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‘Dementia friendly’ means access to support, options

‘Dementia friendly’ means access to support, options

A reported 5.8 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease. In Arizona, 150,000 people live with the disease, making it the fastest..

Oak Street Health opens at Encanto Village

Oak Street Health opens at Encanto Village

            Oak Street Health is now welcoming patients at the new Encanto Village center at 1940 W. Indian School Rd., Suite 1,..

Housing initiative receives boost

Housing initiative receives boost

The Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) announced that it is set to receive nearly $2 million in funding for their Healthy Homes Initiative..

Free dementia presentation offered

Free dementia presentation offered

Area residents are invited to learn more about dementia and receive helpful resources at a September presentation, Understanding Dementia:..

Sunnyslope has new classes

Sunnyslope has new classes

The City of Phoenix’s Sunnyslope Senior Center will introduce a variety of new activities this month, and bring back a popular center..

Resource guide available to older residents, families

Resource guide available to older residents, families

For older adults, and their families, who may be looking for resources in their area, help is just a click or call away. The nonprofit Area..

Volunteers needed to assist  JFCS

Volunteers needed to assist JFCS

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) is currently looking for volunteers. The organization relies on volunteers to help provide..

Caregivers can find support, resources

Caregivers can find support, resources

Each month, Desert Mission Adult Day Center invites families and caregivers to gather to support one another — not necessarily to fix..

Find classes, events and more at senior centers

Find classes, events and more at senior centers

Each month, City of Phoenix senior centers offer a broad range of programming for the Valley’s older residents. Here are just a few of..

Grant to eliminate heat-related hazards

Grant to eliminate heat-related hazards

As summer temperatures soar in the Valley, one local nonprofit organization wants to make sure vulnerable people at risk have help to stay..

Duet needs summer volunteers

Duet needs summer volunteers

The arrival of the hotter summer month also marks the departure of many who help serve Valley homebound adults, and one organization is..

Have fun, stay fit at Devonshire Senior Center

Have fun, stay fit at Devonshire Senior Center

The Devonshire Senior Center offers opportunities for the area’s older residents to stay active, fit and engaged. Ongoing activities..

Virtual programming offered for older adults

Virtual programming offered for older adults

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) invites older residents to participate in a wide variety of offerings, enjoyed from the..

Volunteers needed to help homebound seniors

Volunteers needed to help homebound seniors

One hundred one-year-old Mary Turkel still lives in her townhome of 20 years, but these days, she relies on the assistance from volunteers..

La Siena hosts sock hop event

La Siena hosts sock hop event

La Siena invites residents who may be interested in learning more about the facility to dust off their poodle skirts and saddle shoes for a..

Learn how to keep older adults safe from abuse

Learn how to keep older adults safe from abuse

Throughout the month of June, and in recognition of World Elder Abuse Day, June 15, the Area Agency on Aging is stepping up its efforts to..

Shopping assistance available to older residents

Shopping assistance available to older residents

Older adults who may need help with shopping and don’t know where to turn have options. Area Agency on Aging offers its elderSHOP..

Library hosts ‘Social Security 101’ events

Library hosts ‘Social Security 101’ events

Jack Burns, public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration in Arizona, will provide free “Social Security 101:..

Keep the brain and body active at Sunnyslope center

Keep the brain and body active at Sunnyslope center

Older residents can choose from a wide variety of programs this month at the Sunnyslope Senior Center, including a six-week Diabetes..

Experience Corps needs literacy volunteers

Experience Corps needs literacy volunteers

The pandemic has led to a “COVID-19 slide” learning loss, further widening the gap between student achievement and grade level..

Free resource and wellness fair scheduled

Free resource and wellness fair scheduled

Home Instead has teamed up with the Family Life Center at North Phoenix Baptist Church to host a free wellness fair for older adults in the..

Duet relaunches caregiver mentor program

Duet relaunches caregiver mentor program

More than 53 million Americans provide unpaid care for one or more loved ones, taking on a journey that many experience but few identify..

Celebrate Earth Day, more at Phoenix senior centers

Celebrate Earth Day, more at Phoenix senior centers

With 15 senior centers in the City of Phoenix, older adults have the opportunity to find a variety of activities and classes that will suit..

Exercise, socialize and more with JFCS in March

Exercise, socialize and more with JFCS in March

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) will kick off “The Unscripted Life: Improve Your Life with Improv” with Kareen King on..

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