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Health events

Director Guy Lanahan was the guest speaker at the monthly Senior Circle luncheon on May 12. As the director of the Payson Regional Medical Center Diagnostic Imaging Center, he gave a very informative lecture concerning the new technology equipment such as the open MRI, the CT scanner, the cardio stress testing and the DEXA equipment, which checks bone density. Members learned the importance of utilizing the services of the PRMC imaging center for the best and most efficient diagnostic services available in Payson.

Dr. Jeff Crosby, the radiologist who reads the images from the imaging center as well as from the hospital, also took time out of his busy schedule to appear at the meeting. He also spent time explaining the equipment and answered questions.

Nel Collins, the diagnostic imaging technician, explained how the new digital mammogram machine is so much easier and more accurate than the older version. The mammogram equipment is now padded, offering women virtually no discomfort during testing. Also attending from the PRMC Imaging Center were Renee Harrigan, radiology technician, and Nancy Barbera, lead CT technician.

Members of the Senior Circle appreciate the doctors and nurses of Payson taking their lunch break to come to answer questions and to keep them informed on the latest technology.

Mexican Fiesta

The Senior Circle member lunch is May 19. It will be a complete Mexican Fiesta, celebrating Cinco de Mayo and including a piñata. The cost is $4. Call (928) 472-9290 to make a reservation.

Cake decorating

A cake decorating class is set at the Senior Circle from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 25. Participants will learn how to use a decorating bag, along with the star tip for borders, leaf and petal tips plus flower nail for roses and the writing tip. Bring an undecorated cake or practice on cardboard rounds that will be supplied. Just bring a bag of decorating frosting from the cake aisle of the grocery store. The class is free, the cake decorating kit costs $12 and includes the bag, coupler, four tips and flower nail. Leanne from Black and Tan Tales will be instructing this course. Call now to sign up at (928) 472-9290.

Bunco

The Circle’s Bunco group meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. This group of really fun ladies would love for others to join them! There are 12 ladies currently actively participating in the game, but they would love more to join the group. Just show up and meet a few new friends and have lots of fun.

Membership drive

The Senior Circle Membership Drive ends June 30. Sign up your friends for a membership at Senior Circle and enter to win $100. The drawing will take place in July, so act fast and get those friends signed up.

Not a Senior Circle member? Join the Senior Circle and start receiving all the benefits the program offers. Stop by the Senior Circle office at 215 N. Beeline Highway for more information.

Senior Circle is a Payson Regional Medical Center program that improves the lives of people 50 and better. The cost is $15 a year.

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