West Valley Hearing Loss Association to Host Presentation in Sun City
Did you know? Approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 has difficulty hearing according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Hearing loss is a common problem for older adults and those with hearing loss may find it hard to have conversations with friends and family. They may also have trouble understanding a doctor’s advice, responding to warnings, and hearing doorbells and alarms. Studies have also shown that aging adults with hearing loss have a greater risk of developing dementia than older adults with normal hearing.
Sun City is aware of the impact of hearing loss on it’s aging active adults and is seeking to help. The Hearing Loss Association of America’s West Valley Chapter will welcome Keri Reynolds, a bilateral cochlear implant recipient and an Outreach Manager with Med El, for a presentation on dementia and hearing loss on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 1-3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 12225 N. 103rd Ave., in Sun City.
Ms. Reynolds will talk about the link between dementia and hearing loss. This is a particularly important topic for individuals with hearing loss. Older people who can’t hear well may become depressed, or they may withdraw from others because they feel frustrated or embarrassed about not understanding what is being said. Sometimes, older people are mistakenly thought to be confused, unresponsive, or uncooperative because they don’t hear well. Hearing problems that are ignored or untreated can get worse but thankfully there are options such as hearing aids, special training, certain medicines, and surgery.
The Chapter will continue its meeting with a presentation about InnoCaption by Matt Goncalves and Cristina Duarte, founders of InnoCaption. InnoCaption is a free mobile app for Apple and Android smartphones, which provide real-time captioning on incoming and outgoing phone calls, for the oral deaf and the hard of hearing. Please bring questions and concerns, and family and friends to join the discussion.
For more things to do in Sun City or for information about available homes for sale in Arizona retirement communities, please contact Sharon Mason today! As full-service, full-time REALTOR© for RE/MAX Professionals, I specialize in Arizona retirement communities, Surprise Arizona and surrounding areas. I bring a strong combination of customer service, sales, market knowledge and marketing to benefit my clients and follow the highest standards of customer service and ethics to conduct business on your behalf!
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Understanding the Sun City HOA
If you are considering retirement in Sun City, Arizona there are a few things you should know about the homeowner’s association fees and age requirements. Many people are not clear on what the costs are when buying or selling a home located in Sun City, Arizona and it is important to keep track of changes that impact the costs. Below are the current HOA fees for retirees in Sun City, Arizona:
Sun City, Arizona is an active adult retirement community, and you must be at least 55 years old to live there. If you have any questions or concerns about the fees stated above, you can visit their website at: www.sunaz.com or call at 623-561-4603. If you or someone you know is considering retirement in Sun City, Arizona please give me a call today. I can help you navigate the home buying or selling process in Sun City, Arizona.
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Survive the Holidays:
Sun City West Workshop
Can’t we just get
along? That is a frequently asked question among families, especially
during the holiday season.
On November 17th the Ridge
Recreation Center in Sun City West is hosting a workshop with certified life coach, Linda Burridge to help seniors explore
new techniques to help better manage conflicts and misunderstandings during the
holiday season. Linda has thirty-five years of experience facilitating
leadership development, and helping people create a vision and plan of action
to successfully navigate life transitions.
The holidays don’t have to be stressful, or cause anxiety.
When values and communication styles differ, conflict can happen and the
holidays can bring out the best and worst in each other. Don’t miss out on the
joy that you seek while spending time with loved one, because of old conflicts,
misunderstandings or lack of open communication.
Join Linda Burridge on November 17, 2016 for the Can’t We Just Get Along Workshop. The event
will be held in the Acacia Room starting at 6:00 pm and there is a $10 fee to
attend. Click here for more information
or to register to attend.
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Ring that Bell this 4th of July in Sun City
Looking for a great way to spend the 4th of July in Sun City? Well you’re in luck! The Recreation Centers of Sun City is pleased to announce the 38th Annual Ring That Bell Ceremony on Monday July 4, 2016 in the Bell Center Social Hall beginning at 9:00 a.m.
This patriotic, time-honored tradition celebrates our nation’s birthday in unique Sun City AZ style with our very own Uncle Sam (portrayed by Sun City resident, Mike Lindquist) serving as the Master of Ceremonies. The fun continues in the Social Halls for RCSC Cardholders and their escorted guests as they salute America with an old fashioned indoor picnic from 11a.m. to 2p.m. at the Bell Recreation Center, located at 16820 N. 99th Ave., Sun City.
There will be games, prizes, music, dancing and lots more so count on plenty of good times and fun for everyone attending. This year they will be serving real all-American picnic fare – hot dogs, potato chips and bottled water along with birthday cake to celebrate America’s birthday. There will be free bowling, shuffleboard, darts and billiards over at Bell Lanes to keep everyone having fun on a hot afternoon.
So be sure to stop by the 38th Annual Ring That Bell Ceremony this 4th of July. It is certain to be an all-American, only in Sun City AZ kind of celebration! Visit sunaz.com to learn more. And for more local events in Sun City for Arizona retirees and active adults, please contact Sharon Mason. Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!
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City of Peoria receives $124,000 grant for park improvements
Good news for West Valley residents! The City of Peoria is getting a $124,000 boost from the state of Arizona to expand local parks and recreation programs and facilities. Mayor Cathy Carlat announced Wednesday the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority recently informed the city of the award. The ASZTA Biennial Grant Program provides funding for youth and amateur sports throughout Maricopa County and will provide two-thirds of funding needed for the parks and recreation improvements.
The improvement project will include replacing starting blocks at Sunrise and Centennial High School pools, adding windscreens, benches and shade at Ira Murphy and Varney parks, a new scoreboard at Ira Murphy Park and new strength equipment for Rio Vista Recreation Center.
“More and more people are discovering our gem in the desert and moving here for the first-rate quality of life we have in Peoria,” Mayor Carlat said in a statement announcing the funding. “Grants, like this from AZSTA, help our city maintain and improve our amenities, like, parks, trails and ballparks to remain high-quality recreational experiences for our residents to enjoy.”
So whether you’re an Arizona retiree strolling the parks for exercise or a baby boomer cheering on your grandchildren on the field, the upgraded parks will be a plus for the community for sure! For more information about local news in Peoria, Sun City and in your Arizona retirement communities, please contact Sharon Mason.
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