Sun Health Launches Personalized Memory Program To Serve Patients With Dementia

arizona nonprofitSun Health has launched a Memory Care Navigator program, the newest offering in the Arizona nonprofit organization’s rapidly growing collection of community health programs.

Peoria’s Marty Finley, M.Ed. has been selected as the Sun Health Memory Care Navigator, who will provide personal and professional guidance to patients, family members and caregivers coping with the emotional, psychological and physical effects of dementia. The Navigator will prepare a plan of care individualized to their needs, and will serve as a liaison between patients and families, their physicians and ancillary community services. Continue reading

Michael L. Mandell Elected Chairman of the Sun Health Foundation Board of Trustees

Arizona nonprofitMichael L. Mandell has been elected as the new chairman of the Arizona nonprofit Sun Health Foundation Board of Trustees for the 2014 fiscal year beginning July 1.

Mandell, a resident of Corte Bella in Sun City West, is a retired executive who has lived in the Northwest Valley since May, 2006. He previously served as the Board’s vice chairman and as chairman of the Board’s Planned Giving Committee. Continue reading

Sun Health Elects R. Jack Stephenson Chairman of Sun Health Services Board

arizona nonprofitR. Jack Stephenson has been elected chairman of the board for Arizona nonprofit Sun Health Services for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

Stephenson, a resident of Sun City West, has a rich history of civic involvement, serving as president of both the Sun City West Rotary Club and the Briarwood Country Club in 2011. He previously served as vice chairman of the Sun Health Services Board, and has been active on a number of board committees as well as the Sun Health Foundation Board. Continue reading

Sun Health Community Education Presents Ongoing Health Talks in August

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

Leading Alzheimer’s Research Scientist to Join Banner Sun Health Research Institute and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

BHSRI New Staff - Dr Oddo  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

Help a Foster Kid Start the School Year With a New Backpack & School Supplies

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

Learn How to Help Kids in Foster Care at Foster Care Awareness Day

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