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. Feel free to send your questions, ideas and concerns.
Debbie Stewart

THE CAREGIVER CONNECTION      PO BOX 11929      PRESCOTT AZ 86304      (928) 778-3747 voice

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES  Last Updated September 2023


Dates and times of meetings and events sometimes change at the last minute. It's a good idea to call ahead before heading out, just to be sure.

SENIOR CONNECTION'S SENIOR RESOURCES ON-LINE DIRECTORY is your one-stop source for providers of 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 more than 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 and select the link to the Resource Directory.

CAREGIVER CONNECTION NEWSLETTER Please tell your friends, relatives, neighbors and colleagues about Senior Connection and suggest they sign up to receive this Newsletter. We NEVER share email addresses with ANY third party. They can sign up by clicking on this link:

INVESTING COFFEE CLUB will next occur Tuesday, November 15 from 9:30-10:30am in Prescott. This free monthly meeting is an informal gathering, discussing current events, the economy and investing in a relaxed, informal setting. Hosted by Joe Allen, Wealth Advisor with Lane Brothers Investment Counsel, these meetings occur the third Tuesday of each month at Third Shot Coffee at the Prescott Gateway Mall. Includes a cup of joe, courtesy of Joe. Meetings are free, but RSVPs are appreciated. For more information or to RSVP contact Joe at (928) 776-8870 or email or stop by his office at 1560 Plaza West Dr in Prescott - from west Gurley, turn left just past the bowling alley. (Lane Brothers is a Senior Connection Member.)

NEW HORIZONS DISABILITY EMPOWERMENT CENTER conducts free classes on a regular basis from 1-2:30pm. Location: 9400 E. Valley Rd., Prescott Valley. Please call Mary 928-515-2529 if you need more information. (New Horizons is a Senior Connection Member)

AARP in Yavapai County offers an ongoing selection of virtual educational opportunities to the public. Visit or for the most current list. For more information, call (866) 389-5649. (AARP is a Senior Connection Member).

SENIOR CONNECTION SPEAKERS BUREAU PRESENTATIONS These non-commercial educational talks are given by Senior Connection Members on topics of interest and concern to Seniors and Caregivers. We offer live presentations twice a month in Prescott. We also videotape the live presentations, which are then uploaded to our website, generally within 24 hours, to be viewed "On Demand" from the comfort and convenience of your home or office. You can find the current "Featured Video" as well as previous talks via our website. Go there directly via Or, go to the Senior Connection Home Page at on the "Speakers Bureau Teleconnection Streaming" link. Presentations are Featured for several weeks and then remain available as a Previous talk thereafter. There is no need to log in, no password and no special App. Hand-outs accompany the presentations. For more information contact Don Stewart at or call (928) 778-3747.

Alzheimer's Association in Prescott is pleased to welcome our new staff person Malena Peraza. She has been the Walk Manager for our Prescott Office since October. You may contact Malena at (928) 237-2928.

The Senior Housing Net has some valuable information for Seniors and Senior Independent Living Resources in Arizona, in their "Guide to Independent Living in Arizona". Here is the link:
 Contact: Lee Adams, Community Outreach,,, 800-304-7152

Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS) is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency shelter, advocacy, and support services to victims of domestic violence and their families in Yavapai County, Arizona. The organization’s mission is to empower survivors of domestic violence by providing them with a safe and supportive environment in which to heal and rebuild their lives. PASS offers a range of services to its clients, including a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, and case management. For more information, please contact Katee Norris, Director of Programs at or call 928.778.5933.

The Highlands Center has promoted Sarah Vincent to the position of Associate Director. In her new role, Sarah will be assisting Executive Director, Dave Irvine, with overall organizational administration, management and fundraising activities. Maria Icenogle will take over as the new Education Director. Highlands Center for Natural History | 1375 South Walker Road, Prescott, AZ 86303

The Pine Lakes Homeowners Association is hosting Ryan Steinert and 'Making Sense Out Of Medicare Nonsense" at their clubhouse on August 15, 2023 at 2pm. Please contact Board Member Maxine W. at 928-899-9814 for information.

The Arizona Housing Coalition is pleased to announce that Nicole Newhouse has been hired as its new Executive Director. Nicole has extensive experience in executive leadership, nonprofit management, coalition building, and organizational development.Contact Nicole at (602) 340-9393

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


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


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


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


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


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


The inclusion of information about the agencies listed above does not represent an endorsement on the part of this publication, the Caregiver Connection, Senior Connection, nor their staff or officers. It is your responsibility to verify the validity, reliability and suitability of any of the agencies  with whom you may wish participate.

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