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Membership in our Senior Circle chapter will help you get more out of life through health talks, benefits at Payson Regional Medical Center and local vendors and many more valuable member-only discounts and privileges. You will also experience fun and fellowship enjoying a full calendar of social events and travel opportunities.

One travel opportunity occurs on May 13, when the luxury motorcoach sets out for a two-hour excursion on the Dolly Steamboat at Canyon Lake from noon to 2 p.m., followed by lunch at the Miner’s Camp Restaurant. Cost is $104.50 per person. Call Renee at (928) 472-9290 to make your reservations or for questions.

Join us for the 2014 Diamondbacks Senior Days at Chase Field. Senior Day game tickets are available for the following games:

• April 16 vs. Mets at 12:40 p.m.

• May 14 vs. Nationals at 12:40 p.m.

• June 10 vs. Astros at 12:40 p.m.

• June 19 vs. Brewers at 12:40 p.m.

Tickets range from $12 to $35. Wheel­chair service from the gates to seats is also available. Contact Jan or Renee for further information or questions.

Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, April 9, special event, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Dr. Brent Gear

If you want to improve those numbers when you step on the scale, you aren’t alone. Over the last 40 years, America’s Body Mass Index (BMI) has gone up 400 percent! Did you know that everyone’s metabolism slows at a rate of 1 to 2 percent every decade of life?

Join Dr. Gear to find out why that happens and what we can do about it.

Wednesday, April 16, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Blood Test Results – Dr. Chris LeSueur

The body is a pretty complex machine. During your routine exam, your doctor may order “blood tests” or a chemistry panel to measure and evaluate the body’s major organ functions. We invited Dr. LeSueur back to talk to us about blood test results and what they mean.

Support groups

Diabetes Support Group: Meets the last Monday of the month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Group is led by John Hancock, RN and diabetic educator. Group will meet on April 28, May 19 and June 30.

Lost Loves Support Group: This class is for adults who have lost a loved one to suicide. The group meets the first Thursday of the month, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bits Siller, coordinator.

The Widowed Women’s Grief Support Group aims to provide women who have lost a spouse a comfortable and supportive place to gather with others who have experienced the same. First Thursday of each month, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Janine Neilson, bereavement coordinator.

Tonto Apache Gym membership

Gym fees are increasing this quarter to $55. This still entitles you, as a Senior Circle member, to a substantial discount at Tonto Apache Gym. Please take advantage of this discount by signing up during the open enrollment period. Sign up during the April 2014 open enrollment for the months of May, June and July 2014.

Dues are $55 for all three months and are payable at Senior Circle during April only.

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