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

May  2019

Please join us for Senior Connection
Weekly Speakers Bureau Presentations

The Senior Connection sponsors Speakers Bureau presentations every Thursday in the tri-city area. Details about each topic are included in the "Meetings Section" of this newsletter and are noted as "Senior Connection" events.

These free, non-commercial presentations provide opportunities for Seniors and Family Caregivers to learn about important issues from local experts in a safe, respectful and supportive atmosphere. Come ask your questions and share your concerns, as part of our "Senior Connection Family."

Topics this month: May 2 "Love It, Fix It Or Leave It! Is Your Home Senior-Friendly?"; May 9 "Anxiety - What It Is & What You Can Do To Control It"; May 16 "Preparing For Joint Replacement Surgery - Before, During & After"; May 23 "Effects Of Aging, Illness & Medication On Oral Health"; May 30 "Alzheimer's - Signs, Symptoms & Support Along The Way."

Please take advantage of these opportunities to become better-informed and, thus, better-prepared for the joys and challenges of being a Senior and/or a Caregiver.

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:

"Common Myths about the
Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS)"

"Stroke: Preventable, Treatable & Beatable!"

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.

LAW OFFICES OF CHESTER B. McLAUGHLIN, P.C. - In addition to their Prescott office located at 127 North Marina Street, Elder Law Attorney Chip McLaughlin announces the opening of a second location, in North Phoenix, on May 1st. This new office is located at 2155 West Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 201, Phoenix AZ 85027 and will be staffed by the firm's Associate Attorney, Julie Martin. She can be reached at (480) 407-4944 or by cell (602) 396-3960 or via email at juliem@azelderlaw.com. To reach the Prescott office, call (928) 443-9934. For more information, visit www.azelderlaw.com

"LOVE IT, FIX IT OR LEAVE IT! IS YOUR HOME SENIOR FRIENDLY?" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, May 2 from NOON-1pm at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott. The majority of seniors would like to age in place in their own home. Bonny Lepore, Realtor - My Home Group, will show you how to evaluate your home and your living situation to see if it is senior friendly. She will explain: Reasons why you should "Love It" and stay; Reasons why you should "Leave It" and move; Four different potential living options; and, Decision making techniques to help individuals and couples make good choices about where and how to live out their senior years. Each attendee will receive a survey to determine how senior friendly their home is. 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

STROKE AWARENESS FAIR will occur Saturday, May 4 from 9:30am-1:30pm at Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, 3700 N Windsong Drive in Prescott Valley. At this free event you will learn more about strokes and how they can affect you or a loved one. All-day events will include: Stroke risk assessments, including blood pressure, cholesterol checks, and blood sugar testing; Dietary education; Pharmacy consultations; Simulated stroke experiences and treatments, including the latest ZeroG technology; Balance testing and cognition screenings (appointments strongly recommended); Information from more than 20 community resources. Guest Speaker Presentations: 9:30-10:30a.m. " Keeping Your Brain Sharp: Unleash The Power of You!" by Chris Knack, MS, LAC, CGCM, Licensed Counselor and Nationally Certified Geriatric Manager with Home Care Assistance; 11a.m.-Noon "Act FAST! Know the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke" by Erin Aafedt, Speech Language Pathologist; 12:30-1:30p.m. - Free Lunch and Learn (reservation required) "Holistic Support for Stroke Prevention" by Cheryl M. Hamilton, NMD. For more info or to make a lunch reservation or screening appointment, call Karen Russell at 602-540-5310 or email karenrussell@ernesthealth.com. To learn more about Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, visit www.Mvrrh.ernesthealth.com (Please see the article on Strokes in this Newsletter).

"BALANCE – USE IT OR LOSE IT"
is a free presentation to occur Tuesday, May 7 from 3-4pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott. Presenter Karen Russell, Community Liaison - Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, will explain the multiple systems that contribute to stability, and how posture and age-related changes can affect balance. She will also demonstrate fall prevention techniques so you can safely improve balance at home. Call 445-9300 for info or to RSVP.

"ANXIETY – WHAT IT IS & WHAT YOU CAN DO TO CONTROL IT" is a Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday May 9 from NOON-1pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott. Presenter will be Chris Knack, with Home Care Assistance. Chris will discuss what anxiety is, how it comes about, and most importantly he will provide practical and applicable techniques to use to relieve anxiety and its symptoms. Chris brings to this topic more than 20 years experience as a Professional Counselor and Geriatric Care Manager and will stress the importance of self care, as well as tried and true techniques to take control back when anxiety strikes. (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 Senior Connection presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html  

THE SUSAN J RHEEM Memory Café will be meeting Saturday, May 11 from 11am-12:30 pm (please note new time just for this month, due to the Prescott Valley Parade). The Café is a social outing for those living with dementia and their care givers. Enjoy a light lunch, socialization and a "sense" sational experience with Culinary Herbs this month and take home a small potted herb planted by you! Location: 3407 N Windsong Dr, Prescott Valley. Please RSVP to Melody at (928) 441-1019.

"UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA" is a free presentation to occur Tuesday, May 14 from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Chino Valley. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. This presentation will provide information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Location is the Chino Valley Public Library, 1020 Palomino Road. For more info or to register, go to yrmc.eventbrite.com or call (928) 708-4636.

"A CAREGIVER’S GUIDE TO PREPARING TO CARE FOR YOUR LOVED ONE" is a free presentation to occur Tuesday, May 14 from 1-3pm in Prescott Valley. Caring for a family member or a close friend is one of the most important roles you can play. No matter where you are in your journey of family caregiving, whether just beginning to anticipate a need or taking care of a family member full time, having a good framework to help guide both you and your loved one can make the process easier. This presentation by AARP includes their "Prepare to Care" Guide, a practical tool that includes checklists to help get you organized. Attendees will also receive a copy of Caregiver Resources for residents of Yavapai County. Location is the Prescott Valley Public Library, Crystal Room, 7401 E. Civic Circle. Event is free, however, pre-registration is required, as seating is limited. To register, call (877)926-8300 or register on-line at https://aarp.cvent.com/PVPrepareToCare

AARP MOVIES FOR GROWN-UPS invites you to attend a free screening of "Gloria Bell" on Thursday, May 16 at 4pm at Harkins Prescott Valley, 7202 Pav Way. This romantic comedy stars Julianne Moore and John Turturro. Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family. This film is rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use. Admission is free, however, pre-registration is required for admission. Register on line at https://aarp.info/gb_az1 (this link is case sensitive) or by calling (844) 418-2281.

"IF I FEEL SAD AM I DEPRESSED?" is a free presentation to occur Wednesday, May 15 from 1-2pm in Prescott. Sadness is a normal human emotion often felt in response to loss and disappointment. As we age, we may encounter more situations involving loss. For some, feelings of depression may persist and include feelings of hopelessness, a range of physical symptoms and suicidal thoughts. This presentation will explain how to know when professional help is needed, as well as what effective treatments are available. Presented by Connie Boston, MSW, Manager, Senior Peer Program, WYGC. Location: Touchmark at the Ranch, 3180 Touchmark Bl. For more info or to RSVP, visit yrmc.eventbrite.com or call (928) 708-4636.

"GUARD AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT & FRAUD" is a free presentation to occur Wednesday, May 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. It will be given by the Prescott Valley Police Victim Services Department. Bob Steward and Traces Gordon will share ideas on how to spot fraud, avoid identity theft and will explain what you can do immediately, if you become a victim of fraud. This presentation is open to the public and will be hosted by The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center. Location: 3407 N. Windsong Dr, Prescott Valley. Please RSVP to Melody at (928) 441-1019.

"PREPARING FOR JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY - BEFORE, DURING & AFTER" is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, May 16 from NOON-1pm at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Dr. Many strategies exist when it comes to preparing for total joint surgery and the rehab that follows. Presenter Bill McMahan, Physical Therapist with Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, will clarify many of the concerns people have when their physician tells them they need to have their hip or knee replaced. He will offer a "healthy perspective" for individuals considering joint replacement surgery, and will discuss demographics and statistics, physical preparedness, mental preparedness, trends and technological advancements in joint replacement, and what outcomes you should expect following surgery. 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 Senior Connection presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html

NEW HORIZONS ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA will occur Saturday, May 18 beginning at 5pm at Hotel St Michael in Prescott. The event will feature an evening of dinner & dancing, a silent auction and live entertainment by Sky Daddy and the Pop Rocks. New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center is a nonprofit organization that empowers members of the community through education, peer counseling groups, and adaptive fitness center programs such as chair yoga, wheelchair self-defense, Tai Chi and Day on the Lake. Tickets are $50 each. To order tickets or donate auction items visit www.nhdec.org or call (928) 756-2730.

"CELEBRATE AGING!  EXPLORE NEW WAYS OF LIVING & AGING!" is a free workshop hosted by AARP to occur Wednesday, May 22 from 10-11:30am in Prescott. The way we are aging is changing, mostly for the better. Our ability to live longer, healthier, more productive lives is one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments. However, we don’t always see it that way.  If you are interested in exploring new perspectives of living and aging, join AARP Arizona for this workshop that will discuss and explore new choices to age and live life on your terms. This workshop is open to individuals, families and caregivers - anyone who is interested in celebrating life through creativity and re-imagining opportunities. Location is the Prescott Public Library, Founders Room (lower level), 215 E. Goodwin Street. Event is free, however, pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served. To register, call 1-877-926-8300 or register on-line at https://aarp.cvent.com/PrescottCelebrateAging

"WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HEART FAILURE" is a free presentation to occur Wednesday, May 22 from 12:30–1:30pm in Prescott, to be hosted by Yavapai Regional Medical Center. Dr. Stephen Cantor, retired Cardiologist, will discuss heart failure and how you can improve outlooks with contemporary specialty care. Location is YRMC Wellness Center, Community Education Room, 930 Division St in Prescott. For more info or to register, go to yrmc.eventbrite.com or call (928) 708-4636.

"EFFECTS OF AGING, ILLNESS & MEDICATION ON ORAL HEALTH" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, May 23 from NOON-1pm at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott. Dr. Jason Campbell, Pro Solutions Family Dentistry, will address: Xerostomia (dry mouth) - what it is, how it can increase with age, factors that can contribute to it and why treating it is imperative. Medications, cancer, and other medical conditions that affect oral health, including cancer treatments and the importance of protecting teeth during treatments. The role of saliva for optimal oral health, and medical conditions that affect the salivary glands. He will also explain why there is increased decay, acidity, caries risk and cavities as we age, as well as biofunctional disorders & biomechanical forces. You will learn about palliative and preventative protocols. (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 Senior Connection presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html  

"SUPPORT ALONG THE WAY – FOR THOSE WITH ALZHEIMER'S & THEIR FAMILIES" is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, May 30 from NOON-1pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Dr, Prescott. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive disease of the brain for which there is currently no cure. However, no one needs to go through this journey alone. The impact on people with Alzheimer’s and their families and friends can be overwhelming. The Alzheimer’s Association offers a variety of free programs, services and resource information to help you cope with all aspects of the disease and its progression. Come learn about the support that is available to you, your friends and loved ones at no charge, including Helpline / Information & Referral, Family Care Consultation, Support Groups, Education, Early Stage programs, MedicAlert & Safe Return. (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. For a complete schedule of upcoming Senior Connection presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html

FAMILY CAREGIVER CLASS will be offered in Prescott June 10/11 from 9am-4pm each day, to help family members gain an understanding and tips of what is involved in caring for their loved ones. Participants will learn the proper ways to transfer, feed, dress, and redirect behavior, as well as learn fall prevention skills, medication safety guidelines, and communication tips. You will also gain an understanding of various behaviors and behavioral episodes, as well as sleep patterns, and learn how to deal with doctor appointments, traveling, and more. Instructors are Susan Wielechowski, owner Circle of Life Alzheimer’s Homes, and Sherry Norcutt, BS - Caregiver Education and Training Director for Circle of Life Alzheimer’s Homes. This class will be valuable for any caregiver, and especially helpful for those caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Cost is $50 per person, which includes lunch both days. Location will be 1315 Covey Trail in Prescott. Pre-registration is required by June 1. For more info or to RSVP call (928) 237-4795.


"Common Myths About the
Arizona Long Term Care System"

The Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) is the State of Arizona’s Medicaid long term care program. To qualify, an individual must meet both financial and medical eligibility criteria. In my twenty years working on ALTCS applications, I have come across countless misconceptions about ALTCS eligibility. Below are three of the most common.

Myth #1: You have to be in a nursing home to be medically eligible for ALTCS.

To be medically eligible, an ALTCS applicant must have a nonpsychiatric medical condition that, by itself or in combination with other medical conditions, requires the level of care that is provided in a nursing facility or intermediate care facility. This does not mean that you have to live in a nursing facility to be eligible. "Level of care" refers to the intensity of medical care, not the location where it is provided. It means that your need for medical care must be comparable to that provided in a nursing facility. You can be in need of nursing home level of care without actually living in a nursing facility.

Myth #2: To qualify for ALTCS, you have to drop your other health insurance.

"ALTCS is the payor of last resort." This mantra was one of the first things I learned when I worked for ALTCS. It means that ALTCS will pay for covered services only after all other sources of payment have been exhausted, as required by federal law. If you have other health insurance, ALTCS must bill that insurance before picking up the cost of your care. ALTCS does not require you to drop your other health insurance to qualify. In fact, ALTCS allows the premiums you pay for your other health insurance as a deduction from your "share of cost," the amount you may be required to pay toward the cost of your care.

Myth #3: Once you’re approved for ALTCS, the State will take your Social Security check.

ALTCS does not take control of, or act as payee for, a recipient’s income. While the Arizona Department of Economic Security’s Division of Developmental Disabilities (DES/DDD) may act as Social Security representative payee for certain individuals with developmental disabilities, this is not a requirement for ALTCS eligibility.

This myth stems from a misunderstanding about the "share of cost" payment. A person who is approved for ALTCS may have to pay a portion of their income toward the cost of their care, called "share of cost." If you are required to pay a share of cost, ALTCS will send a written notice informing you of the amount you must pay. You, or someone with the legal authority to act on your behalf (e.g. conservator or agent under financial power of attorney), would then need to write a check for that amount to the facility or ALTCS program contractor (United Healthcare, in Yavapai County), just as you would for any other bill for medical services.

Submitted by  Julie Martin, J.D., Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Chester B. McLaughlin, PC. Julie will be working with clients in Attorney McLaughlin's new North Phoenix office, opening May 1 (see "Meetings" section of this newsletter for details). For more information about ALTCS or other Elder Law issues, please visit www.azelderlaw.com or call (928) 443-9934 in Prescott.

"Strokes - Preventable, Treatable, Beatable"

Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke.

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States, and the leading cause of adult long-term disability. It can happen to anyone at any time. According to the CDC, stroke kills about 140,000 Americans each year- that’s 1 out of every 20 deaths.

>Every 4 minutes someone dies of a stroke.
> Over the past 10 years, the death rate from stroke has fallen about 35 percent, however, Hispanics have seen an increase in death rates since 2013.
> About 795,000 people have a stroke every year.
> Stroke risk increases with age, but strokes can and do occur at any age.
> About 87% of all strokes are ischemic, in which blood flow to the brain is blocked.
> Stroke is a leading cause of disability.
> Patients who arrived at the emergency room within 3 hours of their initial stroke symptoms often have less disability 3 months after the stroke than those who received delayed care.

While the statistics may seem grim, the good news is that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable, according to Brian Shaw, OTR, Director of Therapy Operations at Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital.

A stroke occurs when blood flow and oxygen is blocked from getting to the brain – usually caused by a blood clot or broken blood vessel. When this happens, brain cells begin to die, and brain damage occurs. This can affect speech and understanding, movement and strength of the legs and arms, swallowing, thinking skills, and bowel and bladder function.

"How a stroke patient is affected depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged," Shaw says. "One person who has a stroke may only experience minor problems such as weakness of an arm or leg, while another person may become paralyzed on one side or lose his or her ability to speak and may have difficulty swallowing."

While some risk factors for stroke such as age, race, gender and family history can’t be controlled, 80 percent of all strokes can be prevented through controllable risk factors.

Some ways to lower your stroke risk include:
> Manage your blood pressure
> Eat healthy – Incorporate low-fat, nutritious foods into your diet, including 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
> Exercise regularly – Aim for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week of physical activity.
> Limit alcohol consumption
> Stop smoking – Smoking doubles the risk of stroke by damaging blood vessel walls, speeding up artery clogging, and raising blood pressure.
> Lower your cholesterol
> Lose excessive weight

Acting fast is critical to saving a life. Shaw suggests using the FAST test to remember warning signs and what to do:

F
ace – Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arms – Ask the person to lift both arms. Does one drift downward?
Speech – Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is speech slurred or strange?
Time – If you observe any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately.

"There’s a medication that may reduce long-term disability for the person having the stroke -- if it’s administered within 3 hours of the first symptom…so don’t hesitate to call for help."

"Your quick thinking and reaction could make a significant impact on that person’s life."

Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital will be having a Stroke Awareness Fair on Saturday, May 4 from 9:30am-1:30pm. For details, see the Meetings section of this newsletter.

Submitted by Karen Russell, Community Liaison, MVRRH, a 44-bed, rehabilitation hospital that provides specialized physical rehabilitation services to patients recovering from strokes, brain and spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries, and other disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic conditions. Located at3700 N Windsong Dr, Prescott Valley. For more info, visit MVRRH.ernesthealth.com or call 759- 8800.

 


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 1st & 3rd 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 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.

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.

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.

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 10-11:30 am in Prescott. For info or to register call Connie Boston at 445-5211 ex.2672.

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

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

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

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

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

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
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
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

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

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) 895-1172
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

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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Whether you are an adult child caring for an aging parent, a spouse or sibling providing care to a relative, or a senior caring for yourself, the information and products available via the www.SeniorConnection.us website are designed to improve your quality of life. 


THE
SENIORCONNECTION.US WEBSITE

   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: 
Senior Connection.us


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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