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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

October  2018

"Senior & Caregivers
Conference & Expo"
October 12

The Senior Connection's "Senior Resources Conference & Expo" will occur Friday, October 12 from 10am-3pm in Prescott Valley. More than 60 Senior Service providers of products, services and support will have informational booths. Local experts will give presentations throughout the day, on key issues relating to being a Senior or 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 Caregivers, i.e. to help you!

Presentations that will occur throughout the day:

10am "The Caregiver Emotional Roller Coaster"
Pamela Cregger - Kindred Hospice

11am "Aiming High – 10 Steps Toward Quality as we Age" Dr Sam Downing - YRMC Physician Care

Noon
"Keeping the Rust Out of Your Golden Years – Tips for Avoiding Chronic Pain" Wayne Bennett, DC - Bennett Clinic

1pm
"Pre-Planning – One of the Best Decisions You Will Ever Make" Clent Walker - Heritage Memory Mortuary

2pm
"What is Probate – When is it Necessary and What Has to Be Done?" Chip McLaughlin - Law Offices of Chester B 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. Info: Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747.

Making the Connection,
Debbie Stewart

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


Informational Articles

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

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

This month’s Newsletter articles:

"Mental Clarity, Fatigue And Hearing"
"Myths About Diabetes"

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.

"KNOW THE 10 SIGNS: EARLY DETECTION MATTERS" is a free presentation, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. This presentation will occur on the following dates and locations: October 1 from 1:30-2:30pm at Alta Vista Retirement Living, 916 Canterbury Ln in Prescott; October 5 from 8:45-9:45am at Cottonwood Public Library, 100 S 6th Street; October 20 from 2-3pm at Camp Verde Community Library, 130 Black Bridge Lp Rd. For more info or to RSVP, call (928)771-9257.

"MAKING SENSE OF THE MEDICARE NONSENSE" is a free presentation to occur Tuesday, October 2 from 2-4pm and again on Thursday, October 4 from 10am-noon at Granite Creek Health & Rehab Center, 1045 Scott Dr, Prescott. Presenter Ryan Steinert, Your Medicare Helper, will also repeat this educational Medicare seminar at Yavapai College Sedona Campus, Sedona AZ, Tuesday, October 23 & Monday, October 29 at 9a.m. For a complete list of his upcoming presentation and locations, visit www.YourMedicareHelper.com and click on "upcoming events" or contact Ryan at (928) 649-9939.

"TRUST ADMINISTRATION – LEGAL REQUIREMENTS" is a free presentation to occur Tuesday, October 2 from 2-3pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott. Chip McLaughlin, Attorney – Law Offices of Chester B. McLaughlin, P.C. will explain the legal requirements for the administration of your trust, in the event you become incapacitated or pass away. He will cover legal issues and steps that need to be considered when planning for a time when you can no longer take care of yourself, and upon your death. This includes: How to complete or update your Powers of Attorney, Trust and Will; How to know if it’s time for your successor trustee and agents to take control; When to name your loved one in positions of responsibility in your Estate Plan; What to consider if you think you might need the protection of a Court Appointed Guardian and/or Conservator. (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.

"HOW TO OUTSMART A CON ARTIST!" will occur Wednesday, October 3 from 4:30-5:30pm in Prescott. The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center will host the AARP Arizona Fraud Watch Network for a free presentation on how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud. Vigilance is the best weapon against scams. Location: 844 Sunset Ave. Please RSVP to Melody at 928-441-1019 to reserve your spot.

"HELPING PEOPLE, CHANGING LIVES – THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING" is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, October 4 from NOON-1 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Ln in Prescott. In this presentation, you will discover the personal and social benefits of volunteering. Jacque Gorman, with People Who Care, will explain how volunteering can decrease stress levels and the risk of depression, provide positive medical effects, as well as opportunities to meet others and make social connections. She will also discuss volunteer opportunities available through People Who Care, a nonprofit organization that helps seniors to continue living independently in their own homes and communities. 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  

HELP OTHERS TAKE A SWING is New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center’s inaugural charity golf tournament, to occur on Saturday October 6 at Antelope Hills Golf Course. Cost is $85/person or $300/foursome. Includes golf, lunch and prizes. Info: visit www.nhdec.org or call (928) 772-1266.

SENIOR CONNECTION’S "SENIOR RESOURCES CONFERENCE & EXPO" will occur Friday, October 12 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Prescott Valley. Save the date and tell your friends! 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. These are the companies that make it possible for us to provide FREE resources to you throughout the year. Please stop by and thank them for their support of the Senior Connection. 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 will be 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 either parking lot). Visit for part or all of the day, as your schedule allows. Free admission. RSVPs are not needed. Info: contact me at Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747.

"THE EVOLVING LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE LANDSCAPE" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, October 18 from NOON-1pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Dr in Prescott. Presenter: Gene Zilliox, MassMutual. Come learn the fundamentals of Long Term Care Insurance and the different options available to fund long term care expenses. Gene will provide an overview of Long Term Care Insurance, and explain traditional insurance, insurance housed in a Life Insurance Contract for individuals or both spouses in a single contract, or those housed in a Fixed Annuity Contract. Directions:  From Whipple, go north on Ruth St, towards Prescott High School, right on Scott, right at stop sign.RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html  

MINDFULNESS CLASS OFFERED FREE FOR SENIORS
Fridays, October 19 through December 7, from 10-11:30am in Prescott. Offered by the Senior Peer Program of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic. Mindfulness is an ancient practice that has a significant positive impact on both physical and mental functioning. Benefits include improved sense of wellbeing and happiness, improved relationships and sleep quality. It can also help reduce chronic pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue. This group is focused on persons age 60 and over. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required. Call Carlee at (928) 445-5211 x2605.

"FINANCIAL PLANNING - CHARTING A COURSE TO HELP YOUR MONEY LAST" is a free presentation to occur Friday, October 19 from 1:00-2:30pm at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott.  Presenter John Tillotson, Freedom Financial, will help you size up your situation and sources of income, understand distribution rules, choose the right distribution method to meet your needs, develop an investment strategy, and prepare for the unexpected. Directions: From Whipple, go north on Ruth Street (towards Prescott High School), right on Scott Dr, left at stop sign. For more info or to RSVP, contact John at jtillotson@cox.net or call 602-750-2817.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER FUNDRAISER - On Friday, October 19 or Saturday, October 20 at 6pm, join West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation for a banquet honoring the success of "Dusty, the gold-mining prospector." Although the night will begin with a celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of our hero, before the evening is over someone will be dead! With a cast of suspects including the dallying schoolmarm, the greedy banker, a sharp-shooting teenager, and an inquisitive journalist, it will be up to YOU to figure out who done it! Don't worry, this is just a murder mystery play, all in good fun to raise money for the Foundation. Cost is $45/person, and there will also be a cash bar available. Location: Antelope Hills Centennial Center, 1989 Clubhouse Dr in Prescott. Territorial dress encouraged. Tickets can be purchased at www.WYGCFoundation.org or for more info contact Lacey Carlock at 928-445-5211 ext. 3635 or l.carlock@wygc.org

"THE JOURNEY OF AGING" focusing on Medicare and in-home non-medical solutions, is a free presentation to occur Tuesday, October 23 beginning at 2pm in Cottonwood. Presented by Ryan Steinert, Your Medicare Helper and Bonnie Shimko of AZ Care Management Solutions. Location: Cottonwood Village, 201 E. Mingus Av. Info: (928) 649-9939.

"PERSONAL ADVOCACY IN OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM TODAY" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, October 25 from NOON-1pm at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott. Presenter is Bonnie Shimko, AZ Care Management Solutions. The reality of life today is that we are living longer and dying slower. To ensure a quality of life within today’s healthcare system, we need to learn how to be an advocate for ourselves. In this presentation, you will learn how to navigate this system in a proactive way, including: The Development of a Personal Care Plan, Development of a Support System, Advocacy at the Doctor's Office, Advocacy at the Hospital, and Advocacy at Care Facilities. 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

FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL -
Cornerstone Family Chiropractic invites the community to attend this family friendly event on Saturday, October 27 from 10am-3pm. There will games for the kids, and a chance to win raffle prizes. Come have a good time and learn about the services provided by Cornerstone. Location is 2225 E Hwy 69, Suite A (slightly east of Frontier Village), Prescott. For more info, call 237-9477.

"IMPORTANT CHANGES TO MEDICARE IN 2019" is a free presentation to occur Monday, October 29 from 4:30-5:30pm in Prescott. The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center will host Ryan Steinert from Your Medicare Helper for this presentation on Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans and which is best for you, as well as Medicare changes in 2019 that may affect you. Location: 844 Sunset Ave. Please RSVP to Melody at 928-441-1019.


Mental Clarity, Fatigue and Hearing

When we consider hearing, we think of our ears. However, the actual processing of sound takes place in our brains. Our ears transport sound to the brain and the brain then decides how to decipher.

The brain is a consumer of blood sugar and other bio-chemical resources. With even a mild, untreated hearing loss, the effort to interpret sound is increased, causing a strain on available resources. A result of not hearing at your optimum would be the brain becoming overwhelmed and fatigued.

The affect is twofold. First, the individual is likely to be more tired from the drain on blood sugar, and second there is a gradual reduction in the brain’s ability to interpret speech. Recent reports from Johns Hopkins University provide clear indications that cognitive fatigue, cognitive decline, and even risk of dementia accelerates dramatically with untreated hearing loss.

These same studies show that with properly fitted hearing technology, individuals have more energy, better cognitive ability, and improved speech recognition, making for better quality of life.

Hearing loss typically doesn't happen overnight. In most cases an individual will lose hearing sensitivity in the middle and higher frequencies, while maintaining normal or close to normal hearing in the lower frequencies. The low frequencies in speech provide us with our sense of volume and the middle and high frequencies allow us to hear the softer consonant sounds in speech, providing us with our speech intelligibility. People with this pattern of hearing loss often encounter the problem of hearing loud enough, but not understanding what is being said.

A common complaint by those that wait too long . . ."I hear loud enough, I just don't understand what's being said," even with the highest of quality hearing systems. By waiting too long, the brain can forget certain sounds and misinterpret what is now being heard for the first time in a long time.

Unfortunately, most people don't look for solutions soon enough because they don't feel it's a serious enough problem yet or ignore the long-term risk.

Your brain is a muscle. If you do not consistently exercise the brain and consistently get "all" the frequencies of speech to the brain, the muscle will gradually loose it’s strength.

No hearing specialist should promise perfectly renewed hearing. However, the best advice is to start now, get tested, have realistic expectations, be patient and exercise your brain, using the best hearing technology and counseling you can find locally.

Submitted by Dee & Dusty Spitler, A2Z Hearing Health, LLC located at 1781 E Highway 69, Suite 54 in Prescott. For more information or a free, no obligation hearing exam, call (928) 227-0411.  

Myths About Diabetes

Have you ever wondered if what you’ve heard about diabetes is true?

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the body’s blood sugar is too high. "Insulin, which is a hormone created by the pancreas, helps get sugar from the food you eat into your cells," says Linda Reagan, Dietitian at Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. "But sometimes the body doesn’t make enough insulin, and the sugar stays in the bloodstream."

Reagan says that over time, this can cause serious health problems, but the information you hear about these problems may not be true. Here are 5 typical myths about diabetes … debunked:

>Those with diabetes can’t eat sweets or sugar
Just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t eat any sugar, it means you have to eat sugar in moderation, just like anyone else.

>Too much sugar causes Type 2 diabetes
While being overweight does increase your chance of Type 2 diabetes, sugar is not always to blame. Type 2 diabetes is caused because people who are overweight have more insulin resistance, which means the insulin can’t get the sugar, or glucose, out of your blood. Sometimes, eating too much sugar isn’t to blame. Diabetes can be caused by other factors, such as genetics.

>Diabetes is not a serious disease
Diabetes is a concerning disease that causes serious health problems from the sugar building in the blood. These health problems can include kidney failure and non-traumatic lower-limb amputation. In 2010, diabetes killed more than 69,000 people in the United States alone.

>People with diabetes are more likely to catch other illnesses, such as a cold
Just because you have diabetes doesn’t make you more likely to catch a cold. However, any illness can make diabetes difficult to control, so it’s important to receive vaccinations, such as flu shots.

>Fruit is healthy, so you can eat as much as you want if you have diabetes
While fruit is healthy, packing fiber, vitamins, and minerals, it also has carbohydrates. Carbohydrates raise blood sugar, so moderation is the key.

"Exercise can help control diabetes because it allows glucose to enter the body’s cells without the use of insulin," Reagan says. "A healthy diet also is integral to managing diabetes. Food affects the balance of insulin in the body and makes a difference in blood glucose levels."

Some strategies used to help patients manage their diabetes include the combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training, education about carbohydrates in food and how it affects glucose levels, and practical exercises and strategies for healthy cooking and eating that can be continued at home.

Submitted by Karen Russell, Community Liaison, Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital Located at3700 N Windsong Dr, Prescott Valley. For 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.

AZLHEIMER’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 and 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. 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; and 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 1-2:30pm at the Step One Center Coffee House, 6719 E 2nd St, Suite C, Rm 2), Prescott Valley. Caregivers of People with Failing Vision Support Group 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 at 445-5211 x2672.

BLOOD PRESSURE – free blood pressure readings courtesy of Nurses Network Meets 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 on 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 on 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.

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.

DIABETES – LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES meets the third Tuesday of most months (call to request the yearly schedule) from 5:30-6:30p.m. 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.

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 has merged with Chapters in Phoenix and Tucson to form a statewide organization.)

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

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 the YRMC Wellness Center in Prescott. Reservations are 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 are 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 are 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 are 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

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 (YRMC). 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 the 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 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 wellbeing. There are no costs for the services and no financial eligibility requirement. Participants may request services or may be referred by a health care provider, family and friends. Potential volunteers are always needed. For more info, contact Connie Boston, Manager, Senior Peer Program 445-5211 ext 2672.

SINGING IN THE KEY OF LIFE sponsored by Senior Peer Program, provides a time to share the music of the senior generation, take a trip down Memory Lane and sing with abandon. No special talent required, just a love of music. Occurs Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am at Prescott United Methodist Church, Deborah Room, 505 W Gurley St, Prescott. For info or to register call Connie at 445-5211 ex.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, occurs Wednesdays thru August 8th from 10-11:30 am at West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, 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.

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 only). NACOG vouchers accepted. Call 775-8870 for information or to schedule rides to appointments, grocery, medical, shopping, social engagements, prescription pick-up, etc.

WOMEN OF WISDOM (WOW) Sponsored by Senior Peer Program. 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 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

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

Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Drive
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 445-9300
www.lasfuentesretirement.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) 237-1724
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
445-2221
www.ruffnerwakelin.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
(602)361-1587
www.RobKanyur.com

Freedom Financial
9375 E Shea Bl – Ste 100
Scottsdale AZ 85260
(602) 750-2817
www.FreedomFinancial-AZ.com

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

Hunt Financial Planning
122 N Cortez Street #214
Prescott AZ 86301
(602) 390-1542

MassMutual Greater Phoenix
60 E Rio Salado Pkwy - Ste 610
Tempe AZ 85281
(480) 638-2179
www.southwestpacific.massmutual.com/about-us/
our-financial-representatives/gene-zilliox

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

Spirit West Certified Planning
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
1151 Iron Springs Rd – J
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

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

Prescott Valley Chiropractic
3088 N Robert Rd
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 775-0522
www.PrescottValleyChiropractic.com

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


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
1040 Whipple Street – Suite 312
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

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


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 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


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE
PLACEMENT SERVICE

Appropriate Placement
9350 Valley Rd, Suite D
Prescott Valley AZ 86315
(928) 772-1123

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

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


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


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   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.
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