Tag: health

Do Yoga with Margie at CWPV Fitness Center

If you suffer with an achy back, sore knees, and tight shoulders and hamstrings, you might consider taking a yoga class. A well-rounded Hatha Yoga class helps us move our joints safely and strengthen our muscles and bones. Many of the poses challenge our balance and help prevent falls and fractures that so many seniors…

Medicare, Medicaid, and Related Benefit Information

Personalized objective assistance to seniors, the disabled, and caregivers is available, provided by volunteer counselors trained by the Arizona Agency on Aging Benefits Assistance Program. Services include: Basic information about Original Medicare (Parts “A” and “B”), Supplemental (Medigap) policies, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part “D”), Medicare Advantage Plans (HMOs, etc.), AHCCCS (Medicaid), ALTCS (Arizona Long…

Red Cross Blood Drive September 30

The Sun Lakes Posse will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Sun Lakes Posse building located at 9531 E. Riggs Road in Sun Lakes. Visit www.sunlakesposse.org for more information and to make an appointment.

Ila’s Fall Schedule

Ila Mackerman Strength and Balance and Tai Chi classes will begin on Sept. 7. Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church. The cost per class is $2. Come anytime. Classes at the Cottonwood Palo Verde Fitness Center will also resume Sept. 7, on Mondays and…

Summer Fitness Classes

Ila MacKerman Strength and Balance classes will be going all summer long on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at Southlake United Methodist Church. All participants can do this class easily, as we use chairs for some support. The cost is $2 per class. Core Express classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays…

Yoga for Strong Bones and Better Balance

Margie Parrish, Instructor As we age, our bones become more porous. Weak, porous bones can lead to fractures of the hip, spine, or wrist. These conditions are called osteopenia (low bone density) or the more advanced stage, osteoporosis. The intention of this class is to maintain and/or create stronger bones and better balance. We will…

Save the Date: Dementia Friends Training

Neighbors Who Care and Creative Engagement Partners have paired up to formally request that Sun Lakes be declared Dementia Friendly Sun Lakes as a Dementia Friendly community, and many in Sun Lakes have already been trained. All this means is that residents here care and are part of a movement to help our community of…

Are Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids for You?

May is National Better Hearing Month! So please join the Hearing Loss Association of America/Sun Lakes Chapter on May 12 at 1 p.m. via Zoom technology when we meet with Michele Michaels, Hearing Healthcare Program Manager for the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Michele will bring us up to date on…

Dementia 101 Class Offered at Robson Reserve

Elaine Poker-Yount, Arizona Republic senior citizen matters columnist, Board Chair for Creative Engagement Partners (home of Memory Café), and Certified Independent Dementia Trainer, is offering a Dementia 101 Course: “Dementia: What’s Happening in the Brain?” at Robson Reserve located at 9508 E. Riggs Road, in Sun Lakes, on Tuesday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m. To register,…