Next Up Events:
Monday, October 21
SNAP Education: What’s Your Move? With auther Gail Lawley
Monday, November 11
SNAP Info-Expo on Caregiving, in honor of National Caregivers’ Month
Speakers will include Catalina in-Home Services
Volunteers, Save the Date:
Sunday, November 17
SNAP Volunteer Recognition Special Event
Sunrise Mountain Ridge Clubhouse
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monday, January 28, 2019 — 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Dementia Friends Workshop
Presenters: Morgen Hartford, Director,
Desert Southwest Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association
Regional Leadership Committee, Alzheimer’s Association
Monday March 4, 2019 — 2:00- 3:30 pm
Presenter: Anne Moors, Counselor,
TMC Hospice and TMC for Seniors volunteer
April 7, 2019
2019 Home & Garden Tour (see details here.)
Monday, May 6, 2019 – Info Expo Session on Senior Security, Safety and Scams
John Walka, Rural Metro Battalion Chief
Deputy Rosebeck & Pima County Sheriff’s Volunteer Auxiliary Watch representatives Tim Rollins and Sue Stensel
Monday, June 24, 2019,
The Power of Focus – Jill Jones
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Tour of the Handmaker Community. Depart 10:30 AM from LCF parking lot to arrive at Handmaker, 2221 N Rosemont Blvd. Lunch included. Return to LCF by 2:30 PM.
Monday, August 5, 2019
Info-Expo on Ensuring Our Legacy, with speakers, information and resources on the Guardianship Process, Solo Seniors and choosing a Health Care Surrogate, Elder Law and Estate Planning, and more.
Monday, September 23
Facility Tour of Splendido at Tucson
Bus departs LCF Parking Lot at 10:30 AM – Reservations are essential. Lunch included.
2018 SNAP CALENDAR
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.
July 19th: Caregiver Support Meeting, Brookdale Ventana Canyon
SNAP welcomed hospice nurse and multi-media artist Kaitlin Meadows, who will share insights and stories from 40 years experience using creativity to support caregivers and their loved ones. Brookdale Ventana Canyon, 5660 North Kolb. SNAP July 19 Caregiver Support Meeting Kaitlin Announcement.
August 27th: Successful Grieving and Ice Cream Social
September 11: Senior Facility Visit, The Forum at Tucson
September 24: National Neighbor Day with PCOA CEO Mark Clark
October 1: Vote Smart discussion with Vote Smart founder Richard Kimball
October 8: Flu Shot Clinic with Walgreens (LCF, Activity Room), 1 – 3pm.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s — 2018 SNAP Walk Team
Saturday, November 10
16 Walkers, with SNAP 216 percent above goal and in the top ten of local walk teams. Cheer us on!
Science to Wow Your Grandkids:
Monday, November 12 — 2:00pm – 3:30pm
November 16: Senior Facility Visit, Splendido
11th Annual Home~Garden & Treasures Tour was held April 7, 2019
Fairfield Community 1-5 pm
Next Lunch Bunch dates: August 28, September 25, October 30, November 27, December TBD. 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
As we help residents age in place for as long as possible, there often are questions about senior living facilities in Tucson, for future planning needs. Tours began in 2016. 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. 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