Impact Stories

We are proud of our team’s determination to implement our longstanding mission of fostering and championing the health and wellbeing of those living in our community. Meet some of the community members whose lives were forever impacted from participating in our health and wellness programs, classes and support groups.


Larry W.

Larry sees a more positive health future after taking the Diabetes Self-Management Education series. “Quality of life is so important, especially as you get older,” he says. “I want to maintain my quality of life for my beautiful wife and family and be an active, healthy person for as long as I can.”

Melody M.

Melody M.’s journey with Type 2 diabetes has been a rough ride at times.  After diagnosis 10 years ago, she unknowingly began progressing toward liver disease. In 2017 she was informed she had Stage 4 liver disease, which later turned into cirrhosis. By age 62 Melody was told she needed a liver transplant.

Gene S.

Sun Health’s Diabetes Self-Management Education program can help you with the daily, practical skills of managing diabetes, no matter what stage you’re in or what type of diabetes you have.

Richard and Sharon Redmond

When Richard Redmond, an octogenarian who lives in Litchfield Park, Arizona, underwent heart surgery in 2021, Sun Health was already prepared to support him and his wife Sharon during their transition from hospital to home.

Daniel M.

Daniel M. of Surprise was just starting to recover from knee surgery when an unexpected fall landed the avid golfer back onto the surgery table to repair his shoulder. He was anxious to return to the greener pastures of the golf course, says he is now back in the swing of things thanks to Sun Health and the outreach he received from the Care Transitions Team.

Janice Park

With the help of Sun Health and lots of brotherly love, Janice Park of Phoenix is showing diabetes who is boss in her life. Janice says her brother has been trying to get her help for years, but nothing was working, that is, until they found Sun Health’s Diabetes Self-Management Education(DMSE) program. “What can I […]

Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris, was shocked and delightfully surprised when her phone started ringing shortly after her discharge following her open-heart surgery at the start of the pandemic in March. The Sun City resident lives alone and was nervous about the days ahead following her serious surgery. “I’ve gotta say, I received the first call and it […]

Margie Davis and Don Grafton

A four-month time span is what holds together a lifetime friendship for Margie Davis and Don Grafton of Sun City. The duo became fast friends after both lost their spouses within months of each other. The kinship has proven to be beneficial from a health perspective too. Margie used the skills she learned while attending […]

Linda K.

Since taking Diabetes Self-Management Education program at Sun Health Wellness, Linda’s blood sugar numbers have improved and she has lost a total of 18 pounds by following the advice of the program.

Nancy U.

Nancy Urbach has called Arizona home for more than two decades and loves the life she carved out for herself in Sun City West volunteering, enjoying friendships and, most recently, writing her memoir.
Sun Health has been a big part of that life.

Heather V.

Heather feels comfortable knowing that she is receiving services from Sun Health, a trusted and respectable name in the community, with licensed and professional staff who go above and beyond to assist clients.

Lorraine R.

As Lorraine’s mother’s memory issues progressed, she is more and more grateful for the Memory Care Navigator program. The program is supported by generous donations to the Sun Health Foundation.

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