting and offer practical ways to move more throughout the day.

 

 

Valley Fever: The Silent Epidemic

Date: Friday, Jan. 9; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. – FREE

Location: The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise

RSVP: To register for classes, please call 623-207-1703

  • Registration is required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. 
  • Walk-ins cannot be accommodated

Dr. Craig Rundbaken of The Arizona Institute of Respiratory Medicine and Valley Fever Clinic will discuss signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Valley Fever.

 

 

How To Handle a Behavioral Health Crisis

Date: Thursday, Jan. 8; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – FREE

Location: Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services, Juniper Room, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City

RSVP: To register for classes, please call 623-207-1703

  • Registration is required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. 
  • Walk-ins cannot be accommodated

What are the steps to take when your loved one is experiencing a behavioral health emergency and you do not have the legal documents needed in place? This question becomes more challenging for someone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Pam Braun, MSW, LCSW, will explain how to prepare for and handle these types of situations.

Events with fewer than 10 reservations are subject to cancellation. Sun Health makes every effort to avoid cancellations; but should one occur, all registered attendees will be contacted in advance. Registered participants are asked to call to cancel if they cannot make a session.