Valley Fever: The Silent Epidemic

Date: Friday, Jan. 9; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. – FREE

Location: The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise

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. Craig Rundbaken of The Arizona Institute of Respiratory Medicine and Valley Fever Clinic will discuss signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Valley Fever.

 

 

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.

 

Grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Enables Sun Health to Expand its Center for Health & Wellbeing

SURPRISE, ARIZ., Dec. 18, 2014 – A Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust grant totaling $148,000 will enable Sun Health to expand its successful Center for Health & Wellbeing programs to the Southwest Valley in 2015.

“This generous grant from the Piper Trust will help us help more people learn about and adopt healthier lifestyles,” said Jennifer Drago, Sun Health’s executive vice president of Population Health.

La Loma Care CenterThe new Center will be co-located inside the La Loma Rehabilitation Center, located on Sun Health’s La Loma Village campus, 14260 Denny Blvd. in Litchfield Park. Continue reading

Sun Health Programs Making Measurable Differences in Health of Patients and Clients

Innovative approaches helping chronically ill and those recovering after a hospitalization 

SURPRISE, ARIZ., Dec. 4, 2014 — Preventing hospital readmissions and managing chronic disease present complex challenges for health care providers and organizations.

Sun Health, a community-based nonprofit organization, is using innovative approaches to address these challenges. The resulting Sun Health programs, the first of which was launched in 2011, are yielding promising results and drawing attention from many quarters in the health care industry.

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Wulkan Foundation Grants $10k to Northwest Valley Connect

Transportation Coordination Service to Use Grant to Expand Services

SURPRISE, ARIZ. – Dec. 3, 2014 – Northwest Valley Connect (NVC), a nonprofit transportation coordination service founded by Sun Health and Benevilla, recently received a $10,000 grant from the Wulkan Foundation, a like-minded organization dedicated to helping older adults find transportation options.

Wulkan Foundation $10k Grant

(L-R) Jennifer Drago, NVC board chair; Beverly Wulkan, Wulkan Foundation; Kathy Chandler, NVC’s executive director and mobility manager; Michelle Dionisio, NVC board member.

The grant was awarded to NVC by Beverly Wulkan, an experienced civil engineer and transit expert, well-acquainted with the challenges older adults often face when planning local trips to doctors, the pharmacy, the grocery store, social engagements and other appointments and errands.

Wulkan explained why she chose NVC as the recipient of the grant: “First, Northwest Valley Connect is helping seniors find options to their transportation needs, which is a match with the foundation’s mission. Second, having been involved in nonprofit organizations, I understand that a little extra money is always helpful with new programs.” The Wulkan Foundation was started by her husband Alan Wulkan in 2013.

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