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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute reaches out to Rim Country

An annual brain/mind check should become as routine as any other aspect of a yearly physical.

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Brain health and caregiver support

Boost your brain health at this free event from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 21 at The Center, 514 W. Main St., Payson.

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What the heck to do with all those juniper berries

The Healthy Foodie

Anyone else have trees white with juniper berries, poised to rain down on the porch?

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Medicare/Medicaid is 50 July 30

Thursday, July 30 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid in the United States.

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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: July 28

Senior Circle is at 215 N. Beeline, Payson, (928) 472-9290, operating from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., M-Th, 9 a.m. to noon, F.

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Rim Country Health names Abawi medical director

Dr. Jaber Abawi’s background with internal medicine, infectious diseases, arthritis and geriatric care make him a perfect fit with Rim Country Health.

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Men face new challenges as caregivers

When most people hear the word “caregiver” a woman usually comes to mind as the tasks of “caregiving” are often associated with the female gender. However, men are taking on caregiver roles in increasing numbers.

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Lessons learned from the Rhinestone Cowboy

Country legend Glen Campbell and his family openly share his life with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the recently released movie, “Glen Campbell ... I’ll Be Me.”

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National Immunization Awareness Month

Every year in August, National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunizations across the lifespan.

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Bill gives seniors protection

A new bill (SB1401 takes effect July 15 that requires full disclosure from private caregivers and companies who provide in-home care services. According to the Arizona In-Home Care Association (AZNHA), this is a critical step in helping seniors and their families make informed choices in a growing but mostly unregulated industry.

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Put health screenings on back-to-school checklist

As summer vacation winds down, thoughts turn from jaunts to the beach to readying for a new school year. To-do lists include many of the typical tasks that precede going back to the classroom, including shopping for new clothes, purchasing school supplies and finishing summer reading assignments.

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PRMC blood drive Wednesday

Rim Country residents are invited to visit Payson Regional Medical Center between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 15 to donate blood.

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Benefits of berries worth battling birds and bugs

The Healthy Foodie

There’s a battle in my backyard.

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Summer insect bites and stings

Ask the Pharmacist

Insect bites in Arizona, and specifically in Payson, tend to be less frequent than in many other areas of the United States.

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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: July 14

Senior Circle is located at 215 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson. Call (928) 472-9290 for information about programs. Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday.

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