Tag: health

Blood Drive set for December 21

The Robson Ranch Blood Drive will be Thursday, December 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Hermosa Room. For information or to schedule an appointment please call American Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) o.isit www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: RobsonRanch. Walk-ins are welcome the day of the drive, but appointments take…

Making the most of Medicare open enrollment

  (Family Features) Eating well and regular exercise are part of a healthy lifestyle, and so is making sure you have the right health care coverage. Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment period is a good time to review your current coverage and decide if there may be a better fit based on changes to current plans,…

Seven tips for managing diabetes

(Family Features) Staying healthy can be a challenge, especially for those living with diabetes. Everyone can have conflicts finding the right balance of partaking in healthy habits, such as exercise, eating well and even keeping your teeth and gums clean. From stress to self-care, life can be up and down when you’re living with diabetes.…

8th Annual Walk To End Alzheimer’s

Terry Price Start your day and weekend with that great feeling of making a difference. Walk with your friends, family and pet in Robson Ranch’s eighth annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk begins November 18 at 9:00 a.m. Please be there at 8:30 to check in. The lines will be marked: check-in only or…

Managing High Blood Pressure During the Holidays

(Family Features) Managing blood pressure can be difficult, especially during the holidays and winter months. A change in routine, family visits, traveling, illness, holiday menus and financial concerns can all conspire to derail your best efforts at keeping chronic conditions, like high blood pressure, under control. If you are one of the millions of American…

It’s time for our annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s

So get your walking shoes on and your generosity and caring at a peak! We are hearing regularly about the devastation Alzheimer’s disease brings for the affected, the caregivers and the family. I’m sure since our 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s many of you have had Alzheimer’s touch your lives. We are the ones that…

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…

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…

Arthritis and stretching – is it right for you?

Lois Moncel, Certified Personal Trainer at Robson Ranch. Did you know that simple stretches help improve flexibility and can also ease joint pain for those who suffer from arthritis? Below are a couple of tips to keep in mind when stretching. Try not to stretch a cold muscle. Static stretching (no bouncing) done after 10…