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Important Updates About Coronavirus

Post date: 10/26/2020

October 26, 2020 Guidelines for Safe Visitation with Residents During The COVID-19 Pandemic Indoor and Outdoor Visitation at Sun Health Communities: SNF / AL In accordance with regulations, Sun Health has established the following guidelines for indoor/outdoor visitation. Designated Essential Visitors – defined as one or two specific family members or caregivers designated to serve […]

Sun Health Wellness Launches ‘LiveWell Learning’

Post date: 10/8/2020

SURPRISE, ARIZ. (Oct. 8, 2020) – Throughout 2020, virtually every aspect of our lives has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the many positives that has occurred is that so many people are focused on taking care of their health, both physically and emotionally, while also striving to stay safe. This is why […]

Is it time to take the keys? Driving and dementia

Post date: 10/8/2020

The road can be uncertain when your loved one is diagnosed with memory loss. Dementia, with the most common form being Alzheimer’s, is the general term used when memory loss, thinking, problem-solving deficits interfere with daily activities. One activity that needs to be monitored closely after a dementia diagnosis is driving. “It is normal as […]

Stand Up to Falling Down

Post date: 8/27/2020

Sun Health invites residents from all of its communities to participate in the sixth annual ‘Stand Up to Falling Down’ event from the comfort of their homes this year. Those wanting to learn the latest in fall prevention are invited to mark their calendars for Tuesday, Sept. 22 starting at 9:30 with ‘Don’t Fall for […]

Highly Acclaimed Diabetes Programs – Time to Register

Post date: 6/30/2020

Sun Health’s Center for Health & Wellbeing offers many evidence-based programs led by highly-trained and certified experts in their field, and without exception is our Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and our Diabetes Self-Management Education (DMSE) program. These highly acclaimed programs are successful in helping attendees in some cases prevent diabetes from developing and in others, […]

Cognitive Decline Affects Everyone: Make a Resolution to Improve Your Outcome

Post date: 6/30/2020

Just about everyone will experience some sort of changes in their memory as they age. But, growing research shows that the brain doesn’t take one aging path. Instead, many criteria can influence how and why your brain ages. That means that occasionally losing your keys or forgetting what day it is doesn’t always indicate that […]

Exercise and reducing brain aging: How staying active may benefit the brain

Post date: 6/29/2020

Brain health is closely linked to exercise, which can serve as a protective mechanism to keep your body and mind in tip-top shape. While doctors recommend exercise to almost everyone, as you begin to enter retirement, exercise becomes a vital component toward protecting yourself from a wide array of physical ailments. Exercise can be as […]

Subtle Signs and Risk Factors of Prediabetes You Shouldn’t Ignore

Post date: 6/23/2020

According to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes, yet 90 percent have no idea. With no intervention, many people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years, per the CDC. It’s possible to have prediabetes with no clear symptoms, making it hard to identify until type 2 diabetes develops. But, in […]

Prevent or Overcome Burnout using the “Three R” Approach

Post date: 6/18/2020

By: Teri Elkins, MPH, CHES Health and Wellness Coordinator / Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator Everyone experiences stress. And, in short bursts it can have a positive impact on your health, such as helping you avoid danger or meet a deadline. It’s when we continually experience stress and for long period of time, you increase our […]

Find Your Center with Tai Chi

Post date: 5/20/2020

What is Tai Chi? Tai Chi combines breathing exercises with slow, fluid and deliberate movements to improve your body’s circulation, balance and alignment. Targeting every muscle group, this exercise is a low-impact approach to improving your health without the normal risks of injury associated with other forms of exercise. This article will outline the history […]

Could You Benefit From Working With A Health Coach?

Post date: 4/10/2020

Everyone gets stuck from time to time. Maybe you need help managing a health condition, or with starting a weight loss regimen. Or, you need some encouragement to step outside of your comfort zone and try some new activities. Regardless of what you want to work on, chances are, a Health Coach may be able […]

Sun Health Wellness Connecting Folks Virtually

Post date: 4/9/2020

Sun Health Wellness Connecting Folks Virtually Online class offerings and on demand courses available to keep those most vulnerable healthy Surprise, Ariz. (April 9, 2020) – In this COVID-19 time where social distancing is a must, especially for seniors and those with certain underlying conditions, Sun Health Wellness is offering its popular wellness classes to […]

What Should You Weigh? Common Weight Loss Questions, Answered

Post date: 2/24/2020

It’s great to want to be healthy and in shape, but there’s often a lot of confusion and uncertainty about how to reach your weight loss goals the right way. It can be frustrating when you feel stuck and aren’t making any progress, or maybe you’ve even taken a few steps in the wrong direction. […]

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