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.

 

 

Memory Care Caregiver Support Group

Date: Wednesdays, Jan. 7 & 21; 2 to 3 p.m. – FREE

Location: Grandview Terrace, Third Floor Administrative Conference Room, 14515 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West

Do memory care issues affect your family? Sun Health’s support group is specifically for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or any type of dementia. Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator Marty Finley, M.Ed., leads the support group, held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month. You do not need to register to attend.

 

 

 

 

A Different Approach to Total Hip Replacement

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 7; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – FREE

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. 
  • Walk-ins cannot be accommodated

Dr. Omar Abdul-Hadi from The CORE Institute will discuss the direct anterior approach for total hip replacement. This is a minimally invasive technique which may offer advantages over traditional approaches that involve significant joint and connecting tissue disturbance and can result in a rapid recovery during the weeks after surgery.

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.

Take a Tour of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing

Date: Tuesdays, Jan. 6 & 20; 11:30 a.m. to noon – FREE

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

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

Are you curious about the resources Sun Health offers to help you prevent and manage chronic illness? Want to learn more? Take a tour of Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing to learn about the available services and meet the staff tasked with guiding you on your journey towards health and wellbeing!

Tai Chi

Date: Mondays, Jan. 5 & 19; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Location: Banner Boswell Medical Center, Ironwood Room, 10401 W. Thunderbird, Sun City.

$5 per session fee. Ten-session punch cards are available for $40. Class sizes are limited and walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

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

Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art shown to improve strength and balance, and help with stress reduction and relaxation. Practiced in a variety of styles, Tai Chi involves slow, gentle movements, deep breathing, and meditation.

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.

 

Diabetes on the Run at Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing

SURPRISE, ARIZ. (Oct. 9, 2014) – November is American Diabetes Month, a time to raise awareness of diabetes, including learning ways to manage it and decrease the risk of developing the chronic condition.

A microcosm of the diabetes story is playing out in the Phoenix-metro area’s Northwest Valley where the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing is helping hundreds of people, many of them seniors, learn how to self-manage their diabetes and slow or stop pre-diabetes in its tracks.

The center opened in March with a full slate of health and wellness classes, including Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME), the Diabetes Prevention Program for pre-diabetics (DPP) and weight management. The classes are low cost and may be covered by insurance. Some insurance plans also will cover individual consultations with staff.

There are many diabetes-related success stories coming out of the center. Here are three samples:   Continue reading

Photo of Colonnade Resident Sky Diver Wins International Contest

Sharon Vizzini, resident of The Colonnade, went skydiving in October 2012. In May 2014, this photo was awarded second place in an international photo contest.

Sharon Vizzini, resident of The Colonnade, went skydiving in October 2012. In May 2014, this photo was awarded second place in an international photo contest.

PHOENIX (May 23, 2014) –– On May 21, 2014, Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) announced the selection of 18 winners of its first “Friendly Faces, Friendly Places” international photo contest, supported by the Pfizer Foundation. Out of the 500 photos submitted worldwide, one local photo was announced as a winner. The photo of Surprise resident Sharon Vizzini sky diving at age 70, placed second in the “Older and Active” category. The photo was provided by Sun Health Senior Living and submitted by the Greater Phoenix Age-Friendly Network.

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New Year Starts Off With Much to Celebrate

Ron Guziak Headshot

Your Sun Health team began 2014 in full force – mobilizing several signature projects. It’s exciting to see so many activities coming together that will make a positive impact for many in communities we serve.

The Sun Health operating theme of “population health” is policy in action. It is the foundation for all we do to support you, our independent living residents, and area “friends and neighbors,” who trust us to enhance their well-being and our partner hospitals.

Each year, your Board of Directors participates in a “retreat” day for education and reflection on the accomplishments of the past year and goal setting for the year ahead. The focus this year will be on an interactive discussion on health care policy, clinical excellence and dynamic innovations required to support the next generation of health care delivery. Continue reading