Next Up Event:
January 28, 2019
Dementia Friends and Age-Friendly Communities – Information Session
2 – 3:30pm, Lutheran Church of the Foothills Activity Center
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 will be April 7, 2019
Fairfield Community 1-5 pm
Next Lunch Bunch dates: December 26. 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