Scottsdale Arizona


SCOTTSDALE HEALTHCARE OFFERS FREE LUNCHTIME TALKS AT MMR PARK by azhttp

Scottsdale Healthcare is hosting free lunchtime talks every week at McDowell Mountain Ranch Park, 15525 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy.   The talks take place on either a Tuesday or Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m.  Talks cover a variety of wellness and nutrition topics, including strength training, creative meals, and in-home workouts. 

The talk schedule is as follows: ** Tuesday, Oct. 9 – Breathing** Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Nutrition Overview** Thursday, Oct. 25 – Creative Meals** Thursday, Nov. 1- Nutritional Tidbits** Thursday, Nov. 8 – Exercise Band Training

** Tuesday, Nov. 13 – Work out at Work

 For more information, call the park at (480) 312-MMRP (6677) or visithttp://www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/parks/MMR

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CELEBRATE McDOWELL SONORAN MONTH – TAKE A HIKE! by azhttp

October means cooler Scottsdale temperatures – and an ideal time to get out into the desert and celebrate McDowell Sonoran Month.

The fun begins this weekend with a pair of free, guided hikes hosted by the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. Both start at 8 a.m. The Saturday, Oct. 6, hike features the 2.5-mile Ringtail Loop starting at the Lost Dog Trailhead. A free discussion on desert hiking tips begins at 7:30 a.m. in the trailhead’s amphitheater.

The Sunday, Oct. 7, hike starts at the end of Alma School Road, north of Dynamite Boulevard. It’s a 4.2-mile round trip to one of the area’s striking rock formations.

Two half-hour morning programs at the Lost Dog Trailhead amphitheater area also are on tap for the weekend. Both start at 9 a.m. Saturday’s program is a presentation on Cooking With Desert Ingredients and Sunday’s program is on Desert Birds.

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve encompasses about 14,000 acres of pristine desert and mountain land rich in a diverse array of plant and animal life, geological formations, and cultural heritage.

A complete list of events and activities being held in conjunction with McDowell Sonoran Month is available on a special Web site, www.mcdowellsonoranmonth.com



HEALTH SCREENING FRIDAY AIMS TO REDUCE FALLS BY SENIORS by azhttp

Scottsdale senior citizens are invited to free health screening from noon to3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 N. ViaLinda. The screening is part of the “2 Fit 2 Fall” campaign to reduce falls

and injuries among the elderly.

 The screening includes hearing, vision, fall risk and blood pressure checks.Speakers also will give 10-minute presentations on medication interactions,body mechanics, nutrition, in-home safety, foot care, proper footwear and

how to decrease fall risk through good balance.

 The 2 Fit 2 Fall campaign is a collaborative effort by the Scottsdale FireDepartment, the Scottsdale senior centers and Scottsdale Healthcare toeducate seniors on the steps they can take at home and in their personal

lives to reduce their risk of falling.

 As part of the effort, the Scottsdale Fire Department is launching Home SafeHome, a program where trained volunteers visit seniors’ homes to conductvisual inspections and educate homeowners on fall hazards. If homemodifications are needed, SFD can refer the resident to nonprofit

organizations.

 For more information, call Fire Department Public Information Officer PattyJo Angelini at (480) 312-1815.



CAP BASIN SPORTS COMPLEX GRAND OPENING CEREMONY IS AUG. 26 by quotes

CAP BASIN SPORTS COMPLEX GRAND OPENING CEREMONY IS AUG. 26

“Kick Up Your Cleats” is the theme for the grand opening of the CAP Basin Sports Complex, 8081 E. Princess Drive, on the northeast corner of Bell and Hayden roads.
Residents are invited to join Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross, members of the Scottsdale City Council and others for a fun-filled family celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.
A brief formal ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. followed by activities including interactive multi-sport demonstrations, raffle prizes, and more. Dress comfortably for this great outdoor event. For more information, call (480) 312-PLAY.
 



SCOTTSDALE LIFEGUARD TEAM TOPS IN THE STATE by quotes

SCOTTSDALE LIFEGUARD TEAM TOPS IN THE STATE
A team of lifeguards from Scottsdale’s Cactus Aquatic Center were recently crowned Women’s Champions at the 26th annual Ultimate Lifeguard Challenge presented by the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter.
Hailey Butler, Melissa Barber, Shelby Young and Greta Cerviani out dueled competition from throughout the state July 16 at Kiwanis Wave Pool in Tempe.
The competition featured events designed to test lifeguarding and swimming skills.
For more information on Scottsdale aquatic programs, visit
http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/sports/aquatics/



North Tempe Multigenerational Center opens July 31 by quotes

North Tempe Multigenerational Center opens July 31

 

TEMPE, Ariz. – Children, seniors and all ages in between will find a
haven for recreating, socializing and learning when the North Tempe
Multigenerational Center opens July 31. The 30,000-square-foot facility
is located at 1555 N. Bridalwreath St., south of McKellips Road and east
of Scottsdale Road.

 

The center will be formally dedicated by members of the Tempe City
Council and the community on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 9 a.m. It will be
fully operational beginning July 31.

 

The North Tempe Multigenerational Center includes a fitness center,
senior center, library resource center, computer lab, gymnasium and
community classrooms. The Tempe Elementary School District, Tempe
Community Action Agency, the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley,
Tempe Family YMCA, Chicanos Por La Causa, Maricopa County Head Start,
ASU College of Nursing and the City of Tempe have partnered to provide
various programs at the facility. Programs are available for all age
groups from preschool to older adult. 

 

Each week, the facility’s hours of operation will be: Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
and Sunday 1-6 p.m. For more information, call 480-858-6500.



RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO HELP PREVENT HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES by quotes

RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO HELP PREVENT HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES
Arizona is one of the hottest places in the country from June to September and heat-related illnesses are common during this time. Nearly 800 people are admitted to hospitals each year because of heat-related illnesses. Those at greatest risk are children under 4, adults over 65, people who are overweight and people who are ill or on certain medications.
Residents are encouraged to be on the lookout for those susceptible to heat-related illnesses. Check on neighbors, particularly if they are elderly and/or disabled, and make sure that their air conditioning systems are working properly. For more information or assistance, please call or visit:
** City of Scottsdale’s Human Services department at (480) 312-2673, 7340 Scottsdale Mall, http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Assistance
** Vista del Camino center, (480) 312-2323, 7700 E. Roosevelt Street
** Arizona Office of Environmental Health, (602) 364-3118, 150 N. 18th Avenue, Suite 430
Phoenix, AZ 85007, http://azdhs.gov/phs/oeh/protect_from_heat.htm