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.

AUGUST EVENTS

 Learn more about new Sun Health tools that speak for you in an emergency – Tuesday, August 6
Sun Health is now hosting introductory classes for two new programs providing enhanced access to vital medical information during an emergency. Join us to learn about these new tools, and to get your free ‘Vial’ and ‘File’ of Life! This free Sun Health Community Education class is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at The Colonnade, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise. Space is limited; registration is required by calling 623-455-5633, or visiting www.sunhealth.org and clicking “Community Education” at the top of the page. Call 623-455-5633 to register, or to schedule a presentation for your social group or club.

Monthly Blood Pressure Clinics – August 6 and August 20
Banner Health volunteers are on site monthly to check your blood pressure and answer any questions you may have. Walk-ins are welcome. Blood Pressure Clinics are normally held first and third Tuesdays of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. at Grandview Care Center, 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Bldg. B, Sun City West.

Heart Disease Risk Factors– Wednesday, August 7
There are several different conditions and habits that raise your risk of developing heart disease. Come and learn what they are and how you can help prevent heart disease. The presenter is Lindsey Brucker-Wall, MS, CES. This free Sun Health Community Education class is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services Juniper Room, 13180 N. 103rd Drive – Sun City. Space is limited; registration is required by calling 623-455-5633, or visiting www.sunhealth.org and clicking “Community Education” at the top of the page.

Medication Safety – Thursday, August 8
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, adverse drug events—injury resulting from the use of medication—result in more than 700,000 visits to hospital emergency departments. Many of those instances could have been prevented. Kristin Calabro, PharmD, The University of Arizona, discusses all aspects of medication safety, to ensure you are being helped, not hurt, by the over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, or herbal remedies you may be taking. This free Sun Health Community Education class is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8 at Sun Health Corporate Headquarters Community Room, 14719 W Grand Ave – Surprise. Space is limited; registration is required by calling 623-455-5633, or visiting www.sunhealth.org and clicking “Community Education” at the top of the page.

Summer Sun, Not Always Fun – Friday, August 9
W. Patrick Davey, MD, MBA, FACP is one of the most highly trained dermatologic surgeons in the country. Dr. Davey’s work has been published in several national publications and he is a regular presenter at major national conferences. Dr. Davey discusses the dangers and prevalence of skin cancer in Arizona. This free Sun Health Community Education class is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 9 at The Colonnade, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise. Space is limited; registration is required by calling 623-455-5633, or visiting http://www.sunhealth.org/community-education-events/ and clicking “Community Education” at the top of the page.

Osteoporosis: The Silent Disease – Monday, August 12
Osteoporosis is a disease that results in loss of bone strength and leads to fractures. Osteoporosis related fractures outnumber the frequency of stroke, heart attack and breast cancer in women in the United States. Osteoporosis is preventable and treatable in both men and women. This free Sun Health Community Education class is scheduled from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12 at The Colonnade, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise. Space is limited; registration is required by calling 623-455-5633, or visiting www.sunhealth.org and clicking “Community Education” at the top of the page.

Alternative Treatments for Arthritis – Wednesday, August 14
Do you or someone you know suffer with arthritis pain? Does decreased mobility caused by arthritis limit activities in your daily life? This course, taught by Kyle Robbins, DC, discusses innovative ways to free yourself from arthritis’ destructive nature. This free Sun Health Community Education class is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Grandview Terrace, 14515 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West. Space is limited; registration is required by calling 623-455-5633, or visiting www.sunhealth.org and clicking “Community Education” at the top of the page.

Bites & Stings– Thursday, August 15
Life in the desert can mean coming face-to-fang with a snake, or putting on a shoe and finding a scorpion’s painful stinger awaiting you. Aside from the pain, some bites and stings can bring serious consequences. Ann-Marie Krueger, MPH, CPH, Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center, shares her expertise on which bites and stings are more than just a nuisance. This free Sun Health Community Education class is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15 at Sun Health Corporate Headquarters Community Room, 14719 W Grand Ave – Surprise. Space is limited; registration is required by calling 623-455-5633, or visiting www.sunhealth.org and clicking “Community Education” at the top of the page.

Skin Care and Aging – Friday, August 16
According to the National Institute on Aging, as one ages, skin becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Patrick Davey, MD, MBA, FACP, will discuss the increased need to take care of one’s skin when growing older. This free Sun Health Community Education class is scheduled from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 at El Dorado of Sun City, 10330 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City. Space is limited; registration is required by calling 623-455-5633, or visiting www.sunhealth.org and clicking “Community Education” at the top of the page.

Get The Facts on Valley Fever – Tuesday, August 20
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in the U.S., more than 65 percent of all valley fever cases occur in Arizona. Join Craig Rundbaken, DO, FCCP, FACOI, Respiratory & Valley Fever Clinic, for more information about this condition that’s so common in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. This free Sun Health Community Education class is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at The Colonnade, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise. Space is limited; registration is required by calling 623-455-5633, or visiting www.sunhealth.org and clicking “Community Education” at the top of the page. 

Advancements in Treatment of Shoulder Arthritis – Wednesday, August 21
Jason Scalise, MD, The CORE Institute, is a Board Certified and internationally recognized fellowship-trained specialist in reconstructive and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder. Dr. Scalise is also a national leader in the fields of shoulder replacement surgery, revision shoulder replacement surgery, shoulder fracture surgery and rotator cuff surgery. He will share his expertise during this important seminar. This free Sun Health Community Education class is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at Grandview Terrace, 14515 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West. Space is limited; registration is required by calling 623-455-5633, or visiting www.sunhealth.org and clicking “Community Education” at the top of the page. 

Chest Compression-Only CPR – Friday, August 23
Held in partnership with Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, this class provides an introduction to Hands-Only CPR. This lifesaving tool is helpful for bystanders who want to help, but may feel intimidated by the prospect of combining chest compressions with rescue breathing. This free Sun Health Community Education class is scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 23 at The Colonnade, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise. Space is limited; registration is required by calling 623-455-5633, or visiting www.sunhealth.org and clicking “Community Education” at the top of the page.

Proactive Care in a Reactive World – Wednesday, August 28
Led by Sun Health Business Consultant Cameron S. Svendsen, MSW, LCSW, the class challenges individuals coping with chronic illness to play a more proactive role regarding their health, and age “…deliberately, not passively.” He will discuss Northwest Valley programs that are changing the landscape of senior health care. This free Sun Health Community Education class is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Grandview Care Center, 14505 W. Granite Valley Drive, Bldg. B, Sun City West. Space is limited; registration is required by calling 623-455-5633, or visiting www.sunhealth.org and clicking “Community Education” at the top of the page.

24 Hours in the Life of a Poison Control Center – Thursday, August 29
Much like a hospital emergency room, a poison control center’s operations go non-stop for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ann-Marie Krueger, MPH, CPH, Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center, talks about the life-saving information that is available whenever it is needed. This free Sun Health Community Education class is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 29 at La Loma Village, Sonoran Dining Room, 14154 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park. Space is limited; registration is required by calling 623-455-5633, or visiting www.sunhealth.org and clicking “Community Education” at the top of the page.

About Sun Health Community Education
Sun Health is a long-standing community partner providing philanthropic resources for area health care, comprehensive senior living options in three locations, and signature programs that leverage technology to enhance health care and service – both within and outside hospital walls. Its Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides philanthropic funding for Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Banner Sun Health Research Institute and other nonprofit services. For more information please visit www.sunhealth.org.

Sun Health/Banner Health Partnership
Sun Health is proud to offer its nonprofit Community Education series in partnership with nationally recognized Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and Banner Sun Health Research Institute, three facilities receiving annual philanthropic investments from Sun Health Foundation. For more information, please visit www.sunhealthfoundation.org.

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