Category: September 2017

Operation Christmas Child – see how you can help

Operation Christmas Child is a world-wide annual event, a division of Samaritan’s Purse headed by Franklin Graham and supported through our local Robson Ranch Rock Springs Church. Each year thousands of volunteers gather items to fill Christmas Shoe Boxes for overseas children who have “NOTHING.” Our local Robson Ranch residents not only volunteer to fill…

Concert buffet

A concert buffet will be available for all those attending the “Tribute to America’s Favorite Band: The Eagles.” The Robson Ranch Grill will be offering a concert buffet on Wednesday, September 13, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The cost is $14 per person or $12.60 per person when Robson Ranch residents use their member card for payment;…

Word of the Month: Obdurate

David Zapatka Do you have any stubborn people in your life, possibly a relative, friend, co-worker or someone you have interaction with for various other reasons? Thanks to reader Kim Park, if you don’t already use this month’s word, you will have a new way to describe that behavior. Obdurate – adjective ob·du·rate ˈäb-də-rət, -dyə-; äb-ˈdu̇r-ət,…

Summer Ace

Duwayne Lamere

Dick Christopher The July weather was hot, hot, hot! So was Robson Ranch Eloy golfer Duwayne Lamere! On the par three 14th hole Duwayne hit his favorite number four hybrid 169 yards directly into the hole! Duwayne was not the only one that was happy with his hole-in-one, his three other teammates were too. You…

The Material Girls Historian

Judy and her purple and white sparkle quilt

Barbara Chmilar Everyone who joins a club becomes part of its legacy whether they’re an officer or a member at large who just attends functions. It’s up to the club historian to record the notable events during their tenure. The position, however, extends beyond just writing down what happens. The historian’s job duties can extend…

What is Hatha Yoga?

Noell Hyman Have you heard about the new group of Yoga teachers who want to bring spinal and joint health, strength and balance and increased peace of mind to seniors living around Sun Lakes? I’m one of them; my name is Noell. We’ve added multiple Yoga classes every day of the week: Hatha Yoga, Chair…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka From pickleball’s beginning in the State of Washington in 1965, pickleball has grown to become played in all 50 United States, Guam, Aruba, Australia, Belgium, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Great Britain, Crete, Guatemala, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Spain and Thailand. The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) 2016 Pickleball Participant Report reported…

What is chair aerobics?

Lois Moncel, Certified Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor Many have asked me just what is involved in the Chair Aerobic Class. Just like regular aerobics classes we raise the heart rate above resting levels and improve cardiovascular fitness. This class focuses on low impact exercise and resistance exercises to minimize bone loss. We focus on minimizing…

Medicare, Medicaid and related health benefit information

Neil Tamber Personalized one-on-one objective assistance to seniors, the disabled and caregivers is provided by volunteer counselors especially trained by the Arizona Agency on Aging Benefits Assistance Program. Services include: Basic information about Original Medicare, Supplemental (Medigap) policies, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D), Medicare Advantage Plans (HMO’s, etc.), AHCCCS (Medicaid), ALTCS (Arizona Long Term…