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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

August  2018

2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's -
Let's put an end to this devastating disease!

I am proud to join the Fight for Alzheimer's First Survivor, and have registered as a participant in the "Prescott Walk to End Alzheimer's" to occur Saturday, September 15.

I would be honored if you would help me reach the $105,000 fundraising goal for the Prescott event, to advance care, support and research efforts.

One cannot fully understand the devastating effects of this disease until it touches the life of a loved one. It robs people of their memories, their dignity and their ability to function. It causes heartache for families and friends, as they helplessly watch the person they once knew slip away. It exhausts financial and emotional resources.

BUT THERE IS HOPE! Hope provided on a daily basis by the dedicated staff and volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association. And, hope provided by doctors and researchers who are diligently working towards finding a cure. But all of this takes money. On a local and national level, the Walk is the Association's major fundraiser of the year. Can you help?

If you would like to make a contribution in support of my participation (no amount is too small), you may do so in one of  the following ways:

To pay by credit card:
Go to www.prescottalzheimerswalk.org
Scroll down a bit to where it says "Find A Participant." Enter Debbie Stewart and click on "Search." Next, click on "Donate" next to my name. Provide the required information on the form (If you do not want your name and/or amount to appear on the Walk website, "unclick" the checkmarks next to those "Donor Recognition" questions. If you do not wish to receive updates from the Alzheimer's Association, "unclick" the checkmark next to that question). Click on the "Process my Donation" button.

To pay by check:
Make check payable to "Alzheimer's Association." On the Memo line, indicate "Prescott Walk - 9/15/2018." Mail it to Debbie Stewart, PO Box 11929, Prescott AZ 86304.

Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease. Thank you for your support!

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:

"Caregiver Stress"
"What the Heck is an HECM?"
"Blood Pressure - Understanding the Numbers"

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.

"REVERSE MORTGAGES 101 - DISPELLING THE MYTHS" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, August 2 from 12-1pm at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott. Presenter Rob Kanyur, Reverse Mortgage Planner - Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, will explain how the Reverse Mortgage is being utilized as a retirement planning tool and why it is no longer considered the loan of last resort. He will cover the four main objections to a Reverse Mortgage, perfect-storm statistics, Reverse Mortgage basics and benefits, and property eligibility. 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

CPR/AED/FIRST AID CLASSES
will be offered on Sunday, Aug 5 from 12-4pm; Sunday, Aug 26, from 12-4pm; Tues, Aug 28, from 9am-1pm . Class certifications issued by American Safety and Health Institute. "American Heart Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers" will occur Saturday, Aug 25, from 9am-1pm. Cost is $50 per person. All classes are held at the Stone Ridge Community Building, 1300 Stone Ridge Dr in Prescott Valley. For details or to register contact Heartwell CPR and First Aid Training at 772-1077 or visit www.heartwellcpr.com 

MARY HELLER DANCE ARTS will offer her 3rd Summer Session of classes from August 6-31 at various locations throughout the tri-city area Offerings include BeMoved, Gentle BeMoved, and "Your Movement is Your Biography" workshop, in conjunction with Creative Aging. For more information, visit www.marychoreographer.com

"HOW DYNAMIC MOVEMENT SCIENTIFICALLY HEALS DISEASE"
is a free presentation to occur Tuesday, August 7 from 2-3pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott. Mary Heller, owner of Mary Heller Dance Arts, will talk about how dynamic movement, and dancing in particular, has been shown to significantly improve our physical health, as well as our mood, outlook and memory. Numerous studies indicate that dancing to music and with other people simply in the same space, re-wires the brain. This can be done in, and with chairs as well, and not in the way one usually sits in a chair. This is a strategy used by injured dancers as young as 7 years old to heal. She will explain how dancing, when practiced over time, can prevent disease, as well as positively affect cognition, balance, Parkinson’s, MS, Alzheimer’s, neurological and neurodegenerative disorders. And, she will discuss the triggers, assumptions and beliefs that most people have that stop them from feeling good about the dance experience. (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.

"STOMACH ACID & TOOTH DECAY - STOP THE DAMAGE, LEARN THE CURE" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, August 9 from 12-1pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Dr, Prescott. Presenter Dr. Jason Campbell, Pro Solutions Family Dentistry, will explain the effect that digestive acids have in the mouth and the body, the relationship of digestive problems, TMJ facial pain and headaches, how to stop heartburn and bowel problems, and how to decrease your risks of oral and systemic disease. 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

"ALZHEIMER’S: KNOW THE 10 SIGNS - EARLY DETECTION MATTERS" is a free presentation to occur Thursday, August 9 from 6-7:30pm in Prescott Valley. Learn the facts and warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the need for early detection, information about drug therapy, enrolling in clinical studies, and planning for the future. Presented by the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Location: Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Civic Circle. For more info or to RSVP, call (928) 771-9257

PEOPLE WHO CARE
will hold a Volunteer Informational Meeting on August 15 from 1: 30-3:30 pm in Prescott.People Who Care volunteers provide caring non-medical assistance for adults unable to drive due to age-related and/or physical limitations. This allows an individual to continue living in their own homes and remain independent as long as safely possible. People Who Care is a community-based nonprofit with programs in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey and Chino Valley. Volunteers help in the community where they and enrolled Neighbors live. The majority of these Neighbors live alone. People Who Care offers volunteer assistance with a one to one situation by helping with: transportation to healthcare/business appointments, grocery shopping, personal paperwork, visiting, caregiver relief, and more. Location: People Who Care office within Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W Gurley. For more info about the agency, visit www.peoplewhocareaz.com and for more info or to register for the training call (928)445-2480.

"UNUSUAL WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BODY & BRAIN THRIVING" is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, Aug. 16 from 12 - 1 p.m. at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley. Presenter Joan Baum, of New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center, will discuss various unusual ways to promote brain health. She will talk about the way doing some of your daily activities might be contributing to "Senior Moments," confusion and anxiety. Everything from the products we use, the foods we eat, electromagnetic waves we're exposed to, and more, all can contribute to poor health and brain function. She will explain how simple changes can improve not only your brain, but your overall health as well. (Directions: From Hwy 69, go north to Glassford Hill, right on Long Look. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html

"ART, MUSIC & MOVEMENT" is a presentation to occur Monday, August 13 from 4:30-5:30 pm in Prescott Valley. Hosted by The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center, presenter Alan Wikman, Synergy HomeCare, will focus on how art, music and movement are important for every day life, to improve emotional and physical health. He will also explore how family, friends and caregivers can incorporate these for giving the best care to those with disabilities or age-related illnesses and depression. Location: Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center, 3407 N. Windsong Dr. Please RSVP to Melody at 928-441-1019.

FOCUS GROUP ON DRUG & ALCOHOL USE - The Senior Peer Program of West Yavapai County will host a focus group discussion of 12-15 people age 60 and above on Wednesday, August 22 from 11:30am-1pm (includes lunch). Topic of the discussion will be alcohol and drug use in Yavapai County, existing community prevention efforts, and prevention efforts that are needed in your community. Participants should not be professionals. Your views will be shared with the State of Arizona and may influence Arizona State substance abuse prevention funding and policy. The discussion will be conducted by Dr Steven Wind of LeCroy & Milligan Associates, a Tucson firm specializing in research and evaluation. For info, contact Connie Boston via email at c.boston@wygc.org or by phone at (928) 445-5211 ext 2672.

"SIMPLY SENIORS FREE FUN FEST," in honor of National Senior Citizen’s Day, will occur Wednesday, August 22 from 10:30am-2pm at CASA (Central Arizona Seniors Association) in Prescott Valley. This 5th annual event will offer fun-paced events and games with valuable prizes, information from participating agencies, raffle prizes, and a free lunch from 11:30am-12:30pm with a reservation . Location: 9360 Manzanita Circle, Prescott Valley. For more info: (928) 772-3337.

"FINANCIAL PLANNING - CHARTING A COURSE TO HELP YOUR MONEY LAST" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, Aug. 23 from 12-1pm 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. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html

PARKINSON & MOVEMENT DISORDER ALLIANCE
will hold their annual "Connect! Workshop" for adult children, friends and family of people with Parkinson’s Disease on August 24 & 25th at the Embassy Suites in Tempe. Cost is $35 for first person in family, $25 for additional family member. Includes lunch, reception, light breakfast and materials. Scholarships available. For information, visit www.PMDAlliance.org or call (800) 256-0966.

"MEDICARE 101 is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, August 30 from 12-1 p.m. at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott. Presenter Glenn Berkley, Licensed State Agent, Humana. Ever wonder what Medicare Parts A, B, C and D cover, and are you eligible for any of them? Come learn about your options and get your questions answered. (Directions: From Whipple, go north on Ruth Street, towards Prescott High School, right on Scott Drive, 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

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION ANNUAL "WALK TO END ALZHEIMERS" will occur in Prescott on September 15, and Sedona on November 3. Please see the Opening Article in this Newsletter regarding information about my participation in this event. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. If you would like to participate as a walker, donor or volunteer, visit www.alz.org/walk or contact the Prescott office at 771-9257.


Caregiver Stress

Many of us are trying to cope with our own problems when suddenly we find ourselves in the role of caregiver to another. Perhaps we have become responsible for a spouse, a parent, a sibling, or sometimes even an adult child. We did not expect to be taking care of someone else. We are not sure how to navigate the waters. We are uncertain how to handle our own problems along with the problems of someone else.  

We are trying to balance it all out for the sake of the other as well as for ourselves. If we do not get the support we need, stress can leave us vulnerable to burnout. If things get bad enough, we will not be able to help the one we love. Signs of caregiver stress are anxiety, depression, irritability, insomnia, fatigue, resentment, impatience, and eating too much or too little, or drinking too much. 

We need to find ways to lighten the load. We need to invest in other activities besides caregiving. Perhaps we can look into respite care. Perhaps we can ask friends and relatives to help while we give ourselves permission to take time off. We need to feel empowered by focusing on what we can control. We need to realize that our reactions to a problem is usually more important than the problem itself. We need to feel appreciated, which can be done by imagining how the loved one would react if he or she could, or by speaking to a supportive friend or relative. We need to let others know what they can do to help out. We need to take care of our own health by eating right, exercising, sleeping enough, and finding time to relax.

Perhaps finding a support group or talking to a professional would be helpful. Sometimes we need a neutral third party to help us prioritize what needs to be done and figure out how to move forward.

 

Submitted by Susan M. Drysdale, PhD, mental health practitioner with 25 years of clinical experience, psychotherapist and NYS licensed social worker. Expertise includes bereavement, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, transitions and loss, addictions, stress-related symptoms, coping with illness, and other senior citizen issues. Visit www.drsusandrysdale.com or contact her in Prescott at (631)681-6717 or drsusandrysdale@gmail.com.

What the Heck is a HECM

Based on 20 years of mortgage lending, I have found the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (the reverse mortgage insured by FHA and HUD) to be the most complex and misunderstood loan available to Baby Boomers today.

In fact, studies have shown that if I were to stand out in front of the grocery store and distribute fliers on the reverse mortgage, I would get nearly an 86% negative response! I’ve actually had the opportunity to sponsor a booth at a few retirement planning expos in the last couple of years and experienced this firsthand. The only reason folks came up to my booth was to get the free candy.

The HECM has improved drastically in just the past few years and is no longer being viewed as the Loan of Last Resort. Please bear in mind that this is not the loan that one takes out after they’ve had the last garage sale, sold everything on E-bay, raided the grandkids’ piggybank, and right before they file bankruptcy or are in foreclosure, and come screeching into my parking lot looking for a reverse mortgage.

The reverse mortgage has evolved into a viable and safe retirement planning tool. It is being utilized more and more as a way to convert untapped equity into cash, tax-free. If used correctly, this coordinated strategy has been proven to leave a larger legacy for the heirs (Sacks and Sacks study, February 2012 issue, Journal of Financial Planning). The reverse mortgage has also been proven to mitigate impacts of sequence of returns risk and reduce the need for portfolio withdrawals at inopportune times. It is also used to delay Social Security, bridge the gap to Medicare from age 62 to 65 and most importantly, allows baby boomers the luxury of being able to sleep at night.

It is imperative now more than ever to educate one’s self on this very misunderstood loan. It simply cannot be learned by watching a 90 second TV commercial with Tom Selleck or talking to your trusted neighbor or financial advisor. My experience is that over 90% of financial advisors and CPA’s do not even understand how the reverse mortgage works in its entirety. This is slowly being remedied across this nation with the help of Dr. Wade Pfau, Ph.D. from the American College, Dr. Barry Sacks, J.D, Ph.D. from the HECM Advisors Group, Ed Slott, past Chairman of the New York Society of CPAs Estate Planning Committee, Jamie Hopkins, Esq., CFP, RICP, MBA and Dr. Ben Carson, our current HUD Secretary.

Please understand that the reverse mortgage is not for everyone who is age 62 or older and owns a home. I’ve actually advised several clients NOT to do the reverse mortgage. The decision to do a reverse mortgage simply cannot be based on the myths and stigmas that are still circulating around from the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.

Rob Kanyur will be giving a presentation called "Reverse Mortgages 101 – Dispelling the Myths" on Thursday, August 2 from 12-1pm in Prescott, as part of the Senior Connection Speakers Bureau. See meetings section of this newsletter for details.

Submitted by Rob Kanyur, Senior Loan Officer and Reverse Mortgage Planner - Fairway Independent Mortgage.  Rob offers comprehensive, no cost consultations, in order to arm potential clients with the facts and help to determine whether a reverse mortgage is an appropriate option. You can reach Rob at 602-361-1587 or email at robk@fairwaymc.com or visit his website a twww.RobKanyur.com

 


Blood Pressure –
Understanding the Numbers

New guidelines released this past fall by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have changed the way you should be looking at your blood pressure numbers. High blood pressure is now defined as 130/80 and higher, which differs from the older definition of high blood pressure as 140/90 or higher.

But what exactly is blood pressure, and what do these numbers mean?

"Blood pressure is the pressure blood puts on the walls of blood vessels as it circulates through your body," says Dr. Terry Bagley, Assistant Medical Director of Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. "High blood pressure is when the force of the circulating blood is consistently too high, putting individuals at risk for health issues such as strokes, heart attacks, and heart failure among other conditions."

When an individual has his or her blood pressure taken, two numbers are given – a top number and a bottom number (ex 120/80). The top number represents the systolic number, which indicates how much pressure the blood is exerting against the artery walls as the heart beats. The bottom number represents diastolic pressure, or how much pressure the blood is exerting on the artery walls in between the heart beats when the heart is at rest.

"High blood pressure doesn’t usually have any signs or symptoms, so having your blood pressure tested by a healthcare professional and knowing your numbers is the best way to protect yourself," Bagley says. "While it can’t be cured, high blood pressure can be managed through lifestyle changes and even medication when necessary."

According to the American Heart Association, the five ranges of blood pressure are as follows:
> Normal (Optimal) – Less than 120/80.

>
Elevated – The top number consistently ranges from 120-129, and the bottom number is less than 80. People with these levels may develop high blood pressure unless steps are taken to control it.

> Hypertension Stage 1 – Top number consistently ranges from 130-139 and bottom number ranges 80-89. At this stage, doctors are likely to prescribe lifestyle changes and may consider medications.

> Hypertension Stage 2 – Blood pressure is consistently 140/90 or higher. Doctor likely will prescribe a combination of blood pressure medicine with lifestyle changes.

> Hypertensive Crisis – This is when high blood pressure requires medical attention and exceeds 180/120. Medical care is needed immediately.

"When it comes to blood pressure, be sure to discuss yours with your physician," Bagley says. "Your physician will know best how the guidelines above apply to your particular situation and can help you get on the right track to a healthier lifestyle."

Submitted by Karen Russell, Community Liaison, Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, located at3700 N Windsong Dr, Prescott Valley. For more info, call 759-8800 or visit MVRRH.ernesthealth.com

 


SUPPORT GROUPS - CLASSES – INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE

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

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP meets Mondays at 10 a.m. at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W Gurley St, in the Simon Room (Parking & Entrance is on South Summit Avenue), and at the Susan J Rheem Adult Day Center, 3407 N Windsong Drive in Prescott Valley. A group for veterans and their families meets at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Prescott VA Medical Center, ECRC Room A-205. In Sedona: The first and third Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Sedona Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Rd. In Cottonwood: The 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 10 am at Verde Valley Medical Center, 269 S Candy Lane. These groups are for those who are caring for someone affected by any form of memory loss or dementia, whether diagnosed or not. Newcomers always welcome – no advance notice required. Confidentiality of participants maintained. For more info for any of the above, send an email to palberty@alz.org or call (928) 771-9257 in Prescott.

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

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

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


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

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

Northern Arizona Pain Institutes
3769 Crossings Drive - D
Prescott AZ 86305
(928) 458-7343

Prescott Cardiology
804 Ainsworth Dr #102
Prescott AZ 86301
(982) 776-0601
www.PrescottCardio.com

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

ABRiO Care
2485 N Great Western Dr G-2
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(928) 772-8866
1760 E Villa Dr, - F
Cottonwood AZ 86326
(928) 634-6758
www.abrioservices.com

Comfort Keepers
3071 N Robert Road, Suite G
Prescott Valley AZ 86314
(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

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

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

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

Visiting Angels
143 N McCormick St #204
Prescott AZ 86301
(928) 710-6567
www.VisitingAngels.com


IN-HOME – MEDICAL
SKILLED NURSING

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

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

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


INSURANCE/MEDICARE

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

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

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

Your Medicare Helper
544 South 6th Street #105
Cottonwood AZ 86326
(928) 300-2480
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
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
(928) 379-2664
Chino Valley AZ
www.InYourSpaceaz.com


REAL ESTATE/RELOCATION

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

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

 


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