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Upcoming 2017 Sizzlin’ Summer Socials
Please mark your calendars. 

Monday Events are held at the Lutheran Church of the Foothills
5102 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718
From 2 to 3:30 pm – Starting with a 45 minute educational program
and followed by social interaction activities.
Click here to view our Flyer: SNAP Sizzlin’ Summer Socials 2017
The Sizzlin’ Summer Education and Social Programs are sponsored in part by a grant from Albertsons-Safeway Foundation.

Monday, March 22nd
Sizzlin’ Summer Social #1
Noreen Poli will present an introduction to the Senior Geri-Fit
Program
, a national, evidence-based exercise program that is
challenging, effective and safe for older adults. The program
includes stretching, strengthening and balance training.

Tuesday, June 27th
Senior Living Tour and Lunch at Splendido at Rancho Vistoso.
Depart from LCF parking lot at 10:30 am and return to LCF at 2:30 pm for short debriefing session. Limited to 20 persons. Call the SNAPLine at 437-9556 to reserve your space now.

Monday, July 3rd
Sizzlin’ Summer Social #2
Sheryl Brown of Advocates4Solutions lives in the SNAP service area and is a private health /well-being advocate for senior adults at home or in assisted living facilities. She will present information and tips about how to be your own best advocate in a healthcare setting and beyond.

Monday, August 21st
Sizzlin’ Summer Social #3
Education Program to be determined

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.

SNAP’s 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

 

 

 

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