Sun Health Center For Health & Wellbeing Opening New Doors

Sun Health's Center for Health & Wellness - Grand Opening , March 19, 2014

Sun Health’s Center for Health & Wellbeing offers new twist on health and wellness with group classes and individual consultations with health professionals.

Edson and Loretta Allen were among the first visitors in the door at the March 19 grand opening of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing in Surprise, a center that’s already opening new doors for health and wellness in the northwest Valley.

“We were very impressed with the people we met. They seem to have a sincere interest in helping people with their health issues,” Edson Allen said of the center’s staff members. Loretta described the center as “beautiful.” The Sun City West couple, who split their time between Arizona and Minnesota, was so impressed that they both signed up for the center’s gold-level membership, which includes a host of healthy perks.   Continue reading

Your Aging Story: Who Will Be The Author?

Yesterday’s Grand Opening at the new Center For Health & Wellbeing was a rousing success, thanks to the warm welcome we received from the local community! Over 300 people attended the health fair, tours of the new center and inspiring presentations given by Dr. Roger Landry, author of Live Long, Die Short and staunch supporter of Sun Health.

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It’s impossible not to be a fan of Landry’s book and mission, which is to dispel the myth that once we retire, the rest of our lives are spent in decline – but that instead, we can remain at high performance much longer. He references that research has proven that more than SEVENTY PERCENT of performance versus decline is based on our own lifestyle and choices.

 “Want a more rewarding retirement and healthier aging? Then it’s critical to stay connected, active and fulfilled.”

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Sun Health Foundation Golf Tournament an ‘Ace In The Hole’

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Many thanks to the players, sponsors and volunteers who participated in the 2014 Swinging in the Sun for Aces Golf Tournament, held March 10 on the Patriot Course at Wigwam Arizona.

The tournament raised money for the Sun Health Memory Care Navigator program, providing free personalized support for patients and caregivers affected by memory loss.

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New Health Care Assistance & Resources for AZ Seniors

Eight minutes might be enough time to unload a bag of groceries, load the dishwasher, fill your car’s gas tank or feed the dog, but is it really enough time to spend with your doctor? Yet this is average time most seniors are given during an office visit.

When you have a chronic disease, it’s simply not enough time to make a REAL difference.

Our new Center for Health & Wellbeing was created to help Arizona seniors bridge the gap. Learn more by watching our newest video!

Introducing the March Edition of Healthy U

It’s here! The second edition of HealthyU, the Sun Health Senior Living newsletter, is out. (Click here if you missed February, the first issue showcasing our brand new look.)

Did you let staff know what you think of the new design? If you have a chance, stop by and let the front desk know…We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

This issue has a full listing of Sun Health classes for the month, details about the upcoming grand opening celebration of the Center for Health & Wellbeing on March 19th, plus a quick intro to its staff! Click on the link and take a look.

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Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Announces New Hires

Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Names Director; Hires Dietician, Exercise Physiologist & Certified Diabetes Educator

Sun Health’s non-profit Center for Health & Wellbeing, which celebrates its grand opening on Wednesday, March 19, recently hired Nancy Webber, RN, MSN, to serve as director of its chronic disease and wellness programs. In addition, Tracy Garrett, RD, joins the staff as the Center’s dietitian; Rhonda Zonoozi, BS, CHWC, HFS as its exercise physiologist and health coach; and Deborah Burns, RN, MSN, CDE as its certified diabetes educator.

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Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Celebrates Grand Opening Wednesday, March 19th

Tours, an interactive health fair, screenings, demonstrations, healthy snacks and special presentations featuring aging expert Dr. Roger Landry, author of Live Long, Die Short

Sun Health takes a giant step forward in its mission of championing healthy living with the grand opening of the Center for Health & Wellbeing. Its newest community health program, the Center for Health & Wellbeing is a nonprofit resource offering education and support for those who have been diagnosed with chronic heart and lung conditions, diabetes and pre-diabetes or memory impairment.

GRAND OPENING EVENT INFORMATION

  • TIME: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • DATE: Wednesday, March 19
  • PLACE: 14719 W. Grand Ave., which is across the street from Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, and adjacent to Sun Health’s corporate headquarters and The Colonnade, one of Sun Health’s three independent living communities.

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‘Cardiac Kids’ Put Heart into Raising Funds for Cardiac Research at BSHRI

Tournament Director Ken Skinner, Foundation Gift Officer Bonnie Olsen, Dewi Gaballa (wife of Dr. Gaballa) and researcher Dr. Mohamed Gaballa.

Tournament Director Ken Skinner, Foundation Gift Officer Bonnie Olsen, Dewi Gaballa (wife of Dr. Gaballa) and researcher Dr. Mohamed Gaballa at softball fundraiser.

The weather was chilly with overcast skies, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the 50 senior men who played in the Bill Bromley Memorial Cardiac Kids Softball Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Liberty Buick Field in Sun City West. Players ribbed each other mercilessly and hot-dogged it on the field, but there was a higher purpose.

The players share a history of heart problems and this was their 9th annual tournament to raise funds for cardiac research. This year’s event raised nearly $2,000 for cardiac stem-cell research being conducted by Mohamed Gaballa, PhD, at the Banner Sun Health Research Institute. Dr. Gaballa was on hand to report on his research, thank the crowd for their support and to throw out the first pitch. Despite the players’ health issues, the atmosphere was markedly light-hearted.   Continue reading