Our Senior Connection "Senior & Caregiver Conference & Expo" will occur Friday, October 13 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Prescott Valley. Approximately 70 nonprofit, for-profit and government Senior Service providers of products, services and support will have informational booths. Local experts will give presentations throughout the day on issues relating to being a Senior or Family Caregiver.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend! This twice-yearly event provides an opportunity to meet the Senior Connection Member agencies that make it possible for us to provide FREE resources to you throughout the year. Come learn what their companies have to offer, and thank them for their support of our efforts to help Seniors and Family Caregivers!
Presentations to occur throughout the day:
10am - "Demystifying In-Home Health, Palliative Care & Hospice Options"
11am - "Making Sense of Medicare"
Noon - "I’m Being Discharged from the Hospital - Now What?"
1pm - "Miracle Cures? The Latest Developments in Regenerative Medicine"
2pm - "Stroke Prevention & Recovery"
An event flier is available at our website and also available by clicking here:
Location is Liberty Traditional School, 3300 N Lake Valley Road (be sure to approach from the north, i.e. from Lakeshore Drive). Visit for part or all of the day, as your schedule allows. Free admission. No need to RSVP. Info: Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747.
RESILIENCE ADVANTAGE WORKSHOPS will be offered by Elizabeth Page, HeartMath™ Personal Mentor and Trainer and owner of Easing Up! LLC in Prescott and Prescott Valley in September. There are two 4-week workshops from which to choose. In today’s world, many of us feel anxious, overwhelmed and out-of-control. With stress in the driver’s seat, your work, relationships and health suffer. Learn simple on-the-fly skills to interrupt stress and reconnect to the wisdom of your heart. Learn to calm your emotions and mind, and focus on what you care about. Enjoy peace and well-being. In Prescott: Thursdays Sept 7-28 from 5:30-8:30pm at New Life CPR, 1555 Iron Springs Rd. In Prescott Valley: Saturdays Sept 9-30 from 9-noon in Room 330 at the Prescott Valley Civic Center, 7501 E. Civic Cr. Cost is $150 for the 4-week series. If you have a group of 6 or more, she would be delighted to offer this workshop in your home or office. For more info or to Register: Call or Text Elizabeth at (928)713-2662 or E-mail at EasingUp@outlook.com. To download a flier or a brochure, visit www.CalmingPrescott.com. Elizabeth also offers one-on-one coaching/mentoring.
GLASSFORD PLACE SENIOR LIVINGinvites the public to attend their Open House on Saturday, September 9 between 10am-1:00pm.Visit their Assisted Living Community and view their courtyard filled with roses bushes in bloom. Glassford Place provides a nurturing, caring and active environment for its residents. Located at 7509 E Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley. For more info, contact Stefanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 772-3690 or visit their website at www.enlivant.com.
LIVER WELLNESS EDUCATION – To help celebrate National Assisted Living Week, Glassford Place Senior Living is hosting a free presentation by the American Liver Foundation on Wednesday, September 13 from 2-3p.m. Location: 7509 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley. To RSVP, contact Stefanie Ramsey at 928-772-3690.
VA BENEFITS & SERVICES will be explained during a free presentation on Wednesday, Sept 13 from 4-5pm at the Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center, 3407 Windsong Dr in Prescott Valley. James Morrow, Benefits Counselor with AZ Department of Veterans’ Services, will explain: Processing compensation and pension applications, Applying for Aid & Attendance and Housebound benefits, Filing for survivor’s death benefits, Filing for burial benefits, Requesting military service records, Upgrading military discharges. RSVPs requested to Melody at (928) 441-1019.
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER will occur Thursday, September 14 beginning at 6pm in Prescott. This fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association will include a Pasta Buffet and Silent Auction. Guest Speaker will be Kerri Uehlein of the Desert Southwest Azheimer’s Association. Cost: $25/person and tickets must be reserved by Sept 8. Location is Granite Gate Senior Living Community, 3850 N Hwy 89 in Prescott. Info or tickets (928) 771-8200.
"KEEPING YOUR MIND FIT - ACTIVITIES TO BOOST BRAIN HEALTH" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, September 14 from NOON-1pm at Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer Drive, Prescott Valley. Presenter Chris Knack, Home Care Assistance, will lead a fun and interactive session as he explains intellectual activities to help keep the brain sharp and healthy. Just like the body, the brain experiences changes in structure and function as a result of aging, but studies show you can delay age-related cognitive decline and boost brain health through activities that stimulate five domains of the brain. He’ll discuss various factors that contribute to brain health, including how nutrition affects brain health. (Directions: From Hwy 69, go north on Navajo Drive, right on Sommer Dr.) RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928)778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html
"WHAT TO DO WHEN WE FEEL DOWN" is a free presentation to occur Wednesday, Sept 20 from 11am-noon in Prescott. Connie Boston, MSW, Senior Peer Prevention Program, will cover the difference between sadness and clinical depression and the importance of seeking treatment for depression. A short mood scale self-test will be administered, and wellness tips for combating "the blues" provided. Location: Samaritan Village Tower, 1075 Ruth St. Limited seating. RSVPs requested to 778-3302.
"HEALTHY LIFESTYLES FAIRE," sponsored by CASA (Central Arizona Seniors Association), will occur on Thursday, September 21 from 9:30am-1pm in Prescott Valley. Dedicated to your health and wellbeing, the event will include Health & Wellness Screenings as well as information from local agencies. CASA Kitchen Café will be open from 11am-12:30pm (Salad Bar, Entrée & Vegetable, Bread, Dessert & Drinks is just $5-$7). CASA Thrift Shop, Baked Goods & Food Pantry will be open for your convenience. Raffle Prize drawings throughout the event, with proceeds to raise funds for CASA Meals-On-Wheels. Free admission. Location: 9360 Manzanita Circle, Prescott Valley. Info: 772-3337.
"LEARNING TO COPE WITH THE EMOTIONAL STRESS OF DIABETES & HEART DISEASE" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, September 21 from NOON-1pm at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley. Presenter Elizabeth Page, Easing Up! LLC will explain how emotional self-management can improve coping and self-care for people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. She will cover: The stress of 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 for emotional self-management and provide a demonstration of their effects on your nervous system. (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, please visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html
FALL PREVENTION AWARENESS will occur Friday, September 22 between the hours of 11am-1pm in Prescott. YRMC, NACOG Area Agency on Aging, Yavapai County Community Health Services and other agencies have formed the Northern Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition to provide education, information and referrals to the public to prevent falls. Location: YRMC Wellness Center, 930 Division Street. Info: (877) 521-3500.
AARP SMART DRIVER CLASS will be held on Friday, September 22 beginning at 1pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott. Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Reservations required at (928) 925-5230.
PRESCOTT WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S will occur in Prescott on Saturday, September 23. Begins & ends at Downtown Courthouse Plaza. Check-in opens at 7:30am, Walk begins at 9am. Info available at the Alzheimer’s office located in Prescott at 3111 Clearwater Drive, Suite A or at prescottalzheimerswalk.org or call (928) 771-9257.
"EAT HEALTHY, LIVE HEALTHY" is a free presentation by the YRMC Clinical Nutrition Department to occur Tuesday, Sept 26 from 3-4pm in Prescott. As you age, healthy eating can make a difference in your health. Improve your sense of well-being, sharpen your mind, get stronger & live longer. It’s never too late to change your diet and improve the way you feel. Location: Highgate Senior Living, 1600 Petroglyph Pointe Dr in Prescott. For info to reserve a seat, call 541-1400.
"WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIAL 911?" is a free presentation to occur Wednesday, Sept 27 from 12:30-1:30pm in Prescott. Sponsored by YRMC, Jeff Knotek, RN, Paramedic, Retired Firefighter & Flight RN, will explain what the 911 dispatcher will ask, and who will respond to your call. Location: YRMC Wellness Center, 930 Division Street, Prescott. Reservations required at 771-5794.
"CREATING A SAFER HOME FOR SENIORS" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday September 28 from NOON-1pm at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott. Presenter Valerie Hentzschel, MSW, Visiting Angels, will discuss the prevalence and consequences of falls; the importance of creating a safe home environment, including fall prevention techniques, fire safety tips, the danger of keeping out of date medications; and how to maintain access to and enhance communication with family and emergency personnel. (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