Tag: The Perfect Place

Spring Has Arrived At the Perfect Place

Rose Saunders The Perfect Place is a non-medical adult center that provides social and recreational activities for individuals with cognitive impairments. Established in 1994, The Perfect Place provides respite for caregivers and fun activities for those who attend. Our activity directors have been busy the last few months assisting our participants with various arts and…

Pachura Family Honored

Dennis and Rose Pachura

Maynard Iverson, Chair, Public Relations Committee, Council 9678, Knights of Columbus Brother Dennis Pachura and his wife of 41 years, Rose, were recently recognized for their leadership and community involvement with the Knights’ Family of the Month honors. Long-time residents of Sun Lakes, the Pachuras were born and educated in the upper midwest; he in…

Music for The Perfect Place

Rose Saunders Research has shown that music can enhance the quality of life for older adults. Listening to or singing songs may provide emotional or behavioral benefits to those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Key brain areas linked to musical memory are relatively undamaged in dementia. Music can be a way to communicate with those who…

The Perfect Place

Rose Saunders The Perfect Place is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides social and recreational activities for adults with cognitive challenges in a structured, safe environment while offering support and respite for the family caregiver. We also offer education about cognitive changes and the aging process. Although we have been serving Sun Lakes since 2004,…

Centennial birthday bash at the Perfect Place

  It was party time at The Perfect Place on Friday afternoon, May 11, as we held our annual Centennial Birthday Bash. This year’s guests of honor were Sarah Getty, celebrating her 100th birthday, and Jean Arthur, celebrating her 101st birthday. The Perfect Place, an adult daycare facility, knows how to throw a party! The party began…

The Perfect Place – A social destination for seniors

Students from Forte College: Otnul Icanca, Natalu Hopper, Katy O’Hara, Christina Arredondo and Gomorri Olegla

Alice Baldwin Our September focus group hosted five students from Forte College in the Phoenix area who demonstrated the health benefits provided by updated dental products and modern dental hygiene. Working with an older population presents specific challenges when addressing brushing teeth with and without adaptive equipment, dry mouth syndrome and denture care. This presentation…

The Perfect Place – A Social Destination for Seniors

Dabra Dyjak, Education Coordinator, University of Arizona Center on Aging

What is Dementia? This was the topic of discussion at the Perfect Place Saturday morning, May 29. Debra Dyjak, representing the Arizona Center on Aging, engaged our group with research, anecdotes and group participation. We left with a greater knowledge of the many types of dementia, strategies useful for volunteers and support techniques to help…

The Perfect Place thanks volunteers with tea

The English/Irish tea at the beautiful home of Carol Pogatchnik

The incredible volunteers at Perfect Place were honored this week with an English/Irish tea at the beautiful home of Carol Pogatchnik. Carol and staff members created an aura of a high tea for all of us volunteers. We were treated to scones with clotted cream, tea sandwiches, fruit kabobs and then presented with a dessert…