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

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

Arizona Charities: The Sun Health Foundation Receives Funding for Community Health Program

The Board of Visitors, a nonprofit organization that raises more than $750K annually to serve the health care needs of women, children and the elderly in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area, recently granted the Arizona charity, the Sun Health Foundation, $50,000 to support Sun Health Care Transitions, a nationally recognized community health program. Continue reading

Sun Health Foundation – Save The Dates

Sun Health Foundation has announced plans for an exciting year ahead. Traditional signature events such as the annual Gala and Auction, Holiday Home Tour & Gift Boutique and the ever popular Fashion Show join new favorites including the Lexus Champions for Charity Golf Tournament Drawing, the annual golf tournament and a special salute to Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center’s 25th anniversary at the annual physician-donor recognition event.

See below for the event dates:  Continue reading

Sun Health Foundation & Faithful Donors Donate $500,000 to Behavioral Health Unit

The Sun Health Foundation, with the help of contributions from faithful donors throughout the West Valley, donated approximately $500,000 for renovations to Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center’s SAGE unit.

SAGE, which stands for Support, Adaptation, Growth, Enrichment, offers one of the few programs in Arizona that treats patients who need simultaneous medical and behavioral health care. Continue reading