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Pediatrician Matilda Garcia is the featured speaker at the Senior Circle special event Thursday, Aug. 26.

Mothers and grandmothers are invited to come out to the Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle for a special program on giving children a healthy start as the new school year begins.

Dr. Matilda Garcia, Payson’s newest pediatrician, will be speaking at a special Healthy Women Program from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26.

Register for this free event by calling (928) 472-9290. Light refreshments will be served.

Upcoming health events

Lunch and Learn with Rebecca Nissala, PRMC quality management director, is from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Sept. 8. She will be speaking about the risk of falls and their prevention.

Most falls are not age-related, however, age does tend to play a role in the type of fall. Falls are also the most common cause of injury visits to the emergency department for both younger and older adults. Falls are responsible for more open wounds, fractures and brain injuries than any other cause of injury. As a person ages, the risk of falling becomes greater with changes in vision and balance, coupled with other medical and physical limitations.

Nissala will discuss certain safeguards that should be taken to reduce the risk of falling. To register for this event, call (928) 472-9290.

Trip to Winslow is a go

If you registered for the Sept. 29 day trip to the La Posada Railroad Resort in Winslow please come to the Senior Circle and pay by Sept. 1. The cost is $45 per person payable to the Senior Circle.

The Senior Circle members asked for it and they got it.

Planning for a whole slew of day trips is underway. Senior Circle has partnered with Chamber of Commerce member AZ Trails Travel out of Fountain Hills. AZ Trails will be both planning and handling day trips for the Senior Circle members from October through June.

There is something planned just about every month that will please everyone. Trips range from going to the Music Museum and Fountain Hills Chocolatiere, baseball games, theatre productions, Sedona Festival of Lights, Verde Valley Train Trip and a couple of short overnight trips to Las Vegas, Nev., Durango, Colo. and Mesquite, Nev.

AARP Safety Driving Course

The AARP Safety Driving Course is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Senior Circle. Please call (928) 472-9290 if you would like to attend. The cost of the course workbook is $14, payable to AARP.

Digital photo class display

If you have previously participated in Kenny Boyd’s digital camera class at the Senior Circle, we would love to see your most prized photo. Please bring in a 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 of a photo you have taken since participating in the class. We want to know that you have benefited from the class and see your photographs first hand. Photographs will be on display from Sept. 15 through Dec. 1.

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