SNAP Team Participates in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

SNAP’s 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team had a great morning on Saturday, November 9, 2019 – the weather was beautiful and it felt good to be there supporting a cause that has affected so many neighbors, friends and families. The SNAP Team raised a total of $2,240 to benefit Alzheimer’s research and awareness-building. Thanks to all who participated and sponsored the Team!

2019 ALZ Walk photo

Hello to the newest member of the SNAP Team

Lynda Stites joined the SNAP team on July 1 as Volunteer Program Manager.

Lynda brings unique experience and energy to her position, along with a strong commitment to her communities and to volunteerism.  Trained in paralegal administration, Lynda has experience in nonprofit administration and training, mentoring teens and leading Training Retreats in Kansas City. For the past five years Lynda has provided volunteer administrative support for the Tu Nidito nonprofit organization, working in development, volunteer services and event planning. Lynda also has chaired the Human Rights Committee for the Arizona Department of Economic Security Department of Developmental Disabilities, District South since 2014. A Tucson native, Lynda is an avid tennis player and hiker in addition to her volunteering passions.

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Lynda Stites (right) works in behalf of our neighbors! She is pictured here in the Lutheran Church of the Foothills Learning Center, where the SNAP office is housed.

 

Upcoming Education Programs

Add these SNAP info-expo educational programs about aging in place to your calendar:

  • October 21, 2019 – When It’s Time to Consider Your Senior Living Choices – Education program with speaker and author Gail Lawley. Resource table will provide a variety of choices involving senior living options.
    2 – 3:30 PM, Lutheran Church of the Foothills Activity Room
  • November 11, 2019 – Caregiving and National Caregivers Month – Education program with speakers Jan Sturges (Founder of the Caregiver Consortium) and representatives of Catalina In Home Services. Caregiver resources will be provided at the program’s Information Table.
    2 – 3:30 PM, Lutheran Church of the Foothills
    (Craycroft and Territory)

 

August 5 Legacy Planning and Ice Cream Social

Our information-rich programs offer a panel of speakers on a given theme related to aging in place, and SNAP’s August 5 info-expo session is no exception.

Joining us will be Elise Bajor from Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Shanelle Schmitz from Zack & Schmitz, PLC and Suzanne Morrison and Karen MacDonald from Interfaith Community Services.

Each panelist (or team) will offer insights related to our theme, “Legacy Planning for the Generations”:

  • Elise Bajohr will report on Health Surrogates and Solo Senior and the importance of “Getting the Medical Care You Want”;
  • Shanelle Schmitz will discuss the legal aspects of estate planning; and
  • Suzanne Morrison and Karen MacDonald will review advanced directives and events and resources from the End of Life Care Partnerships.

There will be time for questions, an information table, as well as SNAP’s annual ice cream social to cool you off and ease your spirit while learning about these important aspects of aging.

The community is invited to attend on August 5, from 2-3:30 PM at Lutheran Church of the Foothills Activity Room. For information, email: info@sunrisesnap.org

SNAP Aug 5 Legacy Ice Cream Social

Meet SNAP’s New Volunteer Management Team

Lynda Stites will officially join the SNAP team on July 1 as Volunteer Program Manager.

Lynda brings unique experience and energy to the positions, along with a strong commitment to their communities and to volunteerism.  Trained in paralegal administration, Lynda has experience in nonprofit administration and training, mentoring teens and leading Training Retreats in Kansas City. For the past five years Lynda has provided volunteer administrative support for the Tu Nidito nonprofit organization, working in development, volunteer services and event planning. Lynda also has chaired the Human Rights Committee for the Arizona Department of Economic Security Department of Developmental Disabilities, District South since 2014. A Tucson native, Lynda is an avid tennis player and hiker in addition to her volunteering passions. 

 

SNAP’s Tour of Handmaker on July 18

Senior Facility Tour
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30-2:30
The Handmaker Community

Reserve ASAP – Space is limited:
info@sunrisesnap.org or call: 437-9556

The folks at Handmaker have planned an informative visit for SNAP. A Handmaker bus will depart the LCF parking lot at  10:30 AM,  bringing SNAP’s group to the facilities at Grant and Rosemont. The group will return to LCF approximately 2:00 PM.

Handmaker offers several levels of care and services making them a true community. The community campus has five neighborhoods, each with its own character and purpose. 

  1. The Bregman & Golding neighborhood specializes in post-hospital rehabilitation, providing exceptional care, with 24-hour a day nursing professionals, supervised care, social workers, therapists and physician teams working together to design individualized care plans for everyone staying during their recovery.
  1. Specializing in Memory/Dementia Care, the Kalmanovitz Neighborhood is a place for full-time care and assistance with bathing, eating, medication management, physical movement, cognitive impairments and other individualized needs.
  1. The Rich Neighborhood is residential and perfect for those with chronic illnesses or the need for additional post-hospital rehabilitative care.
  1. The Rubin Neighborhood provides assisted living, where residents live independently or may only need minimal assistance with medication or gentle assistance with daily tasks.
  1. The Tynan Neighborhood is specifically created for seniors with needs that exceed the care typically available in other assisted living programs.

Cydney Turner, Handmaker Director of Marketing/Admissions, has organized SNAP’s tour — planning a fun and informative session, with resources about Handmaker rehab, long term nursing and assisted living facilities. We’ll also hear more about the Adventure Bus.

Lunch! Handmaker is a kosher community — Cydney has reserved the great room for a gourmet lunch featuring a mixed green salad of  roasted tomatoes, carrots, red onion, toasted barley and rosemary mint dressing. The main course will be pan seared halibut, mashed red lentils, wilted spinach and tomatoes, and whole grain mustard cream sauce with potato gnocchi and grilled vegetables. There is a flourless chocolate torte for dessert, not to be missed, with iced tea, lemonade, regular and deaf coffee.

After lunch, time permitting, SNAP will tour one of the assisted living apartments.
Please register early — Space is limited.