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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Retirement with a
Golf Course View
Are you looking for the perfect retirement home in Arizona? Listed for sale in Sun City West, this
property is located on the double fairway of Pebblebrook Golf Course, and just feet away from one of the four lakes
featured in this community! The gorgeous Arizona surroundings can be enjoyed
from inside or out, with views galore.
The Cranbrook floor plan, built by Del Web is a two bedroom,
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Well-appointed throughout with updated amenities such as tile flooring, paint,
windows, doors, appliances, lighting, heat pump, hot water tank, and more.
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backsplash, coffee bar, and white Shaker Cabinetry complete with a lovely
French stained glass pantry door. A new picture window over the kitchen sink is
just one of the many places where the incredible golf course view can be enjoyed.
Sitting on a 9,000 square foot lot, the backyard is easy desert maintenance
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10 Tips for Healthy Aging®
I read an article the other day from the editor-in-chief of
Healthy Aging® Magazine, which was promoting September as the month to bring national
attention to the positives of growing older. I know we are more than half way
through the month of September, but the article was very insightful, so I thought
I would share.
We’ve all heard the phrase, “it’s never too late to…” and
you fill in the blanks, whether that is starting a new hobby or going back to
school. Have you ever considered what you would really like to do if money was
no object? How would you reinvent yourself? Perhaps these tips could help you
improve your physical, social, mental, and financial well-being. Here are 10 tips for healthy aging®:
1. Don’t act your age: positive thinking can go a
long way, so consider an age when you felt your best, and picture yourself that
age, instead of the age you currently are. There is no right or wrong way to
act as we grow older, so why not feel better about yourself by thinking
2. Have a positive attitude: complaining can lead to
old age quickly, so if you catch yourself engaging in a negative conversation,
change it to something positive. A good way to start is to limit the amount of negativity
you watch on television, such as local news reports.
3. Consider the company you keep: if you find that
your circle of friends are negative-nellies who complain about how terrible
life is, you may consider a new group of friends. That may sound harsh, but
those relationships can lead to depression and keep you from living a fulfilling,
4. Walk like a vibrant, healthy person: take a moment
to consider how you walk. Do you walk slowly, with your head down? If you are
afraid of falling, you may consider a better pair of shoes for support, or talk
to your doctor about your options. Healthy
aging literally starts with the steps you take!
5. Stand up straight: all those years your mother
told you to stand up straight, she was right! Take a look at your stance in the
mirror. Are your shoulders back? Your chin up? Standing up straight will help
you feel better, and will make your waistline look trimmer too.
6. Smile more often: research shows that people who
smile more often are in general happier. Your teeth are just as important to
your body’s health, so if you have been putting off the dentist appointment,
now is the time to make it. Nothing says old more than yellowing teeth!
7. Feeling lonely? In our Arizona retirement communities there are so many options for an
active lifestyle, that it should be impossible to feel lonely. However, if you
find yourself not having any family or friends, you can do something about it
right now. Pick up the phone, take a class or volunteer your time.
8. Get outside: one of the best things about retirement in Arizona is our amazing
year-round weather. Get outside and enjoy it! Have a dog? Take Fido for a walk,
you’ll be getting exercise for both of you and meeting your neighbors.
9. Schedule your annual doctor appointments: we all
have aches and pains but if you have been worrying about an ailment, you shouldn’t
put off seeing your doctor. Annual physicals and check-ups can prevent major
issues later. For a list of recommended annual health screenings, a great
resource is the My Health Finder. Here’s what Medicare Covers.
10. Find your creative side: who says that art is
only for school children? You may be a budding artist just waiting to be
discovered! Have you ever wanted to place the piano, the violin, the guitar?
What about picking up a paint brush or a camera? There are literally hundreds
of class options in almost every retirement
community in Arizona!
If you would like to learn more about retirement in Arizona, please give me a call today!