Cancer Gift Closet Open House

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The Senior Circle’s Cancer Gift Closet, now located in the Circle’s gift shop area, will have an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, May 6. The gift closet serves women undergoing chemotherapy.

It offers free wigs, hats and scarves and is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Trained Senior Circle volunteers are available and ready to assist those in need of the service. To take advantage of our gift closet, please call the Senior Circle at (978) 472-9290.

The Look Good Feel Better program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society is a free program that teaches female cancer patients how to cope with the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The program helps to restore appearance and self-esteem through the use of skin care and makeup, wigs, scarves and other accessories. LGFB program educates women with cancer on how to properly take care of their skin and nails during treatment.

In the last month, Senior Circle has provided these wonderful services to five patients currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

The public is invited to attend the May 6 open house and learn more about both programs. Traclyn Sutton from the American Cancer Society will also be at this event and available to answer additional questions.

Relay for Life 2010

The Senior Circle will be joining the Payson Regional Medical Center in participating in the Relay for Life on June 4 and June 5. There are many ways to take part. Those interested can join the team and walk with Circle and PRMC representatives; make a financial contribution; volunteer to bake for the bake sale; participate by making the first walk around the track; or join others in the survivors’ tent. Call (928) 472-9290 to participate.

New Hope Grief Support

Grief support for “spousal” loss, meets from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Monday at the Senior Circle. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Mother’s Day tea

The Senior Circle’s Mothers Day Tea Party is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 5. Join us for an old-fashioned tea party. Bring your friends, favorite teacup and wear your best hat. We will also learn about the history of the tea party and enjoy prizes and all kinds of goodies. Please call to make you reservation at (928) 472-9290.

Branson trip

A Branson trip meeting will be held at the Senior Circle at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 6. If you are scheduled to go on the trip, please plan to attend this informative meeting.

Health events

Join Guy Lanahan of the Payson Regional Medical Center at the next Senior Circle Lunch and Learn on May 12. He is director of the PRMC Imaging and Diagnostic Department. Come and learn more about the hospital’s imaging equipment and meet some of the department’s staff. Lunch and Learn is from 11 a.m. to noon and the event is free.

A message

“I just want to take a moment before the month slips by and thank all the Senior Circle ambassadors who volunteer the countless hours at the Senior Circle,” writes Christy VanderMolen, Senior Circle adviser.

“April is volunteer appreciation month and I am so proud and thankful for our staff. More than 25 ambassadors serve our team and the mission we strive to accomplish. These wonderful volunteers’ purpose is to deliver the message that we trust and place loyalty in the health services our hospital provides.

“The Senior Circle’s mission is to provide programs to the community that will connect them with the services and professionals of the Payson Regional Medical Center. For those who do not know, the Senior Circle is sponsored by the Payson Regional Medical Center. As an outreach center of PRMC, we provide health information, resources, activities and events from the hospital to the community. All events and activities are free of charge. The Senior Circle ambassadors are the people who make everything happen including preparing the meals at events, volunteering their time at business expos and wellness forums that promote our hospital, keep our grounds and entry full of flowers, organize free hospital-sponsored health fairs, handling memberships, greeting members and guests, working the free medical loan closet — the list goes on and on. Thank you for all you do and for your commitment to our community and the Payson Regional Medical Center.”

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