Category: September 2016

Grief classes offered at SLUMC

When a loved one dies, life is never the same for those left behind. Beginning on Wednesday, September 7, Sun Lakes United Methodist Church will offer GriefShare, a non-denominational seminar and support group designed to assist those who are struggling with the loss of a loved one. John McCollum, who completed the GriefShare program in…

Learn how to ring hand bells

Come meet Libbie Randels!

Lyn Munn Come to the fellowship hall of the Sun Lakes United Methodist Church on Saturday morning, October 22, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and learn how to ring hand bells. “Back to Bells,” a free class, is being given by Libbie Randels, seen in the accompanying photo. She is a representative of the Handbell Musicians of…

Word of The Month: Proprioception

David Zapatka Have you ever fractured an ankle, leg or hip? Did you find it difficult regaining your balance and full control of your healed joint or limb, maybe instability or possibly even “knowing” exactly where it was? This can be very unsettling. On a dead run last year I stepped into a concrete rain…

Sun Lakes Ukulele Group kicks off October 23

Nancy Harrison If you’ve visited the Cottonwood Clubhouse on a Sunday afternoon and heard some happy music and laughter coming from the Ceramics Room, you’ve heard our Sun Lakes Ukulele Group. The group, led by Cottonwood Palo Verde resident Nancy Harrison, will kick off its third season on October 23. We meet on the first…

In Passing

Robert F. Durben Robert F. Durben, 93, of Sun Lakes, AZ, passed away on July 30, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Shirley Hansen Durben, and the late Dorothea Harrington Durben; dear father of Mark (Betty) Durben and Patti (Randy) Smith; dear grandfather of Rachel, Bryan, Chris, Gabriel (Stephanie) and John (Christina); dear great-grandfather of…

Hand Building Pottery class

Diane Watkins All levels welcome. Come join us at Cottonwood on Wednesday mornings from 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Activities Room, A-8. Learn how to hand build clay into your masterpiece! We now have a new Slab Roller so let’s get dirty! Each class is taught by Diane Watkins. Diane is a member of the…

Golden Goalies – my posse

Bea Loozer Recently I sent a sympathy card to a Goalie who moved back to Chicago and then lost her mother. She thanked me with the claim, “You Golden Goalies are my posse.” I don’t think she meant we are enforcers. I think she was getting at the friendship that has developed around a common…