Upcoming Events

Next Events:
Thursday, June 21:
Caregiver Support Meeting, Brookdale Ventana Canyon, Guest speaker: Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPN. Topic: Critical Communications among Caregivers, Loved Ones and Healthcare teams.

Monday, June 25:
Tips on De-Cluttering with Jennifer Caragan, Client Services Specialist, Pima Council on Aging, 2 – 3:30pm, LCF Community Room 

From our Brookdale Ventana Canyon neighbor:
Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 27
9:45am – 10:15am
SNAP community welcome: Brookdale is offering a B-Fit exercise class that encompasses the latest guidelines for seniors to provide a fun, holistic and stimulating exercise. In addition to traditional exercises, the class incorporates components of Tai Chi with brain challenging movements and meditative relaxation designed to exercise the body, mind and spirit.
See flyer: BrookdaleFitness B-Fit Class Flyer.

 

2018 SNAP CALENDAR

Please join us for these special programs and events in 2018
Educational Programs
Mondays from 2 to 3:30 pm
at the Lutheran Church of the Foothills
January 29th:    Jill Jones: How Older Adults Define Successful Aging, Adaptability and Engagement.
February 19th:  Ron Zack, Atty., Hospice Education/Legalline and Ellie Brecher -“Writing Your Own Obituary.”
April 23rd National Institute of Civil Discourse (UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences)
May 28th: How-To’s of Planning a Funeral. Pastor John Lillie of LCF and Terrence Higgs – Eastlawn Palms Cemetery
June 25th: Hoarding:  Jennifer Caragan, PCOA.
August 27th: Successful Grieving and Ice Cream Social

Watch for news about Facility Tours:
August 7 and September 11


10th Annual Home~Garden & Treasures Tour was March 25
Fairfield Community 1-5 pm
2018 House~Garden ‘n Treasures Tour

LUNCH BUNCH
Come meet some new neighbors – make some new friends at SNAP’s Lunch Bunch. Please bring your own brown bag lunch and join us the last Wednesday of every month from 11:30 – 1 pm. Dessert and a beverage are on the house. We meet at the Sunrise Mountain Ridge Recreation Building at the end of E Loma del Bribon. If you need a ride or just have some questions, please call the SnapLine at 520-437-9556.

SENIOR LIVING FACILITY TOURS

Residents often have questions about senior living facilities in
Tucson. In the Fall of 2016, we scheduled Facility Tours for a variety of senior living accommodations — independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities and memory care homes. One of the greatest advantages of these Tours is that it allowed opportunities to visit various facilities in a group, ask questions, and discuss individual thoughts or concerns with friends or neighbors.

The First Tour was Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 with tours to Atria Bell Court Gardens (a retirement community offering independent living) and Atria Campana del Rio (offering independent living, assisted living and life guidance  memory care). To kick off the tours, Fletcher Kuhn, Executive Director of Atria Bell Court Gardens and Meredith Kuhn, Executive Director of Atria Campana Del Rio graciously offered to give a presentation on what things to consider when looking at Senior Living Facilities.
Some of the topics were:
– When should I move?
– What are the different types of senior living facilities?
– Financial Considerations
– How to make an educated selection

Additional facilities we visited: Villa Hermosa, Fellowship Square, Golden Hope Adult Care Home, Villas at Houghton, Brookdale Ventana and The Forum. Thank you to all these facilities that gave us excellent presentations and spent much time to show our groups around.

We had some great responses from the 24 people who attended.
Here’s one of the comments we received:
“Thank you so much for arranging the two splendid Atria tours, no mean feat. Lunch was delicious… The handouts to accompany the slide presentation are a good idea for reference, and Chris now has many additional notes in our copy of Gail Lawley’s book, “It’s Your Move”. We enjoyed our day out and already have plenty to consider before seeing the other
facilities.” – 
Elizabeth and Chris