"LEARNING TO COPE WITH THE EMOTIONAL STRESS OF CHRONIC ILLNESS is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, January 4 from NOON-1pm at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott.  Presenter Elizabeth Page, Easing Up! will talk about the stress related to having a chronic illness and the demands of doing what the doctor says; how stress affects diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure and other aspects of our bodies; the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and the sense of stress; depleting & renewing emotions and their impact on our motivation for self-care. She will explain simple techniques that help calm the body and mind, leading to emotional self-management; and provide a demonstration of their effects on our nervous system. Directions: From YRMC, go north on Willow Creek Road, Left (west) on Green Lane. Church is on right side, set back from street. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html

ADULT CARE SERVICES invites the community to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 9 from 10-11a.m. in Prescott. If you’ve wondered what your loved one with dementia would experience on a typical day at The Margaret T. Morris Center, this is your opportunity to find out. A Nurse, Life Enrichment Directors, Chef, and Executive Director Yvonne Napolitano will provide an overview of the services and programs available. There will be time for questions and a tour of the community. Location: 878 Sunset Av, Prescott. For more info or to RSVP, call Melody at 441-1019.

"HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN & BODY" presented by the Alzheimer’s Association will occur January 10 from 1:15-2:15pm in Prescott. Learn the latest research in the areas of nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, using hands-on tools to help you incorporate these into a plan for healthy aging. Location: Granite Gate Senior Living, 3850 N Hwy 89, Prescott. Call 708-4636 to rsvp.

"THE BENEFIT OF MUSIC FOR THOSE AFFLICTED WITH DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER'S" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, January 11 from NOON-1pm at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley. Music can reawaken memories and recognition in those affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Presenter Dwayne LeSassier, Dwayne's Music Ministry, will explain what dementia/Alzheimer's disease is; how music can affect someone who has dementia or Alzheimer's Disease, what kind of music is beneficial; what kind of change you can expect to see; and he will discuss how much of an increased need there will be for music therapy as baby boomers come into the age bracket in which one usually sees the start of dementia/Alzheimer's Disease. (Directions: From Hwy 69, go north on Glassford Hill, right on Long Look.) RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html

"RIGHTSIZING: THE UPSIDE OF DOWNSIZING" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, January 18 from NOON-1pm at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott. Presenter Barbara Kult, Owner of In Your Space Consulting, will help us take a serious and humorous look at how stuffed we and our homes are! She’ll cover five key points: 1) Rightsizing - how it differs from Downsizing; 2) Creating the home and space that reflects your life today; 3) Why should you make the effort?; 4) Who or what's in control?; 5) You're committed to change. What's the plan?  Directions: From Whipple, go north on Ruth Street, towards Prescott High School, right on Scott Drive, left at stop sign. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.seniorconnection.us/SpeakersBureau.html

CHINO VALLEY HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO, sponsored by the Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, will occur Friday, January 19 at Heritage Middle School, 1076 N Rd 1 West from 10am-2pm. Event will include Health Screenings, chair yoga, healthy treats, preventative and management practice information for a multitude of health challenges. You’ll find hearing and vision screenings, nutritional information, Heart Screenings, Lung Cancer Screenings, Mental Health Screenings, Podiatrists, Wound Care, Respiratory Wellness, Breast Care, Vein Care provider information for your health and wellness. There is no cost to attend. Info: 636-2493 or director@chinovalley.org

"DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS" will be presented by the Azheimer’s Association on January 23 from 11am-noon in Prescott. Learn tips and information on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about issues relating to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Location: Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E Rosser. Call 778-3000 to rsvp.

"NATURAL & SAFER WAYS TO MAINTAIN YOUR HEALTH" is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, January 25 from NOON-1pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Dr, Prescott. Presenter Lois Eaton, NMD is a naturopathic doctor and owner of Joyful Health. She will explain the range of services and benefits of naturopathic medicine; talk about organic and non-GMO foods, and offer tips on how and where to save money when purchasing these products. She will also explain how to recognize when a heart attack may be happening; provide a good way to avoid the flu, and discuss new concepts coming in medicine. Directions: From Whipple, go north on Ruth Street towards Prescott High School, right on Scott Dr, right at stop sign. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html

"TINNITUS - WHAT'S ALL THE BUZZ?" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, February 1 from NOON-1pm at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott.  Presenter Dusty Spitler, A2Z Hearing Health, will speak about Tinnitus, commonly referred to as "ringing in the ears." It can manifest many different perceptions of sound, including buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing, and clicking. Tinnitus is not a disease, but can be a symptom of a wide range of underlying health issues. Dusty will explain causes, treatments and tools that can provide relief for those who suffer from this condition. Directions: From YRMC, go north on Willow Creek Road, Left (west) on Green Lane. Church is on right side, set back from street. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html

 

 

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