"THE BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE" is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, April 5 from NOON-1pm at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane in Prescott.  Chiropractic care can alleviate the symptoms of numerous health conditions. Dr. Robert Boehland, Cornerstone Family Chiropractic, will explain the various methods used in chiropractic care, the benefits including the neurological benefits, how to recognize the signs of spinal degeneration, how to determine what type of chiropractic care is right for you, and understanding that health comes from the inside out. (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

"LET’S TALK ABOUT PARKINSON’S" will occur Friday, April 6 from 2:30-3:30pm in Prescott. Chris Knack, MS, LAC and Certified Geriatric Care Manager will discuss the stages of the illness and its varying symptoms and signs, as well as the variety of treatments and physical therapy options. Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive. Info: 708-4636.

"MANAGING PAIN:  SEEKING SOLUTIONS TO A COMPLEX CHALLENGE" will occur Sunday April 8 and Sunday April 15 from 1-3:30 pm each day. Each day’s presentations are free and open to the public and will include expert speakers in a variety of pain related fields. Facilitated by Sam Downing, MD – Director, YRMC Palliative Care. Schedule:

APRIL 8: "Show Me Where It Hurts...Assessing Pain" by Dr Stephen Galper, YRMC Physician Care Pain Specialist; "Natures Best Pain Killers...Herbal Alternatives to OTC Remedies" by Suzanne Teachey, Herbalist, Nectar Apothecary; "Cooperative Community Solutions to the Opioid Crisis" by Merilee Fowler, Executive Director, Matforce; "Surprising Ways to Influence Chronic Pain" by Cheryl VanDemark, Physical Therapist.

APRIL 15: "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet Kid! Pain in the Older Adult" by Dr Larry Parsons, YRMC Palliative Care; "The "YES AND...of Pain Self Care" by Lisa Barnes, LCSW; "Pain Medicine...Impacting Your Gut" by Dr Mark Worthington, YRMC Physician Care Gastroenterologist; "Coping with Pain...Spiritual Remedy" by Reverend Patti Blackwood, Prescott United Methodist Church.

Location: Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 West Gurley, Main Sanctuary. RSVPs are not necessary. For more info, call (928) 778-1950.

"WHAT DEPRESSION LOOKS LIKE IN OLDER ADULTS" will occur Wednesday, April 11 from 1:15-2:15pm in Prescott. Connie Boston, MSW, Senior Peer Program Director will explain that depression is a medical illness that can look very much like other illnesses. The right antidepressant combined with counseling can be very effective to relieve the pain and feelings of hopelessness that are a part of depression. Location: Granite Gate Senior Living, 3850 N Hwy 89. Info: 708-4636.

THE SUSAN J. RHEEM CENTER will host a free presentation by Jon Linford from Morris Hall Law Firm on Wednesday, April 11 from 4:30-5:30pm in Prescott Valley. He will talk about the nuts and bolts of living trusts, the difference between a will and a trust, the benefits of a qualified trust, long term care and Medicare triggers and how recent changes in the law may affect current estate planning.  There will be time for questions. Location: 3407 N. Windsong Dr, Prescott Valley. Call Melody at 928-441-1019 to reserve your seat.

"MEDICARE 101- MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, April 12 from NOON-1pm at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E Long Look Dr. Are you confused about what’s covered by Medicare Parts A, B, C & D? Are you unsure about when you have to enroll and the consequences of not doing so? Glen Berkley, Licensed State Agent with Humana, will explain eligibility guidelines, required vs optional coverage, the difference between Original Medicare & Medicare Advantage, Special Needs & Supplement Plans, and the gap known as the "Donut Hole." This presentation is generic in nature, i.e. not specifically about Humana products. Come learn about your Medicare options and get your questions answered. (Directions: From Hwy 69, go north on Glassford Hill, right on Long Look Dr). RSVPs appreciated toDebbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html

"DANCING FOR THE STARS" April 14 fundraiser to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona is being supported by two of our Senior Connection Members. Jason Campbell, DDS with Pro Solutions Dental Group and Mary Heller with BeMoved & Gentle BeMoved will each participate with their dance partners. To support the fundraiser you can purchase votes for your favorite dance team (every $20 donation =1 vote), or purchase tickets to the event (evening performance is sold out, $50 matinee tickets are still available at Pro Solutions Dental Group, 139 W Whipple St, Prescott). Event location is the Elk’s Theater in Prescott. Info at www.DancingfortheStars.net

"UNDERSTANDING & RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIOR" is a free presentation to occur April 18 from 11am-noon at Good Samaritan Tower, 1075 Ruth Street in Prescott. For info or to RSVP, call the Alzheimer’s Association in Prescott at 771-9257.

"UNDERSTANDING YOUR ASSISTED LIVING, MEMORY CARE & IN- HOME CARE OPTIONS" is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, April 19 from NOON-1pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Dr, Prescott. Presenter Mark Sylvester, Care Patrol of Northern Arizona, will help you understand and anticipate your own or your loved one’s need for care; will discuss the options for in-home care, assisted living, and memory care facilities; and will explain the potential risks of doing on-line research. He will also discuss getting your legal affairs in order, and will provide options to pay for long-term care, including the Arizona Long-Term Care System. (Directions: From Whipple, go north on Ruth St, 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

"THE BASICS: MEMORY LOSS, DEMENTIA & ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE" is a free presentation to occur April 21 at 10:30am at Cottonwood Public Library, 100 South 6th Street. Alzheimer's Disease is not a normal part of aging. Presentation will include information on causes and risk factors, detection, stages of the disease and treatment options. For info or to RSVP, call the Alzheimer’s Association in Prescott at 771-9257.

"HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN & BODY: TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH" is a free presentation to occur April 22 at 2pm at Temple B’rith Shalom, 2077 Brohner Way in Prescott. For info or to RSVP, call the Alzheimer’s Association in Prescott at 771-9257.

"BALANCE RECOVERY STRATEGIES" is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, April 26 from NOON to 1p.m. at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive. Karen Russell, Clinical Liaison - Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, will explain three strategies used in balance recovery and fall prevention, and demonstrate a variety of exercises that can be done at home to build strength and flexibility, to help prevent falls. Learn why strength and flexibility in the ankles are a must-have, and how to improve and strengthen stepping techniques. Karen will demonstrate exercises to improve the use of the ankles, as well as strength and flexibility exercises for the hips & thighs that assist with balance. You will have the opportunity to participate in many of the exercises as they are demonstrated, should you wish to do so. Directions: From Whipple, go north on Ruth St. (towards Prescott High School), right on Scott Dr. 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

AARP FREE SHRED-A-THON is scheduled for Friday, April 27 from 9-11:30am and 12:30-2pm (or until shredding truck reaches capacity) in the Prescott Gateway Mall parking lot. As part of AARP’s Fraud Watch Network’s ongoing efforts to increase the public’s awareness of identity theft, fraud tactics and common scams, Prescott-area residents may bring up to 4 Banker Boxes (medium sized boxes) of documents per person for the on-site shredder. Help protect yourself against identity theft by shredding your confidential, unneeded documents for free. You do not need to be a member of AARP to participate. Follow the signs to the shredding truck located in the parking lot, north of Dillard’s. You are also invited to bring non-perishable food donations for a local food bank. Info: Shawn Trobia, Associate State Director – Community Outreach via email at STrobia@aarp.org

"THE BENEFIT OF MUSIC FOR THOSE  WITH DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER'S" is a free presentation to occur Tuesday, May 1st from 2-3pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott. Music has been proven to stimulate memory and bring joy to people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Presenter Dwayne LeSassier, Dwayne's Music Ministry, will explain what dementia/Alzheimer's disease is, how music can positively affect someone who has these conditions, what kind of music is beneficial, and what kind of change you can expect to see. He will also share information about the upcoming increased need 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 Whipple, go north on Ruth, toward Prescott High School, right on Scott, right at stop sign). For info or to RSVP, call 445-9300.

"KNEE PAIN – OSTEOARTHRITIS CAUSES & TREATMENT OPTIONS" is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, May 3 from NOON-1p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Prescott. Osteoarthritis of the knee often becomes common as we age, resulting in pain and limiting our ability to enjoy an active lifestyle. Dorian Lange, CEO and co-founder of Northern Arizona Pain Institute will explain the types, causes and symptoms, and the various treatments available. He will cover Anatomy of a healthy knee; Types of arthritis, including Juvenile, Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis; What causes knee osteoarthritis including symptoms and risk factors; What we can do to keep our knees healthy & strong, including supplements; Possible treatments, including pain medication, surgery and non-surgical treatments. (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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