Book-Signing Event Slated

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The Payson Regional Senior Circle will host a book-signing event by Payson author, Katy Rovetto from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Rovetto will present stories and songs from her inspirational autobiography, “Flying High — Soaring Above the Tragedies of Life,” which was recently awarded The Arizona Press Women’s Communications Contest first place in the autobiography category.

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Photo courtesy of Payson Regional Medical Center

Dr. Lisa York will be the guest speaker at the Senior Circle Lunch and Learn Wednesday, Jan. 26. The event is at 11 a.m., is free and a light lunch is served. York will be speaking on fibromyalgia.

The Senior Circle is at 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

Rovetto’s memoir is an adventure, which encompasses her treasures and tragedies in the country of Jordan, where she, along with Dave Rahm — “the Flying Professor,” and Steve Wolf of Super Pitts fame, participated in organizing the international aerobatic team, The Royal Jordanian Falcons, under the sponsorship of His Majesty King Hussein.

The program is open to the public. Call (928) 472-9290 for more information.

Exercise program reminders

The Senior Circle has an ongoing exercise class for those who suffer from fibromyalgia. It started Tuesday, Jan. 11 and is held at 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday.

Another exercise program offered through the Senior Circle is through a special arrangement with the Tonto Apache Recreation Center. Circle members who make use of the facility need to pay their dues for February, March and April.

Travel plans

The Payson Regional Medical Center Senior Circle is arranging a day trip on the Verde Canyon Railroad April 28.

The trip includes luxury motor coach transportation to historic Clarkdale, Ariz. where the scenic train is boarded; travel in a first-class train car with lunch and beverage service included; time for shopping at the depot gift shop; plus all gratuities and taxes.

The cost is $121 per person and must be paid by March 25.

For reservations, contact the Senior Circle at (928) 472-9290 or AZ Trails Travel at 1-888-799-4284 or e-mail Roxanne@arizonatrails.com.

Fibromyalgia is topic

Dr. Lisa York will be the guest speaker at the Senior Circle Lunch and Learn Wednesday, Jan. 26. The event is at 11 a.m., is free and a light lunch is served.

York will be speaking on fibromyalgia, but even if you are not interested in that particular subject, you will want to come and meet this guest. York has a very interesting background and though she practices medicine in Pine, many Payson residents make the 15-minute drive to be assured of a very thorough and complete exam.

Fibromyalgia affects the muscles and soft tissue. Symptoms include chronic pain in the muscles, fatigue, sleep problems and painful and tender spots at central points of the body. Fibromyalgia symptoms can be relieved through medication, lifestyle changes, stress management and other fibromyalgia treatment.

York will be talking about symptoms and solutions.

This event is not limited to only Senior Circle members. Anyone who would like more information on fibromyalgia is invited to attend.

To reserve a spot, please call (928) 472-9290.

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