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

New Foundation Fellows & Founders’ Roundtable Members Recognized

Left to right: Sun Health Foundation (SHF) Board of Trustees Chairwoman Patricia Lewis Finnell, Sun Health CEO/President Ronald Guziak, and new Foundation Fellow Joseph Malka, financial advisor at Edward Jones and a member of the SHF Planned Giving Committee.

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

Grandview Terrace Takes two Awards at
LeadingAge Arizona May 30

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.

Appraisal Fair at Sun Health Resale Shop is a Blast From the Past

It may not have been The Antique Road Show but the May 14 Appraisal Fair at the Sun Health Resale Shop in Sun City came close.

More than 30 people brought heirlooms and assorted treasures to the shop, at 14668 N. Del Webb Blvd., to have professional appraiser Josh Levine valuate their possessions.  Levine, owner of Scottsdale-based J Levine Auction & Appraisal, donated five hours of his time for the event. Continue reading

Sun Health Care Transitions Program Receives ‘Case In Point Platinum Award’

Jennifer Drago attended the Case in Point Platinum Awards ceremony today in Washington, DC., where our Care Transitions Program was recognized as the 2013 Winner in the Transitions of Care Program category!

The Case In Point Platinum Awards is a unique awards program that recognizes the most successful and innovative case management programs working to improve health care across the care continuum. Continue reading

Professional Appraiser Comes to Sun City

Get your valuables appraised at Sun Health Resale Shop on May 14

SUN CITY, ARIZ. – Ever wonder what your beloved family heirlooms and yard-sale treasures are worth? Professional appraiser Josh Levine of J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC in Scottsdale can tell you during an Appraisal Fair, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at the Sun Health Resale Shop, 14668 N. Del Webb Blvd., Ste. 12 in Sun City. Continue reading