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Rim Country chamber of commerce mixer Dec. 14

The last chamber mixer of 2011 will be held Dec. 14 at the Good Samaritan Majestic Rim on Tyler Parkway.

The event is hosted by the Good Samaritan Lutheran Society and the Caring Presence and will feature a wine tasting by the Beverage Place.

Staff will give a tour of Majestic Rim at 5:30 p.m., with appetizers served afterward by in-house chef Steve.

Appetizers will be paired with wines from the Beverage Place with Beverage Place staff teaching the art of wine tasting.

Bring food or donations for the Payson Area Food Drive.

Reserve a seat by calling the chamber at (928) 474-4515.

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Dr. Terence Rousseau will be speaking on diabetes at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at Payson Care Center. Dr. Rousseau will stress prevention through lifestyle choices and share the secrets of how to reverse diabetes. A diabetes-friendly light brunch will be served. Call (928) 951-2305 to reserve a spot.

Payson Care Center brings on full-time nursing home doctor

Life Care Physician Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Life Care Centers of America, recently placed Terence Rousseau as a full-time, on-site physician at Payson Care Center.

Rousseau will provide patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

He will work with the facility team of nurses, dieticians, therapists and caretakers on behalf of each of his patients, and his presence in the nursing home will enhance physician accessibility to patients and families.

He will aid in hospital transitions and pharmacy communications, and being on-site will allow him to personally respond to medical changes or emergencies in a timely manner.

“I believe today’s elderly are the greatest generation this country has produced,” said Rousseau. “I admire all they have experienced and the fortitude they have shown under severe circumstances.”

Before entering this role, Rousseau was a physician at Payson Regional Medical Center for three years.

Rousseau earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale. He is a board certified osteopathic family medicine physician.

Rousseau has a background in broadcasting and founded, owned and operated Al Translation Services, whose clients have included Motorola, Hughes Electronics and Delta Airlines.

Rousseau also served in the U.S. Army for eight years of active duty. He served in Korea, Germany and the United States, achieving the rank of sergeant.

Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, Rousseau currently resides in Payson with his wife, Kim.

For more information about Life Care Physician Services’ initiative and how it will impact long-term care, contact Doug Veazey, director of special projects for Life Care Physician Services, at (423) 473-5028 or Doug_Veazey@lcca.com.

Payson Care Center, located at 107 E. Lone Pine Drive, is one of 18 nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Arizona operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America.

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