New Residents Should Find A New Doctor Before One Is Needed


If you are new to Payson and a senior, welcome to the best place on earth to live!

Payson has so much to offer active adults — hiking clubs, travel opportunities, music venues, social activities, entertainment and educational opportunities. You can work, volunteer or just enjoy the great outdoors. But don’t let the dust settle too long after you arrive.

One of your priorities should be to find a primary doctor here in Payson. Establishing a patient-doctor relationship is critical and will save you time, money and possibly even expedite medical attention in the event of a medical emergency. Just like the big city, it can take weeks to get into see a doctor as a new patient in Payson.

Start asking your neighbors and friends for their doctor recommendations. We have a lot of great physicians here in Payson, so be sure to make an appointment and establish that relationship as soon as possible.

Learn more about Payson’s doctors and locate a specialist by going to

Upcoming events

Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, April 13 will feature Kerry Cassens, Payson Regional Medical Center director of infection control, will speak on food-borne illnesses. The event is from 11 a.m. to noon. Call (928) 472-9290 to reserve a spot.

Also on April 13, Jane Henderson will be speaking on cystic fibrosis at a special event at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The member potluck lunch is Wednesday, April 20. Call (928) 472-9290 to reserve your seat. The cost is $4, or if you bring a dish to share, it’s free.

Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, April 27 will feature Dr. Peter Zonakis. Dr. Zonakis will be speaking on allergies. Reservations are necessary; please call (928) 472-9290.

The Senior Circle is hosting a swap meet Saturday, April 30. Rent a table for $10 and sell all those things spring cleaning turned up that need new homes. Participants keep the proceeds of their sales.


Senior Circle lost a faithful, wonderful volunteer and friend last week. Ed Dick spent hours each week keeping the entry of the Senior Circle beautiful.

Each spring Ed tirelessly planted the flowers that offered a warm and inviting feeling to all who entered. Sometimes a hobby is an extension of oneself. Ed not only brought color and warmth to the Circle entry, but into the lives of staff, other volunteers and members.

Ed always offered a friendly hello and a gentlemanly spirit to staff and visitors and took time to join the ladies at the front desk for a cup of coffee and quick visit before he went back to his gardening.

Ed will truly be missed, but we are confident that the Lord had a bigger garden for him to tend.

We are grateful for Ed’s service to the Senior Circle.


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