The newsletter is intended to help improve the quality of life of family caregivers and seniors in our local communities. Each month we address topics related to the joys and challenges of being a family caregiver. There will be informational articles as well as a list of various meetings, support groups and other resources available to you in our community. There will also be a section for reader feedback, so feel free to send your questions, ideas and concerns.
Debbie Stewart

THE CAREGIVER CONNECTION      PO BOX 11929      PRESCOTT AZ 86304      (928) 778-3747 voice      Debbie@CaregiverConnection.us

September  2019

SENIOR CONNECTION'S
CONFERENCE & EXPO
October 11, 2019

Valuable Resource for Seniors & Family Caregivers

Our Senior Connection "Senior & Caregivers  Conference & Expo" will occur Friday, October 11 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. in Prescott Valley. More than 60 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 Senior Connection 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!

Presentation Schedule:

10am: "Surviving Today’s Healthcare System - How to Become Your own Advocate" by Bonnie Shimko, Arizona Care Management Solutions

11am: "Loneliness…The Silent Epidemic" by Sam Downing, MD

Noon: "Stem Cell Therapy – New Hope or Snake Oil?" by Wayne Bennett, DC - Bennett Clinic

1pm: "Legal Issues for Family Caregivers" by Chip McLaughlin - Law Offices of Chester McLaughlin, P.C.

2pm: "Finding Hope Through Hospice" by Kelly Paradis, Good Samaritan Society Hospice

An event flier is available at our website and also available here:

www.seniorconnection.us/Expo_Brochure.pdf

Location is Liberty Traditional School, 3300 N Lake Valley Road. Visit for part or all of the day, as your schedule allows. Free admission. No need to RSVP. Info:  Debbie@SeniorConnection.us(928) 778-3747.

Making the Connection,
Debbie Stewart

Senior Connection
P.O. Box 11929
Prescott AZ 86304
(928) 778-3747
www.SeniorConnection.us
Debbie@SeniorConnection.us


Informational Articles

As Caregivers, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of tasks that need to be accomplished for your loved one each day. While it’s easy to remain upbeat on good days, it’s the bad days that can leave you feeling confused, exhausted or resentful. At these times, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. 

Knowing what to expect can help tremendously in your ability to cope. Knowledge is Power! Each month in this newsletter we include one or more articles on topics relating to the joys and challenges of aging and caregiving. To read additional articles on a variety of topics, please visit the Articles section of our website. Dozens of candid articles get right to the "heart of the matter," from both the Caregiver’s and Senior’s perspectives.

This month’s Newsletter article:

"Are Soda, Coffee and Other Favorite Beverages Causing my Teeth to Decay?"

This articles can be found below the Meetings, Events & Educational Opportunities Section in this Newsletter

Click here to find all of our Articles: http://www.SeniorConnection.us/Articles.htm

Please let me know if you find the articles useful and what other topics you’d like to see.


MEETINGS - EVENTS -
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Dates & times of meetings and events can  change at the last minute. It’s a good idea to call ahead, just to be sure. Events sponsored by the Senior Connection are noted as such.

SENIOR CONNECTION’S SENIOR RESOURCES ON-LINE DIRECTORY is your one-stop source for products and services available to Seniors and Family Caregivers throughout Yavapai County. Included is contact information for nearly 400 for-profit, non-profit and government companies and agencies. Search on nearly 30 categories, including Independent and Assisted Living Facilities, Skilled Nursing, In-Home Care, Transportation, Respite, End of Life, Financial, Legal, Emotional Support, and more. Save hundreds of hours of your valuable time and endless frustration looking for the help you need. Visit www.SeniorConnection.us and select the link to the Resource Directory.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP for Stroke Survivors and their family members is sponsored by People Who Care on the First and Third Friday of each month from 10:15-11:30a.m. at Prescott United Methodist Church Campus (Deborah Room), 505 W. Gurley Street (there will be no meeting the 3rd Friday in December). Come see there is life after a stroke. For further info call 445-2480.

SENIOR PEER PROGRAM of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic offers several groups, including the following: "Women of Wisdom" on Wednesdays 10-11:30am starting September 4; "Singing in The Key of Life" on Wednesdays from 10-11:30am; "Blind/Low Vision Support Group" on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 2-3:30pm. For more information, location and to register, call the Senior Peer Program in Prescott at 445-5211 ext 2672.

"FUNERAL PRE-PLANNING CAN EASE THE BURDEN FOR YOUR FAMILY" is a free presentation by Lindy Furrow of Sunrise Funeral Home, to occur Tuesday, September 3 from 2-3pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott. Death is hardest on those left behind, with family members often having to make more than 100 decisions within three days of someone’s passing. Although it may be uncomfortable for you and your family to discuss, pre-planning can help alleviate a great deal of stress for your loved ones, while at the same time ensuring your wishes are carried out as you would like. Lindy will provide practical suggestions for how to have the "Talk" with your family, to express your wishes and plans. She will explain what’s involved with pre-planning for a traditional burial or cremation, including how you can protect your family financially by paying ahead, and how the process works. She will also provide creative suggestions for how family members can honor the life of the person who has passed, as well as move through the grief and healing process. Pre-planning is the greatest gift we can give our family. For more info or to RSVP, please contact Lindy at (928) 772-7475.

"THE FUTURE OF MEDICARE IN YAVAPAI COUNTY" is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, September 5 from NOON-1pm at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane in Prescott. Ryan Steinert, Your Medicare Helper, will explain important changes affecting Medicare in 2020, including implications of the MACRA Act and how this is impacting rate increases on Supplement Plans F & C; What Medicare looks like this year and next, including important Legislative, Premium and Deductible changes; New carriers in Yavapai County; How to save money on Part D and why reviewing your Drug Plan annually can save you hundreds of dollars. Whether you’re 65, 75 or 85, this meeting is for you. (Directions: From YRMC, go north on Willow Creek Rd, left (west) on Green Lane. Church is on right side, set back from the street.) RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html

"UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER’S AND RELATED DEMENTIA" is a free presentation to occur September 5 at 5:30pm in Prescott Valley. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. Location is the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle. For more info or to rsvp contact Pat Alberty at palberty@alz.org or 771-9257.

CELEBRATE LIFE! HEALTH EXPO, sponsored by Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC), will occur Friday September 6 & Saturday September 7 from 9am-3pm each day at the Findley Toyota Center, 3201 N Main Street in Prescott Valley. YRMC invites you to explore the world’s only inflatable, larger-than-life exhibits of the human body. There will be more than 100 health, wellness and fun activities. Learn about biking, hiking and other healthy lifestyles, health nutrition tips, CPR basics, first aid tips, fitness routines for kids, self-defense and chair yoga demonstrations, face painters, giveaways and drawings for prizes. For details visit YRMCHealthConnect.org/Celebrate-Life-Health-Expo.

PEOPLE WHO CARE invites the public to participate in their Golf Tournament fundraiser on September 8 at the Stone Ridge Golf Course in Prescott Valley. Shot Gun Start begins at 9am. Cost is $100 per player, which includes lunch, hole-in-one prizes, 50-50 raffle, $5 Mulligans, and drawings for prizes. People Who Care is a grassroots organization that was incorporated in 1992 as a 501(c)(3) not for profit community benefit organization. Volunteers help adults physically unable to drive to continue living in their homes, by providing essential transportation and other non-medical assistance. All proceeds from the fundraiser will support the mission of People Who Care in the quad-city area. For more info or to register, contact Cheryl at cherphipps@gmail.com

"TAX TIPS FOR ARIZONA NEWCOMERS" is a class to be taught by Will Hepburn, Hepburn Capital Management, on Monday, September 9 from 2-4pm at Yavapai College in Prescott. Discover valuable tax savings from details about Arizona taxation that may differ from States in which you have lived in the past. Tax deductions, tax credits, investment issues and estate planning considerations unique to Arizona will all be discussed. Call the college at (928) 717-7755 to register for class #FA19-041. Tuition is $45.

FALLPROOF is an evidence based balance and mobility program, proven to reduce fall risk in older adults. An 8-Week session (16 classes) will begin September 10 in Prescott, with classes occurring Tuesdays and Fridays from 11am-noon. The program will be taught by a Certified Master Fallproof instructor with 25 years experience as a physical therapist assistant. Classes will be held at Home Care Assistance, 377 N. Montezuma St, Suite 110, Prescott. Cost is $75 for the 8-week session of 16 classes, and includes 1:1 pre and post class balance testing. Pre-registration is required, as well as a Doctor’s Release. For more information call Karen Russell at 928-771-0105.

"10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE" is a free presentation to occur September 10 from 12:30-1:30pm in Chino Valley. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. Learn about typical age-related changes, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process. Location: Chino Valley Public Library, 1020 W. Palomino Road. For more info or to rsvp contact Pat Alberty at palberty@alz.org or 771-9257.

"ESTATE PLANNING - WHAT IS IT AND HOW TO DO IT?" is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, September 12 from NOON-1pm at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Drive. Estate planning is the process of deciding what happens to your money and other assets when you die. Presenter Chuck Walker, Walker Estate Attorneys, will explain how developing an estate plan gives you control over your assets during your life and after your death. With a smart estate plan, many people are able to provide a financial foundation not just for their children, but for generations to come. Chuck will discuss property law, including community property and rights of survivorship, what is excluded from probate, the state laws that apply to trusts & wills and why certain assets should not be owned by or be the beneficiary of your trust, what happens if you become disabled and when you die, and Estate Death and Inheritance Taxes. (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

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION ANNUAL "WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S" will occur in Prescott September 14 and Sedona November 2. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association "Walk to End Alzheimer’s" is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Funds raised locally will support our local Desert Southwest Chapter. If you would like to participate as a walker, donor or volunteer, visit www.PrescottAlzheimersWalk.org or call (928) 771-9257. Or come to the Walk site to show your support on the day of the Walk. I (Debbie) am participating as a walker in Prescott, and would be honored if you would make a donation on my behalf. To make a donation by credit card: Go to www.prescottalzheimerswalk.org and click on "Donate." Where it says "Donate to a Walker," enter Debbie Stewart and click on "Search." Next to my name, click on "Donate." Provide the requested information and click on "Process my Donation." To pay by check: Make a check payable to "Alzheimer’s Association" and mail it to Debbie Stewart, P.O. Box 11929, Prescott AZ 86304. Together, we can end this devastating disease!

"THE ART OF DOWNSIZING" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, September 19 from NOON-1pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott. Whether you’re preparing to move or simply want to cut down on clutter to effectively age in place, the thought of downsizing can be overwhelming. Faun Duns, owner of Caring Transitions of Northern Arizona, will share important considerations, explain how to get started, how to decide what to keep and what to leave behind (donate, sell, gift), how to continue making progress, and she will provide resources that are available to help you. (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.htm

"YOU’RE TOO SENSITIVE!" At Last! A Class for those who have always been told "You’re too sensitive!" The Senior Peer Program of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic will offer a 3-session class on Fridays, beginning September 20 in Prescott. Did you know that 15-20% of the population has a personality trait known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity and much research has been done to understand it? The results are fascinating. If you’ve often felt "different" because you feel your emotions deeply, think and process things thoroughly, notice details and subtleties easily, and are highly empathetic towards others, you may be the approximately one in five men or women in our population who have a highly tuned nervous system that characterizes this trait. Come and learn what a gift you have and meet other seniors who have it too. Helpful strategies will be shared, to help you flourish and thrive in what may sometimes feel like a less than sensitive world. Class dates will be Fridays, September 20 & 27 and October 4 from 9:30-11:00am in Prescott. Class is free but advance registration is required. For more info or to register, please call (928) 445-5211 ext 2601.

ROLLING STONES CONCERT TICKETS – Prescott Meals on Wheels is holding a fundraiser Raffle for 2 tickets to the Rolling Stones Concert to occur Monday, August 26 at 8pm at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale AZ. Includes a one night stay in a Deluxe Room at the Clarendon Boutique Hotel near downtown Phoenix, and a $100 VISA card. Raffle tickets are $25 each, 3 for $60 or 6 for $100. Must be purchased by 3pm August 23. Winner will be selected by 4pm and notified by phone. To buy tickets visit prescottmealsonwheels.com or call (928) 445-7360 x 605.

FALL PREVENTION AWARENESS DAY informational event will occur Thursday, September 26 from 11am-1pm. in Prescott. Hosted by the Area Agency on Aging/NACOG and Yavapai County Health Services, the location will be Prescott Meals on Wheels, 1280 E Rosser Street. Lunch will be available for a suggested donation of $5 for those over age 60 and $6 for those under 60). For more info contact Beth Brehio at bbrehio@nacog.org or (928) 460-5571.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES is a free presentation to occur September 26 at 11:30am in Prescott Valley. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. Location is Del E. Webb Outpatient Center, 3262 N. Windsong Dr. For more info or to rsvp contact Pat Alberty at palberty@alz.org or 771-9257.

"STROKE PREVENTION & RECOVERY - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW" is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, September 26 from NOON-1 p.m. at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive in Prescott. If someone is having a stroke, it’s important to act FAST! Presenter Erin Aafedt, Speech-Language Pathologist with Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, will explain the major causes of strokes, the signs and symptoms, how best to prevent them, the importance of seeking medical help quickly when symptoms occur, and what to expect during the recovery process. (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

HOPE FEST RESOURCE FAIR will occur Saturday, September 28 from 10am-4pm at the Courthouse Plaza in Prescott. The event is dedicated to serve Veterans, Active Military, First Responders and the vulnerable of Yavapai County. There will be informational booths, main stage presentations, free Family Fun Zone, car and motorcycle show. For complete schedule visit HopeFestAZ.com or call (928)387-HOPE (4673).

"THE SECRETS TO MAINTAINING OPTIMAL ORAL HEALTH" is a free presentation to occur Tuesday, October 1 from 2-3pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott. Presenter Dr. Rick Farnsworth, DDS with Dr Jason Campbell, Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, will explain preventive methods to avoid losing teeth and the options for replacing them when necessary (focus on implants) to empower you to determine which options are right for you. Dr. Farnsworth will also talk about treatment considerations, and new innovations in general and implant dentistry. For more info or to RSVP, call (928) 776-1208.

SENIOR PEER PROGRAM of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic seeks Senior men and women to become Senior Peers. If you are 60+ and want more out of life and would like to help a fellow senior, please consider becoming a volunteer Senior Peer. Duties can include providing a weekly visit to a homebound senior, leading a support group, teaching a class in your expertise area for seniors, and more. There are immediate opportunities for Prescott Valley and Chino Valley volunteers. All groups take place in Prescott and are free of charge to the participants. For more info visit www.seniorpeerprogram.org or call (928) 445-5211 ext 2601.

ARIZONA CRISIS TEAM
(ACT - Advocates with Compassion during Tragedies) is seeking additional volunteers. ACT volunteers are available 24/7 and are on the scene of a traumatic event or tragedy within thirty minutes of being called by emergency personnel throughout Yavapai County. They provide assistance to victims and families within the first few hours, providing emotional first aid, practical and resource assistance. For example, ACT volunteers might assist a child left alone after the death or injury of a parent, help an elderly person after the death of a spouse, console parents after the death of a child, assist survivors of suicide or emotionally shaken victims of auto accidents, or victims of crime. Volunteers are men and women of all ages and occupations. Many of the volunteers have been through a traumatic event themselves and realize the importance of immediate support from a caring and knowledgeable person. Training will begin Thursday, October 17 in Verde Valley area.  Prescott area Training will start May 2020. For more info visit  www.azcrisisteam.org or email Sue@AzCrisisTeam.org

SENIOR CONNECTION’S "SENIOR & CAREGIVERS CONFERENCE & EXPO" will occur Friday, October 11 from 10am-3pm. Representatives from approximately 60 companies that provide services and products for Seniors and Family Caregivers will have information booths. These are the companies that make it possible for us to bring FREE resources to you throughout the year, via the Senior Connection. Also, attend presentations by local gurus throughout the day. Come as your schedule allows. No charge to attend. RSVPs are not necessary. Location: Liberty Traditional School, 3300 N Lake Valley Road in Prescott Valley. Please note the date and tell your friends! An event flier with the schedule of presentations is available at http://www.seniorconnection.us/Expo_Brochure.pdf


"Are Soda, Coffee, and Other Favorite Beverages Causing my Teeth to Decay? 

First, let's discuss how acid causes tooth decay. While gum conditions and force distribution problems like grinding and clenching contribute to dental demise, acid is the only real cause of tooth decay. When the PH level, or the measure of acidity and alkalinity in our mouths, drops below 6.5, the minerals that form the softer second tooth layer called dentin start to dissolve. When the PH drops below 5.5, the tooth enamel starts to dissolve. Have you ever sucked on a lemon? If you have, you know how rough your teeth feel right after. Over time, if PH levels are abnormal, teeth become depleted of minerals, and individuals are left with deteriorating layers and cavities!

So back to the original question: Do soda, coffee, tea, wine, juice, and my other favorite beverages cause tooth decay? The answer is Yes! We all know that eating sugary foods isn’t good for us, yet it is difficult to avoid since it is found in so many of the foods and beverages we love. Some sugars are natural like those found in fruit. Some are manufactured sugars, like those found in a candy bar or caramel macchiato. Sorry, folks, but the beverages we consume really are the bad guys, and for one specific reason: The acidity of the drinks!  Sipping the drinks over long periods of time is also concerning, because the longer teeth are exposed, the more likely they are to be compromised by the acids. It’s also inevitable that the bacteria in our mouths consume the sugar from the products we consume and convert it to enamel eating acid!

Is it inevitable that my teeth will decay if I keep consuming these products? I am not suggesting that you never drink your favorite beverages again, however, there are some small and simple changes you can make to avoid harming your teeth when you drink them. Try not to sip the beverage for too long. By reducing the amount of time your teeth are exposed, you are lessening exposure to the acid. I usually recommend limiting your time exposure to under 10 to 15 minutes. Try to drink the beverages less often. Stick to water, non-sugary drinks, or find sugar free items sweetened with Xylitol when possible. Rinse your mouth with a simple baking soda rinse (a little baking soda in water) no more than ten minutes after drinking the beverage. Do not swallow the mixture, spit it in the sink. If no baking soda rinse is available, at the very least rinse your mouth out with water after finishing your drink. Maintain regular examinations and cleanings every six months with your dentist to ensure your teeth are healthy and strong. By making these small changes to your daily drinking patterns, you can be on your way to protecting your teeth from the damaging effects of acid! 

Dr Rick Farnsworth with Pro Solutions Dental Group will be giving a presentation "The Secrets to Maintaining Optimal Oral Health" on Tuesday, October 1 from 2-3pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott. Please see the notice above, in the Meetings Section.

Submitted by Dr Jason Campbell of Pro Solutions Dental Group. To learn more about how acids can negatively affect your teeth and the treatments that can help, make an appointment at Pro Solutions. Call the office at 928-776-1208 or visit the website at: www.prescottdentist.com

 

 

 

 

 


SUPPORT GROUPS - CLASSES – INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE

To be sure the time, date and/or location has not changed, it’s always best to call the contact person before attending any of the following meetings.

A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig disease) Support Group meets on the fourth Monday each month, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at NAVAHCS, 500 N Highway 89, Building 161, Prescott. Info: Amy Frank or visit www.alsaz.org.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP meets Mondays at 10 a.m. at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W Gurley St, in the Simon Room (Parking & Entrance is on South Summit Avenue) as well as the Prescott Valley Library, 7401 E Civic Cr, in the Genealogy Room. A group for veterans and their spouses meets at 1:30 p.m. every Friday at the Prescott VA Medical Center, ECRC Room A205. In Sedona: The first & third Tuesday at 9:30a.m. at Sedona Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Rd. In Cottonwood: The first & third Wednesday at 10a.m. at Verde Valley Medical Center, 269 S Candy Lane (Enter Care/Rehab & Sports Medicine Experts Entrance). These groups are for those who are caring for someone affected by any form of memory loss or dementia, whether diagnosed or not. Newcomers always welcome – no advance notice required. Confidentiality of participants maintained. For more info for any of the above, send an email to palberty@alz.org or call (928) 771-9257 in Prescott.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION has numerous educational and supportive programs for individuals with dementia (whether diagnosed or not), and their caregivers, including a support group for those who have early stage dementia. Please contact the office for details, prior to attending one of these programs. Location: 3111 Clearwater Dr - Suite A, Prescott. Info: (928) 771-9257.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
, facilitated by Highgate Senior Living, occurs the last Wednesday of every month from 5-6p.m. in Prescott. Meetings are open to the general public. Location: 1600 Petroglyph Pointe Drive. For info, contact Isabelle Fabrie, Cottage Coordinator, via email at Prescott.mlcp@highgateseniorliving.com or call 541-1400.

ALZHEIMER’S – MUSIC PROGRAM – The Margaret T Morris Center invites you to attend a free weekly program every Tuesday at 3pm, featuring Dwayne LeSassier from Dwayne’s Music Ministry. Caregivers and their care receivers suffering from the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia will enjoy Dwayne’s "magic" as he connects with people one-on-one through music and singing. His music provides calm, peace and joy. Dwayne brings out the most brilliant of smiles to those suffering from this devastating disease. Special thanks to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Prescott for making this program possible. Alzheimer’s Association support materials will be available. Location: 878 Sunset Ave, Prescott. Call (928) 445-6633 for more info.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
offers complimentary patient services in the quad cities. Reach to Recovery is a mentor program that matches breast cancer survivors with new breast cancer patients. Look Good…Feel Better provides cosmetic & skin care products at a 2-hour workshop for women facing cancer. Road to Recovery provides transportation for a patient to and from cancer treatment. Cancer Resource Center at the Arizona Oncology Office in Prescott Valley provides free wigs, fuel cards, head coverings, personal health managers, cancer information, support groups, direction to other local resources plus other comfort items for patients while in cancer treatment. Hope Lodge (located in Phoenix) provides housing for patients undergoing cancer treatments. For information about any of these programs, call toll-free (800) 227-2345.

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION Land-Based Exercise Class occurs Tues and Thurs at 10 a.m. at Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, 3700 N. Windsong Dr in Prescott Valley. Classes are free, however, donations are appreciated to help support the Prescott Arthritis Foundation’s Summer Camp for Kids. Info: 759-8800.

ASPERGERS SUPPORT GROUP for those affected and their families are welcome to attend meetings the first Wednesday each month at 6 p.m. at the VA medical Center in Prescott, Mental Health Building 155, Room 107. Meeting starts with a potluck, followed by discussion or speaker until 8 p.m. Info: David Fero at dfero@cableone.net or 830-0723.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT meets Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S Cortez St, Prescott in the Carriage House. Info: 445-2221. Info: 778-3000.

BETTER BREATHERS CLUB – In cooperation with the American Lung Association, Yavapai Regional Medical Center offers educational opportunities and support to those with chronic lung disease (COPD) and their families, friends and support persons. Meets 2nd Monday of month from 1-2 p.m. at YRMC West Campus, Spruce Room. No cost to attend. Info: 771-5264.

BLIND/LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP & CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, sponsored by Senior Peer Program of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic. A support group for seniors coping with loss of vision. Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 2-3:30 pm in Prescott. Call Connie if you are interested in participating in a similar group in Prescott Valley. Participation is free, but registration is required. For info or to register call Connie Boston at 445-5211 x2672.

BLOOD PRESSURE – free blood pressure readings courtesy of Nurses Network occurs second and fourth Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Central Arizona Seniors Association (CASA), 9360 Manzanita Circle in Prescott Valley. Info: 772-3337. Available first and third Thursday from 11:30-12:30 at Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E Rosser. Info: 778-3000. Every Wednesday 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Mayer Area Meals on Wheels courtesy of Mayer Fire Department at 10051 Miami Street. Info: 632-7511.

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP for individuals with head injuries, including stroke and their caregivers.  Third Wednesday of every month from 2-3pm at Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, 3700 N. Windsong Drive in Prescott Valley. Facilitated by Erin Aafedt, SLP. Info: 759-8800.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – meets the fourth Wednesday of the month from 4-5 p.m. at Yavapai Regional Medical Center Breast Care Center at Prescott Valley Campus. For individuals in recovery or recently diagnosed. Share experiences and support in a safe, private setting. Info: 442-8647. Breast Health Website has been established by Yavapai Regional Medical Center. Visit www.healthhealinghope.org

CANCER SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP meets the second Tuesday of every month at 1:30pm in the Community Room at Highland Square Apartments, 532 W Mingus Ave in Cottonwood. The group helps individuals who currently have, or have survived, cancer share information and moral support, and connect with others who have faced the same challenges, while adding friendship and support. For more info call Julie (928) 899-9498.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, sponsored by Area Agency on Aging and Good Samaritan Society, meets the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10-11am at Willow Hills Baptist Church, 1071 Mogollon Rd (Room B213), in Prescott. Respite may be available. Info: toll-free (877) 521-3500.

CAREGIVER "TIME OUT" MEETINGS Do you often feel like you are "running on empty?" Do you need an "emotional refill"? Those who help care for others can talk about their strengths, self-care, communication skills, forgiveness, gratitude, joy, love and life. These groups are free, and are for caregivers who care for anyone such as parents, kids or spouse. Sponsored by West Yavapai Guidance Clinic but open to the general community without need to be enrolled in clinic services. Locations: Paulden Food Bank, 195 E Aspen on 1st & 3rd Tues from 10-11am. Mayer Meals on Wheels, 10051 Miami St on 1st & 3rd Tues from 1-2pm. Prescott Valley, Hampton Inn, 2901 N Glassford Hill Rd on 1st & 3rd Wed from 10-11am. Ash Fork Library, 450 Lewis Ave on 1st & 3rd Thurs from 2-3pm. Call Kathy for more info at 928-445-5211 ext 2315.

CHAIR YOGA occurs every second Wednesday from 2:30-3:30pm at New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center (NHDEC), 9400 East Valley Rd, Prescott Valley. Chair Yoga can lessen the impact of chronic illnesses and pain while reducing stress and improving mental clarity. Class is free. For more info contact Joan Baum, Director of Program Services at jbaum@nhdec.org or 772-1266 ext113 or visit their website www.nhdec.org. Please note: NHDEC is a Fragrance-Free Facility.

CHINO VALLEY COMMUNITY LOAN CLOSET has durable medical equipment such as canes, bedside commodes, wheelchairs, walkers, bath benches and toilet risers. There is no charge for the use of the equipment, with the understanding that it is to be returned when it is no longer needed. Managed by People Who Care, and located at Chino Valley Methodist Church, 735 E Road 1 South. Donations of equipment always welcome. Also have personal undergarments available – all sizes. Hours vary – please call first. Info: 636-3295.

CHRONIC FATIQUE IMMUNE DYSFUNCTION SYNDROME & Fibromyalgia Group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 2-3pm at New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center, 9400 E Valley Rd, Prescott Valley. For info visit www.nhdec.org or call 772-1266 ext 0.

DIABETES – LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES
meets the third Tuesday of most months (call to request the yearly schedule) from 5:30-6:30pm at Yavapai Regional Medical Center West, Pendleton Center, 930 Division St in Prescott. Meetings are free and facilitated by YRMC. Local residents with diabetes, their spouses and caregivers are invited. Info: 771-5794.

DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center, offers diabetes support group fourth Monday each month. Meetings focus on diabetes management and education. Info: 639-6346.

DIABETES RESOURCE SUPPORT GROUP meets the 2nd Thursday of the month from 4-5pm at New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center, 9400 E Valley Rd, Prescott Valley. For info visit www.nhdec.org or call 772-1266 ext 0.

FILE OF LIFE is an efficient and potentially life-saving way to ensure important medical information is quickly available to emergency personnel. Packet contains forms that are placed in your wallet and on your refrigerator, making it easily accessible during times of medical emergencies. Provided free by Yavapai Regional Medical Center, 771-5678.

FUNERAL CONSUMERS ALLIANCE OF ARIZONA offers preplanning information for a simple, dignified, affordable funeral. Contact statewide headquarters, 2221 E. Broadway, Ste 106, Tucson, AZ 85719, email TucsonFunerals@gmail.com or call (520) 721-0230. (Funeral Consumers Alliance of Northern AZ merged with Chapters in Phoenix and Tucson to form a statewide organization.)

GOLD STAR MOTHERS have lost sons and daughters in military service. Info: 499-5565 in Prescott.

GRANDPARENT SUPPORT GROUP for grandparents raising grandchildren meets the second Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30pm. at PUSD District Office, 300 E Gurley St in Prescott. Childcare is provided. A safe place to share experiences and find helpful resources. To be added to the notification list for upcoming meeting dates and events, contact Patrick Snider via email at Patrick.snider@prescottschools.com or call (928) 445-5400 ext 70105.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, offered by Good Samaritan Society Prescott Hospice, open to anyone in the community who has suffered the loss of a loved one. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 11am-noon at Good Samaritan Society Prescott Village, Upstairs Apartment Lounge, 1030 Scott Dr, Prescott (for info call 778-2450); and the second and fourth Thursday from 10-11am at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7763 East Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley (for info call 778-5655). A group in Chino Valley can be arranged on an as needed basis.

HEARING LOSS SUPPORT – For information about resources available for those with hearing loss, contact Jack Clevenger with the Hearing Loss Association – Prescott Chapter via email at HLAofPrescott@yahoo.com or call 227-1809.

HIP REPLACEMENT CLASS – facilitated by Yavapai Regional Medical Center, meets third Thursday from noon-1pm at YRMC Wellness Center in Prescott. Reservations required, call 771-5131; and second Monday in Prescott Valley from 9-10am in the conference room of YRMC’s Del E Webb Outpatient Center. Reservations required, call 759-5940.

JOINT REPLACEMENT CLASSES
–facilitated by Yavapai Regional Medical Center physical rehabilitation staff, these one-hour educational classes are free in Prescott and Prescott Valley for local residents considering or scheduled for total knee or hip replacement surgery. See entries in this section for Hip & Knee Replacement classes offered by YRMC.

JOINT REPLACEMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM occurs every Tuesday at 10am in Prescott Valley. Location: Nurses Network, 3085 N Windsong Drive. Call (928) 772-8707 for more info.

KNEE REPLACEMENT CLASS – facilitated by Yavapai Regional Medical Center, meets fourth Friday from 1-2pm in the Wellness Center at YRMC West in Prescott. Reservations required, call 771-5131; and third Monday in Prescott Valley from 9-10am in the conference room, 2nd floor, at Del E Webb Outpatient Center. Reservations required, call 759-5940.

LIVING WITH LOSS SUPPORT GROUP, sponsored by Hospice of the Pines, Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30 pm at Step One Community Center, 6719 E 2nd St, Suite C, Prescott Valley and 6:30-8:00 pm at Pronghorn Ranch, 7051 N. Antelope Meadows Drive in Prescott Valley; Info: 632-0111 or 899-9498.

LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP, sponsored by Lupus Foundation office in Phoenix, occurs the 1st Saturday of every month at 10am in Prescott. Info: Helen Roy (928) 775-3649 or Beckie Blankenship (928) 848-6422.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LOAN – durable medical equipment including walkers, shower chairs, electric scooter and other items are available at New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center in Prescott Valley. Info: Deborah 772-1266 ext 301 or visit www.newhorizonsilc.org

MOBILITY ASSISTANCE AIDS
including crutches, walkers, canes and wheelchairs are available for loan, rent or sale at CASA (Central Arizona Seniors Association), 9360 Manzanita Circle, Prescott Valley. Call 772-3337 for info.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP meets 2nd Monday 11:30am-1pm at Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, 3700 N Windsong Dr, Prescott Valley. Info: 759-8800.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP - Prescott conducts monthly educational meetings for people with Parkinson’s Disease, their carepartners and friends. Meetings occur 3rd Thursday 10-11:30am at First Lutheran Church, 231 W Smoke Tree Ln, Prescott. Info: Contact Kay by email kaybopres@cableone.net or phone 778-2242.

PARKINSON'S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP - Verde Valley meets the 2nd Friday 3-4:30pm in Conference Room B at Verde Valley Medical Center. Group is led by Judy Talley, MAG, Program Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance Meetings are open to the public. Info: judy@PMDAlliance.org (928) 202-7952.

PET ILLNESS/PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP meets Wednesdays from 12-1:30pm at Prescott Valley Library, 7401 E Civic Circle, Geneology Room. Facilitated by an experienced therapist who understands what it is like to struggle with declining health, the letting go process and the loss of a beloved family pet. Info: Rutger@cableone.net or (928) 632-8124.

PHYSICIAN LISTING SERVICES is provided by Yavapai Regional Medical Center. For information about the availability of physicians who serve and are accepting senior patients in the extended Prescott area: 771-5106.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, Us Too
, meets 4th Thursday each month (except July & August) at 2pm at Good Samaritan’s Prescott Valley Samaritan Center, 3380 N Windsong Drive. The group also maintains a Facebook page containing resources. Info: Jack Wilson at jackwilson@cableone.net or 445-5137.

RESPIRATORY WELLNESS CLASSES - facilitated by Yavapai Regional Medical Center. Goal is to help people manage COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Classes are free and meet in both Prescott and Prescott Valley. Call 771-5264 for times, topics and locations.

REVERSING HEART DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP meets 2nd Monday 3-4pm at Yavapai Regional Medical Center Wellness Center, 930 Division Street in Prescott (across from YMCA). Topics include dietary changes, stress reduction, exercise techniques and research outcomes. No charge to attend, however, pre-registration is suggested. Info: 771-5794.

SENIORS IN SOBRIETY Alcoholics Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 10am in Prescott at 133 Bradshaw Dr. Info: www.prescottaa.org or 445-8691.

SENIOR MEN’S SUPPORT GROUP, sponsored by Senior Peer Program. A support group for senior men to share the joys and challenges of aging. Occurs 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month from 10:30am-noon in Prescott. For info or to register call Connie Boston at 445-5211 x2672.

SENIOR PEER PROGRAM of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic offers various groups and classes. For the latest schedule, visit their website at www.SeniorPeerPrevention.org or call Connie Boston at (928) 445-5211 Ext 2672.

SENIOR PEER SUPPORT matches Senior volunteers with Seniors who would benefit from having a peer visitor. Volunteers and participants are generally age 60 and above. Through weekly visits in their homes, participants in the program receive peer support to decrease a sense of loneliness, learn how to adapt to life changes, as well as successfully manage emotional and physical well-being. There are no costs for the services and no financial eligibility requirement. Participants may request services or may be referred by a health care provider, family and friends. Potential volunteers are always needed. For more info, contact Connie Boston, Manager, Senior Peer Program 445-5211 ext 2672.

SINGING IN THE KEY OF LIFE GROUP, sponsored by Senior Peer Program,  occurs Wednesdays from 10-11:30am.. A group for seniors that centers around a love of singing and sharing. Please call Connie Boston at 445-5211 x2672 to register and receive information about the location.

SPINAL CORD INJURY SUPPORT GROUP
meets the first Thursday at 6pm at Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, 3700 N Windsong Drive in Prescott Valley. Info: 759-8800.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP meets the first and third Fridays each month from 10:15-11:30am in the Deborah Room at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W Gurley Street in Prescott. The group, sponsored by People Who Care, is for stroke survivors and family members, and features experts in speech pathology, social work and nursing. For information call 445-2480.

SUSAN J RHEEM MEMORY CAFÉ’ - Adult Care Services is pleased to announce the first Memory Café in the quad-city area, hosted by The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center, occurs the second Saturday each month from 9-10:30 a.m. Designed for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and mild cognitive impairment, AND their caregivers (family member, companion, friend, or professional.) The purpose is to enjoy a special time together, free from the challenges of the disease and provide a break from the normal routine. It’s a time for refreshment, mutual support and fun, for caregiver and loved one together! Activities will be planned by those who attend and will include such things as art presentations, live music, sing-a-longs, poetry readings, reminiscing and sharing stories, cooking demos and more. The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center (a non-profit adult day health program) serves adults 18 years of age and older facing Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges. Location: 3407 N. Windsong Dr in Prescott Valley. Call Melody at 441-1019 for more info.

TAKE YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL is a 1-hour Back Care Certification Course. Learn about the causes, care and prevention of back pain. Class is free, but reservations are required. For current schedule and to rsvp, call 771-5131 in Prescott.

TRANSPORTATION– Mayer Area Meals on Wheels van is available to take local residents to doctor’s appointments, for labwork, to pick up prescriptions or shop for groceries. Call 632-7511 to make a reservation. Please provide at least one week’s notice.

TRANSPORTATION – New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center provides transportation services for people with disabilities and people who are elderly, including those needing wheelchair access. Transportation is available Monday through Friday (Saturday by appointment). NACOG vouchers accepted. Call 775-8870 for info or to schedule rides to appointments, grocery, medical, shopping, social engagements, prescription pick-up, etc.

WOMEN OF WISDOM (WOW) Sponsored by Senior Peer Program of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic. A Support Group for senior women to share the joys and challenges of aging. Meets Wednesdays from 10-11:30am in Prescott. For info or to register call Connie Boston at 445-5211 ext 2672.

We would appreciate if you would notify us at Debbie@SeniorConnection.us if you learn of any changes to the above information. Thank you!

Please let our Community Partners and Member Agencies know you found them via the
 Senior Connection.


Community Partners

thINK4inc
Ink & Toner Cartridges
Small Quantity Photocopying
301 N Alarcon
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 777-9288
www.think4inc.com

PRESCOTT VALLEY
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
7120 Pav Way #102
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 772-8857
www.pvchamber.org

AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH
1085 Scott Drive
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 445-4348
www.americanlutheran.net

FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH
2820 N Pleasant View Drive
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 237-3458
www.firstsouthernpv.org 

PRESCOTT VALLEY
CHRISTIAN CHURCH
7655 Long Look Drive
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 772-7364
www.PrescottValleyChristian.org

PRESCOTT VALLEY
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
8944 E Sommer Drive
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 772-6366
www.PrescottValleyUMC.org

SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS
LUTHERAN CHURCH
1202 Green Lane
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 778-9122
www.prescottshepherd.com

STEP ONE COMMUNITY CENTER
6719 E 2nd Street 
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 772-4184
www.SteppingStonesAz.org

YAVAPAI COUNTY
JEEP POSSE
(928) 308-7687
www.YCJP.org


SENIOR CONNECTION
MEMBER AGENCIES

Our Members make it possible for us to provide FREE resources to you and your loved ones.  Please thank them for
 supporting our efforts.

ADULT DAY CENTERS

Adult Care Services -
The Susan J. Rheem
Adult Day Center
3407 N Windsong Dr
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 775-3563
www.AdultCareServices.org

ADVOCACY &
CARE MANAGEMENT

Arizona Care Management Solutions
P.O. Box 1542
Cottonwood AZ 86326
(928) 300-0172
www.AzCareManagement.com


ASSISTED LIVING

Austin House
195 S Willard
Cottonwood AZ 86326
(928) 634-4278
www.WindsorAustinHouse.com

Brookdale Senior Living
211 Bradshaw Dr
Prescott AZ 86303
(928) 777-5511
www.brookdale.com/en/communities/
brookdale-prescott

Boulder Gardens Assisted Living
860 Dougherty St
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 778-9667
www.prescottrehab.com

Glassford Place Senior Living
7509 E Long Look Dr
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 772-3690
www.enlivant.com

Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Drive
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 445-9300
www.lasfuentesretirement.com

The Meadows of Prescott Valley
7766 E Walsh Mountain Dr
Prescott Valley AZ 86315
(928) 772-1946
www.TheMeadowsCareHome.com

ASSISTED LIVING
MEMORY CARE

Adult Care Services -
The Margaret T. Morris Center
878 Sunset Ave
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 445-6633
www.AdultCareServices.org

Circle of Life Alzheimer’s/Dementia Homes
9240 N American Ranch Rd
Prescott AZ 86303
(928) 237-4795
www.CricleOfLifeCare.com

Highgate Senior Living
1600 Petroglyph Pointe Dr
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 541-1400
www.HighgateSeniorLiving.com


ASSISTED LIVING/
MEMORY CARE
SKILLED NURSING

Good Samaritan Society
3380 N Windsong Dr
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 775-0045
www.Good-Sam.com


ASSISTED LIVING/
MEMORY CARE
SKILLED NURSING, HOSPICE
IN-HOME – MEDICAL

Good Samaritan Society
1065 Ruth Street
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 778-5655
www.Good-Sam.com


CLEANING SERVICES

Prescott Maid to Order
5810 N Prairie Ln
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 899-8518
www.PrescottMaidToOrder.com

COUNSELING

Susan Drysdale, PhD
Senior Citizen Issues
(631) 681-6717
Prescott AZ
www.DrSusanDrysdale.com


DEMENTIA SUPPORT

Alzheimer’s Association
Desert Southwest Chapter
3111 Clearwater Drive – A
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 771-9257
www.alz.org/dsw

Dwayne’s Music Ministry
for those with Dementia/Alzheimer’s
Prescott AZ
(928) 830-7164
www.dwaynesmusicministry.com


DISABILITIES / EMPOWERMENT

New Horizons
Disability Empowerment Center
9400 E Valley Rd
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 772-1266
www.nhdec.org

EDUCATION / INFORMATION

AARP
P.O. Box 12767
Prescott AZ 86304
(928) 273-7601
www.aarp.org


END OF LIFE PLANNING

Heritage Memory Mortuary
131 Grove Av
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 445-1881
www.HeritageMortuary.com

Ruffner-Wakelin
Funeral Homes & Crematory
303 S Cortez St
Prescott AZ 86304
8480 E Valley Rd
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 445-2221
www.ruffnerwakelin.com

Sunrise Funeral Home & Crematory
8167 E Hwy 69
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 772-7024
www.sunrisefuneralhome.com

FIDUCIARY

Northern AZ
Fiduciaries, Inc
101 E Gurley St, Suite 211
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 778-7885
723 Cove Parkway, Ste C
Cottonwood AZ 86326
(928) 634-5440
www.northernarizonafiduciaries.com


FINANCIAL PLANNING/ INVESTMENTS

Freedom Financial
11685 E Terra Dr
Scottsdale AZ 85259
(602) 750-2817
www.FreedomFinancial-AZ.com

Hepburn Capital Management
2069 Willow Creek Road
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 778-4000
www.hepburncapital.com

Lincoln Financial Advisors
4900 N Scottsdale Rd #3700
Scottsdale AZ 85251
(480) 824-4134
www.LincolnFinancial.com

Sherrin Rose
Financial Services, LLC
4890 Antelope Drive
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 778-3053
www.TheRoseFinancial.com

Spirit West Certified Planning, LLC
511 E Gurley St
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 515-2322
4147 N Goldwater Blvd, Suite 101
Scottsdale AZ 85251
(844) 637-0514 toll-free
www.SpiritwestPlanning.com


HEALTH SERVICES

Bennett Clinic Chiropractic
7749 E Florentine Rd - B
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 772-7200
1202 Willow Creek Road
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 771-9400
www.bennettclinic.net

MJ Consulting LLC
8540 E State Route 69
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 772-2011
www.mymjfamily.com

Northern Arizona Pain Institutes
3769 Crossings Drive - D
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 458-7343
55 S 6th St, Suite B
Cottonwood AZ 86326
(928) 233-8269

Pro Solutions Dental Group - Family, Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry; Offices of Jason C Campbell DDS
139 W Whipple Street
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 776-1208
www.prescottdentist.com

Sam Downing, MD PPLC
Prescott AZ

Spectrum Healthcare
3633 Crossings Dr
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 778-0330
8 E Cottonwood St
651 W Mingus Av
Cottonwood AZ 86326
452 Finnie Flat Rd,
Camp Verde 86323
2880 Hopi Dr, Sedona 86336
(928) 634-2236
www.SpectrumHealthcare-group.com


HEALTH/FITNESS

Mary Heller Dance Arts
Prescott & Chino Valley AZ 86303/86323
(208) 310-9913
www.marychoreographer.com
www.bemoveddance.com


HEARING AIDS/
HEARING LOSS

A2Z Hearing Health
1781 E. Highway 69, Suite 65
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 227-2476
www.A2ZHearing.com

Miracle-Ear Center
1027 Fair Street, Suite C
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 776-1065


HOSPICE CARE

Good Samaritan Society
Prescott Hospice
1065 Ruth St
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 778-5655
www.Good-Sam.com

Kindred Hospice
3107 Clearwater Dr
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 445-2522
www. KindredHealthCare.com


HOSPITAL/REHAB HOSPITAL

Mountain Valley Regional
Rehabilitation Hospital
3700 N Windsong Drive
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 775-7863
www.mvrrh.ernesthealth.com


INDEPENDENT LIVING

Good Samaritan Society -
Prescott Village
1030 Scott Drive
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 778-2450
www.Good-Sam.com

Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Drive
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 445-9300
www.lasfuentesretirement.com

Prescott Lakes Apartments
2105 Blooming Hills Dr
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 777-0414
www.PrescottLakesApartments.com

IN-HOME CARE
NON-MEDICAL

Helping Hands In Home Care
371 Garden St – H
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 717-1776
www.prescotthelpinghands.com
203 S Candy Ln #11B
Cottonwood AZ 86326
(928) 639-8450

Home Care Assistance
377 N Montezuma St #110
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 771-0105
www.HomeCareAssistancePrescott.com

Kindred Private Duty
1555 W Iron Springs Rd #11
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 776-1525

Nurses Network
3085 N Windsong Dr
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 772-8707
2155 W Hwy 89A, Sedona AZ 86336
(928) 204-2255
624 N Humphreys, Flagstaff AZ 86001
(928) 556-0755
www.NursesNetwork.net

People Who Care
147 Grove Av
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 445-2480
www.PeopleWhoCareAZ.com

ResCare HomeCare
3001 Main Street, Suite 1B
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 717-9981
www.rescare.com
709 E Mingus Ave
Cottonwood AZ 86326
(928)634-5448
www.rescare.com

Right at Home
518 E Gurley St #200
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 515-2445
www.CareNAZ.com

Visiting Angels
3615 Crossings Dr – Suite A
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 710-6567
www.VisitingAngels.com


IN-HOME – MEDICAL
SKILLED NURSING

Kindred At Home
3107 Clearwater Dr
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 445-2522
807 Cove Pkwy #102
Cottonwood AZ 86326
(928) 649-9933
www.KindredHealthCare.com

Mountain Valley Regional
Rehabilitation Hospital
3700 N Windsong Drive
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 775-7863
www.mvrrh.ernesthealth.com

Nurses Network
3085 N Windsong Dr
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 772-8707
2155 W Hwy 89A, Sedona AZ 86336
(928) 204-2255
624 N Humphreys, Flagstaff AZ 86001
(928) 556-0755
www.NursesNetwork.net

INSURANCE/MEDICARE

Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ
8220 N 23rd Av
Phoenix AZ 85021
(602) 864-5191
www.azblue.com

Brown & Brown Insurance
1055 W Iron Springs Rd
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 776-2708
www.bbprescott.com

Humana
2231 E Camelback Rd #400
Phoenix AZ
(602) 451-0266
Glenn Berkley
www.Humana.com

Sherrin Rose
 Financial Services, LLC
Insurance Agents
4890 Antelope Drive
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 778-3053
www.TheRoseFinancial.com

Your Medicare Helper
544 South 6th Street #105
Cottonwood AZ 86326
(928)649-9939
www.YourMedicareHelper.com


LEGAL/ELDER LAW

Law Offices of
Chester B. McLaughlin, P.C.
127 N Marina Street
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 443-9934
2155 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Suite 201
Phoenix AZ 85027
(480) 407-4944
www.AZElderLaw.com

Walker Estate Attorneys
3741 Karicio Lane
Prescott AZ 86303
(928) 445-1911
www.WalkerEstateLaw.com


PEER SUPPORT

Senior Peer Program
West Yavapai Guidance Clinic
505 W Cortez St
Prescott AZ 86303
(928) 445-5211 Ext 2672
www.SeniorPeerPrevention.org

PERSONAL SERVICES

Prescott Maid to Order
5810 N Prairie Ln
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 899-8518
www.PrescottMaidToOrder.com

REAL ESTATE

BloomTree Realty -
BloomTree Seniors Group
102 W Gurley #102
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 925-0241
www.PrescottAreaHouses.com

My Home Group
240 S Montezuma St #101
Prescott AZ 86303
(928) 899-4845
www.myprescottvalley.com

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE
PLACEMENT SERVICE

Assisted Living Locators
4801 N Verde Vista Dr
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 421-1872
assistedlivinglocators.com/northern-arizona

CarePatrol of Northern Arizona
P.O. Box 27815
Prescott Valley AZ 86312
(928) 515-3100
www.CarePatrolNAZ.com


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE
DOWNSIZING/DE-CLUTTERING

Caring Transitions of
Northern AZ
522 W Finnie Flat Rd # E-121
Camp Verde AZ 86322
(928) 220-8021
www.CaringTransitionsOfNAZ.com

In Your Space Consulting
303 E Gurley St #194
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 985-1172
www.InYourSpaceAz.com

REVERSE MORTGAGES

American Advisors Group
9460 E Towago Dr
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 227-1097
www.aag.com

Fairway Independent
Mortgage Corp
2971 Willow Creek Rd #2
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 515-0344
www.thelauriemooreteam.com

The Federal Savings Bank
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 237-9599
www.isAreverseMortgage4me.com

SKILLED NURSING/ REHABILITATION

Prescott Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center
864 Dougherty St
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 778-9667
www.prescottrehab.com


SOCIALIZATION/MEALS/PETS

Central AZ Seniors Association (CASA)
Meals On Wheels/ 
Congregate Dining
9360 E Manzanita Cr
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 772-3337
www.casapv.net

NAU, CSI Senior Companion/RSVP
P.O. Box 25727
Prescott Valley AZ 86312
(928) 713-4114
www.nau.edu/csi

People Who Care
147 Grove Av
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 445-2480
www.PeopleWhoCareAZ.com

Yavapai Humane Society
1625 Sundog Ranch Rd
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 445-2666
www.yavapaihumane.org

 

 

 

 

 


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The inclusion of information about the companies listed above does not represent an endorsement on the part of this publication. It is your responsibility to verify the validity, reliability and suitability of any of the companies with whom you may wish to do business.


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THE
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   As caregivers, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of tasks that need to be accomplished for your loved ones each day.
    Although hundreds of resources exist to help you, the hardest part can be finding what’s available. 
   Therefore, in addition to the Caregiver Connection newsletter, I am also pleased to make available to you several valuable resources via the “Senior Connection website.” This web-based one-stop Educational and Information center for Caregivers and Seniors is designed to save you time and money, as well as your sanity.
   The SeniorConnection.us website consists of a comprehensive Resource Directory, Articles on topics of relevance to caregivers and seniors, and informational Videos and Slideshows about agencies that offer help throughout Yavapai County.


SENIOR RESOURCES DIRECTORY

   The Resources Directory contains contact information for hundreds of local nonprofit, government and commercial agencies that provide helpful products and services to ease the life of caregivers. 
   Updated weekly, this searchable database will save you literally hundreds of research hours and connect you with nonprofit, government and commercial agencies that can help with every aspect of being a caregiver. 
   Categories include areas such as assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, in-home care providers, transportation, meal preparation and delivery, and financial assistance. 
   A search on one or more keywords results in all of the companies that provide a particular product or service. You can then print out the Profile of each agency that is of interest to you. 
   All on the website at: 
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INFORMATIONAL ARTICLES

The Informational Articles section contains articles on a wide variety of topics relating to aging. The articles are short and sweet, yet go directly to the heart of the matter of some of the most sensitive issues surrounding our fears and frustrations as caregivers. No topic is off-limits and new articles are constantly being added to the website at: SeniorConnection.us


EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS

Educational Videos and Slideshows, narrated by recognized experts in the community, are posted on the website. Additionally, videos and slideshows featuring nonprofit and for-profit agencies that provide products or services to caregivers and seniors will be available at the website: 

Senior Connection.us



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