Diabetes Prevention Program: 22-part series

Location: Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services, Juniper Room, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City

RSVP: Please call 623-832-9355 to register. Cost for the entire program is $220 and may be covered by some health care insurance policies. 

  • $220 Fee that may be covered by insurance
  • Registration is required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. 
  • Walk-ins cannot be accommodated

This program, composed of 16-weekly sessions followed by six monthly sessions, is designed for pre-diabetics and those at risk of diabetes. Developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the curriculum is based on research and has been shown to significantly decrease the risk of developing diabetes among attendees who actively adopt recommended lifestyle changes. Class goals are to increase physical activity, encourage healthier eating and promote modest weight loss.

Class will be held at three West Valley locations:

  • Starts Monday, Jan. 26; 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. – La Loma Care Center, Community Education Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park 
  • Starts Wednesday, Jan. 28; 3 to 4:30 p.m. – Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Administrative Conference Room, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City 
  • Starts Thursday, Jan. 29; 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise

 

Preventing Disability From Neurological Disease

Date: Monday, Jan. 26; 9:30 to 10:30 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. Ahmad Nizam, neurologist from The CORE Institute, will discuss the latest treatments and breakthroughs for preventing disabilities from neurological diseases.

Supporting Brain Fitness through Spirituality

Date: Thursday, Jan. 22; 9:30 to 10:30 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

Many of us have discovered that we’re more productive when our bodies and minds are aligned. The challenge is in learning to develop a method that achieves this alignment consistently. Cameron Svendsen, MSW, LCSW, discusses spiritual techniques through balance, relaxation, prayer and gratitude that ultimately enhance both brain health and our quality of life.

 

Fabulous Fiber: Healthy Benefits and Strategies

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 21; 1 to 2 p.m. – FREE

Location: La Loma Care Center, Community Education Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park

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

  • Registration is required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. 
  • Walk-ins cannot be accommodated

Registered Dietitian Tracy Garrett discusses the many benefits of consuming a diet that contains adequate fiber. General fiber recommendations will be shared, as well as tips that can be used to reach your fiber goals.

 

Osteoporosis: Keeping Your Bones Strong

Date: Monday, Jan. 19; 1 to 2 p.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

Registered Dietitian Tracy Garrett will discuss lifestyle interventions that adults can do to keep their bones strong and prevent injury.

 

Yoga for Optimal Health

Date: Monday, Jan. 19; 11 a.m. to noon

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

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

  • $5 per session fee. Ten-session punch cards are available for $40. Class sizes are limited.
  • Registration is required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. 
  • Walk-ins cannot be accommodated

Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years and offers many health benefits such as increasing your flexibility, strength, and balance. It also includes breathing techniques to increase relaxation and help with stress management. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing.

 

The Latest in Alzheimer’s Prevention Research and Clinical Trials

Date: Monday, Jan 19; 10 to 11 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

Brian Browne of the Banner Sun Health Research Institute presents information on new clinical trials aimed at preventing Alzheimer’s disease that are being conducted right here in the Northwest Valley.

 

 

Diabetes Self-Management Education: Eight-Week Series

Dates & Locations:

  • Starts Monday, Jan. 19; 9 to 10:30 a.m. – La Loma Care Center, Community Education Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park

  • Starts Tuesday, Jan. 20; 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise

  • Starts Wednesday, Jan. 21; 9 to 10:30 a.m. – Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Administrative Conference Room, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City

RSVP: Please call 623-832-9355 to register and to inquire regarding insurance coverage. 

  • Fee – may be covered by Medicare or insurance carriers
  • Registration is required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. 
  • Walk-ins cannot be accommodated

This eight-week class provides the guidance needed to help prevent diabetic complications and improve overall health status for people with this condition. This series is taught by Tracy Garrett, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator; and Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and health coach.

The fee for this series may be covered by Medicare and other insurance carriers and would require a physician referral. Referrals can be faxed to 623- 832-9356.

Pre-Diabetes: Knowing If You Are at Risk & What You Can Do About It

Date: Friday, Jan. 16; 9 to 10 a.m. – FREE

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

The Centers for Disease Control estimate that half of those over 65 years of age have pre-diabetes. Registered Dietitian Tracy Garrett will discuss the risk factors for developing diabetes and how it can be prevented or delayed.