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Maintain balance with focus, exercise

Preventing falls is crucial in those over 65

One of the first thing that happens as people age is their awareness of where their body is in space, according to Lisa Schultz, director of rehab services with Payson Care Center.

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Proper disposal of unused medicine keeps ground water safe

Ask the Pharmacist

Have you ever wondered what to do with left over prescription medications when you are no longer using or need the medication?

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The people who keep PRMC safe and clean for patients

This week at Payson Regional Medical Center, we celebrate two important units of the hospital — Housekeeping and Plant Operations.

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Don’t toss that pigweed!

The Healthy Foodie

Turns out, one of the first crops I accidentally managed to grow on my Community Garden plot was pigweed.

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Age-old age myth: Alzheimer’s is not inevitable with age

WASHINGTON – Alzheimer’s disease is expected to continue growing at an alarming pace as the population ages, with some experts predicting an increase of more than 60 percent over the next 10 years in Arizona alone.

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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: Week of Sept. 22

Senior Circle is located at 215 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson, (928) 472-9290. Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon, Friday.

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Pioneer medicine was not for the faint-of-heart

This year’s Payson Rodeo Parade theme was “Remembering Our Pioneer Heritage.” Several of the staff at Payson Care Center participated in the parade showcasing a restored wagon that probably looked a lot like the one used by pioneers in the 1800s.

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McCurdy is Regional CNA of the Year

Once again, a Payson Care Center employee walked away with a regional award from Life Care Centers of America. Deb McCurdy, a 20-year employee at Payson Care Center, won the Regional Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year award at a recent ceremony hosted by its parent company, Life Care Centers of America.

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Alzheimer’s walk slated for Sept. 27

The National Alzheimer’s Association will sponsor the Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the third year at Green Valley Park starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27.

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More to squash than Thanksgiving dinner

The Healthy Foodie

I bought one butternut squash plant.

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Tips to prevent falls offered for National Safety Month

The National Safety Council offers helpful safety tips for National Safety Month. Slips, trips and falls remain one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for nearly 8.6 million visits to the emergency room.

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Pre-op workshop on hip replacement offered

Payson Care Center is taking reservations for a pre-op hip ortho workshop to be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 23.

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Free service day at Senior Circle

Southwest Mobility has opened a new location in Payson at the Ponderosa Plaza, 217 E. Highway 260.

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Payson’s emergency services create safety net

Emergency service providers in Payson have united to build a safety net for residents and visitors.

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Learn the ins and outs of the ICU at PRMC

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Payson Regional Medical Center is a unit of the hospital that caters to the more severe or life-threatening illnesses or injuries requiring constant, close invasive monitoring and observation.

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