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Grant for Meals on Wheels helps Center reach more Gila senior citizens in need

The Payson Senior Center (The Center) was given a small grant from the Meals On Wheels Association to reach the homebound in the outlying areas south of Payson. The area will go as far south as Tonto Basin.

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There’s more than cream in ice cream

The Healthy Foodie

The last time my parents came to visit, my daughter, Crystal, decided we should all have ice cream for dessert.

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North Country HealthCare names new CEO

North Country HealthCare has named Anne Newland, MD, MPH as Chief Executive Officer to succeed Ann Roggenbuck, MPH, MBA, PhD.

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Payson Regional Home Health in Top 500 of the 2015 HomeCare Elite

Payson Regional Home Health (Banner Home Care – Payson) has announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2015 HomeCare Elite™ — a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

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A variety of long-term care options at Powell Place

Powell Place of Payson provides a variety of options for long-term care to residents of the Rim Country and loved ones they may need to move to the area.

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Dementia - an umbrella term

Dementia is the cognitive impairment of intellectuality, resulting in the inability to control behaviors, and communicate efficiently. Alzheimer’s disease causes the most common type of dementia.

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Outpatient therapy is not just for seniors

Physical, occupational and speech therapy expands at RCH

The outpatient therapy department at Rim Country Health (RCH) has a dynamic team of a dozen specialists to help you achieve your desired functional level after an accident or injury.

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Get ready, get set, (re)enroll in Health Insurance Marketplace

Yes, it is that time of year again. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace just began which means it is time for Arizonans to “get ready, get set and (re)enroll.”

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Final chance for Medicare open enrollment help

Medicare’s annual open enrollment is taking place now through Monday, Dec. 7.

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To meat or not to meat, that is the question ...

The Healthy Foodie

My friend Bear only ate protein. He’d claimed he’d done so since 1959 eschewing any carbohydrates to live only on meat, eggs, butter and cheese.

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Wedding at Rim Country Health

Special nuptials at care center show love knows no bounds

Resplendent in her white gown, her dark brown hair adorned with a crown, Carolyn Leatherwood’s eyes shone bright as her father walked her down the aisle to her waiting groom, Chuck Holloway.

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Feed your brain at Community Health & Care Fair

Healthy facts, healthy snacks and free health screenings are available on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Community Health and Care Fair (CHCF).

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Urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse are common problems that are rarely discussed

It is a condition that one in three women will experience in the course of their lifetimes, but less than 50 percent talk about it.

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Aim for a healthier you at Health and Care Fair

Health providers, others available to help area residents

Each new day is an opportunity to take steps to a healthier you. This year, the Community Health and Care Fair is filled to overflowing with health professionals, businesses and civic organizations gathered to bring you information and free and low-cost screenings on Saturday, Nov. 7 in the Julia Randall Elementary School gym.

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Dueker Ranch uses special horses for special children

Dueker Ranch in Star Valley aims to give special needs children a healing experience unlike any they might find in physical or occupational therapy. Children begin equine-assisted activities by riding on calm, pony-sized draft horses with a leader and a volunteer holding them on each side.