Learn Lots Saturday; Then Get Ready To Move To The Music


Educational opportunities

The Mogollon Health Alliance 13th Annual Women’s Wellness Forum offers great educational opportunities to women of all ages and has some particularly interesting topics being presented that are of interest to us over 50.

The Mogollon Health Alliance’s mission is to promote health education opportunities to the members of the community through programs activities and grants. The Payson Regional Medical Center and the Mogollon Health Alliance will present this year’s Women’s Wellness Forum from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 12 at the Payson High School campus.

Classes that may be of interest to senior women include starting out the morning with a Zumba® class or tai chi. Expand on these eye-openers by attending either the “stretch to energize” class or by choosing to learn the key steps to Zumba® dance.

Brain Gym, a science of mind class, will teach

techniques to maintain a positive, active, clear and energetic life outlook. Learn how to apply this two-minute technique and notice how a situation’s impact on life can be lessened.

At the Senior Circle, members are always being asked about health insurance, health care reform and health advocacy. Breakout sessions are being offered on all three topics at this year’s forum. The health care reform breakout sessions with “Pal” Evans is not the normal “this is what the government is doing — information only” class. Evans uses his great sense of humor and wit to help us understand what is happening to health care that affects everyone. Participants can ask him about Medicare, health incentives and what the Obama administration is doing about health care.


Luch Keift


Dee Force

Women often become the caretakers of their husbands, mothers and family members. Education in the areas of health insurance, reform and advocacy is essential to helping those for whom care is being provided and the caregiver as well.

The keynote speaker this year is Elaine Lundberg, humor therapist. The title of her program is, “Laughter — the Duct Tape that Can Help

Hold You Together.”

For more information and to register for the forum, call the Mogollon Health Alliance at (928) 472-2588.

Dance classes

It seems that members are always dancing at the Senior Circle. There are classes in line dance, ballroom dance and Zumba® dance.

Phyliss Ellis will be back to teach line dance classes at the Senior Circle April 1. The class will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Those interested in taking the class should call the Senior Circle at (928) 472-9290 and asked to be put on the line dance interest list. This is a popular class and always well attended.

Beginning basic dance class will also resume in April. For those who would like to learn basic dance steps and have relatively no dance experience this is an opportunity to learn. Participants will learn basic ballroom steps — such as the fox trot, waltz — and also some basic country dance steps. Dance instructor, Lucy Keift offers this class at 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays. Those interested in this class, please call the Senior Circle at (928) 472-9290 and ask to be put on Lucy’s basic dance interest sheet. The class starts April 5.

Those with some dance experience might be interested Dee Force’s ballroom dance at 3 p.m., Thursdays. Her class also teaches both ballroom and country steps. Both classes are held at the Senior Circle.

Not a member?

Join the Senior Circle for just $15 and take any classes desired. To learn more, call (928) 472-9290 or stop by 215 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson.


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