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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

February  2019

Senior Connection's March 15
Conference & Expo -
Valuable Resource for Seniors & Family Caregivers

Our Senior Connection "Senior Resources Conference & Expo" will occur Friday, March 15 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. in Prescott Valley. More than 60 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 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!

Presentations:

10am "Caregiver Survival Techniques - Riding the Roller Coaster & Overcoming Battle Fatigue" by Pamela Cregger - Kindred Hospice

11am "Understanding Assisted Living, Memory Care & In-Home Care" by Mark Sylvester - CarePatrol of Northern Arizona"

Noon "Male Aging – Strategies for Success" by Wayne Bennett, DC - Bennett Clinic

1pm "Sensory Integration – How Our Eyes, Ears & Feet Affect Balance" by Karen Russell - Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital

2pm "Understanding Guardianship & Conservatorship - How They Protect an Incapacitated Senior" by Chip McLaughlin - Law Offices of Chester McLaughlin, P.C.

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.

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 articles:

"Tinnitus is Treatable with the Right Technology"
"Having a Heart-to-Heart With Your Doctor"

These 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.

"MAKING HAPPINESS A HABIT"
will occur Monday, February 4 from1:30-2:30pm at Alta Vista Senior Living, 916 Canterbury Ln in Prescott. There is evidence that we can create new neural pathways towards optimism. This presentation will give you research based information on how to create more happiness in your life. Presenter is Connie Boston, WYGC Senior Peer Program. RSVP to 708-4636.

"DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS" will occur Tuesday, February 5 from 11am-12:30pm at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 Rosser. Learn tips and information on how to have honest conversations with family members about issues relating to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. RSVP to 708-4636.

"IN-HOME IV – INFUSION THERAPY OPTIONS" is a free presentation to occur Tuesday, February 5 from 2-3pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott. Presenter Courtney Harris, Amerita Home Infusion Pharmacy, will explain the types of drugs that can be administered in the home, conditions that commonly require someone to utilize home infusion services, how Outpatient Infusion Centers & Home Infusion are different, collaborating care with Home Health and Assisted Living Facilities, and what’s covered by Medicare and other insurance. (Directions: From Whipple, go north on Ruth Street, towards Prescott High School, right on Scott Drive, right at stop sign.) For info or to RSVP call 445-9300.

"NEW THINKING: A POSITIVE APPROACH TO DEMENTIA" will occur Tuesday, February 5 from 10:30am-2:30 pm (lunch will be provided) at A Caring Place Adult Day Services, 203 S Candy Ln #12A in Cottonwood. Topics will include: Caring in the Moment, Promoting Independence, Dementia Behaviors at the End of Life, What Needs to be Done After You Are Diagnosed with Dementia or a Disease that will Affect Your Judgment, and What are the Next Steps? Seating is Limited, RSVP to Julie Keeney @ 928-301-6420 or Email: julie_keeney@msn.com

"WHY SHOULD I UPDATE OR REVIEW MY ESTATE PLAN?" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, February 7 from NOON-1pm at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott.  Presenter is Chuck Walker, Walker Estate Attorneys. You will learn the highlights of the law of property and contracts, with short reasons for probate court, as well as the basics of an Estate Plan review and when to do it. Chuck will explain: What law applies when disabled? When do my affairs go to probate court if I'm alive? Contract provisions the law allows to handle your affairs. Attendees will receive worksheets for review, and there will be time for questions. (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

"MINDFULNESS"
is a class for seniors 60 years and older to learn and practice the art of mindfulness. Class sessions will occur Fridays, February 8-March 29 from 10-11:30a.m. at West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, 505 S Cortez St in Prescott. Sponsored by the Senior Peer Program of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic. Class is free, but space is limited and registration is required by calling (928) 445-5211 ext 2605.

THE SUSAN J RHEEM MEMORY CAFÉ will occur Saturday, February 9 from 9-10:30a.m. in Prescott Valley. The theme will be "Love is in the Air!" The Café is for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and their loved ones, together. Leave your troubles at the door and just be. Free continental breakfast included. Location is 3407 N Windsong Dr, Prescott Valley. Please RSVP to Melody Thomas-Morgan at (928) 441-1019.

"LIVING A FULL LIFE DESPITE CHRONIC ILLNESS" is a new support group to be held on Tuesdays from 10-11:30a.m. starting February 12. Location is West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, 505 S Cortez St in Prescott. Info: Connie Boston at c.boston@wygc.org

"TINNITUS - WHAT'S ALL THE BUZZ?" is a free presentation to occur Tuesday, February 12 from 2-3pm at Prescott Lakes Apartments, 2105 Blooming Hills Drive, Prescott. Presenter Doug Dunker, 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. Doug will explain causes, treatments and tools that can provide relief for those who suffer from this condition. RSVPs requested to Tamie Meckling at tamie.meckling@mebmgmt.com or (928) 777-0414

AARP VOLUNTEER MEET & GREET will occur Wednesday, February 13 from 2-4pm at the Prescott Valley Library, Crystal Room, 7401 E. Civic Circle; and again on Thursday, February 21 from 2-4pm at Prescott Meals on Wheels Dining Room, 1280 E. Rosser Street. Community members are invited to learn about the impact of volunteering with AARP in Yavapai County and sample a variety of ways you can help make a difference in our communities. Volunteers may get involved in: Bringing valuable information to our communities at special events & fairs by offering resources at an AARP community resource table; Presenting important information to community groups, including ways to protect yourself from ID Theft and scams, or sharing resources to help support family caregivers; Participating as a team in local community service projects; Partnering with AARP staff to influence important legislative issues impacting health and financial security. Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited. To register, call 1-877-926-8300 or register on-line at https://aarp.cvent.com/PrescottValleyVolunteerMeetGreet

"A  LEGACY OF LOVE - MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT THE END OF LIFE" is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, February 14 from NOON-1pm at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley. Presenters Kelly Paradis & Sarah Twombly, Good Samaritan Hospice, will discuss how to make meaningful memories, share life stories and create a peaceful and supportive environment for a loved one at the end of life. It starts by planning ahead. Even if no one is currently sick, leaving a legacy starts now. Learn how to help those around you, both now and later. Find out the options for patients and caregivers. Make active choices to identify what you want, and learn how to advocate for it within the system. You have control of the story - for yourself and the people you love. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. (Directions: From Hwy 69, go north on Glassford Hill, right on Long Look). For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html

MAYER MEALS ON WHEELS is holding a Prime Rib Lunch fundraiser on Thursday, February 14. Cost is $12/person, advance purchase tickets only. For more info or to buy a ticket, call 632-7511.

"LIVING WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS: FINDING THE NEW ‘NORMAL’" is a class for seniors 60 years and older to explore living with chronic illness. It will occur Tuesdays, February 19 - March 12 from 10-11:30a.m. at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Sponsored by the Senior Peer Program of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic. Class is free, but space is limited and registration is required by calling (928) 445-5211 ext 2605. Visit www.seniorpeerprogram.org for changes and updates.

"HOW TO HANDLE CAREGIVER BURNOUT"
will be presented on Wednesday, February 20 from 4:30-5:30 pm. Stefanie Ramsey of ABRiO Care will cover the 5 signs of burnout, effective strategies to cope, and steps to feel empowered and appreciated.  Location is the Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center, 3407 N Windsong Dr, Prescott Valley. RSVP to Melody Thomas-Morgan at (928) 441-1019.

"EFFECTS OF AGING, ILLNESS & MEDICATION ON ORAL HEALTH" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, February 21 from NOON-1pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott. Presenter Dr. Jason Campbell, Pro Solutions Family Dentistry, will address: 1) Xerostomia. What is it? How does dry mouth increase with age? Factors that can contribute to xerostomia and why treating dry mouth is imperative to oral health; 2) Medications/cancer/other medical conditions & oral health. Increase of decay/caries risk. Quality & Quantity of saliva. Importance of Saliva for optimal oral health, medical conditions that affect salivary glands, cancer treatments and effects on oral health, protecting teeth during treatments;  3) Why is there increased decay & acidity as we age? Biofunctional Disorders/Biomechanical forces, reasons for acidity increases/increases of cavities, bacterial Enzymes; 4) Palliative and preventative protocols. (Directions: From Whipple, go north on Ruth St towards Prescott High School, right on Scott Dr, right at stop sign.) RSVPs appreciated toDebbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html  

"THE FUTURE OF MEDICARE IN YAVAPAI COUNTY" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, February 28 from NOON-1pm at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott. Ryan Steinert, Your Medicare Helper, will explain important changes affecting Medicare in 2019, including implications of the MACRA Act and how this is impacting rate increases on Supplement Plans F & C; What Medicare looks like this year, 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 Whipple, go north on Ruth St, towards Prescott High School, right on Scott, 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

SENIOR CONNECTION’S "SENIOR RESOURCES CONFERENCE & EXPO"
will occur Friday, March 15 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Prescott Valley. More than 60 providers of products, services and support for seniors and caregivers will have informational booths. Local experts will give presentations throughout the day on issues relating to being a Senior or Family Caregiver. Speakers & topics: 10am "Caregiver Survival Techniques - Riding the Roller Coaster & Overcoming Battle Fatigue" by Pamela Cregger - Kindred Hospice; 11am "Understanding Assisted Living, Memory Care & In-Home Care" by Mark Sylvester - CarePatrol of Northern Arizona"; Noon "Male Aging – Strategies for Success" by Wayne Bennett, DC - Bennett Clinic; 1pm "Sensory Integration – How Our Eyes, Ears & Feet Affect Balance" by Karen Russell - Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital; 2pm "Understanding Guardianship & Conservatorship - How They Protect an Incapacitated Senior" by Chip McLaughlin - Law Offices of Chester McLaughlin, P.C. An event flier is available on the homepage of our website at www.SeniorConnection.us and also available by clicking here: www.seniorconnection.us/Expo_Brochure.pdf

Location is Liberty Traditional School, 3300 N Lake Valley Road (we will be in the building with the flagpole. Approach the school from the north, i.e. from Lakeshore Drive for access to both parking lots). Visit for part or all of the day, as your schedule allows. Free admission. RSVPs are not needed. Info: contact Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE will occur March 27 from 7:45am-4pm at the Adult Center of Prescott. Cost: $45/individual, $75/Professional (includes CEUs). Location: Adult Center of Prescott. Info: Visit www.alz.org/dsw/nazaec or call (800) 272-3900.


"Tinnitus is Treatable with the Right Technology"

According to the American Tinnitus Association, 50 million Americans -- or 1 in 6 -- suffer from ringing in the ears. Of those people, nearly 90 percent also have some degree of hearing loss. The very first thing you should do is see a professional hearing specialist.

What causes tinnitus?

Scientists and health experts don't know the exact physical cause of tinnitus, but several sources are known to trigger or make it worse, including:

Loud noises and hearing loss – Exposure to loud noises can destroy the non-regenerative cilia (tiny hairs) in the cochlea, causing permanent tinnitus and/or hearing loss.

Aging – As you age, those same cilia gradually deteriorate, which can lead to tinnitus and/or hearing loss.

Ototoxic medications – Some prescription medications such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and antidepressants are harmful to the inner ear as well as the nerve fibers connecting the cochlea to the brain.

Health conditions – Tinnitus can also be a symptom of health conditions like cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stress and head injuries.

Is there a cure for tinnitus?

Currently, there is no known tinnitus cure. But according to the American Tinnitus Association, there are recommended ways to get tinnitus relief, including counseling and sound therapy.

What should you do if you have tinnitus?

Since the exact cause of tinnitus is not known, it’s recommended you visit a hearing healthcare professional for a clinical evaluation. Specialized tests are performed to diagnose tinnitus, and a treatment protocol can be prescribed and administered to help you finally find relief!

There is even an "App for that"

"Relax" is a comprehensive tinnitus education and self-management tool designed to help provide personalized relief to people suffering from tinnitus. "Relax" includes 12 different relief sounds that can be customized to personal preference and saved uniquely. "Relax" should be used in conjunction with or incorporated into tinnitus management strategies such as quality hearing technology prescribed by a professional hearing specialist.

Doug Dunker, A2Z Hearing  will be giving a free presentation on "Tinnitus- What’s All the Buzz?" February 12th from 2-3pm in Prescott. Public is invited. See the description in the Meetings section above for details.

Submitted by Dusty Spitler, A2Z Hearing Health, LLC,  1781 E Highway 69, Suite 65 in Prescott. Serving all of Northern Arizona. For more information about A2Z Hearing Health or to schedule a free, no obligation hearing exam, visit www.A2Zhearing.com or call (928) 227-2476. 

Having a Heart-to-Heart With Your Doctor

When it comes to matters of the heart, the silent treatment is never an effective cure.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., with more than 600,000 people dying from it every year. In Arizona, heart disease causes nearly 1 in every 4 deaths.

"Heart disease can refer to many types of conditions, but the most common is coronary artery disease, which can lead to a heart attack," says Alan Berman, Medical Director at Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. "Anyone can develop heart disease. This happens when plaque builds up in your arteries, which then narrow over time and limit the blood flow to your heart."

Behaviors such as smoking, unhealthy eating and not getting enough exercise all are factors that contribute to a person’s risk of heart disease. High cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes also are risk factors.

"To be heart-healthy, it’s important that you talk openly and frankly with your doctor about preventing or treating these medical conditions," Berman says. "Speaking up may be difficult for some patients, but I can’t stress enough that miscommunication – or no communication – between you and your physician can hurt your health.

Many people may not feel comfortable asking questions of their physician for a variety of reasons, be it embarrassment, nervousness, lack of knowledge or because their physician may appear to be rushed for time or uses a lot of technical language that’s hard to understand.

"I think I can talk for the majority of my colleagues when I say that as physicians, we strive to create environments that our patients feel comfortable in. We appreciate when issues are discussed and we can work together as a team with our patients. The more we can understand about our patients, the more we can help them reach optimal health."

Taking part in decisions about your treatment, following the treatment plan that you and your doctor agree on, watching for problems, and becoming actively involved in solving them can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

"It’s not just about listening to what you’re told, it’s about asking the right questions and raising appropriate concerns. When a patient engages with their physician and obtains quality information about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, it helps ensure safety, prevent errors, and improve health."

Dr. Berman offers the following tips in talking to your physician.

> Ask questions, especially to ensure that you're following your doctor's advice and taking your medication correctly. If you don't understand something, keep asking until you do.

> Before you come to your medical visit, write down questions or concerns. This way, you will remember the most important items that you need to discuss.

> Write down the answers during the visit. Take a pad of paper and write down your physician's answers so you'll be able to review them when you get home.

> Ask your physician the best way to contact him or her if you have an urgent question after the visit.

> Become an informed consumer. Do a bit of research on your own through reliable sources that your doctor will respect when forming your questions. For heart health and stroke information, consider the Heart Association's website, or a government site such as National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

> If you're still afraid to speak up, take a spouse or loved one with you who can help you ask your questions.

Submitted by Karen Russell, Community Liaison, Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital Located at3700 N Windsong Dr, Prescott Valley. To learn more  call Karen at (602) 540-5310. Or visit MVRRH.ernesthealth.com

SUPPORT GROUPS - CLASSES –
INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE

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), and at the Susan J Rheem Adult Day Center, 3407 N Windsong Drive in Prescott Valley. A group for veterans and their families meets at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Prescott VA Medical Center, ECRC Room A-205. In Sedona: The first and third Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Sedona Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Rd. In Cottonwood: The 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 10 am at Verde Valley Medical Center, 269 S Candy Lane. 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 Drive – Suite A, Prescott. Info: 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 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month from 2-3:30 pm at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W Gurley St, Deborah Room, Prescott. Call Connie if you are interested in participating in a similar group in Prescott Valley. Blind/Low Vision Caregiver Support Group for senior caregivers of those coping with vision loss meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month from 2-3:30 pm at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W Gurley St, Deborah Room Annex, Prescott. 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 Karen Russell, Community Liaison, and a Speech therapist. Info: Contact Karen at (602) 540-5310or the Hospital at 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.

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 A FULL LIFE DESPITE CHRONIC ILLNESS is a support group that meets on Tuesdays from 10-11:30a.m. Location is West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, 505 S Cortez St in Prescott. Info: Connie Boston at c.boston@wygc.org or call 445-5211 ext 2672.

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

MEDICARE SPECIALISTS provide free, individual assistance at the following locations: Third Thursday at Central Arizona Seniors Association (CASA), 9360 Manzanita Circle, Prescott Valley. Info: 772-3337. First and third Wed 9-11:30am at Prescott Adult Center, 1280 Rosser. To schedule an appointment, call 778-3000. Periodically at Mayer Area Meals On Wheels Program. Info: 632-7511.

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 at West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, 505 S. Cortez St, Prescott. For info or to register call Connie Boston at 445-5211 x2672.

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.

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.

SPIRITUALITY & AGING
sponsored by Senior Peer Program or West Yavapai Guidance Clinic occurs Wednesdays from 10-11:30a.m. at 505 S Cortez in Prescott. For info or to register call Connie at 445-5211 ex.2672.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP meets the first and third Fridays of every 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 Tuesdays from 10-11:30 am at West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, 505 S Cortez St, Prescott. For info or to register call Connie Boston at 445-5211 ex.2672.


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 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

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

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

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


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

Osher Lifelong
Learning Institute (OLLI)
11000 E Sheldon St
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 717-7911


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
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

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

The Reverse Mortgage Program -
Frontier Financial of AZ
8028 E Hwy 69, #104
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 237-9599
www.isAreverseMortgage4me.com


HEALTH SERVICES

Amerita Home Infusion Pharmacy
3375 Crossings Dr
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 708-0025
www.AmeritaIV.com

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

Cornerstone Family Chiropractic
2225 E Hwy 69
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 237-9477
www.CFC4FamilyHealth.com

Joyful Health
1124 White Spar Rd
Prescott AZ 86303
(928) 445-0112
www.JoyfulHealthDoctor.com

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

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

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

CapTel Outreach
13232 N 101st St
Scottsdale AZ 85260
(480) 544-3821
www.OutreachExpertsInc.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

Comfort Keepers
1011 N Old Chisolm Tr
Dewey AZ 86327
(928) 541-0888
www.ComfortKeepers.com

Helping Hands In Home Care
371 Garden St – H
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 717-1776
www.prescotthelpinghands.com

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

Home Instead Senior Care
240 S Montezuma St #206
Prescott AZ 86303
(928) 708-9960
www.homeinstead.com/318

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
505 W Gurley
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
143 N McCormick St #204
Prescott AZ 86301
(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

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
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 McLaughlin, P.C.
127 N Marina Street
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 443-9934
www.AZElderLaw.com

LegalShield by
Charisma Associates
Chino Valley AZ 86323
(303) 949-3098

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.WYGC.org


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE
PLACEMENT SERVICE


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

REAL ESTATE

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

SKILLED NURSING/ REHABILITATION

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


SOCIALIZATION/MEALS

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
505 W Gurley
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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   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. 
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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



The information contained herein and throughout the website is for educational purposes only. It is not intended, nor should it be construed as legal, medical or financial advice. Use of this information indicates your understanding of, and agreement to the above.


 

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