Senior Center Events in May: Art & Nutrition & Theater

Senior Center Events in May: Art & Nutrition & Theater

May is here and the Spring events just keep getting better and better! We have a long list of the many events taking place at the local senior centers in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. As always, please check with each location for more information on the events being hosted. Enjoy the list and let us know if you will be attending any of them 🙂

Medications: What are they and What do I need to know
When: May 10th at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Blood Pressure Screenings
When: May 10th at 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Adam Diaz Senior Center

COMPASS: After the Dementia Diagnosis
When: May 10th at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Visions Senior Living

Essential Theater
When: May 10th at 9:30 am
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Nutrition Expedition
When: May 10th at 9:30 am
Where: Devonshire Senior Center

Pecos Health Fair
When: May 10th at 1:00 pm
Where: McDowell Place Senior Center

Rummage Sale
When: May 10th at 9:00 am
Where: McDowell Place Senior Center

Mother’s Day Potluck
When: May 10th at 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Mother’s Day Basket Drawing
When: May10th at 10:00 am
Where: Sunnyslope Senior Center

Coffee Talk for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners
When: May 11th at 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Banner Sun Health Research Institute

Movie Club
When: May 11th at 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Adam Diaz Senior Center

Become a Dementia Friend
When: May 11th at 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Where: Changing Hands Bookstore

Mother’s Day Celebration
When: May 11th at 10:30 am
Chinese Senior Center

Mother’s Day Celebration
When: May 11th at 10:00 am
Where: Deer Valley Senior Center

Afternoon Movie
When: May 11th at 12:30 pm
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Mother’s Day Party
When: May 11th at 10:00 am
Where: Goelet A.C. Beuf Senior Center

Donut Social with Humana
When: May 11th at 10:30 am
Where: Helen Drake Senior Center

Mother’s Day Celebration
When: May 11th at 9:30 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Bingo
When: May 11th at 12:30 pm
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Mother’s Day
When: May 11th at 9:00 am
Where: McDowell Place Senior Center

Older Americans Monthly Events
When: May 11th at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Paradise Valley Senior Center

Let’s Celebrate Mom
When: May 11th at 10:00 am
Where: Senior Opportunities West Senior Center

Watercolor Basics
When: May 11th at 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Senior Opportunities West Senior Center

Glass Jar Picture Frame
When: May 11th at 10:00 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Mother’s Day Celebrations
When: May 11th at 12:30 pm
Where: Granite Reef Senior Center

Memory Cafe at Tempe Public Library
When: May 14th at 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Tempe Public Library

Case Worker
When: May 14th at 8:30 am
Where: Deer Valley Senior Center

Essential Theater
When: May 14th at 9:30 am
Where: Desert West Senior Center

99 Cent Store
When: May 14th at 12:15 pm
Where: McDowell Place Senior Center

Older Americans Act
When: May 14th at 9:30 am
Where: McDowell Place Senior Center

Consumer Scams and Identity Theft
When: May 14th at 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Shadow Mountain Senior Center

Rummage Sale
When: May 14th at 9:00 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Dental Health
When: May 14th at 10:00 am
Where: Sunnyslope Senior Center

With Art in Mind
When: May 15th at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts

Golf N’ Games
When: May 15th at 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: Adam Diaz Senior Center

Stash It
When: May 15th at 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Adam Diaz Senior Center

Las Vegas Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee Meeting #2
When: May 15th at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: Avenir Memory Care, Summerlin

Singing in the Rain
When: May 15th at 9:45 am
Where: Deer Valley Senior Center

Herberger Theater
When: May 15th at 11:00 am
Where: Deer Valley Senior Center

Loteria
When: May 15th at 10:00 am
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Loteria
When: May 15th at 10:00 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Brown Bag
When: May 15th at 12:30 pm
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Senior Med Solution
When: May 15th at 10:00 am
Where: McDowell Place Senior Center

Art All Around Us
When: May 15th at 10:00 am
Where: Paradise Valley Senior Center

Dementia Dialogues: Let’s Go!
When: May 16th at 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: Online

Walker Fitness
When: May 16th at 10:15 am
Where: Deer Valley Senior Center

Alzheimer’s Support
When: May 16th at 4:00 pm
Where: Deer Valley Senior Center

Talk by Humana: Habits of Happy People (Spanish)
When: May 16th at 10:00 am
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Birthday Celebration Fun Bingo
When: May 16th at 10:00 am
Where: Devonshire Senior Center

Older Americans Month Activity
When: May 16th at 11:00 am
Where: Goelet A.C. Beuf Senior Center

May Birthday Bingo
When: May 16th at 10:00 am
Where: Helen Drake Senior Center

Bingo
When: May 16th at 9:30 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Art by Christy
When: May 16th at 12:30 pm
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Art with Christy
When: May 16th at 8:30 am
Where: McDowell Place Senior Center

Older Americans Monthly Events
When: May 16th at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Paradise Valley Senior Center

Plan of Care
When: May 16th at 10:00 am
Where: Senior Opportunities West Senior Center

Love a Tree Day
When: May 16th at 10:00 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Circle of Friends Singers
When: May 16th at 10:00 am
Where: Sunnyslope Senior Center

Vision Screening
When: May 17th at 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Adam Diaz Senior Center

Armed Forces Day Celebration
When: May 17th at 9:30 am
Where: Deer Valley Senior Center

Essential Theater
When: May 17th at 9:30 am
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Maricopa County Blood Pressure Class
When: May 17th at 10:00 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Watercolors by Judy
When: May 17th at 12:30 pm
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Types of Dementia
When: May 17th at 10:00 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Coffee Talk for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners
When: May 18th at 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Banner Sun Health Research Institute

Early Memory Loss and Care Partner West Valley Group
When: May 18th at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: Banner Sun Health Research Institute

Ice Cream Social
When: May 18th at 12:30 pm
Where: Goelet A.C. Beuf Senior Center

Head Start Visitors
When: May 18th at 9:30 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Fashion Show
When: May 18th at 10:00 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Bingo
When: May 18th at 12:30 pm
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Older Americans Monthly Events
When: May 18th at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Paradise Valley Senior Center

Art Class
When: May 18th at 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Senior Opportunities West Senior Center

Memory Cafe at Tempe Public Library
When: May 21st at 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Tempe Public Library

Become a Dementia Friend
When: May 21st at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Granite Reef Senior Center

Mobile Unit for Vice Mayor Laura Pastor
When: May 21st at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Adam Diaz Senior Center

Commodities
When: May 21st at 8:00 am
Where: Deer Valley Senior Center

Essential Theater
When: May 21st at 9:30 am
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Talk by Hospice Promise: Creative Ways to Deal with Stress
When: May 21st at 10:00am
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Creative Hour
When: May 21st at 10:00 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Nutrition Class by Clara
When: May 21st at 12:30 pm
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

AARP Driver Safety Classes
When: May 21st at 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Paradise Valley Senior Center

Affordable Senior Housing
When: May 21st at 10:00 am
Where: Sunnyslope Senior Center

With Art in Mind
When: May 22nd at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts

COMPASS: After the Dementia Diagnosis
When: May 22nd at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Cooking Demonstration
When: May 22nd at 9:00 am
Where: Chinese Senior Center

Singing in the Rain
When: May 22nd at 9:45 am
Where: Deer Valley Senior Center

Reflexology
When: May 22nd at 10:00 am
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Senior Topics
When: May 22nd at 10:30 am
Where: Paradise Valley Senior Center

Brain Games – Word Pictures
When: May 22nd at 10:00 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Memorial Day Program
When: May 22nd at 10:00 am
Where: Sunnyslope Senior Center

A New Approach Workshop: Offering H.O.P.E. to Dementia Caregivers
When: May 23rd at 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Adult Center of Prescott

Grown Folks Talent Show
When: May 23rd at 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: Adam Diaz Senior Center

Advisory Board
When: May 23rd at 10:00 am
Where: Deer Valley Senior Center

K-9 Presentation
When: May 23rd at 10:15 am
Where: Deer Valley Senior Center

Sit & Fit
When: May 23rd at 10:00 am
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Arts & Crafts
When: May 23rd at 12:30 pm
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Wellness Resource Event
When: May 23rd at 10:00 am
Where: Devonshire Senior Center

Presentation Fall Prevention
When: May 23rd at 11:00 am
Where: Goelet A.C. Beuf Senior Center

Bingo
When: May 23rd at 9:30 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Jewelry by Josephine
When: May 23rd at 12:30 pm
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Sit & Be Fit
When: May 23rd at 12:15 pm
Where: McDowell Place Senior Center

Art with Christy
When: May 23rd at 8:30 am
Where: McDowell Place Senior Center

Older Americans Monthly Events
When: May 23rd at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Paradise Valley Senior Center

Prescription Medication
When: May 23rd at 10:00 am
Where: Senior Opportunities West Senior Center

FiTPHX Backyard Games Day
When: May 23rd at 10:00 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Spring Concert
When: May 23rd at 10:00 am
Where: Sunnyslope Senior Center

Communication and Behaviors
When: May 24th at 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: Mesa Red Mountain Library

East Valley Circle of Friends Support Group
When: May 24th at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Mesa Red Mountain Library

Healthy Nutrition
When: May 24th at 10:00 am
Where: Deer Valley Senior Center

Luci’s at the Orchard
When: May 24th at 11:30 am
Where: Deer Valley Senior Center

Essential Theater
When: May 24th at 9:30 am
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Nutrition Expedition
When: May 24th at 9:30 am
Where: Devonshire Senior Center

Medicare Bingo United Health Care
When: May 24th at 10:00 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Health South (Walker Fitness)
When: May 24th at 10:00 am
Where: McDowell Place Senior Center

Art with Christy
When: May 24th at 1:00 pm
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Coffee Talk for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners
When: May 25th at 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Banner Sun Health Research Institute

Art with Christy
When: May 25th at 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Adam Diaz Senior Center

Sewing Club
When: May 25th at 10:00 am
Where: Deer Valley Senior Center

Commodities
When: May 25th at 12:30 pm
Where: Goelet A.C. Beuf Senior Center

Ice Cream Social
When: May 25th at 1:00 pm
Where: McDowell Place Senior Center

Older Americans Monthly Events
When: May 25th at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Paradise Valley Senior Center

Watercolor Basics
When: May 25th at 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Senior Opportunities West Senior Center

The Last Jedi & Popcorn
When: May 25th at 1:00 pm
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) West Valley Support Group
When: May 29th at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Banner Sun Health Research Institute

With Art in Mind
When: May 29th at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts

Adult Child Support Group
When: May 29th at 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Where: Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Singing in the Rain
When: May 29th at 9:45 am
Where: Deer Valley Senior Center

Memorial Day Presentation
When: May 29th at 10:00 am
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Loteria
When: May 29th at 10:00 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Brown Bag
When: May 29th at 12:30 pm
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Senior Topics
When: May 29th at 10:30 am
Where: Paradise Valley Senior Center

Art of Monet
When: May 30th at 10:15 am
Where: Deer Valley Senior Center

Bingo
When: May 30th at 9:00 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Girl Scout Interview
When: May 30th at 10:00 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Older Americans Monthly Events
When: May 30th at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Paradise Valley Senior Center

Circle of Friends Singers
When: May 30th at 10:00 am
Where: Sunnyslope Senior Center

Hospice Promise Cultural Diversity
When: May 31st at 10:00 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Watercolors
When: May 31st at 12:30 pm
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Book Club
When: May 31st at 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Shadow Mountain Senior Center

Science with Seniors
When: May 31st at 10:00 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Visa Living is the most equipped senior living home in the Phoenix-Scottsdale region. Each Vista Living home features 10 private bedrooms each with their own private bathroom, a demonstration kitchen with island seating, common areas that encourage lively activity, a patio with BBQ, and landscaped gardens and raised garden beds, for evening walks, family picnics, bird watching for all to enjoy.

May Newsletter: New Manager/Executive Director who is an LPN, Field Trips, Art, Bowling, Music,

May Newsletter: New Manager/Executive Director who is an LPN, Field Trips, Art, Bowling, Music,

Can you believe it’s May already? Hope you are enjoying Spring/Summer Time!

“Have Fun and Enjoy Life and People will Seek your Company.” That’s a motto we go by.

Introducing Janine

We would like to introduce the newest full-time member and Executive Director of Vista Living:

Janine Crump, LPN, AS, LMT*

My name is Janine Crump originally from Baltimore, Maryland but pride most of my years in Boston, Massachusetts where I went to Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Nursing School. I’ve been a nurse for 30 years and have a AS degree in Business Administration. In 2013, I graduated as a Licensed Massage Therapist. I incorporated massage with nursing, as an alternative to pain medications. The most joy this industry gives me is providing dignity in seniors. I am married and have been blessed with 2 beautiful adult daughters and a handsome 12 year old son. In my spare time, I enjoy all types of music and dance. I am bilingual in Spanish and English from my South American parents.

In case you’re wondering, LPN means Licensed Practical Nurse. AS means Associate in Science, and LMT means Licensed Massage Therapist. So, we are lucky to have Janine, a professional with talent and passion for helping seniors. Gabriela Istrate will continue to have a very active role in overseeing and managing all aspects of Vista Living. Please stop in and say hi.

Welcome to Our Home

We are appreciative of our special group of residents and the families we serve. We know that there is nobody who knows your parent quite like you do, and when we hear that we help people be just their son or daughter, rather than the focus on caregiving, that makes us feel like we are adding value to people’s lives and relationships. Being told that “we got their back” and “we can finally sleep at night” helps validate our purpose.

The Vista Living team loves it when they see family hanging out with mom and dad. Enjoy each other’s’ time and make memories, that’s the essence of life.

We have one suite available at Vista Living Arcadia, and we are now taking reservations for Vista Living Camelback. If you are interested in touring our communities, please give us call us at (602) 456-1919 or email us at info@vistaliving.net to schedule a tour.

Events at Vista Living:

Oldies But Goodies Songs: We have frequent musical performances from Audrey’s Angels playing the hits from the past and some current songs.

Classy Art Class: We had the artist instructor from Artsy Smartsy come to Vista Living to coordinate the making of picture frames. If you’ve been good this year, you might get a present from this class 🙂

Bowling & No Troublesome Gutter Balls: Knocking down pins is satisfying but nobody likes getting a gutter ball. The solution is to eliminate the gutter and let folks roll as many times as they need to knock all the pins down. If it’s not fun, don’t do it right?

Field Trip Roll Call:

Let us know if there is a particular place your loved one wants to visit. We will try to arrange for a field trip:

Scottsdale Fashion Square: One of our residents loved to eat burgers and shop so we visited Scottsdale Fashion Square, a mere 6 min drive from Vista Living. Did you know the mall has many options for burgers including, Kona Grill, 5 Guys Burgers, Johnny Rockers, just to name a few? It was funny because our resident loved shoes, so when we walked into Aldo, the customer rep and Kyle looked at each other and knew our gal was in her element. If there was a good deal on a nice pair of shoes, she’d find it. Anyways, fun times.

Airplane Museum: One of our residents was a talented commercial pilot and he loved airplanes. Kyle and the resident’s daughter decided, let’s go see some planes. So we went to Mesa to visit the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum. Not only did we see operable airplanes that were over 70 years old, but we got to see a historic B-14 bomber take off on the runway. Nothing brightens the face of an aviation enthusiast than talking shop with other pilots. Cool learning experience for everyone, including our staff.

“What’s in a Name” Interview:

Want to have a conversation with someone who knows more than you (i.e. our residents)? Start by asking about famous people with the same last name. So if your name was say Marshall, there’s Garry Marshall (actor), George Marshall (heard of the Marshall Plan?), and Thurgood Marshall (Supreme Court Justice). Anyways, it was fun exploring these topics and then talking about the past.

Special Requests: Kyle video recorded a nice discussion about a resident’s childhood, college years, and mentors. Let’s just say, the family loved having this keepsake. Please let us know if you want us to have Kyle interview your loved one.

Neighborhood Resource:

We have a lot of residents from the surrounding neighborhood. Some of the family members walk to Vista Living to visit. We think it’s a great sign that family is over. This fits nicely with our Happy Elder Plan philosophy of Staying Connected to Community.

Testimonials:

We want to thank our families for their testimonials.

We would love to hear from you!

Are you a family member of one of our lovely residents or simply want to let us know how we’re doing? We would greatly appreciate if we can get a review from you. Please email your review to Linda Olson, Director of Community Relations at info@vistaliving.net or call her directly at (623) 256-2430 if you have any questions.

Please check out us out at VistaLiving.net for our latest blog posts and Community pictures! Feel free to call us at (602) 456-1919. Thank you!

-Vista Living Team

Senior Care April Events

Senior Care April Events

Vista Living provides the best senior care services in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Our experienced and trained staff provides comprehensive care plans called Happy Elder Plans, specifically tailored for each resident to meet their (physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual wellness) interests and care needs. We have the best staff to help your loved one be happy during their time with us, which is our #1 mission.

Here is the list of the remaining April events that you can attend if you’re local to Phoenix. Enjoy!

Dementia Friendly Tempe Presents: Visiting Notes for Families
When: April 11th at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Tempe Public Library

Planning Ahead for Caregivers
When: April 11th at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Sit & Fit
When: April 11th at 10:00 am
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Spring Fashion Show
When: April 11th at 9:30 am
Where: Devonshire Senior Center

Creative Ways to Deal with Stress
When: April 11th at 11:00 am
Where: Goelet A.C. Beuf Senior Center

Art with Christy
When: April 11th at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Helen Drake Senior Center

Caregiving Resource Event
When: April 11th at 10:00 am
Where: Devonshire Senior Center

Creative Aging Painting Classes
When: April 11th, 18th, and 25th at 3:00 pm
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Sit & Be Fit
When: April 11th at 12:15 pm
Where: McDowell Place Senior Center

Art All Around Us
When: April 11th at 10:00 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Medicare Bingo United Health Care
When: April 12th at 10:00 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Nutrition Expedition
When: April 12th at 9:30 am
Where: Devonshire Senior Center

Ambiguous Loss: Living with Uncertainty
When: April 12th at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
When: April 12th at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Visions Senior Living

Coffee Talk for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners
When: April 13th at 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Banner Sun Health Research Institute

Picnic in the Park
When: April 13th at 10:00 am
Where: Goelet A.C. Beuf Senior Center

Casino Day
When: April 13th at 10:00 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Spring Fling
When: April 16th at 10:00 am
Where: Helen Drake Senior Center

Getting Wise About Medical Expenses
When: April 16th at 10:00 am
Where: Sunnyslope Senior Center

Quesadilla Fundraiser
When: April 16th at 9:30 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Talk by Humana: The Not So Sweet Truth About Sugar (Spanish)
When: April 16th at 10:00 am
Where: Desert West Senior Center

With Art in Mind
When: April 17th at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts

Jewelry Making
When: April 17th at 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Helen Drake Senior Center

Volunteer Week Karaoke
When: April 17th at 10:00 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Arts with Christy
When: April 18th and 25th at 8:30 am
Where: McDowell Place Senior Center

Jelly Bean Day Games
When: April 18th at 10:00 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Spring Fling
When: April 18th at 10:00 am
Where: Sunnyslope Senior Center

Canvas Painting
When: April 18th at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Helen Drake Senior Center

Brain Games – Murder Mystery
When: April 19th at 10:00 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Health Presentation
When: April 19th at 10:00 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Arts by Christy
When: April 19th at 12:30 pm
WHere: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Self Defense
When: April 19th at 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Shadow Mountain Senior Center

Hawaiian Luau
When: April 19th at 10:00 am
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Ceramics
When: April 19th at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Helen Drake Senior Center

Bake Sale
When: April 20th at 9:00 am
Where: Helen Drake Senior Center

Become a Dementia Friend
When: April 19th at 10:00 am
Where: Sunnyslope Senior Center

Earth Day Presentation
When: April 20th at 10:00 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Volunteer Appreciation Month
When: April 20th at 10:00 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Coffee Talk for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners
When: April 20th at 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Banner Sun Health Research Institute

Paying for Care: ALTCS and VA Benefits
When: April 20th at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Pyle Adult Recreation Center

Central Arizona Annual Education Conference
When: April 20th at 8:00 am
Where: Scottsdale Bible Church

Beuf Volunteer Recognition
When: April 20th at 10:00 am
Where: Goelet A.C. Beuf Senior Center

Early Memory Loss and Care Partner West Valley Group
When: April 20th at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: Banner Sun Health Research Institute

Aromatherapy Class
When: April 23rd at 10:00 am
Where: Sunnyslope Senior Center

AARP Safety Driving
When: April 23rd at 8:00 am
Where: Helen Drake Senior Center

Volunteer Assistance Program
When: April 23rd at 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Shadow Mountain Senior Center

Earth Day Planting Friendships
When: April 23rd at 10:00 am
Where: Marcos de Niza Senior Center

Talk by Hospice Promise: Coping with Grief
When: April 23rd at 10:00 am
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) West Valley Support Group
When: April 24th at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Banner Sun Health Research Institute

Adult Child Support Group
When: April 24th at 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Where: Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Southern Nevada Annual Education Conference
When: April 24th at 8:00 am
Where: Henderson Convention Center

The Legacy Project
When: April 24th at 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Sunnyslope Senior Center

HealthNet (Skin Care)
When: April 24th at 10:00 am
Where: McDowell Place Senior Center

Sit & Fit
When: April 25th at 10:00 am
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Arts & Crafts
When: April 25th at 12:30 pm
Where: Desert West Senior Center

Remember Your First Kiss
When: April 25th at 10:00 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Book Club
When: April 26th at 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Shadow Mountain Senior Center

Science with Seniors
When: April 26th at 10:00 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Residential Care: When Moving Becomes the Best Option
When: April 26th at 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: Mesa Red Mountain Library

Nutrition Expedition
When: April 26th at 9:30 am
Where: Devonshire Senior Center

East Valley Circle of Friends Support Group
When: April 26th at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Mesa Red Mountain Library

Art with Christy
When: April 26th at 1:00 pm
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Ice Cream Social
When: April 27th at 1:00 pm
Where: McDowell Place Senior Center

Arbor Day
When: April 27th at 10:00 am
Where: South Mountain Senior Center

Preplanning/Benefits
When: April 30th at 10:00 am
Where: Sunnyslope Senior Center

Memory Cafe at Tempe Public Library
When: April 30th at 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Tempe Public Library

April Newsletter: Open House, March Madness, & Fun Memories

April Newsletter: Open House, March Madness, & Fun Memories

“Have Fun and Enjoy Life and People will Seek your Company.” That’s a motto we go by. Hope you are enjoying Spring Time!

We are appreciative for our special group of residents and the families we serve. Many of our family members have been caregivers and now they can just be a son and daughter again without the worry and responsibility. Being told that “we got their back” and “we can finally sleep at night” helps validate our purpose.

The Vista Living team loves it when they see family hanging out with mom and dad. Enjoy each other’s’ time and make memories, that’s the essence of life.

Vista Living Camelback, our second assisted living home, is open. We are excited and grateful that we will be able to serve more families in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area.

We have one suite available at Vista Living Arcadia, and we are now taking reservations for Vista Living Camelback. If you are interested in touring our communities, please give us call us at (602) 456-1919 or email us at info@vistaliving.net to schedule a tour.

Open House Party:

Vista Living Camelback opened its doors for an open house and invited hungry neighbors and healthcare professionals to a yummy lunch and dessert. There was not a bad seat in the house, as guest mingled with our staff in the living room or on the patio overlooking the elegant Camelback Mountains. Please come back for seconds! Bon Appétit.

Ever Heard of Mackinac Island?:
It’s pronounced “MAK-in-aw” in case you wanted to say it out loud. It’s an island in Michigan and apparently a fan favorite of some of our residents. In fact, one evening at dinner, vacations to this place came up and heads started nodding and stories started flowing. Later, we took a virtual excursion to Mackinac Island via YouTube, and then checked out other vacation hotspots like Sedona and Hawaii.

March Madness Brackets and… Flash Dance?:
Simultaneously, with the busting of all our March Madness Brackets (it was fun filling them out) – including early round exits of favorites University of Arizona and Michigan State University, the Vista Living family busted out into Dance. Yes, it has been Vista Living Co-Founder Kyle’s lifelong dream to play “Eye of the Tiger” at specifically 2:00 PM on a Friday afternoon at the place he worked at. The place erupted into synchronized dance and Tai Bo-style exercise moves. More “Eye of the Tiger” moments expected and other silliness.

Neighborhood Resource:
We have a lot of residents from the surrounding neighborhood. Some of the family members walk to Vista Living to visit. We think it’s a great sign that family is over. This fits nicely with our Happy Elder Plan philosophy of Staying Connected to Community.

Latest on the Blog: Why No More 4-Door Convertibles?:
Our co-founder Kyle had a great conversation with one of our residents, Bob, about cars from the 1950’s and 1960’s, because he once worked for a car company called Kaiser-Frazer in Detroit. He never was a car enthusiast but when we talked about the discontinued 4-Door Convertibles and why they didn’t work out marketing wise. It made total sense. Read the entire story on the blog!

Testimonials:

We want to thank our families for their testimonials.

We would love to hear from you!

Are you a family member of one of our lovely residents or simply want to let us know how we’re doing? We would greatly appreciate if we can get a review from you. Please email your review to Linda Olson, Director of Community Relations at info@vistaliving.net or call her directly at (623) 256-2430 if you have any questions.

Please check out us out at VistaLiving.net for our latest blog posts and Community pictures! Feel free to call us at (602) 456-1919. Thank you!

-Vista Living Team

March Newsletter: Valentines Party, Integrating Families Into Our Homes, 2nd Home Up And Running

March Newsletter: Valentines Party, Integrating Families Into Our Homes, 2nd Home Up And Running

There’s no wonder people (and baseball spring training) flock to Arizona during the winter to enjoy the mild weather. Lucky we get to live here!

We are appreciative of our special group of residents and the families we serve. We know that there is nobody who knows your parent quite like you do, and when we hear that we help people be just their son or daughter, rather than the focus on caregiving, that makes us feel like we are adding value to people’s lives and relationships. Being told that “we got their back” and “we can finally sleep at night” helps validate our purpose.

The Vista Living team loves it when they see family hanging out with mom and dad. Enjoy each other’s’ time and make memories, that’s the essence of life.

Vista Living Camelback, our second assisted living home, is open. We are excited and grateful that we will be able to serve more families in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area and provide the best assisted living care through our Happy Elder Plan.

We had five new residents join us in February and our available suites are filling up. We still have available suites, so if you are interested in touring our communities, please give us call us at (602) 456-1919 or email us at info@vistaliving.net to schedule a tour.

February was filled with Love, Olympics, and Fun!

Valentine’s Day Party:

Would you be my Valentine? Residents made Valentine’s Day arts and crafts and then enjoyed an afternoon party filled with live music, delicious food, heart-shaped balloons, and cupcakes. Our favorite moments came when residents and their spouses started saying things like “we’ve been married for 56 years”, “50 years”. That’s impressive!

Neighborhood Resource:

We have a lot of residents from the surrounding neighborhood. Some of the family members walk to Vista Living to visit. We think it’s a great sign that family is over. This fits nicely with our Happy Elder Plan philosophy of Staying Connected to Community.

Testimonials:

We want to thank our families for their testimonials.

From the family of Virginia Dolores Scheibli:
Gabriela, you and your staff at Vista Living were truly an answer to prayer for my mom and our family. Our mom came back to life and although her time with you was short, it was full of life; Singing, exercising, games, and a little dancing. We want to thank each and every one of you for the amazing care you gave our mom, Virginia. You were each a blessing in your own way as we watched you care for our mom. Thank you for that gift. – Patrese & Karen

We would love to hear from you!

Are you a family member of one of our lovely residents or simply want to let us know how we’re doing? We would greatly appreciate if we can get a review from you. Please email your review to Linda Olson, Director of Community Relations at info@vistaliving.net or call her directly at (623) 256-2430 if you have any questions.
Please check out us out at VistaLiving.net for our latest blog posts and Community pictures! Feel free to call us at (602) 456-1919. Thank you!

-Vista Living Team

Visa Living is the most equipped senior living home in the Phoenix-Scottsdale region. Each Vista Living home features 10 private bedrooms each with their own private bathroom, a demonstration kitchen with island seating, common areas that encourage lively activity, a patio with BBQ, and landscaped gardens and raised garden beds, for evening walks, family picnics, bird watching for all to enjoy.

Vista Living Open House Lunch On Feb 27th For Our Newly Opened 2nd Home!

Vista Living Open House Lunch On Feb 27th For Our Newly Opened 2nd Home!

We would love for you to join us at the Grand Opening of our second home, Vista Living Camelback! It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to provide the senior citizen community. Please RSVP by email at info@vistaliving.net. We look forward to seeing you there!

Vista Living provides a world-class senior living community for our residents. Every resident has their particular preferences – in group activities, or one-on- one interaction. With our high staff to resident ratio, we are able to provide personalized service while maintaining a lively atmosphere in our specially designed common areas. Our residents spend much of their time out of their rooms – eating together, play games, singing, looking out at nature, interacting with the kitchen. We even utilize pet therapy with our pet fish and birds; and we have a landscaped path in the backyard so the garden can be enjoyed.