Tag: health

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,…

Virtual Walk for Sjögren’s  March 12

Maria Davis I have been a Sjögren’s (SHOW-grins) patient since 2004. I am particularly excited about this year’s event, since people can participate from the comfort of their own home. You can join in an educational Zoom meeting and/or go out and walk right in your own neighborhood; details below. What is Sjögren’s? Sjögren’s is a…

Dementia—What’s Really Happening

As part of our mission to create a Dementia Friendly Community, Creative Partners (host of the weekly Memory Café), is sponsoring a free class for the community: “Dementia—What’s Really Happening in the Brain?” on Tuesday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m. For more information and/or to RSVP, call 480-203-8548, email [email protected], or go to www.slcep.org.

We Can Help Ourselves

Rina Cupples Of course, we’ve heard the benefits of good nutrition, supplements, and regular exercise. And probably heard the benefits of positive attitude, social connection, and spiritual practice. But perhaps you haven’t yet heard the benefits of giving yourself Reiki. Reiki is a Japanese word for Universal Life Force energy. That Energy is in and…

NWC and Memory Café Host Dementia Training

Neighbors Who Care and The Memory Café are part of a movement to establish Sun Lakes as a Dementia Friendly community. Dementia Friends was developed in the UK to help communities of people understand five key messages about dementia, how it affects people, and how we can make a difference in the lives of people…

Medicare Open Enrollment Is Underway

Medicare Open Enrollment is underway, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Start thinking about any changes to your coverage you might want to make. Personalized objective assistance to seniors, the disabled, and caregivers is provided by volunteer counselors trained by the Arizona Agency on Aging Benefits Assistance Program. Services include: Basic information about Original Medicare (Parts…